“My spirit. This is a new thought. I’m not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I’m a fighter. In a sort of brave way. It’s not as if I’m never friendly. Okay, maybe I don’t go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but I do care for some people.”
Are you ready for this? We’re kicking off another round of RETHG where we read, create, fangirl/guy and dissect our favorite books and OTP.
Every week we read two chapters which are accompanied with questions and prompts that engage the fandom in various ways. You can choose to write/think/create/act on those, or do what you feel inspired to do. Just tag with #rethg and your post will be blogged on @everlarkedalways and many other blogs that regularly participate!
We always end the reread with a rewatch where we take a specific time to corporately watch the movies together! It’s definitely one of my favorite fandom things I’ve ever participated in. Join us! You will not regret it. :)
Let’s do this, THG fandom!
THE HUNGER GAMES
4/3-4/9 Ch. 1 & 2
4/10-4/16 Ch. 3 & 4
4/17-4/23 Ch. 5 & 6
4/24-4/30 Ch. 7 & 8
5/1-5/7 Ch. 9 & 10
5/8-5/14 Ch. 11 & 12
5/15-5/21 Ch. 13 & 14
5/22-5/28 Ch. 15 & 16
5/29-6/4 Ch. 17 & 18
6/5-6/11 Ch. 19 & 20
6/12-6/18 Ch. 21 & 22
6/19-6/25 Ch. 23 & 24
6/26-7/2 Ch. 25, 26 & 27
7/3-7/9 Ch. 1 & 2
7/10-7/16 Ch. 3 & 4
7/17-7/23 Ch. 5 & 6
7/24-7/30 Ch. 7 & 8
7/31-8/6 Ch. 9 & 10
8/7-8/13 Ch. 11 & 12
8/14-8/20 Ch. 13 & 14
8/21-8/27 Ch. 15 & 16
8/28-9/3 Ch. 17 & 18
9/4-9/10 Ch. 19 & 20
9/11-9/17 Ch. 21 & 22
9/18-9/24 Ch. 23 & 24
9/25-10/1 Ch. 25, 26 & 27
10/2-10/8 Ch. 1 & 2
10/9-10/15 Ch. 3 & 4
10/16-10/22 Ch. 5 & 6
10/23-10/29 Ch. 7 & 8
10/30-11/5 Ch. 9 & 10
11/6-11/12 Ch. 11 & 12
11/13-11/19 Ch. 13 & 14
11/20-11/26 Ch. 15 & 16
11/27-12/3 Ch. 17 & 18
12/4-12/10 Ch. 19 & 20
12/11-12/17 Ch. 21 & 22
12/18-12/24 Ch. 23 & 24
12/25-12/31 Ch. 25, 26, 27
RETHG MOVIE REWATCH
THE HUNGER GAMES JAN. 1, 2018 CATCHING FIRE JAN. 7, 2018 MOCKINGJAY PART 1 JAN. 14, 2018 MOCKINGJAY PART 2 JAN. 21, 2018
Since I found out you do Hunger Games Fanfic,
could you maybe do one where the reader and Gale are in love and she’s actually
President Snow’s daughter (or something like that) and she did something really
bad so he kicked her out and sent her to District 12 because he though it was
to harsh to execute her because he still loves her and she meets Gale and they
fall in love
A/N: This is the
first Hunger Games imagine I do and I did my best to make it good. I’m not that
familiar with Gale (I’m more of a Peeta girl :P) but I hope you enjoy this!
District 12 was a big change from the
Capitol. I would lie if I said I didn’t miss the luxurious life, but part of me
was glad to be away from my grandfather, President Snow.
I never liked how things worked in the
Capitol, and I thought it was unfair that we had so much and they had so little
in the Districts. And don’t get me started on the Hunger Games.
That was why grandpa kicked me off to teach
me a lesson. He said ‘since you like the Districts so much, you’re going to live in one of them’
I was always talking about the differences
between people living in the Districts and people living in the Capitol and how
I didn’t like it. I voiced my opinions, and that hadn’t been a good idea.
I thought I could get away with it being
President Snow’s family, or maybe even change the situation, but I was wrong.
My friend Delphi kept warning me about it,
saying that I shouldn’t do that if I wanted to avoid trouble. But I never
listened to her.
Now I wish I did.
I was staying with the major of District 12
and his daughter Madge. Most of the time I would stay home because, whenever I
was out, people stared at me either with fear or contempt. And I didn’t know
which one was worse.
