Help! Not Just Anybody - The End
England. She was leaving for England?
“Which airport?” Spencer asked Y/N’s father, panic surging through him. He could NOT lose this woman.
Her dad told him and Spencer hopped into his car, driving off as quickly as dared.
What Y/N’s father hadn’t explained was that she was only going to England for three weeks. At least, for now. He’d seen how heartbroken his daughter had been when Dr Reid had fired her. On one hand, he knew what the man had been through and understood his unhappiness that his child had been left somewhere without his prior consent. On the other hand, Ella hadn’t been left anywhere she wasn’t safe and Y/N had been left with very little choice. He hadn’t been best pleased that Y/N had gotten involved with her employer, but he knew his daughter didn’t jump into relationships lightly so Dr Reid must have been special to her.
After a few weeks of moping around his house, Y/N had gotten her test results. She’d passed, just. But she’d hoped to do so much better. She was also jobless, something she hadn’t been in years. After much deliberation she made contact with Joanne and Nick Thompson, the parents of her previous charge who had begged her to go to England with them.
They were incredibly pleased to hear from Y/N. The entire family missed her greatly. They’d hired a new Nanny who the kids were getting on well with so they couldn’t just offer Y/N her old position back. But they did suggest she come and visit them. They had a guest room and Joanne knew of a few business women in her company who were looking for new help. Y/N could look into transferring her studies over whilst she was there if she found a family that was agreeable.
It was a big step, one that Y/N had initially not wanted to take. But she’d been shook badly by her falling out with Spencer. Although they’d never said it, she’d loved him. She still did. If he’d have apologised to her, said anything to her that made her feel that there was a chance then she wouldn’t be considering this. But she’d needed a change, something drastic. So she was on her way to begin to trip, Spencer missing her by only twenty minutes.
Y/N’s dad didn’t think the Dr needed to know that her trip was only temporary. He’d seen the panic in the man’s eyes, saw then and there that he did love his daughter deeply and was sorry. And he knew that Dr Reid would be rushing off to the airport to try and stop her. In a big scene that was only ever played out in movies.
His daughter deserved that big scene. So he’d let her have it.
Olive had dropped Y/N off in the airport car park telling her to be sure to have fun and to find some hot English dude to bang.
Y/N had laughed telling her that she’d certainly try. Maybe that would help take her mind of Dr Reid. Hopefully this whole trip would do that. She wheeled her suitcase into the departures section of the airport, groaning when she saw the huge queues in front of her. It was fine though, she still had plenty of time, she purposely got here earlier than she needed to but it looked like a lot of other passengers had done the same. No matter. She’d go grab a coffee and visit the ladies room. Then she’d join the queue.
Spencer hurled along the freeway driving much faster than he should have been. He hadn’t even bothered to try calling her, he just knew he had to get there. He threw his car into a parking space and dashed into the airport, scanning the screens above the check in desks. There was only one flight a day from this airport that went to England, and he couldn’t have gotten here that much after Y/N did. He found the desk she’d use and quickly walked up and down the queue, ignoring the curious looks from other people.
He made two trips up and down, his heart beating faster with every step. She wasn’t there. She must have already gone through.
Alright. He needed a cheap flight that would get him through to the departure lounge, he could find her there. He was just about to sit down on one of the benches to pull up the airport’s website on his phone, when he saw her.
She’d stepped out of a coffee shop, pulling her suitcase behind her.
She looked up, surprised to recognise the voice that was calling her name, even more surprised to recognise the body it came from.
He was here, in the airport.
She stood frozen to the spot as he made his way to her.
Stopping in front of Y/N, Spencer found himself speechless again. Where to begin, what to even say?
“Spencer? What are you doing here?”
Okay, breathe Reid. Tell her how you feel. Apologise. Beg if you have to.
“I erm… I came for you. To stop you from moving to England. Your Dad told me where you were and I just…. I can’t let you go.”
Moving to England? She wasn’t moving there. At least not on this trip. But wait…. Let’s see what he has to say.
One small word, consisting of just three letters.
