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RWBY: Compassion - Part II (JauneXNeo)
Healing. Was a thing possible after so many harrowing experiences? Was there really such a thing as redemption for somebody who walked a dark path? The world of Remnant was home to so many people, pure of heart and unspeakably sinister in equal measure. Did choices give form to a person's life, or did fate perhaps step in and have its say?
The coffee pot atop the little stove bubbled away. It was easy to get lost in such a simple sight when the mind went round and around in an endless spiralling circle. Things had certainly taken an interesting turn today. What was supposed to be a time of vengeance had most certainly changed shape into something far kinder, softer.
Jaune had hardly moved from the spot as the hours slipped onward. There he was, slouched against the dusty dinner table, tippy tapping his fingers against the wood, humming a quiet tune to himself with a disheartened frown. That melody. Was that the Vale national anthem?
More importantly, was that sadness or confusion in hi
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Mike Winters (Huniepop Character Profile)
Mike Andrew Winters


Age 22 (As of Huniepop 1 in 2015)
Male
An upcoming musician and something of a troubled playboy.

Appearance - Mike Winters is everything in the way of a charmer Powerful dark green eyes, a smooth complexion and an even smoother smile. Armed with peroxide blonde hair touching his shoulders, a light skin tone and a flawless (clean cut) face. When he's out around town he usually wears an unbuttoned shirt and casual pants combination with polished black dress shoes.
He also wears a shiny silver watch (a gift from Huniecam’s Nora) and a silver circular pendant around his neck on a loose locket chain. The latter of which is a gift from his departed mother.
Five feet nine inches in height, Winters is built solid and toned from weekly workout sessions and occasional self-defence classes at the Fitness Club with his best friend Markus.
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Background (Early Years) - Mike Andrew Winters is the lone son and lovechild of 9
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RWBY: Compassion - Part I (JauneXNeo)
Revenge. Placation of the desire to insight suffering. Vale burned. The academy was gone. Everything sat in ruins. Beyond all else, her boss was dead. She'd never forget, especially after he'd gone so far to pull her up from nothingness. They were going to bring the world under Salem's heel and go down in history as the two greatest rogues of all time.
It wasn't meant to be. Atop an airship everything fell apart. She watched, carried by the wind on her umbrella, as Roman Torchwick faded from existence. A Grim saw to that. Worse still, if that harlot hadn't tossed her from the battle things wouldn't turned out differently. She would have been there to save Roman before it was too late.
Now, her entire purpose in life was different. A dual persona of pink and brown – one color for sadism, and the other for the tiny shreds of compassion that remained within her heart. Neo knew what she had to do. Her sole goal was clear now. The girl in the red hood with the scythe, Ruby Rose, had t
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Violet Tear - Part XVI (Heartfelt Farewell)
Saying goodbye was never easy, try as Sirus might to make it a simple, thoughtless task. Something about the way Glacia looked at him this time, the fear, the quiet, silent unease, held him in place just a fraction longer. A breath hung in his throat, close to choking him in a way he'd never admit. He couldn't just walk away.
"C'mere, milady." Sirus hugged Glacia close to his chest, breathing in the scent of her vanilla flower perfume. She clung to him, far tighter than he held onto her, "Don't worry," he spoke with terse confidence. "I'll be with you again before too long. Couple of weeks there and a couple back."
The young lady was far from convinced. The darkened glint in her ruby eyes said plenty.
"If you get yourself killed Sirus Lesat, I promise you... with the Ice Dragon watching over me." 
Glacia swept in, laying claim to his lips, strong, emblazoned, and so very dominant. Sirus was pinned, trapped at the behest of another, and by the time Glacia drew back, he couldn't fin
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Violet Tear - Part XV (King's Gambit)
Ezbane Castle's throne room. No matter how often one stepped foot in here, it carried with it the stink of despair. More a frozen tomb than a place where the leader of a once revered and feared nation presided over his people. Ice clung to the walls, frost preventing light from escaping beyond the windowpanes. A long red carpet ran from the throne to a large doorway of cracked, weathered stone - the only road to freedom.  Two soulless, white-eyed sentinels stood watch obediently at either side. More lifeless husks than men. Drained dry by the very presence of their leader. As was the way of things. No mortal stepped foot here unless they desired a slow, miserable demise.
