[Center [Font "PT Mono" [i Sometimes you ought to listen to the ones trying to save you, but then who saves the one who they tell you not to save? Everyone's heard the stories, the rumours but which ones are true? They say he was the best of the best, a genius and the heir. Until he broke away and became the legend that he is today. Do you dare to venture close knowing he might burn you?]]
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Phoenyx looked over the city as they drove to the square of Nashville. Her bad feeling was getting worse as they stepped out the vehicles. [+firebrick "This place feels off."] Her dark blue eyes scanned the area, it was like the color was drained despite most of the people wearing bright colors. The buildings were crumbling and the little foliage was wilting or dead. It was like everything was drained of life or abandoned.
Nyx voted and walked to the edge of their large groups of divergents, looking around at the city and its people. It didn't look like there was any damage to Nashville's fence, there had to be something inside that caused such destruction. She had listened to the talk about what the citizen's colors represented while she observed the people. [+firebrick "Sasha you listed seven but I only see five colors,"] she commented as she reapproached Sasha and Cassius, Ember in the vehicle.
When Jace approached them she looked at him. [+firebrick "I don't trust this place, my instincts are telling me we should leave. If Sasha is right about the colors then there are two groups missing."]
The city itself was far less advanced than Chicago had been; in fact it looked like someone had gone through the city and dropped explosives everywhere; how some of the taller buildings were still standing was a miracle. An uncomfortable feeling started to grow in the pit of Jace's stomach as the cars were eventually stopped in what seemed to be the city square. [#fca1ef "I don't like the looks of this."] [#86fc55 "This might have been a mistake."] [#a1e0fc "The fact they are dressed in clothing similar to us but in different colours is a little concerning."]
As soon as everyone was out of their vehicles, the divergent leaders from the original city of Chicago immediately convened in the centre of the mass group, using the noise of the collective group to cover up what they were talking about; before a vote was announced [#a1e0fc "All in favour of staying here? All in favour of continuing on?"] it was a rather Amity way of getting things done sure but it was effective as the majority of the Dauntless Divergents all made the decision to leave and to leave the others behind.
It turned out that the colours of the new city they were in symbolised other things, in Chicago there had been the five known Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless and Eruidite. here it seemed as though they looked and lived for something entirely different.
[#86fc55 "Can anyone figure out what the new colours mean?"] [#fca1ef "From the looks of it, I think they are representing something once known as the deadly sins."] [#86fc55 "Deadly sins what the fuck are you talking about?"] [#fca1ef "Well once, in old societies they believed humans to have fallen to the seven deadly sins. There was lust, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy, pride and greed."]
Sasha over looked those from Nashville in their strange colours and slowly but surely figured out each of the groups [#fca1ef "Green is Envy, White is Wrath, Purple is Greed and brown might be Gluttony or Pride. I'm not entirely sure seeing as there are only four groups rather than five, I haven't seen anyone remotely wearing a fifth."] [#86fc55 "Over there on the towers. Yellow."] [#fca1ef "I'm guessing might be sloth or lust."]
From the looks of the vote thus far, to Jace it seemed as though the Abnegation and half of the Amity Divergent group were wanting to stay but the rest had voted to leave and continue on to the next city. Jace moved towards his best mate, sister and Phoenyx. [#a1e0fc "So are we leaving or staying here to figure this place out?"]
[#86fc55 "Perhaps you were always meant to have Ember, she's never been that affectionate towards me."] Phoenyx sighed deciding to just excerpt the situation for what it was. Looking down at the cat she tilted her head and pet her, lightly toying with the pet's paws. [i "This is Simon Langley, this is Simon Langley I am from Nashville if you can hear me, then that means you are alive. Please head here. We need you. Chicago, New York are next. The other cities have fallen, we have survivors we need food and medicine. Please. Come."] [#86fc55 "Well he sounded like shit."] [+firebrick "I wonder what he means by Chicago is next. Whats caused these people all this trouble?"] She sighed and watched out the windshield to see the other cars stop. [#a1e0fc
"What the fuck Cass!"] [#86fc55 "They're being stopped up ahead, slow the car down we're about to encounter people."] [#fca1ef "Who could be out here?"] [#a1e0fc
"Doesn't matter we're about to find out."]
