The first night he truly heard the screams, Katniss’ son was only five years old. Since that moment, he realised something was happening in his house, something he didn’t know. So, being as curious and brave as he was, he discovered the truth. His mother had terrifying nightmares about something she called “The Games”, and the only one who was able to calm her was her father. But one night, when Peeta was away, Katniss woke up in absolute darkness, screaming and sweating. Suddenly, she felt a tiny body climbing to the bed, and Katniss awaited the attack of the mutt. But, instead, the only thing she heard was a sweet voice whispering “Don’t worry mommy, I’m here with you, we’re safe and sound. Because that’s what we do right? We protect each other.”
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Catching Fire Deleted Scenes: FINNICK TIES KNOT SC 119
"…the best knot to know in the arena."
From this precarious vantage point, I can see the shape of the whole arena for the first time. A perfect circle. With a perfect wheel in the middle. The sky above the circumference of the jungle is tinged a uniform pink. And I think I can make out one or two of those wavy squares, chinks in the armor, Wiress and Beetee called them, because they reveal what was meant to be hidden and therefore a weakness. Just to make absolutely sure, I shoot an arrow into the empty space above the tree line. There’s a spurt of light, a flash of real blue sky, and the arrow’s thrown back into the jungle.
“No one really needs me,” he says, and there’s no self-pity in his voice. It’s true his family doesn’t need him. They will mourn him, as will a handful of friends. But they will get on. Even Haymitch, with the help of a lot of white liquor, will get on.
You could live a hundred lifetimes and not deserve him, you know.
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