In or Out (Part 2)
"Today, we?re going to vote for student class president. They will be against someone else and the winner will help decide what goes on at the school, within reason of course. We just need two to volunteer as candidates and two more to volunteer as their assistants," continued Mrs. Weighsaton.
"I vote Persephone," called Marcus.
"Have either of you done this before?" asked Persephone.
"It?s easy. Marcus and I did it back in grade school. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun," assured Marcus.
"Yeah. Pretty much anything was possible. There?s not a lot of competition, though back then the candidates were pre-chosen so there was no discussion beforehand. We nominated you because you?re honest about what?s on your mind. That tops anything the others will say," added Kyle.
"Well as long as you guys are going to help me out, I?ll begin to feel better. Still, I can?t help but wonder if it?ll be enough. What?s going to be asked during the debates?" pondered Persephone.
"It was more general stuff related to the school. How would you improve it? Would you make changes to the schedule? Things like that," explained Marcus. [Elsewhere...]
"Now?s our chance to steal the show. We can just win it by a landslide. Little Miss Butterball is feeling queasy about the whole thing. Should be a snap to get under her skin and make her lose control," whispered Kelly.
"No, Kelly. I?m not doing that. I?m playing an honest race. There?s an old saying that you should never underestimate your opponent and what you?re suggesting would be a prime example," replied Samantha.
"Are you crazy? This isn?t even going to be a race. Persephone is a nervous wreck. She can?t possible win with those two lackeys with her," protested Kelly.
"Samantha?s right. I want a fair race. There?s no need for any kind of foul play to win. You?ve basically already lost," agreed Sarah.
"Not if I have anything to say about it," muttered Kelly.
TO BE CONTINUED...