It used to feel like a fairytale Now it seems we were just pretending We’d fix our world, then on our way to a happy ending Then it turned out life was far less like a bedtime story Than a tragedy, with no big reveal of the hero’s glory And it seems we weren’t prepared For a game that wasn’t fair Do we just go home? Can we follow through? When all hope is gone, There is one thing we can do! Let’s just live! Day by day, not be conquered by our sorrows. The past can’t hold us down, we must break free! Inside we’re torn apart, but time will mend our hearts. Move onward! Not there yet, So let’s just live! Oscar: Hmm? Hello? Ozpin: Hello! I’m Professor Ozpi- Oscar’s aunt: Oscar! You be careful with those tools! Port: And- and- and then, in comes Qrow, wearing a skirt! I was just a T.A. I…I didn’t know what to do, so I just left the room to laugh! Taiyang: Yeah, we told him it was a kilt, he’d never worn a uniform before so he didn’t know. Oobleck: That is terrible! What is wrong with you?! Taiyang: Hey! The girls all said he had nice legs! I did that jerk a favor! Besides, that’s not even the best part! See, then we – Port: Like what you see? Whoa! Port: Oh, um, Miss Xiao Long! Please, join us. Oobleck: Yes, yes, pull up a chair. Please, pull up a chair. Yang: I’m good. So, what are you doing here? Oobleck: Despite popular belief, teachers do have a life outside the classroom. Port: Professor Goodwitch is working around the clock to restore Beacon to its former glory. But Mistral wasn’t built in a day, and we all need some rest from time to time. Taiyang: Look, let’s not worry about that right now. So, there we were, standing in the auditorium, looking at Qrow wearing a skirt! Then Oz tells everyone: “It’s time to work on our landing strategy!” Oobleck: The Branwen twins have always been… interesting, to say the least. Port: That sure didn’t seem to stop young Tai… Taiyang: Hey, come on man, she’s right here! Port: Oh, please! She’s a mature young woman. If she can handle combat, she can handle a few jabs at her old man. Taiyang: That’s not the issue Pete, and besides, she’s still a teenager. Yang: “She” is also in the room and can be directly spoken to. And “I” think I’ve been through enough to be considered an adult at this point. Taiyang: Adult or not, you still got a long way to go before you’re ready for the real world. Yang: Oh my gosh! Does every father figure just have the same three condescending phrases? Taiyang: Yeah, but we only use them when we mean it! Yang: Is that so? Taiyang: As a matter of fact it is so! If you honestly think that you’re ready to go out there on your own…well, guess you lost some brain cells along with that arm. Yang: You jerk! Oobleck: Are we finally talking about the Goliath in the room? Port: Miss Xiao Lo- Yang, if you don’t mind me asking, Why haven’t you tried on the arm yet? Oobleck: Oh, yes yes! A piece of Atlas technology being given out like that is rare indeed, not to mention the effort it took to deliver it here. It seems a great many people want to see you return to normal. Yang: I’m… scared. Everyone keeps talking about me getting back to normal and I appreciate it. But… this is normal now. It’s just… taking me a while to get used to it. Taiyang: Well.. Normal is what you make of it. Yang: What is that supposed to mean? Do you want me to just pretend like nothing happened? I lost a part of me. A piece of me is gone and it’s never coming back. Taiyang: You’re right, it’s not coming back. But that doesn’t have to stop you from becoming who you want to be. You’re Yang Xiao Long, my sunny little dragon. You can do whatever you put your mind to. So whenever you’re ready to stop moping, and get back out there, I’ll be there for you. Yang: I… Port: Fear is like any other emotion, it comes and goes. It’s all in how you handle it. Why, even I find myself wrestling with that emotion from time to time. Yang: Really? You? Oobleck: He’s afraid of mice. Port: They bring only disease and famine! And don’t even get me started on their tails! So hairless, simply unnatural. Oobleck: Port, I assure you, you’re safe. There’s no mice here right now. Yang: Goodnight. Port: Thanks for having us over, Tai. Taiyang: Any time. You’re always welcome. Ooobleck: It may be a while before we return. There is still much work to be done at the school. Port: I… hesitate to ask but… Is there any word from young Miss Rose? Taiyang: Not yet. Oobleck: Have you thought about going after her? Trying to bring her home? Taiyang: I’ve got to… look after some things. Ruby: Come on guys! If we pick up the pace we can hit the next town before sunset. Jaune: Assuming it’s still there. Ruby: Of course it’ll be there! This one’s supposed to be pretty big. Hee.. gan.. bay.. na.. Ren: Higanbana. It’s a well-protected village with a popular inn. Nora: Which means… No camping in the rain! Ruby: See, everything’s gonna be fine! Jaune: You know, we’ve had a lot of ups and downs, but things could be a lot worse. Really thought we’d see more Grimm. Ren: As did I. Nora: I guess our luck is finally turning around. To Higanbana! Ren&Jaune: To Higanbana!
Ruby: To Higanban… Ruby: banna! Qrow: Hmph… “Luck.” Qrow: Oh, I didn’t- Waitress: From the woman upstairs. Red eyes. Said you wouldn’t mind a bottom shelf. Qrow: Thanks. Waitress: But I went ahead and gave you top. Lucky you! Qrow: Yeah. Raven: Hello, brother. Qrow: Raven. So, what do you want? Raven: A girl can’t just catch up with her family? Qrow: She can, but you’re not. How about we get on with it? Unless you plan on keeping these coming. Raven: Does she have it? Qrow: Did you know Yang lost her arm? Raven: That’s not- Qrow: Rhetorical question. I know you know. It’s just obnoxious that you bring up family then carry on like your own daughter doesn’t exist. Raven: I saved her. Qrow: Once. Because that was your rule, right? Real “Mom of the Year” material, sis. Raven: I told you Beacon would fall, and it did. I told you Ozpin would fail, and he has. Now you tell me. Does… Salem… have it? Qrow: I thought you weren’t interested in all of that. Raven: I just want to know what we are up against. Qrow: And which “we” are you referring to? You should come back, Raven. The only way we beat her is by working together. All of us. Raven: You’re the one who left. The tribe raised us… …and you turned your back on them. Qrow: They were killers and thieves. Raven: They were your family. Qrow: You have a very skewed perception of that word. Raven: I lead our people now. And as leader I will do everything in my power to ensure our survival. Qrow: I saw. The people of Shion saw too. Raven: The weak die, the strong live. Those are the rules. Qrow: Well, you’ve certainly got someone strong on your side. I’ve seen the damage. Raven: We couldn’t have known the Grimm would set in as quickly as they did. Qrow: I’m not talking about the Grimm, and I’m not talking about you either. Raven: If you don’t know where the Relic is, then we have nothing left to talk about. Qrow: I don’t know where the Spring Maiden is either. But if you do, I need you to tell me. Raven: And why would I do that? Qrow: Because without her, we’re all going to die. Raven: And which “we” are you referring to? *Slash* *Portal woosh* *Glass breaks, waitress gasps* Qrow: Make this one a double. Taiyang: Okay. Let’s get started.