Worse still, blood and decay hung thick in the air, an ominous presence soaked into the very atmosphere - the spirits of the fallen calling out, unseen and unheard.
"My King," Tenebrae bowed on hand and knee, content at least for now to continue playing the fool, "I came as you requested. What would you hav
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Violet Tear: Patriarch (Flash Scene)
Time for another flash scene. I hope you enjoyed the first one. Now, Sirus' grandfather has been given a few mentions in the story already. All we know about him so far is that he used to be a part of the Union before setting down his roots in Avalon, leaving his past behind.
Would you like to know more about the kind of man he was? Allow me to show you. Now, as for the inspirational draw of this short flash scene? Hunk's Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries theme. Nothing, in my opinion, says "One man army," like this track.
Please enjoy!
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Why did it always rain in Avalon? Erniz Merantz didn't know. Likewise, he didn't care to know. All he wanted was to get out of this culturally backward shithole before too long. He'd been here for weeks, hunting a lone target, a dangerous mage wanted by the great Union state for her attempts to escape from judgement in Elizia. Processing awaited her, dead or alive.
He'd not fail. He never failed.
A press of the wrist-comm opened a line to command.
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Violet Tear - Part XIV (Departure)
Sirus spat red upon the concrete. It didn't matter the cost. No matter how far he had to go, or who he had to fight. He wouldn't let any more innocent blood stain his hands. Enough anguished faces visited him in his sleep already. So: no matter what... he was getting the box.
Even if his legs threatened to give out from under him. Even if he'd already taken blow after blow from bludgeoning spells - this fight was not over yet. Not until he couldn't stand a moment longer.
"Glacia... Just give it to me, already. I'm not going to-"
Every warning light within his thoughts cried red, sirens sounding in silence.
Glacia frowned: the concern upon her face was all too obvious, even as she kept up her attacks.
At the start of this magical tussle of theirs, she was smiling, all too content to lay down the hurt and stand her ground. Now? Hesitance had taken hold. She was going easy, only lobbing enough projectiles to keep Sirus at bay. At one moment she'd looked as though she wanted to cr
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Violet Tear: A Winter's Grave (Flash Scene)
So... I'm going to be doing these from time to time. I'll be calling them 'flash scenes'. Small snippets of Violet Tear story, usually mixed with an inspirational scene from another medium, something that encouraged me to pay homage.
In this case? The Dark Knight. Nero Angelo. Servant of the demon king, Mundus.
If you'd like to see more flash scenes in future, be sure to let me know.
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Ten years. Glacia had not forgotten the loss of her brother, nor the sight of his smile. He died an ungrateful death, cut down too soon, all in the name of protecting that which he held sacred, the gift of life.
His aura had always been so pronounced, so very pure. Like a guiding light, a templar's blessing, it filled fearful souls with calm and brought wanderers home. Glacia had felt that very same aura, his unique magical gift, melt away after her lucky escape from the doomed village of Hana. When she was but nine years old, she felt her dear elder sibling die.
So why now, could she sen
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Violet Tear: Factions - Parsaani Islands (Lore)
Parsaani Islands
Date of recognised kingdom status - 951 A.E
Capital - Hal Kasaar (City of Nobility)
Combined Population - 1.2 Million (Not including nomads)
Towns, Cities and Villages (Including Protectorate Townships) Hal Kasaar, City of East Parsaan, City of West Parsaan, Oasis of Shab, Desert Trails
Primary Religious System - Princess Asha (Serpentine Lady of Illusion)
Primary Magical Alignment (Shadow)
Ruler - Hal Samir Zenn (Supreme ruler of Parsaan)
Notable Figures - Emir Taren Rakaar, Prince Zanir Rakaar, Hal Samir Zen, Emir Sarrat Makan, Prince Lahar Sandet
Allies/Close Relations - None (Formerly a member of the Trinity of Magi)
Enemies/Outlawed Groups - Principality of Kai, Machina Union, Order of Crimson
Summary - 
To the east of Rena continent and the Kingdom of Avalon are the Islands of Parsaan. A desert island nation known for exotic culture, some of the finest spies in the magical world, and the very best traders. Parsaani people pride themselves on
