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Some of you guys thought Aria's reason for being A wasn't good enough, and I'd agree for the average person, but to be A you have to be at least a little being crazy/overreact haha. So that's why that's the reason.
Also, I'm going to be posting a new story after I update this called Nobody said it was easy, so you should all check it out if you want! It's going to be Ezria as well!
I will continue to write this story too, so no worries :)
Aria gave him another peck on the lips before the door burst open and she heard her father's labored breathing.
"What the hell is he doing here?" Byron practically screeched. His pointer finger jutted towards Ezra and his face was twisted up in anger.
"Dad!" Aria exclaimed immediately detaching herself from Ezra. She stood in front of Ezra as he too stood up as Byron took a step closer.
"I don't know what part about leave this family alone you didn't understand, but if you don't step away from my daughter right now, I swear I'll kill you," Byron slowly said, enunciating each word.
"No," Aria countered as she backed further into Ezra. She saw Byron widen his eyes at her defiance the vein in his neck beginning to show itself.
"Aria, go wait outside right now," Byron ordered.
"No," Aria repeated this time more strongly. "I'm not leaving Ezra."
"Aria," Byron yelled. "I don't know if you are aware but we are in a police station and don't test me because I will turn him in."
Aria heard Ezra nervously swallow behind her and felt his whole body tense up. She grabbed one of Ezra's hands and saw her father's gaze instantly zone in on it.
"Ezra's not my teacher anymore," Aria explained. "We're perfectly legal."
"What do you mean he's not your teacher anymore?" Byron demanded.
"I quit a couple of days ago sir," Ezra said.
The door to the room opened and all eyes looked to it as Ella walked in.
"What is going on in here?" Ella asked. She surveyed the scene and saw Byron glaring at Aria who was protecting Ezra.
"Mom, Ezra's not my teacher anymore and whether you two chose to believe us or not were in love," Aria told her. "I'm not leaving him again."
"Aria, he was your teacher and that's still very much illegal," Byron reminded her. He looked to Ella for support, but she was just looking down at the floor.
"It's not illegal if there's no proof," Aria stated. She stared down at Byron who was now physically fuming.
"I don't even know who you are anymore," Byron said incredulously.
"Mom?" Aria pleaded as she looked over at Ella.
"I'm sorry you have to go through this, but it's still not right," Ella said. Aria felt her confidence slowly slipping at her mother's confession. She thought at least she would be on her side.
"I thought you would at least…" Aria murmured.
"At least what?" Ella asked her voice rising. "Give my teenage daughter and Mr. Fitz my blessing?"
"We're going," Byron ordered. Him and Ella turned to go expecting Aria to follow surprised when she continued to stand next to Ezra.
"Aria I will drag you out of here if I have to," Byron informed her.
"Aria," Ezra whispered. He gave her a look that said she should go and that they would talk later. Aria reluctantly stepped forward and followed her parents out a few stray tears escaping her eyes.
The drive back home was deathly silent no one daring to say anything. Once they arrived, Aria hurriedly jumped out of the car and practically raced to the stairs.
"Aria," Byron called out once she had made it half way up.
Aria turned around and looked down at the floor, not wanting her parents to see her falling apart.
"You know you're grounded for a long time right?"
Aria nodded and trudged up the rest of the stairs to her room and locked her door. She fell onto her bed and heard her phone ping and smiled when she realized her parents had forgotten to take it away.
She unlocked the screen and saw a new message from E.F. and quickly read it.
E.F.: We really need to talk…
Aria: I know.
Aria felt a couple more tears fall down her face at the tone of the messages as she awaited Ezra's response.
E.F.: I don't have a job right now
Aria: What are you saying?
E.F.: In New York I do.
A sob ripped through Aria's throat as she realized what Ezra was saying and she literally felt her heart breaking in two.
E.F.: Aria, believe me I am so sorry. I just don't know what else to do.
Aria wasn't sure if she could even respond to Ezra as she continued to stare at the screen. She didn't know what to say.
E.F.: Aria, baby please answer me...please
Aria: So is this goodbye?
Ezra read Aria's last text and his task of trying to hold it together became ten times harder. He swallowed thickly, his eyes pricking with unshed tears. Was this a goodbye?
E.F.: It's not a goodbye. It's a see you later. When you're 18 we can be together no matter what.
At this point Ezra was more trying to convince himself everything would be ok than Aria.
Aria: That's almost two years away…
E.F.: I would wait for you, even if it was 50 years away
Aria smiled through her tears at Ezra. Even in the most emotional times he could be so romantic.
Aria: When do you leave?
E.F.: I don't have an apartment anymore and I'm sitting in my car so I was thinking I should go now.
Aria felt like her whole body was breaking into a million little pieces as she read that last line. She wouldn't even get to see him one last time.
Aria: We won't even get to be together one last time.
E.F.: I know.
Ezra let the tears he was holding in freely flow now as he rested his head against the steering wheel of his car.
Aria: Well, I guess this is it…Just know I'll always love you.
E.F.: I love you too Aria. Forever
Aria leaned her head against her headboard, everything on her face throbbing from all the crying she had done. She wiped away the tears across her face before walking to her closet. She rummaged through her clothes until she came to a big red Hollis Sweatshirt in the back. She took off the shirt she was wearing now and quickly replaced it with the one she had just grabbed. It still smelled like Ezra's laundry detergent mixed with his body wash and something that could only be described as "Ezra." It was one of the most comforting scents in the world and she continued to breathe it in.
She climbed into her bed and wrapped the covers around her as she clutched Ezra's sweatshirt closer.
Ezra put his cellphone in the cup holder in the middle console before he leaned back against the leather seating. He wiped away at the tears across his face and reached for the button to open the trunk. He opened the trunk cover and grabbed one of the duffel bags. He reached in and pulled out one of Aria's shirts that she had left in his apartment and then packed away. He grasped it tightly in his hand as he walked back to the driver's seat. It still smelled like the coconut and vanilla perfume Aria used as well as something that just smelled like her. He held it close as he started his car and began driving off.
Sorry for the sad chapter, but I would never break them up permanently. Next chapters are going to have some A drama as well as Ezria drama.
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