27 April 2013

Chapter 60 - The Manipulator


“But I thought you said Leila was making good progress.”

 I’d asked Flynn to keep me advised of any developments regarding Leila, and so he was ringing to warn me that she had missed her last couple of art classes. No one had been able to make contact with her, not even her parents.

“Look, to be honest Christian, I’ve had my suspicions for a while that Leila was pulling the wool over the eyes of her therapist in the Hamden clinic she’s attending, because of the impressive, but to my mind unrealistically rapid progress, she seemed to be making. I warned them she was capable of very devious and manipulative behavior to get what she wanted. She even tried her level best to manipulate me, but as I’ve had extensive experience in handling cases such as hers, I knew how to respond appropriately. So I’m well aware that Leila is smart enough to realize that the sooner she appeared to be responding to treatment, the sooner they would ease back on monitoring her.  I’ve been concerned that Leila’s been telling them what they want to hear, and they were taking that at face value, rather than delving more deeply.”

“It seems she’s up to her old trick of topping from the bottom again,” I murmur.

 “Her therapist is patting himself on the back and insisting her improvement is all down to the success of his program, but I'm afraid I'm rather skeptical, taking into account how deep seated I believe her issues to be. Obviously, it’s difficult for me to be certain when I’m not consulting in person, but I supported her transfer to the East Coast as I agreed that it would be very good for her to have back up from her family.”

“Yeah, it seemed the right thing to do when she had no one here -  even her estranged husband wanted nothing to do with her, did he? But from what you’re saying, John, you seem to think she’s not really making the progress she’d have us all believe?”

“That’s right, Christian. What worries me is that until very recently, Leila has repeatedly been asking to meet with you, and despite the fact that all these requests have been denied, she has simply refused to accept that she has to get over her obsession with you in order to move  forward.”

“You think she might be planning on trying to see me? Is that what you think she’s up to, why she’s disappeared off the radar?”

“It’s a possibility that I thought you should be made aware of.”

“Do you think she could be a threat to Ana?  Or to herself?”

“No, I don’t think so. I don’t believe she ever had any serious suicidal intentions. My personal evaluation was that all her previous apparently threatening behavior could be put down to attention seeking. A cry for help, if you will. If she'd seriously wanted to harm Ana, she had numerous opportunities to do so, yet she chose not to. She simply used Ana to get your attention – and it worked. She must not be allowed to succeed again – it will only perpetuate such behavior.”

Thinking about the extreme stalker behavior Leila exhibited, I know he’s right. She broke into the apartment and concealed herself in order to spy on us, using knowledge she'd gleaned over three years ago when she was my sub. 

That’s a long time to hold onto those kinds of thoughts and plans. And not only did she manage to gain access to my apartment by obtaining copies of the keys to the fire escape, she somehow gained access to my safe, to remove and then plant the porn pictures somewhere she knew they’d be found and cause trouble.

And I can't forget that she also sabotaged Ana’s car, and even stole the keys to her apartment from her purse, probably while she was sleeping, then replaced them after she’d had a set cut so we wouldn’t realize they had ever gone missing. No doubt about it, that was really devious behavior. 

Flynn is right. Realistically, however much I want to believe that Leila is cured now, I know that level of obsessive behavior can't be cured virtually overnight. So the fact that no one knows where she is right now is not good news.

“Thanks for letting me know, John. I appreciate it. Let’s just hope there’s nothing sinister about Leila missing her art class, but I’ll let you know if anything develops, if she attempts to make contact with me at all.”

I call Taylor into my office, and fill him in with what I’ve just learned from Flynn. He doesn't appear in the least surprised.

“I had a funny feeling we’d not heard the last of the Williams woman,” he sighs. “She’s already on the proscribed list of visitors for Mrs. Grey, as well as the rest of your family, but I’ll make sure all members of the security team are apprised of this development, to ensure they're on full alert to the possibility of Miss Williams, or any of the other contacts you supplied details of, showing up.”

Ever since pictures of our wedding were spread all over the newspapers, in case that prompted any of my other previous subs to try and make contact with my wife, I’ve taken the precaution of adding all fifteen of their names to Ana’s proscribed visitors list. I don’t want to risk the possibility of any of them making contact with my wife, reminding her of my previous lifestyle.

So I can't fucking well believe my eyes when this email from Ana pops into my inbox while I’m at work:

From: Anastasia Grey
Subject: Visitors
Date: September 6 2011 15:27
To: Christian Grey

Christian

Leila is here to see me. I will see her with Prescott.

I’ll use my newly acquired slapping skills with my now-healed hand, should I need to.

Try, and I mean try, not to worry.

I am a big girl.

Will call once we’ve spoken.

A x

Anastasia Grey
Editor, SIP


As I finish reading it, Taylor makes his way into my office, and like me, I can tell he is only just containing his fury.

“Sir, I have to advise you that I just got a message from Prescott and it seems that….” His voice trails off when he sees my face and realizes I'm already aware that a member of his team has fucked up big time.

“How the fuck has Miss Williams gained access to my wife, when I gave very clear and explicit instructions that she was not to be allowed anywhere near her? This should not have been possible. Mrs. Grey should not even be aware that Miss Williams had made any kind of an approach. What part of my instructions were not made clear enough to Prescott? Was she not aware of the heightened state of alert concerning this woman, the very same one that held my wife at gun point last time she saw her?”

