By SF PotatoDabber
Note: This takes place 1 year before Iron Fold.
By Mark Douglas
It’s a dark time for Kirby High School…
But seriously, all dramatic intros aside, it IS a dark time. I moved up to high school at the worst time possible. The war against Wheeler has taken a turn for the worse. When origami was used, at least battles were a LITTLE more light-hearted, with paper being waved around and all. But with it gone… the OrigAvengers dead… things have gotten dark. People have gotten hurt, and if this war doesn’t end, things could get worse. So I’ve realized what I must do. I, along with my friend Kyle, have put together this case file, for future reference of any kind. We’re going to bring back origami to the schools and try to end the war, before it gets more out of hand than ever.
These schools need a hero, so I’m gonna give them one.
Chapter 1: Putting Together the Team (aka the duo)
“So, let me get this straight– you want to end a decades-long war, through the power of paper?” Kyle asked.
We were in the library, 5 minutes before school started, and I was talking to Kyle.
“Basically.” I replied.
“Well, who should I be? Ooh, I know- Iron Man!”
“No way!” I exclaimed, “We can’t be the OrigAvengers. Only F.O.L.D. chooses them, and F.O.L.D. won’t form them. I was thinking… the Defenders. If you want to be Iron Man, why not be Iron Fist?”
“Sigh,” sighed Kyle. “Well, who are you?”
I held up my puppet proudly. “I am Luke Page! And together, we can stop this war!”
“Alright, don’t get overexcited,” Kyle said, laughing.
That’s when I saw it- someone quickly moving into the shadows. It looked like they had been spying on us, but I simply dismissed it.
Chapter 2: The End of the War, The End of the Schools
They want to end the war. I can’t believe it.
This war is what makes the schools… the schools. What makes them popular. What makes them important. Wanting the war to end is foolish. If they think that they can do this, let them think again. These OriDefenders will end in their first week, I’ll make sure of that!
Chapter 3: Iron Fist’s First Fight
Matt’s note: You have to give him an origami pun.
Kyle’s note: Fine! I will!
Chapter 3: Iron Foil’s First Fight
After school, I was walking to the bus stop, when I noticed a familiar- looking boy at a table, selling toys(?) to the high-schoolers.
“What are you doing?” I asked.
“Oh, me? I’m just selling weapons to the peers- or should I say, the troops.”
“Um, those water guns won’t be very useful in World War Three…” I replied.
“They’re not for the world war, silly. They’re for the SCHOOL war! Which, of course, you want to end. But, you see, I just can’t let that happen. And if you try to stop me… I’ll make you pay.”
I blinked. “Wow, that got intense. Well, no matter what you say, you can’t stop me from making peace!”
“Oh, REALLY? We’ll see… tomorrow.”
So, after this all happened, I went on the bus and sat down. As I started to go on my phone, the boy sitting next to me said, “I heard everything.”
I looked at him in surprise. “Um, do you mean the stuff that random kid said to me? Because I didn’t believe a word of it,” I replied, though I believed everything.
“Well, his name is Zach, and obviously wants to keep the war going. And also, he gets in fights with kids who don’t like the war. Which happens to be you. However, we can help you out with that.”
“Thanks,” I said, “That’s- wait a minute, we?”
Suddenly, a girl who had been sitting behind us stood up to come into view. “Yep, I’m in on this too,” she said, with a smirk on her face.
“That’s my sister, Chloe,” he said, “and I’m Austin. We know you and your friend are bringing back origami to save the schools. Well, we want to join you.”
I smiled. “Really? Nice! There are four Defenders, after all. I’ll introduce you to Mark tomorrow.”
The next day, in the library, I introduced Chloe and Austin to Mark, as I promised. He was overjoyed to know that we had new teammates. It was decided that Chloe would be Jessica Jones and Austin Daredevil (names pending). Now, all we had to do was wait for school to end, and the fight would begin.
Chapter 4: Getting the Team Together, Part 2
So, Mark told me that he was making a case file for the future or something, so here we are. Chloe and I went straight to folding our origami, which I had been trying to make an origami pun for. Of course, all good things must come to an end, and the bell rang and school started. I didn’t care and continued on folding, always seconds away from being caught by a teacher. Hey, If I were to wield Daredevil, I had to be, well, a daredevil.
As the hours went on, school came closer to closing, and this fight came closer to happening. I know I might sound like I was jumping to conclusions by always saying there would be a full-blown fight, but I have seen Zach, and he loves the war more than anything else, and has beaten up many opposers to it. I’ve always wanted to get at him, and the time was coming. Finally, the last bell rang and school ended, and it was time for the OriDefenders to begin their mission to save the schools.
Chapter 5: The Fight (Not)
The bell rang and we entered the library. “Everyone have their origami ready?” I asked.
“I do, I’m not sure about the others,” Kyle replied.
“Don’t worry, we’re ready!” Austin exclaimed. He seemed very enthusiastic. “I’d like you to meet Teardevil and Jessica Folds!”
“I did NOT come up with that name,” Chloe added. We all laughed.
“You seem to love origami,” I said to Austin. “Totally,” he said, “I’ve been doing it since I was little.”