Chapter 1: The First Steps of the Path?

Jaune sat off to the right side of the air ship, looking out over the crowd of people he would soon be getting to know. Two girls drew his attention at first due to the amount of noise they were making. The taller of two a blonde most likely the older of the two, wore a pair of brown boots that went up to just below her knees, as well as a pair of sock the come upto her knees the left one blue, the right one yellow. A pair of black shorts with a brown belt, also a yellow tank top and a brown jacket with yellow trim, a yellow scarf and a pair of gold colored gauntlets. The shorter of two has black hair with red highlights, wore a pair of black boots that went halfway up her calves with red fringe at the top. As well as a pair of black tights the led up to a black skirt with red fringe at the bottom, leading upto a long sleeved black top with a red section over the stomach with red lace running across it, including a bullet belt with a silver rose on it, and also a red cloak on, as well as a large red metal object attached to the back side of her bullet belt. He continues looking around the crowd when he notices the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. She had mesmerizing dark red hair that he just couldn't take his eyes off of. She wore a pair of black high heel boots that come just above her ankles, which lead upto a pair of bronze colored armored leggings that reach all the way upto her thighs. Around her waist is a small black skirt with a large sash that is the same beautiful dark red as her hair, a small belt holding a small bronze plate with what looked like a shield and spear on it held the sash in place. She had on a strapless top that was brown on the sides and bronze in the center. As well as a pair of gloves that came up past her elbows, a bronze colored gauntlet over her left forearm and a bronze bangle with a wave design over her left bisep. Around her neck was a large bronze gorget, she also wore a bronze circlet. She wore her hair in a waist length pony tail, she also had the most beautiful green eyes. Jaune also noticed she had a shield and spear on her back. He sat there for the rest of the air ship ride thinking of what he could say to her. Finally the air ship landed at Beacon Academy and everyone began to file off of the ship. When Jaune had gotten off of the air ship he couldn't believe Beacon looked like a castle. 'Well this will be an interesting four years,' he thought to himself. He started walking towards the place he would call home for the next four years.

Just ahead of him he heard someone knock over some metal cases and decided to investigate. When he got with in visual range of the sound he noticed a girl with white hair and a predominantly white wardrobe yelling at the young girl in red he saw earlier. Unexpectedly the girl in red exploded in a cloud of red mist, but before he could step in to help a girl with black hair and a black and purple wardrobe walked up. She drew the attention of the girl in white away from the one in red, a few moments later the girl in white just stormed off and the one in black calmly walked away. He noticed the girl in red sitting on the ground with a very sad expression.

"Hi my name is Jaune Arc are you ok?" he asks holding out his hand out to help her up.

"I'm fine, my name is Ruby Rose" she says as Jaune helps her up.

"So I kinda noticed that you exploded" Jaune says.

"That girl Weiss kept shaking a bottle of dust at me, when she was yelling at me to be more careful" Said Ruby.

"That seems kind of hypocritical don't you think?" asks Jaune.

"Yeah and she was being extremely rude even though I said sorry!" Ruby exclaims.

"Well at least your no worse for ware, maybe we head towards the Grand Hall for orientation?" Jaune asks.

"Good idea, but where is the Grand Hall?" Ruby asks.

"I have no clue" Jaune states.

"Ah, well I have this!" Ruby says as she pulls out a huge scythe.

"Is that a scythe?" Jaune says as he takes a step back.

"Yep, it's also a high impact sniper rifle called Crescent Rose" Ruby says. "So what do you have?" asks Ruby.

"This is Crocea Mors (as Jaune removes his sword from its sheath), its sheath also doubles as a shield." Jaune explains. "This was the sword and shield my Great-Great grandfather used in the war, it was passed to my father who in turn passed it on to me."

"Well at least someone has an appreciation for the classics." Said Ruby.

"Yeah it was a proud day for me when my dad passed it on to me." Jaune answered. "It was the first time my dad acknowledged my choice to learn how to wield a sword. So… who inspired you to learn how to wield a scythe?" Jaune asked.

"My uncle Qrow, he's a teacher at Signal!" Ruby answered excitedly.

"What's Signal?"

"It's an academy like Beacon, but for people like us to start training towards the path to becoming Hunter's & Huntresses." Ruby answered. "Wait you didn't go to Signal?"

"No, my Grandfather trained me how to become a Huntsman." Jaune said.

"Hey you two over there, are you here for freshman orientation?"

Jaune and Ruby spun around to see an older gentleman with a large moustache and all grey hair, but before Ruby could ask Jaune about his Grandfather.

"Yes, but we don't know where the Grand Hall is." Jaune answers.

"Follow me, I'll show you the way and tell you all about our wonderful school. My name is Professor Peter Port, You are?"

"I'm Jaune Arc." "and I'm Ruby Rose!" They both answered.

"Arc … I know that name. Are you Bregan's grandson?" Professor Port asks.

"Wait you know my grandpa?" Jaune asks confused.

"Of course I do, he is a dear old friend. He was once a mentor of mine, as I see he was yours. It's been a long time since I've seen that sword, and you remind me of your Grandfather quite a bit." Professor Port states.

"Thank you Professor, I've looked up to my Grandpa since I was seven years old. So… what do you…"

"Well this is the Grand Hall, I hope both of you come to love it here at Beacon Academy!" Professor Port exclaims as he continues on his way.

"Thank you Professor!" Ruby yells after him. "Well I guess we should head inside" Ruby suggests.

"That's a good idea, do you want to stand near each other?" Jaune asks.

"That seems like…"

"Hey Ruby!" A woman with long blonde hair yells from across the hall.

"Oh that's my sister, I should go stand with her, it was really nice to meet you Jaune. I'll see you later!" Ruby said as she walked away.

"You too, bye!" Jaune says back. "Where am I going to meet another quirky girl like her?" Jaune asks himself.

"I'll… keep this brief. You have traveled here today in search of knowledge, to hone your craft and acquire new skills, and when you have finished, you plan to dedicate your life to the protection of the people. But I look amongst you, and all I see is energy, in need of purpose, direction. You assume knowledge will free you of this, but , you plan to dedicate your life to the protection of the people. But I look amongst you, and all I see is energy, in need of purpose, direction. You assume knowledge will free you of this, but your time at this school will prove that knowledge can only carry you so far. It is up to you to take the first step." Professor Ozpin states.

"You will gather in the Ballroom tonight; tomorrow, your initiation begins. Be ready, you are dismissed." Says the Blonde Professor on stage.

Jaune turns to walk out, that's when he notices the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, for the second time. A woman with the most beautiful red hair and vivid-green eyes. As he steps towards her to introduce himself. He stops due to a singular thought, what if she finds out that he killed someone. Even if it was in self-defense.

A couple of hours pass it's now 9 p.m. and all of the new students have gathered in the Ballroom anxiously awaiting their initiation into Beacon. I wonder what kind of team I will become apart of tomorrow, there are a lot of interesting people here. 'I guess it would be a good idea to get some sleep.' Just after Jaune lays down to get some sleep he thinks to himself 'What would Ruby and everyone else here at Beacon think of me if found what that I killed someone to get here.' But before his mid could continue dwelling on these thoughts, he fell asleep exhausted from the last 72 horus.