GRAE V2 Ch.4, A Training Exercise “Alright, everybody,” Greyson addressed Azure, Rusty, Raven, and Ember. “I’ve been talking a little to team RWBY. They think something big is happening.”
“Big, like what?” Rusty asked.
“Not sure. Roman Torchwick and his gang are wreaking havoc. We need to train, just in case we ever are forced to dirty our hands a little,” Greyson dramatically announced.
“Today, we are doing the thing thousands of hunters worldwide have done. An activity so grueling, the military has used it to train its soldiers. Today, we play laser tag.”
There was no opposition, even from Ember. Hours later, just after sunset, Greyson was driving all five down the freeway to the City of Vale, home of the largest laser tag facility in all of Vytal.
“Does anyone else hear that thumping noise? It’s getting louder,” Greyson inquired.
GRAE V2 Ch.3, Lust vs. Love! It was early afternoon. A rather large crowd gathered around Beacon Academy’s primary practice arena. Some were Greyson and Vladimir’s friends, some were family, and some were simply watching their competition in the upcoming tournament. Darien, Sylvia, and Kurai of team DARK stood together, watching Greyson intently. Greyson and Vladimir stood in the arena silently, facing each other at twenty paces. They waited for the signal.
The timer counted down from sixty seconds. Greyson closed his eyes, drew a single deep breath, slowly pulled Blitz and Nimbus from their sheaths with a satisfying scraping noise, and took his battle stance. Greyson looked at the screen. Five seconds remained. Four. Three. Two. One. Greyson sprung from his position, aggressively charging at Vladimir.
Greyson launched a vicious assault from the front, testing the strength of Vladimir’s shield. Blitz and Nimbus did not leave a single scratch. Vladimir smiled, and jabbed at Gr
GRAE V2 Ch.2, Skye Cafe “Greyson! Honey look, it’s our son!” Greyson’s mother said, absolutely elated. His father happily looked to Greyson, who was approaching with his teammates. “Whitney, could you take over the service for now?” Greyson’s mother asked a fairly young woman with brown hair. The woman smiled and nodded in affirmation. Greyson’s parents, as well as his sister, Holly, walked around the food stand to Greyson, who was ordering food with his team.
“Our special little guy! How was Beacon?” Greyson’s mother asked happily, hugging Greyson.
“Beacon is amazing, but would you please not call me that in front of my team?” Greyson replied.
“Aww, have you got the whole ‘tough guy’ act going on?” Greyson’s mother said. She turned to Greyson’s team. “You know, beneath this tough exterior is actually just a big ol’ mama’s boy,
GRAE V2 Ch.1, Crimson The night was pitch black. Greyson trudged slowly through ankle deep mud. Rain beat down on him, weighing down his clothes. Thunder rumbled ominously in the distance, as if some great beast in the sky was on the hunt. Greyson held a heavy weight in his arms. The weight was comparable to Greyson, yet, slightly smaller in both weight and length. A crack of lightning lit up the scene. Greyson saw his surroundings for the first time. He was walking along the only pathway of a dense, dark forest. He looked down to the weight in his arms. Horrified, Greyson realized what the weight was. It was Azure. Her head hung limp, bleeding heavily from two deep scratches on the left side of her forehead. She wasn’t breathing. Her eyes were closed, never to open again. The lightning faded, and darkness returned.
Greyson shot bolt upright in bed, and snapped his head sideways towards Azure’s bed. Greyson could very faintly make out her outline in the darkness, rhythm
GRAE Ch.16, Emerald Blaze pt.2 Rusty, Greyson, Azure, and Blake landed on the charred forest floor as the rest of teams RWBY, JNPR, and GRAE cheered in celebration. Smoldering tree branches fell from the forest’s burnt canopy. Greyson turned to Pyrrha to say something, but his voice caught in his throat. He started coughing violently.
“So, is this what usually happens when he tries to talk to you?” Rusty asked Pyrrha jokingly.
“Well, not exactly. He’s never been able to say much, but it usually isn’t like this. Something must be very wrong,” Pyrhha replied. Rusty was impressed with her ability to miss his joke.
“Smoke inhalation,” Azure stated. “He gave his shirt to me so I could breathe clearly. Nothing prevented him from breathing in all the smoke. I should have known it would happen, he could have kept his shirt... I’m sorry, Greyson.”
“There’s no need to beat yourself up over this, Azure,
GRAE Ch.15, Emerald Blaze pt.1 It was exactly noon. Team GRAE stood among three other teams, DARK, RWBY, and JNPR. The four teams faced Headmaster Ozpin and his assistant, Ms.Goodwitch. Beyond them was the dense, green, Emerald Forest.
“As you know, you’ve all been picked for a training exercise in the forest today. You were to get to the end, and be the first to fetch the golden crown.” Ozpin stated.
“However,” Goodwitch began. “Just last night, our storage of fire dust has mysteriously disappeared. No other dust was missing.” There was a confused murmur among the teens. “Ozpin and I have decided that this will not merely be training. Search for any signs of the missing dust, and report back here at dusk. Now, any questions?”
No hands went up.
“Teams, you may begin.”
Darien walked up to team GRAE as they prepared to step into the forest. “Greyson, I propose a little exchange. How about we trade Raven fo