Welcome to the 165th Annual Hunger Games
These are my first games! Sorry if I mess up!
Okay, just some information:
- 'I am now doing reapings, training scores and 'an overview of the interviews. I am not doing any other pre-game events.
- I am writing short POVs for pretty much all the tributes. (I will try to do it evenly.) The interviews are done as if you are watching a TV programme or listening to the radio and there is a host telling you about them, I wanted to keep the interviews short and snappy.
- There is only one winner, so please don't get mad if you don't win. I won't be picking the fallen tributes.
- Each event will have a heading, so you can find it in the contents.
- The fallen tributes will be displayed in the death chart below.
- If you would like an alliance, comment and tell me the alliance, unless it is already in the strategies column, then I will know. If you don't tell me, then I will not give the tribute an ally. If it is someone else's tribute who you are allying with, make sure it's okay with them. See the alliance section below for more information!
- There will be no sponsoring.
- Please keep checking the notices down there.
Thanks so much for reading and joining my first games!
If you want to give your tribute advice, you can go to comments and write:
*Mentor* "Some advice"
Then I will bear that in mind and maybe use the advice, but don't expect me to follow everything.
The order for the reapings will be done male female male female etc. So I'm sorry if your tribute doesn't get a POV. However, for the interview overviews it shall be the other way round.
For the games it will be randomly chosen, sorry it one tribute gets more than the others, that's just the way things go.
|18||D1F||Spear/Sword||http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:Cassandra-blake-cassie-cassie-blake-pilot-the-secret-circle-Favim.com-402850.jpg||Couragous, Nice, a tad selfish||Hunting, Climbing, hand to hand combat.||Swimming, running||-||None|
||14||D1M||Sickle||Picture below. Curly hair, muddy brownish. Blue eyes? IDK pale skin.||Quiet, arrogant, intelligent, athletic and a tad bit socially awkward.||Swimming, Sprinting and telling which plants are edible from those who aren't||Fighting, making friends and lifting weights||
Optimism presenting his strengths.
Sprint in and grab necessities, run.
|16||D2F||Throwing knives, blowgun||http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:D2_Female.jpg||Charming, persistant, intelligent, brave and fierce.||Speed, charm, intelligence, stealth.||Over all physical strength, her past.||charm, intelligence
grab some weapons then team up with the careers.
|18||D2M||Spear or Axe||http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:Thames_Donn.jpg||Arrogant, Cocky, Sometimes and very rarely sweet and kind. He is a terrible flirt||Physical strength, good aim, very strategical||weight slows him, arrogance gets him into tough problems and can't climb.||Sexy and strong, grab a weapon and be a career. Kill.||None|
|16||D3F||Throwing Axes and Katana||About 5"5, blonde hair, grey(blind in her right eye) and pale skin.||Sweet, Kind, friendly and shy.||Intelligence, Honest and somwhat brave.||Is scared of losing her life, isn't always alert and not overly strong.||
Grab weapon, flee, wait and avoid.
|15||D3M||Sword, Staff, Spear.||Shoulder length wavy light brown hair, hazel eyes, pale olive skin and fairly tall.||Kind and caring, but can be ruthlessly aggressive when provoked.||Highly intelligent, and is able to easily outsmart opponents||Fear of heights||
Act as nice, witty.
Rush in, grab a weapon or pack and flee.
|13||D4F||Sword, axe or anything big and evil||Pretty, blonde hair, blue eyes. (Classically beautiful)||MEAAAN||She is fast and strong, good with pretty much all weapons. Very agile.||Not very smart, easily physcially overpowered.||
|17||D4M||Trident||tall, blonde hair, green eyes, small nose.||Kind, loyal, flexible||Fishing, strength, speed||Making fires, long distance, fighting||Talks about home, jokes. weapon, supplies, allies.||A gold necklace with a fish hook.|
|17||D5F||Sword, bow, hand to hand||
Dark red hair, amber eyes and red lips.
|Sly, caring firm on herself.||Determination, intelligence, stealth and speed.||Swimming, under estimates herself.||
Intelligence, confidence kindness. Pack, weapon, leave climb and ration food out, hunt.
|13||D5M||Katana, Throwing knives||Blonde, freckles. 5'4, blue greyish eyes.||Shy,honest||knows lots about his enviroment, making fires||Climbing and swimming. He easily catches a cold||Cute, so wins over and runs away in bloodbath.||Amulet with picture of family|
|13||D6F||Knife, bow and arrows||5'2, Dark Blonde Hair, Sky Blue Eyes, Ivory Skin||Shy, Quiet, Kind||Intelligent, Agile, fast||Low confidence and self esteem.||Kind, sweet, grab something nearby and run||None|
|16||D6M||Bow and arrow||Dark blonde hair, dark brown eyes, freckles and pale skin||funny, flirty and cocky||Archery, speed and climbing||strength, hand to hand combat and swimming||
Funny and charming.
Get bow and supplies, alliance, maybe careers if allowed.
|18||D7F||Bow and Throwing knife||http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:Pine.jpg||Kind and loves nature||Great aim and climber||Can't swim||beautiful and sexy, run in and get supplies, then run and flee||A small chain with a cherry on it|
|17||D7M||Axes||Black hair, green eyes||Kind, loves family, nice, sometimes arrogant, will give anything for family.||Axes, Climbing||Swimming, long distance fighting||Jokes. Grab and run with Allies.||A golden ring|
|15||D8F||Spear||About 5"5, long brown hair, pale skin and brown eyes.||Kind, nice and sweet yet is somewhat brutal and cold.||Intelligence, Aim and speed.||
Career, not by nature. Weak, targetted first, can't swim or climb
Cute & Innocent.
