"Ava?" I say, confused. Kat nods. "She's behind all of this. I wasn't actually going to kill you; I just wanted to scare you enough that she would leave me alone." I study Kat's face, looking for signs that she might be lying to me again. She stares me dead in the eye and doesn't flinch. "Why don't you just ask Ava if you don't believe me?" she asks. "I have good reasons to not believe you," I say. "I've lost track of how many times you've lied to me." Kat nods quietly. "I have an idea!" she blurts suddenly. "I'll call Kat and tell her you told me you decided to stop messing with Niall," she says. "Then you can see I'm not lying." I sigh. "Fine." Kat pulls her phone out of her pocket and punches in a number. "Hello?" a voice eerily similar to mine answers. "Hey," Kat says, her voice quivering a little bit. "Well? How did it go?" Ava asks. "She told me she'd stop messing with Niall," Kat replies. There's silence from the other end for a minute. "Okay," Ava finally responds. "I guess that's good enough for now. If she doesn't keep that promise, though, we'll have to take action." I swallow hard. I'm Ava's sister. What would make her turn on me like this? "Yup," Kat says, and hangs up. "Proof?" she asks, turning to me. I shrug. "I guess so." Lacey pulls me aside. "Do you really believe her?" she says. I bury my face in my hands. "I honestly don't know what to think right now, Lacey," I admit. "I believe her," Liam says. I look at him. "What makes you so sure?" I ask. "Nothing," Liam replies. "I just think we should believe her until we find something that goes against what she said." Lacey nods thoughtfully. "Yeah," I say. "You're right." Lacey gives me a hug. "I'm going to go back to sleep now. You should too," she says. I nod although I know there's no way I'll be able to sleep after this. Liam bids me goodbye and they walk away. While I was talking to Liam and Lacey, Kat disappeared. Morning is starting to streak the sky, making everything seem surreal. I walk slowly back to my cabin, running through in my head all that happened tonight. This whole summer has been completely crazy. I unlock the door, step inside the cabin, and look around. There's no evidence of what happened just half an hour ago. I change into a tank top and shorts and grab my phone from my wristlet to pass the time. A text from Niall lights up the screen. The doctor says I can be released in a few days. I smile. That's great! I text back immediately. I miss you, Niall replies. I have to see him. I have to. I'm coming to see you right now, I tell him before tucking my phone away and getting my car keys. I need to tell Niall how I really feel about him.
When I reach the hospital, I wave to the lady at the front desk. She smiles in recognition and waves back. I walk up the flights of steps to Niall's room and push open the door. "Hi," I say awkwardly. "How are you feeling?" Niall smiles. "A lot better now." I blush and sit next to him like I usually do. "Ally," Niall says, suddenly serious, "I need to know how you really feel about me. Do you like me, or do you like Zayn now?" I take a deep breath. "I love you, Niall, and I always have. Zayn was sort of a distraction because I was mad about what you and Kat said. I've always had feelings for you." I stop, feeling a little embarrassed. Niall tucks a strand of my hair behind my ear. "And I've always had feelings for you," he whispers. He leans toward me and kisses me. The door flies open and Niall's parents stand there. We both pull back quickly. Niall's mom smiles. "Ally! I'm so glad you're back. Niall really missed you," she says. "We'll leave you two alone for a few minutes," his dad says and they leave as fast as they came. "I did miss you," Niall says before kissing me again.
Back at camp once more, I pull into the parking lot and notice a bunch of police cars. Seeing me park, an officer hurries over. "Are you Ally Sidheag?" he asks briskly. "Yes, that would be me," I say. "Where were you just now?" he asks. "The hospital, visiting my boyfriend," I reply. "Why? What happened?" The officer ignores my questions and plows on with his own. "Do you have an alibi?" he says. "Um, my boyfriend can, I guess. And his parents...and the lady who works at the front desk. What happened?" I repeat. The officer jots down some notes before answering me. "We've found a body," he says.