Re: The Hunger Games [RP]
Ichiru Kagami from District Three/ Kiseki Kagami from District Four/ Michael Knight from District Two/ Caitlyn Walker from District Seven
Roof > Lunch Room
"Me too." Ashley agreed with a nod, her gaze traveling over to the ledge of the roof before she walked over to it and looked down toward the city. Almost as though it had been set up, a breeze began to flow through her curls and the fire-red dress that she wore. The sun beamed down and exposed the natural blonde and red highlights in her hair, and Ichiru found himself frozen in place as he looked at her.
"It's a shame that all of my parent's hard work during their rebellion didn't pay off. The only thing that changed was the rule stating that two victors could be crowned if both originated from the same District." She spoke again and snapped the dark haired teen out of his daze, although he still couldn’t bring himself to move. He noticed her look around the roof with slight fear, but soon after understood why. She most likely felt as though someone else was there listening to them, which was perfectly understandable.
"Maybe we should start our own rebellion." She joked with a smile after looking back to him, and Ichiru couldn’t help but chuckle in response. The brunette then walked over to stand in front of him, softly placing a hand on his cheek. "With you promising to protect us... I don't know how I could ever repay you. I don't know how yet, but I'm going to make sure both of us come out alive in that arena. I know we're from different Districts, but I'm going to find a way for both of us to survive. I'm going to protect you too. I promise."
Ichiru was struck speechless again as the two of them stared into each other’s eyes for a moment. It could have been the angle the sun was shining, or it could have simply just been his imagination, but from here it looked as though Ashley was glowing. However, despite his confusion over this, one thing had made itself perfectly clear. He was well aware of the attraction to the brunette, and even though he didn’t understand it, he certainly wasn’t going to fight it anymore. Despite the nagging in the back of his mind that she could stab him in the back just as easily as Matt had, he knew she wasn’t that type of person, and that she would never do such a thing.
A car's horn from down in the city seemed to snap both of them back to reality, and Ashley removed her hand from his cheek and took a step back while giving him a smile. Ichiru was only able to return it for a moment before he had to avert his gaze to try and hide the red that was creeping onto his face.
"We should head back down to the dining hall. The group might start to get worried." Ashley’s words brought him to look back at her with a nod, following her back to the lunch room after she had passed him to head for the door. His gaze fell on Matt as they walked by, and he instantly noticed the bruise forming on his cheek from where he had punched him a few moments ago. He didn’t say or do anything as the two of them passed the table, although Ichiru knew he was probably planning something.
"Is everything okay?" Caroline asked as Ashley returned to the table, she and Kiseki tearing their gazes away from each other to look at the brunette.
"Yeah." Ashley responded with a smile, giving Aria a kiss on the forehead. Kiseki noticed that Ichiru hadn’t returned yet and glanced around the lunch room, hoping not to see him in another fight with Matt. Instead, he spotted him a few feet away with some Peacekeepers who had pulled him aside to give him a warning. He gave a sigh of relief, looking over to Michael in question when hearing him chuckle softly.
"Where's Jeremy?" Ashley’s question brought Kiseki’s attention back to her.
"He's sitting by the District One girl." Peeta responded as Ichiru took his seat beside his brother.
"Isn't she Keiru's sister?" Ashley asked, and the dark haired teen appeared confused for a moment before Kiseki directed him in Amelia‘s direction, and he saw Jeremy sitting across from her.
"Yeah." Katniss replied as Ichiru looked at Kiseki in question, wondering what Jeremy was doing with Amelia.
"Keiru told me why he shot the arrow at Aria." Ashley’s words brought all attention to her as she spoke. "Long story short, he actually wasn't trying to hurt her. He was actually protecting her, from people like Matt. He wanted Aria out of the Training Center before Matt or anyone else tried to actually kill her."
"We need to tell Jeremy that later so he doesn't go crazy trying to find Keiru in the arena." Peeta said, to which Ashley nodded as she took a bite of bread.
"We've been wanting to talk to you guys about a very important strategy in the arena." Stefan said, bringing Michael and the twins to look at him. "We'll tell Jeremy this later, but since all of you guys are an alliance then there's something you need to know. In the arena, right in the beginning when everyone goes to the Cornucopia, if things get too dangerous and complicated then you guys need to run and go your separate ways. Like say if Ashley, Jeremy and Caroline were on one side of the Cornucopia and Ichiru, Kiseki and Michael were on the other, if it doesn't look like you guys can regroup then you have to run. Run as far away from the Cornucopia as you can, and then when about two or three days pass by then make your way back to the Cornucopia so you guys can all regroup. This way if you guys do end up getting separated then you have a plan to come back together at a meeting spot."
"That's a really good idea." Caroline said, and Kiseki and Michael nodded in agreement. Ichiru wasn’t opposed, but the mentor’s words had sent him deep into thought over the possibilities in the arena and what to do if they arose.
"We were talking about that in the Training Center today." Katniss said.
"Yeah. We would had told you guys before but after Ashley left, Ichiru punched Matt right in the face." Peeta added in amusement.
"What?" Ashley's jaw dropped, but Ichiru said nothing about the event as he finally started on his food.
"It was awesome." Aria giggled, bringing the group to chuckle. The smile faded from Ichiru’s face shortly after as he remembered what Matt had said about targeting Aria if he had been lying about working with him. Now that he had bluntly taken back his alliance, he knew that the other tribute would most likely target the toddler. His grip tightened on the fork in his hand, bringing Michael to look at him in question, since he could easily see it from his place across from the older teen.
Kiseki sensed the anger coming off of his brother and looked over to him as well, giving him a light nudge. When given yet another questioning look, Ichiru merely shook his head. He knew he needed to tell them about Matt's threat, but even though they were all gathered here, it didn't seem like a good idea to do it in a place where he could easily be overheard.
"So, how was training after I got forcibly removed?"
Caitlyn looked up at Keiru as he spoke, thinking back to the remainder of the training session after Keiru had been escorted out.
“Pretty boring, actually.” She gave a soft chuckle. “All of the other tributes seemed to calm down and behave all of a sudden.” She glanced over at the table where Jason and her mentor sat, finding the other tribute was already looking at her - no, glaring. Was he angry with her because she was with Keiru? He hadn’t started acting this way until she had started spending more time with him. Why did it matter to him, anyway? She averted her gaze back to Keiru, the smile returning to her face. “So what time should I be on the roof tonight?”
She really didn’t understand how she could be so comfortable around him so soon, when she had never been that much of a social person to begin with - not to mention her trust issues. A day or two ago, she would have sooner hit a guy for mentioning going on a date with her rather than agree to it. But there was something about him that was different. She didn’t know what, but whatever it was, she knew she could trust it, and it was obvious that she had become attracted to it.
|Paired with Kaioo|
"There is no hope of winning unless you fight."