the hunger games + bruised and battered → requested by malcobbs
I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras,
and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go.
two strangers, fading into dust.
The Hunger Games | I’m Peeta And I Know It
I like to watch his hands as he works, making a blank page bloom with strokes of ink, adding touches of color to our previously black and yellowish book.
His face takes on a special look when he concentrates. His usual easy expression is replaced by something more intense and removed that suggests an entire world locked away inside him. […]
I also become a little fixated on his eyelashes, which ordinarily you don’t notice much because they’re so blond. But up close, in the sunlight slanting in from the window, they’re a light golden color and so long I don’t see how they keep from getting all tangled up when he blinks.
One afternoon Peeta stops shading a blossom and looks up so suddenly that I start, as though I were caught spying on him, which in a strange way maybe I was.
- Catching Fire
There’s no actual movie out yet so we make do: Mockingjay.
“To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that gave me hope, and the dandelion that reminded me that I was not doomed.” - Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games