BOOK TWO - FIFTY SHADES SERIES
Anastasia has changed.
It will take a lot of courage and care to bring her memories back to the present. When I saw her back in my office, alive and well, a chill ran down my spine. I couldn't believe my eyes. I did not know what to do. I felt like I had got my Anastasia back until she introduced herself as Anastasia 'Warner'. Despite her feeling the strong pull between us, we both sat silent throughout the meeting.
How is this possible, I thought. Same names and same face, but the way she had become I wasn't able to believe she was my Ana, my one and only wife.
As the meeting concluded, I ordered Barney to fetch me her details as soon as possible.
Until then, I had to apologize for my sudden emotional outburst to her.I sent her flowers with a note apologizing and asking her out for coffee. The coffee went well, though I wasn't able to recover from the shock about her striking similarities with my Ana.
The way she wasn't keen on coffee, Twining English tea, and more than anything, the habit of biting her lip when nervous or embarrassed. I had to control my desires beyond limits when she did that.
The next day, while we were sitting in the restaurant after ASA, Andrea mailed me all the details which Barney had provided her with. I couldn't control myself and immediately checked the email.