District One Reaping Jun 10, 2013 10:18:44 GMT -5
Post by Elletnah™ The JabberJay on Jun 10, 2013 10:18:44 GMT -5
District 1 was buzzing with sounds echoing across the streets. Everyone was ready for the games and those who weren't were often unnoticed in the mass crowd of excitement and hopes. The mayor stepped forth upon the stage, watching as the crowd began to file in. He stood above them and spoke into the speaker, watched by all below him, just waiting for the yearly speech stated by him each and every year.
"People of district 1, Welcome to the 28th annual Hunger Games!" His speech flowed mindlessly from his mouth as he spoke of the history of Panem, Of the Dark Ages and the war, why the games were so important.
"And so it is now decreed that each district is to give as payment two tributes, a male and female, from the age of 12 to 18 as competitors in a yearly Hunger Games." The mayor finished his speech, accompanied by a handful of applause as he sat down, soon eagerly replaced by Favora Everheart, District 1's Capitol Escort for the last 10 years.
Favora Spoke out as she took out a single slip from the first ball. Our female tribute is.." Her voice squealed with excitement as she unfolded the small piece of paper, holding within it a single name..
With a giggle, Favora moved over to the second ball, the one containing the male tributes names as Poppy walked to the podium.
"And our male tribute.." Her pale hands reached in as she gently straightened her bright pink wig and matching dress with her spare hand. She pulled out a single slip and with a grin, read out the male tribute's name.
With a burst of clapping from Favora, she giggled her annoying giggle once more. "Well, there we have it people of Panem! Our two Tributes of this years Hunger Games. And may the odds be ever in their favor!" With a grin, she gestured to the two of them as the cameras zoomed in on them. Eyeing up the animals for this years slaughter fest. Boy, was this gonna be fun.