Chapter 4 – Extract 20 from The Paradise Induction!
When she returned online later or the next day, she would say her internet disconnected.
Ending a conversation, for what felt like the hundredth time I said to her, “and I’m really looking forward to seeing you.”
“Bye Amigo,” she replied, using a ‘thumbs-up’ icon.
No kisses. No hugs. No hearts.
Arianna Lane has signed off.
My heart beat fast and hard, and my stomach fell into my legs.
During various conversations that followed, I began to ask her intermittently, “what’s wrong? What’s going on? Are you okay? Are you seeing someone else?”
“Every thing’s fine,” she would always respond.
Then I tried a different approach.