"But who could’ve seen it coming? No one. We went through the Games, we were victors, everyone seemed so thrilled to see us together, and then out of nowhere - I mean, how could we anticipate a thing like that?"
"You couldn’t, Peeta." Caesar puts an arm around his shoulders. "As you say, no one could’ve. But I have to confess, I’m glad you two had at least a few months of happiness together." …
"I’m not glad," says Peeta. "I wish we had waited until the whole thing was done officially."
This takes even Caesar aback. “Surely even a brief time is better than no time?”
"Maybe I’d think that, too, Caesar," says Peeta bitterly, "if it weren’t for the baby."
“the bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. i am the mockingjay. the one who survived despite the capitol’s plans. the symbol of the rebellion.”