Sam, Lord of the Rings
I know this isn’t a head canon but I swear this quote could have been written about Hunger Games.
Katniss (Hunger Games):
To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that gave me hope, and the dandelion that reminded me that I was not doomed. And more than once, I have turned in the school hallway and caught his eyes trained on me, only to quickly flit away.
Through the water in the glass, I see a distorted image of one of Peeta’s hands. The burn marks. We are both fire mutts now. My eyes travel up to where the flames licked across his forehead, singeing away his brows but just missing his eyes. Those same blue eyes that used to meet mine and then flit away at school. Just as they do now.
The Capitol can alter how Peeta’s mind sees Katniss, but they can’t alter how his heart sees her. Then and now.