Chapter 1: New and Old Heroes have Returned


A red-hooded figure walks on a road between trees and grass. From above, tree branches frame her as she moves forward. The silver broach on the lower front corner of the hood is barely visible until a profile angle shows the detailed emblem of Ruby Rose, her hair and face partially obscured by the moves to the edge of a rock precipice. Within view far below is a settlement of buildings that are burning, three large pillars of smoke rising into the air. Beyond the village are mountains, and above it all the broken moon shines fully. Screams can be heard coming from the village, even from where Ruby the village two people run down a cobbled road as a building next to them crumbles.

A wide shot shows three people running between burning buildings and two Beowolves chasing after them. Ruby's eyes shift, taking in the village, before narrowing with determination. She looks up at the sound of a Nevermore's Nevermores fly over Ruby, heading toward the besieged village. Ruby turns around on the rocky precipice, her left arm raising Crescent Rose.

It expands itself upward. She releases her grip on a lever in the handle and the blade from the bottom of the shaft extends out as the scythe in the main body of the weapon fully unfolds. Ruby leaps straight up into the air by several feet, leaving a column of falling rose petals. She turns as she descends and brings Crescent Rose down so that the scythe hooks into another Nevermore passing just beneath her. The Nevermore cries out, but continues it's path toward the village, leaving rose petals in its wake. A man wearing a blue jacket and inside a Fiat 500, until he was Nevermore that dropping rose petals. He raced towards the village.

Grimm in the village move about, a Beowolf raising its head up to the sky and growling. Black smoke unfurls from around its head as it turns to watch the flight path of Ruby and the Nevermore. Ruby watches for the right moment, and then pulls the trigger on Crescent Rose. The Nevermore screams as its wing is cut off. Ruby descends toward the village while the bisected Nevermore drifts apart. She lands on a statue of a hooded woman, demolishing it.

Is everyone in position? The Mysterious man said on radio.

Yes! Multiple voices said on radio.

Good. The Mysterious man said.

Ruby leaps straight up into the air by several feet, leaving a column of falling rose petals. She turns as she descends and brings Crescent Rose down so that the scythe hooks into another Nevermore passing just beneath her. The Nevermore cries out, but continues it's path toward the village, leaving rose petals in its wake. Grimm in the village move about, a Beowolf raising its head up to the sky and growling. Black smoke unfurls from around its head as it turns to watch the flight path of Ruby and the Nevermore.
Ruby watches for the right moment, and then pulls the trigger on Crescent Rose.

The Nevermore screams as its wing is cut off. Ruby descends toward the village while the bisected Nevermore drifts apart. She lands on a statue of a hooded woman, demolishing it. Ruby's hood falls back as she straightens. Eyes closed, she holds still where the statue once stood. A Beowolf approaches her while she is focused inwardly.

It licks its teeth and moves closer, attracting the attention of other Beowolves. They all move to surround her, their red eyes leaving glowing trails. Ruby remains posed, Crescent Rose in her left , Ruby's eyes narrow and there's a beat before they open, a dangerous look in them. Her head moves forward and she crouches. Her cloaks arches upward toward her body and Ruby transforms into a swirl of rose petals.

The swirl propels itself forward through the air. As it reaches the first Beowolf, Ruby is seen in slow motion, petals behind her, swinging her scythe at the lands on her feet as she knocks it offscreen. She bounds up again, taking out a second and turns to take out a third. Moving into the circle of beowolves behind her she slashes at them, taking out a total of eight before running to attack the ninth. As it goes down, two more put themselves in front of Ruby. The one in the foreground roars at her, but she is unfazed.

As it leaps on her, she takes out it, the other one to its left, and yet two more who approach her from behind in different that one is gone, Ruby turns and is hit in the face with stoneworks, which sends her backward. She looks up and dodges out of the way as a Beowolf on the roof hurls pieces of broken buildings at her. Ruby moves swiftly between three different spots on the ground. She then propels herself into the air toward the Beowolf in rose petal form.

She splits into three streams around it until coming together just above its head. She aims Crescent Rose and fires a Dust round into recoil sends her up into the sky, where she bounces off a Nevermore and lands in the middle of the village with enough force to damage the cobblestone road and send up a cloud of dirt. She can hear heavy footsteps and looks around, but doesn't see anything through the cloud. A black fist punches through the cloud and into Ruby, sending her flying into the wooden door of the church she originally landed next to. of the church she originally landed next to.

Ruby stand, holding her shoulder, and looks up with frightened cry as she catches sight of what hit her. A Beringel postures, beating its chest before roaring and charging forward toward Ruby. At the top of the church steps, Ruby flips over its head and lands back in the town center, sliding around in a circle on her feet until she faces the Beringel again and propels herself toward it. She sinks the tip of Crescent Rose into its hip, but doesn't get it any further through the Grimm's body.

The Beringel turns to look at her and Ruby backs up with a gasp. It grabs her and lifts her off the ground, her entire head fitting in its fist and her legs dangling in the air. The Grimm uses its other hand to punch her and Ruby is launched across the village center. She lands on the broken wooden canopy of a building opposite and easily gains her footing.

She switches Crescent Rose to rifle mode and leaps onto the roof of another building. Running across rooftops, Ruby fires down at the Beringel. It is unhurt and when it is joined by two Beowolves, the gorilla Grimm grabs one and throws it at Ruby.

Ruby gives a squeak of alarm as she sees it coming. It tries to take a swipe at her, but she quickly destroys it with her scythe. The Beringel takes advantage of the distraction and lands on the roof as soon as the Beowolf is killed.

Ruby gets out of the way in time. The two face off briefly before rushing each other. Ruby positions herself to be a target, and when the Beringel lifts its arm to bring its fist down on her she leaps above it. Its first lands on the roof while she shoots at its back. It stands up, unhurt while Ruby lands on another part of the roof.

She rushes the Beringel, dodging its fist again and swinging her scythe into the back of its leg. She proceeds to swirl in a circle around it, attacking with the scythe repeatedly, but doing no damage. The Grimm tries to hit her, but she moves too quickly. It adapts to her speed and Ruby is forced to stop moving in order to use Crescent Rose to block the hits. Ruby turns into rose petals again and sails into the air above, gaining momentum on her descent.

The Beringel heard footsteps coming outside of Fiat and a big bright light was so that The Beringel got blind, It saw a man standing in front of Beringel. The Beringel began to roar at the man but he was not scared.

The Beringel began to punch him. Until it got shot. *Bang!* Ruby got out of the church, then she saw the man that took down the Grimm.

She was surprised that one man take down a Grimm.[and then he walked towards Ruby, she aimed her Crescent Rose at the man. But then she lowered Crescent Rose.]

Lupin? Y-You alive? Ruby said surprise.

Yep! I'm still alive. Lupin replied to Ruby.

But I thought that Yang said that you were dead. Ruby said to Lupin.

Haha! That's all just a lie. Lupin said to Ruby with a smile.

[Lupin turned around and Ruby looked, she gasped. Jigen, Goemon and Zenigata and bunch of other people walking towards they.]

Who are they? Ruby said.

These are the Crystal Gems. Lupin replied to Ruby.

nice to meet you Ruby. Pearl said to Ruby.

And then a portal opened up in the sky, a big ship shape like a diamond came out from the portal.

I'm sorry, did someone call for backup? Black Diamond said on the Radio.

Yeah, we known. Jigen replied.

I'm sending some soldiers to help clean up the mess. Black Diamond said back to Jigen.

What does he mean by some soldiers? Ruby said.

No one respond to Ruby's question.

Their from Atlas!? Ruby said in shock.

No. They're from earth. Goemon replied to Ruby.

Oh! Ruby said.

A Troop Deploy arrived.

That's is a cool car. Ruby said with joy.

The group of soldiers came out of jeep.

This is Duke, Snake eyes, Scarlett, Ripcord, Roadblock, Tunnel Rat, Hi-Tech, Lt. Stone, Long Range. And these are Kyosuke Mamou, Gensei, Togusa, Batou, Boma, Ishikawa, Saito, Azuma, Yano. their from Section 9. Jigen explains to Ruby.

You ready know the Logikoma, Tachikoma and Fuchikoma. Kyosuke Mamou said to Ruby.

Yes, she did! Fuchikoma 1 said.

Yeah! Let's kick grimm but! Tachikoma 1 said with joy.

reaches behind her for her Scroll. It slides open in her hand with two motions instead of the customary single one. Across the top it reads: BROADCASTING/RECEIVING. In the middle are profile pictures of Jaune Arc, Nora Valkyrie, and Lie Ren. Across the bottom it reads: LOCAL AREA each profile image is an icon of a circle containing the side view of an old technology handheld phone with ear and mouth piece and three rows of signal coming out of it.

Ruby! We saw smoke! Jaune said.

Heading your way. Ren said.

Don't start without us! Nora Valkyrie said.

Ruby looks up from her Scroll. She looked at Lupin and his friends.

You better hurry. Ruby said.

Lupin and his gang runs towards Grimm.

In front of Ruby and the others five Beowolves crawl and three Nevermores fly toward her. Ruby puts Crescent Rose at the ready and runs toward the Grimm.
The moon continues to shine down on the village, full were it not broken.


Weiss Schnee looks at it through a window over her shoulder, before lowering her head to gaze down at the floor.


Blake Belladonna stares at the setting sun, standing on the edge of a dock on a large body of water. She turns and looks over her shoulder, unhappy.


Yang Xiao Long sits on a stump outside her home on Patch, looking at her left hand before lifting her head to gaze straight on.

To be Continued...