“Clove did you find her” I ask sitting on the ground throwing leaves into our fire. “No she and lover boy must be off in the woods somewhere.” Clove rolls her eyes at me and sits down across from me. “So who’s left” I ask tossing a piece of bread from our sponsors. “Well it’s us, 12, Thresh, and that girl from 5” she takes a bite off of the bread. “And Marvel died earlier right” I ask. “Yeah” She gets up and walks over to her pack “why do you care?” “Well I just know that he was going to have to die anyways so now would be better then later” I stand up and wipe the leave crumbs of my butt.
Clove turns around holding her knife “and what if that rule could go for you too?” She steps closer to the fire and I can see the smile on her face. “Clove” I stop in my spot “you can’t do that.” I look at her and she throws a knife at the tree next to me “Cato, I think I can.” I see her pull out another knife “Clove you need me.” “Is that a hint of fear I hear in that voice” a smirk runs across her face. “Clove you heard the announcement” I slowly move around the fire “that leaves us and 12. We can win this if we try.” She starts to slowly move around the fire too “You’re right” she says “but we all know you always preferred Glimmer over me.” I stop in my tracks hearing this “I never meet her before the games…. yeah we were friends but I always loved you more…. protecting you was my one main goal….” She stops right then too “Cato don’t lie to me.” She steps closer to me and my heart starts to beat really fast.
All of the sudden an announcement comes on over the speaker. “There will be a feast in the morning” I hear Claudius’s voice over the speaker “this will have one supply that every district needs.” That brings a sigh of relief to me “Clove let me prove it to you…. at the feast.” I take a step back and lose my balance “I will go for you if that helps….. you might be faster but I don’t care.” She steps closer and closer to me and has an evil smile across her face “Cato, I’m going to the feast by myself. Because you won’t be there.”
I turn around and grab the sward under me “CLOVE STOP” I scream and hold the sward out in front of me. She laughs “Cato, you honestly think you can kill me before I lodge this dagger into your heart?” I put the sward down “you’re right Clove I can’t.” She looks at me and a smile goes across her face. “I can’t kill you I love you…. I need to show you….. just let me then you can kill me” I just stare at her. I can’t believe I just said that to her. “No Cato. I can’t get attached to you” she takes a step back “I’m not gonna let you play with my heart.”
“But Clove” I take a few steps closer to her “you know how you really feel about me.” She puts down the dagger “I don’t know what you mean by that.” I grab her hand “people call you heartless but I know you aren’t… the way you treated me that day back in two showed me that.” She pulled her hand away “what day?” She looks around “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” “Clove no one is here” I said to her “they are headed for the feast you can admit it.” She just stares at me. “I have nothing to admit” she whispers.
“Fine be like that” I pick up her dagger and hand it to her “we are going to miss the feast and our one valuable item will be taken….. go get it I will have your back the entire time to make sure no one kills you.” I grab my sward “then if u wish you have permission to kill me.” She looks at her dagger and then at me “alright.” She get closer to me and whispers in my ear “I’m going alone.” She walks off and I didn’t say anything in till….
“CLOVE” I scream. She turns around “what!?!?” I run up to her “you need anything I won’t be far just scream and I’ll be there I won’t let you die.” She looks up and me and whispers “Thank you.” “Bye Clove” I give her a hug. She pushes away “Bye Cato see you when I get back.”
It had been at least fifteen minutes now and I knew she must have already been there. There was no cannon fire yet so that was a good sign. I knew she could take Kalip or whatever her name was, and the girl from 5 was no worries to her. My only problem was Thresh. The only one that could take her. I start heading to the cornucopia feeling uneasy about something. After about ten minutes I see the cornucopia and Clove has the girl from 12 pined to the ground. “Yes” I said in my head “one less to go.” I deiced everything would be fine, I knelled down being a bush and sit. I wait and wait for a cannon to go off, but it never does.
That was the moment I heard a shriek. It wasn’t just a shriek, it was the shriek I heard that day in district two with Clove. It was at that moment it hit me. CLOVE!
“CATO” she screamed “CATO!” I ran out of the wood seeing her lying in the ground. I don’t even turn to see what happened to Thresh or the others. I knell down beside her and grab her hand. “Clove” I feel a tear run down my face. “Cato” she says weakly. This is the weakest I have ever heard her. “Cato, just kill me” she says a stream of blood running down her temple. “No Clove I can’t I don’t have the heart” I push her beautiful black hair out of her face. “Cato it’s to late we all know I’m not going to make it” for the first time in years I hear compassion in her voice. “Clove I won’t let you die” I say wiping a tear from my eye. “Cato….. I…. I… lo…….” The cannon fires. “Clove” I suddenly feel weak. I haven’t ever felt like this before. “Clove I love you” I gently kiss her on the cheek. “I will never love another girl like that again” I say to myself. I get up and run. I just run as far as I can go…