“Peeta, you said at the interview you’d had a crush on me forever. When did forever start?
“Oh, let’s see. I guess the first day of school. We were five. You had on a red plaid dress and your hair…it was in two braids instead of one. My father pointed you out when we were waiting to line up.”
“Your father? Why?”
“He said, ‘See that little girl? I wanted to marry her mother, but she ran off with a coal miner.’”
“What? You’re making that up!”
“No, true story. And I said, ‘A coal miner? Why did she want a coal miner if she could’ve had you?’ And he said, ‘Because when he sings…even the birds stop to listen.”