[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4874180/1/Love_Aint_Easy_Its_Ezzy Love Ain't Easy, It's Ezzy]] follows the adventures of Izzy and Ezekiel after Izzy gets kicked off of TDA. As the story progresses, the two start to become closer, and while it is mostly Izzy helping Ezekiel adapt and improve in the real world, eventually he is there to help her too. It also includes other characters that didn't make it into the season, with their own relationships, problems, and issues.

It is also regarded as one of the best {{Shipping}} fics that Kobold has made.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AbuseIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: A non-romantic, non-comedic example. Eva tied up Ezekiel in a lawn chair because of a sexist comment he ''didn't even make'', beat him up when he tried to stand up for Izzy, and tossed him, ''still tied up'', in a swimming pool. If Izzy, Geoff, and Bridgette hadn't saved him, Zeke would've ''drowned.'' Aside from a couple mentions of the rescue, no one makes any real note of it.
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Izzy]] has these.
* AlternateContinuity: This fic gives us an idea of what might have happened if nothing came of Courtney's gripes about not being in the second season and how far Justin's manipulations could take him in the show without Courtney suing her way on.
* BerserkButton: Izzy doesn't have a big problem with people badmouthing her, or even them calling her "Izzy" instead of "E-Scope" as the story goes on, but Duncan, Courtney, and Eva find out first hand what happens when you insult Zeke around her.
--> '''Izzy''': Who the ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]'' are you to judge my boyfriend?
* BiggusDickus: Duncan. Well, according to [[PeepingTom Izzy]], anyway.
* ChivalrousPervert: Owen. He really does mean well, and Izzy is the one goading him on.
* ClusterFBomb: Izzy drops the F Bomb a few times throughout the story.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Izzy]] has one.
* FreudianExcuse: Duncan has one for being harsh towards Bridgette and her relationship with Geoff and voting her off both seasons. It's one that's so deep-seated even he wasn't consciously aware of it until Izzy [[AwesomenessByAnalysis deduced it]]: It turns out he used to have a girlfriend back in his hometown. She resembled Bridgette down to her hair color, ponytail, and attitude. She called the police on him and made a crime he committed out to be much worse than it actually was. Right after he was thrown in jail, she started dating his best friend.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Courtney tries to call out Izzy for dating a supposed misogynist in Ezekiel, only for Izzy to come back with this:
--> '''Izzy''': "This coming from the girl, who acts so professional and by the rules and expects everyone to do the same... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and yet you're shagging a criminal!]]"
** Izzy calls out Eva as well when the fitness girl makes fun of seeing Izzy and Ezekiel being intimate in the hot tub one night, while she had already been involved in a secret "never-ending sex romp" with Noah, which Izzy knew about from the start, but had the good grace not to tell anyone (until said moment when Eva crossed the line with her.)
* InsecureLoveInterest: Eva and Izzy. For Eva, her insecurity stems from the worry of Noah's family criticizing him because he's dating someone who's not "a college person", in her own words. For Izzy, it's the fear that once she tells Zeke about what her family's really like and how they view her, he'll feel the same way and reject her. Both are reassured by their respective boyfriends that this will never be the case.
* {{Jerkass}}: Chris, natch.
* LeeroyJenkins: Izzy yells out the "classic" battle-cry when she attacks a couple rude customers, one of whom hit Ezekiel.
* MoralityChain: DJ for Heather. Partially averted in the sense that she still makes fun of the others, but reins in her feelings and notions when DJ asks her to. It's a slow, but steady process from how she was on TDA.
* OhCrap: In the final three of TDA, Justin won the "natural disaster" film challenge, got to choose who to eliminate, and didn't hesitate to pick Beth, who he'd been stringing along the entire contest. Cue Chris dropping a twist that the person who came in second, Beth, actually gets to make the choice of who is gone... Harold says it best, in his own nerdy way:
--> '''Harold''': "Looks like [[FinalFantasy Sephiroth]] just revealed the evil behind his pretty face."
* OddFriendship: Bridgette started off really disliking Ezekiel, but ends up being one of his closest friends throughout the story.
* PairTheSpares: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] and [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] by Katie and Tyler near the end of the story, believing that 11 boys and 11 girls were brought on the show with the hope that they'd all hook-up with someone else on the show. Katie decides to play it straight and asks Tyler to "take a chance on her" and Tyler figures he's "always willing to give someone a chance."
* PeepingTom: Izzy spies on couples, and one time ''films'' them. [[MoralityPet Ezekiel]] makes her delete the tape.
* PetTheDog: Played seemingly straight from Heather to Beth during the "Last Man Standing" movie challenge, telling the farm girl about Justin using her because Heather wants Justin to be exposed for his manipulations and voted off. Subverted when the second reason for Heather telling Beth this is because [[KickTheDog she loves seeing her suffer and thinking she deserves it for being a "wannabe."]]
* RunningGag: Zeke and Izzy sneaking onto the TDA set for various reasons, including looking for Izzy's friend "Snakey" and being [[MakesSenseInContext flung onto the set by Ferris wheel]]. The twist on the end of this gag is that it actually gets both of them back on the show as contestants. Didn't sit too well with Courtney, though...
* SanitySlippage: Tyler really doesn't take it well when [[spoiler:his mother appears as Chris's bimbo on the show]] and even worse when [[spoiler:Lindsay breaks up with him to date Owen.]]
** [[spoiler:But gracefully, he ended up [[HappyEnding marrying Lindsay at the very end]].]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Justin, especially when he interacts with or talks about Beth and Izzy during TDA. He redeems himself by the last chapter, Izzy and Zeke's wedding, by realizing what he had done, apologized to Beth over the next season of Total Drama, and then courting her for real.
* WackyMarriageProposal: [[spoiler:Ezekiel]] didn't mean for it to be, but his friend Tyler has a way of accidentally breaking things.
** [[spoiler:Izzy]] found it very funny until she found it that [[spoiler:Ezekiel was ''proposing'' to her; she hadn't caught on what it was until Ezekiel said it.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ezekiel and Izzy's waitress, Erika, was an original character idea Kobold was going to use for ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaComebackSeries Total Drama Battlegrounds]]'', as a nature-loving environmentalist, but he abandoned the idea when it felt too close to Bridgette, and wrote her here instead.