Words from the past
When Andy went to bed that night, he found yet another surprise waiting for him in his bunk. But this time, the note was signed and dated.
I'm so glad all is going well with you in LA. I'm happy to hear about your new album and I can't wait until it's released so I can hear it. I'm sure you boys are getting better and better each day. I do think of you often and I wish I had been able to tag along. Maybe after high school is over in a few more months I can come and visit. And maybe after college I can move there and be with you again. I feel like such a bitch for not going with you when you asked me. It's just, I couldn't leave here. I really wanted to finish high school and maybe go to college. But I'm glad you're living your dream and that we're still able to stay in contact. I like writing notes to each other. It feels much more intimate. Anyway, I hope you will write to me soon. If you need, take your time. I understand you get busy. I'll never get too busy for you.
I love you.
A tear escaped the corner of his eye and rolled down is cheek, splattering against the thin piece of paper and making some of the letters on the page begin to run. She did write back to him. This was the letter he had never received.
He brushed away his tears and took a deep breath to calm his emotions and his racing nerves. He folded the paper back up and opened the curtain to his bunk. He didn't care if Lily was asleep yet or not. He had to figure out what was going on right this second.
When Lily went to sleep that night, the same thing happened to her. But her letter was from Andy and it was dated all the way back to 2006 as well.
I know I just sent you a letter a few days ago but I couldn't wait to tell you what happened to us today! We booked our first U.S. Tour! And we'll be stopping in Ohio! You can come and see us! Isn't that great? I can send you tickets so you don't have to pay, if you would like that. I'm super stoked and I really hope we can maybe hang out for a few hours while I'm there. I really miss you a lot. I miss your eyes. And your smile. Your smile is my favorite physical feature of yours. But I have to go now. The guys need me to record some more stuff. I hope you will write back to me soon. I know you must be getting busy with preparing for college and graduation and everything. I really wish I could be there for your graduation and I wish I hadn't left you at all. I would have asked you to go to prom with me and I know it would have been the best night of our lives.
I love you so much.
"Lily?" Andy asked from the other side of the curtain.
"Yeah?" She asked with her tiny voice and pulled back the curtain so he could sit down next to her.
He handed her the note. "I found this in my bed."
She opened it and began to scan the words on the page. She looked up at him with wide eyes. "This is my note to you. The one you never got."
He nodded. "Yeah, I know..."
She handed him her note. He proceeded to copy her previous actions and looked up at her.
"My note..." He trailed off. She nodded.
"So it's true. We never stopped writing to each other. And someone took our notes." Lily confirmed even though it was already obvious to both what was going on. She just needed the reassurance of speaking the words out loud and listening to how they sounded.
"Who do you think could have done this?" Andy asked and Lily shrugged.
From behind them, there were a couple heavy footsteps that caused the floor boards to creak. A male voice followed saying "I did."