At that moment a 3'2" lemming appeared in front of him, facing away. The lemming looked around a little to get a feel for where he was and then turned around, seeing Ryouga for the first time. "Oh! Hello there! Would you be so kind as to tell me where we are?" Lydemekomon asked cheerfully.
"I'm afraid I can't help you there, friend. I'm not familiar with the place myself, having just appeared here." He sighed. "Ah, how the Norns continue to toy with me..." he said mostly to himself. "So," he snapped his attention back to Ryouga, "how is it that you wound up lost here?"
Ryouga sighed. "I'm looking for the hospital my mother is in. It's a block from my school. Problem is, I could get lost in an empty room. I could have reached out and touched the exit from this place, but I am still a prisoner of my sense of direction." He clenched a fist in front of his chest. Looking up he said, mostly to himself, "I curse you gods that have given me my two curses!"
Almost immediately after that was said, a woman got mad at her significant other and slammed the only thing in her hand down. A water bottle. It burst, splashing Ryouga heavily, and where a boy was standing moments before, there was now a pile of clothing with a small lump.
Lydemekomon blinked a few times in surprise. "Friend?" he said. Surprisingly that is the only thing he said. He was actually shocked to the point of speechlessness, something that he couldn't recall ever happening to him before.
A small piglet shuffled out of the pile of clothes. It gave an annoyed 'oink' and stomped a forefoot a few times.
The piggy had a bandana around it's neck, just like the one Ryouga was wearing on his head.
Ryouga shook his head in frustration, grabbed his pants and shirt in his mouth, and dragged them to the pack. He managed to stuff the clothes in, then grabbed the pack, again with the mouth, and began to drag it away, giving annoyed 'oink's every now and then.
Lydemekomon stared in shock for a moment at all of this. He had encountered some strange things over the years, but never anything like this. "Friend, have you just turned into some form of swine?!" he asked in disbelief, "How is that possible? Why did it happen?" he would have asked more questions but he was still recovering from the shock factor and couldn't think of any.
Ryouga let go of his pack from the shock of the sheer stupidity and futility of asking questions of him when he was a freaking pig, and pigs cannot speak English! He then just glared at Lydemekomon, then thought of something. He could try pantomime.... He walked over to the puddle of water still on the floor and tapped it a few times. He looked up at Lydemekomon to make sure he was watching, then did a spectacular pantomime of being human, then he slapped a hoof down on the water, making it splash a bit. He then pantomimed falling down, then rolled over and oinked loudly several times.
Lydemekomon cocked his head to the side a bit as he watched. "Really? So water turns you into a pig... Sort of ironic really, seeing as how a common remedy for hunger is to drink water... But that's besides the point. Quite facinating, but how do you change back?"
Setting up the pack nearby the sink, Ryouga stepped onto it, and leapt from there, managing to get a hold of the sink masonry. He squirmed and wriggled, but couldn't manage to get himself up into the sink. He lent an imploring look at Lydemekomon.
"Oh! Yes! Of course!" said Lydemekomon, abruptly ending his stream of questions. He lifted Ryouga into into the sink, a challenge considering his short stature. He watched and eagerly waited to see what Ryouga was going to do.
Ryouga reached up a hoof toward the hot water tap. Reaching it, he pressed down, and was cascaded with warm water. Just like that, a naked boy was sitting in the sink. He hopped down, covering himself, and grabbed his clothes from his pack. He pulled them on hurriedly while saying, "You will find no one that hates water more than I do. Cats are swimmers compared to me, I swear." Throwing his pack onto his back, he attempted to walk out the door and wound up tripping in a stall, to land face-first in a toilet. He was not splashed enough to change.... Luckily....