We Could Be Something

78: One Way Or The Other

“Are you sure that you don’t mind watching her for a little while, Iker?” Adriana posed as she stepped into the living room of her apartment, her blue eyes peeking towards Iker who sat on the couch, putting a pair of shoes onto Olivia’s feet. It had been a couple of days, after their latest conversation, things appeared to be a little better between the two of them, and whilst Adriana was still keen to take a little more time, she was pleased that they were taking steps forwards, even if they were only small, she was glad that they were making progress.

Iker, who’d moved to tie the laces of Olivia’s shoes, lifted his head a little before he nodded his head, offering her a small smile. “Of course I don’t mind looking after her for a little while, Addie” he noted softly “You know I love looking after her” he added, offering a small smile towards Olivia who sat on the couch, giggling happily to herself.

Adriana, who’d moved to pull her coat around her shoulders, admired the smile on his face for a couple of seconds before she stepped towards him, pressing a soft kiss against his cheek. “I should only been gone for a couple of hours” she noted softly “Ella invited me out to lunch and I figured that it has been a while. I’ll see you when I get back?” she posed, peeking up at him softly.

Iker offered her a soft look before he nodded his head, a small smile appearing at the corner of his mouth. “You want to spend time with me?” he quipped, his tone caught between teasing and curious.

Adriana’s cheeks warmed a little, something which made Iker chuckle a little before he leant towards her, pressing a soft kiss against her lips. “I’ll see you when you get back, Addie” he mused, pressing another kiss against her lips.

Adriana smiled into the kiss for a couple of seconds before she pulled away from him, moving to collect her bag which sat on the side before she moved to leave the apartment.

Iker watched after her for a couple of seconds before he shook his head, a small sigh falling out of his mouth. It was getting better, after their latest conversation, things between him and Adriana felt a little less awkward, but still he felt a little nervous, even if things were improving, part of him was still uncertain about what it was that Adriana wanted to do when it came to them.

“I still can’t quite believe that you’re pregnant with your second child, Ana” Ella grinned as she sipped on her glass of water, her eyes settled on Adriana who sat in the seat opposite her. It had been a pleasant a lunch, even despite the fact that Adriana had been a little quiet, they had both enjoyed themselves, and Ella was pleased that they had done it. It had been a while since she and Adriana had spent time together.

Adriana, who was perusing the dessert menu, jumped a little at the sound of Ella’s voice before she lifted her head, offering her a small smile. “I know what you mean” she mused softly “It is a strange thought, but I am pretty excited” she added, her hand gently brushing over her bump.

Ella watched the movement of her hand for a couple of seconds before she shook her head. “I bet Iker is pretty excited too” she noted, her eyes peeking at Adriana softly.

Adriana noted the soft look on her friend’s face before she nodded her head, offering her a small smile. “He is pretty excited” she noted softly.

“And things between the two of you?” Ella posed tentatively. She knew that it was a sore topic, whenever she mentioned Iker’s name, Adriana’s expression flinched a little, but she wanted to ensure that things between the two of them were getting better. The last thing she wanted was to watch things between the two of them fall apart.

Adriana offered her a small look before she dropped her stare towards her hands which fiddled nervously with the napkin which sat in her lap. “It’s getting better” she noted softly “I mean, we’re still a little awkward around one another, but we’re doing better” she added, her tone a little uncertain.

Ella mulled her words over for a couple of seconds before she shook her head. “I know that this is between the two of you, Ana” she mused softly “And you’d be more than within your rights to tell me to shut up and keep out of it, but you have to know that you can’t just keep this distance between the two of you indefinitely” she added, her tone soft.


“I know that this is a huge thing for you, Ana” Ella interjected softly “Moving to another country with Iker…it’s a huge deal, but you have to make up your mind about it eventually. I know you’re scared, Ana, but you can’t just keep putting it off. It’s not fair on Iker” she added kindly. She knew that she couldn’t push Adriana, the blonde had a tendency to be awfully stubborn when she wanted to be, but still she wanted to encourage her to make a decision, even if it was to end things with Iker, she wanted her to make up her mind one way or another.

Adriana noted the tone of her voice before she let out a small sigh, knowing that Ella had a point.

“He’s good for you, Ana” Ella mused softly, her hand gently squeezing Adriana’s “He’s really good for you” she added, offering her friend a small smile.

Adriana quirked a weak smile before she nodded her head, her cheeks tinting a little pink. “I know he is” she noted softly. She knew that Ella had a point, it wasn’t fair of her to keep putting off making her mind up, but still part of her was scared of agreeing to go with him, even if he had tried to reassure her that it would work out, she was still nervous that things might not work out.
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