::AU:: District 7's Reaping Day"So, I don't really understand why we have the Hunger Games anyways. I bet they're only for the people in the Capitol to enjoy themselves and watching teenagers die brutal deaths," Zoe huffed, poking at her breakfast with distain. Tomorrow was the Reaping day, today being the only day that two unlucky kids had to spend with their family one last time. Though, even if it was the final day for the unlucky ones, it didn't mean that they could take a break from their daily duties.
Kiku sighed, walking over and pouring more tea in Zoe's glass. "It doesn't make much sense to me, either, but I have a feeling that you won't be chosen this year again." He offered a small smile, setting the jug of tea on the table. "And if you are, I'm sure someone will volunteer in your place. You're better back at home than you ever would in the outside world."
"Right," Zoe rolled her eyes, a smile playing at her lips. "Whatever you say, Kiku. You're lucky that you don't have to go to the Reaping anymore, and
::AU:: Gilbert's BBQ Party? : 4"Okay, so we've found everyone except for Geety, Feliciano, Lovino, and Zoe. How late is it, anyways?" Allison asked, turning towards her companions behind her.
"It's going on to 11. I think we've been playing for a really long time," Marisol mumbled.
"Those four are always off doing things on their own," Cam shouted, crossing her arms over her chest as the group trudged further into the woods. "How do they always manage to get lost everywhere?"
"Cam, you're talking about the four ditzy people in our group of friends. They could get lost in a one-bedroom house if you left them to their own devices," Isa laughed, everyone else soon joining in. They all abruptly stopped laughing after a high pitched scream was heard from afar. They all looked at each other, hoping one of them would recognize the voice, seeing as they were all shaken with fear.
"Feli, slow down! It was just a piece of grass!"
"It touched me! The ghost touched me, bella! I'm not safe in this world anymore!"
"So, it was onl
::AU:: Why do we bother?"Zoe, wake up! It's already 5:30 and you haven't even taken a shower yet!" Yao stomped into Zoe's room, throwing the covers off of the girl who was curled up in a perfect ball.
"Yao, it's so early! Lemme sleep for like, five more minutes! School isn't going anywhere, dammit!" Zoe swatted her hand at Yao, who took the opportunity to grab her hand and pull her up from her bed. He flicked on the lights, blinding the younger girl momentarily.
"There's no time for five more minutes. You take about thirty minutes in the shower, and you'll be late if you don't hurry and get in the shower!" Yao huffed and stomped out of the room, leaving Zoe to wake up herself.
It was finally the day every teenager was dreading all summer; the first day of school. Nobody should have to wake up early just to go to a claustrophobic box and sit for eight hours with people they don't even like. That's not something you should be excited for, at least. The earliest anyone should have to get up at is 6:30, not an ho