Disclaimer: Obviously I don't own Code Geass and RWBY otherwise I wouldn't be writing fanfiction.
A/N: Well this is something that has been brewing in the back of my mind for quite a while, but with the finale of season three all of the ideas and everything I needed fell into place, and the story finally took form. Thanks to the efforts and suggestions of draconichero21, Lycosyncer, Bylackbre, and shikyoseinen.
I originally intended to post this on deviant art only until I posted ten chapters, but I decided to post it on this site instead and see how it goes since I'll get a lot more feedback here than on deviant art. I don't like posting new stories until I have a good number of them pre-made before posting the first chapter.
I couldn't find a beta, unfortunately, so please bear with me, and I'll try to iron out as many issues as possible.
I owe a huge thanks to draconichero21 for suggesting the CG cast members' team lineups, team names, weapons and most of their semblances.
And if you were wondering: LKRS = Licorice….just roll with it lol.
Summary: Lelouch Lamperouge a new student at Beacon Academy, who is the exiled and disowned youngest son of the head of the wealthy and powerful Lamperouge Consumer Products Company, and rivals to the Schnee Dust Company, begins his journey to become a full-fledged huntsman. Although he had less than noble intentions once he graduates Lelouch has no idea he and friends will become involved in a battle that will determine the fate of humanity.
I'll save everything else for after the end of the chapter, enjoy…
"You can't change the world without getting your hands dirty." – Lelouch Lamperouge
Welcome to Beacon
Near the rear of an observation room aboard a transport ship flying over the city of Vale a young fifteen-year-old girl wearing a black blouse, a black waist cincher with red lacing and a skirt with red trimmings, complete with a red cloak. She had a pale complexion with silver eyes and black hair with a reddish tint to it. She was busy minding her own business gazing out at the cityscape below her when suddenly she was surprised when a blonde haired teenager two years her senior approached her. Her long blonde hair was lighter in color at the tips and flows loosely and messily, with a few locks sticking out, and a small cowlick on top of her head and she had lilac eyes.
"Oh, I can't believe my baby sister is going to Beacon with me! This is the best day ever!" Yang Xiao Long said right after she gave her younger sister a bear hug.
Yang's choice of attire was different from her younger sister's outfit consisting of a tan vest with gold piping over a yellow low-cut crop top with a black crest that resembles a burning heart. The vest has puffy cap sleeves with black cuffs, and there are two small golden buttons on the sides of the cuffs. Adding to her outfit was a brown belt with a buckle, a pouch, and a small banner-like object. The same burning heart crest appears on this banner, except golden in color. Yang also wore black shorts under her belt, which resembles a pleated skirt in the back. Over the short shorts but under the belt is a white asymmetrical back skirt.
Aside from an orange infinity scarf around her neck, she has brown knee-high platform leather boots, with orange socks of different lengths. Yang's left leg also has a gray bandanna-like object wrapped around the top of her boot. Lastly to complete Yang's outfit she was wearing black fingerless gloves underneath her weapons, which resemble two yellow mechanized gauntlets with a black design.
Struggling to get free Ruby Rose managed to speak a few words which were a little tricky given how tightly Yang was hugging her. "Please stop."
Seemingly having heard her sister Yang released her.
"But I'm so proud of you! "
"Really Sis, it was nothing," Ruby said modesty, although she hadn't expected this turn of events.
"What do you mean? It was incredible! Everyone at Beacon is going to think you're the bee's knees."
"I don't want to be the bee's knees, okay? I don't want to be any kind of knees! I just want to be a normal girl with normal knees." Ruby said trying to downplay the fact she had been moved forward two years and was right now probably the youngest student in the Beacon Academy's history to attend.
"What's with you? Aren't you excited?" Yang inquired as her sister's attitude perplexed her.
"Of course I'm excited…I just…" Ruby said before allowing her sentence to trail off where she sighed. "I got moved ahead two years. I don't want people to think I'm special or anything."
Yang approached her sister giving her a hug with one arm over her shoulder. "But you are special."
"Foil a dust robbery, and you get into Beacon two years ahead of the class."
Yang and Ruby directed their attention to a young man about Yang's age with black hair and amethyst eyes wearing a dark blue top with long sleeves, and it was trimmed with gold. He had a white cravat and matching dark blue pants which were also embellished with gold and included boots that were part of the pants. Over his shoulders, he wore a black cape with a red interior that was also like the rest of his outfit trimmed with gold.
