At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉
Have you seen Soulmates on AMC? They take a what if: What if there was a test one could take that would match one to one's "soulmate"? Each episode in this anthology series then explores various instances of people taking that test. This is less of a light romantic series and more of a Twilight Zone show with a limited premise.
It's an interesting show, especially for those of us who like speculative fiction. (If tempted, you can stream it here.) And this week I'm borrowing their premise for my what if. . .
What if you took the Soulmates test to find your soulmate. . . and your soulmate lived on the other side of the world? Would you consider moving to be with them? Or would you expect them to come to you? (If you are already in a happy relationship, you can be exempt from today's question. Although, those in happy relationships on the show have taken the test. Let's just say things don't turn out as they'd expect.)