After being all excited about you and Weiss finally meeting each other again, you both started to head towards the amphitheater.
“Jaune does seem like a nice guy, even if he tends to be a bit clumsy at times.” Weiss said as you both turned a corner towards the amphitheater.
“True, but it should only take him a while to fit in just fine, and Ruby too.”
“You really think so?”
“C’mon Weiss, you know I always give people a chance and not hate without a reason.” You said, smiling at her.
Weiss stayed quiet for another minute before wrapping your arms around you fairly tightly.
“Weiss?” You asked.
“Sorry, (y/n)...I’m just so glad to see you again. With my father naming me the successor to the company, I haven’t had any time for friends.”
“No, I’m the one who should be sorry. Moving away from you wasn’t easy to handle. But now that that’s in the past, here’s to now and the future.”
“Yeah, you’re right. Who knows, maybe we’ll be in the same classes together…” Weiss said as you both entered the amphitheater.
Later on, after Ozpin made his speech, you proceeded to set down your sleeping bag and take a shower. When you were finished, you dried yourself off with a towel and reached for your fresh set of pajamas, only to realize they were gone.
‘Really?! God, that trick is so old…’ You thought as you spotted a group of four guys, whom your gut told you they were nothing but a bunch of bullies.
Thinking fast, you got an idea as you aimed at a nearby power box and drained it as the entire locker room plunged into pitch black darkness. Despite not being a Faunus, your eyes started glowing electric blue as you adjusted your enhanced night vision to the now pitch black locker room as you found your clothes and dressed up in your pajamas, which were just a simple white shirt with blue flannel pants. Once you were finished, you walked over to the power box and placed an electrified hand on it, charging it back up as you smirked at the bullies.
The bullies looked around until their eyes landed on you as they stared at you in disbelief before their stares turned into glares. You flashed your electric blue eyes again, and they immediately ran off in fear.
You then left and opened your locker, grabbed your yo-yo, then went to your sleeping bag and started to do some tricks.
You got a few minutes into it, before you heard some commotion nearby and saw Ruby, Yang, Weiss, and some amber-eyed girl with a black bow. Apparently the commotion was some sort of argument between Ruby and Yang against Weiss. You put away your yo-yo in your locker before walking in their direction to see what was going on.
“What’s going on here?” You asked with a stern tone as you glanced at Ruby and Weiss.
“Oh, hey (Y/n)! Sorry, I was just telling her to keep it down, since some of us are trying to sleep here.” Weiss said, going back to her normal, happy attitude.
“Uh-huh, and I assume that right before I walked over here, you were also holding a stern, bossy attitude towards Ruby and Yang ever since we arrived here, weren’t you?” You asked, raising an eyebrow at her.
“Wha-bossy?! I was just trying to get their minds straight!” Weiss protested.
“Hey, don’t think I didn’t hear you ask Ruby if she was too young to attend this school, either. We both know she has every right to be here, just as much as you do. Same goes for me and everyone else you see around here.”
As much as you hated having to say all of that to your childhood friend, you still had to put her in her place. And now, you were bracing yourself and expecting her to throw some harsh words at you or ask where you got the nerve to speak to her like this...
“I...never thought of it that way.”, was all Weiss could say.
“Now, as much as it sort of pains me to ask you this, but could you please just leave them alone for now? I’ll deal with them, don’t worry.” You said with a small smile gracing your lips.
Weiss thought it through for a moment before returning the smile. “Okay. Thank you, (Y/n). Have a good night.” She said as she left. You then turned to the girls as they waved at you.
“Hey (Y/n), thanks for saving us from her.” Ruby said sheepishly.
“No problem. She may be a bit difficult, but I assure you, that icy shell of hers will soon start to melt away as you’ll all get to know each other better.” You said.
“Are you sure about that?” Yang asked. “She was already being all bossy back in the amphitheater…”
“Oh, I’m definitely sure about that.” You then whispered, in case Weiss was still nearby. “Besides, she’s my childhood friend; she’s bound to change that bossy attitude of hers whenever I’m around.”
