We Could Be Something

48: I Like The Sound Of That

“You own a lot more stuff than I was expecting”

Iker, who was sat on the floor in the middle of his living room, quirked a small smile before he lifted his head, his dark eyes peeking up at Adriana who stood in the doorway, a small amused smile playing at the corner of her mouth.

It had been a couple of days, after they’d discussed the possibility of Iker moving in, they’d opted to take a little time to wrap their heads around the idea, but with Adriana still keen on the idea, Iker had tentatively started to pack up his apartment, something which had him slightly excited.

He knew that it was still early, he and Adriana had only been dating for a matter of months, but still he was confident, even if it was a little soon, he was pleased that they had started to make steps forwards in their relationship.

“What are you doing here?” he posed, moving to place another book into the box which sat ahead of him.

Adriana, who was leaning against the doorframe, quirked a small smile before she moved towards him, sitting down beside him. “Ella offered to watch Olivia for a little while” she noted softly “And I figured you might want some help packing. Do you mind me staying?” she added, peeking up at him.

Iker admired the look on her face for a second before he shook his head. “Of course I don’t” he noted gently “If anything, I am grateful for the help” he added, offering her a small smile.

Adriana returned his smile for a couple of seconds before she leant towards him, pressing a soft kiss against his lips. “You’re still sure about this, aren’t you?” she mumbled as she ducked back slightly, resting her forehead against his. She knew what she wanted, for a little while, she had been contemplating the idea of asking Iker to move in with her, but she wanted to ensure that it was what he wanted. The last thing she wanted was for him to think that she was trying to move things between them along too quickly.

Iker, who had his forehead rested on hers, quirked a small smile. “Are you having second thoughts?” he quipped.

Adriana shook her head. “No” she noted softly “But I just want to make sure that this is what you want to do. We’ve only been dating for a few months and if you wanted to put it off for a little while, I’d understand” she added, her fingertips tugging at a loose piece of fabric which stuck out of the carpet.

Iker watched her for a moment before he shifted his hand, gently moving to lace their fingers together. “Addie, if I didn’t want to do this, I wouldn’t have said yes” he mused softly “You’re right, it is a little soon, but you and me, it’s a good thing, no?” he posed, his thumb gently brushing over the back of her hand.

Adriana watched the movement of his thumb for a second before she nodded, something which caused Iker to lean towards her, pressing another soft kiss against her lips. He knew that she was nervous, from the moment that they had broached the topic, Adriana had appeared a little uncertain, but Iker wanted to reassure her slightly, even if it was quick, he was confident that the timing was right for them.

Pushing a hand back through her blonde hair, Adriana let out a small sigh, her blue eyes peeking around the empty living room. They had been at it for a while, since Adriana had arrived, almost four hours had past, and whilst there was still work to be done, Adriana had to admit that she was pleased with the progress that they had made.

“Are you nearly ready to get out of here?”

Adriana, who’d moved to pull her hair into a ponytail, jumped a little at the sound of Iker’s voice, something which made the keeper chuckle a little as he moved to stand beside her, his arm settling around her waist. “I didn’t mean to scare you” he noted softly “But I figured you’d be ready to get out here. We can head to Ella’s to collect Olivia before we go back to your place” he added, pressing a kiss to her shoulder.

Adriana smiled a little at the feel of his lips against her shoulder for a second before she turned, her blue eyes mirroring his darker ones. “Our place” she corrected gently.

Iker smiled against her shoulder. “I kind of like the sound of that” he quipped gently.

Adriana giggled a little before she tilted her head, kissing him softly for a couple of seconds before the sound of her phone echoed, causing her to duck back a little. “I should check that” she mumbled, stealing another couple of quick kisses.

Iker quirked a small smile before he nodded his head, ducking out of the room.

Adriana watched after him for a second before she moved to collect her phone, a small sigh falling out of her mouth as she spotted Jonathan’s name on the screen. Shaking her head, she moved to open his message before she scanned her eyes over it, a small lump growing in her throat.

It had been coming, despite the fact that Jonathan had only visited a few times, Adriana had known it was only a matter of time before he broached the topic of bringing along his fiancée, but still it had a lump in her throat, even if it had been a while since they’d ended their relationship. She doubted that she would ever find herself entirely comfortable with the notion of meeting the new woman in his life.

Scanning the message once more, she briefly contemplated turning down his request, before she shook her head. She knew that it wouldn’t be comfortable, regardless of her feelings towards Jonathan, she doubted she would ever feel entirely comfortable with the prospect of meeting his new girlfriend, but she knew that she had to make the effort, even if it was likely to be awkward. She didn’t want to be the one causing a problem.
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