Missing AU

Random headcanons/AUs that won’t get fics anytime soon. If anyone wants to add on/chime in/create something, feel free.

Smith lost contact with Trott a long time ago. They’d sort of drifted apart when they went their separate ways post high school. But when Trott goes missing, Smith finds out- and the thing is, is that Smith knows exactly where he went.

cw: uh…missing persons? dude fucking off into the woods a-la Walden? idk
If I need to tag something, let me know.

At 10:43 pm, on a Tuesday night, Smith got a phone call.
“Have you seen the news,” they said, “about your old schoolmate? He’s gone missing?”
“Trott. He disappeared, they say, and no one’s been able to find him.”
Smith waited for one solitary moment, speechless for a breath. “That’s…strange. And…sad.”
They agreed, and started in on something else they wanted to ask him.
Smith hung up the phone that night and stared up at the ceiling. Chris Trott had made himself disappear at last.
But, not quite.
Because Smith knew where he was.

Smith goes home, and digs up a box in the woods behind Trott’s parents house. The dirt looks like it’s been recently disturbed. Inside the box is everything they left inside it when they were kids. Smith unfolds the map of the surrounding forest area. On one spot, there’s a star sticker, and just below it, in Trott’s handwriting, it reads, “if I never want to be found.” Smith keeps the map and reburies the box. Then he gets back in his car and drives.


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