The Fold of the Rings

The Fold of the Rings
By Various SuperFolders

John the Nerd
By Peter

Ok, I’m confused.
So, are we in Middle School, or Middle-Earth?
Well, it all started when some kid named John created an Origami Ring of Doom, from The Lord of the Rings. I mean, I’ve never read the books, but I’ve seen the movie, and I know that that really looks like the Ring.
Y’see, John is a very weird person. I mean, he’s obsessed with origamiyoda.com, origamichewbacca.wordpress.com, lotr.net, and things like that!
He likes nerdy things, such as Star Wars, Star Trek, and The Hobbit, but I never knew how much he loved them! He knows the names of every character of every fantasy genre, plus their favorite food, hair color, and even favorite pizza topping! (Yes, Gandalf loves his pineapple). But anyway, I’m getting off track; the real problem was that this Ring sparked a revolution bigger than anything I have ever seen!

 

The Fellowship of the Paper
By Peter
Ok, so if you’ve ever been to Tolkien Middle School, you’d know that the most important day ever is coming… 8TH GRADE GRADUATION!!!
Let me start by saying that this is not OUR graduation, since our class is going into Seventh Grade next Fall, and only Eighth Grade gets a graduation, since they are actually graduating middle school.
Well, a small group of kids; me, John (the nerd), Peyton, Frankie, Xarl, Ian, David, Malcolm, Jack, and Sam (No relation to Samwise Gamgee, it’s short for Samantha), decided that we would sabotage the graduation! Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Well, why do something so mean that could expel you?” Well, if you’ve ever been to our school, you would know that the 8th Graders, they like bullying the 6th Graders. Well, it was about time for some payback; and the FELLOWSHIP OF THE PAPER do payback better than anyone else!! The fiasco part comes in later in the story.
Now, without further ado, let’s start from the beginning; the last week of school…

 

The Origami Ring
By Sam
Hi there! I’m Samantha Astin, but people call me Sam. I’m Peter’s best friend. Peter wanted me to tell you what happened that fateful morning.

Don’t ask me why, but I think this whole thing is for the Fellowship to chronicle their journeys, like J.R.R. Tolkien did with the Middle-Earth series. (I am a big Lord of the Rings buff).
Anyway, on the first day of the last week of school, John came over to our table, and showed us his new invention: an origami version of the One Ring to Rule Them All. We all loved it, until the 8th Graders walked over and ripped it up.
“Hey, you can’t do that!” I yelled, but their reply was harsh.
“Oh, yes we can. This is the last week; teachers slack off, students skip classes, and pulling stunts is the name of the game. And this game we’ve been playing for three years now! I can do anything I want, so why don’t you?”

We thought about it for awhile. We thought about it while we ate lunch, we thought about it during Biology class, we even thought about it in the bathrooms. We just couldn’t decide what we could do, or even if we should do it. Then, a Seventh Grader named Elijah, who had always sorta stuck around our table, whether it was to keep us company, or since we were his only friends, said to us, “Come. We must hurry before 3rd Period!”

 

A Fellowship is Formed
By Sam
Elijah led us all to an oval-shaped table, where the little kiddies day care center was held, and spoke to us from the head of the table.
“Take a seat, everyone,” he said to us. We listened.
“As you all know,” he started, “our dear friend John’s Ring was destroyed by the 8th Graders. We can’t let them get away with it! We need…revenge.”

Everyone straightened up, as though revenge was the only thing on our mind, which it was.
“Go on!” I said, impatiently.
“Well, considering the fact that this IS the last week of school, the teachers really don’t pay attention to anybody misbehaving, or a sudden lack of school supplies…” He smirked, and I caught a glimpse of evil in his eyes.
“So, your plan is…what?” Peter asked.

“What if,” he replied, “we sabotage the 8th Graders graduation ceremony?”

Around the table, shocked yet delighted faces lit up all around me. They all liked it, except for Peter.

“But, what if we get in trouble?”

“Trouble, Shmouble!” Elijah retorted, “Even if we get in trouble, it IS our last day! They don’t have any power over us after that!”

“So why do you need us?” Frankie questioned, “I mean, does it really take that many people to stop a few eighth grade freaks?!”

“Well, that’s why I need you,” Elijah said, “I stink at sports, I stink at anything athletic, and I need help. So do you! I mean, John, what do you think? Those guys destroyed your totally awesome Origami Ring, and never apologized! Don’t you think the right thing to do is get them back?”

“I guess-“

“So wait, are you saying that we have to do YOUR dirty work, just for a silly prank?” I said, interrupting John.

“Oh, but Samantha, it is not a silly prank, but plain, simple vengeance.”

His voice sounded like a Ringwraith’s when he said that last word. I was about to tell him that only my parents call me Samantha, but then Peter spoke;

“Elijah, even if we follow your plan, how will we do it?”

“With these.” Elijah said, as he pulled out a box from behind his chair.

The box gleamed golden, though it was just a design, and when Elijah opened it, we saw a small pile of Origami figures.

“Origami Lord of the Rings characters?” Peter asked. “How are we supposed to crash a party with paper?”

“We can do it by throwing it at people, using it to distract teachers, use it to paper cut people to death…”

“Say what now?”

“Never mind.”

Anyway, after choosing their origami, this was the lineup:

Peter- Frodo BAGgins (It’s a hand puppet made out of a bag)

Me- Origami Balrog (I just LOVE Durin’s Bane)

Malcolm- OriGandalf (Super-Wise)

Xarl- OriGimli (An axe makes everything better, especially in origami)

David- The Paper Nazgul (It’s okay, even the bad guys are good!)

Peyton- OriGollum (Preciousssssss……)

Frankie- Shreddon (Villains are my style…strange for a girl)

Jack- Orkigami (Orks! Woohoo!)

Ian- Uruk-Gami (ROAR!!!)

John – Borigami (He may die in the start of Book 2, but still, Boromir rocks!)

“And so,” Elijah said, holding Origami Elrond, “thus begins the Fellowship of the Paper!”

 

Our First Quest
By Frankie (Don’t call me “Frank” or I’ll deck ya!  Frankie can be a girl’s name too, y’know!)
Ok, so it looks like I have to do this stupid writing thing since that dweeb Peter wanted me to. (Y’know, I think he’s crushing on me…eew!)

So anyway, Elijah told us our first mission. (Ok, I admit, I get a tad clammy when I saw him…an older man…   …) So, the mission was that I had to go with the “Fellowship” to the playground, so that we could spy on the jerky 8th Graders to know where they will be during the graduation after-party. This is gonna be fun! HAHAHA!!!! Oops, I went evil again, sorry! So, Shreddon and I went with the others, until I “accidentally” stepped on Peter’s Origami Frodo.

