In which it seems that Katniss may be beginning to enjoy the kissing parts. She snuggles into the sleeping bag with Peeta, but he's burning up. Katniss stays up all night nursing him, and feeds him "Rue's berries."
Peeta was worried that Cato and Clove (finally, a name!) might have gotten Katniss in the night, since that's when they like to hunt. He watches her sleep (and he's sparkly? Hmmm...). She likes the way he strokes her hair. When she wakes, he's feverish again. She checks his wounds and they're much worse. He's got blood poisoning, and she doesn't know if Haymitch has the money or sponsors to send something as expensive as the meds they need. (See how I said they need it, not he?)
The Gamemakers are screwing with the temperatures to try to drive people out, but the heat gives Katniss an idea:
The story Katniss tells is of how she got a goat for Prim, and she tells it very carefully, always conscious of who is listening (meaning the whole country). She made some money by
Unreliable Katniss comes back, saying this is the happiest story because the goat has paid for itself and Peeta calls her on it (does this mean Peeta is emotionally honest? Does that mean we can believe him when he acts all in love with Katniss?) drily saying, "Yes, of course I was referring to that." He intends to pay for himself after the games, which cost Katniss what? "A lot of trouble. Don't worry. You'll get it all back." Ah, banter.