I tear for the cornucopia, dodging a blow from the male District 7 tribute. I am the fifth to arrive at the cornucopia, and Morgan was the second. I can tell that he's furious that I've gone for it, but all his attention is on the brutal District twos as they send knives whizzing to his head . I snag up a backpack and a loaf of bread as a girl falls dead before me.
For I second, I stare repulsed at her. Then I hear a whistling towards me as an arrow is shot my way. I detect it and i'm just moving out of harms' way when it hits my arm. I cry out in pain as another follows in quick succession.
"Astrid get outta there!" I hear Morgan yell desperately.
I frantically evade the speeding arrows.
"THROW THE DAMN SPEAR IN YOUR HAND!" I hear Morgan bellow as he throws a spear into the heart of the District 2 girl.
I'm sickened and disorientated; kids are falling dead all about me, and the lethal perfume in the air is messing with my senses.
Morgan tears away from his battle with the livid District 1 boy to come to my aid, yelling at me.
We make for the forest on the left, cross-countrying for over an hour in it until we hear a rustle in the quiet, fertile undergrowth.
Morgan shoves me behind him.
"Show yourself! It's District 4 and I'm armed!" he says boldly.
"It's us,"pants Saphire, dragging Claid, who is injured badly.
I look at my own bloodied arm. " Let's sort out the supplies and tend to the wounds," I say."And get a drink. Fifteen minute stop. We need to get moving."
"Ok, " says Morgan, his breathing laboured as he looks at my arm and Claid's leg. "I have two first aid kits. Saphire, you help Claid and I'll give Astrid a hand."
"I'm fine," I say. "Sort out all the provisions."
Astrid gently extracts Claid's stuff from him(he too went for the cornucopia). Claid lets out a loud moan.
"Shh Claid,"Saphire says.
I glance at Claid, fully realising how hurt he is. It's a miracle he didnt die at the bloodbath though I guess, so I guess we should be grateful. We're still all alive.