It’s Connie’s big 13th birthday and Steven is extremely excited with a whole slew of fun activities planned. He takes Connie to the strawberry battlefield for a picnic and all is well until they hear a low growling from behind bushes. A corrupted Gem fusion soon attacks and the two fuse together to fight it. Unfortunately, not even Stevonnie is powerful enough to defeat it and they must call on the other Crystal Gems to help fight it off. Later, Steven is disappointed that his perfect day for Connie was ruined and doesn’t have a birthday present to make up for it, but Connie has a gift for him instead: a kiss on the cheek.