Chapter 3:

Torri’s POV:

I'm here, lined up next to my friends Josie and Eva, waiting for the names to be called out.

Effie walks out on stage, her pink high heels making loud clacking noises on the ground. "Welcome, welcome..." blah, blah, blah, all that crap.

"... Ladies first," this is where I tune in to what she is doing. Effie's heels click and clank against the concrete floor, when she makes it to the bowl full of the girls names she puts her hand in and swirls it around a bit and grabs a single slip of paper and walks back over to the microphone...

"Lynette Hammond!" The crowd clears a path for her to walk up to the

stage. "Any volunteers?" Effie asks. as usual no one volunteers. "Now for the second girl," Effie's high pitched voice speaks over the microphone, making everyone wince. She grabs another piece of paper, walks back to the microphone, opens it and reads out the name...

"Torri Koltin!" There it is, my name, I've just been selected to compete in the 25th Hunger Games. I quietly make my way up to the stage and stand next to Lynette, Effie doesn't bother to ask for any volunteers and quickly speaks into the microphone. "Alright, and now for the boys," she makes her way over to the bowl filled with boys names, puts her hand in and grabs a slip of paper...

"Noah Guzman," he makes his way onto the stage and stands on the over side of Effie, opposite me and Lynette, his face like and emotionless mask. Effie grabs another piece of paper and says the name...

"Erik Rose." he makes his way up to the stage easily as the crowd separates for him. He stands next to Noah.

"Here we are, the tributes for the 25 annual Hunger Games, Lynette Hammond, Torri Koltin, Noah Guzman and Erik Rose. Go on shake hands!" We do, we then get ushered into the building behind us.

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