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☁ ℳisty ℳoonlit ℳemories ☾ (dreamsnitemarecrisis) | 115 comments Blane

As Blane made his way to the district's main square, he could feel the tension in the air. One of the worst days of the year had come, and he was sure it wouldn't be over soon.

He walked up to the boy's section and looked at all the younger kids around him. He remembered that once, a 12-year old girl had been called. Rue. She'd been such a kind girl when he'd known her, and seeing her death was the worst thing since his father's life was taken away. Suddenly, the crowd got quiet.
A girl that he knew as Allie from school went up. She looked frail, and he thought she wouldn't stand a chance. But as she took her spot, her new escort reached into the boy's reaping sphere.
"Blane Freish."
Everyone's eyes turned to him. He took a deep breath and walked towards the stage very calmly, although his heart was beating at a rapid pace. He hid the fear he felt very well and nodded to the woman who'd announced his name, then stood next to Allie as the people of District 11 took a gander at their tributes for this year.


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Cal, with tears streaming down his face, strolled down the aisle. He broke into a dead sprint, and hug/tackled his mentor. "Bye!" He yelled. Thanks for everything!" His tone was full of pure graveness, and he then waved to his family, and spun around to face Allie. "Excuse me."

Allie brushed by Cal to get to her parents. She was trying to be strong, but you could see that she had been crying earlier. Wiping her eyes, she put a piece of stake in each of her family member's hands. "Don't starve. Mary, you are in charge. Zedro, you are second in charge. The rest of all of you are going to be on your best behavior all right?" They nodded and she stalked away, not able to take saying goodbye again.


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Chelsea | 328 comments ((Ok, thank you Jenn.))

~Jackie~

In District 12, the reaping isn't the best thing in the world. Jackie knew of so many people that went in and never came out.

That day her and her friends where messing around and making jokes at the games expense. They promised each other that if one of them was to have their name pulled out of the bowl the others would forget that that person ever existed.

When Jackie and her friends got to the square they were all put in the same section because they were all the same age, so they stood next to each other.

As the mayor came to the podium and started talking about the history of Panem everyone fell silent. Then the name drawing began...

Girls first as always, and Jackie's name was pulled. She looked at her friends and every one of them turned away. She slowly walked to the stage. That was the last thing she remembered.

That was how Jackie's reaping day ended.
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~Lilith~

Lilith went to the square with her boyfriend and waited for the reaping to begin. They filed into their sections and Lilith's name was pulled. She walked up with pride and hopes for death.
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~Alex~

Alex spent the day in District 2, with his father. He and his father were talking about the reaping. "Son, you know I'm proud of you, right?" said Alex's father "Yeah, I know." he replied "Then you understand this may be the last time we see each other." said Alex's father "Why is it that every year since I was the age of twelve we've had the same conversation on this day? I know what this day entails, let's stop talking about it." Alex said as he stormed back to his house to get ready for the reaping.

When he was done he and his father walked to the square in silents. He filed into his section and waited carelessly for the names to be drawn.

As the female tribute walked to the stage he realized that he had never even had a conversation with this girl. Then his name was pulled from the bowl and he had no idea it even was. One of the kids standing next to him pushed him and said "They called your name."

Alex took confident strides up to the stage and stood next the female tribute and as he looked out into the crowd he saw his dad in tears.

That was when Alex realized there was no way he was coming back alive.


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((UWAH!!!!!))

((I'll summarize what happens at my charries' reapings because I don't have to time to write it out.))

*Sage*

Sage beamed with pride and confidence at the crowd, hopefully hiding the little thump-thump, thump-thump that was her heart. Why was her heart betraying her at a time like this? This was her moment.There was no need to be nervous. She was going to win. She turned, and slowly shook the hand of her male counterpart. She looked them in the eye, and she knew they were both thinking the same thing- befriend, betray, kill, win. Only, Sage knew that she was the one that had the last two steps right. She was going to win.

