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Tobias's Love Before Tris Part 2
Tobias's Love Before Tris Part 2

Tobias's Love Before Tris Part 2

Broken_HeartedBroken_Hearted

Chapter 8

Angelina's Pov.

When I got to the net I giggled. The net moved and bounced me up and down. A pair of strong arms helped me down. "What's your name?" the man asked me. In the dauntless compound you can change your name and I want it to be something I cared about. "um" is all I can manage to say. "I'll give you time to think about it sweetie." I nodded and smiled, he smiled back. A woman comes and escorts me to the place I'm supposed to stand until everyone is done. I hear a very boyish deep scream and look up. The man who helped me down helped Tobias down. When Tobias walked toward me I started laughing. His cheeks turned red and I embraced him in a hug. He hugged me back. "That wasn't funny! You know I'm afraid of heights!" he said. "I know" I say, my laugh fading slowly. I grab his face in my hands and kiss him gently. He wraps his strong arms around my waist. And kisses me more deeply. I wrap my arms around his neck. I hear giggling and we both pull away. The man who helped us down and some other dauntless people are smiling at us. I laugh and so does Tobias. We hear a shriek and see another person fall into the net. It was the erudite boy, Eric. The man helps him down and he doesn't hesitate to walk over to where Tobias and I are. He looks sternly at me and picks my arms up like he was examining me. "Are you alright Angelina?" he asks looking serious. My mouth opens a little "Yes" I say he puts my arms down and smiles at me. I give a small smile and look at the floor. We hear another shriek and this time it's a girl. Lauren, a transfer from erudite. When she gets down she comes over to me and gives me a big hug. I've never really hugged anyone but Tobias. "We are going to be the best of friends!" she says. I've never really had a friend before the only person who was my friend was Tobias. She pushes Eric out of the way and links arms with me. I stare at her. She's my height and has dark hair like me and her eyes are dark brown. She gives me a huge smile. Maybe I can have a new friend.

When everyone is done jumping off the roof the man who helped all of us down says "hello everyone!" he says smiling. "My name is Amar, now dauntless born initiates go with Cynthia and transfers come with Me." We all follow Amar into a wide dark hallway. There are lights about every 8 yards. He leads us into a very large and wide room with bed sized cots. "This is where you will be sleeping for the next 8 months." Lauren still has her arm linked with me. "The girls or boys!" she pipes. "Amar looks at her” both, he says. Laurens mouth drops and my eyes go wide. He shows us the bathrooms. They have no stalls. Neither do the showers. "Ok everyone change and I'll come back to take you to dinner." Amar says and walks out the double doors. Our new clothes are on our cots. I take a seat on one of the cots and put my face in my hands. Lauren takes the cot besides me. Tobias takes the cot on the other side of my cot and Eric takes the one in front of me. I flop onto the cot and inhale deeply. "What are you thinking about?" Tobias asks me while he’s changing. "That I'm finally free" I say looking at the ceiling. I can feel him smiling. "Hear" he says, taking my hand and standing me up. He takes his abnegation coat and tells me to take mine off and give it to him. I do. He tells Lauren to take the other side of me. I give him a puzzled look. He and Lauren have me in a cage surrounded by our coats "I'm shielding you so you can change" he says. I smile at him and he smiles back at me. I quickly change into the clothes laid out for me. I'm wearing pants and a long sleeved shirt. "Ok I'm done" I say and the coats drop. I smooth out the black shirt. And when I look up Tobias is smiling at me making me feel pretty.

Chapter 9

Tobias's Pov.

Eric is getting on my nerves. Every second he gets he stands by or smiles at Angelina! A smirk came on my face when the erudite girl, Lauren, pushed him out of the way. Amar came to get us for lunch. He made us give him our clothes. Angelina hid her favorite sweater under her cot, and covered her watch with her long sleeve. When we get to the lunch room everyone stares at us, especially Angelina. But she's totally oblivious to it; she just smiles and looks at the food. She must be hungry. When we sit down I sit next to her and Eric tries to sit on the other side but Lauren doesn't allow it. That brings another smirk to my face. When we sit down both me and Angelina look at the circular meat in front of us. She picks up her fork and picks at it. "Where's the oatmeal?" she asks. Everyone looks at her. Everyone in the room. Lauren chokes on her drink. "Are you serious?" she asks. "Yes," she says. "Abnegation only eats plain food" Eric says. Looking at Lauren and smiling at Angelina. I laugh when I see Angelina put the meat on a piece of bread and another one on top. "What?" she asks me, smiling. "Here" I say grabbing her; I believe they call it a burger, and putting lettuce, tomato and cheese on it. The way the man in front of me has it. "Cool thanks Tobias!" she says smiling. She's always smiling, that's one of the things I love about her. The other thing I love about her is that she has a smile just for me. One that she doesn't give to Eric or to anybody else but me.

We went to another place. This time it has equipment. We must be starting training. The first thing we have to do is fight someone. The board shows us who we are fighting. Me and a boy transfer from candor, Lauren and a girl transfer from erudite. Eric and a boy from erudite. My heart stops when I see who Angelina fights. She has to fight the strongest and violent boy here. Another boy from erudite. His name Is Blake. I don't think he wants to fight Angelina . But I know that he doesn't want to become faction less. Angelina and Blake are up first. I hear him whisper something. "I'm sorry love" and he throws the first punch. She ducks and misses it. But she misses when she attempts to hit him in the ribs. Blake grabs her arm and throws her to the ground. I bite my lip to keep from screaming. He kicks her in the stomach and she groans. I put my hands into fists and force my feet to stay where they are. She gets up and forcefully throws her elbow into his jaw. He stumbles back and tries to punch her back but she blocks it. She kicks her foot into his leg and he yells and falls. She doesn't kick him and I know she could've and she knew that. She chose not to. She punches his side and he yells again. He coughs and gets back up. Angelina punches his cheek and he falls, her eyes go big and she covers her mouth. She goes to him and sits him up. His nose is bleeding and she helps him up. She puts her arm around his waist and helps him off the mat. She sits him down and grabs a towel on the table beside them and stops the nose bleeding. Her eyes get glossy but she blinks them away. I kneel down next to her. And rub my hand on her back. She looks up at me and smiles. She looks back at Blake. He fell asleep. She gets up and so do I and when we do Blake wakes up. And grabs Angelina’s hand, which sends a surge of envy through me. "Thank you love" she smiles at him, an Angelina friendly smile that makes some of the envy go away since she didn't give him my smile. Max walks over to us and stops Angelina . "Why didn't you finish him? In battle you will not be able to help the person you just beat up, you will have to finish him!" He spits at her "well I am not in battle and he did nothing wrong to me so why beat him up" she retorts, Max laughs "if you wanted to be friendly or a nurse you should've gone to amity or erudite!" he spits. She just stands there looking at the ground. I'm next. I have to duel with a candor boy. He looks nervous but to be honest he is buff and bigger than me. So I'm really nervous. He runs towards me but I dodge it. He yells and comes back at me and throws a punch. I fall and he kicks me in my ribs. He keeps kicking me and soon I see nothing but black.

