(Long time no see, ya’ll. I’m back with more of my...*looks at notes before throwing them skywards, the notes falling all around me.* Never had a flair for the dramatic in my life, anyways. I want to thank all of those who have stuck with me and my friend TF2Bill’s adventures for nearly a year and a half (Thank you, brotha.) I hope you all enjoy this Volume of Firestorm, and as always, have a wonderful day.)
(The copyright’s to RWBY and it’s characters belong to Roosterteeth and Roosterteeth Animations. The copyrights to the OC’s Belong to myself and TF2Bill.)
It is mid-day the day after the battle of Haven, reparations are made to Haven Academy as Alex, Ryan, Bill, and a few faunus work on rebuilding as John, Erron, Ghira, and Kali work and map out repairs on blueprints. As Alex is carrying a bag of nails, he is hit in the face with a wooden beam by Ryan, who is carrying it one handed. “Ow!” Ryan turns. “Sorry.” Bill hits Ryan in the hand with a hammer. “OUCH!” Bill speaks. “Dont hit your brother.” Ryan turns, striking Alex in the head again, knocking him to the ground. “OUCH!” “You hit me!” Bill grabs the beam from Ryan. “You have to learn to carry things better.” Bill walks away as Ryan clenches his fist and shakes it at Bill before walking off, Alex has stars floating around his head. “Mama...”
Colt, Harnage, and Zodiak sit on the roof of the academy, looking over repairs as Colt speaks. “Ah, finally...a moments reprieve.” Zodiak turns to Colt. “For now, best be on your guard.” Harnage punches Zodiak on the shoulder. “Come on, now. It’s time to relax. We have a bit before we’re needed again.” Harnage takes her backpack off and pulls out bottles of juice for the three of them. Jessica dispenses the drinks among the trio. “How’s Bella, Jacob?” Zodiak looks out, shaking his bottle before popping the top. “She’s fine, Lillith is taking care of her, right now.” Jessica leans towards Colt, who pops the cap off his bottle and takes a swig. “How’s Victoria and the others doing, Colt?”
Colt turns to her, taking another swig before speaking. “Victoria’s out shopping with the others, something about a “Girls day out”, it dont matter though, they deserve to rest after what they’ve been going through.” He sighs. “A hero’s work is never done.” Zodiak crosses his arms as Colt takes a drink, a slight joking tone in Zodiak’s voice. “Neither is that of a boyfriend.” Colt’s eyes shrink and spittakes as Jessica starts laughing. “Was that...a smartass remark? From you?” Zodiak lets out a small chuckle. “I’m not the same loner I was at Beacon.” Alex is soaked by the spittake, he looks up. “HEY! I KNOW YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY, BUT THATS NOT COOL!” Bill is heard. “Get back to work, Alex!” Alex groans and walks off. Nolan is seen carrying a large piece of roofing as Victor walks over to assist with the repairs. “Mr. Harrison?” Both Erron and John speak. “Yes?”
Victor sighs. “Apologies...John.” John tilts his head, “Yes?” Victor points to a spot. “I think repairing the roof will be more difficult, your plans here need to be adjusted by...” Vic uses his fingers as he mumbles. “About three point two five centimeters.” Kali looks and politely snatches the ruler from Ghira’s hand as she adjusts it slightly. “Wow...” She lifts the ruler and puts it back in Ghira’s hand. “You are quite intelligent, Mr. Graham. Did you actually take the meassurements up on the roof?” Victor shakes his head. “No, I just looked at it, his plans were just off a little bit, you’d have a three inch gap left in the roof, and given it being cold, I’m certain the students wouldnt appreciate a cold breeze like that.”
Nolan adjusts the roofing as he places a palm on the ground, launching himself upwards with a stone structure, causing him to land on the roof near Colt, Harnage, and Zodiak. He yawns slightly. “Morning, guys.” he walks over as Victor turns and looks at the stone structure that Nolan created, slight annoyance in his voice. “Dumbass, you’re getting rid of this.” Nolan leans over the roof. “Eh, have somebody mold it into something good, like a glorious statue of me with my big-“ Victor grits his teeth. “NOLAN!” Nolan chuckles, sarcasm in his voice. “Muscles, I was gonna say muscles. Something you seem to be lacking, lardball.”
