The phone rang, I answered it but was only listening with half an ear when the woman told me who was calling. However, her next words got my full attention.
“Is your daughter X?”
I said yes with my heart in my mouth and held my breath until she explained she had my daughter’s wallet which she’d inadvertently left in a shop. It didn’t have her Auckland contact details but did have ours which was why I was getting the call.
Just a lost wallet, not an accident, not an emergency.