Great, now I have to tell Haymitch I want Nuts and Volts for allies.
“Katniss, when you’re in the arena,” he begins. Then he pauses. He’s scowling in a way that makes me sure I’ve already disappointed him.
“What?” I ask defensively
“You just remember who the enemy is,” Haymitch tells me.
Haymitch Abernathy → Stay Alive.
I think of Haymitch, unmarried, no family, blotting out the world with drink. He could have had his choice of any woman in the district. And he chose solitude. Not solitude– that sounds too peaceful. More like solitary confinement. Was it because, having been in the arena, he knew it was better than risking the alternative?