Only one person had looked at me differently,
a boy with blond hair that worked in a bakery. But I didn’t talk to him.
I didn’t talk to anyone, not even Madge,
although she was really nice to me.
I was torn between staying all day in to
avoid people judging me or stay all day out to get my mind off everything. But
I ended up staying in all the time.
Until one day everything changed when I found
a hole in the fence that separated us from the forest.
The forest was the perfect place to be alone
and think. Going for a walk in the clear and fresh air, surrounded by nature,
cleared my mind and helped me with my sulky and melancholic mood.
I walked around it, feeling the breeze on my
face and my hair flying in the wind, touching the rough bark of the trees as I
passed by, enjoying the green color of the grass and taking in every tiny
little beautiful detail of that place.
But I was drawn out of my idyllic moment when
an arrow sank in the trunk of the tree a few centimeters from my head. I yelped
and jumped from the scare.
I frantically looked around to find out what
was happening and who had almost killed me.
A tall and muscular boy appeared of a sudden,
making me jump in surprise.
“The famous Capitol girl…” He said with that
contempt I was so familiar with. “And Snow’s granddaughter, no less”
I took a quick look at him before I said
He had dark hair, olive skin and gray eyes. He
was good-looking even with that scowl on his face.
Flashing him a kind and polite smile, I took
a step forwards, offering him my hand for him to shake.
“I’m Y/N” I knew by his words and by the
venom in them that he didn’t like me. But I felt the need to at least introduce
His response was taking a step back. He didn’t
tell me his name.
“You Capitol people are always the same” The
mysterious boy crossed his arms over his chest and shook his head. “Especially
you, being Snow’s family”
I wondered if he realized that he could get
in trouble talking to me like that. He probably did, but didn’t care about it. His
hatred towards everything that had to do with the Capitol seemed too strong.
“I’m…” I opened my mouth to say something to
defend myself, tell him that I wasn’t like them. That I hated that luxurious
life knowing they struggled to survive and had to put their names into tesserae and risk going into the Hunger
Games and probably be killed so their families had something to eat before they
died of hunger.
“And now you can’t even stay in your beloved
Capitol, you have to invade us coming here too” His accusations were bothering
me because I never did anything to him. And he was judging me without knowing anything about me.
I clenched my hands into fists and threw him
a death glare.
“You know? I’m pretty sure you could get in
trouble if I told anyone you’re here. And more if I let anyone know
that you’re talking to me like that” I tried to sound as confident and
threatening as I could, but I don’t think it worked.
He showed me a sarcastic smile and walked
closer to me. He was much taller than me and I felt intimidated by him.
“I dare you to tell anyone” The boy told me
in a powerful whisper.
Then he proceeded to walk away.
I stared at him as he distanced himself from
me. What was his problem?!
“Oh, and be careful not to set my traps” He
didn’t bother to even look over his shoulder as he spoke to me. “I spent a long
time making them!”
I scowled at him even if he couldn’t see me.
Of course all he cared about was that I
ruined his snares and not that I got hurt with them.
Still, I found that boy fascinating. He had
an incredible inner strength and determination.
But there was something else about him that I
couldn’t wrap my head around…
I… liked him.
After a few weeks, I started to be seen in a
different way in District 12.
Peeta –the blond boy that didn’t look at me
with hatred unlike everyone else when I arrived –was the first one to actually
treat me like a person. And he was the one that told everyone I wasn’t all that
Hence, I began to get along better with
people. Mainly still with Madge and Peeta, but I met a girl named Katniss that
I really liked.
Madge and Katniss were friends so we saw each
other often as I spent a lot of time with the major’s daughter. And even though she
was stubborn and a little quiet, I thought Katniss was strong and I admired her.
Madge had told me everything about the girl’s family. How her dad died in that mine accident and how she had to take care of
her mom and little sister Prim.
Also, it seemed like Gale’s father died there
too. They were friends. The mysterious forest boy that hated me and Katniss were friends.
That day, I exited the house and passed by
Peeta’s bakery to say hi. He always offered me one of his cakes, but I wouldn’t
let him give me one because I knew how mad his mom would get at him.
I had started to ‘borrow’ food from the major’s
house and subtly giving it to the district people. I didn’t take much so it
wouldn’t be noticeable, and also so I wouldn’t cause harm to Madge and her
It all would be much easier if I could take
food from the Capitol instead.
