"I'm Four." I tell her hesitantly. A part of me wants to tell her the real me. But if I do then she might think that I am a coward. Then we defiantly would never have a chance. Who wants to date a coward? Probably not someone as pretty as Beatrice.
"I'm... Uh I'm....."
She seems unsure of herself. I remember Amar when I transferred to Dauntless. He let me escape my old self and become someone new. Someone with only four fears. I didn't have to be scared anymore. I didn't have to let anyone know Tobias Eaton. I could start fresh and that's what I did. So I decide to give her a chance to escape her old Abnegation self like I did. Everyone deserves a second chance.
"Think about it. You don't get to pick again."
"Tris." She says with a small smile.
"Welcome to Dauntless, Tris." I reply with a smile.
"So you're in Dauntlesss. Well of course you are. I mean look at you, Four." She chuckles and stares at me with wanting eyes. "Did you participate in the Choosing Ceremony?"
I smile at her and realize that we are still holding hands, "Not this year. Two years ago."
"Oh." Is all she says.
"So Stiff, why did you transfer to Dauntless?" I need to make it not obvious that I like her. I know it's impossible. Just look at her. I call her Stiff so that it doesn't seem too obvious even though it is.
"I wasn't selfless enough. My brother was always the selfless one."
"Didn't your brother pick Erudite." I ask with a sudden curiosity.
"Yes." She says sadly. Her eyes look at the ground. I wish she was looking at me instead. I want to make her look me in eyes. I don't know how though.
"That's not selfless to me."
"I guess not." She offers me a tiny smile. Her eyes look at me again, "What faction did you come from Four?"
I reply harshly and suddenly regret it, "It doesn't matter."
"Okay, it's fine I know some people don't want to talk about it. I just thought maybe yo-."
"I didn't mean to say it that way. I just don't like to talk about it."
She nods, "I'm sorry to say this but we have to go now."
I jump off of the moving train first. She jumps and almost topples over. Tris quickly steadies herself. Her face blushes a little. Her gray robes fly in the wind. We jog to the compound. This is where the high school students will stay until we finish school. I am among those students. I lead her to the compound. Her eyes light up at the sight. I know that this looks different from Abnegation. Dauntless has more freedom and you can express yourself.
I am almost done with high school. In my spare time I train the transfers for Initiation because Amar-the previous instructor- died and I was first in my class. I need to show them where they will be staying and train them for Initiation. I'm the instructor since I was first in my Initiation class and Amar the old instructor died. Lauren helps me but I do most of it. However, Lauren takes the Dauntless-born to their room and I train them. She helps me with the training sometimes. Slacker, I think.
"This is where you will be staying. Since it's your first year, you will all be sharing a room. Dauntless-born with each other and transfers with themselves. Your two rooms will be next to each other." I tell the new Dauntless.
Lauren walks beside me now, "Dauntless-born, follow me. I doubt you need a tour so I'll just take you to your place."