"Ow, ow, ow dammnit!" Aero let out a few sharp yelps of pain as he found himself reaching the other end of the portal... and landing into a tree, and then hitting the ground hard.
"Aaaah, dammnit that hurt!" He said once he had hit the ground, shaking his head from the dizziness of having gone through the portal and coming out in the worst way possible.
"God, I have got to work on my exit from stuff like that. But at least it looks like I made it. And thankfully, not a soul in sight to see my embarrassing entrance."
He was right about that much. There wasn't a single person around, which was at best, a little odd, but he had to figure any students there were were out and about doing whatever it was people at this academy did.
"Okay, guess I should started. First things first, I need to find the headmaster of this place. From what Koori told me, I'm looking for someone named Ozpin. I'm curious as to how she knows him and what her connection to this place is, but I won't worry about that at all for the time being. First things first is... hoooly crap!" As Aero went over what his priorities were, he managed to find himself out in what he only could figure was the front area and courtyard of the academy, and that's when he managed to see it. The very place he would be staying at for the longest time. Beacon Academy. That even seen from the front, looked gigantic in size. "This place is friggin huge! How in the world am I going to find anyone in this place?"
The academy's size definitely was intimidating, even to Aero, but he realized he had no choice but to go about searching, or he'd never get anywhere. Without so much as a second thought or word, he made his way towards the academy. As he got closer, or what he thought was closer considering the size of the academy made him almost miniscule in comparison, he began to notice there were students around. Quite the variety of them, especially in terms of the various weapons he could see some of them had. Some were easy to make out, but others looked completely unique and new to him.
"Man, to be in a place where I'm not the only one with a unique form of weaponry. I think I'm gonna enjoy being at this school." He said with a smirk as he continued forward.
However, as he continued, he began to notice something. There were stares being aimed at him. But stares that weren't just any stares of curiosity and interest. Stares from a specific majority of individuals. Stares from... women.
'Oh god, not again.' Aero thought as he felt small beads of sweat begin to roll down his face. The stares he was feeling on him, they weren't uncommon, but even if he was back in his old school, Aero still wouldn't be used to them.
The problem be it, was that Aero was a very attractive looking young man. Some could even say, almost too attractive. And that unfortunate part of him, as he saw it, was what constantly got him the attention of every woman he seemed to pass by. It wasn't some form of charm or spell that forced woman to cast their gaze on him, it was just because of natural looks. But these natural looks of his got Aero more then he wanted out of a female audience, but worst of all...
"Oh no... I can feel it... the jealous and hated stares of the guys..." He muttered under his breath. Yes, while women stared at him with desire, men would stare at him with complete hatred and envy. It was a battle he could never win no matter what. And unfortunately, that battle had now followed him all the way to Beacon Academy.
'Not good, not at all, I should get the lead out before people start some sort of all out war.' Aero thought again before picking up his pace. He wasn't sure what could happen, but he sure as hell didn't want to get involved with anyone at this point in time, not before establishing his role as a student here.
"Uhm, excuse me?" Unfortunately, that attempt to escape from trouble failed almost as quickly as the plot had been formed. Before Aero could even get another couple of feet in between him and the entrance to the academy, he found himself being talked to by a pair of girls, who most obviously seemed to be friends. Of course, not wanting to establish himself as a class A ass by ignoring them and leaving, he forced himself to turn and acknowledge them.
"Oh, um, hello. Can I help you?" He said with a rather nervous smile on his face. Seeing he had acknowledged them, both girls turned to one another and let out small giggles as if they had accomplished something great.
"We're sorry to disturb you, but we were just wondering, if you were new here at all and had been made part of a team yet." The same girl said with a curious expression and small smile on her face.
"Uh, yes actually, I am new here. I was actually on my way to find the headmaster, Ozpin, to get any registration finished and... wait, team? What do you mean by team?" Aero asked, obviously not sure what the girl meant.
"Oh, well, you see a certain set of students at this school are set up into various teams of a certain number depending on an initiation of some kind that was just finished recently. Most of the teams came out being even numbered, like groups of four, but there apparently were some odd numbered ones. But by the looks of it, you seem like you just got here, so we figured that you weren't on any team. And, actually... weeee, were curious to know if maybe, you'd want to be part of our own." The girl explained, giving as much detail as possible, a small blush tinting her face as she asked Aero about joining their team.
"O-Oh, well, see the thing is, you are right about that. I just got here, and I am new. But, before doing anything like joining a team, I want to meet up with the headmaster first, if you don't mind." He said in a rather apologetic tone, scratching the back of his head nervously.
"Oh, then we can take you to him! Then, maybe you'll consider the offer?" The girl said offering a helping hand, but still pushing on with her offer from before.
It was a difficult situation he was stuck in, but not knowing where to go in the entirety of this place, Aero had not many other options then to most likely accept her help. But the offer... that was the only thing that made this thing truly difficult for him.
"Well, I guess that'd be okay. And, I'll consider the offer, but, please don't be disappointed if something intervenes with that." He said, asking for forgiveness should the offer have to be turned down.
"That's fine! So just follow us and we'll lead you to Professor Ozpin now." The girl said with a smile as she stepped in front of Aero, leading the way.
"Eheheh, sure then." Aero said with a relived look as he followed after her.
