Ghost of a Man

Jaune and Pyrrha's Turn

The AC crossover is still in first place. There is still more time to get your votes in.

Special thanks to "Ghost Fire 6" for helping me with this chapter. Thanks again, buddy!

"Breathe." Blake said.

Kyle took a deep breath.

"Again." Blake said.

Kyle breathed deeply again.

"Good, very good." Blake said.

"I wish I could have found out about meditating sooner. I really feel it helping me." Kyle said.

"This is only the beginning. I want to talk to you about your attitude." Blake said.

"My attitude?" Kyle asked.

"Yes, you kill your enemies without remorse. Try and to make them calm as they die." Blake said.

"Would they offer us such kindness?" Kyle asked.

"It is up to you to be the better man." Blake said.

"They would shun our kind graces." Kyle said.

"As is their right, if it is their final wishes." Blake said.

Kyle sat there with his legs crossed as he thought about what Blake said. It conflicted with what he once thought, but with what Blake said it made sense if he wished to be a better person.

"That will be all for the day. You did good." Blake said.

"Thanks, Blake." Kyle said.

They got up and left the rooftop where they held the meditation session. They went down the stairs and through the dorm building. They left the building and went to the school cafeteria for lunch. Outside the lunch room was Pyrrha leaning against the wall. She saw the two friends coming and approached them.

"Hello, Blake, Kyle." Pyrrha said.

"Hey." Kyle said.

"Kyle, could I talk to you in private?" Pyrrha asked.

"Um.. Sure Pyrrha. I'll see you later, Blake." Kyle said.

"Okay, I'm sure Yang will save your seat." Blake said and walked in the lunch room.

"What do you need, Pyrrha?" Kyle asked.

"Um… I have a problem that I need your help with." Pyrrha said.

"What is it?" Kyle asked.

"I…I…I want to go on a date with Jaune." Pyrrha blushed.

Kyle stood there, "I don't see the problem."

"I can't just ask him out of the blue. Can't I?" Pyrrha asked.

"Technically you can." Kyle said.

"How did you and Yang agree to go on a date?" Pyrrha asked.

"Yang just told me that we were going and that was it." Kyle said.

"That's it?" Pyrrha asked.

"Look, just ask him after class. I'm pretty sure he won't say 'No'." Kyle said.

"Okay, but if we go could you kind of watch over us?" Pyrrha asked.

Kyle raised an eyebrow.

"Just watch us to make sure it's okay." Pyrrha asked.

Kyle sighed, "Alright."

"Thanks." Pyrrha said.

Pyrrha decided to talk with Jaune after Professor Oobleck's class. She waited outside the door for him to come out. Jaune left and Pyrrha gently grabbed him by the wrist.

"Jaune, could I talk to you for a second?" Pyrrha asked.

"Sure, Pyrrha." Jaune said.

Pyrrha looked down at her feet, "Well, I have been thinking about going to that carnival that is by the ocean. Would you like to come with me?"

"Y-you mean… on a d-d-date?" Jaune asked.

Pyrrha blushed, "If you want to see it like that."

"Umm…. Okay, I-I'll go with you." Jaune said.

Pyrrha smiled, "Thank you, Jaune."

The two walked off to their next class, unaware that Team CRDL was listening in on them. Cardin grinned.

"Well, it seems Miss Celebrity and the wimp are going on a date. It's only natural that losers go together." Cardin said.

"So we are going to go after them, right?" Russel asked.

"And have you guys mess things up? I'll go by myself." Cardin said and walked off.

Russel kicked the ground, "Man, he always gets to have fun!"

"He's been doing the solo act a lot lately." Sky Lark said.

"I wonder why he won't let us join him?" Dove asked.

"Because, I will kill you." A voice from behind said.

They turned around and saw Kyle standing there with a grin. He held his left arm up and shot out his hidden blade. The rest of Team CRDL ran off, not wanting to get into a fight with the boy. Kyle looked in the direction they ran off and shook his head.

"It seems I only have to deal with one stronzo. At least he wouldn't be difficult." (Asshole) Kyle said to himself.

Jaune waited for Pyrrha to finish changing into her disguise. Since she was well known by the people, she sometimes has to disguise herself to keep from being bothered by press, fans, and challengers. Pyrrha stepped out of the bathroom dressed in an orange polo shirt, she had it unbuttoned to show a small bit of her cleavage. She also wore a jean miniskirt with flower designed flip-flops on her feet. She took her headdress off to let her hair down.

"Are you ready?" Pyrrha asked.

"Uh…. Sure." Jaune blushed seeing how beautiful Pyrrha looked with her hair down.

