I’ll talk to you later then?” He smiled softly, flicking his bang
out of his face.
“Its not problem
Travis, I hope I answered your questions well enough.” The Witch
smirked and the turned on her heel to leave. “See you later
Travis.” with a flick of her hand her broom appeared next to her.
She sat carefully on the broom then flew off waving good bye.
Travis smiled to
himself as he watched the woman fly off. He caught something move in
the corner of his eye. He turned quickly and saw blue quickly
disappear behind a building. ‘Katelyn?’ The white haired boy dashed
behind the building looking for the former jury of nine and found
nothing but a set of foot prints. A frown formed on his face as his
mind wandered, 'Did she over hear us?’ He sighed softly then headed
to the ship to start his chores.
A few days have past
since his talk with Lucinda but he couldn’t help but wonder where
Katelyn has been, he only seen her training with Dmitri or heading
out to gather supplies for the their new home. He was starting to get
worried and he needed to talk to her alone. He sat down on a fence
and bit into his apple. Off in the distance he can see Aphmau playing
with Lilith, Yip and Leona, Aaron was working on a new house since
the village is growing larger by the week.
“You look like
your having fun Travis.”
dropped his apple then grab hold of the fence. Once he was sturdy he
clenched at his chest breathing heavy. “For the love of Irene you
scared me Laurance!”
The Brown haired man
laughed and walked into view, picking up the dropped fruit then
handed it to the younger boy. “So whats with you? You’ve been
quiet the past few days which is strange.” He handed Travis the
fruit then smirked “You haven’t flirted with anyone even Aphmau.
You aren’t sick right?”
Rolling his eyes
Travis grabbed the fruit and began to wipe off the dirt. “No, I’ve
just been thinking”
help but chuckle softly at the statement “You thinking? That cant
be good. What are you thinking about?”
Travis looked up the
sky and sighed before whispering. “Katelyn.” he waited for a
remark of some kind but as Laurance stayed silent, he decided to
continue. “I need to talk to her but I can’t find her alone.”
The Shadow Knight
looked at Travis, he noticed the serious look on the boys face and
the slight desperation in his voice. 'Katelyn’s going to kill me
but..’ He sighed softly then pointed to the barn. “Katelyn’s in the
barn taking a nap. Dmitri wore her out after he took her gauntlets
again.” In a blink of an eye Travis was gone and the apple
abandoned once again on the ground. Laurance shook his head and
headed toward Aphmau. 'Kid is just like me when I was his age.. hope
he has better luck’
Travis made it to
the barn, he leaned against the door frame trying to catch his
breath. “Katelyn?” No response. He stood up straight then
wandered into the barn, his nose wrinkled at the smell of horses and
chickens. 'How can she nap here.’ He carefully stepped over tools and
looked up at the loft that held the hay and small tools. He took a
deep breath and started climbing up the shakey ladder, he hated
heights. Living on a mountain was high but he was on the ground not
suspended by pieces of wood that could shatter in mere moments.
“Katelyn?” Again no answer. He sighed softly and made it to the
top then froze at the sight. Propped up against the window sleeping
soundly was Katelyn. Her hair was a bit disheveled from sleep and her
chest rose up and down slowly with her breathing. From the window the
sun shined on her face giving her a beautiful glow. He inched to her
carefully, trying to make as little noise as possible. As he got
closer his heart started pounding in his ears. His breath hitched
when she shuffled. A smile formed on her face as she feel deeper in
sleep. 'Wow.. shes so pretty when shes not angry.’ he took a deep
breath then reached over to move the hair out of her face. Before he
knew it he ended up on his back with Katelyn above him holding a
small boot dagger to his throat.
She stared at him
for a moment then withdrew her blade and sat on top of his stomach.
“Travis I’m only going to ask this once. Why are you here?”
“I wanted to talk
to you.” He stared at her and then looked straight into her eyes.
“The past few days you have been busy with Dmitri or gather
materials. I haven’t gotten the chance to even see you for more
then a few seconds.” He sat up and wrapped his arm around her back
keeping her on top of him.
softly and glared “Travis take your arm off of me.” she tried to
move his arm but it grew tighter around her back.
