Ezria Off Screen

Chapter 9: 2x10

This chapter takes place in 2x10.

*Aria's POV*

As I was looking at a brochure for a college I couldn't help but thinking about Ezra. I felt so bad about kissing Jason. I needed to find a way to tell him, I just didn't know how.

I turned around to where the Hollis stand was and saw Ezra talking with Jackie. Jackie. I hated her. As I was looking he turned in my directions and saw me, I quickly turned away, pretending to read the brochure.

"Wha- Ms. Montgomery." Ezra said in a playful voice. Ms. Montgomery? I looked up. "Have you considered Hollis college? They have a wonderful arts program. And I think you'll find the teachers are very hands-on, and…"

I took the brochure and walked away.

"Aria?" Ezra said following me, I kept walking. "Aria, wait what's up? Are you mad at me?"

Mad at you? No. If I'm mad at anyone its myself. I just don't like her, Jackie.

"No, I'm not mad at you." I said and stopped, turning around to look at him. "I'm worried about us. I just fell like outside forces are kind of taking over."

"Forces?" He asked confused.

"People."

"Aria, I don't know what else to tell you to prove that Jackie's not a threat."

Not a threat? Seriously? Does he not see the way she acts around him? How friendly she is? No persons that friendly!

"You know what? You wouldn't know a threat if it sat in your lap and made you a gin and tonic." I said angry.

"What does that even mean?" He asked. Idiot!

"It means that Jackie is interested in you!" I said. He looked to the side to the window, where you could see Jackie. Ugh! "She flirts with you every single day! I-I just saw!"

"Aria, I work with the woman." I sighed trying to keep calm.

"Look, I'm not blaming her. Okay, its not her fault." I said now calm. "We've left ourselves open to that because she doesn't know your in a relationship. The same way that no one knows I'm in a relationship.

"Yeah, but its not a problem as long as we know. I meant it when I said I didn't have feelings for Jackie."

"Ok, well, I meant it when I said I didn't have feelings for Jason, but that didn't stop me from kissing him." I said angry and without thinking. Crap! I just told him, and not in the right way. Yes, it was out, but the way I said it.

*Ezra's POV*

Wait, what? She kissed Jason? Did she like him? Rather be with him. It would make sense, fall for someone that was a lot less complicated then being with me.

"Wait, that-that came out entirely wrong." She said. Does it matter how it came out? You kissed him. I looked away, I couldn't look at her. She cheated. "I didn't kiss him; he kissed me."

So, she wasn't falling for him? Wait, if you don't like someone why would you kiss them anyway?

"I just… I didn't stop him." She finished. See, there it is.

"Hey, E-Z. Can you get those last box of brochures from your car?" Jackie said walking up. Really Jackie? You had to show up now? I looked over and saw how mad Aria was. "I don't want to leave the booth."

"Yeah. Sure." I said ignoring how mad Aria was, she didn't have a right to be mad. She's the one who kissed another guy. I walked away without saying goodbye to Aria.

*Later*

I got in my car and went to turn on the car when Spencer got in my car. Spencer?

"Spencer? Do you…need a ride or something?" I stuttered. I was so confused, why was Spencer getting in my car?

"I have to talk to you." She said. Talk? What could she possibly need to talk to me that it had to be right now? In my car? I was worried. "Okay, there's something I need to tell you, but…before I tell you that, there's…there's something else I need to tell you."

"Okay." Was all I said. What was happening? What was so important?

"I know about you and Aria." She said. What? She knows? How? Aria. She told her friends. Now I was even more mad at her.

"Excuse me?"

"Ezra. You don't-" She said. Ezra? She's calling me Ezra now? "Sorry. Mr. Fitz" That's better.

"Better. Thank you."

"Just. Listen to me." She said over me. I turned back to her. "Aria's in danger."

What? Aria's in danger? What? Why? How? What happened? I wanted to say but for some reason I couldn't.

"Okay, she's been hanging out with Jason DiLaurentis." She started. Jason. Hanging out? So, it was more then just a kiss, she was hanging out with him, too.

She explained how Jason was a creep and all the pictures he had of her, of her sleeping. I wanted so much to punch him.

*Later. Aria's POV*

I was walking back and forth waiting for Jason when I heard a car. I turned and saw a familiar car. Ezra's car. What was he doing here? I thought he was mad at me? Wait, how did he know where I was.

"What are you doing here?" Asked as I walked up to his car as he stopped in front of Jason's house.

"I came to get you." He said as he got of the car. Girt me? Why? He seriously that jealous he's not gonna let me hang around Jason?

He walked past me, and stopped a couple feet in front of me, looking at the house. I assumed he was looking for Jason. He turned back to me.

"Spencer thought after you left the grill.." He began when I cut him off.

"Spencer? You talked to Spencer?"

"She talked to me. She admitted she knew about us." He said. He knew I told Spencer, I didn't know if he knew Emily and Hanna did too, I assumed he did.

"She told you about us? Why would she do that?" I said taking a step toward him, now only a foot away.

"Because your friends think this guy Jason is dangerous, and I do too. They told me about the photos." Dangerous? Jason isn't dangerous. He has an explanation.

"He had a legitimate explanation for the photos. You don't have to worry, he's not a threat."

"He is to me." He said and I felt bad. Jason's a threat to him like Jackie's a threat to me. And its all because everybody thinks were single. "I don't want to loose you. Look… We started out hiding this relationship so we could have one and if keeping it a secret is ruining it I don't want to keep it a secret anymore."

"So, what are you saying?" I took another step forward. We were now only a foot away.

"Its time to tell people about us and I think we should start with your parents." Parents?! What?

"You wanna start with my parents?"

"Yeah I'd rather they heard it from us then from someone else." Ezra said. He had a point. They would be even madder if they heard it from someone else by accident.

He took my face in his hands and leaned down to kiss me and as he did I put my hands on his arms. I loved kissing him.

Then I heard something. Jason. I broke and turned to see what I thought, Jason. He pulled his arms back but I kept my hand on his.

"I'll be right back."

"Okay." He said and I walked over to Jason.

"Hey," I said as I walked up.

"Hey," Jason said. He took a step forward and reaches out his arm to give me the box in his hand.

"Your giving this to me?" I asked confused.

"Yeah."

"Thanks." I said and looked back at Ezra who was waiting.

"So, I should.." I said slowly.

"Yeah I know. Your unavailable." He said, so he saw. I felt bad. I walked away and Ezra followed me to the passenger side of the car. He opened the door for me and went back to his side of the car and got in. He drove off.

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