|“||You're not just a bad boy, Aiden... You're a bad guy. And I don't want to be with the bad guys.||”|
Aiden and Lydia's relationship began shortly after Aiden's introduction in Season 3A's Tattoo when they saw each other at school. Immediately attracted to him on a physical level, Lydia sought Aiden out at school and the two began engaging in a friends-with-benefits-style relationship. This relationship grew stronger over time until Lydia learned that Aiden and his twin brother Ethan were Alpha Werewolves with the power to merge themselves into an extra-large Werewolf and who were members of the Alpha Pack, which had been terrorizing Derek Hale, Scott McCall, and the Beacon Hills packs in an effort to recruit them to their ranks.
However, it was shown that Aiden's loyalties had changed when he growled at his packmate Kali when she threatened Lydia's life, and he and Ethan's merged neck was snapped while defending Lydia from the Darach Jennifer Blake. Aiden and Lydia then had a brief break in their relationship after the injuries the twins sustained caused them to revert back to Omegas, though Lydia was the only one of the McCall Pack members who stayed in contact with them. Aiden then got the idea to try to join the pack in hopes of becoming a Beta and having the strength necessary to defend himself from the people he and Ethan "pissed off" when they were Alphas, and he was angered when Scott said no as a result of his part in Vernon Boyd and Erica Reyes' deaths. When Ethan reminded him that the best way to get the pack to reconsider was to do something nice, Aiden began trying to win Lydia back over, even after she informed him that she had recently helped save someone's life and that she wanted to be with a good guy, not with a bad guy.
Despite Lydia's comments, Aiden helped save her life after she was thrust into a hypothermic state after she was scanned by the Oni to ensure that she wasn't possessed by the Nogitsune, and their relationship was rekindled after Aiden and Ethan helped defend Lydia's close friends Scott McCall and Kira Yukimura from the Oni. Their relationship continued until the end of Season 3 when Aiden was fatally stabbed in the chest by an Oni. As he died, Aiden expressed regret that Lydia still thought he was one of the bad guys, but Derek Hale assured him that he would make sure she knew. Lydia's Banshee instincts caused her to sense Aiden's death, and she was visibly upset when she ran outside and saw Ethan, Derek, and Chris Argent congregated around his body.
In Season 5, Gabriel Valack used his Illusion Casting power to make himself look like Aiden in an effort to prevent her from leaving Eichen House before he could use her powers to figure out who the Beast of Gevaudan was.
Aiden and Lydia are also known as Laiden by fans
Throughout Teen Wolf
In Chaos Rising, Aiden is seen in friendly conversations with Lydia school library.
In Frayed, Aiden is shown in flashback making out with Lydia.
In The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Aiden is seen making out with Lydia until she confronts him about killing Boyd.
In Galvanize, after Aiden's comeback, he and Lydia make out in an office.
In Illuminated, Aiden sets up a Halloween Party for Danny, trying to prove to Lydia that he is not a "bad guy". When Aiden and Danny search for Ethan at the party, he sees Lydia lying on the ground by attacking by the Oni.
In Riddled, Aiden helps Lydia search for Stiles. He tells Derek of Stiles suspicions that he helped Barrow.
In Insatiable, when Ethan and Aiden are trying to find Lydia, they are shot at with bullets laced with wolfbane and are both hit several times. They are saved by Derek.
Gabriel Valack used his Illusion Casting powers to appear as Aiden when Lydia attempted to escape from Eichen House, where he informed Lydia that she couldn't leave yet because her treatment wasn't done. Valack continued to masquerade as Aiden until Lydia realized that he wasn't real, after which point he returned to his usual appearance in order to continue to question her about the events that occurred before she was admitted.
- Danny and Ethan, Scott and Stiles, Allison and Isaac and Aiden and Lydia are the four main couples in Season 3
- After Lydia rejects Aiden for being a bad guy, Aiden tries to change his way of life before becoming an ally to the McCall Pack. His actions included helping Danny Mahealani set up his Halloween party, helping Derek Hale and Ethan protect Scott McCall and Kira Yukimura from the Oni, helping figure out what was going on with Stiles Stilinski, and helping fight the Nogitsune, the latter of which caused his death.
- When Aiden died, he remarked that Lydia never believed he was a good guy anyway, causing Derek Hale to promise to inform her that he was.
- Lydia lost her best friend Allison Argent and her boyfriend Aiden within a day of each other.
- When escaping Eichen House in Season 5, she thought she saw Aiden, but it was actually Gabriel Valack.