Annick Crestdair 💙

A story of Annie Cresta's experience in the hunger games and her first meeting with Finnick Odair the love of her life. The story follows Annie face her fears and be brave but what will happen that is so dreadful that will change her life forever?

There is a Sequel to this Movella. Annick Crestdair: The Victory Tour

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8. knots

After a short nights sleep I go down to training. I am not joined by Raff today, he has been spending all his time at the nature station as though he is just passing time. The only physical training I have seen him do is the knife throwing we did yesterday. I suppose its up to him what he does I just hope he is prepared. I see the camouflage station and decide to have a look. I don't really know how this would help me as I wouldn't know where to start in camouflaging myself, plus I have never been very good at art so it would be useless to me in the games. Nora was quite good at it yesterday she managed to camouflage her ankle to match one of the plants that were there for testing. After lunch I decide to spend some time on my own with some other equipment. I pick up an axe and try a few swings in the air. It feels weird like it is too heavy and it is hard to hold up. I see the people from district one have claimed the knife section today so I have no chance in trying to have a go with the knives. I remember Finnick told me to learn how to tie knots as they are useful if you have to use any rope. I see a small corner with some information about tying knots. I stand for a while trying to figure it out. I can't, I try over and over again but it's too hard. I hear a mocking laugh from behind me. I turn and see the girl from district one standing there. She has short blonde hair. She walks up to one of the ropes and ties a knot, she covers it with her body so I can't see what she is doing. She steps back and gestures her arm at the perfect knot in front of her. She has a smug look on her face and says 'see it's simple, you don't even know how to tie a knot! You better watch yourself' she walks of, another threat I probably should have seen that coming and no I don't think it's simple actually. I don't understand why her and that Tacita from two are saying things like 'watch yourself' and 'careful', they seem to think I'm weak and I am useless at everything. Just because they have trained for the games from an early age, it does not mean that they are perfect at everything, everyone has a weakness, it's just a matter of finding it.

Later that evening I sit playing with a piece of rope I found trying to tie it. But I am still failing. Finnick walks in and I chuck the rope on the floor in frustration. 'You struggling with something?' He asks. It is obvious that I am so there's no need to say it. I look up at him as if to say 'yes'. 'Come on stand up ill help you' he says. I look at him confused 'why do I need to stand?'. 'Its just easier come on' he says. I get up and he hands me back the piece of rope that i loath. 'Right hold it straight and then put that end over the top and under then do the same to the other side' he says pointing to each part of the rope. 'Yeh I get that bit it's jus—' I start. 'Yes I can see, the next bit make two loops from either end and put the previous knot you made through each one' his words confuse me and I attempt what he said. It fails and all unravels. He pulls his hand up to his mouth and laughs slightly. 'Come here' he says. He walks behind me and puts his arms round my waist reaching for the rope. I am not shocked by his presence, he feels warm and gentle like home. I begin to forget that he is actually showing me what to do. He guides my right hand that is holding one end through the loop and then does the same with my left hand. Then it's done, i feel a slight achievement even though he guided me through it. 'There...see' he says in a soft voice. His hand still holding mine. 'Yeh thank...thank you' I say slightly nervously. He removes his hand from me. 'Never say you can't do something, keep practicing' he says before he leaves. I am glad he helped, he was the first person that I listened to when he gave me the instructions. I feel his hands on mine again as I think back. His soft golden hair touching my shoulder as he showed me what to do. Whilst I'm thinking of him I forget that tomorrow is the day we have to show our chosen skill to the game makers so they can rank us according to skill level. Strangely I don't feel nervous anymore.

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