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Finnick Odair "All in the Lust of a Trident"
District FourRescele wakes me.
"Finnick! Time to get up, we're going back to shore for the reaping!" she softly kisses my cheek.
"Rescele!" I yell wiping it off.
"What?" she asks.
"Nothing, come here, Ive got something for you" I say sitting up. She crawls onto my lap and I pull a wooden box with little flowers painted on it from under my pillow. I hand it to her and she opens it. Her green eyes light up two shades.
"Thanks Finnick, Im glad your my brother!" she wraps her arms around my neck in a hug.
"Wanna swim?" I ask pulling her off me. She nods and we change. Running off the deck jumping into the beautiful sea below.
After about 20 minutes my father comes out. "What do you two intend on wearing?" he asks pulling us in and wrapping us in a towel.
"I dont know, dont really plan that stuff" I sarcastically say.
My father takes me by my shoulders and pulls me away from Rescele. He looks me dead in the eye and says "Finnick this may be your..."
"Year, I know, I know, but we barely go to shore for Capitol reasons, I dont have any tesserea, MY odds are completely in MY favor" I say cutting him off.
We didnt look alike at all, well maybe for the eyes, but thats because all District 4 had sea-green eyes. I got my looks from my mother, who died due to a plague when I was 9. Her auburn waves gave me my bronze locks. According to my father, my mother was the most beautiful woman there was. That only certain women could fit in the catagory of being called beautiful. That was my mother. I dont remember much about her, shes been gone for about 5 years now.
"Get ready" my father says pushing clothing into my arms.
Ok, yeah, dads old hand me downs, great. I bet Ill look good though. Girls say I look good in anything.
"Its not fair!" Rescele yells plopping down on her bed ruffling the green skirt she had on.
"Whats not fair June bug?" I ask her. She smiles at me
"Your too pretty!" she yells again. I sit down next to her.
"Im not pretty, only girls are pretty" I laugh
"well if they reap you they will surely reap someone else" she says
"It doesn’t work like that June bug" I say ruffling her straight bronze hair.
"Wear this at the reaping" she says climbing behind me buckling the necklace I gave her this morning behind my neck.
"Thank you" I whisper.
"Are you scared?" she asks me.
I wanna say yes but then what kinda brother would I be?
"Nah" I say shrugging.
She knows Im lying, she could always tell those things about me.
"Docking! Finnick take your sister and get signed in" my father yells down.
She grabs my hand and pulls me up the ladder. We hurry through town to the square.