The Mad Girl's Song

After the beheading of her fellow District Four tribute, Annie Cresta must face the cameras and the Capitol as the victor of the 70th annual Hunger Games; she’s wracked with guilt and memories, and the sound of the cannons of the other tributes. This is a brief entry for the Hunger Games fan fiction competition-I’m not really used to writing this kind of thing, but after seeing ‘Catching Fire’ on the big screen and re-reading the book, I was sort of inspired to write something along these lines. As always, any comments or tips to improve would be very much appreciated, so I can get it to the standard I want it to be, hopefully 

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~~Finnick! My God, Finnick, God Finnick, Finnick! Did... Finnick! Did you... Did you see...? Oh, Finnick! Did you see...? See what they did... My God, Finnick! They... They... Cut... His, his head, his head, they cut off his head, Finnick... Oh, Finnick... Finnick.... They cut off his head, he's dead, Finnick, he's dead, dead, they cut off his head. They cut off his head... Finnick, they cut off his head... And then the water hit, and they were swimming and... D-drowning, Finnick, and the eruption and... Head, head, they cut off his head, they cut off his head, they cut off his head they cut off his head they cut off his head and I tried to stop them Finnick I really did but I just couldn't stop screaming and screaming and screaming they cut off his head and ran off and I ran off Finnick and I hid Finnick and I didn't come out and they ran and swam and I swam and they all... They all... They're all dead, Finnick, they're dead, aren't they? Dead... And the thing zoomed in and picked up his body but he didn't have a head and he was bleeding so much so much so much so very very much blood and bleeding and I was screaming because of the blood and his head and the water and the cannons... God, Finnick, there were so many cannons and they all went boom boom boom boom boom in my ears but I couldn't hear them because I was screaming, Finnick, I was screaming so much... Finnick, they're all dead, Finnick... My God, Finnick, they all died and now they're dead... I can't breathe Finnick I can't I can't Finnick Finnick Finnick I held him while he bled and I held his head in the other hand and I left him Finnick and I failed him and you and Mags because I ran while all the cannons were all... Finnick... My God, Finnick, my God... Oh, Finnick! Finnick! They say I won, Finnick... They're saying I won, oh Finnick, Finnick...
  
Annie, you have to stop; you have to listen to my voice.

My God, Finnick, my God... Oh, Finnick! Finnick! They say I won, Finnick... They're saying I won, oh Finnick, Finnick...
  
Yes, Annie, yes, it’s Finnick but you have to breathe. You have to stop and you have to breathe. You’re safe now, Annie, you are safe.

His, his head, his head, they cut off his head, Finnick... Oh, Finnick... Finnick.... They cut off his head, he's dead, Finnick, he's dead, dead, they cut off his head. They cut off his head... Finnick, they cut off his head...
  
Annie, I know. I know, I saw. But there’s nothing we can do now. You have to breathe, otherwise you will die. You will die, Annie. Yes, that’s it, breathe. Breathe. I’m so sorry, Annie.

Finnick…
  
Annie. You don’t have to worry anymore. You’re the victor, Annie; you win. No more arena, alright? No more arena, no more tributes for now, not for you, understand? You’ve won. The cameras will be here in ten minutes.
  
