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Alone, feared, despised, hated, murderer, fiend, monster. All words used to describe me because of my unique semblance. I have the ability to control grim, though only a handful at a time. I've heard the stories they've made about me, about 'what I've done'. When I was offered enrollment at Beacon I jumped at the chance, the thought of leaving Vacuo behind and starting anew more than enough of a reason to leave. Though I should have known better, legends and stories spread far beyond home, and people will believe any lies you tell them if enough people say it. I was a monster known the world over, accused of being responsible for the deaths of thousands and the destruction of hundreds of towns and villages outside of the kingdoms. They call me 'A grim wearing human skin.' and 'a devil among men.' No one had ever given me a chance, always just assuming the stories were true rather than risk getting close to me. I was still alone, just like I always had been, nothing has changed. The only people who had given me a chance was my team back in Vacuo, but they're gone now. The first day I walked through the halls of Beacon I found out just how far the stories had spread, as I walked I heard their whispered lies.

Student 1: "Hey isn't that the new kid?"

Student 2: "This late in the year?" 

Student 3: "It's that freak from Vacuo, the one who can control the grim." 

Student 1: "What?!"

Student 3: "Quiet! Do you want him to hear you?"

Student 1: "I heard his entire team died on a mission except for him, he just let it happen too, and he just left unscathed."

Student 2: "I heard the grim showed up because he was there." 

Student 3: "Don't you two know? He was the one who killed them!" 

Student 1: "Why would Ozpin let that... that thing into the school?" I quickened my pace to get away from them. Though the story wasn't completely false. I had lost my entire team during a mission, and it's true the grim are attracted to me for whatever reason, but it's not because I intentionally draw them towards me, but that's where the truth ends. I left that place with horrendous scars across my face where a beowolf had cut me with it's claws, I had fought desperately to try and save them all too, but the grim were relentless, no matter how many we had killed, they just kept coming. My team leader and I were the only ones too escape, but they kept chasing us. That's when my leader, my friend.... my brother, he decided to sacrifice himself to give me enough time to escape. I tried to stay, I tried to tell him that if the others went down then I would go with them, but he wouldn't have it. He used his semblance to teleport me somewhere else, by the time I had made my way back to him. The grim had finished him off. I returned to the school alone, and the rumors only got worse, everyone blamed me for what happened, and they were right too. I blame myself for their deaths everyday, but I can't let myself fall, I have to keep living for them. I have to keep fighting because they can't anymore. I won't ever forgive myself for leaving that place without them, but I won't let it be the death of me either.

The team Ozpin had assigned me too at Beacon immediately dropped out when they realized 'what' I was as they put it. They decided that it would be better than taking the chance of trusting me with their lives, so now I'm a one man team, again.

-Time skip-

It had been a week since I came too Beacon, and I hated it here just as much as back in Vacuo, but at least the weather was better here. I walked around a corner and bumped into someone knocking them too the floor. I immediately take note of all the people around us who stopped and stared at me in fear, probably thinking I would kill the poor girl I ran into. I kneel down and offer her a hand up.

Y/n: "I'm sorry, I wasn't paying attention to where I was going." I'm met with a pair of beautiful amber eyes, belonging to an equally beautiful girl. I can feel my heart skip a beat when I lay my eyes on her.

???: "No, it's my fault I wasn-" She stopped mid sentence, I thought it was because she realized who I was, but it wasn't. "You have red eyes." She said, looking into my eyes with what seemed to be curiosity. I let out a small chuckle.

Y/n: "Heh, yeah I do. It's a pretty unusual trait isn't it?" I extend my hand out and offer it too her, she takes it and I pull her up back too her feet." 

???: "Blake! Are you ok? We saw... you... Oh, uhm..." The little girl who just ran up out of nowhere was staring at me in what I could easily tell was fear. 'Another one huh?' I think to myself. "H-Hi, I hope my teammate here didn't hurt you. Please forgive her." The amber eyed girl, apparently named Blake, looked at her shorter red clad teammate.

Blake: "Ruby, what's wrong with you? You never act like this."  At this point two more girls show up, a tall very attractive blonde with a rather sizable bust, and who if I'm not mistaken is Weiss Schnee. The blonde looks at the shorter girl, seeing her expression she speaks.

???: "Ruby what's wrong?" She follows her gaze and her eyes land on me, I see her take a step in front of the shorter girl named Ruby, seemingly trying to protect her. I let out a sigh.

Y/n: "Anyways, sorry for bumping into you again." I say to Blake, and walk past the girls too my next class, as I'm walking off I hear the blonde talking again.

???: "Don't you know who that was?! That's (f/n) (l/n), he-" I couldn't hear what else she said but a few moments later I heard a shout.

