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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. 
  Phoenyx / Lynn8818 / 150d 3h 29m 34s
[#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.”]
  Dauntless&Erudite / BrokenScroll / 150d 4h 2m 13s
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?"] 
  Phoenyx / Lynn8818 / 150d 17h 41m 36s
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."]
  Dauntless&Erudite / BrokenScroll / 150d 18h 41m 34s
[#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?"]
  Phoenyx / Lynn8818 / 151d 1h 55m 33s
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."]
  Dauntless&Erudite / BrokenScroll / 151d 2h 17m 55s
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.


[#a1e0fc

 "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.
  Phoenyx / Lynn8818 / 151d 2h 39m 4s
The rest of the day was sombre, training had slowed to a halt as both Cassius and Jace spoke to each other quietly about what on Earth they were going to do whilst watching the initiates train; Jace eyes continued to stray back to the kids that he did know; Owen and Phoenyx in particular. It seemed that out of all of them Owen had the biggest talent for throwing knives, his aim was flawless, and after a while he was moved to side my Rochelle to practice using the fire arm; at that point everyone was given earmuffs; though they would not have anything to mute out the noise the next day. Jace dismissed himself after a while and walked out and into the hallway, frantically pressing his radio; Sasha who was receiving notification was also insanely worried; she had no made progress so far because the serum itself was rather unpredictable.

As he stood against the hall, he lit another cigarette and found himself obsessing over the smoke; he keyed in the code to tell the Sharps that they had to leave, that it was time to break out and disappear beyond the fence, they were no longer safe; Cassius received the notification first and had to hold back a choking sound as he explained to another initiate how to deactivate safety.

Rochelle was excited, jumping on the balls of her feet chirping and almost shouting into the ears of the others as she went over and over about how the serum was going to eliminate every and all Divergent; thus making her the saviour of the new worrying disease. As soon as Jace returned she approached him; wrapping her arms around the taller male; Jace pretended to be interested at the chirpy female; but instead found himself correcting what Rochelle had said to the initiate when they had asked about what was in the serum; even Jace hadn't a clue but he didn't want people thinking that.

He was keeping everyone busy by staying in the room with the enemy as Sharps all over Dauntless were receiving the news and beginning to discretely pack up and prepare to leave at midnight. [#a1e0fc "Rest of you are dismissed. Owen, Phoenyx, Caitlyn, Rowan, Natalie and Andy I need you to stay behind please."] Once the room was clear of everyone he took a deep breath, the group of initiates were confused.

[#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."] some of them immediately tried to laugh it off; until they realised they had been caught out and they began to panic. Owen was stunned at how calm and chilled Jace and Cassius were.

[#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."] [#FCFF61 "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."]
  Dauntless&Erudite / BrokenScroll / 151d 3h 11m 26s
[#86fc55 "Rochelle will be coming by after we do some knife throwing to show us our new firearms, the bullets are unlike those of normal metal bullets that you and I may be accustomed to. She'll explain when she arrives. But for now; I want all of you in groups of four, we'll be throwing knives at targets. Please try not to be stupid when going to collect your knives from the targets. Unless you want to die or lose an eye."] Phoenyx was surprised, not from Cassius suddenly talking, but he sounded different, something was definitely wrong. She met his eyes for only a moment and knew why the bullets Rochelle was bringing were that new serum Jace and Cassius talked about her first day. 


[+gold "Hey I didn't see you at all after yesterday's training session are you alright? I mean you look like you've healed up. Did you want to team up together?"] Nyx had quickly snapped her head to look at Owen, she wasn't used to being caught off guard, she normally was more observant of her surroundings. Expressionless she pulled her hair into a ponytail and shrugged. [+firebrick "I went and got another tattoo and stopped by the medical ward."] She stated bluntly as she collected her knives from Cassius. [+firebrick "It's up to you,"] she shrugged uncaring. [+gold "So if you're not staying with us... then where are you sleeping? I mean...."] Glancing at him she smoothly ran a hand over her hair. [+firebrick "Sorry, Golden-boy but I enjoy my new found freedom. Therefore I stayed out late and woke up early, ya probably just didn't see me. Not that it was your business,"] her last sentence was a little sharp but she didn't care. 


