George Glooman's father, the president of Glooman Pharmaceuticals, is speaking to his secretary. He tells him that as of the tenth of next month he will no longer be president of the company. The secretary mentions the Desmond Group but the president cuts him off and tells him that the company was in dire straits financially and he's not sure how he'll tell his son that the company will cease to exist in a month.
A month later, the students of Eden Academy are cleaning the school grounds. Becky Blackbell comments to Anya Forger how calm things are now that midterms are over. Anya says that Loid Forger is probably more relaxed since she dodged getting a Tonitrus Bolt which makes Becky ask whether he's strict or gets angry. Anya tells her he's a monster and Becky sympathizes with having parents with high expectations but also finds the idea of monster Loid kind of hot.
Their conversation is interrupted however by Damian Desmond who does a move he calls "Desmond Style Rolling Sweep" which flings a bunch of dirt into Anya and Becky's faces causing them to cough. Emile Elman and Ewen Egeburg both compliment Damian on his cleaning skills. A bunch of other students also surround him and shower him with compliments and ask about having a study group with him before the next exam. Becky annoyedly looks at Damian and complains about how obnoxious he is but Anya instead says that she wants to go to Damian's study group as well. Becky pauses for a moment then comments that she forgot Anya had a thing for Damian which makes Anya wonder what this "thing" is.
As they're talking, Anya overhears the thoughts of George saying how he'll never forgive you while looking at Damian. George gives Damian the dustpan, Anya asks Becky who that is and Becky tells her it's George from their class. George questions how Damian was able to get a Stella Star despite having had his butler hire a spy to change Damian's test scores to make him fail. Anya is shocked to learn that the person who hired Daybreak was one of her classmates. Becky asks Anya if she likes Damian but Anya ignores the question and tells Becky she wants to know more about George. Becky is shocked, believing that Anya will just fall for any guy and tells her that she should stay away from George because of how gloomy he is.
George pulls himself together and tells himself that he can still get Damian expelled. He pulls out a cigarette butt from his jacket and pretends to pick it up from the ground by Damian. He accuses Damian of smoking and calls a teacher over to get him in trouble. Damian grabs George's shoulder and tells him to stop, but George throws himself to the ground to make it look like Damian attacked him. The teacher comes over and asks what happened. George explains to the teacher that he found a cigarette butt on the ground and after calling a teacher over Damian punched him.
The teacher asks if this is true and asks Damian for an explanation if it is. Emile and Ewen insist that it's a lie, but the teacher doesn't trust them because he knows how close they are to Damian. Anya then comes to Damian's defense and tells the teacher what really happened. The teacher, feeling a little scared of Anya, leaves and tells the students not to call him over for nonsense again. Damian blushes and Becky squeals believing this was some romantic moment between Anya and Damian. Becky tells Anya that Damian probably knows exactly how she feels now but Anya is still confused.
Damian and George both question Anya on why they helped Damian. Damian then turns and asks George why he's trying to get him in trouble and he tells Damian that his whole life is over. George tells them that as of today his company is bankrupt and Damian asks what that has to do with him. George tells him that it was Damian's family's company that drove his father's company out of business and Ewen tells them he recalls seeing on the news something regarding the Desmond Group and Glooman Pharmaceuticals. George believed that if Damian had gotten expelled his family would be too distracted to mess with Glooman Pharmaceuticals. Damian yells at him telling him that there was no way his father's company drove the Glooman's company out of business and Becky agrees saying George went too far. George concedes but tells them that it doesn't make the fact that he'll have to leave school any better. Damian questions this and George tells him that his family will be out on the street tomorrow. George tells Damian that he envies him as Damian and his family are nothing like the trash he is. Emile and Ewen tell George that Damian's family has nothing to do with his success and that he earned his Stella Star.
George bursts into tears and cries about how he wanted to spend springtime at school and then starts picking up trash while calling himself trash. Damian offers George a juice which at first George glares at him for doing but then accepts the offer. After finishing the juice, he tells them he never got to order the deluxe caviar bowl at the cafeteria and he'll regret leaving school without having eaten it. After Damian gets George the bowl, George comments that he always wanted to know what it feels like to wear a Stella Star so Damian lets him wear his Stella Star. George is about to give another request but Emile stops him and tells him he's pushing his luck which leads George to start talking about how sad his life is going to be from now on. Anya tries to cheer him up by telling him it'll be okay and that Westalis is a peaceful country. George is shocked by how little Anya knows of Westalis's geopolitical situation but also is happy about all his classmates being so nice to him. George bursts into tears and asks for one last thing, to sing the school chorus together with them. Becky is the first to start singing and then eventually everyone from Cecile Hall except Anya starts singing the chorus together.
After they finish, Damian gives George his favorite set of stationery. After that, several other students start giving gifts to George. The students wish George a farewell and tell him that he'll always be a part of Cecile Hall. After getting home, Anya tells Loid and Yor Forger about George and what happened today. Loid wonders though how Glooman Pharmaceuticals being bought out is the same as them going bankrupt. After George arrives home, his father tells him that the Desmond group saved their company but that also meant he would no longer be president of the company. George asks if that means he can still go to school to which his father tells him of course and asks if he did his homework. After coming to school the next day, Becky tells him he'll have to return everything, Damian tells him he'll have to pay for the juice, and Anya pats his shoulder.
- George Glooman
- Anya Forger
- Becky Blackbell
- Damian Desmond
- Emile Elman
- Ewen Egeburg
- Yor Forger
- Loid Forger
|Chapters and Volumes|
|Volume 1||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5|
|Volume 2||6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • Extra 1|
|Volume 3||12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • Extra 2|
|Volume 4||18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • Short 1 • Short 2|
|Volume 5||24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28 • 29 • 30 • Short 3|
|Volume 6||31 • 32 • 33 • 34 • 35 • 36 • 37 • Short 4|
|Volume 7||38 • 39 • 40 • 41 • 42 • 43 • 44 • Short 5|
|TBA||45 • 46 • 47 • 48 • 49 • 50 • 51 • Short 6 • 52 • 53|