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It's been a month and a half since I ran into Taylor at the café. I sit at my desk in my apartment staring at the bright computer screen looking through my emails. I've been thinking long and hard about what Taylor told me. It all keeps echoing in my thoughts.

'Let him in, give him a chance.'

'Mr. Grey loved you then, and he loves you now.'

'Is that what your heart really wants?'

I shake my head in attempt to make the echoes stop, but who am I kidding? My conversation with Taylor has been haunting my thoughts and dreams for the past month and a half. I know that Taylor would never mislead or lie to me, he is one of the most trustworthy people that I know. If he tells me to give Christian a chance, should I? I've been dying to contact Christian, but something keeps holding me back. It's Austin. He's such an amazing man. He treats me like a queen. He doesn't deserve to have a woman who isn't sure about her feelings for him. But that doesn't necessarily mean that I should live my life unhappy, right? Without giving it a second thought, I send an email to Christian:

From: Anastasia Steele
Subject: Awake?
Date: June 13 2013 00:33
To: Christian Grey

I think it's about time we've talked. What do you think?


There! Short, sweet, and to the point. I don't know what exactly I want to say to him, but at least sending him an email is a start. I sit at my computer and tap my fingers on the desk impatiently. I want to slap myself for emailing him. Was it a mistake? I haven't heard from him in a month and a half, maybe he's changed his mind? A sound from my computer interrupts my mini-meltdown indicating I have a new email. I look at the screen and read that Christian Grey is the sender. My heart flutters just by looking at his name. What does this man have over me?

From: Christian Grey
Subject: I Agree. .
Date: June 13 2013 00:39
To: Anastasia Steele

I would say that it is about time we've talked about what's happened. When would be a good time to stop by? Now, perhaps?

Christian Grey
CEO, Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc.

My heart is beating faster than I ever thought possible. He wants to come over now? No, this can't happen. He can't come over. What I have to say to him I can't say to his face. I feel too embarrassed. Maybe I'm just a coward, but I'd rather be a coward than get my heart broken again! So I reply.

From: Anastasia Steele
Subject: Rain Check?
Date: June 13 2013 00:45
To: Christian Grey

Now wouldn't be a good time for me. Actually, what I'm about to say couldn't be done face to face. To be completely honest, I'm afraid of you. I'm afraid of what you'll have to say to me once I say what's on my mind. First, I want to apologize to you, Christian, for the morning after we slept together. What I said was ugly, cruel, and downright wrong. I was wrong, Christian. To tell you I didn't love you, that was a lie. The truth is, I'm so in love with you Christian. I always have been. I have been pushing you away because I'm afraid to leave myself open and vulnerable to you. I'm afraid of you hurting me and breaking my heart again. I almost didn't make it the last time. But Christian, I have Austin. Austin was there for me when you weren't. That doesn't mean I love him in the way I love you, but I do love him. He helped me pick up the pieces and move on. Well, attempt to move on at least. What it all boils down to is that I don't trust you. I'm afraid, Christian. I want so badly to give you a chance, but if I do, what if you walk away from me? What if you push me away again? These are the questions that have been running through my mind. Never the fact that I didn't love you. Because I do. Forever and always.

I love you,
Your Ana

My finger hovers over the mouse to click send while I am rereading my words. Finally, when I see my words are exactly as I intended, I click send. I sit at my computer for a few minutes before moving to the kitchen to fix me a glass of water, anything to keep my hands busy while waiting for a reply. But it never comes. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I finally shut off my computer, grab my blackberry and head to bed.

Later on that morning -

I wake around nine o'clock with a rumble within my stomach and a clammy forehead and hands. I soon figure out the rumble as I am pouring the contents of my stomach in the porcelain bowl. As soon as I'm finished, I flush the toilet and lay down on the cool tile floor. 'Oh great, Ana. You've contracted a stomach bug.' I think to myself as I close my eyes, relishing in the coolness of the tile floor. Once I decide to attempt to stand up, I get dizzy once I'm on my feet. Deciding it's because I haven't eaten anything, I sit down on my bed and rub my stomach. I don't feel like eating right now. Hell, I don't have much of an appetite. I lay down on my bed and pull the blankets over me, it's very tempting to sleep the day away having a stomach bug. I grab my blackberry to call Austin. Our conversation is very brief, it's just me informing him I will not be coming into work because of my current condition. He told me that he understood and that he loved me. I hang up the phone call with Austin, and check to see if I have an emails; I do.

To: Anastasia Steele
Subject: One more chance?
Date: June 13 2013 09:00
From: Christian Grey

My Dearest Ana,
I completely understand why you have your doubts and fears, but baby, if you give me one more chance, I swear I would never let you go. I just want you to be mine again. I've spent almost three years agonizing over losing you, I can't bare to spend another year without you. I will do everything in my power to earn your trust again. Can I see you? Please?