“Oooooh, sounds like you have a crush on her!~” Yang said, causing you to blush.
“Would you knock it off? She’s just a friend.” You said.
“Oh, I’m sure she’ll be more than just a friend soon enough…” Yang teased. You only rolled your eyes in response.
“I’m never gonna hear the end of this, am I?” You asked yourself. Ruby only shrugged while Yang was flashing smiles at you. You then saw the amber-eyed girl from earlier, sitting next to a candelabra and reading a book. “Hey, I don’t believe I caught your name earlier?”
She looked up and seemed to study your face for a moment before introducing herself. “It’s Blake. Blake Belladonna. And you are...?”
“(Y/n) (L/n), pleasure to meet you, Blake.” You said as you held out your hand for a handshake. Much to Ruby and Yang’s surprise, she actually shook it as you smiled.
“Likewise.” She responded with a genuine smile. You then noticed the book she was reading.
“Hm?” She looked up, curious at what you meant by that.
“Your book, I’ve read that before. A man with two souls fighting for control over the man’s body, I presume?” You asked.
“Oh, yeah. Thanks, I just picked it up from a bookstore before coming to Beacon.” She responded.
“And I couldn’t even get a handshake out of her…” You heard Yang whispering to Ruby.
“Well, I’m gonna go hit the hay. Good night.” You said to Blake.
“You too.” She responded as you went to your sleeping bag. You laid down on your sleeping bag as you stared up at the ceiling and closed your eyes. Tomorrow was gonna be a big day. The day of the initiation. Your ticket into Beacon…
The next morning…
“Wake up, lazybutts!”
You woke up with a yawn as you rubbed your eyes to clear your vision as you looked towards the sound to see an excited-looking, ginger haired girl, who was waking up a guy with long black hair, a strand of it dyed pink.
You got up and got dressed into your normal attire as you went to the restroom to wash your face, brush your teeth, then go to eat breakfast. All while the ginger haired girl was constantly talking to the guy with long hair, who was also doing the same morning routine.
“Jeez, I honestly feel kinda bad for that guy…” You whispered to yourself as you got your yo-yo out of your locker. You then stepped outside and went to Beacon Cliff, which overlooked the Emerald Forest, where you saw students stepping onto metal pads.
“Oh boy…” You said with a look of concern directed towards Jaune.
“What’s wrong?” He asked.
“Nothing dude, forget it.” You chuckled as you went to the left to find an unoccupied pad. You already knew students were gonna be in teams of four, but you felt your stomach drop the second you realized there were an odd number of students. You shrug it off and hoped you would find someone to partner up with.
While readying for the launch, you watched the other students get launched into the forest and to your right, you saw Jaune trying to ask Ozpin a question, probably about how you were going into the forest.
You were also thinking about asking him about the odd number of students, but you decided against it and shrug that off as well, as you took your stance and got launched into the forest.
Sailing through the air, you flew over the treetops and with the aid of static electricity discharging from your fingers, used Static Thrusters to slow your descent and glide across the forest as you landed smoothly on a branch, halfway to the ruins that Ozpin mentioned. He also said that once you landed in the forest, the first person you made eye contact with would be your partner for the next four years. You jumped off of the branch and made your way to the ruins, until you came across a pack of Beowolves. Blue electricity zipped and crackled all over your arms as a smile grew on your face.
“This is gonna be fun…”
You shot lightning bolts of unparalleled damage called Magnum Bolts at the Beowolves coming in from the sides. A Beowolf lunged at you from behind, but you backflipped high into the air as you threw a swirling ball of caged kinetic energy, called a Detonation Blast, at said Beowolf. It stuck to the Beowolf’s head as you ran up and jumped on it, your feet landing on the Detonation Blast as you jumped again, this time harnessing the energy as it exploded with incredible force, killing the Beowolf instantly and launching yourself high into the air at the same time.
Being a thousand feet above the forest, you collected and charged up a massive load of kinetic, electric energy in your hand as you plummeted towards the ground and unleashed a Thunder Drop, causing an explosion that could be heard for miles.
