There’s no way she’ll ever talk to me again after what happened at the play…
[MICHAEL, spoken] You know, we— we talked a few times while I was waiting for you outside rehearsal before you turned on the- before the SQ- anyways. She thought you were…awesome.
[JEREMY, spoken] She thought I was awesome? Christine?
[MICHAEL, spoken] Definitely!
[JEREMY, spoken] How?
[MICHAEL, spoken] Well…
(sung) She said There’s nothing like your smile Sort of subtle and perfect and real She said You never knew how wonderful That smile could make someone feel
And she knew Whenever you get bored You scribble Pac-Man or stars or the moon And she noticed That when you feel sorta nervous You tap your legs to some silent tune
But she kept it all inside her head What she saw she left unsaid And though she wanted to She couldn’t talk to you She couldn’t find the way But she would always say
If I could tell him Tell him everything I see If I could tell him How he means so much me But we’re a million worlds apart And I don’t know how I would even start If I could tell him If I could tell him
[JEREMY, spoken] Did she say anything else?
[MICHAEL, spoken] A—about you?
[JEREMY, spoken] Never mind, forget I said tha—
[MICHAEL, spoken] No, no, no—just, no, no—she said—she said so many things, I’m just—I’m trying to remember the best ones. So, um—
(sung) She thought You scored awesome kills, er— You looked super killer when you got that new Eminem shirt
[JEREMY, spoken] She did?
[MICHAEL] And she found it cute That you are totally hopeless when you try to flirt
But she kept it all inside her head What she saw she left unsaid
If I could tell him Tell him everything I see If I could tell him How he means so much to me
[MICHAEL & JEREMY] But we’re a million worlds apart
[MICHAEL] And I don’t know how I would even start If I could tell him
If I could tell him But what do you do when there’s this great divide?
[JEREMY] She just seemed so far away
[MICHAEL] And what do you do when the distance is too wide?
[JEREMY] It’s like I don’t know anything
[MICHAEL] And how do you say I love you? I love you I love you I love you
But we’re a million worlds apart And I don’t know how I would even start If I could tell him If I could…
I’ve been thinking about this a lot so have some unnecessary BMC analysis~
Honestly? The Squip got itself deactivated on purpose at the Halloween party, and set Jeremy up to have a terrible night.
Hear me out- we know from the whole Eminem shirt thing that the Squip can predict almost anything, so don’t you think it would have known that putting Jeremy and Chloe in a compromising position in Jake’s parents’ room would lead to disaster? And it certainly made Jeremy drink on purpose to get deactivated, that’s just obvious.
I also have a sneaking suspicion it knew that Jeremy would run into the Michael-occupied bathroom and have their blowout fight, alienating Michael further. And I’ll bet my left shoe that it wanted Christine to reject Jeremy again.
Why, you may ask? Because the Squip wanted Jeremy to be isolated as possible and to feel like he needed it to get anywhere in life (that was also the whole point of the “everything about you is so terrible/…but if you listen to me…” thing).
As we can probably all tell, the Squip didn’t actually care about helping Jeremy, but rather was just programmed to spread other Squips into the population. To do that, it needed Jeremy to feel helpless and worthless enough to obey its every command without question.
It also tried as hard as it could to make Michael stop caring about Jeremy so he wouldn’t be able to get his hands on Mountain Dew Red, and the only reason that didn’t work is because Mr. Heere intervened.
Did everyone else already know this and do I feel proud about figuring out something obvious? Maybe, but I’m sharing this anyway.
Trigger Warnings: None
Fandom: Be More Chill
Pairing(s): Michael x Reader
“This royally sucks,” I complained for the fifth time that night while taking a swig of me mountain dew.
I gave a flip of my fake blonde hair since it kept getting in my face. What would you expect from a wig you got off Craigslist? At least it was cheap along with the rest of the costume. I’m dressed up as Heather Chancellor and my best friend, Kaitlyn, is dressed up as Heather McNamara. And where was out Heather Duke? Who knows. She ditched her for some guy, as per usual.
“Stop saying that. You’re gonna make me depressed,” Kaitlyn said as she crossed her arms. “Besides… Her costume sucked anyway.”
“Like she’s probably doing now,” I whispered under my breath.
Kaitlyn lightly punched my arm and I playfully glared at her. I turned my attention to the door as it opened. A familiar guy came in with a shirt that said “creep” on it. I could feel my cheeks heat up at just the sight of him.
“And the love fest begins. Michael makes an entrance,” Kaitlyn said as she turned her attention towards Michael alongside with me.
