Say You Don’t Want It

Sixteen: I Guess You Could Say I Did

“How is Alex doing?” Iker posed gently as he sat at the edge of the training pitch beside the Portuguese man. It hadn’t taken long, the picture of Alexis and Cristiano at the Atletico match had spread quickly, and Iker felt for the Portuguese man. He had been quiet for days and it didn’t take a genius to figure out that it was because he felt guilty about getting Alexis in trouble. The only thing that ever made the tall forward shut up with his girlfriend.

Cristiano shifted. “She’s been Ok” he murmured.

“Really?” Iker pushed.

Cristiano sighed. Alexis had been ok, she had been her usual self since the moment that Hector had informed her that Madrid were letting her go, but that didn’t mean he didn’t feel bad about what had happened. She had had told him not to worry about it, she had said it repeatedly, but still he felt a little guilty. If it wasn’t for him and his big ideas then she would still have her job and he would still be able to see her all of the time, something he already missed. “Alex is fine, she loves all the time she has to herself, but I still feel bad. I was trying to do a nice thing and it bit me on the ass” he muttered, his fingers running through his dark hair.

Iker shrugged. “Does she blame you?” he poked.

“Not in the slightest, but that makes me feel even worse. She’s wonderful and if I had just left her alone, she would still have her job here” Cristiano grumbled softly.

Iker shook his head. “You’re obsessing over nothing” the keeper mused, patting the forward’s shoulder, “If Alex was upset, she would have let you know by now” he explained gently. Cristiano shook his head. He wasn’t worried about Alexis being upset, in the five days that had passed since she had lost her job, she hadn’t looked upset once, but that didn’t stop him feeling a little bad about what had happened. If he had been a little more careful, Alexis would have been happily working close to him still and he knew it.

“I just want to make it up to her you know?” he poked, offering Iker a slight look over his shoulder.

“Why don’t you then?” the keeper shrugged before he was called away, leaving Cristiano sat on the side of the pitch. He wanted to make it up to Alexis, even if she didn’t think that there was anything to make up for, but he was struggling to come up with a way. She was a simple girl, Alexis hated anything to extravagant and Cristiano knew that the last thing she would want was to be plied with some extraordinarily expensive gift. She had yelled at him more than one about the price of the flowers he ensured he had delivered to her every week and he knew she would only be worse if he was to go out and buy her something. Sighing, he looked around for a moment before his dark eyes landed on Sergio Ramos who was joking with the rest of the group. “Ramos” he muttered, a plan forming in his head.

It wasn’t much, not to him, but he knew that Alexis would love it.

“Sergio” he yelled “I need your help with something”

Flicking aimlessly through the television channels, Alexis sighed, boredom taking over once more. It wasn’t the first time she had been bored, in the five days since she had lost her job, she had run out of things to do in the early part of the day, but it was all starting to become a little tedious to her. It hadn’t been the job she wanted, as a devoted Atletico fan, the last place she had ever wanted to work was at Real Madrid, but she already sort of missed it, even if she pretended like she didn’t when her boyfriend was around. She knew that he felt bad about what had happened, even if she had told him not to, and she thought it was rather sweet of him. She adored the various sides that he had to him.

“Alex, your moron is on the doorstep” Aliyah yelled.

Alexis rolled her eyes at the word ‘moron’, but stood up nevertheless, padding into the hall where Cristiano stood, a wide smile on his face. Alexis cocked her eyebrow. “What are you looking so proud about?” she quipped.

Cristiano smirked. “Oh, I am just proud that I am the best boyfriend in the world” he teased.

Alexis shook her head. “Oh yeah? Which one of your other girlfriends gave you that title then?” she mused, earning a little chuckle from Cristiano.

“It was you actually” he mused cheekily in return.

Alexis frowned playfully. “And when exactly did I say that? Was it in your dreams?” she teased.

Cristiano shook his head. “You’re about to say it actually, just after you see the surprise I have gotten for you” he mused, his arms crossing proudly over his chest.

Alexis rolled her eyes. “Another surprise? Have we not had enough of your surprises for one week?” she quipped.

Cristiano offered her a slightly sarcastic look before he outstretched his hand to her, encouraging her to place hers in it.

“Seriously Ronaldo” she muttered “If you have got me some stupid gift, I am going to kill you” she muttered.

Cristiano chuckled and adjusted their stance so that she stood ahead of him, allowing him to steer her out of the door whilst he placed his other hand over her eyes. “I swear Alex, you are going to love the surprise I have got for you” he mused confidently.

“You can’t blame me for being slightly skeptical” Alexis quipped with a small laugh “The last time you said that, I did lose my job” she added.

Cristiano rolled his eyes. “I have said sorry for that” he muttered.

“I am kidding, amor, you should learn to have a sense of humour, otherwise you’re going to be awfully boring” she teased.

Cristiano shook his head before he looked at the car ahead of him, motioning for the inhabitant to climb out. “Alexis Moreno, I would like you to meet someone” he mused gently as he pulled her to a stop. Alexis frowned and strained against his other hand, causing him to drop it out of her vision. “Alex, this is Fernando, but I believe you know him better as ‘Nando’” Cristiano quipped as he watched his girlfriend’s blue eyes focus.

Alexis blinked slightly, trying to rid the blurriness from her vision, before she lifted her head, her breath hitching as she spotted the tall man ahead of her. “Fer…Fernando Torres?” she squeaked.

Fernando nodded. “Cristiano said you were a fan and that he was trying to make something up to you, so here I am” he mused kindly. It was an odd request, Fernando had never envisaged that he would be asked to meet the girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo, but when the Portuguese man had asked, he hadn’t been able to say no. He knew how hard it was to make up with a girl after a fight and was more than happy to help the other man out.

Alexis blinked a little before she turned back to her boyfriend, her large grin suppressed by her biting her lip. “You did this?” she squeaked with a small gesture towards Fernando.

“Well, technically, it was Sergio Ramos who called Fernando, but yeah, I guess you could say that I did it” he grinned.

Alexis seemed to think for a second before she stepped purposefully towards him, her arms wrapping him in a tight hug as her lips caught him in a passionate kiss. “You’re the most amazing boyfriend” she muttered as she pulled back from him slightly. Cristiano smiled and pushed her back a little. “You should talk to Fernando. I am sure he would love to hear about your love of both him and Atletico” he mused. Alexis pecked his lips once more before she seized Fernando’s hand, practically pulling the tall Spaniard along with her.

Cristiano watched them and smiled.

He felt a lot better now about what had happened.
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