We Could Be Something

52: I Think I Ought To

Sparing a small yawn into his hand, Iker pushed himself up, his ears doused by the soft sound of Olivia’s cries which emanated away from the monitor which sat on the nightstand beside the bed. Blinking a couple of times, he carefully pushed a hand back through his hair before he pushed himself up to his feet, making his way quietly out of the bedroom.

It was early, like almost every morning since she had been born, Olivia had stirred a little before 6 in the morning, but Iker didn’t mind getting out of bed, even if he was due to fly out ahead of Spain’s warm up games that afternoon, he was more than happy to allow Adriana to sleep for a little longer.

Quietly padding across the hall, he carefully nudged the door open before he stepped towards the crib, smiling a little at the sight of Olivia who laid against the mattress, whimpering softly.

It had been a little while, after Adriana’s slight altercation with Jonathan, almost a month had passed, and whilst things did still feel awkward, Iker was pleased with how it was going. He knew that it would take some time, regardless of the fact that they had both moved on, it was likely to take Adriana a while to fully get over Jonathan, but Iker was proud of how things were going, even it was still early, he was more than a little proud of how things between him and Adriana were going.

Shaking his head a little, he ducked down and wrapped Olivia in his arms, carefully lifting her up against his chest. “You’re up early, little one” he noted, moving to settle in the seat beside the crib “Did you need another feed? Your madre, she says that you were pretty hungry earlier” he added softly.

Olivia, who’d quietened down a little, shifted slightly in his arms before she peeked up at him, her blue eyes blinking sleepily.

Iker watched her for a couple of seconds before he shook his head, a small smile playing at the corner of his mouth. “You just wanted someone’s attention, didn’t you?” he posed softly.

“You know, you didn’t have to get up”

Iker, who’d been quietly watching Olivia, jumped a little at the sound of Adriana’s voice before he turned around, offering her a small smile. “You were asleep when I left” he quipped.

“I was” Adriana confirmed “But I head you shuffling around over the monitor. You know that you didn’t have to get up, don’t you?” she posed, moving to step a little deeper into the room.

Iker nodded. “I know” he noted softly “But you looked all comfy and I didn’t want to wake you up. Besides, I think she just wanted someone’s attention” he added, peeking down towards the little girl who’d quietly fallen back to sleep against him.

Adriana spared a small look down towards Olivia before she carefully stepped towards him, lifting the little girl into her arms before she moved to settle her down in her crib. “Are you going to come back to bed?” she posed softly.

Iker, who’d moved to push himself up to his feet, nodded. “I am sure I can spare a few minutes” he quipped, a teasing smile on his face.

Adriana rolled her eyes a little, something which made Iker chuckle a little before he moved to take her hand, leading her back towards their bedroom.

“So, how long are you likely to be gone?” Adriana posed, her blue eyes peeking up at Iker who stood a little away from her, folding clothes into the bag which stood ahead of him. It had been a quiet morning, after waking up early, Adriana and Iker had spent a while lazing around in their bedroom, and Adriana had to admit that she had enjoyed spending a little quiet time alone with him.

Iker, who had been focused on the shirt in his hand, startled a little before he lifted his head, shrugging slightly. “At least a couple of weeks” he noted “But if Spain do well, it could be up to a month” he added.

Adriana nodded her head. “And then you want to go to Madrid for a little while?” she posed softly.

“I’d like to” Iker mused as he moved to settle down on the bed beside her “But if you’ve changed your mind, that’s OK. I am sure that we can find somewhere else to go” he offered softly. He knew that she was slightly nervous, whenever he brought up the topic of her meeting his friends, she tended to get a little shy, and he wanted to offer her the chance to duck out, even if he was slightly excited at the prospect of introducing her to his friends. The last thing he wanted to do was make her feel awkward or uncomfortable.

Adriana watched him for a second before she shook her head, a small smile playing at the corner of her mouth. “I’d love to spend some time in Madrid” she noted gently “I’d like to meet your friends and spend a little time with your family too” she enthused.

“Are you sure?” Iker posed “Because if you’ve changed your mind…”

“Iker” Adriana interjected softly “I’d like to go. I’ve not spent much time with your friends and family, and, given that we’re in a pretty serious relationship, I think I ought to. Do you not want your friends to meet me?” she quipped, a teasing smirk on her face.

Iker rolled his eyes slightly before he leant a little closer to her, pressing a gentle kiss against her cheek. “I’ve wanted them to meet you for a while now, Addie” he quipped, resting back against the pillow.

Adriana smiled a little at his words before she moved to shift a little closer to him, cuddling into his side slightly. “Then we should go to Madrid after you get back” she noted gently.

Iker shifted a little, wrapping an arm around her waist, before he nodded his head. “I’ll make the arrangements” he noted.

Adriana nodded her head a little before she moved to lean against his chest. She knew that it wasn’t the biggest step, she and Iker were already living together, but still the prospect of meeting his friends unsettled her slightly, even if they had been together for a while, a small part of her worried that they wouldn’t warm to her.
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