Today’s winner is…Jennifer Fu of District 1!
Congrats, Jennifer, your training score is now 10!
It’s hard to believe I’ve made it this far. Granted, I don’t have much to live up to, considering the boy from my district last year died on the second day. But still, I’m impressed with myself.
I wonder what they’re saying about me back home. I bet they’re all calling me the dark horse. It’s not a stretch to think that I’m the only non-Career tribute with a kill.
Although that might be my last kill for a while. My spear’s long gone, and the only weapon I’ve got is the knife that came with my pack. I don’t know how to throw it, and practicing for the past two days hasn’t gotten me very far. A close-range kill might work, but most tributes still alive use long-range weapons.
It’s fine though. I’m interesting enough for the Gamemakers to keep me around. The dark horse of the Games won’t get blown off the side of a sky island.
Edwin got another kill yesterday, and ever since he’s come back he’s been attempting to take charge of the group. Now he wants us all to go hunting.
“If we all go hunting, who’s gonna stay here and protect the supplies?” I counter.
“Everyone has plenty of food and water in their packs,” argues Edwin. “No one needs supplies.”
“But what about weapons?” Andrew speaks up. “Everyone has one knife, and I doubt most tributes know how to use one. I certainly don’t.”
He gestures to the pile of weapons by the side of the Cornucopia.
“If someone got their hands on something they know how to use, it could be very bad for us.”
I nod in agreement.
“If you want to hunt, go for it,” I say to Edwin. “But we’re not going with you.”
Edwin glares at me, and for a second I think he might unsheathe his katana and strike at me. But he stomps off before a confrontation can happen.
Thankfully so. The last thing I need is another dead ally.
The girl from 10, digging in the ground, has her back turned to me. She’s crouched low on the edge of the sky island we’re on, apparently searching for minerals. I remember her hanging around the poison station back at training.
This is it. This is where I finally make my mark in these Games.
I pull out my knife and silently step towards her.
Carefully, I drop a small pinch of mineral dust into the concoction I’ve created in another empty bottle. One false move, and this could explode in my face.
I shake the bottle and then cap it, hoping that this mixture will give me the effect I’m looking for. At first, it seems to work.
But then the bottle starts shaking as the potion goes completely unstable. I shriek, and turn to throw the bottle away from me.
I’m a mere five feet away from the girl when she spins, shrieking, and throws a bottle into my face, which explodes violently.
Everything goes black.
My ears ring violently as I watch a blurred blob stumble and fall right off the edge of the island. The potion apparently acts as a stunning agent, and one of my ears has gone completely silent (Training Point Lost) as I crawl over to the edge of the island to see who or what just fell.
A green parachute with the number “7” on it tells me all I need to know. The boy from 7 appears to be completely knocked out, judging from the way he hangs from his pack like a limp rag. He drifts downward into an empty sky, no islands below him to stop his fall.
I come to just as my legs hit the forcefield and disintegrate. I barely have time to register the pain before my spine, skull, and brain go too.
Current Training Scores
District 1: Jennifer Fu (10) and Joseph Quiggle (11)
District 2: Dr. Tiffany Kriner (11) and Josh Ryken (9)
District 4: Abigail Black (12) and Edwin Chung (8)
District 6: Kasey Send (5)
District 9: Christie Taylor (6) and Joseph Abdelmelek (8)
District 10: Ellen Egerton (9)
District 12: Kayla Roberson (8) and Andrew Wang (6)
Strongest Tribute: District 4’s Abigail Black
Weakest Tribute: District 5’s Kasey Send
Average Training Score: 8.5
Median Training Score: 8
Score Most Tributes Have: 6, 9
District 1’s Joseph Quiggle: One kill (District 5’s Maurice Bokanga)
District 2’s Josh Ryken: One kill (District 8’s Abe Nakamura)
District 3’s Katherine Braden: One kill (District 11’s Nico Lasta)
District 4’s Edwin Chung: Two kills (District 3’s Dr. Matthew Milliner and Katherine Braden)
District 9’s Joseph Abdelmelek: One kill (District 5’s Dr. Beth Jones)
District 9’s Christie Taylor: One kill (District 10’s David Nitchman)
District 10’s Ellen Egerton: Two kills (District 6’s Zackary Smiley, District 7’s Ben Weidemann)
The Terrible Three (District 1’s Jennifer Fu, District 4’s Edwin Chung, and District 12’s Andrew Wang)
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