Phoenyx was the last out, leaving Ember in the car with the window down so she wouldn't overheat. She had just gotten sight of their situation when the wind picked up above them, some sort of flying contraptions were landing around them. Standing between Cassius and Jace she got ready for a fight, her face emotionless but her eyes full of determination.
A women, she stepped out the machine with her hands up. [#86fc55 "Who are you?"] She wore white, potentially Candor. [b "I'm Zoey, we're from Nashville. Are you the Chicago?"] [#a1e0fc "We are."] [b "Oh thank fuck. Welcome to Nashville."] Nyx Looked back at what they thought was a broken road a head and began to notice the digital aspects now. She watched the others get in, glancing at Zoey, unsure if they could trust the stranger. But Phoenyx got back in the vehicle, lifting Ember by into her arms, giving her the attention she craved. Though Nyx couldn't help the nagging feeling in her gut as they drove on through the fence that had been opened to them.
[#86fc55 "Perhaps you were always meant to have Ember, she's never been that affectionate towards me."] Cassius mused, Jace chuckled under his breath checking in the rearview mirror to see that Ember was sat atop Phoenyx's lap purring and trying to take all of the younger female's attention, before returning his attention to the road ahead.
Sasha continued to tweak the radio until a message was heard. [i "This is Simon Langley, this is Simon Langley I am from Nashville if you can hear me, then that means you are alive. Please head here. We need you. Chicago, New York are next. The other cities have fallen, we have survivors we need food and medicine. Please. Come."] [#86fc55 "Well he sounded like shit."] Cassius turned the volume down before picking up the radio and speaking into it hoping to get a response from the other vehicles; before cursing. Causing Jace to nearly swerve the vehicle altogether. [#a1e0fc "What the fuck Cass!"] [#86fc55 "They're being stopped up ahead, slow the car down we're about to encounter people."] [#fca1ef "Who could be out here?"] Sasha pondered [#a1e0fc "Doesn't matter we're about to find out."]
Each of the cars soon came to a halt, Jace was the first to climb out as other Divergents got out of their own vehicles to see what was going on; as he and Cassius pushed to the very front of the crowd; they realised that the road had been destroyed, there was no way in hell they could drive any further. [#040f6c [i Christ what do we do.... this was not planned nor expected.]] He opened his mouth to speak but the sound of aircraft flying over stunned him and everyone else by looking up as several large almost hovercraft type craft, started to land around the group. The Divergents moved to stand in a close knit group. Jace and Cassius looked at each other with a knowing 'if we have to fight, we fight'.
Emerging from one of the aircraft was a woman in white she had her hands up [#86fc55 "Who are you?"] Cassius asked [b "I'm Zoey, we're from Nashville. Are you the Chicago?"] [#a1e0fc "We are."] [B "Oh thank fuck. Welcome to Nashville."] the woman named Zoey whistled and soon others emerged from the aircraft clothed in green, purple, dark brown and like Zoey in white. Were the other cities also placed in faction groups? Jace didn't get the chance to ask as they were told to get back into their vehicles and the 'broken roads' they thought they saw was in reality a large scale illusion... it was in reality a fence covered in screens... they had arrived in Nashville.
Phoenyx definitely had noticed Jace sitting beside her, her heart had sped up just a little. She'd been ignoring the stairs and whispering while munching on her first burger, but apparently it ticked Cassius off cause he went into big brother mode, causing her lips to slightly curve upward in amusement. To be honest she felt oddly at home despite their situation.
[#a1e0fc "We're about halfway there."] Nyx nodded and was about to take another bite when bright yellow caught her eye. She looked over to see a girl with mousy brown hair dressed brightly with a flower crown, [i [+maroon fuckin Amity]]. The redhead internally groaned, [i "Hey, you're Jace right?"] Dark blue eyes suddenly stuck to the girl with a sharp glare. [#a1e0fc "I am, you are?"] A blush rose to the girl's cheeks, which caused a tick mark to form on Nyx's temple. [i "I'm Ophelia."] [#a1e0fc "Nice to meet you, can I do something for you?"] After the girl, [b Ophelia], was quiet for a moment and Jace had began ignoring her, Nyx clicked her tongue. [+firebrick "Go on then Sunflower"] she said sharply before the girl walked off totally embarrassed.
