Day 94: Tales Of Diary Discoveries And Poor Business Deception
Day 94 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. Awkward.
My friends have been acting strange since the breakup. Since things have changed, I’ve found papers in James’ briefcase outlining plans for an expensive office space for our business.
“I will be two minutes, babe,” said James, calling from his bedroom.
It didn’t matter he was held up. Talking to lawyers all morning on the phone will do that to you.
Besides, I could legitimately scroll through and stalk my Instagram friends without much skiving off work guilt.
Some of my “friends” were people I genuinely knew; there was Fiona from high school. She had twins at twenty-four, getting pregnant three months after her wedding.
I don’t see her anymore in real life, but I feel like I know everything about her.
Same with Annabella Anderson. Influencer, socialite, and the reason people tend to hate those who use the job label.
Sure, she’s beautiful. It might be where her endearing qualities end.
I could hear James still on the phone when I ditched my device and switched to the computer. Probably for the best, I had things to do. And I couldn’t wait for him to be ready.
I felt sorry for the guy, sure, but I couldn’t sit around forever. Much like I couldn’t wait for him to tell me what was happening with the business.
The last few days I tried to find the perfect spot to hide my dairy. There were enough moments in the day when James would disappear and I wanted to use my alone time to work on the mystery.
Like the moment this morning.
I was starting to regret not using the notes section on my phone instead. Today I was trying out putting the book under my laptop. That wouldn’t work.
It was too noticeable.
The classic hiding spot would have to do; underneath my pillow like a schoolgirl. How immature, but how damn necessary.
Picking it up I walked it back to my new hiding spot, flicking through the pages.
For some reason, the diary fell open on the details of the billboard. I had written everything down, with careful precision. “Highway.com” was indeed our future website.
Alex’s voice reciting the website link echoed in my mind. He read the entire thing with disbelief.
I ignored it at the time, probably because I had registered the domain and knew it was in my possession. Yet, now looking at my notes, I began to question it.
Why put the domain on there if it went to a blank website? We didn’t even have a landing page yet. Why mention it?
Stupid me, I thought. Everything about the billboard was intentional. The faces, the location of placement, and the message. And if the website was on there, something had changed.
After hiding the diary, I seized my laptop and entered the domain into a blank browser. There was a landing page, with the same photo from the billboard.
I logged into my domain centre and sure enough, there were the details of an IP address linking the domain. Who did this? Who had been into my account?
James entered the room and with as much haste as I could muster, I closed all the windows on my computer.
“Shall we get to work?”
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