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Violet Tear - Part XIII (The Union)
The Mage Directive. Despite severing the continuation of magical lines and putting restrictions in place, forbidding those of magical blood to procreate, the number of magically sensitive individuals continued to rise. Last year? Twenty-five-thousand. The current statistic as of the new calendar? Thirty-thousand and climbing. While the subjugation and... Humanization of the magical kingdoms went well, this proud, noble nation - the Machina Union, faced its greatest threat within its own borders.
Rezzika had fallen. The neutral city now answered to the council, and slowly but surely, ground had been gained. That left but three remaining targets until the stain of primitive witchcraft and the taint of old blood ran cold.
Avalon. Kai. And the Coastal Pact of Nerona. The three nations behind the Trinity of Magi. Once they fell, almost nothing would stand between this world and glorious advancement. With their heads severed, the others would follow suit. For that to happen
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Huniepop: Relationship Problems (Sugardust II)
Sugardust - Part II
Kyu flopped against the bed sheets - face glistening with a thin veil of sweat, her wings beating twice as hard compared to the usual as she heaved for breath. Swallowing hard, taking back every last drop of Mike's essence, she let out a woozy giggle, head swaying side to side, her eyes burning in a bright pink light across the expense of the bedroom. Damn she looked spent, but given the nature of a love fairy, it probably wouldn't be long until she unscrambled her head, cooled from the height of sensual bliss and was back in the game for more.
Mike smiled, smooth and assured, more than pleased with his work. "You good there, Kyu?" He asked with a deep exhale, the weight of all his earthly tensions floating away. Human girls were one thing. Miss Sugardust? Out of this world... in more ways than one.
"Heh... heh heh... Ohhhhh fuuuuuuck. That hit the spot!"
Kyu hiccupped, magical dust oozing from her pores, spattering across the bedsheets. She tried to
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Violet Tear - Part XII (Flash Freeze)
Coming clean about this whole series of events hadn't done much to win Glacia's cooperation.
"So Karita's a spy for Avalon? Plus, you brought the missing Violet Tear into my establishment without even telling me! No. Read my lips Sirus Lesat. You. Are. Not. Having. The. Keys."
She stood her ground, whacking her palms against the table top in a frightful showing of force for someone so small. Narrowed, focused and as predatory as a savage Furbanx during the Winter season, she stared Sirus down with everything she could muster. Even a god would've thought twice about crossing her,
It was to be expected. After all, Sirus hadn't been honest about Karita. And here he was, asking for that which held the potential to do far more harm than good. From the very moment he'd decided to reclaim grandfather's box, largely for his own protection, the gravity of the situation became painfully apparent. Glacia, his dearest friend, and one of the few people he had left in this world, was not simply goin
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Violet Tear - Part XI (Oath)
Sirus felt his chest tighten as he watched Karita, taken by a deep slumber. She breathed faintly, her skin tarnished with cuts, gashes and bruises, her ample bosom wrapped in bandages to conceal her dignity, and her arm held in a sling. A doctor, an older gentleman of white hair, his face aged with time but his aura one of knowledge and surety, stood at her bedside, his hands glowing with the light of ether, white and soothing. Doran was his name according to Glacia. He was supposed to be one of the best, if word on the street was to be believed.
The expression he held... stiff with professionalism, was all too telling.
"This young lady is a shadow mage, is she not? The mark upon her thigh shows as much."
"Yes she is," Sirus moved from his place in the corner of the small room Glacia had been so kind as to rent out to Karita. Sunlight beamed through the open shutters, its warmth only making Sirus feel all the more dismal about the situation he found himself in. "I met her a little over
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Most of my time has been spent playing video games (mainly Tekken trying to improve my Asuka and Devil Jin) and trying to overcome this funk. A funk of the most funkiest of funks there ever was! I'm slowly coming out of it and I'm feeling a bit more cheerful.
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Which one of these Huniepop girls would be best in a serious relationship with Mike Winters? (Relationship Problems) 