(I just couldn’t stand having HIM be with us… He is SOOO weird…)

So, being the good guy that he is, Peyton decided to stay behind to help Peter fix Frodo. So, it was just me, Samantha, Malcolm, David, Xarl, Jack, and Ian. Well, we decided to hang around the monkey bars, since that’s where the 8th Graders usually hang out. (Don’t ask me how I know, but I- ok look, I have a a “boy problem,” and I keep coming over to the monkey bars to say hi or invite them to sit with me at lunch… But they never come! Hmm..maybe it’s cause I am bigger than most of the teachers, not to mention I’m also taller than everyone on the basketball team, at only 12 years old…go figure!)

So, we hung out there for awhile, until Peyton and Peter run over, yelling “HELP US!!! DEMON-SPIDER!!! AAAAH!!!”

Then, once we calmed them down, we all got very quiet and just listened.

“So, when we get to the after-party, it’s all clear what we have to do…WE MUST SOAK THE TEACHERS!!!”

Now we were scared. Ok, now our plans were not only ruined, but now we had to go from vengeance-fueled group to heroic Fellowship, to save the teachers! “Fine, I’ll help…” I said, disappointed, “I really wanted to get back at those guys!”

“Oh, but we still can!” Malcolm said, “We can stop the 8th Graders from soaking the teachers, by soaking THEM during their big ceremony! YES!!!”

Ok, I was in; and so was the Fellowship. We left the scene, and told Elijah about our findings. He was very pleased, and when he’s happy, it’s a win/win!

 

The ULTIMATE After-Class Club
By Xarl
So, me and my OriGimli were ready for battle!

Every day of that final school week, we came to the Pre-K Tables, reviewed our chronicles, and discussed our next plan. Then, we would practice our skills with our Origami Fighting!

We battled for awhile, Elijah and us. We tried to beat him, but even all of us together could not stop him. He taught us different skills, but we adapted on our own.

Soon enough, I beat him! My OriGimli slashed through his Origami Elrond.

“AAAH!” He yelled, “Good job, Xarl!”

I did it! Now, the others were following my example, and beat Elijah, too!

When we all gathered for our final test; all of us battling Elijah, he just screamed like a little girl and ran off, into the lunchroom…

 

The Two Teachers
By Peter
Well, it turns out that the teachers aren’t very happy with our origami hobby. They actually said that we couldn’t bring them with us into classes! (The nerve of some people, right?)

Well, two teachers in particular are trying to get us in trouble: Mr. Saru and Mrs. Saur. They are cousins, and they both share one thing in common; they hate kids. (Rumor has it that they only came into the school to punish kids).

So, at their classes, Science and Math (which were hard enough already), they would always take our origami figures away, and throw them into a bin marked “Recess Toys.” OY YOY YOY!!! Can we ever get a break?! I mean, Billy Ali, some kid who is always fighting with Frankie, has been practicing for his “Gun Show,” and won’t stop yapping to us about it! Then, on top of that, Elijah has been suspended from school temporarily because he brought origami Elrond to Science class! (Wow, Mr. Saru is rough!)

Anyway, one morning, Frankie and I (ah, me and Frankie, Frankie and I… Oops! Sorry! Got into a fantasy!) we were walking into Science Class, evil lair of Mr. Saru, when we saw a sign on the door. It read,

For whom it may concern, the school has officially banned this “Fellowship of the Paper” from ever using these finger puppets on school property, ever again! One student has already been expelled for this outlandish behavior, and we don’t want you all to leave the school. Sincerly, Mr. Saru Manson.

Did I just read what I thought I just read? “One student has already been EXPELLED?!?” Elijah! I haven’t seen him today or yesterday, when he was do to return to school. Oh no! Mr. Saru and Mrs. Saur have expelled our friend!

I admit, I began to tear up. (Real men cry!) And Frankie put her arm around me, bawling. (If everything weren’t so sad, I would have made my move on her), but as for right now, the Fellowship was now broken. We must continue our work in secret. This means war.

 

War
By Jack
They took Elijah from us!! THEY WILL PAY!!!!!

I pulled out my Orkigami from my pocket, and thought about what I should REALLY do.

What Would Frodo Do?

Well, he would trust in Eru, The One, and he would try to prevent war!

Well, I took Orkigami, and went straight into Ms. Saur’s Office!

“Ms. Saur, I would like to talk to you about the origami ban.” I said, politely (but not TOO politely).

“Mr. Jack, I would NOT like to discuss it,” she said in a tone that seemed to mean that I had like 5 seconds to get out of there before she called my parents.

I didn’t run.

Instead, I stayed put, and told the teacher, “Please, ma’m, I would like to say that I respect your decision, but I do ask for permission to use it on the day of the school talent show.”

“Get out, Jack!” She said, forcefully. I almost left. Almost…..

“Ma’m, I thank you for your time, and now the time has come for me to say… later, sucka!”

I ran out, and Ms. Saur was about to burst out of the door! The Fellowship joined me for war.

“LET THEM COME!!!” OriGimli said. But she never did. We waited, but she only put up a sign in front of her door saying that she should not be disturbed, and the ban was still  active…..

 

At the Sign of the Galloping Horsie
By Sam
Well, by this time, the school talent show was coming. They called it “The Galloping Horsie” It was gonna be awesome! We were totally planning to do an origami Lord of the Rings puppet show; and it sounds like Fritterly Wugness!

Well, after rehearsing a few times, we were ready for tonight. Peter’s mom took us both to school for the talent show, since we live next door to each other, and then we met up with the rest of the Fellowship.

As soon as we got there, Peter told us all something.

“We got some bad news, guys.”

“What? What is it?” we asked.

“The 8th Graders have chosen to move their teacher-soaking tyranny to tonight! We have to use the puppet show as a diversion, while I take their ammo from backstage. So, you need to keep the show going on for AS LONG AS POSSIBLE! Ok?”

“So, you ready to blow Billy Ali’s socks off!!!” yelled Frankie, halfway replying to Peter.

“YES, MA’M!!!” we replied. We all got on our stick-horses, and rode off to the gym…

But, just as we were at the Sign of the Galloping Horsie, Mrs. Saur came up to us! She said, “Oh! You kids and your irresponsibly-used puppets are not permitted in the ENTIRE school, even on the day of the talent show! Yes, I saw Mr. Saru’s letter! Do you think I would not notice? GET A NEW TALENT AND THROW THOSE PUPPETS AWAY, NOW!!!!”

Ok, that wasn’t just like teacher mean,  that was like really evil!

“Now what do we do?” Ian asked, saying what everyone else was thinking.

“I don’t know, Ian,” I replied.

So, we officially had no act, nor any way to practice it before we go onstage, plus Peter wouldn’t have his distraction!

“I know what to do.” I said, as I made up my mind. I was going to mess up the talent show, even if it got me expelled.

 

Talent Show
By Peyton
Then, the talent show started, and the announcer, Jhonnathen Bricksfinder, began his announcement!