Ally with anyone but careers.
|16||D8M||Spear, Throwing Knife, Hand to Hand Combat||http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:Me_in_Aviators_and_a_fidora.jpg||Inteligent, Quiet. Shy||Speed, Agility, Steath, Will||Cant Climb or Swim,||
Quiet under radar no rivals
Grab a Backpack and run
|12||D9F||Sword or knife, melee weapons||Light brown hair and skin, brown eyes.||Sweet, kind, caring.||Fast and small, easily concealed.||Weak, not much strength, too light.||
Sweet and cute
|Harry Black||13||D9M||Throwing knives||light brown hair, light green eyes, freckles and pale skin. 4"9||funny and sometimes shy.||climbing and running.||strength and hand to hand combat||out skirts of blood bath. few supplies, maybe some knives,alliance. if he can't, try and find some trees||None|
|18||D10F||Bow and Arrow, or Saber Claws||http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:September_Rollo.jpg||Kind, Caring, Sweet and Innocent.||Aim, Speed and strength in arms||Is Insecure, Not overly strong and often underestimates herself.||Sweet and innocent, grab a weapon and run||None|
|17||D10M||Sword or whip||Brown hair with flecks of black, blue eyes and jaw stubble. Tall.||kind and caring to some, but mean to others.||Strong and ready, very good at fighting.||Slow.||
Get SOME stuff.
|14||D11F||Sword||Quite small, long browny black hair, pale skin and slightly tanned.||Shy, quiet, mysterious but kind and friendly when you earn her trust||Speed and Intelligence.||Speed and Intelligence.||
Cutesy and shy.
Grab a pack and a weapon at the bloodbath and flee. Don't trust anyone.
|13||D11M||Sword, traps||http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:0aqo45zjm56o5mo5.jpg||Quiet, shy, fearless, nice||Running, Climbing, hunting||Swimming||-||None|
|18||D12F||whip lasso||http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:Fire.jpg||Accuracy and power in arms||Accuracy and power in arms||isn't very fast||Strong and confident, run in, grab weapon, kill then flee w Coal||None|
|14||D12M||Ice pick, dagger||http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:Coal.jpg||very hard willed with a soft side||Strong arm and fast||Can't swim or climb||Strong, despite age, run grab weapon, kill before allying with fire.||A small lump concealed in glass on a silver chain.|
So we here are the alliances so far, I have got these from looking at the strategies and a request. I will try to do what you ask, but I may not be able to. The rest of the alliances will be sorted when I start the games.
Aurora Nerissa, Xerox Roult, Lemina Parks, Ephemera Zero, Clive Orbel, Alex Jonson
: Fire Nickson & Coal Evans.
Fleur Renee, Titania Losh, September Rollo and Ruby Hyrglass.
If these aren't confirmed before I use them (Day 2) Then I will confirm then anyway. XD :-P
Alliance 3: Harry Black &
Caridurnam (They got on in the reapings, and I think they're cute so I want to have them together XD)
Bronson Gubana, Roxane Tyle, Karenna Skylusen, Allan Raye, Jasper Dane, Pine Cherry, Antero Lisin, Zahne Tischendorf, Angler Dome, Icarus Vago.
The Death Chart
|Place||Name Of Tribute|
Clive Orbel's POV
I could hear my heart pouding in my ears, the crowd parted and my palms grew sweaty. My knees buckled, but I had to go. I managed to drag myslef up to the podium. The girl, Ephemera was stood proudly on stage, I prayed for someone to volunteer, but to my dismay, it was too late. Everyone was in shock by my disapointment. Ephemera had been so eager, her name was drawn by my escort, with her long pale fingers, she swiftly unfolded the piece of paper and called Ephemera's name. She sauntered up to the stage, being cheered on by the crowd, no one dared to volunteer, she could win for district 1. I wished I could be confident like her, there was no chance I was going to win, I told myself.
Aurora Nerissa's POV
As the usual film was being played, I closed my eyes, praying to be reaped. I could hear Luna Radcliffe call out. "So, ladies first!" I could hear the small slip of paper being unfolded against the microphone. "Angelie.." I Screamed, cutting her off "I volunteer!"
"Well then, it looks like we have a volunteer! What's your name sweetie?" I scowled, I hated names like that.
"Aurora Nerissa." I swiftly made my way up to the stage and smiled, dazzling people with bright white smile.
I stood at the back, politely waiting, the male was drawn.
"Xerox Roult!" Xerox was a tall stocky boy, he wasn't supposed to volunteer this year, but he could win easily. He already had 3 kids, and was very handy with an axe. As he made his way over to me, I wanted to stand out and get sponsors. I grabbed Xerox's hand, lifting them up in the air and cheering, as if cheering for victory, the whole crowd cheered and we were ushered into the justice building.
Bronson Gubana's POV
I sighed, it was the day of reaping. I knew that 23 innocent kids would be thrown into battle and would be brutally murdered, worst of all, there was nothing any of us could do about it.
I made my way down to the justice building on my own, my brothers were too young to be reaped, so they stayed home a bit longer while my mum comforted them. My finger was pricked and my blood was taken by the peacekeepers, I then filed in with other 15 year old boys.
Lucillia, that year's escort unfolded the small slip she picked out of the girl's bowl.
"Ruby Hyrglass! Congratualtions Ruby!" Ruby was 16, she was blind in one eye, she turned her head so she could see Lucillia and then walked towards the stage.
"And now for the boys!" Lucillia plucked the slip from the bowl, my heart was racing and I turned to see my brothers, I smiled at them, then faced Lucillia.
"Bronson Gubana! Congratulations Bronson." Lucillia welcomed me onto the stage and I stood by Ruby, I looked at my mother, she was sobbing with my brothers, I turned away, I could feel tears welling in my eyes.
Lemina Parks' POV
I shoved her out of the way, pulling her long blond hair as I went. "I volunteer" I growled as I said it, shooting a dirty look at the escort.
"Ok then! It looks like we have an eager volunteer this year!" The escort said it hastily, I couldn't be bothered to learn her name, I just wanted to get on with it. I stood at the back as she drew the male's name.
"Alex Jonson! Congratulations Alex!" I sniggered, he wasn't much, yeah he was good with a trident, strong and good looking, he wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed. I doubted his abilites then was pulled into the justice building.
Allan Raye's POV
I could see the large glass bowl on the stage, I knew my name was in there, my second year, I didn't have to take tessarae, my brothers did that for us. I could see the small crisp white pieces of paper being unfolded, both were being done at the same time.
"Allan Raye and Roxane Tyle!" My heart thumped and a small yelp leapt out of my mouth, a few boys around me laughed, but I shrugged it off. I pretended I didn't care, but my stomach churned and I was screaming inside. Roxane walked beside me, she didn't seem to care either we reached the platform and stood to face our district, I grinned, if I was going into the games, I might as well have tried to survive, and to survive I would need sponsors.
Karenna Skylusen's POV
The Justice building loomed over us as a slip of paper was plucked from it's large glass bowl.
