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The Truth Comes Out

Tris POV

Ugh. It's morning, and I don't really want to get up. Nevertheless, I pad over to the first guest bedroom and see Uriah peacefully sleeping. I decide that his sleeping face is really annoying, so I move over to the kitchen and grab a jug. I turn to the tap, fill up the jug, then tip-toe to Uriah's room. I see him starting to stir, so I quicken my steps. I step inside, position myself carefully over Uriah's head, and then POUR!

Uriah screams such a girlish scream, that I can't help but fall on the floor, full of laughter. Apparently, this wakes up the kids, so they come giggling into the room as well, to witness the sight of a soaked Uriah.

Tobias POV

Ugh. It's morning, and I don't really want to get up. Wait a minute. I scramble out of bed, because today is the day that I prove to Tris that I've been a perfectly faithful...whatever we are right now. Oh, Tris. My beautiful, smart, funny, kind, brave Tris. I never cheated on you.

*FlashBack*

I was heading back to our apartment, Tris' and mine. I was bringing her a bouquet of black roses and a whole Dauntless cake, because she was sick. Don't ask me how I managed the Dauntless cake...ok, so one of the cooks owed me a favor for getting Tris sick in the first place: She had food poisoning. Honestly, she was fine after yesterday, but I told her to stay home because, well, I was a little worried when she randomly threw up in the middle of last night. Don't blame me!

Anyways, I checked my watch. Shoot! My screen flashed 5:30. I was supposed to be home 30 minutes ago. Tris was probably really worried. I quickened my pace, but was stopped as an unknown attacker pulled me into an empty hallway.

"What the hell!" I yelled. I was definitely going to be late now.

"Calm down Four, it's just me, the woman that you were supposed to end up with!" The attacker stepped out of the shadows. Unsurprisingly, it was not Tris, but with the blond hair and GREEN eyes, I knew who it was.

"Marlene?"

"Yes, darling. Now, I'm here to tell you that you need to stop this little charade with Tris, and have a real woman. You obviously have needs."

"Stop. Marlene, you don't know what your saying right now. I love Tris, with all of my being, and she is all that I need. Please don't get in the way of that. Besides, you have Uriah. What would he say if he saw this?" I try to convince Marlene out of whatever crazy scheme she is planning.

"Uriah? I was just using him to make you jealous. But, I ended up loving him. Then, he was eyeing Tris, and I knew that he loved her, not me, so there is no point in that relationship. Jealousy didn't work, which is why we are here now."

"What do you want, Marlene? I have to get home." I question her. I check my watch. The green 5:50 slaps me in the face. God, I was in deep trouble now.

"I want you to broadcast that you got me pregnant, and make it seem like we're together, or I'll kill that little girl, Tris."

"Why would this make you feel better? Also, Marlene? Kill? Isn't that going a little too far? And why would you hurt Tris?"

"She took both of the people that I love away from me. She deserves it. This'll make Tris break up with you, so you would have to run to me."

Now, working in the control room, I knew that there were cameras in this hallway. If I told Marlene this, It would ruin my plan as well. I decided to go along with her plan, then show Dauntless what she really is through the control room feed. Why not just beat her up and leave? Because Dauntless would frame me for beating up an 'innocent', as well as a girl.

"Fine. Marlene, I'll do it."

"Wonderful! So, I'll turn on the camera, you sit on that chair. I'll tell you that I"m pregnant while kissing you, and you'll yell something about protection. Ok? Ok."

I do as she says and look into the camera in the corner mouthing "RECORD THIS AGAIN" because if you record the entire feed, it can't be tampered with or deleted. I know that Zeke is in the control room, so I hope that he gets my message. Marlene and I record the scene, and then I check my watch, 6:07.

I ran out of the hallway, only to find a tear stricken Tris and Uriah heading toward the trains with...suitcases? I try to catch up with Tris, because I realize that she must have seen that exchange in the wrong view. I almost catch her, but the two of them were too fast, and heading out on a train, and out of my life, possibly forever.

