maysilee-donner

I think of Madge’s mother. Mayor Undersee’s wife. Who spends half her life in bed immobilized with terrible pain, shutting out the world. I think of how I never realized that she and my mother shared this connection. Of Madge showing up in that snowstorm to bring the painkiller for Gale. Of my mockingjay pin and how it means something completely different now that I know that its former owner was Madge’s aunt, Maysilee Donner, a tribute who was murdered in the arena.

1) One time, when Haymitch was drunk, he walked around the town and came across Madge. He stopped and looked at her for a second, and she asked what was wrong. Suddenly, he began to scream, he began to shout at her, crying, asking her why she had left him alone. Asking why she had to die, why he lived. He was disgusted at himself, to cowardly to kill himself and join her, which was what he wanted. Madge began to cry, not knowing what was happening, and Haymitch stopped, walked over to her and said "Don't cry, Maysilee. I'm sorry." Then she realised.
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“That’s when we hear Maysilee begin to scream. The alliance is over and she broke it off, so no one could blame him for ignoring her. But Haymitch runs for her, anyway. He arrives only in time to watch the last of a flock of candy pink birds, equipped with long, thin beaks, skewer her through the neck. He holds her hand while she dies, and all I can think of is Rue and how I was too late to save her, too.” - Catching Fire

I made myself sad over Haymitch & Katniss parallels. )’:  (where’s my second quarter quell prequel movie/series @ god)