"Karenna Skylusen! Congratulations Karenna!" I turned to my sister, a tear fell down her face. I mouthed I love you to her, before the peacekeepers came as I pushed away from the crowd, I kept running towards the wire, the whole district staring at me. My legs almost gave way, but I was fast, it was only when I reached the fence the peacekeepers caught me. I was taken back and placed on behind the glass bowls, a peacekeeper on either side of me. I had low selt esteem and I pursuaded myself I couldn't win. I watched as the boy's name was drawn.
"Jasper Dane!" Jasper was tall, cocky and funny, he was everything I wasn't. He was skilled too and he stood a chance at winning. He was sure to get sponsors. I then thought of my chances, then my family. I knew I had to win, for them and for myself.
Antero Lisin's POV
Each member of my family hugged me in turn, then I made my way to the justice building. I savoured the fresh air and the wind blowing through the trees, the natural scenery of district 7, my home. I walked further in and filed in the the others. After the usual film and the escort talking he picked up the slip from the bowl, a few twelve year olds got nervous, but I was used to it, 5 years of experience.
"Pine Cherry!" Pine was 18, she was kind a beautiful, perfect for getting sponsors, but she didn't stand a chance in battle.
"And for the boy, Antero Lisin!" I didn't think, I just let my legs carry me towards the platform, halfway there I turned around and looked at my district, saying goodbye to the trees and my home. I knew i'd be dead in a matter of days. At the back of the stage Pine and I stood together, waiting for our escort to finish talking, I quickly waved to my family as I was pushed inside the justice building.
Titania Losh's POV
I hid behind my long brown hair, I knew the whole of Panem would see my face. I slowly made my way up to the platform, blushing. I thought about my situation, I was going into the hunger games, where I would surely die. I prayed for a volunteer, but with no luck. I stood behind my escort, I couldn't remember her name, I had too much to think about. I took in the smells and sights around me as if it was the last time.
My escort called out the boy's name, while the whole district watched on.
"Zahne Tischendorf!" I stared deep into his eyes, I couldn't tell what colour they were, he had his head down slightly, I knew he was shy and quiet, like me. I smiled at him as he approached me, we stood at the back together, I smiled at him, trying to be brave, but inside I was already dead.
Harry Black's POV
I looked up towards the justic building, shielding my eyes from the sun just above, that year's escort welled up as the film played, no-one watched it. I fiddled with my jumper while I waited until the end, I ignored him while he talked about how lucky we were, then I looked up as he read out the girl's name.
"Caridurnam Arabanna! Congratulations Caridurnam! Where are you?" Caridurnam gazed at the platform as the crowd parted, she hesitated and crept towards the front, a tear fell down her face and she turned to her sister, terrified. My heart went out to her as she saw her sister turn her head, refusing to volunteer, her sister was 18 and stood a chance, she was a winner but she was also vain and selfish. Caridurnam wept as her sister tried to walk out, disgusted that she had been asked to volunteer, the next thing I knew Caridurnam was in my arms. I realised I had been reaped. The escort had ignored Caridurnam and called out my name, I walked over the stage, sympathetic and upset, the capitol tears families and ruins people's lives. I comforted her because no-one else could, I let her cry into my shoulder until the peacekeepers parted us.
September Rollo's POV
I smiled at the crowd, trying to be brave, after all I had just been reaped. I put my head down, staring at my feet, I was conscious of the whole district staring at me, thousands of eyes staring at my face, I just felt like crawling under a rock and hiding. I heard the boy's name read out.
"Angler Dome! Congratulations! You're representing district 10 in this year's annual hunger games!" I saw the disappointment spread on his face, the crowd all turned and stared, but he stayed rooted to the spot. After a moment he sauntered up to the platform, smiling, trying to get sponsors I assumed. I smiled as he walked up to me and turned to enter the justice building, trying to relieve myself from the stare of Panem.
Icarus Vago's POV
I stared at Fleur Renee's face, her mouth was open in a classical surprised O shape, I couldn't help but smirk. I quickly frowned and listened carefully for the boy's name.
"Icarus Vago!" The escort shouted my name into the microphone, deafening the district, the sound rang through the trees and warehouses. I watched the crowd part and stare, un-able to move I blinked blankly and stepped forward. It took all my strength to move, but then I managed to talk myself into going forward. I switly made my way up to the platform, grinning at the crowd, I shrugged it off, there was nothing to be worried about, or that's what I told myself. I smiled at my district, maybe for the last time, but I was going to be brave. I thought to myself, afterall, I could win this!
Fire Nickson's POV
I glanced at the world around me, I needed to remember what it was like in the fresh air, the real world with my family, friends and my people. Afterall, this would proabably be the last time I would see district 12. I stood in dis-belief, I was reaped and I couldn't do anything about it.
I watched Coal Evans walk over to me, the boy from 12. I smiled at him and he smiled back, we tried to be brave and he stood beside me. I turned to him as he said "Allies?" I nodded, then we turned to the crowd, we knew we had to be brave, there was no point in pretending, even though we were being sent to our deaths. Coal let a tear fall down his face, then I let myself cry too. We smiled through it though, we couldn't show too much weakness, I told myself.
|Name & Districts||Score||Description|
|Ephemera Zero||9||Very good with hunting and climbing, showed a lot of skills.|
Good plant identification
Good with knives & Blowgun
Very good with spear & Axe
Great aim and impressive strength
Excellent with Katana, put on a big show for gamemakers
|Bronson Gubana||6||Smart and showed good work with spear.|
|Lemina Parks||11||Showed allround skills.|
|Alex Jonson||10||Very good with trident, excellent strength and speed.|
|Roxane Tyle||5||Excellent stamina but under-estimation didn't help impress the game-makers.|
|Allan Raye||5||Knew a lot about survival, but fighting was lacking something.|
Surprised game-makers, very accurate with bow.
Very fast and agile and impressed with knives.
|Jasper Dane||8||Very good with archery and climbing.|
|Pine Cherry||5||Very good aim but didn't offer any other skills.|
|Antero Lisin||6||Excellent with axes. Needs more skills.|
|Titania Losh||7||Good aim and speed but lack of swimming and climbing hindered.|
Willing so tried all weapons so showed many skills.
