A knock resounded throughout the dorm and Weiss sighed. She was hoping for a little peace and quiet, but it seemed like she wasn't going to get it. She sat up from her desk and answered the door, to say she was surprised would be a massive understatement. For when she opened the door, someone she hadn't seen in a long while was on the other side. "Big sis!" She was brought into a tight hug. "I haven't seen you in like, forever!" She smiled widely and pulled her in closer.
"What are you doing here, Winter? Did father say it was okay for you to come here?" Winter stepped away, looking down and nervously rubbing her arm.
"Well, he doesn't exactly know. I have some friends covering for me, and he's away on a business trip for the week. I figured it wouldn't hurt to come down to visit for a couple of days." Weiss shook her head.
"You know he'll be angry with you if he finds out. He was hesitant to even let me come to Beacon, he thinks it's dangerous here. What do you think will happen if he finds out that his 'precious baby girl' is here with me?" Winter winced at their father's nickname for her. Weiss had said it through grit teeth and an angry expression. Winter had always been his favorite, she felt guilty because of it. There had always been drama between Weiss and their father after she was born. But even so, they got along great! They were basically inseparable when they were younger.
"I don't care what he'll do. I miss you, and I want to meet your friends! The ones you always tell me about in your letters! Especially your partner, Ruby, it would be nice to have a friend my age instead of thirty year old maids for once."
"I miss you too, sis! And I know you'll be great friends with Ruby, you two act so much alike that it's scary."
"Where are they now though?"
"Ruby and Yang are probably training, and Blake is more than likely in the library." Winter nodded.
"What about the others? Team JNPR?"
"Probably in their dorm." Winter's eyes lit up.
"Can you introduce me to them? They live right across from you right?"
"Alright, I guess. Come on." Weiss rolled her eyes as her sister jumped in excitement.
Nora sat with her laptop resting on her lap, headphones on. She was nodding her head up and down, and quietly humming along to the music. Ren smiled as he read a book that Blake had loaned him. Pyrrha was chatting away with Jaune, laughing at a joke he told. This was what they did everyday, it was normal, it was peaceful. There was a knock at the door, Nora took off her headphones and got up to answer it. "I'll get it." She opened the door and tilted her head in confusion. Weiss had barely ever visited their dorm without the other's. "Hey Weiss, what's up?" Jaune looked over at the mention of Weiss' name.
"I've got someone I would like you all to meet, may we come in?" Nora stepped out of the way, and waved them in. Ren bookmarked the page and closed his book, Jaune and Pyrrha waved to her as she entered. As Winter entered the room, Jaune nearly choked. She had silver hair like Weiss, though hers was short and had dark purple highlights. It was done in a way that made her seem elegant and fragile, but artistic and carefree. She wore a loose fitting white slip on knit sweater, and black leggings. A simple pair of black boots rounded out the outfit. One single thought echoed through Jaune's mind. She's cute. "This is my little sister, Winter! She'll be staying with us for a few days."
"Hey everyone!" Winter said with a shy smile.
"It's great to finally meet you, I'm Pyrrha Nikos." Pyrrha shook her hand.
"It's great to meet you too! Weiss talks about all of you a lot in her letters!"
"Weiss talks about you a lot as well! I'm Nora, Nora Valkyrie!" Nora said as she gave her a hug.
"Sorry, she's like that with everyone. My name is Lie Ren, but you can just call me Ren. Everyone else does." Ren said, dragging nora back to her bed.
"And you must be Jaune, right?" Winter asked, turning to face him.
"Yep, that's me. Jaune Arc, biggest failure of the great Arc family!" Winter giggled.
"I highly doubt that. You're the team leader aren't you? So you must be really good."
"Tactically, yes. In terms of fighting however... We're getting there." Pyrrha said. "I'm training him."
"If you have the great Pyrrha Nikos training you, then there's nothing to worry about!"
"Yeah, I'm lucky to have a partner like her." Pyrrha hugged him. "She's like the sister I always wanted."
"And he's like the brother I always wanted!" Weiss and Winter smiled at each other. Weiss put a hand on her sister's shoulder.