A large ball of water blasts Nolan right in the face, causing him to backflip in the air before falling on his back. “CALL ME FAT, WILL YOU DIMWIT!” Colt, Harnage, and Zodiak all sharing a short laugh as Nolan sits up. “The architect of my pain...” Nolan spits out a little bit of water as he stands up. Colt smiles as he looks to Jessica and Zodiak. “So, what do we do now?” Another voice is heard. “Your training begins in a few weeks.” The trio turns to see Hunter, who slowly walks over and stands over the edge, observing the repairs and the landscape. Harnage looks up. “Training? Ummm...Hunter, sir? Didnt Jacob and I already finish our training?” Hunter turns his head slightly, his eye looking at the trio through his mask.
“Jessica, yourself and Jacob will be refining most of your training. I believe your huntsman training might have made you soft. Mr. Xiao Long, will learn his knight powers in the time being.” Colt stands up, looking at Hunter. “I do apologize ummm...who are you?” Hunter’s eye looks to Colt, a calm tone in his voice. “Hunter Hellqvist, Iron Lord, second in command of the Iron Warriors behind William Kingsley, Mr. Xiao Long.” Colt rubs his head. “Ohhh.....kay? Now, this training...umm...how long will this-“ Hunter speaks. “Around two months.” Colt’s eyes shrink. “Pardon?” Zodiak stands up. “Its intense training, Colt. If we did a casual training to get your knight powers together, it’d probably take two years.” Colt sighs. “How long do we have before that training starts?” Hunter looks up at the sky. “Two weeks, you need your rest, the type of training that is needed to fully achieve your knight powers is both physical and psychological.”
Colt looks down as Hunter leaps from the roof, and ends up smashing the stone structure that Nolan I had created, Nolan looks over the edge. “Aw, man...was hoping for a statue of me.” Colt looks to Zodiak and Harnage, who approach him as Harnage places a hand on his shoulder. “It’s ok, Colt. When the training’s done, we’ll go straight to Atlas, I promise.” Colt looks down and away. “Yeah...” Colt walks away from the pair as Harnage and Zodiak look to one another, Harnage speaks solemnly. “Man, I can tell he cares about his family a lot. Though, he still seems messed up from Beacon.” Zodiak crosses his arms. “He holds a lot more sense of loyalty to his family and friends than even I assumed. Probably hurts him more when things go wrong than you or I.” The two watch as Colt walks off to the house.
In a high level of Mistral. Ruby, Weiss, Yang, and Victoria all walk together through the area, Ruby fangirling over the weapons scattered all throughout the marketplace. “Ooh, look at that lightning sword, it looks so awesome! Ah but that black mace looks sooo strong and destructive.” Ruby’s fangirling turns to incessent background babbling as Victoria and Yang walk side by side, Weiss trying to keep track of Ruby with her eyes. “So, Victoria, how DID you run into Colt? I assume it wasnt just a happy accident?” Victoria turns her head slightly backwards to Weiss. “One day I heard a large explosion, I ran from my village to where the thing landed, and, well...I found him.”
Weiss looks on, confused. “Why do I feel there’s more pieces to that puzzle?” Victoria turns backwards, walking backwards as Yang stops walking, as Victoria doesnt see the large group of men walking with supplies. “That’s all there is to-“ Victoria bumps into the lead man, as the box of supplies falls to the ground, the box breaks, scattering food, grains, and other assorted goods onto the ground. The lead man groans in anger. “Ah, Dammit!” He looks to Victoria. “What’s lower level trash doing up here? This was all going to Vale!” Victoria sitting up, her tail swaying slightly.
“Oh, of course its a faunus. why am I NOT SURPRISED!” Victoria’s eyes catch fire as she shoots up to her feet from the comment, as Weiss and Yang step forward, Victoria lifts a hand, signalling the pair to stop. She looks at the man. “You know...I dont...tolerate...racists.” Yang and Weiss look to one another as a few of the other men carrying supplies set their supplies down. The man walks over. “Oh, I’m sorry, Wolfy.” The man puts a finger to her forehead. “What are you gonna do about it?” Victoria grins as she angles her forearm to the guys chest, a blade being pulled is heard, the guy is confused by the sound, and looks down to see a blade come from Victoria’s sleeve had gone into his belt buckle. “This.”