Very good throws, but lacked when climbing.
|Caridurnam Arabanna||7||Very good camo work and fast, impressing game-makers when was almost invisible.|
|Harry Black||5||Very good climbing and speedy when running.|
|September Rollo||6||Good with saber claws, was unique but under-estimated, losing points.|
|Angler Dome||6||Very good with whip, unique and strong, but slow.|
|Fleur Renee||5||Very fast and quick witted, good with sword.|
|Icarus Vago||7||Very good at making traps. Hunting is excellent.|
|Fire Nickson||6||Very good with lassoe and accurate.|
|Coal Evans||7||Very unique, strong and confidence in his skills|
Hello and welcome to the 165th annual Hunger Games!
Today we will be looking at the highlights and lowlights of this year's interviews with me, Precilla Flare!
I found that the for district one, Ephemera Zero was courageous, she told the audience of how she was considering volunteering, but symapathsizing with herself when she told of her reaping. She took the spotlight and really stood out in a knee length dress with frills in a shocking pink colour.
Xerox Roult presented himself in a smart, jet black suit which shimmered under the spotlights. He had the audience in the palm of his hand with his charming and flirtatious personality. I'm sure he will be getting a lot of female sponsors.
For District 3 Ruby Hyrglass was innocent and sweet, she was shy too, but she told Panem about her right eye, she blinded herself out of guilt after blinding another girl. She seemed kind and innocent overall.
Alex Jonson joked about himself and talked about his life in district 4, he told about his accomplishments when fishing and his family and friends. He showed off his token, a gold necklace with a fish hook attatched to it, to remind him of his home. He really stood out in a nice, caring family man way.
Roxane Tyle came onto the stage with a red dress to compliment her features, she had her fire red hair curled and tied back with dark eye makeup to make her lips and eyes stand out. Roxane showed intelligence and seemes sly, by the way she told us of her plans and used long complicated terms.
District 6's Jasper Dane came out with lots of jokes, entertaining Panem with his witty charming personality. He was very cocky and hoped to get in with the careers, he told us he had a lot of skills to offer and looks forward to winning!
Pine Cherry talked about the trees and nature back at district 7, she captivated the audience with a beautiful winning smile and batting her eyelids. Pine is naturally beautiful and she can captivate her audience so easily with a flash of her smile or a flip of her hair.
Next, District 8. Zahne Tischendorf came out onto the stage quietly, it was hard to get any decent answers out of him, but he slipped under the radar and kept un-noticed, but I doubt he will attract sponsors that way.
For District 9 Caridurnam Arabanna walked out, she was dressed in a large puffy pink dress, looking very sweet, but her dress was so big she almost looked as if she was drowning in it! Caridurnam sweetly smiled at the audience, but she was easily drowned out by the spotlight and other tributes.
District 10 had Angler Dome, he was completely silent, sticking to nodding and shaking his head. We didn't get to know Angler, but he is one to watch, he probably has a strategy to put into play once we get to the games!
District 11's Fleur Renee his behind her long black hair, it cascaded down the side of her face, concealing her eyes and she had a dark blue dress, that was almost skin tight around the body, but became looser around her waist, flowing behind her at her thighs down to her knees. Fleur eventually opened up a bit, but by that time the end of the interview was nearing, but overall she seemed shy, but kind and loving.
Finally were the district 12 interviews. Coal Evans walked on stage, then told Panem about his strength, from what he said, you don't want to mess with him. He showed off, but was quite hard willed.
And that's all for this year's interviews! The games start tomorrow so tune in then!
Just to say, I AM NOT PICKING THE FALLEN TRIBUTES. THEY ARE BEING RANDOMISED, UNTIL HALFWAY, THEN I CHOOSE, IT GETS DIFFICULT AND DOESN'T SUIT THE PLOT OTHERWISE.
"IT'S THE HUNGER GAMES, DEAL WITH IT!" - RawrImmaEatYa
Fleur Renee's POV
My heart pounded in my chest as the countdown started. 59, 58, 57, 56 I glanced to my left, seeing September and Coal, to my right there was Fire and Karenna. 55, 54, 53, 52. I looked ahead at the Cornucopia, bracing myself. I caught sight of a pack, so close to me, so easy. A sword lay in the mouth of the Cornucopia, I was tempted, but it would be like suicide. The careers were all fixated on it, a few of the other tributes were looking at the one bow, the sheath of arrows lay a bit further away, probably to spark a fight as there were so many tributes that used a bow. 51, 50, 49, 48, 47.
Roxane Tyle's POV
I had my eye on the bow in the cornucopia's mouth, I could see four other tributes staring at it too. 46, 45, 44, 43, 42 I had to get it, but I had to survive too. I settled for a pack, it was concealed in a lump of grass a few metres away from me, I hadn't seen anyone else looking at it, so I faked looking at the bow. Adrenaline coursed through my veins and it hadn't even begun. 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36.
Bronson Gubana's POV
A staff lay near the Cornucopia mouth, I pondered if I should go for it, I decided to take my chances, I would be the only one using it. I pushed my hair back off my face and braced myself, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30. Halfway through, just 30 seconds until I had to go. Lemina Parks gave me a dirty look, then she did the same to Ruby, I knew that meant she was after us. Lemina was a career, so I knew I had to be careful. 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20.
Clive Orbel's POV
I told myself I had it covered, i was going to survive. I reassured myself and got ready to sprint, one of my many talents. I knew I was the fastest here from watching the others in training, so I calculated in my head I could get my sickle, it lay in the mouth of the cornucopia, but I figured I could easily grab it and run. I was weak when fighting, but most of the careers focused on that, I knew survival skills, I was their key to survival. I reckoned I could team up with them. 19, 18, 17, 16, 15.
Lemina Parks' POV
I smiled to myself, I knew I could easily take out these tributes, mentally I was hurling insults at them because of their weakness. I didn't need to plan anything, I knew I would survive, the odds were in my favour. 14, 13, 12, 11, 10. I smiled an Xerox and he winked back at me, I thought back to his girlfriend at home, then shrugged it off, it wasn't like I was ever going to meet her. 9, 8, 7, 6, 5. I got ready for the go ahead. 4, 3, 2, 1.
I spotted Clive sprint and grab his sickle then sprint into the trees, the world spun around me as I found an axe, raising it up and catching sight of Bronson. I saw him grab a staff and run off, then caught sight of Allan Raye, he had tripped over a pack that Roxane had taken, I made my way over to him, lodging my axe in his skull.
