My Book Boyfriend is an awesome weekly meme hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader all about fictional boys who make us swoon. This week, I'm swooning over Four from Veronica Roth's Divergent. See my review for Divergent here.
"He" is the young man attached to the hand I grabbed. He has a sparse upper lip and a full lower lip. His eyes are so deep-set that his eyelashes touch the skin under his eyebrows touch the skin under his eyebrows, and they are dark blue, a dreaming, sleeping, waiting color.
Why I Love Four:
- He's brave, but not stupid about it.
- He seems to be a bit of a daredevil.
- He protects Tris without babying her.
- He has a mysterious background.
- He has an intriguing nickname.
- He can be a smartass.
- He's not afraid to question leaders and their motivations.
Four flips the gun in this hand, presses the barrel to Peter's forehead, and clicks a bullet into place. Peter freezes with his lips parted, the yawn dead in his mouth. "Wake. Up," Four snaps. "You are holding a loaded gun, you idiot. Act like it.”
“You know, most boys would enjoy being trapped in close quarters with a girl." I roll my eyes.
"Not claustrophobic people, Tris.”
"You think my first instinct is to protect you. Because you're small, or a girl, or a Stiff. But you're wrong." He leans his face close to mine and wraps his fingers around my chin. His hand smells like metal. When was the last time he held a gun, or a knife? My skin tingles at the point of contact, like he's transmitting electricity through his skin.
"My first instinct is to push you until you break, just to see how hard I have to press." he says, his fingers squeezing at the word break. My body tenses at the edge in his voice, so I am coiled as tight as a spring, and I forget to breathe. His dark eyes lifting to mine, he adds, "But I resist it."
"Why..." I swallow hard. "Why is that your first instinct?"
"Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up. I've seen it. It's fascinating." He releases me but doesn't pull away, his hand grazing my jaw, my neck. "Sometimes I just want to see it again. Want to see you awake.”
“I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though.”
My Four: Actor James Lafferty from One Tree Hill