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Hello there guys and girls! Going to give you a heads up long in advance. You'll likely lose me for a couple of weeks in the new year when it comes to writing. I'll tell you why!

I'm something of a massive Resident Evil fan. I have been for years and some of you know that already. I've played all of the mainline games of the series alongside several of the spin-offs. Seen the GCI movies. And the Hollywood adaptions, many of which were... decent at best.

My favorite Resident Evil game, nay, one of my favorite games of all time, you might wonder? Resident Evil 2! It's funny really. I'm one of those people who began by playing Resident Evil 4 in the mid 2000s and then went back to RE2 later on down the line. The survival horror elements grabbed me and pulled me in. To the point now where I'm something of a hobby speedrunner of RE2.

Once or twice a year I'll sit down and blitz through the game. I'm not world record standard but I've gotten it down to a good time. Going by a photograph of one of my more recent runs, my best time lately is:

Leon: Scenario A

2 Hours 18 Minutes

No Saves

No Special Weapons

No First Aid Sprays

Rank A

About three years ago Capcom announced that due to fan request they'd remake Resident Evil 2, aptly named their, 'We do it', video. After that single video months rolled on. Years passed. We as fans heard nothing. Many of us began to worry it might not happen. Finally, in the run up this year's E3, there were some links and leaks which hinted strongly toward the game showing there. So, I waited.

For the first time I tuned into E3 properly. I sat through much of the Microsoft show. No Resident Evil. Last night I stayed up until the early hours of the morning watching the Sony show. Right at the last minute there came a trailer... and my eyes dampened. I damn near cried. Tsukiyo even has a video clip of me freaking out like a kid before Christmas.

Resident Evil 2 is still alive alright. And it's better than ever. Let me show you the E3 reveal video. You can even hear the fans cheering in the background! It's violent, so consider yourself given a heads up!




I'm even sat here at this very moment waiting for Capcom to show live gameplay footage, which they promised around now actually. Long story short? You're going to lose me for a couple of weeks when this game comes out because I'll be absolutely glued to it in my spare time.

What do you think of the trailer? Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment and let me know! Stay awesome folks! More writing stuff coming soon!

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Been quiet these last couple of weekends. But you can rest assured there's stuff waiting right around the corner. So much stuff that I couldn't even begin to decide where to go! Audrey and Redhead? More Sugardust? Hmmm... options... options!

All in all? Feeling good!

Healing. Was a thing possible after so many harrowing experiences? Was there really such a thing as redemption for somebody who walked a dark path? The world of Remnant was home to so many people, pure of heart and unspeakably sinister in equal measure. Did choices give form to a person's life, or did fate perhaps step in and have its say?

The coffee pot atop the little stove bubbled away. It was easy to get lost in such a simple sight when the mind went round and around in an endless spiralling circle. Things had certainly taken an interesting turn today. What was supposed to be a time of vengeance had most certainly changed shape into something far kinder, softer.

Jaune had hardly moved from the spot as the hours slipped onward. There he was, slouched against the dusty dinner table, tippy tapping his fingers against the wood, humming a quiet tune to himself with a disheartened frown. That melody. Was that the Vale national anthem?

More importantly, was that sadness or confusion in his eyes? It was hard to tell, but either way, there was no denying he had something playing on his mind.

