When I decided to create my previous piece I have to admit that it completely slipped my mind that Christian’s birthday was coming near. That particular scene unfolded just around midnight as it became June 18, so Ana decided it was the perfect time to suggest that he open her very special gift to him.
After I had shared the new piece with everyone, I received a very lovely tweet via Twitter from @NellaDan. She thought I was clever enough to have specifically planned on timing my new post with Christian’s birthday. Unfortunately, I am not quite that clever. Since the big day was still a couple of weeks away, she asked if I was going to create another illo. I hadn’t really planned on it, but after thinking about it a bit and through the urging of others, I decided it might be fun to come up with something new in honor of the birthday boy!
While this moment wasn’t actually described in Fifty Shades Darker, I thought it would be fun to show the playful Fifty sneaking a taste of the frosting while Ana was hard at work in the kitchen. It would be easy to imagine Christian being quite distracted by the delicious and tempting aroma of the cake baking. No longer able to resist it, he would finally decide to leave the confines of his study, silently and stealthily sneaking into the kitchen, and catching Ana by surprise while she is in deep concentration finishing up his birthday cake.
The allure of the cake would probably not be the only reason why Christian would decide to steal himself away from his work. Sure, he would be eager to sneak an early taste of the frosting Ana was hard at work creating for him. But, there was also the allure of Ana’s too-short sundress she decided to wear that day. Even though he wasn’t very happy that Ana had worn the dress while running to the store, I’m sure enjoying a peek of her in said dress would be more than enough to tear him away from working and enjoy a short break!
Here’s wishing Christian a very happy birthday!