Peeta or Gale.
Okay, look. I have mixed feelings about Peeta, but if I must choose, then I will choose Peeta because given the way the narrative went—and given their personalities—it actually is quite suitable that they would end up together in the end. It’s very clear that there’s really no way Katniss would’ve ever felt right with someone who didn’t endure what she endured, and in some ways, Peeta endured even worse than she did. (I mean, he was fucking tortured and his mind was fucked with. Nobody should endure that kind of thing, even dude who give me uncertain feelings. I mean, the poor bastard just wanted to bake and marry Katniss and paint.) Add that Peeta’s much more of a rational person to Katniss’s impulsiveness… I get it, is what I”m trying to say, and while I don’t vehemently ship it, I’m cool with that and I like that pairing.
But Gale can go fuck himself.
…okay, no, it’s more complicated than that. THG!Gale was like…he was perfect for Katniss. And then CF!Gale is kind of like… He’s almost like this completely different person and I know it’s because he’s had to endure a)being relegated to pretending that he’s Katniss’s cousin and b)watching the girl he apparently loves smooch on/be in love with some other dude ON NATIONAL TELEVISION. But he didn’t have to turn into such a dick, okay? Seriously. By Mockingjay he’s all swept up in the revolution and swaying from “concerned BFF that we all know and love from THG” to “total revolutionary dick” to “waaaah Katniss why don’t you love me waaaah you only love me when I’m crying baaaaawwww.” No. Fuck that noise. By Mockingjay I was totally and wholly ready for him to step on a trap and I would’ve hurled the book across the room if Katniss wound up with him because seriously fuck the guy that he becomes. Fuck him so hard.
I would’ve genuinely been really happy if Katniss had just disappeared off into the woods for a while to gather/rediscover herself. Like…she could’ve still totally wound up with Peeta later, because I’m willing to bet that guy would’ve waited for her for as long as it took), but it would’ve been nice to see her wander off and reflect for a while.
So. Um. Yes. Neither.