Only time I've seen us have POVs in another timeline in these games has been in the past. There was a Superherohype game where someone was writing JSA stuff in the 60s, if I recall. But that was also years ago. Mostly we keep to the "present".
I just haven't been in the writing mood tbh, still here tho=
It's because he got comfortable after living in Jackson for several years. Plus, Abby helped him and Tommy out while a horde was on their asses. And the horde didn't give them much time to question this stranger unless they wanted to be eaten.