"Hey, has anyone seen my phone?" Lavender said, her hands delving through her bag. "It's not here, anyone?" Lavender dipped her hands back into the red handbag, doing a second search.
"When did you last use it?" Sean asked, unhelpfully.
"I don't know!" said Lavender, exasperatedly, "I can't remember!" A worried expression flashed across her face. "Oh, where is it?! I need it, what if work needs me? Or what if Vikram had an accident?!"
Sean moved into the bedroom to look, asssuring Lavender that it would be somewhere around, while I looked for my bag. When I found it I searched for my own phone, discovering it to be hidden in the front pocket. I pulled it in and dialled one of the only numbers I knew off by heart: Vikram's.
"The person you are trying to reach is un--" The expressionless voice said, before I sighed and hung up. I tried two or three times more before leaving a message.
"Hey Vikram, it's Laura, uhh we were just wondering whether you wanted to meet up today, we all stayed at Sean's last night but obviously you didn't so... Yeah, uhh call me back when you get this. Bye" I spluttered down the phone before hanging up. I hated leaving messages, mainly because when I heard this message it usually meant someone had let me down but also because I felt unnatural talking to a machine and hoping that it would pass on the message to my friend.
"Found it!" yelled Sean from the bedroom, running back into the room with Lavender's phone held above his head.
"Thank you!" Lavender said, looking relieved. "Laura did you try Vikram?" she asked, turning to me.
"I called him four or five times but he didn't answer so I left a message, I'm sure he's fine though, probably sleeping off the wine," I chuckled, "But you can try him if you want to, maybe he's annoyed at me for something, he was pretty quiet last night..."
Lavender and Sean both murmured sounds of agreement towards me, both deep in thought. I wondered, not for the first time, what exactly had happened before I had woken up on the floor.