Don’t Let Me Let You Go

24: On The Same Page

“Remind me how I let you talk me into giving up my Sunday night to look after Sergio and Pilar’s son?” Iker posed as he watched Viola from his spot on the couch, his hand scratching his chin thoughtfully. He knew that she was doing it to help out, it was one of the traits that Iker liked moved about her, but he was a little irked that she had somehow managed to talk him into joining her. He had wanted a quiet night ahead of the training session the next morning and with Junior around, he doubted that he would get it, something which made him rue himself for falling for Viola’s puppy eyes as easily as he had.

“You’re soppy when it comes to me” Viola noted, tidying the coffee table that he had his feet propped up on “It really wasn’t too hard” she added, flashing him an innocent grin.

Iker rolled his eyes and leant forwards a little, stealing her hand which had been tidying the magazines on the table in order to pull her towards him. “You owe me” he murmured, holding her against him.

“I owe you nothing” Viola teased, her nose carefully brushing against his “You just love me. That’s not my fault” she added impishly before she pressed a kiss to his lips. Iker smiled into the touch briefly before he attempted to take it a little further, something which was halted by the sound of the doorbell. “Unlucky” Viola teased as she stepped away from him.

Iker watched her go, shaking his head a little before Sergio appeared, a smirk on his face.

“Sergio…”

“She talked you into babysitting?” the defender teased amusedly.

Iker rolled his eyes, something which merely made Sergio laugh. “What happened to being the alpha, San Iker?” he teased.

“I can still get you benched, amigo” Iker countered.

“Only if Viola says so” Sergio quipped.

Iker offered him a stern glare before Pilar and Viola stepped into the room, Junior cuddled into the blonde’s arms. “He’s already had his bath” the brunette noted “But he will a drink before he goes to bed and he loves it when someone reads to him. His favorite stuffed toy is in the bag, and he should sleep through, but if he doesn’t, me and Sergio will repay you” she insisted.

“I am sure that we will be fine” Viola smiled “He’s never misbehaved for me before” she added, ruffling the little boy’s dark hair.

“You have our numbers if you need anything” Pilar insisted as she handed Junior’s bag over to Iker.

“Try not to need anything” Sergio added, causing Iker to slap him around the back of the head.

Pilar rolled her eyes and took Sergio’s hand, pulling him a little away from the keeper. “Thank you both for this” she noted softly.

“It’s no problem” Viola insisted as she swayed a little, making Junior laugh “I am sure we will be just fine” she insisted.

Pilar flashed her another appreciative smile before she pulled Sergio out of the room, leaving Iker and Viola alone with the little boy who grinned up at them. “You could still go” Viola offered. She knew that Iker didn’t want to be there, he had had plans of a quiet day before she had asked for his help, and she didn’t want him to feel as though he had to stay. She was more than happy to watch the little boy by herself if he wanted to go.

Iker, who had been watching her and Junior, shook his head. “You said you wanted my help and I would like to offer it” he mused gently “Besides, this kid is part Sergio. You’re going to need all the help you can get” he teased.

Viola smiled a little at his joke and pushed herself up onto her toes, stealing a quick kiss before Junior made a sound, pulling her attention to him.

Iker stepped back a little and smiled, watching as she babbled to the toddler who grinned up at her like she was the best thing in the world. It was an adorable sight, Viola’s smile was wide and contagious, and Iker couldn’t help but smile along with her. She looked amazing with the toddler in her arms and, for the briefest of seconds, he allowed his mind to wander to the notion of her holding their child in her arms.

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“Please, little one, why won’t you go to sleep?” Iker protested as he sat down beside the bed where Junior laid, his hand wrapped around his favourite stuffed animal. He’d been at it for an hour, after an evening full of drawing and playing, Iker had insisted that he be the one who put the toddler down for the night, but after an hour of failed attempts, he was starting to think that he should have left Viola to it.

“No” Junior pouted “No sleep” he added.

Iker rolled his eyes a little before he shook his head. “Please?” he posed.

“No” the little boy replied.

“Did you read his book?” Viola posed gently from her spot in the doorway.

Iker, who’d been oblivious to her presence, jumped a little before he turned to look at her. “Twice” he murmured.

Viola nodded and proceeded to sit down at his side, offering a soft smile to Junior. “You don’t want to go to sleep for your uncle Iker?” she posed.

“No” the toddler noted.

“Then how about we read your book again and you try your hardest for me, eh?” she posed “You look a little sleepy” she added.

Junior offered her a slightly dubious look before he nodded his head.

Viola offered him a small smile and took the book out of Iker’s hand, preparing to read it to the little boy as Iker stood up, pressing a kiss against her temple. “You’re brilliant” he insisted gently.

Viola merely grinned up at him before she turned her attention to the book, affording Iker the chance to step out of the room, a little in awe of his girlfriend.

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“He asleep?” Iker posed as he watched Viola step into the living room, the little boy’s story book tucked beneath her arm.

“At last” Viola quipped, flopping onto the couch at his side “You’re right about him though, he’s very much like his papa” she added.

Iker chuckled. “He’s got his mama’s looks though, thankfully for him” he teased.

Viola shook her head. “He’s a sweet boy. Pilar and Sergio are very lucky to have him and I am sure the new baby will be just as adorable” she insisted.

“Undoubtedly” Iker agreed before he placed a hand on Viola’s head, tilting it towards him so that he could kiss the top of it “You were amazing today” he mumbled.

“You helped too” Viola noted “Junior loved drawing with you” she enthused.

Iker smiled and pressed another kiss against her head, basking in the quiet for a moment before he spoke again. “Have you ever thought about having kids?” he murmured.

“Iker…”

“Not now” Iker insisted, not missing the slight hint of panic in her voice “It’s just…I know that I would love it one day, to have a baby of my own, and I was just wondering if you’d thought about it. You’d make the most amazing mother, Lala” he enthused softly.

Viola’s cheeks warmed. “You think so?” she posed.

“You’re patient” Iker enthused “You have to be if you’re going to my girlfriend. You’re kind, thoughtful, and funny. Any child would be lucky to call you their madre” he insisted, turning her head so that she looked up at him.

Viola chewed on her lip bashfully. “I thought about it with Alex” she admitted.

“Your ex” Iker noted.

“We were together for a while and, as far as I was concerned, things were really good and it got me thinking ahead. I’d love to be a mama one day, but not right now. We’ve been dating 4 months, Iker” she pointed out.

Iker nodded. “I know” he agreed “I just wanted to know that we were on the same sort of wavelength, Lala. I like what we have going on her and seeing you with Junior today…it kind of got me thinking. I am not suggesting that we start trying, that would be ridiculous, but I thought it was important that you knew that it was something I wanted” he explained.

Viola nodded her head a little before she leant up, pressing a kiss to his lips. “We’re on the same page about this” she murmured “And I’d love to have this talk, but right now, I could use a long bath and a goodnight’s sleep cuddled up with my lovely boyfriend. Do you think we can handle that?” she posed.

Iker nodded his head and grinned up at her, his good feeling about them growing a little stronger.
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