After only a few minutes of them actually throwing knives Rochelle, Jace, and a small army of Dauntless came in. Despite her knowing the danger that came with the moment she couldn't help but be a little thankful, she was pretty bad at knife throwing. [#a1e0fc

 "There's been a change of plans. There will be an additional training session this evening, because tomorrow we take these and we head through the faction for a round of Divergent shooting. The bullets when shot at someone will determine if they are or aren't Divergent based on their blood. If the blood is anything but red then they... we have been given orders to kill them. We will be going through Candor tomorrow morning."] While the other initiates showed their emotions, Nyx's face was left empty, though inside her Abnegation was showing. [i There are no innocent people. There are no innocent people.] She kept repeating this but then she knew that their would be children shot too, and she couldn't lie to herself, she did care about them, and about the innocent people that would be shot. Phoenyx had executed two of her fellow initiates, they could've been divergent but that wasn't what mattered. Those two had made choices and mistakes that earned them their fate, while those they'd shoot that day did nothing but born divergent. 


All Nyx could think about was finding something wrong with the technology to give them time to figure a way out of this situation, enough time to test and find out the drum's components. But then it hit her, she had bled the day before, not as much as the Nose but she had and it was red. So something in the serum would change the color as a reaction to a divergent component in the blood. Knowing that might help Jace's contact narrow down the component search. 
  Phoenyx / Lynn8818 / 151d 4h 23m 3s
[Center -Next Morning-]

Cassius strolled into the dining area, he talked to some of the others members of Dauntless before sitting closer to where the other leaders were; the news was filtering throughout Dauntless about the new firearms that Rochelle had invented, Cassius had found the entire conversation confronting and scary.

By the time he had all of the initiates inside the training room, some of them still sleepy others still very sore. Cassius cleared his throat. [#86fc55 "Rochelle will be coming by after we do some knife throwing to show us our new firearms, the bullets are unlike those of normal metal bullets that you and I may be accustomed to. She'll explain when she arrives. But for now; I want all of you in groups of four, we'll be throwing knives at targets. Please try not to be stupid when going to collect your knives from the targets. Unless you want to die or lose an eye."] he sounded far less energetic than he had yesterday.

Owen on the other hand was quick to walk up to Phoenyx. [#FCFF61 "Hey I didn't see you at all after yesterday's training session are you alright? I mean you look like you've healed up. Did you want to team up together?"] he was nervous after yesterday and having Phoenyx basically disappear he was worried that he wouldn't have any chance of getting to know the girl that had captivated his attention. Joining them were two other Dauntless born initiates by the name of Bruce and Stanley. According to ranks, the two were doing far worse than Phoenyx and Owen combined but neither of them seemed very stressed. As they went to collect the silver freshly sharpened knives from the containers Owen found himself trying to make idle chatter [#FCFF61 "So if you're not staying with us... then where are you sleeping? I mean...."] he didn't want to seem rude but part of him suspected that she was spending a lot of time with Jace and that made his stomach churn; he had wanted and hoped for an answer but was interrupted by a clear whistle, heads turned.
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Jace and Rochelle were walking in with several armed Dauntless; all of them were holding briefcases, most of which Jace unlocked with the assistance of Rochelle; who was quick to explain the bullets to the group; though her words were so technical and hard to understand that even Jace had to shut her up. [#a1e0fc "There's been a change of plans. There will be an additional training session this evening, because tomorrow we take these and we head through the faction for a round of Divergent shooting. The bullets when shot at someone will determine if they are or aren't Divergent based on their blood. If the blood is anything but red then they... we have been given orders to kill them. We will be going through Candor tomorrow morning."] There were horrified looks and some even found themselves shaking their heads.