*Raine (or whatever her name was*
((Swifty! How was this going to work? She gets called, he decides on a whim to go in with her?))
Raine raised her eyebrows at her older brothers as they teased her for dressing prettily. She admired herself in a pool of water- it was true. She was rarely dressed so fancy, and she couldn't help admiring her reflection despite the twist in her gut, and the sound of her blood rushing past her ears. But the moment was over, and the slight nausea returned, stronger. It was reaping day. Raine wasn't going to lie- it was terrifying. She took a deep, shuddering breath, wondering how Griffin was handling it. He was stronger than her, emotionally. Not that she wasn't strong, but a panicked glint shone from her eyes. What if she died? What if she- no. She had been in reapings before. She had never gotten chosen, why should she now? Taking another deep breath, Raine smoothed her dark magenta skirt, and walked out the door. She filed into her place, and tried to keep her mind on other things besides the reaping. She wasn't going to get picked, for goodness sakes. She distantly heard the sounds of the announcer ruffling around for names, but at that point, she had relaxed. She wasn't going to get picked. She had just uncrossed her arms, and let them hang by her side, when something caught her attention. A very very very recent recording in her head of some significant sound. And there it was again! Raine really tuned it, and on the third time it was announced, she heard it clearly.
It was her name.

Raine froze in place, in total shock. She took a mechanical step forward, and then other. She forced herself to walk up to the stage. She did not cry. She did not feel anguish or grief. She was in shock.
For some reason, as she looked out at the crowd, her eyes found Griffins. Her mind flashed back to that old promise made. That old promise when they were younger, just before their first terrifying reaping. That they would go in together. And she wished they had not made that promise. If they went in together, one of them would not win.
The male tribute was called. It was not Griffin. She breathed a sigh of relief, but her eyes remained focused on Griffin, hoping to send him a message. Don't volunteer. Don't volunteer..
((SWIFTY, this is when he volunteers!))

*Bracken*

Bracken freaked out as he walked up to the stage. But he reassured himself. Someone always won. It would just have to be him. Easy peasy. He knew he was great and amazing. DUH he'd win. ((He dies at the Cornucopia))


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Allie walked into the train, scared to death.


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Chelsea | 328 comments ((I've heard of that book, I've just never read it.))

Jackie was waiting in the Justice Building waiting for people to say good-bye to her. She was disappointed when the only people to show up were her parents. When she was done saying her final good-byes she was ushered on the train and shoved into a room where they told her to shower and change into some fresh clothes. She sat on her bed and waited for the train to take off.
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Alex walked in silents to the Justice Building when he was ushered into a room by himself. Only a few minutes later in father walked into the room and would not let go of him. So instead Alex embraced it. When his father finally let go of him, Alex looked up at his father with tears streaming down his face and said "I'm sorry dad, for not listening to you today." his father replied "I know, its ok. I don't expect you to win, or even try. All I want is for you to remember that I love you." Alex broke down crying in front of his dad. When his dad was escorted out of the room he passed out and was carried onto the train he had no memories of what happened between the times he passed out and when he was put on the train.
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Lilith requested that they only allow one person to come see her and when he never showed, she asked one of the guards to take her to the train.


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((OKAY OKAY. Sorry that Goodreads is blocked on my computer so I had to type this from my iTouch, and I had a crapload of homework to do this weekend. >.<

Anyway, I'm going to roleplay Raine a little in the flashbacks, if that's okay.  If not, you can yell at me. :P))

"Griffin?"

It was Raine's voice.  Griffin turned his head to look at her, the wind pushing his wavy blonde hair into his eyes as he gave her his goofy grin.  He had the type of smile that always reached his bright blue eyes, the type that you couldn't help but smile back whenever you saw it.

Raine was ready for the reaping.  She was wearing a pretty red dress that Griffin had never seen before, and had a red bow in her curly black hair to match it.  But instead of meeting his smiling eyes, she stared at her feet.  Her shoes were dirty and torn; decent shoes were expensive in the district, so almost everyone only had one pair that lasted until they were practically in pieces.  After all, the only day you really had to look nice for was the reaping.

Griffin saw the look on his best friend's face, and his smile disappeared. "What's wrong?" he asked, concerned.  It was a stupid question.  The reaping, their first reaping ever, started in less than an hour.  They both had a chance, although a very small one, of being picked and sent to their death.  Not even his relentless optimism could change that fact.

Raine didn't look up, studying the ground with her gray eyes.  "I've been thinking," she said slowly.  "About if one of us were-"

Griffin cut her off.  "We're not going to be."

"But we might, Griffin," she replied, a little harsher then intended.  She lowered her voice again and took a small breath, looking close to tears.  "It's just... you're my best friend, and I don't think I could stand it if one of us, you know..."

