WiB: Hey! While we’re waiting, I have a critically important question! How did you hold up a different number of fingers from one loop to the next?
I would go through exactly the same dialogue, you would give exactly the same responses — except you came up with different random numbers! What’s the trick?!
Future Thorn: Did you wear the same clothes?
WiB: Same coat. Different outfits under it. Past-you might have had enough memory-resistance to tell.
Future Thorn: Maybe I was basing it on the colors. Like how three is green.
Future Thorn: Hey — Past Leif is coming to see Past Me at the gate.
WiB: Okay, but if the world doesn’t end, we are coming back to this “three is green” thing.