Fifty Shades in Fifty Days or a Booknista Writer’s Descent into one of the Bestselling Books of all Time: Chapter 19
Chapter 19 of Fifty Shades begins with Christian waking Ana out of a deep, luxurious sleep caused by crazy amounts of kinky sex, and telling her she has half an hour to get ready before they have dinner with his parents.
What a jerk. Riding crops, spanking, weird not-really-consensual sex contracts? Fine. But expecting a lady with long hair to wake up, shower, do her hair and makeup, get dressed, and be ready to meet your parents in thirty minutes? Son, you got a problem.
To make matters worse…or more interesting, if you’re into that…Christian has taken Ana’s underwear. Instead of asking for them back, she decides to just have dinner with his parents while going commando in a short dress. If there’s one thing that’s true about Ana, it’s that she’s got chutzpah.
When they arrive at Christian’s parents’ house, Ana is run through the gauntlet of family members. Mom, Dad, younger sister Mia, older brother Elliot –oh hey, there’s Kate!—and then it’s finally time for drinks. Oh good. Alcohol will make this all bearable. Especially since Anastasia has just realized why she’s really there: Elliot probably invited Kate first, and Christian didn’t want Ana to find out that Kate got to meet the parents and Ana didn’t, so he had to bring her. Ugh. Nothing like meeting the parents because your bf’s a sucker for peer pressure.
In trying desperately to make conversation, Ana reveals that she’s going to visit her mom in Georgia for a few days. Leaving the following evening. And she forgot to tell Christian. Woops! He’s kinda pissed off.
…and then Kate brings up Ana’s trip to the bar with Jose from two chapters ago, which Ana also conveniently forgot to mention to Christian.
You get three guesses as to how Christian is going to discipline Ana for her forgetfulness, and the first two don’t count.
“How was José when you went to the bar with him on Friday?”
Holy fuck, Kate. I widen my eyes at her. What is she doing? She widens her eyes back at me, and I realize she’s trying to make Christian jealous. How little she knows. I thought I’d got away with this.
“He was fine,” I murmur.
Christian leans over.
“Palm-twitchingly mad,” he whispers. “Especially now.” His tone is quiet and deadly.
Oh no. I squirm.
When Christian finally gets tired of pretending to be interested in the plebian conversation occurring around him, he spirits Anastasia off to the boathouse for her punishment.
“Where are we going?” I breathe.
“Boathouse,” he snaps.
I hang on to his hips as I’m tipped upside-down, and he strides purposefully in the moonlight across the lawn.
“Why?” I sound breathless, bouncing on this shoulder.
“I need to be alone with you.”
“Because I’m going to spank and then fuck you.”
“Why?” I whimper softly.
“You know why,” he hisses.
“I thought you were an in-the-moment guy?” I plead breathlessly.
“Anastasia, I’m in the moment, trust me.”
Chapter 19 was a wild ride from start to finish. I’m still kind of annoyed about the 30-minute wakeup call, TBH.
Next up, Ana lives out the classic teenage romcom, and has hot, kinky sex with her kind-of-boyfriend in his parents’ boathouse. (I honestly can’t wait!)