The Raven

Chapter: 8

I sat in a hallway waiting for my named to be called so I could go and see what the second stage was. When they started the seconds task they started at the back of the rankings and almost everybody had came and gone and now Peter was in the doing the seconds stage. It was twenty minutes before he came out pale and looking scared, he quickly walked past me before exiting out of the room.

"Nevara, come." Four says, coming into view from the room and I slowly got up and walked into the room. The room was a pale white and looked exactly like the one that we had our aptitude testing in. "Sit." He says while motioning towards the chair and I quickly sit down and watch as he puts some kind of liquid into a needle. "Now this stage will test and see what your fears are, most people have from ten to fifteen. Now to get out of the simulation you either need to face your fear or calm your heart rate down enough that you pass. You will only be facing one today and for the next time you will also only be facing one, at the final part of the stage you will be facing all of them in front of the Dauntless leaders along with the Erudite leader." He says turning towards me with the needle in his hand. "Are you ready?"

"As ready as I will ever be." I say and I know that since this stage has to do with my brain I will need to really focus on doing stuff the Dauntless way. Four comes towards me and pulls my hair to the side before poking the needle into my neck. Once he pulls the needle out of my neck he backs away form me and back to the computer where he is going to watch my fear. I close my eyes and enter my fear...



I open my eyes and see that I am at the very top of the school building and at the very edge. I try and back up but knock into a group of people who were holding guns and pointing them at me, I stood there for a minute before looking down and as soon as I do I start feeling light headed and very very dizzy. Again I try and back up but instead the people push me forward a little, pushing me closer to the edge.

I close my eyes and I know that I can do this, I focus on my heart rate and try and slow it down as quick as I can because I feel guns being pressed against my back again. I soon... well it felt like forever for me I slowed my breathing enough and the next thing I know I open my eyes and I am back in the stage room, with Four leaning over me a little worried.


"Are you ok Nevara, after completing the task you blacked out." He asks in a concerned voice while helping me sit up slowly.

"I am fine, just not good with the possibility of falling." I say and he looks at me confused.

"Don't you mean heights?" He asks, sitting down and pulling up a chair.

"No I am afraid of falling, they are often considered the same thing but they are not. You see if I was at the top of the tower but the near the edge I would be fine, but if you even thought of getting me that close to the edge none the less pushing me off I would be completely terrified. I almost passed out in the very beginning as soon as I opened my eyes and saw where I was. What was my time?" I ask while figuring that it was about 10 minutes.

"Two minutes and twenty seconds, you now hold the new record congratulations."

"Is that including me blacking out?"

"No it isn't, you have only been in here at the most five minutes maybe six." He says looking at the clock on the wall and nodding to himself.

"Is this room safe, like not bugged?" I ask, knowing that I need to tell Four about Erudite but I knew that if they found out I told they would kill me.

"No it isn't, why?"

"Because I need to tell you something." I say and get up and walk closer to him so I was only a few inches form his face. "You have to promise not to tell anybody, besides Tris that it." I say and he continues looking at me confused but nods. "The Dauntless leaders and Erudite formed at alliance and are going to put all the Dauntless and probably everybody else under some kind of trance to control them. They are trying to find Divergents and they will because the serum won't work on them. When that happens I will be staying with the Dauntless and Erudite leaders and I will get information and pass it to you or Tris. It is imperative that you tell the least amount of people possible. Watch your back along with Tris's." I say before pulling away form him and walking towards the door.

"Why are you telling me this Nevara? And why would you be staying, why would they trust you?" Four asks in a still confused but awed voice.

"Because both you and Tris are Divergents along with me and I don't want any of us to die along with the others. And they trust me because I am in a relationship with Eric and Jeanine thinks I can do no evil against her, lets just say that I am good at acting and can do it well." I say before walking out of the room without another word and walk back to the dorms where everybody else was resting after the test.

When I get back to the dorms I see Tris sitting with Will, Christina and Al. When I walk into the room they all turn to me and look at me shocked.

"Why are you back so soon, there is no way that you could defeat your fear that quick." Christina says.

"I defeated mine in two minutes and twenty seconds, I just happen to black out after." I reply, sitting down on my bed and they all look at me shocked.

"Really how is that even possible? What was your fear?" Tris asks and I look at them unsure for a minute before looking around making sure that nobody else was looking or hearing us.

"My first fear is falling."

"SO... heights?" Al asks and I shake my head.

"No, but they are often considered the same thing but they are not. You see if I was at the top of the tower but the near the edge I would be fine, but if you even thought of getting me that close to the edge none the less pushing me off I would be completely terrified. I almost passed out in the very beginning as soon as I opened my eyes and saw where I was." I reply and realization came across their faces.

"What do you think your other fears are going to be?" Al asks all of us and we all shrug.

"I don't know but I don't want to think about that right now, I will deal with that tomorrow when I have to face my next one." Tris replies and we all nod in agreement.

"Well lets go and get something to eat before we turn in for the night, I for sure am to tired to do anything else." Christina says and everybody nods and we head to dinner before coming back to our dorms and going to bed.
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