There Is Nobody Else
Divergent series by Veronica Roth
"Toby?" I called. I had started to call him by a nickname, shortly after initiation and what I could tell, he didn't mind it.
"Over here." He responded back. I stumbled down the rocks and down into the chasm where I found my tobias sitting on the rock where we had shared our first kiss together.
"Toby, what are you doing down here?" His dark blue eyes shifted from the rushing water to me.
The sides of his eyes crinkled slightly as he smiled at me and held out a hand to her. My hand slipped into his warm and big one. Without hesitation, I took a seat next to him and rested my head on his shoulder. Tobias' arm wrapped around me, pulling me closer to his body. "Oh, I just came here to think."
I glanced down at our laced hands, squeezing them once. "Mm? What about?"
He turned his head into the side of my face, kissing my hair. "A lot of things… mainly you."
I pulled back to stare into the eyes I so loved, surprise written all over my face. He chuckled at my expression. "How so?"
A glint of amusement flickered in his eyes. "Well, I was thinking about how I met you – you were the first jumper in you're the transfers… and then I was thinking about how every day I watched you, the more I fell in love with you. And then I began noticing little details about you—like the way your nose crinkles up when you laugh or scowl." And on cue, I scowled and he chuckled. "Yeah, like that. And I also noticed your fear of holding guns but that made me fall in love with you even more."
Confusion settled in my bones. "How?"
He smiled and reached out with his free hand to tuck a loose strand of my hair behind my ear, but kept it against my cheek as he spoke, "Because it showed me how pure you were. You are strong, brave and the most incredible woman I've ever met—but underneath all of that, I could see that you were pure and Tris, you were you under a brick wall. There is nobody I have ever met that is quite like you." He chuckled. "Which is why I came down here, because I knew you would come looking for me here and this is the place I want to do this."
I froze. What was he talking about? Gracefully, Tobias slipped off the rock to kneel down beside me. I gasped as he pulled out a dark purple, velvet box. He opened it and inside was the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. It was simple, gold and creatively done. On the outside, along the inside of the bottom, was 4 + 6 carved in delicate handwriting. A blue lapis lazuli stone was centred in the centre and small sapphires were encrusted around it.
I could feel the tears of happiness welling up in my eyes and I didn't even bother to blink them away, I just let them fall on my cheeks. "So, will you Beatrice Prior, marry me?"
I couldn't hold it anymore, I was shaking with adrenaline and happiness, a sob burst from my chest and for a second Tobias appeared so worried that I would say no, that I almost started laughing hysterically. I began nodding my head vigorously, my lips curving into a grin. "Yes, yes of course I will, Tobias Eaton." And threw my arms around his neck, he rocked back slightly at the pressure, rocking on his heels, but remained upright. He slid the ring onto my ring finger and held me and that was how we remained for minutes onwards.