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A Whole New Game- Chapter 6 -A Hunger Games StoryChapter 6: Tracker JackersEleanorThunk!I jolt awake and whip my head around. I count all of our allies, making sure no one is about to try to sneak attack me. Lover Boy sleeps on, leaning against a nearby tree. Clove lays next to Marvel, curled into his arms, and Cato sits a ways away, his snores rattling the forest. Even Glimmer rests, motionless in her place by our extinguished fire. Must have been my imagination.Then, the sound of unmistakable buzzing fills my ears. Tracker jackers. I let out a bloodcurdling scream as hundreds of the golden monsters stab my body. My allies are up within seconds, the thousands of tiny insects moving toward them as they awaken and run.Clove, Marvel, and Lover Boy flee off in the direction of the lake, shrieking as they are attacked by the swarm. Glimmer begins to scream as the main cloud of creatures surrounds her, a second one entangling me in a haze of gold. I fall to the ground, convulsing as every inch of my b
A Whole New Game- Chapter 4 -A Hunger Games StoryChapter 4: Lover Boy and Fire GirlEleanorI walk bitterly behind Glimmer, as we venture even deeper into the vast forest. I clench my fists as she walks past me to join Cato up at the front of our little herd. They whisper quietly for a moment, and flips her hairs once again before giggling with delight."Would you shut up ?" I snap.Glimmer turns her head dramatically, flipping her hair again. She looks at me with a mock pout plastered on her stupid face."What's wrong, Emerald?" She says sarcastically in her awful high-pitched voice."It's Eleanor. My parents preferred not to give their child and unreasonable and idiotic name. Sorry I can't say the same for you."Before I can continue, a silhouette strides forward from the trees. I instinctively put my hand on my sheath, but as the anomaly strides into the light, I chuckle. It's the pathetic boy tribute from District 12."Wait," he says noticing our hands on our weapons, "I want to help."Of course you do. Glim
A Whole New Game- Chapter 13-A Hunger Games StoryChapter 13: Monsters, Lies, and AlliesClove "I'm sorry, you're what?" Eleanor barks at me from across the table."I told you, I-""Oh I heard you. Snow's granddaughter. I'm just curious as to how on earth you expect us to believe your ridiculous lie.""I'm not lying! I wouldn't lie, not about this," I say, my voice catching.No one really reacts, all too shocked to do much more than stare. Every eye bores into me, and I sigh with relief when the silence is broken."How could you possibly have been reaped if you are his granddaughter?" questions Athena. "Everyone here knows how the Capitol manipulates everything to work the way they want it. Why would your grandfather, the ruler and controller of the Games, possibly put his own kin in them?""Just because I am family does not mean I am treated like it," I start. But he was going to save you. He was going to have you win. I take a deep breath and continue
A Whole New Game- Chapter 3 -A Hunger Games StoryChapter 3: The BloodbathCloveThe interviews, our scoring, training, and forming the alliance in the training center. It all seems like such a blur.This is it. This is the day that innocent children will die because of me. Might as well do the job myself, before they do it for me. At least I will end it quickly, no suffering. Just a quick flick of the wrist, that's all it takes. A stab through the heart is much faster than infection, or bleeding to death. I think of my allies. Cato and Marvel, Glimmer and the girl from 4, all ready for the slaughter. They kill because they have to; I will kill to put them out of their misery, and to put me out of mine. The misery of knowing that 23 deaths will all be on my hand, a destiny I cannot control.I hear the coundown begin, and climb into the glass tube, preparing myself for the oncoming slaughter.EleanorI close my eyes and take a deep breath as the glass doors seal around me. This is it; ther