Jace himself didn't know what to think, after having the actual chance to test them out he found himself at an odds, they had run out of time; Sasha hadn't managed out what was in the serum and now they were at risk of losing all of their lives to bullets that could figure out their faction type.
  Dauntless&Erudite / BrokenScroll / 151d 5h 20m 44s
[#86fc55 "A pickle? How do you not know what a pickle is!"] Nyx was slightly surprised, she had thought she had only said that in her head. She watched Cassius head to the fridge before refacing Jace. [#a1e0fc "Thanks for the pills. Sorry you had to see me blackout drunk. I'm also sorry for being a bit of a hard ass, hot and cold constantly."] She shrugged, [+firebrick "Don't worry about it. Yeah you do act like that but this morning as an example, I have put up with worse."] 


[#86fc55 "Fucking! Ice cream! WHAT THE HELL JACE."] A dark red eyebrow raised as Cassius sat two things on the counter. [ "This my dear"] He pushed the jar toured her. [#86fc55 "This is what a pickle is. It's a vegetable like a cucumber that has been preserved and salted in vinegar; there are other vegetables you can do it with but this would be the most popular example. Be warned the scent is something otherworldly."] After studying the things for a moment she opened it. [#86fc55 "Fuck it, I'll ow you a pickle,"] she said while blatantly stealing one. [i I don't know what he was talking about, the smell isn't too bad… This is good.] After she took a bite, quickly finishing the pickle, she reluctantly put the jar away herself. 


[#a1e0fc "As for females I've been popular since before I started here at Dauntless. Coming here sometimes I feel like it's a mistake because all I ever deal with when I am not protecting everyone or fighting someone etc. I have to deal with Rochelle or her group of brains who love to try to flaunt and flirt. None of them are my type too Erudite. I can be around Erudite but not when they're trying to flirt."] Leaning against the table she holds her chin, thinking. [+firebrick "I doubt their worse than me."] She very much knew she was bad at it simply based on Jace's responses. Looking over at Cassius, [+firebrick "maybe you'd be better practice then Stone-wall here. I think Owen would take it wrong."] She shrugged. 


[#a1e0fc "Before you head back to where the initiates are sleeping, have you seen the hammocks?"] Nyx shook her head, she knew what they were since some factionless had made some out of old sheets or blankets, but knew that the ones at Dauntless were probably far different. [#86fc55 "Best secret in Dauntless asides Jace's heavenly showers. Above the hub there's a place known as the skylight, here are fabric hammocks with pillows and blankets. It's like perfectly warm most nights; I mean you basically get to fall asleep to the stars."] Cassius had then offered her his tand, which she chuckled a little at before taking it. [#86fc55 "We'll leave Jace here, seeing as this is his apartment. I'll show you the skylight and from then on out you won't have to sleep in those horrid metal beds that seem to make muscle pain worse."]


Before they left she gave Jace a curt wave before heading off down the hall with Cassius. [#86fc55 "He won't be at training tomorrow which means I'll be in charge, he's too pissed to deal with initiates."] After Nyx had nodded as a response the trip seemed to fly. Before she knew it, they were on the roof. It was already dark and for the first time she could actually see the stars since Dauntless was on the outskirts of the city and it wasn't as lit up. [#86fc55 "This is our little treat and secret little red, most Dauntless only find this place after being here their entire lives. Have a good night. Stay safe and don't fall down any holes."] She turned and looked at him as he went to leave. [+firebrick "Thanks Cas,"] she said with a new light in her dark blue eyes as she watched him go. After he had left she went and sat on the edge of the roof, swinging her legs, her heart raced a little from the potential of dropping and becoming a tortilla, but the view and feeling was too enjoyable. Eventually she did choose a hammock and settle down for the night whilst staring at the stars. 


[center ~Next Morning~]


Phoenyx woke up early, before dawn for sure and had even snuck in the dorm to change without everyone watching. Once dressed in black leggings, a tank top, and the standard Dauntless combat boots she had gone to breakfast, trying out some new things like bacon, a sesame seed muffin, and a breakfast sandwich. Sitting down away from everyone else as she had the first day she sipped her protein shake and simply observed. 
  Phoenyx / Lynn8818 / 151d 6h 21m 24s
[#86fc55 "A pickle? How do you not know what a pickle is!"] Cassius was absolutely god smacked; he stood up and walked into Jace's kitchen as Jace spoke softly [#a1e0fc "Thanks for the pills. Sorry you had to see me blackout drunk. I'm also sorry for being a bit of a hard ass, hot and cold constantly."]

