Katniss continues to struggle against the tracker jacker venom, which targets a person's fears and makes them come to life through hallucinations. She remains in a nightmarish haze, imagining Prim dying, her father's last moments, and herself torn to pieces. Finally, she wakes. The venom has worked its way through her system, but she can't tell how long she has been asleep. While she works to regain her bearings, she thinks about Gale and how he'd asked her to run away with him. These thoughts are interrupted by thoughts of Peeta and how he saved her life. She wonders if she was hallucinating, but is sure that she wasn't. Then she tries to figure out why Peeta saved her, what angle he was taking this time. Eventually, she pushes Gale and Peeta out of her mind; she doesn't like thinking about them both at once.
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