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"Primrose Everdeen" Effie's voice rang out.

Oh my god there no way, it's only Prim's first year. She's only 12. Katniss is frozen beside me.

"Katniss" I say, I shake her hand. She's in shock.

"I volunteer" Katniss shouts.

"No, Katniss" I try to pull her back into the crowd.

"I volunteer as tribute" Katniss pulls free and walks onstage.

I turn to meet Gale's eyes across the crowd. Tears are pouring down my face. My best friend is going into the games. I don't even notice they call a boy. Katniss and the boy are pulled back into he justice building. I whistle and hold three fingers to the air. A peacekeeper noticed what I did and slapped my hard across the face, I fall to the ground. People follow my actions, soon everyone's hands are up.

Glad rushes over and helps my up off the ground.

"Are you okay?" He asks.

"No, Katniss has to go into the games!" I shout.

Gale pulls me into a hug and I just cry into his chest. This must be killing him. I know he's in love with her. And I'm in love with him. Isn't that wonderful?

"Come on, we need to go say goodbye" Gale keeps one arm on my shoulder guiding me to the justice building.

I push the door open, Katniss turns to see who it was. More tears pour out of my eyes. I hug Katniss tightly. She's not a big fan of hugs but right now that doesn't matter.

"You have to win" I say softly.

"I will" She says strongly.

"If you get a bow in the arena you really stand a chance" Gale chimes in.

Katniss and I let go and they both hug. Jealousy flames up inside me for a second. I shouldn't be jealous of her right now.

"Times up" a peacekeeper says.

We both slowly walk out of the room and leave the justice building. We walk to the fence and slide through. We stand together looking over a large hill.

"She'll be fine" Gale reassures.

"I'm sorry" I say to him.

"Why are you sorry" Gale questions.

"Because I have no idea what I would do if the love of my life had to go into the games. If you-" I stop myself.

"If I what?" Gale asks, he steps closer to me.

I don't say anything.

"Tell me" Gale pleads.

"Fine! If you went into the games I don't know what'd I'd do with myself. There's no way I could be as calm as you are. My heart would shatter." I stare into his eyes.

"The love of my life isn't going into the games." Gale states.


"The love of my life is standing right in front of me." Gale steps forward and our lips meet.

We kiss for a couple seconds before Gale pulls away.

"I've wanted to do that for so long. What happened today made me realize I can't wait anymore. Life is too short to put things off" Gale runs his hands through my hair.

"I love you" I say, I rest my head on his chest.

"I love you too" Gale kisses the top of my head.

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