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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BOOK III - CHAPTER I - Christian and Anastasia Fanfiction


I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. (William Butler Yates)

CHAPTER I






I’m lost in the moment, time stretches, and my woman is in my arms, our kiss lingering. I love her beyond love. What is beyond love? Love feels like a simple emotion compared to what I feel for Anastasia. What I wouldn’t do for her? Simply nothing... There isn’t a thing I wouldn’t do for her. I would take her any way she would be willing to have me; I’m not too proud to admit that whatever she gives me, I will take, and she gave me all of her.

“Mrs. Christian Grey,” I say reverently, and she smiles as wide as she can. Her smile lights up my world in more ways than one. Desire courses through my veins, and instantly I am on top of her.

All I want is you - U2


“I need you Ana! You’re all I think about, all I feel... Sometimes it’s hard to function. If I loved you any more, I don’t know if I could do anything else, but be in you 24/7 around the clock.” I whisper fervently into her lips with all the intensity of my emotions. Her eyes widen; the pupils are getting bigger nearly covering all her blue until it’s just a small rim of blue around the black. It is so fucking hot! I have to have her, here, and now! My cock is in full salute mode, and I rub it on her sex; my erection is protesting its confinements, raring to get out. As I rub myself on her even with my pants and her dress as barriers between us, the sensation she’s feeling is too much for her to bear; she tilts her head to the side, her eyes roll back as she moans with pleasure.

With ragged breath and racing heart, her fingers fumble shakily with my zipper, and instantly her hand is inside my boxers, rubbing my erection and cupping my balls. I groan loudly and push my hips into her greedy hand.

“Let’s get you naked, baby,” I say anxiously. I’ve never wanted her as much as I do now, and considering I’m a halfcocked gun for her almost all the time, this is saying a lot.

(Celine Dion - Alone)
*****

Anastasia’s back arches, and her hands fist the flowers that she has been laying upon the floor of the boathouse. I pin her effectively under me on the floor;  the dull lights in the boathouse, the sea of vibrantly colored wild flowers, the rustic walls, and the sounds of the lazily lapping water below the boathouse create a magical place to make love in.

Anastasia’s hair gets damp with all the exertions, and a thin sheen of sweat covers my body. My lips travel to her neck and she turns her head to the side to allow me easier access to her. I nip her jaw, and neck and slowly make my way within the valley of her breasts. My thumb and forefinger captured her nipple, and I roll it, and tug it as I capture her other nipple with my mouth; I suck her deep and hard making her shout my name out loud, “Christian! Please!”

I give her a lascivious grin with her nipple between my teeth tugging it gently. “All in good time baby... I want to make love to you,” I murmur.

“Please, I want you so much. I’m ready now!” she says pushing her hips up to meet my eager cock, but I stop her by clamping her body between my legs.

“Slow, baby, slow... Savor it...” I urge her. My mouth and lips move down to her belly and my tongue assaults the small tight hole of her belly button, as my hand cups her sex palming her clit, and dipping one and then two fingers into her inviting, now drenched sex. My other hand effectively rolls, tugs at her nipple and knowing the sensations will travel to her core; she moans in response, and her body almost levitates off the ground with pure pleasure.

“Christian please, take me!”

My mouth travels to her sex, and finds her eager bloom. I nip at her sensitive spot lightly and she nearly convulses. I swirl her core, and her clit, and dip my tongue into her tight opening, rolling it inside of her counter clockwise, touching her sensitive spot on the front wall of her vagina; assaulting her relentlessly. As my hand pleasures her breast, my tongue is making love to her; I use my other hand to rub her clit, and her pleasure scale tips over and she gets her double orgasm. As the waves of orgasm are rolling over her body, and contracting her inner core, I hover over her, and sink my aching cock inside her inch by inch. When I’m balls deep, I stop for a second and enjoy our oneness, unity, and connection. It’s almost heavenly, as we are now one body, and one soul. The waves of her orgasms are still rolling through her and the contractions inside her sex are pulling me deeper, urging, and begging for the friction my cock can provide and I oblige. I pull back slowly, and raveling in the response her body is giving me, sink back in as her sex pulls me back deeper to that special spot begging to be rubbed, and touched, and alerted, ringing all the bells, and firing all the synapses within her body.

My lips find hers, and I slowly start kissing her, matching my pace with her sex. Slowly, leisurely, savoring, feeling every little movement, wanting it last forever. Our lips mold to each other, I suck at her lower lip, and she moans with pleasure in my mouth, and it triggers some desire in me firing me up, and my tongue dips into her mouth finding hers, and fucking each other in both ends, and when I suck her tongue, her hips automatically lifts up, making my cock find the deepest spot in her, and her legs wrap around me, pushing my ass, urging my hips to remain locked a little longer. I gyrate my hip in that particular spot without pulling out, rubbing that special place in circles, and I feel her building up again. It excites me more, and I pull back, and increase my tempo and speed. My cock goes in and out relentlessly pounding into her, our lips locked, her nails digging into my back, something I couldn’t tolerate before, and now, I can’t live without. As one of my hands holding her exquisite ass to help my cock to get deeper still, the other is rolling, and tugging her nipples.

Anastasia shouts her pleasure in my mouth, making me reach to my peak, and I groan an incoherent rendition of her name, and pour everything I’ve got in her, marking my woman, fucking and making love, merging our bodies and souls all at the same time. I finally collapse on her,  thoroughly fucked and completely sated.

*****

“Can we marry tomorrow?” I murmur to her. I don’t think I can handle not having her one hundred percent completely belonging to me for much longer. Not just as a girlfriend, not just as a fiancé, but I want her as my wife. I want her every way possible. I want everyone to recognize her as mine, as I am hers and that we belong to each other. I want to be legally recognized as the one who can make decisions for her; I want to be her next to kin, and I want her to be mine. I want to be the one who is responsible for her, where she is recognized as my wife, and I, her husband. Hell, I want it to be recognized in the sight of God, to seal the deal for all eternity! What God has joined together, let no man put asunder. That’s what I want out of our relationship... I want forever! I want what’s beyond forever.   

She murmurs a dazed, “Hmmm,” as she lies on my chest, as I am sprawled on the floor among the meadow flowers.

“Is that yes?” I ask hopefully. It sounded like an affirmation.

“Hmmm.”

“A no?”

“Hmmm.” I grin at her sated, exhausted response. I’m pleased to find out, I can have that effect on my woman. 

“Miss Steele, are you incoherent?”

“Hmm.” I can feel her grin, and her response makes me laugh with joy. I hug her tightly and kiss the top of her head.

“Alright, it’s decided. Vegas, tomorrow, it is then.”

She raises her sleepy head, “I don’t think my parents would be very happy with that,” she replies.

Well, I don’t want to be on the bad side of my in-laws. What does she want? I contemplate as I absently thrum my fingertips on her gloriously naked back like the ominous four horsemen of the apocalypse. I stop it with the thought, and just caress her gently.

“What do you want, Anastasia? Vegas? A big wedding with all the trimmings? Tell me.” I don’t want to shortchange her of her dreams because I want to have her immediately. I want her to be part of the decision. I want her to remember the beginning of forever. I am told repeatedly by my sister that all little girls imagine their wedding day. I wouldn’t want Anastasia to be deprived of that if I can help it.

“Not big... Just friends and family.” I can do that. I can do anything she wants. Vegas, small, big, anything in-between. I just want her...in any shape and form she’ll have me.

She gazes at me trying to gauge my reaction.

“Okay,” I say nodding. “Where would you like to have it?”

“Your folks’ place? Would they mind?” she asks. Mind? I can already imagine my mother screaming in that way that I now come to equate with pure ecstasy.

I make a rude sound. “My mother would be in seventh heaven to say the least.”

“Okay, here then. I’m sure my mom and dad would prefer that,” she replies softly. I stroke her hair, push the strands that came loose with our lovemaking behind her hair. Pure bliss...

“So, we’ve established where, now the when.”

“Surely you should ask your mother,” she says as if I could grant my mother an endless amount of time.
Everything I do, I do it for you - Bryan Adams

“Hmm.” She would want a very long time, as is the tradition in the upper crust of the society to get everything perfect, and nice, and print worthy in the society pages, but, I don’t give a shit about that. I will only grant her the maximum amount of time I can tolerate without having Anastasia as my wife. “She can have a month, that’s it. I want you too much to wait any longer.”

“Christian, you have me,” scolds Anastasia. “You’ve had me for a while. But okay-a month it is,” she says kissing my chest, a gesture I couldn’t tolerate before, but now it’s something I desire immensely. She lifts her head up to look at me and we lock gazes. She smiles in that way that tugs at my heart strings. My lips descend on hers effectively silencing her and we make love once again on the bed of flowers.

(Celine Dion - A New Day  Has Come)
♥ 

The phone rings insistently. It is only 8:01.

“Olivia!” shrieks Andrea.

“You should never let the phone ring more than three times!”

“Oh, God! I’m so sorry!” she says fumbling on her words, and her voice cracks when she answers it.

“Good morning. Grey Enterprises Holdings. This is Olivia. How may I help you?” she says swallowing, and hoping that it isn’t Mr. Grey. He scares the hell out of her, and makes her jumpier than Mexican jumping beans.

“Olivia!” says a soft crooning male voice on the other end of the phone. “Listen sweetie,” he draws on the word instantly calming Olivia’s jumpy heart. “Mr. Grey,” he says, then correcting himself adding, “Christian I mean, apparently got engaged on Saturday, and he forgot to send me an invitation to the celebration. I’m sure it was an oversight given that he had that horrendous accident only the day before. Although, we’re not as close friends as I would like us to be, but we have had a dinner or two together, and I was wondering, sweetheart, do you by any chance know her name?”

Olivia clears her throat. She wants to be helpful. This is her Job Number 1. Andrea insists on it. Her scrutinizing gaze is on her already, assessing her every word, every gesture. The first thing Andrea told her when she started her internship is that she has to smile into the phone. The recipient of the smile may not see her, but the smile would be carried through her voice. She really wants stay at GEH permanently once her internship is over. It’s after all the best company in Seattle. So she smiles as big as possible into the receiver.

“Who’s name sir?” Olivia asks in her most professional voice.

“Christian’s fiancée of course darling. I’m sure he told his staff about getting engaged. This is after all Christian Grey!”

Olivia racks her brain. She knew they all had a standing order to get Miss Anastasia Steele through, because she is his girlfriend. Mr. Grey had never been the same since he started seeing her. Even Ros was getting curious about it, and she’s been there the longest. They were all trying to pry it out of Taylor. So, he must be serious about her. He had a meeting with her and Andrea that Miss Steele was to have top priority. No matter what he is doing, she is to be put through the phone, or find him.

“Olivia? Are you there sweetheart?” He sounds so sweet. She hates disappointing him. She clears her throat, and Andrea crosses her eyebrows. She must have sounded unprofessional.

“Yes, sir, I’m here,” she answers in her most professional and charming tone.

He must have smiled into the phone, because his voice is even sweeter now. “You see, I’m a bit disappointed, but I was hoping to send a gift basket and flowers for the happy couple. It’d be a dreadful shame and disrespectful if I didn’t know her name to put on the gift basket and the flowers.”

“Oh, of course, sir. But, I’m not sure if Mr. Grey and Miss Steele are engaged. We weren’t told anything, yet.”

“Did you say Miss Steele? What’s her first name?”

“Anastasia..” blurts out Olivia.

Andrea’s eyes go wide, and they’re about to jump out of their sockets; her color turns into a mix of crimson and puce in an instant, she looks like she is going to blow her top, and they call her “Frosty.” She looks more like the She-Devil now and walks in her 4 inch heels briskly towards Olivia.

