|Once A Family, Always A Family
Author: HaNpllfan PM
Set seven years after Once in Love, Always in Love. When tragedy strikes will Aria and Ezra be able to make it through as a family?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Aria M. & Ezra F. - Chapters: 33 - Words: 39,542 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 08-30-12 - Published: 05-06-12 - id: 8091735
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It was a week after Aria and Ezra's appointment. Aria was doing pretty good considering everything. Her family was very supportive of everything and her friends had already gotten her baby gifts. Lydia told everyone she knew that she was going to have a little brother or sister, she preferred a sister. Ezra was so excited to be a father and you could see it on his face. He probably glowed more than Aria did. Aria was working on some stuff for the upcoming school year when Ezra came in.
"Aria, I was thinking about something." Ezra said as he sat down on her bed across from her desk.
"What were you thinking about?" Aria asked not looking up.
"I was thinking that maybe you shouldn't take this teaching job."
"Why wouldn't I?" Aria asked as she stopped what she was doing and turned to look at Ezra.
"Because you heard the doctor this is a higher risk pregnancy and I think that being a teacher would be a lot of stress on you which you don't need." Ezra told her as he got up and walked over to her.
"Ezra, I'll be fine besides I won't be due till February or March so I could teach the entire first semester." Aria told him as she looked back at her laptop.
"I don't think it's a good idea at all. You are just getting over being stressed out about the whole Brad thing and who's to say he won't be back. I just don't think you need any added stress until after the baby is born." Ezra told her with a frustrated voice.
"We haven't heard from him in months and I don't feel like living this pregnancy hiding like the last. Besides we really need to get a house of our own. I love my parents and all but we can't possibly live here after the baby is born." Aria told him as she got up.
"Aria I discuss this right now I have a meeting with the Dean in 30 minutes. I just had a suggestion and I didn't think it would turn into an argument. I love you and I don't want anything to happen to you or our baby is all. I'll see you in a few hours." Ezra told her as he kissed her and left her standing in her room.
She sat down on her bed and began to cry "dumb hormones" she thought to herself. All she wanted was to help out her husband and get a house of her own. She didn't want to think about problems with her pregnancy or about Brad. She just wanted to be happy and live a normal life.
"Aria, what's wrong?" Mike asked as he came into her room and sat down beside of her.
"Ezra doesn't want me to teach." Aria said between sobs.
"I can understand that. You have been through so much already and you were told you may not be able to have kids and then bam you're pregnant." Mike told her.
"I'm tired of being babied. All I want to do is have a job and be able to help support my family. We need to get a house and buy the baby stuff." Aria said as she began to cry harder.
"Aria what is this really about?" Mike asked her as he saw beyond her.
"I guess I'm afraid of what is going to happen and by hiding in my work and having a job I don't have to think about it."
"Aria everyone is here for you. You do not have to do this alone." Mike said as he wrapped a arm around his sister.
"I just don't want Ezra mad at me; I don't know what to do anymore." Aria said as she buried her head in Mike's shoulder.
"Talk to him. Discuss things with him and know that what he is telling you is because he loves you more than anything and he wants to protect his family. If you ask me I think that you shouldn't teach full-time maybe be a sub or something. You should be able to enjoy this pregnancy and be here for Lydia and your husband. You will get a house when it's time maybe you will need mom and dad more than you think."
"You know Mike you are pretty smart for a little brother. Thanks for the advice I love you." Aria told him as he got up.
"Any time sis."
"Now if you don't mind all this fighting with Ezra has made me tired. I think I am going to take a nap." Aria told him as he left and she laid down for a nap.
A few hours later Aria woke up to find an empty house. When she walked downstairs she found a note that said that her parents had taken Lydia to the zoo. Mike had gone to work and she wasn't sure if Ezra was home or not. She walked through the house and came to the living room where she saw Ezra sitting down looking at old photo albums. She went in and sat down beside of him on the couch.
"What are you looking at?" Aria asked him.
"Oh your mom was looking at them earlier and must have left them out so I decided to look at them. This album is from our wedding and that one." Ezra pointed to one on the coffee table. "is from when Lydia was born. I guess your mother must be feeling all sentimental with another baby on the way."
"I'm sorry." Was all that Aria said to Ezra when he was finished.
"What?" Ezra asked confused.
"I'm sorry I got mad at you earlier. I shouldn't teach and I know that. I do however have a compromise." Aria told him.
"Aria don't worry about it." Ezra told her.
"No, I shouldn't have been so mean and stubborn." Aria told him as she took his hand.
"What's your compromise?" Ezra asked her.
"How about I become a substitute for a few months? That way I don't have to stress about lesson plans and grading papers and that kind of stuff." Aria told him.
"I think that I could live with that as long as the doctor says its okay." Ezra told her as he wrapped an arm around her and pulled her close. "How about we look at some pictures and just relax."
"I would like that a lot." Aria said as she wrapped an arm around Ezra and they began to look at pictures.
A/N" I wasn't going to update so soon but I had the whole EZRIA fight idea and I wanted to write it before I forgot. I thought that this chapter needed to be written to show that their relationship is not perfect, some drama coming up my friends. Not sure when got some papers and stuff to do for school and work all weekend but hopefully it's soon. Love you guys so much and thanks for all of the reviews my main goal for this story is to have 200 or 300 reviews and 100,000 words so I hope you guys want to stay around for that long.