Whilst Cassius was looking through he made a discovery [#86fc55 "Fucking! Ice cream! WHAT THE HELL JACE."] Jace shrugged as Cassius brought back to the table a tub of ice cream and a jar of pickles [#86fc55 "This my dear"] pushing the jar towards Phoenyx [#86fc55 "This is what a pickle is. It's a vegetable like a cucumber that has been preserved and salted in vinegar; there are other vegetables you can do it with but this would be the most popular example. Be warned the scent is something other worldly."] Jace on the other hand picked up the tub of Ice cream and returned it back to the fridge much to Cassius's dismay and disappointment.

[#a1e0fc "As for females I've been popular since before I started here at Dauntless. Coming here sometimes I feel like it's a mistake because all I ever deal with when I am not protecting everyone or fighting someone etc. I have to deal with Rochelle or her group of brains who love to try to flaunt and flirt. None of them are my type too Erudite. I can be around Erudite but not when they're trying to flirt."]

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He took one of the painkillers dry and sighed [#a1e0fc "Before you head back to where the initiates are sleeping, have you seen the hammocks?"] [#86fc55 "Best secret in Dauntless asides Jace's heavenly showers. Above the hub there's a place known as the skylight, here are fabric hammocks with pillows and blankets. It's like perfectly warm most nights; I mean you basically get to fall asleep to the stars."] Cassius stood up and offered Phoenyx his hand [#86fc55 "We'll leave Jace here, seeing as this is his apartment. I'll show you the skylight and from then on out you won't have to sleep in those horrid metal beds that seem to make muscle pain worse."]

Once Cassius was out the door having said goodbye to Jace who promptly slid and shut his apartment door, he walked beside Phoenyx [#86fc55 "He won't be at training tomorrow which means I'll be in charge, he's too pissed to deal with initiates."] it felt like they were walking through complete darkness; how late was it? As soon as they reached the skylight he was glad to see there was no one using the hammocks [#86fc55 "This is our little treat and secret little red, most Dauntless only find this place after being here their entire lives. Have a good night. Stay safe and don't fall down any holes."]

He then left Phoeynx to her own devices, he had to get the plan for tomorrow and head down to the armoury to borrow the knives. By the time he had walked down several floors of stairs he found himself nearly out of breath, they had to fucking fix the lifts he thought to himself as he entered the armoury to see that Rochelle and Jeanine Matthews were standing over a gun. He barely heard their conversation but it was enough to send chills down his spine... Rochelle had done it perfected a divergent sniper gun. Bullets and all. This was bad news and Cassius knew that their time in dauntless was running out.
  Dauntless&Erudite / BrokenScroll / 151d 7h 18m 9s
[#86fc55 "So I have an idea, I'm going to go sneak onto the balcony; Jace is about done with his shower and he's gonna come out; give you two a little alone time and you get the chance to scold him for not drying his hair properly. I'll be right back."] Phoenyx looked up at him only to notice the large grin and couldn't help but shake. Her head in amusement. [+firebrick "I can't scold him for something I do too, C. But I'll try something,"] she sighed watching him head out to the balcony. Immediately, as if in sync, Jace came out as Cassius stepped out. 


[#a1e0fc "Oh you're still here? Where did C go?"] Nyx shrugged, [+firebrick "Yeah, he went to the balcony,"] she said almost finished with her salad. The redhead did notice the look Jace had while looking at the leftover meal, clearly not interested in it. [#a1e0fc "Don't eat the pork it'll give you a stomach flu worse than death. Thanks for getting me food anyway. But I'll make something myself."] Taking note of his dislike for Dauntless pork chops she watched with curiosity as he cooked. Then she remembered something, reaching into her pocket she pulled out a bottle of anti headache/hangover pills. [+firebrick  "I got these too. I'd pester you about your wet hair but, I do the same thing. So here's my good deed for the day,"] she said lightly shaking the bottle while holding it out to him.


