We Could Be Something

115: Night Time Calls

Pulling her blonde hair into a knot on the top of her head, Adriana plopped down onto the couch, a small relieved sigh falling out of her mouth. It had been a long day, with Luca and Olivia around as well as her being pregnant, Adriana found herself a little worn out, and she was glad that the two toddlers had settled quickly, even if it was still early, part of her couldn’t wait to get a little time to herself.

Brushing a little more hair off of her face, she curled up onto the couch a little more before she carefully moved to collect her laptop, settling it on the seat beside her. It had only been a couple of days, after she had left for Porto and Iker had left for Lyon, 4 days had passed, and whilst it was a little silly, part of her missed having him around, something which had led to her calling him to talk twice a day. She knew that it was a little sentimental, throughout the duration of their relationship, she and Iker had often spent a few days apart here and there, but still she missed him.

Carefully brushing a few loose hairs behind her ears, she opened the laptop up before she found Iker’s name, clicking on it in order to start the call. Chewing on her lip, she glanced at the screen for a couple of seconds before Iker’s face filled it, something which caused her to smile a little. “You really missed me that much already?” he quipped, a boyish smile on his face.

Adriana rolled her eyes a little. “You can’t just say hello to your wife?” she posed, a warm grin on her face.

Iker chuckled a little before he shook his head. “Hola, mi amor” he murmured softly.

Adriana’s cheeks warmed a little at the nickname before she shook her head. “Hola, Iker” she greeted gently.

Iker offered her another boyish smile before he shifted a little, moving to get a little more comfortable on the bed in his hotel room. “How are you feeling, Addie?” he posed softly.

Adriana, who’d moved to get a little more comfortable on the couch, shrugged a little. “I’m pretty tired” she noted softly “It turns out, looking after 2 toddlers whilst you’re pregnant isn’t a lot of fun” she added, a teasing smile on her face.

Iker rolled his eyes playfully before he shook his head, his expression becoming slightly more serious. “You are feeling alright, aren’t you?” he posed, his voice soft and curious. He knew that she didn’t like him fussing too much, since she had been pregnant with Olivia, she had tended to get irked if he coddled her too much, but he wanted to ensure that she was doing alright, even if it did have the potential to make him appear overbearing. He just wanted to make sure that she was feeling alright.

Adriana, who’d moved to wrap a sweatshirt around her shoulders, quirked a small smile at the soft tone of his voice before she nodded her gently. “I’m feeling fine, Iker” she confirmed softly “I mean, I get a little nauseous from time to time, and I’m tired a lot more, but all in all, I am fine, meaning that you don’t have to worry. Both me and bump are doing more than OK” she enthused brightly.

Iker offered her a slightly dubious look, wordlessly enquiring if she was sure, before he nodded his head. “I’m glad” he noted softly.

Adriana offered him a slightly comforting smile. “How is preseason going?” she posed, breaking the comfortable silence that had settled around them.

Iker shook his head. “It’s going” he noted softly “We have two training sessions on days when we don’t have a game, and it’s a lot of work, but it will be worth it if we’re ready ahead of the season. How’s Porto?” he posed gently.

Adriana shrugged. “It’s quiet” she noted softly, her finger twisting a loose strand of blonde hair around itself “Me and the children have seen my papa a couple of times, but other than that, we’ve just spent some time in the apartment. It’s been nice and relaxed” she enthused gently.

Iker nodded his head. “You’ve not seen much of Ella?” he posed, stifling a small yawn into his hand.

Adriana noted the yawn, but opted to ignore it, not quite wanting to end their conversation so soon. “She and her boyfriend got back from a couple of days away this morning. She’s already requested that me and the children head out to lunch with her tomorrow, where she will inevitably guess that we’re expecting again” she added, offering him a small smirk.

“I am amazed that she didn’t figure it out before us” Iker quipped playfully.

Adriana rolled her eyes.

“If you want to, you can tell her” Iker noted “I mean, you’re almost 11 weeks gone now, and if you want to, you can start telling people, but perhaps we ought to tell our parents when we’re back together” he added softly, another small yawn falling out of his mouth.

“You’d not mind?” Adriana posed.

“Not at all” Iker confirmed softly “She’s your friend and if you want to tell her, then I can’t stop you, but I would like to share the news with our families together. Does that sound like a plan?” he posed.

Adriana nodded. “I think we can manage that” she confirmed softly, offering him a small smile.

Iker returned her smile softly before he spared a look down towards his watch. “I should really get going” he noted softly “I’ve got an early session tomorrow and I should really get some sleep. Will you give Luca and Olivia a kiss from me?” he posed, peeking at the camera softly.

“Of course” Adriana mused softly “I’ll call you tomorrow after we get back from lunch. I am sure they’d love to speak to their papa” she enthused.

Iker offered her another soft smile before he shook his head. “Buenos noches, Addie” he noted softly “Te amo” he added.

Adriana’s cheeks warmed a little at his words before she quirked a warm smile. “I love you too” she mused gently “I’ll call you tomorrow and I will see you in a few days. Goodnight, Iker” she added before she blew a kiss at the screen, moving to end the call.

Stowing her laptop onto the coffee table, she tilted her head back slightly before she closed her eyes, wordlessly wishing away the last few days before she and Iker were in the same place once more.