This is the last chapter! Gods, this was fun to write! I hope you all liked to read it as much as I liked to write it! :D
Warning! Katie MAY be a ooc, I'm not sure...
The war was over.
The war between the gods and titans….and the war between her and Travis. The gods won the first. Who won the second? Katie wasn't quite sure. She wondered that as she sat on the edge of the dock, kicking her feet back and forth, absently staring down at the water beneath her.
In a way, she guessed they both won. Because, after everything, she realized that they'd always had the same goal disguised between the teasing and irritation. They'd always wanted—
"There you are!"
Katie looked over her shoulder, smiling when she saw who was running down the dock towards her. "Hey."
Travis stopped a little ways behind her, his usual lopsided grin on his face. "I've been looking everywhere for you, Kates!" he exclaimed. "You, my friend, are a very hard girl to find."
Katie rolled her eyes at him. "Let me guess. You only checked the strawberry fields and then you came here."
"Sure." Katie watched him grin at her for a minute, then turned back to the water.
"What's wrong?" Travis asked, worry suddenly evident in his voice.
"Nothing," Katie said. "Just thinking."
"Oh." A short silence. "What about?"
"Well, that's really hard to do," Travis said, coming up beside her and sitting down, dangling his feet over the edge like she was doing. "I've tried."
"Really?" Katie asked. "I'd imagined you did that all the time."
Travis shot her a look. "Very funny."
"I thought so." Another silence. Katie stared out at the water, debating in her head whether or not to say what she was thinking. The gods knew she wanted to. But it wasn't really in her personality to say stuff like it…
"Remember when I stuck your gardening tools out on . . . that buoy out there?" Travis asked suddenly, pointing towards a little white dot bobbing about in the water.
Katie nodded. "Yeah," she said. "I accidentally flipped the canoe and you lost the paddles!"
Travis held up his hands. "Hey, I was just trying to not drown," he said defensively.
"So then we had to swim all the way back," Katie continued as if he hadn't spoken. "And I so won that race, you know."
"Nuh-uh! I did!"
"Keep telling yourself that."
"I will, thank you very much," Travis said.
Katie laughed. Out of the corner of her eye she saw Travis's smile get a little bit wider. Should I say it…?
"Remember when I put the chocolate bunnies on top of the Demeter cabin?"
Katie sighed. "Sadly, yes."
"Aw, come on! You know it was awesome!"
"Not when you're trying to get melted chocolate of the roof!" countered Katie. "Did you have to pick a sunny day to do that?"
"Kates, it is always sunny here."
This time, Travis laughed, which just caused Katie to scowl at her hands in her lap. "You really annoy me," she told him.
"That's why you love me!" Then it seemed to strike him what he'd said and, for the first time Katie could remember, she saw Travis Stoll blush. And she thought it was cute.
Gods, I wanna tell him…
"Wanna make another memory?"
Katie felt her entire face go red. "W-W-What?"
"Wanna make another memory?" Travis repeated, grinning at her.
The word "Sure" was out of her mouth before she could think.
The next few seconds were a blur for her, but when she saw things clearly again, she realized she was thrashing about in the water, trying to keep her head above the surface while Travis rolled around laughing on the dock. "Travis Stoll!" she screamed furiously. "I'm so going to kill you!"
Travis grinned down at her. "If I had a nickel for every time you said that…"
On impulse, Katie reached up and snagged his arm. With a yelp, Travis tumbled down into the water next to her. He came up sputtering, Katie laughing hysterically at his stunned expression. "Karma!" she giggled.
"Kates…!" he whined.
Katie just kept laughing, Travis starting to grin again despite them both being soaked. Then they just stopped, staring at each other floating in the lake.
Finally, Katie said it. "Hey, Travis?"
"…I think I might actually like you."
Travis froze and nearly sank with the shock. But then he grinned wider than she'd ever seen. "I think I like you, too, Kit-Kat," Travis said. Then, without any hesitation, he swam forward, wrapping his arms around her waist and pressing his lips to hers.
It was the most magical memory the two shared.