Gale Hawthorne does not love Katniss Everdeen. He never has and never will. Despite the constant rumors, they have always been just friends and will remain just friends until the end of time itself. However, in that same time span, Gale will never be with the one he truly wants. That person had confessed his love to someone else at the games. It was rumored to be a strategic play, but that seemed highly unlikely to Gale. He had lost all hope. Gale stared blankly as the train pulled into the station, followed by loud cheers of the happy district. Gale put on a happy smirk, but did not cheer. Peeta and Katniss came out holding hands, cause his smile to falter for a moment, but it returned when he realized he couldn't do anything about it. He would be going to the mines soon anyway, his birthday was coming up soon. He followed behind his family (them behind Peeta's, and Peeta's behind Katniss') as they walked up to get the victors to their new, fancy and large, homes.