“Good Afternoon, everyone! I’m your host, Jhonnathen Bricksfinder, and first off in our talent show, we have BILLY ALI AND HIS GUN-SHOW!!!”

Billy walked up and showed off his fake muscles. Nobody said anything, ’til Frankie yelled, “You stink!”

Then Billy got done, Jonathon walked up and said “Give it up for Billy Ali !”
Nobody clapped.
“Ok, so let’s give it up since he is done!”
Every child in the auditorium clapped their heads off.

I was last, and next I was doing hula hoop with OriGollum (yes, OriGollum. I am NOT going to actually listen to Ms. Saur! Who even does that?!?)

I taped a fake paper hula hoop onto OriGollum.

“So how are you guys today?” I said.

“Good!” everybody said.

I hula hooped and then OriGollum said ” My precious hula hoop !”
Everybody laughed.

“how could I top that?! I’m going.” Billy Ali said to Jhonnathen, defeated.

So, we stopped Billy, but Peter still has to return from backstage!

Then, I saw Sam; she was running all around, tipping over plates on tables, knocking over chairs, WITH people on them! She was CCCRRRAAAZZZYYY!!!! She said she hated the school, and knocked over candles on the sides of the stage! “FIRE!!!” somebody yelled. Only later did I realize that I said that.
Then, Peter came from backstage, and threw some water balloons, and drenched the fire! PETER HAD SAVED THE TEACHERS, AND THE SCHOOL!!!

 

The Departure of Sam
By Peter
Later, Mr. Saru and Mrs. Saur came over, WITH Sam’s parents! They talked to the teachers, who said that she was expelled from every school in the entire school district!
As she was being dragged out by her parents (yes, dragged. She can really put up a fight), when I asked her,
“Why did you do it?”
She replied, “Because I love you!”

I then watched my best friend, my next door neighbor, my secret crush, get carried away from the school, never to walk these halls again.

 

Graduation Day
By Peter
I sat there crying. I had failed.

Then, the rest of the Fellowship walked over.
“It’s ok, Peter,” Jack said, “you can always see her around. She IS, after all, your neighbor!”
But I didn’t care. My best friend in the whole universe was kicked out of every school in the entire district, and it was all because of me. I got up, talked to my mom, and we drove away…..

 

Sweet Dreams
By Peter
At night I had a dream.

I was running around, in a room so dark I thought it might be Moria.

Then, I ran into Peyton looking like Gollum, saying “the ring the ring the ring!!!”
As I tried to run away from him, David came over to me looking like the wizard Gandalf!
Then, I saw from all corners people like Frankie, Ian, and even Xarl; all dressed up as their origami!

I felt the tip of a sword on my back. Who was behind me? A red haired girl with a sword! It was Sam! But Samwise is a boy… Then I realized the truth: I WAS IN THE LORD OF THE RINGS!!!

I woke up in a cold sweat. I got ready, and my parents took me to the school, where I was forced to go for 8th Grade graduation. (I didn’t even WANT to go, since the Fellowship was basically ruined anyway, plus the eighth graders didn’t even have a plan to ruin graduation!)
I could see the reception had started already, and I told my parents to go on ahead without me.

I heard the door slam. I looked behind me… it was Sam!
“You ready to watch graduation? Friends and family are aloud to watch, so I think I qualify.” she said.
” Yes.” I said, overjoyed to see her. (I wondered which of those two corresponded to me: friend, or future FAMILY…..   )

I gave her a big hug, and then I kissed her. (Yep, smack on the cheek!)

She smiled. I thought about everything we had been through together. I thought about the Fellowship; and I thought about the 8th Graders who were hurting us.

“Why should we even do this?” I asked.

“Because, it’s what we want…isn’t it?” she replied, as she thought about it.

“All I want is to find the Fellowship, and invite them to play Origami Middle-Earth on the playground!” I said.
She nodded her head, and said “I agree.”

But, as I was walking over to the Fellowship, I saw a familiar face. This person was holding an origami Wormtongue.

“Elijah!”

My old friend walked over to me, as did the Fellowship.

But, when Elijah came over to me, he had a look of hate in his eyes.

“YOU!!! I HATE YOU ALL!!!” Eli yelled.

“Bu-but-” Frankie stammered. She began to tear up, and she ran off.

So, our good friend had just made the toughest person we all know cry. (Wow, she must really like him).

Anyway, Elijah kept talking.

“You guys should’ve been expelled awhile ago! I thought I made sure of that with my fake note from Mr. Saru.”

“Wait, you did that? Why?!?”

“Oh, I also faked my being expelled, told Mr. Saru and Ms. Saur about you guys’ stupid origami, and also, only created the Fellowship so that you jerks can be expelled! Great, isn’t it?”

I wanted to kill him where he stood.

“Why?” was all I could say.

“Because,” he replied, “you kids were holding me back from being the coolest kid in all seventh grade! I was GOING to be the captain of the school football team, and then you kids came over, and forced me to be your friend!”

“Say what now?! YOU came to US!!! Not the other way around!”

“You guys ruined my middle-school!” Elijah stopped talking, and attacked us.

 

The Final Battle (Of Book 1)
By Peter
Well, I pulled out Frodo BAGgins, Peyton pulled out OriGollum, Malcolm pulled out OriGandalf, and we attacked.

Malcolm grabbed Elijah and ripped apart Origami Wormtongue. Peyton then knocked Elijah over, and I put my body on top of his, pinning him to the ground.

“You are SOOOOO not our friend anymore,” Malcolm said, pulling a water balloon out of Eli’s pocket. WATER BALLOONS!!! Elijah was behind the 8th Graders’ water assault! He was also behind almost everything that happened to us! Oh, I think I’m gonna go all Soapy the Monkey on him!

Ian pulled out his Uruk-Gami and looked around him. Eighth Graders were everywhere! They attacked Ian, Xarl, Jack, David, and Sam. Boy, could our Fellowship fight! Xarl used OriGimli dangerously, paper-cutting all who got in his way! Jack was using the Orkigami, and took out the vengeful Billy Ali, Sam pulled out an Origami Samwise (where’d she get that?) and she took out a kid who’s name we would remember for a long time: Jacob Minch. And Malcolm used OriGandalf, who said “YOU…SHALL NOT…PASS!!!!!!!” OriGandalf scared the rest of the 8th Graders away.

So, all that was left was Elijah. Poor, evil twisted Elijah. Frankie walked over, very angrily, and stuck her smelly shoe into his potty-mouth.

“It’s over, freak!” she said, as she spit on him.

We all told Mr. Saru and Mrs. Saur about Elijah, and they said that Sam could be re-invited to the school!
She got so exited, she kissed ME!!! (This time, instead of a kiss on the cheek, I got a real SMACK on…you know where…my FOREHEAD!!!! Booyah!)
So, everything was almost perfect, except that Elijah actually punched Mr. Saru, and came at me with a water balloon!

