This is season one, just after they all separated. For reference's sake, italics are Mimi and the normal print is Joe.
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All right. I'll just say it straight out. When we split up? I didn't want Joe to be the one staying with me. I wanted Matt to. I mean, I left it all wide open for him! He was leaving, and then I didn't want to go. What could be more obvious?
Well, not to him. But straight to Joe. He was the one who picked up on my signal? Why him? Why him? I didn't like Joe. He was always talking about his allergies and asthma and he worried about everything.


I don't know. When Mimi said she was going to stay, I just spoke before I thought. I mean, I'd had a crush on her for a while, butwell, let me put it this way: I thought she was beautiful and I did have that aforementioned crush, but I didn't like her very much. She was spoiled and when she complained, I knew she was doing exactly what I did, and I hated that about myself, and I hated that she reminded me of it.


But I really didn't want to be by myself, so Joe was better than nobody at all. So I appreciated that. Really. And I found that he didn't always complain. So that was cool.


I found Mimi to be more likeable than I'd thought. I guess my opinion had soured after she'd thrown Tai and me in the dungeon. What can I say; I didn't like that.


And then Joe began actuallywell, developing a backbone. He would say what he thought. Who knew he could do that? I was impressed.


So then Mimi changed a bit. The whole reason she broke away was because she couldn't handle the stress. Well, she began handling it.


And Joe began pushing me. He was worried about our friends. I knew he had Reliability for a reason. After all, we were Eight for a reason, and it wasn't right for us to be separated. Even I knew that. I could feel it. He forced me to deal. And while I didn't like it at the time, it was one of the best things he could have done.


She toughened up. I know, I know, who am I to talk about toughening up? But I had, and she did. She began to take an active role in saving us. I'd hoped she'd had it in her. I really didn't want to accept the fact that I'd been attracted to a useless bit of fluff.


I'm not quite sure when I actually began liking him. Just as a friend; don't misunderstand me here. I still had that crush on Matt. But pretty soon, I saw Joe as an actual friend, not as the hypochondriac that I was stuck with.


I found out that Mimi really was charming. Not that I wanted to admit it. I'm not stupid; I knew she liked Matt. But she became someone I enjoyed being with. It was amazing.


But when Joe left? I really didn't know what to do for a little bit. I didn't want to be by myself. And he had left me to go look for Matt! Shouldn't I have been the one who left to do that?


I didn't want to leave. I was surprised by that; I thought I'd jump at a chance to leave her. That's when I really accepted that she was my friend. Still, the urge to leave just wouldn't stop, so I finally did. But I felt bad about it.


Of course, he wasn't gone that long. Pretty soon, we were all reunited. And now I'm going to have to sort out everything. When I saw Matt and Joe, my heart leaped. But for whom?


So now I see Mimi as a thoroughly likeable person. So what do I do now? Before, at least, I could saw that, yes, I had a crush on Mimi, wasn't that silly? But nowwell, it's not so silly. So I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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Hmmwhat do you all think of this? I'd like your opinions, but please don't just say, "This is wrong because Mimi and Matt belong together." I addressed the issue, and I'm a Mimi/Joe fan forever. You won't change my mind. Anyway, thanks!