The interview takes place down the hall in our sitting room, there are lots of cameras around the room. Caesar hugs me when I come in. “Congratulations on winning Clove. How are you faring?”
“Fine,” I say cheerily, it doesn’t sound right in my voice.
Then Cato appears in the doorway across from me, wearing a shiny black suit. I run over and kiss him, as I did last night. We sit together, somewhat formally on the red love seat that has been moved to our floor. Caesar, who is still smiling at us says, “Oh, go ahead, snuggle up with him if you want, you two look very sweet together.”
I tuck my feet up on the couch and lean my head up and kiss Cato, whose arms are around me.
“Alright, alright,” Caesar’s smile is in his voice. “Now, you two, we have a limited time for this interview.”
I giggle, and say “Sorry Caesar.”
“No, no,” he’s still smiling, it’s a little scary. “It’s quite all right. But we have some questions to get to. First of all, how long have you two been dating?”
“Well,” I say. “We’ve been dating since the first night of training, Cato leaned down and kissed me and then I discovered that I wanted to be more than just friends with him. I mean, can you blame me though? Look at him.”
Caesar laughs. “Cato, how long have you liked Clove?”
“I’ve liked her for years,” Cato says, really? “I first noticed her when she got into the same class as me, and the more I watched her grow up, the more I realized I was in love with her. I volunteered to make sure that Clove stayed safe in the games and to actually meet Clove, since I’d never had the courage to talk to her.”
“So what made you kiss her?”
“Well she looked so beautiful and I just couldn’t help it.” Cato says. “I was worried she’d end my friendship, but when I went to talk to her, she kissed me, I was shocked. Shocked that someone like Clove could possibly like me. But she did, and that was one of the happiest days of my life.”