The winner of today’s sponsorship vote is…Jordan Strong of District 11!
Congrats, Jordan, you get a free attribute point added to your lowest attribute (Strength).
I stumble slowly through the halls, checking in rooms for any of the five tributes still left alive. My room re-connected to the main arena yesterday, and I’m assuming all the other rooms did as well.
The six of us left are a mixed bag of strong and weak tributes. The girl from 1, the last remaining Career, is coincidentally one of the weakest, from what I saw during the feast. Bloodstains on her clothes made it clear that she’s taken a lot of damage.
The boy from District 11 is still alive too, somehow. There’s one or two average tributes every year that make it far in the Games, simply by hiding or avoiding danger. But they almost always get killed off during the feast, and I expected to be the only male tribute to come out of the feast alive. But he’s still here, which makes him either dangerous or lucky. Or both.
My district partner from 9 is still alive somewhere too, and unless her injuries have gotten the best of her, she’s a threat to me now. She made it clear yesterday that the alliance is off.
The woman from 7 is alive as well, the one that shot Kelly. If I don’t make it out of here, I at least want to be the one to finish her off.
And then there’s the girl from 10, the tribute I know the least about. I don’t remember seeing her at the feast yesterday, and I don’t remember her training score, so it must have been average. I barely even remembered what district she was from. For a tribute like that to slip so far under the radar scares me. Like the boy from 11, she’s either very lucky or very good.
I sincerely hope it’s the former. Because I’m not doing very well myself. The wounds on my leg still ache, and even though the blood has finally stopped flowing, I can only assume that they will re-open in time. But I refuse to rest. I know I’m not going to win, that I’m the weakest tribute left in the Games.
If I’m going to die, I’ll die fighting. Not cowering in a room, waiting for the end.
I woke up this morning blind in one eye (Attribute Point Lost). Normally I would have reacted by screaming, but I’m so low on energy that I barely even registered it. The way things are looking, I’ve only got a few days left. I’m running out of fumes, and blood.
Maybe the rest of the tributes will kill each other off and forget about me. That’s my only real shot of getting out of here.
I step out into the hallway and walk to the next room over, in order to avoid getting killed by an android. Slim as it might be, there’s still a chance for me.
There’s nothing more jarring than waking up in a pool of your own blood. There just aren’t enough bandages in my backpack to cover all of the open cuts on my body (Attribute Point Lost). Of all the ways to die in the Games, bleeding out is just not an option.
I won’t die like this.
I find her lying unconscious on the floor of her room. She’s bleeding, a lot, and the floor around her is crimson red. She’s not dead, otherwise her body would have been removed from the arena. But she’s certainly close to it.
I remember back in training how afraid I was of her. I watched her separate heads from training dummies with her katana effortlessly, watched her hand-pick her allies, skipping right over me as if I were already dead to her. The tides have changed.
I’m stealing her supplies and contemplating how ethical it would be to kill her in her unconscious state when a cannon suddenly fires. I step out of the room as the claw descends and scoops up the woman from 9, once the strongest tribute in the Games. She’s gone now, and I’m still here.
And I plan on making it to the end.
Strongest Tributes: Alexandra Browne (D10 Female) and Jordan Strong (D11 Male)
Most Agile Tribute: Dr. Alison Gibson (D7 Female)
Most Cunning Tribute: Alexandra Browne (D10 Female)
Most Charming Tribute: Dr. Alison Gibson (D7 Female)
Strongest Overall Tributes: Dr. Alison Gibson (D7 Female) and Alexandra Browne (D10 Female)
The benchmark for Day 15 has been posted on the home page!