Griffin met her gaze as she looked back up at him, water now quickly filling her eyes.  He took a few steps towards her, unsure of how to comfort her when frankly, he felt like crying as well.  Slowly, he put his arms around her in a soft hug.  Raine hugged him back a little tighter, as if she was afraid to let him go.  "Here," he said suddenly, taking a step back and holding out his hand to her.  "Let's make a promise. If one of us is ever chosen for the Hunger Games, which we won't be, the other will volunteer as the second tribute.  That way we can look out for each other.  We'll never have to be apart. Agreed?"

Tears were flowing freely in rivulets down Raine's cheeks as she took Griffin's hand and shook it thankfully.

"Agreed."


Griffin watched with a sinking heart as Raine walked onto the stage, replaying the scene from four years ago in his mind over and over again.  He watched as she shook the announcer's hand, then turned towards the crowd, her face pale with shock.  He watched as she scanned the crowd, then finally met his eyes.  He watched because he knew there was nothing else he could do.  It was what they had planned.  But they had never expected it to actually happen.

No one ever expected it to happened to them.

Griffin was listening for only one thing now: his name.  But it was never called.  Instead, a small and skittish-looking boy made his way up to the stage, stumbling on one of the steps on his way up.  The boy, who Griffin guess to be twelve, stood in the center of the stage, looking like he was about to throw up.  The announcer "congratulated" him, as she had with Raine.  Then she beamed out at the crowd, and uttered the two words that would change Griffin's entire life: "Any volunteers?"

Griffin saw himself stand up without hesitation, much to the surprise of his classmates around him.  He saw himself raise his hand, and the announcer give him a huge smile and motion for him to come.  He saw himself somehow get his legs to move and walk up the stairs to the platform.  He saw the boy heave a sigh of relief and step off the stage without looking back at him.  And, most painful of all, he saw Raine's expression.

The announcer called again for volunteers, but the crowd was silent.  No one ever volunteered in District 9.  Until now.

He numbly walked forward to the center of the stage when they were motioned to.  He and Raine stood on either side of the announcer, who grabbed their arms with her hands rather forcefully and raised them up above their heads.

"Ladies and gentlemen!" the lady exclaimed cheerfully.  "Your District 9 representatives!"


☁ ℳisty ℳoonlit ℳemories ☾ (dreamsnitemarecrisis) | 115 comments ((I don't think I did Blane, if so, I'll edit this post.))

Blane waited for his little brother to get dressed, then they were off. As they made their way through the crowd, the girl had already been chosen. Allie. He thought, knowing her from school. He'd had a locker next to her, once, but other than that, he didn't know her. Still, a locker neighbor can be pretty close.
"Blane Kendrik." His new escort announced. He nodded before the cameras could center in on him, ruffled his brother's hair, then walked up those stairs that seemed to be higher than they appeared from where he stood.
So the day finally came. He thought coldly.
He looked over to see Allie, wondering if she'd make a good ally or not, but judging be the tears, he'd have to wait for the training center and arena to see for hisself what she was capable of. He went into the Justice Building, said goodbye to his family (accepting his little brother's yo-yo as his token) then followed the gaurds that led him to the train.


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Chelsea | 328 comments Alex was sitting on the train looking at the locket that used to belong to his mother. Alex started thinking to himself "I'm doing this for you; mom. I'm going to win for you."
Alex continued to stare at the locket until he began to cry. "I miss you." he said in a whisper to no one in particular.


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After tearfilled goodbyes (on her visitor's part. Raine stayed dry-eyed) to her parents, her brothers, and all her friends, Raine still felt like there was one person she wanted to see.

They loaded her onto the train, and she spotted Griffin, already seated. She walked right over to him, trying to read his thoughts. "You didn't have to volunteer," she said softly.


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((OF COURSE I LOVE THEM. :DDD

And yeah, sorry I haven't been on at all today.  I've been swamped (Heh. Does anyone ever say that word anymore?) with work and studying for Friday tests and crap.  UGH. I hate hate hate hate Geometry.  *headtest-she-got-a-C-on* -.-

But yay for three day weekends!))

Griffin looked up, giving her a small smile as he met her eyes.  "Yes, I did," he said simply.

It was true.  He knew he would never have forgiven himself if he had let Raine, his best friend, go into the arena by herself.  Even if it meant having to say goodbye to his family for the last time.  Griffin took small breath, trying not to think about it. Of course, he thought about it anyway.  His two sisters didn't get it, but his father had.  He didn't say anything about it, but Griffin could see the sadness in his eyes.  He knew the reason his son had volunteered.

