[Text; Little Red]: I…Don’t know. Maybe. I just don’t want anyone to get hurt because of me
Again, there was a pause between messages, mind racing, tripping over the right words to try and justify herself. She wasn’t being selfish about this…Was she? No — Ruby just, she was too young to understand. And she was only human, too. How could she understand the constant threats a Faunus faced?
[Text: Little Red]: I couldn’t handle it if I knew something happened to any of you because of my stupid mistakes coming back to haunt me
[Text: Little Red]: I want to keep you safe, okay? Please, just let me keep you safe…
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Against her better judgement, she got rid of that last part as quick as she’d typed it out, instead opting for a much more…Practical reply.
[Text: Little Red]: I need a little time. That’s all I ask. I promise I’ll be alright
She wanted to tell Blake that
she wasn’t going to get hurt
because of her. None of their
friends would be hurt. Sure,
Ruby wasn’t fully aware of the
actions of White Fang, or what
Blake had done in her past to
But that was the past, and this
was now. Ruby always tried to
look ahead rather than behind;
optimism over pessimism. Ruby
didn’t want to focus on the
negatives in life. There had
already been too many around
for a girl her age—
[Text; Blakey]: We're not gonna get hurt because of you
[Text; Blakey]: We can protect you if you really need it!
[Text; Blakey]: That's what friends are for
She wanted Blake here now,
back in the dorms, sound asleep
in her bunk like she should be.
Comfortable and quiet as she wanted
to be. Not out somewhere in the city,
The leader was hesitant to keep herself
from telling Blake she just wanted her there,
or maybe there was the possibility of Ruby
herself going with the faunus. But there was
the issue of Yang and Weiss. They’d never let
her get past the dorm’s door. So she’d have to
opt for waiting, and hoping Blake would come back.
[Text; Blakey]: You don't have to come back right now
[Text; Blakey]: If you think that's better
[Text; Blakey]: But don't shut your team out.
[Text; Blakey]: Let me know if you're okay.
[Text; Blakey]: I don't want you to be gone
The last message was opted to be kept in
the flow of sent messages.
Tilting her head, the redhead repeated what she said, but in a question-like tone. “…Sugar?”
"Yeah, yeah! Sugar is
really great. It tastes
really sweet and makes
me feel like floating and
moving really fast.
————Do you like sugar?
Cause I like sugar.”
Oh no. She’s had too much.
She wasn’t so quick to read the replies, anxious knots twisting in her stomach, thumb hovering over ‘Open Texts’ for the longest time. Blake just couldn’t get ahold of Yang to try and explain things. Her partner would be furious! Weiss? Ha! She didn’t even want to think about her for a second, nevermind waste her energy trying to explain herself. So she figured Ruby would be the most…Understanding. At least someone deserved to know what happened to her, after all, since it looked like this was it.
Becoming a Huntress was her only saving grace after leaving the White Fang. This was never supposed to happen, but she wasn’t going to put her innocent team at risk, if…When Weiss exposed her to Ozpin and the authorities. It was inevitable, she seriously doubted they could talk the heiress out of it. In the end, she didn’t have many other options but to get out now while she had the chance. Finally, the Faunus took a breath, pressed it, and read over the desperate responses, practically hearing the tiny leader’s voice in her ear.
[Text; Little Red]: Away. I’m sorry, Ruby
[Text; Little Red]: I don’t think I’m coming back. How can I? Not after that
Had the rose not been sat atop
her bunk beneath the sheet
cover. Her leg bounced in its
crossed position, scroll held
in an almost vice grip.
And then there was a buzz,
screen illuminating the tiny
leader’s round face, exposing
eyes filled with worry.
Those six words were the only
thing at this moment that could
make her ship of optimism sink
to the bottom of the ocean.
Shakily, her hands typed out
[Text; Blakey]: You don't have to go
[Text; Blakey]: Weiss isn't thinking right,
but she'll be alright if you come back to
explain things to her!
[Text; Blakey]: Please Blake...we're worried about you.
Team RWBY needs you.
[Text; Blakey]: I need you...
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Check it out! I had an old ball-point pen sketch of Ruby just laying around!
Yᴇᴛ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ ᴍɪssʜᴀᴘᴇɴ sᴘᴀʀᴋ’s ᴜɴsᴇᴇɴ ʙ ᴇ ᴀ ᴜ ᴛ ʏ ;;
ɪs ɢʀᴇᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ɪᴛs ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ ᴊᴜᴅɢᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ.
🔥. 8 ʏᴇᴀʀs ᴏғ ʀᴏʟᴇᴘʟᴀʏ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇ.
🔥. Mᴜʟᴛɪ-sʜɪᴘ, Mᴜʟᴛɪғᴀɴᴅᴏᴍ & Mᴜʟᴛɪᴠᴇʀsᴇ.
🔥. Cʀᴏssᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ Aᴜ ғʀɪᴇɴᴅʟʏ.
🔥. Aʟʟ sᴘᴏɪʟᴇʀs ᴀɴᴅ ɴsғᴡ sʜᴀʟʟ ʙᴇ ᴛᴀɢɢᴇᴅ.
🔥. Wʀɪᴛɪɴɢ ᴘʀᴇғ; ᴏɴᴇ-ʟɪɴᴇʀ, ᴍᴜʟᴛɪ-ᴘᴀʀᴀ, ɴᴏᴠᴇʟʟᴀ ᴇᴛᴄ.
🔥. Iᴄᴏɴs ᴀɴᴅ GɪғIᴄᴏɴs.
🔥. Sᴇʟᴇᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡᴇʀs, Sᴇᴍɪ-ᴘʀɪᴠᴀᴛᴇ.
🔥. Vᴇʀsᴇ; Tʀᴀɪʟᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ Cᴀɴᴏɴ.
🔥. Asᴋ & Sᴜʙᴍɪᴛ ᴏᴘᴇɴ ғᴏʀ ᴘʟᴏᴛᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴅɪɴɢ ᴡʜᴇɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ɪᴄ ᴏʀ ᴏᴏᴄ.