Ghost of a Man

Compromise

Has anyone heard about the rumors about RWBY plushies? I saw something on the internet about it and now I want them.

Kyle woke up from his nap and noticed that Yang was gone. He saw that two pieces of paper was sitting on his chest. He picked them up and read the first note.

Man, you sleep like a log

I will tell the teachers that you are not feeling well

See you after class

Love

Yang

Kyle looked at the word "Love" over and over again, 'Did she mean it as an ending to the note, or did she actually mean it?' he thought.

He continued with the second note, it was in a different handwriting.

Yang got detention

I'm with Ruby in the library

Don't know about Weiss

Blake

'Well that would explain why I am alone.' Kyle thought.

Kyle heard the door open and someone stepped inside the room, then closed the door. The person sighed and walked towards the bunks while talking to herself, he recognized the voice as Weiss.

"Does he even hear himself?" Weiss said.

Kyle peeked through the curtains on his bed and saw Weiss rummaging through her bed; she pulled out a familiar stuffed shark. Kyle smiled as he was reminded of the child he met before.

"He is going to get everyone hurt with his stupid idea." Weiss talked to her shark, "I promised Ruby that I was going to be the best teammate, but since he convinced her with his suicide plan I am having a hard time keeping up my promise."

Weiss sighed, "What should I do, Bruce? Should we go on with him and risk everyone dying, or tell Ruby and the others to forget about him?"

Weiss paused as if the shark was answering her, "If I tell Yang, then she is going to go berserk. All she has done has flirted and make goo-goo eyes at him. What if I tell him? What would he say?"

"Hello, Bruce." Kyle finally spoke.

Weiss jumped as Kyle stepped out of his bed.

"How long were you listening!?" Weiss asked.

"I heard the entire conversation. I see that Bruce is doing well." Kyle said.

"You should know better than to listen in…. How did you know about Bruce?" Weiss asked.

"It was years ago." Kyle started.

He sat down on Weiss's bed and took his hood off. Weiss raised her eyebrow in confusion.

"You were in a theater with your father when he stopped to talk with an old man, as the two men talked a little boy with a stuffed turtle went to talk to you. You argued about his turtle and he defended his friend." Kyle explained.

"You mean…" Weiss started.

"You remember Donnie, don't you?" Kyle asked.

"Donnie?" Weiss thought for a while and the name reminded her of that time, "That was you!?"

Kyle waved his hand, "Hey Weiss." He smiled.

Weiss yelled and tackled Kyle to the ground. She sat on top of him with Bruce in her hand.

"The time for revenge has come at last Bruce. Do your duty to your queen and eat him!" Weiss yelled.

Kyle turned around and now he sat on top of Weiss. He smiled down at her, "We are not children anymore, Weiss. I have gotten stronger than when we last met."

Weiss struggled and then stopped. She smiled back at him, "You're right, I have gotten stronger as well. My strength has grown in knowledge."

"Knowledge?" Kyle asked.

"Yes, because I know the weakness of every man." Weiss said.

"Weakness?" Kyle asked.

Weiss grinned and punched Kyle in between his legs. Kyle rolled off of her and groaned in pain. Weiss stood up and continued grinning.

"Okay. Okay. I get it." Kyle coughed and slowly stood up, "Weiss, about what you were talking about before with Bruce."

Weiss narrowed her eyes.

"I know you are looking out for your teammates and you can't make me change my mind. So let's compromise, I will come to you with a plan and you will tell me its flaws and give me suggestions." Kyle said.

"And why would I do that?" Weiss asked.

Kyle put a hand on Weiss's shoulder, "If you don't, then I will tell everyone about Bruce."

Weiss hugged the shark in her arms, "You wouldn't dare!?"

Kyle smirked at her.

"You wouldn't." Weiss said.

"No, but you do want to be a good teammate to Ruby like you promised. I see it in your eyes, you actually consider her a friend even though you won't admit it." Kyle said.

Weiss sighed, "Fine, but I will scrutinize every detail in your plans. I will not have anyone receiving a single scratch because of you."

"I wouldn't have it any other way." Kyle smiled.

"I can't believe you did that." Ruby said.

"It wasn't my fault! It just exploded!" Yang said.

"Because you set it on fire with your semblance." Blake said.

"It was an accident!" Yang said.

"You did it on purpose." Blake said.

"You're not helping, Blake!" Yang said.

The girls reached the dorm room where they saw an unfamiliar sight. Kyle had his hood back on and was sitting at the desk. Weiss was standing behind him looking over his shoulder. She pointed to a paper on the desk.

"That's wrong." Weiss said.

"I thought it was blue?" Kyle said.

"No. Blue is for water, yellow is for lightning." Weiss said.

"I think blue lighting is better." Kyle said.

"It doesn't matter what you think is better. It doesn't change the fact that yellow dust is for lightning." Weiss said.

Yang pushed from behind Blake and Ruby and stepped in the room.

"What is going on in here!?" Yang yelled out.

The two turned around and saw their team in the doorway.

"Hey Yang." Kyle said.

"Hey." Weiss said.

"Aren't you supposed to be at each other's throats?" Yang asked.

"We talked it out." Kyle said.

"We came to a compromise." Weiss said.

Ruby walked up to her partner and hugged her, "That's good, Weiss! We are getting better at this now!"

"You two agreed on something?" Blake asked.

"Yes. Ruby was the one who volunteered us for Kyle's mission, but I am the one who looks through his plans and decided the safest route." Weiss said.

"Well at least you didn't try to kill each other." Yang said.

Yang began to climb up on her bunk to rest.

"And I saw his face." Weiss said.

Yang fell off and landed on her back. She quickly scrambled to her feet.

"What did you say!?" Yang asked.

