Chapter Seven. Grey makes plans to have Jack tracked. Dumb banter. Ana goes to make food and encounters Mrs. Jones, who dutifully leaves. Grey says something about her being barefoot in the kitchen, and she brings up the “p-word” (not penis), which freezes him up. He doesn’t want kids right now. Foreshadowing comes in through the window, does a princess wave, and clambers down the fire escape.
They eat, discuss plans for the new Castle Greyskull, and then Ana wants to make out in front of the TV. Which Christian has never done. Because he never had a normal sex life, you see. Grey asks her about her experience with it, which leads to them fooling around. Yeah, “no sex,” my ass.
At work the next day, Grey discovers Ana hasn’t changed her name there. So, he comes to visit her at the office, because that’s totally not creepy and possessive. They argue over her staying “Steele” at work. He wants everyone to know that she’s his – and that’s the problem. Obviously, she only got the job because of whom she’s married to. Ana says she needs to work, or she’ll “suffocate.” Ana doesn’t realize until now that Grey was the one who put her in charge; really, how stupid are you? Did you really think a little upstart like you got the job on her own merits, ahead of other, more deserving people?
Anyway, he plans to rename the company Grey Publishing, and give her the running of it. As a wedding present. This book isn’t even trying anymore. Especially when he gives her a few smoldering looks and she says she’ll change her name. And then they converse over email. It makes her angry, and she reacts in a childish manner. They both need to grow the fuck up, seriously.
Grey doesn’t understand why she’s angry, as he thought they sorted everything out earlier. She’s angry at everything, apparently. Foreshadowing is sitting at the kitchen island with a beer and a cigarette. Ana argues that she’s not an asset or a child. I beg to differ on the last one. Anyway, it’s all dumb bullshit that we don’t care about, right?
Ana finally realizes that sex is Grey’s coping mechanism. Um, hello? You’re just figuring it out now? Ana tarts herself up some more because the female architect is coming over, and she’s jealous. Then she dances with Grey and nearly cries. Foreshadowing sits on the couch and reads a magazine.