– If life starts at the end of our comfort zones, I'm immortal. A life that never starts can not end.
*She wasn't paying attention, and only realizes she's been reaped when a Peacekeeper pokes her back with a gun. She pales, never having considered being reaped as she's never had to take any tessarae, and walks stiffly onstage. She bites her lip and keeps her eyes on her feet, so as not to faint from so many eyes trained on her, and seeing the mournful face of her little sister somewhere in the crowd.*