So when I went to say hi to Peeta I gave him
some milk and some other food items. He silently thanked me with a heartfelt
smile and a hug.
I did the same with Katniss, who eventually
stopped being pigheaded enough to reject my help and realized she could use
some food for her family besides the one she hunted with Gale. And maybe she
could give some to the Hawthorne family too, to his family.
After that, I went to the forest and tried to
I was very careful not to set Gale’s snares
because once he had yelled at me for ten minutes straight for being stupid enough
to ruin one of his animal traps. Luckily, it had been one that merely put a
rope around my ankle and didn’t actually hurt me. But he didn’t care about the
fact that I wasn’t hurt.
So as I wandered around the beautiful area, I
tried not to bump into him. I wasn’t in the mood for any of his bitter remarks or accusations.
And of course, I ended up literally bumping
I opened my mouth and was about to apologize,
but I bit my tongue and didn’t say anything to him. I knew he would just mock
“Look who it is, Miss Kindness” Gale looked
me up and down with a twisted smirk full of contempt. “I’m Y/N and everybody
I rolled my eyes and sent him an annoyed
He had told me several times that I got on
his nerves. Because I had manners and was always nice to everyone. That I was ‘Miss
Perfect’ and thought I was better than everyone else. He genuinely hated me.
But as I was looking at him I realized he
didn’t look so good. He looked thinner and weaker than usual, and I knew why it was.
I would ask if he was okay, but he would be
too proud to admit that his family didn’t have food because of the poverty the District had. And even if he weren’t, I would be the last person he’d tell.
I still knew.
“Don’t worry, I’m already leaving, Gale” I
scowled at him and angrily walked away.
“What a surprise! I thought that smile
everyone talks about was etched on your face, Y/N!”
I stopped for a moment and quickly turned
around, fuming mad. All I ever tried was to be nice to everyone and help those
people but he always found something against me and threw it on my face.
Still, when I looked into his eyes I knew he
was not evil. That his hatred towards me was caused by the Capitol and by the
harm it did to him and his loved ones. That it wasn’t trully directed towards my persona.
So I just turned around again and left the
I couldn’t hate him like he hated me.
The first thing I did the following day was
visit the Hawthorne house, hiding some bread and some other food items I took
from the major’s house. I still felt guilty for borrowing all that stuff, but I
felt like it was necessary.
Gale’s mom -Hazelle, I think -, opened the door.
“Oh, you’re must be Y/N” She asked me as soon
as she saw me. I nodded my head. “Gale’s been talking about you”
I pursed my lips together not to let out a
sarcastic laugh. I was sure he hadn’t been talking nice things about me, but
she didn’t want to say that either.
“Is he home?” I nervously asked, holding onto
the food I was hiding in my jacket.
“No, he went to the forest-“ The woman
immediately interrupted herself. It was illegal to go into the forest and even
worse to be hunting at it.
I kindly smiled at her.
“I know, but I won’t tell anyone, don’t
worry, Mrs Hawthorne” I didn’t say
anything else as I took the food and gave it to her.
She opened her mouth wide and looked up at me
with wide eyes that had a twinkle of gratitude and happiness in them.
“But…” She started to say, but I shook my
head to shush her.
“It’s okay, just don’t tell him” I sighed as
she dedicated me a warm smile. “We know how pigheaded he is”
The woman laughed a little, but after that she placed a
hand on my arm.
“Don’t mention it” I smiled and quickly
walked away, pretending that I had done nothing.
After that I went for a walk around the
streets of District 12 because I didn’t want to see Gale in the forest again.
I just wanted to pretend that he didn’t
exist, because it was starting to hurt me the way he treated me. Because I definitely felt something for him.
I was half aslept when someone knocked on the
door. Everyone was still sleeping, so I quickly ran down the stairs to open.
Who could be visiting us that late?!
Rubbing my eyes because I was still very
sleepy, too into the dream I was having about Peeta, Katniss and I having a big
meal in which Gale didn’t want to participate, I opened the door.
“I don’t want your charity, you hear me?”
Gale was there, and he was yelling at me. He hadn’t even given me time to react, not even to say hello or realize it was him.
“Sh!” I pleaded, walking out of the house and
closing the door behind me so he wouldn’t wake anyone up.
“Don’t shush me!” He was definitely mad as he
took me by the arm and shook me with amazing strength. “We don’t need anything
from you out of pity!”
“I don’t pity you!” I had put up with enough
of his anger. And I was too hurt by his word and behavior to keep quiet about
it anymore. “I didn’t do it because I think you are weak or because you need it! I did
it because I wanted to help!”
