get to know me meme: [2/10] male characters » peeta mellark

"Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to… to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games."

"Because I know this now. Because there will never be a way for me to not know this again. Because, beyond the military disadvantage losing a Mockingjay entails, I am broken.

Say something, I’m giving up on you. I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you. Anywhere I would’ve followed you.

We manage the darkness as we did in the arena, wrapped in each other’s arms, guarding against dangers that can descend at any moment.

With my paint box at home, I can make every color imaginable. Pink. As pale as a baby’s skin. Or as deep as rhubarb. Green like spring grass. Blue that shimmers like ice on water. One time, I spent three days mixing paint until I found the right shade for sunlight on white fur. You see, I kept thinking it was yellow, but it was much more than that. Layers of all sorts of color. One by one. I haven’t figured out a rainbow yet. They come so quickly and leave so soon. I never have enough time to capture them. Just a bit of blue here or purple there. And then they fade away again. Back into the air.

pheeta:

make me choose: anonymous asked “everlark or odesta”

On the night I feel that thing again, the hunger that overtook me on the beach, I know this would have happened anyway. That what I need to survive is not Gale’s fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.”

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