but weren't we dying anyway?
karen (n.) a chinese girl with no emotions whatsoever. digs art, subjective sports, russians, tv, caffeinated beverages, honor, wine, and otps. has a very particular set of skills.
9 months ago
series: the hunger games
otp: katniss x peeta
too many feelings
people who don't know how to pray who construct gods and cathedrals of each other
he grounds himself in her body because she's holier than he is in his own estimation
because he thinks he's worse than human and unworthy of being loved and she elevates him
she ignites him to react against his better instincts; he breaks things and cuts his hands and everything ruptures
and that's what makes him holy to her - the idea that she can be something Good with a capital g; that she isn't just this wrecking force...
trying to hold everything together and failing: a life by katniss everdeen
it's kind of tautological because these idiots are a whole person as a pair
and not actually whole people unto themselves
people who try to masquerade as whole people for the sake of strength but aren't actually
making each other holy in order to engineer self-forgiveness and their own redemption
if he loses her he becomes a cold bitter shell of a person (see: cf)
if she loses him it's a confirmation that she was ruthless and vindictive and awful and that he just saw it
redemption and faith are wrapped entirely up in their own frail bodies
until they lose that structure halfway through catching fire and have to tear the church down
and rebuild it (in mj) as a monument rather than a holy site itself