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It's interesting when you think about it. The similarities between throwing a knife at a target and piercing a person's skin with the tattoo needles. The only difference is that when you throw the knife it cracks the glass, and when you pierce the needle you create something beautiful.
"There ya' go," I tell Zeke as I bandage his new wolf head on his upper arm. "Keep that on for 24 hours and make sure to apply lotion regularly or it'll get chapped-" Zeke waves his hand and stands, stretching.
"I've gotten a tattoo before, Tris." I roll my eyes and wave him away before cleaning up my inks and needles.
Suddenly, arms wrap around my waist and I gasp, bringing my elbow forward to strike my attacker when his lips suddenly attach to my neck and I recognize a familiar smell. My shoulders relax, and I chuckle, relishing the feeling of being in his arms again.
"Don't you know not to sneak up on a Dauntless holding a needle?" I tell Tobias, leaning into him as he brings his lips to my ear.
"At least I'll be inked by the woman I love," he kisses me again and I laugh before turning around and bringing my lips to his. I smile, my nose touching his nose.
It's been a year since my initiation into Dauntless, and since Tobias and I officially got was a shock to everyone at first, and many people thought my ranking was because of Tobias, just like he had feared. But, I'd proved myself 100x over since then, and nobody doubted my place, or my relationship, anymore.
"Today's the day," he says, putting his hands on my waist, allowing me to put my head on his chest and breathe in his sweet cologne.
"Do you think they'll take me seriously?" I ask tentatively.
Since I was the first in my initiation group and so was Tobias, they're letting us train the transfer initiates together. Today's Choosing Day, which meant Zeke was my last tattoo of the month. For the next few weeks, I would be all training, all the time.
"Of course I do. Anyone who misjudges the girl with only six fears better pray factionless is what they end up with." I smile at his reassurance and am about to respond when Christina, Will, and Uriah all enter, whooping and hollering with excitement.
"Alright, lovebugs! Let's go kick some trainee ass!" Christina says, high fiving Uriah. Chris and Uri will be training the Dauntless-born initiates, while Will will be covering for Tobias in the Control Room.
I laugh and trail out of the parlor with Tobias's hand in mine. Christina ruffles Uriah's short hair and Will drapes his arm over her shoulders.
"I'm honestly debating whether or not to have the initiates call me Six. I really want them to take me seriously," I say to my friends.
"I told you they would-" Tobias says but I cut him off.
"I know you did but I'm really nervous their just going to see me as some little girl," I look at Christina for help who is narrowing her eyes at me.
"No, I think you're good as Tris. Six would suit you just fine, but if one of the initiates happen to look you up or something they'll see Tris: First of her group and universal tough chick. You don't need to go by a different name to be serious," Christina says. I smile at her and she smiles back.
"Thanks, Chris. Okay, I guess I'll stick with Tris," I lean into Tobias who rubs my shoulder and whispers in my ear.
"Trust me. You're tough and the initiates will know it no time."
"There they are! C'mon, let's go catch that first jumper!" Christina says, running off in the direction of the net. Tobias and I look at each other, smile, and run in the same direction. Something tells me this is going to be a fun first-time as trainer...
Okay! Hi guys! So, I know that this story has been done many times (training initiates, tattoo parlor, nickname as 6, etc.) but it is my goal to make this different! I hope you guys enjoy it and review! I love reviews. Good AND bad! I'll hopefully be updating soon, but I warn you, sometimes my updates get a little sparse. Don't lose faith in me! I promise that even if I don't update for a week I will NOT abandon this story! Follow and favorite and REVIEW!