I rolled my eyes at her comment. I low key regret telling her about my little crush on Michael Mell. It was nothing, right? That’s what I had thought 4 years ago when I first moved here and caught a glimpse of him. Four years later and the only change is that I like him even more.
“Shut up. You act like you haven’t been making heart eyes at Jeremy Heere for god knows how long,” I said with a smile towards her.
“Too bad he has his eyes set on Christine. Have you noticed that he’s been acting really weird lately? He wore an Eminem shirt the other day. Who even listens to Eminem? May he rest in peace,” Kaitlyn rambled on.
I was only half listening to her however. My eyes were on what was happening with Jeremy and Michael. Were they fighting? They usually never fought. They were always glued to the hip!
“Yeah. Jeremy is definitely acting different,” I said.
After a little bit of them talking Jeremy seemed to say something that surprised Michael. My eyes followed Michael as he made his way to the bathroom.
“There he goes. I hope he’s okay,” Kaitlyn said with a little bit of worry laced in her voice as Michael retreated to the bathroom.
“I’m going to go check on him,” I said as I walked towards the bathroom.
Kaitlyn waved at me and said something about going to go find Jeremy to see what’s up. I hesitantly knocked on the door. I didn’t know if I should give him space or talk to him but I at least wanted to check on him.
“I’ll be out soon,” a voice from the other side said. I noticed his voice sounded a little shaky, despite him trying to make it sound better.
“Can I come in there with you? I-I mean…” I stammered after the first sentence came out my mouth. “I mean, um, please let me in?”
No reply was heard. I let out a sigh. I was going to get in there one way or another. I took the bobby pin out of my blonde wig and used it to pick lock the door. It had been a long time since I had to do this but luckily I was successful.
I entered the bathroom to see Michael sitting in the bathtub with tears rolling down his cheeks. I instantly felt a pang of anger towards Jeremy. How dare he make Michael feel so bad! I closed the door and locked it. Michael looked towards me with a surprised look in his eyes.
“W-What are you doing in here? The bathroom is occupied right now,” he exclaimed as he jumped up. He then ended up falling and hitting his head on the side of the bath tub with an ow.
“Oh my god,” I said as I ran over to him to see if be was okay.
I knelt down next to the tun and geabbed Michael’s face to check for any injuries. There didn’t seem to be any blood visible but there would probably be a bruise there later.
“There will probably be a bruise there later but other than that… You seem okay,” I said as I sat down on the floor next to the tub.
“Thanks uh… Heather,” he said.
“Ha ha no problem. So… Why are you in the bathroom all by yourself,” I asked, getting straight to the point.
He looked down and a frowned appeared on his face. I could tell he was doing his best not to cry. I just felt so bad for him.
“I’m just… A loser. A fucking loser,” Michael said.
I was shocked beyond words. Michael thought he was a loser? I thought he was the coolest guy in school! Who wouldn’t want to be friends with Michael?
“You’ve got to be kidding me! You’re Michael freaking Mell! The coolest dann kid in school,” I exclaimed. “Who told you you’re a loser?”
He stayed silent for a moment. “Someone who I thought was my friend.”
Jeremy. He was talking about Jeremy for sure. What the hell went down between them?
“Well, If he wasn’t good enough to comprehend your coolness then… I’m always here. I mean I’m a Heather. How much cooler can I get,” I joked.
A small hint crept up on Michael’s face. He seemed like he was about to say something before a drunk girl started belching out Whitney Houston.
“Can she be anymore off tune,” I blurted out. I didn’t mean to say that out loud! Now he probably thought I was a bitch who made fun of drunk girls.
A full blown grin blessed his face. He started to crack more jokes about the drunk girl and I even joined in. Eventually you both stood up and started walking towards the door. He stopped and looked at you when he touched the door knob.
“You know, I never thought I would be comforted by a Heather,” Michael said.
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i always viewed it as, the squip doesn't dress you in what is most "fashionable" necessarily, but what will advance your social position/play into your new persona. for example, the eminem shirt might be lame but it got brooke's attention and sympathy
mhm and as far as the whole thing concerning rich’s fashion goes too - i’ve always taken it as something like that too? making bold fashion decisions to draw certain attention to yourself. i feel like the clothing they choose for who they’re assisting is based off of things that will benefit them in the long run
first of all i’d like to say that the cheering was not nearly as excessive as tumblr led me to believe it wasn’t that bad and i could hear all the lines so!!! comfort to y’all
*spooky theramin hell dream commence*
JERE HAD THE VOICE OF A GOD, A VERY NERDY SMALL GINGER GOD
okay but the dad though we have to admire his skill to put on his pants so quickly to go and be a bus driver
the whole time brooke chloe and jenna are having their conversation jere is just awkwardly trying to discreetly slide his hand to his locker and honestly me
also brooke just like skips everywhere it’s adorable
everyone was just glancing around at each other while rich wrote boyf on the backpack like 👀👀👀👀👀
this jake definitely did a totally different thing for his jake than jake boyd but i LOVED it and he was really great!!!
