Bow Boy and Bread Girl - 5Five: PeetaBow Boy and Bread Girl - 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
For a moment, nothing makes sense. I hear Effie Trinket say my name, feel Katniss' hand clench in a death grip around mine, see the lightning that streaks across the sky, but none of it feels real. I'm having an out of body experience, numb to the things around me and completely incapable of grasping the truth.
It hits me with a fierce, crippling force, when Effie Trinket repeats herself. "Peeta Mellark?" Her Capitol voice is rising in question and I'm no longer immune but hyper-aware that I've been chosen to be sent into the arena and that I will be dead before the end of the month.
Peacekeepers come for me and my heart pounds and I have a choking fear that completely swallows me. There are murmurs running through the crowd because of my identity. I know they must be worrying not about me, but how they will get fresh food now that only one Seam boy is going to be doing the hunting. I don't try to listen; the fear rushes in my ears and I taste it in my mouth. I'm terrified.