Giving a soundless sigh, Neo took the coffee pot off the boil and reached for a pair of cups, one of them slightly cracked around the edges. Once everything was set down, she seated herself, paying extra attention to her not so bound captive.

The silence was palpable, almost agonizingly so. Pouring the coffee shattered it, if only for the faintest second. After that? Stillness returned, the only sound holding enough resonance being that of the chirping crickets outside.

A question had rolled around inside Neo's head for hours now. It was harassing, no, plaguing her thoughts with every moment she left it unattended. There was something she needed to know.

Her fingers slid across the table, and back to the pen and paper, she went. The biggest downside of the communication network being down? Scrolls weren't working properly. Wireless technology was only about as much use as the towers supporting it, and with those out of action, anything more than short range was sketchy at best.

A few artistic swirls of pen against notepad and she was good to go, although it was hard to conceal the deep-rooted concern curving her lips.

'What are you fighting for, Jaune? Why did you decide to help Ruby Rose and the other two? There's a look in your eyes when you talk about them… It scares me…'

Jaune took the smallest sip from the steaming cup, deep and thoughtful as he leaned back into the old creaky chair. For many a moment he seemed to drift away, eyes filled with depth and contemplation.

"Because Ruby…."

He paused, closing his eyes and shutting the doorway to his emotions. Darn. That would only make reading him so much harder. If there was one thing about this hopeless blond hunter-in-training, it was that he wore his heart on his sleeve.

"Ruby means a lot to me. She was the first person to believe in me when I arrived at the academy, and before I became closer to Pyrrha… I kinda idolized her for that crazy brave streak of hers. When she asked for my help again I couldn't say no…."

Somehow, he'd managed to move the conversation onto his respect for Miss Rose. That wasn't what Neo wanted to know. If anything, his motivation to keep on fighting had her interested. That said, she'd heard the briefing from Cinder long before the Beacon plan unfurled. Jaune was a nonissue, practically a zero on the threat scale by himself.

Back to writing she went.

'No Jaune. That's not what I'm asking here. Why are YOU still fighting? What drives you? Help me understand… because I'm finding it hard to make sense of everything at the moment.'

His features fell into a different, far more reserved arrangement at her asking of such a personal question. Another sip of coffee, and another, two, three, four, and then finally, in a defeated sigh, he gave the girl of dual persona, gentle pink and vengeful brown, an answer.

"I keep fighting because I want to help the important people in my life. You've seen how crazy this world can be sometimes, villages wiped off the map by Grim, dust shortages and people constantly bickering for no reason. If I can get stronger… if I can help Remnant just a little… then it was all worth something…."

How deep and insightful. Truth be told, Neo hadn't expected to hear something so compassionate and idealistic. Yes, there was no doubt in her mind now that he belonged beside Ruby and her band of would-be goodie goodies. In fact, she couldn't hold back a tiny, silent giggle.

"Hey..." Jaune frowned, looking something close to a lost puppy with those serene blue eyes of his. "Stop making fun. I'm not joking."

No, she wasn't mocking him. She wasn't making fun, either. If anything his dedication was so demure – cute even, a sentiment she wanted to share as her pen worked across another notepad page.

'It sounds a lot to me like you want to be a hero, Mister Arc. Adorable. You know what they say though, don't you? Good guys always finish last….'

Running a hand through her untidy mixed hair, Neo watched as he shot back. It was strange, seeing Jaune switch from quiet to steely and focused, but not unwelcome. So, he had a little backbone in a heated discussion, hmm. Interesting.

"So tell me," Jaune began, his tone so very serious compared to be the moments before. "What keeps you moving in this big old world we live in, Neo? Why do what you did? I get how you feel about Roman… but why Cinder?"

The answer to that one was all too obvious. That and after being so kind to her even after putting him through so much, she felt as though Jaune deserved an honest answer. That and, well, she was more than curious to see his response.

