The winner of today’s sponsorship vote is…Jai Ferrick of District 4!
Congrats Jai, you get a free attribute point added to your lowest attribute (Cunning).
As I stab a knife in-between the eyes of the beastly muttation I’ve been facing off against, the black fog starts to roll away, signaling the end of yet another attack on our camp. I stagger backwards, slumping up against the Cornucopia and trying to catch my breath.
A few feet away, Hannah and Matt are tending to Danae, who’s biting down on her shirt and screaming as they try to deal with the chunk of flesh bitten out of her side by the muttation I just brought down (Attribute Point Lost). Alejandra still holds her bow at the ready, waiting for more muttations to attack, even though she should know by now that the next attack won’t come for at least an hour.
They’re trying to split us up. They know how powerful we are as a group, that we’re most likely going to be the last tributes standing in the Games. They want a show. That’s all this is to them, after all. A goddamn TV show.
Well screw their show and their ratings. We’re not splitting up and we’re going to fight back against every single muttation they throw at us. This is still working.
Alejandra suddenly shrieks and launches an arrow into empty space, at a muttation she only saw in her head. I watch her chase after her misfired arrow as Danae screams bloody murder into her gag.
This is still working.
I let out a string of curses as the male from 4 escapes the range of my bow, my backpack of supplies thrown over his shoulder. Dropping to my knees, I angrily pound my fist into the ground and groan in both frustration and pain, not caring who hears me.
I’d felt like someone was watching me, but I’d brushed it off after a cursory examination of the area around my camp. I ignored my instincts, in the middle of the Hunger Games! And look what it got me. My food and water stolen, and literally stabbed in the back. Well, slashed in the back by the man’s katana (Attribute Point Lost). It’s a very superficial wound, but it hurts like hell and I shouldn’t have ever gotten it in the first place. All that effort to get Conner’s supplies, and now they’re gone.
I wish he would have just killed me. Dying of thirst in the arena will be a horrible way to go. Maybe I can find a pond or something though. Or maybe the Gamemakers will send a feast soon. There’s still a chance.
Wincing, I get to my feet and turn towards the section of the arena I haven’t explored yet. There has to be something helpful out there.
From my vantage point near where I mercy-killed Matthew, I watch in fascinated horror as the woman from 4 vomits yet again. I’d seen how she killed the woman from 8 yesterday in the woman’s camp, something I hadn’t worked up the courage to do as I watched her slowly start to succumb to infection. I had watched her poison her own food supply though, just a few hours before the woman from 4 found her and killed her. The woman from 8 might be dead, but she has the last laugh, as the woman from 4 foolishly dug into her tainted supplies mere moments after beheading her.
The woman from 4 stumbles away from the area she’s been sleeping in, holding her arms around her stomach and gagging violently. Whatever she’s ingested isn’t outright killing her, but she’s been sick for hours now (Attribute Point Lost). For her own sake, I hope it ends soon.
She should have seen it coming though. I might not be the best fighter, but I’m not stupid enough to eat a dying tribute’s food without checking it. Especially the woman from 8’s.
Strongest Tributes: Sierra Strom (D2 F), Danae Brooks (D6 F), and Alejandra Guzman (D9 F)
Most Agile Tribute: Hannah Garringer (D5 F)
Most Cunning Tribute: Hannah Garringer (D5 F)
Most Charming Tributes: Sierra Strom (D2 F), Ahmae Messersmith (D4 F), Ryan Lilly (D6 M), Matt Vega (D7 M), Alejandra Guzman (D9 F), Lydia Wright (D12 Female)
Strongest Overall Tribute: Hannah Garringer (D5 F)
Attribute scores have been altered due to today’s events. Please note the changes on the respective page.
The benchmark for Day Eight has been posted on the home page!