Blake: "Seriously!?!?" I shake my head, assuming she'll believe all the lies just like the rest of them. 'They are all the same.'

-Blake's POV-

Blake: "Seriously!?!?"   I shout in shock and disbelief. "I can't believe you two, you've never even met him before and your just going to believe what you heard about him?!" I was mad to say the least. 

Yang: "I didn't at first, but with ALL those stories about everything he's done? At least some of them have to be tr-"

Blake: "I thought if anyone would know not to believe everything they hear would be you three. I might expect this kind of ignorance from Weiss." 

Weiss: "Hey!" She says indignantly.

Blake: "Though I expect better than that from you two. You don't just believe everything you hear about faunas so why is he any different." 

Yang: "Because the faunas are an entire group of people, the things we've heard about him are just one guy."

Blake: "That doesn't mean anything! You don't have a right to judge a person when you don't even know them." I storm off away from my teammates, pissed at how they acted to him, and judging by how he reacted, this isn't the first time something like this has happened either." 

-Time skip, your POV-

The next day I was sitting at a table by myself in the cafeteria eating lunch, all the tables surrounding mine were empty as well, nobody wanting to sit anywhere near me. Though it didn't bother me anymore, I had become used to it over the years. I then hear someone behind me ask something, something that surprised me.

???: "Do you mind if I sit with you?" I look behind me and see that amber eyed girl from yesterday.

Y/n: "Uh, sure, go ahead." I was surprised that she wanted to sit with me, I'm sure her team told her who I was. 

Blake: "(Y/n), right?" I nod my head.

Y/n: "Yeah that's right, and your names uh... Blake, isn't it?" She nods. A few moments of silence pass before I ask her bluntly "Why sit with me?" 

Blake: "Excuse me?" 

Y/n: "I'm sure your team told you about me, and you must have heard the stories. So aren't you scared to be next to a monster like me?" 

Blake: "I would be, if I believed those stories, but I don't, so I'm not." I give her a small smile and am about to say something but someone dumps a tray of food on my head. The room suddenly becomes silent, and I can tell all eyes are on me. I hear some guys laughing behind me. "Leave him alone Cardin! He hasn't done anything too you!" Who I assume is Cardin starts talking.

Cardin: "Sure he has! He came to this school. He should go kill himself, he will never be wanted by anyone anywhere!" 

Blake: "Just ignore him (Y/n). Cardin's an ass." 

Cardin: "What was that?!" I hear him take a few steps towards her and I stand up, turning to face him, and he stops dead in his tracks. 

Y/n: "If you know what's good for you, leave the lady alone."  I say in a cold tone, devoid of emotion. Over the years I had learned on how to play peoples fear of my to my advantage. This punk stands there staring at me, visibly shaking, I take a single step towards him and he steps back. "Get out of here." He, and his goons, run off without a word. I let out a sigh. 'Great, now I need to go and wash up, i'm gonna be late for class.' I think to myself. 

Blake: "(Y/n)... Not everyone is like them, there are good people that won't judge you here, like my team. They just need to get a chance to know you is all." I can't help but smile. I pat her on the head as I walk past her too leave.

Y/n: "I'll see you around Blake." 


Next: The beast pt. 2
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IgnobleFiend Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
Cool. :D
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mehwhocares184 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
This is so god damn good, you need to continue it or my thirst for good stories wont be relinquished. We should be attacked by Cardin in Forever Fall Forest instead of Pyrrha and we control that huge Ursa to come in and scare the shit out of him but it goes out of control after Jaune throws some of the sap on Cardin trying to defend us from him. Btw if you didn't notice from my first sentence I love this story :3
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something-punny Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Hm, that's an interesting idea, and I'm glad you like the story
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mehwhocares184 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Well its awesome so I like to give out ideas and share that its awesome :3
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ZeroRequiem07 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Wow, nice job :)
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BraveVesperia1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
This is incredibly good, and thank you for listening to my idea.
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something-punny Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for suggesting it
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TriforceAndroid2016 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Nice start!
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MD-01 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This awesome when will the next part be out?Clap 
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something-punny Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'm thinking here in a couple of days
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Frozarc Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Pretty Interesting. :D
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Sir-Leeroy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Just a hunch. But, I think we're Salem's son.
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mehwhocares184 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
I'm pretty sure she controls their essence as a being and that's why she can control them but we just control their minds I think, so yeah, we're pretty much her acsendant.
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something-punny Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I already started writing part 2 before I read any of this comments and am almost finished with it xD But wait and see
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Boopydoopy111 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
This was awesome. Keep it up. 
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Pewirock-z Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Yes
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