I watch Pearl run about with Jax outside in the snow. I sink back into the chair near the door and take a deep breath. I'm still scared. Scared of The Arena. After Jax and I won and moved to the Victor's Village with our families, it seems like things have changed. Ever since I killed Carter District 4 has been... Quieter? Maybe they wanted Carter to win, and not me. That doesn't matter now though, because after all, he's gone.
"Cyanna!" Pearl calls out. I sigh and get out of the small chair and jog over to hear.
"Jax's mother has something for you. I think you should check it out,"
"Alright, I'll be back soon!" I smile at Pearl and Jax, and walk off to Jax's house. Now it feels like I have two twelve year old sisters, and I love it. I arrive at Jax's house and knock on the wooden door and her smiling mother opens it.
"Hello," I take a small pause, "Pearl said you had something for me?"
"Oh, yes! Come in, come in," I walk inside with her.
"Thank you," I say, "It's cold out there,"
"Mmm. I know, anyway. Thank you so much for keeping Jax alive in The Games,"
"You're welcome," I smile.
"You saved her by taking that knife in your leg. That was aimed at her,"
"Oh... I didn't know that,"
"Your little sister was right. I do have something for you!" Jax's mother walks into a room and comes back a few minutes later. She passes me a small box, and I open it.
"It's lovely!" I hug her. It's a little locket, with my crown on it, with photos of my family and I and a photo of Jax and her family.
"You're welcome. My husband made it for you. A little something to say thank you,"
"I think I better get going,"
"Yes. Bye Cyanna!"
"Goodbye!" I call, as I shut the door and carefully put the locket on my neck, and hide it in my t-shirt.
"Jax?" I ask.
"Yes I'm here!" She yells from behind a house.
"Tell your father I say thank you for this," I show her the locket, and she nods.
"Cyanna... Do you think we have to go back to The Arena?" Jax whispers.
"No. No way. We're safe. Hopefully," I reply.
"OK. I'm just a bit scared still..."
"Me too. Well... We'll have to see what happens, right?"
"Right," and with that she skips off to her house.