[#a1e0fc "So asides me training your ass off and probably causing a multitude of sore muscles, how has Dauntless been treating you? I know that pickle was speaking to you in training earlier."] Nyx arched a brow, confused. [+firebrick [i What's a pickle?]] Then she heard steps, looking over to see Cassius had returned. She got the feeling Cassius enjoyed playing matchmaker, not that she hated it. 


[#86fc55 "You ought to remember not everyone knows who pickle is by that name. He's referring to that blonde in your initiate group Owen. He's part of the Nightshade family; they're I guess royalty here in Dauntless because they've never failed to get into leadership. Though I feel like Owen might be the first to fail. He's really rather a tall gentle giant whose only here because if he had left his sister would have been ridiculed for having a weakling brother."][+firebrick "He did seem too sweet. It looked like he was gonna try and be my savior, but with how dirty that Nose liked to fight he probably wouldn't came out looking worse than me."] Nyx closed her, now empty, box and propped her head on her hand, red locks framing her face as she faced Cassius. [#a1e0fc "Oh you're back."] [#86fc55 "I am I had a call on the radio with Rochelle. That woman, I swear between being the brain freak of Dauntless has still got the hots for you. She keeps insisting to me that you come down and see her some time."] Phoenyx clicked her tongue at that, quietly but she knew Cassius could hear it. Then Jace sat between her and C. 


[#a1e0fc "Rochelle needs to realise that I already hate being around her, as is. I would rather jump off the fucking fence and into the wilderness than ever spend unnecessary time with her."] Sitting up she crossed her arm, smirking slightly, [+firebrick "well aren't you popular with the ladies,"] her tone was teasing.


The two adult had sillily went after each others food that she had brought.[#a1e0fc "I don't understand how you can eat that."] [#86fc55 "Unlike you mister fancy pants can cook I cannot so I have to take what I can get. You're just pissed that they don't know how to cook pork like you do that's why you don't eat it."]Her dark blue eyes filled with amusement at the two older men interacting, really clearly close friends.
  Phoenyx / Lynn8818 / 151d 7h 44m 20s
Cassius listened to each of Phoenyx's answers nodding here and there taking in the information, a cheeky Cheshire cat grin emerged on his face [#86fc55 "So I have an idea, I'm going to go sneak onto the balcony; Jace is about done with his shower and he's gonna come out; give you two a little alone time and you get the chance to scold him for not drying his hair properly. I'll be right back."] He picked up his plate of food, cutlery and glass and made his way to the balcony shutting the door behind him. It was like Cassius was psychic or just very aware of Jace's habits. Because once the latch to the balcony closed; Jace stepped out of the bathroom topless with wet hair.

[#a1e0fc "Oh you're still here? Where did C go?"] he was still slightly drunk but mostly now had a headache that was telling him not to make any sudden movements and to find food; he approached where there was food and sighed in dismay, the bastard had taken the steak option and he wasn't overly fond of how they made the pork chops down in the kitchen. Half drying and half thinking he moved into the kitchen [#a1e0fc "Don't eat the pork it'll give you a stomach flu worse than death. Thanks for getting me food anyway. But I'll make something myself."] he opened the cupboards and took out a jar of ready made tomato sauce, he then reached into the fridge; there in a container was the pasta he had made a night or so ago because he had been bored out of his mind.

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Starting on making his dinner he placed his towel down on the bench and allowed his hair to air dry; [#a1e0fc "So asides me training your ass off and probably causing a multitude of sore muscles, how has Dauntless been treating you? I know that pickle was speaking to you in training earlier."] Cassius on the other hand had returned whilst Jace had been occupying himself with his dinner, [#86fc55 "You ought to remember not everyone knows who pickle is by that name. He's referring to that blonde in your initiate group Owen. He's part of the Nightshade family; they're I guess royalty here in Dauntless because they've never failed to get into leadership. Though I feel like Owen might be the first to fail. He's really rather a tall gentle giant whose only here because if he had left his sister would have been ridiculed for having a weakling brother."] [#a1e0fc "Oh you're back."] [#86fc55 "I am I had a call on the radio with Rochelle. That woman, I swear between being the brain freak of Dauntless has still got the hots for you. She keeps insisting to me that you come down and see her some time."]