“Of course she was, Mr. Grey, I personally briefed her on the matter. Unfortunately, it would seem that in her usual scheming manner, Miss Williams was aware of the security measures that had been put in place, so she waited until Prescott was on a rest room break before she entered the building and asked to see Mrs. Grey.”

“So Prescott was taking a piss? She was literally caught on the job with her pants down?”

“So it would seem, sir.” Taylor’s face has turned an unfetching shade of puce as he listens to my tirade, because he’s been made to look stupid and unprofessional by Prescott’s actions, one of his own handpicked team.

“But even if she was caught short, hadn't you or Welch or Prescott thought to brief the reception staff that any visitors requesting access to my wife had to wait to be cleared for access? That they must not, under any circumstances, allow anyone access to my wife without the express permission of her security officer? What is the fucking point of having a CPO in the building, if every time she feels the need to take a dump, the whole of fucking Seattle can casually wander in to see my wife if they feel like it?”

I am seething with anger at this lapse of security. Despite Flynn’s assurance, we cannot be sure that Leila hasn’t somehow procured another gun. Ana is now at risk, and even if the risk is minimal, this visit will stir up all the shit about my previous lifestyle, when I’d been working so hard to put it all behind us.  

And why did Ana agree to see Leila when she must know it is against my instructions? I thought she’d agreed not to be so fucking difficult and defiant, but it seems she just can't help herself.  

“Of course the reception staff have been fully briefed on the correct protocol, but it seems that on this occasion, it wasn’t followed correctly by the member of staff in question.”

I grab my cell to call Ana, to forbid her seeing Leila.

She doesn't pick up.

How fucking dare she ignore my call. I'm now even more furious, if that is possible.

Next I call her office and Hannah, her PA answers.

“Put me through to my wife. Now.”

“Oh… Mr. Grey… I… err… think she’s in a meeting…” Hannah stutters.

“I am very well aware that my wife is in a meeting, but I told you to put me through to her, so that’s what I expect you to do. Immediately. This minute. Do you understand?” I bark. 
I’ve been very restrained. I haven’t sworn at her.

“Yes, Mr. Grey. Of course. I’ll just go and interrupt her meeting, if you would just wait one moment…”

I sit and wait like a prize dick, fuming at how helpless I feel to control what is going down.

“Err.. Mr. Grey… I… umm… that is Mrs. Grey can't come to the phone right now. She sends her apologies and says that she will call you back very shortly.”

“She fucking well said what?”

“She said… she’ll… phone you back…. shortly…” Hannah just about manages to whisper back.

I hang up. It seems I'm completely surrounded by ineffectual morons.

Next I call Prescott’s phone, assuming from Ana’s email that she is in this meeting with my wife and Leila. At least she answers.

“Put my wife on the fucking phone. Now. This is not a request.”

“Yes, sir.” Prescott says, as her voice falters. She knows she’s history.

Finally I get to speak to Ana.

“Christian,” she says, her voice laced with exasperation, and I can tell she’s rolling her eyes.

“What the fuck are you playing at?”

“Don’t shout at me.”

“What do you mean don’t shout at you. I gave specific instructions which you have disregarded – again. Hell, Ana, I am fucking furious.”

“When you are calmer, we will talk about this,” she coolly insists.

“Don’t you hang up on me.”

“Goodbye Christian.”

The line goes dead. I try calling back, but the phone has been switched off.

Taylor has been quietly listening to my attempts to speak to my wife.

“I’ll bring the car round shall I sir?” He has correctly surmised that my next move will be to head directly to SIP’s offices.

