|After the Goodbye
Author: sleetinthesummer PM
A glimpse into the lives of RTA's forgotten couple, also known as Fizzy.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Felix K. & Izzy P. - Chapters: 13 - Words: 10,790 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 07-28-10 - Published: 05-22-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5989133
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
A/N: It's finally here. :D This idea has been explored time and time again. There are plenty of fanfics out there that complete Felix and Izzy's story. I haven't read any of them, however, I believe my story may be different than the majority of other Fizzy fanfics. I have written about what I believe should have or could have happened between each episode involving Fizzy, starting with Woman of Importance (which is where the Fizziness dies down), right up to, and a little after, the series finale, So Dear to My Heart. I'm also working on a short sequel about Izzy's life while Felix is in the Navy / at war.
There may be some confusion as to the order of some of the episodes used in this fiction. On , it states that the episode Aah... Sweet Mystery of Life comes after the episode Total Eclipse. According to the seasons in each episode, that makes sense. However, on , it says the opposite. When I watched these episodes on tv, the latter was the case, so I am writing this story as if the events of Aah... Sweet Mystery of Life come before those of Total Eclipse. I hope that doesn't cause any headaches.
Finally, I am by no means a pro, so you will see some out of period speech.
Oh, and before I forget, I do not own Road to Avonlea, or any of the characters. They belong to Lucy Maud Montgomery and Sullivan Entertainment. I do, however, own this fanfic. (:
Now that all that's out of the way, please R & R, and enjoy my interpretation of Fizzy's story. :D
Felix King walked home, floating on a cloud. He was certain that the smile on his face was etched there permanently, and was reminded of this as he brushed his fingers across his lips for what could only be the millionth time since he had walked his best friend Izzy Pettibone home.
Felix had just barely convinced Izzy not to go to Boston with her Aunt Lillian. It had not been an easy task, since she was still angry at him for humiliating her in front of half the town.
He hadn't intentionally embarrassed Izzy, of course; Felix half blamed Donny Lester for causing the huge misunderstanding, and spreading the rumour that he had kissed Izzy. Although, it had been Felix's own pride that got him in the mess in the first place, as he had failed to deny the fact that anything of the sort had happened.
Felix had done plenty of stupid things in the past, and Izzy had always forgiven him. But when he realized that it would take more than desperate begging to get Izzy to forgive him this time, and for her to stay in Avonlea, he knew he would have to tell her exactly what she meant to him.
"You don't need a whole new you! I don't think you need to change anything. I think you're perfect the way you are. The way you dress, the way you look... I think you're perfect. Don't go, Iz. Stay here, with me."
Hours later, the two of them were standing on the platform of the train station together, waving as the train Lillian was riding disappeared in the distance toward Boston.
Izzy told him that there was only way to erase a white lie. That was by making it true, so she did.
"Looks like someone's in a good mood for once," commented Felix's younger sister, Cecily, as he entered the King kitchen. "This is a lovely change of atmosphere from what you've been exhibiting the past few months." Cecily sitting at the kitchen table, reading a book and choosing an apple from the bowl in the centre of the table.
"You catch on quickly, my dear Cecily." Felix said as he kissed his sister on the cheek in greeting.
Cecily raised her eyebrows. "Felix King, what has gotten into you? Something fantastic must have happened to make you this happy. I'm going to guess that you and Izzy made up?"
Felix grinned. "Not only are we friends again, but I think she forgives me for the incident on Dominion Day. Speaking of which... you know that little white lie that was going around about Izzy and I? That we kissed?"
Cecily nodded, waiting for him to finish.
"Well... it's not a lie anymore."
"Felix!" Cecily exclaimed. "I am so happy for you!"
"Thanks, sis." Felix smiled, grabbing an apple from the bowl on the table for himself.
"Did you tell her that you love her?"
Felix nearly chocked on the piece of fruit he was chewing. After he composed himself, he furthered the awkwardness of the conversation by stuttering. "Um.. uh, n-no. Why would I do something like that, Cecily?"
Cecily gave her brother a look that said "You're not fooling anyone, Felix."as plainly as if she had screamed it in his ear.
Felix waited for her to elaborate. What would make her think something like that if he hadn't even considered the idea for himself?
"Felix, I know you love her. I'm certain that everyone who knows you well enough can see it too. It's as plain as the nose on your face!"
Felix brushed his finger over his nose subconsciously in spite of himself. "Cecily King, I assure you, I have no idea what you are talking about."
Cecily laughed. "Have it your way." She turned to leave the kitchen, but then paused. "And I'll have you know, Felix, what I said about you, the same goes for Izzy."
This took a moment to register in Felix's mind, and by the time it had, he was alone in the kitchen. These feelings he had for Izzy. Were they love, as Cecily suspected? And was she implying that Izzy felt the same way about him too? "Cecily, wait a minute!" he cried, following his sister to where she was now sitting in the parlour, continuing her reading as if nothing happened. "Cecily, you know Izzy as well I do. Do you think I should tell her, well, you know..."
"That you love her."
"Sh, Cecily!" Felix whispered. "Not so loud."
"Felix King, you are acting like a fool. There's no one else in the house! Everyone is gone to Carmody for the day. There's nobody here but you and I. Why are you whispering?" Cecily laughed. "It's not like it's a secret or anything."
"Well, it should be. It's supposed to be." Felix hesitated. "You haven't spoken to Izzy about this before by any chance?"
Cecily rose from her seat, a look of pure smugness on her face. "I may have."
"What?" Felix followed Cecily as she returned to the kitchen. "What did she say, Cess? What did you say?"
"Relax, I was just teasing. I wouldn't do that to you. But Izzy has mentioned you a few times."
Felix waited, expecting her to continue. When she didn't, he prompted her. "And...?"
"And, I am not telling you what she said." When he opened his mouth to protest, she interrupted answered him before he even spoke. "She is my friend, and I am not disregarding secrets she has told me because you're finally coming to your senses."
Felix groaned in frustration. "Cecily! You could at least tell me if she was speaking highly of me or not."
Cecily winked. "You'll have to find that out on your own. In the meantime, I am becoming sorely exhausted by your many questions. I'm going for a walk. Please don't try to follow me." She smiled at him as she went to collect her jacket and hat. "But I will say this: don't rush things with Izzy. Give it some time first, then tell her how you really feel."
"Thanks, sis," he sighed. The front door closed, and Felix was alone in the house.