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Reality Viewing: Nora's a Mommy

(A collaborative effort by myself, XXX777, and Anonymous Ideas)

-Chapter 1-

-Beacon Cafeteria-

"Hmm hmmm hm hmmm hm hm~" Nora hummed as she helped herself to a large plate of pancakes with extra maple syrup. "Pancakes for breakfast, pancakes for lunch~, pancakes for dinner, oh I want a bunch~."

Chowing down on the delicious fluffy treats as she sang, the energetic girl was done in no time and with a pouty face went to take her now empty plate over to the rest of the used dishes, and completely missing the oddly placed book on the table.


"Ninety-six… Ninety-seven… Niinety-eight… Niiiinety-nine… One hundred! Alright!" The sweating orangette cheered from the bench press as she set the ridiculously heavy bar back on the rack and sat up. "Woo! Six whole sets! New record! I gotta tell Ren-whoa!"

As she rushed off to tell her bestiest bestie ever about her new accomplishment, Nora stumbled briefly as her foot snagged on a book that was laying on the ground.

"Sheesh, who left this lying around," She grumbled while picking the book up and setting it onto a nearby rack of weights before continuing on her way. "That was just careless, somebody could have seriously hurt themselves."


"I'm queen of the castle~, I'm queen of the castle~," Nora sang softly as she skipped down the halls of Beacon with no real destination in mind, just wanting to stretch her legs a bit after a long boring day in class. "I'm queen of the castle~, I'm queen of the-Whoopsie!"

Out of the blue, the teen suddenly stopped moving and crouched right as another student walked by in front of her carrying a ridiculously large number of books in a tediously balanced stack. Once they were gone, she stood back up with a sheepish grin. "Can't believe I forgot to tie my shoelaces again, silly me."

-Team JNPR Dorm-

Sitting at a small desk stuffed in the corner of the room, Nora groaned miserably as she slowly went through a large stack of homework before faceplanting with the table. "Ugh, this is soooo boring, I don't wanna do it anymore."

"Well too bad, those assignments are all due tomorrow and you've barely even started," Ren said from his bed as he folded both his and her laundry. "Maybe this will teach you not to push all your class work off to the last possible minute."

"You have nobody to blame but yourself, we had a whole week to complete those assignments." Jaune stated while laying back on his own bed reading an X-ray and Vav comic.

"Jaune is right Nora, all of us warned you that you would regret procrastinating doing it for so long," Pyrrha added in from the bathroom, the door ajar slightly to show the redheaded champion brushing her hair. "As my mother would say 'Slothfulness feels great in the moment but always ends in regret'."

"But homework is so lame!" Nora whined as she lifted her head back up with one of the pages stuck to her face until she peeled it off and started filling out the answers once more. "Why do the teachers have to make it suck so much?"

"Because they can." Ren retorted dryly, earning another tired groan from the orangette while Jaune and Pyrrha chuckled at the joke.


Silence filled the room as everyone blinked in surprise at the sound of somebody knocking on the door.

"Uh… were we expecting company?" Pyrrha asked as she peeked out from the bathroom.

"Not that I know of," Ren stated while Jaune and Nora shrugged. "Maybe it's Ruby wanting to look at our weapons again."

"Nah," Jaune said with a chuckle. "She would have barged in already from excitement."

"True… then who could it-"

*Knock-knock-knock* "Hello? Anyone here? I have a syrupgram for a Ms. Nora Valkyrie from a… Ms. Nora Valkyrie?" An unknown male voice called out from the other side of the door, unknowingly cutting Pyrrha off mid-sentence.

Ever so slowly, Pyrrha, Jaune, and Ren's heads turned towards Nora with identical blank looks while said girl was grinning sheepishly. "What?"

"Seriously Nora?" Ren asked back dully. "You ordered yourself a syrupgram?"

"I couldn't help myself! There were over forty varieties of syrup to choose, and they deliver!"

Sighing in exasperation, Ren palmed his face before waving his hand at the door. "Just answer the door already."

