16 year-old girl dies activating memory serum.
By: Selah Muench, Bureau Weekly
The Bureau of Genetic Welfare- August 3, 2013
Last week, Beatrice “Tris” Prior, current occupant of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, died by gunfire activating a memory serum. Tris and her friends planned on wiping the workers of the Bureaus memory to protect their former city, Chicago. The Bureau believed that the city of Chicago needed to be “reset” because Chicago was about to go to war. The Bureau considered Chicago to have “damaged genes,” making them their “experiment.” Tris and her friends knew something had to be done.
Tris’s brother, Caleb Prior, planned on activating the memory serum to reset the Bureaus memory. The serum was well protected, set in a weapons lab that could only be entered when a code was typed into the keypad. Tris and her friends knew that if the weapons labs walls were blown up, it would immediately release a death serum. With a gas mask, someone could reach the memory serum and activate it, but they would essentially die.
Knowing this, they figured one death, to save thousands of people from a terrible fate, was worth it. Before Caleb entered the weapons lab, though, Tris decided to go instead, because she loved him. “She loved me. Enough to hold me at gunpoint so she could die for me. I have no idea why, but that’s just the way it is.” reports a sorrowful Caleb. Tris heroically walked through the death serum and activated the memory serum before being shot by David.
Being the leader of the Bureau, Davids memory was immediately erased after Tris activated the serum. David was declared innocent because he killed a rebel under duress. “The man we once knew doesn’t exist anymore; he’s as good as dead. He doesn’t remember killing Tris.” says Cara, a friend of Tris.
Tris’s boyfriend, Tobias Eaton comes back to Bureau in triumph after saving Chicago of war and reuniting with his mother; to find his girlfriend dead. Tobias is grief stricken and is furious with Caleb and himself for not knowing that she would sacrifice herself for her brother. “Of course Tris would go into the weapons lab instead of Caleb. Of course she would.” Tobias states.
The once-divided cities of Bureau and Chicago unite and start to rebuild their separated nation. The cities try to recover from, not only the death of Tris, but the death of many others in the events leading up to now. Without her, the lives of the people living in Chicago would be lost and the Bureau would have total control of the city.