|The 97th Hunger Games
Author: Soul-14 PM
Welcome to the 97th Hunger Games. This is a SYOT. SYOT CLOSE!Rated: Fiction T - English - Horror - Chapters: 43 - Words: 27,119 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11-14-12 - Published: 10-03-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8578639
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Arria Rose's POV
I grab my brush. I start to brush my long silky jet black hair. After brushing I go to my full length mirror and look at myself. I love that I have nice jet black hair with ice blue eyes. I also have nice tan skin. Last year I was voted most beautiful in my district. I was so surprised.
After getting ready I leave my house. I can't wait to volunteer. I'm sick of living a life as a orphan. My parents and my little sister and older brother were killed my peacekeepers for trying to protest against the Capital. I don't know why my siblings were killed but all I know is that I'm going to enter this years Hunger Games and win.
While leaving my house I find my friends Jaike walking by herself.
"Hey are you going to volunteer?" I ask her.
"No, I'm going to wait till I turn 18. How about you?" she asks.
"I am so I can change my life and get it turned around." I reply as I pick up a rock and throw it.
"I Hope you win. I think you will. Your so fast and good with knives. Just be careful." Jaike says.
"Don't worry. I will. Its just the Hunger Games. Its so easy to win." I say.
"How is that? You can die at night or in the Career bloodbath." Jaike says.
"I will kill the Careers at night and then I think people will see me very strong to take out all the Careers and avoid me till the end." I say confidently.
"Ok sure." she says. We make it to town square and then we check it. I hate that they have to take some of my precious blood. But whatever I will do what it takes to be in these games.
Jaike and I stand with the 16 year olds. We want a aisle spot so I have to shout, "Move out of the way!"
After a couple for minutes I see our escort Daryn walk up on stage. I see that her hair is so short it almost looks like she is a guy. She is so skinny that it is discussing.
"Hey District 1. Welcome to the 97th Hunger Games. I hope that we have a good year!" she shouts. Yeah, last year sucked. The girl died on day 5 and the boy died during the Career bloodbath. We will have a winner this year.
"Lets pick the girls first." she says.
She reaches into the girls bowl. She walks to the microphone.
"I volunteer as tribute!" I shout before Daryn has a chance to read the name.
"Well, someone is excited." she comments.
I practically run up to the stage and I go to the microphone and say, "Hello, my name is Arria." I know I'm going to win.
I walk around with my friend Azan and talk about today's reaping. I hope that Azan doesn't get picked. He's so small. But, of course someone would volunteer.
"If I get picked would you volunteer for me?" Azan asks.
"Of course. Plus, I was going to volunteer anyways." I say.
"Why, aren't you scared of dying like I am." he asks.
"Nope, I want to win so I can help you." I reply.
We go our separate ways and I go back home. I go to my room to change. I have to change because it's a family tradition. I finish changing and go see my mom.
"Are going to do us proud and volunteer?" she asks.
"Yup. I gotta go." I say.
I leave her and go to town square. When I get there I do the usual check in and then stand with my age group. My last year to volunteer. I am finally going to do it.
Like usual Daryn does her usual and picks a girl. This year she didn't even have to pick a name. A girl named Arria volunteered. She must be excited. I can do better.
"I volunteer!" I shout after Arria talks.
"Well, full of excited people are we?" says Daryn. She gestures me to go up. I walk up and say, "My name is Ruslan."
I am in the games and I know that I am going to win.
Hopefully I did the characters right. Please review.