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Aria and Liam fall into bed after a long busy, exciting day.
“I am beat,” Aria says.
“I bet you are,” he says flopping down next to her, he turns toward her a big smile on his face.
“What?” she says laughing as she looks at him.
“I’m so proud of you,” he says cupping her face. “You were absolutely brilliant.”
“Thank you,” she says placing her hands on his chest, “You were my inspiration,” she says smiling and looking up at him.
Liam sighs as he leans in pressing his lips against hers. “It was all you, love,” he whispers.
Aria kisses him as they snuggle together, drifting off to a quick sleep.
Aria and Liam had quite the busy next few months. Aria had a great meeting with Jennifer Lopez and was in talks to be her new back up dancer. Liam began painting more and more and meeting with new artists all over New York City. He’s been training his replacement and is planning to open his own art gallery for upcoming artists. But the social events have been plenty and the weight of their different worlds began to become really clear to Aria. And although she hasn’t said it, Liam has felt her pulling away.
Sitting on their bed staring ahead, Aria’s hands in her lap. A bag packed beside her.
She hears the door to the apartment open.
“Hey love, I’m home. I cannot tell you how beastly my day was. All I kept thinking about was how I cannot wait to come home and kick off my shoes and hold you in my arms and watch some crummy reality show with you. Aria? Sweetheart? Are you home?” he says when he is not met with his favorite smiling face.
Liam wanders throughout the house.
He stands at their bedroom doorway.
“Hey Love, Are you ok?”
Aria looks at her hands and wills herself to stand up.
Liam looks at her confused.
“Liam. I love you. I do. But-“
Liam looks down and sees her suitcase.
His eyes begin to water.
“Stop,” he says holding up his hand.
“Love, please just stop. Because I can sense where this is going and I can’t hear it. I don’t want to hear it.”
“This hurts me just as much as it hurts you, trust me.” Aria says tears building in her eyes.
“Then don’t say it,” he says shaking his head.
“Liam,” she says walking to him and grabbing his face as he tries to look away.
“I can’t do this anymore. I’m sorry, our worlds are just…too different,” she kisses him softly as her tears blend with his.
Aria turns her back to him as she walks to get her bag.
Liam’s tears spill over.
She turns as her own tears stream down her face.
“Please don’t,” she says shaking her head.
“I love you. Stay with me, please. We will figure all of this out, together. I promise you.”
“I love you too. So much. But we’re too different. I see how much strain our relationship has put on you and your mother. I know we think she’s trying but let’s be real she hates me. And I think it’s really convenient how Laura Lynn happens to be at every single social gathering.”
“Aria, she means nothing to me, love. You know that.”
“It’s not just that, I can’t be responsible for destroying what’s left of your family.”
“You are my family, Aria. I love that we’re different. That’s what makes it so exciting,” he says grabbing her waist and pulling her toward him.
“I’m sorry, Liam. It’ll never work. And I just can’t keep thinking that it will. Because it is wrecking me.” She says crying.
“Wrecking you? Aria you have consistently pledged your love to me and this relationship only minutes before telling me you can’t do this. Over and over again. So no, I’m the one who keeps getting my heart ripped out. You’re wrecking me Aria. And your right it won’t work. But not because of money or circumstance. Not because we’re too different. Not even because of my mother. But because you won’t give us half a chance. Because maybe the truth is you just don’t want to.”
“That is not true. I’ve tried…”
Liam looks at her and tugs her toward him swiftly placing a kiss on her lips
Aria’s mind is hazy as her lips are held in un-expectant pleasure.
Her lips find a rhythm against his.
Liam pulls away to catch his breath.
“Try harder,” He whispers, his tone breathy and sexy.
Aria looks up at him and pulls him into another kiss as Liam smiles against her lips, as his hands cup under her legs and lift her up and over to the bed.
Aria rips open his shirt as smiles wrapping her arms and legs around his body.
However later that night, she snuck out and left a note that read, “That was the perfect goodbye.”
TO BE CONTINUED…
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