The man in the phone knows that his time is short when he hears, “Olivia!” through the earpiece of the receiver.

“Are they engaged?” he asks hastily.

Olivia knowing she is in deep shit, answers, “I’m sorry sir, I’ve no way of confirming or denying Miss Steele and Mr. Grey are engaged!” and Andrea grabs the phone out of her hand, and icily speaks into the mouth piece.

“What tabloid are you calling from?”

“Who said I was calling from a tabloid? I work freelance. Now I can sell the info to the highest bidder. Good day!” he says and the phone goes dead.

Andrea turns on her heels to glare at Olivia who is now wishing the floor would crack open and swallow her. Andrea looks like Mount Saint Helen spewing shards of ice, and Olivia is on the receiving end.

“Shit! Shit! Shit!” laments Andrea with her eyes bulging, her cool is slipping. She paces around in her high heels clicking on the marble floors decidedly as if she’s stepping all over Olivia who now flinches her eyes brimming with tears.

“I’m so sorry!” she whispers fervently. 

“Do you have any idea what kind of trouble you got us both in?” She opens her mouth to spew again, but the phone rings once more. Olivia whimpers and her hand reaches out to the phone automatically.

“Hold it!” Andrea speaks sternly and she runs to the phone so fast, Olivia imagines that Andrea looks like Usain Bolt in high heels in reaching to the phone. Andrea picks the receiver up, and answers in such a calm and professional voice, Olivia thinks she imagined being yelled at only twenty seconds ago.

“Good morning, GEH. Christian Grey’s office. This is Andrea speaking. How may I help you?”

“Good morning Andrea. This is Anthony Decimus. I’m Alex Pella’s secretary. Mr. Pella has flown upon Mr. Grey’s request from overseas. However he had to leave an important business unfinished, therefore he must return once completing his examination of Mr. Grey’s helicopter. Mr. Pella has seen the EC135 and he would like to share his findings with Mr. Grey. When can he see him today?” He sounds cultured, other worldly, well educated, and completely in charge.

“Oh, Mr. Decimus...” Andrea starts.

“Anthony, please,” he corrects her.  

“I’m not sure what time Mr. Grey is coming in today, but he is coming. I know that Mr. Grey would be most anxious to speak with Mr. Pella as we’ve been trying to reach him. What is Mr. Pella’s schedule like today?”

“Mr. Pella dedicated this entire day for Mr. Grey. We are currently at Boeing Head and he’s still examining the helicopter, ma’am. Shall we say after lunch at GEH?”

“Yes, I believe that would work, but just in case we have to make adjustments, would you give me a contact number to reach you?”

“Certainly.”

Just then Andrea heard Christian Grey’s sure steps followed by stealthy steps of Taylor. Andrea jots down the number, and after hanging up the phone she grabs her tablet, and ready to greet her boss.

“Olivia! Is there fresh coffee?”

“Yes, Andrea, there is,” answers Olivia rubbing her eyes violently before Mr. Grey shows up right around the corner.

“Hop to it! Mr. Grey is here!”

And Christian Grey with an unusually cheerful face and Taylor in his usual unreadable face walk into the reception area.

“Good morning Mr. Grey!” the girls greet him in unison and as usual Olivia jumping to her feet.

“Morning!” he replies, and walks into his office as he answers his cell phone in such soft swooning voice.

“Hi Baby!” he says into the speaker but a shriek coming from the phone halts not only Christian Grey in his tracks but everyone else present. Christian’s entire body immediately tenses. Taylor’s body language mirrors his boss’s. He is so attuned to Christian Grey, when Christian thinks of walking, Taylor moves. He is like an extension of his body, a separate limb.

“What?” he screams.

Everyone freezes in the office.

“Where is Sawyer?”

“Okay. Stay right there! We’re coming.” Disconnecting his phone, he eyes Taylor grimly. “Let’s go!” he says.

Olivia and Andrea just stare at each other, scared and puzzled.

“What the hell just happened?” says Andrea looking after the back of her boss.
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins

♥ 

“Are we going to SIP Mr. Grey?”

“No. To the deli by the corner of her work.”

“Deli, sir?” Taylor asks confused.

“Yes! The fucking paparazzi cornered her in the bathroom!” I growl on our way out.

I punch the elevator call button; it couldn’t come soon enough. My foot tapping nervously, as soon as the elevator dings open, I walk in with Taylor. He is on the phone with Sawyer.

“Get the fucking paparazzi out! Have the staff take her to a back room, a lockable room should they have one.”

He listens, and I extend my hand out to the phone.

“Sawyer, where is Miss Steele?”

“She’s in the bathroom sir, a bit shaken. I’m so sorry Mr. Grey. I couldn’t possibly go into the ladies room with her. She asked me to purchase a scone as she walked into the rest room. I came to the bathroom door waiting for her as soon as I bought her pastry. I was waiting at the door, and I just heard her scream. Of course I barged in, and some paparazzi standing atop the other stall was trying to snap pictures of her from above!”

“What the fuck?!” I roar.

“I broke his camera, and...uhm... I might have broken his nose. He said he’d sue.”

“The fucker tries to take a picture of my fiancée in a ladies bathroom and he wants to sue me for having you for protecting her? Fuck that! Where is Ana?”

“She’s not coming out of the bathroom Mr. Grey. She’s too shaken. So, I’m just not letting anybody into the bathroom; I’m standing right in front of the bathroom door. The owner put a sign before the door here. It’s deterring others from entering.” I ran my hand through my hair exasperated. The elevator door opens in the Garage level. We run to the SUV.

“By the way Mr. Grey there is a small army of photographers and paparazzi waiting to ambush outside. When Taylor drives you, have him pull up to the back of the deli, there is a delivery entrance for receiving. Frankly sir, the state Miss Steele is in, I don’t think there’s any way we can make it back to SIP on foot with Miss Steele being so upset.”

Taylor opens the door to the SUV, and I slide in still talking.

“You’re not going to walk! We’re coming. Have the owner close the place down now. One hour only. I’ll pay double the cost, whatever he’s going to make by closing the place down. We need to use the delivery access.”

“Yes, sir!” and I hand the phone back to Taylor.

“ETA is 8 minutes, Sawyer,” Taylor says in an even tone, and listens.

“The same rules apply. It’s a fucking emergency, and there’ll be more of it in the near future. Secure the scene... Yes... Okay... See you in six!” and hangs up and hits the gas.

I’m so fucking angry! I hope to God the fucking photographer is not there, or else I’ll kill him! Tension is exuding all over my body. When we reach the deli, the SUV’s tires screech in the back of the receiving. There’s a giant trash container that Taylor narrowly avoids hitting before coming to a full stop. I rush out the door, and Taylor mutters a curse under his breath before he doubles behind me. The door is open and a teenage boy with zits all over his face is manning the back entry.

 “Who are you man? No one’s supposed to enter here!” he says in a courageous but awkward voice.

Sawyer immediately appears when he hears the teenager.

“Thank you Jason. He’s Mr. Grey.”

With the mention of my name he gives me a big grin. “She’s right in there,” he says pointing to the restroom. A quick glance to the place tells me that there are only employees here who are idly cleaning around, and Taylor finds the owner immediately to take care of business.

“Sawyer,” I say nodding at him to the side.

“Yes, sir,” he replies in an even tone which is commendable because I am in a murderous mood.  

“Where’s the fucker?”

“He left in the police custody. Someone from here called the police.”

“Did they talk to Anastasia?”

“No, sir. She was too upset and refused to talk to anyone until you got here.” I nod. I walk into the bathroom nervous not knowing what state I’m going to find Anastasia in. I push the door open, and I look down with the crunch of broken glass under my feet. The camera. There is still a trail of dripped and dried blood on the floor.

“Go away!” comes the sound from one of the stalls.

“Is that how you greet your fiancée?” I reply relieved.

The stall door opens and hits the wall immediately, and I find Anastasia hurling herself at me. Her eyes are red from crying, and she clings to me, her heart still beating fast, and her tears start rolling anew.

“Shhh... I’m here now. What happened?” I say trying to keep the tension away from my voice.

“I don’t know, Christian. This guy just peeked from the side stall and said, ‘Miss Steele? Miss Anastasia Steele?’ I automatically said ‘yes’, and he started snapping pictures of me in the bathroom from above. I couldn’t move! I felt so...so... exposed,” she says shaking. “I must have screamed. Then Sawyer rushed in and I heard him yanking the guy off the stall and then there was a fight...” she says between sobs.

“Fuck! Did he see you exposed?”

“I was sitting on the stall, my skirt lifted, and my panties down. No, I don’t think he got a good look at my ass, but I was so scared!” she snaps at me.

“I have to up the security,” I say angrily. I didn’t want her to go to work today, hell, I don’t want her to go to work, ever! I can take care of her.

“Why did you come to the deli? Didn’t you have enough breakfast?” trying to change the topic to calm both of us down.

“I did. Just that I remembered their scones, and wanted to have one for later with my tea. Sawyer said ‘I’ll get it for you Miss Steele,’ and I told him I’d go to the ladies room. I wasn’t expecting a man to follow me here,” she says hugging me tighter.

“Shall I take you home?” I ask. She shakes her head violently.

“I.... no. I want to go to work.” I want to protest, and I’m getting infuriated by the second, but I rein in my anger.

“Anastasia, you were nearly attacked by a fucking paparazzi. There’ll be more of that in the future now that they got a whiff of who I’m marrying. I can protect you better if I can keep you home,” I say through gritted teeth.

“Christian, you can’t keep me home all the time. I’m not an eye candy, or an arm decoration. I’m my own person. I want to work. I was just...shocked by the ambush. Had I known this would have happened, I would be more cautious. It’s the way he approached me that scared me. In the bathroom stall for God’s sake!”

“Ana, I’m a high profile man. There’s not only the paparazzi, but all kinds of people I’d like to protect you from. People with wealth have a lot of enemies, or opportunistic jackals. Once they know you’re in my life, you’re in danger. I have to protect you. But you have to let me! You need to listen to me, and follow directions.”

“Christian...” she starts protesting in a way only Anastasia can.

“Anastasia,” I say firmly. “Your safety is not negotiable. If you want to work, fine. But, you have to follow the security protocols. You’re not under the radar anymore. You’re visible. It would kill me if anyone harmed you in anyway because of me. Do you understand that?” I say fervently taking her head into my hands. She nods reluctantly. Once we get married, once she’s mine completely, she will promise me in the sight of God and everyone else to obey me. For now, I can remain silent for a little while longer, or spank the shit out of her which clearly the second option is out. Fuck!

“So, work it is then. But, don’t leave the building. Taylor and I will collect you after work. Got it?”

“Yes, Christian,” she says hugging me tighter.

“We just announced our engagement Saturday night to only your family and friends. How did they learn about it so quickly?”

“Paparazzi’s nose smells the bachelor blood and high profile engagements, marriages, or scandals like the blood hound within hundred miles of radius,” I say. “Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we have to make a formal announcement. I’ll talk to PR when I get back to the office.” She nods.
Every Breath You Take - Sting

*****

We drive the short distance to SIP and go to the back entrance of the publisher as the front of the building has a small army of photographers waiting. I make a mental note to talk to Welch to up the security in the building. I walk Anastasia all the way to her office, and ask her again if she really must wants to stay at work today even though I know what her response would be.

“Yes, Christian. I need to learn to deal with it. If this is the package that comes with you, I accept it,” she says hitching my breath. She takes me at my worst, how can I not desire to give her my very best?

“Ana?”

