He offered me sugar and wanted to know all my secrets,
Only then does he seem to notice our expressions,
the way we’re wrapped around each other.
Whatever it takes to break you.
A lot of nights on the train, for instance,
Fangs bared, hackles raised, claws shooting out like switchblades.
I wrap my arms around his neck, feel his arms hesitate before they embrace me.
Not as steady as they once were, but still warm and strong.
Portia and I spent a lot of hours watching fires..
I’ll add it to the list of words I use to try to figure you out.
I thought I was something of an expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind.
It could be a joke, if the tone wasn’t so cold. Everything it conveys is wrong. The open distrust of Finnick, the implication that Peeta has his eye on Annie, that Annie could desert Finnick, that I do not even exist.
“So, Katniss, Peeta’s condition has come as a shock to all of us,” says Plutarch. “We couldn’t help but notice his deterioration in the last two interviews. Obviously, he’d been abused, and we put his psychological state down to that. Now we believe something more was going on. That the Capitol has been subjecting him to a rather uncommon technique known as hijacking.”
The End Is Where We Begin. (x)
“You know how to kill.”
“Not people.” I say.
“How different can it be, really?”
Gale Hawthorne | The Hunger Games
“It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people? It costs everything you are.”
Peeta Mellark | Mockingjay
Off camera, Snow orders, “End it!” Beetee throws the whole thing into chaos by flashing a still shot of me standing in front of the hospital at three-second intervals. But between the images, we are privy to the real-life action being played out on the set. Peeta’s attempt to continue speaking. The camera knocked down to record the white tiled floor. The scuffle of boots. The impact of the blow that’s inseparable from Peeta’s cry of pain.
And his blood as it splatters the tiles.