Kissing on the Kitchen TablePart one the kissingMore Like This
After Gale was whipped (in Catching Fire)
I can feel the pain, very slowly disappearing a little. It's subsiding. Finally. For hours and hours that had seemed to me like years and years I had felt the pain gaining force. Sometimes it would stab me suddenly. For a moment it would be unbearable.
This happened many times. And every time I felt like I couldn't take it anymore. That it would have to get less now. The unbearable pain. That it wouldn't be able to hurt any more than it already did. For either two reasons.
The first: because there simply didn't exist a more forceful pain than what I was feeling right now. And the second: because I was dying.
And then I don't mean being hurt so much that I was on the brick of living or dying. No, I mean actually dying. The process starting, and having no way back. That nothing could save me any more. Completely written off.
But every time it did
Katniss' Plan Pt.1 (Gale's POV)More Like This
It's the first Sunday since Katniss has returned from her victory tour with . . . Peeta. Argh! Even thinking the name makes me want to punch something.
I shouldn't be thinking like this. I know that. I know I'm not being fair. But it's just so hard. Especially after what happened last week. When Peeta actually went on one knee and proposed to her. And she actually said yes. How could she? How can she?
The only answer I can come with is that she really does love him. That it wasn't all an act. I mean, the Hunger Games are over right? What other explanation could there be?
It makes me unbelievably sad and mad to see Katniss in love with someone else. But right now, I can't fully feel it. Feel the sadness crashing down on me. And the anger burning in my body. Like it has so many times before. Often, both on the same time.
But right now it's not over taking me at all. The reason for
Katniss' Plan Pt.2(Gale's POV)More Like This
''I know,'' she answers, seeming completely lost for words.
What? Did she just say 'I know' after I said I loved her?! Okay, I get that she wasn't expecting this, that I caught her completely off guard. But really?
In an instant she's changed from a person lost for words into someone who has managed to come with the single one, most terrible answer to a love confession ever. 'I know'?!
I start to draw away. Feeling the disappointment and sadness crashing down on me like someone has thrown a sack of bricks on my body. But Katniss won't have it. She grabs hold of me, her voice panicked with desperation. ''I know! And you . . . you know what you are to me.'' It's not enough. I break our link, forcing her to let go of me. ''Gale, I can't think about anyone that way now. All I can think about, every day, every waking minute since they drew Prim's name at the reaping, is how afraid I am. And there doesn't seem to be room for anythi