Capture the Flag Intro

Capture the Flag Intro

Straton Geddes, Writer

Sunrise. Time to wake up for both areas, 1 and 2, aka red and blue. 11-year old Sam woke up dreading the day that lay ahead of him. It is time for the annual drafting, where 24 kids from each area get picked to go fight to the death toa game of capture the flag. Any kid from age 9 to 17 can get picked. Sam has only been to the drafting 3 times and he hates it. He hates having to watch some of his friends get drafted into the arena. He hates watching innocent people die over a silly game. He hates it all. When Sam was 8, he watched his 10-year old brother get drafted. Just 2 days after he got put in the arena, he died a painful death. Now, all Sam is focused on is revenge for the capitol stealing his brother’s life. The drafting starts early in the morning, 7:30 AM sharp. So Sam gets ready as fast as he could. When he was finally ready, He ran out his door.

 

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Sam Went straight to his section, and met up with his friend, Breydon. They couldn’t speak, under strict rules. Finally, when all of the kids were there, The drafting started. The name picker Drafts the first 10 names, and reads them out loud: “Jordan Sion, Sammy Jones, Brianna Smith, Carl Sion, Breydon Morris, Graham Demarcus, Tracy Creech, Mark Hinton, Sam Martin, Brady Peters. PLease come up to the stage.” Sam was dazed. He couldn’t believe his name was drawn with his friend’s name. Together, they walked up to the stage. There, he saw his crying mother. Immediately, he knew that his mom thought she would lose her other child. Sam couldn’t pay attention to the rest of the name drawings. Before he knew it, he was saying goodbye to his mother. His father never showed up. It only felt like 3 seconds of goodbye before he was put on the train and going to the arena. 

 

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When Sam woke up from a long nap, he was already at the arena. There he saw the other team. All of them were so big, and strong. Sam already knew he didn’t stand a chance. There was a little bit more riding in a vehicle, and then they were dropped off at the entrance to the arena, which is underground. Each person had to go straight to their assigned tube, which would take them up into the arena. “10 seconds till liftoff,” A robot voice said. Sam got into his tube and the door automatically shut. There was a countdown, and they were lifted into the arena, not knowing what the setting would be. As Sam got to the top, there was forest surrounding them. He squinted across the field, and he could just barely see the red teams flag. Just after that, The countdown started. “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,” And the horn went off.