anne and the captain had not seen each other in like forever. to break the ice, the captain disrobed completely upon entering the small sitting room. this made anne feel anxious and grip the chair and feel as if the room were filled with voices and faces. she saw him. ALL of him. it was done. frederick, in vanna white fashion, kept emphasizing the place where his breeches once had been to let anne know what she had been missing out on. and anne was all, ‘le sigh.’
the lost nude scene of Persuasion. wish she had left it in.