More of that "To Woo A Rose" AU, please?
Ruby silently watched Penny, trying to figure out what was going on with her. She had never seen Penny act so forcefully before, nor had she ever considered seeing dressed like this, even if the outfit looked great on her. “Penny? Are you sure you’re doing okay?”
Penny nodded, smiling a bit at Ruby. “I’ve never felt better!” She removed a small panel from her arm, letting Ruby see the wires that were underneath. “You dont need to worry about me, I’m not a kid.”
“But you’re not quite acting like yourself.”
Ruby moved closer to Penny, gently moving a few of the wires with a small piece of plastic. “For one, I’ve never seen you be so forceful with me. And then there’s the way you’re dressed-”
Penny frowned a bit. “What’s wrong with how I’m dressed?”
“N-nothing! Its just… unusual for you.”
“Maybe I like it.”
Ruby sighed and grabbed a screwdriver to loosen a couple screws in Penny’s arm. “And there’s nothing wrong with that. But I miss you. The real you. The you who is excitable and different.”
Penny rolled her eyes a bit. “Well, this is the new me. And to prove it, I want to go on a date with you.”
Ruby paused at the words, looking up at Penny with a blush. “A… a date? Like, a real date?”
“Yes, a real date. What other kind of date is there?”
“W-well, I dont know… I’ve never thought about it.” Ruby started rubbing the back of her head nervously. But I’m not sure I’m ready to go on a date date right now. I have a few things I need to take care of, and I still need to study-”
Penny interrupted Ruby with a kiss, pulling her in quickly. She grinned a moment as she looked into Ruby’s eyes. “Does that change your mind?”
Ruby’s blush deepend as she got up and ran off with her semblance, feeling a bit embarrassed about everything, not quite sure how she felt. The feelings she had for Penny seemed to make everything… complicated. Especially after Penny told her she was only built a few years ago. So, she wasnt really old enough to date, right? But she was built to be a teenager, one that was supposed to be older than Ruby anyway. So that made things better, right? Everything was starting to confuse her and she just needed some time to think.
Penny sighed with a little pout as she watched Ruby run off, not sure what she was doing wrong. “I’m doing everything she likes, why isnt she saying yes? Maybe I need to step everything up…” She quickly closed the panel on her arm and started heading back to her own dorm, already searching up the next steps she should take to make Ruby hers.
Weiss blushed hard as she watched everything happen between Ruby and Penny, slowly biting her bottom lip. “I dont know what’s gotten into Penny, but I like it.”
Yang shook her head. “That’s my sister she was coming onto. And clearly she doesnt like it!”
“That’s fine. I can have Penny all to myself.”
“Can we please focus on keeping Ruby safe? I know Penny would never hurt her, but you have to admit, she’s acting weird now and I’m not sure how safe she is for Ruby.”
Weiss shrugged and started messing with her dust again. “Then maybe we should get Penny’s eyes onto someone else. I know I would love to have the attention that Ruby’s getting.”
Yang’s eyes lit up with an idea as she smiled and stood up to rush off. “That’s it! We get Penny to fall for someone else! You’re a genius Weiss!”
“Of course I am. So you’re going to help me get Penny’s attention, right?” Weiss turned to watch Yang rush off, hesitating for a moment. “You’re going to help me with this, right?!”
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