“Yes?”

“I’m so glad you called me. I want to be the one who comes to you to meet all your needs. I want to be the one saving you, although I’m fucking mad that it happened, that some fucker violated your privacy in such a crude manner. So, no going out, until I get you, okay?”

“Yes, Christian,” she replies.

“Good girl. We need to get you an assistant, so she can get your scones, and lunches from now on,” I say and kiss her.

“She?”

“Yes, a ‘she’. I can’t bear it if a man was working for you, and seeing you longer than I do in any given day,” I say firmly.

“Okay,” she acquiesces.  “I love you Christian.”

My gaze softens, “and I, you, Ana.”

*****

When Taylor and I walk back to into my office, both Andrea and Olivia jump to their feet.

“Andrea, bring your tablet and come in right away!” I say without a preamble. She doubles her steps behind me.

“Is everything alright this morning sir?” she manages to ask.

“No, damn it! They ambushed my fiancée in a public restroom. Does that sound like everything’s alright?”

“Your fiancée sir?”

“Miss Anastasia Steele and I are engaged. That’s what I need you for, right now. I want you to get in touch with the PR, and we need to formally announce our engagement, and I’ll provide you with a picture so that they don’t go ambushing Anastasia in bathrooms!”

“Paparazzi, sir?” she asks swallowing, looking uneasy.

“Yes. Is there something you need to tell me?”

Andrea stands straight, hold her head higher, nervously tug a non-existing strand of hair behind her ear, and hug onto her tablet like a life raft. My gaze pierces her,  and my jaw tightens.

“I’m so sorry Mr. Grey. This morning, someone called the GEH pretending to be your friend, and he said he was going to send a gift basket and flowers to congratulate your engagement, and asked your fiancée’s name. I’m sorry to say that I was unable to get to the phone before Olivia said she didn’t know whether you and Miss Steele were engaged.”

“What? Fuck! Fuck!” I yell, and jump to my feet, walk to the door with brisk footsteps, and open the door wide.

“Olivia! Get in here!”

Olivia’s face goes crimson immediately, and walks into my office with faltering steps.

“Yes Mr. Grey,” she says swallowing, her eyes brimming with tears which I have no sympathy for.

“What exactly did you tell the paparazzi?”

“He wasn’t exactly paparazzi Mr. Grey. He told Andrea that he was working freelance,” she says and even Taylor rolls his eyes.

“Are you fucking stupid or what? He wasn’t working for one tabloid! He was working for all! Do you know the misery you’ve put Miss Steele through this morning? Would you have liked it if paparazzi were trying to snap ‘candid pictures’ of you when you were peeing in a public restroom?”

“I’m so sorry Mr. Grey. I did tell him that I couldn’t confirm or deny that you and Miss Steele were engaged!” she utters. My chest is heaving in anger, and I run both my hands in exasperation.

“Are you completely insane? He was trying to find out who Anastasia was, and you gave it to him freely! You set Anastasia up for an ambush! Fuck that!”

She starts sobbing.

“Stop with the waterworks, and get the hell out of my office! I don’t want to see you for the rest of the day!” I bellow.

“Am I fired, sir?”

“If you keep standing there, you will be! I don’t want to see such incompetence again at such a price. Andrea, send her to training for her to learn what I require from my immediate staff. “ Andrea stares at me.

“Now!” I yell, making her jump.

You have to give it Andrea the proper credit for being one of the few people who can take my glare, and not wither under it.

“Yes, sir. I will attend to it immediately. However, Mr. Pella is in town, and he is only in town for today. His secretary called asking for a meeting with you this afternoon. He has examined Charlie Tango, and would like to share his findings with you, preferably after lunch at GEH, sir. I have to call and confirm the time with him. Although he has said that Mr. Pella is dedicating today for you, so anytime you’d like to meet him, sir. Mr. Pella will be departing for overseas again to tend an unfinished business at the end of today. Would after lunch be a good time for you to meet Mr. Pella sir?” she says in one and a half breath in rapid fire.

I take a deep breath, and exhale.

“Yes, clear out my afternoon schedule. I don’t know how long this would take.”

“Yes, sir,” she replies.

“Oh, Andrea. Here’s the letter I would like to be couriered along with the check drawn for  Len and Evelyn Mattson,” I say extending the envelope.

“Have you had the check drawn in their name?” I ask.

“Yes, sir. I have the paperwork here, for you to sign,” she says extending the paperwork and I quickly render my signature.

“I want this to be sent out today,” I say as I extend the paperwork back to her.

“Mr. Grey?”

“Yes?” I reply sternly.

“Your father called, and asked if you could have lunch with him at Rover’s sir. He has made reservations.”

“Has he now?”

“He was a bit insistent, sir,” she says strained.

My gaze goes to Taylor in his usual corner. He looks his usual taciturn self. The only thing that gives his amusement away is the slight glimmer in his eyes.

“Fine. Let’s get over with it. What time?”

“At noon sir.”

“Tell him I’ll be there.”

“I will schedule Mr. Pella for 2:00 p.m. today which should give you plenty of time to get back sir.”

“Fine,” I say with finality in my voice, and Andrea takes her cue and leaves my office.

I get to my computer and type Anastasia a message.

__________________________________________________________________

From: Christian Grey

Subject: wish we were home

Date: June 20, 2011 11:04

To: Anastasia Steele


Baby, we both should have stayed home today and lost in each other. Are you feeling better? I really wish you didn’t work. I can take care of you, you know. Call me if you need anything.


Christian Grey


Missing my fiancée CEO, Grey Enterprises Inc.

PS: I love you

PPS: Remembering  you, a flower among flowers in the magic of last night is what is getting me through today.

__________________________________________________________________

Her response doesn’t take too long to reach my e-mail box.

__________________________________________________________________

From: Anastasia Steele

Subject: Re: wish we were home

Date: June 20, 2011 11:07

To: Christian Grey


Christian, I have to work. I want to work. Let’s not hash this again, please. Although I too wish that we were at home and lost in each other. Better yet, at the boat house, among the wild flowers, and making love. Lots of it.  It was... the best night of my life. Ever!

ILY

A x

__________________________________________________________________

Best night, eh? For me as well. I love her so much the thought of someone might harm her is like a rusty knife twisting in my heart. I can’t have her exposed to threats, and dangers because of who I am. And Anastasia being Anastasia won’t listen to me. It is both refreshing, and excruciating. Both poison and antidote. How can I make her listen to me? How can I make her obey me so she is not exposed to any danger. Any harm. How?

One more month... One more months and she will have no choice but to obey me. Because she’ll be promising obedience before God and however many people we decide to invite to our wedding. The thought gives me serenity in this fucking chaotic day.

I will promise her this in my wedding vows:

‘I, Christian Trevelyan Grey, take thee, Anastasia Rose Steele, to be my lawful wedded Wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.’

And she will give me her promise.

‘I, Anastasia Rose Steele, take thee, Christian Trevelyan Grey, to be my lawful wedded Husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.’

Yes, I will feel immensely better when she promises to obey me.

“Mr. Grey, we should get going if you are going to meet your father for lunch sir.”

I get up, and see what gave my father a burning desire to have lunch with me despite the fact he’s seen me all evening yesterday. I can think of one reason. And that has to be nipped in the bud.

“Let’s go,” I say more determined than ever.


*****


“Mr. Grey, it’s an honor to have you here sir. Your company is waiting for you in the private dining area. If you please follow me this way, sir,” says the Maître D leading the way to a private, out of the prying eyes dining room.

When we enter into the dining room, my father stands up greeting me as another man stands up with him in his three piece professional, screaming ‘I-am-an-expensive-divorce-lawyer’ suit.

“Dad,” I greet him apprehensively. Taylor’s gaze looks impassive, but he too is displeased. He doesn’t like surprises if he’s not prepared for them.

My father notices my intonation, and conveniently ignores it.

“Christian, this is my colleague,  Andrew Whitaker.”

“How do you do Mr. Grey?” he says in a non-smiling, no-nonsense tone.

“Quite well, thank you, Mr. Whitaker. Although, I would like to know what your business is with me today,” I say cutting to the chase.

He had the impression of a smile on his lips, although it is hard to tell since he appears to not have used his facial muscles to form a smile in a very long time.

“May we take our seats first, and since you are already here, would it be possible to order something to eat Mr. Grey? The food is exquisite here, and I would hate to see it to go to waste,” he says in an unusually paternal tone. The way he talks about food, and not wasting it, somehow pulls me into one of the seats.

“I’ll hear you out, on account that my father asked you here. But, my answer will remain the same,” I say and he nods his head.

“All I ask is your time Mr. Grey, for the duration of the lunch, as a favor to your father whom I shall be repaying a personal debt at the conclusion of this lunch. I’m not making a sales pitch and neither would I need to do that, I promise you that. I am retiring next month, and quite wealthy thanks to young people like yourself. As anyone who is in the top of his game, we lawyers don’t need to do any sales pitch to anyone. There is enough young, wealthy, and hormonal population around who makes careless choices which in the end haphazardly fall onto our very expensive laps.”

The waiter comes with a menu.

“What can I bring you to drink sir?” he asks.

“Sancerre. And I want the Menu Dégustation. Thank you,” I say sending off the waiter.

I look at my father pointedly.

“Hear him out son. This is not against Anastasia. This is to protect your future, to protect what you have worked so hard to build for years. Don’t let a mistake take half or more of it away from you in the end.”

Anger rises in me. My father of all people should know me a little bit. Although no one knows me well enough, except for Anastasia. What everyone fails to realize that, I’d be destroyed if Anastasia decides to leave me. Whether I retained what I have amassed is not important; because I’d be checking out of life. I’d be a shell of my very fucked up former self.

I eye Taylor, who is looking ahead, tense, and impassive. He dislikes the idea of me being ambushed by an attorney as well, I note. Worse, I’m being ambushed by my own father. What a fucking day!!

“Speak your mind Mr. Whitaker.”

“Mr. Grey, a small research on Google can easily indicate that you are worth, about 12.5 Billion Dollars. Give or take a few, although in your case it’s pretty much solid since your assets are not based on stocks or shares of your company. You own it all. You are by the latest estimates 25th richest person in the entire planet. You’re genius in your own right.” He gives a shitload of information, introduction to my own self; as if I haven’t met myself before!

“Now that you introduced me, to me Mr. Whitaker, what else have you got to say?” I say irritated.

“Christian, please. Listen to him first,” my dad urges.

“Mr. Grey, do you have any idea, how many people would sell their mother, father, siblings, children and their own soul to get a fraction, a miniscule fraction to get what you have? Any idea at all?”

My eyes grow darker, and the accumulated rage is barely contained in a level, sharp, but deadly tone.

“Are you insinuating that my fiancée is after my money? How do you know that I haven’t done any background check on her? How do you know that I’m not the one who persuaded her?”

“Wonderful. Then she wouldn’t mind signing a piece of paper that says, what’s hers is hers, and what’s yours is your,” he says in an even tone to match mine.

“Are you trying to mock me? Insult my fiancée, or ridicule us both? What my fiancée and I have- which by the way is private- a joke to you Mr. Whitaker?”

