— He's a Career. You know what that is?
— From District 1.
— And 2.
— They train in a special academy until they're 18. Then they volunteer. By that point, they're pretty lethal.
— But they don't receive any special treatment. In fact, they stay in the exact same apartment as you do. And I don't think they let them have dessert. And you can.
I think it's our tradition. It comes out of a particularly painful part of our history. But it's been the way we've been able to heal. At first, it was a reminder of the rebellion. It was a price the districts had to pay. But I think it has grown from that. I think it's something that knits us all together.
— How are you finding The Capitol? And don't say, «With a map».
— It's different. It's very different than back home.
— Different. In what way? Give us an example.
— Okay. Well, the showers here are weird.
— The showers?
— Yes. We have different showers.
— I have a question for you, Caesar. Do I smell like roses to you? Take a whiff?
— All right. You see?
— Yes. Do I smell like it?
— You definitely smell better than I do.
— Well, I've lived here longer.