Reaching For The Stars: Friendship
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Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity
As Mia was about to go to school, her mother asked her to come home after school to babysit her younger twin siblings. Unable to tell her mother that she would have preferred to go shopping with her friends, she promised her mother.
While using a shortcut, Mia was chased by a dog. However, she hid behind a bush as a boy made the dog go away. The boy found Mia hiding among the bushes and called her a 'princess' before walking away, leaving Mia dumbfounded.
At school, Miss Miyuki announced that school holidays were coming and that everyone had to join a club during the two-three days of said holiday. Mia wanted to join the choir club but before she could even speak up, she was cut off by Joni asking her and Emilia to j the drama club with her. Unable to turn her friends down, Mia went along with Joni's idea, even though she had a fear of speaking in front of the crowd.
When Mia was going home, she stumbled upon the boy she met earlier. Mia was creeped out by the boy as he was acting creepy.
The boy asked her if she ever felt lonely and can never fit in anywhere, causing Mia to question how he knew how she felt. Mia wanted to run away but the boy said that he would always find her even if she tried to flee.
The next day, Mia came to school late and told Joni and Emilia about what happened the day before. Both of them were worried about her and decided to go investigate with her after school. However, when they reached the shortcut, they did not see the boy.
During the school holidays, while Mia was walking to school for drama class with her friends, she spotted the mysterious boy near the shortcut and called it out to them. Joni and Emilia did not believe her since they could not see him anywhere, making Mia felt disappointed in herself.
At drama class, Mia spotted the boy and felt really anxious. Her friends noticed this and asked her if she was alright. Mia pointed out to her friends. The boy quickly rushed to Mia for revealing his 'true identity' to everyone.
Mia then learnt that the boy's name is Charles and that he had Chuunibyou Syndrome and social phobia which was the reason why he rarely came to school.
After that, the drama class teacher, Mr. Christopher Robinson, asked everyone to act out any fictional character they like the most. This caused Mia to feel nervous. She watched as Joni went first and acted with full heart, making everyone wanting to try out, while Mia wished she was more like Joni.
Once everyone had tried out, it was Mia's turn. Unfortunately, she froze and could not speak up, and while Mr. Christopher Robinson saved her, everyone murmured and talked about Mia in a very bad way.
Mr. Christopher Robinson suggested they all play a game where they have to imitate each other in pairs. Mia frantically made Joni and Emilia to be partners without her.
She stood behind hoping no one would notice her. Unfortunately for her, she was standing near Charles, who planned on escaping through the window. Mr. Christopher Robinson saw them together and thought that they were partners and asked them to close the window.
Mia watched the first pair realising each other's weaknesses after imitating each other. She wondered how everyone else found it easy to accept criticism from others who were better than they were and got along so comfortably.
Charles harshly criticised everyone aloud, drawing attention to both of them. Mr. Christopher Robinson then asked Charles to imitate Mia. Suddenly, Charles assaulted Mr. Christopher Robinson by pulling his tie for calling him by his real name. This sudden act caused everyone to whisper bad things about Mia.
Three days later, Mia found out that Joni and Emilia were enjoying the class. She did not feel like acting in front of the crowd and she saw Charles again, so she lied to them that she was having a bad stomachache just to skip the class.
She hung out at a neighboring park, where she once again spotted Charles. She tried to sneak away but tripped on a branch. Mistaking Mia for skipping class for him, he opened up to her and revealed his past.
Afterwards, Charles asked Mia a compelling question: Why did she join the club in the first place when it was obvious she did not like it? She told him that she did not want to disappoint her friends, whom she feared of losing the most.
The following day, Mia went to drama class with Joni and Emilia. She regretted lying to them but told herself that she would not give up and would do her best to overcome all challenges no matter how hard it gets.
Just as Mia entered the class, she saw that the blackboard was written with lies about her and Charles skipping class to play truant together. She admitted to Joni that she really did skipped class, but before she could say anything else, Joni cut her off and told her that she did not want to be her friend anymore.
Seeing this, everyone started talking and whispering about how bad she was for lying to her friends. In frustration, Mia ran out of the class.
Mia ran home and immediately locked herself in her room. Her mother tried to ask her what was going on but she refused to answer her.
Mia told Emilia to leave her alone as she continued crying. She quickly went outside before Emilia could declare Candy JEM was over. She stepped into the class with Emilia and apologised to Mr. Christopher Robinson for skipping class the day before.