Today’s winner is…Ben of District 11!
Congrats Cyle, your training score is now 7!
The following tributes lose a training point due to poison:
Training score drops to 5.
Training score drops to 5.
I didn’t go yesterday.
It’s a good thing I didn’t go, since three tributes died. I probably would have been a fourth, with the shape I’m in.
But it’s also a bad thing I didn’t go because I’m out of food and water.
There might still be something left, so I’m trudging through the hallways, following a trail of blood from what I assume is an injured tribute. The blood gets thicker as I move along, so I know I’m heading towards where the battle started.
I enter the Cornucopia Room and find it very much the same way it was when I left it on the first day: bloody and menacing. The room is empty, save for two boys and a girl who I recognize as mannequins. The Gamemakers must have shut them off.
I start to think of Peyton just as the pain in my head returns. The poison is starting to take effect. I need to kill someone, eventually.
I stumble over to the pile of food and start eating. I can’t remember the last time I had food. I can’t remember a lot of things. How many of us are left. When Matt died. The only thing I know for sure is that Peyton’s gone. And I’m dying.
I whirl around to face the dark entrance to the Cornucopia, where a tribute has risen and is stumbling forward, drenched in blood. I grab a carton of nutrient bars and a bottle of water and run as fast as I can out of the room. It occurs to me only after a few minutes of running that I should have stayed. I’m poisoned. I needed to kill whoever that was. But I keep running.
I don’t know why.
The girl runs off and I breathe a sigh of relief, collapsing gingerly back down to the floor. I’m in no shape to fight any tributes right now. My back is on fire; the injuries I received yesterday have stopped bleeding, thank God, but it hurts to move at all. If that girl had noticed me lying on the floor, I would have been dead. It took everything in me to stand up and intimidate her. I guess all the blood helps. Oh, and the purple veins from the poison.
I reach gingerly for the bottle of painkillers I found in the medicine pile, taking two more. The pills help, but nothing’s helping the headache that I have. It must be from the poison.
I wish I could move. By time time my back heals up, I’ll be dead from the poison. Maybe there’s something else in the medicine pile that can help.
I find her sitting in the corner of a hallway, slumped up against the wall. She looks up at me and fires her last arrow without warning. I’m not expecting it; I thought she was dead. So it sticks right in my leg and I stumble with a cry of pain (Training Point Lost).
The girl from 4 stares at me pale-faced and despondent as I yank the arrow out and dress the wound with the single bandage I have in my backpack. She’s close to death; I’m standing in a pool of her blood. I saw her get attacked by her partner yesterday; she must have come over here to die. Still though, her shooting that last arrow marks her as a true Career, a tribute who doesn’t give up.
I finish dressing my wound and hobble over to her. She looks up at me, her eyes tired but her face set in stone. I pull out the small knife that Abby gave me on the day I killed Garrett. I’m about to use it again.
I end her life. For her own sake. Better that I do it than to let someone else drag it out.
Current Training Scores
9: Victoria (D10)
6: Justin (D4)
5: Kelly (D2), Cyle (D6), Ben (D11)
2: Jeremiah (D7)
Highest Training Score: 9
Lowest Training Score: 2
Average Training Score: 5.3
Strongest Teams: District 10
Weakest Team: District 7
Steven Dodson, District 2 Male: Two kills (Joey McKenna: District 5 Male, Jonah White: District 8 Male)
Kelly Farley, District 2 Female: One kill (Steven Dodson: District 2 Male)
Justin Massey, District 4 Male: One kill (Alexandra Browne: District 3 Female)
Marie Morton, District 4 Female: One kill (Sara Kohler: District 8 Female)
Joey McKenna, District 5 Male: One kill (Mariel Beausejour, District 11 Female)
Chelsea Sanderson, District 5 Female: One kill (Irving Ruiz: District 9 Male)
Matt LeGrande, District 6 Male: One kill (Himself)
Jeremiah Brown, District 7 Male: Two kills (Marie Morton: District 4 Female, Garrett Gaunch: District 10 Male)
Allison Woodfin, District 9 Female: Two kills (Drew Chambers: District 3 Male, Michael Evans: District 1 Female)
Victoria Paul, District 10 Female: One kill (Andrew Sedlacek: District 1 Male)
Ben Capobianco, District 11 Male: One kill (Allison Woodfin: District 9 Female)
Ian Smith, District 12 Male: One kill (Morgan Kinsinger: District 12 Female)
Kelly Farley, District 2 Female
Justin Massey, District 4 Male
Cyle Cucinotta, District 6 Female