Effie glared daggers at Daisy and she looked down.
"How could you let this happen?" Effie demanded while crossing her arms.
"It wasn't my fault. I told him to leave me alone. He wouldn't listen." Daisy answered, trying to hold back her tears.
"You do realize that the Hunger Games are starting in an hour!" Effie huffed. "What are we supposed to do now? We don't have time to get an appointment!"
"I don't know." Daisy shrugged slightly before her shoulders slumped.
"Oh, good Lord!" Effie threw her hands in the air. "I knew this would happen one day."
Daisy looked out the window. She wasn't prepared for the games but throwing this at her was going to get her killed a lot faster then before. Haymitch entered the room and frowned.
"What seems to be the problem?" He asked.
"We just found out that dearest Daisy is... is pregnant!" Effie screeched. Haymitch's mouth dropped open. He looked at Daisy in surprise and shock. "Whoa what?"
"Yes, amazing isn't it?" Effie said with fake cheerfulness.
"How did this happen? Whose kid is it?" Haymitch asked. Daisy gulped. She mumbled a name.
"WHAT?" Haymitch looked at Daisy with wide eyes. "WHOA! You do know that, that guy is going to kill you the first chance he gets?"
"Yes I do." Daisy nodded slightly.
"This had to happen! This just had to happen!" Effie yelled. Daisy's eyes welled up with tears. Haymitch gave Effie a glare. "Effie, mind excusing us for a bit?" He asked.
"No not at all." Effie murmured and walked out of the room. Haymitch put a hand around Daisy's shoulders. "Hey kid, you're going to do great. Just focus on the games." He said in a soothing tone.
"How can I when the baby's going to be distracting me the whole time?"
"So, you want to get rid of it?" Haymitch asked.
Daisy looked away. "Not really. I mean it's mine too and..." Daisy's voice trailed off.
"I get what you mean kid. Just try and get out alive. You're a healer, you'll be able to take care of yourself and you're smart too. You can do this." Haymitch encouraged. Dasiy nodded slowly.
"Alright then, come on; let's get you to the arena." Haymitch squeezed Daisy's shoulder lightly and nodded at her. Daisy looked one more time through the window and then followed Haymitch out where Effie was waiting for her. Never before had Daisy been this scared.
Daisy looked around her. The counter had begun and she was standing in the arena. She smiled at Rue, who had become her friend. Thresh simply nodded at her. District 11 was the one Daisy was the friendliest with. Daisy tried not to look at Clove and definitely not Cato. Suddenly, the gong rang and Daisy nearly panicked. She knew what she had to do. Grabbing a pack quickly, she started to run towards the woods, ignoring the cries and screams she heard. Daisy ran deep into the woods until she had to stop for breath. She patted her small baby bump and smiled.
"I guess that's enough running for today." Daisy opened the pack and brought out a bottle. She drank the water quickly and instantly felt better. Daisy saw a small stream and she refilled the bottle. Placing it back in the pack, she flung it over her shoulders and slipped the straps on. Daisy walked through the woods for a couple of hours until she came across a clearing. There were green leaves all over the ground and rays of sunlight peaked through the spaces between the tall trees. Daisy looked up and saw various birds hopping from branch to branch.
"Beautiful isn't it?" A voice came from behind Daisy.
Daisy whirled around and let out a sigh of relief when she saw Rue. Rue smiled at her.
"Hey." Daisy said as she pulled Rue into a hug. Rue was like the younger sister Daisy never had. Daisy kissed Rue's frizzy black hair and steeped back.
"The games have begun. I'm-I'm kind of scared." Rue whispered.
"I know, it's a bit scary." Daisy rubbed Rue's back. Being a healer, she was used too being visited by little kids with broken arms and legs and bleeding lips. She loved kids.
"I found an apple tree. I'll show you." Rue took Daisy's hand in her smaller one and led her out of the clearing. They walked for a while until they saw a tall apple tree. Daisy picked Rue up slowly so that she could reach the lowest branch. Rue snapped a whole branch off and eleven apples tumbled down. Daisy placed Rue on the ground and they collected the apples and placed them in their packs while taking two out to eat. They started walking again, to get deeper into the woods.
"They're delicious." Daisy said while biting into the juicy fruit. Rue grinned happily. Night began to fall and the air grew chilly.
"We should climb a tree. It's not safe to sleep on the ground." Daisy looked around for a tall tree. Rue nodded in agreement. They found a tree that's leaves would hide them. Rue climbed quickly and Daisy handed her the packs before gripping the trunk in her hands. She whispered a prayer before starting to climb. As soon as she got to a middle branch, she plopped down on it and rubbed the baby bump.
"I'm sorry baby." She whispered to it. Rue looked at her questioningly. "Who are you talking to?" She asked. Daisy smiled. "Can you keep a secret?"
Rue nodded and Daisy leaned in closer. She placed Rue's hand gently on her belly. "Baby, meet Rue. Rue meet baby."
Rue's face broke into a grin. "Wow!" She exclaimed. "Can I be the godmother?" She asked. Daisy chuckled. "Aren't you a bit young to be a godmother? How about you be the aunt?"
Rue's face lit up. "Really?"
"Sure why not. You're like my sister anyway." Daisy said. Rue nodded happily. Daisy put an arm around her and carefully wrapped the rope around them to keep them from falling. The two of them settled for the night, knowing that tomorrow would bring more death. Thresh looked up at the tree and then left the area. Rue was safe with Daisy, that's all he needed to know.