“We could do it, you know.” – This feels like he’s jumping in the middle of a thought. One that’s been running on repeat in his mind all night and all morning and it just bursts out of him.
“Gale says quietly.” – When is our boy ever “quiet”?? I think we are getting a glimpse of what is really on his heart right now. Just as Katniss wears a mask to protect herself and hide her vulnerability, I think Gale does the same thing. He might discuss ideas, rant against the Capitol, but right here right now he’s cracking his heart open for Katniss to see.
“Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it,” says Gale. – WE, YOU and I. As Katniss states in a moment, he could have any girl for the choosing. But he chooses Katniss. Entrusts her with this crazy idea he had that’s probably been running in his mind for weeks or months even, but he never knew just quite how to say it or approach it, knowing his friend is skittish when it comes to emotional things and how likely she is to run away or shut down if he tries to get too close.
“If we didn’t have so many kids,” he adds quickly. – He’s already anticipated her response and is probably kicking himself now. Embarassed. She’d never leave w/o her mother and Prim. And how could he leave his family? But for a moment, freedom was something he could imagine. And sharing that freedom with his best friend.
“I might [want kids]. If I didn’t live here,” says Gale – It’s impressive that after everything, Gale is thinking about the future he’s putting some treasured hopes out there, for freedom, marriage, kids. He’s got 42 slips in the bowl this reaping and no false illusions of being safe. So I think these things are on his mind because he wants to escape it, he’s wondering, what if I get reaped and have to go to the Capitol, it’s his last chance to let Katniss know how he feels about her, and how he’s felt about her for the past six months though he couldn’t figure out how or when to tell her.
She snaps at him and he snaps back. In her shock and surprise at the sudden turn to sentimentality and hinting at marriage and kids, Katniss shuts Gale down and has unwittingly trampled on her friends heart. He drops the sensitive topic, they hunt, gather, trade and go on with their day. There’s no pressure, no nagging, no manipulation. Just his offering, her rejection, and hunting and resuming things as normal.
He does really well considering he’s just as young and immature as she is, and I don’t know if he had all that many people to confide in, so I don’t know if he’s been able to talk about his growing feelings for Katniss with his mother or a friend or anything.
Imagine: Volunteering to take Gale’s place
when he is being whipped.
Warning: Kinda violent!
towards the square through the snow. You’re completely lost in thought, you and
your boyfriend, Gale, had gotten into yet another fight. Ever since Katniss and
Peeta had come back from the games, Gale had been quite distracted and it had
started pushing your buttons a bit.
were interrupted when you heard a strange whistling noise, followed by the
sound of a sharp impact. You look up and see a crowd of people gathered by the
square. Some are whispering, while others are wincing and looking away.
your friend, Y/F/N, standing in the crowd, she looks quite pained, her eyes
widen when she sees you and she look away.
going on Y/F/N?!” You question, beginning to feel worried.
shouldn’t be here,” She whispers, you groan and push past her.
the centre of the square and see a familiar figure tied against a pillar. A
man, who you assume is the new peacekeeper, raises a whip and strikes. The
person cries out in pain and lifts his head, you gasp, “Gale!”
drops and you feel your lunch from earlier crawling back up your throat. You
sprint up and step in front of him, taking the full brunt of the next blow
against your cheek.
moans painfully, “leave, please.”
“Get out of
the way girl!” The peacekeeper states aggressively.
You shut your eyes, making a split second decision you whisper, “Th-the law
says I can relieve him of his punishment.”
his head up, his eyes filled with fear, “Y/N don’t… I’m begging you.”
peacekeeper looks incredibly amused, “You know that means you have to take the
still 8 flogs left darling, he’s only gotten 2.”
You sigh before
announcing, “I, Y/N Y/L/N, am relieving Gale Hawthrone of his punishment.”
collective gasp in the crowd, and Gale weakly protests as he’s pulled away by
another peacekeeper. You are tied in Gales place. You shut your eyes when the peacekeeper reels his whip up, you grind
your teeth as you hear the whistle of whip as it comes down, and you scream out
in agony as the smooth leather tears through the fabric of your shirt and meets
like your back is on fire, the harsh wind around makes the sensation even more
sensation continues for another 7 times, the first four are twice as painful
than the ones before. Your back is numb for the final three, and you feel
yourself slipping out of consciousness.
your eyes painfully, your cheek, as well as the rest of your body screams out
in agony as you try to move. You’re lying in the Everdeen house, in Victors’
Village, with a pile of snow on your back. Gale shoots awake from beside you, “Stop
Y/N, don’t move.”
your head to face him, the sadness in his eyes pains you even further, “Gale…”
What were you thinking?!”
“I saw that
look on his face, he would have killed you and made it look like an accident
Gale, I volunteered because I knew he’d
go easier on me.”
running his hand through his hair, “Goddamn it Y/N, dont ever pull something stupid like that again!”
reach up and touch his face, “I’m sorry.”
“I love you
so much; if anything had happened to you I would have never forgiven myself!”
He places a delicate kiss against your mouth, careful not to hurt you.
