haymitch my love

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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)

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Post-MJ in which Effie goes back to 12 and Haymitch has missed her so damn much (even tough he’ll never admit it…probably) and is so happy to have her back

This is ridiculously fluffy and maaaybe a little ooc sorry, I based this from a scene of Clannad (which you can see here)

Meanwhile Katniss and Peeta are spying through their window and Katniss is all confused and Peeta is like… I knew it lol

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Careers train in a special academy until they’re 18, then they volunteer, and by that point they’re pretty lethal.

But they don’t receive any special treatment. In fact, they stay in the exact same apartment as you do. And I don’t think they let them have dessert, and you can!

"You could live a hundred lifetimes and never deserve that boy."

You know, I think this changes halfway through Mockingjay. Why?

“You’re a painter. You’re a baker. You like to sleep with the windows open. You never take sugar in your tea. And you always double-knot your shoelaces.”

Why do I say it changes here? Because she’s fighting for him now. For the first time ever, she is letting herself notice the little things, the things that make him the person she fell in love with. She’s done so much to push those feelings away - push him away - but here in this moment, she pulls him close (metaphorically speaking of course) and tells him something important. Intimate details of his life. Things she knows because she’s spent time with him. Things she actually cares about. And in this moment, she’s not fighting to keep him alive (because she would be damaged beyond repair if he died) but fighting to bring him back to her, to keep him alive because she can’t live without him. Without him there is no life, that’s why she’s “waiting for something” at the end of Mockingjay, because Peeta gives her a sense of life, of things being better than their current circumstances.

Haymitch says that she could live a hundred lifetimes and never deserve him, she agrees he’s the superior one in the group, and then here…she becomes bigger than her ego, than her hurt feelings, than her broken and fragile heart…and does something for Peeta. I think for the first time ever she has this change of heart, this moment where she deserves him as much he deserves her. Their healing is a joint process. That whatever she’s feeling, however she’s hurting, he’s worth it.