It was another day for Marinette, unlike the other. Because today was an important day. A day in which she would be a candidate to run for class representative. But first, she needed to run for the election. Mrs. Bustier got the class's attention.
“Class, attention up here. Marinette is running for the class representative position and Alya will be her deputy just like last year!” Mrs. Bustier announced to the class. Marinette and Alya went in front of the class. Everyone was clapping for them. Marinette loved getting all the attention, but that obviously did not last for long. Marinette’s heart suddenly got cold and stern as Mrs. Bustier made another announcement.
“Do we have any other candidates? Each of you is free to apply for the position!” Mrs. Bustier said. No, no! Maybe someone like Chloe would apply and then for sure, she would buy the whole school new MacBooks! I have no chance this way! Marinette urgently had thought. Everyone looked at each other, uncertain of who else should apply. Lila looked around as no one wanted to run for the job. Marinette turned her head towards Alya and whispered.
“Looks like we’ll be the class representatives for this year too!” Marinette giggled. Alya smiled.
Mrs. Bustier started to speak again.
“All right, class. Looks like the class representative for this year is--” Mrs. Bustier started but Lila cut her voice. Marinette was giggling in happiness until Lila stood up.
“Mrs. Bustier, I’d like to try!” Lila said happily as she looked at Marinette like she had already lost. Marinette opened her mouth in surprise as Lila started to speak once more. She started to speak angelically.
“I’m very attached to the class and I think that I would make a great class representative!” Lila said like a pretty little good-hearted angel. Lila stood up and held her hands together. Mrs. Bustier leaned forward.
“Wonderful, Lila! Girls, because you two volunteered, you two need to develop a campaign and a speech by tomorrow. We will be reading them, and you need to have your own supporters!” Mrs. Bustier said as she informed the class. Lila suddenly looked at Marinette like a devil and Marinette knew that who she was against was serious, very real. Marinette looked back at her with a mean look, to at least look brave.
Mrs. Bustier clapped her hands once more. “Now, let’s get back to class, everyone.” Marinette was eager to convince the teacher from making Lila a candidate.
“No, miss! She doesn’t care about the class at all, she just went to displace me because I’m the current class representative!” Marinette said at Mrs. Bustier as she pointed one of her fingers towards Lila. Mrs. Bustier looked quite alarmed.
Lila suddenly put her hands on her mouth as she stood up once more.
“How could you think such a thing, Marinette? I care about the class so much and I would never want to displace you!” Lila said fakely. Mrs. Buster stood up.
“Even though what you said is correct, Marinette, Lila still has the rights to run for the position as much as you and anyone else in our class does.” Mrs. Bustier tried to explain. Marinette still was eager to stand up.
“B-but Miss, she’s going to manipulate the others and---” Marinette began. Marinette again pointed towards Lila. Lila started to speak again.
“No, Marinette….But if me running for class representative makes you uncomfortable and disturbed, perhaps, then I can give up…..” Lila muttered beneath her lips. Lila put her hands on her heart as she continued. “I need some alone time, excuse me, Mrs. Bustier….”
Lila stood up and got her bag. She walked away. Everyone looked at her, like she was the poor one. Max stood up too. He got out his phone. “Every student in the class has the right to run for the class representative!” Max assured the class. Alix stood up too.
“It’s not fair for Lila not to candidate just because Marinette said she didn’t have to!” Alix replied to Max. Everyone crossed their hands. “Yeah, so unfair,” Kim replied to the other two. Mylene stood up and looked at Lila.
“I would even vote for you, Lila!” she shouted back. Marinette looked at her friends madly as Mrs. Bustier got the classes attention. “Calm down, everyone!” Mrs. Bustier announced. She turned to Lila. “Lila, you are free to run for the position, you two can talk with Marinette to clear things out. Now go to your seat.” Mrs. Bustier said. She put her hand on Lila’s shoulder.
Lila smiled as Marinette glared at her class in surprise. Lila sat back in her seat as she immediately glared at Marinette. Mariette knew Lila had been lying about the class care and all that. Marinette immediately rushed out of the classroom as Adrien looked at her in surprise. Mrs. Bustier looked back but turned back to the main session.