We Could Be Something

97: Who Are You?

Sparing a small yawn into her hand, Adriana rested against the kitchen counter, carefully swaying Luca who blinked sleepily in her arms. It was early, a little earlier than Adriana was used to, but she didn’t mind being up, even if part of her missed the warmth of her duvet, she was more than content to check on the little boy.

It had been a little while, after her and Iker’s anniversary, a couple of weeks had passed, and Adriana had to admit that she was pleased by how settled things seemed. It had taken them a little while, after the move to Lyon, it had taken them a few weeks to get things settled and comfortable, and she had to admit that she was pleased that they had, even if part of her did miss her home, she was glad that things were working out.

Peeking down at Luca, she watched him sleep for a couple of seconds before she padded towards the living room, gently settling the little boy down in his bassinette before she settled onto the couch.

“This is where you got to”

Adriana, who’d moved to rest her head back against the couch, stirred a little at the sound of Iker’s voice before she blinked her eyes open, offering him a sleepy smile. “I heard Luca stirring a little ago and I got up to check on him” she noted softly “He’s only just settled down again” she added, offering him the seat at her side.

Iker quirked a small smile before he sat down at her side, his arm gently wrapping around her shoulders. “You should head back up” he mumbled, pressing a soft kiss against the side of her “I’ve got a little while before I need to get ready for training. I can keep an eye on him and on Olivia if she wakes up. You should get a little more sleep” he added gently.

Adriana mulled his words over for a couple of seconds before she turned her head, pressing a light kiss against his lips. “I’d love that” she mumbled softly, her forehead resting against his.

Iker quirked a small smile before he gently nudged her. “Go” he mused softly.

Adriana offered him an appreciative smile before she padded towards the stairs, making her way back towards their bedroom.

“How was training?”

Iker, who had been washing the last of their lunch things, startled a little at the sound of Adriana’s voice before he turned around slightly, offering her a small smile. “It was alright” he mused softly “I mean, it took me a little while to get settled in with my new teammates and everything, but I think I am getting along pretty well. You and the kids should come to a game soon” he added, his tone bright and enthusiastic.

“I think that we would like that” Adriana mused, moving to settle down in a chair beside the kitchen table.

Iker quirked a small smile before he moved to sit the seat beside her. “I’ll get you some tickets” he noted “Isn’t Ella coming out to visit in a couple of weeks?” he posed softly.

Adriana nodded. “She is” she confirmed “She’s coming over just before the holidays so that she can take me wedding dress shopping, something she is more than a little excited about” she added, offering him a teasing smile.

Iker shook his head. “You’re pretty excited about it too, aren’t you?” he posed softly. They had made a little progress, after agreeing that their wedding would be in Porto, they’d started to look into venues as well as a guest list, but part of Iker merely wanted to ensure that Adriana was still as into planning their wedding as she had originally been.

Adriana noted the soft tone of his voice before she quirked an impish smile. “I guess I am a little excited” she teased impishly.

Iker rolled his eyes a little, something which made Adriana giggle softly before she shook her head. “I know you’re a worrier” she mused softly “You always have been, but I promise you, I am pretty excited about the prospect of us making it up the aisle. I know what I want, Iker, I’d never have said yes to you if I didn’t” she enthused before she pressed a soft kiss against his cheek.

Iker offered her a soft smile before the sound of the doorbell echoed, causing him to let out a small sigh as the sound of Luca’s whimpers emanated away from the monitor which stood on the counter. “Do you want to check on him or get the door?” he posed softly.

“I’ll go and check on Luca” Adriana noted softly “It’s about time him and Olivia were up from their naps anyways” she added as she pushed herself up to her feet.

“Were we expecting anyone?” Iker posed as he pushed himself up to his feet, following Adriana out of the kitchen.

“Not that I know of” Adriana quipped “Your parents aren’t due to visit again until the holidays, the same goes for my papa” she added before she moved to climb the stairs.

Iker frowned a little at her words before he shook his head, padding into the hall before he pulled the door open, his dark eyes settling on the blonde woman who stood on the other side of it, checking something on her phone. Tilting his head a little, he studied her for a couple of seconds, not missing the fact that she looked slightly familiar, before he cleared his throat. “Hola” he noted softly “Can I help you?” he added.

The woman, who’d been checking her phone, jumped a little at the sound of his voice before she looked up, a wide grin filling her face. “You must be Jonathan” she grinned.

Iker frowned a little, more than slightly caught off guard by her words, before he shook his head. “I’m not Jonathan” he noted “I’m Iker” he added.

The blonde woman tilted her head. “I was looking for Adriana Montes” she noted softly “I was told that this was where she and her fiancé lived” she added.

Iker offered her a slightly dubious look before he nodded. “This is the right place” he noted softly “But I am Adriana’s fiancé. We’ve been together for two years now” he added.

The woman blinked a couple of times, seemingly a little surprised by his words, before she shook her head. “I am so sorry” she babbled softly “It’s been a while since she and I spoke. You’re Iker?” she posed.

“I am” the keeper confirmed “And I’d like to ask who you are” he added.

The woman quirked another bright grin before she jutted her hand out ahead of herself. “My name is Clarissa Gomes” she mused softly “But, perhaps more importantly to you, I am Adriana’s mother” she added.

Iker stared at her for a couple of seconds, surprised by the words that had fallen out of her mouth, before he slowly reached out and shook her hand tentatively, not quite sure whether or not he should let her into his home.
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