“Who is that boy?!” Professor Goodwitch exclaimed, watching as you performed your Thunder Drop. “How does he even utilize that electricity semblance of his, like that? That, I’ll need to decipher someday…”
They both watched you use your yo-yo to swing across the trees, while also using it to explode some Grimm along the way.
“He does possess some immense skill after all…” Ozpin chuckled.
“There’s something else I am curious about. How did his parents die?” Goodwitch asked, slightly shocked.
“He lived a bit of a rough life, due to the fact that his parents were killed by some unknown attackers on the day of his graduation from Signal Academy.” Ozpin explained, the part about his parents’ death, painting a look of full-fledged, pure shock on Goodwitch’s face.
Back to you…
You swung your yo-yo around, slicing and decapitating more Beowolves and Ursas along the way as you pressed on.
Your eyes flashed electric blue as more Grimm were starting to get in your way, so you resorted to throwing out an electrified tornado, called an Ionic Vortex, to take out all the Grimm around you for instant crowd control.
When you got to the ruins, you found Jaune, Ruby, Yang, Weiss, Blake, and some other people whom you didn’t really recognize, including the ginger haired girl and the boy with a pink strand of hair, whom they introduced themselves as Nora Valkyrie and Lie Ren.
“Oh, hey (y/n)! Good timing, we could really use some help.” Ruby said as you looked over to see a Death Stalker, a Nevermore…
...and Weiss falling from the sky. If anything, this was merely nothing you couldn’t handle going through, throughout this initiation. You were going catch her, but Jaune beat you to it. Well, sort of. Jaune fell to the ground before Weiss as the latter just so happened to land on his back casually.
“My hero.” She scowled.
“My back...” He groaned.
“Real smooth, Jaune.” You said as a girl with crimson hair and bronze armor got flung by the Death Stalker and landed in front of you.
“You alright?” You asked as you helped her up.
“Yes, thank you for asking…?”
“(Y/n) (L/n). And you are…?”
“Pyrrha Nikos. Pleasure to meet you.” She said as she smiled. Little did you know she was surprised that you didn’t really know her.
“Great, the gang’s all here! Now we can die together!” Yang said.
“Sarcasm duly noted.” You replied.
“Not if I can help it.” Ruby said as she pulled out her scythe and started charging the Death Stalker.
“No, wait! Bad idea!” You yelled. She didn’t stop to hear what you said as she shot her scythe backwards to give her a boost. She was gonna bring her scythe down on the Death Stalker, but it immediately knocked her back with its right claw.
“D-d-don’t worry! Totally fine!” Ruby shouted to everyone behind her as she got up. She then remembered the Death Stalker and shot it before folding her scythe and breaking into a run.
“Ruby!” Yang yelled as she ran to go help Ruby. Unfortunately, Ruby’s cape got pinned to the ground by a Nevermore’s feather before she even got halfway. The Death Stalker soon reached her and was about to bring its stinger down on Ruby.
There was no way in hell you were gonna just stand there and watch her get killed. You zoomed past everyone else and used Kinetic Pulse to lift up several of the Nevermore’s feathers as you shot them at the Death Stalker, killing it upon impalement and explosion, while saving Ruby in the meantime. Weiss stood behind you, bewildered by the sight of your semblance.
“Jeez Ruby, think before you strike, okay?” You said.
“Sorry!” She said in response as Weiss then walked up to you.
“I think you have some explaining to do, about your semblance.” Weiss said, raising an eyebrow at you.
You only chuckled in response. “Yeah, I guess I do, but now’s not the time. We better get moving and catch up with everyone else.”
You and Weiss took off after the others, until you stopped when you spotted something small and shiny on top of the ruins.
“Something wrong, (y/n)?” Jaune asked. You ignored his question and jumped on top of the ruins to find a chess piece that stuck out like a sore thumb from the other chess pieces. You picked it up and realized that it was a silver knight piece. You wondered why and how Ozpin would put a silver knight on top of the ruins.
