Chapter 11: 2x17
This chapter takes place in 2x17.
I walked in to an empty classroom and dialed Ezra's number for, who knows how many times I've dialed his number. I was using Emily's phone this time.
I didn't think he would answer, but I could at least leave a message. After a few rings it went to voicemail.
"Ezra, hey, I'm calling from Emily's phone for obvious reasons." I said. I sighed and continued, "Listen.. I don't really want to think of us being over, but rather we are or we aren't its something we need to discus face to face. So, meet me tonight at 8, um, in front of the clock by Rittenhouse Square.
"If you come it means that there's still a chance for us, and if not-" Before I could finish I heard a beep on the other line telling me the message has reached its maximum. I'm glad it stopped me there, if it didn't I don't know if I would've been able to finish the sentence anyway.
Listen.. I don't really want to think of us being over, but rather we are or we aren't its something we need to discus face to face." Aria said over the phone. I didn't want to think of us as over either. We had broken up before, but this time was different. Right now was the difference between never seeing each other again and being a couple behind her parents back.
"So, meet me tonight at 8, um, in front of the clock by Rittenhouse Square. If you come it means that there's still a chance for us, and if not-" Aria said getting cut off by the end of the message. I didn't want to loose Aria forever. It was too painful, even to think about.
I took the phone away from my ear. I clicked on the message from the unknown caller and deleted it. I put my phone on my desk. I didn't want to loose Aria, but how could we make the relationship work?
I was fustrated. Then I remembered the story my student wrote. How the guy went after a girl he just met rather then marry his fiancé he was spout to marry. All because of true love.
Aria was my true love. My one and only. She was, is, the one.
I got up and went to my car and drove.
I was beginning to think he wasn't going to show. It had been a while. I was cold, I was in a dress with no pants, so my entire legs were showing. The only thing that kept me warm was the trench coat jacket I had on.
After a while it had started to rain, which made the cold even worse. I was only dry because I was sitting under a bench with a roof attached.
I saw a car drive by that looked like Ezra's. When I looked in I didn't see Ezra. It wasn't him. I was disappointed. I was so sure he would show. I thought he would want to save our relationship. I guess I was wrong.
Then I saw a car that looked like Ezra. I got up. I tried to see inside, but it was raining to hard to see that far. I was begging it to be Ezra at this point.
Then the driver stopped and got out of the car. It was Ezra. I was so happy to see him, I hadn't seen him since we told my parents, it was torture.
"Aria?" He asked, yelling through the sound of the rain. We both walked up to each other. I was so happy to see him, I could die now and not care. I didn't care that I was getting soaking wet. All I cared about was seeing Ezra.
Once we arrived at each other we looked each other in the eyes and then we kissed. The most romantic kissing scene ever. A couple kissing in the rain in the middle of the street. I couldn't be happier.
I could hear cars honking, but I still didn't care. After a few seconds we went inside his car and he drove to a ally to talk.
"I didn't know if you would come." I said after a while.
"I didn't either." He said. He turned more toward me. "Aria, this is dangerous for both of us."
"I know." I said quickly.
"But I'm only worried about you." He said, he was worried about me, I was worried about him. "I want you to be safe, to be happy, and I want you to be sure this, that we, are what you want."
"There's only one place I can be sure of that."
"With you," I said, and he smiled when I said that. I leaned over and kissed him.
"Were crazy, you know that, right?" He said when we broke from the kiss.
I laughed, and he laughed with me. "I know," I said.
"So, how are we going to do this?" He asked. "We cant spend the rest of our lives on sidewalks in the rain."
"I have an idea." I said and I explained the plan to use Holden as my way out of the house since my parents were okay with him since I've known him since forever.