"YAY!" Practically teleporting across the room, Nora all but tore the door off its hinges and held her arms wide open with a small trail of drool oozing from the side of her lips. "Come to momma my sweet sugary good-"


Silence filled the room once again as the J PR of team JNPR stared at their teammate/friend in shock as she stood completely motionless, her face hidden from view by the small red book that had flew into her face through the doorway. Soon said book started to slowly slide down before just outright falling to the floor, revealing the surprised look on the orangette's face.

After a few moments though, Nora shook her head and scowled as she stuck her head out into the hallway and looked around for the culprit only to find the area devoid of anybody. "What the heck!? Where's my syrup!?"

'That's what she's concerned about?' Jaune and Pyrrha thought incredulously while Ren just palmed his face at his friend's antics.

"Sheesh, how rude." The bubbly teen grumbled before slamming the door back shut and marching back to her desk with a pout, completely ignoring the book that hit her now laying inconspicuously on the floor.

However, this was not true for the rest of the room as Ren went over and picked it up, looking it over curiously while Pyrrha and Jaune peeked over his shoulders. There wasn't much to see though, as aside from a folded-up note taped to the front, the only marking on the book was an orange swirl.

Opening the note, Ren couldn't help but quirk his brow when he found that it had 'NOTICE ME DAMMIT!' written in all bold. "It would seem somebody really wants you to read this Nora."

"Yeah, cool, don't care." The orangette said blandly as she flipped a finished sheet to the side and started on the next one.

"Oh come on Nora, it seems someone went through some trouble to make sure you got this," Pyrrha admonished, swiping the book from Ren's grasp and dropping it right in front of Nora. "The least you could do is see what it's about."

"Uuuugh… fine mom." The pancake-loving teen groaned with a roll of her eyes before flipping the book open. "There, happy now, I loooooooooooooooooo…"


Nora and Pyrrha droned on in shock, their jaws hitting the desk and their eyes practically popping out of their sockets as they stared at the now open book in disbelief. Curious at what could cause such a reaction, Ren and Jaune took a look as well, only to almost immediately end up doing the exact same thing.

On the very first pages of the book were two things, a disk in a little protective sleeve with the words 'Play Me' written on it…

And a picture of a smiling Nora sitting in chair with a giggling blonde fox faunus baby on her lap while a happy seven year old boy with blonde hair, glowing red eyes, and nine huge fox tails ending with different colors stood next to them with 'The Valkyrie Family' written underneath.

This went on for nearly a whole minute until Nora snapped back to reality and sprinted out of the room with the book held firmly in her grasp, with the rest of her team following after her a few seconds later.

-Dorm Common Area-

"Yay! Movie night!" Ruby cheered as she flopped onto the couch next to the rest of team RWBY, all of them dressed in pajamas, with a bucket of popcorn in hand as she stared excitedly at the large flat-screen hanging on the wall. "This is gonna be the greatest ever!"

"I'll admit this does seem like an enjoyable way to finish the evening." Weiss stated while adjusting a pillow she was leaning on so it was in a more comfortable position.

"Yeah, this was a great idea Blake." Yang said with a grin as she grabbed a soda from a nearby coffee table laden with various snacks and drinks.

"Don't mention it," The raven-haired faunus in disguise stated as she used the remote to turn the TV on and quickly input the correct channel. "Now shush, it's starting."

{And now for our Feature Presentation} A deep voice stated as a movie promo popped up with the title 'The Man with Two Souls'.

"Long ago, in a time forgotten by most…"

"Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!" Ruby chanted excitedly, practically dancing in her seat as the movie started, earning a round of shushing from both Weiss and Blake.

*Swoosh* *Thump* However, before they could even get past the narration segment, all of team RWBY found themselves jumping in shock when Nora rushed into the room at NRS and slammed right into the couch. Then, before any of them could react, the orangette literally pushed them right out of the room, couch and all. "WAAAHHH!" "What the hell!?" "What's going on!?"

"Mine now!" She exclaimed after shoving them into the hallway while zipping over to the television, almost ripping the book in her grasp in half as she pulled the disc in it out before tossing it aside and shoved the DVD into the proper slot.

"Hey! What is your malfunction Nora?! It's our-KGHFDG!?" Weiss started to yell angrily as she and her team got up and began to head back into the room, only to be cut off mid-sentence when Pyrrha, Ren, and Jaune came rushing through, accidentally trampling the poor heiress in the process.

