My mother and Pearl are the first to be guided into the room and they sit across from me.
"Cyanna... That speech you made, is probably true." My mother blurts out and she covers her mouth as if she said the wrong thing.
"Yes, I know..." I sigh.
"It's not true!" Says Pearl,"You have to win Cyanna! For us,"
"Of course I will. We'll be as rich as... As Stafftip,"
"It's not about that. It's about you coming home." My mother says softly.
They both know I won't win. I won't come home... Isn't it obvious? I'll be dead. The Peacekeepers sign our time is up, so I hug my family tightly carefully not letting a tear slip from my eye, but one rolls down my cheek. The doors open, and someone who I wasn't expecting came in the room. Barnie Knale.
"I'm sorry you have to do this," he mutters.
"No, no. Don't be," I reply and he walks closer to me, and takes something out of his pocket.
"Something to remember our district..." And he puts a small pin, with a crown on it into my t-shirt. I smile. The crown means, royal and wealthy. District 4, isn't royal but it is wealthy. I thank him and he kisses my cheek softly. We are told that he must go, and he does without a word. I sigh and sit back down on the couch again. If only I could spend a few more minutes with my family. That's all I ask for, but of course the answer would be a big fat no. I'm sure my family would lock all the doors right now and think how they'd survive these weeks.
We all get on a train and head straight to the dining room, as Stafftip has an announcement. First, we get our food, which is lamb and fresh vegetables.
"OK. For my announcement, after dinner we are going to watch the replay of the reaping in every district!"
"Really?" I ask.
"Yes! So eat up, because I know I want to watch it!" Squeals Neddie, and we finish in no time. We are lead into a small room with a television on the wall.
District 1, Varnia and Laud. District 2, a girl with blonde hair and a boy with brown. District 3, a small girl, Jax and a man, Garth. District 4, Carter and I. District 5, a girlwith black hair and a boy with green eyes. District 6, a brother and sister. District 7, a girl and a boy. District 8, Mariol and Narl. District 9, girl and boy. District 10, girl and boy. District 11, boy and girl. District 12, boy and girl. The screen goes black. These are who I'm against. I was right all along. They do look hungry for flesh and blood. Except for Jax. She looks full of horror, squealing and holding her mother. Reminds me of Pearl.
"Wow..." Says Carter, astonished.
"Mhm..." I agree.
"I'm going to bed," I sigh and get up, walking to my room. I take off the clothes my mother gave me and throw them in a pile, change into a pair of pyjamas and get under the covers. I close my eyes and nearly forget about The Games.