Self can hardly wait for Sunday night, when she and The Man will be riveted to the HDTV for Game of Thrones 4.2 Mebbe Yara Greyjoy will put in an appearance, finally? Could we have more of the Brienne/Jaime interaction, please? Mebbe Tyrion and Joffrey do a little arm-wrestling? Mebbe Jaime Lannister feels in the mood for another bath? Mebbe Jon Snow undergoes an inititiation ceremony requiring — another bath? Mebbe Khaleesi also feels in the mood for a bath, like the one last season where Daario surprised a malevolent intruder and offered his sword and everything that entails to naked-in-the-tub Khaleesi? Does Sansa end up running away with Littlefinger? When is the Purple Wedding? Hopefully, not too soon. The show would lose a tremendously rousing villain in Joffrey.
Anyhoo, self is as usual on her fanfiction.net site. It’s just so great that there are also authors who do the Brienne/Jaime shipping and write fabulous fan fiction about this pair.
But nothing so far has dislodged her devotion to The Hunger Games match-ups. Peeta/Katniss is still her favorite (Though, self must admit, Four as played by Theo James is pretty delectable. She’ll hunt up Divergent fan fiction shortly).
This morning, the fan fiction she’s reading has an arena: Prim has volunteered to take Katniss’s place in the Reaping, because Katniss is preggers with Gale’s baby. Peeta gets reaped per usual.
There is an eye-watering scene (Angst to the nth power) where Peeta swears (on national television) that he’ll do everything in his power to send Prim home.
So, from the very first scene in the arena, while everyone else starts running for cover away from the Careers and the Cornucopia, Peeta stops to pick up an exceedingly bulky backpack. Then he follows Prim (and her ally Rue) to the shelter of the forest. But the girls get separated from Peeta because even though they are using the four-note Mockingjay signal to alert him to where they are, Peeta doesn’t know how to whistle back. That is, he is terribly out of tune. So the girls and Peeta wander around, looking for each other.
Then the Game-makers start a huge forest fire. Then Peeta gets horribly burned but still carries the bulky backpack. Then the girls find Peeta, who’s passed out. Then Prim attempts to heal his burns. They open his backpack, and discover the following items:
- several packs of dried beef and fruit
- a few packs of hard crackers
- three grain-and-nut bars
- a bag of walnuts and a bag of almonds
- several thin protein bars
- two dried sausages
- a hunk of cheese
- three cans of soup with pull-tab lids
- a box of tea (What need there would be for tea in the arena is — well, never mind)
- a “largish” bag of rice
- a blanket
- some rope
- a cooking pot
- a sewing kit
- and, at the very very bottom of the backpack, a medical kit
YAY! YAY! YAY! Which means Peeta will live — for at least another day!
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.