I VOLUNTEER! I volunteer as tribute!
the hunger games
"Tonight. After the reaping, everyone is supposed to celebrate. And a lot of people do, out of relief that their children have been spared for another year. But at least two families will pull their shutters, lock their doors, and try to figure out how they will survive the painful weeks to come."
“In the Capitol, they call it the Launch Room. In the districts, it’s referred to as the stockyard. The place animals go before slaughter.”
"Peeta rinses the pearl off in the water and hands it to me. 'For you.' I hold it out on my palm and examine its iridescent surface in the sunlight. Yes, I will keep it. For the few remaining hours of my life I will keep it close. This last gift from Peeta. The only one I can really accept. Perhaps it will give me strength in the final moments. 'Thanks,' I say, closing my fist around it. I look coolly into the blue eyes of the person who is now my greatest opponent, the person who would keep me alive at his own expense. And I promise myself I will defeat his plan."
"He wont be shouting and cheering. But he will be watching every moment, every twist and turn, and willing me to come home."
shoot me. that's what he was mouthing. i was supposed to shoot him! that was my job. that was our unspoken promise, all of us, to one another.