Chapter 10

Angelina's Pov.

"Stop!" I yell and run to Tobias. He isn't awake and his cheek is purple. I put my ear to his chest and sigh, his heart is still beating. Blake comes and helps me stand him up and we both carry him to the clinic. Once we were there they put him on a hospital bed. They tell me to leave him here so he can rest. I squeeze his hand and leave. I go to the dormitory and put my head in my hands. I hear someone sit on Tobias's bed and look up. Eric sits in front of me. "Why do you care so much about Tobias?" he asked me. The side of his face is bruised and his eye is swollen. I stare at him. He has pale skin and long eyelashes. I look at my hands “Because he was there for me when nobody else was." I say. He puts his hand on my knee "I'm here for you Angelina " he says. I feel blush rising up inside of me but push it down. I can't be blushing over Eric. I love Tobias. I adjust my knee so his hand falls. He notices "Angelina if you need a friend I'm here for you" he says. I put my hands in my lap. "Tobias isn't the only one who's always there for you" he takes my hand in his and I actually blush. Dang it! No! No! No! He's getting closer to me. I lean back a little, he's too close, and he closes his eyes and puckers his lips. I don't know what to do! Lauren comes and pushes him off the bed in front of me. She grabs my hand and drags me out of the dormitory. "What were you doing?!" she asks. "I don't know" I tell her "He tried to kiss me and I had no idea what to do" I say, I lean against the wall and sink down. Lauren sits cross legged in front of me. "What are you going to do?" she asks, "I don't know, try to avoid being with Eric alone, I guess" she nods. "C'mon let's go to see Tobias'' she says

Tobias is awake now and playing with the thread of the cover he has. He smiles when he sees me and I smile back. I walk over to the chair beside him "I'll leave you guys alone" Lauren says "See you later Angelina" and she walks out. Tobias grabs my hand and pulls me into a hug. I hug him tight. "It's good to see you again" I say. He smiles. I kissed him. He puts his hand on my back and pushes me into him. He scoots to the edge I'm on. The nurse comes in "oh! I'm so sorry!" she says. We stop and laugh. "It's alright" I say laughing. The nurse laughs to "Tobias you'll be able to go as soon as I take all the equipment off of you." He nods "Ok well I'll see you later Tobias" I say I squeeze his hand and leave.

When I come back to the dormitories Lauren is sitting there and Eric is sitting on his bed and is staring at the ceiling. "Hey" Lauren says when I sit in front of her. "Hey" I say back "OK! We need to fix your hair" she says. "What why?" I ask "Because it looks to be an abnegation" she grabs my hand and drags me to the bathrooms. There's a mirror in the bathrooms. I've never been allowed to look in the mirror. Lauren stands behind me and undoes my bun. My hair flows over my shoulders. Lauren shakes out my hair. My brown hair frames my face, it brings out my eyes. When we come out of the bathrooms everyone looks up. Everyone is staring at me. "Why is everyone looking at me?" I whisper to Lauren. She giggles "Because you look hot!" she says. I look at her. She laughs. I ignore the stares and sit on my bed. Lauren sits in front of me. And everyone is still looking at me. I get up and leave the dormitory. Instead I just walk around. Exploring the dauntless compound. I run my fingers over the smooth rock and just relax. I close my eyes and think about my father. I remember his warm smile he used to give me when mother was extra mad. How strong he was putting up with mother. I touch the watch he gave me and feel tears drip down my cheeks. I sniff. I take off the watch he gave me and examine it. I run my fingers over the diamonds that make my name. I turn it over and find something that was never there before. On the latch it had something carved into it. I try to make out what it says. It says: TO MY ANGELINA FROM DAD WITH LOVE. The tears came harsher. I cover my head with my hands and try to stop crying. I feel someone standing beside me. When I look up, Eric stands before me. I remember what I said to Lauren, about how I was going to avoid Eric kissing me, to stay away from him. I look at him for a few seconds "may I help you?" I say, I put my watch back on and stand up. "Why are you crying?" he asks. "Personal problems" I say I start to walk away but he grabs my arm and pulls me back. "Are you crying about Tobias?" he asks I shake my head and walk away and again he pulls me back. "Then why?" he asks "None of your business" I say softly. He looks sternly at me. I start to walk away. He follows me. "Yes, May I help you?" I say turning around. It's too late. He grabbed my face and kissed me. I tried to get away from him but he had a tight grip on my face. I punch his ribs and he finally lets me go. I stand back. He's crouched on the floor and holding his stomach. "Ah! What was that for!" he asks, I was about to tell him that he knew I had a boyfriend and that he shouldn't be kissing me. But I see someone standing at the end of the hall. Tobias was watching. Oh no! I run towards Tobias when I finally catch up to him. "Tobias!" he turns around. "What!" he says "you do know that he kissed me first right?" I say. He looks at me. "Then why didn't you yell or do something to let me know to come and pull him off" he says. "I did! I punched him in the ribs because he wasn't the one I wanted to kiss" I say "and I tried to make him let go of my face but he wouldn't budge." Tobias looks up and down the hall. This is the hall nobody visits. He then gently pushes me against the wall. He places his hands on my hips and leans forward. "I'm sorry" he says, his nose skimming mine. "Well the green feeling can push you down so far it's hard to get up" he smiles and closes his eyes. I close my eyes and lean forward. The kiss starts out as a gentle and then begins to go in deeper than any of the kisses we've had. My back digs into the wall but I don't care. I clutch his arms. And his mouth opens. At this point it's hard to keep my mouth closed. He grabs my legs and forces them to wrap around his waist. He kisses my chin and I kiss his forehead, just above his hairline. We look at each other and smile. His white teeth flash. I place my hands on his neck and guide his mouth to mine. Our smiling mouths match perfectly. I hear someone stand next to us but neither me nor Tobias seem to care. We just ignore it. The person leaves and we're alone again. My hands are cold and he's warm. He pulls back like he was going to say something only to forward his mouth back into mine. The speaker comes on "all transfers report to the dauntless training room" the female voice announces. We part and look at each other and laugh. I put my feet on the ground and smiled at him. He smiles back. "I love you Angelina Rolfe" he says "I love you even more Tobias Eaton, and nothing will change that" I say. He smiles a wide smile. And I can't stop smiling as we make our way down the hallway hand in hand.

Chapter 11

Tobias's Pov.