They walked to the dust plane at Beacon to head down into Vale. On their way, Pyrrha talked about the carnival that they were going to. She thought it was clichéd going to a place like that on a first date, but Jaune said he didn't mind. The dust plane stopped at the port in Vale and the two stepped off headed for the carnival on the docks. On top of the dust plane, Kyle watched as they walked towards their destination.

"They are on the move now. Let's make sure nothing screws this up." Kyle said and jumped off the plane onto a street lamp, then finally on the ground.

Jaune and Pyrrha made it to the carnival. There were a lot of people, but not totally crowded.

"Okay, what do you want to do first?" Jaune asked.

Pyrrha held on to her stomach, "You think we could get something to eat first? I didn't eat at lunch."

"Alright, the food court should be nearby." Jaune said.

They went to the nearest food court and they each got a hot dog. They sat down at one of the nearby tables and talked to each other while they ate. Cardin had found them at the food court and decided it would be the perfect time to ruin their date. He went to one of the stands and grabbed two bottles of ketchup and mustard. Before he could turn around someone bumped into him.

"Hey, watch where you're going!" Cardin yelled. He turned to look at the person and found the last guy that he wanted to see.

"Hello, Cardin." Kyle smiled.

"Oh, shit!" Cardin fell down, "Not you again!"

"What's wrong, Cardin? I just want to talk." Kyle continued smiling like he was talking to a friend.

"Screw your talking!" Cardin got up and ran away, "Run! He's a monster! A freaking demon!"

Kyle smiled and made himself scarce so Jaune and Pyrrha wouldn't notice him.

"What was that?" Jaune asked.

Pyrrha shrugged her shoulder, "Maybe someone had too much to drink."

Jaune and Pyrrha were now in a shooting gallery. Surprisingly enough, Jaune had decent aim. Pyrrha smiled seeing how well rounded Jaune can really be. As they played the shooting game, someone else was watching them. One of the Purists watched the young couple and looked at a picture he held in his hand. It was a picture of Pyrrha.

'There she is. The boss is going to thank me big time for this.' He thought.

He started walking in their direction, until someone grabbed him from in between booths and held him against the piers railing.

"What are you doing here?" Kyle asked him.

The guy looked at him, "Oh man! Not you!"

"Answer me!" Kyle said.

"We're on to you and your friends. For every little piece of trouble you and your buddies give us, we will return that tenfold!" the guy said.

"How many of you are there?" Kyle asked.

"About three, but not even you could find them." He said.

"Very well, answer one more question." Kyle looked straight into his eyes, "Can you swim?"

"Yeah… Why?" the guy asked.

"Then I hope you are faster than a shark." Kyle said.

Kyle tossed the Purist over the railing and into the water. He went under the water and came back up. Kyle stood at the pier and remembered something Blake told him.

"You kill your enemies without remorse"

"At least there are no sharks in these waters." Kyle said.

Jaune and Pyrrha were on their way to the Ferris Wheel. Behind them was another Purists member following them with a knife concealed in his coat. Kyle followed close behind with an idea hatched in his mind.

'I don't know if this alcohol filled dart will affect him, but if all else fails then I go back to the basics.' Kyle thought.

Kyle got up close to the Purist and shoved the dart into his neck and put his arm around his shoulder to hide his actions.

"Hey, where have you been buddy?" Kyle casually talked to him.

Kyle smelled his breath and knew that the dart worked and worked quickly.

"Man, you are wasted. Let's go sit down somewhere." Kyle said and dragged the guy to a secluded place to hide him.

Jaune and Pyrrha were enjoying their time on the Ferris Wheel as it slowly spun around in a relaxing motion. Pyrrha took this chance and rested her head on Jaune's shoulder. Jaune blushed and gently held her close. Pyrrha looked towards the ground and saw that Kyle was watching them on top one of the booths. He gave a quick wave and jumped down behind the booth he was standing on. Pyrrha looked at Jaune and it seemed he didn't notice.

Jaune notice a strength testing game and decided to will a prize for Pyrrha.

"Hey, let's do that real quick. I want to win you something." Jaune then flexed his muscles, "And show you how strong I am."

Kyle watched from a distance and shook his head, 'Damn man, you're lucky this is Pyrrha that you are talking to.'

He saw something shine in the night sky and decided to investigate.

"You don't have to do that, Jaune." Pyrrha smiled.

"But, I really want to try to get you something. Please?" Jaune asked.

Pyrrha chuckled, "Okay."

Jaune and Pyrrha walked up to the small tower with a bell and Jaune took the hammer. He breathed in and out to ready himself.