"It was kinda unintentional," Ruby began to explain before she said. "I was just out shopping late last night, and before I knew it I had this guy in a suit pointing a sword at me wanting to rob me so…"
"So you kicked the guy and sent him flying and then you sent his backup flying out the window of the shop right?" Lelouch Lamperouge said holding up a copy of the morning newspaper. "You made headline news with your early acceptance into Beacon, which was also mentioned."
Ruby felt even more embarrassed now than she was already feeling at her early acceptance into Beacon.
"But that could have ended badly," Lelouch said with a criticizing tone before he added, "did you consider the possibility that Torchwick could have taken the shopkeeper hostage using him as a human shield against you? That was very careless of you."
"Well, I was busy reading a magazine until this guy came up to me with his sword drawn wanting to rob me. After I took care of him, another one came along, so I really didn't know about Torchwick and the other guys until I knocked the second guy out the window." Ruby said while holding up her hands defensively.
"Oh don't sweat it, little sister, you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time," Yang said sweetly while putting one hand on Ruby's shoulder. "Just try to take it easy."
"That's interesting advice considering you went overboard at The Junior's Club last night?" Lelouch asked raising an eyebrow before adding. "That made page two of the morning newspaper."
"Well," Yang began nervously with a slight sign of embarrassment upon her face, "I know I went kinda overboard last night."
"You destroyed an entire club and sent over a dozen men to the hospital. Not to mention you gave people living around that area quite the fright." Lelouch said with a deadpanned tone to Yang who merely held up her own hands defensively with a red blush of embarrassment on her face.
"Well nobody died, and it's not like I destroyed the whole block, so it's ok."
"You're lucky the cops didn't arrest you because I am sure that would have made for a fascinating explanation to your father."
"He was cool about it," Yang said with a nervous laugh, but Lelouch was doubtful that her father didn't let Yang off the hook so easily. "I was just trying to be persuasive and get some information I wanted."
"Persuasive huh, so I assume you threatened one of the city's most dangerous gangsters, and a fight broke out?"
"I just didn't want to get a runaround from the guy that's all," Yang replied with a shrug of her shoulders.
"I think there are ways you could have handled that better, but then again you always allowed your fists to do the talking for as long as I have known you. You are way too reckless for your own good sometimes." Lelouch said with a raised eyebrow since as far as he could remember during the seven years, he had known Yang that whenever something came up, Yang was the type not afraid to use physical force, which usually happened whenever someone pulled a prank or was mean to her younger sister.
Lelouch was similar in a way through, but unlike Yang, he was more subtle and most importantly…he never got caught.
As if either on cue or tempted by fate a news broadcast from the Vale News Network began to echo throughout the ship.
"The robbery was led by nefarious criminal Roman Torchwick, who continues to evade authorities. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Vale Police Department. However in other news last night the Black King, infamous gangster wanted across Remnant was apprehended last night thanks to the unforeseen efforts of a Lelouch Lamperouge who defeated his gang singlehandedly." The male newscaster announced before an image of Lelouch holding his sword to the crime boss in question as he was trapped under some debris screaming Lelouch's name in anger before the camera zoomed out revealing the destruction he had accidentally caused during the conflict. "Although the nightclub was completely leveled in the clash, police were more than happy to take the gangster into custody where he is awaiting trial. Back to you Lisa…"
Lelouch's eyes went wide for a moment at the shock that his own actions from last night made the news on television instead of the newspaper. To save face, Lelouch turned his attention away from the broadcast as it began to talk about a Faunus civil rights protest that turned dark involving members of the White Fang to find both Yang and Ruby were staring at him coldly with their arms folded over their chests.
"Reckless he said I am…" Yang said with a cocked eyebrow.
"Careless he called me I think." Ruby added before asking while pointing her right index finger at him, "So what's your excuse?"
"It was self-defense," Lelouch replied stoically without batting an eyelash.
"Rrrrreally now?" Yang said as she eyed Lelouch suspiciously.
"Yes really…" Lelouch explained before he proceeded to tell the two girls of last night's events.
Lelouch was at Club Rook which aside from being a nightclub it was a gambling casino which hosted slot machines, card tables and the usual you would find at a casino. However, what made the casino stand out was its chess matches where the players would bet money and the winner would win all of the money put into the betting pot. Unknown to Yang and Ruby was Lelouch was regular at the club, but he was also undefeated because no one had the intelligence and skills to beat him in chess. Everything went well until his next opponent was an obese gentleman wearing a white suit trimmed with gold and a gold tie with blonde hair and a dark complexion. He was merely called the Black King and when he offered Lelouch a large sum of money, being three times more what he usually one in one night, he accepted his challenge.
