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Where is he?
It was a cold night in Cameron, North Carolina. Matt Hardy was sitting on his brother's man made bridge, waiting for Jeff to get off the phone with whoever he was talking to. After a couple of minutes of talking Jeff got off the phone and sat down next to Matt with a concerned look on his face.
"Who was on the phone?" Matt asked him, with a worried look on his face.
"That was Vince," Jeff replied, his voice showing that he was getting upset about whatever he had heard on the phone.
"What happened? What did he say?" Matt asked, sounding more worried than he originally had.
"Shannon never showed up for the show last night and Jimmy called Vince. Apparently he never came to the hotel but all of his stuff was there," Jeff answered, dialing Shannon's number on his cell phone quickly and putting it to his ear.
"That's not like Shannon at all, when was the last time you talked to him?" Matt asked, wondering where Shannon could be.
"The last time I talked to him was yesterday after noon," Jeff listened to the ringing on the other end, getting no answer as it went straight to voice mail.
"Did he say anything? Did he sound upset? Anything like that?" Matt questioned, getting up and pacing back and forth.
"No all he said was how excited he was because he and Jimmy were finally going to win the tag titles last night," Jeff got up as well, pressing redial on his phone.
"Well I know he wouldn't just pick up and leave. I mean hell its Shannon," Matt stated, getting frustrated with the situation and lack of answers.
"I know," Jeff snapped, getting angry and upset that Shannon wasn't picking up the phone. He tried to think and something snapped into place as he recalled something and started panicking.
Matt tried to comfort his brother, "Look Jeff, I'm sure he's fine, please don't get upset." He told him.
"No Matt, you said yourself that Shannon wouldn't just pick up and leave! Something has happened to him!" Jeff yelled at him, not wanting to tell him the whole truth and took off toward his car.
"Jeff!" Matt yelled as he tried to catch up with his brother. He got into the passenger seat and took Jeff's keys as he was putting them in the ignition. "Jeff it's late, we can go in the morning." He told his little brother who was staring out the window.
"Matt give me my keys," Jeff told him through gritted teeth, shooting Matt a death glare.
"Jeff I know you want to go look for Shannon but he's in South Caroline, it's late and I'm sure he's fine. I will go with you in the morning okay?" Matt asked him, using a calm voice.
"No we have to go now!" Jeff screamed at the top of his lungs as he tried to get the keys from his brother.
"Jeff…Jeff! Stop!" Matt yelled back, struggling to keep calm and to calm Jeff. "Jeff calm the fuck down!" He screamed as loud as he could.
Jeff's attention snapped to Matt and he stopped struggling for the moment. "I can't! I have to find Shannon before THEY hurt him!" He yelled, he hadn't wanted to tell Matt because Shannon had told him not to. But since Jeff knew that Shannon didn't just get up and leave, that he would have to tell Matt what was going on.
"Jeff! What the hell is going on?! Before who hurts Shannon?!" Matt questioned all in one breath, feeling too many emotions at once. 'Was someone after Shannon? Who would want to hurt him? Why wouldn't Shannon or Jeff tell me?' His thoughts ran through his head, jumbled and all at once.