GRAE V3 Ch.12, Conclusion Greyson sat in his usual position while in an airship, one foot on the ground, the other leg crossing over, the ankle resting on the other leg’s knee. His arm was around the back of Azure’s seat beside him, and he looked out the window lazily as Beacon Academy came into view. Greyson’s scroll began to ring.
“Oh, Ozpin’s calling me,” Greyson stated. He picked up the scroll and answered the call.
“Hello, Mister Skye,” Ozpin greeted cordially. “When you land, report to my office as soon as possible. You will be briefing me on the findings of your mission.”
“Understood,” Greyson affirmed. “Is that all?”
“Yes. Have a safe flight back,” Ozpin concluded. The call ended.
“Azure, when we get back, I want you and the others to take Kita to the hospital. I have some business with Ozpin, but I’ll swing
GRAE V3 Ch.11, Redemption. Returning from the battle, Greyson could notice the marks of battle scarring the field surrounding base camp. Though the bodies had already disappeared, the footprints and claw marks suggested a violent battle, dozens of creatures of grimm involved. Azure survived.
Azure! How many grimm came to you?” Greyson asked, entering the door, the rest behind him.
“Oh, just a few. They weren’t hard to get rid of,” Azure humbly replied.
“Just a few? There was a swarm!” Kita interjected from the other room. “Azure fought with the power of the Great Shrouded Fox herself!”
Greyson smiled slightly. “Good job. Had I known there would have been so many coming your way, I would have left more to watch over the base. I apologize.”
“No, you needed all the help you can get over there. You’re bleeding out of your head!” Azure challenged.
GRAE V3 Ch.10, Calamity pt3 Raven’s eyes shot open in excited disbelief. Rusty knelt on top of the aracylla’s head, holding a spike in one hand to steady himself and Child’s Play in the other. The weapon was wrapped around the bright red jaws of the monster, holding them shut above its head. Rusty ripped Child’s Play backward, tearing the deadly pincers from the monster’s head.
Rusty jumped off the aracylla’s back as it recoiled, flipping through the air while using Child’s Play to cut the left three legs from the body, and causing the aracylla to fall to the ground. Rusty then ran to the back of the monster, shredding the abdomen over and over, spinning Child’s Play like a propeller. The aracylla began to disintegrate.
Rusty exhaled. “Wow, I actually did it. Maybe there’s hope for me,” he thought with a smile. “Right. Raven.” He turned to her, picked up her weapons, and used Child
GRAE V3 Ch.9, The Calamity pt.2 Ember drew her daggers from her belt, casting her forearm shield into the head of a charging ursa. She threw one dagger between the eyes of a beowolf, dashed to it, withdrew her dagger, and rapidly spun several times, slashing the front of the monster until it slid into pieces. Ember sprinted forward into a horde of ursa fearlessly. She danced around the monsters at an unfathomable pace, the red and black blur resulting in black body parts flying through the air, and a dozen dead ursa.
Swinging Child’s Play in a circle above his head, Rusty decapitated four attacking beowolves. He caught his weapon then flung it toward a tree, kicking a massive ursa straight in the jaw as he pulled himself through the air toward his mark. Ember threw her daggers upward, kicked the dazed ursa in mid air, then caught her daggers, assaulting the unfortunate Grimm with steel.
“Holy crap, Ember! If that’s how the Burgundy Bandit fought,
GRAE V3 Ch.8, The Calamity pt.1 “Azure. It’s Greyson. I think the Great Calamity is happening,” Azure heard through her scroll. At base camp, the skies had begun to darken. The clock had not yet struck noon.
“What?” Azure questioned worriedly. “Now? What’s going on over there?”
“A fissure opened up in the ground past the bottom of this hill. Grimm are everywhere. They haven’t seen us yet, but it’s only a matter of time,” Greyson reported, attempting to remain calm, yet fighting a faltering voice.
“Greyson. You’re never this afraid of Grimm. Something’s up,” Azure insisted.
“There’s this... thing. It’s a Creature of Grimm, but I’ve never seen it before. Shaped like a dragon with four legs, but the face looks catlike, and it has bat wings...?” Greyson reported. “Azure, I’m scared. I lo
GRAE V3 Ch.7, The Fourth Sign “Huh? An earthquake?” Greyson remarked, shaken awake by the violent movements rocking the base. Cups fell from the kitchen counter. Plates fell from their cupboards, clattering on the floor. The television swayed, then finally fell forward.
Azure woke up next, rushing over to Kita as she came to realize what was happening. Azure held Kita as steady as she could, attempting to prevent the disturbance of her injuries.
Kita awoke suddenly, instantly becoming alarmed at the quake. “The moon has turned crimson, and the night has crumbled! The Earth is rumbling! Three of four signs have come, the Great Calamity is near!”
“Alright Kita, breathe. We’re being led by Greyson. I know we’re all going to be okay, as will the Shrouded Fox,” Azure comforted.
Greyson exited the room, managing to walk through the shaking of the floor. In the hallway, he found everyone else, sitting on th
GRAE V3 Ch.6, Arrows “Total of five wounds. Upper chest. Forearm. One arrow each in the hypogastric and left lumbar regions of the abdomen. Last arrow is in the thigh. Praying it missed the femoral artery,” Azure reported quietly to herself, sprinting back to camp with Greyson, Kita, Dustyn, Pierce, and Raven.
“Oh... the sky...” Kita weakly remarked. Upon breaking into the clearing surrounding the base, Greyson looked up. Faint streaks of light flashed across the black sky before fading away. Any other night, this would be beautiful. Tonight, the meteor shower was an omen of disaster.
“The sky will crumble...” Kita mumbled, as if half-asleep.
“Kita, we’re almost here! Stay with us!” Greyson demanded, running up the stairs. Once inside, Greyson ran into the bedroom he had shared with Azure, carefully placing Kita down on the unused bed. By the time he had arrived, a thin layer of fresh blood covered