We Could Be Something

46: I’ll Behave Myself

Resting against the doorway which led into the living room, Iker quirked a soft smile, his dark eyes watching Adriana who sat on the couch, mumbling softly to Olivia who was resting in her lap. It had been a few days, after their latest conversation, almost a week had passed, but with Jonathan having called to ask if he could visit, Iker knew it was only a matter of time before the other man arrived, something which unsettled him slightly, even if Adriana insisted that there was nothing to worry about, he still found himself slightly more nervous than he should have been.

“Are you just going to stand there?”

Iker, who’d drifted off a little, startled slightly at the sound of Adriana’s voice before he lifted his head, offering her a quirked smile. “I didn’t want to interrupt” he quipped as he stepped a little deeper into the room, moving to settle on the couch beside her.

Adriana rolled her eyes playfully before she shook her head, carefully moving to settle Olivia in her arms. “You know” she noted gently “If you still wanted to duck out, I’d not mind” she offered softly. She knew that he was nervous, even despite the fact that he hadn’t said anything, she knew that he was still a little uncertain, and she wanted to offer him the chance to duck out, even if she would have preferred him to stay. The last thing she wanted to do was make things more uncomfortable than they needed to be.

Iker, who’d moved to sit a little closer to her, offered her a small look before he shook his head. “I don’t want to duck out” he noted softly.

“Are you sure?” Adriana posed “Because if you did…”

“Addie” Iker interjected softly “I want to be here” he added, a soft smile on his face. He knew what she was trying to do, since they’d talked, Adriana had attempted to ensure that he was as comfortable as he could be, but part of him wanted to be around, even if he didn’t like the idea of spending time with Jonathan. He didn’t want to be the one who caused the problem.

Adriana admired the warm look on his face for a moment before she carefully leant towards him, pressing a gentle kiss against his lips. “I’m glad” she noted as she leant back a little, offering him a gentle smile.

“You are?” Iker posed, his eyebrow lifted slightly.

Adriana nodded her head. “Of course I am” she noted “I mean, it has the potential to be a little awkward, but I’d rather have you here. Just promise me one thing” she added, peeking up at him slightly.

Iker noted the nervous look on her face before he nodded his head. “I’ll be on my best behavior” he noted, offering her a small smile.

Adriana returned his smile gently before she ducked into him, pressing another kiss against his lips. “Obrigado” she mumbled as she pulled away.

Iker offered her a small smile before the sound of the doorbell echoed, causing Adriana to push herself to her feet. She knew that it was the best thing for Olivia, regardless of what had happened between her and Jonathan, the little girl still deserved to have her father in her life, but still Adriana was a little nervous at the prospect of her ex being around, even if she was more than happy with Iker. The last thing she wanted was for Jonathan’s presence to start to cause problems.

“You’re early” Adriana quipped as she carefully pulled the door open.

Jonathan, who stood in the hall, shook his head a little before he quirked a small smile. “I got off work a little earlier than I thought I would and I figured that you’d be here. You don’t mind, do you?” he posed.

Adriana shook her head. “It’s fine” she noted softly “Do you want to come through?” she added, her tone a little nervous and shy.

Jonathan quirked a small smile at the sound of her voice before he nodded his head, following her through towards the living room.

“Iker” Adriana noted “You remember Jonathan, don’t you?” she posed, offering her a boyfriend a soft look.

Iker, who had been cooing softly to Olivia, lifted his head before he nodded. “I do” he quipped “Hola, Jonathan” he noted before he stuck his hand out towards the other man.

Jonathan blinked a couple of times, surprised to see Iker, before he stuck his hand out, shaking the goalkeeper’s briefly. “Hello, Iker” he noted stiffly.

Adriana watched the exchange for a second, not missing the tension that existed between the two men, before the sound of Olivia’s whimpers caught her ears, causing her to smile a little before she moved towards her, carefully lifting her into her arms. “Jon?” she posed softly.

Jonathan, who’d been looking at Iker, startled a little at the sound of his name before he turned his head, his eyes settling on Olivia who snuffled softly in Adriana’s arms. “This is her?” he posed softly.

Adriana nodded. “Jon, this is Olivia, our little girl” she mused, a small smile on her face.

Jonathan blinked a couple of times before he stepped towards her slightly, an awed expression on his features.

“You can hold her if you want to” Adriana noted gently “I mean, she’s probably going to be a little fussy since she just woke up from her nap, but if you wanted to…”

“I’d love to” Jonathan interjected.

Adriana offered him a soft smile before she carefully moved to settle Olivia into his arms. The little girl stirred a little, a small pout on her face, before she settled down, something which made Adriana smile a little. It was going to take a little getting used to, with Jonathan likely to be around for a little while, it was going to take some adaptation to ensure that things between her and Iker stayed as good as they could, but Adriana was determined to make things work out, even if they weren’t as straightforward as she would have liked.
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