And he knew Griffin wasn't coming back.

"You know me," he told Raine, his expression unreadable.  "I always keep my promises."


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Swiftfire wrote: "((OF COURSE I LOVE THEM. :DDD

And yeah, sorry I haven't been on at all today.  I've been swamped (Heh. Does anyone ever say that word anymore?) with work and studying for Friday tests and crap.  U..."


*Raine*

Raine searched Griffin's eyes, trying to read his thoughts. But he had always been extraordinarily good at keep secrets, his own and others'. It was why he was the one she told everything. But she hadn't gotten to tell him how she changed her mind about their promise. "That was years ago," she whispered. "If- if" Raine didn't want to say it, but she forced the words out of her mouth. It was almost physically painful. "If... neither of us make it back, both our families will be..." Raine trailed off. She knew Griffin could hear the rest of her words. (( Sad, depressed, lonely, etc btw lol.))

Raine pressed her lips together. The thought of her family was almost more than she could bear. She had never, not once seen her older brothers cry. They were strong, comforting, warm. Solid. But she had clearly seen the shiny glint in their eyes, and the way they left the room quickly to not upset her- they knew she hated it when people cried.
Raine broke their eye contact and ducked her head. "I wish you hadn't volunteered... but I'm glad you're here. I don't- I don't know if I could do this otherwise." She took a deep breath and clenched her fists, willing the tears back out of her eyes. She would not cry. She focused all her attention on keeping her eyes dry. To her relief yet slight disappointment, it worked. But now this terror, grief, and everything else was still bottled inside.


☁ ℳisty ℳoonlit ℳemories ☾ (dreamsnitemarecrisis) | 115 comments Tilin walked into the dining car. She was famished.


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((... DD:

Let's play... Which Literary Character Does Griffin Sound Like In This Post? -.-))

Griffin could see the tears in Raine's eyes, and how she willed them away.  She had always hated crying, after all.  Not because she saw it as a weakness, but because she hated to see people upset.  Which is why they were best friends, he guessed.  One of the reasons.

"I... don't know what I would have done if I didn't volunteer, either," he said truthfully.  "Probably nothing good.  So, no regrets." Only that your name was pulled, he added silently to himself.  But that didn't matter anymore. There was nothing they could do about it then, and there was nothing they could do about it now.

Then, without another word, he wrapped his arms around her and hugged her tightly.  He was reminded of the hug they had all those years ago, before their first reaping.  This one was different.  It meant that their worst fears were coming true.

"It'll be okay," Griffin whispered.  He wasn't sure if he was trying to comfort Raine or convince himself.  Probably both.  Opening his eyes and looking out the window Raine had her back to, he could see District 9 disappearing in the distance as the train sped up and left it far behind.  His home that he would never see again.  His two sisters.  His father.  Griffin felt a pang of something in his chest.  Sadness?  Guilt?  Anger?  It was like his world was collapsing in on him piece by piece, slowly smothering him.  But this was what he had decided from the beginning.  The reaping had only been his death sentence.  "You'll be okay," he told Raine, louder, so she could hear him clearly.  Maybe she would hear it as a silly statement meant to comfort her.  Maybe it was best she didn't know his plan.

Because to Griffin, it was a promise.


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((That was the awesome incarnate in the form of a goodreads post, Swifty. YIPEE!!!))

Raine took deep, shuddering breaths, wrapped in Griffin's arms. It was almost like when they were younger. When she felt warm, and safe, and they were both looking to the future, to the rest of their lives.
And now they were heading straight towards their deaths. Weren't they?
We could've lived with less food this year, Raine thought, even though they probably couldn'tve. I should have gotten less tesserae. Then neither of us would be here. Not me... not Griffin.
It was strange. Being comforted, for most people, made them feel better. But now, she knew Griffin's silly words weren't going to help anything. And the thought that, even as they headed towards their deaths- HER fault- he was still trying to comfort her... it was almost too much. But she wouldn't cry. She had decided a few years ago to never cry again, and she wasn't going to start now, even though there was no hope.
Or was there?
Her mind got lost on another train of thought, and her breathing relaxed as she considered scenarios that ended with both her and Griffin out alive. Maybe they could take off at the next stop. Or at the training arena. Or if they were in the games, survive and find some way out together. Somehow.

