[For a long while, there's only silence as the message records, then someone clearing their throat as if unsure how to start]
I... uh. I don't know what's going on. Aura left North Carolina without saying a word to me and I haven't seen her since.
[another pause, his voice sounds tense]
I'm going out for a while. A week? Maybe longer. I'm not sure right now. I just... need to go.
[silence, and then the following is said quietly, barely loud enough to hear]And maybe just not come back. Who cares anymore.
[he clears his throat and continues on in his normal tone]
Maybe I'll catch you later.