"Have I been imagining things?" she asks herself. She looks at
herself in the mirror again, this time in her dorm's restroom.
She looks at her hands; they don't change into paws.
The door is locked and someone knocks. Weiss' voice can be
heard outside, "Ruby, what're you doing in there for so long?"
she asks. Ruby opens the faucet and splashes her face with
water. She closes it, dries her face and opens the door, giving
the heiress a sheepish grin.
"N-nothing! C-come on, Yang and Blake must've been waiting
long!" she quickly walks past Weiss as if she's avoiding her.
Weiss looks at her sceptically but she follows her. They go to
the courtyard, seeing Yang and Blake waiting for them at the
airship pad. Weiss grabs Ruby's hand and picks up the pace.
"Sorry we're late," Weiss says.
"It's cool. We just got here anyway. Well, what're we waiting for
then?" Yang grins. Blake sighs softly and smiles, amused by
her partner's enthusiasm.
They get onto the ship, taking their seats and once all the
passengers sit, the ship takes off to the city of Vale. Most of the
time, Ruby looks out of the window. Usually she's the bubbly
one among the four, she always has something to talk about
even to the silliest topics. But she stayed quiet, staring out of
the window and her mind drifts off to somewhere else.