Raine pulled back from his hug, and rubbed her face. "Okay," she said, suddenly calm. "If you say so. We'll be okay."
She missed the key word in Griffin's sentence. The part where he only said "you". Not both of them. Just her. Yeah. In the future, Raine would think back to that moment and wish she had caught it then. But she didn't.


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Lunabell AKA Mighty Empress of the World wrote: "((That was the awesome incarnate in the form of a goodreads post, Swifty. YIPEE!!!))

Raine took deep, shuddering breaths, wrapped in Griffin's arms. It was almost like when they were younger. When..."


((Hahaha, thanks! Right back 'atcha! :D))

Griffin nodded and smiled at her.  "Of course," he said softly.  He knew now that he wouldn't be able to tell her.  There was no way she'd go through with it if he did.

Swallowing slightly, he took a step backwards and glanced to the right.  "Hey, let's go back to the main compartment.  I think they have food in there, and I'm starved." It wasn't true.  He had lost his appetite as soon as Raine had been called to the stage.  But he needed something to change the subject.  Besides, they should probably eat while they could.  It wouldn't be for too much longer.


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Izzy ☊ Sudden Impact ☊ wrote: "Zane was lead to the train after he had said his final good byes to his family. His mind was already running. Even though they where not yet in the arena the games have already begun. Step 1, find ..."

((Alexandra? Wait, crap, that's my charrie!!! Sorry sorry I completely forgot about doing her reaping!))

Alexandra stopped from passing Zane's room and raised one dark eyebrow at the boy.  Her opponent was tall, with brown hair several shades lighter than her own.  He was muscular, as all the boys from District 1 were.  They were training, literally, for their lives, after all.  He was also rather good looking, she noted.  "Oh, it's just you," she said, her tone slightly condescending.  She paused, still studying him.  "You know, trying to get to someone's heart is one way to make allies.  But me, I prefer you show me what you can do before I let you on my team.  So save the compliments."  She smiled at him, flashing her perfectly white teeth, before starting to walk to her room at the end of the hallway.

Volunteering for the reaping had been easy.  The hard part was making sure no one else did.  Some years, the announcer would just take the first person to volunteer as the official tribute.  And Alexa had to be ready for that.  It was her last year to be in the Games, and she definitely wasn't about to lose her chance like that.  So she had gone around to the other girls in her grade, and "convinced" them not to volunteer. Meaning, if she had juicy information, blackmail.  If not, threats to family members.  Or she could just lie.
"Who do you think they will believe?" she had asked a girl with her same sweet smile.  "You or me?" The answer was obvious. Alexa could weave any lie into a person's brain and make them believe it was the truth.  Well, almost anyone's.

So when she raised her hand to volunteer for the fourteen-year-old that had been picked, she was the only one.  She walked up the stage and beamed out at her district, giving them a small wave.  Although the announcer had instructed everyone to stay silent until both tributes were picked, the crowd immediately erupted in applause.

Later, when the boy was picked, he had the same effect on the crowd.  They shook hands, both with tight and strong grips.  Both looking into the other's eyes and giving them a short nod.  Both knowing what the other was thinking.  I will win.

Oh yes, this year would definitely be a Hunger Games to remember.


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Raine nodded, even though she wasn't hungry, though she guessed Griffin must've been. She headed in one direction and into one car. She walked a few cars that way, before turning around, and heading back. "Everything is identical!" she told Griffin, frustrated. "Map! We need a map! Or at least a helpful person."


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Griffin chuckled. "Good luck finding one of those." He opened another door, then stepped out onto the platform between the two cars. He couldn't help but to glance sideways to see the space between showing the trees that the train was rushing past. The space just big enough for someone to jump out from. As the train turned a corner, Griffin waited for Raine to walk into the next car before leaning over and stretching his fingers out... where they hit against the invisible wall.
Although he had anticipated it, a new sense of dread came over Griffin as he closed the door and followed Raine down the hallway of the train. They were trapped. There was no way out.
It was as if the Hunger Games had already started for them.


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((Meh. Soon though. There's only so much two characters can do on a train. *pauses* Ugh. Gods, high school is incredibly perverted. Just saying.))

Something about the way Griffin held the doors of the cars open for Raine made her feel so... happy, warm. It was definitely a comfort to have him there.
Raine watched as Griffin paused in the area between cars, and reached out for something. She saw the odd look come over his face. Raine quickly backtracked. "What is it?" she asked him. She recognized that look. It was the same look when his family was low on food, or there was a dangerous situation at the factories. Raine had learned she did not like that look.