*End of Flashback*

I snap out of my day-dreaming and wipe a lone tear off of my face. My alarm clock beeps as a new minute changes. 7:45! Shit! I have to be in the control room by 8:30, or I lose the love of my forever! Crap! I race of to the shower.

Tris POV

By now, it's 8:00. I have managed to get all of the kids dressed and ready, except for Uriah. He's still in his room, and not coming out. He doesn't want his beautiful face (as if) and outfit to be ruined by me.

"Uriah! I'm leaving! See you later, pansycake!" The kids laugh at my word choice, because, well, growing up with Uriah around, that's a word that you easily pick up.

"You dare call me a pansycake?" Uriah's voice booms through the room as he steps out of his "sleeping chamber".

"Yeah, now move it second place!"

"Ouch, that hurt, Trissy Poo."

We make our way to Christina's, as we know that the whole gang (minus Four) will be there. Why he's still allowed to hang out with them, I don't know. Maybe I'll find out today. I knock on her door, and she answers.

"Aww, they look so cute!" Christina gushes as she ushers the kids inside.

"Yes, they do." I agree.

After the kids are out of hearing range, Christina says, "Thanks for accepting Four's request. You won't regret it, I know you won't."

"You know what happened, don't you?" I inquire.

"All of Dauntless knows! You'll see what I mean..."

"What about Marlene?" Uriah asks.

"Well, nobody knows WHO pushed her to do what she did, but we do know WHAT. They ran a tox screen on her when she passed out seconds after feed. She was under a serum, so whatever she says on the feed, isn't what she meant. But, keep in mind, Four didn't know that she was under a serum. She still hangs out with us sometimes, but Four doesn't talk to her." Christina says.

"Ok, we'll keep that in mind. But, we better keep moving." We say bye to Christina, the kids, and the gang, and head to the control room.

When we reach, Four is already there, in front of a screen. Not just any screen. The screen that has the camera for that hallway. Yeah, THAT hallway.

We stand there for a good, 3 minutes before he notices us. "Oh, hey guys. So, I'm just going back in time 5 years, so that I can show you what actually happened. OK, so I got it. By the way, this was recorded that day, which means-"

"-That it can't be tampered with or deleted, yeah we got that. Don't forget that I used to work here," Uriah says.

"Ok, well then, I'll just play the feed and you can watch, I guess..."

I focus my attention to the screen and this is what I see.

Just outside of the hallway, Four checks his watch. He starts sprinting, but someone pulls him into a hallway.

"What the hell!" He yells.

"Calm down Four, it's just me, the woman that you were supposed to end up with!" The attacker stepped out of the shadows. Oh, there's Marlene.

"Marlene?" he says.

"Yes, darling. Now, I'm here to tell you that you need to stop this little charade with Tris, and have a real woman. You obviously have needs." Yuck, gosh this is disgusting.

"Stop. Marlene, you don't know what your saying right now. I love Tris, with all of my being, and she is all that I need. Please don't get in the way of that. Besides, you have Uriah. What would he say if he saw this?" Wow, ok, so maybe I was wrong. Even if I have hated him for the past 5 years, I have to admit. That last bit was really cute.

"Uriah? I was just using him to make you jealous. But, I ended up loving him. Then, he was eyeing Tris, and I knew that he loved her, not me, so there is no point in that relationship. Jealousy didn't work, which is why we are here now." Uriah sees Marlene for the first time since we've been here...I take a look at him. There are tears swimming in his eyes because he knows that Marlene wouldn't say everything on this screen.

"What do you want, Marlene? I have to get home." He questions her. He checks his watch.

"I want you to broadcast that you got me pregnant, and make it seem like we're together, or I'll kill that little girl, Tris." That's what 'Marlene' was planning?

"Why would this make you feel better? Also, Marlene? Kill? Isn't that going a little too far? And why would you hurt Tris?" I see the caring Tobias that I once knew...I miss him.

"She took both of the people that I love away from me. She deserves it. This'll make Tris break up with you, so you would have to run to me." Who would make sweet, innocent Marlene, this...this despicable human being?

