When her name is called out, the whole world goes silent. The faces in the crowd around her stare, mouthing words that she can't hear. She's directed up to the platform, the Peacekeepers holding her arms tight, and she just. Is silence. She doesn't know what to do with herself, really. She did half expect this, her name was in the lottery a lot this year - more than any of the past years and --
She's sure they call the next name, the name of her fellow Tribute, because Valens comes to stand next to her on the platform. He even takes her hand and smiles at the crowd, at the cameras. She takes her hand back and just. Glares.