"Uuuh, are you okay Weiss?" Ruby asked nervously while looking at the battered whitette laying on the floor covered in shoe prints.

"Why yes sister… I'd love another crumpet…"

"Yeah, she's fine," Yang said dismissively while Ruby helped Weiss back up before they all marched back into the room to see team JNPR huddled around the TV. "Alright you guys, what the hell was that all about?"

Instead of answering verbally, Ren held up the discarded book to show the four girls the picture within, causing most of them to blink in surprise before gushing.

"Awww, so cute!" Ruby exclaimed with sparkles in her eyes. "Why didn't Nora tell us she had such cute siblings?"

"Because she doesn't," Ren stated, causing the raven-redhead to snap her gaze towards him in confusion. "We've never met those two before."

"What are you talking about? You are literally showing us photo evidence of them having met." Blake said, gesturing to the picture with a raised brow, though internally she was more curious about the boy in the picture and his many tails. She knew faunus biology well, for obvious reasons of course, and that was not a normal trait for one to have at all.

"Hence why we're here." The normally stoic teen retorted.

"Dangit! Where's the remote!?" Nora yelled as she furiously scrabbled in search for the illusive device.

Unable to help herself, Blake smirked slightly while clearing her throat loudly to get the orangette's attention before holding up the aforementioned item. "You mean this?"

*Swoosh* In a blink, the remote vanished from the ravenette's grasp and in Nora's, who promptly pointed it at the television and started hitting buttons until the screen changed to show the exact same picture in the book.

However, it didn't stay that way for long as the image faded away and was replaced by one of Ruby with the faunus boy riding on her shoulders while walking down the hall of Beacon, then one of Penny and Nora with the boy between them in what looked like a selfie, and then to one where the boy had fallen asleep while sitting on Weiss's lap in the middle of a classroom.

All the while, the title 'Nora's a Mommy' was written in cursive at the top of the screen and a list of 'chapters' to choose from at the bottom, all the while cheery theme music played in the background.

"Ooookay, anyone else as creeped out as I am right now?" Yang asked right as the picture changed to one of her being hit in the face by a pie thrown by the boy while he rode away on a laughing Ruby's back, getting a chorus of agreements and nods all around.

"Great, we have an insane stalker who knows how to photoshop, I'm reporting this to Professor Glynda." Weiss stated, not even hesitating as she pulled out her scroll and sent a message to the witch-themed professsor's number, which was pre-programmed into all student's scrolls in the event of an emergency.

"Alright, and I'll-Nora don't you dare." Ren stated firmly when he saw his best friend fiddling with the remote again, only to be ignored as Nora hit the play button, causing the screen to turn black for a moment before more text appeared.

-Chapter 1-

-The Fox in the Kitchen-

"Dammit Nora." The young man groaned with a face-palm.

"What? I wanna know what this is about and so do you," Nora shot back with a huff. "Now shush, it's starting."

Sure enough, the screen now showed a video of none other than Nora herself skipping along.

It was late at night as one Nora Valkyrie wandered the halls of Beacon Academy on a mission. Nora was a short girl with bright orange hair, curvy body that hid her well-developed and deceptively powerful muscles, and *eh-hem* moderately large assets. She currently wore a black shirt with the word 'Boop' written across the chest area and bright pink short shorts covered in lightning bolt patterns that did nothing to cover her toned legs.

"You actually went out dressed like that?" Weiss couldn't help but ask Nora incredulously, to which the girl just shrugged nonchalantly. "That is incredibly inappropriate!"

"But super comfy."

"That's beside the point!"

This mission she was on was one of great importance, a matter of life and death, nothing was of higher priority than her current task. Absolutely nothing would stop her from completing such an important task. What is this mission you may wonder?

*Gurrrrrr* "…Need pancakes," Nora was hungry.

"Hey, I remember this," Jaune said, getting some odd looks from the others. "It was about a week after school started, Nora went out to get a snack while we were sleeping and we found her the next morning passed out in the kitchen covered in pancake batter, syrup all over the place, and one of the stoves on fire."

