Scrubbing the floor when no one else wanted to was something that my mother would have done. If I cant be with her the least I can do is act like her sometimes.
Famous Quotes from Veronica Roth
Eric called Als suicide brave and he was wrong. My mothers death was brave. I remember how calm she was how determined. It isnt just brave that she died for me it is brave that she did it without announcing it without hesitation and without appearing to consider another option.
Ill be your family now he says. I love you I say. ....He stares at me. I wait with my hands clutching his arms for stability as he considers his response. He frowns at me. Say it again.Tobias I say I love you.
I regret... Tobias tilts his head and sighs. I regret my choice.What ChoiceDauntless he says. I was born Abnegation. I was planning on leaving Dauntless and becoming factionless. But I met her and... I felt like maybe I could make something more of my decision.Her.
I love you I say.I love you too he says. Ill see you soon.
I think youre still the only person sharp enough to sharpen someone like me.
Wait a second Four says. I turn toward him wondering which version of Four Ill see now-the one who scolds me or the one who climbs Ferris wheels with me. He smiles a little but the smile doesnt spread to his eyes which look less tense and worried.You belong here you know that he says. You belong with us. Itll be over soon so just hold on okayHe scratches behind his ear and looks away like hes embarrassed by what he said. I stare at him. I feel my heartbeat everywhere even in my toes. I feel like doing something bold but I could just as easily walk away. I am not sure which option is smarter or better. I am not sure that I care.I reach out and take his hand. His fingers slide between mine. I cant breathe. I stare up at him and he stares down at me. For a long moment we stay that way. Then I pull my hand away and run after Uriah and Lynn and Marlene. Maybe now he thinks Im stupid or strange. Maybe it was worth it.
But when I do feel all the strength go out of me and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry then or at least I want to and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss one more word one more glance one more.
Okay. Then...I can talk. Ask me something.Okay. He laughs shakily in my ear. Why is your heart racing TrisI cringe and say Well I...I barely know you. I barely know you and Im crammed up against you in a box Four what do you think...Maybe you were cut out for Candor he says because youre a terrible liar.
Fear doesnt shut you down it wakes you up. Ive seen it. Its fascinating. He releases me but doesnt pull away his hand grazing my jaw my neck. Sometimes I just...want to see it again. Want to see you awake.