Day 106: Tales Of Deception Discovery And Full Frontal Text Messages
Day 106 Of How To Move On From A Man — 1LD
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I’m Andie and my ex, Douglas, dumped me. This is my break-up, so to speak. Douglas is a power player in Melbourne, worth more than I could ever comprehend.
I have no idea why we broke up.
I work and live at 1 Lovelock Drive. There, my best friend James and I are building Highway, our unisex clothing line. Our two other best friends, GG and Sophia, are investors.
GG is dating Douglas’ brother, Taylor. Awkward.
I’ve recently discovered my ex has bought a controlling stake in our business. But I had to find that out the hard way!
Black River Holdings.
Despite all my research, and what I thought was an extensive search, I couldn’t find that name. It was like it was this company that only the elite knew about.
And I was far from the elite.
I was an outcast in this business world. I was a shrub to trample upon on the way to the top. I wasn’t privy enough to know who the big players were or even what they call themselves.
It’s not like I didn’t know this was a cutthroat world before. But now, I’m not so sure I’m doing the right thing.
I stared at my computer. I hadn’t left my bed since climbing in sometime after six last night.
The drive home from the Yarra Valley felt like the longest hour of my life. It was enough to let every scenario I ever worried about materialise in my head.
My ex had never left me.
He was still lurking in my background. He was in the heads of the people who were meant to be on my emotional side. Douglas had his reach over everything in my life.
It wasn’t enough he had dumped me. He had to make sure I was cooked, done, put out to pasture. I would understand this if I had hurt him, cheated on him, or something like that.
They say men aren’t complicated but right now, I couldn’t understand this man for the life of me.
I opened up a new tab in Google.
There were already another thirty to go along with it. What was one more in the middle of my obsessive investigation? It was necessary. This was my entire life on the line. It was everything I had. I couldn’t stop. Putting every alternative into Google hadn’t proved any results.
Black River Holdings didn’t show.
But as I typed the words again I removed all the extra letters, leaving the search term BLH. And like I had cracked the secret code, the browser showed everything I needed to know.
The professional website, Douglas’s profile, and articles about the blossoming corporation. It only validated my assessment of codes and whispers; you had to know the right things to put into Google to even find out about it.
The secrets were killing me, but as I saw Highway’s name listed on the coming soon section of the BRH website, I felt like I was finding out everything I needed to know.
My phone began to chime.
It was nearly ten and there was little point staying in this prone position. I opened the message; it was Alex.
And it was all of Alex.
The picture was confronting, especially as I was still wearing my pyjamas.
He was hard, throbbing, holding his member proudly.
I wasn’t sure what to make of it. Was this his way of getting my attention? Getting me to respond to his missed calls and unanswered messages?
Leaving my bedroom, I found James on the couch, laptop on his knees.
“Oh, you’re awake. Are you ok if I take the morning off tomorrow? Lawyers.”
I nodded. “Of course.”
The timing was impeccable. Without knowing it, James had shown his cards. Every man was letting their guard down today.
Naked in every way it would see.
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