“You’re still trying to protect me. Real or not real,” he whispers.
"Real," I answer. "Because that’s what you and I do, protect each other.”
when i find myself in times of trouble, remus lupin comes to me speaking words of wisdom
Haymitch takes the seat across from me. ‘We’re going to have to work together again. So, go ahead. Just say it.’
I think of the snarling, cruel exchange back on the hovercraft. The bitterness that followed. But all I say is ‘I can’t believe you didn’t rescue Peeta.’
'I know,' he replies.
There’s a sense of incompleteness. And not because he hasn’t apologized. But because we were a team. We had a deal to keep Peeta safe. A drunken, unrealistic deal made in the dark of night, but a deal just the same. And in my heart of hearts, I know we both failed.
'Now you say it,' I tell him.
'I can't believe you let him out of your sight that night,' says Haymitch." - Mockingjay, chapter 6 (via herfathersbow)