Revenge

A Hunger Games fan fiction (I know it's a bit late!) about what happens in the games run by the districts for the capitol children as revenge for the Hunger Games. Please tell me what you think!!!

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4. The Mockingjay

I'm not taken to meet Katniss yet. Instead, I am taken to a stylist. Her name is Emmie. She too is from the Capitol, so she is on my side. I think I recognise her for a moment, and then I remember: she was my freinds' mother! The thought of her dressing me for the hunger games when we know each other quite well makes me want to shudder, but I don't want Emmie to get suspicious. I sit down in a chair in front of the mirror, studying my features.

"What a pretty girl you are!" Emmie coos.

I'm not very pretty really. She's just being polite. I can't believe I'm with Katniss- the girl who killed my grandfather. Well, she didn't really kill him... more like made him die from shock. She killed her accomplice, President Coin. I don't know exactly how President Snow died, but some say he was trampled to death by charging crowds. I never knew my grandfather well; he was too busy ruling the country. I only saw him on TV and in newspapers. He wasn't like a proper grandfather. 

Emmie wants to give me a mockingjay look. Mockingjay... the symbol that got my grandfather dead. Mockingjay... Katniss Everdeen. Mockingjay.... my guide. Mockingjay... it was meant to be my enemy. But I don't feel anger. All I feel is confusion. Emmie makes me a long, black dress, dotted with sequins. Then, she creates some beautiful, satin wings, which glimmer like jewels in the light. I feel like an angel as I put them on. But I'm no angel- I'm not pretty enough to be an angel.

"Lovely," she breathes. "You can wear it at dinner if you like."

"No thanks," I say, trying to sound polite. She looks disappointed. "Well.... then take it off now. Dinner is starting in ten minutes."

I change back into my usual cotton dress and sit in my carriage for a bit. Five minutes later, there's a knock on my door. Is it dinner already?

No, it's Adri Simpson.

"You're Velvet, right?" she says softly. "President Snow's granddaughter?"

I nod. "And you're Adri."

She nods. "You've got the mockingjay."

"Yes," I say. "And you have Lewis Hucker?"

"Yep," she says. "Random guy from District Four."

I smile. "What's he like?"

"He's a bore," Adri says with a yawn. "Doesn't stop talking. Have you met your guide yet?"

"No, not yet," I say.

There's another knock on the door.

It's Katniss.

"Time for dinner," she says without expression.

Adri and I walk out of the room, the mockingjay's eyes following us like a hawk's.

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