FOURever

Society is divided into five factions. As each person enters adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for life. However, Evelyn initiation leads to the discovery that she is a Divergent and will never be able to fit into just one faction. Warned that she must conceal her status, Evelyn uncovers a looming war which threatens everyone she loves.

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5. Chapter 5

 

Beatrice and I stand up with our new faction as we start to leave the ceremony, I look over my shoulder and see my parents one last time before running down the stairs with Dauntless. They cheer and shout as we exit the building and run through the streets. Adrenaline goes through me as I run with them, I watch as people scramble to get out of our way. I stop running as I watch them climb to the top of the train tracks, "Come on" I say to Beatrice as I go over to a pillar. I climb all the way to the top and turn around to help Beatrice up. I watch as the Dauntless start to run on the side of the tracks, "Beatrice!" I shout for my sister as I chase after them. The train rushes past me, blowing my clothes and the lose strains of my hair around. I watch as a guy leaps up and opens the carriages doors, I leap up and land in the train. I smile to myself but that vanishes as I stick my head out to see Beatrice still running, "Come on!" I shout at her and she reaches out. I grab her hand and lift her into the carriage, we fall backwards and into a Candor girl, "Sorry" we both apologies to her. "You made it" she says and we smile at her, "I'm Christina" she informs us. "Evelyn and I'm Beatrice" my sister introduces us, "Is it just me or are they trying to kill us?" I ask them and we all laugh.

"Get ready" a Dauntless woman tells us after a few moments of riding the train, I get up from the floor and look out of the open door. I look at how high we are before looking towards the front of the train where I see people start to jump out, "They're jumping" I inform Beatrice and Christina. "What?" Christina asks, I continue to watch as some people clear the gap and others just barely make it. I swallow nervously as it comes to our turns, "Together?" Beatrice asks, "Yeah" I agree. We move back to give us a running leap, "One, two, three!" we all shout and leap. We clear the gap and roll across the rooftop, we laugh at what we just did and brushed the gravel off us. "Alright, listen up. I'm Eric. I'm one of your leaders. If you want to enter Dauntless, this is the way in" Eric tells us, referring to a hole that he stands in font of, "And if you don't have the guts to jump, then you don't belong in Dauntless" Eric says. "Is there water at the bottom or something?" a guy from Erudite asks, "I guess you'll find out. Or not" Eric says. "Well someone's gotta go first, who's it gonna be?" Eric asks, silence spreads over us. "You go first, then I follow" Beatrice suggests to me, "How about, you first then I follow" I say and she nods her head. "Me" Beatrice speaks up and everyone looks over to us, she walks over to the edge and looks down below. She looks back at Eric and takes off her jacket, "Yeah, Stiff. Take it off" the same guy that was mocking us before says. I watch as Beatrice climbs onto the edge and takes a deep breath before jumping, I rush to the edge to see her disappear into the darkness. I didn't hear her scream so that's a good thing, right? "Looks like you just volunteer yourself" I hear Eric say from behind me. I nod my head and take my jacket off, "Put it back on" the guy calls out again, I scrunch it up and throw it at his face. I climb up onto the edge and hesitate, "Today, initiate" Eric says. I close my eyes and lean forward, I could feel the air flying around me as I fall towards the ground. I land on a net and bounce back up, I do this a couple of times before I stay on the net. I breath a sign of relief just as the net tilts and I roll to the edge, to see a handsome guy starring at me. He has brown eyes, light brown hair, tan skin, strong jaw line, amazing lips, and just by his arms I knew this guy was buff. "What, you get pushed?" he asks me, "No" I tell him. He grabs under my armpits and lifts me out of the net, "What's your name?" he questions, I go to answer but stop myself. "Is it a hard one? You can pick a new one if you want, but make it good. You don't get to pick again" he informs me, "Evie...my name's Evie" I tell him. "Second jumper: Evie!" he shouts to the rest of the Dauntless before looking back at me, "Welcome to Dauntless" he says. 

I stand beside Beatrice, or should I now say Tris, as we wait for the rest of the initiate to jump down. "Dauntless born you go with Lauren, transfers stay with me. Go" the guy that helped me down from the net say, once the ones that were born in Dauntless leaves, he turns around to us. "Most of the time I work in intelligence, but during your training I'll be your instructor. My name's Four" he tells us, "Four like the number?" Christina asks. "Exactly like the number" Four says, "What happened? One two three were taken?" Christina questions and a few people laugh. "What's your name?" Four asks her as he walks closer, "Christina" she answers. "Well, Christina, the first lesson you learn from me, if you wanna survive here, is keep your mouth shut. Do you understand me?" he asks her and she nods her head, "Good. Follow me" he says and walks off, us following him. 

 

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