[#86fc55 "Jeez Jace. So mean you make it sound like you're taken."] [#a1e0fc "I mean."] Nyx finished her burger, and fed Ember another fry. [+firebrick "I'd scare her off anyways,"] she shrugged [+maroon plus, I call dibs]. Red hair was pushed to one side as she surveyed the area.
[#fca1ef "May as well see if we can find anything to listen to, if not does anyone know any songs?"][#86fc55 "Wrong car."] Nyx had sat in the middle seat in the back, being the shortest, with Ember again on her lap. [+firebrick "Cas how did this end up being my cat? I fed her, took her out, and she won't leave my side,"] she said though her tone was not annoyed or angry, just slightly confused.
The three went to where Phoenyx sat, grateful that she had found a spot to sit at. Jace decided to sit next to Phoeynx; between him and her was the kitten who was happily munching on a soggy fry; now that they were all sat down they realised that amongst all of them she was getting the most attention from people. [#86fc55 "Any of you got a problem? Come at me and I'll beat you up. Mind your own business and fucking do what you have to do."] that quickly scared the stiffs who were staring at Phoenyx most.
Sasha on the other hand, like Phoeynx had brought her own food and opened her thermos which contained a simple overnight oatmeal recipe that she usually ate back at home for breakfast anyway. [#a1e0fc "We're about halfway there."] as he sipped on his coffee; he stroked part of the kitten who was still eating and making soft purring noises. Sasha opened her mouth to speak but a new female voice broke the silence and caught Jace's attention. [i "Hey, you're Jace right?"] He looked up; standing there was an Amity dressed Divergent who had a daisy crown atop her head. [#a1e0fc "I am, you are?"] the girl blushed before whispering [i "I'm Ophelia."] [#a1e0fc "Nice to meet you, can I do something for you?"] she seemed taken aback at his harshness.
Watching this both Sasha and Cassius were trying not to choke on their coffee as Jace quickly began to ignore the fumbling Amity Divergent. As she walked away in embarrassment Cassius mused [#86fc55 "Jeez Jace. So mean you make it sound like you're taken."] [#a1e0fc "I mean."] [i [#040f6c So what if I want to sound like I'm taken, saves the hassle and jeez she was awkward.]] he cleared his throat and finished the rest of his doughnut.
Soon everyone was packed up and returned to their vehicles, of which this time Jace decided to drive, thus giving who was driving the night before a break to sleep in the back of the car, Cassius was quick to call shotgun, as they all got settled back into the car; Sasha thought to play around with the vehicle's actual radio. [#fca1ef "May as well see if we can find anything to listen to, if not does anyone know any songs?"] [#86fc55 "Wrong car."] Cassius joked.
[#86fc55 "Oi sleepy heads, the entire group is stopping for bathroom and food break."] Nyx groaned and remained asleep, little Ember on her lap sleeping as well. But not long after, Jace had got up, moving her, which caused her to wake up. Yawning she sat up, rubbing her eyes. Looking around she noticed they had stopped. She lifted Ember into her arms and got out the vehicle, setting Ember down to do her biz, though the cat was already attached to her like glue.
Phoenyx stretched and popped everything before she finally looked around. An old abandoned gas station, the rest was nothiness, and a ton of divergents. After letting herself adjust and wake up for a moment she looked around for Cassius or Jace. Seeing Cassius was with Sasha she opted not to head over to him, so instead she simply gave him a nod as a greeting before picking up Ember and walking over to Jace silently.
She silently observed, feeling eyes on her as she walked, she [b had] made a scene at the ceremony. But the ones who talked the most about her were the Abnegation, some she had known from the neighboring houses. Blowing it of she just followed Jace around quietly, not really needing to do anything.
