Author's note: heh heh…. I just watched the hunger games movie today (Sunday, march 25, 2012). It wasn't as good as I would have expected, but it was the best (official) movie I have ever seen. Mainly cuz I have only seen two that I actually wanted to. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2 and Hunger Games. And, well, I don't really remember most of Harry Potter.

Now, on with the story.

I rolled over on my bed to find it empty.

"Ryou?" I forced one drowsy eye open.

"Yes, Bakura?" was the reply I received from the other side of the room.

"Why were you crying?"

He sniffed slightly. "It's the Reaping today."

"Oh, don't worry. Nothing will happen to you. It is your first year." I smiled slightly, adding the next part. "You only have your name entered once. So the odds will be ever in your favor."

We laughed slightly at the little joke.

"I have to go now, Ryou."

"Why? To where?"

"I just have to go. Be good, and don't follow me."


I walked out the front door. Buttercup, or, as I call it, the Idiotic Creature, hissed at me.

"I'm not afraid to kill you and have you for dinner. Our family needs the meat," I hissed back, walking out the door.

The people from the Capitol were already hurrying about, gathering children. Better hurry if I want to get any hunting in.

I strolled over to the border of the District. This is District 12, so there was nothing but wilderness beyond the fence. Wilderness and a hunting ground.

I paused for a moment, straining to hear the telltale buzz of electricity in the fence. Nothing. Good. Like usual, there was no electricity in our district.

Finding the small hole in the fence, I squeezed through. I picked up my bow and my arrow from their special hiding places and continued into the forest.

A small movement caught my eye. Deer.

I took careful aim. It cannot see me. It could not have! But nevertheless, it seemed to sense danger and fled. Picking up some dry leaves and crumbling them, I tested the wind. DAMN. No wonder. The stupid creature could smell me from this position.

I stalked over in thief-like silence until I was in a position where it couldn't smell me. Then a rock flew overhead and startled it off.

I turned around, fuming. "What the hell, Akefia?"I snarled.

He snickered in reply. "Tell me, Bakura, what did you plan to do with a deer of that size?"

I kicked at the ground angrily. "Well, for one, it could have fed both our families for an entire month!"

"Fair enough. Tell you what," he stopped midsentence and threw a stone at me.

"What the!" I gave a curse and ducked. The stone flew over my head and into a patch of shrubbery. Out came dozens of birds. I took careful aim and let one arrow fly. It hit its target straight on.

Akefia laughed again. "Here," he said, "I have a surprise for you." He led us to the top of a small hill. There, he sat down and patted the ground next to him, motioning me to follow.

I did so.

"Happy hunger games," he said, turning around for a quick second before turning back with a piece of bread.

"Woah! Is this real?" I grabbed my half from him and inhaled. Mmm, it smells so good!

"It had better be. I paid a fair share of my game for it," he chuckled.

I grinned and placed it in my knapsack.

"Happy hunger games," he repeated.

"And may the odds be ever in your favor," I finished for him.

We laughed and headed back.