Attention! All initiates report for final testing. All initiates report for final testing.

People crowd into the car around me, so we stand in four rows, shoulder-to-shoulder. And then something peculiar happens: fingers lace with mine and a palm presses to my palm. Tobias, holding my hand. My entire body is alive with energy. I squeeze his hand, and he squeezes back. He is awake.

His fingers brush my neck. My body tenses. A tender gesture? No — he has to move my hair to the side.

"Be brave, Tris," he whispers. "The first time is always the hardest."

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"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love."

Four, stop! Stop! Stop! Please!

It’s okay. It’s okay. I love you. It’s okay.