Once we go back into the dauntless training room. Max, Amar and Cynthia are all sitting down in chairs with clips and wires connected to their heads. This is the final stage the one where you go through your fear landscape and see if you're dauntless or not. I have to go first. When I'm injected with the serum I close my eyes and when I reopen them I'm high up. Fear of heights. What would dauntless do? I think to myself. I look and see a building. Dauntless would walk to that building. So I do and when I jump inside a gun appears in my hands and I see Angelina tied up in a chair, she has fear in her eyes. Fear of killing her. Dauntless would do it so I look away and shoot I stumble back when I see her lying in a pool of her own blood. The next one is the fear of being trapped in a small box. I slow my heart rate and close my eyes. The box stops getting smaller. The next one is back in abnegation, in my room. Angelina is standing right next to me and I hear laughing. Marcus and Bonnie (bonnie is Angelina mother) come into the room both holding belts. Angelina has fear in her eyes and I'm sweating buckets. "Angelina to make you worth something I have to do this" bonnie says. "Tobias I'm doing this for your own good" Marcus says. Marcus is the first to draw back his belt. I block and punch as hard as I can, Marcus falls but there's still Bonnie she draws back her belt and slams it into Angelina’s face and she falls. I grab the belt from bonnie and whip it across her face she screams and falls. I open my eyes and I'm finished with the stage. Max comes over to congratulate me. It's Angelina’s turn.

Chapter 12

Angelina's Pov.

It's my turn. I get into the chair and close my eyes. When I re-open them I'm up really, really, really, high! It isn't real so I just jump. I land on both my feet and the room I'm in is dark. Tobias is with me in the room Bonnie comes in with a belt. I'm so scared but it isn't real so I make something appear in my hand a gun. I aim it at bonnie and shoot. She falls and I open my eyes. I breathe heavily. All the supervisors look confused. Max comes over and takes my arm. I look at Amar; he has a hand over his mouth like he's biting his hand to keep from screaming. Max leads me into a room; I hadn't noticed that Amar and Cynthia had followed. "You're Divergent!" max says. I stare at him. "You have no choice but to tell me Angelina!" max says. But I figure out what I want my nickname to be. "Don't call me that" I say. "What?!" he spits. "Call me two" I say "Why two?"Amar asks. I smile at him "I can't tell you why" I say. I chose the name because that's how many options were given to Tobias on his aptitude test. He smiles back. "Well anyway, two, what did you get on your aptitude test" max says. What have I got to lose they already know I'm divergent. I sigh "abnegation, erudite, candor and amity" I say. They all stare wide eyed at me. "Four?" Amar asks. I nod. "Well you have a choice, two" max says. "We can kill you, or we can let you go outside the fence" he says. I look up at him. Nobody had ever been outside the fence before. People say that outside the fence was terrible and I would have to go by myself. I think about the choice and start to cry which ever choice I pick will mean I will leave Tobias forever. Amar cups his hands at the back of his neck and closes his eyes. I look at my hands. "Cant I have one more day?" I ask max shakes his head. I have to make the decision now. I put my head in my hands. "Outside the fence" I finally say. They all look at me. "Ok, well here is the plan," max says "you will not go back to your dormitory-"I cut him off "Wait what? You mean I can't say goodbye to Tobias or Lauren?" he shakes his head. "Anyway, I was saying that tomorrow we will announce you dead, because you jumped off the rail and into the chasm. Then by tomorrow afternoon you will be on your way to the outside place we will be taking you." Max says. "Hold it!" Amar says "I'll go with two so she'll have protection" Max looks at him. "We can't, you're not divergent." Max says. Amar looks at the ground and shakes his head "yes I actually am" both Cynthia and Max look at him. Max puts his head in his hands and shakes his head. "Alright, well I guess there will be two 'suicides' tomorrow" Max says putting emphasis on the 'suicides' to say we are not going to die. I put my head in my hands and cry. I don't want to leave Tobias. Tobias is Divergent! I'm about to say something when I realize Tobias has always been afraid of the outside. I bite my tongue and don't say anything. Max and Cynthia leave the room and leave me and Amar alone. "So why did you pick two?" Amar asks. "Because that's how many options Tobias got on his aptitude test" I smile thinking about Tobias and how much I'm going to miss him. "Look, Angelina, is there something you would want to tell Tobias?" he says. I nod. "Well I don't have to leave tomorrow, you could hide and I will go tell Tobias, then we both can leave tomorrow night." I look at him and nod "thank you" I say and give him a hug. "Now, what was it that you wanted to tell Tobias?" he asks. I think about it. "Tell him I never wanted to leave him so I changed my nickname in dauntless to two for him. That I chose dauntless for him." Amar looks at me "what would you have picked?" he asks I close my eyes and confess. "Erudite'' I hate myself for wanting to choose it but I always loved the idea that I could work with knowledge and superior intellect. "Okay dear" he says. Max comes in and Amar tells him the plan he just told me about. Max nods and leads Amar out of the room. This is the room where I will be hiding until tomorrow night.

Chapter 13

Tobias's Pov.

