Monday, August 01, 2005

The Case of the Missing Girl

I have a mystery story for you today.

There was this guy named Corbin who started chatting with this cool girl named Rene one day. (names have been changed to protect the innocent) They had chatted years ago, but lost touch. Corbin had since deleted Rene's name from his friend list, but for some reason, Rene had not deleted Corbin's. So years later, Corbin received an IM asking who he was and why he was on her friend list.

After a week of enjoyable chat, things moved to the phone. Soon they were talking everyday, several times a day, sometimes for several hours. He was having to charge his cell phone battery multiple times a day. Corbin had never had so much in common with another girl before. It was great. The best part was that Rene would soon be moving from her home state to Corbin's to go to school.

After a month, both agreed it was time to meet in person. Rene made plans to fly out on a Friday. They would drive up to a nearby ski resort town and spend the weekend playing in the mountains. Both were very excited about it. Friday arrived, and despite a delay due to a lost cell phone, Rene called to say she was on her way over. She had stopped in at her cousin's place about 30 minutes away.

But Rene never showed up. Hours passed without hearing from Rene. Corbin became very worried, especially because he only had one way to contact her--her cell phone, which she wasn't answering. The fantastic weekend plans were quickly turning to dust. Making the decision to go to bed was tough. Corbin's bags were packed, he hadn't heard from Rene, and he had no idea if she was even ok.

Eventually he drifted off to a restless sleep. Around 2:00 am, his cell phone rang. It was her! He discovers she passed out in the garage as she was about to drive over. She had hit her head on a step and put a gash in her forehead. See, Rene has diabetes and she had been neglecting her insulin levels. Her father died the week before, and she hadn't been her usual self.

Her relatives called 911 and an ambulance took her to the hospital where she received six stitches. At 2:00am, she was back in bed at her cousin's house, and the drama looked like it might be coming to an end. She made Corbin promise to call her in the morning. He said he would and they went to sleep.

After a terrible night's rest, Corbin called Rene several times in the morning, and was just beginning to worry again when he finally reached her at 9:30. She assured him that she felt ok and that everything was fine. They would salvage the rest of the trip and laugh about all this later.

Around 11:30, Rene called to say she was on her way over--for the second time. An eerie feeling of deja vu crept over Corbin, but he brushed it aside. I mean, after all, how much bad stuff can happen to two people trying to start a relationship? Corbin set about preparing to meet Rene, again. Pulled a few things from his packed bags, now that the trip was shortened. Then he waited.

And waited. Then waited some more. Then the sick, stressful, worried feeling from before all came flooding back. He called Rene a dozen times--no answer. He killed time playing video games. Anything to get his mind off of Rene and what might have happened to her.

After awhile he started searching on the Internet and making phone calls--all to figure out what happened. Despite his best efforts, he couldn't find a number of anyone who knew Rene. He called every hospital in the area, yet none had any record of her. Not Saturday or on Friday. Again he went to bed not knowing where Rene was and if she was ok.

Sunday morning he spent following up several leads, checking with the police, and just wondering. Every path lead to a dead end. Still no answer on her cell phone. Sunday came and went without any new information. Monday arrived, the day she was supposed to fly back, and still no word from Rene.

Is Rene dead? In a coma? Does she exist? Is she trying to punish Corbin for some unknown, demented reason? Did she fly home? Does anyone in Rene's life know Corbin exists and how they can reach him? These are questions left unanswered. I hope one day there's a Chapter 2 to this story where the mystery is explained.


Anonymous said...

that's a horrible story and if any of those character's name's is actually shane...then i'm really sorry.


Scott said...

that's really something. totally not what I would have expected.

Supercords said...

It's Tuesday. Still no contact. Cell phone goes to voice mail as it has since Saturday.

Cincy Diva said...

Sounds to me like she may not be who she has portrayed herself as and is either afraid to me you inperson...or is working up to a total scam. But I tend to be suspicious of stuff like this. Hope you find out what happened.

Supercords said...

As unsavory as that idea is, I've forced myself to entertain the idea that I've been mislead in some way. And honestly, I don't buy it. There's a lot more to this story that didn't make the blog. Suffice it to say, I feel Rene (Chloe) is the real thing and something terrible has happened thant I don't know about.