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Peeta squeezed Katniss’s hand as the carriage bounced along the street toward the palace. She looked over and the side of her mouth lifted.

“I won’t leave your side.” Peeta promised.

“He might make you.” Katniss protested. “But I don’t think he will do anything to either of us. He needs us.” She looked across to Prim. “But you can stay close to her as much as possible.”

“I’m not a child, Katniss.” Prim argued.

“I know, Prim. But there will be men—”

“I will be close to you both, at any rate.” Peeta looked between the sisters and squeezed Katniss’s hand again. “As much as I can be.”

Katniss nodded. “Thank you.”

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Good night,” I whisper to the bow in my hand and feel it go still. I raise my left arm and twist my neck down to rip off the pill on my sleeve. Instead my teeth sink into flesh. I yank my head back in confusion to find myself looking into Peeta’s eyes, only now they hold my gaze. Blood runs from the teeth marks on the hand he clamped over my nightlock. “Let me go!” I snarl at him, trying to wrest my arm from his grasp.

I can’t,” he says.


“No one really needs me,” he says, and there’s 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.”


crossover aesthetic: the hunger games characters sorted in hogwarts houses

  • hufflepuff: peeta mellark - primrose everdeen
  • griffyndor: katnis everdeen - finnick odair
  • slytherin: gale hawthorne - johanna mason
  • ravenclaw: annie cresta - madge undersee

“Sono le cose che amiamo di più a distruggerci.”

— Hunger Games