May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

Day Twelve

Sponsorship

The winner of today’s sponsorship vote is…Alexandra Browne of District 10!

Alexandra Browne, District 10 Female

Congrats, Alexandra, you get a free attribute point added to your lowest attribute (Charm).


Day Twelve

Chris Prescher, District 6 Male

“Good afternoon, tributes.”

My allies and I all sit up as a voice echoes through the room, one that I recognize as the female voice from the powered-down screens.

“You are to be commended for making it this far. Eleven of you are still fighting for the win.”

 

Jordan Strong, District 11 Male

I sit up as slowly as possible, my head spinning and throbbing (Attribute Point Lost). I must have had a concussion two days ago when my district partner attacked me. The headaches come and go, but today they’re extra painful.

I wince and listen as the friendly female voice continues to speak.

“And I can’t think of a better way to reward the eleven of you than with a feast!”

 

Dr. Alison Gibson, District 7 Female

“There will be food, weapons, and medicine aplenty for whoever shows up tomorrow. Don’t worry about the location, all will be revealed tomorrow.”

I ponder what this means for a moment, a moment that ends too quickly for me to come up with any ideas. The woman speaks again.

“And just in case you were thinking about skipping the feast because you’ve got enough supplies…”

I gasp and look down at my feet as a red line suddenly appears, and metallic footsteps sound from around the corner.

 

Drew Chambers, District 9 Male

Drew Chambers, District 9 Male

An android bursts into the room, and Kelly and I reflexively launch a knife and spear at it, respectively. The android simply grabs both out of the air, and launches them back at us. I don’t even have time to dodge before the knife slices through my leg (Attribute Point Lost). Kelly screams in turn as she takes yet another wound to her leg (Attribute Point Lost). We both fall to the ground, writhing in pain.

“Do not resist, or the Gearhead that has been sent to destroy your food and water will kill you,” the female voice says calmly.

My two uninjured allies, Chris and Dr. Bieber, drop their weapons and back away as the Gearhead’s eyes lock onto the dwindling pile of food and water that we have collected. The android’s eyes shift from blue to red, and twin disintegrating beams suddenly shoots out of them, turning our supplies to dust.

 

Alexandra Browne, District 10 Female

Alexandra Browne, District 10 Female

“Happy Hunger Games,” says the friendly female voice. “And may the odds be ever in your favor.”

The android that just destroyed the food we had is about to leave the room when it whirls to face Jackie, who holds a water bottle that she had been drinking when the android first came in.

“No,” she says, gripping the bottle tightly as the android advances towards her.

“Jackie, just drop it!” I scream as the android’s eyes begin to glow red again. Jackie doesn’t budge, not even when the android is within an arm’s reach of her.

The android locks his hand around Jackie’s neck, locks his other hand around the water bottle, and throws Jackie back so hard that her grip on the water bottle breaks. She slams into the opposite wall of the room, hard, and sinks down to the floor (Attribute Point Lost). I rush over to her as the android disintegrates the water bottle quickly, and leaves the room.

Jackie moans as I coax her back up to a sitting position. From the looks of it, everyone will be at the feast tomorrow, and I need all the help I can get. Otherwise, I won’t last a minute. I still need Jackie.

 

Joselyn Broadway, District 1 Female

Joselyn Broadway, District 1 Female

I finally let Alex go, and he charges his way over to the door of our room, peering outside and looking for the android who destroyed our supplies.

“Robot’s gone! Stupid robot burned me and Josey’s food!”

Slamming the door shut, Alex lets out an angry roar and runs back over to his corner, where he bashes his head against the wall repeatedly (Attribute Point Lost).

I walk over towards him, reprimanding him sharply.

“Alex! Quiet down, someone will hear you!”

 

Jordan Snyder, District 7 Male

Jordan Snyder, District 7 Male

A loud male voice causes me to break from my trek down the hallway and turn to observe a door. Someone’s in this room.

Loading a bow, I kick the door open and leap inside the room, launching my arrow at a female tribute that I recognize as a Career from 1. She falls to the ground with a shriek of pain as it lodges in-between her shoulder blades (Attribute Point Lost).

I hardly have time to reach for another arrow in my quiver when I hear an animalistic cry from behind me. I turn and see the wild-eyed boy from 3, on all fours.

“NO ONE HURTS JOSEY!”

I try to load my arrow, but the boy launches himself at me, hands outstretches like talons. He knocks me to the ground.

 

Alex Dooley, District 3 Male

Alex Dooley, District 3 Male

“NO ONE HURTS JOSEY!”

I press my thumbs and then he’s screaming and can’t see anymore, will never see again.

“NO ONE HURTS JOSEY!”

Dig my fingers into his neck, rip and tug.

“NO ONE HURTS JOSEY!”

Warm, salty, stinging in my eyes.

“NO ONE HURTS JOSEY!”

Strong hands go limp around my neck.

“NO ONE HURTS JOSEY!”

Big boom.

 

Joselyn Broadway, District 1 Female

Joselyn Broadway, District 1 Female

I wake up with a screech of pain as a sudden jolt shoots through my back. Uncontrollable sobs rack through my body as it reacts to the pain. I manage to look up, thinking I’m going to find whoever shot me.

Instead I find Alex, covered in blood and guts, and holding an arrow in his hand.

“Wha…what did you do, Alex? Who attacked me?” I manage to get out.

A pearly-white smile parts Alex’s blood-stained face as he grins down at me.

“No one hurts Josey.”


 

Deceased Tribute

Jordan Snyder, District 7 Male

Jordan Snyder, District 7 Male

 

Injured Tributes

Joselyn Broadway, District 1 Female

Joselyn Broadway, District 1 Female

Jackie Fortier, District 2 Female

Jackie Fortier, District 2 Female

Alex Dooley, District 3 Male

Alex Dooley, District 3 Male

Kelly Farley, District 5 Female

Kelly Farley, District 5 Female

Drew Chambers, District 9 Male

Drew Chambers, District 9 Male

Jordan Strong, District 11 Male

Jordan Strong, District 11 Male


 Statistics

Strongest Tribute: Dr. Christina Bieber-Lake (D9 Female)

Most Agile Tributes: Chris Prescher (D6 Male)

Most Cunning Tributes: Jackie Fortier (D2 Female), Kelly Farley (D5 Female), Chris Prescher (D6 Male), Drew Chambers (D9 Male), and Dr. Christina Bieber-Lake (D9 Female)

Most Charming Tribute: Dr. Alison Gibson (D7 Female)

Strongest Overall Tribute: Dr. Christina Bieber-Lake (D9 Female)


The benchmarks for Day 13 has been posted on the home page! The feast is tomorrow!

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