Oh, Finnick… My God… Oh my God…
*
“So tell me, Annie dear, how did you feel when the last cannon went off; when you realised you were victor?”
“Oh, Caesar…”
…and I was screaming because of the blood and his head and the water and the cannons... God, Finnick, there were so many cannons and they all went boom boom boom boom boom in my ears but I couldn't hear them because I was screaming, Finnick, I was screaming so much... Finnick, they're all dead, Finnick... My God, Finnick, they all died and now they're dead... I can't breathe Finnick I can't I can't Finnick Finnick Finnick I held him while he bled and I held his head in the other hand and I left him Finnick and I failed him and you and Mags because I ran while all the cannons were all... Finnick... My God, Finnick, my God... Oh, Finnick! Finnick! They say I won, Finnick... They're saying I won, oh Finnick, Finnick...
   “It was… relief, I think.”
…Finnick, they're all dead, Finnick... My God, Finnick, they all died and now they're dead... I can't breathe Finnick I can't I can't Finnick Finnick Finnick I held him while he bled and I held his head in the other hand and I left him Finnick and I failed him and you and Mags because I ran…
   “And I think I was just glad to be alive, in a way.”
The water, the water, and the earthquake and the dam when it flooded the arena, Finnick, and they all floated away like plywood and they left me swimming and they all sank and drowned, the other tributes, Finnick, but I swam and I couldn’t stop swimming, Finnick, and my lungs were filling with water and I can’t breathe and I can’t breathe because they’re all dead, all dead, all dead and I’m alive, Finnick, I’m alive but they’re all dead. My God, Finnick, oh…
   Caesar Flickerman nods his coiffed head. “And the other District Four tribute, Miss Cresta? That must have been very hard for you to witness.”
The Capitol voices their agreement.
   No, don’t, please don’t. Leave him alone, no, leave him, please… Oh G-… No, no! Kai! Kai, God, Kai, your head, your head, they… stay still, Kai, and I’ll get you help because the Capitol might send help, they really might, oh my God, no, get away from me, oh… Kai, I can’t drag you, you’re bleeding, Kai. Look… your head and your neck and your body… Look at them, look, look, Mr Flickerman, President Snow, his head, they cut it… Oh my… They cut off his… His head, no no no no no, Kai don’t oh my Kai look at me, Kai, Kai; you’re bleeding and your head… No, don’t you dare, you stay away from him, oh God, oh God, Kai… We’ll be back at District Four soon if you stop bleeding but you have to stop bleeding Kai, alright? You have to stop bleeding… Finnick! Mags! Look at him, he’s bleeding, his head… Oh, Kai, your head, it’s… Oh, oh, oh, Kai… No. No no no no, Kai, no, my God, it’s your head, maybe we could reattach it Kai, the Capitol could put you back together again like their dolls and their… Boom… No, not boom because he’s still alive, you see, you’re making a huge… Kai, I have to go Kai my God oh my God no, Kai, my God, Kai…
   “It… was, it was, Caesar. Oh…”
   “And when the volcano erupted, when the dam flooded the arena? That must have been a traumatic experience as well.”
B-bodies, their bodies, Finnick, you didn’t see them, you didn’t see, the hovercraft picked up seven in one go, it must have done, but they’re still floating around and they bleed and they look like they’re swimming but the point is that they’re not, you don’t understand, Finnick, because they all died and nobody seems to understand that, Finnick, the fact that everybody died, Finnick, and the cannons are going boom boom boom and the water’s gushing and flowing and flooding and drowning and the jabberjays are screaming in my ears and they’re all dead, Finnick, they’re b-bodies instead of tributes, you see…
   “It was.”
Caesar Flickerman smiles in his best effort at sympathy; so does the whole Capitol.
He stands and waves his hands: “Ladies and gentlemen, our victor of the 70th annual Hunger Games-Annie Cresta of District Four.”
    Finnick! My God, Finnick, God Finnick, Finnick! Did... Finnick! Did you... Did you see...? Oh, Finnick! Did you see...? See what they did... My God, Finnick! They... They... Cut... His, his head, his head, they cut off his head, Finnick... Oh, Finnick... Finnick.... They cut off his head, he's dead, Finnick, he's dead, dead, they cut off his head. They cut off his head... Finnick, they cut off his head... And then the water hit, and they were swimming and... D-drowning, Finnick, and the eruption and... Head, head, they cut off his head, they cut off his head, they cut off his head they cut off his head they cut off his head and I tried to stop them Finnick I really did but I just couldn't stop screaming and screaming and screaming they cut off his head and ran off and I ran off Finnick and I hid Finnick and I didn't come out and they ran and swam and I swam and they all... They all... They're all dead, Finnick, they're dead, aren't they? Dead... And the thing zoomed in and picked up his body but he didn't have a head and he was bleeding so much so much so much so very very much blood and bleeding and I was screaming because of the blood and his head and the water and the cannons... God, Finnick, there were so many cannons and they all went boom boom boom boom boom in my ears but I couldn't hear them because I was screaming, Finnick, I was screaming so much... Finnick, they're all dead, Finnick... My God, Finnick, they all died and now they're dead... I can't breathe Finnick I can't I can't Finnick Finnick Finnick I held him while he bled and I held his head in the other hand and I left him Finnick and I failed him and you and Mags because I ran while all the cannons were all... Finnick... My God, Finnick, my God... Oh, Finnick! Finnick! They say I won, Finnick...
   They're saying I won, oh Finnick, Finnick...
  
They’re saying I won…

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