Somebody Like Me

Twenty Seven: We’re A Couple

“Are you sure that you don’t want to duck out of this?”

Sergio, who was quietly adjusting the tie he wore, quirked a small smile at the nervousness in Cassie’s voice before he lifted his head, offering her a small look. He knew that she was slightly apprehensive, whenever the topic of the two of them attending her friend’s wedding came up in conversation, she tended to offer him a chance to back out, but a small part of him was excited about the idea of them heading out together.

It wasn’t something they’d done a lot of, with their focus settled on the baby and making things work between the two of them, they’d tended to keep themselves to themselves, but he was pleased that she asked him to go along with her, even if he was sure that he’d stick out a little. He was confident that it was a step in the right direction.

“You don’t want me to come with you?” he posed teasingly.

Cassie, who’d moved to pull her wrap around her shoulders, rolled her eyes. “You know that I would like you there” she quipped softly “But I was just asking. I’m sure that you’d rather spend your day off doing anything besides sitting in a room full of people you don’t know” she added, sparing him a soft look.

She knew that it wouldn’t faze him, for a little while, Sergio had been more than keen to spend more time with her friends and his, but Cassie was still slightly nervous, even if she was sure that her friends would be quick to warm to Sergio. She merely wanted to offer him the opportunity to duck out.

Sergio shook his head. “I want to go with you, Cass” he mused “I mean, it’s likely to be a little awkward, but I think it’s about time we started to do things as a couple. It’s what we are, isn’t it?” he quipped as he stepped towards her, his palms softly resting against her bump which was noticeable beneath the lightly colored dress that she wore.

Cassie spared a brief look down towards his hands before she gently shifted her hands, resting them over the top of his. “We are” she confirmed softly “But if you don’t want to…”

“I want to come with you, Cassie” Sergio interrupted, pressing a soft kiss against the back of her neck.

Cassie’s cheeks warmed a little at the feel of his lips against her skin before she gently tilted her head, looking up towards him. “Alright” she mumbled softly.

Sergio spared her an impish grin before he gently ducked down, sneaking a quick kiss before he pulled away from her. “We need to get moving” he quipped, checking the time on his watch “Are you ready?” he posed as he moved to wrap his jacket around his shoulders.

Cassie nodded her head in confirmation before Sergio reached his hand out, knotting their fingers together as he pulled her a little closer to him. “You know that you look beautiful, don’t you?” he mumbled as he carefully guided her towards the door.

Cassie’s cheeks tinted a soft shade of pink before she tilted her head up, sneaking another quick kiss, mumbling a soft thank you which caused Sergio’s smile to widen a little, more than pleased with how things were going between the two of them.

Gently straightening out the material of her dress around her bump, Cassie quirked a warm smile, her green eyes settled on Mia and Theo who sat a little away from her, fussing contently over one another. It had been a beautiful event, from the moment that Mia had stepped into the church, Theo had been more than blown away, and Cassie had to admit that she found it sweet, even if there was a slight twinge of jealousy in the pit of her stomach. She was more than happy that they’d gotten the day that they’d wanted.

Sparing the happy couple another look, she admired the two of them for a couple of seconds before she felt a hand settle against her bump, something which caused her startle slightly before she lifted her head, her green eyes settling on Sergio who’d slipped into the seat beside her, a familiar impish grin on his face. “Did I scare you?” he quipped, gently brushing his thumb against her bump.

Cassie offered him a pointed look, something which made Sergio hold his hands in defence. “I’m sorry” he noted.

“It’s fine” Cassie quipped, offering him a small smile.

Sergio returned her smile before he shifted his attention down towards his hand, his dark eyes admiring the bump that she sported. “How are you feeling?” he posed softly.

Cassie shrugged. “I feel alright” she mused softly “I mean, I get tired more easily now and I get uncomfortable from time to time, but thus far, peanut’s proving to be very good to his or her madre” she added, her hand gently brushing against the front of her dress as a small smile pulled at the corner of her mouth.

Sergio admired the gentle grin she wore before he opened his mouth to speak again, only to pause as he felt a slight movement against his hand. Blinking a couple of times, he stared at the bump quietly for a few seconds before he lifted his head, his dark eyes meeting Cassie’s greens. “Was that…?” he babbled softly.

Cassie giggled a little, amused by the awe in his voice, before she nodded her head. “That would be peanut saying his or her first hola to their padre” she mused warmly.

Sergio stared at her for a couple of seconds, trying to wrap his head around her words, before he flicked his attention back down towards her bump, a bright grin appearing on his face. “Hola, peanut” he mumbled softly before he carefully leant down, pressing a soft kiss against the material of her dress.

Cassie watched him for a few seconds, a warm grin perched on her lips, before she carefully cupped his face in her hands, allowing her to tilt his head up before she leant into him, pressing a soft kiss against his lips. Sergio stilled slightly, not quite expecting the soft kiss, but he quickly grew into it, his arms wrapping around her so that he could pull her slightly closer. Cassie smiled a little at the feel of his arms before the sound of her name reached their ears, causing her to pull back slightly before she lifted her head, her eyes widening a little.

“I did think it was you, Cass” the man mused, a smile perched on his face “It has been a while” he added brightly.

Cassie blinked a couple of times in surprise, her eyes looking him up and down, before she shook her head. “Hector” she breathed softly “What…what are you doing here?” she asked.
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