Lelouch sat in a small booth reserved for chess players with everything being observed and recorded from hidden cameras to ensure a fair game was being played. It was modest with a circular black table and two plush chairs for the players and sofas along the edges of the room for any observers. The rest of the booth with tinted ceiling windows was on the second floor above where the main bar and dance floor was located.
Of course, the outcome was the same, but…
"Checkmate..." Lelouch exclaimed smugly.
"How the hell did you? You…you are just a kid!" The Black King exclaimed in shock at having been soundly beaten by someone much younger than him.
"Yes well, I am undefeated here for a reason." The black-haired young man proudly boasted with his arms over his chest.
"You cheated somehow did you?"
"How could you cheat at chess? Your own skills were lacking not mines." Lelouch replied as he quickly noticed some of the Black King's thugs were beginning to surround him.
"I make up for my lack of skill by being more direct when dealing with a little upstart brat like you then."
"I see…well," Lelouch said before activating the weapon he carried with him concealed within his cloak firing a focused crimson beam that created a hole in the floor allowing Lelouch to escape onto the dance floor below before the Black King's men could seize him.
Lucky for Lelouch there was no one below when he came through the floor, and no one was hurt by the debris as a result of his sudden escape.
But before Lelouch could leave the club, the young man found his way block by the club's own security guards, men in black suits with dark sunglasses and matching hats. It wasn't long before the Black King and his men arrived on the dance floor with various patrons fleeing into the casino to escape the fight that was about to break out until Lelouch and the hostile gang members and members of the club's own security detail were left.
Even as the patrons fled the area the music kept playing as one titled "This Will Be the Day" began to play as Lelouch swept open his cape revealing his weapon.
It was a long sword with a gold wing-like hilt and a pink blade with three green gems embedded along the blade. Lelouch held the sword in a defensive stance before eyeing the disco ball above his head prompting an idea to come to mind.
"You're going to regret this I assure you," Lelouch replied calmly despite the opposition standing against him.
"And what are you going to do about it boy?" The Black King smugly proclaimed as Lelouch raised his sword up.
"This," Lelouch replied as the blade of his sword split open before firing a thin pink beam into the disco ball.
Using its reflective surface to scatter beams of energy throughout the room catching most of the thugs and hostiles off guard forcing them to evade the streams of energy as they cut through the walls, floor and just about anything unfortunate enough to be hit. However, on reflective surfaces, the beams were bounced again adding another level of danger for those trying to evade them.
With a smirk on his face, Lelouch had his sword change modes into cannon mode as the blades further part while crimson red energy was being focused near the top of the hilt in the split open blade. Aiming for the largest gathering of thugs who had taken cover behind the counter at the bar Lelouch fired a massive beam of crimson energy destroying the bar and sending the thugs flying through the air. Two of them rushed Lelouch to engage him in combat using batons against him, but Lelouch skillfully dodged them before using his sword to parry their attacks and strike their legs and arms to disable them by thrusting forward with his blade to hit unprotected limbs when their weapons met in close quarters.
His blade reverting to cannon mode quickly once more Lelouch fired another shot at a group of thugs who tried to rush him at once sending them flying.
When more began to pour into the room, Lelouch switched his sword into Zero Beam mode to reflect over a dozen beams of energy around the room once more, but this time he started moving around causing the streams of energy to suddenly change direction making them beams more unpredictable. However, this allowed Lelouch to make his way towards the back intending to flee the dance floor. As the thugs commenced using guns to shoot at a fleeing Lelouch the beams cutting into the walls and the ceiling presented another problem as debris started to fall from the weakening ceiling and walls almost hitting and crushing the thugs.
"WHAT THE HELL DO I PAY YOU IDIOTS FOR? JUNIOR'S MEN ARE WORTH MORE THAN YOU…GET HIM!" The Black King shouted before narrowly avoiding a piece of the ceiling hitting him on the head.
As Lelouch hurried through the casino floor heading for the back where the kitchens were Lelouch had a plan to deal with the people trying to kill him, the young man ran into a trio of black-suited enemies who wanted to attack, but Lelouch dealt with them firing a cannon shot from his sword's Hardon Blaster. The blast took down the thugs sending those who tried to evade it flying along with parts of the floor while demolishing some card tables.
Reaching the kitchen, Lelouch made his way to the large flame grills before opening up the gas used to feed the flames when it was activated to cook large slabs of meat on an open fire. Lelouch turned it up as much as he could before breaking it ensuring the gas wouldn't stop filling the room. Afterward, the young man quickly retreating into one of the large freezers to take cover in before locking himself inside for his own protection hoping the thick walls and doors would hold up.
