Rapunzel gazed out at the arena. A large forest spread out before her, and in the distance she could see a lake. What mattered though was the Cornucopia in front of her. She searched the piles in front of it with her eyes, scanning them for the weapon she knew she needed. The she spotted it.
She knew Eugene had told her to avoid the Cornucopia, but this
She glanced cautiously to either side of her. Belle was on one side,
looking determined. Snow White was on the other side, gazing around the forest
in wonder. Rapunzel wondered which of them would be the first to die.
Suddenly, there was the sound of a huge explosion. Rapunzel turned
towards it. It seemed that Aurora hadn’t been able to keep herself awake. As soon
as she fell asleep, she dropped off her platform onto the ground, and the
explosives below. Rapunzel grimly turned back to the Cornucopia. There was no
time to think on that now. The clock was counting down.
As soon as it hit one, Rapunzel leapt to the ground and sprinted
towards the Cornucopia, towards her precious frypan. She wasn’t the first to
reach the golden horn. Belle was there, grabbing a bow and arrows. Rapunzel grasped
her frypan and turned to sprint towards the trees, her long plait trailing on
the ground. Suddenly, she was jolted back. Belle had fired an arrow into her braid,
pinning it to the ground. She attempted to free it, but it was too late. Belle
sent another arrow spiralling towards her, and Rapunzel was the second to fall.
Ariel ran away from the action, into the woods, heading in the
direction where she had seen a lake.
Snow White and Cinderella silently formed a pact, running off into
the woods together.
Jasmine sprinted in the opposite direction to the others.
At the end of the day, there were only those two deaths. Belle,
Mulan and Princess Fiona stayed by the Cornucopia, taking full stock of the
weapons and forming plans to hunt down the other four.
The next day, the three Careers ventured into the woods to look for
Cinderella and Snow White. They figured that they were going in the right
direction when they heard singing up ahead. They emerged into a clearing to see
Snow White talking to some woodland animals. Belle had drawn her bow to shoot,
when Cinderella came out of nowhere, attacking Mulan from behind. Mulan spun,
pulling out her sword, but Cinderella had the advantage, since her fairy
godmother had heard her wishes for safety and sent her a full suit of armour
While they were distracted Snow White had been gathering a small army
of woodland creatures, and now she sent them towards Belle and Princess Fiona.
They quickly sprang into action, Belle picking of the creatures one by one with
her bow. Fiona was swiftly overcome, disappearing under a swarm of small
creatures. Left alone for the time being, Belle dropped her bow over and pulled
out a sword, sprinting towards Snow White. Her animals jumped forwards to
protect her, but Belle could not be stopped. She reached Snow White, and with a
single strike, there was another Princess gone.
Meanwhile, Cinderella and Mulan were still fighting fiercely. When
Cinderella saw Snow White fall, she gave a cry of anguish and turned, running back
into the woods. Mulan and Belle decided there wasn’t time to pursue her.
Cinderella only had a temporary reprieve. As she crashed through the
woods, she alerted another of the Princesses hiding there. The first Cinderella
knew of her demise was a flash of orange and black stripes rushing towards her,
Mulan and Belle headed back to the Cornucopia, and after talking,
they decided that Ariel would be their next target. They guessed she would head
towards water, so they set off in the direction of the lake. Little did they
know, they were being followed.
That night, Ariel sat on a large rock in the middle of the lake to
watch the faces that appeared in the sky. Snow White, Fiona and Cinderella, all
dead. She added it up. Only four of them left now. She figured that Jasmine was
the one to watch out for. Though she kept mostly to herself, Ariel was certain
she had a devious streak.
Jasmine herself was hiding in a tree, watching Mulan and Belle set
up camp, Rajah on the branch above her. She waited until the two of them were
sleeping, and then jumped from the tree, Rajah following her, descending upon
Belle in a streak of black and orange. Belle awoke as he landed, screaming at
the sight of him, until she was silenced. Mulan bolted from her bed, grabbing
her sword and turning to face Jasmine. The two of them circled each other
warily, looking for weaknesses. Unfortunately for Mulan, she hadn’t seen how
Belle had died, so she was completely unprepared when Rajah jumped from the
tree above her and pinned her down, giving Jasmine time to go in for the final
Ariel heard both cannons sound, closer to her than she expected.
Someone was coming, whoever it was, she did not know. But there were only two
of them left now. She retrieved her trident, sent to her by her father, and
dove into the water, swimming closer to the shore. She watched as Jasmine stepped
out from the tree line, Rajah beside her. Jasmine drew her sword and stepped
forward into the water. She halted when she realised that Rajah wasn’t
following her, as, unluckily for Jasmine, her fearsome tiger was afraid of water.
She sighed in disgust and continued purposefully toward Ariel, leaving him
stranded on the bank. When the two Princesses reached one another, Jasmine
instantly sprang into action, slicing her sword upwards. However, the seawater
slowed her stroke, and Ariel was able to easily block it, having fought in this
environment many times. The two girls battled fiercely, until Ariel used her
trident to trip Jasmine up, and as she sunk, struck the death blow.
The cannon sounded and Ariel stood in the water, her red hair
swirling around her, as the announcement she had been waiting for boomed out
across the country.
‘Princess Ariel is the winner of the 76th annual Hunger