‘Weird. Did Ozpin know I was gonna be the odd man out?’ You thought, a hint of worry in you as you remembered that normal circumstances stated that anyone who didn’t get a partner would be expelled. You decided to leave that question for later as you pushed on with everyone else into the forest, following the Nevermore.
You all ran out of the forest and into a deeper and bigger part of the ruins. You saw the Nevermore land on top of a destroyed stone tower as you prepared to assault it with your yo-yo.
Suddenly, another Death Stalker bursted out of the forest.
“Are you kidding me?! Another one?!” You exclaimed.
“Oh man, run!” Jaune yelled as everyone did so, except for you, Blake, Nora, and Ren, who stayed behind to try and hold off the Death Stalker. You decided to move on to the big guns as you yelled at the others.
“You guys go help the others, I got this!” You shouted as they looked at you with slight worry on their faces before running off. As soon as the area around you was clear of the others, you fired several single masses of focused electric energy called Megawatt Hammers at the Death Stalker, knocking it back as the last one sent it flying into some pillars, causing more damage to it as you took off in the opposite direction.
The Nevermore spotted you before you could get to cover, and it suddenly let loose another feather storm. You used a kinetic shockwave called Alpha Blast to push away the feathers as everyone then advanced through the ruins. As you and everyone else ran across a stone bridge, the Nevermore suddenly swooped in and crashed into the stone bridge, cutting off you, Blake, Pyrrha, and Ren from the others as you all tended to fighting off the Death Stalker once again.
You then heard an explosion as you turned around and saw Jaune and Nora flying over the gap and onto your side of the bridge as the latter smashed the Death Stalker with her hammer. She then jumped back to avoid the overgrown scorpion’s stinger, only to bump into you and Blake, causing the two of you to fly off the bridge. You and Blake both used your weapons to grapple onto the bridge as you both swung under it. You landed safely on the other side of the bridge, while Blake landed on the Nevermore and slashed its back with her bladed sheath. She jumped off of the Nevermore and landed next to you.
“It’s tougher than it looks!” Blake said.
“Yeah, no kidding!” You replied.
“Then let’s hit it with everything we’ve got!” Yang said as the five of you prepared your weapons and opened fire. Despite the damage you were all inflicting on the Nevermore, it continued to fly in your direction as it crashed into the stone structure you were all on. As the destroyed structure began to crumble and fall, you threw your yo-yo and grappled your way onto another stone bridge.
“None of this is working.” Weiss grumbled. Meanwhile, Blake swung over to another stone bridge, while Yang was on top of a stone pillar, shooting the Nevermore with shotgun blasts. You looked behind you to see that Jaune, Nora, Pyrrha, and Ren had successfully dealt with the Death Stalker.
“I got an idea! Cover me!” Ruby said to Weiss as they both proceeded to go with whatever plan Ruby had in mind. Then the Nevermore proceeded to fly in Yang’s direction, and with perfect timing, jumped into the Nevermore’s mouth as she held its jaws open and unloaded her Ember Celica into its mouth. She then backflipped out of the Nevermore’s mouth as the Nevermore crashed into the cliffside and sat perched on the ruins.
Then Weiss dashed forward as she jumped up and prepared to use the Ice Dust from her rapier to prevent the Nevermore from taking flight again. Unfortunately the Nevermore just managed to get out of range. Seeing what plan Ruby was getting at, you gathered a ball of ionic energy in your hands as it charged up, causing everyone to look in your direction.
Suddenly, you spun around with a war cry as you discharged a Ionic Vortex in the Nevermore’s direction, sucking it in as the Nevermore was sent back onto the cliffside.
“Whatever plan you all have in mind, do it quick, because the vortex won’t last long!” You yelled.
Yang and Blake used two pillars and latter’s weapon to create a slingshot as Ruby clung onto it with her weapon, with Weiss using a glyph to pull Ruby back.
“Think you can make the shot?” Ruby asked Weiss.
“Hmph, can I?” Weiss scowled, a look of confusion crossing Ruby’s face.
