Elizabeth gets off the phone, doing her best to calm down. It was such an enjoyable day, and then comes Ethan. She was determined this time, not to let anything, he said to get under her skin. It was time to take things, he said as they were, meaningless, words to just hurt her. Not anymore. If this was months ago, what he said about Brian, and the next hot thing, would hit her like a ton of bricks making her rethink everything. Making her hurt and wonder, and sad. Not this time, She and Brian have already been through the hurdle, he passed it. It was rocky and hurt as well, but both of them came out on the outside together. She wasn’t going to let Ethans, suffering, and pettiness cut through her any more. It was time to grow and move on, in every sense of the way.
Elizabeth knew Ethan was still wounded, that the fact, that their daughter has now moved here, didn’t make it easier. She wasn’t trying to make things more detrimental, but at the same time, she couldn’t pitty patter around him to make things better. He was no longer her concern. He was a grown man that had to stand up for himself and find out, what he truly wanted for himself now.
It has now been two years, he should know it was finished. They said it to each other many times in the past, Ethan even saying it himself. He was just feeling sorry for himself and wanted to blame her, as he always has in the past. He needed to get over himself.
Elizabeth goes on her social media accounts and makes sure that Ethan is removed from everything that has to do with her. Blocking him from her phone, and anywhere else. No more feeling bad about what she did. She wasn’t happy, she left. It was now time for herself. She wanted nothing to do with him ever again. She knew she should have done this earlier, not waiting so long. She just always felt, she should keep in contact with him for the children. She no longer felt that way. Izzy was living here and was an adult, Sofia was with him, also an adult. It was time to break free from the chains, that held her down for longer than needed.
Elizabeth goes into the house, and goes on with the day, happy with all the plans, she has made for her upcoming wedding. Sharing every bit with Brian, texting him throughout the day. Their relationship is stronger than it has ever been. Which makes both of them very happy and content with each other.
Later that night after dinner, they both head up to bed, tucking their now nine and half month old son in. Brian just smiles down at Elizabeth, after looking at their son peacefully lay there in his bed. He kisses the back of her neck as he wraps his arms around her waist.