The Games We Play (A 74th Hunger Games Story)
This story is starting from the Bloodbath and going to the end in different POV's. There won't be any Katniss chapters obviously, because the whole book is in her point of veiw. And the chapters will have point of veiw changes, so it's not going to be one character per chapter. Foxface's name in this is Fey, the 3 guy is Adrian, and the 10 guy is going to be Warner. Oh, and the girl from Eight will be Trinity, and the girl from Four is Anastasia. Enjoy the story!
60 seconds. I have 60 seconds and then I have to turn around and run. I have to get as far away from the Bloodbath as I can while still being close enough that I can steal from the Careers. I can't hunt,so my main food source is the Careers.
The elevator like thing I was riding up to get to my plate stops, and I see everyone around me. Katniss is on my left, eyeing a bow in the Cornucopia. On my right is the boy from my district, Jarome. He told me he's going into the Bloodbath. With the likes of Cato,Clove, and Marvel in there, he won't last a second. The countdown starts and I inhale slowly. I have to be calm and when that gong goes off, I have to get out of here.
60,59,58,57,56,55,54,53,52,51,50 I sweep all of the tributes, seeing who's where. Cato is three plates to my right, Clove is right across from him. Marvel, who I can see is looking at me, is six tubes to my left. My eyes linger on him for a second, in Training he didn't seem as bloodthirsty and vicious as the others, and he doesn't now.
49,48,47,46,45,44,43,42,41,40 I force my eyes to move on. Marvel is certainly intersteing, but this is life-or-death. I stop looking and prepare to run.
39,38,37,36,35,34,33,32,31,30 Half of my time is already up, and I can bet that in only a minute from now, one of these kids will be dead. In only a few hours from now,about half of them will have been killed off. I don't intend to be one of them.
29,28,27,26,25,24,23,22,21,20 I will live through today. I will turn around and I will run and I will live. I chant this back to myself,dead isn't an option. My family needs food, and I'm not there to steal it, so I have to win so they don't starve.
19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10 I will turn around and I will run and I will live. I will turn around and I will run and I will live.
9,8,7 I catch Katniss's eye and I see myself go up on the screen. I look calm, prepared, and not scared at all. Like I prepared to go into Bloodbaths every day.
6,5,4 I'm ready to turn and run. I can do this.
The gong goes off and I run straight for the knives. I knew that they'd be here for me. I pick up about a dozen of them, and I look for my first target.
I see the boy from 9 struggling to get a backpack, only a few yards in front of me. I throw the knife and it lands in his back. That was almost too easy. I poise my next knife at the person who he was struggling against, and I see that it was Katniss Everdeen,the Girl on Fire. She sees me and turns to run. I throw the knife at the back of her head, but she pulls up the pack she got from 9 and the knife doesn't hit her.
Cato's going to be so pissed that she left the Bloodbath alive. And that I was the one who almost got her. And I'm pissed too. I'm better than that! I'm better than making silly mistakes! I shouldn't have gone for somewhere less obvious, somewhere she couldn't have covered with her pack.
But I have to keep killing. I turn around and to make myself feel a little better, slit the girl from 7's throat.
"Clove!" I hear someone shout. I look up and see Marvel, who tosses me a knife. I nod in thanks and put that knife, along with six others , into my jacket and gather more supplies.
I lunge for a bag that looks like it's full of apples when the boy from Five goes for the same thing. I knock him down and smile as I stab him. I hear someone say "Good job Clover." It sounds like Cato.
I love the Bloodbath.
What feels like minutes but is really hours later, all the fighting stops. The cannons go off, and I count them. Eleven dead. I count the bodies. Fourteen bodies.
"Three people are faking!" I shout out to our alliance. I hand Glimmer a knife and Anastasia a trident.
"Start stabbing." I hear Cato say.
"I know where Katniss is! I can lead you to her!" I hear Peeta call to my left. Anastasia has her trident pointed right as his heart.
"You can?" Anastasia says, sounding doubtful.
"Yes, yes I can." He says confidently. It's an odd tone on someone like him, but he knows where Fire Girl is.
"Let him up." Cato says. He and Marvel are talking to the 3 boy, Adrian, saying something about supplies. The other faker is swiftly stabbed by Glimmer, the girl from 10 is useless.
"Now where do you think she is, Lover Boy?" Cato questions, turning away from Adrian.
"I know she's in the woods. She can hunt. You guys got the bow, right?" He asks. I look over to our makeshift weapon pile, and see that, yes, we have the bow.
"Yeah. Let's get some food and go find her. I can't believe she left the Bloodbath alive." Cato says. There are mutters of agreement and we all grab some food, our canteens, and weapons. I give Lover Boy a knife and Marvel gives Adrian a spear and we start hunting her down.
I will kill the Girl on Fire, even if it's the last thing I do.
It's so cold out tonight. I didn't get anything from the Cornucopia other than a flint, a pack of crackers, and a bottle of iodine. But Ceclia said no fires, not if I wanted to live.
I sit down in a seemingly comfortable spot and set out my supplies. I re-do my light brown hair into a braid, just to give my fingers something to do. I wish now, more than anything, that I grabbed a sleeping bag instead of a flint. I shiver and decide that maybe I should start a fire after all. The Careers are probably tired after a long day at the Bloodbath, and freezing to death is not a very desirable option.
So I gather some twigs and start a fire, throwing in a few leaves. I can feel myself warming up. Never in my life have I been so greatful for fire. Maybe it's heat, or exhaustion, or just sheer joy that I lived through today, but either way I drift off to sleep.
Snap,snap,snap! I wake up to the sound of twigs snapping under someone's feet. I turn around and see the Career pack coming straight at me.
"No! Please, please don't!" I plead before they even touch me.
"But you see, we've been hunting all night, and you're already here. Why shouldn't we?" The dark haired girl from 2,Clove I think her name is, says, obviously enjoying this.
"I'll do anything you want! Just please don't kill me!" I beg. I don't want to die, not like this, not now. I do not want to die.
"How about no?" The blonde boy from 2, Cato, says arrogantly and he stabs his sword right throught my stomach and I scream. It hurts so much. I can't breath and I can't think and all I can do is scream.
I run out of air and wait to bleed out. The Careers look through my things, and sound disappointed. I can't hear very well either,it's just turning into white noise at this point. I hear them leave, and I know I'm going to die soon. I just want it all to end, it hurts so much.
I wait for a long time. District Eight won't have a victor this year, that's for sure. I hear twigs snap again and see Peeta, the boy who's in love with Katniss, holding a knife.
"I'm sorry." He whispers quiety. Then there's a knife thrown, a cannon, and nothing more.
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