|The Survival Games
Author: Bookworm543 PM
What would happen if there were more than just kids and teens at the hunger games? How about adding vampires to the drama?Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 4,177 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 02-17-13 - Published: 07-18-12 - id: 8333127
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The Survival Games
This is by far the worst way the Capitol could keep controlling us I thought to myself. I stood in town square with my younger sister, Prim, and my mother to my right and my best friend, Gale, to my left. We were watching the Survival Games.
The Capitol put together this "game" together every year to keep all of the 12 districts under their control. For the games, the Capitol chose two children from each district (ages 12 to 16) go into an arena. In the arena, there was always some sort of supernatural creature the children would have to survive- ghosts, zombies, once they even included killer apes. The last kid to survive got to live in the Capitol -with their family- in luxury.
"Happy survival games, Catnip and may the odds be ever in your favor!" Gale joked around trying to sound like Effie Trinket.
"Happy survival games, Gale!" I tried to smile (unsuccessfully.) "What do you think Effie really means by 'Let the odds be ever in your favor?'"
"Probably that she wants us to get picked and get killed in the arena."
"I really hate this. The Capitol has no reason try to kill us just so that the Dark Days won't happen again. Seriously, my name is entered in the reaping like four times, and you have it in what? Over sixty times? I hate to break it to you, but the odds are not in your favor." I ranted.
Gale had been agreeing with everything that I had said. At the end of my speech, Gale took a quick peek at his watch. "Well, it looks like it's time to get ready for the reaping. See you soon. Don't get chosen!"
I mumbled a quick response, and then went home to Prim and Mother.
I watched Katniss hurry home thinking, wow; I never thought I could fall in love with my best friend. She had truly stolen my heart. What other girl could shoot a rabbit directly in the eye from a mile away? Yes, Katniss was the girl for me.
At the Reaping:
I welcomed everyone and tried to get straight to business. I picked Primrose Everdeen as the female tribute, but her older sister, volunteered for her. What a kind young lady! For the boys, I picked Peeta Melark, and no one had the guts to volunteer for him.
"As you know, what awaits the tributes in the arena is usually kept a secret until the games. This year, there has been an exception." The crowd went crazy, and Katniss and Peeta's expressions brightened. "This year, the kids will have to survive against... vampires!"