I was escorted to the train with peacekeepers, Tom standing by my side. When we got on the train, Lucy was sitting at a table, drinking a cup of mint tea, she didn’t even acknowledge us. Tom, who already knew everything there is to know about fighting in the Hunger Games that there is to know, went straight to his room, not caring about learning anything from Lucy. Anyways, the way she won would get him killed in an instant, but I needed to get every piece of strategy she has to offer.
“Hi, I’m Daisy” I said, hoping to get her attention.
“I don’t care, you’ll probably be dead in 3 weeks anyways” her voice was soft and sad, like a little girls, it sent shivers up my spine.
“I might not be if you help me” I said, I didn’t spend my time with dad getting lectured about how to win, to come back ice cold in a wooden box like Rose.
“Are you part of the career pack?” She asked, hatred in her voice.
“No mam” I said, trying to be polite
“Then you’re dead, I don’t want to make friends with a girl who will die in the games” Lucy replied, her voice sounded empty.
“I bet you said the same thing to my sister! Youcould have saved Rose!” I screamed, I was furious with Lucy.
“Rose, is your sister?” She asked.
“Ya” I answered, suspecting Lucy to laugh at how smaller I was then her, and point out that if Rose didn’t win, I had no chance.
Instead, she hugged me.
“She was the best tribute I ever met” Lucy said through her sobs.
I could feel the wetness of her tears dribbling down my back.
“You’re going to win” she whispered, finally letting go and she whipped her tears.
“First things first, make sure EVERYONE knows you lost a sister in the games before, and make sure you add the part about her volunteering, sponsors are suckers for sob stories” Lucy told me.
I nodded, happy that I was finally getting some help.
“And find allies, from district 9, 10, 11, or 12. They may be the weakest, but they are desperate for allies, and if they can get a girl from district 1 to like them, they will follow you around like a lost puppy” Lucy said.
“Ok, what about if I can get into the career pack? Maybe Tom will let me join” I said, hopeful.
“Ya, they can take you to the bottom 5, and then they will attack you before you can think about it, to risky for a girl your size” Lucy said, and I knew she was right.
“It will be hard, and you will rely on the sponsors, but trust me Daisy Goldmen, I promise, I will do everything in my power to get you back home to your family, alive. But for now, go get some sleep, we will get to the capitol in 3 hours” She said, and turned around and walked to a different train cart.
I hurried to my cabin, thinking I could never fall asleep. I passed out on my bed as soon as I sat down.
*At post game interview*
Man: There’s been a lot of talk recently about PDs, um Katniss, have you been using performance enhancing drugs?
Katniss: Absolutely not.
Man: Ok, follow up for Peeta; Have you been using performance reducing drugs?