“Yes, if you think you can possibly manage to do that successfully without fucking up,” I snarl.

~~~

As I walk through reception on my way to Ana’s office, I am taken aback to see Susannah, the last sub I had before I met Ana. I ignore her as she smiles and gives me a little wave from where she's sat. 

What the fuck is this, some sort of Christian Grey ex-sub convention? I have no idea why she is here, but there is no way in hell Prescott had any business letting either of them gain access to the building.

I walk into the meeting room where Hannah has indicated my wife is ensconced with her visitor and her fucking useless CPO.

“You. You’re fired. Get out now.” 

Prescott makes no argument. She knows the score.

“Christian,” Ana starts to protest, but I don’t want to hear it. Prescott is my employee, and she has failed monumentally in her duties, so she’s gone. End of story.

“Don’t.” I’m not taking any of Ana’s crap over this. Ana didn’t even like her, so I don’t know why she seems upset about it.

Prescott quietly leaves the room to join Taylor who is waiting just outside. He can deal with her. I have other matters to sort. I’ve had enough of Leila’s little games, when I have bent over backwards to get her the help she needs. I stand directly opposite her, noticing that she looks a lot healthier than she did the last time I saw her. I guess that’s something positive.

“What the fuck are you doing here?”

Ana gasps at the brutal tone of my voice, but I ignore her to concentrate on Leila. She understands the D/s rules. She gets it. She knows she has displeased me.

“Well?”

“I wanted to see you, and you wouldn’t let me,” Leila whispers, as she peeks up at me through her lashes. I used to find that appealing. I don't any more.

“So you came here to harass my wife?”

Leila doesn’t answer, she just looks down instead, probably in some kind of denial that Ana is my wife.

“Leila, if you come anywhere near my wife again, I will cut off all support. Doctors, art school, medical insurance – all of it – gone. Do you understand?”

Leila has to comprehend that I'm sick of all her manipulative little games. She has had every possible support and help that she could want, and yet here she is again, stirring things up. I am making it clear that I will not continue as her sympathetic benefactor if she attempts to disrupt my marriage in any way again.

“Christian…” Ana tries to butt in again, but I throw her a look to tell her to just shut the fuck up. This is not her concern. I'm laying this on the line to Leila for once and for all.

“Yes,” Leila whispers.

“What’s Susannah doing in reception?”

“She came with me.”

Elena used to arrange a handover between my old and new subs to ensure they understood my requirements perfectly to minimize the transition period, but I hadn't realized any of them had become friends. Why would I? I was never that involved in any of their personal lives.

“Christian, please. Leila just wants to say thank you. That’s all,” Ana tries to argue.

So that’s Leila’s angle is it? Using gratitude as an excuse to harass my wife again.

“Did you stay with Susanna while you were sick?”

“Yes.”

“Did she know what you were doing while you were staying with her?”

“No. She was away on vacation.”

I’ll get that checked out, because I would have expected Susannah to have contacted either me or Elena if she'd had any concerns about Leila’s mental state. At least it explains where Leila was hanging out, when she seemed to have disappeared off the face of the earth while we were trying to track her down. It never occurred to me that she might have been with any of the other girls. I didn’t think she had any friends.

“Why do you need to see me? You know you should send any requests through Flynn. Do you need something?”

Has there been any kind of breakdown in communication that I’m unaware of, that might explain her motives?

“I had to know.” Leila turns her brown eyes on me.

“Had to know what?” I snap, sensing she’s still trying to inveigle her way back into my affections.

“That you’re okay.”

“That I’m okay?”

“Yes.”

How fucking dare she assume she has a right to meddle in my life under the pretext of being concerned about me.

“I’m fine. There, question answered. Now Taylor will run you to Sea-Tac so you can go back to the East Coast. And if you take one step west of the Mississippi, it’s all gone. Understand?”

“Yes. I understand,” Leila murmurs.

“Good.” At least she’s not putting up any kind of a fight. Unlike my errant wife of course, who feels a compulsion to argue.

“It might not be convenient for Leila to go back now. She has plans,” she states, as she glares at me. What? This is the woman who held you at gunpoint, remember?

“Anastasia, this does not concern you,” I glare back.

“Leila came to see me, not you,” she stubbornly insists. Are you really that stupid? Leila used you in order to get to see me.

“I had my instructions, Mrs. Grey. I disobeyed them.” Leila sides with me against my wife. Clever, manipulative move. 

“This is the Christian Grey I know.”

I frown at the insinuation that she knows me better than my wife
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“I’d like to stay until tomorrow. My flight is at noon,” Leila says quietly.

That’s fine by me if it means she’ll go quietly.

“I’ll have someone collect you at ten to take you to the airport.” And they will be making sure you actually leave.

“Thank you.”

“You’re at Susannah’s?” I confirm. I have her address on file, so we’ll know where to pick her up from.

“Yes.”

“Okay.”

“Goodbye Mrs. Grey. Thank you for seeing me.” Then the women actually shake hands. How fucking nice and civilized.

“Goodbye, Christian.”

“Goodbye, Leila. Dr. Flynn, remember?”

“Yes, Sir.”

I open the door for Leila to leave, but she halts. Fuck. I knew she was giving in too easily. 

“I'm glad you’re happy. You deserve to be,” is her parting shot, before Taylor escorts her out. She had to have the final word. 

That leaves just Ana and me in the room. And if I ever thought she might be apologetic for going against my instructions, boy was I mistaken. But how can she possibly argue that it is unreasonable of me to want to protect her from the woman who held her at gunpoint?

She lays into me about how Prescott was only obeying her instructions, that she couldn’t remember me issuing a papal bull decreeing that she couldn’t see Leila, and how I hadn't told her that her visitors were subject to a proscribed list. 