“I assure Mr. Grey, I have no sense of humor in the way you speak of, and neither would I need to mock you and yours in any way. Everyone is capable of doing that all by themselves. What I am trying to give you is the statistics if you will and the lengths anyone would go, toy with the wealthy and handsome targets such as yourself. The numbers are just simply boundless. I’m trying to tell you that there have been people who were really, truly in love, with all the right emotions invested into the relationship. But, people change over time. Life and circumstances change. Desires and wants change. People grow apart, fall out of love. How do you think I have amassed such a fortune? Although I am not in the ranks you occupy, I am still one of the wealthiest men in this country. Because, I’ve made my fortune with young people who once were in love and without nuptials. Like the saying goes, ‘Marry in haste and repent in leisure.’ You have, but known your fiancée for a very short time. It is imperative that you get your prenuptial agreement. The spouses may take the ½ of the fortune, but we take... Ohhh, anywhere from 35% to 50% of that chunk. You ought to know how expensive we lawyers are. Do you think I would go and explain how I amassed my fortune?”

When the waiter comes around the serve our food, everyone at the table falls silent, and he serves the food professionally and quickly scuttles away.

“Mr. Whitaker, thank you for your candid views, however cynical. What everyone fails to see is that, nothing I have means anything to me if I don’t have Anastasia. She might as well walk away with it all. I want her in my life, plain and simple. Separation is not an option.  We are going to be married for life.”

My father shakes his head.

“Son, I want nothing more for you to be married for life. I want nothing more for you to have what I have with your mother. I wish you all the happiness in the world. But you must understand that any number of things can go wrong, because you and Ana know each other so little. This can be an infatuation. She’s a wonderful girl, and we love her dearly. Your mother and I are immensely happy that she makes you happy. But, anything can go wrong. How well do you really know her? She is after all your first girlfriend. You have not had anyone before. It is easy to...”

I finally had all I can take from the two lawyers one of which happens to be my father. I stand up and slam my fists to the table. My own father makes assumptions about me, about what my life is like!

“How well do you know me father? Have I ever fucking brought anyone for you to meet before?”

“Well, no. Because she’s your first...”

“Dad! You are wrong in all your assumptions completely. But to put it in a nutshell for you, I will say this: I am fucking disappointed that you’ve decided to talk about my personal life, my fiancée who seem to adore you, knowing how private I am in front of a lawyer whom I met not ten minutes ago! You are talking about the most important person I have ever had, I will ever have in my entire life! Yes, Anastasia is my first girlfriend, but she’s more than that. She’s the first woman I ever fall in love with. What’s more, she loves me! She is the only one I found worthy of introducing to my family. Beyond any of that; she will be my last. There will be no others, but her! The subject is closed. I am not making her sign any nuptials. None. Zip! Nada!” I say through gritted teeth.

My father sighs.

Mr. Whitaker turns to me and says, “in that case Mr. Grey, congratulations. I wish you all the happiness in the world. Young man, you may sit down and finish your wonderful food.” Then he turns to my father and says, “Carrick my friend, my debt to you is repaid. Let us have lunch.”


*****

“Mr. Grey, Mr. Pella is here, sir,” Andrea announces over the intercom.

“Send him in please, Andrea.”

Alex Pella enters into my office with an air of confidence that have always exuded him in his 6’2” stature, in his custom three piece suit, even his shoes are screaming custom made Italian. He walks in a measured gait, economical movements as if every step he takes is calculated, and he is in complete control of his environment and not just his own life. He almost has a surge of power surrounding and, enveloping him. He is an alpha among alpha males which is probably why we hardly ever get together. We both like to be in control. Neither of us is willing to surrender it even in the hypothetical.

He extends his hand in sincerity with a wide smile on his face, and instead of gripping my hand, he grasps my wrist as he always have done in the past, with the other hand firmly hitting the side of my other arm.

“Grey! Glad to see you in one piece my friend!” he says in a self-assured voice.

“Alex,” I give him a solemn nod and an acknowledging smile.  

I point to a chair before my desk, and he sinks in it in an elegant crouch like a hunter. He crosses his leg above his knee, and acknowledges Taylor in the  corner of the room.

“Hello Taylor,” he says nodding.

“Mr. Pella,” replies  Taylor in the same way military man does to a higher ranking officer.

“How long will you be in town?” I ask even though we both know I know the answer.

“I’m only here for today. I came to help with the investigation of your EC135. And I have compiled all the findings the experts come up and the security personnel...” he says pausing.

“I hear a ‘but’ coming up.”

“Yes, there is a ‘but’. I don’t have to tell you the kinds of aircrafts I know. I buy them, I sell them, and I know them inside out. I’m sure that you have suspected foul play when both your engines went down.” I nod.

“I have conclusively confirmed that it is foul play after going through all the evidence. And evidence as a concept is something like an ancient language. One must speak it and read it in order to understand it. Otherwise, it is gibberish to any other person. So few can read it even if they can speak it.”

“That’s where you come in,” I say with a smile.

“Yes. I have the technical reports here for you. But, I also managed to extract a partial print which didn’t belong to you or your passenger.”

I straighten up in my seat.

“A partial print?”

“Yes. We ran some checks in some known data bases. Nothing came up... yet. However, as your own head of security would agree, it doesn’t mean that the print doesn’t exist in another database. If the print exists on your helicopter, so does the person. In order to check the criminal records, I would dig deep and check sealed records as well.”

“Why do you say that?”

Alex leans in and his dark blonde curls move with him. He narrows his turquoise eyes. His eyes slightly shift to Taylor, and then look back at me. I nod at him understanding his meaning. Taylor needs to hear it.

“Like I said, reading signs is like reading an ancient language. The evidence that is present as well as what isn’t there are important. A partial print left by a person who hates you so much that he or she took the risk of being caught, and damaged your helicopter in such a way that you would take flight, but that it would fail you during your flight. He wanted to ensure that you were dead. He wanted to ensure that you didn’t make it down alive. What’s more, he wanted to make sure that it looked very much like an accident...” He pauses, sits back in his seat and the leather of the chair accommodates him  by sinking deep. He lets me absorb the impact of the information he has given me.

“You said ‘he’. How can you be sure?”

“I’ll get to that. Now, this is a calculating man. But a little overanxious angry man; a man who has possibly either lost everything to risk so much, or incredibly stupid, but then the level of detail he put in, and the attention he paid to his deed, one which you would have to admire from the devious point of view, makes me think that he is in fact very intelligent,” he says making me frown, “you, my friend, have an enemy who would go to extents to eliminate you, and take risks an ordinary person wouldn’t. Only a man who has nothing to lose would do that.”

“Why not a woman? Don’t they say, ‘hell has no fury like a woman scorned’?” I ask.

“No!” he says firmly. “Women operate differently. They can be more devious than a man, but, women like to let you know how you have scorned them, and how they are getting even with you. Men in the other hand, first kill you and then measure the size your dick, and then tell you how you won’t get to fuck with him again.”

“Is it just a hunch?”

“Hunches are like sixth senses, Grey. Being a man who calculates his steps six months in advance, I would never base a conclusion on a hunch. It may just be a starting point, but never a conclusion. You have evidence enough to support that. You just have to look in the right places. The answers are available for the right questions.”

I feel frustrated. What the hell does that mean? Where do I get to look? I run my hand through my hair. Fuck! I feel like I’m playing Jeopardy on “Everything You Never Learned” category!

He shoves a neatly arranged file with a CD.

“Your man Welch has a copy of these results,” he says. I nod with a frown.

“My starting point is that I have an enemy who is a man. That’s it?”

“It’s not written in stone, but I’m certain that it is a man. Your modern science calls this ‘profiling’, doesn’t it? You may assume that I have psychological profile of your ‘would be killer’. Someone who is extremely intelligent, angry, and bent on some sort of revenge to the point of making sure you are dead. What’s worse, he doesn’t care who dies along with you. That’s why he didn’t care that you would have a passenger in your helicopter. They just become collateral damage. That’s one hell of an enemy. If you’re anything like me...” he says then smiles with a smile that doesn’t reach his eyes, “of course, you are sort of like me, I’d ask what toes you have crushed, but in my case, it’d be many. However, I would assume that you have might also have a standing order of them as well. We don’t get to be the kind of men we are; driven, controlled, and ambitious and on top of everyone’s game to the point of obsession, and not make a list of enemies.”

“How do I know if it’s a recent enemy or someone in the past that is just waiting for the right opportunity?” I ask with an impassive face, my rage carefully tucked under the surface.

“That will present itself in a short time. Because he has made this attempt, and nearly succeeded will make him more daring, but also angrier for having failed. He will try again for sure, against you and yours. To exert you the greatest pain till he gets his assumed due, he may try to get to you through the ones you value, most likely before he attempts to kill you again. He’ll let you know who took you under, right before he takes you under.”

“How can you be certain?”

Alex Pella’s eyes darkened as if he morphed into a different man.

“That wouldn’t be what I would do, because I am on top of my game, but that’s what a raging second best does. Someone who lost the alpha fight. First order of things for you must be is to up your security for every living person you value! For everyone you would grieve upon losing,” he says as if he has gone through an experience so painful, even talking about it in another man’s terms, gave him excruciating pain.

His mask of assumed confidence slips back in place in just a few seconds.

“Protection is the first order of things. Cover your ass, and the asses of those whom you value while you’re investigating. You have a starting point, and your man Welch is a shrewd one. You have a solid man protecting you in Taylor. They know what to do in sweeps. Tighten the ins and outs to your properties, your places of business you frequent, and obviously your modes of transportation,” he says rising to his feet.

“I am here for the duration of the day, but I have to leave tomorrow morning. I have an unfinished business to attend.”

“Thank you Alex!” I get up. As he extends his hand again his jacket opens up, and I notice a concealed weapon in his jacket.

“You’re packing?”

“Of course, I’d feel naked without it.”

“How did you pass my security with a concealed weapon?”

“You don’t want me to give you tricks of the trade, do you now Grey?” he says with a boyish grin I remember so well from Harvard. I smirk at him.

“Why do you have to have a gun?” I can’t help asking because of my dislike of weapons.

“Well, Grey, I thought it’d take too much time to manually insert the bullets into men who wished me dead,” he says with a genuine smile.

“Isn’t that what your exaggerated security is for?” I ask sarcastically.

“It’d be unwise to not to for men like us,” he shrugs.

“I don’t know how a gun would have saved me when my helicopter was going down,” I say acidly.

“It’s because guns are tools. Your best weapon is your head which you seemed to have used very well. But it doesn’t hurt to be aware of the tools your enemies might employ and be proficient in them.”

“You and I will have to agree to disagree on weapons as tools,” I say, and lead Alex out.

My Blackberry buzzes.

I open the message as I stand with Alex Pella by the elevators. An idiotic grin comes up to my face as soon as I see her name on my phone’s screen.

“By the way,” Alex says after seeing my grin. “I hear that my congratulations are in order,” he adds as his security joins him into the elevator car. Before the door closes he adds, “if what I see from your smile is correct, you might want to make her, your protection worthy asset number 1. Cura ut valeas* my friend...” he says, and the door closes as I’m left standing with my Blackberry in hand with an overwhelming dread that Anastasia might be taken away from me. I'd die. I'd be worse than dead. I shake my head to clear the thoughts. I have to hear her. I have to feel her presence...
"Taylor! We're leaving."
When You're Gone - The Cranberries
Zombie - The Cranberries
* Take care that you fare well. (Latin)




151 comments:

jackie young said...

Emine wow it was worth the wait got no complaint's from me.
I hope you and your family are all ok and i hope you will rest but as ever i can't wait for the next chapter only because you are such a good writer well anyway take care of yourself and have a nice relaxing evening
Jackie xxxxx

Rebeckah Alyce said...

Oh I so agree! I've been waiting for you to write this book since you said you were going to fill in the blanks! I only wish you could post everyday! Your an amazing writer and I look foward to see what you come up with next!

queenb52 said...

Worth the wait...loovveee it....You are the best!

Best wishes to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow... More more more... Asap lol
tmrw, please? ! Lol ;)
Loved it!!!

