Katniss finds Peeta finishing up a bath upstairs. She strips off her sweat-soaked clothes and climbs into the tub with him, the water rising and splashing over the sides before he can say a word. Their hands meet somewhere in the middle, grasping for each other clumsily.
"I need you to know—" She swallows, shivering slightly in the lukewarm water. "You need to know that there are so many things I’d change, but I wouldn’t change you." His fingers tighten painfully around her own just beneath the surface. "I swear, Peeta. I wouldn’t."
His hands are warm around hers as he pulls them up to rest beneath his chin. He holds them there, his thumb tracing back and forth on her wrist, and smiles slightly. “I know. I wouldn’t either.”
fear is here to stay, love is here for a visit by loveleee