Each month, we will post a situation that involves A. Peeta and B. A situation.
If you read Catching Fire (SPOILER ALERT!) you know at the end Peeta was taken by the Capitol and we don't know if he is dead or alive. The point of this is to explore situations Peeta might be in, and see what Bakers would do to save him.
We will post the best responses, if we get any, up each month.
March 19, 2010
This situation is more comical and comes from Tiffany.
Like always, the Capitol wants Peeta and Katniss dead. To makes this process go faster, the Capitol has one of their top spies go into action. That spy happens to be Peeta's mom. Knowing how much her son really loves Katniss, she kidnaps Katniss and offers a compromise: if Peeta doesn't kill himself in 24 hours, Katniss can live. If not, she dies. What would you do if you were Peeta? Would you be able to save your life and Katniss'? Explain.
January 24, 2010
This situation is more complex, and comes from a good friend of Yzzy.
At the end of the Quarter Quell, Peeta was taken in a hovercraft. Contrary to popular belief, Peeta was not taken by the Capitol, but was taken in a District 13 hovercraft. Inside the hovercraft is the mayor of District 13. He believes Peeta is apart of the Capitol's evil scheme, whatever that may be. He thinks this because he had a spy in the Capitol. That spy was the red headed Avox girl, who happens to be his daughter. She is on the hovercraft with him and Peeta. The mayor wants to go to President Snow's house and hold Peeta hostage until he reveals the plan, or Peea will die and District 13 will attack. On the way there, the Avox girl realizes Peeta isn't bad, and falls in love with him. Just as they reach President Snow's house, the Avox girl escapes out of the hovercraft with Peeta, steals a Capitol hovercraft, and tries to run away. Meanwhile, Peeta just wants to be saved. I mean, he's stuck in a Capitol hovercraft with a love drunk Avox girl, and is being chased by the District 13 mayor, and Capitol Peacekeepers that want the hovercraft back, and to kill Peeta. What would you do to save him?
The most imaginative response goes to Dragonriding Peeta!
Well, first I'd wait in the capitol with my army of fighters, including people like haymitch and finnick, then, when the hovercraft lands and the mayor of district 13 comes out, I'll use my awesome spy-ninja-assasin abilities and kill him with I don't know, a javelin, or a bow, or a chicken leg, something to kill him. I'll steal the hovercraft and start a high-speed chase with the avox girls hover craft to get to peeta, and when I'm close enough, I'll let loose the dragons which will destroy the hovercraft, and, while its exploding, I'll open the winshield of my hovercraft and catch peeta as he's shot out of the blast and we'd live happily ever after eating his delicious cookies on mars or something. The avox girl, if she lives, will be put in a dungeon for a while, then when I think she's ready, she'll become our servent and clean out the dragons stables.
Decemeber 24, 2009
Let's start off simple, since it's the first Saving Peeta.
Peeta Mellark is in the Capitol, inside the home of President Snow. In 48 hours, if no one saves him by then, the Capitol doctors will cut off Peeta's good leg. How, given the time limit, would you save Peeta?
The funniest would have to go to Stefanie.
"I'd wait until the very last second to save him. When the doctors came in I'd be hiding and dressed up like an ninja! I'd take their amputating devices and cut their faces off! Then I'd let Peeta go and we'd live HAPPILY EVER AFTER. That's wassup :)"
Nice job Stef!
The most well thought out response comes from Jessica.
"If I had to save Peeta from President Snow’s house before his leg gets cut off, I would infiltrate the medical staff meant to perform the amputation. I would send spies/doctors who would knock Peeta out (in a medicinal way), then begin the procedure of hacking off his leg. However, something goes wrong, Peeta begins to convulse, machinery starts beeping wildly, and while the doctors are scrambling, the heart monitor flat lines and Peeta is dead. It appears to be an allergic reaction to the anesthetic. The President is outraged and threatens to kill all the doctors and nurses even though they insist it was a random mishap, just one of the small possibilities in a normally easy procedure. Peeta is issued out of the house into an awaiting car in a body bag. But wait, that’s not the end. Using Mrs. Everdeen’s knowledge of medicinal plants, Peeta was actually injected with a substance that threw him into a state of hibernation. His heart rate was so slow it only appeared to have stopped. A few days later, Peeta wakes up in the arms of Katniss, having been brought to a safe hideout by the car outside the President’s house. The end."
Very well thought out! Great job :)