SPOILER ALERT: Don't read unless you've reached 26% on your reading device...OR until Tatiana has taken up cooking for the fam.
I was in BED and totally not sleeping and decided to GET UP and blog because I am SEETHING and had to get it out. Alexander keeps coming over - eating dinner - and then SCHTUPPING Dasha in Tatiana's bed?? Do I have that right?? My heart is saying "Oh noooo...he's probably just putting off Dasha and telling stories about Germany...and Dasha is trying her best to get him into bed". But my brain is saying "Carol, are you a damned fool? Boyfriend is in there, closing his eyes and pretending Dasha is Tatiana while he does the deed!"
I am SICK with heartache for poor Tatiana, having to endure this. And if she gives it up to Dima, there truly is no god in Leningrad. I mean really. My fear is that she's going to - out of spite - and then she'll find out Shura has been playing checkers with Dasha all this time. But again - that is ridiculous and I am not so naive that I'm going to think that is what is going on.
How can he do this to Tatiana? Does he have not one shred of integrity? Why would he do this? And after all they've been through? After he saved her?! I am completely grossed out. Up until this point, I have been loving this book....and my god, the HOSPITAL SCENE??? You had to scrape me up off the floor after THAT one. Only to keep reading and get to this horrible existence for Tatiana where she's completely stuck in this horrible situation that HE HAS PUT HER INTO.
At this point, I agree with Tatiana. "Just leave, Alexander...and take your Dima with you."