The Black King and his remaining goons rushed into the kitchen where they quickly realized Lelouch was hiding in the freezer. Unfortunately, no one recognized the room was filled with gas until the Black King ordered his men to fire. Their weapons and the resulting impacts on the doors produced enough sparks to ignite the gas engulfing the entire room in a massive fireball.
Seconds later either through a combination of the damage Lelouch inflicted upon the building or faulty piping the resulting explosion triggered a second explosion that destroyed the first floor of the casino causing it to collapse which in turn took up a city block, so the casino was reduced to rubble within minutes. Miraculously the freezer Lelouch took cover in was much stronger than anyone thought, but still, Lelouch was understandably surprised when he blasted his way out of the fridge to see the destruction around him.
"That was unexpected, but not unwelcomed," Lelouch replied calmly, but he knew he was in trouble now.
The sound of police sirens could be heard in the distance as Lelouch wandered through the ruins of the casino until the sound of the coughing from the Black King who remarkably survived the club's destruction caught his attention.
"I guess this means you had some training with Aura?" Lelouch said as he approached the trapped gangster who was stuck under some debris. "Or you were just fortunate, but," Lelouch declared before leveling his sword he called Garden Dahlia at the man's neck, "Its checkmate again."
Back to the present Lelouch finished his story by explaining that although he had caused some considerable collateral damage, it was the result of his battle against the Black King and his men which was written off as self-defense much to his relief. However, the destruction of the club revealed that hidden below it was a stockpile of weapons and other smuggled goods that had been stolen which gave police more than enough evidence to not only arrest the Black King but the club owners as well too.
"Wow so you leveled the entire city block the club was built on?" Yang said partly impressed with Lelouch, but she saw this as an opportunity to get back at him for the verbal lashing he gave her a short time ago.
"Remarkably nobody died it seemed so I guess that is good," Lelouch said although it didn't matter to him either way, it made it easier for the cops to let him off the hook through with a slap on the wrist and a pat on the back.
"I think you were careless getting caught up in that mess," Ruby said trying to throw some of Lelouch's own words right back at him. "Besides I thought Uncle Qrow told you that it was bad to go gambling?"
"Do you have any idea how much money I was making? I used a good part of that to build my Garden Dahlia," Lelouch said before showing off his sword.
Before the conversation can continue, much to Lelouch's relief, the television broadcast being shown on the windows of the airship vanished as a holographic projection of a blonde haired woman with green eyes and glasses wearing a white blouse with a black and purple cape on her back with a black skirt appeared.
"Hello, and welcome to Beacon!" The holographic woman greeted.
"Who's that?" Yang inquired, but Ruby had met her the previous night during the robbery.
"My name is Glynda Goodwitch."
"You are among a privileged few who have received the honor of being selected to attend this prestigious academy!" Glynda said before proceeding to add to her introductory speech to the new students. "Our world is experiencing an incredible time of peace, and as future Huntsmen and Huntresses, you must uphold it. You have demonstrated the courage needed for such a task, and now it is our turn to provide you with the knowledge and the training to protect our world."
The holographic image of the teacher vanished before Ruby and others noticed they were flying over the city of Vale.
"Oh, wow! Look, you can see Signal from up here!" Ruby exclaimed at awe at the sight below them. "I guess home isn't too far after all!"
"Beacon's our home, now," Yang said joining her younger sister to take in the sights while Lelouch was merely silent.
Unfortunately, the moment was ruined when a blonde haired young man stumbled by them, prompting Lelouch to back away from him when he realized the young man was suffering from a bad case of motion sickness. Ruby and Yang took notice as well as the unfortunate youth was looking for a trash bin or some kind to throw-up in.
"Well... I guess the view isn't for everyone." Yang said rolling her eyes.
"It was a nice moment while it lasted," Ruby added with a smile trying to brighten the mood before adding as the ship was flying over a large lake towards Beacon that sat on a cliff overlooking the lake and Vale. "I wonder who we're gonna meet!"
"Ugh, I just hope they're better than Vomit Boy," Yang said, but either as a result of karma or just bad luck on her part, she failed to notice that Jaune Arc had ended up throwing up on the floor near Yang.
"Oh, Yang, gross! You have puke on your shoe!" Ruby said as she began to freak out upon smelling and noticing puke on her older sister's shoe.
"Gross, gross, gross, gross, gross, gross, gross, gross!" Yang began chanting as she was trying to get it off her feet while the two girls were trying to move away from it. Lelouch merely observed the scene before shaking his head having known something like this would happen upon seeing the motion sick Jaune which was why he moved away.
"Get-Get away! Get away from me! Get away from me! Get away from me! Get away from me!" The silver eyed girl began chanting as well not wanting to get puke on herself too.
