3. When Peeta ‘joined’ the Careers in the arena, he had a one-on-one talk with Cato. They dug deep in the forest looking for anything edible when Cato asked him if what he said in his interview real. Peeta replied with a weak nod and said, ‘I just wish she feels me enough to know it’s not an act.’ Cato lowered his head and sat on a boulder, gesturing for Peeta to sit as well. ‘I envy you so badly when you said it,’ Cato began. ‘You had the guts to say in front of the nation I’d tell you that, but for us, our district, it’s all about honor and pride and winning. Admitting ones feeling towards another for us is like going out here naked, fragile and weak. The worst thing about this is I don’t think I’ll ever get the chance to tell her. Cuz I’ll be killing her soon, too,’ a weak pause. ‘Or letting her kill me.’ Peeta was completely shocked. To hear Cato speak like this, he never expected it. ‘Well, who is she?’ he asked. Cato stood up, smiling a bit. ‘She always has a star with her,’ was all he whispered and continued to walk down the trail. They went back to where they were camping and as Peeta passes Clove sharpening her knives, he noticed something in the back of her neck, It was small but readable in the orange light of the fire. It said: ‘The stars fell down upon us’ and had a jet black star nestled beside it. Peeta gasped as if air was kicked right out of him.
‘She always has a star with her,’ it echoed.