YulsR said...

Thank you so much..... It was worth the wait.... And thank you for sending me the PDF for the 1st book.... I can't wait for the wedding and the honeymoon.....
Thanks

anna LR said...

Hi Emine
Thanks for the update,
you are very talented
Hope you are well...

Meginn Schafer said...

Loved it! You are a great writer and I can't wait till the next chapter -- sooners rather than laters :) Thanks again....I really enjoy reading what you write! When is your next post going to be..next week right?

Thanks for also sending me the PDF of copies of both books!

Take care,
Meginn

mzthang said...

Emine you did not disappoint. You have a gift in being such a talented writer. OMG!!!! I needed a cold shower after the boat house scene (my hubby will benefit greatly :-) thanks to your work of art. lol)

You captured everything so brilliantly and my imagination did not come close to what you wrote. Thank you! thank you! EXCELLENT A+ work.

Luv you hun and be sure to get some more rest too.

Hugs from
about to rock hubby's world in the Caribbean

MichelleW said...

That was wonderful Emine. I look forward to more of your postings. Have a wonderful evening. It's almost 12:30am here. Thanks for everything.

Anonymous said...

You never disappoint, wonderful beginning. Can't wait for more

Pixie said...

Great job Emine. Hope work is going well for you and you get some rest. I was just wondering if you were planning on giving us insight of the breakfast that took place after his birthday where the pre-nup first came up. Also the evening of his party it was mentioned that his Dad spoke to him about Elena. I would love to read about that as well if you could manage to get it in.
thank you it was nice to have a chapter from you. I love your blog the best. Get some rest and look forward to the next one.
Pixie

Thil27 said...

This was great!!! Quite lovely I did appreciate the little thing with Olivia. Although I am slightly confused. Isn't there a break first scene at the greys after the birthday in which Mia reads out loud from a tabloid. Did you leave that scene out on purpose. Also it sounds as if Ana and CG both didn't know that the press had already got a wind of their engagement.

Sorry not criticizing, just curious as to why this was left out.
Love your story either way though. Can't wait for more.

Anonymous said...

Dear Emine,
Wonderful as always. Love all the blanks you are filling in for us. You don't need to waste your time tweaking it, it was perfect for me and I'm sure your other readers would agree.
Can't wait for he next posting.
Best wishes to you and your family.
Take care
Yours Smiling
Kathy x (Australia )

Anonymous said...

Emine,
Wonderful writing as usual. I hope you are doing well and getting some rest. I was looking forward to your post today and was so excited to read it. Loved the boathouse scene and how you are hinting how important the obeying vows are to Christian. I can't believe how addicting these characters still are. I am now eagerly anticipating your next update. Great job!!! :)Michele

Domenica said...

Such a great beginning to book III! Thank you for getting the first chapter out - no where near being a disappointment.

Julia Biggs said...

Amazing as always. Looking forward to reading more. Thank u so much!!!

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Thank you everyone. Your confidence in me means a lot. I've written this after working 21 hours - took a few hours of nap and finished it in one day after writing the outline.

Thil27-you're very right. There's a reason why I left it out. If you noticed, I went to Monday completely skipping Sunday which I will refer later (hence the reason the father had the lunch with him) as Christian realized why the father was wanting to meet with him. I wanted to put it in a nightmare kind of scene. But I don't want to spoil it now... You're very observant. I love that :)

Mztang-one of my best friends' hubby now regularly thanks me for the color apparently I add with my writing thereby enhancing their private lives.

Gotta love 50 :)

Tomika said...

Hello Emine

I have been reading your blog for over a month now and this is my first time commenting...needless to say... I LOVE IT. I just want to say thank you for keeping Christian and Ana alive for addicts like me. Keep up the great work! I can't wait until the next chapter.

Diane said...

Fantastic as usual! Thank you

Anonymous said...

Been waiting all day thank you so much loved it can't wait for more.

Anonymous said...

Not rushing you, just curious when your next update will be, lol.. Makes the week go by lol
Keep up the great work! :)

Thil27 said...

Thank you for your response emine.
I sort of figured you had your reasonings behind it.

The announcement was on Saturday though as well as the boat house scene right. Just a little bit of tiny detail, because Ana in conversation ang CG both mention last night. -unimportant details really

I really love your portrait of CG. This is one of the best fanfic there is. Truly addicted to your I hope you will put in the early scene from the honeymoon like London. I really missed that. When CG supposedly gives Ana the watch.

Please keep it coming

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!

Amazing!!

Rachel Smith said...

OMG... I was just about to go to bed, and thought I would see what the status on Book III was, and much to my surprise...I was floored by your brillance. You are an amazing writer, and I LOVE the Alex Pella character, he is coy but funny and I can see the mutual respect he and Christian have for each other. I loved the scene with Christian, Carrick and the high class lawyer that was at lunch. I think that when Grace gets wind of this, she will be livid with her husband, and definitely will be great to read about the wedding planning and the continuation of our beloved "50" love story.

Bravo my dear Emine!! You outdid yourself, and I am eager for more.

I do have a question since the aftermath of Charlie Tango crash, how did you come up with the name Alex Pella? Is he actually a real person?

Rachel Smith said...

If I can make a suggestion...I was wondering will Christian and Ana have a photoshoot for engagement photos? I was wondering because they only have a few weeks of planning and I know Engagement photos are a fun time in the wedding process. But it could be a detail the couple omited, due to time, but just wanted your feedback.

kellie purcell said...

Thank you wow I love that u now Christian so well and answer all my questions you are very talented in your writing and can not wait for the next bit thank you emine

Ann-Marie said...

Fantastic. What a great start for book 3. I'm totally addicted to Christian and Ana.

stella latersbaby said...

beautiful!!! thanks ^ _ *
kisses from Sicily (Italy)

stella latersbaby said...

beautiful!!! thanks ^ _ *
kisses from Sicily (Italy)

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was so worth the wait Emine, it was fantastic!
The amount of detail you have is amazing.
I had promised myself I was going to hold off reading your next chapter until I was cosy at home with a cuppa, but I've missed your updates so much I had to read this immediately, even though im in work lol!
Thank you so much for your Hard work, I love losing myself in yours and CG's world!
Laney
x

Nicole Rotio said...

Awesome!!! No complaints here. Thanks again for writing this!!! Great job, update soon but don't over work yourself ;-) Nicole

Raquel Braido said...

Sweetie how could we say something bad about your writing? YOU. ARE. AN. AMAZING. WRITER. Don't ever doubt that.... everything you right is over the top. I loved every single part of it. Great start for book 3 and I have a feeling that you are going to blow our minds with what is to come. Love you!

Enza Leo said...

you are amazing... well worth the wait....

annie7632 said...

Emine, the first chapter book 3, very good, please don't take this the wrong way though, but it feels like something is missing at the beginning. I cant quite put my finger on it though. Can't wait for the rest of the book.... Get some rest xx

tammie jennings said...

Love, love, love new material! Your writing has improved so much from beginning of series. Excellent! I can't wait to read next chapter to see what direction you take next. I really disliked original chronology in book 3 as it omitted parts that most of us are eager for! Thought it was cool Taylor disliked the lawyer discussion as well.

Anonymous said...

Amazing, loved it!
Danielle

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Thill27-You have the eye of an editor which is a rare skill (I've worked with a lot of editors in multiple languages; this is a required skill to note details). I have corrected "yesterday" into Saturday. I knew something was off. Thank you for noting.

Annie-I started Book III after a small gap of time. We ended if you remember Ana goes down to CG's level, but I skiped a small portion and went to, well you know, the fireworks. I sort of had the same feeling, but if you figure it out let me know, I'll fix it. I depend on you guys for that. Thill has a good eye for that kind of thing; if she thinks something is off, she'll let me know.

Because we are going to fill in missing pieaces, you will not see the exact beginning point and perhaps follow the same chapter line as the original book. I have a little more playroom to fill in, but as I go along, if I miss something, write me, and I'll correct it, because in the end, I want the best end result.

Of course, thank you so much for all your encouragments. The chapter had been in my mind for weeks, but I wrote it in one very long day which isn't too bad, considering :)

kellie purcell said...

Wen will u be putting the next part of the book emine I just Can not waiting I have read it three times it amazing thank you xxx

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Kellie - Next posting will be Monday the latest. I've not an exact ETA yet. I might start writing today after finishing a project.

Tammie - Thank you for being a faithful reader. I just want to keep improving; hopefully I'll keep getting better.

Rachel - Engagement photos are a good idea especially if you consider Christian endears everything he and Ana does together. Yes, I think I'll do that. Alex Pella is a character I've created 3 years ago. When my sister died and was revived five times during childbirth and we didn’t even know whether she would get out of life support or if she did whether she’d be a vegetable, she pulled through to the shock of every single doctor, and alive & well today. The subsequent conversations I’ve had with her made me realize that she not only had an out of body experience for extended periods of time, but that she retained a level of consciousness, and the two of us were connected even though I was in the US and she was in Canada during that time. Realizing bond that love creates is immortal – it really is, I poured myself into writing. What one would do for love and for how long. Beyond death even. That’s how Alex Pella was born 3 years ago. He’s a character I’ve written a lot (in fact a lot more than I did of 50). It's easier to write about characters you're accustomed. Otherwise even for the writer, it's like meeting a stranger for the first time. It fit in the place here, because in my own story, he has an aircraft company, and what you read is already developed before on his character and what he does. It’s much easier to write him than another character that will be doing something similar. Familiarity helps with the flow if I'm familiar with the character traits of the person. And he's based on a real person. One of the historical characters I admire who didn't live very long but what he accomplished in 32 years he lived has never been duplicated – ever. He’s the original megalomaniac in real life.

It's based on Alexander the Great whom I have written so much about and I based a character on him in my own writing. Alexander was born in the city of Pella in Macedonia. Hence you have Alex Pella.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emine, brilliant work as ever, keep up the good work.. Delighted i found ur blog, Looking forward to chapter 2...
Hugs and kisses from Ireland xoxoxo
Karen!!!!!

annie7632 said...

Emine, thanks for the comment. I have re-read it again and I think that maybe just a small thought of the day/night (Sunday)before the start of Monday, maybe as he is in the car on his way to the office... jumping straight from Saturday to Monday feels like it leaves a gap of what happened there, which isn't a bad thing, it just didn't feel like it was flowing smoothly from one day to the next... I cant explain it any more then that sorry.... As for the rest of it W.O.W. Keep going I was saddened when EL James finished the trilogy the way she did, it didn't feel complete, you are doing that for her with, your amazing ability to read between the lines and into CG himself...Thank you

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Rachel - forgot to add... The character Alex Pella has lost his love and its his mission in life so to speak to find "her" 'in time'. That's where the connection is between my sister and Alex. It was the worst pain I've had to endure to coming close to losing someone I loved so much, and I thought then what would one do if they lost someone they love more than life itself. And there came Alex. It takes a megalomaniac to undertake such a task.

jamie williams said...

YAYY!! it is always worth the wait!! Keep up the good work!

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Hi Annie,

I was going to incorporate what happened on Sunday in a different way, because I wanted to increase the element of surprise of what Carrick did by bringing a divorce attorney to meet him, and Sunday's events was going to come up in the next chapter. Lets do it this way: Once I finish the next chapter, if it still feels off, I can improvise, and incorporate them within the proper timeline. Wait and see the next chapter; it might make better sense then.

I kind of felt the same way when I first started reading Book III because the past events of wedding etc were referred in dreams and nightmares. I sort of wanted to keep the air in line with the book but have "more".

annie7632 said...

