All Ruby wanted was to be there for her sister after their mother died. She channeled her anger and motivation into a passion for sports, which takes her to a school for the most talented athletes. Then, she meets Weiss Schnee, one of the greatest fencers in Vale. A strange turn of events leads to them joining forces in a competition that could make or break Ruby's greatest ambition. The adversities of being a freshman in high school and falling in love with her new mentor teach Ruby that life is rough, but that's what makes it worth living.