[…] If Caleb wasn’t fit for Abnegation, how can I be? But what choice do I have, now that he left us and I’m the only one who remains? He left me no other option.
I set my jaw. I will be the child that stays; I have to do this for my parents. I have to.
Marcus offers me my knife. […] I turn toward the bowls. Dauntless fire and Abnegation stones are both on my left, one in front of my shoulder and on behind. I hold the knife in my right hand and touch the blade to my palm. Gritting my teeth, I drag the blade down. It stings, but I barely notice. I hold both hands to my chest, and my next breath shudders on the way out. I open my eyes and thrust m arm out. My blood drips onto the carpet between the two bowls. Then, with a grasp I can’t contain, I shift my hand forward, and my blood sizzles on the coals.
I am selfish. I am brave.
Theo James and Shailene Woodley at EW’s Comic Con Portrait Studio 2013 & 2014.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Theo James & Shailene Woodley - Comic Con 2014 Talent Signing
Shailene & Theo talks about Insurgent and the new director on EW Radio.
Eric called Al’s suicide brave, and he was wrong. My mother’s death was brave. I remember how calm she was, how determined. It isn’t just brave that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option.