The heat of the bread burned into my skin, but I clutched it tighter, clinging to life.
("The Hunger Games")
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A need for revenge can burn long and hot. Especially if every glance in a mirror reinforces it.
If I'm going to cry, now is the time. By morning, I'll be able to wash all the damage done by the tears from my face. But no tears come. I'm too tired or too numb to cry. The only thing I feel is a desire to be somewhere else. So I let the train rock me into oblivion.
But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she'll always be with me. Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the Mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim.
Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there.
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