Hunter Ioma
So much mystery, no idea how much time
Sun Sep 30, 2018 22:38
100.15.124.181

There was a lot to take in. He was sitting at a table in what might potentially have been the largest train he’d ever encountered, although of course he had no idea whether or not that was actually true. Nor did it actually feel like he was on a train. He didn’t feel like he was moving and the floor wasn’t rattling at all. Whether or not he was actually on a train was not the greatest mystery at this particular moment, though.

Nor was it what he was doing there. There was food in front of him, the train-thing-whatever had a bunch of school-aged kids (included him, as far as he could tell) and a few adults. This had to be some sort of school. Or fieldtrip. Or desperate flight to the countryside to get children away from a horrifying and cataclysmic civilization-ending war. But probably not that last one. There weren’t very many younger kids and the vibe here didn’t feel post-apocalyptic, nor was there any sign of any immediate danger. So probably a school. Or fieldtrip. Something school-related probably, anyway.

Similarly it wasn’t who everyone else was. They must have been fellow students and teachers and the like. Fairly self explanatory.

It wasn’t even why he couldn’t remember anything, although that one was definitely up there. Having absolutely no idea at all what might cause him to suddenly have no memory at all, he definitely had no idea how he would even go about trying to figure out what the cause might be, so he wasn’t going to let that bother him.

Not quite the greatest mystery facing him right now, but very close, was whether or not he was actually a “he”. He was pretty sure he had a body that people would assume by default was a “he”, although he hadn’t actually checked that carefully yet. He figured that could wait until he found somewhere less crowded. “He” felt... familiar, and not particularly uncomfortable. It didn’t exactly feel “right”, but he couldn’t think of anything better so he figured he’d go with it for now.

No, the biggest mystery of all right now was whether or not anyone else could remember anything right now. If it was just him that couldn’t remember anything at all then that was one thing, but if it was everyone, or even worse, everyone but a small number of people, someone (possibly even him!) could be in very real danger and have absolutely no idea.

And although the possibility of danger was more than a little concerning, it wasn’t the main reason he wanted to know if everyone else was similarly de-memoried. Mich like he wouldn’t even know how to start figuring out what could be causing this, he really had no idea how to figure out if he or anyone else were in any immediate danger so he might as well set that question aside for now.

If he was honest with himself (which he had no idea was something he normally was but he figured even if not now was probably very important time to be) the real reason he wanted to know if everyone else had also lost their memories was because if so this represented a fantastic opportunity.

The youngster felt completely certain, though without any idea of how he knew this, that any friction between people was ultimately due to social hang-ups, and if no one could remember anything at all, then there was no reason for anyone to have any of those right now. Which made this the ideal time to make out with as many people as possible.

He got up from his seat and walked over to the nearest person who looked like they were probably his age or maybe a little older. Leaning over the table towards them and looking them right in the eye he asked, “so… I have no idea who I am, how about you?”

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