This is season one, just after they all separated. For reference's sake, italics are Mimi and the normal print is Joe.
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.
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!