Within the shadows of this world, lurks the deadly beauty
She strikes down foes of metal, at her side the man of mystery
One more left, then slain, as red and white, color the sky
Yet in the end, they separate, and the beauty only says, goodbye
'Again!? Here!?' Aero thought as he turned around again. Even after leaving Murahara, even after entering into Vytal, a place no where close to his own home, he was hearing that voice again, the same one from before that had spoken cryptic poems that he just could not understand.
"Something the matter?" The girl asked as she stared at Aero who was now only a few feet from the academy's entrance with a puzzled look.
"No... its nothing. Sorry." Aero said as he began moving backwards towards the entrance. A bad idea if there ever was one.
"Eep!" Was the next sound Aero heard as he felt himself bump into someone, who hit floor with a small thud.
"Oh! Oh jeez, I'm so sorry about that, I wasn't looking where I was going." Aero said as he turned to see who it was he had bumped into, offering her a hand up. Sitting on the floor having bumped into him, was a girl who looked slightly younger then him, clothed in an outfit that reminded Aero somewhat of something along the lines of Gothic Lolita almost, though it was different in a way that it wasn't so heavily accessorized. What made her attire all the more interesting though was a red hooded cloak she wore, said hood now covering her face after her bump in with Aero.
"No, its fine, I wasn't looking either, sorry." The girl said back, taking her hood off. With it off, Aero could see that this girl was without a doubt she was cute beyond anything he had expected. The black and red colored hair she had made her definitely look unique, and the color of her eyes... was much like his own. "Thank you, and I'm sorry about that again." The girl said as she took Aero's hand and stood up.
"Its no trouble, and it was really my fault, so there's no need to apologize." He said, a relieved expression and smile on his face.
"Eheh, if you say so then... hey, I don't think I've seen you around here before. Are you new?" She asked, curious about the new person before her.
"Yeah, actually. Just kinda transferred in. Sort of." He said, scratching the back of his head almost nervously as he spoke.
"I sort of figured, cause you definitely look like it. Hey, what's that on your back?" The girl asked as she noticed the hilt of Aero's MonoLuna which protruded from its scabbard on his back.
"This?" Aero replied as he pulled the weapon out for the girl to see. "Its my weapon, a gunblade I made myself. Its called Monochrome Lunar, or MonoLuna for short." He continued, holding the weapon out for her to see. It was then he saw the girls eyes light up with genuine curiosity and excitement.
"Oh. My. GOD! That is so cool! I've never seen a weapon made like this before! This is too awesome! And you said you made it yourself? That's even more awesome!" She said with a squeal of joy as her eyes studied every inch of Aero's weapon. Aero was rather surprised to see her react so greatly to his weapon, and he could tell just from that she was definitely someone who found weapons to be incredible things.
"A-Ahaha, uhm, thanks." Aero said, rather embarrassed by this sudden attention he was getting. "Oh shoot I forgot! Sorry, but I need to go." Aero said as he put MonoLuna away, seeing the two girls who were waiting for him, with expressions not filled with anger or anything at him wasting time, but humor at his interaction with the new girl.
"Aw really?" The girl sad a bit disappointed by Aero's sudden departure.
"Yeah, I need to get some things settled with Professor Ozpin before I get settled here. Sorry, but I need to go." He said as he caught up with the two other girls. "We can talk more later if you want though! My names Aero Tatsu by the way! See ya!" He said as he left.
"Mines Ruby Rose! Hope to talk to you some more!" The girl called Ruby said as she waved at him with a cheerful smile on her face.
After traversing through the entirety of the large scale academy, Aero was eventually brought to his apparent destination thanks to the two girls from before. Both bid him farewell, of course, reminding him of their offer to join his team once he had all his priorities straightened out. Aero had a close enough feeling though that probably wouldn't happen, not because he didn't want to, but because he figured whose team he'd on wasn't in his power. Without waiting for another moment, he stepped up to the door of the room where Ozpin apparently was located.
"Well, here we go." He said as he opened the door and stepped inside, finding himself with an office worthy of being called a headmasters. "Helloooooo? Anyone here?" He said, looking around to find anyone.
"Indeed there is." A man's voice said from ahead of Aero. He looked forward, only to find himself facing who he could only assume was the man he was looking for. "And I've been expecting you for some time, Aero Tatsu." The silver haired man exclaimed as he looked to Aero with a smirk from the desk he sat at.
"Then, I can presume, you're Professor Ozpin, the one Koori told me to look for." Aero said as he walked up to the desk.
"Correct. As I said before, I've anticipated your arrival for some time, and now that you're here, I am glad to make your acquaintance. Let me be the first to say, welcome to Beacon Academy." Ozpin said with a welcoming smile, almost as if eager for Aero to have arrived.
"I'm glad to be here sir. And I hope to prove myself at this school of yours." Aero replied with a confident look and smile on his face.
How the yellow haired beauty burns ever so bright
Her foes beaten down by her under multi colored lights
But only when her hair is pulled, will she not be tame
As her eyes burn with red, and her hair become aflame
Somewhere, outside of Beacon Academy, did that same voice speak again. Whether Aero had heard this cryptic poem or not, was unknown. But the one who had said it, had for sure heard it.
"Mmhmhm... so, everything is in place now, and it all begins soon." A female voice said, staring off into the distance, in the same direction as to where Aero was. The young woman, who had been the one speaking these cryptic poems, giggled and smirked ever so mischievously as she looked into the direction she knew Aero was. As if she knew who he was, and had the something in mind for him, and others too...
And so it begins...