3. The Reaping Part 2
After I was dressed, we walked to the place where the Reaping was held. We gave a little bit of our blood and stood in our groups. I was with other 16 year olds. Prim was with the 12 year olds. A lady from the Capital gave a speech about the Games upfront and showed a video of President Snow, our leader. Then she was about to draw the names. "Ladies first," she announced. She put her and in the bowl and drew out a name.
"Primrose Everdeen," she said while she smiled. I looked for Prim. This wasn't possible. She started walking slowly to the front. I jumped out into the path and fought the guards. Then I yelled, "I volunteer as tribute." I walked up the path and gave Prim a hug. She started crying but Gale grabbed her and pulled her away. God I was so nervous now. What if I fought someone I knew in the Games? What if it was Gale? All this ran through my mind while I was up on the stage. The lady from the Capital clapped politely. "Now, for our gentleman." She walked over the bowl filled with the males of our district. She drew a name out. "Peeta Mellark." I saw a guy about my age walk up the path slowly. He was hoping someone would volunteer for him. No one did. He made his way up to the stage. I got a good look at his face and I recognized him. He was the boy who threw me bread when my family and I were starving. The lady from the Capital CONGRATULATED us on being in a game about killing each other and introduced herself as Effie. We had a few seconds to say bye to our family. I ran over and hugged my mom, Prim, and Gale. Prim was crying and I tried to get her to stop. "Gale," I said "take care of my family." He nodded and picked a crying Prim up and carried her away while I was taken to the train. I got on the train with Effie and Peeta and met a guy who always got drunk and that was our mentor, Haymitch Abernathy. I sat in a seat in the back and watched my district fade into the distance as we were headed into the Capital.
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