>Weiss pursed her lips as she considered everything the Djinn had revealed. She felt a pang of conscience as she saw Oscar's slumped posture out of the corner of her eye, but quickly dismissed the feeling. This was information they need to know if they wanted to have any chance of defeating Salem. Ozpin shouldn't have lied to them and tried to keep them in the dark if he expected them to help him, even if it was painful for him.
>"This is unbelievable!" Yang suddenly burst out, interrupting Weiss' introspection. "Mom was right! Fighting Salem is pointless! Helping Ozpin is pointless! What are we even doing here? You all saw that. Salem can't be killed!"
>"Certainly looks that way," Blake agreed in a morose tone.
>"You're wrong!" Ruby said, her voice ringing with the power of her conviction. She stood with her back straight and her head held high, radiating confidence. It was distractingly attractive. Weiss felt her mouth run dry. "I know how we can win."
>"Rubes, you're my sister and I love you, but there's no way we can beat her!"
>"I didn't say we should beat her!"
>"Then what do you expect us to do, huh? You got a plan, oh great leader?!" Yang asked, causing Weiss to frown at her tone.
>"We give her a hug," Ruby said. At the looks of disbelief she received for that statement, she went on to explain, "Salem is sad, like really sad. And when someone is sad, you hug them and make them feel better! When she's no longer sad, Salem will stop trying to kill everybody."
>The others stared at their leader, speechless. Weiss was the first to snap out of it. "That's not how it works, you dolt!"
>As the remaining pair of their team added their own two cents and the discussion degenerated into an argument, Weiss watched her partner with a smile. 'Ruby, I hope you never change,' she thought fondly.