Confused and anxious, Danielle's phone rang, and the caller ID displayed David's name. She hesitated for a moment before answering, not sure what to expect.
"Hello?" she said, her voice quivering.
"Hey there, how's my favorite unicorn?" David's cheerful voice came through the phone.
The words hit Danielle like a tidal wave of confusion and frustration. It was clear from his tone that David had no recollection of her ever being a human. It was as if her entire human existence had been erased from the memories of those closest to her.
"David, it's me, Danielle," she replied, desperately seeking some recognition.
There was a moment of silence on the other end of the line, and then David laughed. "Oh, you're always joking around, Danielle. Seriously, though, how are you doing?"
Danielle's heart sank. It was apparent that her friends, including David, had no memory of her human life. She couldn't comprehend how this had happened or who or what was responsible for it.
"I need to see you, David," Danielle said, her voice filled with urgency.
"Sure thing," he replied. "We can meet up. Where and when?"
They arranged a meeting at their usual spot, a nearby park. Danielle hoped that meeting David in person might provide some answers or at least shed light on this baffling situation. She clung to the hope that her friends held the key to unraveling the mystery and restoring her lost human identity.
As Danielle arrived at the park, she was met with a mix of emotions—hope, fear, and uncertainty. She spotted David sitting on a bench, and as she approached, he looked at her with a concerned expression.
"Are you okay? You sounded off on the phone," David said, genuine worry in his eyes.
Danielle took a deep breath, unsure of how to proceed. She couldn't just blurt out that she had been a human and was somehow transformed into a unicorn mare. She decided to approach this conversation with caution.
"I... I don't know how to explain this, but something strange has been happening to me," she began tentatively.
The rest of her friends—Gassan, Pammy, and Jake—were sitting nearby, their expressions showing a mix of curiosity and concern. David motioned for her to continue.
"I've been having these vivid dreams, and my entire reality seems to have shifted," Danielle explained, carefully choosing her words. "I remember being human, but... it's like no one else does."
The atmosphere grew tense as her friends exchanged bewildered glances. They all looked human, just as they always had. Danielle's heart sank as she realized that she was the only one who appeared to have experienced this transformation.
Pammy spoke up, her voice full of sympathy. "Danielle, we've known you for years, and you've always been the unicorn we see now. Are you sure you're feeling okay?"
Danielle couldn't help but feel the weight of Pammy's words as she addressed her. It was as though her entire history had been rewritten, and she was the only one aware of the discrepancies.
Desperation urged her to press further. "Pammy, what do you remember from last night?" Danielle asked, her voice tinged with a mix of anxiety and hope.
Pammy exchanged another puzzled glance with the group before answering, "Last night? We were all here, just as we are now, hanging out at the park. We had a great time, as usual."
Danielle's heart sank. Their responses only deepened her sense of isolation. It was as though her experiences, her dreams, and her transformation had never occurred in the reality her friends knew.
Gassan spoke up, his voice laced with concern. "Danielle, if something is troubling you, please, let us know how we can help. But we genuinely don't remember anything out of the ordinary."
Jake, who had been unusually silent, added, "We've always been here for you, and we'll continue to be, no matter what."
David nodded in agreement. "We care about you, Danielle. If something's bothering you, we want to support you through it."
Danielle felt a profound mix of emotions—confusion, isolation, and a growing determination to uncover the truth. Despite the uncertainty of her situation, she was grateful for the unwavering support of her friends.
"I appreciate your concern," she said, forcing a smile. "I'm going to figure this out, and I'll let you all know when I do. For now, I just need some time to piece things together."
As she left the park, Danielle couldn't help but wonder if the answers to her mysterious transformation and altered memories lay hidden within the vivid dreams that had haunted her. She was determined to uncover the truth and restore the reality she once knew, no matter how complex and elusive it seemed.
Written by - on 12 November 2023