Don’t Let Me Let You Go

29: Can You Do That For Me?

Kicking off her shoes, Viola quietly closed the door to the villa behind her, trying not to disturb the Iker who was sure to be asleep. It was late, after Iker had left her in the restaurant, Viola had opted to stay away for a little while, wanting to offer him the chance to cool off before they spoke again. She knew that she had upset him, Iker’s voice had been full of hurt when he had left her, and Viola didn’t want to make it worse. There was still a chance that they could make something work and she didn’t want to trample all over it, she didn’t want to lose the man who had come to mean a lot to her in the 6 months that they had been seeing one another.

Pulling her light cardigan from her shoulders, she neatly stowed it beside the door before she padded through the villa, making her way towards the bedroom where she stopped in the doorway, her blue eyes noticing Iker’s packed suitcase which stood neatly beside the bed.

“Iker?” she squeaked.

The keeper, who had been stood beside the wardrobe, shifted a little. “I was going to leave a note” he murmured.

“You’re leaving?” Viola squeaked.

“There is seemingly little point in me sticking around, Viola” he murmured, not moving his stare from the last of his clothes that he was gathering into his holdall “You made your choice” he added.

“All I said was that I didn’t know if I wanted to go to Porto with you” Viola countered “I at no point said that I wanted to end our relationship” she added.

Iker shook his head. “Isn’t that the same thing?” he muttered, turning to set the holdall onto the bed “You’re not coming with me is the end of our relationship, no?” he added.

“It doesn’t have to be” Viola protested “Iker, we have something special here and just because I am not ready…”

“Ready?” Iker scoffed “We spend every night together, Lala, we have for the last two months. We talk all of the time and whenever we can, we spend our time together. I want you to come with me, Lala, I want to start a life with you, and I thought that that was what you wanted from this too. No messing around, remember?” he shot back.

“You’re not asking me to move in with you, Iker” Viola returned, her voice rising in frustration “You’re asking me to move country with you, to leave behind my job, my family, and my life for a relationships that is 6 months old. It’s a decision I can just agree to” she added, a few tears in her eyes.

Iker went to fire something back, to tell her that all he wanted to do was make her happy, but as soon as he spotted the tears in her eyes, he stopped himself, his expression softening.

“I don’t want to lose you” Viola snuffled “I do love you and I do want all of the things you talked about earlier, but I don’t know if I can just up and leave now, Iker. There’s still a chance that this could fall apart” she insisted.

Iker watched her for a moment before he took a pace towards her, his large hand tenderly cupping her cheek. “Please, don’t cry” he murmured.

“I don’t want you to be upset” Viola murmured “But a move to Porto…it’s a huge deal” she added.

Iker nodded his head. “It is a huge deal” he murmured, his thumb lightly skimming over her cheek “And I am sorry for just dropping it on you. It’s a shock to me too” he insisted softly.

Viola closed her eyes and leant into him, her arms wrapping around his waist. “I’m sorry I upset you” she babbled gently “I just…I don’t know that I can do it right now, Iker” she insisted.

“I know” he murmured “And I shouldn’t have gotten annoyed. You’re right, it is soon” he agreed gently.

“Don’t go now” Viola mumbled “I want the next few days before we go home and sort this out. Please, amor” she insisted quietly.

Iker nodded his head quietly and placed a kiss on the top of her head, his arms squeezing her gently. “Ok” he agreed gently “But I want your word, for the next few days, I don’t want to talk about it. I want to spend time with you, Lala, time where we can relax and be calm, and that’s not going to happen if we keep talking about this move. I know it is a big deal, but for the next few days, please, can we not discuss it?” he posed softly as he leant back a fraction, his dark eyes studying her face. He knew that it was a big deal, the decision to leave Real Madrid for Porto was the biggest decision he had made in a while, but for a little while, he merely wanted to shy away from it. It was going to be an issue, Viola didn’t want to go and he knew it, but he wanted a few days where they could merely enjoy themselves. Chances were it would be the last opportunity that they got for a while.

Viola looked up at him and nodded her head. “If that is what you want” she murmured gently.

“For now, it is” Iker noted gently “I just want to enjoy the next few days, Lala, before we have to go home and sort it all out. Can you do that for me?” he posed, his hand gently scooting up and down her back.

Viola smiled at the tender touch and nodded her head. “I can do that” she agreed.

“I’m glad” Iker mused, resting his head against hers.

Viola rested against him for a second before she tilted her head up, brushing the lightest of kisses against his lips. “You’re going to be OK, you know” she murmured gently “This move, it’s the right call and I want you to know that, regardless of what happens between you and me, I support you one hundred percent, Iker. You deserve to be happy and if this is what makes it so, then I am behind you” she promised.

Iker smiled at her words and ducked down, kissing her softly.

He was glad that he had her on his side.
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