Brief recap: An ex-sub of C's waves a gun at A, who manages to distract her until help arrives. Then C decides to 'finally' explain his side of things, and ends up proposing. A, stressed out from a) being held at gunpoint; b) C's revelations; and c) the unexpected proposal, goes off to bed to 'decompress' and think about all that's transpired.
I believe I ended last week's post with 'please-don't-let-there-be-a-sex-scene-in-Ch-15' but she wakes up; C is 'wrapped around her like a vine'. She gets out of bed and is contemplating everything when C cries out, ala nightmare. She wakes him up and-you guessed it- they have sex. I skipped over it.
Then in the morning, she oversleeps. Finds her boss in a very grumpy mood, and 'forgets' C's warning not to email him from her office PC. After picking up her boss's lunch, she heads out, but instead of eating, spends time thinking about C....and is late getting back to the office. What IS it with this girl and 'forgetting' to eat and losing track of time? Even when I was having boyfriend issues while on my 1st job out of college, I never let it interfere with my work! (Just had too many sick days, but hey....that's MY story not hers....)
Later in the day, she and C again have another e-mail exchange, interrupted by his 'shouty caps' to her to use her blackberry, not the office pc! End of the work day; A 'remembers' she's not eaten all day-does her stomach never 'remind' her? If I go all day w/o food, I'm so hungry I could eat nearly anything in front of me-and goes to the break room. Her boss traps her in there for a little 'chat'.
O. M. G. Boss 'comes on' to her; tries to blackmail her about her emails to C, but reveals their IT guy can't find the ones C's sent her. He demands to know if she's a spy or what C's intentions/interest in the company are. A remembers her self-defense classes and effectively gets away from him just as C and Co arrive outside. C goes in to confront/fire the boss, then reads A the riot act about WHY she was supposed to use her PHONE to email him, not the OFFICE PC! She's still 'bewildered' by his anger. Does she not understand simple instructions? It baffles me how the Non-Disclosure Agreement sticks with her, but not a 'please use your Blackberry to email me' request does not. Was she dropped on her head as a child?
Crisis averted, he goes off to do some work. She thinks he's acting childish when he says he's not talking to her at the moment. Can she not see he's ANGRY and needs a 'time out'? So she wanders through the house and discovers the 'red room of pain' is unlocked. So she goes inside and explores. He catches her, but instead of being angry, explains some of the 'toys' when she has questions. And yes, they have sex again....
I did have one 'YES!' moment in this chapter. On page 376, she remembers a phone call from photographer J and 'informs' C about where he will be staying; if at her place, then she'll go see him. Or, if it's okay J spends the night as C's guest, then they will both see him. She's not asking permission; she'd Informing C of her plans to see J. C's not happy, but agrees to let J spend the night under his roof.
I didn't read yesterday; I spent it with my darling granddaughter and doing laundry. Then 'remembered' I can watch DVD's on my computer, so popped in the 1st season of Mary Tyler Moore. Don't laugh; I was too young to remember the first few seasons, so my father got them for me as a birthday gift. I own Seasons #1, 2, and 6, so have many hours of catching up. I may even own #3 and 4; I'll have to double-check.
Warning: Rant is about to follow. If you have no desire to read family drama, exit this post. Or if you keep reading, I'd appreciate any ideas of how to proceed.
Update on the Daughter:
Unfortunately, after a 12-hour phone call/text session with Her Idiot, she caved and took him back.
"He broke up with X to go back with me."
Does she not see this was just a ploy on his part to guilt her back into being with him again? I've told her I've been there and know EXACTLY what he's doing, but ooooooohhhh nooooooo....I know nothing. If he stays true to form, what will follow will be 2 weeks of 'lovey-dovey' behavior, followed by a week of slowly critical getting-on-each-other's-nerves, and then a blowup.
I'm seriously thinking about calling CPS and warning them about a 'dangerous person' being around my grandchild.
I even asked her, 'So destroying your apartment wasn't the last straw; what will it take? For him to hurt her? Or their daughter?
And when I saw her FB status after returning from our family Christmas, I was both hurt and angry. How did this lovable little girl get so hateful? Where the hell did I go wrong as a mother? I can trace some of her anger back to '06, when I had to uproot her and move her to a new town and new school. But maybe I should have taken the neighbor's offer to keep her with them that year. But the spouse was having none of it, so she came down here, gave up her saxaphone, and began dyeing her hair black.
I'm just going pray about it, and see what today brings. If it's too alarming, then yes, I'll contact CPS. And hopefully my oldest won't give into HIS anger and go after Idiot #2 with a ball bat. I don't need a child (or spouse!) in prison for murder.