Faces In The Flames

14 year old June Ford is always alone. Her Dad is always away at work trying to earn as much as he can to keep them both going, as June's Mum and little sister both went missing while she was still a kid. Every night Ju sits around a old small bonfire and lights it while waiting for Dad to come home, it's always late. One night June sees a face in the flames, the face explains she is the chosen one to save the Underworld. June tries to ignore it but she starts seeing faces in the fire she lights every night, of her lost Mum, her sister and lots of other faces she doesn't know. They are all crying which tortures Ju, but one night it's up to her to stop the crying.


10. What's the hunger games?

"Training?" I question.
"Of course! You can't go battling warlocks with no experience at all, you'd be burnt to a crisp, or worse. And since that can't happen, you must be trained." Amy answers with a gleam in her eye.
"Okay, so what kinda training, you mean like daggers and kicking and poison, like the hunger games kinda training?" I say starting to worry, though not for the first time.
"What's the hunger games?" Amy says looking puzzled.
Pulling a shocked face, I yell "OMG, how can you not know what the hunger games is?!"
"I died in 1961, I don't know about any of these fancy gadgets. When I was alive, the best thing in the world to have was a bike, I didn't even have a phone, I didn't even know what that was until I started watching you!"

"Wow, I may be like really poor but I still know what it is! Oh well, it's a story about being forced to fight to the death. I saved up for months for those books."
"Uhh, okay, soo, come on." Amy says, leaving a pause between each word and giving me a look that clearly stated what the hell!?
I ignored it and imagined actually fighting in the hunger games, I'd probably just hide in a tree and wait for everyone to die!
Suddenly a cold hand hit my face, it was Amy, trying to get me to focus.
"Sorry to bother you dolly daydream, but there's a warlock out to destroy you! Now follow me and keep quiet." Amy whispers harshly as she leads me out of the hut and into the unknown...
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