♫ Runaway - The Killers.
Included : @nessazura
"I thought Liam would be here holding your hand." Emmy commented looking disgusted at the prospect. I shrugged not really wanting to discuss the subject , Liam and I were still in an odd place. We had talked , well more than we had before the Thanksgivings break but it wasn't easy. It was strained , it didn't flow like it used to.
"You are oddly quiet. No smart a.ss comment. " Emmy said looking over at me. "Are you sick?" she asked faking concern. I rolled my eyes pulling my hand out of my pocket just to give her the finger.
"Stop being a b.tch." I said "And secondly i was just thinking about how much better i am at ice skating than you are." I said with a smirk , while that had been the last thing on my mind it was the truth. I loved Ice Skating ever since i was young , then i used to get lost in made up worlds and now well ice skating is a way to just get lost in thought.
"Oh shut up." She said before smirking slightly "And it looks like i spoke to early. Look who just showed up?" she said nudging her head towards the rink.
"Oh.." I said trying to keep my face blank. There standing outside the ring was Liam , while i was greatful he wasn't surrounded by Tyler and Cameron I wasn't expecting to see him.
"You know speak of the devil and he will appear , well Liam is like that i suppose." I said to Emmy. "Well he is now waving , so i am going to get i don't a drink or something so i don't have to see you make out." She said turning and walking away.
I sighed making my way towards Liam , he was probably looking for his friends. Maybe he was here to tease Scott or something.
"Hey." I said standing infront of him awkwardly. He grinned looking over at me "Just the person i was hoping to see." he said with that all too familiar smile.
"How long have you been here?" I asked curiously. He shrugged "Not too long"
I nodded "Have you already got skates?" I said before looking down at his shoes which where the typical converse. I looked up at to see him just grinning. "Nope. And neither have you."
"Very observant of you."I commented rolling my eyes "I learnt from the best." he teased winking at me. I started to walk away.
"Aria! Wait! Where are you going?"
I turned around to look at smirking. "To get skates, i can't go on the ice in these now can i?" I said playfully."Are you coming with or are you just going to stand there the whole time?"
He shook his head and amused smile on his face as jogged over to me. "So what has been happening Cohen?"
I shrugged "Not much." Part of me wanted to be a b.tch and point out he would know if he actually hung out and talked to me but today was the first time in a few weeks that the conversation was so tense and uncomfortable.
"Are you nervous about your exam results?" He asked , I looked over at him with a what do you think look. Everyone that knows that i take exams very seriously.
"Right you are all anal about exams and stuff." Liam said teasingly. "Anything other than a perfect score is unacceptable."
"Oh shut up." I said nudging in the shoulder. "I am not that bad. I just want good grades." I said frowning slightly.
"I know." He said leaning down and kissing the top of my head. "You're cute despite the craziness."
"I am not crazy." I said stomping my foot and pouting before earning odd looks from a few people around us. Liam and I both looked at each before we both began to laugh.
From the on it felt normal , just like it used to. We were back to Aria and Liam , Liam and Aria.
We both had got our skates and had circled the rink once , me being far superior at it then Liam who trailed behind me. "You should try playing ice hockey." he commented laughing crashing into the wall. I laughed a little "Yeah i don't think i could handle that , maybe i should try figure skating.?"
"Maybe. You would look good in there outfits." he said laughing a little before frowning slightly. I turned to see what he was looking at and then frowned myself. Across the rink i could make out the figures of Tyler and Cameron , I sighed shaking my head slightly.
"Go to them if you want." I said trying to sound neutral but i am pretty sure even Liam noticed the edge to my voice. He shook his head "Nah i am spending time with you." he commented.
"Well they look like they want your attention." I said my eyes narrowing at them slightly. Liam muttered something before looking at me "I'll be right back." he said kissing my cheek before heading off towards the other side.
Well the day started off pretty well, I should have expected those two show up. I had enjoyed those weeks where i haven't had to see Tyler's stupid smirk or Cameron's heart eyes towards Liam. Knowing Liam he would probably bring those two over and i would deal with them up close.
The only upside of that was i might be able trip one of them over or i don't know run over their fingers and say it was an accident.
I skated around the rings a few times. Might as well enjoy it while i can before the two people i hate come and ruining it for me.
"Hey you moved." Liam said coming across to me. I looked around "Where are you friends? Can't they skate?" I asked.
"I told them that i was with you." he said.
"And they decided they didn't want to hang out with you?" I asked laughing slightly. Liam frowned slightly "Noo..." He said slowly "I told them that they shouldn't come , they make you uncomfortable." he said.
I looked down feeling slightly guilty for this. "Liam." I said sighing , I can't believe i was about to do this. "If you want to hang out with them you can. My friends are here." I said with a shrug.
"I want to be here with you." He said his hand cupping my face so i could looking up at him "Okay?"
"Yeah. Okay." I said rolling my eyes a little.
"Good." He said kissing me quickly. I grinned when he pulled away grabbing his hand "Lets go."