Today, is the day we choose. If the test can’t tell me what to pick then how do I know what I am? Olivia’s words kept going threw my mind, ‘Choose wisely.’
“Hi!” A astute girl says to me, “I’m Ariana.”
“I’m Sara. I’m from Armistice.”
“Cool are you going to stay with it?”
I don’t know, am I? “Well I haven’t really thought about it.”
“Yeah, I haven’t either.” She says, “What was your result?”
* * *
“Good evening.” Kacey says into the microphone, “Today is the day you will decide your destiny! One at a time you will come up and sign your name under the faction you choose. Now, once the choice has been made, there will be no change permitted.” She then pulls a name from a hat, “Caleb Phenix!”
I get up from the back row, my parents and Sara letting me out as I pass Sara she gives me a quick hug, and I walk up to the stage. I glance at the lists of the factions, then at my family, then at Astute and there was this girl who really caught my eye. She and I had locked eyes and she changed the decision I was going to make.
I pick up a pen under the Astute sign and I sign my name and I take my seat with the rest of Astute.
Kacey pulls another name from the hat, “Sara Phenix!”
I get up out of my seat and walk down the aisle until a Valiant-born trips me and I stumble to my face. I can hear her and her friends laughing at me. I get back up and reach the stage. I glance at the Faction lists and my brother’s signature. I reach for the pen under Armistice but I stop and reach over to the left of it and sign my name under the Valiant. And I take my seat with the Valiants as Kacey draws another name from the hat, “Ariana David!”
I get up out of my seat and I pass the first transfer. There is something about him that could change everything. Will I transfer? I face the factions and I reach for the pen under Astute and I sign my name.
I know I should’ve chosen Valiant, but my heart was telling me not to.