“Because… Because…. Oh god, Y/N I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry for how I behaved, for how I treated you that day. I was so out of line it was unbelievable. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to apologise enough for my behaviour. You were right and I was wrong, I shouldn’t have left that day, I shouldn’t have gone in. And I certainly shouldn’t have blown up at you. I know you’d never do anything to hurt Ella, that she was never in any danger. I’m so sorry.”
His voice was pleading, his face begging her for forgiveness. It was sweet and also kind of pathetic at the same time. But it was the apology she needed and deserved.
“Apology accepted. Is that all, cos I kinda have a plane to catch?”
“NO!! Please, don’t go. You can’t leave us. Y/N, having you in our lives has made it a thousand times better than what it was. My daughter loves and adores you, I love and adore you. I’m so sorry I ruined everything, but please… Please don’t leave us. We need you. Ella needs you and I need you.”
“You need me as what? Ella’s Nanny?”
Y/N was trying to keep her face in check, to not let her emotions shine through. She could feel other people looking at them, waiting to see what would happen.
“No. Not her Nanny. You’re so much more to her than that. And you’re so much more to me than that. Y/N, I’ve made some pretty shitty decisions in the past, I’ve waited too long to tell people how I feel, and I’ve lost them because of it. I can’t, I won’t do that again. If you still want to walk away then that’s fine but I have to tell you. I’m in love with you. I haven’t felt this way about anyone in years and I can’t imagine feeling this way again. You make me happy, you make me a better person. You make me enjoy life again. But I can only enjoy it with you by my side. I want you to come home. I want you to come back and be part of my family. We need you, you complete us.”
Y/N’s mouth open and then closed again as her brain struggled to process his declaration of love. She wanted this but…. Could she be with him? He’d apologised for that day but… Would it happen again?
“Spencer, I can’t work for you again. You can’t pay me. It’s too weird.”
“I know, I know. We’d work something out. That’s the least of my worries right now.”
Y/N looked down at her suitcase, at her bag that contained her flight details and passport.
“Please, don’t go,” Spencer begged one last time.
Even though this wasn’t permanent, it was just a trip, she realised that she had no reason to go. She’d been leaving to escape him really, to distract herself. Could they work this out? She’d still need to work and he’d still need to find someone to watch Ella. But… Maybe there could be an in between. She could work elsewhere and still help him with Ella somehow. And they could… Be a family.
You complete us. That’s what he’d said.
“Okay?” Spencer questioned, hope on his face.
“I won’t leave, I won’t go to England. I’ll stay.”
“You’ll stay. You’ll stay!!”
She nodded and Spencer flung his arms around, no longer being able to contain himself. Y/N hugged him back, missing his embrace so much. Spencer held her tightly, so much so that she had to pull away.
“I kinda need to be able to breathe.”
“Shit. I’m so sorry… But you’re staying? For real?”
“Yes. For now at least. We need to work some things out for sure. But… I love you too. And I love Ella and Ellie too. Where is Ella, anyway?”
“With Amanda. I was in two minds whether to bring her. Part of me thought seeing her might sway you to stay but the other part didn’t want you to feel like you had to if it wasn’t what you wanted, just because you didn’t want to hurt her.”
“Does she know? About… Us?”
Spencer nodded. “I think she knew from the start. Kid’s got a genius for a father, she figured it out. Or else Ellie told her what she saw that night. She wouldn’t speak to me after you left, and I actually had to send her to her room for yelling at me and calling me an idiot. She was right though, I was.”
Y/N chuckled, imagining that little scene playing out in her mind.
“Shall we go then? People are staring like this is an ending from a movie or something. You know the ones where the man finally confesses his love to stop her from leaving on the plane.”
“That is pretty much what just happened. Though, don’t those movies usually end with a kiss?” Spencer asked, tucking a loose strand of hair back behind Y/N’s ear mirroring the movement that had started this all.
“I believe they do,” she glanced around to see people watching, smiles on their faces.
“Shall we give them what they want?” Reid asked.
Y/N nodded and as their mouths came together they heard a small cheer go up around them.