I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together. - Lisa Kleypas (insp)

It’s Suuuunday! And Sunday means we get to wonder what new blunder will Haymitch commit today ;) Let me know your thoughts! [FF] or [AO3]


Haymitch was very used to the patting of tiny feet now but he looked up from his book anyway, knowing the footsteps were different from those he was used to and that there was no reason for any kid to seek him out when they were supposed to be playing unless there was a problem. He was keeping an eye on them because he had quickly decided that Gale was worse than Johanna – and he had made a mental note to never ever under any circumstance have those two over at the same time.

“What’s wrong, buddy?” he frowned, watching a sulking Peeta come in through the backdoor. He was sitting with his chair angled in a way that he had a good view of the backyard through the open door and the window over the sink and could watch what the kids were up too without freezing. He had made sure to lock the geese in their pen – Gale’s first visit had been such a stress on the poor birds they hadn’t laid an egg in two days – and had forbidden them to go anywhere near it. Last time he had bothered to ask, they were all playing hide and seek. As long as he could hear them, he figured they were okay.

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I can’t believe you didn’t rescue Peeta.
I know,” he replies.
There’s a sense of incompleteness. And not because he hasn’t apologized. But because we were a team. We had a deal to keep Peeta safe. A drunken, unrealistic deal made in the dark of night, but a deal just the same. And in my heart of hearts, I know we both failed.


(top) The Hunger Games: Katniss and Peeta watching the nightlife of the Capitol
(bottom) Mockingjay Part 2: Katniss and Peeta watching the pouring rain