"Oh yeah, now I remember." Ren groaned while rubbing his forehead while Pyrrha slumped, both remembering the long, LONG lecture Glynda had given all of them for that incident.

"Well that confirms my stalker theory." Weiss muttered as a cold shiver ran down her spine, Blake and Ren nodding in agreement with the heiress's statement.

She was currently on her way to the kitchen to make herself a late-night snack as she had already eaten her emergency pancakes, and Ren was too asleep at the moment to make some for her. That was fine though, she could just go make some herself, it wasn't like she couldn't cook for herself.

"You can't." Ren, Pyrrha, and Jaune said dully at the same time, making the orangette pout.

"Come on guys, I'm not that bad."

-Mini Flashback-

"It wasn't my fault…" A slightly younger Nora pouted, now wearing her usual combat attire, as she and her closest bestest friend Lie Ren, a young man of Asian looking descent with black hair that had a single pink stripe, pink eyes, and wearing a green, black, and gold tailcoat and white pants, stood in front of a blackened stove.

"I just asked you to boil some water," Ren said in a tired voice as he palmed his face.

-End Mini Flashback-

She could totally cook just fine.

Nora shrunk into herself slightly as her teammates stared at her with looks that just screamed 'You were saying?'. "…Shut up."

"And the creepiness factor rises even higher." Blake chipped in blandly, though if one looked closely they would see her eyes subtly flickered to look at all corners of the room.

Wandering along the darkened halls of Beacon all by herself was a bit boring though as she had nobody to talk to though, so she livened it up a little. "I'm queen of the castle~, I'm queen of the castle~." She sang to herself as she cartwheeled down the last stretch of hallway and finally reached her destination.

"Totally nailed it." Nora said with a fist pump.

"Oooh, could you show my how to do that?" Ruby asked curiously before smiling sheepishly. "I suck at cartwheeling."

"I get it"

"Yay! Time for pancakes!" She cheered happily while rushing over to the massive fridge at the back of the room. Pulling open the heavy door with ease, she started to reach inside only to freeze. "Uuuuh, what's used to make pancakes again?" She asked herself while scratching her head.

"Oh, I know, I'll just look it up." Nora reached into her pocket for her scroll, only to end up finding it missing. 'Oops, must of left it on my nightstand,' She thought sheepishly then pouted. "Aw, that means I'll have to use a cookbook, but books are sooooo boring." Drooping her head, she slowly shuffled over to where non-perishables were stored.

"I know right," Nora agreed with the video version of herself. "All those overly complicated words and boring safety warning like don't do this and don't do thaaaa… hang on, that's not right."

"No kidding Nora, I think we need to have another talk about following instructions," Ren said while fixing the girl with a stern look. "Also, am I the only one that noticed that we could hear Nora's thoughts on the TV."

"No, not that Ren, I didn't forget my scroll," Nora stated, completely unphased by the stoic teen's stare or his follow-up question. "I remember I had it because I was trying this neat recipe I found online called a supreme double chocolate pancake."

"You're probably thinking of a different time you went for a midnight snack Nora, it wouldn't be the first time you've mixed things up when recalling what you were doing," Jaune said. "Like when you thought you went to the store for more Dust rounds last week when it was actually last month."

"Or when you thought we were out of toilet paper when we'd just gotten some last night." Pyrrha added with a giggle, remembering how the orangette had made a mad dash across the hall to team RWBY's room to use their restroom.

"But I only did this once," Nora said with a frown, causing her teammates to look at her disbelievingly. "Professor Goodwitch started locking up the kitchen at night after the first time, so I couldn't try again."

"…Yeah, that sounds like something she'd do." Ruby agreed while everyone else in the room nodded in agreement.

"But if that's the case," Ren muttered as his gaze slowly drifted back to the screen. "Then how are we watching a recording of it right now?"

Silence followed his question before everyone snapped their attention back to the television with intense stares.

When she got close though, she paused when she noticed the door was partly open and she could hear soft crunching sounds coming from inside. Curious, she quietly peers inside the doorway to see…

'Are those tails?' Nora asked herself in thought as she gazed at the fluffy appendages lazily swaying through the air. There were nine of them total, all mostly dark red in color with light blond ends and if she had to guess around eight feet long and very dirty. Each individual one though had a slightly different colored tint near the tips, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, light blue, white, and brown, that glowed ever so slightly.

