You will be the first test subject Tobias. Beatrice however.... She smiles. You are too injured to be of much use to me so your execution will occur at the conclusion of this meeting.I try to hide the shudder that goes through me at the word execution my shoulder screaming with pain and look up at Tobias. Its hard to blink tears back when I see the terror in Tobiass wide dark eyes.No says Tobias. His voice trembles but his look stern as he shakes his head. I would rather die.Im afraid you dont have much of a choice in that matter replies Jeanine lightly.Tobias takes my face in this hands roughly and kisses me the pressure of his lips pushing mine apart. I forget my pain and the terror of approaching death and for a moment I am grateful that the memory of that kiss will be fresh in my mind as I meet my end.
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And everyone saw me. Tobias saw me.I hear footsteps. Tobias marches toward me and wrenches me to my feet.What the hell was that StiffI... My breath comes in a hiccup. I didnt-Get yourself together This is pathetic.Something within me snaps. My tears stop. Heat races through my body driving the weakness out of me and I smack him so hard my knuckles burn with the impact. He stares at me one side of his face bright with blush-blood and I stare back.Shut up I say. I yank my arm from his grasp and walk out of the room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yeah well I say I left Abnegation because I wasnt selfless enough no matter how hard I tried to be.Thats not entirely true. He smiles at me. That girl who let someone throw knives at her to spare a friend who hit my dad with a belt to protect me-that selfless girl thats not you...Youve been paying close attention havent youI like to observe peopleMaybe you were cut out for Candor Four because youre a terrible liar.
Then I realize what it is. Its him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.
I have something I need to tell you he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. I might be in love with you. He smiles a little. Im waiting until Im sure to tell you though.Thats sensible of you I say smiling too. We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something.I feel his laughter against my side his nose sliding along my jaw his lips pressing my ear.Maybe Im already sure he says and I just dont want to frighten you.I laugh a little. Then you should know better.Fine he says. Then I love you.