She yanks back, causing the mans pants to fall. Yang and Weiss immediately cover their eyes as the guy covers his lower regions. “AHHH!” The other men step forward as Victoria quickly rolls her sleeves back to show the blades are attached to a pair of SMG’s. She smiles as the other men quickly lower their weapons in confusion, a mocking tone in her voice. “You know, I gotta ask you guys one question. Do you feel lucky?” She rotates her arms forward and back, clicking sounds are heard as her pinkies rest on the triggers. “...Well do ya, punks?” The men quickly snatch up their pantless partner and quickly run off in a plume of smoke. Victoria grins as she pulls the trigger, small flags with the word “Bang” come from the barrels as she speaks, whilst laughing.
“Those idiots. I wasnt even loaded. Hahaha!” Yang and Weiss uncover their eyes as Ruby finally walks over, having finished looking at the weapons. “What’s going on?” Victoria turns, Ruby sees Victoria’s weapons and her eyes immediately turn into stars as the blades retract. “Oooh lemmeseelemmeseelemmeeSEEE!” She runs around Victoria in a plume of roses as she says this, Victoria sits still, completely confused. Eventually, Yang grabs Ruby’s hood as it brings her to an immediate stop. Yang turns to Victoria. “So, why were you not loaded?” She grins, sliding her sleeves back onto her weapons to conceal them, the triggers sliding out from the palms of her hands and back into the weapons. “Azrael needs to adjust the caliber of the dust cartridges, to be fair, I did steal these out from his workshop.” Meanwhile, in the house, Azrael looks at where the completed guns had been. “...VICKY!” The view cuts back to the marketplace as Weiss speaks.
“Honestly, that somewhat impresses me. The little bit of Azrael I know, he usually is aware of people taking stuff out of his shop.” Victoria grins. “To be fair, Colt helped me steal them before he went to rebuild Haven.” Yang smiles. “His speed, I guess?” Victoria nods as Yang continues. “Doesnt surprise me.” Ruby pops between the two. “Ok, ok, ok. Come on, we gotta go grab food and stuff, let’s go!” Ruby vanishes in a plume of roses as Weiss skates off her glyphs after Ruby. “NO RUNNING IN THE MARKET PLACE, RUBY!” Yang grins as she turns to Victoria and launches herself with a blast from her guns. “WAIT FOR ME, LADIES!” Victoria laughs to herself. “I can tell I’m gonna fit right in.” Victoria runs after the group.
Blake reads a book as Colt walks past the door. “Colt?” Colt stops in his tracks and turns to Blake. “Oh, uh, hey Blake. How are you? Where are Sun and Ilia? Running around, I guess?” Blake sits up from the bed, placing a bookmark in the book and placed it to the side. “Are you...doing alright? You looked out of it for a second.” Colt grins. “Who? Me? Heh, I’m always fine.” Blake’s ears go down slightly, worry in her voice. “You weren’t fine back at Beacon.” Colt cuts her off. “Look, I dont want to talk about Beacon anymore, just leave it alone.” Blake stands up. “Colt, it’s ok to talk about what happened that night, bottling it up doesnt help you.” Colt shakes his head. “Just drop it, Blake.” Blake goes to speak again as Colt turns away. “I-“ Colt turns, a flash of anger in his voice. “DROP IT, BLAKE!”
Colt’s anger suddenly goes away as he looks at her, she lowers her head, her ears drop as Colt lowers his head. “Sorry, I’m just tired, I need to rest. Me helping with the rebuilding of Haven has got me a bit on edge. I’m gonna rest, goodnight.” Colt closes the door as Blake looks on, before taking a deep breath. Colt enters his room and closes the door, turning the door to lock it. He sits on the bed as he speaks. “Mom...” Colt looks around. “Pyrrha? Penny?” Colt pauses. “...Roman?” Colt looks around and sees nothing in the room besides himself. “Great.” Colt takes his hoodie off and places it off to the side and looks down at his right arm, seeing the tattoo over where his scars had once been.
