Sara: They both want to get to know each other better, and next thing you know, they are in the bar bathroom (ew!) getting to know each other dry hump style. She’s sitting on the bathroom counter! Ew ew ew! I mean, I understand that Aria is like the size of a very tiny doll and probably having sex with a tall guy would be difficult to do standing up, but still. Ew!
Lor: I wanted to excuse Aria by saying she isn’t old enough to know about bar bathrooms yet, BUT THAT MAKES THIS CREEPIER.
Also part of our recap post, take a look at the timeline for the entire Fifty Shades Darker book:
Friday June 3rd – Ana and Grey break up.
Monday June 6th – Ana’s first day of work and Grey sends her flowers.
Thursday June 9th – Grey flies Ana to Jose’s gallery show and they have dinner.
Friday June 10th – Ana meets the Ghost of Submissives Past and Grey reveals he bought SIP, Ana’s job.
Saturday June 11th – Grey takes Ana for breakfast and to the salon owned by Mrs. Rape to get the Submissive Special, Ana maps out the no-no zones on Grey’s body using lipstick, Ana goes to Grey’s parent’s masked ball with cooter balls, Ana and Grey have sex in his childhood room, the GSP threw paint on Ana’s Audi, Grey goes in to see if the GSP is still in his apartment.
Sunday June 12th – Sex at two fifteen in the morning, the GSP is still in the apartment so they leave to a hotel room, Ana gets a visit from Dr. Best in Seattle, Grey buys Ana a new car, they eat lunch at the marina, they spend the day on Grey’s boat, they play pool, and have sex on the pool table.
Monday June 13th – Ana’s boss invites her to a conference in New York, Grey cockblocks that trip by insta-passing a policy that means he must approve all travel expenses, Jack hits on Ana, Grey and Ana have elevator sex, Ana agrees to move in with Grey, Mrs. Rape pays them a visit because she’s being blackmailed, and Grey and Ana have sex on the piano.
Tuesday June 14th – We find out that Mrs. Rape wasn’t being blackmailed- it was all a JAYKAY, Kate’s brother Ethan comes into town, Ana goes home to find Leila in her apartment with a gun, Ana makes Leila tea, Ana goes for drinks with Ethan while Grey handles the GSP, Ana goes back to Grey’s apartment where he’s instantly turned into a catatonic submissive (?), Grey reveals his BIG SECRET! that he likes to hit girls, Grey asks Ana to marry him, and Grey reveals he took Leila a bath.
Wednesday June 15th – In the wee hours of the morning, Grey wakes up from a nightmare and rapes Ana, Ana is assaulted by Jack, Grey insta-fires Jack, Ana goes exploring in the Red Room and they have sex again.
Thursday June 16th – They wake up and have sex, Ana get’s Jack’s position after 8 days on the job, Ana visits Dr. Flynn to make sure she fixed Grey, Grey shows Ana a house he wants to buy her, they have dinner at a club and Grey fingers Ana in an elevator full of people.
Friday June 17th – Ana goes for drinks with Ethan, Kate and Jose, Grey goes missing, Grey crash lands his helicopter and hitchhikes all the way back to Seattle without calling because he didn’t want to leave Ana alone, Ana accepts Grey’s marriage proposal and Grey dumps Ana in an ice-cold shower.
Saturday June 18th – Jose leaves, Ana and Grey play in the Red Room, Grey asks Ray for Ana’s hand, they go to Grey’s birthday party where Grace finds out that her son was raped by a family friend, Grey proposes again and they book ends with Jack plotting to kill them both.
Since the book starts on Monday the 6th, this mean the entire thing (murder plots, revenge, marriage proposal, house buying, promotions and all) happens across the course of 13 days.
Because repetition is a bad writer’s best friend.
Sweeney: Back in Winterfell, Catelyn Stark has to bring the bad news of Jon Arryn’s death to Eddard Stark.
Lor: The news came via Raven Mail, which in terms of mail is somewhere above Tyra Mail but below a Howler.
from: Fifty Shades Darker, Chapter 11 - Sore Losers