At the beginning of this chapter, we learn Ana’s mother can’t make it to her graduation because her husband has hurt himself. Ana takes it a bit too well in my opinion, but she is happy her step father (her mother’s previous husband) will be there who is more like her real father and who raised her.
This is followed by 4 pages of emails with Mr. Grey in which he gives her a formal definition of submissive. She reminds him the definition is from the 1500s and then she defines the word compromise for him.
They agree to meet at his hotel over dinner (Why bother? She’s not going to eat!) to discuss the contract.
Christian is leaning causally against the bar, drinking a glass of white wine.He’s dressed in his customary white linen shirt, black jeans, black tie, and black jacket.
Okay, sweetie, apparently I’ve been paying attention more than you have so far. BLACK is not his customary color.
They sit down and have some wine. They argue over whether or not she’s eaten today and wants to eat now (Yawn!). He finally gets her to eat three oysters, four bites of cod, and one asparagus stalk (and yes, he keeps an inventory and reminds her later).
They negotiate. They flirt. She eats another piece of asparagus all flirtatious-like. Doesn’t she know how bad that stuff makes your pee stink? There is nothing flirty about asparagus.
She leaves abruptly. He sends another email hoping he’s answered all her questions. And she goes home and weeps because he doesn’t do the girlfriend thing or make love. She probably pigged out on Ben and Jerry’s till 3 in the morning.