We Could Be Something

41: Better Than I Thought It Would

Running a brush through her hair, Adriana spared a small look towards the mirror, a small smile tugging at the corner of her mouth. it had been a little while, with Olivia around, chances for Adriana and Iker to head out on a date had been few and far between, but with Ella having offered to watch the little girl for a couple of hours, Adriana had been keen to head out, even if it was only for little while, she was excited by the prospect of having a couple of hours alone with her boyfriend.

Things were going well, despite the fact that they had only been dating for 6 months, things felt familiar and comfortable, and it pleased Adriana, who, before the arrival of Olivia, had worried that their relationship would struggle a little once the little girl arrived.

Ensuring that her hair was pinned in place, she moved to collect her shoes before the sound of someone clearing their throat reached her, causing her to peek up towards Ella who stood in the doorway, Olivia settled in her arms. “You know, for a woman that had a baby a little under six weeks ago, you look pretty spectacular, Ana” Ella teased.

Adriana, who’d moved to pull on her shoes, rolled her eyes slightly before she shook her head. “I wasn’t so sure about the dress” she noted “Are you sure that it looks OK?” she posed softly.

Ella, who’d stepped a little further into the room, nodded, a warm smile on her face. “You look amazing, Ana” she enthused warmly “And you’re just about in time too. Your boyfriend is sitting in the living room” she added with a teasing smile. It had caught her a little off guard, after the way things had ended with Jonathan, Ella had assumed that it would be a while before Adriana moved on, but she was glad to see Adriana so happy, even if she did worry a little about what would happen if Jonathan was to change his mind, she was pleased to see Adriana so smitten.

Adriana rolled her eyes once more before she moved to pull on her jacket. “Are you sure that you don’t mind watching Olivia for a couple of hours?” she posed softly.

“I wouldn’t have offered if I did” Ella mused “It’ll be fine, Ana” she added with a soft smile.

Adriana offered her a small look before she stepped towards her, pressing a gentle kiss to the top of Olivia’s head. “If you need me, you’ve got both mine and Iker’s numbers” she mused she stepped back slightly.

Ella nodded. “You’ve given me every number I could possibly need” she noted softly “Ana, if I need you, I’ll call, but you should really focus on enjoying tonight. It’s been a while no?” she posed softly.

Adriana nodded gently.

“Then make the most of it” Ella encouraged “I’ll see you in a couple of hours” she added before she stepped out of the doorway, encouraging Adriana to step past her.

Adriana spared another dubious look towards her friend before she ducked down, pressing another kiss to Olivia’s head. “I’ll see you in a little while” she mumbled gently before she ducked out of the room, padding towards the living room where Iker sat, flicking through the messages on his phone. “You ready to go?” she posed softly.

Iker lifted his eyes away from his phone before he nodded, offering her a small smile. “Are you?” he posed gently.

Adriana nodded her head a little before she reached her hand out, allowing him to take a hold of it.

Iker laced their fingers together before he squeezed her hand softly, offering her a gentle smile. It had been a while, since Adriana had entered the latter stages of her pregnancy, they’d tended to favour nights in as opposed to going out, and Iker wanted to make the most of the night ahead of them, wanting to enjoy spending the evening alone with Adriana.

“Are you sure that you wouldn’t rather just head home?” Iker posed as he held the door open for Adriana, allowing her to duck beneath her arm. It had been a pleasant evening, despite Adriana having been a little distracted by her phone, they’d had a wonderful time, and Iker was keen to offer her the chance to end the night early, even if he was enjoying himself, he knew that she was anxious to get back to Olivia.

Adriana, who’d moved to step ahead of him, shook her head. “We’re not in a hurry” she noted gently “If you’d like, we could take a small walk before we head back to the car” she offered, a small smile on her face.

Iker offered her a slightly dubious look, wordlessly enquiring if she was sure, before he nodded. “I think that sounds like a plan” he enthused as he moved to lace their fingers together.

Adriana looked at their hands for a second before she stepped slightly closer to him, cuddling into his side slightly. “I’ve enjoyed myself tonight” she noted softly.

Iker, who’d moved to wrap his arm around her waist, smiled a little. “I’m glad” he noted gently “I know you were a little nervous about leaving Olivia for the first time, but I am glad that you’ve enjoyed yourself” he enthused gently. He knew that she had been a little worried, since Ella had offered to watch Olivia for a couple of hours, Adriana had appeared a little uncertain, but he was pleased that they had done it, even if their evening had been punctuated by Adriana checking her phone, he was pleased that she had gone along with him.

Adriana smiled a little at the warmth in his voice before she tilted her head, pressing a brief kiss against his lips. “You know, in a few days, we’ll have been dating for 6 months” she enthused as she leant back, moving a couple of steps ahead of him.

Iker nodded. “I do know that” he confirmed softly “It’s been a pretty good first 6 months though, hasn’t it?” he posed, his voice caught between teasing and curious.

Adriana nodded. “It’s been better than I thought it would be” she mused softly “Part of me thought that we’d struggle” she added, her blue eyes peeking down towards their hands.

Iker watched her drop her head before he leant a little closer to her, pressing a kiss to the top of her head. “It worked out” he noted gently “Me and you, we’re onto a good thing, Addie” he added, a reassuring grin on his face.

Adriana quirked a small smile, something which made Iker chuckle. “Here’s to the next six months” he noted softly.

Adriana’s cheeks warmed a little at the sound of his words before she nodded, wordlessly mirroring his sentiment. She knew that it was still early, six months wasn’t the longest period of time, but she was confident, even if she did still have a few worries, she was more than happy with the way things were going.
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