Ezria Off Screen

By Mystie Johnson

Romance / Drama

Chapter 6: 1x11

*This episode takes place in 1x11 when Ezra shows Aria what's written on his car and after that scene and the scene at the hospital when they find out she's dating *

*Aria's POV*

I was walking to Ezra's apartment. I knew I should have gone back to the hospital but I wanted to see Ezra before. I wanted him to comfort me, tell me she will be okay, and that whoever did is a jerk.

I walked up and knocked on his door.

"Aria," He said as he opened the door.

"Can I come in?" I asked.

"Actually I want to show you something first." He said and he came out of the doorway shutting the door behind him. He started to walk away.

I was confused but I followed anyway.

He walked to the drivers side of the car. At first I thought he was taking me somewhere. But, why would he take me somewhere in his car in broad daylight.

Then I saw that written on the back windshield was the words "I See You"

I was worried, had someone seen us? But, who would have? No one would have been that far from the party. Or this far into the woods that late at night.

"I didn't see it till I came down this morning." He said. He walked around the car back to where I was standing.

"Maybe somebody put it there after you parked?" I said trying to convince myself and failing so I knew he wouldn't believe it either.

"Aria, we both know when this happened." He said and he was right. I knew it happened last night, but I didn't want to believe there was someone who knew about our relationship. "This happened last night."

"I don't know that and neither do you." I said still failing to convince myself this hadn't happened last night. I kept coming up with excuses in my head, all of them weren't convincing enough.

"'I See You'" He said. "Not 'Wash Me.' Not 'Go Sharks.' 'I See You'. That's very specific.

"Maybe it's specific, but it doesn't mean anything."

"Aria, it means somebody saw us last night."

"It doesn't mean anything." I said, the more I said it the less I believed it. If I didn't believe he wouldn't. I had to do something… I didn't know what, he wouldn't believe me. So, I wiped away, at least we could forget about it and talk about what I came here for. "Lets just forget about it for now. Ok?"

"Ok." He said walking up. I waited a little bit before following him.

"So, what did you come here for?" he asked as I walked in.

"To see you?" I asked wondering if he would believe me.

"Ok. But threes something else." He said as I walked over to the couch where he was.

"Ok, Fine." I said as he put his arm around me. "Hanna's in the hospital."

"I'm sorry. What happened. Is she ok?"

I explained what happened. How I got a text from Hanna to meet her in the parking lot about something and how I met up with Spencer and Emily. How, Hanna was walking across the street when the car came out of nowhere. How, it didn't stop to see if she was ok. How, the car didn't even try to stop.

"I'm so sorry, Aria. I'm happy she'll be ok."

"Thanks. Can we not talk about it? I came so I could get my mind off it before I went back."

"Sure."

And they did. They talked till Hanna's mom text she wanted company and she left.

*At the hospital. Beginning of scene.*

"Does it hurt?" Emily asked.

"Yeah kind of." Hanna responded sighing.

"Do you remember what happened?" Spencer asked from across the room.

Spencer was in a chair, me and her mom were on onside of Hanna and Emily on the other side.

"Uh, yeah, I remember." Hanna said. "Um, mom, you've been here the whole time, too. You wanna take a break?"

Hanna's mom looked at all of us before saying, "Are you sure?"

"Yeah."

"I'll be back in a couple of hours." Her mom said getting up and leaving.

I knew why she wanted her mom out, we all did. So once she left I got up and closed the door.

"Noel Kahn is ' A.'" Hanna said as I walked over to her bed.

What? The guy I had a crush on for a while and was now dating is 'A'. That means he about me and Ezra before we started dating.

"What?" Spencer said.

"Are you serious?" Emily asked.

"Yeah, I saw him in the woods and he left an 'A' message." Hanna said. What? So, Noel Kahn was the one who wrote "I See You" on Ezra's car.

"You saw him leave a message?" Spencer asked confused. I guess they were all in shock, I know I was.

"He wrote something on the back of a car window."

Please, tell me she didn't see. Please, please, please.

"What car? What did he write?" Emily asked. Hanna looked at me. I knew now that she saw me. And it was up to me to decide if I wanted to tell them or not. I thought it was best not to lie, and besides, I can trust them, there my best friends.

"'I See You'" I said. Spencer and Emily looked at me.

"how do you know?" Spencer asked.

"I was in the car."

"Whose car was it?" Emily asked. Spencer looked at Hanna I guess to get some answers and then back to me.

I sighed, I didn't know how to say this. I didn't know if they would understand. I didn't know if they would keep the secret, they were my friends, but still, I had to, there was no turning back now.

"Ezra Fitz."

" ?" Spencer asked. I nodded.

"Aria," was all Emily said.

"Hanna?" Spencer asked looking to Hanna for answers.

"It was ." Hanna said.

"You and?" Emily asked standing up. It was all out now, I no longer had to hide it from my friends, which killed me. I could talk to them, like I've been wanting to since it started.

"You met him there?" Spencer asked, maybe she had put it together? She might have been seeing if it was different? If I was her, I would try to see if it was something else, rather then what she thought.

"The call you got at the party, that was from him?" Emily said putting the pieces together. I could tell there was anger in her voice. They were mad at me for not telling them.

They didn't know that's all I wanted was to tell them.

"I couldn't tell. I couldn't tell anyone. I promised Ezra." I said walking closer to Hanna's bed. I wish I had said .

"Ezra? Whoa, hold it. This is something that's been going on?" Spencer said getting up out of her chair. It was a lot for them to process. Now I wasn't so sure they got it. But they were putting it together. "you and a teacher?"

Why would they think I would just get in a car with a teacher? I'm not like that.

"I didn't just get into his car last night. Who do you think I am?"

"How long have you been seeing him?" Emily asked. So, now they get it.

"Um.. Since right before school started." I decided to say when we first got together, our relationship just started, but that's when we first kissed.

"Oh, my God, on Labor Day?!" Spencer said like she was horrified, I guess it was a weird day to meet someone, on the anniversary of the day our best friend goes missing.

"Okay, so you don't have a boyfriend in Iceland?" Hanna asked finally saying something.

"No, I did. Yeah. But, its not like that."

"You were seeing a teacher when I set you up with Noel?" Hanna said. Technically I wasn't, he had broken up with me, but… I nodded my head. I looked down. I saw as Emily went and sat down where Spencer was sitting. "Oh my God, I fixed you up with Noel."

"And why did you get into his car last night?" Spencer asked.

"Um, well, he called me last night and…" I stuttered. Spencer looked at me like I was doing something completely wrong and I was a terrible person for this. "Oh, don't look at me like that."

Spencer walked to the window. Hanna sighed, I had to tell sometime.

"My head hurts just as much as my leg now."

"What exactly did you see?" Spencer asked turning around.

"Well, I saw Aria go into a parked car, then I saw someone in a black hoodie write something on the back of the car window, and when he turned around, it was Noel."

I couldn't believe it. Why would Noel be 'A'? How? Why? I was dating 'A'. I couldn't be, I didn't want to believe it.

"No, it cant be Noel."

"Aria I saw what I saw." Hanna said frustrated.

"And 'A' tried to kill her for it." Spencer said, and she had a point, but I still didn't want to believe it. I didn't want to believe the guy I used to have a crush on and am now dating is 'A'.

"Okay, but none of us saw who was driving that car." I said trying to convince them, maybe it wasn't Noel, maybe it wasn't Noel at all. Maybe it was just a jerk, or a person who was to scared to stop.

Then there was a knock at the door.

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