The phrase "gone silent" is a term used by submariners. It is refers to a time in which the submarine will maintain radio silence so as not to be discovered by a ship that may be above it.
Unfortunately, this is not the meaning I intend.
Since Thursday, I have been punished by my mother because I didn't do my chores.
So that is why I had "gone silent".
Anyway, the winner of TOtB is no one. None of your answers were even close to suitable.
Anyway, new contest:
You are at a party at your neighbor's house and talking to another party-goer who you have deemed a good person and whom you would like to have as a friend.
And you forgot their name.
You break off the conversation by telling the person that the house is on fire and you walk over to a friend and ask the person's name.
They don't know.
Asking around even more, you realize no one knows this person's name. Curious. You decide to get a Coke from the kitchen and walk in, when a smurf pops out from under the sink and pulls you into the cabinet, locking you in. You can't escape, and all the cleaning solvent fumes are going to your head. You can see the kitchen through a tiny crack in the cabinet.
In walks your potential friend whose name you don't know. You yell to them, but they don't hear, they are talking to someone else. You know that if you said their name they would look at you.
You're screwed. Sorry, man.
No wait. I mean, "How do you escape?".
Also to satisfy Carissa, here is a nice happy story about a unicorn.
Once there was a unicorn.