The training center is huge. It goes on more than I can see. There are weights, weapons like knifes, bow and arrows, spears and swords. But to my surprise no guns. I guess they wouldn't get a show out of people shooting each other from far away. They want aggression and they want a fight. All the factions are huddled i their own separate groups with their mentors. So we decide to do the same.
Turner starts talking. "Ok. You need to know this. Its important to not show your strengths in the training center. You will have time to show the game makers in private. Don't do anything to risk losing. Got it?" Tobias and I look at each other. Then nod.
Tobias and i are the first to leave the group. All the other factions still with their mentor. We head to the first station which is fire starting. We don't know how to do that so lets try it. I squat down, low enough to pick up some grass and sticks. Tobias then squats down too. I roll the stick in my hand hoping to get some smoke or sign of fire. But nothing happens. After four or five times i get frustrated and stop. Tobias then grabs the two sticks and try's. Not long after a spark flies and smokes create.
"The trick is to run your hands down it and turn fast" He says smiling.
"Well i wont need to know that if i have you" I reply smirking. He then leans in to kiss me but we get interrupted.
"Woah, well what do we have here." I look up to see a boy in blue. He looks mostly Candor with his clothes and hair except his attitude and and tattoos differ. Transfer i suppose. He squats so he's in between me an Tobias. "Ill be sure to kill you two and the same time so one doesn't suffer." He then gets up and jogs off to knife throwing.
I feel a hand on my back. I then turn around to see Caleb standing there looking down at me. When he sees me his eyes water up.
"Hey Beatrice." He says in a quivery voice. I know he wants to say more. But not with all these unfamiliar people around. Not with cameras watching our every move. So instead of speaking i just get up and hug him. I cant stand the though of him or Tobias dying. I don't know how they are going to survive. I may not but ill make sure they do. They have to live.