We Could Be Something

71: You Don’t Have To Decide Now

Quietly closing the door behind her, Adriana padded through the apartment, heading towards Olivia’s bedroom. It was late, after her talk with Ella, she had spent a couple of hours with her friend catching up, but she knew that she had to head home eventually, even if things between her and Iker were likely to be awkward and tense, she knew that she couldn’t avoid it forever.

Shaking her head a little, she gently nudged the door to Olivia’s nursery open before she stepped into the room, settling the little girl down on her change table. “Are you ready to go to bed, little one?” she posed, moving to collect some pajamas for the little girl.

Olivia, who sat on the change table, babbled happily for a few seconds, something which made Adriana smile a little. Shaking her head, she stepped towards the little girl before she pressed a soft kiss against the top of her head, earning a little giggle from Olivia.

“You’re back late”

Adriana, who’d been fussing over Olivia, jumped a little at the sound of Iker’s voice before she lifted her head, her blue eyes peeking up at him softly. “I…I went to see Ella” she noted softly “You know her, she can be very talkative when she wants to be” she babbled out.

Iker offered her a slightly dubious look before he nodded his head. “Do you think that we can talk?” he posed gently. He didn’t want to push her, the news that he had given her was big and was likely to take a little while for her to wrap her head around, but he didn’t want to skirt it, even if there was a chance that Adriana would say something that he didn’t want to hear, he merely wanted to have a conversation.

Adriana chewed on her lip for a second before she nodded her head. “I…I think we can manage that” she agreed softly “Let me just get Olivia settled for the night and then we can talk, OK?” she added gently.

Iker offered her a brief smile before he nodded his head. “OK” he agreed softly before he ducked out of the room.

Adriana watched after him for a couple of seconds before she shook her head, a small nervous sigh falling out of her mouth. She knew that they had to talk, whether she wanted to or not, she knew that it couldn’t be avoided, but still she was nervous. The last thing she wanted to do was fight with him.

Pulling her hair up into a ponytail, Adriana paused for a couple of seconds before she padded into the living room, her blue eyes settling on Iker who sat on the couch, sipping on a mug of tea. It had been a little while, after settling Olivia down for the night, Adriana had sat in the nursery for a little while, but she knew that she couldn’t put it off forever. She knew that, eventually, they had to talk.

“Are you done hiding from me now?” Iker quipped, a teasing smile on his face.

Adriana, who’d moved to sit at his side, shook her head. “I’m sorry” she noted softly.

Iker shook his head a little before he reached out his hand, gently wrapping it around hers. “Addie, mi amor, it’s OK” he mused softly “I mean, I would have preferred it if you’d talked to me, but I get that you needed some time to think. It’s a pretty big deal” he added, squeezing her hand gently.

“You’re not upset?” Adriana squeaked softly.

Iker quirked a small smile before he shook his head. “No, I’m not” he noted softly “But I still think that we need to have a conversation. We can’t just ignore it, Addie” he added, his thumb gently brushing over the back of her hand.

Adriana watched the movement of his thumb for a couple of seconds before she let out a small sigh. “I don’t quite know what to say” she admitted gently.

Iker let out a small chuckle. “I think this might be the first time I’ve seen you speechless” he teased softly.

Adriana rolled her eyes playfully, something which made him lean towards her, pressing a gentle kiss against her cheek. “You don’t have to decide anything tonight, Addie” he mumbled softly “We’ve got time and I want you to take it. I don’t want you thinking that I am trying to push you into anything” he added gently. He knew that she was worried, from the moment that the words had fallen out of his mouth, she had looked more than nervous, and he wanted to reassure her slightly, even if it meant that she opted not to go along with him, he wanted to ensure that she was as happy and as comfortable as she could be.

Adriana allowed his words to linger for a couple of seconds before she shook her head. “You know that I love you, don’t you?” she posed softly.

Iker quirked a soft smile before he nodded his head. “I do know that” he confirmed softly “And you know that I feel the same way about you, right?” he added, offering her hand another soft squeeze.

Adriana’s cheeks tinted a little pink before she ducked into him, pressing a soft kiss against his lips.

Iker smiled into the kiss for a couple of moments before he carefully shifted his hand, resting it against her bump.

Adriana jumped a little at the feeling of his hand against her bump before she leant back, resting her forehead on his for a couple of seconds before she felt something shift in her stomach, causing her to squeak a little.

Iker, who still had his hand on the bump, jumped a little at the sensation before he blinked a couple of times. “What was that?” he posed softly.

Adriana quirked a small smile before she moved her hand, lacing their fingers together. “That would be bump’s first hello” she mused softly.

Iker blinked a couple of times before he flicked his attention down towards the bump, a soft smile pulling at the corner of his mouth. Shaking his head a little, he carefully bunched up the material of Adriana’s sweater before he ducked his head, pressing a soft kiss against the warm skin. “Hola, bump” he mumbled softly.

Adriana watched him for a couple of seconds before she ducked forwards, kissing the top of his head gently. She knew that it wouldn’t be the last time that they talked, with his likely move only a matter of months away, there was no way it could be, but Adriana merely wanted to enjoy the moment, even if it meant putting it off for a little while.
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