Nyx then glanced at the kitten in her arms and arched an eyebrow, [+firebrick "How did I end up taking care of this thing?"] Then Jace found some donuts, chocolate glazed with coffee, [#a1e0fc "Whose hungry?"] but Nyx just grabbed some coffee before digging into her duffle bag for one of the containers of food she packed. Claiming one of the outside tables she waved her friends over, [+firebrick Over here,"] she said before setting Ember beside her, giving her one of the horrible soggy fries, that the thing seemed to like. [+firebrick "So how much further?"]
[Center -Several Hours later-]
[#86fc55 "Oi sleepy heads, the entire group is stopping for bathroom and food break."] he shook each of the sleeping inhabitants of the car, he too had managed to sleep a little but Cassius hated sleeping in moving vehicles; as he opened the door; he slid out. They had seemingly found what appeared to be an old decrepit gas station, Divergents from all different factions were out and out stretching their limbs some of them were exchanging introductions and names. Most of the abnegation based divergents had however set up a spread of breakfast foods; had someone managed to bring a stove with them? Cassius mused.
Jace woke to the sensation of hair against his chin, he nearly sneezed before realising it was Phoenyx, her head hidden in the crook of his neck, slowly he moved his arm as to not wake her; rubbing his arm; he positioned phoenyx so she was asleep across the seat. He slipped out of the truck and followed Cassius; saying hello to the others and getting himself something to eat; he soon found himself with the other divergent leaders of their factions, Issac, Chloe, Zeke and Lindsay.
They stood over a map and spoke; they were halfway to Nashville. [#a1e0fc "We've got enough fuel to make it there."] they all nodded in agreement, they were right on track and from the looks of it, any/all of those on bikes who were scouting ahead and behind had determined no one was following them; they had lost the rest of Chicago several hours ago.
[#fca1ef "Man I am so glad we're getting the chance to eat something, use the bathroom and stretch for a moment."] [#86fc55 "Yeah, but who knew this was here, perhaps the world is not so broken as we thought, I mean weren't we always told the world was nothing but a wasteland?"] [#fca1ef "The fact that there is this stuff, goes to show how much they lied. Has she woken up yet?"] [#86fc55 "She's heading towards Jace. you reckon they're going to end up a couple?"] [#fca1ef "Yes, absolutely.]
Jace had managed to get a small tray of chocolate glazed doughnuts and some cups of coffee; it was a pretty unhealthy breakfast but Jace honestly could not care; he was just hungry and needed food; Cassius and Sasha noticed that he had managed to get some of the food and approached. [#a1e0fc "Whose hungry?"] he laughed.
Phoenyx couldn't believe Cassius almost got himself killed, for a cat. While grumbling in her head Nyx reached over to pet the cute animal. She loved that the little creature had heterochromia, but Ember was lucky Cassius was so big hearted and made it in time.
Myx took a deep breath and yawned as they discussed Owen's betrayal. [+firebrick "He knew he wasn't actually Dauntless, but he stayed. We should have seen it coming, he stayed for Silvia's reputation, it only makes sense for him to run to her like an obedient puppy. But I get the feeling he'll get put down like a dog too,"] she states setting her head on Cas's shoulder.
After a little more time passed and Nyx had long since stopped trembling she suddenly felt an arm wrap around her. She expected it to be Cassiudd but to her surprise it was Jace. Her cheeks became tinted pink and her lips scrunched together, clearly not used to average affection, especially from her crush. Then Jace drifted off followed by his sister. Phoenyx looked at Jace before draping his jacket over his shoulders.
[#86fc55 "Get some rest little red.”] [#86fc55 “It’s gonna be a long drive before we get to where we need to be.”] Sighing she gently squeezed his hand, [+firebrick "fine… and… I'm glad you made it Cas,"] she said leaning her head back sleepily. After she dozed off she had ended up with her head in the crook of Jace's neck, slightly cuddled to the dark haired divergent's side.
[#a1e0fc “When I was fifteen, Sasha and I worked as assistants in the secret exploration department, the experiment proposed that there were other cities living in similar settings like ours; at first there was nothing, and the drones we had sent out had nothing; in fact, the department was shut down… and we were given our radios as a kind of memento.”] He took out his radio and flicked a switch.