Following the tails to their source, Nora was further surprised to see them all connected to a single person. A young faunus boy, maybe seven or eight years old, with messy blonde hair with red tips, wearing a tattered black shirt that hung off his skinny frame and equally tattered shorts. She couldn't see his face do to him looking away from her, but she could see that he was clutching a glowing red crystal in his hand that she easily recognized as burn dust.

"Hey, it's the kid from the photos!" Yang exclaimed in surprise as the child came into view, before grimacing at his appearance. "Yikes, little guy looks like he could really use a bath."

"Some new clothes as well," Pyrrha added with a nod. "Those shorts look like they're about to fall apart."

"And now I'm officially stumped on what the hell is going on." Ren muttered while massaging the side of his forehead in a vain attempt to stave off his growing headache.

"Agreed." Blake stated with a small nod.

"Same here." Weiss muttered as her eyebrow twitched slightly.

"What's he doing with that dust?" Ruby asked, her head tilting in curiosity.

Wondering what he was doing with it, Nora's curiosity quickly turned to shock and horror as the child popped the whole thing into his mouth… AND STARTED CHEWING! "AHH! SPIT THAT OUT!"

"WHAT THE FUCK/FUDGE!?" Everyone in the room exclaimed in sync, eyes wide in horror at what they just saw.

Reacting without thinking, she burst into the room screaming, causing the boy to snap his head in her direction and freeze, revealing glowing red eyes filled with terror and puffed up whiskered cheeks. In less than a second, Nora tackled the boy to the floor and was in the process of prying his mouth open.

"Quick! Pinch the jugular! Then he can't swallow!"

"Call a doctor!"

"Punch him in the gut so he coughs it up!"

"Or make him choke you imbecile! She should induce vomiting by disturbing the uvula!"

"And how's she supposed to do that when his jaw is clamped shut genius?!"

Rubbing her brow as everyone around her yelled and bickered on what to do, even Ren surprisingly, Blake rolled her eyes before taking a deep breath.

"GUYS!" In an instant, the room fell silent again as the cat-girl teen was given their full attention. "Would you all calm down already. It's just a video, they can't hear what you're saying."

"Oh right." "Hmph, I knew that." "Sorry…"

"I guess we got a little caught up in the moment." Ruby said sheepishly while wringing her wrists while the others muttered out apologies.

Limbs and tails flayed around wildly as he tried to squirm free but thanks to Nora's impressive strength and his own lack of muscle didn't get far. Finally managing to get his mouth open, Nora was just able to see as the crunch up crystals vanished down his throat, no doubt towards his stomach.

"Whelp, that kid is toast." Yang said bluntly, before coughing when Ruby jabbed her in the side with her elbow. "What? Just stating the truth."

To stop this, she tried to forcefully induce vomiting by sticking her fingers down his throat but was stopped when she felt a strong shock run through her body.

"…Or maybe not."

Not really affected thanks to her semblance, even stronger now because of it, her reason for stopping was due to the fact the electricity was coming from the boy. His entire body was giving off bursts of static that shorted out the nearby electronics, burnt various food items, and even caused a few small explosions when it hit some miscellaneous dust crystals.

"So an electricity based Semblance similar to yours, talk about a coincidence." Ren said to Nora, who just nodded in response without breaking her gaze away from the screen.

Nora was brought back to reality when one of the kid's legs kicked her right in the crotch.

"Ooooooh!" Most of the room hissed sympathetically while most of the girls covered their crotches reflexively.

"Wait, that actually works on girls too?!" Ruby asked in horror.

"Yep, despite the common misconception, getting kicked in the crotch hurts girls almost if not just as much as guys." Jaune said with a shake of his head, making Ruby whimper as she crossed her legs and cupped her groin protectively.

"How do you know that Jaune?" Yang asked her fellow blonde with a raised brow, since most guys weren't usually aware of that fact.

"Seven sisters." Was all he said in response.

"Ah, gotcha."