"We should get going. My team might be back soon." Winter nodded, they said goodbye to everyone and left.
"I don't see what's so bad about Jaune. He seems like a nice guy."
"Well, he is now. But he used to ask me out constantly, it was so annoying. Recently he stopped. I think he finally got that I wasn't interested." Winter crossed her arms.
"So you didn't even give him a chance? Weiss, this is why everyone calls you Ice Queen. This is why you've never been on a date before."
"Neither have you!" Weiss said in defence.
"Yeah, but I'm an introvert, and don't have very many friends. You on the other hand, are very social, and have received a lot of attention from boys. So I have an excuse." Weiss huffed.
"Yeah, whatever. I might have given him a chance, but like I said, he stopped asking me out."
"That's your fault." She sighed.
"I know, and I kind of regret it." She glared at Winter. "If you tell anyone that I said that, I will hurt you." Winter laughed. Weiss smiled playfully.
"You could always ask him out, you know."
"Yeah, I could. But I won't. I'd rather him ask me. Besides, I don't really know how I feel about him. Don't get me wrong, he's a good friend. He's got some good qualities too. He's noble, honest, he tries his hardest at everything he does. He's kind of good looking as well, if we're being honest here. He's also a huge dork."
"You do have a thing for dorks."
"Yeah, don't know why. But I do."
"So, since you're kind of on the fence about the whole thing, you wouldn't mind if I…"
"You wouldn't mind if I tried? Right? He looked interested in me. Didn't he? He was kind of looking at me funny." It was true, Weiss had noticed the looks. They were the same looks he had given her when they first met.
"Sure." Weiss said reluctantly. She figured she would probably end up regretting it, but her sisters happiness came before hers. And if they did end up getting together, she knew she could trust Jaune not to hurt her or take advantage of her.
"You're welcome, just promise me you'll take it slowly. I'd rather you get to know him more, you know, make sure he's your type."
"Of course. That was the plan."
Ruby cheered on as Yang knocked out yet another random student. As her victims piled up, she grew tired. And bored. It was more boring than it was tiring. There were only a few people that could actually handle her in a fight. She hated that fact. She loved fighting, it was her art. Whereas Weiss was good at calligraphy and singing, and Blake was good at writing, she was good at fighting. Something she shared with Ruby. But even Ruby had painting and drawing. Yang was just talentless when it came to that kind of stuff. She was excellent at boxing though, and fighting with her fists in general, so she liked to fight and practice whenever she could. Jaune had asked her for training in hand to hand combat, maybe she should accept. She thought it might give her something to do. She held up a hand to stop the next student from getting in the ring. "Alright, I'm out." She climbed over the ropes and walked over to Ruby, taking a seat beside her.
Ruby handed her a water bottle. "Here."
"Thanks." She took a huge drink, and gasped for air. She took a bigger drink than she thought, it hurt her throat on the way down. She winced in pain. Ruby chuckled. "Don't laugh at my pain!"
"I can laugh at what I want! Come on, let's go back to the dorm. You look like you're about to pass out." Yang stretched, making her back pop.
"Yeah. That sounds like a good idea." Yang stood back up and groaned. "My feet are killing me."
"Quit whining, you're fine."
"Shut up, you're like, ten." Ruby chuckled once again.
"That hasn't worked on me since I was ten." Yang smiled as thoughts of a ten year old Ruby flashed through her mind.
"Yeah, and then you grew a mouth."
"Hey!" Yang ruffled her hair.
"Alright, let's get going." Ruby was about to retort, but decided it was better just to leave it alone. She was still years away from being as good at insults as Yang. They left the training rooms and made their way back to their dorm. Yang swiped her scroll and opened the door.
"Oh, there you two are!" Weiss exclaimed. "We've been waiting for you!" Yang looked over to Winter with a confused face.
"She kind of looks like you." Ruby said.
"Girls, meet my sister, Winter!"
"Oh! It's great to finally meet you! Weiss has told us so much about you!" Yang said.
"You must be Yang, right?" She nodded. "Then you must be Ruby, hello! It's cool to meet someone my own age for once!" Ruby lit up when she heard that. It had been a while since she had been around someone her age, having to leave her old friends to come to Beacon.