She’s really pretty animated on the subject, and fuck me if my wife doesn’t look really hot and sexy when she gets on her high horse like this. And after dealing with Leila’s underhand tricks and slyness, Ana's straight forward reaction is like a breath of fresh air.

“Papal bull?” I ask, amused.

But Ana stubbornly refuses to let it go, even though Leila has now been taken care of. I know Taylor will personally be ensuring she is on that plane tomorrow, and that she will not be causing any further problems before she heads off. She has proved a thorn in his side once too often for him to take any further nonsense from her.

Ana wants to know why I was so cold and callous towards Leila. Seriously? She has to ask? So I spell it out. Anastasia is the most precious being in my entire universe. Therefore, I don’t want the woman who held her at gunpoint anywhere near her.

“But Christian, she was ill,” she argues.

“I know that, and I know she’s better now, but I'm not giving her the benefit of the doubt anymore. What she did was unforgivable.”

“But you just played right into her hands. She wanted to see you again, and she knew you’d come running if she came to see me.”

So if Ana’s worked that much out, why can't she see how manipulative the rest of Leila’s behavior is? I don’t want to clarify any further, in fact I don’t want to discuss Leila, or Susannah or anything to do with my previous lifestyle. 

I don’t want my beautiful new life with my beautiful new wife tainted with any of my old sick shit. It’s all in the past, and that’s where I want it all left.

But Ana doesn't see it like that, as she argues that my past has made me the man I am today, she accepted that when she married me, as she continues to defend Leila.

“She didn’t hurt me. She loves you too.”

“I don’t give a fuck.” I just want this over and done with. Finished. Subject closed.

Ana gapes at me in shock. She keeps on at me, arguing that I'm not the heartless bastard I claim to be, that I do care about Leila and that’s why I pay for her medical care and art classes.

I don’t know about care for her – I feel guilty that my harsh treatment of her may have made her underlying condition worse, even if I had no idea at the time. Point is, if I had been the kind of caring individual Ana seems to think I am, I would have noticed, wouldn’t I? And paying for  Leila’s care is hardly a hardship for a man as wealthy as I am. I don’t want to talk about it anymore. It’s late afternoon now, and neither of us is going to get any productive work done, so I suggest we head home together.

“It’s too early,” Ana mutters sullenly.

“Home.” I insist. We can have some great sex to reconnect when we get back, it’s the best way to take out my frustration on my errant wife. Sex on my terms, of course.

“Christian, I'm tired of having the same argument with you.”

I don’t understand - we don’t argue about Leila all the time, so what does she mean?

“You know. I do something you don’t like, and you think of some way to get back at me usually involving some of your kinky fuckery, which is either mind-blowing or cruel,” she shrugs.

Now she’s got my attention.

“What was mind-blowing?” 

Kinky fuckery is a topic I'm more than happy to discuss with my wife, especially if it distracts her from the subject of my feelings for my ex subs.

“You know,” she sweetly blushes. Ana still gets shy about talking dirty.

“I can guess,” I whisper as I smile, my mind running through all the possible scenarios she could be referring to. I never forget any details of the great fucks I share with my wife, in fact I’d say I have a photographic memory of them stored away for future reference. “I like to please you.”

“You do,” she whispers back.

“I know, it’s the one thing I do know.” Whatever else I may be, I do know that I am a Master at sex. I always ensure my wife has a truly great orgasm, if that’s what I've chosen to give her. I know her body better than she does. 

Right now, I can see that Ana is trying to make out she’s not affected by the thought of us having sex, but the ever present chemistry between us means that she just can't help herself. She wants me just as much as I want her.

“What was mind-blowing, Anastasia?”

“You want the list?”

“There’s a list?” So many great fucks she needs a list eh? Good job, Grey.

“Well, the handcuffs.”

I take her hand to look at the delicate paper thin skin of her wrist. I'm never using those spiteful handcuffs on her again. The evidence of their effectiveness on her skin still haunts me. 

“I don’t want to mark you.” But there are plenty of other options, as I'm only too willing to show you. “Come home.”

“I have work to do.”

“Home.”

As we gaze at each other, I can feel myself getting aroused, and I decide I’d be quite happy to take my wife right here, right now. Why not? There’s a lock on the door. It would add to the growing list of places we’ve had sex, although I would prefer to take her in her actual office rather than this meeting room. 

It would be my way of marking it, establishing myself here, so that every time she worked at the desk where we'd fucked, she’d remember me, remember how good we are together, that she is mine, she is my wife, that she belongs to me and only me. 

But this meeting room is good too. I can handle having sex in here. I can give my wife a great orgasm right here, have her screaming with pleasure in just a matter of minutes. 

“We could stay here.”

“Christian, I don’t want to have sex here. Your mistress has just been in this room.”

I come crashing back down to earth from my desk sex fantasy.

“She was never my mistress,” I growl.

“That’s just semantics, Christian.

“Don’t over think this, Ana. She’s history.”

But Ana is thinking, and as I watch her face, I can see that something is worrying her, eating at her. I kiss her sweet lips to try and bring her out of whatever it is.

“Oh Christian, you scare me sometimes,” she finally says, as she twists her fingers in my hair and pulls me down to return my kiss. I take her in my arms to try and reassure her.

“Why?”

“Because if you could turn away from her so easily…”

“You think I might turn away from you, Ana? Why the hell would you think that? What’s brought this on?”

“Nothing. Kiss me. Take me home,” she pleads.