'I wanted people to appreciate me…. More than that…. I never felt like people understood me. My semblance? Part of it's really strange… and that's why I know I can trust you. When you look into a mirror it reflects everything back... doesn't it?'

Now Jaune looked mighty confused, but he tried to follow, it seemed, giving her a slow, stiff nod. "Yeah… Where are you going with this?"

Neo's hands trembled even as she wrote it on the paper. Very few knew about the truth of her unique power, and most who did, largely due to her line of work din't live very long thereafter.

'The power of mirror reflection. I can perfectly reflect people's emotions and intentions back at them, but it comes with a price. See… To be able to read people like that I take in the hearts of anyone's eyes I look into…. You staring at me right now… I can feel what's inside of you.'

"Y-you can-" Jaune froze solid, tilting his head in confusion. "You can feel other people? You mean like… sense their emotions?"

Neo gave a small nod, already at work writing more.

'Yes… and that's why I know I can trust you with this. I've been reading you since the moment you woke up…. You're afraid of me… but at the same time… you want to help me, don't you? Empathy and maybe the slightest hint of attraction…. Am I right?'

He looked away with an abrupt shudder, cheeks burning redder than fire dust in the open air. "So you already know how I feel about this whole thing. We're so alike it's scary… but that makes me want to help even more. We've both lost someone… and we both want someone to understand us, appreciate us."

There was no way Neo could miss this opportunity – not when for the first time in so very long somebody was reaching out. The biggest question of all was still unanswered, and only with somebody as compassionate as Jaune could she dare find the strength to ask it.

Neo's handwriting jittered across the page, testament to the tinge of fear inside.

'Is there still a way forward even though it hurts to lose someone? Can you find your way back even when you're in a dark place? Without Roman I'm lost… I'm lost and I'm hurting and it's not fair.'

A sharp breath slipped out, Neo's heart racing as a sudden compassionate jolt from Jaune flooded the deepest depths of her heart. He reached across the table, holding her hand, linking their fingers together with a most finite, fragile smile.

"There's always a way back, silly." A tear escaping, the blond hunter tightened his grip just the slightest bit. He was there for her against the odds. "It's hard to look inside and find it… and it isn't nice having to push past all those negative feelings, but we have to try…."

Jaune's words broke her – an uncontrollable flow of silvery streams leaking from both of her glowing pink eyes. She'd been so cruel, she'd gone out of her way to hurt this man and even now, as they were stuck together in the darkness of night, his caring nature still shone through.

More than that, Neo felt it. His fear was gone in an instant, replaced by the soothing flame of compassion. She'd done so many bad things, hurt so many people, and yet even now, after feeling like she'd been walking so near to the end of the road, Jaune Arc guided her like a light through the veil of blackness.

"When the sun rises you should get out of here, Neo. Take your time to say goodbye to Roman, no matter how long it takes… and do what you think's best for you."

What was best for her? For so many years now she'd followed her heart, followed Roman, never finding the courage to out and out confess her love and admiration for him, but always standing loyally at his side. Where could she go now the path to which she'd become so accustomed in life had reached its end?

Silently sighing, thankful at least for the kindness of Jaune's words and the thoughts they provoked, she let go of his hands, standing up and moving across to join him. For the longest time she couldn't say a word, instead wiping her tearful eyes and staring with all of her strength into the very depths of her unsung savior's blue eyes.

Deep down, he was stinging, heavy and burdened just as much as she was. Yet beyond all that, even as his own emotions were fragile as glass, he still held the strength within to reach out and share his kindness with another.

If anything, Neo had to show thanks. She had to do something to express gratitude. Sure, she was far from perfect for a number of reasons, some of them she was far from proud off, but her past didn't change that somewhere deep inside, there was still a lot to give.

Well, if that somebody was worth sharing her innermost with, of course. Jaune? With his scruffy hair, his hopeless disposition, and a caring side ten sizes too big? He was worth it. Worth so much in fact, that if she ever returned to the shadier life, she'd make damned sure he was kept off the radar of any aspiring villain.

