*a little backstory: as most of you may know, the hunger games is more important to me than basically anything, and has been since 2008. it has been a huge part of my life and brought me closer to people that i otherwise never would have met. despite this, it has never reached some of those closest to me, like nick, my mom and many other family members. but i never beg, i never plead, because if someone i love is going to read it, i want them to read it because they want to.*
on wednesday, nick said, "i have a surprise for you but i can't tell you until it's complete!" and i do not handle surprises well. i whine and i beg and i cry and i pull on your shirt and i lock the door so you can't leave until you tell me what the surprise is, and i did all of those things to him, but he wouldn't tell me. "when the time is right, i'll tell you," he said.
today in the car, he asked, "can i borrow the hunger games so i can loan it to my family? i want to rewatch it for a few reasons. because it's been so long since i saw it in theaters and....because i just finished reading all three books."
and i burst into tears.
he spent a month reading them all and keeping it a secret, so that when he finished them all he could surprise me.
so our friday night was spent doing what i love most: eating and laughing and talking about katniss and peeta.