AU - Peeta and Gale become friends after the games
I’m not really sure how it happened. By all rights, Gale and Peeta shouldn’t be friends; the only thing they seem to have in common is me. But, one day, Gale traipses out into the woods with Peeta by his side, laughing at some joke that I’ll never know. Unbeknownst to me, Gale had been teaching Peeta to set snares in exchange for baking lessons. I tried to wrap my head around the idea of them doing the other’s activity, but found it impossible to fathom. It was odd at first, trying to fit Peeta into a life that had only held Gale and I for so long, but now it feels as if Peeta belonged there with us the entire time. Sure, he isn’t quite as nimble as the two of us, but we can’t fault him for losing his leg in games. For the most part, he can do pretty much all that we do, but with much more trepidation. There was a time, months ago, when Gale and Peeta did not coexist well in my thoughts, but now it is hard to think of one without thinking of the other.