please just help me get through this trip
The world will be watching Challenge: Your favorite friendship. (Katniss and Haymitch)”Thanks.”
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The scene where Katniss meets Haymitch’s dead brother in the woods from the Mockingjay and the Chameleon by Howlynn
I close my eyes. I don’t know what he wants. I think of Haymitch. Why have I returned to him so many times? “The first thing I noticed, past just he was family, was that he smelled good. He smelled like safety. Nothing bad, could happen if his arms were around me. Even when bad things did happen, in his arms I could survive. His voice, even when he’s mad at me, sends chills through me. Then he protected Gale even though he had no reason to do it. And he’s the only one who believes in me all the time no questions asked, even when he shouldn’t. Even when he knows I am wrong, he believes in me. He’s the greatest victor of all time you know. He’s not proud of it, but there is a power in Haymitch that I can’t explain. He’s so brilliant. He always finds a way when something is important. He pretends not to care but he does care for everyone. I like his darkness even. I don’t deserve him. But somehow he loved me a little…Please don’t let me die. I want him to hold this baby.” I open my eyes realizing I have said entirely too much.
“There you are, sweetheart.” He stands and smiles. “I have to go soon. I will watch over you as you sleep. In the morning, you should move on. You are almost home. Find your peace along the way. Make me an Uncle and think of me so I can see her too?”
“Jamie?” I look up at him and I wish I could have let Haymitch see him. This would have meant so much more to him.
“Thank you. Do you want me to, you know, tell him anything?”
“Tell him, that none of us ever blamed him. Not for a minute and he needs to get over it and enjoy himself. Oh and he needs to accept that his pilot skills are overrated.” He smirks.
I smile at him and it broadens into a grin as I remember Haymitch flying us all to district twelve. “Jamie, I wish you could have been around. I am going to miss you.”
He lifts the blanket and waits for me to crawl back into the bed. “Sweet dreams, Katniss.” He tucks me in and he leans down and kisses my forehead. “Thank you, for loving my brother as much as I do.” I reach up and touch his face. He closes his hand over mine then tucks me in.
I didn’t close my eyes on purpose. “Jamie, did Haymitch send you? I wasn’t thinking of you.”
“Doesn’t he always send you what you need?”
I am so drowsy, but I smile. “He does…”
I dreamed of good things. My daughter is smiling at her father.
“You have to make people like you”