You were a happy kid, one of the ones with too much energy and too little self control. Stuffing cookies in your rounded child cheeks while you listen to your mother tell tales of her missions. Your mother was a superhero, a huntress that battled evil! Summer Rose was legendary. You and your sister looked up to her with glittering eyes. Your father would crack a silly joke, and you'd punch him in the arm. He was a huntsman too, though he taught at one of the training academies. You loved both your parents dearly, they were the strongest people you knew! Not enough to hurt though. Everything in that time was tinted rose. You were sure your parents would protect you and your sister forever. You never truly grasped the reality of the threat the creatures Grimm posed, but you knew both your parents cut them down on a regular basis. So you were safe, and your sister was protected. And you would help! Ruby was something special, you could sense it. Plus, she was the only sister you had. You had so much love to give your family. You wanted it to be that happy forever.
But things change. Bad things creep up on you when you least expect it. One day Summer never came back to you. And she was never yours to begin with. She was Ruby's mother. But not yours. No, your mother had left you and your father. Abandoned. Your father who was crushed, who wasn't able to pick himself up after losing a second love. You didn't understand. Why did your mother leave? Did she not like you? You didn't know. But you wanted to. Badly. Childish curiosity crept up. And another feeling, call it desperation, or despair, but you needed to know why your mother left you. You found a clue and that was all you needed to rush out, dragging Ruby in a wagon behind you. Your father was in no state to take care of you two in his shut down state, but maybe your true mother could. You needed to look out for your sister. And you needed answers.
Little girls were not meant to go tracking through the woods, no mater what fairy tales would tell you. You were so tired, and scraped up. But you were a stubborn soul, and one with no shortage of determination. You would find your birth mother. No mater what. You went on and on despite the exhaustion. Finally found the place your clue led too. But you did not find your mother.
You found only monsters. Big. Red. Eyes. Looking at you like you were it's next meal. And you would have been. An exhausted girl and a toddler in a wagon. There would be no fight.
Just in time, your uncle Qrow showed up, slaying the Grimm and saving your life. Ruby's life. You shook and cried all the way home. And it was enough to snap your father out of his depressed state. He hugged you tight and did his best to console you while reprimanding your recklessness. But those red eyes haunted you for weeks, months even. Nightmares came to you of those red eyes closing in. Of the monsters hurting your sister. Your father. Your uncle.
You knew one thing. You weren't strong enough to search for your mother. You had a family to protect. A family that loved you, a sister that needed you, a father who had seen too much loss already. You made it your goal to stay cheery and strong for them, and over time the fear in the memory faded. But not the lesson. You would never forget that. You vowed to become stronger. So that one day you could find your real mother on your own. And you would be strong enough to protect those you loved. You wouldn't push past your limits and put them in danger ever again.
You did become stronger, entering in signal academy to become a huntress, eventually graduating and setting your sight on the nest level of education at beacon. It seemed like the path for you, your whole family was huntresses and huntsmen and you craved the adventure. The fire. The next thrill. You reveled in it, adrenaline and venting all your frustrations and emotions through a solid punch. You were reckless though, destructive. Burning yourself alive. The only real things keeping you grounded were Ruby and your mission to find your mother(which had yet to lead anywhere). Still, you may be a bad influence, but you knew how to have fun.
It wasn't a surprise to you that Ruby got into Beacon at the same time as you despite being two years younger. She was special, and more than talented enough. She'd sped through huntress training as if she were using her semblance the whole time. You were so excited she was coming with you! You could keep an eye on her as you both trained yourselves to be better. While you took after your dad in your fighting style, and were well train by him in close hand to hand(plus your trusted gauntlets), Ruby had been mostly trained by your uncle Qrow and had one hell of a scythe for a weapon. The ride over to the school was spend expressing how proud you were of your baby sis. But once you landed, you knew you needed to give her time alone. Ruby couldn't use you as a crutch forever, she needed to find her own friends or her potential would be stifled! You'd looked after that girl since she was in diapers, but the time had come for her to spred her wings!
Ruby did end up making some, interesting acquaintances. Jaune - the boy who had barfed on the ship over seemed to warm up to her. However she had blown up somehow and upset Weiss Schnee, some prissy heiress type who clearly thought herself better than them. Whatever, you had no time for such downers. Ruby had also bumped into another girl after she blew up, a tall black beauty named Blake. You pushed your sister forward to talk to her, but in all honesty you wanted to as well. Blake seemed cool, if a bit standoffish. She had a mellow attitude at least, and a mysterious air that made you curious as to what exactly her story was. But you didn't want to push it to hard when she was clearly in an antisocial mood.
The first test went super well in your opinion! It started with an awesome free fall, which you enjoyed to the fullest, and ended with an epic battle against two giant Grimm. Your partner in the forest ended up being Blake, which made you very happy. You knew Ruby wanted to be partners, but seriously - the girl needed to branch out. Plus, Blake was a super awesome fighter, and seemed to go with the flow of things just like you did! Ruby got paired with Weiss surprisingly, but hey, it ended up working in the ending fight, so you reserved judgement. But if that ice princess ever hurt your baby sister, she'd get a taste of fire.
The test determined their teams for the rest of the time at Beacon. You were on team RWBY - Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang, and you couldn't be more pleased with the results. You'd seen all your fighting skills in action, and were sure you'd make a badass unstoppable team! As long as Weiss didn't cause any more fuss. But you were too proud to care, your sister was a team leader! And you were on your way to becoming true huntresses! You decided already that you would care for your team like family, and looked forward to getting to know them all better.
It was good to find allies in another team too. The ones that had helped in the final fight of your test - team JNPR, lead by the barfing Jaune, Nora who had a good energy about her, Pyrrha who was already a famously acomplished fighter, and Ren who didn't say much. You hoped you would be able to battle with them in the future, but at the same time felt like it be killer to battle against them in practice.
Life at Beacon was off to to a stellar start. You had more people to look out for now, and damned if you let them down!