Yang's head leaned on the side of the door facing the hallway. which was darkened so much thanks to the thick overcast and the rainy season. But the rain did not concern her today, for Ruby's sobbing heard behind the door was all that was on her mind.
"Ruby.." Yang stated, unsure of what else to say.
"GO AWAY!" Ruby cried behind the door, followed by what Yang assumed was glass shattering against the door.
"Ruby please don't hurt yourself - " Yang begged.
"OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT!" Ruby Screamed, only cough and cry so hard afterwards.
Yang soon found out that the door was locked from the inside - and she also found out she had left her scroll behind, so she couldn't unlock it unless....
"Ruby! - you better let me in there! Either you open this in three seconds or I'll pay for whatever damages are done to the door!" Yang warned, taking a few steps back and unlocking the firing mechanism on her gauntlets.
"On three or after three?" Ruby asked.
"What difference does it make?!" Yang shouted back. "One...two..."
The door was thrown open, sending a gust of wind blowing in Yang's direction along with some papers.
Studying some of the papers, Yang saw that they were all pictures draw during Ruby's childhood - one of them was the entire family while another was of Ruby fighting monsters, and then Ruby fighting Robbers, and then another of Ruby and Yang fighting half-monster-half-robbers.
Yang entered the darkened room, with Ruby standing in front of her, red in the face and with tears trickling down her eyes. Every crunching step forward Yang took into the glass-shard-littered room, Ruby took a step backwards, until her back was to the window.
Once Yang was an inch from Ruby, Ruby either tried to move around Yang or turn her back to her, the blonde caught Ruby by her shoulders and held her firmly in place.
"Sis...What. Is. Wrong?" Yang demanded, in the softest tone she could muster.
Ruby's eyes silently drifted to a dark corner of the room, where a picture frame with one side bent lay unattended and motionless.
Yang rushed over the frame, gesture for Ruby to stay clear of the glass. Picking up the frame carefully, Yang could see that inside it was picture of Uncle Qrow, and two of their half-parents.
Yang sighed, knowing that this wasn't the first time Ruby grief over Summer Rose had overcame her. Even after months of therapy and comfort from so many people, Ruby's continued to be haunted by her mother's demise. Yang wasn't affected as much, for not only she was older when Summer's time came, but she was used a life without mom before Summer Rose and Yang's father had gotten married.
Since she didn't think much of her first mom, Yang looked up to Summer as her own rightful mother. But Yang realized that she could never be as close to Summer Rose as Ruby.
Yang still clutched the picture in her hand and gave Ruby a warm hug murmuring "It was always my job to protect you..."
But Yang couldn't protect Ruby from this.
"Yang....I'm...I'm sorry...I just want mom back for a few more moments...." Ruby begged.
Yang let go after holding onto her sister for a while and marched over to the closet, taking out a vacuum cleaner.
"You're all that's left of mom - and that what makes it awesome being your sister..."
"Half-sister" Ruby specified.
"Sister," Yang corrected, placing the picture frame on nearby shelf. But before she could start vacuuming,yang caught sight of ruby smiling warmly in the reflection of a triangular glass shard still in its place on the picture frame. The glass was located right between their smiling half-parents.
Yang joined her sister the two stood still and smiled in the glass shard of the picture frame. And for a few moments in the world of Remnant, one could say that the Roses and Xiao-Longs were together once again, separated not by bloodline or death.