“I HATE YOU!!!!!” He yelled. Why has he been so mean? We didn’t DO anything!

Well, he threw his water bomb at me, and Peyton, my heroic friend, made the ultimate sacrifice.

” For the precious Ring!” OriGollum said.

Elijah water-bombed OriGollum, ripped it out of Peyton’s finger, and tore it.

“No!” I yelled. I got up, angrily.

“For OriGollum!” I yelled.
“For OriGollum!” the team yelled, as we charged at Elijah.
Elijah backed up, until he ran into the only people who posed any real threat to him.

“M-Mom? Da-Dad? Uh oh!”

Elijah was taken away, but not before we heard Peyton crying.

“OriGollum! NOOOOO!!!!” he yelled.

OriGollum was falling apart. He was unfolding and ripping.

Then, we all heard the silence-breaking sound of paper flopping on the ground.

OriGollum was dead.

 

Into the West
By Peyton
My poor paper! Now that OriGollum was dead, I was really like upset. The funeral was held at the lake behind the school, and Peter folded me an origami boat. I put OriGollum’s remains inside. Ian poked the boat, and it sailed away, into the sunset; Into the West.

The End…?

 

The Fold of the Rings: The Two Teachers
By Various SuperFolders

The Mouth of the Principal
By Peter
I hate our principal.

Ok, last year, we dealt with an irritating teacher named Ms. Saur. Now, she has become the school principal. Whoopee.

Anyway, this new chapter in the Fellowship’s chronicles may not make sense, considering that the Fellowship was just a trick by Elijah to get us expelled; but we still want to run around screaming with paper, so it’s cool.

Anyway, on the first day of Seventh Grade, we had problems. Okay, last year we dealt with the evil Eighth Graders. Now, they’ve ratted us out to the principal. Great.

So, as we are walking to the principal’s office, we notice that one kid, an eighth grader, was sitting there with Principal Saur.

“Elijah? Not again!”

He looked as evil as usual. His blonde hair was gelled up and shiny, and he wore an all-too casual dress up shirt.

“Hello again, Peter!” Elijah said, without a hint of evil in his voice. “I am so happy to see you again! Have you heard the news?”

I shrugged my shoulders.

“I am coming back to school here next month! Isn’t that great? We can have more fun!”

The way he said “fun” sounded like a terrible threat to me.

“Wait, you were expelled, right?!”

“Well, only suspended. And since I started my work in the Peace Corps, despite my young age, they let me come back!”

Ms. Saur looked at me with a look of pure hatred. (Or, at the very least, a strong dislike).

“Now, Peter,” she started, “you must go and tell your friends that your paper dolls-“

“Origami,” I corrected, against my better judgement.

“Your origami,” she glared at me, “is to be put away somewhere until after school. It is too disruptive, and it’s Elijah’s only request that we stop you kids from using it. Are we clear?”

I gave Elijah the stink-eye, but replied to Principal Saur, “Yes, ma’m,” before leaving the room, and leaving for the playground, to tell the Fellowship the tragic news…

 

The Breaking of the Fellowship (and Elijah’s Lip)
By Peter
I went straight to the playground, ready to break the news to my friends.

“Guys, we need to break up.”

The look and sound of complete confusion surrounded me, as every member of our Fellowship started giving me a hard time.

“Why?! We stopped Elijah!” Peyton cried.

“If you do this, punk, I’m gonna cream ya!” said Frankie, cracking her knuckles.

And then Sam looked at me, with those big, passionate, sea green eyes.

“Peter, why are we breaking up?” she asked. Her voice cracked. “I don’t want this to be the end!”

“Ms. Saur said so,” I replied, my voice faltering, “we don’t really have a choice.”

“Why in the HECK would Ms. Saur do that?!” Malcolm exclaimed.

“Well. . .” I paused, gulped, then continued, “That’s the reason. Elijah is back.”

As if on cue, the school doors opened, and Elijah strode quietly down the painted gold pathway, so as to not draw attention to himself. It didn’t work.

All the eighth grade girls were saying, “Oh my gosh! It’s Elijah! Wasn’t he expelled?!” or “Wow, he’s cute!”

“Hey, guys!” Elijah said, ignoring the girls’ cries, and walking over to us, an uncharacteristic smile on his face. As he approached, we decided it would be best if we put away our origami, so as to avoid Ms. Saur’s wrath. Well, Frankie decided. She hurriedly snatched everybody’s origami, and stuffed it down my shirt, making me look more or less like the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

“Eh… Peter, fat’s not a good look on you,” Elijah said with a smirk. He turned his head past me. “And Sam, wonderful to see you again!”

He tried to kiss Sam’s hand, but I immediately slapped at him, smacking Elijah’s lip.

It didn’t seem like anything really painful, but of course, being the ham that he is, Elijah milked it.

“AHH!!!” he cried, “MY LIPS!!!”

I got a closer look, and realized that his mouth was actually bleeding. He must have bitten through his lip!

Now, don’t feel too sorry for Elijah. He was still hamming it up.

“Ow, it hurts!” he started holding his mouth, and starting to. . . cry.

“Waaaaah!” he started full-on crying, making sure it looked really real. Sam and Frankie ran over to him, with looks of compassion on their faces.

“Oh, come here,” Sam said, cradling Elijah’s sobbing head. Ok, now I was really ticked off.

“Guys! You know he’s just pretending, right?! He’s not actually-“

“MOM!!! I WANT MY MOM!!!” Elijah bawled, with real tears.

I realized to my horror that Elijah might not be pretending. Elijah reformed himself. . . and now I look like a begrudging jerk. And of course, Ms. Saur saw it all. Her eyes were glowing with a roaring inferno. She came at us with speed like a cheetah.

“PETER!!!” she screeched, “MY OFFICE!!! NOW!!!

I was so dead.

 

Evil Comes From Unlikely Places. . . Even Chalk!
By Peter
Second time in the principal’s office today. This officially stinks.

I sat in the chair opposite Principal Saur.

“Peter-” she started, but I cut her off.

“Principal Saur,” I said, in a somewhat demanding tone, “Elijah is lying! He’s gotta be faking this! You need to do something about him, or we’ll never get peace here!”

“Actually, Peter,” she said, in an equally demanding voice, “we at the school board believe that it is you who is the disruption in the school. This is your final warning. If we see one more piece of paper scattered around the inside of this school, you and your friends will be suspended, and in serious danger of being expelled.”

Before I could just blow my top entirely, she spoke again. “Look, it’s not like I want this to happen. I want you kids to enjoy yourselves while learning, but I really think that, as long as your paper is in this school, kids will just get more and more caught up in that, and not enough in their schoolwork. I’m so sorry to be like this, but you leave me no choice.”

I just sat there. If I did anything that even slightly suggested rebellion, I’d be out of here faster than you can say, “Fly, You Fools!”