[#a1e0fc “Nine months after the department was shut, these radios of which there were three; Sasha and I received a message; from Nashville. A male told us; that they needed help desperately and that of the nineteen cities that remained; Chicago was next. It was the last message we received. Until about three months ago, when we received a message from the man again. This time he was begging us to come quickly because it was just about to hit Chicago.”]
Jace would have continued to speak, except they all turned to listen when a sound came from Cassius’s bag, he opened his mouth but Cassius decidedly opened the bag and revealed to the group a small kitten [#a1e0fc “Is that what held you back, a fucking kitten?”] [#86fc55 “I mean perhaps, I couldn’t leave her, they would have killed her if they had found her.”] Cassius was still a little stunned from earlier when Nyx had punched him in the arm – not that she knew it but he bruised easily. He saw the younger female as an almost younger sister and found it kind of cute that she was so pissed and worried that he hadn’t come sooner; the kitten in question was a calico with mismatched eyes [#86fc55 “Her name is Ember.”] [#a1e0fc “How creative.”]
Sasha having listened to the conversation thus far; finally thought to speak [#fca1ef “Why the hell do you think he betrayed us?”] [#a1e0fc “Who knows.”] [#86fc55 “He’s a Nightshade; we all know how loyal and up their asses they are about faction loyalty. I mean he’s expected to become the next Silvia. You really think he’s going to do her dirty like that and leave? I mean just imagine.”] [#a1e0fc “Let’s try to get some rest, hopefully you fed and allowed that kitten to use the bathroom beforehand because we are not stopping until our engine dies.”]
He stretched his arms, wrapping one around Phoenyx; it didn’t seem like he was doing anything out of the question, but both Cassius and Sasha looked at each other stunned, Jace was the first to fall asleep followed by Sasha; Cassius on the other hand stayed awake looking at the radios and listening to any of the messages being sent through from the other vehicles. [#86fc55 “Get some rest little red.”] he urged [#86fc55 “It’s gonna be a long drive before we get to where we need to be.”]
Phoenyx had watched everyone arrive but hadn't seen Cassius, and by Jace's reaction he didn't know where the brother figure was either. [#86fc55 "GO GO GO, FUCK WAITING JUST GO. THEY ARE COMING. WITH GUNS. GOOOOO!!!!"] She whipped around, and saw Cassius running with a fucking army behind him, and it wasn't theirs. Nyx had stood in the doorway of the vehicle, helping Cassius in last minute. Slamming the door shut when it took of she was holding her heart as she sat between Cassius and Jace.
When Nyx had finally caught her breathe, and had covered a comfortable amount of distance from the rest of Chicago,she punched Cassius in the arm, hard. [+firebrick "YOU SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME CAS!?"] She yelled, she hadn't done that since the first day at Dauntless, she couldn't believe it was only a few days ago. After taking a deep breathe she spoke again, [+firebrick "Now what just happened,"] she said in unison with Jace. [#86fc55 "I got held up as I was making my way out, Pickle I dunno why. Betrayed us not just that but the other initiates went with him, all of them are snitches. They tried to tackle me to the ground but I stabbed them and got out just in time... had to abandon my shirt cause of the blood."] [+firebrick "One day I'll kill him, and those others. They deserve to die."] Her eyes were cold as she said this, staring out the window at the city, she meant it.
Taking a deep breath she leaned back against the seat, her legs bouncing to relieve nerves. Then she felt something being laid over her. Looking down she saw Jace's leather jacket covering her legs. [#a1e0fc "Gotta stay warm, I don't need it, use it to warm your legs up. You alright?"] A blush came to her cheeks and she looked away putting on a blank expression. [+firebrick Thanks Jace,"] she said for the first time calling him by his name instead of Sir, at least to his face.
[#fca1ef "Where are we even headed?"] [#86fc55 "What's south of Chicago?"][#a1e0fc "We're headed to Nashville. Along the way there who knows what we'll encounter, we can only hope that there's people there waiting for us."] [+firebrick "What's Nashville, another city?"]
