Can we just be honest about this quote? I know you’re probably sick of me reblogging this thing, but it is seriously one of my favorite quotes of the books . Easily in my Top Ten (which doesn’t actually exist.)
I think this perfectly describes how those small touches are incredible. Amazing. Powerful. A brush of the hand. A lingering hug. A whisper in your ear.
She loves, needs and wants his touch or it wouldn’t feel “so good, so impossibly good…” It wouldn’t. I don’t care how cute, kind or loving you are, your lips better not be touching my neck…unless I want them to be.
I love these little moments of Everlark that are purely their own:
Them wrapped around each other at night on the train and in the training center
Katniss asking Peeta to stay in her bed, in her house, with everyone downstairs.
The Cheese Bun time…
Them both wanting to sacrifice his or her own life for the other.
This hug and snuggle on the couch.
Wanting no one to invade their bubble and wanting to spend “every minute possible” together.
The last night before the Quell and the kiss before they part.
After that, cameras are involved, but I don’t think it really matters anymore. There is no need to put on a show. They really love each other. Their actions are genuine toward one another.
Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok. It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible to the dominant culture, and to recognize that something that may seem innocent to you may be painful to others.