Travis sighed softly
and looked away. “No, you are going to run away I can feel it.”
he took a shaky breath before looking at her. “Katelyn I-” Her
hand covered his mouth forcing him to stop talking.
“Travis don’t.. I
know what you are going to say and its pointless.” Her eyes started
to water and she quickly rubbed her eyes. “I heard you and Lucinda
talking. And… this isn’t going to work, Travis! You’re half demon,
you’re going live as long as an elf or even longer.. You should care
about someone who can live with you.”
changed from sad to anger. “So what? We don’t know if I have a long
life or not! You didn’t even hear half the conversation. I was
talking to Lucinda about being human!” As his anger flared, his
demonic side started to show, his fangs grew and his skin started to
grow gray. “Do you think I like this? Do you think I enjoy being
who I am? I want to be human to.. I want to be able to show that I
Katelyn Finally got
his arm off of her and stood up quickly. Small tears threaten to
escape her eyes. “Travis I’m warning you. Do not say that word! You
are too young and have no idea what that word even means.”
“Excuse me?” He
stood up and his breathing grew heavy as he tried to stay calm. “What
makes you think you can tell me what I feel? Just because I’m young
doesn’t mean I don’t have emotions! This feeling in my chest is
for you.. I cant think of anyone else but you!” He felt his horns
starting to surface. He needed to calm down but her running away and
avoiding this was worse then a rejection.
He started walking
to her, she backed away then collided with the wall behind her. She
flinched as his hands slammed against the wall on both sides of her
head. “Travis..?” She looked at him with slight fear in her eyes.
She has never seen his Demon side this close before, it was
terrifying.. The bright green of his eyes were dimming, his skin grew
darker and he stared straight into her eyes. Her heart was pounding
in her ears.
“Katelyn I want to
hear the truth. Stop running away from me.” He leaned closer and
rested his forehead against hers. “If you hate me say it. Please
stop running away..”
“Travis I can’t..
You don’t want to feel the pain of losing someone you love..” Tears
started to fall heavy from her eyes. “You should be with Lucinda..
She is perfect for you, she can live as long as you. She is way more
attractive.. I will be go-” Her words halted as Travis’ lips
connected to hers. Katelyn’s eyes slide closed as she relaxed into
the kiss. With out thinking she started to deepen the kiss and
wrapped her arms around Travis neck.
Travis smiled into
the kiss and felt his human side taking over. This skin turned back
into the pale and freckled human form, his horns retracted into his
skull and his dim green eyes tuned back into their original vibrant
Katelyn opened her
eyes first then blushes furiously at her reaction to the kiss. Travis
opened his and just started into her eyes. The pain and sadness he
saw in her before the kiss slowly faded. Her face turned in to a
bright pink in embarrassment. He took a deep breath and smiled “I’m
sure what you heard between me and Lucinda was the very end of the
conversation.” He wiped a tear the fell from her face away. “I
was asking her if it was possible to turn me human once the war was
over..” A small laugh escaped his lips as her eyes grew wide.
let out a shaky breath and just started at his face, she looked for
some indication he was lying but all she saw was truth. “You can
not be serious..” her chest heaved as she struggled to control her
breath. “Why would you do that for me..”
The white haired boy
smiled showing off his toothy grin then shrugged “Because I love
you.” Before he could let out another word Katelyn kissed him and
hugged him tight.
She whispered softly
against his shoulder “I love you to Travis..”
(I have a head cannon that becaues he is half demon Travis may or may not have a long life line like Lucinda or his father the Demon worlock. Makes the pairings abit more deep since Travis may know that his partner will pas before hime.) Note all charaters are owned by @aphmau I am just ship trash
Everything I went through in the Marine Corps has shaped who I am today. And so I take that into my work, I take that into my life, I take that even into my sleep. It’s everything. And I know it’s scary for some people, going into the military which is pretty much putting their lives at risk, but the values and the lessons you learn, they stick with you for the rest of your life.