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It's Tuesday night and I'm sipping an espresso martini while on a date with my boyfriend, taking in the gorgeous sunset at Sydney Harbour.

Life in that exact moment is pretty dandy and I can't help but smile. Then my phone buzzes with a new notification and the message chills me to my core.

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