"EEEEE!" Collapsing on top of him, her hands instinctively shot down to cover the hurting area. (Un)fortunately for the boy, that still left him trapped under her and now he was being smothered by her chest. It took him several seconds to squirm out and pull his tails free, but by then Nora had recovered from the blow enough to tackle him down again, this time from behind.

"Whoo! Power to the boob!" Yang and Nora cheered while high-fiving, ignoring the glowering look Weiss was giving them both as she crossed her arms under her more… modest chest.

Wrapping her arms under around the squirming kids arms and waist, she got herself into a sitting position with him held firmly into her lap. Feeling another shock run through her, she channeled the charge into her arms and held tightly as he squirmed and wriggled for several minutes until he finally tired himself out. She was surprised several times during this, but not enough to lose her grip this time, when he suddenly turned ice cold, then burning hot, shot both ice, fire, wind and even more electricity out of his mouth and even seemed to get several times heavier before returning to normal.

Both teams had their jaws hit the floor as they watched all of this unfold on the television.

"How is he doing that?" Blake wondered out loud, completely shocked at what she was seeing.

"I… he… that..." Pyrrha sputtered out in response as her brain shorted out.

"Sooo cool." Ruby cooed with sparkling eyes.

'It's like he's using dust but there isn't… wait, didn't he just… but that would mean… no fucking way.' Weiss thought as her eyes widened so much they practically fell out of their sockets.

She was never gladder for aura then during this as if she didn't have it she would have been badly hurt long before. Turning the now trembling boy so that he was facing her, Nora looked him over with a critical eye. 'How is he still okay, that dust should be burning him alive from the inside out.'

Getting right up to the screen, Nora nodded along with her other's thoughts. "Yeah, good question, please answer, now."

Focusing back on his face, the terror etched all over it caused her to wince internally. "P-please do-don't hurt me-e, I j-just wa-wanted something to e-eat." He said with a heavy stutter as he looked towards the floor as his stomach growled loudly.

And just like that, the mood changed as the huntsmen and huntresses in training grimaced at the disturbingly loud growling.

"Poor little guy, he must be starving," Yang said sympathetically. "I haven't heard a gut growl that loud since that time Dad tried… experimenting with new recipes."

"Ugh, don't remind me." Ruby groaned, her cheeks turning slightly green at THAT memory. A loving father and great huntsmen their father may be, but a great chef he was not.

"Don't worry, I'm not gonna hurt you." Nora said as she stood up and let him go much to his surprise. That surprise quickly turned to embarrassment as she then leaned in close and checked his forehead. Not finding anything unusual, she then checked his stomach where she found a large black sun like tattoo across his belly but other than that he was fine.

"Huh, looks a bit like a Mistralian design but with a more exotic touch to it," Weiss muttered quietly as she quickly analyzed the tattoo with a critical eye. "If I were to hazard a guess I'd say he's probably from one of the more isolated outer island settlements."

Tilting her head, Pyrrha rubbed her chin thoughtfully before nodding in agreement. "I was thinking more towards the eastern mountain villages, but yours does seem more likely."

"What a-are you d-doing?" He asked nervously, too tired and hungry at this point to run away and thus completely at the girl's mercy.

"Making sure you're okay, duh! You just ate an entire burn dust crystal for Oum's sake!"

"Y-you mean the s-spicy c-candy?" Nora froze at these words.

Everyone in the room was the exact same as the on-screen orangette, with stunned looks of disbelief on their faces.

"You thought it was candy?" The boy nodded, "Who told you that dust was candy?"

"Uh, this n-nice m-man on a b-b-boat a long time ago. He-he even gave me some p-powdery kind that was su-super minty, th-though he l-l-looked really shocked after I-I ate it and then l-left." Nora stood there, shocked (again) at what the boy told her.

"…Oh my Oum." Pyrrha muttered almost inaudibly, yet it might as well been a scream compared to the pure absolute silence that followed the young boy's statement. "That… that's just… how could someone even… and to a child no less."

'Bastard, he probably did it because he's a faunus.' Blake thought as her lips slowly curled into a spiteful scowl, unaware that similar thought were running through almost everyone's heads.

