"My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games." –Katniss Everdeen, Mockingjay

Everyone knows the world-renowned story of Katniss Everdeen. The girl on fire, who swept into the capitol with a trail of flames in her wake and fire in her eyes, the same fire that sparked a revolution. The Mockingjay, the symbol of the rebellion of Panem against its government's tyranny. The daring, confident, charismatic victor from impoverished District Twelve, who scored an unprecedented eleven in evaluations before the games and, in another move that was never before seen, managed to escape the arena not only with her own life but with those of others, as well—twice.

But few people remember the tale of another sixteen-year-old from District Twelve. She wasn't bold. She wasn't courageous. She was hardly even noticeable. She scored only a two in her evaluations, the lowest of all her group of tributes, and never for a moment harbored even the smallest glimmer of faith that she would escape the Hunger Games alive.

Yet, though she was timid and frightened and nearly unremarkable… she wasn't. She managed to incite a rebellion of her own, if only in the hearts of those who loved her. She, from the poorest of districts, managed to form a bond even unbreakable by death itself with one from the wealthiest. Somehow, she even managed to make it to the final confrontation in the 44th Hunger Games. And for those who still remember her, she will never be forgotten.

This is the story of Vale Whitaker, the girl who wore stars on her heart.

"My love's like a star, yeah, you can't always see me, but you know that I'm always there. When you see one shining, take it as mine and remember: I'm always near…." –Demi Lovato, "My Love Is Like a Star"

Author's Note: Hello, and welcome to my very first Hunger Games story, as well as my first OC fic. To all my old, faithful readers, thanks for checking this out. And to those who don't know me, hello, and I hope you all like this.

Of course, this is just a prologue; there will be more to come shortly. This story should really be classified as drama/action/adventure/friendship/romance/tragedy, and probably more, but oh, well, there are only two slots, so I'm going with drama and tragedy. I hope you all enjoy this fic; the actual chapters will be much longer, of course. Please review if you can! I'm just fine with criticism, as long as it's constructive. Thanks for reading, everybody! :)