Off in the distance there was another Purist with a sniper rifle. He looked through the scope and had it trained on Jaune's head.

"Go ahead and show off to your girl. It will be the last thing you will do before she shrieks in terror with your brains all over the place." He said with a dark voice.

Through the scope, Jaune lifted the hammer and the sniper place his finger on the trigger. Jaune slammed the hammer down on the pressure pad and the sniper pulled the trigger, but someone pushed the gun up making the bullet hit the bell making everyone think that Jaune hit it. Kyle took the gun away from the sniper and slammed the gun into the snipers head. Kyle then threw the gun far away and landed in the water. The sniper tried to get back up, but Kyle walked up to him and stomped on his head, knocking him out.

"Yeah! I did it!" Jaune yelled.

Pyrrha smiled and clapped, "Way to go, Jaune."

The man next to the bell gave Jaune a yellow teddy bear with blue eyes. Jaune then turned around and gave it to Pyrrha.

"Here, he's all yours." Jaune said.

"Thank you, Jaune." Pyrrha hugged the bear, "He reminds me of you."

Jaune blushed, "Uh… we got time for one more thing. What do you have in mind?"

Pyrrha took his hand, "This way."

Pyrrha led Jaune to another cliché ride, the Tunnel of Love ride. Jaune blushed again and he got in the small boat with Pyrrha. The boat started to carry them into the tunnel and everything was dark for a second, then a mix between red and pink lights came on and showed different colored light up hearts around the walls. Some romantic music was playing as they continued floating through the tunnel. Pyrrha took Jaune's hand and gently squeezed it. Jaune looked at her and saw that she had her lips pressed together with her eyes closed. Jaune closed his eyes and leaned in to kiss Pyrrha. The continued kissing throughout the ride and some more when they came out. Kyle sat on top of the tunnel watching them. He smiled at them knowing that they would be happy with each other.

The two now were back at Beacon and were headed back to their dorm, holding hands with each other. They reached their hallway and saw Yang and Ruby sitting outside their door.

"Hey, Jaune. Where have you been?" Ruby asked.

"I've been with Pyrrha." Jaune said.

"We just had our first date." Pyrrha said.

"That's great! You two seem like a perfect match." Yang said.

"Thanks, Yang. See you in class." Pyrrha said and went in the dorm room with Jaune.

"Isn't that great? Everyone is finding love. First it was me and Kyle, and now it's Jaune and Pyrrha." Yang said.

"Everyone except me." Ruby huffed.

"You're too young." Yang ruffled Ruby's hair.

"I'm fifteen!" Ruby said.

"So?" Yang asked.

"You were ten when you started finding boys!" Ruby said.

"You saw how cute Kyle was back then. How could I not say no?" Yang said.

"Speaking of which, where is he?" Ruby asked.

At that moment, Kyle was walking down the hall towards the two girls. They stood up as he got closer.

"And where have you been?" Yang asked.

"Side mission." Kyle said.

Yang cocked her hip to the side and put her hands on her hips.

Kyle rolled his eyes, "Don't tell anyone, but I was overseeing Jaune and Pyrrha on their date."

"Really? What did they do?" Ruby asked.

"They went to that carnival that is on the pier." Kyle said.

"A carnival? How cliché can you get?" Yang asked.

"Cliché my ass. It was good thing that I was there." Kyle said.

"Why?" Yang asked.

"If I wasn't there, then Cardin would have screwed it up for the two of them." Kyle said.

"So what? Pyrrha would have kicked his ass." Yang said.

"And did I mention that the Purists were there as well? If not for me, then they would be captured or dead." Kyle said.

"The Purists? What were they doing there?" Yang asked.

Kyle sighed, "They know of everyone's connections to me. They are trying to make a play to get to stop."

Yang and Ruby both looked worried.

"What do we do?" Ruby asked.

"We have a few days until their meeting. We will lay low here at Beacon until it's time to strike." Kyle said.

"Are you sure you will be okay?" Yang asked.

"I have too much riding on this to fail. I can't let them stop me now." Kyle went up and hugged both Rub and Yang.

"I will not fail you two."

Sorry if all the lines annoyed you, I had too many scene changes on my mind I guess. I have a few more chapters to go before I end the first arc. On the last one I will stop the poll and start the story that won in the poll. If the AC crossover gets picked, then start thinking of some OCs to submit if you want. I should have a OC sheet after the first or second chapter. And of course the usual; review, follow, and favorite if you like. And PM me with ideas, ask for help, or just to chat. See you in the next chapter.

Trivia: Wow, Cardin was scared s***less wasn't he? What scene was that inspired off of?

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