Can we just talk about this elevator scene? Yes, I know that there was a lot going on in chapter five of Fifty Shades of Grey that is worth discussing, but did anyone else get insanely turned on when Christian Grey presses Ana Steele up against the back of the elevator – the whole hips pressing together, her hands brought up above her head, and the hair pulling so that her face was in the right position for the kiss? Yes, the first kiss! The kiss from Christian was nice and all, but the whole mini-physical-restraint to get it just got me slightly soaked!
I think it’s safe to say now that we are seeing the first signs of actual emotional affection from Christian here. Yes, it’s obvious that he wants Anastasia, and he has the hots for her. Which, in itself could make a great story of hot sex if the two of them were just going to scene (ie – two consenting adults participating in a BDSM session, with or without emotional attachment). But the fact that we are starting to see Christian actually care about Ana can take this to a whole other level.
And yes, we are seeing more and more of Christian Grey’s Dom side emerging. We’ve already gone over the fact again that he’s obnoxiously rich (getting his people to buy Ana new jeans and high priced matching underwear, getting her a selection of breakfasts from room service, and arranging to have his helicopter Charlie Tango take them to Seattle). Now, though, the dominance is coming out. Demanding Ana have something to eat and to dry her hair. Really, the whole event of being brought to the hotel was Ana submitting herself to him, even if it was while she was unconscious.
Innocent Ana seems to have got away with a pretty mild hangover. I’m quite jealous! Again, E L James is drilling home the fact that Anastasia Steele is as sweet and naïve as they come. I mean – using Christian Grey’s toothbrush is a naughty thrill? Oh dear, sweet Ana. I can just imagine the things that are going to happen to you to counter-act this whole sweet and pure thing that has been building for chapters now. I hope your inner goddess can handle the things that are going on in my head!