Now, this could be a typical missing person case. But how the hell did his phone get in your toilet? What’s with the garbled voices? Could be from being in the toilet… But you never know.
An ordinary-looking cellular phone, the black plastic is slightly scuffed and the brand name is now unreadable.
A small lighted display greets you with a flash of text, "Welcome" is all it says.
You open it to find a normal keypad and back-lit screen, again it simply says, "Welcome" over a picture of a purple eye. Now that’s something different.
You check out the programmed numbers. Much to your surprise there is only one, and it’s yours…
Thoughts of a Friend
So, there I was, sitting in the bathroom talking to some lady, I couldn’t pronounce her name if I tried, but, it seemed to have power to it. Her words held my ear to the phone. Now, I don’t remember what she said. Hell, I don’t even know where I am. All I know is something went wrong. A spirit, or something… got loose, I think. I’m stuck somewhere, in my own head maybe? I can hear a phone ringing sometimes, my phone, but I can’t find it.
That’s what I think I thought. That doesn’t make sense… I tried screaming, and when the phone stops ringing I feel like someone can hear me, but I’m just one of a lot of voices. And something doesn’t want me to be heard…
There you are! I think. Where are we? I know you’re there, but I cant see, or hear, can I even talk? I was listening to the phone, I heard you. Then, next thing I know, I’m here… What the hell is going on now?
A few of my friends have disappeared over the past week; and I’m afraid I’m going to be next. It all started with my ex-boyfriend. His buddy said he called some hotline, and he had his phone, he was obsessed with it. Said he could hear weird stuff. Now… I have the phone. It was in my purse. I don’t know how it got there, but I need help. Where are they?!
The Psychic Cell Phone is a strange device that has a few different varieties. They all give off a strong aura of divination magic, but here are some other properties a Psychic Cell Phone might have:
Mind Reader (Specific) - You call someone and all you can hear is what they are thinking, they can hear you just fine. This isn’t the best form of mind reading since it has many inherent flaws. Such as the, "Who is this?" and "Why are you calling me?" thoughts running through their head. If you’re lucky you’ll get what you need.
Mind Reader (Mass) - When you open the phone and put your ear to it, you can hear the surface thoughts of everyone around you. You’re not sure of the radius, but it seems pretty inconsistent. Good luck sorting out that crap.
Last Contact (Person) - The phone can magically transport itself via teleportation or flight to the last person who the owner called after the owner is no longer capable of using it. Dead, unconscious, bound and gagged. Any of those.
Last Contact (Area) - The phone can magically transport itself to the last place the owner made a call. In the situation given in the teaser, your friend probably called a psychic hotline from your bathroom.
Altered Battery - May have an unnaturally long battery life, or obnoxiously short.
Texting from beyond - You might be lucky enough to receive cryptic warnings and advice from demons and spirits through your phone’s text messaging.
Other boons might be: Useful programmed numbers, ability to bypass annoying recordings and being put on hold, damning the souls of telemarketers to the infinite abyss, and making your calls appear to be coming from somewhere in Australia.
Something has invaded your buddy’s phone, and it needs to be stopped. Some of these psychics tap into otherworldly prisons to get their information, the real ones anyway, and some just don’t know what they’re dealing with. But it sounds like some things got free, by placing your friends in their prisons. Now, unless you want to be next, and me after you, I suggest you do as I say, and quickly. OK? Now listen, I’ll need a few things…