|Tribute in||62 annual Hunger Games|
Mariah had always looked after her younger brother. She had felt protective over him, even when he had gorwn to be able to take care of himself. When his name was called at the Reaping she was frozen with fear and indescion. Maybe, physically, he would have a better chance and he was smarter than most. If she volunteered it would just cause him the same amount of pain watching her go through it... but she just couldn't let him go in and possibly die. It took her only a few seconds to work through these thoughts and, as soon as she had, she volunteered in place of him.
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