Jace scowled at the comment, as he finished plating up his dinner he sat between Cassius and Nyx. [#a1e0fc "Rochelle needs to realise that I already hate being around her, as is. I would rather jump off the fucking fence and into the wilderness than ever spend unnecessary time with her."] as he started to eat he stole one of the last pieces of steak off of Cassius, Cassius on the other hand seeing that no one had started on the pork chop began to gnaw on it; which gave Jace's stomach a small lurch, [#a1e0fc "I don't understand how you can eat that."] [#86fc55 "Unlike you mister fancy pants can cook I cannot so I have to take what I can get. You're just pissed that they don't know how to cook pork like you do that's why you don't eat it."]
  Dauntless&Erudite / BrokenScroll / 151d 8h 47m 0s
Nyx stood at the metal doors holding three containers of food, when the door opened to show Cassius. [#86fc55 "Hey you didn't have to do this, thanks. Come in. He's asleep."] She walked in after Cassius moved, walking to the bed. [#86fc55 "God I'm sorry you have to see him like this, he doesn't drink all that often but when he does this is the usual result. I mean... this is probably the first time since Emmy's death three and a bit years ago."] Looking around Nyx grabbed a chair and sat by Cassius. [+firebrick "It's fine you'd be surprised by how many Abnegation drink."] The redhead's face was emotionless but it was clear by her demeanor that she was relaxed.


[#86fc55 "Look I'm starving so whatever it is you've brought. I'll eat it. I checked Jace's fridge properly and it's fully stocked; except I can't cook and he'd go livid if I decided to mess with his ingredients. He tends to cook in his spare time."] Nyx smirked and layed out the three container opening each. [+firebrick "I got the steak one, porkchop one, and chicken salad,"] she said though she took the salad for herself. She also had bottles of water since she thought that'd be best for Jace. 


[#86fc55 "If you don't mind me asking, what did you eat back in your old faction. I know about the others but I've never had the chance to ask. I mean with the whole selfless thing, the food mustn't be very good right?"] With her hand propping her chin up Nyx thought about it. [+firebrick "A common meal was Chicken and peas. Not much meat, chicken was ssbout all we had. Never fresh, good looking produce, wilted lettuce, bruised tomatoes. Brown bread. Nothing had seasoning, maybe salt, but everything was bland."] Shrugging she lifted her fork, it was definitely similar to the Abnegation, probably untouched for that reason, until she got it. 


Phoenyx followed Cassius' gaze to see Jace waking up, looking like shit. [#86fc55 "Look whose awake. Hey, we have food. You good or you going to lie there."] [#a1e0fc

 "Whose we?"][#86fc55 "Nyx and I. She was nice enough to get us food."]

[#a1e0fc

 "Thanks. Not hungry."] Meanwhile Nyx had quietly ate her salad, dark blue eyes glancing at Jace from time to time. [#86fc55 "Lucky son of a bitch, has the best bathroom in all of Dauntless. The showers. Are heavenly."] The redhead pointed her fork at C, [+firebrick "Yeah, I'll be glad when those pussies stop staring at me in the community. The cold shower is fine, but constant looks gets annoying,"] she stated eating a piece of chicken. 


[#86fc55 "That bastard has always been a fan of long showers. Apparently back in Erudite he rewired the entire water system just so he could have hot showers. I mean he's a genius by any means but man does he annoy the rest of Dauntless with his hot showers when the rest of us have to settle for lukewarm. Guess that's what you get for being smart, rich and handsome."] Phoenyx wasn't gonna disagree, Jace was quite attractive, and so far she could tell he was smark, though he had been a Nose, do that was predictable. [#86fc55 "So tell me little red. What sparked your attraction towards him?"] Looking up from her fork she shrugged, [+firebrick "his ceremony got my attention, and he is smokin hot. But I like that even among Dauntless he has a rep for being wild. He's interesting. If nothing else I  can be entertained."]
  Phoenyx / Lynn8818 / 151d 17h 33m 9s
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