But just as I was about to be stared down by Ms. Saur, a chalkboard eraser, y’know, the really dirty one, fell off the chalkboard, and onto Principal Saur’s pants.

Dust and marker-gunk was polluting the air so fast, I couldn’t see anything. So, with luck, I decided to bolt for the door. Y’know, if I could see the door.

I leaped up, out of my chair, and did a tuck-and-roll to the door. I opened it, and ran out, with little more than a choking sound from Ms. Saur behind me.

 

The Plan
By Malcolm
“You know who is behind this.” I said

” Elijah.” They said

“Correct and this is another part of the fellowship” I holded up an elf like origami finger puppet with a bow and arrow ” LegoFold!”

“An origami Legolas?” Frankie said.

“Yes.”I said

“But who will carrie that?” Peter said.

“I will.” I said

“Fine with me” David said

“The plan is we dress up as Nazguls and the other two could be Frodo and Samwise” I said

“Ok” We said.

“Peter Sam would you help?” I asked

“Sure.” They said

“And we hunt them!” I said.

“Hazaa!!” they said

 

Tolkien Tidbits
By David
”Hello Tolkien people it is me,Aragon Paris, coming to you from the computer lab!”said Aragon, “And today is some very special news that suspended boy Elijah Wood is coming back! Tommorow he will… He..He… Ahh!” We screamed a voice like a Ringwraits. And Samantha and Peter came saying “Run run!”

“Well that was a funny little joke who did that?” Aragon said.A girl shrugged.

“Warning everybody!” I said Frankie shusshed me . “Vote for Sammantha Firkaly for president or us Ring wraiths will get ya!” I said.We ran out of the room and Sam said “I’m not running!” Sam said.

“Well now you are!” I said and we went home.

After that By Malcolm

they took it really weird, but at least we got to know some guy named Aragon Paris.

 

It
By Malcolm
So I told the Fellowship about my idea and said” I know there”s something fishy! I know it!”.The others all agreed. they had suspected something too!

“yes! I knew it” said Peter.So we all agreed to meet.. but not at our usual place, remember that it was invaded by the eighth graders.

The meeting[at a new place] By Malcolm

The Fellowship each took turns saying what they found out.Me and Peyton told about our fort.Peter told us about the thing that happened to him a few days ago.I asked him to tell us what happened, but he just said “no”.Sam said what SHE found out. It went on like that for a while when Peter asked “what should we do now?”.We thought about that.Peyton suggested we come up with another plan to find out who Aragon was.So it was settled.We all agreed to meet again there next morning.

 

The Next Morning
By Frankie
Okay, so we met up next morning totally ruining my whole day of Micheal Jackson The Experience wii. Malcolm’s little legolas finger puppet is annoying but we met up at the fort.

“I figured out who Aragon Paris is.” Peyton said.

“Who is it!” I yelled.

“He is friends with Elijah but also tried out for the talent show.” Peyton said .

“What was it?” I said.

“Magic it was’nt that good all he was doing was putting a lightbulb in his mouth and pulled out a thousand wasps out of his hat.” Peyton said. We froze.

“What?I only go stung once twice (Ten times).” He said.

“I saw it too!” Origollum said,” It hurt!” Origollum coughed.Peyton turned to John “John could you give us the ring?” Peyton asked.

“No I will miss it.” John said.

“It alrady tooken over him.” I said

“John we need it.” Peyton said.

“No.” John said and ran away.

“Orismeagol does not  like this” Origollum said.

 

Helpful Thinking
By Malcolm
So we met and we have the truth. Now we need to plan an attack. So i went home and asked Legofold. He said “Hmmm.Let me think.You should ask Elijah to surrender or be attacked by Nazguls.””Sure.”I said.

 

The Next Day
By Malcolm
It turns out the Fellowship asked their puppets and it was the same response to what Legofold told me. So we asked Elijah. “I hope he believes us” I said.

He Doesn’t Believe Us
By Malcolm
“Hahahahaha!!!” laughed Elijah.

 

The Battle
By Malcolm
Then Elijah asks about a war of Origami.So we had a war. And it was HUGE!!!

The Lineup:

  • Peyton
  • Me
  • Peter
  • Sam
  • Xarl
  • Frankie
  • Jack
  • Ian

Like i said, it was big. Now i know what you’re thinking ’cause this isn’t the end of the story[yet] So we’ve still got a while to finish the story.

 

The Final Battle (Of Book 2)
By Peter
So, we lined up in the playground’s sandpit area, and both teams prepared for battle.

Just then, Malcolm says to me “I will return to you at the ring of the school bell!” And then he just ran off, WITH OriGandalf and Legofold!

So, we were pretty much toast.

“Some friend you got there!” Elijah mocked me, smirking. “So, if your ‘Fellowship’ ready for war?!?”

I pulled out Frodo BAGgins, and the Fellowship (along with John) followed my lead.

I slowly walked ahead, and turned to my group, and said,

“For Paper!”

I charged at the army of eighth graders, and they did the same.

And boy, was that a rush!

We had Frankie kicking and hitting guys while paper-cutting them with Shreddon, and Jack using the Ork’s fury! We had Sam, wielding Samwise Gami, and scaring Aragorn Paris, who then pulled off his hat and unleashed hundreds of angry wasps at us. Oh no! The wasps were eating our origami! Fortunately, they were also eating Elijah’s Origami Wormtongue and Elrond. (Why Elrond?!?) So, we had to retreat, because Ian and David got bit really bad by those wasps. Then, the school bell rang, and what do you know? MALCOLM COMES CHARGING IN WITH MS SAUR AND MR SARU!!!

Mr Saru is wielding Origami Eomer, and Ms Saur is wielding Origami Eowyn!

“I am no student!” Ms Saur yelled, attacking the wasps, and killing them. Then, she said to the eighth graders, including Elijah, that they would be expelled if they kept fighting us; so, THEY STOPPED!!!

 

The Aftermath
By Malcolm
So, we defeated the 8th Grade! Elijah’s reign of terror was over, since he was graduating middle school in a month, and finally, Ms Saur and Mr Saru asked us to come to their office. (The ENTIRE Fellowship, plus John, and Elijah).

“Well, Fellowship, well done!” Ms. Saur applauded us, for the first time not in an evil way!

“Y’know, kids…” Mr Saru started, “I may not be fond of your origami disrupting class, and the ban for origami in class is still there, but origami IS now allowed in the halls, in lunchtime, and in gym class. JUST NOT IN MY BIOLOGY CLASS!!!”

We were fine with that. Hurray! Then, the most unlikely person, Elijah, spoke to us;

“Yeah, you guys got lucky. So what?!? I’ll be back… but you guys did pretty good, I guess…”

Wow, an almost-compliment / threat from Elijah. Now THAT was lucky!

