mine: gale hawthorne

Ellos me hicieron creer que el amor real si existe… pero, sólo dentro de la historia de un buen libro. ❤

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Gale, who I have never seen cry, has tears in his eyes. To keep them from spilling over, I reach forward and press my lips against his. We taste of heat, ashes, and misery. It’s a surprising flavor for such a gentle kiss. He pulls away first and gives me a wry smile. “I knew you’d kiss me.”
“How?” I say. Because I didn’t know myself.
Because I’m in pain,” he says. “That’s the only way I get your attention.” He picks up the box. “Don’t worry, Katniss. It’ll pass.” He leaves before I can answer.

  • Gale: No problem. I wake up ten times a night anyway.
  • Peeta: To make sure Katniss is still here?
  • Gale: Something like that...
  • Peeta: That was funny, what Tigris said. About no one knowing what to do with her.
  • Gale: Well, WE never have...
  • Peeta: She loves you, you know. She as good as told me after they whipped you.
  • Gale: Don't believe it. The way she kissed you in the Quarter Quell...well she never kissed me like that.
  • Peeta: It was just part of the show.
  • Gale: No, you won her over. Gave up everything for her. Maybe that's the only way to convince her you love her. I should have volunteered to take your place in the first Games. Protected her then.
  • Peeta: You couldn't. She'd never have forgiven you. You had to take care of her family. They matter more to her than her life.
"Peeta, como pode querer que eu fique calma sobre isso?" "Foi sua a ideia de mandá-la pra aquele acampamento inter-distritos!" "Bom, pra ela aprender alguma coisa... Não pra voltar namorando! Ela só tem 16 anos!" "A mesma idade que você tinha quando me beijou..." "Sai pra lá! É sério. Foi uma questão de sobrevivência, e agora nossa filha..." Peeta a abraçou enquanto ouviam a campainha. "Meu pãozinho. Fique tranquila. Nós vamos conhecê-lo, e ele vai ser uma pessoa incrível, porque nossa filha também é uma, e pessoas incríveis atraem pessoas incríveis. Certo? Veja só nós." Katniss revirou os olhos. "Ótimo. Vamos acabar logo com isso." Ao abrir a porta, foram sufocados pelo abraço da filha. Atrás dela, bastante tímido, estava um jovem alto, pele morena e olhos penetrantes. "Olá", cumprimentou, e Peeta sorriu amigavelmente para ele, enquanto Katniss- por algum motivo que não entendeu- sentia um arrepio. "Qual seu nome?" "Marcos, senhor. Marcos Hawthorne Mason." "Hawt..." O rosto de Peeta ficou azul enquanto Katniss, finalmente, soltava uma enorme gargalhada.
The Hawthornes and The Hunger Games Reaping

I don’t really blog about Gale but I just noticed something while skimming The Hunger Games… 

Katniss states that his name has been in the bowl forty-two times during his last reaping. Obviously, this is because of the amount of tesserae he has to take in order to supply for his family of five (including himself), however shouldn’t it be forty-four times? I’m thinking this because of his father, Mr. Hawthorne.

She also mentions Gale is two years older than her in The Hunger Games, and that she was eleven years old when her and Gale’s father died in the mining accident during a January. So wouldn’t that mean Mr. Hawthorne would’ve been alive for Gale’s first and second reapings since he would’ve been twelve and thirteen years old at the time? If he was alive then wouldn’t he be counted for tesserae, meaning there would’ve been an extra two ballots for Gale? 

We also know Gale would be fourteen for that upcoming reaping that year because Katniss would be twelve (May 8th) and the reaping happens around July (also because in The Hunger Games Gale is eighteen and Katniss is sixteen so we know forsure there is definitely a two year difference between them during the time of the reapings).

So wouldn’t Gale have forty-four ballots of his name within the bowl instead of forty-two?