Katie carefully snuck around the two snoring boys laying on the couches. Both Kaldur and Robin had decided to stay the night at the cave after spending most of the night talking to the League members. Just as Katie snuck around the coffee table, she spotted a Sharpie pen. She looked back up at the sleeping boys. Her mind whirled with the possibilities, but she quickly dismissed them. Pissing off the teammates was probably not the best thing to do.

Katie finally made it to the door, and stopped. She heard something. She turned and walked back over to the couch.

Kaldur turned over in his sleep and muttered something in Atlantean.

Katie quickly put her hand over her mouth to keep from laughing.

"Tula..." He murmured.

Tula? Katie thought. Now she was curious, but one glance at the clock told her that she was going to be late.

Katie made a quick, but silent, dash towards the door and slipped outside.


Purple and red streaks shot across the sky as the sun poked above the trees. Katie sat close, but not too close, to the edge of the cliff and absentmindedly rubbed the scars on the underside of her arms.

"A new day," She murmured.

Something grabbed Katie's shoulder. She jumped and whirled around to find Kaldur.

"Kaldur!" Katie quickly made sure her sleeves were pulled completely over her arms. "What are you doing out here?"

"I could ask you the same question." He answered.

Katie sighed, now embarrassed. "I kind of have this thing...I like to watch the sunrise. I don't know, it's like this little tradition that I have." She shrugged.

Kaldur glanced toward the sun and back to Katie. "May I join you?" He asked.

Katie smiled. "Of course."

They sat in peaceful silence for a few moments. Finally, Katie couldn't take it any longer.

"Who's Tula?" She blurted.

Kaldur looked curiously at her.

"You talk in your sleep." Katie explained.

Kaldur looked down, smiling softly. "She is my girlfriend." He explained. "Back in Atlantis."

Katie ignored the sinking feeling in her stomach. "You don't get to see her much, do you?" She asked.

"No." Kaldur replied. "After I chose to join my king, I've visited my home less and less frequently."

The sun was now above the trees, reflecting off of the water in the distance. Katie suddenly stood up, grinning from ear to ear.

"I just had the best idea ever." She turned to Kaldur excitedly. "Two words: Beach day."


A/N: I don't know why but I had the hardest time writing this scene. Oh well, more to come soon! :)