So, reaching out, Neo threw her arms around his shoulders, pulling him close in their second shared embrace of the evening. Holding him tight, breathing him in, she took in every single bit of his warmth. Each second spent like this, every moment sharing the closeness and tenderness of another, was enough to take the edge off the pain.

"Neo," Jaune spoke up, wrapping his arms around her slender waist and pulling her close. "I'm afraid too… There's a long road ahead of me but I can't give up. You shouldn't either. If you weren't kind at heart you would've followed through and hurt me, but you didn't…. Thanks… for not, you know, carving me up like an Atlas Festival turkey…."

Unable to break away, Neo simply stayed in place, drinking up the nice feeling and enjoying the peace of mind it brought. She could've hurt him, yes, but that wouldn't have solved anything. Sure, she'd think long and hard about how to settle things with Ruby, but Jaune? He was innocent.

Finally contented, at least for the moment, Neo let Jaune go, edging back as she reached for the notepad across the table. With a teasing smirk, intent on delivering one final gift, a showing of ultimate sentiment, she hastily scribbled down words, ripping the piece of paper free and placing it upon the table.

'Guys like you are too soft. Too soft… too kind… and you always end up getting killed, but after today I've seen just how much Remnant needs people like you. Don't change. Perhaps try not getting kidnapped so easily next time… but NEVER change who you are Jaune Arc…. You're perfectly fine just as you are…. I appreciate you….'

"I'm glad you think s-"

Now or never. If she didn't take the chance now she'd ultimately regret it. Both of her eyes shining the brightest pink, impassioned and empowered, Neo swooped in, slinking her fingertips around his shoulders.

Pouring everything she had into this moment, leaning in and stealing Jaune's breath away, she claimed her prize, only deepening their connection, smacking her lips against his as a soft moan escaped. He wasn't fighting. Good. That made things even nicer.

Jaune's was hers, at least for now. It mattered not how dry his lips were. The taste of coffee didn't deter, either. No, if anything, Neo wanted to fill her core to bursting, she desired more than anything to heal the pain, to lift the weight of carrying such heavy fears.

Surprisingly though, an enjoyable shiver crawled down her spine. Jaune was kissing her back? Yes, he was. Though timid and shaky, he was actually returning her loving gesture with one of his own, and by the time the two parted, the silence descended upon the small kitchen-area yet again.

The look of astonishment across Mister Arc's face however, was hard to miss. Wide-eyed and overwhelmed, he stared into Neo, his reaction enough to bring a devious, teasing smirk across her pale, delicate features.

"Wow…. That sure beats my school prom date…."

Neo felt the need to do little more than give him a playful poke before going back to the notepad.

'I'm going to get some sleep. If you're tired there's a study room just down the hall with a couch. If you get up before me then… at least wait to say bye before you leave, please?'

Jaune's eyes widened just the slightest bit at her elegantly written, perfectly joined words. "You're letting me go?"

She nodded. After tonight there was no way keeping someone so kind prisoner would sit right with her.

'Why else would I cut your ropes? There should be a few less Grim around by sunrise. Until then, you're free to do as you like. I'll be in the bedroom down the hallway. Goodnight, Jaune.'

Yet as Neo walked away, she couldn't help but feel a sense of sadness. Each footstep across the creaky wooden floorboards brought her further and further away, and such a thing caused her to sink just the slightest bit inside.

"Goodnight, Neo."

Tomorrow Jaune would leave, and she'd be left to figure out where to go from here. That was all well and good, but at the core of everything she held a quiet, selfish flicker.

Part of her really didn't want to say goodbye. Such a rebellious feeling, tucked away somewhere deep down inside, didn't want Jaune to turn around and walk out of that little kitchen door.

It wasn't the fear of lonliness. No, if anything, the painful truth had become all too apparent. Placing a hand upon her heart as she rounded the corner of the tight, dusty corridor, Neo paused, stopping just in front of the crudely painted brown door which lead into the bedroom.