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((XD))

Griffin looked over at her, a little surprised. "Oh, nothing," he said. "It doesn't matter." He continued walking down the hallway, passing Raine. He looked back at her and grinned. "Come on, I'm hungry!"


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Raine frowned, knowing it DID matter. But after a few moments she jogged to catch up with Griffin, even though she really really wasn't hungry. "Okay, sure," she said.

((Would post longer but late.))


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Chelsea | 328 comments Jackie was on the train looking out her window, when she saw a little girl trying to watch the trains leave. She had seen this girl before; she watched the trains come in and out of the station every time they came in or left. The peacekeepers were forcing her back. Jackie climbed off the train and went to talk to the little girl; as she approached the girl they dragged her back by force. Jackie was escorted back to the train and told not to get off again until they reach the Capitol. She sat on the bed thinking about the girl and wondered what was going to happen to her.


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Lunabell AKA Mighty Empress of the World wrote: "Raine frowned, knowing it DID matter. But after a few moments she jogged to catch up with Griffin, even though she really really wasn't hungry. "Okay, sure," she said.

((Would post longer but late.))"


Griffin smiled as they walked into the dining car.  On one of the tables by the window, there was a bowl of fruit and a tray of cheese and crackers, obviously for them.  They were the only people in the car, so Griffin figured the others were in their rooms.  They hadn't even met their mentors yet; the announcer had told them they would meet in the Capitol.
Griffin grabbed an apple and took a bite of it while sitting down.  He swallowed.  "Well, free food is always good."


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Izzy ☊ Sudden Impact ☊ wrote: "Swiftfire wrote: "Izzy ☊ Sudden Impact ☊ wrote: "Zane was lead to the train after he had said his final good byes to his family. His mind was already running. Even though they where not yet in the ..."

Alexa paused, looking back into his room with a smirk.  "Touché," she said, ending their conversation. Then she continued down the hallway to her own room and closed the door.


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Raine sat down across from Griffin. She forced herself to get over the churning in her stomach, and grabbed some cheese plain. Might as well start storing body fat now. The food in her mouth, she chewed forever, not feeling like swallowing. But she finally decided to gulp it down and hoped it would stay there.
"Might as well start stocking up, huh?" Raine commented, grabbing more food. She would do this one step at a time. First step- gain weight.


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Griffin smiled and bit into his apple.  He swallowed before responding, "Right, right." They were both pretty skinny from not having an exactly healthy diet in the district.  Still, Griffin felt uncomfortable eating this food.  It was almost like they had already surrendered to the Capitol.
Needing something more to do, he turned and looked out the window again.  Absently, he imagined what they would be doing right now if Raine hadn't been picked.  Before the reaping, Griffin had helped his sisters make a peach pie.  It had been small; they hardly had enough ingredients, so it was a special treat.  They were going to eat it after the reaping, as a sort of celebration.  He wondered what had happened to it now.

((... *needs her midnight snack*))


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((...We need a plot. LOL I'm full because I had sushi for dinner and rice tends to expand in stomachs.))

Raine gulped down another swallow of food, but her stomach churned, and she put down the food. There was no way she could be hungry at that moment.
Hugging herself, Raine looked out the window.
There was nothing to say. So she said nothing.


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((Who are your charrie partners?))

((And yeah it could be a QQ! WHOOT!))

Raine took a deep breath. It was okay. Her mentor would've survived the exact same situation, and would explain exactly what she could do. She just had to obey, and she'd make it out okay.
Until she remember that this year was special. They were never going to meet to, talk to their mentors. Not unless they won. Raine wished for the train ride to last forever, because every extra step she took, every breath she breathed, was one more step, one more breath closer to her death.
But her wish didn't come true, and the train came to a lurching halt.


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((Ah. Yeah.))

Bracken looked around the train. He was going to win this, but he should eat to get his strength up. His tribute partner was sitting by the window.


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Lunabell  wrote: "((Who are your charrie partners?))

((And yeah it could be a QQ! WHOOT!))

Raine took a deep breath. It was okay. Her mentor would've survived the exact same situation, and would explain exactly wh..."


((Waaait. I thought it took at least a day to get to the Capitol.

Meh, whatever.))