Hey Emine, I can see you trail of thought now and yes I can see how it would work. Cool... I will wait with baited breath for the next lot of chapters... Take care xx

staciefromtn said...

Thanks so much for this new chapter.

I LOVED the scene in the boathouse. It was exactly what I imagined and MORE!

I loved the idea of the paparazzi going after Ana and Christian coming to the rescue. Very sweet to have a "knight in shining armour" come to the rescue.

Olivia should have known better. However, she is an intern. Love the idea of her repercussions from the fallout with Christian and Andrea.

Carrik is very interesting. Can't wait for you to fill in the backstory. Hate that he ambushed his son like that. He should know how strongwilled Christian is and that no matter what he does,he will not change his mind.

Once again, thanks again!! You write so beautifully, everything is well thought out and love all the surprises. Looking forward to the next chapter.

Anonymous said...

thank you i can't wait for more;)

Amanda said...

Em how many words did you type this chapter is massive!!! I love it. Thank you for hanging in with us and keeping it coming! I think there is so much freedom to do what you want since we only see this time thru Anna's flash backs. Carrick would so do something like that, I loved it. Much love and thanks...made my day!!

Rose M. Wesley said...

Once again another chapter that was amazing. Well worth the wait. As usual I can't wait until your next chapter. I will be biting my nails until then or re reading a fifty chapter or back tracking on one of your older one. Enjoy your day.

Wishing you well.

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

I've made changes since I've last posted (nothing taken out, just added).

anne said...

what a good start,, im glad that this finally started again,, i do hope you wont tired updating this fic.

hats off emine!!

Nadine Villanti said...

Amazing as always Emine :D hate the fact that i live in the UK and have to wait until now because of the time zones!
take care of your self and dont let your work slip because of your demanding fans :D

Anonymous said...

OH,how I love this blog!!! I have been reading since probably July and have never benn disappointed with your work. You have such a gift and I love how you see Christian exactly how I see him. I love that in Book 3 you are going to add the stuff we missed in the original. As long as the trilogy was I was disappointed that some of this stuff was left out and that we really only got to see it in dream sequence. I feel it is important to see anxious Christian up until the time of the wedding knowing, that that was a stretch for him anyway having to wait for the wedding. I just love your work. Thanks for taking the time out of your very busy life and writing this for all of us obsessed Christian Grey fans!! You are awesome!!!

Jessica said...

This was amazing, well worth the wait! You are so incredibly talented! Can not wait for the rest of book three to come!

Lisa Ansell said...

Emine
have i missed you, Love the way you have started book 3 and i no we are going to get good things from you.You blow me away with these pov from start to finish just letting you no myself hubby and the pre-school teachers have now got Ben started with speech and language therapy so we have the ball rolling we got his hearing test results back today and he is slightly deaf in his left ear i have taken up learning sign language to help him communicate with us was feeling low till he came in from outside and said "love you mummmmmy" clear as a bell was over joyed by him but i also no he is my little soldier and we will fight together as one. Thank you so much for all your hard work but please remember to take some time for yourself too love and best wishers to you Lisa xxxxxxxxxxxx

annie7632 said...

Emine, I really cant wait till the next chapters of this book..... I can see how your mind is working within the confines of CG's POV....When is the next lot likely to be put uploaded? xx

Rachel Smith said...

Thank you for answering my questions, I can feel the connection you have with Alex now, and glad that you was able to put your own familiarity into the story. Thank you for everything that you do, I know I speak for many when I say I truly appreciate you, and all your hard work. This story is beyond any love story that I can ever imagine for myself, and I feel like I am living vicariously through the fictional Ana. I love hearing how Christian feels for his girl, and how he is so dedicated to make her know how much he loves, adores and depends on her. He is a damaged man, but has a heart of gold, and loves with every fiber of his being.

Anonymous said...

I just thought of something else you could add to the mix, how about Ana training sessions with claude? Would love to see Ana showing him up somehow.

Cant wait for nxt chapter

Claire (UK)

Pixie said...

Emine
not to be a pest but don't forget to include the 'talk" that Christian and Carrick have concerning Elena.

I see that you are going to take care of the missing Sunday breakfast about the prenup but I really want to hear how Carrick reacts to him with the Elena issue.

thank you (I really appreciate that you respond to your readers and take their advice) You are awesome

anonymous said...

YOU ARE AMAZING THE WAY YOU DELIVER!!! THANK YOU!

~*PaKaHaJa*~ said...

Hey gorgeous girl. I read the chapter yesterday, thought I'd commented but obviously haven't. Sorry my head's all over the place this week..

AMAZING chapter as usual. Loved everything about it - especially his overprotective way of dealing with Anna's new found "fame" as it were.

Looking forward to reading many many more chapters.

Lots of love to you.
xoxoxoxo

msky said...

Oh Emine, this is a birthday present from you to me *big grin*. As usual, it is a well written chapter... Thank you so much for all your efforts.

Prince50 said...

Gentle? let me be honest I loved this! You really showed original work. More please.

Taylor said...

Nothing was missed. Everything you 'fill in' is nothing but a treat for all of us 50 groupies. You have an amazing gift to be able to be a part of his world and know where to take him. Don't stress about it not being PERFECT or needing tweaking. I love being able to get inside 50's world once a week to take me away from reality. So thankful to be able to be there throughout the gaps in the story I love CG and Ana. Thank you Emine!
<3Taylor

Jean Niemi said...

Great chapter. Looking forward to the next one...Monday!! Sounds good. I "live" for the next chapter. I have been reading your work since August and can not get enough of it. Thankfully you sent the pdf files which I love.

Keep up the great work.

Jean Niemi said...

Great chapter. Loved it, can't wait for the next one. I thought you had some plan to incorporate the breakfast at the Grey's and events..just a lot to getting the stage set. I have confidence you will tie it all in perfectly.

I have been reading your work since August and can't get enough!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Rhonda Womack said...

this was great can't wait till the next chapter to comes out.( sooner rather then later please)thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Karen Mclaughlin said...

Great things are worth waiting for...awesome chapter...

Karen Mclaughlin said...

Simply beautiful . Sooooo worth waiting for.. Welcome back!

Keisha said...

LOVED it Emine! Well done and I didn't want it to end. I was yelling NO when I came to the end. I wait, with anticipation for the next chapter! Great start to book 3 :) Hope the rest of your week is well! xo

Anonymous said...

I have so enjoyed reading this wonderful love story from christain's viewpoint. You have made these characters come alive. I love getting the missing pieces in place and I can't wait to read about the wedding planning, the dress, the argument over the vows, etc. Thank you forgoing to such great lengths to fill in the blanks.

Christal said...

OMG EMINE!! THAT WAS SOOOO GREAT!!!! I'm so glad you picked up right where the 2nd book left us at instead of the honeymoon!! I reeeally wanted to see how carrick presented the pre-nup to Christian and his distaste in it!! I loved the drama with the paparazzi showing up in the restroom with ana! Just beautifully amazing! Oh and I caaant forget! I loved what christian said in the beginning when he was describing how bad he wanted to be Ana's everything! I was like awwwww♥♥♥! Can't wait till next week

mnm92275 said...

I just got a chance to read it and I LOVE IT!!! I keep coming back and rereading all of the chapters over and over again. I can't wait to read the next one but until then I will be lost in the first book again :)

mnm92275 said...

I just got a chance to read it and I LOVE IT!!! I keep coming back and rereading all of the chapters over and over again. I can't wait to read the next one but until then I will be lost in the first book again :)

Jo Nuñez said...

The love scene at the boathouse was so perfectly described. Nice segment on the paparazzi. YOU ARE an AMAZING WRITER. Thanks for this blog.

Jo Nuñez said...

The scene at the boathouse is THE BEST LOVE SCENE EVER described. You are an amazing writer. Thanks for this.

kellie purcell said...

Hi emine will u be covering the wedding as it frustrated me the way we only got a little bit threw Anna eyes and wud of loved more so if you could write Christians side would be so happy and I like the new writing the way you have explained his meeting with Alex it makes sense why he was so paranoid because although he was in secure it seemed more paranoia in book 3 so I love the way you have added it into story plus it means we get more of your excellent writing have had said how amazing you are at writing well you are and am sure all you follows would agree thank you

Jennifer Eire said...

As Karen said above Emine, Hugs and kisses from Ireland and many thanks for all your hard work. So worth the wait...cant wait for the next chapter.

Jennifer x

Wren said...

You're sooo amazing! Thank you so so so much for writing Christian's POV!
BIG thanks all the way from the Philippines! <3 <3 <3

Anonymous said...

I loved how you focused on Christian thinking about Ana "obeying" him. How he is obsessing over the wedding vows and has no doubt that she'll simply say the word "obey". It helps to clear up the dream he had at the beginning of the book. Once again...I love to read your writing. I so look forward to each chapter!

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Thanks everybody! I tried to draw a rough outline for the next chapter (haven't written it yet), I'll start tomorrow, currently localizing an international website-seems like I work all the time which is why my friends are intervening and I'm off to a tea party (not the political kind). All galpals get together.

Good setting to unwind. Talk to ya'll tomorrow...

Martha Baltazar said...

Emine. All I can say is WOW, WOW. Loved this chapter and am so looking forward to all of the upcoming chapters. Love the way you capture everything from the paparazzi to the helicopter incident. Loved it. Hope to see another chapter real soon. Laters!

Anonymous said...

I like the character Alex pella, will we hear from him again?

Claire

Jlynn said...

Thank you......that was great!!! Absolutely worth the wait.

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Claire- yes, you'll see more of alex later. He's very strong character. I've written so much about him. I never went ahead publishing his story because i was apprehensive about the kinky content, he's extremely intense - even though i wrote it. But i have now that written so much about fifty the apprehension is gone.

Questions 4 u guys: what do u guys think about sexting? One of the questions i'm asking at the tea party tonite. I want to use some content for the upcoming chapters. I' asking the girls what turns them on. Its better to have a larger audience than just asking to 8 women only. Let me know :)

Sandra Roberts said...

Wow!!! That was awesome. I am so happy that I stumbled upon your blog. Your ability to read between the lines and express CG's point of view leaves me overwhelmingly speechless. You should get some publishing rights to The Fifty Shades Trilogy and publish this. I am sure it would be even more successful than E.L. James' version. No disrespect ro her. You are definitely a very talented writer and I am looking forward to the next chapter.

Rachel Smith said...

Sexting......nothing wrong with it. I've done it. Sending naughty little texts & pics for the man you love.

Anonymous said...

Emine. Thank you, as usual, for your, Christians POV. Great work .
Re sexting; my opinion, for what it's worth, don,t use it, don't want it. Your work needs no help. Please keep going the way you have so far.
Cheers from Canada.

jaimini Dave said...

Hi Emine! I LOVED the chapter! Especially the meeting between Christian and his Dad, and the other lawyer..the paparazzi stalking Ana...the Alex Pella meeting (it was nice to know that he was 50's friend from Harvard) well, what can I say? I loved the entire chapter, which you filled in all the blanks. Thank you, it was worth the wait. Can't wait for next week's chapter! Jaimini x

Anonymous said...

Been reading since the beginning. Enjoying so much and can't wait for next post. Thank you

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Hi girls!

