The Letter Z Chapter 27: Zero to Hero
"I am pleased to present the victors of the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark!"
"Venia helps me into a pair of flat leather sandals and I turn to the mirror. I am still the 'girl on fire.' The sheer fabric softly glows. Even the slightest movement in the air sends a ripple up my body. By comparison, the chariot costume seems garish, the interview dress too contrived. In this dress, I give the illusion of wearing candlelight."
"They're sweet as syrup, " he says, taking the last spoonful. "Syrup." His eyes widen as he realizes the truth. I clamp my hand over his mouth and nose hard, forcing him to swallow instead of spit. He tries to make himself vomit the stuff up, but it's too late, he's already losing consciousness. Even as he fades away, I can see in his eyes what I've done is unforgivable.
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" risked a beating to give me bread, steadied me in the chariot, covered me with the redheaded Avox girl, insisted Haymitch know my hunting skills"
"Presenting ourselves not as adversaries but as friends has distinguished us as much as the fiery costumes."
|Caesar Flickerman - TV host and announcer|
|Cinna- Katniss' Stylist|
|Effie Trinket - Escort|
|Seneca Crane-Head Gamemaker|