We sat around after the presentation with Mr. Sorrow’s visit still heavy on all of our minds. The creepiness of silence shouldn’t be scarring me but there isn’t even people jotting down on their notebooks in conversation. I knew that every single one of them was just waiting to have the doorbell ring again to see Mr. Sorrow mess his pants to see more than twenty Avoxes ready to kill.
“Are we all going to be in trouble?” Catre quivered out loud and everyone was in awe that she spoke for probably the first time for most of these Avoxes time here.
“Don’t be serious Catre! There is no way that we are going to be in trouble if we haven’t done anything! That is impossible!” She laughed before quickly finishing her plate instead of starring out of the main window that is across from her after a long line of Avoxes on each side as if it was a Thanksgiving feast though we have a version of this every meal almost.
Mag quickly got out of her chair after writing something down for the Mistress to see and since she had me sit directly next to her then I was able to see it for myself. “I think it is time that Zava gets her first gift since she had been around a few days.” Mag showed Mistress and Mistress smiled while nodding that it was ok to grab the gift.
I suddenly got extremely excited since I became an Avox I never received something because most gifts that masters give is a harsh beating because of something that the Avox had done. I watched Mag as she left the room and I had butterflies as well as a bunch of excitement running around to where I just wanted to run in there and grab the package from her.
Soon she came out with a bright blue box with a tight red bow. I felt obliged to have a gift let alone act like it was a true surprise since it would be one wrapped or not.
I wondered what it held as I started to rip the package. It took me a while since the entire thing was glued together and felt like it was meant to be unopened instead of being a present. The paper didn’t budge as I started to scrape the paper but soon I managed to get a bit of the paper to be free and it was easy to shred the gift to reveal a bright turquoise fabric that shined beautifully into the light. I stared at the turquoise dress with something else underneath.
I felt around the bottom of the box to grab a pair of perfectly weaved and sewn together leggings. I can feel myself getting overjoyed since this sealed he fact that I am home within the Avox realm. These people that I am with care about each other to where they would protect them from the most dangerous of people. I felt loved instead of hated and want to keep that love instead of enjoying the hate because that is all that I have known. Plus the part that everyone has to be the same as an Avox if broken since this wonderful family that I have had given me the gift of individuality.
“Do you want to go and try it on?” Mistress chimed bringing me back to reality becouse I had been staring at my outfit for a long while now I can see that everyone was starting to wonder if I hate it.
I stood and nooded happily as I quickly changed in one of the nearest bathroom that I could use and went on in. I stared at the outfit as I let this moment sink while I took my old clothing off that I am going to be happy to burn since it is a Avox uniform but in black. I stared at the mirror as I wished that I couldn’t see the cuts from past whips and fights didn’t show where I had been put through a bunch.
I slipped on the outfit and I literally fell to the floor. I knew that it fit perfect in every way possible the shirt part was flirty and fun while the top was appropriate for an Avox lifestyle. Mag had thought of something that was unique and functional since it is made that way.
Suddenly, I hear a knock at the bathroom and it was Catre. “Hurry up Zava! We know you like the outfit but we all want to see!” I hear through the door and I fixed my long red hair into a nice messy braid before I opened the door.
“You look amazing!]” Catre screamed and I knew that that she was going to react becouse that is the same reaction I had when I opened the gift. ”We must show the others.” She grasped my hand tightly while we rushed to the group.
Most of the Avoxes were finished when we arrived but all I heard when I entered was gasps. Everyone’s reaction was priceless and I didn’t feel like a Avox anymore, I felt like the most important person in the world that just made a grand entrance. “Zava, Mag made this for you.” Mistress chimed and I smiled widely before I ran over and gave her a huge hug before running back to Mistress to do the same.
“Now the next thing on our list is to disgust is the upcoming Hunger games sponsor.” Mistress chimed weakly as if she didn’t want to work on this at all but needs to be done. I plopped in the chair thinking that this was a buzz kill to the grandest moment of my life while she continued.
“We have to choose someone to sponsor since we have all the districts here and that means that we could switch the bets in our favor.” Mistress chimed. “So who do all of you suggest I should put the funds?”
The place went quiet for a moment as I wondered why in the world we are doing this in the first place. Although, she is asking about opinion which is another thing that all people that have a Avox never let them have a opinion since it might lead to mutiny but it seemed that Mistress has the idea of overthrow under control. Just by letting us have this bit of thought appears to have everyone in a good mood instead of wanting destruction.
“Why is she doing tis?” I wrote after I found where I placed my notebook.
“Whichever district wins gets a huge economic boom so we have to be prepared for the rush with our pick.” Catre wrote in her notebook so she could stay quiet. I wished that there was something else other than killing that could be done to remind ourselves of the past. These kids are so young and have their whole lives ahead of them to where I know that the trauma that the winner wins amounts tenfold than what an Avox dose.
I glanced back over to Mistress as she were reading the notebooks for suggestions for who’s fates we should put everything into for winning. I can tell that Mistress doesn’t hundred present know what she is doing since she is always putting herself out there to where if she isn’t careful she might become one of us.