“Now, children,” Ms Saur spoke, “the reason I ‘turned a new leaf’ was because I saw how well you kids were working, thinking, and playing. You guys are great listeners! You listened to what I said, but still made it fun! THAT’S what school is about; working together to learn, and to have fun! By the way…”

Ms Saur pulled something out from behind her; OUR OLD STORIES!!!

“The Fold of the Rings, huh?” she said, “clever!”

Elijah jumped up and tried to rip up the stories, but then, HIS PARENTS grabbed him, and demanded that he explain why he’s been so mean, and thinks that we “forced” him to be friends with us.

“Well, it’s just that, I TRIED to make the football team, the basketball team, and even the soccer team, but you guys kept distracting me; Frankie especially, and I could never get things right! So, I planned my revenge by pretending to be your friend, so I could stop you guys from hurting me, and so I could have revenge, so I called together the 8th Graders, and planned everything!!!”

“Wait, why ME specifically?” Frankie asked Elijah.

“Because…Because…” Elijah stammered.

“You LIKE me, don’t you?” Frankie raised her eyebrow, clearly enjoying this.

Elijah giggled like a little girl. “No, why would I think that you are the hottest girl in school, and are SOOO cool for kicking butt, open though you are a girl, and-”

“Wait, EVEN though I’m a girl?!?!?” Frankie got angry. ” OH, YOU ARE SOOOOOO GONNA GET IT!!!”

Frankie prepared to punch him, and when his eyes were closed in fear, she kissed him.

Elijah laughed his head off, and ran out of the room! Frankie, after asking for permission, followed him out, and preceded to beat him up. (That’s how she shows she loves him).

“Girl problems,” Elijah’s father said, “go figure!”

So, after wso finished our talk with the Principal, I pulled out OriGandalf, and triumphantly said, “Fly, you fools!”

We, the Fellowship of the Paper, had one again. The Battle of Hornburg Schoolyard was over; The Battle of Tolkien Middle School was about to begin…

 

The Fold of the Rings 3
By Various SuperFolders and JC

Day 1: Jacob Minch
By Peter
Ok, help!!!

Frankie has been corrupted by Elijah! The Fellowship is doomed!! And the entire school district is in danger!!

Ok, let’s start from the beginning…

So, it was the last week of school, and it was also the anniversary of the Fellowship!!

So, Ms Saur actually gave us an entire period off so we could have a party! YAY!!! (She is so nice nowadays)

Well, we set up a nice table and cups, plates, napkins, and such, and we all brought Lord of the Rings-Themed snacks for us to eat. Plus, we got our origami, and even a new member of our Fellowship! His name was Jacob Minch; he used to be with the 8th Graders when he was in our grade, and now, he’s on the good side!

Sadly, he filled the seat that another member declined: Frankie.

We haven’t seen her since the start of the month, when she starte dating Elijah.

(Ok, eww! That is only one of many reasons why dating in middle school is just WRONG!!! Ok, me and Sam is totally different…..)

Anyway, Jacob was given Legofold, since Malcolm already had Gandalf, and Shreddon hasn’t been seen since as long as we haven’t seen Frankie, so that just didn’t work.

So, here was our current Fellowship:

Peter (Me) – Frodo BAGgins

Sam – Samwise Gami

John – Sam’s old Paper Balrog, since his Origami Ring has vanished.

Jacob – Legofold

Malcolm – OriGandalf

Xarl – OriGimli (He will get a chapter, this time!)

David/DT – Uruk-Gami (No more Nazgul)

Peyton – OriGollum (New and Improved Version, with arms!)

Jack – Paper Nazgul (So, no more Ork, but really sweet RINGWRAITH!!!)

Ian – Origami Elrond (Elijah threw him away after failing to stop us last time, and Ian took it!)

 

The Choices of Miss Frankie
By Samantha (Sam)
So, while we partied, who showed up but Elijah! He was smirking, and holding hands with Frankie.

“FRANKIE?!?” we all yelled, “Where have you been?”

“With ELIJAH…” Frankie said his name like it was a sign from Heaven, which, obviously, Elijah was NOT!!!

“Wait, you two are still, like, together?” I asked, astonished.

“Well, duh!” they replied. Then, Frankie grabs Peyton’s OriGollum, and tears it to shreds!!

“WHY AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO LOSES MY ORIGAMI?!?!?” Peyton roared, as he began to cry.

“C’mon, Frankie, what was THAT for?!” I was really angry now, and eager for her response.

Frankie grabbed Elijah, and kissed him! Not just a cute, friendly kiss on the cheek, or even the ones I give Peter on the forehead; but she REALLY kissed him! On the lips!

“WHAT THE HECK?!?” Peter cried.

“THAT’S why I killed Peyton’s paperwad!” Frankie finally responded.

Ok, I wanted to get up from my seat, and punch her in the gut… So I did!

WHAM!!!

Ok, I have accidentally hit a brick wall before, but this was so much WORSE!!!

“OWW!!!!” I cried, “I think I broke my hand!!”

Ian ran to get Nurse Galadriel, while Peter helped me sit down.

“Later, suckers!” Frankie called, as she ran off, hand in hand with Elijah.

This is officially the worst anniversary ever.

 

Of Herbs and Stewed Medicines
By Ian
So, it looks like our “rough around the edges” friend, has become our “TOTALLY SAURON” enemy! Drat!

So, I have to find Nurse Galadriel (yes, that’s her real name), and I have to get her to help Sam! (No, I don’t have a crush on Sam; at least, not as much as Peter, or anything…)

Well, once I found the nurse’s office, I walked in, and called for Mrs. Galadriel.

“What is it, honey? You sprained your lung, again?” she said.

Yeah, I’ve come up with a lot of fake excuses for why I can’t go to Pre-Algebra, and a sprained lung is my most frequently “occurring sickness”.

“No, Mrs. Galadriel; actually, my friend, Sam, she broke her arm!”

“Yeah, it’s really bad!” my Origami Elrond said.

“Oh no! Did she accidentally punch the wall, again?”

“No… this time she punched Frankie!”

“Well, you only do that once!” she said, bringing nurse-like equipment with her, and following me back to the table.

After examining her, Mrs. Galadriel exclaimed, “My my my! What you need for this particular injury is simple; herbs and stewed medicines!”

“Say what now?” Sam was now very uncomfortable.

“Oh, it’s not as bad as you think,” Nurse Galadriel said, “I’ve been drinking it for 20 years, and look how I turned out!” As she said this, though, she went cross-eyed, and stuck her tongue out.

“AAAH!!!” Sam screamed, “Get away from me!”

“Oh, I’m just joking, honey. Please, this will only take a minute.” she said, as she poured the herbs and stewed medicines onto a cloth. Then, she pressed it on Sam’s hand.

“WOW!!! That feels good!!” Sam said, “Please, keep it up!”

So, after 15 minutes, Sam was feeling better; but she still had to leave school early, to go with her parents to the hospital to check out her hand.

