We Could Be Something

45: You Know It Too

Resting back against the kitchen counter, Iker sipped on the mug of coffee which sat in his hand, relishing the silence which filled the apartment. It was rare, with an infant around, Adriana’s apartment appeared to always be filled with noise and activity, and whilst Iker enjoyed spending time with both her and Olivia, he tended to enjoy the quiet moments too.

It had been a little while, after Adriana had informed him that Jonathan had changed his mind, a few days had past, but Iker knew it was merely a matter of time before the other man showed up again, something which unsettled him slightly. He knew that it was the right thing, regardless of what had happened between Adriana and Jonathan, he was still Olivia’s father, but the prospect of Adriana’s ex-boyfriend being around unsettled Iker, even if he did trust Adriana, part of him doubted that he would ever find himself comfortable spending time with the last man Adriana had dated.

Sipping on his drink, he allowed his eyes to wander around the room for a moment before the sound of footsteps reached his ears, causing him to flick his attention towards the doorway, watching as Adriana padded into the room, Olivia settled in her arms. “Buenos dias” he noted gently.

Adriana, who still looked half asleep, jumped a little at the sound of his voice before she lifted her head, offering him a small smile. “I was wondering where you’d gotten to” she teased softly “What are you doing up so early?” she posed.

Iker shrugged a little. “I heard Olivia stirring a little while ago and I couldn’t get back to sleep. Did she wake you?” he posed, offering a look towards the little girl who sat in Adriana’s arms, still contently sleeping.

“She needed a nappy change” Adriana noted softly “And I thought I would sit with her for a little while before she went back to sleep. Are you planning on coming back to bed?” she posed softly.

Iker nodded. “I can do” he noted softly “I’ve still got a little time before I need to get ready for training” he added, sparing a look towards the clock on the wall.

Adriana quirked a small smile before she reached her hand out, offering it towards him. “Then you should come back with me” she noted gently.

Iker eyed her hand for a moment before he moved to lace their fingers together, something which made Adriana smile a little. It had been a little strange, since she had broached the topic of Jonathan, Iker seemed a little more tentative around her, and she wanted to offer him a little reassurance, wanting him to know that she was happy with the way things were between them.

“You know, I can’t quite remember the last time I had breakfast in bed” Adriana mused as she padded into the bedroom, settling a tray of food onto the bed where Iker sat, Olivia settled happily in his arms. It had been a quiet morning, with a couple of hours before he was due to head to training, Iker had spent a lot of it settled in bed with Adriana, and he had to admit that he had enjoyed it, even if things had felt slightly off, he had enjoyed the morning.

Iker, who’d been cooing softly to Olivia, lifted his head, a small smile on his face. “It’s been pretty nice” Iker enthused softly “It’s almost a shame that I have to get up in a bit to get ready for training” he added, stealing a piece of toast from the plate.

“You can’t skip it?” Adriana quipped.

“It’s a tempting offer” Iker mused, a warm smile on his face “But I think I will have to say no. I don’t think the coach would take it too well” he added.

Adriana admired the warm smile on his face for a moment before she shifted her hand, tilting his head so that she could press a soft kiss against his lips. Iker smiled at the feel of it for a few seconds before he ducked back, his forehead gently resting on hers. “What was that for?” he teased softly.

Adriana shrugged. “Can’t I just want to kiss you every now and again?” she posed.

Iker smiled a little at her words before he ducked forwards, stealing a couple of soft kisses before he leant away from her, moving to make himself a little more comfortable. “I love you, you know” he mused gently.

Adriana, who’d moved to cuddle into his side, smiled. “I know” she noted gently “And you must know that I feel the same way about you, right?” she posed, tilting her head slightly. She knew that he was nervous, with Jonathan due to start spending time around her, she knew that Iker was a little worried, but she wanted to reassure him, even if, to her mind at least, there was nothing to be concerned about, she wanted him to know that she was where she wanted to be.

Iker nodded his head. “I do know that” he mused softly “But it is just going to take a little getting used to, Addie. It wasn’t too long ago that you were living with him, planning to get married, it’s going to take me a little time to get used to the idea of him being around” he explained, his expression soft.

Adriana mulled his words over for a second before she nodded her head, moving to press a kiss against cheek. “I know it’s going to take you some time to get used to it” she mused softly “But I want you to know that you don’t have anything to worry about. I like us, Iker, you and me are good, and I have little intention of messing that up for him. We’re onto a good thing, Iker, and I know you know that” she enthused, her blue eyes peeking up into his darker ones.

Iker looked at her for a moment, not missing the earnest expression she wore, before he nodded his head, a small smile playing at the corner of his mouth.

Adriana admired the smile on his face before she leant up, pressing a kiss against his lips. She knew that he had a point, it wasn’t too long ago that she had been engaged to Jonathan, but she wanted to offer him a little reassurance, wanting him to know that she wasn’t about to risk what they had between them.
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