Four looks up at the camera and there's a hint of a smile on his face.

"Fine. Marlene, I'll do it." I can just hear the regret in his voice.

"Wonderful! So, I'll turn on the camera, you sit on that chair. I'll tell you that I'm pregnant while kissing you, and you'll yell something about protection. Ok? Ok." Again, yck. Who's master plan was this?

Four sits down and looks up again, to mouth "RECORD THIS AGAiN" behind Marlene's back. And that's when I see my own face in the corner, when everything went down, and when I drastically left the city.

Oh my fucking god. Ok. So, I basically left the city, my love, and my friends because I thought something was happening, something that wouldn't benefit me. I turn to Uriah, tears in my eyes, and ask in a raspy voice, "Uri, can we please have a minute?"

He must see the watery expression that I have on and says, "Yeah, Yeah, sure. I'll get the kids and head to the stadium, you can meet us there when you're done."

"Ok, thanks Uri."

I now turn to face Tobias, tears on my face, and slowly sliding down it. One look at him is all it takes. I start sobbing, harder than I ever have before, and I put my palms to my face to collect the downpour that is my tears. "I-I'm s-s-so sorry Fo-Tobias." I choke out.

I feel a warm arm around my shoulders, and I lift my head out of my heads. My blue-gray irises meet his deep blue orbs. This only makes me want to sob more.

"Dang it. Tris, what did I do now?" He says, humor in his voice.

I manage a wet laugh, and shake my head. He always has made me feel better. This instance is no different. He chuckles as well, and pulls me closer into his side, while guiding me to our special spot in the chasm. I still feel extremely guilty, and I don't know how to make it up to him. "Listen Tobias, I'm really sorry. I shouldn't have thought that you would do something like that. And I shouldn't have left the city. I shouldn't hav-"

"Tris, I understand. It's ok. If I were you, and I had seen that, and the portion that you did, I would've probably done the same thing. I don't blame you for everything. I just blame myself, for letting someone as amazing as you get away from me. I missed my chance with you, but I still hope that we can maybe, possibly, like be friends?" He utters the last bit nervously.

"Tobias, see, here's the thing. You didn't miss your chance with me. I messed up an amazing opportunity with you. And I don't want to be friends with you." Tobias looks shocked, and he turns his head away, while I continue, "Yeah, you heard me. I don't want to be friends with you, because I love you too much to let you go, again. I was kind of hoping that you would take me back?" This is the moment Tris, the moment that you finally decided to be brave, just like he told you to.

Tobias POV

Of course she still doesn't want a relationship with me. How could she? I practically threw her entire life off course. I turn away, needing time to process everything. That is, until, I hear an angelic voice talking to me."Yeah, you heard me. I don't want to be friends with you, because I love you too much to let you go, again." Wait what? "I was kind of hoping that you would take me back?" She says like a question, unsure of herself. Hold on. She wants to be with me! YES! Oh thank goodness! I couldn't stand the thought of losing her forever! I pull the chain off of my neck and take her hand. I pull her up so that she's standing. I bend down on one knee, and hold one of her dainty hands.

"Tris, words can't describe how much I love you. You are the most beautiful, smart, kind, brave and honest, and selfless girl that I have ever met. It's not so much as me taking you back as it is you accepting me again. So, Tris will you take back your ring, and me as your fiancée?"

I can hear a small gasp escape her lips, as she contemplates what to do with a very cute expression. Her mouth opens, and she says, "Yes, Tobias. I would love to be your fiancee again."

I pull the ring off the chain, and slide it on her finger. I stand up, in pure joy, and spin her around. I set her down with a smile overtaking my face, and softly press my lips to hers. After what seems like hours, we pull away, and she says, "I'm sorry Tobias. I've really got to go. It's-" She checks her watch, "10:00, and the show starts at 2:00. I have to get ready, set up the stage, and do a microphone check. Speaking of the show, will you be there?" She asks me, eyes full of hope.

Will I be there? It's all that Christina and Shauna have been talking about for weeks. They bought all of us tickets. "I wouldn't miss it for the world." I tell her, pressing my lips to hers one more time, before letting her go.

