Today is the day I’ve been training for my whole life the reaping.
I wake up when a pool of light hit’s my eyes.
“Timber Long wake up” my father yells just as im geting up, as I get dressed in my finest clothes I keep thinking about how to say those two words “I volunteer”.
My little brother Finn snaps me out of mid thought when I see his eyes are red from crying. I’m so shocked when I see this he’s known this would happen when I turned 12. After calming him , my family and I walk down to the town hall and we see Marial Mosby the mayor’s wife. I hug my mother and she whispers in my ear “I know you can do it”.
My adrenline is racing as I wait till she calls the names of this years trubutes. “Lady’s first” Marial exclaims “Olivia Adams” she yells but before any one can even blink I say “I volunteer” maybe a little to shakily; then I walk with pride to the stage.
“Congratulations now it’s time to pick a boy” Marial says “Oliver Aspen” she yells. By the way he comes up to the stage I could tell he was wishing someone would take his place. “These are the tributes that will represent district three in the 45th annual hunger games.”
I then see an attractive boy come up to the stage but snap out of it and remember this is a life or death competition no making friends that I might have to kill later.
After that we’re rushed inside by peacekeepers to say bye to our families.
“I love you” Finn says “I love you to Finn” I say all choked up. “Remember be strong this is what you have been trained for your whole life” my father says.
“Stay safe” are the only two words my mother says to me than she gives me a necklace that says “My heart will always be with you”.
I board the train and wave but then remember this may be the last time I see my family.