I grit my teeth and try to bare the pain as the whip repeatedly slashes across my bare back, painfully cutting open the skin. The peacekeeper chuckles each time the whip makes contact with my skin. This goes on forever or that is what it feels like anyway. The second to last hit is the most painful out of them all causing me to scream.
"SHUT-UP!" The peacekeeper shouts whipping me one last time. He heads over to he door.
"Now Mr Mellark, the President himself would like to see you later so if I were you, I wouldn't get too comfy." He says before stepping outside the cell. He bangs the door shut sending a loud echo throughout the cell. He chuckles loudly as he locks the door.
I climb of the stool and look around the cell. Nothing apart from the four walls locking me in, the stool I was sat on and my torn up t-shirt that was ripped of me and thrown onto the floor before I was whipped. I wince at the pain from my back as I crouch don to sit on the floor, I pull my knees up to my chest and wrap my arms around my legs. I feel so sacred, so alone.
I begin to twist the ring around my finger. The ring that is supposed to remind me of my never ending love for Katniss. I don't need reminding about how much I love Katniss, I have always loved her and I will never stop loving her. She is my life. I begin to cry, thinking of Katniss, Katniss and Willow mean so much to me I Love them so much. I hope they don't capture them, they can have me all they want as long as they leave my family alone. I am willing to die for my family.
I hear the door open, I look up. I can't see the figure until it switches on the lights. President Snow.
"Sand up!" He orders glaring at me with his snake like eyes. I hastily stand up, ignoring the pain coming from my back. Snow walks up to me, the strong scent of roses and blood that follows him makes me want to throw up.
"Well, well Mr Mellark. We meet again." Snow whispers into my ear, i have to resist the urge to punch him. I hear a scream coming from to cell next to me, not any old scream though. A babies scream. Willow's scream.
"What have you done to them." I hiss. He laughs evilly, I catch sight of him as he presses a button. The wall opposite me is lifted up revealing the other cell.
"NO!" I scream. Katniss is tied up in a chair, she has cuts all over her arms. Willow is tied up in a small cot, tears pouring out of her eyes. I want to kill this evil man we call Snow.
"LET THEM GO!" I scream, I try to run over to them but two peacekeepers hold me back. Snow walks over to Katniss.
"Well Miss Everdeen." He says.
"Mellark." She corrects.
"Mrs Mellark, got any last words to say to your husband." He says. She grits her teeth as Snow runs his hand through her hair.
"I will take that as a no then." He says.
"Flod, lets get on with the process." He says to a peacekeeper that is standing next to the cot Willow is trapped in.
"What are you going to do to them." I cry.
"Well, I think that the Mockingjay needs to learn who really is in charge. And I don't have a reason why I am punishing little miss Willow, but seeing though I like to see children suffer, I will torture and Kill her for the fun of it." He says laughing.
"YOU HORRIBLE, EVIL MAN, DON'T YOU DARE TOUCH MY FAMILY!" I shout. It is unexpected, the whip once again makes contact with my back making me grit my teeth in agony. Even though I know what I will get in return, I speak up.
"I love my family too much to let you kill them. Kill me instead." I get another whip in return.
"Peeta Mellark, why should I give you the pleasure of being killed just so your wife and daughter can live." He says. Before I have time to reply one of the peacekeepers put a piece of cloth over my mouth so I am unable to speak.
"This." Snow begins, he holds up a syringe that looks like it is filled with tracker jacker venom.
"Is filled with a highly poisonous tracker jacker venom. You only need a little bit to take your life. We will start with the child." Snow walks over to Willow. I Begin to cry, she is too young to die. I look over at Katniss and her eyes are also filling up with tears.
"NO. GET AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER YOU EVIL MAN!" Katniss screams, a peacekeeper gags her so she can't speak.
I watch Snow picks up a screaming Willow and jams the syringe into her neck. Without saying anything he drops Willow's lifeless body back into the cot and walks over to Katniss.
"Keep her still!" He orders. Two peacekeepers hold down Katniss' body as Snow injects the poison into her. I watch as her beautiful grey eyes roll back and her body goes limp.
I fall to my knees and cry. I have just experienced the worst thing possible. I have just watched my family die.
I wake up breathing heavily, screamng. I am just about to turn to Katniss when I notice she isn't there and we arn't in the room Effie lent us, we are in our own room back in district twelve. I look at Katniss' side of the bed again, no she is definitely not there. But replacing her I find blood. I climb out of bed, the blood trails into Willow's room. I practically run in there. Neither Katniss or Willow is in there.
"KATNISS. WHERE ARE YOU?" I scream at the top of my lungs. No reply. My heart starts beating fast. I look over at Willows cot. There is a piece of paper. I creep over there, pick it up and open it, it reads:
Are you, are you coming to the tree?
It isn't Katniss' handwriting but I know exactly where she will be. Without bothering to put on a jacket or shoes, I run as fast as I can to the tree in the meadow. I don't even bother to stop and breathe when I am out of breath, I just keep running. When I get there I get the shock of my life, Katniss has a piece of rope tied around her neck, connecting to the branch of the tree. Willow also has a piece of rope tied around her neck, connecting to the same branch of the tree.
"NO!" I scream.