Say You Don’t Want It

Six: Worth It

Swallowing slightly, Cristiano stared at Alexis’ office door, the stare of his dark eyes so intense that it could easily burn a whole through the wood. He knew it wasn’t going to change her mind, his knowing about her and her former boyfriend wasn’t going to sway her stance on dating him, but his feet had dragged him to the office. He didn’t know what he was going to do, mentioning that he had found out about her and her ex was only going to alert her to his checks on her, but he couldn’t just ignore it. The thought of what her so-called ‘boyfriend’ had done to her made his stomach turn and he couldn’t just leave it, even if she did yell and scream about the invasion of her privacy. He wanted her to know that he was there.

“Are you still here?”

Cristiano’s head snapped up as Alexis’ voice.

“I thought I made myself clear when I gave you back your flowers. I am not having this conversation again” she continued as she padded towards him, her blue eyes staring up at him.

“I don’t want to have this conversation” he muttered, his head shaking a little “I just wanted to say that I understand why you don’t want to be me” he added.

Alexis lifted her eyebrow. “What?” she muttered.

Cristiano sighed. “I understand Lexi” he mused “Why you don’t want to be in a relationship right now, I understand that” he added.

Alexis shook her head. “What the heck has gotten into you? Barely three hours ago, you were yourself, and now you are telling me you understand? What do you understand?” she hissed.

“It doesn’t matter” Cristiano replied.

“It bloody well does. Something’s changed your tune and, as grateful as I am for that, I want to know what” she replied.

“You don’t” Cristiano returned.

Alexis shook her head. “You’re a moron” she muttered before she turned to walk into her office.

Cristiano watched her for a second before he sighed. “I know about Hugo” he muttered.

Alexis stopped.

“I know what he did to you Lexi. I know that he is in prison. I just wanted to say…”

“Sorry?” Alexis snapped, not turning to look at him “Are you going to say sorry? Because I do not need your pity and I never will” she hissed.

“Lexi…”

“Don’t” She muttered, her head turning so that she could peer over her shoulder slightly “And, for the record, Hugo has nothing to do with me not wanting you. I just don’t want to be with a man like you” she muttered before she moved to walk away.

Cristiano scoffed. “It didn’t seem to bother you the first time” he muttered.

Alexis let out a laugh before she turned back to him. “You were sex” she muttered “One night of sex. That is it” she hissed.

“Yeah? Then why do you keep talking to me?” he shot back.

“Because you won’t leave me alone” she muttered.

“You could ignore me” Cristiano suggested with a little smirk “You could walk right past me and not utter a word, but every time you stop and you talk to me. You like me Alexis, I know you do, and what happened with Hugo is why are you scared” he murmured, his figure leaning a little closer to her.

Alexis shook her head. “You don’t know a thing about that” she muttered.

“I know he left you with scars” he muttered, his mind drifting back to the night they had spent together.

Alexis shifted. “I don’t like to talk about that” she muttered.

Cristiano nodded. “I know that too. Alexis, I am not asking you to fall head over heels and love me. I just want a date” he mused gently, his hand softly brushing up her arm.

Alexis watched his movement, before she shook her head. “I am not going to give you that” she murmured before she moved to step away from him. Cristiano, however, was too quick for her, capturing her hand in his as he pulled her back to him, kissing her with all the emotion and passion he could muster.

It wasn’t how he had pictured it, he had thought their first sober kiss might have been something a little more romantic, but he didn’t care.

Holding Alexis close to him was an achievement and he wasn’t about to obsess over the details.

Alexis tried to fight him back, she tried to push him off, but part of her mind stopped her. As much as she had fought it, part of her had grown rather attached to the Portuguese man and wanted to kiss him.

“Lexi, please” he murmured as he leant away from her, resting his head on hers.

“Cristiano, no” she replied “I am not worth it” she added.

The footballer shook his head. “You’re entirely worth it” he mused, his hand gently brushing over her cheek.

Alexis giggled nervously, a sound that fascinated Cristiano. He doubted he had heard a more entrancing noise.

“I am not” she murmured gently.

Cristiano shook his head and leant down, kissing her softly. “I think that you are and I not going to change my mind about that Alexis. For the last two weeks, I have obsessed over you” he admitted bashfully.

Alexis shook her head. “You have not” she muttered, slapping his arm.

Cristiano chuckled. “I have. Just ask the guys. They all claim that I am smitten” he mused.

Alexis blushed softly and hit his arm again, something which made him cup her face, drawing her eyes level with his. “One date” he mused “One dinner and if it goes terribly, I will give you my word that I will leave you alone and you will be free to resume your life, minus me” he added with a cheeky smile.

“And if it goes well?” Alexis poked.

“Then I will be patient with you and allow you to get comfortable with me before we do anything else. I am not going to be like him Alex, not for a second, and I can promise that. What he did to you was despicable” he muttered.

Alexis peered down at her feet. “He hit me” she murmured.

“I know he did” he returned “But that will never be me. I swear Alex, I promise” he insisted as he lifted her eyes to meet his once more.

Alexis studied his dark eyes, noting the earnestness within them. “Promise?” she murmured.

Cristiano nodded strongly. “Promise” he repeated.

“One date” Alexis murmured “How’s tomorrow night?” she added, a small quirked smile on her face.

Cristiano returned the smile. “It’s perfect” he mused.
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