“Of course I can!” Weiss cut her off as Ruby loaded her Crescent Rose. Weiss’s glyph then turned red as Weiss launched her, with the added power of a gunshot from Ruby’s scythe. Just as your Ionic Vortex dissipated, Ruby caught the Nevermore in her scythe by the neck as she set foot on the cliffside, where Weiss summoned more glyphs leading to the top.
Using said glyphs, Ruby dashed up to the top, letting out a rising war cry as she dragged the Nevermore with her. Reaching the top, she shot her scythe, the recoil slicing the Nevermore’s head clean off as she landed on the top of the cliff, her red cape floating in the wind.
“Well...that was a thing…” Yang said.
“Way to go, Ruby!” You yelled.
“Russel Crutch, Cardin Winchester, Dove Bronzewing, Sky Lark. The four of you retrieved the black bishop pieces. From this day forward you will work together as...Team CDRL. Led by... Cardin Winchester.”
“Jaune Arc, Lie Ren, Pyrrha Nikos, Nora Valkyrie. The four of you retrieved the white rook pieces. From this day forward you will work together as...Team JNPR. Led by...Jaune Arc.”
“Huh? L-lead by?” Jaune asked as Pyrrha gave him a proud look.
“Congratulations, young man.” Ozpin said as Pyrrha gave him a playful punch on the shoulder, knocking him over and causing some laughter within the crowd.
“Blake Belladonna, Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Yang Xiao Long. The four of you collected the white knight pieces. From this day forward you will work together as...Team RWBY. Led by Ruby Rose.” Ozpin said as a look of surprise found its way onto Ruby’s face.
“I’m so proud of you!” Yang exclaimed as she hugged her sister.
After the teams were formed, Ozpin called you up to the stage. And of course, you were nervous as hell about what Ozpin was gonna say.
“And finally, (Y/n) (L/n)...under normal circumstances, you would’ve been expelled, due to not finding a partner. But your performance...well, calling it impressive would be quite an understatement…” He said as video footage popped up on the big screen, showing you kill a crazy amount of Grimm as if they were all no big deal.
The entire amphitheater had gone into shock as everyone watched.
“Whoa, did you see that?!”
“He took out those Grimm like no big deal!”
“He can create tornadoes?!? Who is this kid?!?”
“What kind of weapon is that?!”
You couldn’t help but chuckle at all the reactions you were hearing as the big screen showed various clips of your performance in the Emerald Forest.
“Due to that outstanding performance of yours in the Emerald Forest, I’m more than glad to make an exception. (Y/n) (L/n), you have retrieved the one and only silver knight piece. From this day forth, I will bestow upon you, the temporary honor of being Beacon’s very first one-man team.” A big smile grew on your face as the crowd erupted into applause. “This is going to be an...interesting year.”
Out of the corner of your eye did you spot Weiss giving you a big smile and a thumbs up.
After the ceremony was finished, you were given your uniform, scroll, and the keys to your dorm by Professor Ozpin. On your way to your dorm, teams RWBY and JNPR were talking and asking questions left and right.
“What was that semblance you were just using?! That was incredible!” Weiss exclaimed.
“That, my friend...was the power of electrokinesis. Or rather a more advanced form of it. It allows me to utilize electricity in quite a wide variety of different ways, including the ability to create an electrified tornado, which is what you just saw me use on that Nevermore.” You explained.
“What about that weapon of yours?” Blake asked.
“This?” You pulled out your yo-yo as you “walked the dog” on your way to the dorm.
“This is a custom-made yo-yo that I built back in Signal Academy. It can spin at insane speeds and also stores unlimited explosive energy inside of it, but added momentum can add more damage to it.” You explained, getting some awed reactions.
When you got to your dorm and crashed on your bed, your mind was spinning. You were absolutely thrilled that Ozpin let you in anyway, despite not finding a partner.
‘I can’t believe it...I made it in!’ You thought as you then remembered something that you said earlier to Weiss.
“Here’s to now and the future…”