2. The Reaping.
Modern Cander steps up to the bowl of names and gives a bight smile. How can she be smiling when one of us will be chosen to die in the worse way? A girl behind me grabs my arm so she could stand up instead of falling and being taken by a peacekeeper. My dad always said that if you see a keeper you should just run or you will pay the price, maybe you will even pay it with your life.
"Okay let's start!" Modern says with her cheery laugh. She puts her hand into a bowl which as the girls names in it. She pulls out a slip of paper and steps up to the microphone. My breath grows slow and everything stops. "And the girl will be... Peach Spiky!" I can't move. I hear gasps all around me. Someone gives me a little shove and I walk up. Modern smiles and looks around. I see my sister who is fifteen walk up, but all she says is
"Take her away."
The boy who got picked was my brother Levon. I stand in the visitors room waiting for someone to visit me, but no one comes. A peacekeeper with a buzz cut looks at me and I see the "I'm sorry" in his eyes. I don't blame him though it's kind of sad. Why wouldn't my family just come and visit it me? But really all I can think is why did I get picked? Didn't my family already lose Roxy? Why couldn't they just pick some other kid? It's not like the Spikys did anything wrong or did they?
"It's time!" I can't watch but I bet Effie is picking out a name right now. "Let's see here..." I open my eyes and see most kids are already full of tears. Then I look and see that Katniss is also crying. The Hunger Games is such a waste of time and people I think to myself as Effie reads out the name. "And the girl from 12 will be... Let's see Meg Goblet!"
I walk up knowing nothing will ever be the same again. I will be killed or be forever famous so I wouldn't have a life anymore. I don't listen when Effie calls out the boy's name but then I see him Fire Draft. He was the capital of all the lame sports here in 12. He is most skilled in fighting and he is seventeen which means he might really win this thing unlike me.
I go into the visiting room and Prim comes in with Katniss. They both hug me and then hands me something. I turn it over and my hand and I know it's the mocking Jay pin. I don't understand why they would give it to me. It's to rare to just give up. Everything turns upside down and I can't breath.
What is wrong with the world?