One of the first things they ask you in the ER is to rate your pain on a scale from 1 to 10. I’ve been asked this question hundreds of times and I remember once, when I couldn’t catch my breath and I felt like my chest was on fire, the nurse asked me to rate the pain. Though I couldn’t speak, I held up 9 fingers. Later, when I started feeling better, the nurse came in and she called me a fighter. “You know how I know?” she said, “You called a 10 a 9.” But that wasn’t the truth.
I didn’t call it a 9 because I was brave. The reason I called it a 9 was because I was saving my 10…and this was it.
Haymitch’s line in the trailer, “Peeta is the Capitol’s weapon the same way you’re ours” is insanely heartbreaking. Here are two children that are being thrown around and used in a fight between two opposing forces, and nobody seems to care what it’s doing to them or what is being done to them for the sake of their causes.
This is something we all are already well aware of, but Haymitch actually saying that makes it that much more reprehensible to me.