Every monster has a reason.) Every beauty has the solution.) Amity was the safe haven compared to the other factions. Everyone's kind. Everywhere is calm. Everyday is simple. Everything is dull. When Alyssia left the comfort of the kindest faction, she was already mentally prepared for the challenges to come. She knew people would not be so kind or happy all the time, and 'peace' is not going to be the answer to everything. However she is prepared to fight, because there is a certain beauty in resistance.
I smile to myself as I see my father walking back with a full basket of apples through my window, my mother right behind him, picking up the apples that my father carelessly dropped. It's moments like this that I feel the most guilty for leaving them, but at least I know that they still have each other.
I have always known that I don't belong in Amity, although it sounds silly -who wouldn't belong in a faction that is so peaceful and kind?-but I only see peace as an excuse to back down, an excuse for cowards. Ever since in school, I would be the one to stand up for my friends when the Candors offers their unnecessary opinions. However it wasn't until my parents were called to the school one day because I got in a fight with one of them that made me realise I will never belong in Amity. I remember my mother coming in, apologizing repeatedly to the Candor's parents while they throw every insult they know at her. So I tried to fight them as well. Which not only failed but got me into more trouble. After that event, everything changed. Although my mother never told me off, or even brought it up, I knew that she was somehow disappointed-worried even- about my future, my father simply laughed at the incident. At the same time, I stopped trying to be kind,so instead I dedicated all my time to learning hand-to-hand combat and physically training my body for similar incidents. Slowly my faction members began to drift away from me, out of fear or disgust? I don't know. All I knew is that I became an alien in a place that is meant to accept everyone.
Looking up, I stare into the mirror and analyze myself. The years of self-training resulted me a toned figure, my once thick lips finally fits as my face grew longer, the dirty blond hair I was born with is now a light chestnut color, emphasizing my deep blue iris even more. The dimple people used to make fun of now has the opposite effect. The provocative look the candor and dauntless boys used to give me slowly turns into admire, flirtatious even. In contrast, the pity looks the Abnegation and Erudite girls used to give me slowly turned into jealousy which made it harder for me to make friend, but I didn't care, I had all the friends that I need.
Jaq, Caroline, Rose and I had been best friends since the first day of school, for 4 girls from 4 different factions to become friends is highly uncommon. People never expected our friendship to last because of the difference in our background. Jaq is dauntless born, always so loud but carefree, most likely because she was brought up in an environment that she always knew she belonged, she was also the one to fight along my side when poor Rose or Caroline were being bullied. Rose was from abnegation, the selfless faction. She resembled that faction well, never putting herself in a position before others, yet she still left for dauntless. Guess it requires bravery to be selfless. Caroline was candor born, however unlike other candor girls, she knows the difference between rude and honest, which might be the reason she also ended up in dauntless. Guess it requires bravery to be honest. The four of us are so different but so similar-we all belong in dauntless. All three of them are exactly a year older than me, which means they have already done their aptitude test, finished the choosing ceremony and successfully survived initiation. This year is my turn, and if my aptitude test result is reliable, I should be able to see them again soon (tomorrow).