Chapter 3-Jobs

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Tobias and I spend the next two hours at his apartment, talking and kissing.

"Tris, Since you're going to get your own anyway, I was wondering if you wanted to move in with me?" I do, but I'm scared.

"Of course! Thank you, I love you." I give him a quick kiss.

"I love you too."


When we start to hear shouts in the hallway, we start to head to the Job ceremony.

"Do you know what job you'll chose?" Tobias asks.

"I'm thinking about initiate trainer." I reply.

He smiles and says, "You need to pick another job too since that's only a small portion of the year." 

"Hmmm.. I'll think about it." I say.

As we walk hand in hand to the ceremony, almost everyone stares. I guess I'll just have to get used to it. I remember in Abnegation it was rude to stare. Self-indulgent. But I'm Dauntless now. I have to get used to that. 

When we enter the room, we go our separate ways, he by the leaders, and me by the now members.

"Well, now we know why you got first," Peter says. My face turns red and I want to run away, but it feels like my feet are stuck.

"Because you were closer than friends with your instructor, favoritism." He finishes with a smug look on his face.

"Shut up Peter! Did you know she only had seven fears? You had way more!" Christina replies, "So technically, she's more Dauntless than you!"

"Whatever," Peter whispers and goes back to his chair. Victory.

"Thank you, you're the best friend ever." I whisper to Christina.

"That's what friends are for right? Now where did you go, after the rankings?" She asks with her eyebrows raised.

"To Four's apartment." I state plainly.

"Did you have fun?" She asks wiggling her eyebrows.

"I mean, I guess. I told him about my fear-" I say.

"OMG how did he respond!" She practically screams.

"He said he loved me for who I was. And I also moved in with him!" I say, cheering up.

"He loves you Tris! You should be extremely happy!" She says.

"I-I am, it's just I'm scared he'll, you know." I say the last part quietly.

"Tris! You have to trust him! If he says he loves you, he would never do that! And if he does, I swear I'll break into his apartment at night and stab a butter knife into his eye." She says seriously.

I laugh and thank her. She really is an amazing friend.

Max starts talking so we go sit down and "pay attention".


When my name is called to pick my job, I muster all the confidence I can find and walk up there. I click on the bored, and choose initiate trainer, and tattoo artist. Yay! I get to work with two of my favorite people! Tobias and Tori.

After everyone picks their jobs, I try to find Tobias in the crowd of people talking. I'm too short though, so I start to head to Tobias's apartment. When I turn around, Uriah jumps in front of me and screams, "HEY WAS UP? CONGRATS!"

"Thanks," I say and smile.

"A bunch of the new members are coming to a party at my place tonight, do you wanna come?" He asks. I've never been to a party before. I'd only want to go if Tobias was there too.

"Sure, only if Four comes though," I say.

"Yeah of course!" He says, and runs off. Then he stops and runs back toward me, he says, "But wear layers, you'll thank me later."

Confused, I walk to Tobias's-no-our apartment.

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