the set for this was so versatile and stuff like they turned around the lockers and BAM there’s the play signup sheet it was cool as hell
jeremy does this cute cut-off gesture on “end scene” and it’s A+
C H R I S T I N E
oh my god where do i start with christine her overalls were great, her cat stockings were great, her voice was AMAZING like honestly y’all she was a blessing
SO LIKE i was sitting right by this exit door and turns out it’s where a L O T of people enter from so michael walked in all casually with his slushy right in front of me and i was n o t p r e p a r e d
michael was acting so high during his part it was great
MICHAEL MAKES KISSY FACES AT JERE FOR THE BOYF RIENDS PART AND I MEAN IT WAS PLAYED FOR LAUGHS BUT STILL
also when jere says his whole “i hate this school” thing michael just kinda smiles and shrugs so that was NICE
i can confirm that christine signing up for the play in this production is just as extra as it was in the original production
chloe’s “i like gay people” was like really loud it was great
can yall believe im still only in the first song
also the ensemble peeps were A++ i loved them
for the scene before play rehearsal there’s a whiteboard with drama club written on it in cute lettering and it’s great
CHRISTINE IS GOD
the whole song jeremy is just watching christine with a goofy grin like heck yeah i love this human and it’s adorable i loved it so much!!
christine’s NOISES!!!!!! A++++++
at the end with the “we’re starting” christine just kept pausing at staring at the whiteboard expectantly until she turns to jere and is like “soooooon” and it was both pure and hilarious
MR REYES HAD LIKE A MULLET/PONYTAIL COMBINATION WIG THING AND IT WAS AMAZING
when mr reyes says the thing about frisbee golf this ensemble guy just goes like “yeah!!” it was great
christine looked so genuinely distraught over midsummer nightmare with zombies
also when mr reyes announces it he flips the whiteboard to reveal midsummer nightmare with zombies written in like this beautiful calligraphy it was blessed
he’s so aggressive with “THE MAN IS DEAD LET IT GO” oh my god
so in this version jake is way more just obviously hitting on christine rather than genuinely saying all the stuff about romeo and juliet and i don’t know how i feel about it but he delivered it really well so !!!!!!
the audience audibly sadly awwed when christine didn’t notice jeremy speaking
RICHARD FUCKIN GORANSKI OH MY GODNESS
the lisp is alive and well by the way
basically the squip song was very extra i loved it
everyone was so excited at the “its from japan”
RICH JUST WIPES HIS PISS HANDS ON JEREMYS FACE AND SHIRT WHAT THE FUCK RICHARD
michael just deadass lights a blunt during two player game it’s hilarious
the pacman tattoo is confirmed to be on michael’s right arm i took note
MICHAEL DABBED TWICE
on the line “i wanna move on” jeremy just sorta whinily shakes michael’s arm it’s great
during the favorite person part michael just lowkey rests his head on jere’s shoulder and is promptly playfully shoved so that he falls facefirst into the two bean bags and he just sorta lays there for a bit it’s amazing
for the final chorus part thing they both just do these ridiculous karate moves and shit in the front while video game characters take off the set it’s so extra and blessed i loved it
tHERES TWO SALESPEOPLE
instead of the sideburns comment jeremy just awkwardly says “so, my chemical romance right” it was the best
when jeremy opens the shoebox michael in the background just lowkey moves his phone up in the air and takes a picture then looks really satisfied and pleased with it
press f to pay respects to jeremy’s bar mitzvah money
the squip looks just like this cool villainy dude at first but over the course of the show he slowly gets more and more squippy and villainy looking it’s so FUCKIN COOL
also when the squip first shows up little drop down things on the ceiling of the squip wire shit shows up and there’s also more big ones that show up in upgrade it’s just a cool lil thing that i liked
the squip squat-sits a lot. just a psa
AT THE “SHE WAS CHEATING ON ME” PART JEREMY STRAIGHT UP FLIPS THESE CLOTHES IN THE AIR AND FLAILS AROUND ON THE GROUND WHAT THE FUCK JEREMIAH
do you wanna ride was both uncomfortable and hilarious at the same time it was p amazing
there were these short pauses in between each “in” in pinkberry at the end it was super funny
