At first innocently questioning Tukson about his book selection, Emerald and Mercury turn more abrasive before finally revealing they are not there to shop for books.
Emerald tells Tukson they know he is leaving Vale, and that the White Fang knows this as well. The confrontation begins when Emerald asks whether or not Tukson will fight back against Emerald and Mercury and he responds affirmatively.
The battle appears to barely last 10 seconds. Tukson unsheathes his claws and jumps on the desk, then charges at Emerald; she promptly moves out of the way, allowing Mercury to kick Tukson with the full impact of Talaria. Afterwards, it is stated that he was killed.
- Originally, the RWBY crew considered showing Tukson's blood spattered on a wall inside the store after Mercury and Emerald left.