I'm out of options, so I'm sending this with Charlie. I know you're mad at me, but don't throw it away, okay? I'm really sorry I couldn't explain more before I left. I know it was wrong of me to leave you like that, and that you were just trying to keep me safe. Some things are more important than safety, though, if that makes any sense.

So much has happened, and I wish I could talk it over with my best friend. I need you, you know. Won't you please call me? I really miss you, Jake.