If you’re slightly obsessed (like me) with all things The Hunger Games, you’ve probably considered how you would survive in the Arena. Maybe you have a plan of action! Fight? Flight? Beg? Cry?
In Catching Fire, Katniss made allies. You know, odd allies. Finnick and Mags, and Wiress and Beatee. Useful people. Well, sort of.
So I’m going to go ahead and cheat. Yep. Cheat. If I got shoved into the Panem Arena, there’s 5 people from other books I want on my team.
I am NOT messing around! If I’m going to charge through jungles infested with mutts? I want Celaena. I know, I know, I’ll have to bribe her with chocolate cake and books. (I can totally see her living it up in the Capitol.)
Chances of my survival with Celaena on my side? Enormous. As soon as I drag her away from the food…
I am a huge fan of this dude’s inability to die. Plus, even though he was losing sanity towards the end of Red Rising, Darrow DOES have a softer side.
I get worried, see, that if I got stung by Tracker Jackers, Celaena would just watch me run around in circles. Darrow might actually help me out.
We’re in the Arena…but we want to get out. Katniss had Beatee wiring up an electrical storm in Catching Fire. Me? I would have Cammie Morgan busting us out with her awesome spy skills. I hear she’s deadly with a piece of spaghetti.
I can work with that.
There are brothers. And then there’s Sam and Caine. Look, if I have to just pick ONE, I’d go Sam. But Caine has this streak of PURE PSYCHO that would be useful. Plus: superpowers. Caine can hold the mutt monkeys with his telekinesis and Sam can fry them with his laser beams.
Trick would be getting them to work together and not kill each other…
So far I’ve delegated nicely. I have people to save me. People to laugh at me. People to rescues me. But: FOOD AND SURVIVAL. If there’s one person who can handle a medical kit as well as kick butt when needed: it’d be Lynne.
So, excuse me, peoples, I’m just surviving the Arena like a pro. I’m pretty sure if I was alone I would just die. Probably of heart failure before they finished counting down. I’m that kind of insanely strong and admirable person.
Cait’s survival skills are somewhat lacking. She knows how to split a coconut, but she actually hates coconuts. She knows how to build a fire, buuuut if you tried to kill her, she’d probably try to talk you out of it. Nothing like a joke to lighten the situation, right?! Currently she’s reading ALIENATED and thinking about fudge.