We Could Be Something

76: We Can’t Avoid It Forever

Nibbling softly on the side of her thumb, Adriana spared a small look towards the door which stood a little away from her, her stomach flipping nervously. It was impromptu, her decision to visit the training ground had been a sudden one, and whilst she found herself a little nervous, she didn’t want to back out, even if it was likely to catch Iker off guard, part of her wanted to surprise him.

It had been a few days, after he’d visited for Olivia’s birthday, a couple of days had passed, and whilst Adriana still wanted to take her time when it came to their relationship, she wanted to spend time with him, even if it was only for a couple of hours. She had missed having him around.


Adriana, who’d moved to check on Olivia, jumped a little at the sound of Iker’s voice before she lifted her head, offering him a small smile.

Iker admired the smile on her face for a couple of seconds before he shook his head, a half-smile on his face. “I wasn’t expecting to see you” he breathed softly “What are you doing here?” he added, his tone more than a little surprised.

Adriana smiled a little at the tone of his voice before she shrugged. “Me and Olivia were in the area and we thought we’d come and see if you were free this afternoon. I was going to take her to the park and I thought I would ask if you wanted to come with us, but if you’d prefer, we can go” she babbled, her cheeks tinting a little pink.

Iker offered her a soft look, admiring the small hint of pink on her cheeks, before he quirked another smile. “You sure that you want me to come with you?” he quipped, the tone of his voice light and teasing.

Adriana quirked a small smile before she nodded. “I’d love it if you came with us, Iker” she mused gently.

Iker mulled her words over for a couple of seconds before he offered her an impish smile. “Then I am sure that I can spare a couple of hours for the two of you” he teased.

Adriana rolled her eyes playfully before she stepped towards him, capturing his hand in hers before she moved to lead him outside. She knew that it was going to take a little time, with things between her and Iker still fractured, it was likely to be awkward and tense for a little while, but she wanted to make the effort, even if they did only spend a couple of hours together. She wanted to spend some time with him.

“So, how are you feeling?”

Adriana, who’d been sipping on the mug of tea she’d purchased, startled a little at the sound of Iker’s voice before she lifted her head, offering him a small smile. It had been a pleasant afternoon, despite the small amount of tension that existed between the two of them, both Iker and Adriana appeared to have enjoyed themselves, and it pleased Adriana, even if she knew that eventually they’d have to talk about what they were going to do about their relationship, she had enjoyed spending a couple of uncomplicated hours with him.

“I’m still feeling pretty good” Adriana noted “I am starting to get a little more tired, and bump loves to kick, but, all in all, I am feeling very good. What about you? Are you excited yet?” she posed, offering him a small smile.

Iker, who had flicked his attention towards Olivia who sat in his lap, offered her a small look before he quirked a small smile. “I am pretty excited” he noted softly “I mean, I know we’ve still got a little over 2 months before the due date arrives, but I can’t wait to meet them, Addie” he enthused brightly.

Adriana quirked a small smile at the tone of his voice before a small silence fell over them, something which made her sigh a little. It wasn’t the first time, with both of them attempting to steer clear of the topic of their relationship, there had been more than one awkward silence, and it unsettled Adriana a little, even if she knew that she was to blame.

Iker watched her for a couple of seconds before he shook his head. “You know” he noted softly “We can’t just avoid talking about it forever. Eventually, we’re going to have to sit down and talk about what we are going to do about us, Addie” he added, his hand gently moving to settle on her which fiddled shyly with her cup.

Adriana glanced at their hands for a couple of seconds before she nodded. “I know that” she noted softly “But right now…”

“I get it” Iker interrupted softly, his expression flinching a little “And I understand that you want to take your time, but in a few weeks’ time, you’re going to have our baby, Addie, and I would like for things to be settled one way or another by then. I want things to be settled by the time that he or she puts in their first appearance” he added, his eyes peeking down towards her bump.

Adriana followed the line of his stare before she nodded her head, wordlessly agreeing that she wanted the same thing.

Iker glanced at her for a couple of seconds before Olivia made a small sound, pulling his attention back towards her. Offering the little girl a small smile, he moved to pull one of her toys out of the bag which sat beside his feet before he placed it into her hands, something which made her giggle before he pressed a soft kiss to the top of her head, gently mumbling to her.

Adriana, who had moved to sip on her cup of tea, watched the two of them for a couple of seconds before she shook her head, a small sigh falling out of her mouth. she knew that he was right, it was best for everyone that things between the two of them were settled before the new baby arrived, but still she was uncertain, even if she knew that she missed having him around, she still didn’t quite know what it was she wanted to do about them.
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