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Fanfic / Ivory Bones

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Ivory Bones by Victorian Asylum is a short RWBY oneshot that can be read here.

The fic is themed around Weiss' family life and her relationship (or lack thereof) with her father. It predates Volume 5 and, as a result, deviates from canon in many regards. Ivory Bones is also a Weiss/Blake fic, but the ship isn't the main theme of the fic.

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  • Abusive Parents: Weiss' father is emotionally and physically abusive towards her. If it was up to him, she wouldn't have received any affection growing up.
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  • Bittersweet Ending: The fic ends on a solemn, ambiguous ending where Weiss leaves Blake in the bathroom due to not wanting to confront her feelings for her.
  • Dark Fic: Weiss' background is even more abusive than in canon and she's far more troubled.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Defied. Blake is the very embodiment of what Weiss' father hates. Weiss is attracted to Blake but she doesn't want to drag her into her troubled life.
  • Hurt/Comfort Fic: Weiss discusses her abusive home life with Blake and gets comforted by her.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: Weiss received her facial scar when she was sparring with her father. He intentionally slashed her across the face to show her that Meekness Is Weakness.
  • Missing Mom: There's no mention of Weiss' mother. Due to the story predating Volume 5, it's likely she's dead (as she is in many older fics).
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  • Parental Neglect: Weiss' father interacts with her in the bare minimum. For the first few years of her life, he barely even did that.
  • Slash Fic: It does have a Weiss/Blake element, but this only pops up at the tail-end of the story.
  • Trophy Child: Weiss was raised by her father to act as his trophy child.
  • Unnamed Parent: Because Jacques wasn't named at the time, Weiss' father isn't named.

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