“Right, I guess since this thing covered up those scars. Not only did it seal the Grimm away...it sealed them away, too. Joy be to me.” Colt lays back, resting his head to the wall, before laying on his back and looks up at the ceiling. He closes his eyes and takes a deep breath. Meanwhile, Nora, Jaune, Ren, and Mason all sit together, Ren, Nora, and Jaune all play a boardgame whilst Mason looks at the board, just observing the game. Nora speaks. “So...why dont you join us, Mason? It’d be some fun for you.” Mason’s eyes look up to her before going back to the game.
“Not really interested.” Ren turns to Mason. “You know, playing a game amongst friends can help one relax.” Jaune speaks. “Besides, this game is a lot better with four players than just three.” Mason takes a deep breath as a voice echoes in his head. “Feeeeed, huuuunnngerrrrr.” Mason rubs his head. “Fine, give me a set of dice.” Nora jumps onto her chair. “Hurray! Mason is making progress.” She begins to speak with a sing-song tune. “He’s making improvements, he’s making improvememts.” Mason tries to contain a laugh, though a half cracked smile is seen. Ren and Jaune notice the smile and smile themselves. Eventually, Nora’s chair rocks too much as she falls. “Wo-OAH” She hits the ground with a thud. “OOF!”
This causes Mason to finally cave and start laughing, smacking his palm on the table as he tries to close his mouth, though this causes the laughing to turn to comedic snickering, which causes the rest of the table to start laughing themselves for a few seconds. The group finally calms down from the laughter as Nolan, Victor, and Zodiak all re-enter the house. Nolan looks to see Nora upside down, her skirt slightly covering her face. “Nora...need some help getting back up?” Nora jump-cuts to being on her feet. “No, I’m good. Just had a little laugh here just a second ago.” Nolan looks to the group, Mason covering his mouth, still trying to re-compose himself. “Wait...Mase was laughing?” Mason speaks, a still amount of laughter still stuck in him. “No, not one bit, I’m fine.”
Jaune, Ren, and Nora all turn to Nolan and simultaneously nod as Nolan’s arms slack and his head tilts sideways. “Holy crap the world must be ending then.” Victor looks on. “I...never believed it to be mathematically possible.” Zodiak sits down, taking a deep breath. “Well, there’s a first time for everything.” Mason covers his face, embarrassment in his voice. “dammit..” The group sans Zodiak and Mason all start to chuckle and joke amongst themselves as Ruby, Yang, Victoria, and Weiss enter. Ruby and Weiss carrying a bag in each hand, Victoria having a handful of bags across every arm, and Yang carrying the largest amount of bags. Nolan looks on. “Oh, the foods here.” Nolan walks over and helps get most of the bags off of Yang as Ren, Nora, and Jaune all help get the bags to the kitchen and help sort food out.
Liam slides down the railing of the stairs as Teal and Belle walk down. “WHAT UP, FELLOW HUNTSMEN!” Belle rolls her eyes as Teal walks over to Victor, who had opened up his notebook and began to read through his notes. “Whatcha doin?” Victor looks up at her. “Oh, Just looking over the repairs I can help make to Haven, maybe improve the defense grid, while we’re at it.” Teal speaks. “Well...The mountains are a natural defense to most grimm, but I suppose some mechanical defenses would probably work to help Mistral out.” She takes the notebook and begins to look through it herself, Victor sits still as Teal reads through the notes, his eyes dart to Belle. “Dont worry about Teal...she’s a gearhead. She loves techno-babble.” Liam taps his feet. “Never been a big technical wizard, that’s Teal’s deal.”
“Hmm...” Blitz shuffles. “What?” Teal points it out. “This turret idea here, those can be put on the terraces of Haven, given where they are, they’d help handle most grimm in the area. Though the concern is of dust.” Blitz sits back. “Right, especially with the whole “Borders closed” thing.” Liam walks over to see Ruby and the others were currently cooking as he looked back. “Atlas being petty? What else is new, especially when it comes to the Schnee dust company, no offense, Weiss.” Weiss nods. “None taken.” Belle adjusts Yumi on her back as she looks looks to Victoria, who takes her weapons off her arms and rubs her forearms. “Werent those Azrael’s workshop weapons?”
