Say You Don’t Want It

Fifteen: Not For A Second

Wrinkling her nose slightly, Alexis peeked her blue eyes open, her ears doused by the call of her phone. She knew who it was calling, it would be her boss that had already been shown pictures of her and Cristiano kissing at the Atletico game, but she didn’t want to get up and answer it. She knew as soon as she did, she would be summoned to her boss’ office and told that her services were no longer required. Sighing, she hit the reject button on her phone and snuggled back down into the pillow, her eyes closing tiredly.

“You know you have to see them eventually right?” Cristiano mused as he pulled her back against him, his nose gently nudging against the back of her neck. He felt terrible, what was supposed to be a romantic gesture had turned out badly and he wanted nothing more than to take it back. He had known that it was risky, his disguise hadn’t been the best and he had never watched Alexis take in a football match before, and he felt awful about probably losing her job for her. She was a good photographer and he didn’t want her to leave.

Alexis nodded. “I know, but right now, I just want to lay here. Is that OK with you?” she posed gently.

Cristiano smiled and placed his arm around her, his large hand gently rubbing small circles into her stomach. “You know that I am sorry right?” he murmured as he placed a series of small kisses against the back of her neck. He hadn’t meant for it to happen, he had thought that they would make it through the game unscathed, and he wanted Alexis to know that he was sorry. Because of him and his gesture, she was likely to lose her job and he hoped she wouldn’t hate him for it.

Alexis smiled. “You don’t have a thing to be sorry for” she murmured as she rolled onto her back, her blue eyes peeking up at him gently “You were trying to be an amazing boyfriend and I cannot be mad at you for that. If anything, you should be mad at me for kissing you. We’d done so well up til then” she explained.

Cristiano shook his head and leant down, pecking her lips softly. “I will never be mad at you for kissing me, even if it is at the home ground of Atletico Madrid” he whispered as he began to splatter kisses down her cheeks and neck. Alexis shifted a little at the touch and weaved her fingers into his hair, holding him close to her. “I am sorry Cristiano” she murmured gently, biting back a small moan as he reached her chest.

Cristiano looked up. “I am sorrier” he whispered before he turned his attention back to kissing her.

Alexis closed her eyes and sighed.

She knew the day ahead was going to be a bad one and she could only hope that being with Cristiano would make it better.

~#~
“Miss Moreno?”

Alexis looked up at the sound of her boss’ voice and nodded, padding towards him with a regretful look on her face. She knew what was coming, she had been warned about it before, but still it didn’t make it easier to take. She was going to lose her job because of her relationship with Cristiano and she knew it.

“I suppose you know why you are here?” Hector Alvarez mused as he motioned to a seat opposite him. He didn’t want to fire the blonde girl, she was one of the best interns that they had had in a while, but policy was policy and Alexis knew it. Hector, personally, didn’t see the issue. Cristiano and Alexis appeared happy together and whilst that was the case, he didn’t see the problem with their relationship, but he knew that he had to fire the blonde girl. The higher staff at the club didn’t want her around anymore and the job of telling her had fallen on Hector.

Alexis nodded her head. “I do” she mused “And I understand why it has to be done. You don’t need me creating problems with your star player” she added, a small frown on her face.

Hector nodded his head. “I am sorry that it has to be like this” he murmured “But you were briefed on the club’s policy and, after breaking it, we have no choice but to relieve you of your job here. You will be given a small sum of money in exchange for your silence about this situation and we will need you off the grounds by the end of the working day” he explained gently.

Alexis nodded her head. “Gracias for the chance to work here Mr Alvarez” she murmured before she got to her feet, shaking the older man’s hand firmly. Hector nodded his head before he watched her out of the room. He felt bad for her, she was such a nice young woman, but he didn’t have a chance.

The policy was in place for a reason and it was not his job to question it, merely to enforce it.

~#~
“Well?” Cristiano breathed as he watched Alexis step out of her boss’ office. He had been told to stay away, Ancelotti had been more than clear that he was not to venture near his girlfriend whilst she was still on Madrid property, but Cristiano had ignored him. He was in no doubt that Alexis would need him and that was more important to him than the warning that his coach had delivered to him.

Alexis jumped at the sound of his voice and sighed, her blue eyes peeking up at him. “How do you think it went?” she muttered, trying her hardest not to sniffle. It was silly, she hadn’t even wanted the job in the first place, but the idea of losing it stung. Part of her had assumed that she would work her way up the ladder at Real, something which now wasn’t going to happen.

“Alex” Cristiano whispered, his arms wrapping around her “I am so…”

“Don’t say it” Alexis muttered, her head shaking softly “I don’t want you to say sorry, that suggests that you regret something. Do you regret being with me?” she whispered, her tearful blue eyes looking up at him.

Cristiano shook his head. “Not for a second” he murmured.

“Do you regret taking me to the game last night?” she poked.

“No. I loved watching you get all worked up about football” he admitted.

“Do you regret kissing me at the game?” she poked

Cristiano shook his head. “Alex, I don’t regret any of it, but I do regret that you got hurt because of my actions. I am sorry that me liking you has lost you your job” he murmured.

Alexis smiled and placed a little kiss on his lips. “It was a shitty job anyways” she murmured.
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