'Someone tried to kill him by tricking him into eating Ice dust! Oooh if I ever find that sick son of a bitch, Imma break his everything real good.' Nora thought darkly before focusing on the matter at hand.

"Amen to that." Yang stated coldly while cracking her knuckles.

Deciding to drop the matter for now as if it hadn't hurt him so far, then it likely wasn't going to. "Here, how about I get you some real food then?" She offered while holding out her hand to him. Looking at her suspiciously for a few seconds, the boy's stomach roared once again and he reluctantly took her hand.

"Might want to hurry on that, sounds like the kid has a freaking Beowolf in his belly." Jaune said jokingly, trying and somewhat succeeding at lifting the mood a bit while getting a few appreciative looks for the change of subject.

Smiling happily, Nora led him out of the destroyed storage room and into the kitchen where she plonked him onto a nearby chair and started rifling through a nearby cupboard until she pulled out a box labelled 'Pumpkin Pete's Marshmallow Flakes' with a picture of a red-headed girl with green eye's wearing a bronze ringlet and a nervous smile on her face.

"Ugh, why did I ever agree to let them put my face on those?" Pyrrha groaned out as her shoulders slumped, her cheeks gaining a light blush at seeing how silly she looked on the cereal box. That or it was from Jaune slowly patting her on the back in an awkward attempt at comforting her.

"By the way, I'm Nora," Nora introduced herself with a smile as she grabbed a jug of milk from the fridge.

"Naruto," The boy said in return as she placed a filled bowl in front of him and handed him a spoon.

"Huh, maybe you were right after all," Weiss said to Pyrrha upon hearing the name. "That does sound a bit more eastern than Islander."

"Perhaps," The redheaded champion said unsurely, "But I think naruto oranges have also been getting more popular in the islands these last few years as well."

"Hey, I remember those, aren't they the ones dad's been buying recently?" Ruby asked while looking over to her sister who simply shrugged in response.

"Nice to meet you Naruto." Nora sat down across from him with a bowl of her own.

'Has never used a spoon before,' Nora idly noted as she saw him 'discreetly' observe her use her spoon before sloppily mimicking. Another thing was that he again 'discreetly' added chunks of wind dust into his cereal as he ate from a small pouch he had in his pocket. She watched with barely hidden fascination as he casually ate the volatile material with seemingly no negative effects.

"Fascinating… and also rather disturbing." Weiss admitted, an uneasy look on her face as her brain screamed at her at how wrong it was to see someone, a child at that, actually eating dust like it was no big deal.

Sure, there were such things as dust infused foods, hence why there was dust in the nonperishables in the first place, but those were comprised at most three percent's worth raw dust and had to be extremely carefully measured.

Feeling it was a bit too quiet for her tastes, she decided to start up some conversation. "Soooo, you ever pull any good pranks?"


In almost perfect sync, everybody aside from Nora and Yang facepalmed the moment they heard that question leave the bubbly girl's lips.

Meanwhile, said girls were looking intently at the screen with mildly eager expressions, only to be both confused and disappointed as the screen briefly cut away to a strange looking backdrop with oddly bulky wooden text.

-Twenty Minutes Later-

"Aw man, stupid time skips." Yang grumbled, Nora muttering a quite agreement while the rest of the room raised their heads just in time for the new scene to appear.

*Click, click, click, click*

The sound of heels hitting the hard floor echoed loudly through the area as Glynda stalked through the halls of Beacon. It was her job to make sure no students were up to any late-night mischief. Standing at an impressive six foot five, she had bright blond hair and emerald eyes set in a stern gaze. She wore a simple white shirt with keyhole neckline, a black skirt that reached to just below her chest with dull copper buttons, brown/black leggings and heels, and a short black cloak with purple underside that had the bottom cut into arrow and flame patterns.

"Uh-oh, Prof. Goodwitch does not look happy." Ruby said with a nervous gulp as the lovely yet menacing teacher was shown making her way down the halls of Beacon.

Rolling her eyes good-naturedly at her little sister's reaction, Yang wrapped an arm around the raven-redhead's shoulders and pulled her into a one-armed hug. "Late night shifts will do that to ya Rubes, not many people can burn the midnight oil and stay in a good mood like you do."

