Countdown to Mockingjay Pt.1: Black and Whites of Josh Hutcherson-Day 259/325

What if Mockingjay 2 ended in some terrible, terrible way with Peeta and/or Katniss dying, and it goes black, thinking it’s over, and then they wake up, realizing it’s a dream.

In fact, having Peeta silently wake up terrified, and see her and then calm down would be beautiful.

Or have the dying thing and then Katniss sits up like she did in Catching Fire, only this time Peeta is already there to comfort her and she goes into the whole, “Peeta and I grow back together.” speech as a voiceover, since it is an epilogue, having flashbacks (no pun intended) or cut scenes to what she references, or maybe even staying in bed her calming down until after she talks about “waking screaming from nightmares,” then flash to toast babies scene.

“Peeta and I grow back together. There are still moments when he clutches the back of a chair and hangs on until the flashbacks are over. I wake screaming from nightmares of mutts and lost children. But his arms are there to comfort me. And eventually his lips. On the night I feel that thing again, the hunger that overtook me on the beach, I know this would have happened anyway. That what I need to survive is not Gale’s fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that. So after, when he whispers, “You love me. Real or not real?” I tell him, “Real.”

Wouldn’t that be beautiful?

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