I figured since The Hunger Games movie comes out this month, March 23rd to be exact, I would dedicate this month’s Mismatched Book Couples with Hunger Games’ characters so that’s why I shall present this week’s Mismatched Book Couple to . . . wait, do you want to guess?
Well, you may be right or you may be wrong but this week’s Mismatched Book Couple is . . .
. . . . PEETA AND BELLA!
*sees your horrified look* I know, right? Well, Julie whipped up this cool first date script. To be honest, it’s SPOT ON with both of the character’s personalities. I know your probably thinking “What happened to the three questions?” Well, I thought we could shake things up a bit from time to time. What do you think?
Date night with Peeta and Bella, assuming the two broke it off with their true loves following the first book in each respected series.
Location: Dinner at an Italian place
Peeta: So, Bella…you like Italian food? My family makes Italian bread…of course, we only eat it after its gone stale. Fresh bread will be a nice treat.
Bella: Yeah, this should be fun…although, you’re not really my usual type.
Peeta: Okaaay…that’s too bad….so…what do you like to do for fun?
Bella: I don’t like sports or school sponsored activities. I’m not really too interested in making friends with people who go out of their way to…you know…talk to me. Maybe if someone were to act really angry, like they hated me and wanted to kill me, I might be interested in getting to know them better. It’s hard to find any friends at this new school.
Peeta: I once had to act like I hated this girl because these dudes from another district…districts are kinda like states…anyway, these dude were all trying to kill this girl from my district and I had the biggest crush on her—
Bella: That’s not what I’m talking about at all. What I mean is, you’re like totally safe and then suddenly this guy is watching you all the time and his face is like in pain when he sees you, like he’s two seconds from slitting your throat…and then, by the time you do get to know this person, they already know everything about you so its, like, awesome. I don’t know about you, but I think small talk is over-rated.
Peeta: Don’t know if I agree with that…I was in this competition once called the hunger games…it’s like a sporting event—
Peeta: It is pretty disgusting, actually. But anyway, I hated the other competitors knowing things about me. It gave them such an advantage when it came to trying to kill me.
Bella: Wow…so you were surrounded by girls who wanted to kill you? Now that’s a sport I might consider playing. Did you have one that you loved more than the others?
Peeta: Well, yeah, the girl I mentioned before. But once we found out they’d let both of us win, since we’re from the same district, she never would have killed me.
Bella: Oh…I probably wouldn’t like that game, then.
Peeta: No one really likes it…I mean, we’re forced into it…Never mind, forget I mentioned it….we can talk about something else.
Bella: You’re not going to ask me to prom, are you?
Bella: Good…cause I was already asked by three guys, but they were all totally nice and probably would never think about sneaking into my room and watching me while I sleep…I tried to let them down easy.
Peeta: Huh…what do you have planned after prom…like after graduation? College maybe?
Bella: Only if I’m forced into it.
Peeta: Oh, right…it’s not really my thing either…maybe you’ll get a job or something?
Bella: I guess. Just in case my truck breaks down and I have to pay someone to fix it. but other than that, I don’t really like buying things or…spending money.
Peeta: Or sports or school or anything really, right?
Bella: Exactly. I’m not special or interesting in any shape or form…oh, and I don’t really have goals. Do you?
Peeta: Sort of…when I was in the hunger games, I knew I’d die. I mean what was the likelihood of me winning, but I had two definite goals in mind: Doing everything I could to make sure Katniss won…and to keep the government from changing me. Maybe I couldn’t have made much of an impact on the rebellion, but I had to at least try to die as me.
Bella: I try to make sure my dad has a home cooked meal every night.
Peeta: That’s nice. Katniss is like that too. She basically kept her family from starving since she was eleven when her father died. She hunted in the woods, just like he had.
Bella: Oh, Charlie’s not starving. You should see his beer belly. I cook for him so we don’t end up eating diner food every night. I’ve gotta keep my size 2 figure, right?
Peeta: I think you look great…a few extra pounds wouldn’t hurt you. Keeps you strong and prepared, just in case …
Bella: Being frail and uncoordinated seems to really help attract the kind of new friends I’d like to make, but thanks for the tip. And if you don’t mind me saying this…maybe there’s still a chance with you and Katniss…my guess is, you’re too nice. Try to act like you’re torn between killing her and loving her. Girls really go for that.
Peeta: I bet your ex was really….interesting.
I don’t know about you but I think this is exactly how a date with Peeta and Bella would go. Thoughts? I can’t wait to see you next Tuesday!!