The 73rd Annual Hunger Games- Chapter 5
"In a week 23 of you will be dead."
This is how the woman who runs training, Atala, starts her training spiel. It seems harsh but the fact is that it's completely true. She debriefs us on the rules and mandatory stations and we are sent off on our own.
The careers go straight for the weapons. The district one girl, whose name I overheard was Opalescence, goes straight for the rack of swords and pulls one off the top I've never seen before. It's a long, thin sword with a curved blade and a rounded handle. She swings it around with ease and deadly accuracy.
I head for the fire making station and learn from the attendant who's running it. I get a fire going quickly, I've lit fire after fire in our wood stove at home, and this is essentially the same thing. The man running the station tells me I'm more than competent and sends me off to another station since there are two other tributes waiting behind me.
Lucifer is at one of the obstacle courses, trying to jump over