Chapter 2 is here! I'm so bored right now... It's 745 while writing this Author's Note, so it's pretty early.
TOMORROW'S FIELD DAY AT SCHOOL! I'M THE PINK TEAM! I didn't want to be pink though, but my homeroom teacher had breast cancer so she's the pink team in honor of that.
Odesta and I scream in fear as he looks over us. He stops on me and smiles.
"Katniss, come on. It's time to go back to District 13." He says sweetly. I go closer to Odesta and she hugs me closer. He glares at Odesta when she hugs me and enters the closet. We shriek in fear as he steps closer.
"I know how to escape." I whisper to my sister as he inches closer. "Just trust me." I whisper again. She slightly nods, never taking her eyes off the rebel. I leap out of Odesta's tan arms and trip the rebel. He falls to the ground and I pull Odesta up. We run out of the closet while holding our dresses. I run to the hallway where I left Ken and find him sprawled across the floor. I immediately run to him and shake him awake.
"Blair?" He looks up at me as his red eyes shine. I nod as he turns over. In his side there's a bullet hole.
"No. Ken don't die." I start weeping. He puts his finger to my lips and shakes his head.
"He pulled out a gun and shot me when you ran away. Just remember, you must know your roots before your enemies." He falls limp. I check his wrist for a pulse and find a weak pulse. I start pumping air into him by blowing air into his mouth and pressing on his heart. I check his wrist again and find nothing. He's dead... the rebel killed him.
"He's gone Odesta." I cry and stand up from my dead older brother. Odesta starts crying as well and I hear footsteps approach. I turn towards them and find the rebel staring at Ken's body alarmed. He looks to us and starts coming towards us. He left a gap for us to escape though. I take Odesta's arm and run through the gap and up the stairs. Once I go upstairs, I start telling her instructions.
"We need to escape. I'll find the others. Dress in something you can run in." I order and run off to find the others. "Is anyone here?" I say aloud. I hear someone call out and I walk towards them. I look behind a couch and find Carol and Laura.
"Go dress in something you can run in and grab weapons. Then go to Odesta's room." I command. They hug me and run to their rooms. Now I just need to find Carol, Harper and Melody. I call out for someone again and I hear a response. Opening the door, I find Melody and Harper. I tell them the same instructions and look for Carol. I find her behind a desk. I explain the directions and we run to the bedrooms together. Once I reach Carol's room, she tells me where my room is.
"Here it is." I enter the ice blue room and lock the door behind me. I go over to what looks like a wardrobe and open it. I leaf through the clothes until I find a black jacket, a black hat, grey sweatpants, a pair of sneakers, fuzzy socks, and a grey t-shirt. Changing into it quickly, I discard my dress and shawl into the laundry. I'm about to go get my sisters when I notice something gleaming. I turn and see a silver bow and a quiver full of arrows. I retrieve them and exit the room.
"Guys, let's go." I go into Odesta's room and address them. They all nod and follow me out. We almost made it out when a knife lands in the wall next to Laura's head. She gasps in surprise and we all turn and see the rebel. He charges towards us and smirks, holding out a gun. Odesta and I shake in fear s he approaches us, laughing madly. I take an arrow from the quiver and sloppily notch it. Laura helps me steady it and I aim it at the rebel.
"Katniss, stop. It's me. Peeta." He talks about this 'Katniss' girl again. Peeta looks at me sadly then tackles me. I cry out in alarm and try to weakly claw him off me. No use. He's pinned me down. The girls try to get him off, but he's too strong.
"Look at me. You were captured by the president and he altered your memories." He murmurs. I shake my head and try and push him off.
"You killed my brother. Why should I believe you?" I shriek and try and shove him off. The girls pause and look at me in alarm. Odesta explains what happens and they all become angrier.
"He's not your brother. You have a younger sister named Prim." He tells me. I try and get him off again, but he refuses to get off. Then someone takes him off of me. I scramble to my feet and look at the person who got Peeta off me. He has straight brown hair and grey eyes. He also has tan skin with many scars on him.
"Peeta, she doesn't remember you." The newcomer has the average voice for a man.
"Butt out Gale." Peeta spits at the other guy. Gale looks at me and nods.
"Just this once." He says sharply and drags Peeta towards the hallway where they came from. As soon as they're out of sight, my sisters converge on me with questions, like who he was and how did I know him.
"I don't know him." I reply to all of their questions. But he seems familiar. Peeta and Gale both seem familiar, but I can't but my tongue on it.
"Where's Dad?" Melody asks. We all shrug and start walking to his office. He knock and he answers smiling.
"I can't talk now girls." He says quickly and shuts the door. We all look at the door baffled but walk away. All except me. I stay and put my ear against the door, listening to their conversation.
"Katniss doesn't remember her past?" Dad's voice comes to me.
"Yes sir. She believes she is Blair, your daughter. The girls all know that Katniss was the Mockingjay and that she is now your daughter. I received word that your son Ken has died sir." Another voice reports. Dad cries out in alarm.
"How? How could Ken die?" Dad asks in alarm.
"We have a recording from a security camera. Katniss and Caesar Flickerman ran out of the studio when her cousin grabbed her arm. Ken was there helping and Peeta ran out. Ken told Katniss to run and find a place to hide. Once Katnis fled, Peeta became angry and shot Ken. He was on the ground for a good 5 minutes before Katniss and Odesta came. Katniss tried saving him, but he died." The voice concludes sadly. Something's not right. I open the door and stroll in nervously.
"Dad, the rebel tackled me. He was hissing threats at me and kept talking about a girl named Katniss." I tell him as I enter the office.
"Blair, he is crazy. He attacked and killed Ken. He's insane Blair." Dad replies calmly and dismisses me. I bow and walk out. But I stay and listen outside the door again.
"Peeta tried regaining her memory sir." The other man chuckles.
"Katniss won't regain her memory. We performed enough surgery to prevent her from remembering her past for a while." Dad laughs evilly. Anger blazes inside me. But then I calm down. I'm the president's daughter. I should be courting men, not worrying about a lie Dad concocted. I shrug it off and walk to my room. I'm going to explore the Capitol. I enter it and go to my wardrobe. Choosing a light red dress and a black shawl, I put on matching black heels and exit after grabbing a black parasol. I exit and walk back to Dad's office. Knocking patiently on the door, I wait for him to answer.
"What is it Blair? I'm in the middle of a conversation." Dad huffs angrily.
"I'm going for a stroll through the square." I tell him. He nods and tells me to take a guard. He rings a bell and two people appear. The guy's tall and has tan skin with dirty blonde hair. His eyes are ice blue and cold. The girl is petite, with tan skin. Her hair is chestnut brown and she has wicked green eyes.
"I'm Cato and this is Clove." The boy introduces them. I nod and we exit the castle. Cato and Clove chat quietly behind me as I put my parasol up to protect myself from the sun's rays like I saw women do while driving back from the hospital earlier. We reach the square and Cato stops me.
"I'm going to check ahead for rebels. Clove will stay with you." Cato instructs. I nod and wait with Clove as he runs off towards the square.
"How are you feeling Blair?" Clove starts an awkward conversation.
"Good." I tell her. She gasps and looks at me shocked.
"You don't have an accent." She notes. I realize I don't. Is that bad?
"I guess I never picked it up." I reply and Cato comes back up. Thank goodness he came back then. He tells me it's fine and we enter the square. I see the square isn't full, but it's not deserted either. I look around before someone grabs me from behind. I cry out in alarm and look for Cato or Clove. They're unconscious on the pavement. Darkness overcomes me as I feel someone hit my head.
What happened to Katniss? Will she find out her true past?