~~~

My wife is very stubborn and persistent. Even after really great mind blowing sex in our bed at home, where I am in total control of her pleasure, she is still going on about me caring.

“I want you to admit that you care. Because the Christian I know and love would care.”

This is obviously a very important matter to her, so although I'm very tempted to just brush her concerns aside and evade answering her, I realize I mustn’t, otherwise it is just going to keep festering in her mind, get blown out of all proportion and become far more important than it should. 

All because of manipulative Leila. I cannot afford to let that happen. But it’s hard, because I don’t want to admit to feeling anything before Ana. She’s the one who has brought me to life. No one else. Only her.

“Yes. Yes, I care. Happy?” I finally admit, just to shut her up.

“Yes. Very,” Ana smiles, clearly relieved.

“I can't believe I'm talking to you now, here in our bed, about…”

Ana silences me by putting her finger on my lips.

“We’re not. Let’s eat. I’m hungry.”

“You beguile and bewilder me, Mrs. Grey,” I sigh, as I shake my head, thankful that finally she seems to be closing the subject.

“Good,” she says, as she sweetly kisses my lips.

At least I seem to have said the right thing to reassure her, although I'm still confused as to why whether or not I cared about someone in the past is so important to her. 

Anastasia  is the love of my life, and always will be. Surely she understands that by now?


I don’t own any of the Fifty Shades Trilogy or the characters therein. They belong to E L James. I’m just borrowing them for fun and not for profit. Please refer to the Legal’s page for further details. This work is not to be copied or reproduced in any way without permission. 


109 comments:

  1. thank you. the waiting was worth it.

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  2. awesome as usual i look forward to your chapters very much and will definetly be purchasing your book :)

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  3. awesome as always.keep up the great job

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  4. thank you very much ....... was great'll be waiting for your next chapters notifications for success with his book ... and over again thanks

    melissa

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  5. Thank you it was awesome. Since you will be taking longer on the next chapters do you think it will take you longer then a week to work on them if so they will be worth the wait for them. You write them well can't wait for your book.

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    1. I don't want to give a definite time frame for an update and then struggle to get it done in time. I'll keep you all informed of the timing for the likely update.

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    2. thank you cant wait

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  6. OMG that was worth the wait thank you for another great story. I can't wait to read your book when it is done :) xx

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  7. brilliant as always... dreading the end of this so take as long as needed the wait will be so worth it, really enjoy reading what you have done x

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  8. Thanks for another amazing chapter, i cant wait for the others, but im sure it will be worth it! Im looking forward to your book to come out ill be sure to buy one as soon as they come out on paper!..Good job again!

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  9. Ref yr book will it only be available as an e-book. How do we read it if we do not have a kindle or ipad. Once yr blog has finished how long does it stay available to read for? I am sure you will reach the 4m mark which is pretty impressive. You must be proud.

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    1. I believe that Smashwords might allow you to download the book as a pdf file. Take a look at their website, I bet your questions can be answered there.

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    2. I think you are right about Smashwords, Boots, so that's good :)

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    3. Even though I no longer have a kindle I downloaded the kindle app on my smartphone and it is available on most phones. I also believe there is a kindle cloud type thing as well for pc's so even without an ereader you can still purchase book downloads. I have become a fan of yours since recently finding this blog and look forward to your book. Now I want to reread fsog again and follow along with your previous chapters to catch up. Since like everyone else we don't want to see Christian and Anna story end. Thanks for your hard work.

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  10. I was totally engrossed, it's made a sunny Saturday morning even better. Thank you.

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  11. Great chaper, only a little wrong détail...

    you wrote :to see Susannah, who was my sub before Leila,

    She's not. Suzannah was the lastest of the fifteen -

    In the Tird book, when Christian receive Ana, (lastest chapter) E. L. wrote :
    I could really take care of you.
    Shit, where the fuck did that come from? Although, now that I consider it, I do need a new sub. It's been, what – two months since Susannah? And here I am, salivating over this brown-haired girl. I try a smile and agree with her. Nothing wrong with consumption – after all, it drives what's left of the American economy...

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    1. You are of course quite right :) I have now amended the chapter accordingly.

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  12. This is another of the inconsistances of the book - otherwise how else would they have known each other (DBSM community?). There needed to be a way of connecting the two.

    There are a number of inconsistances in the book - editorial failures? For example how old is Ana? The security check has her at 21 but early in book 3 she refers to her self as 22 (never been outside of USA)and she spent 4 yrs living with Kate and working in the hardware store which would meant she did a 4 yr degree - making her 22. There is also a point where she returns from hosp in book 3 where she refers to Sawyer driving but say Taylor pulls into the garage. Irritating

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    1. Ana had a birthday during the third book, he bought her a white Audi. Summer birthday. I also graduated a 4 year degree at 21 and turned 22 in the summer. It very likely she rounded her age around her birthday, like I have. Fresh since I started reading the books right after I graduated college. I always thought it was neat she was my age.

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    2. Not that inconsistent, Ana had a birthday and turned 22. And the college which she earned her bachelors was located in the USA, so it is accurate to say that Ana has never been outside the US when she met Christian.

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    3. Ana makes the comment about not leaving the USA in whilst on their honeymoon ie before her birthday in Sep. Most students do their A levels (or US equivilant) when they are 18 and start university in the year they are 18/19. She would only have been just 18.

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  13. Thank you I really enjoyed it. Lol at the thought of a Christian Grey ex-sub convention. To be a fly on the wall there. Really looking forward to reading your original work too you've got such a talent I know I'll enjoy it.
    Mrs P

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  14. Sorry, but I would like to known who translate your fiction in French on the other blog. I just read 30 lines, and it's just horrible. It torns my eyes to read all the mystakes : verbs not correctly conjugate, no plural at the end of the common words when it is needed, etc...
    If I'm not very good in english, because I'm still in the learning process, I'm some kind of textual obsessive in French, my birth language. Sorry again.

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    2. Oh my word, it seems I have opened a can of worms here with the French translation. All I can tell you is that the French Canadian girl who offered to translate has been working very hard indeed, and that it was also checked over by another French speaker who lives in France.
      However, if all I receive is negative feedback then I guess I will have to re-think the whole project before anyone spends any more hours working hard on it.

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    3. I agree. i'm French, and it's a bad googlisation. (I only read a few lines, it's really difficult.) Such a shame, your texts are great.

