Somebody Like Me

Forty Eight: I Know The Feeling

Flicking his stare between Cassie and Pilar, Sergio shifted in his seat a little before he cleared his throat, trying to alleviate some of the awkward tension which had been quick to settle over the three of them. It had caught him off guard, the sight of Pilar sitting at the table beside his own was something which had left him speechless for a couple of moments, but he knew that he couldn’t just sit in silence, even if he didn’t quite know what it was that he wanted to say, he knew that he had to say something. Pausing for a couple of seconds, he spared another look towards Cassie before he shook his head. “We were just going to get the check, weren’t we, Cassie?” he posed softly.

Cassie, who’d diverted her stare down towards the table ahead of her, blinked a couple of times at the sound of his voice before she nodded her head. “We were” she agreed softly “And I think I am going to just pop to the ladies room before we head home. I’ll meet you outside?” she posed, her tone soft and shy.

Sergio noted the soft tone of her voice, but opted not to comment on it, instead flashing her a small smile before he nodded his head. “Of course” he noted gently “I’ll be right with you” he added.

Cassie nodded quietly before she stepped past him, allowing him the opportunity to look towards Pilar before he shook his head, a soft sigh falling out of his mouth. “What are you doing here?” he posed quietly.

Pilar, who’d moved to fiddle with her phone, shook her head quietly before she looked up towards him. “I didn’t mean to intrude on your night” she noted gently “I mean, I was supposed to be meeting someone here, but I didn’t meant to get in the way of your night, Sergio. If you and your girlfriend want to stay, I can ask to move tables. It’s really not a problem” she babbled softly.

Sergio offered her a slightly dubious look before he shook his head. “It’s fine” he mused “We ought to be getting back to Noah anyways” he added, sparing a small glance down towards his watch. He knew that it was a little silly, Pilar and he had been broken up for almost a year, but still the idea of being sat with her made him a little uncomfortable, even if things between them had been over for a while. He doubted the awkwardness would ever fully go away.

Pilar noticed his attempts to avoid looking at her before she shook her head. “You look happy, Sergio” she mused softly.

Sergio snorted, briefly contemplating retorting with a sharp comment, before he shook his head. “I am happy” he replied, his voice slightly stiff as the waiter came towards him, the check perched in his hand. Sergio perused it briefly before he handed over some money, quickly pushing himself up to his feet.

“Goodnight, Pilar” he muttered before he pulled his jacket around his shoulders, allowing him to pad towards the exit.

“Noah is asleep”

Cassie, who’d been quietly running a brush through her dark hair, jumped a little at the sound of Sergio’s voice before she nodded her head quietly. It had been a quiet night, after they had run into Pilar, both she and Sergio had been a little quiet, but neither one of them wanted to be the one to push the other, not wanting to run the risk of starting a fight. She knew that it was a little silly, for months, she and Sergio had been more than happy together, but still the idea of bumping into Pilar unsettled her slightly, even if she was confident that she and Sergio had something good between them, it had left her feeling a little odd.

Sergio, who’d moved to stow his shoes in the bottom of the wardrobe, sighed a little at her silence before he turned around, offering her a soft look. “You know, I am not used to you being so quiet” he quipped with a half-hearted smile.

Cassie smiled briefly at his words, but didn’t say anything, something which caused Sergio to sigh a little before he stepped towards the bed, gently settling down at her side. “Are you going to tell me what is bothering you so much or are you just not going to talk to me for the rest of the night?” he posed, his hand gently moving to take a hold of hers which fiddled shyly with the bedspread. He knew why she was quiet, since they had bumped into Pilar, she had barely spoken two words, but he wanted to encourage her to talk to him. He wanted to assure her that there was nothing for her to be worried about.

Cassie spared a soft glance down towards their hands, quietly mulling over his question before she shook her head. “I am just being silly” she mumbled softly, her fingers messing with his “I mean, I know that things are good between us, but seeing your ex-girlfriend…it was a little strange for me” she added, her green eyes not even attempting to look up at him.

Sergio watched the slight movement of her fingers before he nodded his head. “I know the feeling” he mumbled softly “And I would be a little surprised if it wasn’t a little odd. I mean, I know I felt pretty weird when we ran into Hector” he added, his thumb lightly brushing over the back of her hand comfortingly.

Cassie nodded her head quietly, something which encouraged Sergio to lean forwards slightly, pressing a soft kiss against the top of her head. “You know, I can see you worrying” he fussed quietly.


“You’re a worrier, Cassie” Sergio interrupted, a faint smile appearing at the corner of his mouth “It’s one of the things I love the most about you, the way that you’re always trying so hard to keep things in order, and whilst it does have the potential to cause us a problem, I kind of like that you’re so keen to keep me around” he added impishly, his fingers lightly tucking a few loose strands of hair off of her face.

Cassie rolled her eyes softly before Sergio leant forwards pressing another kiss against her head. “You don’t have to be worried about her, nena” he mumbled quietly “I am more than happy with what we’ve got going on here and I am not stupid enough to toss that way. I love you, I love Noah, and I love us, Cassie” he added, his forehead resting against hers as he gently brushed their noses together. He knew what was going through her mind, one look at her face told him what thoughts had gone through her head when they’d run into Pilar, but he wanted to dispel as quickly as they had come about. He wanted her to know that he wasn’t just going to let them slip through his fingers.

Cassie leant into him slightly, quietly enjoying their embrace before she briefly brushed her lips over his. “You promise me?” she quipped softly.

“Of course” Sergio mused softly before he leant into her, wordlessly insisting that he wasn’t about to let them break up without a fight.
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