Information Website World of Text Tv Tropes IC Have you heard the rumors about the midnight train? You haven't? Well, take a seat then, and I'll tell you all about the midnight train to Nowhere. People say that once a year, on New Year's eve, an odd train of fleeting stars and neon lights rolls into the station. They say that if you see the midnight train, you'll find whatever you're wishing for inside it. All you have to do is believe, toss logic to the wind, and hop aboard. It sounds simple enough, appealing as well, but it's just not believable, don't you agree? They say that the train is full of quirky passengers—passengers that aren't even human. I've heard of rabbits with rifles, mermaids with voices as heavenly as harps, and of mice who sing and ask for spare change. It almost sounds like a wonderland made by some bored kid, eh? I don't really believe it, but I won't judge you if you do. Still, the thought of getting whatever you wish for without losing so much as a penny is just great, right kid? They say that people are lured into the train by what they wish for the most, and that those who do get on the midnight train are whisked away to a world unlike our own, to a place called Nowhere. They say that in Nowhere the buildings stretch infinitely towards the construction paper night. They say Nowhere is supposed to be some magical place, a place where trains zip through the sky at the speed of light. They say the trains in Nowhere are so fast that each time one goes by, lightning flashes through the sky. It's an interesting rumor, I'll have to admit that, but the existence of a place called Nowhere...it's rather silly, kid. But despite how weird it is, I'll have to give it credit. That rumor has been spreading around like wildfire for the past few years, and it gets worse when New Year's Eve is just around the corner. From time to time people have claimed to have seen the midnight train, but I'm not sure I believe them. You know, the local comedian who lives down the street claims to have seen it. Last year, he went down to the station at midnight with his girlfriend. He's usually telling tall tales to get attention, but when he told us his story, he actually looked afraid and a part of me just wanted to believe him. The logical side told me it was just some sort of hoax and well, you know what they say, right? To see is to believe. He told us that the train had arrived at exactly midnight and that it was different from all the other trains he had ever seen. He said he saw a rabbit inside, and that it was using a laptop of sorts. In fact, he said he caught a glimpse of the passengers and that none of them were normal. We asked him for proof, for something like a photo, but he said he was too scared to think straight and that he immediately grabbed his girlfriend by the hand and ran out without so much as looking back. I wonder if such an unbelievable tale can be true. I called him a liar and he got all flustered. The guy even started sputtering challenges, and I couldn't stop myself from smirking. The idiot turned an even darker shade of red and I forgot what happened next, but he dared me to see it for myself, on New Year's Eve. I don't have time for silly shenanigans, I've got a job, and a family to look after. Huh, what's that kid? You're gonna check it out for me and take a picture? Eh, don't get your hopes up, I doubt you'll see anything special. Fine, fine, if you insist...just take care of yourself, okay? It can be dangerous out at night, so you should bring a friend or two. Oh yeah, don't forget, send my regards to the midnight train to Nowhere.