So, yeah this morning stunk. Then, the bell rang, and we started school for the day…

 

Day 2: The Screaming of a Life Time
By Peyton
So after one hour I walked up to Frankie.

“What was that for?! I know you didn’t do that just for one kiss on the lips!”I yelled.

She kicked me in a very sensitive place.

“Oh my gosh.” I fell to the ground, crying.
“And never tell anyone I did this; or I will tear Samwise Gami and Frodo BAGgins!” She said.

I was crying.

I stood up.
WHAM!
I punched her, saying ”This is for Origollum!”
Boom! Uppercut !
She started to ram me.
“YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” I yelled and dodged her.

She kicked me in the nose, and as I fell to the ground, she whispered in my ear:

“You are out of Origami, and aren’t very prepared to be part of a Fellowship.”

She got up, and, leaving me screaming, ran off to her next class with Elijah.

 

The News
By Peter
I was sitting with my friends, eating lunch, when Peyton came over, and spilled the beans about Frankie.

“Guys, Frankie is right,” he said, “Without OriGollum, I am no help to this Fellowship. Thank you all, but I quit.”

He walked off, and I could’ve sworn I saw him crying. We were crying, too. Not only had we lost a valuable asset to our Fellowship, we lost a great friend.

Two friends lost in one month? Harsh!

 

Day 3: My Girlfriend
By Peyton
I don’t have anymore origami, but at least I have a friend! A GIRLFRIEND to be exact!

Let me start: I was in a cave at our school fieldtrip for the month, and I was trying to listen to what the teachers were saying, but I couldn’t shake off the looks I was getting from the Fellowship, who were a couple feet away. As I tried to escape their glare, I ran into a girl.

“Sorry,” I said as I looked up, “Miss…?”

I then saw a beautiful dark-brown haired girl with light peach-toned skin, and an Origami Gollum, but in Girly form.

“Oh, it’s ok; I’m Margaret Paris. Don’t I know you from one of our classes?” she said.

“Um… I don’t think so. But, um, you might know me from The Fellowship of the Paper!” I responded.

“Oh, my, GOSH!!! Are you Peyton McKellan?!” she asked.

“Yes…. How do you-”

“You’re amazing! You folded the awesome OriGollum! I read your chronicles, and folded my own one, see?”

She pushed her sparky, pink OriGollum into my face.

“Yeah – cough! – Awesome…” I choked on a sparkle.

“So…” I started, “how long have you gone to Tolkien Middle?”

“Oh, this is my first year, and also my last. I’m going to McQuarrie next year.”

“Oh.” I was disappointed.

“Hey, I like to fold my own origami designs!” She said, trying to cheer me up.

“Cool! Maybe we can swap designs, sometime!” I said

I got home and began re-folding OriGollum again. I was gonna return to the Fellowship!!

 

Aragon Paris Returns
By Peter
So, Sam wanted to mingle with Margaret, and Peyton and I wanted to talk.
”So, any info on Jacob?” Peyton asked.
“No….except I know a thing about Margeret.” I said.
“What?” Peyton asked.
“She is Aragon Paris’s sister.”

“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” Peyton yelled.

Then, when he was done screaming, he said “Sorry I have to go.” and he ran off.

Guess who came to our table next, but Aragon!

He said “Peyton! You are NOT going to fall in love with my sister!!” He gave off a ton of wasps! but they didnt come for Peyton. They came for Aragon injuring him.

“That’s embarissing! He was never good in magic.” Margeret giggled, coming over to our table.

“Wow,” I said.

Peyton froze with his jaw opened.

“Help!” Aragon yelled.

Peyton took out an apple from his backpack, threw it, and grabbed Aragon. The wasp ate the apple Peyton threw. fifteen more came from the outside, and Peyton threw one last thing, his lunchbox (with his lunch in it), at the wasps. They flew outside and into the woods…

 

Aragon Joins
By Peyton
“Dude you saved my life.” Aragon said to me.
“Yeah” I said.
“How much do I owe you? 5 , 10,15,or 20 bucks? Or…” Aragon sighed, thinking it would take a lot more money to convince me.
“You could join the Fellowship.” Peter shoved me, signaling that I should invite him.
“We do need a magic man, so here.” I took out an origami Aragon (From The Lord of the Rings) sword and everything. He grabbed it.
“That is perfect!” Aragon said.
“You are The Return of the King!” Peter yelled.
We bowed.

 

Day 4: The Folddit- An Unexpected Origami Journey
By Aragorn Paris
Sup, guys! I am writing in the Fellowship’s “Quest Log” cause…well…Peter told me to.

(I reminded him that I am the King, and I make the rules, but apparently Frodo somehow is better than Aragorn).

Anyway, so one evening after school, my little brother, Sean, invited ALL his little kid friends over to play. (He invited the entire Pre-K Class, PLUS daycare kids!!!!!) And they all got their hands on OriGimli’s designs (I am the King, I get every design and every story to put safe in my room). And then, with OriGimli’s instructions, they made an entire band of Dwarves! Dori, Ori, Nori, Biffur, Boffur, Bombour, Kili, Fili, Ili, Dwalin, Balin, Throin, and Gimli. (WOW!!!)

Anyway, they grabbed my backup origami puppet, Bilbo Foldins, The Folddit, and they told it to destroy the evil dragon, Smaugami!

“How do you little kids know anything about The Hobbit OR Lord of the Rings?!” I asked?

“We’re not idiots, Y’know!” they retorted.

So, little kids were angry at me, and I had to run for my life, as the kindergarmy attacked!

Then, I was cornered. Little kids on all sides. So, I did the only thing I thought would save me; I gave Sean my Bilbo.

“Thanks, Aragorn!” he said, “Now we can play Narnia!”

Yeah, they knew the names of characters in LotR that not even I knew, but they couldn’t tell the difference between Middle Earth and Narnia? Oy, Toddlers….

 

Day 5: When all goes wrong
By Aragorn
I was just sitting down at lunch, eating my yummy herbs and stewed medicines (turns out, they can really cure a sore throat) and then, out of nowhere, Elijah’s voice is on the intercom! He begins talking like a teacher, but I can recognize his voice from a mile away, seeing as I was always with him last year, when I was his “minion.”

So, he says “Students and teachers alike, join me as we vote today over whether this “Fellowship of the Paper” is truly necessary in the school, or just a public nuisance! Oh, and before I forget, Mrs. Saur, Mr. Saru, please meet me in the Principal’s Office. We have some things to discuss of your current employment….”

So, our Two Teachers go up into Mrs. Saur’s own office, and close the door behind them.

Ok, that was freaky, but not as freaky as what happened next! Frankie walks over, totally determined, and pulls out Shreddon, and rips him all up! She shredded Shreddon!! Then, the teachers both come out of the office, looking as pale as ghosts, and they say, simultaneously,

“We were fired.”