I'm getting worried about Angelina; I didn't see her at all after she went into the room where Max took her. I ate slowly. The absence of Angelina in the seat beside me was odd. Lauren looked extremely worried. Her leg kept bouncing up and down. It was quiet when Angelina wasn't there. Even Eric looked worried. After dinner we went to bed. I couldn't sleep. I was awake the whole night to see if Angelina came back to the dormitory. She didn't. Lauren was awake too. I could hear her twisting and turning. I fell asleep sooner or later. And woke up to Eric shaking me "come on Tobias something happened and they are calling you to the pit. I get up groggily and look at Angelina’s bed. Nothing is there. I put on my shoes and followed Eric, Lauren followed behind, I didn't even know she was awake. When we get to the pit floor everyone is gathered there looking down. Max sees me and calls me forward. "Tobias come here" I do and Lauren and Eric follow. "Are you friends of Angelina Rolfe?" me, Lauren and Eric nod. "Well I'm sorry to say that we found her body at the bottom of the pit last night" he says. My mouth drops open and my eyes go glossy. Lauren screams and falls to her knees cradling herself. I drop to my knees and put my head in my hands and bawl. "NO! There has to be a mistake!" Eric yells, his voice breaking with each word. "I'm afraid not "max says non sympathetic, Eric falls to his knees and cries like a baby. I don't feel like taunting him, because I'm in pain too. I feel like I'm going to throw my heart up. I hear Lauren scream again. I look up and see someone holding Lauren by the waist; she was on top of the rail. She had tried to jump off. I get up and run towards the dormitories. I sit down on my bed and cradle myself. She can't be dead. Angelina was too smart to commit suicide. I know that. Something or someone must have pushed her. Then I remember her never coming out of the room Max, Cynthia and Amar took her into after the simulation test. They did this to her because she was divergent. Because she was divergent they killed her and made it look like a suicide. I yell and scream like a child. But I didn't care I didn't care if the Dauntless saw me as weak. The tears were for Angelina. I reach under her bed and take her favorite sweater out of its hiding spot and bury my face into it. I scream ANGELINA but it's muffled. I feel a hand on my shoulder and look up as Amar stands before me. I put my hands to his neck and slam him into the wall "YOU KILLED HER!" I yell. He grabs my arms and pushes me down. "No I did not!" he says backing up. I get up and charge towards him. He's up against the wall again "You killed her" I say in a low voice. "No I didn't, Tobias she told me to tell you something's that she never would get the chance to say and if you want to hear them you should let me go!" I do and sit back on my bed. I run my hand into my hair. "She wanted me to tell you that she changed her name to two, her dauntless name" he says I look up at him "why?" I ask him to look at me and says "she said the reason why was because that's how many choices you got in your aptitude test" I look up and start to cry again. "You know I was thinking since she got four options on her test maybe your name should be four?" he says. I think about that "yes that's perfect, that tells me there's still a part of her with me" I say "she also wanted me to tell you that she didn't want to leave you hear and that she loved you very much." He says. The tears start to come 10 times faster. "You know in all my years here in dauntless I've never seen such passionate, beautiful and obvious love." He says, I smile and nod. "she also wanted me to tell you that she chose dauntless for you and that if it were up to her she would've gone to erudite" he says, I rub my forehead "of course she would've gone with erudite she was so smart" I say. Amar smiles at me and pats my knee. "Tobias remember that she's never gone, you will have her in your thoughts and in your heart remember that" he says and gets up and leaves. I hear someone sniff and look up; Eric comes in and sits on his bed. He brings his knees to his head "I loved her" he whispers, I look at him "This is not the time Eric" I say. "I chose dauntless for her" he says "I don't care" I say "I would've chose erudite, but I knew she could've been the one" he says "she would've ended up with me" I say "it was her choice" he says, " They killed her" I say "what?" "They killed her because she was divergent" I say, I feel a tear roll down my cheek. "She was Divergent?" he asks, I nod my head. "Do you know how many test results she got?" he asks, I nod "Abnegation, candor, Amity and erudite" I say. "If she got those then-"I cut him off "she chose dauntless for me, she wanted to go to erudite" his mouth falls open. "My new name is four by the way" I say he looks at me "four? Why-""because Angelina got four different options on her test" Eric nods. "Amar told me she had changed her name to two," I say looking at my hands. "Why?" he asks, I think about telling him but bite my tongue, if I tell him he'll know I'm divergent. I just shrug my shoulders. Lauren comes in and looks at both of us. Her eyes are puffy. She sits on her bed and stares at Angelina’s empty bed. "I miss her" she says. "Me to" I rub my eyes. "You know, she was my first and only best friend" she says. "Didn't you have other friends back in erudite?" Eric asks. Lauren just shook her head. "No, all the other girls in erudite compared themselves to each other, thinking they were better than everyone, Angelina didn't compare herself to others she loved everyone and looked at all of us equally with only an exception for Tobias." She says "my name is four now" I say. "Why four?" she asks "because that's how many options Angelina got on her aptitude test" she stares at me. "She was" she swallows "divergent?" I nod my head. "You really think Angelina would be stupid enough to commit suicide?!" I half yell half ask. She shakes her head. "They killed her!" I say spitting on the word 'they' she looks up. She stands and leaves the dormitory. 2 minutes pass and I hear a yell that sounds like Lauren. I stand and so does Eric. When we see where the yell came from, we find Lauren struggling to get out of a dauntless person's grasp. Max is on the floor coughing and wheezing. Lauren tried to beat him up. "YOU KILLED HER!" she yells, she's crying again. "TAKE HER TO THE TRAINING ROOM AND KEEP HER THERE UNTIL SHE CALMS DOWN!'' Max says wheezing on each word. I run back into the dormitories and cry again. I didn’t eat for the next week or so. The doctors say I have anxiety but I really just spend my days thinking about Angelina and not wanting to accept that she's gone. Forever.

Chapter 14

Angelina's Pov.

When we left that night out into the open fields outside, my insides turned and I cried again. I wonder how Tobias, Eric and Lauren are doing. Before we left and I was still in the room I was supposed to hide in, I heard screaming and yelling. I wanted to know what was going on so I went out of the room and followed the sound. I followed the sound to the pit floor. As soon as I saw what was happening I immediately regretted leaving the room. I find Tobias, Eric and Lauren all cradling themselves and crying. "NO! There has to be a mistake!" Eric yells "I'm afraid not" Max says. I saw Lauren stand up and climb the railing, I almost shouted but then I saw someone grab her and kept her from going. I sighed. I saw Tobias get up and walk towards the dormitory, slowly I followed where he was going. He went into the dormitories and got my favorite sweater out from the hiding place I put it. He screamed and cried and I couldn't bear it anymore, I had to go away so I went back into the room and cried until Amar came to get me.

We got into a car like the kind only the erudite use. I fell asleep in the car ride and woke up when Amar shook me. When I looked out the window I could see that we had entered a place, a sort of fort and got scared. Obviously Amar had connections to the people here because the guard at the gates shook hands with him and gave him a man hug. The guard looked at me and smiled. He looked like Tori, one of the tattoo artists in the tattoo parlor. He gave me his hand and helped me out of the vehicle. A man who looked to be in his late-mid 30's came and greeted us. "Hello my name is David, the leader of the bureau" he said and looked from Amar to me. "Are you ok my dear?" he asks me. My eyes must look puffy and my cheeks must look stained by my tears. I slowly nod my head. I hear Amar and David talking "she's divergent and so am I so we had to leave" Amar whispers to David. "So why does she look like she's been crying? Did she have something valuable that she left behind? Because it doesn't look like you guys brought anything" David whispers back. Amar looks back at me and I quickly turn away and pretend I'm not listening. "Well she had to leave her boyfriend and most beloved friends" Amar whispers so quietly it's like he didn't say it at all. David stops and looks back at me. I close my eyes and Tobias comes back into my mind but I tell myself not to cry. David claps his hands together "Well you guys are welcomed to stay here" he says smiling at me and Amar. "Amar you remember where the dining room is for the meals right?" David says, Amar nods and David walks away. Remember? Amar has been here before. Amar starts to walk down the path and into the building. We stop walking when we are in front of 2 doors. Amar goes into the one on the left. We entered a very big room with a very large bed, a wall covered with books; another door which I assume must be the bathroom, and a computerized closet with types of clothes and fabric that I've never seen or felt before. My eyes go wide and my mouth drops. There's a chandelier hanging from the roof like the one in erudite headquarters. I've always wondered how they worked. "Tobias isn't this-"I bite my lip and look at the ground my head is in my hands again. I feel Amar's strong hand rub against my back "It's going to be alright Angelina" he says. I hope he's right.