Request: Sooo, reckon you can spare a moment to write another Gale one shot pretty please? ;) A one shot where they have a really bad fight and she storms away (she is hot headed) and the next day she is caught by peacekeepers for ‘assaulting’ them or something so she gets a punishment of public whipping like gale or something. Then he tries to make up and take care of her and he like runs his fingers over the scars and yeah. Sorry if you don’t wanna do that, you can just do one where he gets sick.
A/N: I’m alive! I’m soo sorry for the lack of updates. School resumed so I was and still am a mess. I’m going to try to write as many request as I can! xxx
“Screw you Gale Hawthorne!” you screamed, removing yourself from his grasp and leaving his house.
You and him were having a very, very heated fight. It started off as a simple conversation, but it escalated very quickly. Today he was supposed to meet up with you to go for a walk around the good side of District 12. But of course, he blew you off because he was ‘helping’ Katniss. The thing that really bothered you was the fact that he blew you off continuously, using the same excuse. Every. Single. Time. “I’m sorry I couldn’t come today, Katniss needed me.”
You can tell by the way the girls whisper about him when he walks by in school that they want him. It makes me jealous but not for the reason people would think. Good hunting partners are hard to find.
Imagine: Being the eldest Everdeen sister,
you’re absolutely broken after Prim’s death. Your boyfriend Gale decides to
take you to District 2 to take care of you and build a new life for yourselves.
You sit outside,
staring off into the woods in District 13, the war was over, Snow was dead,
President Coin was dead, your little sister, Prim was dead, and you, you wished you were dead. You feel a hand
rest on your shoulder as someone sits down next to you, you don’t need to turn
to see that it’s your boyfriend Gale, “Have you eaten Y/N?”
“No, I’m not
are you going to be ‘not hungry’?
Seriously Y/N, you haven’t eaten since, never mind, the point is that you need
to eat,” Gale insists.
are you here?” You sigh, feeling exhausted.
leaving,” You look up to him shocked, leaving?
“I was offered a job in District 2 with Beetee; it’s an amazing opportunity for me Y/N.”
going to leave me too?” You ask spitefully, you know you shouldn’t be angry at
Gale, you didn’t want to blame him for Prim’s death, especially since your
younger sister, Katniss, already did, but you couldn’t help it. As much as you
loved Gale, it was impossible for you to not blame him a little.
“No, this is
what I wanted to talk to you about, Katniss is moving back to District 12 with
Peeta, I-I was wondering if you’d,” He pauses, being careful not to say
anything wrong, “if you’d be willing to come with me?”
“You want me
to leave my only remaining family and move to a whole new district with you?”
“I could be
your family. I love you so much Y/N, and I know you’re hurt, and I know I’m
partially to blame for it, bu-but I can’t live without you Y/N, please come
know Gale,” You say before getting up to leave.
calls after you, but you interrupt him without turning back around.
Gale, I’ll come with you,” You say before you continue walking. Of course, you
wanted go with him, but at the same time, you felt like you were betraying your
hugs you from behind as you cook dinner, “Hey sweetheart.”
how was work?” He smiles against your neck.
pauses, “But not as good as being here with you.”
You and Gale
have been living in your new house for just over a month, Gale has been helping
you through everything and at times you’ve even felt happy, however, you do miss your family, insanely. You can’t help
but wonder what Katniss is doing back in District 12 as you set the table for
dinner. You’re finally distracted from your thoughts as Gale’s story about
Beetee’s amazing new idea consumes you.
you’re sitting in your’s and Gale’s shared bedroom reading a novel when your
boyfriend walks in, “Y/N, can I ask you something?”
You look up
from your book and shift over, giving Gale space to sit, but he remains
standing and takes your hand, “When I brought you here, I told you that I would
be your family, I told you that I didn’t want to live without you, and that
stands true Y/N, I just want to make it official.”
words can sink in, he gets down on his knee and pulls out a small, simple ring,
“I know it’s not much, bu-but will you marry me Y/N?”
gasp, trying to hold back the tears, “Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes!”
He puts the
delicate ring on your finger and examine it, “Do you like it?”
I love it Gale, and I love you,” You pull him up from the ground and onto the
“I love you
too Y/N,” He says before pulling you in for a kiss.
I’ve had to take certain liberties with the actual history of the Wars of the Roses (especially the dates) as well as with some of the HG characters (namely their ages), for this to work. Still, I hope you enjoy it, because as a giant history nerd, this is something I’ve been dying to write!
roses are red, roses are white prologue a king of death and blood and bones
Madge of Bedford is born to an England on the cusp of war, soon to run red with its own rebellious blood.
The year is 1453 and her mother falls terribly ill, nearly dies in childbed. Midwives rush about in a panic as the Duchess of Bedford turns ghostly pale, blood pooling on the floor and outside, Madge’s father the Duke paces along the stone floors of the hall, worry gnawing at his nerves.
The healthy, screaming child is hurried away from her dying mother and the nurse that attends to her cannot hide her disappointment that the wilting Duchess couldn’t have given her husband a son and heir. What use will a small daughter have to so great a lord?
(greater than you could imagine)
The Duchess of Bedford does not die, manages to cling feebly to life but the midwives and physicians are clear, she will have no more children.
The newly christened Madge of Bedford will be her parents’ only legacy.