As the story picks up, Katniss is hunting for Gale's family, one that is very close to her. Gale has been Katniss's best friend, but since the Hunger Games commenced things have been different. Katniss is currently in a romantic struggle between Gale and Peeta and doesn't know what to do. She is forced to love Peeta in front of the public and she is growing feelings for him. However, she grew up with Gale and can't deny loving him. Both Gale's and Katniss's fathers were killed in the same mining explosion. Gale is now forced to mine to support his family, and Katniss is hunting for them to get something on their table. After she finishes hunting, Katniss goes to wake Haymitch, a personal friend and helper in her public appearance. He is a drunkard but invaluable to Katniss because he was responsible for saving her life in the Hunger Games.