Amar has the room next door. He says I have 30 minutes until it's time for dinner. The first thing I do is flop on my bed and close my eyes. I think about Tobias and how he made me feel. I think about Eric and the way he always made me laugh and made me feel like I wasn't alone even though he was flirtatious. I loved him (in a best guy friend kind of way). I think about Lauren and how tuff she was and how she was always there for me like a sister. I love them. I did not say I loved them because I still love them. I always will. They made a big impact in my life and I thank them for that. I wish I could say it to their faces. I hear the door open and look up Amar is at the door "c'mon Angelina let's go eat" I smile at him and get up we walk down the hallway and I hear a lot of chatting and laughing. We get to 2 double doors that are open wide. When we go inside everyone looks up and stops what they're doing. "AMAR!" they all say in unison. Amar smiles and is lifted into the crowd of people. I just stand there looking like an idiot. I lean in the doorway and slide down. I really don't want to eat. I fidget with my hands and fingers that are up against my knee. A girl sits beside me "hi!" she says. I ignore her and fidget with my fingers again. "My name is Katrina '' she says, it reminds me of Lauren and the first day she talked to me. I push my lips together from letting out a sob. "Hey Kat!" a boy says walking towards us with a boy by his side. The girl, Kat, smiles at them. "Hey" she says back. The boys stop and look at me. They both slant their eyes and smile. "Kat, who's your pretty friend? '' one of them says. I look up, its way, way too soon for this. I get up and walk away. I go sit by Amar at one of the tables. "Hey Angelina you have to try this" he says and pushes a plate with meat towards me. I shake my head. "No thank you" I say, he shrugs and goes back to talking to the people who sit around him. I stare at the table and get bored. I get up and decide to walk around and explore what it is and what it has in it. I stop when I get to a room filled with people in lab coats. I stare at them through the clear glass window. A boy who looks to be about my age notices me staring and stares back. I blink and look at another person who is glued to her screen. I can still see the boy staring at me in the corner of my eye. He wears glasses as big as my hand and his hair is light brown. He has high cheekbones and a long thin nose. His eyes are green like mine. His mouth is small but plump. He's wearing a blue vest and a white undershirt with blue pants. He looks like a person from erudite. I stare at him, his eyes darting from each of my eyes. I look down and put my hands in my pockets and walk away. I run my fingers on the wall and feel the roughness it has. I hear the door of the room with the boy I just saw swing open. "Hey you!" he calls. I pretend it's not for me and keep walking. I hear running but can't force my feet to stop walking. Soon the boy is next to me trying to keep up with my big steps. I'm tall for my age, very, very tall. But the boy seems to be my height. "Hello" he says, tapping my shoulder to tell me to stop walking. I ignore it and keep walking. I want to stop walking but I can't. "Can you talk?" he asks, I nod my head but still don't look at him. "Well, my name is Nick, '' he says. He finally caught up with my steps and is in the same rhythm as me. I nod. "What is yours?" he asks, I finally get my feet to stop. And look at him. I don't want to tell him my name but I end up saying it anyway. "Angelina" I say and keep walking. He still walks with me. '`Do you like science?" he asks, I nod. "Do you like to read?" he asks. I think that I've never really read a book except for the textbooks at school. I don't have an answer so I just shrug. My watch beeps. And I stop. I never put time for it to beep anymore. I look at it. I stopped putting a beeper on it as soon as I transferred to Dauntless. "What?" I whisper quietly. Nick looks puzzled "do you have somewhere to be?" he asks. I shake my head. I turn the beeper off and keep walking. Nick still walks with me. "How old are you?" he asks. I finally looked at him. "16" I say, he smiles. I don't return the smile and keep walking. Nick stops me at a door. "Can I show you something?" he asks, he opens the door and walks through, looking back to see if I'm following. We enter a room with big pictures of trees and names crested in gold. It is a very big room. "What is this place?" I ask. He looks at me like I'm something he should be researching. "This is the family tree of, well everyone." He smiles. I look at the wall to my right and spot Eric's name. ERIC PORTER. It says. His family goes back so many generations back. I stare at his name. There's a picture! I stare at him and smile. "Is he your…..boyfriend?" Nick asks, looking like if I said yes he was going to cry. I shake my head and close my eyes. I look for Lauren's name. When I find it I smile at her picture. LAUREN SINGER. I close my eyes and hug myself and pretend I'm hugging Lauren. I have to find Tobias. It doesn't take long but I finally find it. I smile so wide it hurts my cheeks and laugh. I run my fingers over his name. TOBIAS EATON. How beautiful it looks in gold. I see his picture and stare at him for a long time. He's smiling his beautiful smile he has when someone makes him laugh. I feel Nick behind me "Is he your boyfriend?" he asks. I nod my head fast and then remember that he probably isn't anymore since I pretended to die and leave him. "I don't know" I say and close my eyes. I feel like I'm going to cry but I hold them in. "Hey, would you like to come back with me to the labs?" he says, trying to cheer me up. I open my eyes and nod. I give him a small smile and we walk back to the big room where I first saw him.

I get tired and decide to go back to my room. "I'll see you later" I say to nick. And walk out the door. Nick is nice, smart and funny. He reminds me of Tobias so much. Except Tobias was…. I don't know, I like Nick but I love Tobias.

The next day Nick takes me to see something else. This room is filled with all types of cameras. I'm in awe of how many there are. I stop when I see a familiar face. Mother! I gasp and almost faint. "What's wrong?" Nick asks. "That's my mother," I say quietly. He looks at me wide eyed. "You're from experiment 3?" he asks. I look at him puzzled. "What do you mean? Why is there a camera looking at my mom and my old home?" I ask. "Where are you from?" he asks. “I'm from Chicago. Abnegation transfer to dauntless" is what I say. He covers his mouth. "Did you come with anyone?" he asks. I nod and say "my friend Amar" he nods. "Well this is the screen room where we here in the bureau see all the activity of you guys in the experiment" he says. I look at him. They've been watching us this whole time! And not only that they saw what my mother and Marcus did to me and Tobias and they did nothing to stop it. Not only that, he keeps saying something about an experiment. He walks towards another set of screens. A boy who is sitting at a desk with a huge computer looks up at nick. "Hey there Nicky boy" the boy says grinning. "Who's the girl?" he asks. Nick looks at me. I haven't told him my name yet. I look away. "I don't know, she hasn't told me her name yet," Nick says. "Well can I say you look very stunning today" the boy says smiling at me. I look at him and give a very small smile. I look at the ground "my name is Toby by the way" the boy, Toby says with a wink. Toby looks like he's 19 years old. He has the same green eyes as Nick but is better built than nick. Nick looks irritated. He has the look that Tobias had when Eric would try to flirt with me. I smile at the thought of them. Something catches my attention. And I look past Toby to a screen where I see someone curled on their floor and walk towards it to see better who it is. It's Lauren. She's in the dormitory. She's crying. Tobias walks in and hands her a plate with food. "Here eat" he says, his voice sounds raspy like he hasn't spoken in weeks. Lauren shakes her head "You have to eat sometime" he says pushing the plate towards her. "And you don't!" she says. He looks at her. "I'm sorry, I just, I miss her" she says. Tobias nods. I didn't know they weren't eating! And it's my entire fault. Eric comes into the dormitory and lies on his bed. Tobias just stares at mine. "What if she's still alive?" Eric asks, staring at the ceiling. Tobias looks at his lap. "No you heard them she's," he pauses "gone" his voice breaks on the last word 'gone'. "So that's it? You're just going to accept that she's gone?!" Eric says finally looking at Tobias. "I don't want to, but if she's still alive then where would she be?" Tobias says. Eric looks at him. "I don't know, I just feel like she's still alive," says Eric. "If she is I hope to see her again" Tobias smiles a sad smile. "I still remember the first day we met," Tobias says. "She was a beautiful girl who came to care for me when no one was there." Tobias rubs his eyes. I feel tears on my cheeks and wipe them away. "Hey are you alright?" Nick says, appearing next to me. I nod. "Can you tell me your name now? Because it would be nice to know" he smiles. "My name is two" is what I say.