Victoria nods as Azrael’s voice is heard. “VICKY!” She hides behind Nolan, who looks in confusion as Azrael walks in. “Did you take my guns?” Victoria pops her head out from Nolan’s shoulder. “Maybe?” Azrael slams his palm to his face as he picks the guns up and walks off. “Dont. Touch. These. They’re still a work in progress, so leave them be.” Ruby leans into the room. “Anyone know where Colt is?” Belle turns. “I think he’s in his room, probably asleep.” Yang turns. “Anyone wanna wake him up?” Blake’s voice is heard as she’s at the edge of the stairs. “Colt’s probably not in a mood to be talked to. Seems upset about something.” Zodiak speaks. “Probably because of the training he’s gonna have to partake in when you guys leave for Atlas.” Nolan turns his head. “...what?”
Victoria speaks, confused. “Umm...training?” Zodiak sighs as everyone else either looks to him or overhears. “Colt’s going to have to stay behind in Mistral in order to achieve his knight powers at full strength.” Yang places a hand on her hips. “When does this training begin is it before we leave?” Zodiak breathes through his nose. “Two weeks from today, when you guys have to leave for Atlas. Harnage and I have to stay behind as well.” Nolan grits his teeth and stomps off in anger as Victor looks to his friend. “Nolan...” Victor walks off as everyone looks on, confused. Ruby pokes her head in. “Food’s done!” The room turns to her, looks of confusion on their face. “What?”
“Hello?” Colt’s voice echoes as he stands in a small room. “Ruby? Yang? Victoria? Anybody?” Colt looks around the room, the room being Team RWBY’s dorm, albeit destroyed, small fires spread across the room, Blake’s bookcase being nothing but ash and cinders. Ruby and Yang’s bunk beds toppled over, with Ruby’s bunk having smashed Weiss’ bed to pieces as Yang’s laid toppled over atop Blake’s. Wallpaper peels off the wall from the heat as Colt looks to the desk, though burnt, remained intact, barring the book shelf above it having toppled onto the desk. A hooded individual sits at the desk, flicking a lamp switch on and off.
“What the?” The figure stands up from the desk, and turns to him. The individuals blue eyes shine brightly, his appearance months younger than Colt. Colt’s eyes widen in confusion as the individual speaks. “Hello Colt.” Colt stares at this exact duplicate of himself, they walk in a slow circle around one another, neither one backing off from the other, Colt grins. “Well, aint you one handsome son of a gun, though a little unseasoned, need some more time.” The two keep circling as Colt chuckles. “Ha...Let me guess...I’m my own worst nightmare, that it? Like those old Spruce Willis movies, right? Like the train scene in Cliff Jumper two, me facing off with my younger self?” The younger Colt speaks. “Joke all you want, smartass.” The two of them stop their movement and look at one another.
“But you cant lie to me...I know the truth. I know how dead you are inside, how worthless you feel...” The copy tilts his head. “...the way you look in a mirror, and hate what you see.” The two of them look at one another as Colt smiles. “Not gonna work pal, I feel fine. This is just a dream, you’re like the rest of this place. You arent real. The moment I snap my fingers, you’ll disappear.” Colt snaps his fingers, though nothing happens. He continues to snap his fingers as he looks at the copy, who stares at him annoyed. “I’m not going anywhere...and neither are you.” The door slams behind Colt and locks as he turns back to the copy of him. “Like I said...we need to talk.”
The two of them stare at one another. “You remember this place, right?” Colt stares. “The night of my biggest failure, people got hurt, FAMILY got hurt because of me.” The younger one speaks, a grin on his face. “Biggest failure? Or do you mean greatest success?” Colt tilts his head. “What?” The copy continues a slow circle, Colt countering the walk with a slow circle of his own. “Come on, now. I know just as much as you do. Cutting loose...it feels...” He looks up at the roof. “...so good.” He turns his attention back to Colt. “Unleashing all of your anger, especially on those that harmed your kin? Heheheh. It felt invigorating, didnt it?” Colt looks to his duplicate, shaking his head. “You’re wrong, I’m not proud of the blood I spilt that night.”
