♪ This will be the day we’ve waited for ♪ ♪ This will be the day we open up the door ♪ ♪ I don’t wanna hear your absolution ♪ ♪ Hope you’re ready for a revolution ♪ ♪ Welcome to a world of new solutions ♪ ♪ Welcome to a world of bloody evolution ♪ ♪ In time, your heart will open minds ♪ ♪ A story will be told ♪ ♪ And victory is in a simple soul ♪ [Welcome to Vale] WEISS: The Vytal Festival! Oh this is absolutely wonderful! RUBY: I don’t think I’ve ever seen you smile this much Weiss. It’s kinda weirding me out… WEISS: How could you ‘not’ smile? A festival dedicated to the cultures of the world! There will be dances, parades, a tournament! Oh the amount of planning and organization that goes into this event is simply breath taking. YANG: (sigh) You really know how to take a good thing and make it sound boring. WEISS: Quiet you. (boat horn)
YANG: Remind me again why we’re spending our Friday afternoon visiting the stupid docks? YANG: Remind me again why we’re spending our Friday afternoon visiting the stupid docks? RUBY: Ugh, they smell like fish. WEISS: I’ve heard that students visiting from Vacuo will be arriving by ship today. And as a representative of Beacon I feel as though it is my solemn duty to welcome them to this fine kingdom. BLAKE: She wants to spy on them so she’ll have the upper hand in the tournament. WEISS: Ah! You can’t prove that! RUBY: Woah. What happened here? DETECTIVE 1: Robbery. Second Dust shop to be hit this week. This place is turning into a jungle. YANG: (scoughs) That’s terrible. DETECTIVE 2: They left all the money again.
RUBY: Huh? DET 1: Yeah, just doesn’t make a lick o’ sense. Who needs that much Dust? DET 2: I dunno, ya know what I mean? DET 1: You thinking the uh, White Fang? DET 2: Ya I’m thinking we don’t get paid enough. WEISS: Hmph. The White Fang. What an awful bunch of degenerates. BLAKE: What’s your problem? WEISS: My problem? I simply don’t care for the criminally insane. BLAKE: The White Fang is hardly a bunch of psychopaths. They’re a collection of misguided faunus. WEISS: Misguided?! They want to wipe humanity off the face of the planet! BLAKE: So then they’re ‘very’ misguided. Either way, it doesn’t explain why they would rob a Dust shop in the middle of downtown Vale. RUBY: Hmm. Blake’s got a point. Besides, the police never caught that Torchwick guy I ran into a few months ago… Maybe it was him. WEISS: That still doesn’t change the fact that the White Fang are a bunch of scum. Those faunus only know how to lie, cheat, and steal. YANG: That’s not necessarily true. SAILOR 1: Hey! Stop that faunus! FAUNUS: Thanks for the ride, guys! Hehe. SAILOR 2: You no-good stow-away! FAUNUS: Hey! A “no-good” stow-away would have been caught. I’m a great stow-away. DET 1: Hey. Get down from there this instant. (growls) FAUNUS: (mischievous laughing) (slo mo) (ting) ♪ (choir) ♪ YANG: Well Weiss, you wanted to see the competition and there it goes. WEISS: Quick! We have to observe him! Oof! No! He got away! YANG: Uuuhh, Weiss…? WEISS: Euh! ???: Salutations! RUBY: Um… hello. YANG: Are you… okay? ???: I’m wonderful. Thank you for asking. YANG: Do you… wanna get up? ???: Yes. PENNY: My name is Penny. It’s a pleasure to meet you! RUBY: Hi Penny. I’m Ruby. WEISS: I’m Weiss. BLAKE: Blake. YANG: Are you sure you didn’t hit your head? Oh, I’m Yang. PENNY: It’s a pleasure to meet you! WEISS: You already said that. PENNY: So I did! WEISS: Well, sorry for running into you. RUBY: Take care, friend! YANG: She was… weird. WEISS: Now. Where did that faunus riffraff run off to. PENNY: What did you call me? YANG: Oh, I’m really sorry, I definitely didn’t think you heard me. PENNY: No, not you… you!
RUBY: Me?! I-I don’t know, I– what I– um, uh– PENNY: You called me “friend”. Am I really your friend? RUBY: Uummm… Ya, sure! Why not? (gong) PENNY: Ahaha! Sen-sational! We can paint our nails, and try on clothes, and talk about cute boys! RUBY: Ooh, is this what it was like when you met me? WEISS: No, she seems ‘far’ more coordinated. YANG: Soo, what are you doing in Vale? PENNY: I’m here to fight in the tournament. WEISS: Wait… you’re fighting in the tournament? PENNY: I’m combat ready! WEISS: Forgive me, but you hardly look the part. BLAKE: Says the girl wearing a dress. WEISS: It’s a “combat skirt”. RUBY: Yeah! WEISS: Wait a minute. If you’re here for the tournament, does that mean you know that monkey-tailed… rapscallion?? PENNY: The who? WEISS: The filthy faunus from the boat! BLAKE: Why do you keep saying that?
WEISS: Huh? BLAKE: Stop calling him a rapscallion. Stop calling him a degenerate. He’s a person! WEISS: Oh, I’m sorry. Would you like me to stop referring to the trashcan as a trashcan, 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: How dare you talk to me like that! I am your teammate. BLAKE: You are a judgemental little girl. WEISS: What in the world makes you say that? YANG: Uhh, I think we should probably go.
BLAKE: The mere fact that you would sort that faunus boy with the terrorist group PENNY: Where are we going?
BLAKE: solely based on his species makes you just as much of a scoundrel as you believe him to be. BLAKE: solely based on his species makes you just as much of a scoundrel as you believe him to be. 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. WEISS: I don’t understand why this is causing such a problem. BLAKE: That ‘is’ the problem! WEISS: You realize you’re defending an organization that hates humanity, don’t you? The faunus of the White Fang are pure evil. BLAKE: 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! You want to know ‘why’ I despise the White Fang? Why I don’t particularly trust the faunus? 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. RUBY: Weiss, I-
WEISS: No! 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!! … I– RUBY: Blake! Wait! Come back! BLAKE: (panting) FAUNUS: I knew you would look better without the bow. RUBY: (yawning) Ooohh… 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. RUBY: Weiss.
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. BLAKE: (deep breath) So. You wanna know more about me.