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    4. I totally agree with Solanne. Her translation is far, far better than the one of Chantal House, which is not a translation at all, she seems to use a internet translator, and the result is so bad, that some part are not even understandable in French.
      Please, your fiction "Meet Fifty Shades Continued" is amazing, and I love it. You certainly invest a lot of love, time and energy to write it. You can't let published such a bad work in French. A lot a people are reading your fiction, the French "translation" don't give it justice.
      I'm so sorry, but it has to be said.
      Best wishes and take care of you.

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    5. Hi ladies. I've taken on board what you have said, and have now suspended the French version of my blog for the time being. I'm sorry it didn't work out as planned, and please accept my apologies because you felt it didn't live up to expectations.

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    6. You don't need to apologize, it's not your fault. Nobody is God, you or I are not (it's more evident for me that I'm not God, LOL) and I can suffer a couple of mystakes in a text, but not a lot like in the previous version. I feel that I need to make amends for the fuss I put on your blog and if somebody want seriously translate MFSC, I would be glad to help in betaing the new version in French.
      Take care of you.
      Evelyne

      PS, I can't wait to read your book "Starr Fated"
      PS2, Like the others, I would like Meet Fifty Shades Continued... to continue...

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  15. Ah, getting closer to learning your name, Ms. J. Thank you so much for posting this chapter. I was happy to read that Christian wants to leave his previous lifestyle behind and proceed with the love of his life. I always thought that Leila was manipulative and she had Christian wrapped around her little finger. He should have no guilt feelings whatsoever since Leila had no hard limits when they were involved. So if he treated her harshly, it was quite alright with her. Congrats on your book release this summer. I am anxious to read more of your amazing writing. Come to the US for a book signing!!! Love, Carol <3

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  16. quisiera felicitarte porque haz hecho un excelente trabajo con este blogs siempre le comento a mis amigas que las he hecho adicta a esta trece triologia que lean porque llenan los vacios que quedan en torno a Christian es sencillamente fabuloso, solo queria preguntarte si vas a seguir mas alla del final escribiendo sobre esta historia de amor entre Ana y Christian seria fantastico y te aseguro que aqui tendras a tus fans apoyandote con su lectura!!! y tengo seguro que tu libro va a ser muy bueno!!!!

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  17. Great job of advancing the story and moving us towards the end. As much as I enjoy your blog and will read it until this story is concluded, I am much more interested in your original story. You're a good writer and I have no doubt we'll like the Starr brothers a lot !! Thanks again for your hard work on our behalf.

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  18. Thank you. we will wait in earnest, because yes, you have some very important work ahead of you!

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  19. Another excellent chapter that Leila is a real piece of work thanks for the update and looking forward to your book and more updates

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  20. Great chapter. Like Ana I couldn't fathom what the big deal was about Leila's visit. He really does need to stop "protecting Ana" by withholding information (the proscribed list) since it only gets him into trouble. The only bit I might have played with a little more is the brief sex scene after the Leila visit. In the original it almost sounded like Christian might have been attempting a "do-over" of the metal handcuffs which left those haunting marks. Here he binds her in the same position but this time he uses soft, fur lined cuffs. (this may be just me looking for lemons on an overcast Saturday morning, too:)

    Once again you've done an excellent job of improving upon the source material. I commend you for taking on book 3, which had some good bits in the beginning and the end, and a whole lot of packing material in the middle. Take all the time you need on finishing it up, and thanks for keeping us posted on your original work!

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    1. Ha! I did consider re writing the soft leather cuffs scene, but ELJ had it pretty much covered, so I left it with her. Sorry if it left you short of a lemon fix ;)

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  21. Wow I can't wait for the rest of the story
    I personally am happy with the blog in French, thanks

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      La traduction est horrible, il y a des fautes partout. What a shame !

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  22. I'm so excited for you. It must feel gratifying to see your hard work out for all to enjoy. This was a great chapter like every one before and I will miss coming to this blog and read your wonderful writing. As for the next few ones to come like you said patience is a virtue. They will be fabulous, how can they not be. Good luck with the book, you must be proud. I can't wait to read it when it's published but as you pointed out before patience...

    Nan :D

    P. S.: Lili Collins, good choice!

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  23. You did it again, great chapter!

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  24. Amazing as always

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  25. This was so great, I could not even finish the chapter before saying that I never gave this part of the story much thought!!! Reading it from Christian's view I'm ROTFL. I can actually picture him walking through the office looking over to see Suzanne, his eyes rolling.....just way too funny. Now I will finish the story. Keep up the great writing, you certainly have him channeled.

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  26. Well I'm up to date on reading all the chapters and may i say you are an amazing writer and I have enjoyed reading this blog, It has opened all our eyes that Mr Grey did fall in love with Ana right from the start and opened to his heart the possibility of love that he has experienced with Ana. And i can't wait for the next chapter so i will eagerly await it. Thank you, you should be proud of yourself you are an amazing writer.

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  27. First - congrats on your own work!! Looking forward to it...BUT, I must say that I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed getting inside Christian's head thanks to your amazing writing! You clearly 'get' him ;) Just a thought for you - and us readers, too - there is nothing to say that you couldn't continue their lives past the part where FSF ends... :)

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  28. I'm so excited for you finally getting your own work out there. I'll be anxious to read it...sounds wonderful. You do extraordinary work on FSOG and I can't thank you enough for sharing your talents with us. You've developed a wonderful and well deserved fan base.

