Chapter 6: do not judge me!
Wheeljack and Bumblebee and the rest of Team RWBY went to the city of vale.
it was crowded because the Vidal tournament.
oh I can't believe it the vital tournament is almost here. Weiss said with excitement.
so tell me again what is this tournament about? Wheeljack said with curiosity.
I mean it's just a tournament where people can fight against each other. Bumblebee replied.
well yeah you're kind of close Ruby said to Bumblebee.
and also some new exchange students are coming from Vacuo. Weiss said with excitement.
everyone did not say a word to Weiss.
what is It Something I Said? Weiss said confused.
because you make it sound so boring! Bumblebee replied.
when you mean by that. Weiss said confused.
I mean you just turn something good into something boring. Yang replied.
Ruby and Wheeljack notice as a crowd we're all looking at a broken dust shop with a bunch of cops investigating the crime scene.
I'm Excuse me officers. Wheeljack said to the officers.
well you must be Wheeljack an Autobot engineer. the cop replied.
can you tell us what happened here. Ruby said to the officer.
Heck if I know. the second officer said.
I must be one of the white fangs again. the cop said.
I mean he took the dust crystals and they didn't take the money, weird. the cop said.
that's not all weird we saw the White Fang had a tank and destroyed half of our officer. the cop said.
impossible where in the world would the White Fang is get some military equipment like that? Bumblebee said confused.
bet if I know. the cop said.
yeah I guess when I get paid this much either. the officer said.
both the officer and the cop both walked away from the crime scene.
this must be the work of Roman torchwick. Ruby said thinking about.
who the heck is Roman? Wheeljack said curious.
always some dangerous crook who was trying to steal dust Crystal Blake explained to Wheeljack.
you must be some kind of horrible person. Bumblebee said.
and the white fangs are a bunch of lowlifes scums. Weiss said disgracefully.
what's your problem! Blake yelled at Weiss.
what's my problem! is that I do not like criminally insane. Weiss replied back to Blake.
well this is new. Bumblebees said surprised.
never see them arguing, this must be your first. Wheeljack said.
the White Fang are hardly a bunch of psychopaths!? Blake said with rage.
Misguided? They want to wipe Humanity off the face of the planet! Weiss said.
but the White Fang never even used the tank or any other Hardware equipments. Wheeljack said.
you stay out of this!? both Blake and Weiss yelled at Wheeljack.
well that was being rude! Bumblebee sad with disgrace.
Bumblebee, Wheeljack and Team Ruby heard someone said stop that Faunus.
they ran to see what was going on.
two Sailors were chasing a monkey Faunus. he jumps off the boat.
well thanks for the ride. Sun said peeling off the banana when he was going to eat it someone threw a stone at him luckily he dodged it.
get down from here this instant! the cop said to Sun.
Sun threw the banana peel at the cop he got really mad Sun jumped from the light post and ran.
Sun ran Pass Wheeljack and Bumblebee and the rest of Team RWBY he blinked at Blake, Blake was almost going to blush.
that guy has to be part of the White Fang. Weiss said.
or he could be a spy working here. Wheeljack said with suspicious.
he could be working undercover to! Bumblebee said.
after him! Weiss yelled and started running.
Bumblebee, Wheeljack and Team Ruby ran after Sun.
however Weiss bumped into Penny when she was chasing Sun.
drats he got away! Weiss said.
Umm...Weiss? Yang said to Weiss pointing Penny.
Weiss finally sees that she fell on a smiling girl, which startles the heiress and she hastily gets up.
(still down on the ground, smiling widely) "Sal-u-ta-tions!" Penny said.
"Um... hello." Ruby said to Penny.
"Are you... okay?" Yang said.
are you feeling all right? Wheeljack said.
"I'm wonderful! Thank you for asking." Penny said.
(the team looks at each other in bewilderment before Yang speaks up again) "Do you... wanna get up?" Yang said to Penny.
(thinks about this for a moment) "Yes!" (she leaps back on her feet while the team steps back a little) "My name is Penny! It's a pleasure to meet you!" Penny said.
"Hi Penny. I'm Ruby." Ruby said introducing yourself.
"I'm Weiss." Weiss said introducing yourself
"Blake." Blake said introducing herself.
"Are you sure you didn't hit your head?" (Blake hits her side) "Oh, I'm Yang." Yang said.
my name is Autobot Wheeljack. Wheeljack said introduce himself.
and I'm Bumblebee I'm just a scout. Bumblebee said introducing himself.
"It's a pleasure to meet you!" Penny said.
"You already said that." Weiss said.
(pauses again) "So I did!" Penny said.
"Well, sorry for running into you!" Weiss said to Penny. (they turn around and start walking away)
(waving her arm) "Take care, friend!" Ruby said to Penny.
(when they get far enough away from a startled Penny) "She was... weird..." Yang said.
and very creepy to. Wheeljack said.
(looking to her right) "Now, where did that Faunus riff-raff run off to?" Weiss said.
(suddenly in front of a surprised Weiss) "What did you call me?" Penny said.
what in the world!? Bumblebee said in shocked
how in the world did you move that fast? Wheeljack said confused.
(as Weiss looks back and forth in shock and Yang looks apologetic) "Oh, I'm really sorry, I definitely didn't think you heard me!" Yang said.
"No, not you." (walks through the group and leans her head down to Ruby) "You!" Penny said to Ruby.
Ruby: (startled) "Me? I-I don't know. I, what I, um, uh...""
Penny: "You called me 'friend'! Am I really your friend?"
Ruby: "Uuuum..." (she looks over Penny's shoulder while her teammates motion to deny her) "Y-Yeah, sure! Why not?"
Penny: (Ruby's teammates comically faint, but Penny looks overjoyed and laughs) "Sen-sational! We can paint our nails, and try on clothes, and talk about cute boys!"
Ruby: (groaning to Weiss as she brushes herself off) "Oh, is this what it was like when you met me?"
Weiss: "No - she seems far more coordinated."
Yang: "So... what are you doing in Vale?"
Penny: "I'm here to fight in the tournament."
Weiss: "Wait, you're fighting in the tournament?"
Penny: (saluting) "I'm combat ready!"
Weiss: "Forgive me, but you hardly look the part."
Blake: "Says the girl wearing a dress."
Weiss: (with her arms crossed) "It's a combat skirt!
Ruby: (the skirt sister speeds over to Weiss' side) "Yeah!" (Weiss holds out her hand and Ruby low-fives it)
Weiss: (realization hitting) "Wait a minute." (walks over to Penny and grabs her by the shoulders) "If you're here for the tournament, does that mean you know that monkey-tailed... rapscallion?"
Penny: "The who...?"
Weiss: (holding up a poor drawing of the criminal-in-question) "The filthy Faunus from the boat!"
Blake: (off-screen) "Why do you keep saying that?!"
Weiss: (turning her attention from Penny to Blake) "Huh?"
Blake: (walking over to Weiss, angry) "Stop calling him a rapscallion! Stop calling him a degenerate! He's a person!"
Weiss: "Oh, I'm sorry." (releases Penny and motions to objects around her) "Would you like me to stop referring to the trash can as a trash can? Or this lamppost as a lamppost?"
Blake: "Stop it!"
Weiss: "Stop what? He clearly broke the law. Give him time; he'll probably join up with those other Faunus in the White Fang!"
Blake: (growls) "You ignorant little brat!"
Weiss: (Weiss looks offended, but when Blake walks away, she follows) "How dare you talk to me like that! I am your teammate!"
Blake: "You are a judgmental little girl."
Weiss: "What in the world makes you say that?"
Blake: "The mere fact that you would sort that Faunus boy with a terrorist group solely based on his species makes you just as much of a scoundrel as you believe him to be!"
Yang: (sliding up to Ruby, looking uncomfortable) "Um, I think we should probably go..."
Penny: (popping up behind Ruby, smiling) "Where are we going?"
Weiss: "So you admit it! The White Fang is just a radical group of terrorists!"
Blake: "That's not what I meant, and you know it!"
As Yang and Ruby continue to observe, the scene shifts from afternoon near the docks to nighttime in their dormroom.
Weiss: "I don't understand why this is causing such a problem!"
Blake: "That is the problem!"
Weiss: (getting up from her bed) "You realize you are defending an organization that hates Humanity, don't you? The Faunus of the White Fang are pure evil!"
Blake: (gets on her feet as well) "There's no such thing as pure evil! Why do you think they hate Humanity so much? It's because of people like Cardin, people like you, that force the White Fang to take such drastic measures!"
Weiss: "People like me?"
Blake: "You're discriminatory!"
Weiss: "I'm a victim!" (as they stare each other down in silence, Weiss leans in close, leering as she speaks quietly) "You want to know why I despise the White Fang? Why I don't particularly trust the Faunus? (leaning against the bookshelf by the window) "It's because they've been at war with my family for years. War, as in actual bloodshed. My grandfather's company has had a target painted across its back for as long as I can remember. And ever since I was a child, I've watched family friends disappear; board members executed; an entire train car full of Dust, stolen. And every day, my father would come home, furious. And that made for a very difficult childhood." (bangs her fist on the bookshelf)
Ruby: (going over to comfort her) "Weiss, I-"
Weiss: "No!" (turns away and walks back over to Blake) "You want to know why I despise the White Fang? It's because they're a bunch of liars, thieves, and murderers!"
Blake: "Well maybe we were just tired of being pushed around!"
Silence drops down on the scene again. A surprised Weiss backs away slowly, and Blake realizes her mistake as she looks around at her teammates.
Blake: "I... I..." (she dashes out the door)
Ruby: "Blake, wait! Come back!" (she runs over to the door and calls to her down the hallway as Yang sits herself down and Weiss looks down)
Blake runs outside and arrives at a statue of an armored man with a sword and a hooded woman wielding an axe on an outcropping, staring at the Beowolf under the stone heroes in particular.
She closes her eyes and slowly lifts her arms up to her bow and pulls the string to release the bow from her hair. She wipes away a tear away as the camera pulls up to reveal her Faunus ears. On the verge of crying, she becomes startled when she hears a voice above her.
Sun: (off-screen) "I knew you would look better without the bow.
She turns around and looks up.
The scene shifts to morning at Beacon. Ruby wakes up from her beauty sleep, yawning in the process. She looks over at Blake's empty bunk, and groans sadly.
The scene then shifts again to Ruby, Weiss, and Yang walking through the empty streets of Vale.
Ruby: "She's been gone all weekend..."
Weiss: "Blake's a big girl, I'm sure she can handle herself!"
Yang: "Weiss, come on. She's one of our teammates."
Weiss: "Is she? We all heard what she said!"
Yang: "Maybe she is, maybe she isn't. Either way, she's missing, and we need to find her!"
Weiss: "A member of the White Fang! Right underneath our noses!"
Ruby: "I just hope she's okay..."
Elsewhere, Blake is sipping a cup of tea and sighing. She looks up at Sun sitting across from her, who holds his drink with his tail as his hand props his head up. He takes a sip when Blake puts her cup down.
Blake: "So, you want to know more about me..."