Chapter 15

Tobias's Pov.

It's been 2 years since Angelina. Eric became a new dauntless leader. Lauren is a dauntless trainer. And I work in intelligence, that's what Angelina would've chosen. This year I have to train the new transfer initiates. I hear the net springs jump and see who the first jumper is. It's a girl. She's wearing abnegation clothing. I swallow my tears. And help her down. "Thanks" she says. She's small. I nod. "What's your name" I ask. I have to ask every person who comes down. "Um..." she says, I roll my eyes "tris" she says and smiles. She has green eyes like Angelina. But this girl's is darker. Dark green. Odd color. I nod and Lauren comes and leads her to her place where she's supposed to stand. Once all the initiates have landed. I tell them my name. "Welcome to Dauntless, my name is four and I will be your instructor for the next few weeks" one of the transfer girls laughs. "Four? As in the number?" she snorts. "Exactly like the number" I say. She laughs. "Problem?" I ask. "No, it's just, why four?" she says. "Nothing that can concern you" I retort. She laughs again "well in my opinion four isn't a real name" she says. Everyone laughs. I give a tight smile and hold back the urge to punch her for making fun of the piece of Angelina I still have. She's candor "what's your name?" I ask. "Christina" she says it proudly. "Well Christina if you want to make it here in dauntless you have to keep your mouth shut!" I say in a low voice. "Do I make myself clear" she nods. I lead them to the dormitories. The girl, tris keeps looking and smiling at me. "Get dressed and come to the dining hall when you're done." I go out but the tris stops me. "Hi" she says. I ignore it and keep walking. She doesn't follow so that's great. When I'm at lunch I sit in front of Lauren. She's eating again. Tris sits by me. She's looking at me. Lauren notices. "Um… dear why are you looking at him like that?" Lauren asks. "Because he's handsome" Tris says. I nearly choke on my drink. Lauren looks angry. "Well I suggest you avert your eyes elsewhere" Lauren says angrily. "Why? Are you his girlfriend?" Tris retorts. Lauren shakes her head. "No, but I know someone who would be furious if he did "Lauren says looking at me. She's talking about Angelina. "No she wouldn't,'' I say. Lauren looks at me in shock. "So you accept that this girl is being flirtatious with you?" she says forcefully. I look at her "no but Angelina wouldn't get frustrated if I did have a girlfriend" I say and regret saying Angelina’s name in front of Lauren. Lauren bites her bottom lip "so you want a new girlfriend?" she says. I shake my head. "Then tell this girl to stop!" Lauren says her voice breaking. "Stop" I say looking at Tris. "Oh come on! You're really going to listen to a girl who isn't your girlfriend tell you to not let me like you?" Tris says. Before I can even say another word Lauren stands up "Fine if you want to acquire a NEW girlfriend, go ahead forget about Angelina'' she says and leaves. "I have never forgotten her" I say under my breath. But Lauren is already out the doors. I'm not hungry anymore. So I stand up and leave the cafeteria as well. I go to my apartment and sit on my bed. I've tried so hard to forget Angelina but I can't. I still have her favorite sweater. It's always been under my pillow so if I need to remember Angelina I still have her.

Chapter 16

Angelina's Pov.

It's been two years since I faked my death. I work with Nick now in the labs. I spend most of my free time in the screen room so I can see what Tobias, Eric and Lauren are up to. I cried tears of joy when I saw them get their new jobs. I wish I could speak to them face to face, just one more time. I've made new friends like Nick, and the first girl who talked to me when I first got here. Her name was Katrina but we all call her Kat. The two Boys that came down the hallway the first day here, their names were Matt and Luke; they are also some of the new friends I have made here. Something caught my attention when I was in the screen room today. Tobias and Lauren were fighting in the cafeteria. Lauren was yelling at Tobias. And there was a…. a girl? A girl was sitting next to Tobias and being flirtatious with him. "Because he's handsome,'' the girl said. And Tobias was just sitting there. My mouth dropped open. Lauren's face got red. That's when I saw her yelling. Right now is the kind of time where I wish Lauren or Eric or Tobias was here with me. I feel dizzy. I go to my room and sit on my bed. I decided to read one of the books in my library. None of the books can get my mind off of Tobias and Lauren so I go to see what Nick Is up to. He's in the labs today. When I walk through the doors he's talking with the new lab worker. Matthew, I believe is his name. Nick looks shocked to see me but that changes into a bright smile. "Hey" I said. "Hey" he says. "What's up?" he asks. "Nothing I just wanted to see if you were doing anything" I say. He grins "You're bored aren't you?" he says, I smile. “Can’t this wait till tomorrow?" he tells Matthew. Matthew nods looking at me and walks away. Nick takes off his lab coat and puts it on the hanger. He opens the door for me "After you" he smiles. This makes me smile. We start to walk but soon we're having a race. I start laughing and so does Nick. I stop at the end of the hall and collapse onto the floor laughing. I lean my head against the wall and look at Nick. He's still laughing. I grab his hand and squeeze. Then I'm aware of what I've just done and released. I start to blush. Dang it! I look at the pond in front of the clear window. I stare at it and smile. I see Nick looking at me out of the corner of my eye. I turn my head "What?" I say and smile. He continues looking at me and then leans in. He closes his eyes and I realize what he's doing. He's trying to kiss me! I lean back. "I'm so sorry" I say and get up and run towards my room leaving Nick sitting on the bench.

Once I'm in my room I run both my hands into my hair. And flop onto my bed. I think to myself. Nick just tried to kiss me and I bolted. I don't even know if I wanted him to kiss me. I blush and cover my eyes. I don't know what to do so I go see Kat. She was in her room listening to something very loud. I knock "Come in" she says. I open the door and walk in. "Hey Kat" I say. I sit on her bed and flop on my back. This isn't the first time I've done this so I just do like we've known each other forever. "What's up two?" she asks. I stare at her for a moment and tell her the events that just happened with Nick. She stares at me with her mouth dropped. We stay in a moment of silence "wow" she says. I nod and look at my hands in my lap. "How did you feel?" she asks. I stare at her. "I don't know I was so confused. In my mind it was a want towards Nick kissing me but physically it was like betraying Tobias" I say. The thought of Tobias makes me feel dizzy as I remember what I saw in the screen room today. She nods. "What were you even doing with Nick in the first place?" she asks. I stare at my hands and tell her about my past and how I met Tobias, Lauren and Eric. And about Mother and how I moved from Chicago because I was Divergent and how I left them without saying goodbye and how I faked my death. She stares at me and nods at the right times. Like she's thinking about everything I just said. I have never told anyone about my past for it was way too painful to express through words. When I'm done talking about all the events that have happened in my life she waits in silence. "Two I'm so sorry all these things have happened to you. I understand why you were confused about Nick. And I'm sorry-” I cut her off and shake my head. "No, it's not your fault so don't be sorry" I say. She nods. My watch starts to Beep. It's 9:30pm. "It's getting late, I better go" I say. She nods." Hey Mel" she says. I stop at the door and look back. "Am I the only person who knows about your past life?" I smile and nod. She smiles back. "See you" I say and walk out the door and walk back to my room.

