7 The Base
The next morning I stood in front of the mirror, staring at myself, I looked like a high school girl in the outfit, I tried to drag the top to cover my belly button but it wouldn't budge.
There was a knock on the door, I knew it was Trey
The door opened and he walked in looking even more handsome than yesterday, I guess it was because he had bathe and cleaned up
He stared at me for a while and smiled
"What?" I asked
"Nothing, let's go out, its time for breakfast" he said with a smile
I followed him back to the hall, the once empty hall was now filled with chairs and tables, hundreds of people were busy eating, I hoped I wouldn't bump into someone who knew me.
Trey stood in the long queue to get our meal
"Go find seats, I'll get our food" he said in his usual authoritative voice
I scanned the large hall looking for seats, I noticed that some people's meal were measly and poor looking and a few others were eating well cooked and healthy meals, I didn't need to be a genius to figure out that the people eating good food were probably scavengers.
just then I heard someone call my name
"Katniss, come over here" a familiar voice yelled
I looked to my left and saw Andre seated with a gorgeous African American woman and identical twin girls, whom I guessed was his wife and kids
I walked over to their table and sat opposite him and beside the twins, i wasn't surprise when i saw them eating really good food, the twins squealed excitedly when they saw Joey.
"Can I please hold him" one of the twins pleaded
"Sure" I handed Joey to her
"Katniss this is my wife Melissa and my kids Audrey and Alisa"
"Hii, its nice to meet you" Melissa said with a wide smile
"Are you really Katniss everdeen?" Audrey asked excitedly
"No, am not, geez am not as pretty as she is" I replied, hoping they would let the matter go
The twins stared at me for a bit and then Alisa who was holding Joey lifted up a strand of hair from my face.
" I think you are prettier than her " she said confidently
"Awwn thank you, am flattered" I felt myself blush a little, I never really considered myself a very beautiful woman but maybe I was wrong
Trey sat down beside me and handed me my food, it looked just as good as what Andre and his family were eating.
I knew if I had gone to get my food by myself I would definitely be eating greasy breakfast.
"Thank you" I said quietly
He simply nodded and began eating his food.
As I ate I scanned the hall and noticed a large door at the far end of the hall, two soldiers stood guard.
"Where does that door lead" I asked Trey
"To another building"
"There is another building? " I asked curiously
This time Andre replied " that's where the rich and famous live, so either you are an influential politician, a celebrity or a soldier you can't pass through that door"
"They have everything there, I heard the building looks like a spacious and luxurious hotel" Melissa added
"Even in a time of crisis they still do this shit" I said folding my fist
I didn't need to be a psychic to know that Peter Walter lived there
"Peter Walter runs the place, he was the one who gave the federal government the idea to build a base"
Trey said while staring at his food, it seemed as if he knew what was going through my mind " I hate that guy, he takes 60 percent of the supplies we bring in and gives it to the rich, he gives 20 percent to the people here, and takes 10 percent for himself"
I could hear the anger in his voice, I was glad that at least he knew the kind of person Peter was
" the sick people here don't even have access to medicine, whatever medical supplies we bring in, they take all of it" Andre added
"That's not right, everybody here is human and they deserve equality" I angrily added
At that moment I felt like punching Peter's fat face again
More than ever I felt I had to find a cure soon to save people from the discrimination that was going on here
"Is there a lab around here?" I asked
"The lab is in the other building" Melissa replied me
"How close are they to finding a cure?" I asked her
"I don't know, they don't tell people here what is going on there" she replied sadly
I knew I had to get into that lab one way or another, I knew more about the virus than the scientists here did, I had better chance at finding a cure.
While I was contemplating on how to sneak into the lab, a strikingly beautiful blonde soldier walked towards our table, she had an aura of authority around her, she arrived at our table and without acknowledging anybody spoke to Trey
"I need to talk to you Trey" she said, her eyes fixed on Trey
Trey dropped his spoon and followed her into the large metal door leading to the other building
"I don't even know who she thinks she is" Melissa said angrily
"Who is she?" I asked
Andre replied "that's Sonia, she is a sergeant and Trey's ex"
I felt jealousy building inside me but I suppressed it
"Why did they break up?" I asked, trying to sound as casual as possible
"She got pissed when Trey left the military and signed up as a scavenger, she keeps trying to get him to rejoin the military" Andre said with food in his mouth
I was stunned for a minute, why would Trey McCain abandon a life of comfort as a soldier and risk his life as a scavenger.
"Why did Trey leave the military?" I asked
"He couldn't stand on the sideline and watch other people risk their life for him to eat, he even gives out his ten percent to people who need the supplies" Andre proudly said
"Wow" I exclaimed
Like I needed more reason to adore Trey
"He really has a good heart" Melissa added " Sonia is just wasting her time, Trey will never rejoin the military but I have to admit Trey McCain did look extremely hot in that army uniform "
Andre gave her a jealous look, she smiled and touched his face " but you would look even hotter in an army uniform babe" she added and kissed him
The twins covered their eyes while making ewww sounds
I laughed a little, I didn't even notice when Trey came back to the table, he simply resumed eating his food like nothing happened.
After breakfast everybody went back to their room, Trey walked me to Mrs Kmetko to get my own room.
The receptionist smiled when she saw me and Trey
"Am sorry honey, I couldn't find anybody to fix you with yet, all the rooms are crowded, just stick with Trey for now, I will see what I can do for you, I hope that's fine with you Trey?" She asked with pleading eyes
"Its okay, I'll sleep on the floor and she can have the bed" Trey said casually
"You don't have to, its your room, I'll sleep on the floor" I insisted
"Or you can both share the bed" Mrs kmetko said with a naughty smile
Trey glared at her "I want you to have the bed" he walked away without waiting to hear if I agreed or not
"You are so lucky" Mrs kmetko exclaimed "I would give the world to spend a night with Trey McCain, he is so hot"
It was really uncomfortable hearing those words leave the mouth of a woman old enough to be Trey's mom, I simply nodded and walked toward the stairs
As I climbed my eyes took notice of the large door leading to the other building, the soldiers that guarded it had probably gone to have breakfast and the soldiers that were to have the next shift hadn't arrived yet, I felt tempted to try and get in and check out the lab.
I quickly got down from the stairs and headed in the direction of the door.