The duplicate grins. “Is that what helps you sleep at night?” Colt looks on as his copy continues speaking. “Come on, now. You know without the girls, you have nothing.” The two simultaneously stop in place as the duplicate continues. “...you are nothing. You’re a good little soldier, and nothing more. Looking for someone to point a finger and say they harmed your siblings.” Colt looks at his duplicate. “That’s not true.” His younger self grins. “Oh really? Would you have chased after Roman if he didnt cause Ruby problems at the dust shop? Would you still want to go after Adam if he didnt do what he did to Blake and Yang? How about your vindication against Cinder for Pyrrha and Weiss? You have no free will of your own.” Colt shakes his head. “Pal, you’re just wrong.”
He grins, adjusting his hoodie. “Oh really? What do YOU desire? What do YOU dream of? Hell, you take care of everyone’s baggage, yet you never deal with your own. Selfless to a fault, like a useless pawn.” Colt shakes his head. “Just shut up.” The doppelgänger smiles. “Because you cant deal with your own issues. Your failures, the pleasure you took in exacting vengeance on those who wronged you, you hide it all under a guise that you’re some selfless hero. But we both know what you are. You’re a scared little boy, who once he got a taste of power, he feared it. You couldnt take it, that you could end life...” The copy snaps their fingers. “...with the snap of a finger, and for those few fleeting moments...you relished it.” He steps toward Colt. “You enjoyed being able to cast off any care in the world, and your mind couldnt take it!”
As the doppelgänger steps, his body slowly changes to the grimm form of when he fought Zeke, a twisted smile forms. “All those voices you hear and faces you see, its nothing but a shattered mind trying to put itself back together, because the broken hero breaks himself more in the hopes he can fix all the broken hearts of those he cares for, but in all reality...” The doppelgänger places a finger at the side of Colt’s head, the finger sinking into Colt’s head as the copy grins. “...that he’s gonna die, and he cant do nothing to stop it, and this?” Colt’s skin starts to turn a sickly grey as the copy grins. “This is what he’s gonna become!”
Colt’s eyes shoot open as he sits up, it is night at mistral, his panting rapid as he rests his head in his hands. “I...” Colt rubs his head as he turns to see the clock strikes midnight. “Ugh...gods...damn.” Colt sits up, his legs shaky as he opens the door, showing Ruby walking, with a hand on the wall heading towards the stairs as she shakes her head and speaks under her breath. “I’m so sorry...” Colt looks at her, resting his shoulder on the frame of the door. “Ruby?” Ruby shoots up, her left eye turning towards her brother as she slowly turns face to face with him. “Are...you ok?” Ruby nods. “Y-Yeah, j-just fine. Just, had a nightmare, that’s all.” Colt walks over to Ruby as he places a hand on her shoulder. “Come on, let’s head downstairs and talk.” Ruby smiles, a nervous chuckle in her voice. “It’s ok, Colt. Dont worry about me.” Colt shakes his head.
“You’re my little sister, I have every right to worry.” Colt gains a much calmer composure as Colt hits a single lamp light as he and Ruby sit together. “What’s wrong, Rubes.” Ruby looks down, resting her hands on her legs. “I had a nightmare. It involved Pyrrha.” Colt looks on, trying to focus on Ruby as she speaks. “I got to the top of the tower...and...” Ruby starts to break down. “I-I got...t-to the top...and...” Ruby starts to shake as Colt looks at her. “I-I wasn’t fast enough. I-I wasn’t f-fast enough!” Ruby starts to cry as Colt hugs his little sister. “Oh, Ruby...” Ruby begins to sob. “P-Pyrrha’s d-dead because of me! If only I was fast enough, Jaune wouldnt be sad, Ren and Nora would have their teammate back. I failed them, Colt! I failed everybody! I failed you, I should have stayed home with you and Yang!”
Colt’s eyes begin to water as he holds Ruby tightly, his voice choking. “Ruby...” Colt takes his head off her shoulder. “Ruby...You didnt fail me. I failed you. I should have been there for you. You shouldn’t have carried this weight on your own. I shouldn’t have given up.” Colt eyes lock with his sisters, rubbing her shoulders. “You have made me so proud to be your brother. You have grown in so many ways I never thought you could. As a person, as a leader.” Colt wipes his sisters tears away.
