Today’s winner is…Edwin Chung of District 4!
Congrats, Edwin, your training score is now 9!
I take a careful sip of water, trying my best to conserve what I’ve got left. The pools I’ve been using to re-fill my bottles all dried up yesterday, and the only source left seems to be the large lake by the Cornucopia.
Peering out from behind a thick bush, I can see it now, it’s glistening waters reflecting sunlight and the glow of the golden Cornucopia. My mouth goes dry, forcing me to take yet another careful sip.
It’s just the boy from 12 and the girl from 1 at the Cornucopia; the boy from 4 left a while ago to hunt. I’ve been camping near the edge of the forest since Katherine died.
Can’t blame myself for that one. Not yet, anyways. I’m too busy trying to stay alive to think about Katherine or the boy from 10.
If I get out of here, maybe then I’ll have enough energy to have a mental breakdown. Not yet though.
Looks like I was smart to keep all three of my water bottles full. The pool I was camped out by went dry yesterday, probably some ploy to drive the rest of the tributes together back at the Cornucopia.
The average tribute would sit back and relax for a few days, knowing that they had enough water to avoid a potential fight.
But I’m still making my way towards the golden horn. Gotta make it look like I’m falling into their trap. I might be viewed as expendable, otherwise.
Who am I kidding though? I should have been dead in the first three days, and I’ve been the weakest tribute in the Games since Day Three. It’s a miracle I’m still here.
Here’s hoping the miracle lasts.
This might not end well.
I’m out of water. I finished off a bottle yesterday while I was off hunting, and came back to find the pond where I’ve been re-filling totally drained.
I’ve got no choice. I’ve got to go to the lake by the Cornucopia.
A rustling noise to my left causes me to quickly dive under the bush I’ve been crouched behind. Through the branches and bramble, I’m able to make out the girl from 4 as she stops at the edge of the forest, peering out at the Cornucopia and its two guards. She removes her pack and loads an arrow into her crossbow. She exits the forest, a quiver of arrows over her shoulder, her crossbow in her right hand, and an empty bottle in her left.
The girl from 4 and I notice each other at the same time. I scream for Jen as she launches off an arrow, which flies right past my ear as I dodge. In a flash, Jen’s in front of me with a large shield. I grab my staff off the ground.
“Move with me!” she yells as she charges around the perimeter of the lake. I follow close behind her, peering around the edge of her shield.
This proves to be a mistake. An arrow flies over the top of Jen’s shield, grazing off the side of my forehead (Training Point Lost). I fall to the ground with an anguished cry as blood pours from the wound. Jen continues to charge forward, unfazed.
As I load another arrow into my crossbow, reveling in the screams of the injured boy from 12, I realize that in the excitement I’ve tossed my water bottle into the lake. It sits half-submerged in the water, floating out away from the shore. I charge forward into the water, determined not to lose it.
I grab it just as something underwater brushes past my leg.
One second Abby’s reaching for her water bottle, the next she’s screaming and thrashing in the water, her crossbow falling out of her hand. I stop in my tracks and watch as Abby gets pulled underwater by what seems to be a pack of aquatic muttations. The water around her froths and quickly turns red. Every so often, a small eel-like creature with a rodent’s head leaps out of the water. Soon, the water stops frothing, and a cannon fires. Abby’s lifeless body floats to the surface, littered with bite marks.
As I turn back towards Andrew, who’s crawling towards the Cornucopia, a hovercraft arrives and scoops the body of the strongest girl in the Games up out of the water, which I make a note to stay out of from from now on.
After two days, I’m suddenly the last Career girl left in the Games. Pressure’s on.
Current Training Scores
District 1: Jennifer Fu (10) and Joseph Quiggle (11)
District 2: Josh Ryken (8)
District 4: Edwin Chung (9)
District 6: Kasey Send (5)
District 9: Christie Taylor (6) and Joseph Abdelmelek (8)
District 10: Ellen Egerton (9)
District 12: Kayla Roberson (9) and Andrew Wang (5)
Strongest Tribute: District 1’s Joseph Quiggle
Weakest Tributes: District 6’s Kasey Send, District 12’s Andrew Wang
Average Training Score: 7.9
Median Training Score: 8
Score Most Tributes Have: 8
District 1’s Joseph Quiggle: One kill (District 5’s Maurice Bokanga)
District 2’s Josh Ryken: Two kills (District 2’s Dr. Tiffany Kriner, 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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