Nobody knew why she chose Gale. Somehow, she was able to look past the horrors of the way her little sister died and learned to accept that it wasn't Gale's fault. It surprised the world. The war ended 3 months ago, but it's never really been over for Katniss. Maybe it never will be. But when Katniss and Gale's relationship becomes toxic and dangerous, she's completely helpless. Gale walks out on her because of it, leaving her alone and paralyzed with guilt. The real war is just beginning. Soon, Peeta returns from his recovery in the Capitol expecting to find Katniss and Gale happily together. But when he finds her on the floor of her house, alone and nearly dead, he makes it his responsibility to save her. But because their relationship has grown apart, will Peeta be enough to mend the Girl on Fire when she burns herself out?