“You and the others will defeat Salem, and I’ll be here by your side the whole way.” Ruby looks to him, her voice still shaky, lifting a pinky. “Promise?” Colt nods. “I promise.” Colt sticks his pinky out as the two lock and shake. Ruby curls into her brothers chest, a few tears continue streaming down her face. He sighs as he begins to sing a melody to her. He picks his sister up and carries her onto the larger couch, resting her as he continues singing, he takes a few stray blankets and pillows as he puts Ruby to sleep, his singing finally subsiding as Ruby falls asleep. He looks down at his pinky and sighs, whispering as the view goes black “...I promise.”
(What is this? Post episode stuff? What am I, Marvel? No, you wont get a Stan Lee Cameo, but you will get this, for the first time ever. I AM GIVING YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THE VOLUME 5.5 INTRO LOOKS LIKE! Hope you Enjoy!)
(The song is “Fighters” by Ravenface, m.youtube.com/watch?v=plQRlXK6…
Here’s the intro, enjoy)
(Guitar Intro) Rapid cuts appear through black as the letters RWBY are spelt in white , before a line beneath them is struck by lightning before catching fire, the words “Firestorm” burns as the flames lick at the bottom of the word RWBY.
(We bring the words alive (4X)) The view zooms into the burning flames to show spheres of varying colors scattering across the world before darting towards the center and swirling together as shadows encircle the spheres.
(Siamese, I know your name) Team RWBY, the remnants of Team JNPR, The members of Team CBLT, Sans Colt, The members of Team IRON, sans Zodiak, Qrow and Oscar stand together over a hill showing Mistral and Haven Academy.
(Don't hide from me because I see all your pain) The view shifts to Colt with his back turned to the others as Ruby and the others turn to see him in the far back. His head is down and his eyes are closed.
(It's written in your eyes, You and I,) Colt opens them to see Zodiak and Harnage looking towards him.
(We are, We are one, One and the same,) Zodiak and Harnage have their knight forms activate as Colt sits as a bright light envelops him
(For better or for worse, Our dreams are our curse, We are united in our pain)
Colt is shown on the ground as he looks up, seeing Summer, Pyrrha, and Penny outstretching hands to him, as he reaches, they are taken by shadows as Colt screams, his right eye that of the grimm as his left eye is his knight form, the view goes into his knight eye.
(So tell me why, We live like angels with no halos) Nolan, Victor, and Mason are shown. Nolan standing closest to the foreground with a smile on his face, Victor with his head down at a notebook before rising and turning his had to the left as Mason has his back turned and is the farthest away, turning his head slightly to the right so his right eye is looking.
(Walking blind In a wasteland, a graveyard Out of sight and out of mind)
A village is shown burning as Taven walks away from it, he doubles over before his knight powers activate, the village explodes behind him as the flames wash over, showing McAllister and Taryn looking on, McAllister with his arms crossed as his solo eye observes as Taryn looks and yawns before the flames wash over them
(We must be crazy To live so aimlessly And yet so confined)
Victoria is shown walking alone in a forest, looking down at a white fang mask before she sees a burning Beacon with a half-human half grimm monster who screams, her face is that of panic.
(Eye to eye We survive We are fighters and we bring the words alive (We bring the words alive) (Alive, Alive, Alive))
The groups are then seen battling Grimm, Nora, Ren, and Jaune work together, followed by Team RWBY working together, ending with Harnage, Zodiak, and Colt battling McAllister, Taven, and Oswald, ending with Colt swinging downward at the screen.
(Even when you're on your own you don't walk alone, I'm by your side I'm here, And somehow we survive)
Colt’s swing splits the screen vertically, showing the knights and their antithesis, Colt and Oswald, Harnage and McAllister, and Zodiak and Taven. Colt is helped to his feet by his two fellow knights as the rest of the group forms up with them, they all look to the sky as the title appears one final time, this time the word “Firestorm” Burns black as opposed to orange, a single black and red eye appears in the flames.