"You heard me, Yang Xiao Long. It seems that I am closer to your so called "Boyfriend" than you are." Weiss said while grinning.

Yang started twitching and stammering over her words.

"I think you broke her, Weiss." Ruby said.

Yang continued twitching and stammering.

"Weiss has a stuffed shark named Bruce." Kyle said.

Yang stopped and grinned at the heiress, "Really?"

Weiss's face turned red and she grabbed a book that was nearby, "YOU SON OF A BITCH!" she yelled and smacked Kyle with the book.

Kyle rolled down to the floor and Ruby grabbed Weiss to hold her back.

"You are going to wish that you were eaten by a shark!" Weiss yelled.

Blake shook her head, "Yang, get him out of here so we can calm Weiss down."

Yang nodded and began dragging Kyle out into the hallway, Blake closed the door. Kyle groaned and shook his head.

"What the heck was that?" Kyle asked.

"I saved you! Now we're even." Yang said.

Kyle pushed himself up and turned to face Yang, "Thanks for your help."

Yang gave him a quick hug, "You're welcome." She let go of him, "But you do know how to make a girl jealous."

"What do you mean?" Kyle asked.

"First you show Blake and now Weiss. When am I going to have a look?" Yang pouted.

Kyle smiled, "Let's head outside."

The two headed upstairs and walked out on the roof. Yang stretched her body and took a deep breath of fresh air. Kyle walked up to her and patted her on the shoulder.

"So, what was the detention for?" Kyle asked.

"Ugh! I was in a dust class when Cardin decided to hit on me." Yang said.

"That cazzo." (prick) Kyle said.

"And the fire dust crystal I had exploded in his hand. Sad really, his broken wrist was almost healed and I had to go burn it." Yang said.

Kyle started laughing, "Haha! That's my girl!"

Yang smiled, "Easy buddy. I'm not your girl yet."

"The way you act around me could fool the entire academy." Kyle said.

"Yeah." Yang said, "Do you think we should make it official now?"

Kyle thought for a while, "I don't know. It would be up to you."

"Don't you think we spent enough time together?" Yang asked.

"To tell you the truth, this is my first relationship." Kyle said.

"No kidding!?" Yang asked shocked.

Kyle shrugged his shoulders, "You are the only girl who took an interest in me."

"Lucky me." Yang grinned.

"What do you think? Do you think we spent enough time to call ourselves a couple?" Kyle asked.

Yang paced the ground and thought then she snapped her fingers, "I got it! You and I are officially boyfriend and girlfriend, but we keep it a secret to see how long it would take the others to find out how long."

Kyle chuckled, "You sure like to have fun, don't you?"

"You should know me well enough." Yang said.

Kyle and Yang talked on the roof for a while until they decided it was late and time to go to bed. They walked back to the dorm room and opened the door. Two seconds later they were thrown out of the room with pillows and blankets. Crabby Weiss had shown herself once again.

"And stay out!" Weiss yelled and slammed the door.

"Che cazzo?" (What the fuck?) Kyle asked.

Yang stared at him, "I don't know, but what the fuck was that for?"

"I just said that." Kyle said.

"Oh." Yang said.

Jaune heard the commotion outside and opened his door. He saw Kyle and Yang sitting in the middle of the hallway.

"Are you two okay?" Jaune asked.

"Weiss kicked us out." Yang said.

"Why?" Jaune asked.

"I don't know." Yang said.

"She might be on her period." Kyle said.

A large boom came from the door with Weiss yelling in the room.

"She heard that?" Kyle asked.

"Seems so." Yang said.

Kyle picked himself up and dusted himself off, then he offered a hand to help Yang up.

"Do… Do you two need a place to sleep for the night? You could use the couch in our room."

"No thanks." Yang said, "That wouldn't be fair."

"What do you mean?" Kyle asked.

"Think about it. Me sleeping on a couch somewhat comfortable and you sleeping on the hard floor." Yang said.

"I slept in worse." Kyle said.

Yang raised an eyebrow, "I don't want to know, but I'm staying with you."

Kyle nodded and faced Jaune, "We appreciate your offer Jaune, but we will be fine."

"Okay." Jaune said and began to close his door.

Yang lightly elbowed Kyle's side and pointed to Jaune.

"Oh right, Jaune one second." Kyle said.

Jaune stopped and listened to Kyle.

"I wanted to ask you if you were willing to help me out with a mission I have planned." Kyle said.

"Mission?" Jaune asked.

"An assassination to be exact. It will be dangerous, but with you, your team, and RWBY everything should be okay." Kyle said.

Jaune thought for a while.

"I'm not asking for an answer right now. Talk with your friends first, and then come back to me." Kyle said.

"Okay. I'll talk with them." Jaune said.

"Thank you, Jaune." Kyle said.

Jaune nodded and closed his door. Kyle stepped away from the door and went to pick up a pillow and blanket. He set the pillow down and spread the blanket down on the floor. He took his shoes off and laid his head down on the pillow. He saw Yang standing above him.

"Can we snuggle together?" Yang asked.

"Yang…"

"Please?" Yang said with a pouty face.

Kyle sighed, "Okay."

Yang smiled and sat down next to Kyle. She kicked her boots off and wrapped her blanket around Kyle and herself. She moved her arms under the covers and wrapped Kyle in a hug; she laid her head on his right shoulder.

"Goodnight boyfriend." Yang whispered in Kyle's ear.

"Goodnight Yang." Kyle said and began hugging her.

Another chapter done. I have decided that this story will have three arcs. I don't how long I will make these arcs, but I hope you will still read my story. I can't say what the other two arc will be about without spoiling them. Remember to review, follow and favorite if you like this. See you in the next chapter.

Trivia: Can anyone guess what "Bruce" is a reference to?

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