The first part of my story takes during our time for the MC, but ends up waking up in a dark sinister future. I sent my cousin a summary of my story. He was getting confused why my MC was so special of all people to be preserved to be woken up in this future. I don't really explain why he was spared in the first place which I left out on purpose. It just happens for the MC, setting up the actual story, tragedy for him. Even in the story I have MC question why he is even special in the first place to be alive in this future. I told my cousin I want the reader guessing much as the MC questioning and guessing for himself. Sorta like how people make up theory's on Got or SW for example. If I reveal everything whats the point of reader continuing reading? If I ever do have sequels this becomes a personal quest for MC to go find out the truth. My cousin said this might be a flaw, because it might confuse the reader, not wanting to read it further. I need to state it early on in the book than left hanging, giving them more questions than answers. I simply told him, I want this book to be more of a stand-alone, streamline book but at the same time can open the possibility of more sequels. Now I'm questioning if I should leave it out or reserve the subplot later but keep the reader guessing.