Their vehicle was up next and Jace too was surprised; he had only just realised now that Cassius was missing and reached into his pocket to buzz Cassius on his radio; as he felt his hand wrap around the device, he heard hasty footsteps. Cassius was running bags and all at full speed shouting [#86fc55 "GO GO GO, FUCK WAITING JUST GO. THEY ARE COMING. WITH GUNS. GOOOOO!!!!"] it was only a second later that everyone else having heard the message started their cars and sped off, as soon as Cassius was onto the truck that Jace, Phoenyx and Sasha were on he screamed at the driver to move it; so they did... eating dust.
They watched as the entirety of the cities huge lights started to turn on at the commotion, the Divergents had taken all of the four wheeled vehicles and had stolen the train to get out of the city, so it was slightly amusing to see a whole fleet of armed Dauntless carrying weapons trying to chase after and fire at vehicles that were well and truly in the distance. [#a1e0fc "What the fuck just happened?"] [#86fc55 "I got held up as I was making my way out, Pickle I dunno why. Betrayed us not just that but the other initiates went with him, all of them are snitches. They tried to tackle me to the ground but I stabbed them and got out just in time... had to abandon my shirt cause of the blood."]
Cassius then reached into his back pack and put on a new black cotton t-shirt, Jace sighed, He knew there were risks he just hadn't realised how big the risks were or that some Divergents were willing to betray their kind in order to get something in return, he looked to Phoenyx who was trembling.
For some odd reason he instinctively decided that the leather jacket she was wearing wasn't enough, taking off his own he draped it over the smaller red head [#a1e0fc "Gotta stay warm, I don't need it, use it to warm your legs up. You alright?"] He waited to hear a response from her as Cassius and Sasha communicated with the other vehicles via radio. [#fca1ef "Where are we even headed?"] [#86fc55 "What's south of Chicago?"] [#a1e0fc "We're headed to Nashville. Along the way there who knows what we'll encounter, we can only hope that there's people there waiting for us."]
[#86fc55 "Thought you would head up here. I know all of this seems rushed and daunting but the other faction Divergents are aware, we've been planning this since we first got into leadership that one day all the Divergents would break out…"] She looked down at the ground below as Cassius spoke. [#86fc55 "I'll see you tonight if you choose to come. Just be there, I am sure Jace would love to see you there too... we all need to get out before it's too late."] Taking a deep breath she got up and walked over to him. [+firebrick "I don't know."] Sighing she awkwardly hugged him before heading to the dorm. Most of the initiates were out being Dauntless, but the divergents were packing. After everyone else left the room she finally packed the little bit of stuff she had.
Making one last stop before she left early to hide at the abandoned train yard she got a but load of food. She used the excuse she had drunk and starving friends which went over really well since all the full Dauntless were partying.
[center -That Night-]
Nyx didn't come out of hiding till she heard Jace's voice, feeling unusually terrified. She walked over to Jace, wearing a brand new leather jacket. [#a1e0fc
"Is everyone here?"] [+pink "I counted us all, we're still missing one or two but they're about twenty seconds or so away."][#a1e0fc
"Alright everyone, get into your cars. Take a deep breath and start one by one in thirty second intervals, drive towards the Southern fence, the guards know to let you out. Keep driving straight and don't stop till driving straight until your engines die out. We know where we're headed. We can make it if we stick together."] Finally Nyx spoke after looking around for a while. [+firebrick "Where's Cassius?"]
Cassius caught up with Phoenyx after Jace had made his final statement, it had taken him a little longer to get to the top where Phoenyx was but nonetheless he arrived [#86fc55 "Thought you would head up here. I know all of this seems rushed and daunting but the other faction Divergents are aware, we've been planning this since we first got into leadership that one day all the Divergents would break out..."] he kept his voice low so that only Phoenyx could hear him [#86fc55 "I'll see you tonight if you choose to come. Just be there, I am sure Jace would love to see you there too... we all need to get out before its too late."]
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[Center -In Erudite-]
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As soon as she had been prompted she sent the code out to the Erudite equivalent of the Dauntless Sharps; who were quick to inform the Candor equivalent in fact soon the entire city was ablaze with the news; though they kept it underground and were secretive, the news was being spread. No divergent least Sasha hoped was going to be left behind. There was nothing beyond the walls most had thought, but Jace had always argued differently and he had sent drones and his own little bots out there back when he was a Erudite and had proven that there was indeed inhabitable if not safe land for the people to go to, though no one in the leadership at the time had believed him.
