“Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is for
teaching you how to stand up
on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is for
teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is for
teaching you courage to
overcome your fear.
Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe” - Jackson Kiddard
Truly loving someone means respecting their opinion, regardless of what it is. Not everyone close to you will share the same thoughts, feelings, and values, but with unconditional love also comes unconditional understanding.
Her soul knew, but she didn’t. Her life had changed completely since that moment, her destiny was intertwined to another person, which results to be the twin soul of her soul. She didn’t expect this in her life, but her soul did. Her soul was happy to have found that soul so identical to hers after a long time. It felt like coming back home again, the place where she has been from that moment on.
There is no one single form of love. It can be between any two living souls at all; and it will still be love. There is no right or wrong way, certain criteria, or specific steps that are required. If you feel love for someone, it is what it is,
And that is simply love.
A million thanks to my lovely friend, @eala-musings for betaing this, the incomparable @akai-echo for the prereading, making the gorgeous set of banners and for talking me through some plot points. And finally, to the wonderful @thegirlfromoverthepond , my other partner in crime with @loveinpanem for inspiring this fic. Thank you all!
Part 3 - Release
“I’m fine, I promise,” I said, holding the cellphone in the crook
between my neck and shoulder as I spoke to Prim and packed at the same time.
“I know, I know, but I just worry. I’ve never gone a month without
seeing you. When are you coming home?”
“Soon, Little Duck,” I said, using my most soothing voice. Peeta
quietly took my bag from my hands and checked the room one last time before we
shut the door behind us.
“Okay. I just need to know you’re okay and I’ll quit worrying.”
Her voice was plaintive, sounding like it did when we were children.
I sighed and watched Peeta pull on his shoes and tie them, knots
double-laced, as always. “This trip has been one of the most important ones I’ve
ever taken.” He looked up at me, one eyebrow raised as if in skepticism. I held
his gaze defiantly as I continued. “I wish it would never end.”
His face softened, becoming thoughtful, then sad, before he let
his eyes drop down to his shoes where his fingers still rested on the laces. I
wished my sister goodnight and retreated to the restroom to brush my hair and
keep myself from falling all over Peeta once again.
One day, someone will come into your life and pour love upon you without limits, without conditions, without concern for what they’ll get in return, just because you are the most important person in the world to them and because that’s what true, selfless, soul-deep love does. ॐ
Summary: Even after three years, Katniss Mellark still cannot resign herself to the death of her husband. When Peeta Mellark returns, she is willing to go to any lengths to keep him with her, even agreeing to abandon everything and embark on a journey that will change everything she believes about love, regret and the persistence of hope. A story in three parts.
I wiped down the last of the tables
just as the sun set beyond the mountains that were visible from the main
thoroughfare of District 12. Open only one year, Mellark’s Tea and Coffee
Shop was already considered a fundamental part of District 12’s downtown
culture. Some of it had to do with the clever nature of the shop, which doubled
as a used bookstore where people could read as they took their coffee or tea.
But I could not deny that the use of the already familiar Mellark family
name was also critical to its success.
Loving yourself isn’t always easy. This is especially true because you, of all people, know every little thing about yourself. Every twerk. Every thing that makes you, you. But you know what else? For every imperfection, there are ten more positive qualities. You are a beautiful addition to this earth.
Respect yourself entirely.
Love yourself unconditionally.