***********************

So, it was fifth period, and I find Elijah in the hall. I walk up to him, and pull out OrigAragorn. I get close to him and push him into a wall, saying “THAT was for Mrs. Saur!” and “THAT was for Mr. Saru!” Then finally, I whammed his head into a locker so that his head started to swell, and I said, “THAT WAS FOR ME!!!!”

Elijah, totally angry, pulls out an Origami Saruman and lunges at me, saying “I am the Principal, now!!!”

(Now From Xarl’s Point Of View)

Ok, so I just watched my best friend pummel then get pummeled to and by Elijah. Well, that made me really angry, so I went to get the new class principal, with OriGimli in my hand, I chopped down the door! (Actually, I just opened it and made OriGimli hit the handle). Well, instead of anyone, I saw a note, saying “Principal Elijah Wood is not here right now. Please, go to another teacher with your problem. Thank you.”

Wait, did it say ELIJAH?!? He isn’t even qualified to be a principal! And “another teacher?”, all the teachers in Tolkien Middle School are now fired! How could/why would Elijah do such a thing?!

 

Finding Out How Elijah Could Do Such A Thing
By DT (with some help from Uruk-Gami)
“Jacob is an idiot.” Elijah said, when I interrogated him.

“Y’see, DT,” he explained, “I befriended him for one simple reason: Power. I was able to pull the strings of Jacob so I could get teaching benefits from Jacob’s uncle, a lead member of the Virginia School Board. So, now that I am the principal, I am on the Virginia board of directors, and so if I can get myself higher, I can FIRE Jacob’s Uncle, and take over all of the Virginia school district, and then ban ALL origami from EVERY school!!! From McQuarrie Middle School, to Tolkien Middle School, to even Bucky Barnes Elementary!!! VIRGINIA WILL BE PAPER-FREE!!!!”

I was pretty angry then. So, I did the only logical thing one does when angry…

I whacked Elijah hard in the gut with my Uruk-Gami.

“Oh, good move, DT, but I’m afraid that won’t stop me. Oh yes, and another thing… Because I am principal, I can choose who gets expelled, and who doesn’t. And you, Mr. DT, are EXPELLED.”

 

Fold, You Fools!
By Peter
The next thing I knew, DT came running over to me, crying for reals!!

“Guys!! GUYS!!!! Elijah expelled me!” He yelled.

“What?!” I screamed, “How can he even do that?!?”

DT gave us the whole talk about what is going on with Elijah, and then he left, just as soon as he came.

We all began taking our origami to the wooden piles on the edge on the school, where our bonfires are usually held, and we began to get things ready for the burning of the Fellowship….

 

The Grand Finale
By Jacob
At the fire that we had just made, I decided to do the only logical thing:

I grabbed Elijah, as we had secretly teamed up, and we tried to push our former friends into the fire.

“What the heck are you doing?!” Peter yelled, throwing Frodo BAGgins at Elijah.

I threw my Legofold into Peter’s hand, out of pity that he had just destroyed his own origami.

“Idiot! Don’t help them! We HATE them, remember?!” Elijah said, as he pulled out from his pocket The One Fold To Rule Them All (The Origami Ring Of John’s), and folded it open.

We all gasped. Even me.

“Nobody move, or this school goes ‘BOOM!!!’ like it should have months ago!” Elijah said, stroking the real-life firecracker inside the Ring.

I immediately knew that a would now have to make a choice (a FATAL choice) about who my allegiance lies with; Elijah, or the Fellowship.

ELIJAH.

I grabbed the firecracker, and ran to the top of the school as fast as I could go! (Peter was behind me)

I looked down from the rooftop of the school and saw Elijah with Origami Saruman fighting the Fellowship and their Origami Characters.

“What are you thinking?” a tiny voice spoke in my head, “It’s just paper! This doesn’t need to cause death!!” I wish I could’ve listened to it, but I had already made my choice when I lit McQuarrie Middle School on fire three months ago.

I dropped it.

I waited for a “ka-boom!’ or something, when I opened my eyes and saw Peter holding the Ring; about to throw it into the wet cement in the school’s construction yard. (It looked kinda like a volcano.) If he threw it in there, the firecracker would short out, and Elijah and I would fail! 😦

I was angry; SO angry, that I charged Peter, and tried to ram him off the roof, into the fire!

He sidestepped me. The last thing I saw was the burning fire, red and yellow and-

*************************

I, Peter, saw the whole thing.

I threw the firecracker into the cement “volcano” and it was done.

I ran back down the flights of steps, hoping to find the others, when Frankie stepped in front of me.

“You KILLED Jacob!” she said.

“No, I saved us all from DYING, Francesca Boyd!”

I had never called her by her full name, and I think I made her angry. That, on top of the fact that she thought I killed Jacob, means that this might be pretty bad for me…

“I know.” She said, moving to her right. She allowed me to keep walking.

I walked down to the Fellowship. They were all crying, and even Elijah was freaking out.

“WHAT HAVE I DONE?!? WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?” he screamed. I couldn’t help him. I didn’t know what to say.

“No, you didn’t?” that wasn’t true!

“Yes, you did, and we all hate you?” no, that would only make him feel ruined inside.

So, I picked the TRUE answer…

“We all make mistakes, Elijah. Even me.” I recalled all the times that me and my friends accidentally made Elijah lose all his opportunities for sports and such, JUST LIKE HE SAID WE DID! I though about all the times we must have hurt him, thinking we were protecting everybody else. If there is anyone to blame for what happened tonight, EVERYONE did it.

“Elijah… we are so sorry.”

My words cheered him up a bit, and then all heck broke loose.

“I will never forgive you.” were Elijah’s last words; before he ran off, and we never saw him again.

 

Epilogue
By The Entire Fellowship (WITH Frankie and DT)

Well, we were toast.

The police came shorty thereafter, and questioned us. We answered everything honestly, but we never mentioned Elijah. (Poor kid is already on the run, and we didn’t want to hurt him anymore…)

Then, something we did not expect.

“You are free to go.” the police chief said, after all the questioning.

“What? How?!” Peter asked.

“A friend told them what really happened,” Elijah said, stepping out of the shadows.

“Eli!” Frankie said, running over to him.

Two tough looking guards pushed her back, and took Elijah by the arms, into his jail cell.

“That kid saved all of your butts.” the police chief said, nodding in Elijah’s direction, “He is staying in here for one life sentence; 20 years. After that, he will be put on trial again, and maybe then he will be free.”

“Do you think…sir…” Peyton started, “That maybe Elijah-”

“Kid, that boy in there is not going to come out for a long, LONG time, unless if a miracle saved him.”

A miracle was what the entire Fellowship needed at this point. The end was near, and we could just feel that something BIG was about to begin.

TO BE CONCLUDED IN…THE CHOSEN ONE!

  1. DON’T CALL ME FRANK OR I’LL DECK YA!!!!!!!

  2. 7/10 extra point because the bad writing is part of the charm

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