Fifty Shades in Fifty Days or a Booknista Writer’s Descent into one of the Bestselling Books of all Time: Chapter 24
This Fifty Shades of Grey chapter is all about the highs, the lows and the awkward.
We left Ana, in chapter twenty three, one very happy sated woman. Christian wakes her up by saying, he wants to chase the dawn with her. I have to admit, I like the way that sounds. I want someone to chase the dawn with me. But, I have a feeling in reality it would suck…because that’s a VERY early call time.
He’s super excited.
Like a young boy. He wants to share something special with Ana. And, not the usual kind of “special” that they share. Although, I’m sure there’s more of that later, too. They do the usual thing, where he wants her to eat, she doesn’t want to, she wants to roll her eyes, the sexy banter continues. And, then they’re off in his sexy car to do non sex things that will probably still be sexy.
Their conversation over to the non sex sexy surprise turns awkward. Ana revs up his iPod to find some good music and stumbles on Toxic by Brittany Spears. Christian didn’t put it on there…one of his ex’s did. One of the fifteen subs he’s contracted with before meeting Ana. He tells Ana this much.
Now we’re into a chat about his other long term relationships. This is never good. NEVER.
Apparently three of the ex’s wanted more. He didn’t, so it ended. And, with that bit of info…we segue to the information that they’re heading to an airfield. They are going soaring. If you’ve seen the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, this scene was pretty cool. Christian straps on Ana’s parachute. He enjoys it. Of course.
They’re airborne. They are loving it. Ana is giddy and happy. Christian is light and showing off for her. When they land back on earth, Ana is beyond excited and so much in love.
“How was that?” he asks, and his eyes are a shining, dazzling silver gray. He leans down to unbuckle me.
“That was extraordinary. Thank you,” I whisper.
“Was it more?” he asks, his voice tinged with hope.
“Much more,” I breathe, and he grins.
“Come.” He holds out his hand for me, and I clamber out of the cockpit.
As soon as I’m out, he grabs me and holds me flush against his body. Suddenly his hand is in my hair, tugging it so my head tips back, and his other hand travels down to the base of my spine. He kisses me, long, hard, and passionately, his tongue in my mouth. His breathing is mounting, his ardor… Holy cow –his erection… we’re in a field. But I don’t care. My hands twist in his hair, anchoring him to me. I want him, here, now, on the ground. He breaks away and gazes down at me, his eyes now dark and luminous in the early morning light, full of raw, arrogant sensuality. Wow. He takes my breath away.
That would do it for me, too. Well done, Christian.
How do you follow up that grand gesture? With a trip to IHOP. It’s a slightly uncomfortable experience for the waitress, as our happy couple is just drenched in sexiness and can barely keep their hands off of each other. #AwkwardAgain
After breakfast, Christian drops off Ana at her mom’s house. After greeting her mom, Ana begins to email Christian. She’s addicted to him. During this exchange, Christian tells Ana that she talks in her sleep. Ana is now dying to know what she’s said. He’s hinted a bit that he knows the true depths of her feelings.
I believe everything that’s happened so far. I can really see this fantasy, I’m all in. This next bit…not so much.
Ana gets a call from a publishing agency she’s interviewed with, and they offer her a job over the phone. She starts on Monday. That. Never. Happens. Just like that, you’re hired and start in two days? Hmmm….
Startling her out of her happy job news is Christian.
He is calling to cancel dinner plans that evening. He has a “situation” to deal with back in Seattle. He’s cold. Angry. And while Ana doesn’t think it’s about her…she is concerned. She later pops out the laptop and emails him to be sure he made it there safely. This is how the chapter ends…the emails start off with great formality and then get cute, clever, flirty and with promises of a major sexed up night to happen in the near future.
This chapter was a mixed bag. I loved the flying. So romantic. And, even the trip to IHOP was fun. The Ana and her mom story does nothing for me. Meh.
Come back next week for Mary Sue’s take on Fifty Shades of Grey chapter twenty-five. Catch up from the beginning here.