Ronald Potter And The Jedi Holocron: Ronald Potter Year 1

Ronald Potter's first year at the Jedi Temple. Ron's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his brother, father, and grandfather. But just as he is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot Academy, he is invited to attend the Jedi Temple--a school that he didn't apply for and that only recruits 1-year-olds...until now. Now under the tutelage of Master Yoda, Ron learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have dreamed.

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8. Draco Goyle's Election

Because Ronald couldn't lift much with the Force, Bill offered to help him work on it.

After school, Bill arrived right on time at Ronald's dorm with RW-12. He sat down, extended his left hand, and concentrated for a moment. RW-12 floated right into the air. After keeping him suspended briefly in the air, Bill lowered the droid. "All right. Your turn to try. Also, it helps to imagine RW-12 with rocket boosters." When he saw Ronald's frown, he hastily added, "Just a tip."

That sounded a bit silly to Ronald, but considering his lack of success, he replied, "All right. I'll give it a try." He stood up, stared at the astromech, stuck out his hand, and focused on feeling the Force while imagining RW-12 with rocket boosters.

RW-12, however, didn't budge. He started beeping and whistling and spinning his head.

"What's he saying?" Ronald asked.

"No idea," Bill replied.

This can't be good, Ronald thought. "Calm down," he said. "Can I try again?"

RW-12 stopped beeping and stood still. Ronald extended his hand once more. This time, RW-12 rolled away down the hall. Halfway down, he turned to give Ronald one more annoyed beep.

What did I do wrong? Ronald wondered.

Later, Bill placed a sticky note on Ronald's class notes for art class. Ronald didn't notice it until class started, but when he did, he read it immediately. It said:

Hey, Ron:

I'm going to run for pres. of student council. Do

you think you could make some posters for me?

 - Bill

Ronald passed a sticky note to Bill stating his approval, and that he would see if the office had posters and colored markers later. In response, Bill thanked him out loud.

Making posters for Bill was fun. Ronald was shocked it was such a big deal to everyone, and quickly came up with more ideas. Ronald was actually having fun making posters for Bill, coming up with slogans and drawing them. But then Draco asked Ronald to make some posters for him. Ronald said no, but Draco kept asking and flattering the ones he'd already made. Finally, Ronald agreed to make some for him. As a result, some of the posters said:

BILL: A NICE GUY FOR NICE TIMES.

NOBODY LIKES GETTING BILLS. VOTE DRACO.

BETTER BALD THAN DRACO.

CHARM. AMBITION. EXPERIENCE. DRACO.

BILL-DING A BETTER JEDI TEMPLE.

BAD CHANGE IS BAD, RE-ELECT DRACO.

Severus and Vernon talked to Ronald, and they weren't as mean as usual. They kept asking if he was voting for Draco, and Ronald half-nodded and didn't reply. Of course I'm voting for Bill.

At last, it was the big day for which everything was coming to an end. Ammon and Eegan headed to the auditorium together, knowing the endgame had begun. Posters were scattered across the outside.

"Do you think these campaign ads might be getting a little too negative?" Ammon asked.

"Maybe," Eegan replied. For right in front of them, two of them said:

DON'T VOTE PREY-CO. VOTE BILL.

NOBODY LIKES GETTING BILLS. VOTE DRACO.

Inside, Bill was the first to give his speech. Gesturing at random times, he spoke.

"If you vote for me," he said, "I'll do my best to... um, take care of you guys. Er, what you need. And, um, make the Jedi Temple even better. Um." Can I sit down yet? "Thanks," he added quickly, and went to sit with Ronald amid a smattering of polite applause.

Clad in a black tuxedo, Draco stepped onto the podium. "I'd like to thank my opponents," he said formally. "And I'd like to thank all of you." Craning the microphone closer to his mouth, he said, "Ladies and gentlemen, this election is about choice. Your choice. I hope today, you'll choose integrity. I hope you'll choose commitment. I hope you'll choose excellence. I hope you'll choose me! Thank you!"

At these words, applause and cheers from the audience blared through the air and didn't stop. Draco stepped down, and Vernon slapped him on the back on the way to the seats.

"Wow, that was a good speech, huh?" Ronald said to Bill.

"Well, why don't you just vote for him, then?" Bill replied angrily.

Ronald turned. Does this mean what I think it does?

After that, Bill seemed to have quite an angry attitude toward Ronald. Ronald thought Bill felt betrayed when he started making posters for Draco. Ronald didn't know why it took so long to count the ballots, but when they did he found out Draco won the election. Although he voted for Bill, Bill was definitely mad at him. To Ronald, one thing was clear: I shouldn't have made all those posters for Draco!

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