"Primrose..."

The name faded away. The young girl couldn't hear the rest, wouldn't hear the rest. She felt as though she had just been hit in the chest. It was impossible. Out of all of those names, they had drawn the one, the only one, with her name on it.

Prim found it hard to breath. It was nearly impossible to put one foot in front of the other. Her heart was beating so hard she was afraid it was going to fall out of her chest.

She took a deep breath and began to walk toward those people, those terrible people! There shouldn't be a drawing, shouldn't be a Hunger Games. It was all the Capitol's fault.

Someone was yelling, but she couldn't hear them. She felt as though she should recognize the voice, the one yelling, "No! No!", but she couldn't. Not until she was pushed backward, Katniss-Katniss! Her sister! - screaming, "I volunteer!"

It took a moment for Prim to register the words. But when she did, she wished she hadn't. She would much rather go into the Hunger Games than watch her sister go.

Prim felt herself yelling for something, but she couldn't hear her own voice. Her sister, she was yelling for her sister...

The sensation of being lifted into the air engulfed her. Prim twisted to see that Gale had lifted her up and was now carrying her away from Katniss and those terrible people.

Tears were streaming down Primrose's face. She couldn't let this happen. But what could she do? She couldn't stop the drawing, couldn't stop the Hunger Games, as much as she wished she could.

That night, Primrose wept herself to sleep.

Prim stared into Katniss's eyes. Primrose could tell that her sister was trying to act as though she would be fine, but Katniss's eyes gave away that she was scared and confused. It had all happened so fast...

"Maybe you'll win," Prim suggested. She knew it was next to impossible, but she couldn't say, "Goodbye, Katniss. Put on a good show before you die!"

Katniss drew in a deep breath. "Maybe," she said. Primrose saw the sadness in her sister's eyes.

But all she could do was hope that this wouldn't be the last time she saw her.