"hey Eli" i say to my best friend
"hello Lacey how you enjoying those blackberrys"Eli says
"they are amazing so do you want to go to the shack" i say
"sure but we got to be home before the reaping"Eli says
so we head over to the shack which is a small little house that Eli and i built it is behind the market where no one ever goes. when we get there Eli takes out the most amazing thing. a cake. even though it is the size of my palm it still makes me drool. in small letters it says lacey wigin.
"Happy birthday" Eli says as he is sliceing it in half
"thank you but it would be more happy if it wasn't reaping day"i say
"don't worry your only sixteen so that would be 5 out of a thousand chances"he says
"im not worred about me im worred about bram"i say
"i know im worred about tyler"
"but your lukey if tyler gets called you can volenteer if bram gets called..............."
"try not to think about it we better get going its in 20 miniutes"
"hey bram you almost ready"i say he doesn't answer i go to his room and see him on the floor crying softly i crouch down beside him "its OK you have 1 in a million of getting picked come on lets go eat a little before we go".
he just nods his head
bram,my mother and father sit around the wooden table with a little bit of bread since i am in district 12 the last district we get less food. but noboddy feels like eating. so we go to the center of town with out eating.
before me and bram gets seperated i give him a quick hug and tell him to find eli than a peacekeeper grabs me from behind and shoves me into the girls area.linda charter the person how calls out the names stand on top of the stage with a hot pink wig on.she walks on stage and reads a speach about the war and why we have to do the hunger games.she finaly walks over to the glass ball that has all the names in it from A-Z ages 12-18 and only boys.she reaches in.
"the 74th annual hunger games boy tribute is BRAM UNDERWOOD"linda charter says
i imedietly start screemin"bram! i volinteer"
"i am sorry young lady but he is a boy you are a girl but if any boy would like to volinteer come up"
i see eli starting to move toward the stage but i here someone yell hunter will like to i know how hunter is but its not his vosie its someone elses. 2 peacekeepers grab him and pull him up on stage he looks confused.
"ok lets go to the girls" she dipps one hand in really fast"and she is...oh wow..... LACEY UNDERWOOD i guess she is going to the games after all"
i walk slowly toward the stage thinking why me why him hes mean to me hes in my grade he sturdily built and has 2 older brothers how could volinteer for him
"well go on shake hands"linda charter says he looks at me than shakes my hand even though it sounds mean i can't wait to kill him.we each go to a room in the justice building so our family can say goodbye to us privatly.when they come in bram jumps into my arm crying.
"don't worry i promise i will do every thing i can to win"i say
"no you will win i know it will even try to sponser you"bram say
"thank you"i look up at my parents and they just hug me not saying anything next is eli
he hugs me"find any type of weapon but the one you want is an arrow"eli says
"i know what to do i will try but if i don't make it then feed them please you know how to hunt please feed them"i say
"you know i will but you know how to hunt just kill them and you come back home don't worry about them i will take care of them i have woods"eli says
a bunch of peacekeepers come in and take them away and then me we go on a train all the way to the capitol
when we get on the train linda intrduces us to are mentor jason allen a sturdily built guy which is amazig because he drinks alot he has short blond hair with gray eyes.we all settle around the couch to watch all the tributes and there reaping it goes like this
name-xander bolten male
name-mary lou female
name-willy grand male
name-emma waterson female
name-tavon jr male
name-ally extra female
name-gill seamore male
name-angie net female
name-christopher ryan male
name-abbie cornell female
name-matt renteria male
name-samira malick female
name-ricky soto male
name-loren carter female
name-trejun smith male
name-nicole cohutte female
name-jordon taylor male
name-rashida gibson female
name-henrey caters male
name-elizibeth caters female
name-jaylen beasly male
name-dejah zhana female
name-hunter ballod male
name-lacey underwood female
after the show we all went to bed tommrow we meet are stylist for tommorw evenings charet ride.
when i wake up i find my prepteam at the end of my bed.they are the funniest looking people i've met in my hole intire life.one of them intrduces them as felip venia and ontini.felip the only male looks like a person that works at a circus with a cruvey long mustash. ontini is more freaky.she has dark blue skin mixed in with bright yellow which makes more of a light green.venia is the freakest of all she resembles a cat with long whiskers a long tail and pointy ears.
"darling lacey we must fixs those awful nails"ontini says
"what about this hair"filip says
"easy for you to say look at that face its not even close to capitol ready"venia says
so they prep me up.after that hunter and i meet are stylist china.he looks normal nothing capitol like i already like him.
"so i have this idea about the offit you guys are going to be on fire the hole offit is going to be black and flamable and i will set it on fire"china says with a smile
me and hunter look at each other like he is totally crazy
when it is time for the chariot ride me and hunter go to the back of the line while china sets are costume on fire.the others look amazing but not as amazing as us.everybody loves us.
after the other tributes look daggers at us and are costumes presedent snake gives us a long boring speech.then where off to bed.
"hey you guys have training tommorow so get some rest we will discuss the plan tommorow"jason says
so we head of to bed.the next morning my stylist has laid out my close for training.i get dressed and head down stairs where hunter and jason are already discussing the plan.
"good morning sunshine"jason says
"so whats the plan"i say hunter looks pissed off so i think its a bad one
"well you guys are going to stick togather nomatter what during the training session"jason says i look at him now i know why hunters pissed
"are you for real"i say
yes it is training time so lets go"jason says
we head down to training where a man that introudues himself as aladen talks about the rules and names all the things we can do and he lets us lose i think about where i will go
"so were will we go first"hunter says
"we could go over to the fire station"i say
"what you haven't had enough of fire" he says as hes walking over there
"shut up it will be less painful if we don't talk"i say
so we buld fires for the next 30 mins and then hunter suggest we go over to the camiflage station.
he starts painting himself into a tree which he is really good at.
"wow that is amazing where'd you learn to do that"
"at the bakery"he says
after that we go throw the stations quietly.it goes like that for the next three daysthen its are private session withthe gamemakers.when it is my turn to go in i grab a bow and arrow and aim at yhe practice dummy and hit straight throw the heart.i look up at the gamemakers smliling but there not looking at me there looking at the pig i shoot another arrow at them and nererly miss one of the gamemakers head but i got it in the apple i the pigs mouth.then i leave.