"Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous."
~President Snow, The Hunger Games
… what I need to survive is not Gale’s fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.
So after, when he whispers, “You love me. Real or not real?”
I tell him, “Real.”
And this kind of Love gives hope—a sure and secure knowledge that life will indeed be good again.