Christian Grey
CEO, Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc.

I smile at his reply, my heart swelling with pride and love. I know this is the real deal, he is fighting for me. 'It's now or never, Ana girl. If you want to be happy, go for it!' I think to myself. I want so badly to see him, but I look and feel like death because of this stomach bug. I decide to call him. He immediately picks up his phone on the second ring.

"Grey," he greets me.

"Hey, it's me," I tell him smiling through the phone.

I hear him smile as well. "Well hello my dearest, Anastasia. I was just thinking about you."

I giggle. "Christian, I would love to see you, but I have contracted what seems like the stomach bug, I don't want you to see me like this."

I hear him sigh. "Ana, are you okay?"

"Yes Christian, I'll be okay. It's probably just the 24 hour stomach flu. I'll be back to normal in no time. And when I'm better, you'll be the first person I'll want to see. Because Mr. Grey, I want to give you another chance."

"Really, Ana? You want to give me another chance?"

"I just said so didn't I, silly?" I tease him. "Yes, baby, I want to give us another shot. I'll call you when I'm better."

I hear him begin to say something, but I cut him off, "And don't think about having Taylor or Sawyer lurking around my apartment. I'm fine!"

He laughs at me. "You know me so well. Just send me an email later tonight with an update on how you're feeling."

"I will, Christian. Promise."

Before we hang up and say our goodbyes, he tells me he loves me. I'm grinning ear to ear as I tell him how much that love is reciprocated. Now I just need to get better!

The next morning -

I wake up feeling much, much better. I am awake, energized, and feel like I'm ready to take on the day. I grab a shower, get dressed, and make myself some breakfast because of my famished state. Christian would be proud of me for finally eating. I shouldn't tell him about how I didn't eat anything during the course of my stomach bug. That'll be my secret. I grab my purse and head out the door.

Once I arrive at work, I set my things down at my desk and sit down in my chair. I want to talk to Austin and get this all out in the open so we can end our relationship once and for all. I look over at his office and see him standing there in the doorway. He nods his head to me and walks into his office. I immediately stand up from my chair and follow him, knowing what the nod had meant. Suddenly, I'm feeling incredibly nervous. My stomach is beginning to churn all over again. I feel sick, but keep walking. Once I reach Austin's office, I can't take it anymore. I feel weak and nauseated. Suddenly, my knees buckle beneath me and all I hear is Austin screaming my name.

When I wake up, I look around me and notice I am not at work. I'm in a hospital room and I look down to see I am hooked up to monitors. I look over to my right and see Austin right by my side.

"Ana, baby, I'm so glad you're okay! You had me worried there!" Austin tells me.

"What happened?" I ask.

"You walked into my office and collapsed. I don't think you've gotten over your stomach bug, dear."

I nod my head remembering exactly what happened. I was walking into Austin's office to break the news to him gently. To tell him it was over between us. Obviously, my body had other plans. I decide it's now or never. I need to tell him now.

"Actually Austin, I was coming into your office to talk to you about something important." I tell him before I am interrupted by a female doctor with long brown hair, big brown eyes, and a dark complexion.

"Good afternoon, Miss Steele, I am Dr. Armstrong. How are you feeling?" She asks me.

"Fine, just a little weak and tired," I tell her.

"That's completely normal after fainting." She then looks at Austin, "Sir, I hate to ask you to step out of the room, but I need to speak with Miss Steele for just a brief moment."

Austin nods at her and leans down to kiss my head before exiting the room, closing the door behind him.

"Miss Steele, do you know why you are feeling weak and tired?"

"I had a stomach bug just yesterday, I don't think I'm quite over it yet. I remember feeling nauseated before I fainted."

She smiles at me. "Miss Steele, it appears that you are pregnant. By five weeks exactly. Congratulations! Please eat well, get plenty of rest, and drink plenty of fluids. You're now in charge of another life. I am also writing you a prescription for prenatal vitamins. You will need to take one once a day, every day. I'm prescribing the best prenatal vitamin that has folic acid in it, it's very important as it is vital in the development of your baby. Do you have any questions?"

I stare at her in shock. Did she just say pregnant? Five weeks? I shake my head at her, still unable to speak. She hands me the prescription form. "Congratulations again, Miss Steele." She smiles at me once more and walks out the door. Austin walks into the hospital room, and I am seriously about to lose it.

I am pregnant. Five weeks pregnant. With Austin Williams' baby. Not Christian's. Shit. Shit. Shit!

Please don't kill me! I have promised a HEA for Christian and Ana, and I always keep my promises :) This story wouldn't be great without the twists, turns, and bumps in the road ;) Just bare with me! Love you guys! *Muah!*