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1. "Anything else?"Haymitch rises to go. "While I was waiting... I ate your lunch."
Author: Suzanne Collins
2. "That's right. Who am I thinking of? Oh, I know. It's Cinna who likes you. But that's mainly because you didn't try to run when he set you on fire," says Peeta. "On the other hand, Haymitch... well, if I were you, I'd avoid Haymitch completely. He hates you."
Author: Suzanne Collins
3. "When you're in the arena...you just remember who the enemy is" - Haymitch"
Author: Suzanne Collins
4. "When I ask Plutarch about his absence, he just shakes his head and says, "He couldnt face it.""Haymitch? Not able to face something? Wanted a day off, more likely," I say."I think his actual words were 'I couldn't face it without a bottle,'" says Plutarch."
Author: Suzanne Collins
5. "He wants as many victors as possible for the cameras to follow in the Capitol. Thinks it makes for better television.""Are you and Beetee going?" I ask."As many young and attractive victors as possible," Haymitch corrects himself. "So, no. We'll be here."
Author: Suzanne Collins
6. "You just remember who the enemy is," Haymitch tells me. "That's all. Now go on. Get out of here."
Author: Suzanne Collins
7. "-Are we supposed to hold hands this year? I ask.-I guess they'they've left it up to us, says Peeta.I look up into those blue eyes that no amount of dramatic makeup can make truly deadly and remember how, just a year ago, I was prepared to kill him. Convinced he was trying to kill me. Now everything is reversed. I'm determined to keep him alive, knowing the cost will be my own life, but the part of me that is not so brave as I could wish is glad that it's Peeta, not Haymitch, beside me. Our hands find each other without further discussion. Of course we will go into this as one."
Author: Suzanne Collins
8. "Shame isn't a strong enough word for what I feel. "You could live a hundred lifetimes and not deserve him, you know," Haymitch says."
Author: Suzanne Collins
9. "I know we promised Haymitch, we'd do exactly what they said, but I don't think he considered this angle.' 'Where is Haymitch, anyway? Isn't he supposed to protect us from this sort of thing?' says Peeta. 'With all that alcohol in him, it's probably not advisable to have him around an open flame,' I say."
Author: Suzanne Collins
10. "But in school I remember hearing that for the second Quarter Quell, the Capitol demanded that twice the number of tributes be provided for the arena. The teachers didn't go into much more detail, which is surprising, because that was the year District 12's very own Haymitch Abernathy won the crown."
Author: Suzanne Collins
11. "You could live a hundred lifetime and not deserve him, you know." -Haymitch"
Author: Suzanne Collins
12. "If you'd been taken by the Capitol, and hijacked, and then tried to kill Peeta, is this the way he would be treating you?" demands Haymitch.I fall silent. It isn't. It isn't how he would be treating me at all. He would be trying to get me back at any cost. Not shutting me out, abandoning me, greeting me with hostility at every turn."
Author: Suzanne Collins
13. "I trusted him. I put what was precious in Haymitch's hands. & he has betrayed me"
Author: Suzanne Collins
14. "I got the idea from our family's plant book. The place where we recorded things you cannot trust to memory. The page begin's with the person's picture. A photo if we can find it. If not, a sketch or a painting by Peeta. Then, in my most careful handwriting, come all the details it would be a crime to forget. Lady licking Prim's cheek. My father's laugh. Peeta's father with the cookies. The colour of Finnick's eyes. What Cinna would do with a length of silk. Boggs reprogramming the Holo. Rue poised on her toes, arms slightly extended, like bird about to take flight. On and on. We seal the pages with salt water and promises to live well to make their deaths count. Haymitch finally joins us, contributing twenty-three years of tributes he was forced to mentor. Additions become smaller. An old memory that surfaces. A late promise preserved between the pages. Strange bits of happiness, like the photo of Finnick and Annie's newborn son."
