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Six months had passed. The pregnancy had been a misunderstanding. Sadly, my Glimmer wasn't pregnant. I wanted to marry her first. Then I'd give her all of the children that she wanted.
I spent my time working at the jewelry shop with Glimmer during the day. She taught me everything that she could about jewelry and the different minerals and stones and such. Glimmer didn't know it but I made her a diamond ring. I was going to propose to her, and soon. I just needed to find a good time.
Katniss, Peeta, Glimmer, and I had a very depressing Victory Tour. Some of the citizens of the other districts scowled, especially at Glimmer and I. Both of us had killed many people in the Arena. My district was second. Everyone cheered for us. I looked for Leo and Thalia in the crowd. I'd visited last month. I saw Leo standing next to Katri. Apparently, the two were engaged. Maybe he'd been serious when he said that he might marry her a few months back. Let's just see how long that lasts, I'd thought. However, I didn't see Thalia anywhere.
When we got to District 4, everyone was angry. I'd killed both tributes from this district. I heard angry yells from the crowd. Someone even jumped onto the stage where we stood, but he was gunned down by peacekeepers before he could attack anyone. His body landed with a thud.
The 75th Hunger Games was approaching, also known as the Third Quarter Quell. "What if we get reaped again?" Glimmer asked me at dinner one night. "I'm pretty sure that we won't both make it out alive. Not this time."
I sighed in defeat. "I don't know."
"Did you check the mail?"
"I'll go get it," I said, putting my fork back down. I got up from the table and went outside to the mailbox. It was cool outside. The breeze sent chills up my spine. I opened the mailbox to find a single envelope. It didn't say who it was from, so I opened it. It read: Do you realize that you have started an uprising? Put an end to this or you will be punished once more. Sincerely, President Snow.
I took the note to Glimmer who stared at it in disbelief. "What does he mean? An uprising? Nobody's rebelled."
"I don't know. But where would we even begin… if we were to stop the uprising?"
"I don't know. Maybe we should call Katniss and Peeta." I nodded and went for the phone. When Katniss answered, she told me that she and Peeta had also gotten the same letters. "I don't know what to do," I admitted. Katniss sighed.
"I don't know either," she said. "All we can do is stay low profile and hope."
"What about the Games? They're in a couple of months."
"I'll be in it again. That's for sure. And then either Peeta or Haymitch will be reaped. It's possible you and Glimmer could be reaped again."
"I know. I can't let her be in the Games again. Not again. If I'm in it, so be it. But I can't deal with it. I've just stopped having nightmares. They'll be back soon enough."
"Be strong," she said. "For all of us. I'll talk to you soon." I hung the phone up and returned to my Glimmer. "They got the same note," I told her. She put her head in her hands and let out a frustrated yell.
"Why is this happening to us? Why can't he just leave us alone? We've been minding our business. We haven't hurt anyone! Is he that bored with his life?"
"I wish that we could put him in the Games… so he'd know how it feels to starve or freeze or be murdered by another tribute." That actually was a pretty good idea… if it was possible. I wanted to put him in the Games too. But how would one even accomplish that? That would be the best day of my life… to see President Snow murdered, or just to watch him suffer and die of natural causes. One day—I just didn't know which—he would pay for what he's done to me and my friends. "What's wrong?" she asked, noticing the smirk plastered across my face.
"Nothing," I said. Then I smiled again as I felt the ring in my pocket. "I just want to ask you something."
"What is it?" she asked, standing up from her chair. I got down on my knee and took the ring out of my pocket. She covered her mouth in surprise. "Will you marry me, Glimmer Jolson?" I asked. I looked up at her, waiting for her answer.
"Of course!" she shrieked. I stood back up and she jumped up to hug me. "I love you," she said and kissed me. "I love you so much."
` "I love you too. I want to spend the rest of my life with you."
We put on our best clothes and went outside. Glimmer squeezed my hand tight as we separated in the lines. They took our blood and I stood on the side where all of the males were. I looked over at Glimmer, who looked nervous as ever.
Lila Averstone stood on the stage. "Welcome! And Happy Hunger Games!" she said happily. It made me sick. It made me want to start a riot or something. "After we watch this short film, we will begin the Reaping." We were forced to watch the boring film.
"War… Terrible war," the film started. After that I zoned out. When it was over, Lila clapped merrily, as if she won an award or something. "I shall start with the girls," she said and went over to the box. She picked out a slip of paper with a name on it. "Cashmere Alorus," she said. Cashmere started toward the stage, leaving her distraught brother behind.
She went for another slip of paper for the boys. "And for the boys," she said. She opened the paper and said the name that I feared most. "Cato Forth." I stepped forward. Last year, I'd volunteered for the Games. A year later, I would've done no such thing. But here I was, chosen by chance. And technically, this wasn't my district. Well I supposed it was now, since I'd transferred.
I got up on the stage and introduced myself. I heard Glimmer screaming "No!" at the top of her lungs and trying to run to me, but Gloss carried her away. "And may the odds be ever in your favor."
I was escorted into the Justice building into a small room. I had 15 minutes for visitors. We had a much longer time for visiting than the other districts, because the Capitol favored us. Glimmer burst into the room, followed by Gloss. "Cato!" she said, pulling me into a hug. "What if you die? I don't want to live without you."
"You won't have to," said Gloss. Glimmer and I looked up at him in confusion. "There's a plan. The Rebellion is getting big now. There's lots of people involved. Especially people in 12 and 11, as well as 1, 4, and even 2. There's lots of angry people out there and they want to take a stand."
"So what are you saying?" I asked. "What's the plan?"
"At some point during the Games you and Katniss and Peeta will be removed from the Arena, along with the other tributes who are in the Rebellion. We have it all planned out. Johanna Mason is volunteering for 4 and Finnick Odair. Brutus and Enobaria are going to be involved, from District 2. And Mags, Beetee and Wiress. You probably know of them from previous Games. Katniss and Peeta will most likely be chosen, if not Haymitch."
"How are you going to get us out?" I demanded.
"Look, we're doing the best we can here… One of the tributes will find a way to blow up the Arena, so that the force fields go down. Form an alliance during the Games and stay alive. I'm your mentor, so I'll tell you more on the way to the Capitol."
"What about me?" Glimmer whined.
"Someone will come for you. A car will pick you up and take you to board a hovercraft. It will take you to District 13. It's safe there."
"District 13? Wasn't it destroyed?" I asked.
"It was. But they've built a new society, except it's underground," Gloss explained.
I put my hands on Glimmer's shoulders. "I'll see you as soon as I can. Just stay strong for me. I love you, Glim. And don't you ever forget that." I looked at the ring that she wore on her finger. "As soon as I get back, I want you to marry me."
"Okay," she said and wrapped her arms around me. "I love you. Don't die on me."
"I won't. I promise."
Omg! Wasn't that juicy? The next chapter will be somewhat like the book. District 12 will be bombed, but I'm not going to tell you who will make it out alive because I want you to suffer and squirm while you wonder what will happen. Maybe I'm an evil person for that, but it's for your own good. Maybe I'm a little bit crazy, but that's okay cause I'm Lola and I know it lol :)
Okay, I'll shutup now.