when katniss loved gale

Why I’ll never stop defending Gale Hawthorne

Gale Hawthorne just wanted to save everybody from the games and having to keep living like that.

And it cost him the one person he wanted to live that better life with.

In my opinion, Peeta only ever cared about saving Katniss, he was single minded in this. He never really thought about the bigger picture, about fighting back, not like Gale did. Not until he gave that motivation speech to Katniss while they were hiding out at Tigress’s. A speech that should have been Gales, since he was always the one to say they should fight back, that she should fight back, always putting that spark in her, even when she didn’t realize it at first, a spark that turned into a fire when she needed it. He loved her and wanted to protect her and keep her safe, but never tried to hold her back from the fight, was always right there beside her, knowing how strong she was, but still there if she needed him.

He was a real hero! The bomb thing was 100% Coin’s fault but he still blamed himself, just as he did for not getting more people out when 12 was bombed. And I cry cuz he knew walking into that room that she would blame him too, knew that she would would never be able to forgive him, he knew he had already lost her, and he didn’t even fight her on it, because he felt guilty for not keeping Prim safe like he promised. Even though he was not the one that put that bomb near her, not the one that put her in the middle of a war zone, but he will still carry that guilt, and the loss of Katniss, with him forever.

AND IT IS HEARTBREAKING!

I AGGRESSIVELY LOVE AND DEFEND GALE HAWTHORNE

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Catching Fire + Kissing Scenes

agutterfullofstars  asked:

sorry to bother you - i was just wondering if you could explain 'how collins gave up on him'?

hey there, you’re not bothering me, in the slightest.

(to give some context i assume you mean the tags my friend elyssa attached to this post)

i believe collins gave up on peeta for a lot of reasons, most of them have to do with MJ and the travesty it is, in and off itself, but she started giving up on him prior to that. 

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when ppl are like “wow katniss is so in love with both gale and peeta and her only problem is that she’s being forced into monogamy” i always wonder if we read the same book

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I open my eyes and find someone I cannot block out looking down at me.

Someone who will not plead, or explain, or think he can alter my design with entreaties, because he alone really knows how I operate.

Countdown to Mockingjay: Day 77/100

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I hope everyone has been enjoying the countdown and finding it useful. I hope you found some new stories/authors to read. Remember, the authors are in no particular order.

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Author 297: anne-belle

Story: Roads

  • Status: Complete
  • Type: Multi-Chapter, with a sequel
  • Rating: M
  • Canon/AU: AU
  • Warning/Trigger: None provided by author
  • Summary: “Life is full of difficult decisions. It’s a long road, but no matter what, things always have a way of working themselves out.” - Modern AU. Katniss has never been one for love. And when her marriage with Gale Hawthorne becomes unstable, she does what she does best, runs. But what happens when an unexpected occurrence becomes a sudden problem? - Everlark
  • Why I chose this fic: An amazing story filled with angst and love.

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Author 298: flyingcarpet

Story: Farm to Table

  • Status: Complete
  • Type: One-Shot
  • Rating: T
  • Canon/AU: AU
  • Warning/Trigger: N/A
  • Summary: Peeta Mellark has bread to bake, a struggling business to protect, and a reality show to film. Oh, and somehow he has to work up the nerve to speak to the girl of his dreams.
  • Why I chose this fic: Love this one-shot with Peeta as a baker and Katniss as a farmer.

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Author 299: hpfanonezillion

Story: Catch Me As I Fall

  • Status: In Progress
  • Type: Multi-Chapter
  • Rating: M
  • Canon/AU: AU
  • Warning/Trigger: Illness, leukemia, child abuse
  • Summary: After the devastating news that neither she nor her mother are a match for a bone marrow transplant for Prim, Katniss is hit with the news that she and Prim don’t share a father. As she tries to come to terms with the news, she also must come to terms with the drunken mistake she feels she made at a party she didn’t even want to go to. All the while praying that her sister gets a miracle.
  • Why I chose this fic: I just started this story, and i’m enjoying it so far.

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Author 300: ohmymeggs

Story: Something Borrowed

  • Status: In Progress
  • Type: Multi-Chapter
  • Rating: M
  • Canon/AU: AU
  • Warning/Trigger: None provided by author
  • Summary: Katniss Everdeen’s younger half-sister is getting married. Even worse, her ex is the best man and her overbearing Aunt Effie can’t wait to meet the fabulous new boyfriend she’s heard about. But Katniss’s biggest problem is that there is no boyfriend. Enter male escort Peeta Mellark. He’s handsome, charming, suave, and worth every penny.
  • Why I chose this fic: I really like charming Peeta is this story and I hope the author continues the story.
If I was Peeta

- I would have risked throwing Katniss some unburnt bread.

- I would have thrown that metal weight thing at something more impressive than a spear display.

- I wouldn’t be able to keep from smiling when Katniss shows her obvious love for me in front of Gale.

- I would ask Katniss to wear her mockingjay outfit on random “evening occasions”

- I would look into pursuing a career in film special effects/makeup.

- I would make myself learn archery so we could go hunting together and I wouldn’t have to look like an idiot.

Just some thoughts.