Here's the reason I asked about sexting. My girlfriends are like my sounding board. Even w/out 50 or BF (Before 50) they have talked about various aspects of intimacy. This time I didn't bring it up I swear, someone else did, and the subject wound up in sexting. One of our friends have been divorced a long time. Guess the hubby was an alcoholic (I've never met him; he drank himself to death apparently), I've only known her a couple of yrs. Anywho, she said that he always boasted about the size of his endowment to other people which she said he was large enough to compete with a horse. But, she said, he would hurt her every time; “what good is it to have a proper tool if you don’t know how to use it correctly? It was like baking without preheating and in the wrong temperature. It was either underdone or overcooked.” So, I asked her how would the proper ‘preheating’ would be? In the end her answer boiled down to foreplay and words that turns you on. Another girlfriend jumped in and said she would love to hear the sexy talk that turns her on as well—sometimes she said it’s more than what he can achieve with the tools he’s got. The conclusion was that “proper speech” appropriate with the situation would turn them on; and I don’t mean current events, or news. Dirty talk. That’s when I asked them what they thought of sexting. No one has done it except for maybe one, but if you extend that to phone conversations with their hubbies, I think that would a different form of sexting (w/out typing).

If you look at Christian, he uses every tool in his arsenal properly, and that includes speech. He can turn Ana on with a single word, and pack so much salacity into it that he can start global warming all by himself. I ask those questions to the girls, because when I write, I want it to be as plausible as possible, and I want my readers to feel as it is actually happening. Of course this isn’t something I’ll be loading the chapters with, but I want to find out the effects of it from real people. And if I understand “why” they like it, then I can write even better. It’s part of the research, and shut up, it is research :) Honestly, sometimes I felt like James Lipton on “Inside the Actors Studio” with a list of questions for my gal-pals who are always ready to answer candidly. You know Lipton’s last questions:
“What is your favorite word?”
“What is your least favorite word?”
“What turns you on?”
“What turns you off?”
“What sound or noise do you love?”
“What sound or noise do you hate?”
“What’s your favorite curse word?”
“If heaven exists what would you like to hear God say?”
I do ask those things because they’re elemental, but then I ask question like “if you were sexting with your man, what would you like him to say and how would you respond?”
In the end, everything boils down to how well you can use the tools at hand, and how you incorporate (dirty) talk that turns someone on; and now my job is to incorporate that into writing when the proper time comes.

Charmaine Davies said...

EmIne,
Well worth the wait,loved it!! I am so happy that you are doing book 3, Thank You :)

Char

kellie purcell said...

Hi emine sextexting is fun I do it all the time with my man he enjoys it makes life a bit more fun especially if he in work and if I'm in one of my many boring meeting blushing like a school girl then we get home sort the kids both waiting to get a min to are selfs to do the things we said we do lol we been together for 20 years still adore each other and have 3 daughters and granddaughter all under one roof so yes it hard but fun too so sorry for boring you all there my story on sextexting x

maria Morales said...

I love the new chapter, great job :)
i was wondering if you know where i can get hold of the ask-i memnu dvd
Ive been trying to watch it on you tube but they dont all have english subtitles.
If you could help me with this that would be awsome please

thanks,
Maria

Anonymous said...

Well, my husband has been working out of state and I have from time to time initiated some "sexting"..I really am into it, he is not so much. But then again that part of our relationship has always left much to be desired, it's almost embarrassing.

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Hi Maria,

I found the following site with good quality recording and English subtitles (it's only episode 1 though):

http://www.viki.com/channels/605-a-k-memnu/videos/6470/1

It's also got episode 2 w/ no subtitles. The official youtube channel has all episodes w/ no subtitles.
There's an English page on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/ForbiddenLoveEnglish

Their twitter site has videos linked:
https://twitter.com/LoveMemnu

And of course there are season that are on sale on Amazon.com
Hope this helps.

maria Morales said...

Gracias :)

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

¡De nada Maria!

Catarina* said...

Eminé, I traveled to Barcelona this week, I saw the new chapter yesterday but I only could read it properly now!

It was so worth the wait my dear, as everything you write!

I loved the conversation between Christian, Carrick and the lawyer, and although I understand Christian's decision, I also have to agree with the lawyer; today couples have a fight and choose to divorce! It's sad, but I'm still a true believer in love for life, and my parents made this week 25 years of marriage, and that's why we went to Barcelona.

And although I get all the thing about sharing the money and all, I also think that, as Carrick said, a lot of things can go wrong, and we never truly know the other person. Sometimes, in desperate times I mean, we don't even recognize ourselves :s

But what do I know? I still didn't fell in love as Christian and Ana did, so probably when I do, I will feel just like him, minus the part about being billionaire, unfortunately :p

I've answered your email a long time ago, I know that you are really occupied and I wrote a lot, but could you please just tell me if you got it? Otherwise I could send it again :)

But if you got, please, don't rush yourself replying! I have time Eminé :)

Looking forward to next chapter! You are doing a marvelous work here!

I love Alex Pella. I love his confidence. And I hate paparazzi. I get why they do what they do, because it sells (so maybe the bad ones are the ones that buy what they photograph) but I think that even them should have some kind of code that prevent them to take such pictures like the ones you mentioned, and the ones of Kate of England for instance :s

It was a good thing you did, referring to them :)


I hope everything is ok with you and yours my dear :)


A kiss,

Catarina*

Dei Sy said...

I'm addicted! :)

Onthatile said...

Greetings from South Africa Emine!

I'm so excited abt book3 love it love it...I like how you brought everyone from the background and we finally get to see them in action...Olivia (poor soul) Andrea, Carrick even Swayer it makes it whole.

I'm so addicted to Ana and Christian! Terribly behind my studies if only Medicine was a love story. Sigh

Thanks again for indulging our addictions!! PLEASE don't stop writing.

Onthatile

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Catarina! I’ve missed you! I haven’t gotten your e-mail. You might want to resend it to me. Congratulations to your parents on their 25th Anniversary! Wishing them many more happy years together.
I think you understood what I was trying to do with Carrick. He loves his son, and being a parent, he wants to protect him. We live in a cynical world, and the examples of short lived marriages abound. So, he’s doing what a parent who loves his child does, but then, he doesn’t know Christian very well. Christian being in love for the first time in his life is all in with not just both feet but his entire being. His dad is thinking like the lawyer he is, and trying to talk some sense into him. For the paparazzi, they are known to go to extents to get what they want in people most private, most desperate, most unflattering, most miserable times (Michael Jackson’s pics in the morgue, Princess Diana accident, Patrick Swayze’s last days, Princess Kate, they’ll even go after the famous couples small children to the point of putting them in danger...) They’re relentless, and no empathy. I have no sympathy for the paparazzi because just because someone is in the public eye doesn’t mean they have to give up their privacy, or that others have a right to put them in danger. It’s bullying gone wild. You know what CG can do to protect what’s his.

Onthatile – When I was in college, I’ve studied pre-med for one year, but I decided it wasn’t for me after several courses with the cadavers. I could never get used to it, gave me nightmares. I went to back to Math, Physics, and Computer Science. I know what you mean about love stories though – I feel the same when I’m working, and I can’t get back to writing this story fast enough.

Dei- welcome! We aim to please :)

Sandra, Jaimini, Jennifer, Wren, Jo, Kellie, mnm92275, Christal, Karen, Jean, Taylor, Rhonda, Keisha (missed you! Where have you been?), Gail, Pixie, Claire, Rachel, Annie, Lisa – Thank you soooo much!

Anonymous said...

Great Chapter! I don't think you should incorporate sexting. With CG's jealousy and Ana's shyness, it doesn't seem like that would really happen. After all, they already discuss pictures in the 2nd book and on the honeymoon. But, that's my opinion. I also thought that he would have fired Olivia for putting Ana thru that. Anyway, you do such a wonderful job, it doesn't matter what happens!
Krystal

Jacky Lizarraga said...

Loved it!!!! Keep up the good work. When will the next chapter be posted? I cant wait! :)

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Krystal - Ana seems to communicate with Christian in writing better, but in person she gets shy which why he tries to break her shell and get her to communicate explicitly which he has no problem doing. And "old" Christian would have fired Olivia. But there is a certain enigma about Christian for doing the unexpected at times (can you explain why he didn't hand Leila to the police who was holding a gun to Anastasia's head? Instead he took her to get treatment). He's an enigma; and if he has any slight fond feelings towards someone, or ever had, he's a bit more lenient but doesn't mean he doesn't severely reprimand. That's what I tried to portray here. I wanted to distinguish his character nuances; he's not completely heartless although he would like to think himself so.
As for sexting, they already do that in the e-mails, or in writing. If you remember, she’s written a whole manifesto about what hard and soft things she preferred in the first book in an email from Georgia. If I did incorporate sexting in any way it’d be only in a way to be in line with their characters-not outside of it, (I’m just sounding that off of you guys for the time being) I want to see what is acceptable, and what is not. Christian, being a man who craves intimacy with Ana in every way possible would perhaps like to exhaust that as well (of course not on her work e-mail). And for people with children (those of you who have them know that), privacy kind of goes out the window. So, written form of communication becomes a bit more valuable. I might just employ that after Ted’s birth. I’ll see it later. I haven’t made up my mind yet. It’s a long way away. But I absolutely appreciate and count on your valuable input. Keep them coming. Thank you!

Jackie-I’m hoping to post by tomorrow evening PST. Since everyone lives all different time zones, this is Pacific Standard Time.

Anonymous said...

You do such a wonderful job! I read your blog all the time and then I will read it again! I'm absolutely fascinated with your writing and I'm very interested in reading about Alex Pella too. You should post some of that as well!
When I think of sexting I guess I think of nude pictures not writing and that's what I was referring too. Sorry, I should have been more specific. I didn't think he would like her to send him pics over a phone yet. But after marriage, anything goes and I could see that later on pretty easily.
About Leila, CG feeling it was his fault for her breakdown, that would be the reason she didn't go to jail. Him trying to right what he thought he wronged. With Olivia, I thought her to be an extra character to be disposed of like Prescott. When it comes to Ana, no mistakes are allowed. But, your right because I would have thought him to fire Sawyer after the car chase!
You are wonderful! You capture the character I can relate to emotionally which is why I read your writing from beginning to end continuously! I cant't wait until your next posting!
Krystal

Catarina* said...

Eminé, I will resend the email. I thought it was stranger that you didn't even acknowledged you had got it, that's why I asked :)

I totally understand why you made Carrick say everything he said, and, at the same time, why Christian refuse the prenup without thinking twice! And what you said about the paparazzi and this "I have no sympathy for the paparazzi because just because someone is in the public eye doesn’t mean they have to give up their privacy, or that others have a right to put them in danger." this is exactly what I say whenever some news about another "paparazzi attack" passes in the news! They should respect some boundaries, like I've said before. Everyone has a right to privacy, c'mon, here in Portugal it's in the Constitution even!

I will resend the email then, and tomorrow I will be back to the next chapter :)

But I'm so looking forward for the kidnapping part of book 3, although that's only in the end :p


A kiss,

Catarina*

Prince50 said...

Hey,

My husband and I do sexting all the time. Words no pictures. It makes things spicy. Instead of the war of the roses the war of who can out sexting the other. My questions I dresses as wonder woman have any one else? I got batman in return. Smiles ladies. I tell you what i about to get my catwoman out see if we can get some purrs. lol

Donna F. Patten said...

