Tris sits at the lunch table thinking about her old friends and wondering where they went. Um, Tris, you shot one of them, remember?
Tris's new friends show up and immediately start bickering. Lynn is angry that Uriah and Marlene are making googly eyes at each other all the time. What, does she have a crush on Uriah or something? (Spoiler alert: No, no she doesn't.)
Tobias comes in and pulls Tris away for a private conversation about his fear landscape. (No, this is not a come-on.) He says that Marcus is still a part of it… and now Tris is. He's afraid of watching her die.
After that revelation, Tobias says he wants Tris to come with him to a meeting with Evelyn (his mom) and Edward (ol' one-eye) to "read the situation" (25.26), because she is "far more perceptive than most" (25.34).
Tris and Tobias hitch a ride to the meeting, where Evelyn and Tobias discuss forming an alliance. What is this, Survivor?
Evelyn wants to give the factionless a place in government and destroy all the Erudite data. In return, she'll throw all the manpower of the factionless behind Dauntless.
After the meeting, Ms. Perceptive tells Tobias that she doesn't trust Evelyn.
Tobias says, "Don't talk about my mother that way" (25.107).
Tris jumps off the train ahead of him and runs away. So much for him trusting her judgment, huh?