Aira548784 wrote:thanks. No more spoilers will be released from now on. but I really appreciate it Llama <33
Aira548784 wrote:Here's Chapter 2
I sit on the couch inside the room of the justice building where I will say good-bye to my friends and family. I Won't cry, I refuse to. I can't show weakness to the people of the capitol, that will not win me any sponsors. The door opens and Colban launches himself into my arms. "Ash, you have to win" He says, tears glistening in his baby blue eyes. I nod, knowing full well that I will never be coming home. He rests his head on my shoulder and I feel his tears fall onto my shoulders. "I'll try, I promise Colby. But I want you to do something for me, I want you to look after Boo alright, I know she drives you crazy sometimes, but she's going to need you" I say. He nods, wiping the tears from his eyes. I let go of him and my sisters arms wrap around me. "I love you Ash, I'll miss you" She says, trying to stay strong. I force a smile. "I love you too Boo bear. I'll see you when I get home okay" I say. She nods and lets go of me. "Take care kid," My step dad says as he embraces me and kisses the top of my head. I nod. "I'll try." I say. I won't cry I tell myself. He lets go of me and the air around me feels cold where there was once warmth. My mom has tears glistening in her eyes as she hugs me. "I love you bean" She says softly. I feel wetness fall onto my scalp and know that she is crying. "I love you too mom" I say, unable to hold back the tears. She lets go of me as the peace keepers tell them it's time to leave. "Take care" I call as the door shuts in my face and they're gone. I sit back down on the couch, waiting for more people.
The grandfather clock ticks away in the corner, letting me know that I have another 45 minutes before I will leave my district forever. The doorknob turns and Angie and Kierin walk in. They both hug me tightly, squishing me between the two of them until I almost can't breathe. "Okay, guys, I can't breathe, let go" I say, pushing them back. They step back a half step and I look at the two of them. "Ashes, when you get into the arena, stay away from the cornucopia, don't go into the blood bath its not worth it." Kierin says, looking at me. Her grey eyes are serious, so unlike the mischief thats usually in them. "I've already decided that the cornucopia will be the last place I go unless I absolutely have to" I say, hugging her again. She embraces me tightly and I feel a single tear fall onto my shoulder. "I'll miss you" She says before stepping back. "Yeah, you're a healer, if you get hurt, do whatever you can to heal yourself" Angie says, hugging me tightly. Her smell wafts over me. She smells familiar, like home. I suppress tears as she lets go of me and we wait for the peace keepers. When they do finally come, the three of us share one last group hug before the door closes and they are gone forever. I let a single tear fall down my cheek before my next visitor.
"Ashes, why did it have to be you?" Vivhan asks as he enters the room. He embraces me tightly and I hug him back. "I don't know, I guess the odds just aren't in my favor" I say, trying to smile but it comes out as more of a grimace than a smile. He steps back but stays relatively close to me. "I have something for you, in the arena, you're allowed to wear something to remind you of home. I thought you'd want this" He says, producing a locket attatched to a chain. I lift my hair and he clasps it around my neck. The locket rests on my chest and I touch it lightly. "Open it" He says. I do and inside are pictures of my three best friends; Angie, Kierin, and him. I fight back tears as I look at him. "It's beautiful. Thank you so much" I say, hugging him. He says soothing words but I don't really pay attention. It's just nice to be in his arms. Perhaps, if I weren't going to die, we could have been more than friends I think as he lets go of me and is gone in seconds. "I love you Vivhan" I whisper to the closed door.
Bailee's high pitched voice announces that it's time to go and I exit the room. My district partner, Vulcan Rodrigues, looks at me with pity in his eyes. He's a fairly well built guy, 5'11" tall and weighs probably close to 200lbs but all of it is muscle. His eyes are hazel colored and his hair is dark. He's a year older than me and I've seen him a couple of times around the district. Bailee leeds us to a car and we sit inside. I've never been in a car and the speed at which it travels takes my breath away. I watch out the window as my home blurs by before we come to a stop in front of the train station. I look at Vulcan. "You ready?" He asks. I nod and we step onto the train.
Aira548784 wrote:I know right. This is what I imagine my good byes would be like. although, for some reason, I'm finding staying in character is the hardest part of this because I'm writing as myself and what I would actually do in this situation. It's hard staying true to myself for some reason.
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