The winner of today’s sponsorship vote is…Alexandra Browne of District 10!
Congrats, Alexandra, you get a free attribute point added to your lowest attribute (Charm).
The screens aren’t working any more. The Gamemakers must have seen that they were being over-utilized to find food and water, so they’ve shut them off, apparently for good.
And this doesn’t bode well for me, or my grumbling stomach. I haven’t eaten in days (Attribute Point Lost), and I’m down to my last bottle of water.
I am not going to starve in here. I’ve got to find some food…
I finally sit up from resting on the floor of my room, stretching. Katherine moans on the ground over in her corner, barely conscious. Dr. Gibson left Katherine here with me to watch, and gave me specific directions to keep her hydrated, and to move her to the hallway to avoid her getting targeted by the androids.
I gather up unopened water bottles and foodstuffs, jamming them into a backpack, which I sling over my shoulder, and then grab the spiked mace I found yesterday. It’s time to leave.
Katherine’s been in the room for at least eleven hours now. It’s hard to tell time in here, but that’s my guess. I’d do her in myself at this point, but killing a defenseless tribute is beneath me. I’d rather let fate decide. Maybe Dr. Gibson will come back in time to save her.
I walk out the door without looking back.
I let out a cry of pain as the girl from 1 slashes across my chest with her sword (Attribute Point Lost). She in turn takes a cautionary step back, examining the deep wound on her leg with a stony face (Attribute Point Lost).
We ran into each other as we rounded a corner a few minutes ago, both of us separated from our alliances. I left Alexandra sleeping in our room, hoping to find some food for us by the time she woke up. I assume this girl was doing the same.
She’s glaring at me now, sword lifted high for a downward strike, daring me to come at her.
I hesitate, suddenly noticing how much my chest wound is throbbing. Glancing down, I see a river of blood pouring over the tear in my suit. And suddenly, my decision is made for me. I turn away from the girl and run as fast as I can back towards my base, back to the bandages and medical treatment Alexandra will have waiting for me.
No point in getting a kill if I bleed out in the process.
The girl from 2 runs off. With a groan, I drop my sword arm and clutch my leg wound, streams of blood rushing from between my fingers. God that was close.
All she would have had to do is dodge my sword and slice at my neck. There was no way I could have held her off. No way I could have done a thing with the sword I so brazenly held above me.
God that was close. That was too damn close.
As I round the corner and head back to my base, I see something that causes me to drop the bag of food I found and break into a sprint, readying my bow but already knowing how useless it will be.
A red line traces its way through the hallway, headed right for the room where I left Katherine and Cyle. I should have never left, shouldn’t have trusted that snake Cyle.
I run as fast as I can, already knowing it’s too late.
I stir, feeling a presence enter the room. I barely have time to turn my head and register that it’s not either of my allies before the cold metallic fingers grip my neck and lift me into the air.
I reach the door just as the cannon fires, screaming in defeat and slowing my desperate sprint to a limp into the room. The android drops Katherine’s lifeless body to the floor, and turns towards me, observing me silently with its bright blue eyes. I stumble into the room, dropping my bow and holding back sobs that heave in my chest. I failed.
The android brushes past me, its job complete. Its eyes don’t leave me until the door shuts behind it.
I drop to my knees, at the body of my ally. Her eyes are wide, and her mouth open in a silent scream and gasp for air. She died afraid. And alone.
“I swear, with every fiber of my being, that she will pay for this,” I whisper to my dead ally as I close her eyes and wait for the claw to come from the ceiling and take her away.
Cyle will pay.
I wince as I wrap my hand up, using my only bandage. The cannon firing jolted me out of my sleep, and I grabbed the metal end of my spear in a knee-jerk reaction, slicing it open (Attribute Point Lost).
That’s the first cannon since the hallways flooded. Death might have been staved off for a couple days, but it’s back. And I expect it will come for me sooner than later.
Strongest Tribute: Dr. Christina Bieber-Lake (D9 Female)
Most Agile Tributes: Chris Prescher (D6 Male), Jordan Snyder (D7 Male), and Drew Chambers (D9 Male)
Most Cunning Tributes: Sarah Kenny (D4 Female) and Kelly Farley (D5 Female)
Most Charming Tribute: Cyle Cucinotta (D11 Female)
Strongest Overall Tribute: Dr. Christina Bieber-Lake (D9 Female)
The benchmark for Day 10 has been posted on the home page!