"Hey Weiss, could you help me with something real quick?"
"Great! Come with me!" Yang pulled Weiss out of the dorm, leaving Ruby and Winter alone. The room was filled with an awkward silence, as they struggled to come up with something to talk about.
"So… Do you like cookies?" Ruby slapped herself internally. It was the best she could come up with at that current moment. Winter smiled widely.
"I. Freaking. Love. Cookies!" Ruby sighed in relief. Maybe they would become friends after all.
"Okay, so I don't need your help. I just needed an excuse for us to leave the room."
"Ruby doesn't make friends very easily. She's very awkward socially, so she needs a push sometimes. And this is good for her. She doesn't have any of her friends from Signal here with her, so she's surrounded by older people." Weiss nodded in understanding.
"They should become quick friends. They're the same in so many ways. Do you know when Blake will get back from the library?"
"Nope. You know how she is around books. She might be there all night. What about team JNPR? Did you introduce them to her yet?"
"Yep. Earlier today. Their reactions were as you would suspect. Although, it brought about an unexpected development." Yang smirked.
"Vomit Boy didn't hit on her did he? Man if he did, I would not want to be him!" Weiss smiled proudly.
"Surprisingly no, he didn't. But he did get that look in his eye. You know the one, and she seems to have taken a liking to him. She's going to try and get closer with him." Her smile faltered as she spoke. Yang put a hand on her shoulder and looked at her with sympathy. She knew how Weiss felt about him, whether Weiss knew it herself or not. She also knew how it was, how her little sister's happiness came before hers. It was the same with Ruby. She would gladly give up her own happiness so Ruby could live a good life. "But, I suppose if something does come of that, I'm glad it's Jaune." Yang could understand that. He was a good person, he could be trusted.
"You know, at one point I thought Ruby had a crush on him. I thought the same thing."
"I could see Ruby having a crush on him. They would be cute together."
"Wouldn't they? I could see Winter with him too. They would be cute together as well.
"Yes, I suppose so… Does it make me a horrible person to say that I would rather it be Ruby than my sister?"
"Not at all. Because if it was Ruby, you wouldn't feel bad about being jealous." Weiss winced at the truth behind her words.
"It's just, he's one of the only guys who's actually shown interest in me, instead of my name. Y'know? He was so close to breaking me. I was so close to saying yes. But he just stopped. I know he's still interested, and I could just ask him out. But now, it would be unfair to Winter. I couldn't do that to her. She was always the one in the background, while I was being swamped with invitations to balls. I was the one who received all the attention. It's why she turned out the way she is. Why she isn't so… Posh. You saw the way she was dressed. And those highlights in her hair, it's pretty but I could never do that to my hair."
"True, she did seem more… Normal? No offense or anything."
"None taken. It's true. If it wasn't for me telling you, you wouldn't even be able to tell that she's a Schnee. And yet, she was always our father's favorite, so some of our personality leaked through." She cringed as she mentioned Winter's relationship with their father. Yang frowned.
"You have no idea." Weiss sighed. "Anyway, yeah. Jaune and Winter. It's a thing that could happen, and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it. I feel so guilty. I shouldn't be jealous of my sister, it feels wrong."
"Well, it could happen, but it also couldn't. If it doesn't, then no problem, right?" Weiss took a deep breath and exhaled shakily.
"Right. I guess."
"Good, now let's get back in there before they destroy something. If they're as similar as you say they are, then it's not a good idea to leave them alone for extended periods of time."
"I agree." They entered the dorm to find Ruby and Winter with chocolate smeared across their faces, and several empty packages of chocolate chip cookies. Weiss and Yang gaped at the two of them.
"What?" They asked in unison. Weiss and Yang facepalmed.
Author's Notes: I got the idea, and I loved it so much. This pairing hasn't been done before to my knowledge, and I just wanted to give it a little push. I don't plan on making this a full story, and I'm going to try and finish it in as few chapters as I can without making it feel rushed. I already have a lot on my plate, so please forgive me for adding yet another thing to it. I don't know how often I'll update this, so sorry if it takes a long time between chapters.