I have been worrying about this for a while now. I've been wracking my brains.
Where did I last see it? When did I last have it?
It is only small and insignificant. However I can't manage without it. I could get another but that would be expensive and time-consuming. Also a waste of time, as I have a perfectly good one which I have had in one form or another for thirty-nine years now. The current one has been in my possession for close to thirteen years now. It is like an old friend, and a reminder of times past.
I am worried.
Normally I can get away without carrying it, but I need it and without it I can't do something in a couple of weeks time. Also if I wanted a new one and applied I doubt it would arrive in time.
I quizzed the Dark Lady. She hadn't seen it. I asked if she was sure. Really sure. In fact really really sure.
"Of course I am," she said a tad icily. "If I had seen it I would tell you. When did you last have it?"
"If I knew that I'd probably be able to find it".
The search is on... the clock is ticking...