Ben had been slightly worried when Ender hadn't shown up for class, and more so when he'd taken their traditional coffees to an empty Stark's.
He trotted back to the dorms, wondering if Ender had come down with something--it wasn't like him to just skip out on class or
work--and felt the hair on the back of his neck rise as he approached their room. He could tell already that no one was home, but he opened the door anyway.
Both coffees hit the floor when he saw the note
He ignored the "don't worry" and the thing about Caligula, focusing instead on "eye of the storm."
Ender was gone, disappearing like Val had. Ben shoved aside a furious--and pointless--surge of hate for Graff. There was no proof it was his fault.
He stared at the piece of paper for a long while, hoping that maybe rereading it a few thousand more times would help him to understand what the hell Ender was doing.
He'd forgotten to close the door behind him.( You should have a bad feeling about this. )[OOC: Preplayed with the lovely glacial_witch. NFI, but OOC is loved and fed pie.]