Hunger Games Chasing the Sun

Imagine if Katniss and Peeta had never sparked a rebellion. What if Peeta died when Cato pulled him down and they where both killed by the muttations. This story explores the life of one girl who goes into the arena, but its not just like any hunger games... Read on to find out more...

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4. The Opponent

I walk up to the stage. Effie takes my hand and leads me up. 

"Well, it looks like we have another Katniss Everdeen here" I scowl. I never want to be compared to that monster. The monster who let my brother die. "And what's your name dear?"

"Cassidy Mellark" I mumble. She pats my back 

"Aaaah Mellark, that was your sister, wasn't it?" She says grinning, like she was thinking, ooh another exiting set of games to come. "and are you in anyway related to Peeta Mellark, who so tragically died in the 74th annual hunger games. Well, your family are unlucky, aren't they?"

"Yes" I can hardly get my words out. She makes it sound like a joke.

"Well with that, "drama" out of the way, we can move onto the boys." Smiling she shuffles to the other side of the stage. This time she moves a lot quicker, checking her golden watch with every few steps. She puts her hand in and pulls out a name. Again the audience falls silent. This time the boys have their eyes closed, their fists clenched. She picks a name and lets the tension rise before announcing.

"This year the boy tribute from district 12 will be" She inhales and continues "Gale Hawthorne" 

I don't know what to think. Gale has always been the boy at school who would boast because he had never been picked for the games no matter how much food he tookMore importantly, he is Katniss Everdeen's boyfriend. And now he was walking up to the stage, a tribute for the 76th annual Hunger Games. 

I barely have time to think before Effie says "Alright, shake hands" This tradition marks the beginning of another Hunger Games. As we shake, I stare into his eyes.

Then I realise something. Gale Hawthorne, the boy who boasted that he hadn't been picked,  and me Cassidy Mellark, sister to Peeta who died two years ago,would both be dead in a few weeks.

 

 

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