Coal Evans' POV
I glanced over at Fire, she had Icarus in a headlock and was about to strangle him, I grinned while sprinting towards a whip and lunging for an ice pick, they were placed together to attract us towards the cornucopia. I grinned at Fire as we made our way to the woods, I handed her the whip while she told me of how she finished Icarus off. We made our way deep into the woods until we could no longer hear the cries of pain eminating from the cornucopia.
Angler Dome's POV
I knew I was slow, so getting away would be a problem for me, however I also knew I was very good at fighting so I grabbed a dagger nearby and cleared off into the trees, twigs crunched underneath my feet and beetles tried to crawl up my legs, I swiftly brushed them off and scaled a tree. I could see the careers, all the tributes had gotten away but for Allan, Antero and Icarus, lying at rest by the cornucopia. Antero had hidden behind a huge crate, filled with weapons and food, I sighed to myself, a bad mistake, Xerox had caught him, instantly be-heading him with an axe.
Xerox Roult's POV
Antero fell to the ground with a thud, his head lying beside him. I almost threw up the capitol dinner I'd just had, but I didn't want to show any signs of weakness to the other careers. I stormed over to September, the other careers joined me, September had foolishly hidden, deep in the cornucopia, waiting for her allies, who had cleared off into the forest. She jumped out, kicking me in the face as she sprinted off, we chased after her, madly waving our weapons in the air, shouting death threats at the girl.
Angler Dome's POV
I watched Xerox and the rest of the career pack stalk September, she was fast and cunning, perfect, she would soon die and I could get the chance to get rid of Titania. I'd seen September and Titania hide together and I knew I wouldn't get a better chance.
Titania was hidden as far in as I could go, there was little light and I couldn't hear her, only my heart thumping in my chest, I had doubts, but I had to keep going. I reassured myself when I heard Titania's heavy breathing, I knew she was un-armed and September was leading the careers away from her, I admired her bravery.
My dagger was raised, I saw her foot stick out as Titania saw me, I siezed the opportunity and plunged it into her foot. She let out a piercing scream followed by whimpers, she clutched her foot and I stabbed at her again numerous times. Both hands flew up in the air, in a surrender, she begged at me to stop as I kept plunging the blade into her, screaming and kicking at me at the same time. I wasn't going to stop though, my first kill, I thought to myself. I laughed in my head at her stupidity, what a stupid place to hide without a weapon! I grimaced as I left her in the cornucpoia, alone and unattended to as she bled. But I couldn't go back and save her if I wanted to.
Ephemera Zero's POV
Xerox lead us back to the cornucopia to set up camp, that was when we caught sight of Angler, he was stood by the cornucopia, staring into the mouth. We all laughed, did he have no brain? What a stupid thing to do! We all slowly crept over to him, Xerox shoving him from behind and Lemina raising her axe. I turned away and heard the blood chilling screech as the axe plunged into his flesh.
I could hear small whimpers coming from the cornucopia, I crept in with the others following me. I swiftly raised my katana and seeked out the thing in the dark. I saw Titania thickly covered in a thick red liquid, I knew it would be a matter of minutes, so we walked out, I knew two of that alliance were out there. Fleur, Titania, September and Ruby were allies, but we had just finished off September and Titania would be dead soon enough.
We set up camp and lit a fire, the game makers had turned down the heat in the arena, forcing us to light fires, if we could. Smoke rose all around the arena, we decided that the next morning we would search for the remains of fires and hunt down the other tributes. Finally we heard Titania's cannon and minutes later the "sky" illuminated.
The fallen tributes faced appeared in the sky, accompanied by a short clip of music. Titania, September, Angler, Allan and Icarus stared down at us, I shuddered, in a matter of hours, that could've been me.
Clive Orbel's POV
As the sun rose I grabbed my sickle and moved on from my tree, I walked as far as I could until I began to get thirsty. I didn't have enough time to grab a pack, so I knew I needed to find and stay near water. After a few hours I came across a mountain range, reaching for the rock face I heard voices nearby, I swiftly scaled the side of the rock and came to a plateau. I grinned, water filled deep slashes in the rock's surface, the perfect place to stay, until i heard the cries of the careers. I heard scuffling behind me, as I turned round I was greeted by Bronson Gubana, his tall figure loomed over me and he raised his trident, just as Aurora's head peered over the edge.
Lemina let out a snarl as she grabbed Bronson by the throat, I cowered underneath them and slipped away, un-noticed, the focus was on Bronson. I grabbed his pack, he had mountains of supplies and I then I knew how to manipulate the careers.
I hid behind some rocks, piling up the supplies so I could easily push them over. I casually made my way over to where Bronson was getting pummelled by Xerox.
"Hey! I found his supplies, he's got mountains of them!" Everyone turned to me, Aurora snarled and narrowed her eyes, she came over to me and grabbed my shoulders, demanding to know where they were. I lead her over to the mountain I had created, then she shoved me aside, examining the supplies to make sure I wasn't decieving her. Boom. I looked towards Bronson, he was sprawled on the ground, blood streaming down his face with Xerox grinning triumphatntly, I grimaced at the sight, suddenly remembering my plan. The rest of the careers joined Aurora and I.
Aurora Nerissa's POV
I curiously examined the supplies Clive had shown me, I knew there must be something wrong. When the rest of the careers reached my side I lunged towarss Clive, grabbing him and bringing my knife towards his throat. He was stood dangerously close to the supplies, which were dangerously close to a canyon, at least 100 feet deep.
"Kill me and I kick all these vital supplies down there. Let me join you and I will help i every way I can, I will be the first you kill and you keep these supplies." Clive haggled with us, we needed the supplies as we had been weak at the cornucopia, too many tributes got supplies, we didn't get enough. I glanced to Xerox, he was the pack leader, closely followed by Ephemera and Lemina.
"Fine, keep him alive, we need these supplies, he's a career anyway." I noticed Clive grinning and I released my grip, snarling as I did so.
Karenna Skylusen's POV
I hid inbetween the two rock faces, getting slightly claustrophobic. Screams of pain came from above and I thanked my grandmama in heaven for saving me from Xerox's grasp. I decided that being so close to the careers was dangerous, so I had to move on. I'd managed to grab a pack from the cornucopia and now would be my chance to see what the contents was before I left. I carefully opened it up, it was the size of my neck to my lower back, so I prayed it would hold something good.
My hand emerged holding a tightly rolled up sleeping bag, a small knife and a water bottle, along with a length of rope and a small mesh bag filled with 5 apples. I smiled and packed the contents away, then headed further into the rocks.
