: This is just not the Peeta I know. His love for Katniss is at the core of who he is. Him leaving her, knowing he'll hurt her, joking about staying? Never checking in with her? In your story, I don't want Katniss with that Peeta anymore. He's a jerk.
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I’m really starting to worry that you all are going to hate Peeta so much by the time he comes back that his motives still won’t be good enough to redeem him…I swear, guys, he’s still Peeta. I promise. Give him a chance to say his peace before you burn him at the stake.
Reblogging because my reply got too long.
I don’t think Peeta leaving is selfish…I think he’s a 20-something who doesn’t need to base his life decisions on someone else. I think expecting him to stay for her is unfair and unhealthy for their relationship in the long run. A blog is for the people back home to read and be assured that he is doing well. Should he really be posting sad, depressing posts on a blog he didn’t even give Katniss a link to because he wants her to live her own life?? Idk I want everlark HEA as much as anyone but it seems so unfair to hate Peeta because of this.
Neither of them handled to the end of the relationship or the break up well, but Peeta is not solely to blame for that.