Author: Suzanne Collins
15. "Hey, Haymitch, if you're not too drunk, we could use a little something for our skin." Katniss, Catching Fire"
Author: Suzanne Collins
16. "Peeta rolls his eyes at Haymitch. "She has no idea. The effect she can have."He runs his fingernail along the wood grain in the table, refusing to look at me."
Author: Suzanne Collins
17. "I've spent all these weeks getting to know who my competitors are, without even thinking about who my teammates are. Now a new kind of confidence is lighting up inside of me, because I think I finally know who Haymitch is. And I'm beginning to know who I am. And surely, two people who have caused the Capitol so much trouble can think of a way to get Peeta home alive."
Author: Suzanne Collins
18. "Well, you better learn fast. You've got about as much charm as a dead slug," says Haymitch."
Author: Suzanne Collins
19. "I go to the saltwater and wash off the blood, trying to decide which I hate more, pain or itching. Fed up, I stomp back onto the beach, turn my face upward and snap, "Hey, Haymitch, if you're not too drunk, we could use a little something for our skin."It's almost funny how quickly the parachute appears above me. I reach up and the tube lands squarely in my open hand. "About time" I say, but I can't keep the scowl on my face. Haymitch. What I wouldn't give for five minutes of conversation with him."
Author: Suzanne Collins
20. "I thought he wanted it, anyway," I say. "Not like this," Haymitch says. "He wanted it to be real."
Author: Suzanne Collins
21. "I welcome the blizzard, with its ferocious winds and deep, drifting snow. This may be enough to keep the real wolves, also known as the Peacekeepers, from my door. A few days to think. To work out a plan. With Gale and Peeta and Haymitch all at hand. This blizzard is a gift."
Author: Suzanne Collins
22. "That's very funny," says Peeta. Suddenly he lashes out at the glass in Haymitch's hand. It shatters on the floor, sending the bloodred liquid running toward the back of the train. "Only not to us."
Author: Suzanne Collins
23. "Peeta bakes. I hunt. Haymitch drinks until the liquor runs out."
Author: Suzanne Collins
24. "Just the perfect touch of rebellion," says Haymitch "Very nice." Rebellion?"
Author: Suzanne Collins
25. "So at least half the victors have instructed their mentors to request you as an ally. I know it can't be your sunny personality.""They saw her shoot," says Peeta with a smile. "Actually, I saw her shoot, for real, for the first time. I'm about to put in a formal request myself.""You're that good?" Haymitch asks me."
Author: Suzanne Collins
26. "So Haymitch, what do you think of the games have one hundred percent more competitors than usual?" asks Caesar.Haymitch shrugs. "I don't see that it makes that much difference. They'll still be one hundred percent as stupid as usual, so I figure my odds will be roughly the same."
Author: Suzanne Collins
27. "I don't like self-righteous people," I say."What's to like?" says Haymitch, who begins sucking the dregs out of the empty bottles."
Author: Suzanne Collins
28. "I can almost hear Haymitch groaning as I team up with this wispy child. But I want her. Because she's a survivor, and I trust her, and why not admit it? She reminds me of Prim."
Author: Suzanne Collins
29. "I know. I was hoping," I say."Exactly. Because you're desperate," says Haymitch.I don't argue because, of course, he's right."
Author: Suzanne Collins
30. "Haymitch in my head full-time. Horrifying"
Author: Suzanne Collins
31. "Someone ought to get Haymitch a drink."
Author: Suzanne Collins
32. "But in my head I can hear Haymitch's smug, if slightly exasperated, words: "Yes, that's what I'm looking for, sweetheart."