I have a feeling my time here is going to be anything but dull. Lelouch thought with a smile of amusement on his face.
Yet his mind began to wander seemingly reviewing all of the events that led to this point.
Lelouch Lamperouge, a graduate from Signal Academy and alongside Ruby, was an apprentice of scythe wielder and a teacher at the academy Qrow Branwen, Ruby's uncle and a former member of Team STRQ that consisted of Yang's mother, Ruby's mother and the girls' respective father. But for Lelouch when he and his sister were banished to Vale seven years ago they were looked after and cared for by Qrow who had known his mother Marianne Lamperouge, also a mighty huntress known as Marianne the Flash for her unique Semblance and combat style.
Marianne was officially the bodyguard of Charles Lamperouge who was head of the Lamperouge Consumer Products which rivaled that of Schnee Dust Company; unofficially she became another of Charles Lamperouge's mistresses fathering a son and a daughter with Lelouch being his youngest son while Nunnally was his youngest daughter. Lelouch and Nunnally were adored by some members of the Lamperouge extended family, specifically Charles's second eldest daughter and the youngest before Nunnally. Everyone else was debatable depending on who you asked, but Charles himself was cold and distant to his children most of the time.
Nevertheless, despite his ruthlessness, cold and calculating mindset his pragmatic thinking and intelligence allowed him to guide his company putting it on the map allowing it to rival the Schnee Dust Company regarding wealth and influence. In fact because of the fair-working rights and conditions put forth by Charles's company it has earned the favor and respect of many Faunus Civil Rights groups. Thus allowing their employee and business to swell while those who had either suffered from the Schnee Company's questionable business practices and worker treatments regarding Faunus employees worked to Charles's advantage which he probably planned his business around allowing him to gain an advantage.
Everything changed when Marianne Lamperouge was murdered, but most shocking of all was that Charles made no attempt to investigate the murder claiming she was killed by Grimm while on a mission.
Although evidence found at the scene hinted at that, her murder was a human, but when Lelouch tried to protest the matter against the man supposed to be his father he banished him from his household sending him and Nunnally away to Vale when he was merely ten years old with their last words being.
"You are dead. You were always dead to me, dead from the moment you were born. Who gave you the fine clothes you wear and comfortable home? The food you eat and your very life? All of those, I have given to you; in short, you are nothing to me because you have never existed. Yet you dare to speak such foolishness to me?!"
His father coldly declared as his anger rose before he added.
"Lelouch, you are dead. Therefore you are not entitled to any rights. I am sending you and Nunnally to Vale, we shall see if you can fend for yourself without me and this family's support."
Those words shattered Lelouch's world and ruined whatever chance he had a normal childhood being key factors shaping him into what he has become today.
As the airship began to dock with the landing platforms outside of Beacon, the young man began to smile as he was more confident than ever before his time at Beacon was sure to be interesting.
After I graduate from this school, I'll find out who killed my mother and deal with her murderer accordingly, but then I'll make you experience what you put us through…especially if I find out you were somehow involved with her death. Lelouch thought as he gripped the handle of his weapon tightly intending to get revenge on the man he once called father for allowing his mother to die or possibly being involved somehow.
Or what was the hope Lelouch had in his heart at that time.
A/N: well that was it for the first chapter and the second chapter is underway.
More of the CG cast will be revealed next chapter with some in later chapters. I decided to make Lelouch the youngest son of a wealthy company instead of a kingdom, one to do something different from CG canon and to also be different from Bylackbre who is also in the middle of an RWBY and CG crossover as well with his input and experience helpful in the planning of this story. I suggest you guys should give it a read and it has a Lelouch and Coco pairing in it.
Speaking of pairings, I have ideas for both Lelouch and Suzaku which will be determined depending on how the story unfolds. Ultimately depending on how the story proceeds will be the deciding factor for who will be paired with Lelouch and Suzaku. Until that point, everyone else will get a fair shot, and a combination of reader feedback and how the story has been built up will be the critical factors in deciding the pairings for those two.
I'll be revealing those who have been considered for Suzaku a little later on as a surprise, and no Euphy isn't going to be one of those choices for Suzaku in case you were wondering.
And with season three out you guys are wondering will I follow what will happen to it? Well, to avoid spoilers I am not going to answer that, but considering the additions with Code Geass crossover expect things to be different. BUT I am going to keep a few things, especially the funny moments and expand on them even or add some of my own. But it will have its own dark moments and some character deaths will be involved just remember that I will not be following canon by the letter.
I should have the next chapter out reasonably soon, after which I'll take care of some of my other fanfics.