60 100 word drabbles from 60 characters centred on the 74th Hunger Games. Tributes, mentors and escorts. Includes: Peeta's last thoughts, Glimmer undresses in front of Marvel, Finnick calls home, Clove is confused, Foxface likes chemistry, Thresh declines an offer, Haymitch sees defining moments, Cecilia tells her son a story, Cato is abused. Cover image by April.
Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst - Katniss E., Peeta M., Finnick O., Annie C. - Chapters: 60 - Words: 6,629 - Reviews: 648 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 10/15/2013 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Status: Complete - id: 8738873
42. District 4 Male, Drift
The sea is calm when they take his body out on one of the larger trawlers, but the chant from the mourners sounds like the roiling November seas. When his sisters set up an intricate wailing chant, they sound like the gulls.
The body is wrapped in coarse netting; Drift's family can still see the scallop shells bound across his eyes. They make a huddle on the prow, away from the others, and it is Drift's brother who heaves the body over. The water, flat like glass, looks so hard, like it won't open to receive him. But it does.
Author's note: See 'The Funeral Fleet' for a longer version.
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