During the games, Peeta ditches Katniss to get in with "The Careers." "The Careers" are generally people from wealthy families that view getting chosen to be in the games as an honor. Though Peeta is gone, Katniss is doing perfectly fine without him. Since the Capital thinks that Katniss is doing too well, to throw her off they pelt her with fireballs, causing her leg to get burned, and starting a forest fire. To try and sooth the burn, she goes into a lake, but "The Careers" find her, chasing her up a tree. While she is up there, she meets a young girl named Rue who saves her from "The Careers" by telling her to throw the the "Tracker Jackers" (poisonous, robotic, bees) onto them. Though this saved her from "The Careers" she still managed to get stung by a couple of "Tracker Jackers," making her hallucinate.