'This would be entirely unnecessary if Ozpin would just approve of those security cameras for the halls and classrooms. But nooo, that would be an invasion of their privacy he says… not like I'm saying to put them in their rooms and showers. We don't have the budget for it, he says… but we somehow have enough Lien to fill an entire forest with hundreds of cameras instead.' Respect the man she may, but she couldn't help but question some of the decisions he's made for the security of the school.

"Seriously?" Nora asked with a raised brow. "I thought this place was loaded with fancy tech and they were just really good at hiding it. How else do you explain Prof. Goodwitch's ability to seemingly always pop up where trouble is going down?"

"Maybe she's just dealt with enough of people like you she's gotten a sixth sense for it." Weiss suggested with a smug grin when the orangette could only respond by sticking her tongue out at her.

'Not to mention the fact we have a comatose maiden hidden under the school that someone managed to steal half of her power from and is likely after the rest.'

"Uh, did my ears play tricks on me or did I actually just hear comatose maiden beneath the school?" Jaune asked after a brief pause.

"You did not hear incorrectly Jaune." Pyrrha answered with a shake of her head, causing the scraggly blonde to slump with a groan.

"Greeeeaat, and just when I thought I couldn't get even more confused at what's going on."

So caught up in her thoughts on the poor security on the grounds, she was barely able to jump out of the way as an orange and red blur barreled down the hallways at high speeds. "Sorry Professor Goodwitch!" The unmistakable voice of Nora yelled as the blur vanished around a corner.

"And thus does the bomb start ticking." Yang stated in an ominous tone, wiggling the fingers of her free hand in the air for added affect.

Knowing she was going to regret it, Glynda went into the room the orangette had just vacated to be the kitchen. She was pleasantly surprised to see nothing wrong other than a pair of used bowls and some spilled milk on the counter. Just as the stern blonde was about to move on though, she noticed a puddle forming by the non-perishables room with the door partly ajar.

Walking over to the door, she nudged it open with her riding crop. As soon as her gaze landed on the absolute disaster that lay inside, her eyebrow started twitching rapidly as a vein bulged on her forehead. "That's it! We are getting those cameras if it's the last thing I do. I am tired of dealing with this shit."

And just like that, the video faded to black, with the text -End of Chapter- appearing on the screen briefly before clipping back to the selection screen they had started at.

All of the rooms occupants remained silent for a few moments, just taking in what they had seen and heard over the last… *quick glance at a clock* …fifteen minutes.

Eventually the spell was broken though, this time by Nora as she set a fist on her hip and scratched the back of her head with the remote. "Well… that was interesting."

"I'd go more with freaky and confusing as all hell but yeah, interesting works too," Jaune said as he rubbed the side of his head. "I mean really, what was that? Some kind of fancy CGI or something?"

"I thought that at first too, but I couldn't see any signs of animation anywhere," Weiss stated with a frown. "Not even the best cinematic technology I can think of could make something that perfectly seamless."

"Not to mention nobody could ever duplicate Prof. Goodwitch's teacher glare that good," Yang said, giggling as she rubbed Ruby's head when the scythe-user huddled closer with a nod, and thus completely missing the terrified looks that suddenly popped up on everyone else's faces as they looked behind the blonde. "That lady is so scary she has it down to a work of art, I tell ya she could probably scare the crap out of a Deathstalker with just a gla-*Creak*- …aaaand she's standing right behind us, isn't she?"

"Oh by all means continue Ms. Xiao-long," A dreadfully familiar voice said, causing the busty blonde to slowly turn around to find a very unamused looking Glynda standing at the doorway with her arms crossed. "I am quite interested in hearing how scary you think I am."

*Gulp* "…it was nice knowing you Ruby."

"I'll make sure to bring a plate of cookies to your funeral."

-End Chapter-

AN: Hello everybody, Curious here. Many of you have been begging and demanding that I get a reading done of this story for a while now, especially when the last one stopped being updated out of the blue, and I had looked long and hard for someone willing to write it. Sadly, I was unsuccessful for quite some time, but thankfully my buds XXX777 and AI were nice enough to offer up their help so that you all could have this to enjoy. Thanks for reading and please review.