    Ellie xo

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  29. What a great chapter. Loved it. Can't wait for your book Starr Fated, sounds very good!

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  30. We've been waiting forever for your book! Thanks for taking time to finished fsog.
    Kim

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  31. Loved this chapter, but I love all of your chapters. Thank you so much for this blog. I simple love it and look forward to each chapter. I can hardly wait to read your book. Thanks again. You're awesome.

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  32. I agree!! Amazing as always! I can't wait for the next one, however I wish they were longer! They seem to be getting shorter? I am dying with anticipation for his pov on the bank call and coma! I will also be buying your book! You are awesome!!

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    1. The chapter lengths vary, depending on the topic covered really. I wasn't going to start covering Ray's accident in this chapter, so it just came to a natural finishing point.

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  33. Thanks and great chapter as always. Love cpv and keep up the great work. :)

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  34. Yet another great chapter, am just wondering once you have finished Christians POV will this blog still be here (probably a dumbass question) as I'd like to read it all again. Love your work and will deff be reading your own book once it's out, you are brilliant at what you d:)

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    1. Not a dumbass question at all. The blog will be here for as long as anyone wants to read it, and even when I have finished covering the Trilogy, I have one or two one shot stories to add. So we're all good :)

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  35. Loved this chapter. I'm going to be so sad when the trilogy ends. :-( But maybe there are more treats in store from you for us Fifty fanatics...I also hope your book will be published in good old-fashioned paper one day. I'd love to pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble (my fave bookstore). :-) Best of luck with your original work!
    Brenda in NYC

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    1. Brenda - if Barnes & Noble came knocking at my door, I'd be over the moon too!

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  36. I love your blog!! I was extremely excited when I saw the email announcing the new chapter. I, too, will be purchasing your book.

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  37. Thank you thank you thank you, for giving me the missing pieces that were planted when ELJ left us hanging in her final chapters of freed. Filling in the pieces has given me more love to the books than the first three times I have read them. I stumbled upon your blog via a Facebook link and have been memorized by your take on Christian, his behavior and mannerisms, you have captured exactly as I visualized whilst reading the books. Not being a true reader in my life thus far, these books have given me a love of reading that I have never found before. (It usually takes me 6mths to two yrs to read a novel, I read the trilogy within 2mths. :-) ) I live in Victoria Australia and am thrilled that the world is not as vast and unattainable as it use to be. Looking forward to reading your last few chapters and wondering what to do afterwards. Much thanks, love ya work, Marnie xx

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    1. Marnie - I'm so glad you have discovered a love of reading now :)

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    2. Thanks for the reply. I am extremely chuffed that you take the time to reply to reply to our comments. I have been reading your blog for only a few months and only realised that this is still unfinished work, I am so very greatful for all the time and enjoyment that you are providing to us that only wish we possessed a smidgen of. Till next week Marine xx

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  38. OMG I just love my fifty shades fix, and you do it justice. Thanks for another amazingly great chapter!!!!!!

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  39. I think it would incredible if you could go on with the story where E.L left off with it! Your writing is phenomenal and I think all of us would like to hear more added to the story!! I do hope you'll consider doing that once you're finished covering the trilogy! :) thank you for your hard work on these blogs, you're an amazing writer!! :)

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  40. Thanks for another fantastic chapter! As eager as i am to read the next instalment, I will patiently wait for I know it's going to be great! So please do take all the time that you need - we won't be going anyway :). In the meantime, I will just read and reread (and reread again!) all my favourite chapters (like the purgatory ones). And to echo what someone else said above, I hope this blog stays online indefinitely as I will be shattered if it's removed! I have thought about printing it out (for personal enjoyment only of course) and might just have to do so when it is finished, for posterity :)

    Cheers,
    Michelle

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    1. Once it's totally finished, I'll look into the possibility of producing a pdf of my blog. :)

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  41. I was at at wedding and all I could think about was when the next chapter would be out and then I get home to this wonderful suprise!!!!!!!! Thanks I so love it, can't wait to get your book in either form ��

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  42. It's so good to know what Fifty is thinking all along the ride. Thank you so much for the great job you are constantly doing with MFSC. I wait impatiently for the bad part with Jake Hide a little bit later.
    Congratulations for your book Starr Fated ! I wish you the best success.

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    1. Of course, I am, and I can assure you that the pleasure is all mine. Reading a new chapter of MFSC is one of the highlight of my week. There are some fanfictions like that, you don't want them to end, never. Thank you again for sharing your talented words with us.

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  43. All the negatives should just be passed on over! You do such a a great job in writing from Christian 's P.O.V. Although it will be hard yo patiently wait, I shall. :)

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  44. I'm confused. After you've finished book 3, this blog will come down? I would like to know so I canning out as well. Lol!!!!

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    1. (Sorry) what I meant to write is, so I can print out the chapters as well....

