Maddison Winsome is your average Dauntless Chick: brave, fast, strong. But when the time comes to chose Factions, Maddison's new ordeal is created. With a spectrum of force, will Maddison survive, or will the world she knows crumble around her?


2. CH1: Dauntless

I awoke to a cork. Yes, a cork. 

Tucker is always up late at night drinking those dumb drinks. I wonder how long it will be until he gets his sorry self kicked out of here. And he can't keep to himself, either. I have ears like a hawk after all my years of dedicated training. Nothing gets past me. 

Dauntless isn't a faction to play games. If he wants a game of chess, try Amity. Here in this darkness- go hard or be faction less. 

My bedroom, along with the other three unlucky people I room with, is on the ground floor of the building. I never liked this empty void. But it is my home, where I was born, and there's nothing I can do about it for another three days. 

I propped myself up on my elbows and wiped the sweat from my forehead. It is like 400 degrees in here. Uncalled-for. I usually sleep in my black tank and shorts, but tonight I was so drained I fell asleep in my training gear. 

"TUCKER!!" I screamed as loud as my lungs would go.

I heard a soft voice in the kitchen, "What the hell, Maddy?" Tucker said, looking dazed. 

In the two beds to my right, my roommates, Devlin and Maria awoke with confusion. 

"What....." Maria started. 

"That turd," Devlin snorted. 

I got out of my bed and walked over to the fridge. Elbowing Tucker in the ribs, I grabbed the liquor and smashed it in the sink. 

"You don't need this; you fool, Tucker"

"Maddy..." he started, but I was already off. 

I have no time for these losers. I'm here to get out of this hellhole and... I don't know. I've never agreed with this system of life and I never will. I've always wanted to escape and start over somewhere new, but I never thought how or what or where. 

I'm only 17, after all. Maria and I are. Tucker and Devlin are 18. 

With no breakfast, I trudged out of the dorms, and out into dawn. 


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