My brother just watched the Hunger Games movies for the first time. The following are his exact words…

First time Peeta and Katniss kiss: “Aw, cute.”

First time Gale and Katniss kiss: “Um, who the fuck are you?”

Gale and Katniss kiss again: “Excuse me, leave.”

Peeta gets shocked by the force field: “Naw bitch, naw, you’re fine. Get up and hold Katniss.”

Peeta gives Katniss the pearl: “Mmhmm, that’s how you treat a girl. What’s that Gary guy gonna give you? A lump of coal?”

Plutarch tells Katniss they left Peeta behind: “No! NO! I WAS ROOTING FOR YOU! WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!”

Katniss kisses Gale in her kitchen: “Katniss, you are fine and wonderful woman, you should really respect yourself more.”

Gale whines about Katniss only kissing him when he’s in pain: “BITCH TAKE WHAT YOU CAN GET! SHE’S NOT GONNA PICK YOU IN THE END!”

Peeta is shown beat up on the screen: “You need to be okay. Katniss needs you to be okay. *whispers* I need you to be okay.”

Peeta attacks Katniss: “FUCK YOU LIONSGATE! FUCK YOU BITCH WHO WROTE THESE BOOKS! FUCK YOU CARRIE FOR MAKING ME WATCH THIS! AND FUCK MY HEART FOR MAKING ME FEEL THIS WAY!”

Katniss cries watching Peeta struggle: *sobbing* “Part two doesn’t come out until November? But I need them to be together.”

My brother is 22, a very masculine man and possibly the biggest Everlark Shipper ever.

Bonus: “I’m sorry lady who wrote the books. You’re not a bitch… But I still hate you.”

Mockingjay Thought

As I drift off, I try to imagine that world, somewhere in the future, with no Games, no Capitol.  A place like the meadow in the song I sang to Rue as she died.  Where Peeta’s child could be safe.  -Catching Fire, p. 354

Whenever I read comments or a post where someone is discussing how Katniss only had children because Peeta wanted them so badly, I always remember something.

I remember that during the middle of the 75th Games in Catching Fire, someone had a dream.  One about Peeta becoming a father and in a place where that child was safe.

I remember that this dream was not Peeta’s.  It was Katniss’.  She is the one who had this vision.

So many years later, when we see this…just remember, that Katniss was simply making her dream come true.