Miles was an average kid in many ways. He was not particularly athletic, but school relatively unchallenging for him. He spent most of his time with his friends. He was a "brony", a fan of a kid's show called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but this was not an interest that encouraged popularity.
Only his parents and his five closest friends knew about this: Jennifer, Mark, Ashley, Caleb, and Miriam. He was happy, but felt there was something more. Life was great, but just seemed too dull somehow. There needed to be more excitement. Outside his bedroom window, a new star seemed to flash into existence, then fade away.