Convergent (Full)

Lilith was never meant for Candor. The faction of truth has no place for a girl like her. So when she transfers to Erudite - the intelligence faction - at the choosing ceremony, the lack of surprise is evident. But when a mysterious cat leads her out into the city, will she discover that she made the wrong choice? And who is the strange boy in black?

Had to cut it down to 5000 words for a contest, but I enjoyed it so much I didn't wanna stop.

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8. The Bridge

"I knew you were more than just brains!" Nixon whispers, smiling. He grabs my hand. "Come on, Erudite!"
I laugh and let him drag me out the door.
"So, Dauntless. What do you have in mind?" I watch him as he stops in front of me and looks around. His bites his bottom lip gently as he think. He's so gorgeous! "Oh! Wait! I have an idea!"
"Really? What is-" I cut him off with a kiss. I have to tip toe on the uneven ground to reach his lips. I wrap my arms around his neck and kiss him more. He tenses slightly, but shows no sign of running. I pull away. 
"You're amazing, Nixon." I whisper. 
"Hypocrite!" He replies, making us both smile. 
Suddenly, he turns and walks, causing me to lose my balance and stumble.
"So, Erudite," he calls back "what are you scared of?"
"Ummm. I dunno. I've never really liked heights, I guess." I mumble. 
"Perfect!"
"Wait, what?" What is going on is his head?
Then, he grabs my hand and we're running again, faster now. Soon, we reach a tall bridge. I bend over my knees, completely out of breath; we only stopped once for Nixon to make a phone call to some called Rye. I pant heavily; I was definitely not cut out to be Dauntless.
"Great! Rye set them up and everything!" Nixon says, the excitement evident in his voice.
"Set what up?" I ask. What's he got planned?
"The ropes. We're going bungee jumping!" He exclaims happily.
"Are you insane?!" Nixon laughs in response.
"This is how I got over my fear of heights, come on! It'll be fun! I'll be holding onto you the whole time. And the harnesses and ropes are the best quality." His smile is huge.
Once I'm strapped into my harness, I'm shaking uncontrollably. We step to the edge and Nixon straps us together.
"Nixon," I say, my voice wavering. "I'm scared."
He kisses me gently.
"I'll be holding you the whole time. Just keep your mind on that." He whispers, before kissing my forehead. "On three! One..."
I screw my eyes shut and try to control my breathing.
"Two..."
My feet feel rooted to the bridge. Maybe Nixon won't be able to pull me off. Maybe I'm stuck here.
"Three!"
He jumps, taking me with him. We immediately begin our descent. I scream overly loudly and feel his chest vibrate with laughter against mine. I wrench one of my eyes open. I see us descending rapidly toward the river below, but I don't feel scared. Instead, I laugh. Nixon's arms tighten around me, as the rope reaches full tension, and then leaves us the bounce up and down. 
"Rye might take a few minutes to pull us up." Nixon confesses.
"You couldn't tell me that before?!" I yell. He laughs.
"We'll just have to entertain ourselves." He says.
"Fine!" I kiss him, hard, on the lips. "How's your fifth fear now?"
"A bit better," he teases "but I think I may need to try that again."
He kisses me. The butterflies in my stomach do front flips as I feel the pressure of his lips on mine. I moan softly into his mouth.
"You're a spectacular girl, Lilith." He whispers.
"Thank you. For this, I mean. It's been amazing." I confess. Two days ago, I wouldn't have even dreamt of kissing a Dauntless boy whilst hanging upside down from a bridge. We feel slight tension on the rope. Rye must be here.
"Thank you," Nixon whispers "Dauntless girl..."

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