Am I hearing an imminent return close by? Hold on, who said that? I want whoever said that to be fired! I don't need no such fake news being fired around left and right. Wait a second, hold the phone. What if this specific return is found by Beta and John. I'll fast track it just for that reason.
MODS PLEASE LET THIS THROUGH IT IS ALL FAKE!
"They taught you how to fire this back in Thirteen," I asked Parker. He nodded his head. I threw the firearm at him and he caught it. "Good. We don't know what we'll encounter in Factionless." Liv came in, shaking with a final set of supplies to put in the bags. A couple of cans dropped to floor. I helped her to pick them up. "Don't worry," I assured her, "I'm not letting anything happen to you or Little Maddie." Liv tried to give a stronger look, but I could tell she was scared. A knock came on the door. Parker lifted up his gun, but I told him to put it down. "Come in," I yelled. The door opened and Johanna walked in. "I see that my arrangements made it safely. I just came by to offer my condolences. I apologize for not being able to offer adequate sanctuary in these troubled times. I can assure you though, the other faction leaders and I will get to the bottom of this. Once its safe to return, we'll sound out a city-wide message." "Thanks," Liv walked up to hug her, "For everything." "No need to. To be Amity is to be hospitable," Johanna replied. The two separated and Johanna made her way to the door, where an Amity guard waited for her. He whispered something in her ear. Johanna turned back around. "Three Dauntless and an Erudite kid have been spotted by Amity borders." Liv and Parker looked at me. "You two stay here. If Johanna and I are not back in an hour, take Little Maddie and get to Factionless," I said. I picked up Parker's gun and followed Johanna.
Consider this a teaser for that return. It takes place around the time of the Choosing Ceremony. ;)
Haymitch hated that he had to lie, in order to keep his secret safe. He thought that the new city would offer him a chance to start over, after the Rebellion. Sadly, that was not the case. Haymitch ordered his Candor guards to secure the small Abnegation home. It took a lot of favors, but he managed to get this specific home empty. Abnegation's location away from the other factions made it easier for Haymitch to come here. The only thing stopping between him and this house was Factionless, who he was on good terms with. Haymitch entered and looked around. Everything was just as he had left yesterday. Haymitch walked towards the back of the small home and searched for a weak spot in the wall. He knocked on it, giving off a thump...thump thump sound. He stood back and waited. Moments later, the fireplace withdrew and revealed a hidden ladder. Haymitch had to twist his body at a certain angle in order to fit in. He made his way down the ladder and into what was a secret basement. A small monitor was on, playing a video of a previous Hunger Games. “Hey, what did I tell you? You shouldn’t be watching that stuff,” Haymitch said, heading towards the tiny kitchen. “It shouldn’t hurt me, if I’ve been through worse,” came a voice. Haymitch looked to see what was on tonight’s menu. Chicken salad and leftover beef. “Didn’t we have finish this last night? I told you to cook something new.” “I can’t cook something new, when you’ve been giving me the same ingredients for the past few months,” the voice came again. Haymitch sighed, “Ok, you’re right. I’ll see if Johanna will send me something new. Anyways, can you get down here? I’m starving.” Haymitch served himself and sat on the small couch nearby. He indulged himself in watching footage from the Quarter Quell. He may have hated the Games, but he sure missed the annual trip to the Capitol. All of a sudden the screen turned off. “Hey, I was watching that,” yelled Haymitch. “I thought you said that it was bad to watch the Games, “ the voice said from behind. “Yeah, for little kids like you,” replied Haymitch. “I’m going to be sixteen in a few months Haymitch,” James said. He sat himself down next to Haymitch. “Doesn’t matter. I’m taking those away tonight.” “That’s what you said last time Old Man,” James replied. Haymitch was taken aback by that comment. “Just eat your food kid,” he said. James gave him a smile and dug in.