How the Hunger Games Started

This is about a time before the hunger games. This is how the hunger games started. It is different to how the book says.

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22. An Attack

All stays silent. It seems like hours before I pluck up the courage to walk around. I feel like Adam is the only one who can protect me. I imagine his arms around me, and find comfort in his memory. 

No canon has sounded yet, and that gives me something to hang onto, but in another way I feel disappointed that he hasn't killed them yet. Every hour that he spends away from me, is another hour in which I sit, frozen. 

Suddenly, the rustling of leaves catches my attention. It must be Adam, I tell myself over and over again. 

"Adam." I whisper, barely letting out any sound. 

I peer around the tree and come face to face with the boy I thought was dead, the one I thought Freya had killed. 

Theo stands above me, holding a long spear. 

"Aria, we meet again." 

A long cut runs down his cheek and another on his forehead. 

"She tried to kill me, your friend!" he shouts pointing to his injuries. "But I'm too clever, I killed her instead." 

I feel rage start to ignite within me, like a fire. 

"You killed Freya?" I ask, my body shaking. 

"Yes, and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same with you." 

I quickly place my knife in the waistband of my trousers, and raise my hands defensively. 

"I don't want to fight, please Theo." I can feel my hands shaking, and worry about how silly I look to him. 

"I never wanted this you know." he lowers the spear a little. "I wanted to be good, not commit any crimes, but I was too hungry." 

"I know how you feel." 

"No, you don't!" He raises the spear again and presses the end of the blade to my stomach. 

"Please." I am begging with him know. 

"Don't worry i'll make it quick." He throws the spear aside and pulls out a larger knife from his pocket, the blade shines in the moonlight. "I'll show you some mercy." 

 

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