Chapter 5

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The sudden halt awoke Aria from her short and unexpected nap. She looked out the window and noticed the plane was finally landing. She rubbed her eyes gently, careful to not mess up the very little make-up she had on. She could feel the butterflies building inside her and soon after felt the tears forming in her eyes. Before she knew it, she was walking down the ramp that led into the airport and that's when she finally and completely realized all this was real. She was actually back in Rosewood. Following the crowd of people that filled the airport, she made her way to baggage claim where Spencer would be waiting for her. To say she was nervous was an understatement. She could almost feel her heart popping out and the butterflies just kept getting worse as she getting closer to baggage claim. Within minutes she arrived and her eyes wandered around the area in search for Spencer. It was almost impossible to move around since it was crowded with people since the Holiday season was approaching. She gave one last glance, still not spotting Spencer and decided to retrieve her luggage instead. She hadn't brought that much, just her clothes and a few other things here and there. Spencer had been nice enough to offer both her home and anything else she would need. Spencer. She couldn't wait to see her best friend. She pulled her suitcases, one in each hand, and walked up to a bench, deciding she would sit there and call her. She quickly dialed her number and as she waited she looked around.

"Aria?" A familiar voice called.

Aria froze hearing her voice. Slowly she turned around. They both stared at each other for a few brief seconds, tears filling both of their eyes. Slowly they walked closer together and it was then that Aria spotted her best friends very pregnant belly. This only filled her with more emotions. Finally, neither of them could take it anymore and before they knew it, they were hugging each other tightly. This moment was filled with hysterical sobs and whimpers. Their cries showed the evident hurt and longing to see each other. They cried and held onto each other as if there were no tomorrow. Finally after that very long and emotional moment, they both pulled back, laughing slightly at the others tear stained mascara face.

"You're here." Spencer said softly. "You're actually here. Safe." Spencer's voice broke slightly.

Aria smiled warmly and wiped away her tears.

"I've missed you so much." She replied, pulling Spencer into another hug.

"I've missed you too." She smiled. "We all have."

"Thank you for everything Spence. I really appreciate you doing this. You had every right not to but you did and i'm ever so thankful for that."

"Ar, you're one of my best friends. I'd do anything for you. But you have a lot of explaining to do."

"I will. I promise." She assured her. She smiled. "So how far along are you?" Aria asked placing her hand over Spencer's belly.

"I'm due next month."

Aria smiled but soon it turned into a frown. Before she knew it, she was yet again in tears.

"Please don't cry. You're here now and that's all that matters."

"I've just missed so much on everybody's lives."

"Like I said, you're here now." Spencer gave her a sincere smile.


"Now come on I'm starving, and you must be too after that flight."

"Just a little."

"Well better work up that appetite, Toby's cooking for us."

"Spence, you're sure he's OK with this?"

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