Sometimes people invent an online persona with a more interesting life than their own simply because their own real life is so awful. I’m thinking of people with severe disabilities or even terminal illness. Not of course that I know anything much about our friends here, other than what they told us.
One of the last things Aaron said, shortly before Hallowe’en, was that Dr Billy was “going to put him in the lab again”, and he hoped he wouldn’t be turned into something horrible. Now, that may have been just a throwaway line, as I thought when I read it, but in the light of their silence ever since – well, I have wondered whether there was more to that “lab” than I realised.
I deeply and genuinely hope that I’m wrong, and that we’ll hear some good news from them soon. But sadly, I’m old enough to realise that things on the Internet aren’t always exactly as they seem to be.