The 82nd Hunger Games Victor Presentation Ceremony Aug 15, 2019 16:25:50 GMT -5
Post by Milo Miloslavsky D11M [Kay] on Aug 15, 2019 16:25:50 GMT -5
The president of Panem stood on the magnificent stage in the City Circle, addressing his people as he had done numerous times before. Another of his prized Hunger Games had come to a close. As usual, they had been an enormous success; enough blood, death, and tragedy to satisfy the viewers, and also to subdue the thoughts of rebellion that the high government official knew were brewing in the minds of some of Panem's citizens.
But was it truly enough?
He wondered, as he stared at the array of feeds. The public one replayed the moment the 82nd Games had been tarnished: when the last Career district tribute fell. He’d been an arrogant, obtuse boy, but the President had been hoping he’d learned something from Victor Morrisen nevertheless. After him, there was hardly anyone suitable to crown. He felt something cold bloom in his gut as the sons of a Victor and would-be Mayor advanced. That feeling of dread never quite left him, long after Jacob Fel and Cedar Halt had fallen.
The private feeds displayed clips from the 80th, the District Eleven and Twelve apartments, as well as a live feed of his greenhouse, white roses fully in bloom. He rubbed his chin. “My roses?” He demanded of his assistant, and expected the man to know what he was referring to.
A little sweat bloomed on the assistant’s brow as he gathered three wilting bouquets. “I clipped them exactly when you asked, but they’ve already started to brown. Are you sure you don’t-”
“They’re not intended for the masses,” he said casually, drawing his finger around one of the dying petals. “The three recipients need a little reminder that beautiful things don’t live forever.”
Some things deserved to die.
President Snow lifted the curtain, ascended the stage, and quieted the crowd. "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm pleased to welcome you to the victor presentation ceremony of the Eighty-Second Hunger Games!" As usual, there was the deafening roar of approval that followed. "Tonight we will show a recap video of this year's Games, so be sure to stay tuned!" Like they have a choice, the president thought. The recap video was required viewing for all of Panem.
Snow went on to announce the prep team, stylist, escort, and mentor of the victor; all were received with tremendous applause. But then, the moment they were all waiting for... Snow plastered a smile across his face before speaking once more. "And now, may I present the victor of the 82nd Hunger Games... Kassandra Nerys!"
OOC- RPing is permitted in this thread by Capitol characters and past victors. This is the place to have your Capitol character react to viewing the recap video, if you planned on doing that. All characters from other districts can create their own threads in the districts, if they wish. Also, apologies for the delay in getting this up!