Katniss can tell that Peeta feels bad about unintentionally killing Foxface. As they cook their food, Katniss realizes she hasn't been very nice to Peeta all day, so when he asks to go back to the cave, Katniss aggress even though she doesn't want to make the long trek back. Peeta sleeps first. Katniss kisses him on the forehead, for herself, she admits, and not for the audience. She is glad to have him there with her, comforted by the thought that together they can fight Peeta.She evaluates Cato while Peeta sleeps, deciding that while he may be strong and fierce, he also has a tendency to lose his temper, which could cause him to make bad judgments. She decides, too, that he has been her biggest opponent all along, that this Games has been leading up to the time that she and Cato will meet.
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