Monday, April 16, 2012

On Why Am I Team Peeta

Admit it, you've always/occasionally wanted boys to blurt out cheesy lines such as what Peeta Mellark casually expressed to Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games book. It goes like this:
Katniss: Peeta. You said at the interview you'd had a crush on me forever. When did forever start?
Peeta: Oh, let's see. I guess the first day of school. We were five. You had on a red plaid dress and your was in two braids instead of one. My father pointed you out when we were waiting to line up.
Katniss: Your father?
Peeta: He said, 'See that little girl? I wanted to marry her mother, but she ran off with a coal miner.'
Katniss: What? You're making that up!
Peeta: No, true story. And I said, 'A coal miner? Why did she want a coal miner if she could've had you?' And he said, 'Because when he sings...even the birds stop to listen.'
Katniss: That's true. They do. I mean, they did.
Peeta: So that day, in music assembly, the teacher asked who knew the valley song. Your hand shot right up in the air. She stood you up on a stool and had you sing it for us. And I swear, every bird outside the windows fell silent.
Katniss: Oh, please.
Peeta: No, it happened. And right when your song ended, I knew - just like your mother - I was a goner.

No comments: