Saishu Kioku was a remarkable town. So beautiful with an old-fashioned charm that one could not get in Vale. It was big, yet it had no combat school. At least, it didn't have one when team RWBY first ventured into it's walls.

Now, as Blake and Weiss walked through the streets, they noticed the ongoing construction of a building in the town's center. Very near to the mayor's office. It was built in the same fashion to the rest of the buildings. Soft sloped roofs with a checkered white exterior. Doors which slid to the side instead of opened forward or back.

This building was different though. It was almost complete, but it was not what was inside the building which made the monochrome pair stop to look, but the name of it, as well as the statue out front.

It was made of stone, no doubt quickly put together by a few masons and stone-carvers whom lived nearby. The statue of a girl, with a hood pulled over her head. The statue however had a clear face. It was smiling down on them. The expression was clear as day. Happy eyes with a natural smile and scrunched up cheeks which showed nothing but bliss and contentment. One hand was on her hip, but the other held the girl's weapon. A scythe taller than she was.

Blake read the description underneath.

Ruby Rose. Slayer of Cryptics. Founder of the Crimson Combat School of Saishu Kioku. Leader of Team RWBY (Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, Yang Xiao Long), saviours of Saishu Kioku.

"As a girl, I wanted to be just like those heroes in the books... Someone who fought for what was right, and protected people who couldn't protect themselves."

Her words will live on as this school's motto.

Blake and Weiss hugged once more. They knew what Yang would have said at this very moment.

"You did it Ruby. You really did it."


I would like to thank all of you who stuck with me and read this story, even with the fairly short chapter lengths. See, I told you there would be an epilogue and that it would be short. Please feel free to leave a comment or criticism. I live for critiques and correcting spelling and grammar of my stories.

Once more, thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed When Roses Wilt. I can't believe over 1,200 people have read this story. It honestly boggles my mind that so many people enjoyed it.

Anyways, I hope to release the first chapter for a new story next week. One that will be much more comedic. It's release schedule is entirely dependent on how many chapters I can write up before then, but I'm hoping to stick to the once a week schedule I have so far.