Author: Suzanne Collins
33. "Fine, than I will not have to blame you for killing my friends with your stupidity. -Haymitch"
Author: Suzanne Collins
34. "All right, so give me some idea of what you can do," says Haymitch.I can't do anything," says Peeta, "unless you count baking bread."Sorry, I don't. Katniss. I already know you're handy with a knife," says Haymitch.Not really. But I can hunt," I say. "With a bow and arrow."And you're good?" asks Haymitch.I have to think about it. I've been putting food on the table for four years. That's no small task. I'm not as good as my father was, but he'd had more practice. I've better aim than Gale, but I've had more practice. He's a genius with traps and snares. "I'm all right," I say."
Author: Suzanne Collins
35. "I hunt. He bakes. Haymitch drinks."
Author: Suzanne Collins
36. "People of Panem, we fight, we dare, we end our hunger for justice!" There‘s dead silence on the set. It goes on. And on. Finally, the intercom crackles and Haymitch‘s acerbic laugh fills the studio. He contains himself just long enough to say, "And that, my friends, is how a revolution dies."
Author: Suzanne Collins
37. "I think she is relieved by Haymitch's absence, and who can blame her?"
Author: Suzanne Collins
38. "Actually, I painted a picture of Rue," Peeta says. "How she looked after Katniss had covered her in flowers." There's a long pause at the table while everyone absorbs this. "And what exactly were you trying to accomplish?" Haymitch asks in a very measured voice. "I'm not sure. I just wanted to hold them accountable, if only for a moment," says Peeta. "For killing that little girl."
Author: Suzanne Collins
39. "Maybe . . . because for the first time . . . there was a chance I could keep him," I say. Behind a cameraman, I see Haymitch give a sort of huff with relief and I know I've said the right thing. Caesar pulls out a handkerchief and has to take a moment because he's so moved. I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, "So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?" I turn in to him. "Put you somewhere you can't get hurt." And when he kisses me, people in the room actually sigh."
Author: Suzanne Collins
40. "Remembering from last year how Haymitch's gifts are often timed to send a message, I make a note to myself. Be friends with Finnick. You'll get food."
Author: Suzanne Collins
41. "I think of the snarling, cruel exchange back on the hovercraft. The bitterness that followed. But all I say is "I can't believe you didn't rescue Peeta.""I know," he replies.There's a sense of incompleteness. And not because he hasn't apologized. But because we were a team. We had a deal to keep Peeta safe. A drunken, unrealistic deal made in the dark of night, but a deal just the same. And in my heart of hearts, I know we both failed."Now you say it," I tell him."I can't believe you let him out of your sight that night," says Haymitch."
Author: Suzanne Collins
42. "I look at Peeta and he gives me a sad smile. I hear Haymitch's voice. "You could do a lot worse." At this moment, it's impossible to imagine how I could do any better. The gift...it is perfect. So when I rise up on my tiptoe to kiss him, it doesn't seem forced at all."
Author: Suzanne Collins
43. "A furious Peeta hammers Haymitch with the atrocity he could become party to, but I can feel Haymitch watching me. This is the moment, then. When we find out exactly just how alike we are, and how much he truly understands me."I'm with the Mockingjay," he says."
Author: Suzanne Collins
44. "Oh, he's on top of it. It was volunteer only, but he pretended not to notice me waving my hand in the air," says Haymitch. "See? He's already demonstrated good judgment."
Author: Suzanne Collins
45. "Great. Now I have to go back and tell Haymitch I want an eighty-year-old and Nuts and Volts for my allies. He'll love that."
Author: Suzanne Collins
46. "When Peeta holds out his arms, I walk straight into them. It's the first time since they announced the Quarter Quell that he's offered me any sort of affection. He's been more like a very demanding trainer, always pushing, always insisting Haymitch and I run faster, eat more, know our enemy better. Lovers? Forget about that. He abandoned any pretense of even being my friend. I wrap my arms tightly around his neck before he can order me to do push-ups or something. Instead he pulls me in close and buries his face in my hair. Warmth radiates from the spot where his lips just touch my neck, slowly spreading through the rest of me. It feels so good, so impossibly good, that I know I will not be the first to let go.And why should I?"
Author: Suzanne Collins

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