Say You Don’t Want It

Eight: Sort Of Seeing?

“So, how did the big date go last night?” Iker grinned as he slapped the forward’s shoulder. It wasn’t a secret, the Portuguese man hadn’t stopped gushing for about his date, and Iker wanted to know how it had gone. Cristiano clearly already had deep feelings for the blonde girl and Iker didn’t want him getting hurt. He had already been distracted enough over the past few weeks and Iker didn’t want it to get any worse. They were still in contention for both the league and the champions’ league and he wanted his friend fit and firing like he had been in the early part of the season.

Cristiano smiled. “You would not believe me if I told you” he mused with a little shrug.

Iker tilted his head. “It was that good?” he posed, his brown eyes wandering over Cristiano’s face. He looked ecstatic, beyond it even, and Iker couldn’t help but be a little confused. He, like many of the players, had assumed that Alexis was only going out with Cristiano to shut him up, not because she actually wanted to make something work with him.

Cristiano shook his head. “It was unbelievable” he mused lowly “The way she smiled at me…the way she looked, Iker, it was amazing” he added, his voice drifting wistfully.

Iker offered him an odd look. “Are you sure you went on the date? It sounds more like a dream” the keeper teased as they padded through the halls. The training session was over for the day and Iker knew precisely where it was that Cristiano was heading, even if he was going the long way round, he was about to take up his usually post outside of Alexis’ office.

Cristiano snorted. “It happened” he muttered.

“I am sure it did happen…in your head” Iker added with a grin.

Cristiano shook his head and padded ahead of the keeper, his fist knocking on Alexis’ door.

“What are you doing?” Iker teased.

“Proving to you that I didn’t make up what happened. My date with Alexis was wonderful and she will tell you the same thing” he mused confidently.

Iker rolled his eyes. “Does it really matter?” he quipped.

Cristiano merely offered him a look before Alexis pulled the door open, her blue eyes narrowed on the forward. “What are you doing here Cristiano?” she mused, her eyes scanning the hall away for the sign of anyone else.

Cristiano smiled at her. She looked beautiful in her t-shirt and jeans and Cristiano wanted nothing more than to lean down and kiss her softly, then again, he had wanted to do that since the moment he had set eyes on her. “I need you to prove a point to Iker for me” he mused with a gesture towards the keeper who spared the blonde a polite smile.

Alexis shook her head. “I can’t” she mused.

Cristiano furrowed his brow. “You didn’t even know what I was going to ask you” he returned.

“Whatever it is, I can’t answer the question for him. Ok?” she posed.

Cristiano offered her an odd look before he turned to Iker, wordlessly asking the keeper to leave him and Alexis alone. Iker obliged with a little nod. “It was nice seeing you again Alexis” he mused before he stepped away.

Cristiano watched after him before he turned back to Alexis. “What was that?” he posed, his lean figure resting against the doorframe.

“What was what?” Alexis mused as she turned back to her desk, offering Cristiano a tempting view of her backside.

“You just freaked out. Are we just going to ignore that?” he quipped.

Alexis sighed and took his hand, pulling him into the room before she closed the door softly behind him. “You can’t go boasting to your friends about me and you Ok?” she mumbled.

Cristiano lifted his brow. “Why not?” he posed.

Alexis sighed and ran her fingers back through her hair. “Because one of the conditions of my working here is that I have only professional interactions with you lot, something our relationship is not. If we are going to make this work, then you have to keep it quiet ok?” she mused.

Cristiano looked at her. “Why did you tell me that before I slept with you?” he posed.

Alexis smirked. “I thought it would be a onetime thing” she shrugged.

Cristiano rolled his eyes. “You know that I told people about that night don’t you?” he posed.

Alexis nodded. “Yes, I do know that, but you need to find a way to un-tell them. If your boss, or worse, mine, finds out that I am sort of seeing you, then I will be fired” she mused.

“Sort of seeing?” Cristiano poked.

“Did you miss the part where I said I would get fired?” Alexis muttered.

Cristiano offered her a smile. “I heard that, but I thought I would ask about the most important part of the sentence. We’re only sort of seeing each other?” he poked, a grin on his face.

“We’ve been out on one date” Alexis mused.

“We’ve also had sex” Cristiano pointed out.

“And that means we are dating?” she quipped, moving to stow some files in her desk.

“No, but it means we are well passed ‘sort of seeing’” he replied with a grin.

“You know you are a moron right?” she poked, her blue eyes flicking up to look at his briefly. Cristiano grinned at her statement and stepped towards her, his arms wrapping around her softly. “I know, but I am also the moron that you are definitely seeing” he grinned.

Alexis shook her head and swivelled so that she was facing him. “You still want to take me out on a second date then?” she whispered, her right hand gently brushing through his dark hair.

“I’ll need to give some thought to where we go, but I definitely want to take you out. Last night was fantastic” he mused, his hand resting on her cheek. Alexis smiled at the contact before she leant up, kissing him gently. She didn’t quite know what it was, but there appeared to be an addictive quality about his kiss that she couldn’t get enough of. Cristiano held her close for a second before a tapping at the door alerted him to the presence of someone else, causing him to drop his hold on her. “I will call you later?” he posed as he watched her straighten her clothes.

Alexis nodded. “I would like that” she mused before she pulled the door open, allowing a man in a suit to step into the room, a man that Cristiano surmised to be Alexis’ boss. “Senor Alvarez” Alexis smiled. Cristiano offered her a little look before he stepped out of the room.

He didn’t quite know how he could keep his feelings for her under wraps or how he could un-tell his friends, but he knew he had to. If Alexis left Real, he didn’t know what he would do.
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