The next day when I go to the cafeteria I see Nick come into the room with his eyes drawn to the floor. I pretend to be interested in my Toast. Kat is sitting right next to me and saying something about her and her lab research. "Hello Beautiful" I hear and look up. Matt and Luke sit across from us. I ignore the compliment and keep staring at my Toast. "What's wrong?" Luke asks. Luke reminds me of Tobias and Matt reminds me of Eric, Kat reminds me of Lauren. It's like they all replaced the old friends I had. I look at Kat and she shakes her head to Matt. Matt starts to talk about the new food in the cafeteria, something called a tater tot that is fried on the outside but has potatoes on the inside. I smile at how fascinated Matt is about food. "Yes!" Matt says. I look up and he's looking at me. "What" I say. He smiles "you smiled!" he says. "And?" I ask. "Well it feels good that on your bad days I make you smile!" he says he smiles at me and I laugh. Matt is the boy who always makes me laugh or smile when I'm on my bad days. I see Nick walking over to our table like he does every day. But this time it looks like he has something to say. Oh no! He taps my shoulder and I turn to look at him. "Two, can I talk to you?" he asks. Before I can say another word Kat butts in. "Sorry she can't talk right now" she says. "Well the question was directed towards two" Nick says calmly. Before either of them can say another word I say "Hey!" They both look at me. "Nick I can talk, Kat I'll talk to you later" I say and get up. "C'mon Nick" I say and grab his hand to lead him out without saying anything to Kat. Kat shoots a dirty look at Nick so I pull him harder towards the door. Once we were out I leaned against the wall and put my hands in my pockets. "Look, I wanted to apologize for making you feel uncomfortable yesterday, I don't know what got into me I just….. I don't know" he says and rubs the back of his head. "Can you forgive me?" he asks looking at me. I look at him. He's started to wear something called 'contacts', something that can help people with glasses see without glasses. So in the broad daylight his eyes look shinier than ever. His eyes are beautiful. I can't look away. He looks at me and I realize I've been staring at him too long. I break the stare and look at my hands. "I accept your apology" I say and smile at him. He smiles back and before I even have a chance to control my actions I hug him. He seems surprised at first but then returns the hug. "I'll see you later" I say and part from him. "Bye, two" he whispers.

Chapter 17

Tobias's Pov.

Today's the first day of training for the new initiates and the first thing Eric has them do is fight each other. Of course he would. Christina and a girl named Molly, Tris and a girl named Myra, a candor transfer boy named Peter and a boy from erudite named Edward, and a candor boy named Al and an erudite boy named will. Tris and Myra are first. "Hey Four watch this!" Tris yells. Eric looks at me. Tris knee kicks Myra in the ribs and Myra goes down to the floor. She coughs and wheezes. Tris draws her foot back and slams it into Myra's face. Myra stays on the ground clutching her stomach. "Get up! '' Tris yells. She looks at me and smiles. I don't smile back. Myra groans and stands up. She groggily tries to forward her elbow into Tris's jaw but fails. She's on the floor again. Tris punches Myra in the jaw and she goes stumbling back. Myra holds her hand up to her face and Tris uses the time to slam her elbow into Myra's face. Myra now lies on the ground not moving at all. Tris winks at me and blows me a kiss. Before I can make a face Eric pulls me to the corner of the room. "Got a new girlfriend?" he spats. I look at him "No! Ok just because a girl likes me does not mean we are dating!" I say. He stares at me. He clenches his jaw. After looking at each other for about 5 more seconds, he turns on his heels and walks away. I start to walk but a hand grabs my arm and holds me back. "Hi!'' She says, 'she' is Tris. I roll my eyes and start to walk out of the training room. Tris follows me by my side. "So, you wanna go do something?" she asks. I stop and look at her dark green eyes. She smiles at me again. I shake my head and keep walking. She still follows. "Ok, how about later?" she asks. I shake my head. And keep looking forward. She grabs my arm again and forces me to stop. "Look, when I want something I never stop until I get it, and I'm not taking no for an answer" she says. She's so stubborn. "Well, I guess this will be the first time you won't get what you want "I say and walk away fast so she won't keep up. I decided to go to the room I work in. I have to deliver some papers to Max so I leave early. Then I hear screaming. I run to where it came from. It came from the pit floor. I see 3 figures dressed in black and holding someone over the ledge. "Hey!" I yell and run to the figures. They were holding someone small for sure; it was too dark to see the face. The three figures run when they hear me and the person hangs from the ledge. I quickly help them to their feet. I see the tiny body. It's a female. The girl grabs a fist of my sweater and hangs tightly. I pick her up and carry her to one of the rooms where she can be safe and I can care for and cut or anything she has that has left a mark. When I turn on the lights in one of the rooms I don't want to see the face of the girl. What if she's pretty and I start to fall for her. I won't! When I set her down I keep my eyes on the floor to avoid eye contact. "Four?" she asks. I look up and I know that voice. OH NO! It's Tris! Oh great. I roll my eyes and rub my forehead. She smiles at me. I don't smile back. I started to look for a towel; there was one in the cabinet. I walk to her and kneel. I place the damp towel on her small hand and press. She gasps and puts her hand on top of mine. I look up at her. She smiles nervously "sorry" she says. I never really noticed how her hair frames her face or how deep her dark green eyes go. What am I saying! I shouldn't be thinking about this. I nod and look back at her small hand. When I'm done I stand up. "You'll sleep on my bed tonight I'll take the floor." I say she grabs my hand. "I'm not going to let you sleep on the floor," she pauses and looks at the bed "why don't you come and sleep with me" she says and grins. I look at her and then make a face. I never want to do….well….. Anything that involves climbing into bed with anyone. I shake my hand out of hers "I'm sleeping on the floor Tris" I say. She sticks out her bottom lip and pouts. I roll my eyes and take a pillow and sheet from the bed. I awake to the sun blinding my closed eyes. It's morning. I open my eyes and Tris's face is just inches away from mine, it scares me how close she is. I stare wide eyed at her. At that very moment she looks exactly like Angelina. The bright early sun makes her dark green eyes look like the pretty light green eyes Angelina has. The only thing that's different is that Angelina had a cute thin button nose and Tris's is very long and thin. I have to tell myself it's not Angelina. I have to fight the urge to grab her face and kiss it. I frown at her and get up pushing her to the side. I wash my face in the sink. Tris appears at my side. "You're so cute," she says, looking at me in the mirror. I shake my head and look at the sink. She slips her arm around mine and I suddenly feel uncomfortable. I push her arm away. And walk to my sweater on the floor. "Why aren't you allowing yourself to like me?" she asks. I glare at her. "A reason that is way beyond your business" I say and start putting on my sweater. "I can understand anything," she says. I shake my head. I really don't want to talk about Angelina right now. She's still looking at me. "Please tell me why," she says. I shake my head. She flops onto the bed. "Be careful" I say and walk towards the door. "Wait" she says, but I don't stop, I just walk out the door. Today is one of the days the dauntless have a day off so in that free time I decide to go to a place only I know about, a place that I was going to take Angelina when we got our dauntless jobs. It was a place beneath the pit floor, a place that was hidden. I sit there for a little bit and close my eyes. When I reopen them I hear footsteps behind me. Then they are right behind me. I don't turn, I just keep looking at the chasm in front of me. The person doesn't want to hurt me because they sit right next to me, a little too close. I open my eyes and turn to see who it is. I nearly jump into the chasm when I see who it is. When I look at the face I see two big dark green eyes staring straight at me. Tris is right beside me, a little too close. I put my head in my hands “What do you want?!" I half yellow half ask. She looks at me with no fear. "I want to know why you don't want to allow yourself to like me. "She says. I look at her with anger in my face but she doesn't seem to get it. Her eyes plead with me to tell her but I don't want to, it's too painful. I shake my head. "Why not?!" she yells. I glare at her. "Please Four you can trust me" she says softly this time. "Look Tris it's not that I don't want to tell you, it's just that it's painful to explain!" I say. She looks like she doesn't care. "PleaseFour, I would understand If you would tell me" she says, her eyes pleading more than the last time I saw them. I pinch my lips together debating on whether I should tell her or not. I bite my lip. "There was a girl, she was beautiful, sweet, kind and just….. Amazing. And well she took care of me when I was younger when my father or mother was not there for me. She started coming to see me more and more and soon we developed feelings for each other, feelings that were hard to break If someone else came along'' I pause and look straight into the chasm " and well since we loved each other we decided that we were never going to love anyone else the way we loved each other." I stop and look at her to see the expression on her face. I don't see anything. She's quiet for a moment "What happened to her?" she asks. I stare at my hands and take a deep shaky breath "She was killed by the dauntless leaders" I say. I feel tears rising but try my best to push them back down. "Why was she killed?" She asks me to look at her. "Because she was Divergent" I say, I feel my eyes get watery. Tris covers her mouth with her hand. "Four I am so sorry" she says. She sniffs and I look at her, she was crying, why was she crying? We look at each other for a moment she gets closer to me and I don't realize what she wants to do when it actually happens, she grabs my face and kisses it I try to lean back so that I can part away but she has placed her hands on my waist and kept me in my place, she had gotten stronger since she first got here in the dauntless compound. When she finally parts I had already given up on getting away. And to my surprise I actually smile at her and she smiles back. My head is running laps. I get up and help Tris to her feet. She smiles and holds onto my hand until we get to the entry. "Bye Four" she says with a smile. I smile back and she's gone. Then my head snaps back to reality and I think about what really just happened. Once I've processed it my head hurts and so does my heart. I just kissed someone who wasn't Angelina.

