I’m concerned. I can’t find Julie anywhere. I’ve been searching for her this entire morning. Nothing. I searched her house, I asked Britain, I’ve asked every country I could find, and they all said they hadn’t seen her. All I could find in her house was a single cupcake. Something about it seemed familiar, and I felt like I shouldn’t eat it. I made sure to warn Aya a bunch of times not to touch it. I called Matthew, and he came over to Julie’s house. The moment he saw the cupcake, he completely froze up in fear. “Th-the… 2p’s…” I had heard of them before, but it was obvious that this was much more serious than I thought. Keeping an arm around Matthew, I checked my phone, only to find a text from an unknown number. I’ll kill whoever told them my phone number. Anyway, it says they have Julie. My heart skipped a beat. I called Miche right away. I got a somewhat annoyed response.
“Hello, IT, have you tried turning it on and off again? This is Michelle speaking.”
I tried to remain calm as I spoke. “Mich? Come outside, we need to find Julie.”
“What, now? Dude, I’m about to beat Al’s ass on the rainbow road. Full concentration here, you understand, right?” Video games paled in comparison to this.
“It’s important! I got a text from some 2p’s saying they have her right now. Now do you understand?”
“2p? What the hell’s a 2p?” she asked. I was about to answer when Miche spoke again. “Hang on a sec, Lyllz.” I heard some muffled conversation. Then Al, Miche, and what sounded like Eli all started shouting.
“What?! We need to save her!”
“WHY ARe you shouting?
“Julie just got kidnapped by murderous clones of us countries!”
“Clones?!” I yelled. Matthew looked over at me, still scared, but also slightly confused. I just shrugged.
“Opps! That’s right, you’re still on the line.” Miche said, picking the phone back up.
Then I grew frustrated since we were getting nowhere. “Whatever. Just come help us!” I yelled into the phone, hanging up and safely discarding the cupcake, and half-dragging Matthew out of Julie’s empty house and out into the street. I also alerted Zara and Russia, who came right away. I hesitantly called Britain and gave him the news. There was a lot of shouting on his end, and he was the first one to arrive at the meeting spot. Then we all met up to decide what to do. We ended up deciding to split up to look for Julie. At least Matthew and I were together. Ever since the first night we kissed, we’ve been hanging out a lot, but other than that, nothing much has happened. I’m a little sad about it, but I’m sure it’ll just take some time. I hope. I shook my head to clear my thoughts. No, I shouldn’t think about this now. There are more important things to focus on. We walked back to my house to drop off Aya and Kumajirou. It’s just not safe for them. I told them that if anyone tried to get in, they should escape through a window. Aya was scared, so I gave her a big hug. That seemed to calm her down. Poor little thing. She shouldn’t have to go through this. Those stupid 2p’s would pay for what they’ve done. Matthew and I then went on our way, searching everywhere we could. No luck, though. As we walked, we both hung onto each other closely. Matthew seems especially protective, now that there are 2p’s on the loose. To be honest, I’m hoping that we’re not the ones to find them. Because I am not ready to face the 2p’s at all. And I think Matthew feels the same way.