For What It's Worth

Monday, August 23, 2010

Team Peeta quote of the day...........




"Because I don't want you to forget how different our circumstances are. If you die and I live, there's no life fore me at all back in District Twelve. You're my whole life," he says."I would never be happy again." I start to object but he puts a finger to my lips. "It's different for you. I'm not saying it wouldn't be hard. But there are other people who would make your life worth living."

Peeta pulls the chain with the gold disk from around his neck. He holds it in the moonlight so I can clearly see the mockingjay. Then his thumb slides along the catch I didn’t notice before and the disk pops open. It’s not solid, as I had thought, but a locket. And within the locket are photos. On the right side, my mother and Prim, laughing. And on the left, Gale. Actually smiling.

There is nothing in the world that could break me faster at this moment than these three faces. After what I heard this afternoon…it is the perfect weapon.

“Your family needs you. Katniss” Peeta says.

My family. My mother. My sister. And my pretend cousin Gale. But Peeta’s intention is clear. That Gale really is family, or will be one day, if I live. That I’ll marry him. So Peeta’s giving me his life and Gale at the same time. To let me know I shouldn’t ever have doubts about it. Everything. That’s what Peeta wants me to take from him.

I wait for him to mention the baby, to play to the cameras, but he doesn’t. And that’s how I know that none of this is part of the game.

“No one really needs me,” he says, and there is no self-pity in his voice. It’s true his family doesn’t need him. They will mourn him, as will a handful of friends. But they will get on. Even Haymitch, with the help of a lot of white liquor, will get on. I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.

“I do,” I say. “I need you." He looks, takes a deep breath as if to begin a long argument, and it's no good, no good at all, because he'll start going on about Prim and my mother and everything and I'll just get confused. So before he can talk, I stop his lips with a kiss.

I feel that thing again. The thing I've only felt once before. In the cave last year, when I was trying to get Haymitch to send us food. I kissed  Peeta about a thousand times during those Games and after. But there was only one kiss that made me feel something stir deep inside. Only one that made me want more. But my head wound started bleeding and he made me lie down.

This time, there is nothing to interrupt us. And after a few attempts, Peeta gives up on talking. The sensation inside me grows warmer and spreads out from my chest, down through my body, out along my legs, to the tips of my being. Instead of satisfying me, the kisses have the opposite effect, of making my need greater. I thought I was something of an expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind."



Catching Fire - pg. 351- 353

22 comments:

  1. Oh gawd that scene made me cry when I read it the first time and now I'm at work and I'm all like watery. Where is the Kleenex!!!!

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  2. beautiful scene and wiping the tears away

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  3. Squee! Love this scene. Reading this, how could you not be a Katniss/Peeta shipper?

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  4. Ohmygosh....I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! How can anyone want Gale, when Peeta's lost everything except Katniss. He's willing to risk everything so that she'll live and be happy. I think that's so romantic......
    Die Gale.
    Die.
    Haha, rather him than Peeta.

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  5. That's a gut wrencher for sure. That was my last quote so I figured I would go out with a bang.
    Gale can go with Madge and be happy. I don't want him to die....one of the boys will though :-( & I fear it is my Peeta.

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  6. Oh jeez, now I really don't which one I want Katniss to chose. I have got to get these books and start reading!!!

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  9. Ugh, I am so in love with Peeta and Katniss!!!

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  10. I am Team Gale but this is just so sweet. I forgot how incredibly gentlemanly Peeta is. Why can't I find a real guy like that? =)
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  11. This part was so heartbreaking; you can see just how genuinely sweet and loving Peeta is.

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  12. Oh, yes! That's it! LOL. I effing love this super long quote! I keep re-reading it over and over again! Well, actually, I keep re-reading all Peeta quotes over and over again but this one is really ...sweet and it's kinda painful, really.

    I love you, Peeta <3

    (he turned me into a rabid fangirl)

    xD

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  13. Makes me ALMOST jump to team Peeta -- I'm too much of a realist though (Married women 40 with 2 kids) and think that Gale and Katniss would have a much more healthy marriage
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  14. This is my absolute favorite scene from Catching Fire. I felt so rewarded for being Team Peeta when I read it and it will always be one of the most epic Katniss/Peeta scenes. Great choice :D

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  15. I cried the first time I read this (good to know I wasn't the only one!)...its so sad and sweet and so Peeta!

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  16. I was on Gale's side until I read the "there's something going on between Gale and Madge." That's when my heart dropped and I honestly didn't care anymore and after this part I think I'm on Team Peeta. But I'm not sure because Gale is so sweet.

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  17. i just cried :( this makes me dry every time, so glad its not just me! i think its so sad because its the first time Katniss really realises she loves Peeta.
    Gale should just leave them alone.So im obviously team Peeta :D

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  18. I absolutely love this seen!!!!!! I love how katniss feels that passion for peeta. And she got horney..... But TEAM PEETA ALL THE WAY!!!<3

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  19. i <3 the boy with the bread!!!!!!!!

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  20. Have you seen the movie? It was amazing (I've gone to see it twice now) but they left out some key parts that tie Hunger Games to Catching Fire.....they didn't even give Peeta an artificial leg....(not that I mind)

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    1. I haven't seen the movie yet. I guess they can't include everything. I heard they also didn't include the Avox which depresses me but oh well....

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  21. Ah! How could anyone be team gale????

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