Episode XII: The Return of Darth Yoda
A Day of Detention
So, whoever is reading this, you all remember what happened in sixth grade, right? When Origami Yoda helped me ask out Sara during Fun Night? Well, I didn’t exactly “ask” her. A song came on and I just happened to be standing next to Sara, so we just decided to dance. Harvey, our former friend, tried to prove that Origami Yoda was fake by making his own Yoda, which I admit was pretty good, but gave terrible advice. He and our weird friend, Dwight, who wields Yoda, had a fight with Harvey on whether Sara liked me or not. They both agreed that if I asked Sara to dance and she rejected me, then Dwight would have to throw out Origami Yoda. If Sara danced with me, Harvey would have to get rid of his Yoda (I secretly nicknamed it “Darth Yoda”). And ever since we stopped FunTime, me and Sara would hold hands in the hallway, and she wanted to kiss me on the cheek, but the Principal would always stop us from our so-called “Public Display of Affection”. When her lips were about 1 centimeter away from my cheek, the Principal pulled me away from Sara and gave me detention for a day. After school, I walked into Room 37, where detention was held. Of course, Zach Martin was there, and on occasions he would give me dirty looks. Harvey was there, too. I wasn’t surprised. But what was weird was that I saw that he had something in his hand that looked green and brown. I was curious, but I couldn’t ask him what it was because he was in the corner of the room, and I was in the front. I couldn’t walk up to him because then I would get into more trouble than I already was. At the end of detention, I finally asked him. He responded with a big, “MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!” And then he left.
Little did I know that little green thing would cause more trouble than ever before!
Kellen’s Comment: Jacob Minch is out for this one, because he’s helping out at his brother’s school, trying to get a good appeal from the Student Council. I think he’s making a case file, too…
The Little Green Thing
So, uhh, I’m gonna use the recording thingy again, so, uhh, you can write all this down, Tommy, and, uhh, you can edit out all the “uhhs”. So, I was at lunch on the snack line to get a popsicle, when I saw that Harvey was on, too. I could see that he had his money in one hand, and a green origami character on his finger on the other hand. I didn’t get a good look at his origami because I forgot my glasses at home, so I secretly cut in line to get a better look at it. I was surprised when I found out it was Harvey’s old Yoda! When Harvey realized I was looking at it, he yelled, “STOP STALKING ME!” and pushed me out of line. I couldn’t get back to where I was because Quavando kept saying, “No cutting!” I ran as fast as I can to tell Origami Yoda. I found Dwight sitting under the table when I told Yoda everything. He responded, “A duel of Yoda’s there will be. Only one will survive.” Then Dwight crawled back under the table.
Tommy’s Comment: Oh my Jabba! Harvey’s Yoda returned?!? I swear to Jango Fett that I saw Harvey throw it in the garbage before he sat down on the stage during Fun Night! He must have took it out before getting picked up by his step-dad. But wait…didn’t Harvey just have an evil puppet after Darth Paper? It was…um… Brain fart. Forget it.
After I got to your house and you told me what happened with Harvey’s Yoda, so I got on my bike and rode to Dwight’s house to tell him. It turns out Kellen already beat me to it, but this time I was even more surprised! When Dwight reached into his backpack to get Yoda, he pulled a note out instead. Dwight looked really confused and after reading it, he yelled and dropped the note! Dwight’s mom came in and asked if everything was alright. I told her it was nothing, so she walked back downstairs. I picked up the note and this is what it said:
Dwight then started freaking out until I told him I would go straight to your house and tell you. The rest you already know.
Tommy’s Comment: Oh no! This is madness! Well, there is only one person I can turn to for this…
I told Kellen everything that happened with Sara, Dwight, and Harvey. He said I can talk to his older brother, Tyler. He usually is the troublemaker of McQuarrie Middle School, and kind of has the skater-boy reputation. Even Zach Martin is afraid of him! But he is very protective around Kellen for some strange reason. He can pick locks, which is handy. And he can do all sorts of athletic stuff, like back-flips and jumping. Anyways, I went to Tyler’s room, and saw he was trying to practice copying his mom’s handwriting. He said, “What do you want, Squirt?” He always calls me, “Squirt”, for some reason. Anyways, I told him our problem and he said he would help us for $20. I reached into my pocket and gave him my $20 I was going to use for lunch tomorrow, but this is more important. He said he had a plan.
Tyler to the Rescue!
So, for some strange reason Kellen told me I needed to write a case for his friend’s stooky case file, as well as distract PikPok Pete (aka Harvey). I went up to Harvey and asked him if he wanted to hear me list all the words IiPad recently made up, because “Stooky” was too mainstream for me. While I bored him, Kellen’s brother, Tyler (he really scares me) snuck up to Harvey’s locker and stole some piece of origami and replaced him with a note. When Harvey had enough of it, he threatened me with some Origami Yoda and reached into his locker to find a note. When he read it, he screamed like a girl and ran off and dropped the note.
Harvey, this message is for you. I have your Darth Yoda, and you have Dwight’s Yoda. If you don’t want me to give you a swirlie next week, you’ll return Origami Yoda to Dwight in the library tomorrow. And we’ll return Darth Yoda. And as I said, if you don’t…it’s toilet-time, Cunningham.
Tommy’s Comment: I was actually in Math Class in the other side of the school and I could hear Harvey scream! At first, I thought it was Quavando’s sister or something before I read this chapter.
The First Note
It was just before first period, and we were in the library. I was sitting with Kellen and Dwight, when Harvey walked over. He looked pretty angry.
“Okay, I understand why you’re mad, and I even get why you made that ransom note, but just STEALING both Paperwad Yodas from me??” Harvey’s voice got really high-pitched. “That’s just cold!”
“What are you talking about?” Kellen said. “We didn’t steal…..” His voice trailed off. He pointed his finger at something right behind us. Someone had placed a sticky note on a nearby library book. Harvey snatched it, and showed it to all of us.
Origami or not, you must realize…You are doomed.
Written by SuperFolder CPH