I glanced across over groups of rocks to see the careers, now with Clive coming down towards the forest, Alex, Clive and Aurora had their arms full of supplies and Xerox, Lemina and Ephemera were carrying weapons. I assumed they were heading towards the cornucopia. I smiled, I had the whole mountain range to myself, maybe I could outlive them?
Fire Nickson's POV
I clutched my whip as Coal raised his ice pick, about to make a kill. I grinned and cheered Coal on as his ice pick hit the beast, giving us dinner for a few days. A mutt had come at us, crashing into me, so I whipped it and Coal attacked it with his ice pick, smashing it's skull so it lay limp and lifeless on the ground.
I nudged the beast with my toe, it had the body of a cow, the head of a horse, six long thin legs which gave it tremendous speed and a long tail, like a lion's. It had been an easy kill, but it was still freezing cold from the night before, so we lit a fire and cooked part of the mutt. I laughed at the thought of the game-makers, we had beaten them by bringing their "powerful mutt" down. The mutt meat was tender and salty, it tasted delicious though, I ate a little, but Coal at three servings worth. Once we had finished we were tired, we decided against, hiding, after all no-one would find us in our little clearing, we had to go through four bushes and over a river to get there.
Coal fell asleep first, I was drowsy though, my stomach churned, stopping me from sleeping but Coal slept like a baby, despite the cirumstamces. I nudged Coal to wake him up, I felt horribly sick and I wanted to tell him where I was going, incase he thought I was abandoning him, or worse. Coal stirred a little, but instantly fell asleep again. I shoved him and poked him, but he still slept. I got fed up and slapped his face, nothing.
I called Coal's name then cursed, he didn't reply, I felt his heart rate, it had slowed and had slowed and he started to turn pale, I pannicked, thinking why he was like this, then I remembered the mutt meat, he had eaten much more than me, a lethal amount. I started to gag, I felt like I would throw up. the meat had an addictive quality, I wanted more yet I knew it made me gag.
After a while I felt Coal's wrist, nothing. I bowed my head and cleared off for the hovercraft to arrive, I took his ice pick with me and went on my way. I grieved for a few minutes over my lost partner, then I knew I had to leave. I stupidly thought about taking the meat, then remembered it's consequences! I quickly walked towards the river, but there was no way I could cross by myself. I was stuck there, alone with only the mutt meat for food. I decided to hide, incase anything came along, so I scaled a tree nearby, I had my whip and water from the river, maybe I could out live the others?
Pine Cherry's POV
I laughed as Zahne let out an ear piercing scream, I noticed him jump from side to side, trying to dodge my attacks, he had no idea where I was. I clutched my chain with the cherry on it, my token and sent my last knife flying towards Zahne, slashing his shirt and landing in his stomach, I grinned. I landed on the ground with a thud, next to Zahne, tears welled up in his eyes and he grabbed at my ankle, but I dodged and scooped up my knives, leaving Zahne, life slowly slipping away from him.
After a minute of hearing his cries for help and sobs, I turned round, pondering if I should end it for him. His cries cut into me like my knife did to him, I knew I'd never forgive myself, I turned round and smiled at him sympathetically, apologising. I brought up the courage and slit his throat. Boom, I'd just ended a person's life.
Fleur Renee's POV
As the day started to draw to a close, Ruby and I made our way closer to the forest, hearing cries for help, I knew it was a male voice, he shouted for Pine, then I realised it was Pine Cherry, district 7. My eyes narrowed. My father competed in the games and was killed by a tribute frm 7, then I knew I could get my revenge.
Ruby knew, we nodded and formed a plan, scaling two trees and sitting poised and waiting for Pine. A few minutes later Pine strolled by, in my head I laughed at her, so clueless, she hadn't even thought to watch out for... well, people like us who would ambush her.
"Hey!" I shouted at her, I watched her jump and then leapt down from the tree, landing on her and pinning her down, Ruby leant beside me and took my place, while I took out my sword, I looked at her legs, then sliced off both of them, I watched her scream and writh in pain, then we left her in the forest.
A half hour later.
I smiled to myself, I had avenged my father's death and I finally got what I wanted, but then I realized is that what I really wanted? To kill an innocent girl who had no part in my father's death but where she came from.
I glanced across the river looking side to side, it was early morning in the arena and I hadn't seen a single soul since the bloodbath, I guess I was lucky. Just as I thought that, I heard a rustle in the bushes nearby, I raised my knife, holding it out, then I saw Harry lie there, blood streamed down his face and a silver parachute had fallen beside him, but he was too weak to use it. I remembered how he'd comforted me when I had been reaped and I knelt beside him, opening the parachute and gasping at what was inside.
I opened the pot of cream, it must've cost a fortune, sponsors must've liked our reaping. Our mentor was excellent too. The cream was white and I rubbed it on his face, assuming that's what I was supposed to do. I remembered on the train that I'd seen the 74th games, a similar thing had happened. I let him sleep for a bit while I found some berries and checked to see if they were poisonous. They seemed fine and I lay them out next to Harry, if the cream worked he should be fine. I wanted to watch him wake and say goodbye to him, because it surely would be the last time, but we were vulnerable.
Eventually I decided to wait in a tree, just incase someone came and I waited for Harry to wake up.
Two hours later
My stomach growled as Harry stirred, I smiled and hopped down from the tree. Harry smiled at me, telling me he felt better and thanking me after I explained what I did. He told me that Fire had come along, beating him with her whip and leaving him. I winced at the idea, I had seen people being whipped in the square.
We ate the berries in silence and agreed to form an alliance until the end. We wanted to survive more than anything and to survive we needed each other's help.
Alex Jonson's POV
As we made our way to back to the rocks, where we decided was the best place to camp we caught sight of something weaving inbetween the rocks, Lemina smiled slyly and decided to chase her, I fell behind but kept going. I realised it was the little girl from 6, Karenna I thought her name was. I screamed at her, along with the others and threatening to take her down. I caught a glimpse of her face, fear spread and she stumbled over a rock, then we caught up, she was agile though and made her way to the top of the plateau. We all stood below, watching her taunt us, none of us were light enough to climb up, the rocks wouldn't hold us.
A huge rock towered above us and I saw Karenna notice it, then I saw her notice the smooth slightly sloping surface we stood on. I took in the way the rock was slightly tipping over the edge and the way one small kick sent the rock tumbling down, sending a jolt of pain through every bone in my body.
