I entered the training room. I expected everyone to be talking and making alliances, but everyone was quietly doing their own thing. And that was exactly what I was going to do.
This training sessions are vital so, I will completely focus on this and absolutely nothing else. Absorbing every single bit of knowledge that, my survival on the arena will finally depend on.
I figured I should reinforce my weaknesses first. And go straight so some survival skills.
Being from district 10 I have some knowledge about plants, although animals are my ultimate specialty, but of course : Plant Identifying is also extremely important.
I was specially attentive during this lessons why? Because your memory is the only thing that counts when trying to differentiate which plant is poisonous or which can save you from dying of hunger. Luckily the class was very didactic. They showed us the species of plants and a book with gorgeous pictures of them that make them easy to remember. I have a very graphic memory . I spent some time repeating in my head what I could use them for.
Now, I went to weapons, all kinds axes, knives, swords, tridents. I thought axes and tridents were too brutal. I imagined all the blood and suffering it will cause to kill with them.
In that moment, after realizing that I promised myself something:
Yes, I will kill. But I will not make my enemies suffer. It will have to be a quick death. So in the knives and swords station I concentrate on learning which places to cut, rather to the actual technique of doing it. Which surprisingly I learned very fast.
I went immediately to Small weapon handling, where my weapons will be knives, daggers. Small, sharp and it could cause a suffering-less death if used with precision.
Anatomy is not my favorite thing in the world but, I payed close attention. At the end, knowing or not, about some things I learned today will make the difference between life and death There were so many things to learn and it was a perfect ending for the abilities I had been developing today.
I found it perfect having the plant identifying lessons first because while being in first aid ,I could immediately think of a plant that could replace those medicines ans drugs they were teaching us with ; because we will not have them (clearly).
I tried my hardest to learn the human body the right way. So I could accomplish this with high success. Besides, my trainer was extremely nice with me. He was amazed with my interest on learning.
I tried really hard to learn this unfamiliar skill for me.
But most important, not just KILL.