Tris POV

I am grinning as I enter the backstage of Dauntless' concert stadium. I head to the dressing room and see my makeup artists, and my dress coordinators, and of course, Uri and the kids. Hours pass, as I am fluffed over, powdered and poked, prodded in all sorts of places. Uriah, being a guy, doesn't need makeup, and was already doing his microphone check with the backup singers, and the musicians who are playing with us today. I check the clock on the wall. It says 2:30. That means that seating starts in 15 minutes. I get to the stage, and check with the microphone, and the piano, as well as my guitar. Uriah and I, as well as the other singers, dancers, and musicians get off of the stage, as the crowd starts filtering in.

I head backstage, only to see the Tobias and the gang, with jaws dropped when they see my appearance. I'm in a Lace Black Tulip Dress that hugs the figure that I have attained over the years, and I have on some blush, eyeliner, and a smokey eye. I'm wearing a black jeweled necklace with matching earrings, and my lips are a deep red.

While everyone else has recovered, Tobias hasn't. I walk over to him, and push his jaw up, whispering, "Close your mouth, or you'll catch flies."

Everyone chuckles, and Uriah approaches behind me, spotting someone that either of us hasn't seen for years. "Marlene," he breathes out.

"Uriah," She says in response, regret deep in her eyes.

"Catch you after the show?" He asks.

"Definitely!" She says, a smile brightening on both of their faces.

"You guys should go find your seats. Wait for us after at the exit? Promise that we won't be long...unless Christina bought you guys VIP passes. We're supposed to have a group after...is that you?"

"Uh, duh. My best friend is on stage! I have to meet her behind the scenes!" Christina pipes up.

"Ok, guys let's go. We need some good seats." Zeke says. While everyone files out, Zeke and Tobias stay. Zeke hugs us both and says, "I'm so proud of you both."

"Thanks, EZEKIAL!" Uri and I scream.

He shakes his head and leaves. Tobias lays his hands on my hips and kisses my cheek, with a, "You'll do great out there," and then he disappears.


"Hey, Dauntless! Who's ready for Fearless tonight?" Our Show Starting MC riles up the crowd, and once they are jazzed up, he cues us by saying, "Well, you better be feeling On Top of the World for the first song tonight!"

A/N: Bold is Tris, Italics is Uriah, Normal is Both

If you love somebody
Better tell them while they're here 'cause
They just may run away from you

You'll never know quite when, well
Then again it just depends on
How long of time is left for you

I've had the highest mountains
I've had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but life keeps moving

I take it in but don't look down

'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ay
I'm on top of the world, 'ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ay
Been holding it in for a while, 'ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world

I've tried to cut these corners
Try to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something

I coulda gave up then but
Then again I couldn't have 'cause
I've traveled all this way for something

I take it in but don't look down

'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ay
I'm on top of the world, 'ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ay
Been holding it in for a while, 'ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world

Ooh

'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ay
I'm on top of the world, 'ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ay
Been holding it in for a while, 'ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child

And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now

And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now.

'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ay
I'm on top of the world, 'ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ay
Been holding it in for a while, 'ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world

We finish in harmony as the crowd goes wild. I wrote this song because I was feeling down for a while after we moved. This song made me feel like I could do anything. I stage my place at the piano. The next song showcases only my talent, and the next one is all Uriah.

I I I I, I I I I
I I I I, I I I I
I I I I, I I I I, I I

You stand with a hand on my waist line (I I I I, I I I I)
Good to see that we're out in blank side (I I I I, I I I I)
I can hear them whisper as we pass by (I I I I, I I I I)
It's a bad sign, bad sign (I I)
Something happens when everybody finds out (I I I I, I I I I)
See the vulture circling in dark cloud (I I I I, I I I I)
Love's a fragile little flame, it could burn out (I I I I, I I I I)
It could burn out (I I)
'Cause they got the cages, they got the boxes (I I I I, I I I I)
And guns, they are the hunters, we are the foxes (I I I I, I I I I)
And we run

Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places
I know places

Lights flash on the run for the fences (I I I I, I I I I)
Let them say what they want, we won't hear it (I I I I, I I I I)
Lose sleep, swing ship, all the damn time, not this time (I I I I, I I I I, I I)
Just grab my hand and don't ever drop it (I I I I, I I I I)
My love, they are the hunters, we are the foxes (I I I I, I I I I, I I)
And we run

Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places
They are the hunters, we are the foxes
And we run
Just grab my hand and don't ever drop it
My love

Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places

(I) They take their shots, we're bulletproof
I know places
(I) And you know for me it's always you
I know places
(I) In the dead of night, you act so great
I know places
(I) And I know for you it's always me
I know places

(I I I I, I I I I)
(I I I I, I I I I)

I wrote this one about Divergents, and how they would have to hide from everyone. Dauntless, Jeanine, etc. Hide their mind, how their different. Flawlessly, Uriah transitions into the next one.

I knew my rent was gon' be later 'bout a week ago
I work my ass off
But I still can't pay it though
But I got just enough
To get up in this club
Have me a good time, before my time is up
Hey, let's get it now

Ooh I want the time of my life
Oh baby ooh give me the time of my life
(Ne-yo, let's get it)
Let's get it now

This is the last $20 I got
But I'mma have a good time ballin' or out
Tell the barteneder line up some shots
'Cause I'mma get loose tonight
She's on fire, she's so hot
I'm no liar, she burn up the spot
Look like Mariah, I took another shot
Told her drop, drop, drop, drop it like it's hot
Dirty talk, dirty dance
She a freaky girl and I'm a freaky man
She on the rebound, broke up with her ex
And I'm like Rodman, ready on deck
I told her I wanna ride out, and she said yes
We didn't go to church, but I got blessed

I knew my rent was gon' be later 'bout a week ago
I work my ass off
But I still can't pay it though
But I got just enough
To get up in this club
Have me a good time, before my time is up
Hey, let's get it now

Ooh I want the time of my life
Oh baby ooh give me the time of my life
Let's get it now

Tonight I'mma lose my mind
Better get yours cause I'm gonna get mine
Party every night like my last
Mommy know the drill, shake that ass
Go ahead baby let me see what you got
You know you got the biggest booty in this spot
And I just wanna see that thing drop
From the back to the front to the top
You know me I'm off in the cut
Always like a Squirrel, looking for a nut
This isn't for show I'm not talking 'bout luck
I'm not talking 'bout love, I'm talking 'bout lust
Now let's get loose, have some fun
Forget about bills and the first of the month
It's my night, your night, our night, let's turn it up

I knew my rent was gon' be later 'bout a week ago
I work my ass off
But I still can't pay it though
But I got just enough
To get up in this club
Have me a good time, before my time is up
Hey, let's get it now

Ooh I want the time of my life
Oh baby ooh give me the time of my life
Hey, hey, hey
Let's get it now

Everybody goin' through somethin'
(Everybody goin' through somethin')
Said, everybody goin' through somethin'
(Everybody goin' through somethin')
Say you might as well roll it up,
Pour it up, drink it up, throw it up tonight
I said, everybody goin' through somethin'
(Everybody goin' through somethin')
Said, everybody goin' through somethin'
(Everybody goin' through somethin')
Say you might as well roll it up,
Pour it up, drink it up, throw it up tonight

This is for anybody going through tough times
Believe it, been there, done that
But everyday above ground is a great day, remember that

I knew my rent was gon' be later 'bout a week ago
I work my ass off
But I still can't pay it though
But I got just enough
To get up in this club
Have me a good time, before my time is up
Hey, let's get it now

Ooh I want the time of my life
Oh baby ooh give me the time of my life
Hey, hey, hey
Let's get it now

This was a rap song that Uriah wrote about when we first moved, and the struggles, and how we forgot about them for a little while. The rest of the night continues like this, switching songs to showcase talents, or singing songs that showcase both of us. By the end of it all, we have the whole crowd cheering, and it reminds me of why I agreed to be in business: To bring a little bit of joy into the darkest of lives.




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