Fight for Life (Still Alive)
Trigger Warning: Talks about suicide.
Ozpin had his back turned to the elevator when Qrow walked in. He didn’t turn around when Qrow walked over. Qrow could see the reflection of the shattered moon in his eyes.
“Are you thinking about her? About Summer?”
Ozpin’s eyes closed. “Yes. I’m the one who sent her on this mission after all. I can’t help but feel…..responsible.”
Qrow shook his head. “That’s bull and you know it. I’m the one who went on the mission with her.”
“Your semblance had nothing to do with this. Salem knows that silver eyed warriors pose a threat to her.”
Qrow tensed up beside him. He didn’t want to tell Ozpin yet but Ruby had inherited her mother’s eyes.
“Where should I go if I want information about that man?” Qrow asked.
Ozpin finally looked at Qrow. He actually looked angry. “You are not looking anywhere.”
Qrow gritted his teeth. “You can’t stop me. You can either help me or I can go looking alone.”
“And what will you do if you find him? Attempt to kill him? Hazel is not a man to take lightly Qrow. Even if you did kill him it will not bring Summer back. Qrow getting yourself killed is not the answer.”
“I don’t care if I die fighting!”
Ozpin stood up quickly. Qrow flinched thinking that Ozpin might hit him like Raven would do when he pissed her off. Instead Ozpin began hugging him.
“I do.” Ozpin’s voice was so soft Qrow could barely hear him. “Please don’t do this Qrow.”
Qrow felt tears starting to fall down his face. “I’m not suicidal Oz.”
Ozpin sighed. “You don’t want to kill yourself but you also don’t want to live. You hope that by throwing yourself into hunting for Summer’s killer that you’ll find some meaning to life again.”
“How did you-”
“Because I’ve been in your place before. It is a terrible road to go on and a hard one to pull yourself off of. There are so many reasons worth living for. Your nieces, Tai, your students, and perhaps reasons I don’t know about.”
Qrow finally put his arms around Ozpin. The two men embraced each other for a long time. “Thank you Oz.”
“I told you the first time you walked into this office not to carry your grief alone. Even though you are no longer a student of Beacon you may always come here to talk.”
(Hello! I hope you guys are prepared to jump aboard the feels train for these next few stories! The nightmares one actually made me cry while writing it. This one is a bit short but it’s probably my favorite so far. Also Hazel killing Summer is a theory of mine.)