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    2. No! This blog will NOT be coming down. Don't worry, it WILL still be here for everyone to read. Hope that clarifies things :)

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  45. Another AMAZING chapter!!! :-) I can't believe we are so close to the end. You have done such an amazing job with Christian's POV!!! Feels like just yesterday that Sam was telling me to come read this blog that this woman was writing, I asked her "well what's it about?" Sam then tells me you were writing the Fifty Shades of Grey books from Christian's POV. I came over and read it and have been hooked ever since. That was when you were at about chapter 8. I can't wait for your book to come out. I will be pre-ordering that bad boy!!! :-D

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  46. now i have to wait. Smh. ah well i know i will worth waiting for. in the meantime i will go and read the books again. hehe

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  47. It was another amazing chapter darlin' I do not know how you do it. But you do it beautifually. Cannot wait for the next and i'm eagerly awaiting Jack!!! You are amazing and don't stop. Continue after this ;-) Have a good one <3

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  48. I echo the sentiments of many of your readers! I feel like I keep saying the same thing over and over! One comment I did like is that there is nothing from stopping you in the continuation of FSG. Please consider adding on. You are listening to us and we appreciate everything you are doing. We do want you to take your time in writing, we are an impatient group and can't wait to read your writing. I hope you consider continuing the saga.

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  49. does the book have a name?

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    1. If you mean my own original book, it is called 'Starr Fated' and should be available later this summer :)

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    2. Are you posting it on goodreads.com? I would love to post it on my tbr file so I can have something to look forward too.

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    3. Once I figure out how to I will :)

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  50. WARNING!

    TO Everyone who is involved in this blog and somehow with the writter let me tell you something about her:

    Her name is Sophy Kitaka. She is a proffessional lier.
    Last two years she was starting relationships with different people using fake pictures and fake stories about her.
    I am one of them. She convinced me with pictures of models and histories about her work and life that were 100% fake
    and she is doing the same all over again with different people.

    Please be careful. remember SOPHY KITAKA IS CHRISTIANGREY50SHADES

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    1. I have no idea who you are seeing as you have left an anonymous post and did not have the courtesy to put your name, but I am most certainly not Sophy Kitaka, whoever she may be, so please check your facts before you post allegations such as these. I could just take the post down, but I am looking for an apology from someone who does not bother to check their facts. Look at my legals page and you will see that I am G E Griffin.

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    2. I would "LOVE" to comment to this irresponsible "Anonymous Writer" about their ignorant allegations!!! First of all, if you really had true facts, you wouldn't be "anonymous," and second of all you would of at least had the decency to check out all the other CHRISTIANGREY50SHADES!
      There are more than one........As far as I'm concerned, we all follow this terrific writer on this blog who is a terrific person that knows how to put pen to paper and allow lots of us to enjoy reading a great writ story!!!
      Seriously, NO ONE care about your fruitless allegations and would appreciate it if you want to come with facts and reasons that would hurt us all that read and follow this blog, BRING IT!!!!
      We all know you can't as there is nothing you can say that will make any sense to anyone of us!!!
      So, we'd all love it if you'd go away and not interrupt our writer and us readers as we all enjoy coming here and reading CG-POV!!!
      They say "Ignorance is Bliss!" is is really?!?!?!?! lol

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  51. The sophie kitaka comment is ridiculous. Even if it were her, so what? We are reading here, not making bussiness.... gosh people are so stupid sometimes.

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    1. Dude, just take a hike, cuz really i (and I think it's a collective thought) don't hive a rat ass who Ktaka is. We come here to enjoy reading a great job that the blogger does, wich I value and i'm thankfull with all my heart and the fact is that you really should calm down and resolve your issues with wichever you have in a much better proper way... I mean it. This blog here it's over all a space to read great stories and enjoy god freaking great writing... wich CHristian Grey does and that's all...
      Do us a favor and let us be.... Thaks..

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  52. take your time, please! your work is great as ever, but in the lastest charpters are too short. There are so many situations and details from the original book that I've been waiting for you to write to know what Christian is thinking about. I mean, I really LOVE to read you wonderful work and I'll wait more than happy for the final charpters of this great trilogy. THANK YOU !!!(sorry my english, I speak spanish)

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  54. I discovered this blog 5 days ago.... and spent the last 5 days just reading and losing LOTS of sleep!!!!!! this ia amazing! can't wait for more

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  55. Congratulations from Spain, a chapter incredible. I feel my English is not the best

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  56. Congratulations!! Directly from Brazil!

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  57. Christian
    Thank you......
    Patti. .. XOXOX

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  58. Hey. Nice work. I was just wondering. Where are you from? Are you a girl or a guy?

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    1. I can't wait for your original work.. Please inform us about the release date :) More powers.

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  59. LOVE LOVE LOVE reading you chapters from C.G's pov, I cant believe the book is almost over :( :(. It would be amazing if you carried it on thou, and filled in the gap from the end of the book to where they are pregnant with there second child. Would be amazballs....

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  60. Where is chapter 61. I am going crazy waiting for it. ((wailing and pulling my hair)) Okay thats a bit over the top. But please, Chapter 61. PLEASE

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  61. Your work is simply amazing.....you have stayed true to the integrity of EL James' characters and this is why you are so popular!! I happily discovered your Blog when you had just over 1 million pages viewed......now you're over 4 million!! I have always wondered about the details of the "missing 5 days"---or "Soaring, Sailing and Spanking," plus the Sailing Assoc. dinner they attended---as mentioned in the subject of C & A's emails.......are you going to be filling in your eager readers on this score?? Pleeeeeeease!!!

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  62. First let me say I love the way you tell the story from CG POV!! I just was told about your blog (from another people that writes a blog about 50 Shades) and it took me a week to read it all and I enjoyed every second of it, you are a great writer. I can't wait to read more!!!! Thanks Melinda :-)

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