Griffin looked up as the train stopped. "Well, here we are," he said simply.  He knew he should be nervous, but he couldn't help feeling excited.  Almost no one in their district ever got to see the Capitol themselves.  They had heard rumors, of course, of the tall buildings and strange people that lived there.  He had watched on TV.  But Griffin never thought he would ever get to see the Capitol with his own eyes.
Too bad they were being sent there to die.


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((Well... we needed plot.))

Raine nodded, dumbfoundedly. "It appears so. So, um, do you know who we meet or whatever? In normal years its mentors, but..." she trailed off. They both knew- the whole nation knew- that this year was special.
The doors slid open, and after hesitating a few moments, Raine stepped carefully outside, blinking in the blindingly bright harsh, artificial lights.


☻ Sister Grimm ☻ | 2 comments Tillin sighed. She stared dully at the food on her plate, proding it around with her fork and watching it grow cold.


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Griffin followed her outside, his eyes taking a few seconds to readjust to the bright lighting.  "You know as much as I do," he said to her, looking around at his surroundings as soon as he could.


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It turns out they didn't have to know anything. A few seconds later a crowd of overly cheerful people greeted them and swept them into a building. "Now!" they said in their overly cheerful voices with their overly cheerful smiles. "Its time to make you pretty!" Raine gave a terrified look to Griffin.


☻ Sister Grimm ☻ | 2 comments Lunabell wrote: "((Ah. Yeah.))

Bracken looked around the train. He was going to win this, but he should eat to get his strength up. His tribute partner was sitting by the window."


☻ Sister Grimm ☻ wrote: "Tillin sighed. She stared dully at the food on her plate, proding it around with her fork and watching it grow cold."


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Lunabell wrote: "It turns out they didn't have to know anything. A few seconds later a crowd of overly cheerful people greeted them and swept them into a building. "Now!" they said in their overly cheerful voices w..."

Griffin almost laughed at Raine's expression, but he was too busy wondering how it was possible for skin to look as bright pink as one of the stylist's. He followed them further into the building, not really seeing any other choice. He had considered trying to escape as soon as they got off the train, but that fantasy had been quickly destroyed when he saw the many Peacekeepers lined up around them. When they had walked inside, the men with guns had lined up against the door they had entered through. The message was clear. Griffin kept walking.


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((Sorry Grimm. I don't plan on doing as much with this character because he's going to die, so sorry if I forget to RP him. D:))

*Bracken*

Bracken wandered over to Tillin, and sat down across from her. He nodded at her untouched food. "Are you going to eat that? I'll take it if you don't want it."


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*Raine*

Raine glanced at Griffin, and rubbed her temples. They had already lost their most likely chances to escape. They couldn't outsmart the Capitol. They had been hosting the Games for decades. People had tried to cheat before, or at least in the beginning, most likely, and Raine was sure it would never work.
Looks like they were going to have to play by the rules.

They were led into a room with a group of stylists gathered around. One that was clearly the main stylist surveyed them both, as if to analyze how to present District 9 as a whole. Raine glanced at Griffin and raised an eyebrow casually and curiously. But her gut twisted painfully, and she could almost taste bile in the back of her throat. She decided that pride wasn't worth it, even in the face of these criticizing people from the Capitol, and Raine stretched her hand towards Griffins.


☁ ℳisty ℳoonlit ℳemories ☾ (dreamsnitemarecrisis) | 115 comments ((okay.))

Tilin felt the train stop and she looked a Bracken, before exiting the train. She followed their planner with him until she showed them their rooms. Then she went into her room, waiting for her prep team to come and do her up like she'd seen on tv so many times before.


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☻ ☻ Sister Grimm ☻ ☻ wrote: "((okay.))

Tilin felt the train stop and she looked a Bracken, before exiting the train. She followed their planner with him until she showed them their rooms. Then she went into her room, waitin..."


Bracken shrugged, and was ushered into the room. He wondered how they were styling Distict 6 this year. Something cool, hopefully.


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Lunabell  wrote: "*Raine* 

Raine glanced at Griffin, and rubbed her temples. They had already lost their most likely chances to escape. They couldn't outsmart the Capitol. They had been hosting the Games for decade..."


Griffin saw Raine's hand and quickly took it.  He met her eyes and gave her what he hoped was a reassuring nod.  The excitement of being in the Capitol was gone, and the nervousness was back for both of them.  He felt the critical eyes of the stylists, their whispering voices, and decided he hated them.  How long did they have until the Hunger Games started, anyway?  A week?  Five days?  Griffin almost didn't want to know.

