Jax cried so hard last night. I could hear her when I went to my room, so I let her sleep in my room. I quietly left her when she fell asleep and went to sit down at one of the tables by myself. I fell asleep on one of them, because I remember waking up with my face on it. I want to remember Pearl and Mother this year. There's got to be something that will make me remember them. But what?
That's when it hits me. My pin! I don't have it! It's gone! I lost it last year with Kiar. He might have it! I get up and walk to my room, to see Jax sitting up holding her hand over her heart, mumbling something with her eyes shut.
"Thank you," is the only word I catch when she opens her eyes.
"Hello. Sleep well?" I ask.
"Yes. Did you?" Yawns Jax.
"Sure did." I lie.
"When do we arrive in the Capitol?"
"I'm not sure. We should ask Neddie. She'll know she's from the Capitol!"
"OK. Come on, I'm hungry,"
I laugh and Jax jumps out of my bed. We walk into the dining room and see there is already a small plate of bacon and eggs. Perfect. I sit down, and Jax sits next to me and we start eating.
"I'm wish I was still at home." Sighs Jax.
"Yes, me too." I reply, finishing off my breakfast. Jax finishes hers and the train stops suddenly. We are in front of the makeup rooms. That means today is the Opening Ceremony. Already?
"See you on the other side," I whisper and get off the train, waving to the screaming Capitol people, and look at two doors with names in bold written on them. I enter the one with my name and am greeted by my prep-team.
"Cyanna! Oh my gosh! Hello!" Squeals Barnia.
"Hello!" I exclaim, hugging her, then Varil walks in and looks at my hands. She frowns.
"Cyanna! I told you not to bite your nails! You need them perfect for The Ceremony!" She scolds.
I look at my nails and see them perfectly fine. I didn't bite them.
"Aw, I'm just kidding! Come here," she smiles and hugs me.
"Mariol! Mariol! She's back!" Yells Barnia and Mariol runs in and pulls me into a hug. I hug him back.
"Come on. Let's wax you. Again." He takes my hand and leads me to a table. I bite my lip as I strip off carefully, and my prep-team gasp.
"You're perfect! Like last year! To Kiar!" Squeals Mariol and I put my robe back on and I'm lead to Kiar.
That's just who I want to see.