Beetee had gone off somewhere, and Nova stood alone. It’d been so long since she’d done any of this, yet it was still painfully familiar. She hated it. She watched the other victors training when someone said her name. Her head turned in the direction she’d heard it, an eyebrow arched upward. A man from District 6 and…”Abernathy.” Beetee had reappeared next to her, his attention on Haymitch and the girl next to him. “Then that,” he said, “is the girl on fire.” Without another word, Nova was on her way over to the pair, Beetee trailing along behind. If anyone was going to be of help, it’d be them.
As they drew near, Nova lifted a hand and ran it through her hair (which, since her time in the games, she’d kept rather short). It was a nervous habit, and she caught herself, abruptly putting her hand down. The games didn’t allow for nervousness. Any weakness, and you would lose. At least, that was what she had learned. “Katniss Everdeen.” She said calmly, looking to the girl. “Heard a lot about you on the way here, though that probably doesn’t surprise you.” Beetee gave a nod to Haymitch, which Nova found a bit odd, for one reason or other.
“Nova Emer, District 3. You as excited for the games as I am?” She asked, her tone lightly laced with sarcasm. Beetee took his turn to speak, saying, “Beetee. I was Nova’s mentor, in her year,” he said, as if trying to point out they had something else in common. “how’s your training going?” He asked, and Nova could have laughed at his attempts to be casual. She couldn’t take this so lightly. They needed to come up with a plan, if they were both to stay alive.
Nova looked from Katniss to Haymitch, then sighed. “I’m just going to be blunt,” she said finally. “I’m not planning on dying, and I’m sure you aren’t, either. Say we stick together. Us four. You made it work with your other tribute last year. The way I see it, we’d have a better chance with more of us.” Beetee placed a hand on her shoulder. Now was not the time to be talking about such things. “Think about it, yeah?” it was an extremely risky offer, but it was a chance Nova was willing to take. She wasn’t going to die, and there was no way she’d let Beetee down.
Ooc. So…would beetee and haymitch know all about district 13 and everything already? I’m thinking beetee would convince haymitch to take up nova’s offer.