She returned to her apartment feigning a headache; as soon as she was inside she began to pack; they had been preparing to leave for months and Sasha as well as the rest of the Erudite Divergents had devised the plan long ago when Jace had first brought together the best of the best Divergents who were disguising themselves are regular civilians. They had worked hard to create tunnels and passage ways that only the Divergents knew of, even Abnegation and the factionless were told in order so that no one was left behind, by their estimates the guns would rolling out just as the first court sessions in Candor were going to begin; that meant that the city rush was still occurring, by the time anyone had noticed that almost a fifth of the city's population was gone it would be too late. They would be well clear and safe.
As midnight ticked closer, Sasha took one last look at her life as an Erudite; put her backpack on her shoulders and climbed down and into the tunnels underneath her apartment, closing the false flooring behind her; turning on a torch she checked her compass to ensure she was headed right to where the Dauntless and the other faction Divergents would be meeting up.
[Center -That Night-]
It had been practically unnoticed by Silvia or Rochelle, heck any of the true Dauntless were all too busy celebrating the fact they were about to free of the Divergents that none of them had thought to think that a good majority of their faction was packing up and leaving; Jace included. It had taken him less than ten minutes to have everything packed up and in his own bag. He locked his apartment for the last time and watched as the lights started too dim and die... soon the rest of Dauntless was going to be asleep and that was that.
By the time he had made it to the abandoned train yard, all the trucks; available cars and otherwise were packed and at the ready with most of the vehicles having assigned passengers a long time ago, everyone was rearing and waiting to go as he checked his tablet; the guards who had been stationed at the fence that night were all Divergents so they would be picked up and taken along with them. [#a1e0fc "Is everyone here?"] he asked around [#fca1ef "I counted us all, we're still missing one or two but they're about twenty seconds or so away."] [#a1e0fc "Alright everyone, get into your cars. Take a deep breath and start one by one in thirty second intervals, drive towards the Southern fence, the guards know to let you out. Keep driving straight and don't stop driving straight until your engines die out. We know where we're headed. We can make it if we stick together."]
When they shifted training from knives to shooting Phoenyx's skills became very clear. Her shots were perfect, her aim never wavered and she was consistent, she was obviously a prime candidate for a Dauntless soldier. When her gun was empty she finally put it down, her fingers and shoulder numb from the movement and pressure.
"Rest of you are dismissed. Owen, Phoenyx, Caitlyn, Rowan, Natalie and Andy I need you to stay behind please."] Phoenyx took a seat on the table that had been sat up for propping the guns on. [#a1e0fc
"I realise that all of you are wondering what on earth is going on, what's going on is that tomorrow you'll be made to kill other Divergents."] [#86fc55 "Except it's a known thing that Divergents protect other Divergents. We do our best and we have noticed in our short time together that each of you are somehow even by a minor degree you are divergent."] Nyx was quiet and didn't react, her head against the knee of the leg she held to her chest. [#86fc55 "Here's the deal. Seeing as I don't think any of you want to be caught out and dead before tomorrow. We're leaving with the rest of the Sharps. You have a choice. You can come with us. Or you can stay here, kill other Divergents and potentially die yourselves."] [+gold "Where will we go?"] [#a1e0fc Beyond the fence, meet us at the abandoned train yard, five minutes to midnight. The rest of us will be there. Choose to come or stay either way we won't care who you tell."]
[+firebrick "What if there's nothing out there? What about those left here in other Factions?"] She asked but before they could respond she left, she needed air. So to not bring attention she put on her act, walking slow but confident, face blank, and looking totally collected. Before she knew it she was on the roof with the hammocks. Taking a seat on the edge she gazed out ast the city. [+firebrick "They don't all deserve it. There not like me. Some haven't even had the chance to do anything wrong. But why do I care, I can get out, I didn't care when killing two people in cold blood why does it matter if i kill more?"] She talked quietly to herself.
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