Darkest Shade of Red
She looked at the Atlesian woman, no longer was she Weiss Schnee, the hot-tempered heiress who studied and loved to play with Zwei, she was Specialist Schnee now. Just as she was no longer Ruby Rose, the loveable, hyperactive girl who loved cookies and strawberries, she was the Red Death. Gone was that girl, a soldier now stands in her place.
In the height of the Second Great War, lines are drawn as the world is drenched in bloodshed. Ruby and Weiss find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict, Blake is burdened with the guilt of what she had done, and Yang is wasting her days lost in a haze, unsure how to carry on. The lines between friend and foe are blurring and no one is sure who is what anymore, and only in their darkest moments will they truly know who their enemy is.
- Part 1 of Darkest Shade of Red
Looking at herself, she remembered when she was once full of smiles and love for the world. Now she had grown up, lived in the truth of the world, and found it out the hard way. Her love had dried up long ago, her happiness had died, and the warmth she wanted to give to everyone had chilled to ice. She once believed that everyone had good inside of them somewhere, but no longer. Gone was that girl; a tired and broken reflection stood in her place.
Five years since the Fall, the world continues to descend into darkness. The Second Great War is reaching its climax in the heart of Mistral. Ruby is struggling with her inner demons. Weiss is being used as a tool for a cause not her own. Blake and Yang continue to try and fix themselves while dancing around their past. When the war outside ends, the war inside begins.
- Part 2 of Darkest Shade of Red