Thought of a Toby POV. Here it is:
It’s a bit on the lines, but please let this through mods.
I sunk to the floor, hands on my face. I wouldn't dare take one look at the screen. I'd lose it if I did. "As you can see, almost 3/4s of the tributes have fallen in under the first twelve hours. What a record for a Games," said Ceaser. I took the bottle next to me and threw it at the screen. All I heard was the crack of the glass, followed by the screen falling off the table and the sound of a baby crying. I couldn't get myself up to check on Little Maddie. Tears began to fall down my cheeks. The crying ceased and footsteps came down the stairs. I looked up to see Parker, carrying Little Maddie. "I see you've gotten to breakdown phase earlier than I did," he said. I tried standing up, but fell back down. “How…how long did it take you,” I asked. Parker kicked the bottle next to me away and sat down. “After months of denial, I broke. I went for a can nearby, but Parker kicked that away too. “You won’t do yourself any good going down there.” I looked at him as if he were crazy. “All it has done for me is distract me from my problems. It hasn’t done anything else,” he replied. I turned my head back and stared at the wall. “How have you…” “Gotten my hands on it? Lets just say Haymitch never locks his cellar.” I tilted my head back. I sighed, “This really does suck.” “What does? Losing Liv?” I nodded my head, “That and that I can’t do anything about it.” “I know the feeling. I find that thinking about him less at first helped. But over time he’s all that I can think about. Or at least was.” I sat up, “What do you mean?” Parker shrugged, “I guess...sometimes I just go on with life. Like I go out more than I did before. I hang out with friends and read Space Werewolves. Guess I may be moving on.” I patted Parker on the shoulder and I tried to smile. “He’d want that.” “I guess…he’d be happy that I at least may have found someone.” I shot up, “You have? Who?” “This girl from my school. Her name’s Val. She’s kind of cool.”
The cell door opened. I didn’t budge from the thin mattress on the floor. No one came in and the doors stayed opened. A voice over the intercom said, “Free time.” I heard someone stand by the doorway. I didn’t say a word. All I could think about was how I let Liv, Eva, and Blake down. How I abandoned Haymitch when he needed me the most and accepting the fact that I may not see Parker again. I felt a shoulder on my hand and I turned it away. The hand came back and I turned around. Maddie. Behind her stood Finnick, Joey, and a few others.
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