Feeling the need to break this uncomfortable silence, he said, "Well?"

((Yes, Luna.  I'm officially making you roleplay the stylists. XD))


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Izzy ☊ Sudden Impact ☊ wrote: "Zane walked behind Alexandra and jumped off the train emmeiatley blinded by the light. he was then lead to a carriage but men in outrageous black uniforms."

Alexandra walked confidently out into the bright light of the Capitol.  She beamed at the crowd around her, waving and blowing kisses to random people.  There were only a few Peacekeepers around here, and they were meant to keep the crowd under control.  After all, there were never any problems with tributes from District 1 trying to make a run for it.  She followed the others to the carriage which would take them to the main building.  She waved one last time before sitting down in the seat.


☁ ℳisty ℳoonlit ℳemories ☾ (dreamsnitemarecrisis) | 115 comments Lunabell wrote: "☻ ☻ Sister Grimm ☻ ☻ wrote: "((okay.))

Tilin felt the train stop and she looked a Bracken, before exiting the train. She followed their planner with him until she showed them their rooms. Then she..."


((lol. He left anyways, so.... *shrug*))

Tillin looked around. She wondered what their stylists had planned for them.


☁ ℳisty ℳoonlit ℳemories ☾ (dreamsnitemarecrisis) | 115 comments ((If you say so.))

Tillin's stylists probed and proded her until she was Capitol acceptable. Then they realesed her to the mercy of the instructors in the training area.


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Swiftfire wrote: "Lunabell  wrote: "*Raine* 

Raine glanced at Griffin, and rubbed her temples. They had already lost their most likely chances to escape. They couldn't outsmart the Capitol. They had been hosting th..."


((I can't believe you Swifty. *shakes head sadlY* What am I going to do with you? Making me RP the stylists. *sigh*))

*Raine*

*Plus Stylists (Darn you :P)*

Raine bit her lip and turned back to the stylists. "First things first!" They said cheerily. "We make you pretty!"
Raine's eyes widened. This could NOT be good. "Alrighty! We're going to separate you now! Tut tut! Come this way! Raine, in here! Griffin, here! You'll be a gorgeous pair by the end of this. Believe me, you'll be glad. Beauty IS pain!"


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((Yes... I guess we're all busy.))

Griffin sighed, looking over at Raine again.  "Can't wait," he mouthed sarcastically at her before his group of stylists led him into an adjoining room.


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Nightshade | 1236 comments ((All right. I went and skimmed HG to see what order everything happened in, and I am SO PUMPED TO WRITE THIS POST--

Dear gosh, I'm such a dork.))

Kalare stared out from behind a sheer curtain as the train rolled into the Capitol. She'd heard stories from the mayor's son (oh yes, she'd heard lots of stories from him), but she hadn't really believed his account of the harsh colors, the blazing sunlight, the fashionably mangled people- until she saw them with her own eyes. How can these people think they look attractive? she thought as her eyes landed on a man and woman both dyed bright purple. They looked like giant vegetables- and overweight ones at that.

She glanced over at her district partner- was his name James? Josh? Jacob? It was hard to remember; she'd never needed anything from him, so she hadn't paid him any attention- and saw that he had pushed the curtain back and was gaping wide-eyed at the people. A few people recognized him and started waving excitedly. Idiots, Kalare thought. They don't know he's crazy.

But that was it- those Capitol people didn't know him. They didn't know her, either. How was she to get any sponsors if no one knew who she was? Might as well get a head start. She pulled back the curtain on her small window and surveyed the area, a hint of a smile playing around her mouth. Sweet and pretty, but not too open or forward- just right.


☁ ℳisty ℳoonlit ℳemories ☾ (dreamsnitemarecrisis) | 115 comments Swiftfire wrote: "((Training arena. Luna and I are roleplaying our charries with the stylists because we're stupid.))"

((Ah. Okay.))

Tillin made her way to the training area, completely ignoring the instructors.


☁ ℳisty ℳoonlit ℳemories ☾ (dreamsnitemarecrisis) | 115 comments Tillin rubbed her arms. The new clothes her stylists had given her made her feel too exposed. A tank-top, short shorts, her hair pulled back in a ponytail. She shivered at the thought o herself.


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