Above the ever waters of the world of Remnant, it was a pleasant enough day. The sun was shining, seagulls doing whatever it is seagulls do, and over all sailors where having a good day. Below the slowly churning waves, however, trouble was brewing.
For a certain young faunus, it was a big day. Such a day did not occur for many of those who lived in the underwater kingdom known as Current. Ika, a faunus of the squid variety, had recently graduated from the Grotto Academy, a school for training those who defend the kingdom. Of course, that was not the thing Ika looked forward to. As top of her class, she was now waiting at the Neptus Submarine Station, as one of the few of her people going to the surface world, where should would be going to Beacon Academy.
"Of all the students in the school, to think you'd be the one going to the surface, it makes me proud," affirmed Mr. Coralston, her home room teacher from Grotto. "You're embarrassing me!" she exclaimed. "Really though, it is rare that the Dean allow someone to go anywhere on the surface, least of all Beacon!" Coralston said, a sigh passing from his lips in a rush of bubbles. She giggled a little bit, "Professor, weren't you the last faunus from Grotto to go up there?". "That is true," he said, with a humble bow, "though I didn't stay there long."
At that moment, they heard a whistle, as the intercom sparked to life, "All those for Vale, make your way to the boarding platform, and load into the submarine." Ika then gave Mr. Coralston a quick hug, before excitedly turning and swimming up to the platform. There was not much up there, except for the others going to the surface, most of them being merchants, and a hole leading down into the vehicle they were to board.