The sweet taste of beef, orange juice and pineapple fill my mouth all of these sweet foods I feel as if I'm in heaven, these sweet tastes will never be replaced by sea food! I try to scoff in down in a polite manner but I eat so quickly it seems to go all down my plain t-shirt and brown trousers but that's only my old clothes I'm sure I could find something in the drawers to wear even though Gina said that we would arrive by midnight.
"Flair do you always eat like this" inquires Gina
"No the food is just so good" I reply, it's not any of her business what I eat like at home anyway!
The rest of the meal was eaten in silence until Gina told us that our tutor got held up and won't be coming until the last day of training. Great. Gina said she would help us with the interview. She told us to tell the audience about our romance it will catch their eye and give us sponsors.
We arrive about 5 hours early so much for getting some sleep on the train. I did get dressed and took a bottle of orange juice out of my gift basket and took it to the apartment in the capitol were we will be eating and sleeping for the next few days until the games begin. I meet my stylist Natalia she seemed completely natural apart from silver eye liner that brought out the silver flecks in her sapphire blue eyes.
"I will be styling all your outfits from head to toe" she said she seemed to have a non-capitol accent which doesn't surprise me it matches her natural beauty and almost district 13 like features.
"Great I can't wait to work with you" I say to be polite even though I am slightly excited that she is my stylist.
Gina cuts in and tells us to go to bed trust her to ruin a moment like that. On the bright side my room is amazing, the carpets feel like I'm walking on the clouds and the bed you sink right into it and fall asleep as soon as you hit the pillow.
I'm awakened by a knock on the door. I hobble over and find that it is Aragon wanting to come into bed with me. I agree and have his warm muscular body against mine for several hours I am in HEAVAN.
I'm awakened by Natalia and the 'prep team' to prepare me for today. Aragon has to leave to do his prepping.
I'm waxed in places that I didn't even know I had hair. They put all sorts of goo in my hair until it comes out perfect. Apparently Natalia wouldn't let them do anything dramatic to me, how nice of her.
"We want to make your costume memorable" she holds out a blue jumpsuit with billions of blue stones on it glittered like it was the sea, how clever.
"Wow that is beautiful" I say in awe of the gorgeous outfit I am now looking forward to wearing
She puts me in the under garments the slips the light weight suit on, I smile as I look in the mirror and see a girl with long auburn hair and green eyes in a beautiful suit that almost looks like a sparkling river.
The parade when I get to see ever other competitor that I may have to kill. Aragon is wearing the same as me thank goodness. I hold his hand and wave with the other as we come out into the stadium everybody seems to have our eyes on us or on district 12 all the way through the ceremony. I peck Aragon's cheek quickly gasps, claps and tears are heard from the capitol audience. I notice district 12 outfits are also amazing the girl in a black dress with an orange strip at the a-symmetric sleeve, a fingerless glove with the same idea and lots of gold accessorises with black boots with an orange ring around the top and the boy in a suit with an orange strip all the way along the jacket similar to the girl's outfit.
"Well we've had a great show let's say goodbye" says a Capitol man with neon yellow hair. The horses didn't take us out we had to get up and walk. Yippee! At least there is an elevator, now I feel lazy.
For dinner is everything you can imagine and more. I choose a roast chicken wrapped in bacon covered in a delicious cheesy sauce paired with the finest vegetables I've ever seen. Aragon had fish and chips.
After dinner they show us the ceremony and all I can see is teenagers in over the top super sparkly outfits that would be popular with the capitol. Then I see us, apart from district 12, we are the most natural and have the best costumes. Gina claps and tells us we are fabulous so I'm assuming that it went OK.
TRAINING tomorrow and we have no mentor. I've decided what booths to go to already. Tomorrow I will go to archery, tridents, edible plants and ropes course. Then the next day I will go to knot tying, the Gauntlet, spears and knives. The final day is the private session where we each get to show off our skills to the game maker and then they give us a score out of 12. My thoughts about the games have used up time and then by that time I am so tired and I run up to bed shower, get into a silky nightgown then go to bed.