With Jaune here, for a reason she couldn't describe, she felt the faintest glimmer of happiness. She didn't want that to end.

To be continued...

RWBY: Compassion - Part II (JauneXNeo)
Neo wants to make Ruby suffer. What better way to do that than target her dearest friend Jaune. She snatches him in the darkness of night, determined to carry out her sadistic plan. However, the stark realization she encounters brings the truth crashing home. She and Jaune have far more in common than meets the eye. (Set between Volume 3 and Volume 4)
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Hello there guys and girls! Going to give you a heads up long in advance. You'll likely lose me for a couple of weeks in the new year when it comes to writing. I'll tell you why!

I'm something of a massive Resident Evil fan. I have been for years and some of you know that already. I've played all of the mainline games of the series alongside several of the spin-offs. Seen the GCI movies. And the Hollywood adaptions, many of which were... decent at best.

My favorite Resident Evil game, nay, one of my favorite games of all time, you might wonder? Resident Evil 2! It's funny really. I'm one of those people who began by playing Resident Evil 4 in the mid 2000s and then went back to RE2 later on down the line. The survival horror elements grabbed me and pulled me in. To the point now where I'm something of a hobby speedrunner of RE2.

Once or twice a year I'll sit down and blitz through the game. I'm not world record standard but I've gotten it down to a good time. Going by a photograph of one of my more recent runs, my best time lately is:

Leon: Scenario A

2 Hours 18 Minutes

No Saves

No Special Weapons

No First Aid Sprays

Rank A

About three years ago Capcom announced that due to fan request they'd remake Resident Evil 2, aptly named their, 'We do it', video. After that single video months rolled on. Years passed. We as fans heard nothing. Many of us began to worry it might not happen. Finally, in the run up this year's E3, there were some links and leaks which hinted strongly toward the game showing there. So, I waited.

For the first time I tuned into E3 properly. I sat through much of the Microsoft show. No Resident Evil. Last night I stayed up until the early hours of the morning watching the Sony show. Right at the last minute there came a trailer... and my eyes dampened. I damn near cried. Tsukiyo even has a video clip of me freaking out like a kid before Christmas.

Resident Evil 2 is still alive alright. And it's better than ever. Let me show you the E3 reveal video. You can even hear the fans cheering in the background! It's violent, so consider yourself given a heads up!




I'm even sat here at this very moment waiting for Capcom to show live gameplay footage, which they promised around now actually. Long story short? You're going to lose me for a couple of weeks when this game comes out because I'll be absolutely glued to it in my spare time.

What do you think of the trailer? Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment and let me know! Stay awesome folks! More writing stuff coming soon!

About to start the edit and polish of the second chapter of Violet Tear! Why not go back and have a look at the first if you haven't already?
The reworked/edit version of Violet Tear's first chapter, Bells of Fate, is now up! Let me know what you think!

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I'm an avid writer of both fanfiction and original works. I've been writing for so long now that I can hardly remember when I started. True, I'm not artistically gifted in the slightest. However, I like to think my art is in the way I craft stories.

Over time, you may find some of my various works pop up on here.

That said, I'm a small-time published author. Nothing too fancy, but a few years back I had some of my poetry featured in an anthology of upcoming writers.

Now, if we're talking fanfiction, I've written a lot of different things for several fandoms. I'll leave you a little list.

- Fire Emblem
- Huniepop
- Dynasty Warriors/Samurai Warriors
- Phantom of Inferno
- RWBY
- Street Fighter
- Undertale (Crossover projects)
- Sankarea
- Katawa Shoujo
- Danganronpa

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Aside literature I have quite the interest in music, art (despite the fact I'm awful at drawing) video games, and cinema. I'm also passionate about the Indie development scene and I follow happenings within the game industry.

Not to mention I have quite the interest in body art and tattooing.

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I listed you under favorite writers on my interest here on my profile section!~ :)
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