😊You Don’t Have To Go (Ethan x Reader)
Summary: College is approaching which puts a stress on Ethan and your relationship. Based off of You Don’t Have To Go by Christian Collins!
A/N: Working on E smut which I plan to have posted within the next few days! Here is something for you guys to read while you wait :) H/C means Home Country
4 and half hours left.
Today was different for Ethan and I. Normally Ethan will come during breaks and we spend time watching Netflix and cuddling or cooking things together. We spend as much time together as possible before he has to leave and go back to work. But this time things were different. Things would be farther.
I was upstairs in my room packing up the last bits of my room deciding what goes with me and what stays home. Cute lamp from target? Goes! Giant bear I got when I was 10? Stays. Ethan is sitting in a swivel chair on his phone. He is not happy and I knew it. Our relationship has gone through two years of a few states away from each other but not another country. I was accepted to the University of Padua in Italy for medical research and I wasn’t turning down the opportunity and Ethan knew that.
“Hey babe.” I said and nothing. I looked around my naked room and saw my bags on the floor ready to go. I had to be at the airport in a few hours and I don’t want to spend my last memory with Ethan mad at me.
“Y/N! Ready?” My mom hollers. I look at Ethan who grabs two of my suit cases and my backpack and I grab one bag and kiss his cheek. He doesn’t react which bugged me. This could be our last day together for awhile and I don’t want to spend it arguing. I walked down the stairs first as Ethan followed and we shoved everything in my car. “Okay your dad and I are going to Il Dolce! Do you or Ethan want anything?” My mom asked.
“No thank you.” Ethan says and I nodded in agreement with him. My mom shakes her head and leaves him and I alone. I decided to be bold with him. He walks up the stairs and I follow behind him. We go to my room and I shut the door behind us.
“Why are you acting like a jerk on our last day together?” He looked at me and laughed.
“Are you serious Y/N? You’re going to Italy! How the hell am I supposed to get to Italy every other month?! I’m here on "business” and they don’t have much business in Italy for me.“ Ethan says with a smirk on his face. I don’t respond. "I mean you could be a doctor or whatever it is you want to do here at home. You don’t have to go all the way to Italy!” Ethan looks at my cluttered bed. I look at him. “You don’t have to go.” He says quietly and I knew I didn’t have to go, but I wanted to. Going to another country for schooling was too cool to just pass up. I sat down next to him on my bed.
“Babe I know you’re upset. Believe me I would be so upset if I was in your shoes, but you need to understand this is my dream. This is what I want in life. This is where I need to be right now. Believe me I love you Ethan with all of my heart. Don’t think for one second I don’t, but you need to understand that I want nothing more in life then to have you there for me. If you could I would want you there with me. I know I’m just rambling but I need to do this for me. Now if you don’t want to be together that’s fine but I need to know now.” I said and Ethan sat there and stared at his lap.
“I need to go.” He said and he stood up and walked out of my room. I sat there on my bed and I felt a tear roll down my cheek. He left. After everything we’ve been through he just left me hanging. I loved him so much why would he leave. I stood to my feet and wiped my eyes. At least I have my answer now. I walked down the stairs and watched some Friends before I left.
*2 hours left*
About 30 minutes later someone walked through the door. It was my mom and my dad with smiles on their faces. “Hey Y/N how are you doing?” My mom asked as she shut the door behind her.
“I’m good just watching some show before leaving. How was Il Dolce?” I responded smiling.
“Delightful! Oh Y/N we’d better get going your flight leaves soon.” My Dad said and I stood to my feet and unplugged my phone from the charger. No texts or anything from Ethan. I can’t say I was heartbroken. But I did feel a loss but maybe this is a new start for me. Plus I’ve heard Italian boys were where it’s at. Even though I knew I loved Ethan, I knew that this was a new chapter in my life that I had to start whether I wanted to or not. I got inside of my blue volkswagon and my parents got in their car and we started driving. I was playing Love Yourself as I drove down the road. My parents were in front of me as I sang my heart out. I was thinking about all the cool things in Italy. My roommate, my classes, my dorm room, and all of the foreignness it brings!
We arrived at the airport and we checked in. They loaded my bags. I looked at my mom and dad and smiled. “We are so proud of you Y/N.” My mom says squeezing me. I smiled and squeezed her back.
“Even though Ethan isn’t here, we know he would want this for you even though he may not act like it.” My dad said and I nodded. I guess they heard the news of Ethan and I and I didn’t even have to tell them.
Now boarding flight A17 to Los Angeles. Flight A17 to Los Angeles.
I guess this was it. Ethan wasn’t here. He wasn’t going to show up. Just my parents and me. “That’s my flight.” I said and a tear rolled down my cheek.
“Y/N don’t be a baby. You’ve got this. You’re going to do wonders in the world I just know it! Do you understand me? Don’t let some boy get you down! You’ve got this. I believe in you! Now go save some lives and make sure to write and call.” My mom said to me and I stood straight up. She was right. I don’t need to let a boy ruin my day or night or anything in between. I grabbed my Victoria secret bag carry on and walked through security. I gave my ticket to the blond haired ponytail lady and I turned around and waved at my parents. Smiling I walked on the plane. I pulled my headphones out and plugged them into my phone. I straightened my thick framed glasses and I posted a cute snap on my story captioned with “Single and ready to mingle. Italy here I come.” And turned my phone on airplane mode and enjoyed my flight to LA. Then to Italy.
After my 20 hour flight I landed in Rome. I grabbed some food and went straight to my dorm. My roommate was super cute. She had bouncing red curls and a braced smile. She was absolutely adorable. “Hi my name is Annie! I’m your roommate!” She says and I smiled.
“Nice to meet you Annie! I’m Y/N! Where are you from?” I smiled to her.
“Ontario, Canada! You’re from H/S right?” She asks and I nod. Soon we heard a knocking on our door. “That’s my brother will you get that for me?” She asks and I nodded. I ran to the door and opened it revealing a familiar face with even more familiar lips as they pressed against mine. His arms wrapped around me as he pulled closer. I deepened the kiss, but then remembered I was in Italy. I pulled back and looked at him.
“Ethan what on earth are you doing here?! In Italy?!” He grabbed my hands and smiled.
“I am so sorry. I was being dumb. I was too focused on me and what I wanted and I didn’t think about you at all and I am so sorry Y/N. I don’t expect you to forgive me but please don’t leave me. We’ll make it work. I know we can.” He says and I smiled.
“Ethan I love you so much. You know I do, but I just need to take time for myself. I just want to be single for a little bit.” I said and Ethan’s heart looked like it had broken to a million pieces. I felt bad looking at his sad eyes. I looked down to my feet. I started to smile and I sniffled to keep the act going. I started laughing and I pulled him for another kiss. “Wow sometimes you are so dumb.” I said and we both laughed as we kissed again.
“Don’t do that to me Y/N!” He whined which I just laughed and kissed him again.