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I choose y o u

get to know me meme:  [1/10] favorite male characters» tobias eaton | four

Tobias," I say. "It’s me.” I step forward and wrap my arms around him. His body is stiff. His heart beats faster. I can feel it against my cheek. A thud against my cheek. A thud as the gun hits the floor. He grabs my shoulders—- too hard, his fingers digging into my skin where the bullet was. I cry out as he pulls me back. Maybe he means to kill me in a crueler way. “Tris,” he says, and it’s him again. His mouth collides with mine. His arm wraps around me and he lifts me up, holding me against him…”

Somewhere inside me is a merciful, forgiving person. Somewhere there is a girl who tries to understand what people are going through, who accepts that people do evil things and that desperation leads them to darker places than they ever imagined. I swear she exists, and she hurts for the repentant boy I see in front of me. But if I saw her, I wouldn’t recognize her.

They   l o v e d   you, Tris. For them, there was no better way to show you. 

Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible.
It's learning how to control your fear,
and how to be free from it.

My first instinct is to push you until you break,
just to see how hard I have to press.

“We’ve all started to put down the virtues of the other factions in the process of bolstering our own. I don’t want to do that. I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest.”