14. District Three
Pftt. This was gonna be easy. I was the mayors daughter. I want to go to the games I will. Easy as. I woke up late and didn't care. I was allowed to be late. I slipped out of bed and put on my dressing gown. Blue of course. As i sat down in my place to eat I heard the bell go. "Megan darling!" I heard my mother say. Are you ready?
"NO!" I shouted back as I went to my room. I changed into formal black trousers and a blue button up shirt. I threw a white loose scarf round my neck and went back into the kitchen. I gulped down my hot chocolate and went leaving a note saying I had gone. I slipped on my white ballet pumps and left. I could see everyone running down to the town centre. When I was younger I loved the sight. Everyone happy, running, joy on their faces. But there were a few who were scared, scampering, crying. But i never saw them. I made my way down the steps of our house and down to the pens. I had my finger pricked and was taken down. But.. I was scared now! Everyone was cheering and clapping not me. I just zoned out....
This was the day. The day I had been waiting for. I was 17. This is the last time I would be able to do the games. I'm gonna do it. I got up and put on a suit. I wanted to look good for this occasion . I was hoping I was going to have a partner that was my age. Hot, sweet, good looking. Then we could do that fake love thing. I love being arrogant. I went out of the flat and looked down. And there was the town centre. I grabbed a rail and tied my tie to it and slipped down to the front of the line. I had my finger pricked and strided proudly to the pen. I knew I was going to the games. Duh!
Everyone stood there. You could see the fear in their eyes. As effie walked onto the stage the crowd cheered.
"Now Welcome to the reaping for the 76th hunger games!" The crowd roared. It took a few minutes for the crowd to die down. The mayor was standing up there with effie and he could see his daughter playing with her token. A watch. Just an old watch that for some reason meant the world to her. He hadn't been paying attention he snapped out of his daydream when his daughters name was called
She stepped out and made her way proudly to the stage.
"Now for the boys" Effie said and clapped she pulled out a name...
"John May!" He stepped out and jogged to the top of the stage. He seemed discouraged when he saw Megan standing there. Being only 12. But it didn't faze him. They shook hands and got onto the train. The mayor could see out of the corner of his eye that John was playing with something in his pocket. It showed up once and only once. It was his token. His token was a toy. A toy that belonged to Megan.