This whole post is going to be rather spoiler-y, so if you haven't read Mockingjay yet, proceed at your own risk.
I was over at Hello Giggles (totally awesome site, by the way, and you should all check it out) and one of the bloggers was talking about, "5 Fictional Couples That Were Doomed From the Start" and it got me thinking: why are Katniss and Gale not meant to be together? Or, better yet, why in the world are Katniss and Peeta meant to be together?
I'm totally Team Gale, but I'm also anti-Peeta. Peeta is kinda pathetic, he mopes, can't take care of himself, gives up before anything starts, and I can't imagine why Katniss ends up with him in the end. Gale, on the other hand, is ready to fight for a better life, he is willing to make a difference, he is ready to protect his family and Katniss' whatever may come. He is strong, smart, and has a bond with Katniss that she has with no one else.
What does Katniss have with Peeta? She takes care of him, she watches out for him, he relies on her … he is like her child. Sigh, I'm not venting, really I'm not, I'm just not satisfied with the reasoning given for why Katniss ends up with Peeta … in reality she should have ended up alone.
Regardless of everything I've just said, in reality we are all Team Finnick!
… and because I'm sassy like that::