The sensation inside me grows warmer and spreads out from my chest, down through my body, out along my arms and legs, to the tips of my being. Instead of satisfying me, the kisses have the opposite effect, of making my need greater.
Hold up!! How did I NOT remember that Katniss kisses Peeta’s cheek at the end of the Tribute parade in chapter FIVE?!? I mean I know she says she’s doing it to get back at him to play “his game,” but COME ON! She kissed him!! Closed off, shy, no boys notice me, doesn’t want to fall in love or have any vulnerable feelings for a boy, Katniss FREAKING Everdeen, KISSED HIM FIRST!
“It‘s a long shot, it‘s suicide maybe, but I do the only thing I can think of. I lean in and kiss Peeta full on the mouth. His whole body starts shuddering, but I keep my lips pressed to his until I have to come up for air. My hands slide up his wrists to clasp his. “Don‘t let him take you from me.”
Peeta‘s panting hard as he fights the nightmares raging in his head. “No. I don‘t want to…”
I clench his hands to the point of pain. “Stay with me.”
His pupils contract to pinpoints, dilate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. “Always,” he murmurs.”
*katniss everdeen voice* from now on, we’ll be using codenames; you may all address me as, “eagle one.” peeta is, “been there, done that.” johanna is, “currently doing that.” annie is, “it happened once in a dream.” finnick, “if i had to pick a dude.” madge, “i’d be lying if i said i hadn’t thought about it.” gale, “been there, done that, AND got the t-shirt.” and haymitch……… haymitch is, “eagle two.”
“The sensation inside me grows warmer and spreads out from my chest, down through my body, out along my arms and legs, to the tips of my being. Instead of satisfying me, the kisses have the opposite effect, of making my need greater. I thought I was something of an expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind.”