Jasper Dane's POV
As the day drew to a close, I saw the tributes light up the sky, the ones that really caught my eye were Aurora, Lemina and Alex, they had all been taken down and they were careers, I wondered what had caused it.
I counted, there were 11 tributes left, including me. I noticed a rustling sound in the bushed nearby, my heart thudded, I had no weapon and I was vulnerable, I had twisted my ankle the day before when running from a mutt.
I heard voices and my heart almost stopped, I closed my eyes knowing it was the end. Then I saw her, Roxane Tyle. She clutched a bow and a sheath of arrows, she had done well. I knew that was my opportunity, I needed that bow and I could get it, but how?
I had a matter of seconds before she would be gone, then I decided I wasn't strong, I was terrible at hand to hand combat, but I had to give it a go.
Blood streamed down her face as I landed on her, she was already injured, this battle was in my favour. I pinned her down on her back, she spat up into my face, but I had to bear it. I heard her scream for help, she knew if I survived someone would come for me and if she survived she could get away, she had seen my ankle, it was swelling, which made me think it was more than a sprain.
Hand to hand combat was my biggest weakness, but I had the upper hand. I smashed my fist into her face repeatedly, she turned her head each time, giving me a bigger target. Roxane's red hair blended in with her face once I was done, but she wasn't dead, the cannon hadn't gone and I didn't know how to finish her off. I snatched the bow and sheath of arrows from her and limped off, grinning to myself. I said to myself that I was free and stood a chance. But I had spoken too soon.
Ephemera, Xerox and Clive lined up behind me, Clive shuffled a bit and Xerox crossed his arms, smirking. I pulled out an arrow, but Xerox had grabbed my wrists.
"Please! No!" I pleaded with him, as his hands connected round my neck, then something in his face changed and he released his grip.
"Come join us and you live, refuse and you die." I smiled, I had wanted to join the careers in the first place, but I was hesitant, Xerox seemed desperate and like he wanted something from me, but I would have a better chance of surviving this way.
Roxane had slipped away after Xerox had finished the job. We wanted to get this over with, and we had one too many careers with us.
Ephemera Zero's POV
Xerox beckoned me over to him after Clive had drifted off to sleep. Jasper sat by me and we whispered to each other. Clive was the weakest and we needed to get rid of him, we needed 3 people for the plan and Jasper was the perfect recruit, or so I told him.
Jasper was to distract Clive and I was to tackle him, then Xerox would finish him off, but then Jasper went to sleep and Xerox and I continued. I was to then tackle Jasper and Xerox would finish him off. It worked perfectly so we could take Jasper's bow and arrow, the only one there was, plus he had a pack stuffed with medical supplies inside, somethings we were desperate for.
Ephemera Zero's POV
I watched as Jasper talked to Clive, the look in his eye gave away the whole charade, but Clive didn't seem to notice. I noticed Jasper suddenly tuck and roll into the bushes, I laughed at the sight and sprinted bringing Jasper out, Xerox ran in and took him out, but Clive was still standing, no sprinting away from the scene, but he was defenceless.
Xerox glared at me, I had wrecked the plan and Clive had gotten away, we weren't missing any supplies though also Clive was heading straight for the cornucopia, the most open and exposed part of the arena. Xerox strode over to me, reaching out his hands towards my neck, locking onto me, but I retaliated, thrusting my foot right into his crotch causing him to wince and release his grip, with that I grabbed as many supplies as I could handle and sprinted to the mountains.
Harry Black's POV
Caridurnam gazed at me and then finally spoke, we decided to go deeper into the forest, together we could cross the river and make it to safety, no-one would be able to cross by themselves, there were sharp rocks lying at the bottom, but the game-makers barely put any effort in to conceal them, probably for more entertaining deaths.
Once we had crossed the river we made our way through several clumps of bushes, before reaching a clearing, the perfect place to camp, until we saw the mutt meat. Someone had been there and no doubt, would come back for the meat, we decided it would be a good meal and were about to take a few chunks, until we realised how the owner would know someone was nearby. We figured there would be more mutts to kill though. At the realisation that there would be another tribute, we started to get paranoid and walked about for about two hours, before climbing a tree and taking it in turns to take watch, while the other slept.
Eventually I caught sight of the other tribute, Fire Nickson. She was carrying a whip and an ice pick, we only had knives. I was very handy with a knife though, so I quietly grabbed mine and aimed for Fire's head, just as she jumped out the way pulling out her whip, she could sense something, but didn't know where we were. I could feel blood pounding in my ears, then rain started to pour down, waking Caridurnam up, I swiftly covered her mouth and signalled to be quiet, she understood and saw Fire beneath us, I smiled, water puts fire out doesn't it?
We saw Fire look around and then I raised my knife once again, aiming straight between her eyes as she faced our tree, her eyes locked onto me as I released the knife, it glided gently through the air, colliding with her forehead, knocking her backwards and hitting the ground.
I exhaled and realised I had been holding my breath the whole time, I realised what I had done and then it was Caridurnam's turn to comfort me, I knew I'd never forget the shock on Fire's face, the despair and then the empty stare of her eyes as her life slipped away. I had caused that and I could never let that go.
Ruby Hyrglas' POV
I glanced over at Fleur, she was staring at the rain pouring down on us, then out of the blue a screech filled the air, Fleur looked up towards the sky and I followed her gaze, when a green feathered bird drifted through the sky, one landed on my shoulder and I stupidly reached to pet it. It's beak closed over my finger and nibbled on it, then nuzzled against me, I smiled, the bird was gentle even though it was a mutt, I then scratched my arm, Fleur turned to look at my arm, where the bird nuzzled against me. A red mark formed and the skin opened up, I shrieked as the bird bit my arm, then the bird did it again, nuzzling against me repeatedly, tearing gashes into my skin, I shrieked over and over again, until eventually the pain died and so did I.
Fleur Renee's POV
I stared at Ruby's body, a bleeding mess of skin and bones. I sighed and moved away for the hovercraft to appear. I knew I wouldn't last much longer, but I had to keep trying. The rain poured down harder and I let it stream down my face, getting into my eyes and letting my clothes cling to my skin, I had to get out of the rain. I made my way to the cornucopia and that was where the drama unfolded. For once the game-makers hadn't organised a feast, probably since we were dropping like flies by the 3rd day.