“Well, I don’t want your help!”
“Do you know what they’d do to me if my
grandfather found out what I’m doing?” I lowered my voice just in case anyone
was listening. “If the major found out I’m stealing and he’d tell him, they’d
For once, Gale kept his mouth shut and just intensely stared at me.
“And if your stupid pride feels attacked
because of my actions, fine! I don’t care anymore! Just give me something in return to clear your
conscience. That way we’ll be even” By that point, tears of anger and hurt were already in my eyes. “I won’t
bother you again, and I won’t ever speak to you or be anywhere near you again
if that’s what you want, Gale! Goodbye!”
All that said, I took one second to look at
Then, I walked in and slammed the door on his
But during that long second I noticed I had
left him speechless and maybe even startled. He was probably not sorry, though.
When I woke up the next day I was deprived
from my usual enthusiasm and good mood. I tried to talk to Katniss but Prim told
me she was already in the forest, so I went to Peeta.
To get my mind off everything, I offered to
help him with the bakery. His parents were more than happy with it.
So I handed him anything that he needed and
did everything he told me in order to give him a hand.
“Are you okay?” Peeta asked me as he finished
the frosting on a cupcake. I always loved watching him do it because the result
was great. It was satisfying and beautiful.
I sighed and shrugged, but decided to lie a
“Yeah, just a little tired”
“You shouldn’t let him get to you like that”
Oh, Peeta knew. He knew how much that stupid Gale was affecting me.
“I don’t” I frowned as I leaned my butt against the
table, crossing my arms over my chest to show no weakness, hopefully appearing determined and stubborn.
Peeta absently pointed the bread and I knew
he meant to tell me that I should spread some flour over it.
“You do, I heard you last night” Peeta
finished the cupcakes and put them carefully on a tray.
“And what am I supposed to do about it?” I
wasn’t even paying attention at the bread I was spraying flour onto.
“I have the feeling that everything will be
okay” There was something on Peeta’s voice that was out of place.
I looked at him, saw the smile on his face
and wondered why it was there. It was an amused smile, almost as if he knew
something I didn’t.
So I followed his glance until I saw him.
Gale was walking towards the bakery, with a determined
look to him.
“I’m not here” I began to run away, but Peeta
chuckled and grabbed me by the wrist to stop me.
“Peeta!” I complained, trying to get free
from his grip.
But he held me long enough to give time for Gale to come in.
“There you are” Was all he said in a neutral tone as he walked closer
That time it was me who took a step back. I didn’t
feel strong enough to confront him.
But Peeta left me alone with him, just
handing me a cloth to clean my hands with before he walked away.
“I need to talk to you”
I ignored him, pretending to be too busy with cleaning my hands with the cloth. Gale cautiously took me by the wrist to make me stop and look up at him.
That spot in my wrist was sore from Peeta’s grip, but
Gale’s was noticeably softer and gentler.
He took me out of the store and stared at me.
I didn’t meet his glare, because his gray
eyes were beautiful yet harsh and judging. As usual.
I suddenly felt his thumb against my cheek,
and I slightly backed away from him. Just like you step away from the fire
before it can burn you.
“You have flour on your face” Gale softly
said, still rubbing my cheek.
What was he doing?
I decided to pretend that I didn’t care what
he thought about me and just poured as much indifference as I could into my
“You’re lacking your usual dose of bitterness”
I told him, swatting him away.
Then he told me something, but he uttered it
so quietly I couldn’t hear him.
“I’m…” He was struggling to say it, almost as
if he didn’t want to. “Sorry”
“What?!” I had heard him, but I was so
dumbfounded by his words that I couldn’t help to ask again.
“I’m sorry” Gale sighed in resignation and
searched in his jacket for something.
“I thought you hated me” Was all I could say,
still taken aback by the situation.
“No, I hated that you were so kind that you made it hard for me to hate you. And that you were from the Capitol, because I thought you were like them” Gale gave me a
little box just as he found it in one of the big pockets of his jacket.
“I bought you this. I’m giving you
something in return” Without a word more, he then left a kiss in my cheek and
left me standing there by myself.
I spent a few seconds trying to recover from
the shock until I remembered I was still holding the box.
Still dumbfounded, I stared at it for a few seconds. Then I opened it to reveal a little cupcake that
actually looked delicious. Just like all Peeta made.
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.
“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.