at the end of be more chill part two when everyone sets jeremy down on the bed the squip says like “be careful with him he’s delicate”
jere: *aggressively tapping his head* hellooo are you on? mr heere: son are you talking to yourself again jere: i…guess i am mr heere: okay
from now on jeremy wears his eminem shirt AND this black coat vest thing it actually looks pretty good
at play rehearsal everyone does southern accents during their lines it’s amazing
JEREMY AND CHRISTINE SLOW DANCE DURING GUY I’D KINDA BE INTO THIS IS NOT A DRILL
“im sorry i don’t know why im crying” BIG MOOD JEREMIAH
jere is forced to make out with brooke and he clearly looks very uncomfortable and i felt so bad jvnghfkd
everyone highkey gasped/sadly awwed when jere said optic nerve blocking on
brooke’s sexy dog costume jvndhdksj
RICH DEADASS HAS A FUCKIN BAGUETTE MACHETE I DIED
I AM IM READY FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PARTY
“i do not understand the request” YES YOU FUCKIN DO SHUT UP TIC TAC MAN
*bathtub prop is brought onstage* FUCK IM NOT EMOTIONALLY READY-
NOT ONLY DOES JEREMY CALL HIM A LOSER BUT HE SHOVES HIM INTO THE BATHTUB TOO OH MY GOD NO
the audience reaction was INSANE people were ooing and awwing and gasping all around me and it was surreal as fuck
THIS BOY MIKEY WAS L I T E R A L L Y CHOKING BACK THE TEARS HE SOUNDED SO UPSET I CANT DESCRIBE IT ACCURATELY BUT HE SOUNDED LIKE HE WAS ACTUALLY SOBBING IT HURT ME
by the way this dude has the voice of an angel. of a god. a god angel. an angel god.
christine and jeremy’s weird noise exchange was the cutest damn thing ever
everyone in the audience sounded so sad when christine said no to going out with jeremy but i mean WE WERE SAD EVEN THOUGH MOST OF US KNEW IT WAS GONNA HAPPEN
SMARTPHONE HOUR WAS HYPE AS SHIT OKAY ALSO THE DRAG REPRESENTATION WAS LIVING
they all start out in bathrobes and stuff (LIKE I ALWAYS PICTURED IT TOO I WAS INTERNALLY SCREAMING!!!) then they take them off to reveal these like shiny elastic outfits like in a zumba class or something it was amazing
BROOKE DROPPING HER PHONE THEN SCREECHING AND DIVING AFTER IT IS M Y NEW AESTHETIC
okay but when the squip walks out for the scene before pitiful children he looks like a straight up evil electronic BADASS he got Cloaks For Days (also his makeup was On Point the whole show so just sayin)
everyone in the audience made sad noises when jenna said her line about knowing everyone’s business but honestly i felt a Sad at that part
JENNA NAILED THOSE HIGH NOTES also she just deadass pulled the Mountain Dew out of her coat jvnghfk
LIGHT UP SHOES DURING PITIFUL CHILDREN THIS IS NOT A DRILL EVERYONE
THE PANTS SONG WAS AMAZING also michael was super defensive when mr heere asked if he loved jeremy like he super quickly was like “NO” i just thought it was intriguing
JERES COSTUME ON MR REYES WAS SO SMALL HIS SHIRT WAS LITERALLY A CROP TOP
during the rich flashback the play background curtain thing comes down a bit to show the flashback and then comes back up it was cool
“MICHAEL MAKES AN ENTRANCE” “AAAAAAAAAAAAA”
THE KUNG FU FIGHT THING also michael still keeps jeremy in this body hug thing to keep him restrained long after he needs to be just something i noticed
during the “confession” part christine and jeremy slow dance again BUT i paid attention to michael in the background and he looked DISTRAUGHT i deadass actually saw him wipe a tear and start walking away (before coming back when jere gives her the mountain dew red) and HOLY SHIT YALL I WAS HURT
michael is just left in this pile of bodies and he literally just shouts “OH FUCK” and honestly SAME
R I C H A R D oh my god first of all this whole scene he is like just smiling his ass off in this full body cast and the lisp was super alive and everyone lost their SHIT at the totally bi part it was so great and when michael comes in he’s like so excitedly ranting about what happened that he fuckin shakes jere’s hospital bed it was great ALSO IM ALMOST POSITIVE THAT RICH WAS WEARING AN LGBT SHIRT FOR VOICES IN MY HEAD CAN SOMEONE HELP CONFIRM THIS
i have never heard so many people gasp because of a man walking onstage wearing pants
BROOKE AND CHLOE SWITCHED SHIRTS THIS IS NOT A DRILL
i was really glad that everyone including michael were so happy for jeremy and christine it was pure
im emotionally worn out that was a ride thanks for listening hope yall will be able to visually see this beauty someday