Christian Grey is never lacking when it comes to surprises, especially if they are meant for Ana Steele. The tables are soon turned in Fifty Shades of Grey, when she takes an impromptu trip out to Georgia to see her mother, and the news comes as quite a shock to him. But if there’s one thing you can depend on, it’s Christian’s unpredictability. So even while Ana is spending some time in Savannah…Christian manages to keep the supply of surprises plentiful. Not least of which is a heart-stopping adventure thousands of feet in the air! I decided to attempt to illustrate Christian treating Ana to his own special way of welcoming her back to solid ground. 😉
Before both Ana and Christian ended up in Georgia, the idea of being in a relationship was still very much up in the air (no pun intended.) 😉 So when Ana announced her tentative trip to Georgia, this stunned Christian and brought up his fears of abandonment, ingrained in him since childhood. Immediately his only conclusion was that Ana was running away and rejecting him.
But after showing up in Savannah, and engaging in a session of questions and answers in his hotel with Ana, his fears were laid to rest. By taking her soaring in the glider and sharing an activity that most likely provides solitude amidst the chaos, Christian was opening himself up to Ana as best he could. This could even be considered a continuation of the events that had occurred the evening before when she had asked several questions about his past…and he answered them all–much to Ana’s surprise!
It was probably even more comforting to him knowing that she enjoyed something that provided him with great pleasure (…since other things that gave him pleasure were still up for consideration between the two of them.) 😉 This reinforced a feeling of closeness for Christian and this positive discovery acted as a sort of validation of the unique feelings he had for her. He was probably quite impressed that Ana enjoyed not only the solitude of silently gliding in the sky, but also the heart-stopping thrills that soaring also provides.
Not content to give Ana her first taste of soaring with a simple, average ride in a glider, Christian planned a more thoughtful and meaningful outing. He established yet another first for them together, by making sure the early morning flight was special…as they chased the dawn. He hoped that their adventure in the skies over Georgia was providing the ‘more’ Ana longed for from Christian. To his delight, she assured him it did! In fact, it provided so much delight that the instant he helped Ana out of the glider, he couldn’t help but pull her close for a passionate kiss!
So, even though Ana’s spur of the moment decision lead to some initial conflict on the outset, it actually acted as a catalyst for much needed discussion. As a result, both learned more about the other, and helped to strengthen their developing relationship.