Sunday, May 15, 2011

I Found Drew's Phone

I was out of toothpaste, so I went digging around in his bag for wherever he keeps his toiletries. Actually how I found it isn't really important. When I charged it and turned it on, though, it had 34 missed calls and 42 messages. Most of the messages (34, in fact) were just Telstra being a moron and insisting on sending a message about the missed calls, but some were from people.

Neither number had real a name, though. One had the name "IGNORE", and the other was just "My Old Number". It's obvious enough that the old number thing is a lie, because, well, here are the texts.

From "My Old Number":

There's three missed calls from this one, all right after each other and maybe a week after he disappeared at about 4 AM. That's when I'm asleep, more often than not.

"You missed the call. Is something wrong Drew? Did He get Ben? Are you alright?"

Then another about three days later.

"I know I'm not supposed to be texting you the updates, because you can't check which one of us it is, but something is going down. Call me."

Then there's eight more calls, one a day at Four AM.

"Look, call me to confirm it or whatever, but you need to know. He visited, and Cain and Abel are really excited now. Something's up."

That's it, apart from one more call about a week later.

Now the ones from "Ignore":

There's three missed calls from whoever this is right about when I think he disappeared, and then:


Then another five missed calls, all within about an hour of each other at the most.

"Don't do this to me, Andy. I'm scared. I need someone to talk to, please. I'm sorry about what I did, okay? I've already said I'm sorry."

Then another two.

"Baby please pick up. I want out, okay. He's not in my head, alright, if that's what you're worried about. I just want out."

Then another seven missed calls, over the course of the next day.

"Don't do this to me Drew. I'm not going to take shit like this much longer."

Then another one.

"Fine, I'm on my way and I'm coming to talk to you. I don't know when I'm going to wake up on my way to you, but I'm not stopping until I do."

Then there's an absolute tonne of missed calls, all over the place time and date-wise, leading up until today. There's generally at least one call per day, and there was one this morning, about an hour or so ago. Which means whoever Ignore is still wants to talk to Drew.

So I guess I get to tell them Andrew's gone and probably dead, whoever they are.


  1. I might know him. I know a lot of people. Or, perhaps I don't. One thing I do know for sure is that he will be okay.

  2. That's all so confusing and strange...
    Ben, you should also prepare plans to move again. Stay on the move, okay?