Katniss raised her hands defensively, her eyes were wide with worry as she said, “In my defense, it seemed like a brilliant idea at the time.”
Peeta’s eyes narrowed, barely concealed anger laced his words when he asked, “Burning down my kitchen seemed like a brilliant idea?”
“I didn’t set out to burn it down!” she countered.
“I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but you’re standing in a cloud of smoke.
And that thing behind you? Yes! The one you’re trying to cover with your body, that’s a burnt wall! What were you thinking of?” he demanded.
Her shoulders slumped forward. “I’m sorry, I really didn’t mean for any of this to happen,” she admitted in defeat.
She looked so small and fragile standing in the middle of the large room. Her arms were wrapped around her petite frame, and her knuckles looked white as she dug her fingers into her flesh.
Peeta stood still, he took a couple of deep breaths and waited for his heartbeat to slow down.
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