I saw Clive Orbel's head peer round the side of the cornucopia and I gasped as Ephemera sprinted towards the back of the cornucopia, grasping a sword. Then Ephemera caught sight of Clive, and me. She pretended not to notice me and lunged forward to Clive's face, smashing his back up against the side of the cornucopia, slowly muttering something to him, but then swiping her sword through Clive in one clean cut.
Ephemera turned round, to be greeted by a huge broad figure, staring down at her, she let out a gasp and a screech, as her skull split into two, the cornucopia let out an echo as her body smashed against it. I listened to the cannon blast and then I knew I had to get out of there, no doubt Xerox would find me and kill me if I didn't.
Xerox's huge figure charged towards me, but I was faster, I jumped out of his way and swiftly scaled a tree, but it was too late, Xerox had hold of my foot, a sly smile formed on his face as he yanked me down.
Xerox Roult's POV
The little girl from 11, Fleur let out a scream as I took hold of her foot, dangling her upside down. I stared into her eyes, the pure fear shining through at me, it made my body rush with adrenaline as I rammed her against the tree, she let out small yelps and for the first time in my life, I took pity on someone. I smiled at her, but this time it was a genuine smile, then before I knew it I was apologising to her, putting her down and leaving her half dead but still alive. I walked off, realizing I couldn't bear to kill a 14 year old girl, who was so pretty, weak and innocent. I started to realise what I had been doing, but if I was to survive, I needed to do this. I turned back to finish her off, but she was gone. Somewhere inside me I was relieved and let her go.
I ran straight back to the cornucopia, climbing on top of it to see around me, I couldn't see anyone, so I had to wait or hunt them down. First I needed to find Karenna, but I had no weapons. I decided to camp for a bit, when a cow ran towards me, ramming me back into the dirt, I noticed it's head was of a horse and I reached out to it, grabbing it's throat and strangling it, then I managed to cut the beast, eating it's flesh.
After I had eaten I smiled, the game makers must like me to give me food like that. I made my way towards the mountains, the games were almost over.
Karenna Skylusen's POV
I saw the broad heavy figure of Xerox, when I felt the mountain shake beneath me, I had stayed on the plateau the whole time and was perfectly safe and un-injured. I knew Xerox had come to kill me, so I hid between a crack in the mountain, forgetting about my flourescent back pack. I held my breath as he appraoched the rockface, then he glared at my backpack, instantly catching sight of me, he had no weapons, but his bare hands, I shuddered, and swiftly held my hands up. The look in Xerox's eye said it all, he wasn't there to mess around, but for some reason he was weak, he clutched his stomach, before throwing up, which gave me time to kick his ribs, pushing him over. For the first time I believed I could win the games.
Xerox stood up straight, grabbing my ankle and I bought it up to his face, my foot smashing against his skull then shoving him against the rock face, he was seriously weak. I knew I had to take my chance and I rammed his skull back, but he grabbed my throat, I felt my throat close up and I knew it was the end, until I managed to muster up the strength to kick him once more, right where it hurts, causing him to bend over and swear at me as with one small push, he tipped off the edge, rocks tumbled down the face of the mountain, pushing his body down as they went, smashing his skull repeatedly and breaking his bones, the crunching and snapping rang through my ears, minutes after he left, along with the cannon. I felt sick myself and slipped into the crack in the rocks, just as more of them tumbled down, ending the sounds ringing through my head.
Fleur Renee's POV
After being attacked by Xerox, I wondered why he let me go, to make me suffer until I died? But I just had to be thankful I was feeling better. Blood was splattered around the cornucopia and there were stains covering the sides, but the stains were in the shape of hands, hands clinging on for dear life, which they lost. In the mouth I saw Xerox's few supplies, some broken but the food was delicious, I ate as much as I could, then saved the rest. I reached for a sword, it was covered in blood and the blade was slightly bent, it wasn't the best sword, but it would have to do.
I heard voices and a bit of rustling, I knew it was Caridurnam and Harry, I questioned why they were still allies, the final 3, I had to change that though. The pair stopped in the bushes, I knew they were there, but I didn't know how to end it soon, a rumbling sound filled the arena and me with fear. The ground moved beneath my feet and I clambered on top of the cornucopia as a crack formed at the mountain top.
Harry Black's POV
I gasped as the mountain top split into two, then gradually orange liquid flowed out. Lava. That was the finale.
I had to get to safety, with Caridurnam, but I was forgetting that there was only one winner. Fleur was in the perfect position on the cornucopia, but we were vulnerable. The crack widened and spread, snaking round trees and heading straight towards the cornucopia. More cracks formed, surrounding each of the pedestals, then lava burst out, swallowing up the podiums then spreading out, those 24 little circles joined into one, swallowing up the cornucopia, it sank slowly, dooming Fleur.
Fleur Renee's POV
Tears streamed down my face as the lava ate my chances for sucess, my chances for life. I had to get away, but the only option was the pit of lava below, my fate was sealed. The lava licked my feet, scolding me and I closed my eyes, it had to be over and done with, I wondered what would be more painful, burning or using my blunt sword. Then I bowed my head, waved to my district and blew a kiss to my family, then dived.
The lava hit my skin, destroying me slowly and tearing me apart, I let out the pain with a screech, sinking into the pit and then finally letting go.
Caridurnam Arabanna's POV
The smell of burning flesh filled the air, causing me to gag, Harry and I made for the trees, climbing the tallest one we could see, until the lave spread, cracks forming everywhere, wrecking the beatiful woodland. The final crack formed, surrounding the tree, there was one way to go, we had to jump and make it to the other side, which would push us to the edge of the arena, smashing us against the forcefield. My heart thudded and I held my breath, then leapt onto land, Harry followed me, we sprinted to the edge, when another crack formed, dividing us.
Harry Black's POV
I held my hand out to Caridurnam, trying to get her to leap across to my side of the crack, begging her to jump, but it was too late. The crack widened, moving us further apart, then I knew what I had to do.
I gulped as I closed my eyes, ready to plummet down and hit the lava, I stepped closer then heard I heard it.
I opened my eyes, to see the crack closing, I looked it, to see what was Caridurnam, I knew what she'd done for me and I shivered seeing her remains, then I realized I'd won, I'd done it! I was alive! I grinned, pushing away thoughts of Caridurnam and waved at the cameras, then I savoured my last moments in the arena, also my last moments of sanity.