Hi Eminé,
First of all you may not know me very well like some of your other followers. I have only ever posted at the end of book one a week or so ago, so I am new to your blog and to Fan Fiction in general. After reading the novels many times, I wanted to get the audio books, so I can listen to the story anytime (I LOVE AUDIOBOOKS!). I was just finishing listening to the audio books for the first time and I’m not sure what I was looking for except for “more”, when I ran across your site. I have never read FanFic before until you, so Thank you for writing it in such a way that I LOVED, so that way I may enjoy other fan fiction in the future.
I am an avid book reader and totally in love with Fifty Shades Trilogy. You tell CG’s story so well and I am like an addict waiting for their next fix right now. I was lucky enough to have had the first two books done when I found you, but now I have to wait like everyone did. **sigh** I really love Taylors responses to what CG says and does sometimes, I love his character. I can tell that he is also really fond of Ana, especially since he is seeing his friend CG changing for the good. I can’t imagine what it must be like for Taylor to see CG, his good friend, healing and lost in love! I love what your new character brings to the story also; Alex, I am glad to see what have not seen the last of him. I really enjoyed this chapter and having you fill in some of the blanks was really nice! Of course I cannot wait for the next chapter, especially since we know what some of that chapter will contain. Looking forward to it! Since I am a follower on your blog now, I think updates will be sent to my email, but regardless I look forward to your blog tomorrow.
As far as your “Sexting” questions, I agree with you that this could be A LOT of fun later on in the third book, specifically after Teds Birth. Being a parent, sometimes you have to get creative! Trust me I know, just today I put that creativity to work, anyhow, here is what I see; CG struggling and yet succeeding with fatherhood, Ana tired and up all times at night with Ted and CG likewise (I know he will be a good daddy to an infant), Ana wanting time alone with Hubby and vice versa, but sleep overcomes us all sometimes, and then inspires the creativity. They have already been Sexting throughout the entire series, so it is not such a stretch to thing this would progress with all the changes in their lives. I say go with it, I can see this happening anyways! You had specific questions on you post regarding this, do you want answers from us on those specific questions, or just our thoughts on the subject in general.
Thought for you . . . I remember reading in the third book (I think) during one of Ana’s flashbacks that she had “shaved” herself as a surprise for him and did a rather elementary job of it too, in which CG felt compelled to correct himself. I believe that this occurred during the one month blind spot in the series before their wedding. This was a very funny yet touching scene in which I would love to see you shed some light on. Just a thought ;D
Laters,
Donna and Thanks for writing this. I LOVE IT!!!! Keep up the great work!!!!

Keisha said...

Hi Emine! I've haven't been on as much but try to stay caught up. Last few weeks have been busy with work & kid events, but I'm never to far from here & 50 :)
Regarding Alex Pella, so he lost a love one at some point in time and that's why he's in his field of work or what drives him in what he does? What exactly is his title? Investigator?? He seems really high profile by his description, security detail and busy schedule. I do love the addition of him though!

Btw, i'll be sending you an email in a lil bit! xo

Rosebud said...

Great writing!!!!

tammie jennings said...

Sexting with your husband : highly recommended!! Sexting between Christian and Ana to include pictures : no way, no how!! As paranoid as he is about someone seeing her body that would be totally out of character for them both. He knows his IT guy can hack anything and would never take the chance. Remember what attracted him to her was her purity and smart mouth. It's the perfect enigmatic personality for him. The email banter they have is the perfect foreplay. Anymore indiscreet and it loses the purity aspect that is in the back of his mind driving him to total infatuation. So, different characters like brother/roommate I can see them with some seriously kinky texts!

I think CG should have a conversation with his lawyer about his Will! In fact, I think he would be obsessive about it to the point of actually signing a new one at the reception prior to traveling outside the country. He spends his life worrying about her and these were high alert times. He would ensure his assets were well distributed. Now that's a Will I'd like to read!!! I'll bet there would be a few surprises ;)

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Tammie-I had to look up the definition of sexting. I forgot that it included pitures. I always thought of it as sexy texting which isn't much different than what they do in the e-mail banter. I could never see them sending pictures either. But, in notes and other things they could do that and they already do. Remember Ana's gift and note "Do rude things to me". Something like that. I guess that's the kind I was thinking of (no images at all).

I gotta say, the woman is after my own heart. I thought about the will as well. I wasn't sure if it was morbid or not, but then I thought having a close call with Charlie Tango, and some lunatic after them, he's already paranoid, that would be something he would definitely do.

Keisha-missed you! I'm so glad to hear that all is well in your world. I didn't put a lot about Alex Pella. His story is a long one. In a nutshell, he is one of the biggest aircraft sellers in the world (a few years ago, for about a year, I've learned to broker aircrafts. I have a friend who owned his own private airline with a few partners.) You quickly learn about chartering, and wet lease, dry lease of bigger PAX configuration aircrafts, what sells what doesn't, what goes fast, what cost how much. The business aspect of it. So, with that, Alex own one of the biggest privately owned aviation companies. Most the time people who are in this business (like my friend) are aircraft engineers. They know a lot of about aircrafts inside out. So, Alex has this attribute. But, I don't want to give too much about him, but he's modeled after one of the biggest military personalities and the top megalomaniac in the world: Alexander the Great.
What's his capacity? Investigator. CG, being the man he is, doesn’t leave anything to chance. He likes to cross check what he has uncovered, and recheck to make sure again. This will cross check the German investigator who can only determine whether something is foul play or not. He needs more than that. He already has that hunch. He needs to discover who it is. Up until now he didn’t even know whether it was a man or woman. Well, Alex sold Charlie Tango, and recommended Taylor and he knows aircrafts better than most everyone. He can investigate any aircraft related accident because of his knowledge of the aircrafts as well as investigative background in avionics as well as CG's knowledge of him resolving difficult to solve cold cases of accidents. In short, he's there as a personal favor, to basically cross check all the investigation’s findings, give him a starting point, a direction. Having an investigator confirm that yes it was an accident doesn’t give him anything. He still has no idea. He needs to have some sort of an idea what kind of person is behind. (This is the first clue). I didn’t want to give everything all away in one shot, leave room for mystery. Well, you’ll get to find out more later.
I’m off to bed now, gotta get up early to write more, and proof read... Talk to you all tomorrow. Good night!

Anonymous said...

Any eta for chapter two? Cant wait!! :))

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Yes, the ETA is 7:00 p.m. PST.

Allana86 said...

cant wait for chapter 2, reading it all again sooo good its the best christians pov i've found thank you :-D big fan in Scotland!! xxx

Amy Headrick said...

Yay, I can NOT wait till 9pm(my time)! So ready for what happens next, as usual! Hope you've had some rest though. Again, thanks for what you do!

Anonymous said...

Ty! :))

kellie purcell said...

I don't do picture thing with sexting either like you emine I thought it was with words no way don't tell the hubby that one he have me stripping to send pictures of what underwear I'm wearing lol and don't think Christian would like ana sending pictures threw any type of messaging no just writing it keeps the mind working and hits the places that Christian likes to reach with ana and to half the women in the universe lol

Anjelica said...

Hi has the next chapter been posted yet? The time zones are getting annoying so I can't be sure.

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Not yet Angelica. Check back in 3 hrs. It should be up then. Still proofreading. 30+pages takes a while to proofread. :)

YulsR said...

2 more hours until chapter II.... I can't wait!! Yeiiii

Anonymous said...

I cant wait 3 hrs it will be 4 o'clock in the morning Uk time lol, but ill check back in b4 I head off to uni

Cant wait

Claire

Khadene said...

These time zones are so confusing although it was explained to me once already. Lol. It's 9:05pm here in New York, so I'm assuming I only have an hour or so left to wait....

Mathilde Barroso said...

OMG OMG OMG
I need this next chapter!! can't wait <3

Kristina said...

@Khadene that's what I thought! I'm dying over here in PA!!!

Deanna said...

i am obsessed with this book and ever since i found your blog on christians pov i am obsessed all over again. i just wanted to say thanks and keep writing your amazing. :)

Deanna said...

I am soooo obsessed with this book and then i came across your blog and i am obsessed again. just wanted to say your amazing and i love it. :)

Anonymous said...

I thought by 9 my time it would be up, its 9:43.. So it must be 10.. Lol im central.. Im confused.lol

Anonymous said...

Where is it? So excited! Cathy in Texas

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Go for it. It's up :) Sorry, technical issues. IE wasn't cooperating, and the format was coming out all wrong.

Dei Sy said...

next chapter please :( :( :(

Maria said...

Brilliantly written!! I actually prefer( no...love!!) the way you've structured and worded Christian's Point of view than Ana's version penned by James. Good Job!

Donna F. Patten said...

I just wanted to say that I too can see CG forming a will after Charlie tango. That is so CG!
Thanks You

Evelyn Uceta said...

I'm a big fan Im just started reading Christian POV 2 weeks ago and I love it keep writing please ....

Evelyn Uceta said...

I'm a big fan Im just started reading Christian POV 2 weeks ago and I love it keep writing please ....

Lien said...

So happy you've started writing Book 3! Thanks! Can I get the chapters on Scribd? How can i search them?

Jenfer said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday! Exotic restaurant, huh? You're going to have to give the skinny on that! haha

Love and Laters!
Jennifer

Carol said...

I was just referred to your blog by a member of another FSOG blog that I follow. Much to my regret, the writer to that blog has seemed to be unable or unwilling to continue. So, I followed the link to this blog that someone posted there because just like 75% of the world population, I am a Greygirl!! I have only read two stories so far because I have work in the morning, but I must tell you that I think I am going to be addicted to this site....you have got it all going on with so much to read and think about. Thank you!!! You have acquired another follower!! xo Carol

Eminé Fougner @ Cowboyland said...

Thank you Carol! They were just being kind, although my blog has followers from 140 countries now. Thankfully they too like the Greys like I do.

Welcome!

Carol said...

I just want you to know that I was referred to your blog by a member of another blog I was following. The writer has not continued the story, so we members were posting other FSOG blog to read. I love yours!! I have only read two stories and if I did not have to get up for work in the morning, I would read more!! You have really put such care in building the site, thank you for that and for feeding the obsession of we "Greygirls".xxoo Carol

Anonymous said...

I have read your work but never left a comment. For that I am sorry, because you should be told and told often, how much your work is enjoyed. I love this!!! You have added your own take on these events and it is excellent. I know you give much of your time to do this, and for that I am grateful. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I think I am being Fickle. Alex Pella could tempt me away from my guy Christian Grey. So handsome. Turquoise eyes? WOW

fotos said...

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Llamasstory said...

Two things: thank you again for your fine writing. I think sexting will be fine - they already have, in their emails!
And no readers have addressed the theory I have read that oftentimes wives/divorcing wives are in a better position with a prenuptial agreement as long as it lays out a generous enough settlement. With a clear agreement, the wife, whether she is leaving or being left, has a definite piece of the assets and can avoid an up to ten year long court battle; which can happen if the guy or the guys family (if he's deceased) challenges the wife in court, during which time she has nothing, may have nothing to live on. And a will, certainly that is something a loving Christian would do quickly after Charlie Tango. gratefully, J

Llamasstory said...

Two things: thank you again for your fine writing. I think sexting will be fine - they already have, in their emails!
And no readers have addressed the theory I have read that oftentimes wives/divorcing wives are in a better position with a prenuptial agreement as long as it lays out a generous enough settlement. With a clear agreement, the wife, whether she is leaving or being left, has a definite piece of the assets and can avoid an up to ten year long court battle; which can happen if the guy or the guys family (if he's deceased) challenges the wife in court, during which time she has nothing, may have nothing to live on. And a will, certainly that is something a loving Christian would do quickly after Charlie Tango. gratefully, J

myles07 said...

Hi new reader and a new a vid fan!!! Please can I have a PDF copy of Book 1 to 4. Pretty Please!!! We always don't have an internet connection and I want to read it in my tablet every free moment I have without worrying if there will be an internet. Please!!! It would mean so much for me!!! And I have been hooked since I've started reading it!

Sanna said...

Almost done reading Fifty Shades Freed. I can't wait to start reading this!