Chapter 18

Angelina's Pov.

I'm done with my day in the lab so I decide to go see what Eric, Lauren, and Tobias are doing. When I arrive in the screen room there's my seat, always saved for me. When I take my seat I look at where Tobias is. He was in a room. With someone I couldn't identify because it was too dark. Then I heard the voice of the figure I couldn't see. It was a female. The lights turned on and I could see who it was. It was a small girl with I think green eyes. But they were dark green. Odd color. She looked hurt. Tobias was helping her. I smile at him being generous. Once he's done with helping, attending to her cuts and bruises, he offers the girl to sleep on his bed and he will sleep on the floor. But then the girl says something "I'm not going to let you sleep on the floor" she pauses "Why don't you come sleep with me" she says and grins. I feel heat rise to my cheeks. Wow, I'm actually jealous. Now I know how Tobias felt when Eric tried to flirt with me. Tobias looks at her and then shakes his head "I'm sleeping on the floor Tris". That's the girl's name, Tris. The heat is gone then they go to sleep and so do I.

In the morning as soon as I wake up I go to the screen room to check if Tobias and Tris are still there. They are. And when Tobias went to the sink Tris walked over to him. "You're so cute," she says. I feel heat rise up to my cheeks and I can't seem to push it down. Tobias looks like he's ignoring it but I know it's doing something to him. All I see is that he shakes his head and stares at the sink. Tris wraps her arm around his and then I feel like my whole body is electrified with anger and jealousy. He straightens and pushes her arm away. I can't seem to push the negative feelings away. "Why aren't you allowing yourself to like me?" she asks. Tobias glares at her. "A reason that is beyond your business" Tobias says back. He starts to put his sweater on. Tris talks about how she can understand anything. She pleads to Tobias to tell her why he won't allow himself to like her. But he doesn't respond, he tells her to be careful and leaves. He goes down somewhere that's hidden and then I see something hiding in the shadows that's following Tobias. Fear for him fills my heart. Then I see clearly who it is. It's the clingy girl Tris! She has no business interfering with his privacy. Tobias sits on a cliff that's very dangerous to be sitting on the ledge. The cliff is under the Pit floor. He closes his eyes and Tris walks behind him and plants herself next to him. She's close, really close! She asks him again why he will not allow himself to like her. "Please Four you can trust me" Tris says. "Four?" I whisper to myself. Is that the new name he got when he became a dauntless member? Why four? I think to myself. After a lot of begging to my surprise Tobias tells her about me and my faked death. I smile when he says I was beautiful and amazing. When he's done telling her about me and why Tris starts to cry "Four I'm so sorry" she said. Why was she crying? They stare at each other for a moment and then Tris leans in and Tobias doesn't do anything. And then Tris wraps her arms around Tobias's waist, then she collides her mouth into his. My whole body stops. I can't think my mind collapses and so does my heart. All I can do is look at the screen with Tobias and Tris kissing. I swallow hard but it won't go down. First I have to force it down. My eyes get saturated with water and that water spills onto my cheeks. I close my eyes and get up. When I'm out of the control room I run as fast as my feet can take me. My tears spilling into the wind behind me. My arms pump hard as I run. Then I stop because my legs can't take it anymore. My legs are sad too. I sit on a bench against the wall, and wipe my watery eyes with the back of my hand and sob quietly to myself. I bring my knees to my head and wrap my arms around my legs so people walking by won't see me crying. I feel heartbroken and betrayed that Tobias was kissing another girl, but then again I am happy for him.

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