"Reloading" is the third episode of RWBY Chibi. It premiered on the Rooster Teeth website on May 21st, 2016 for sponsors and May 22nd, 2016 for registered users. It was reuploaded on Youtube on July 11th, 2020, together with episode 4, Fighting Game.
"Reloading" consists of four shorts:
- "Jaune Calls Weiss" - Jaune Arc repeatedly calls Weiss Schnee, asking her out on a date, but he receives no answer. He leaves increasingly desperate and angry voice messages on Weiss' Scroll. Suddenly, Weiss appears and politely greets him, completely unaware of his messages, revealing that she lost her Scroll earlier. At that moment, Blake Belladonna appears, having found Weiss' Scroll. A panicked Jaune snatches it and destroys it to keep Weiss from hearing his messages. He leaves in a hurry to Blake and Weiss' astonishment and exasperation.
- "Reloading" - Ruby Rose fires different types of Dust rounds from her weapon, Crescent Rose, with the help of Weiss. She fires ice and fire rounds before the recoil from a gravity Dust round sends her flying.
- "Blake vs. Zwei - Part 2" - Zwei enters an empty dining room and snoops around. After he leaves, the freezer door opens, revealing a freezing Blake hiding inside.
In a space of pure whiteness, the giant blocky title and a certain rose emblem drop from the sky to the ground, where the four miniaturized members of Team RWBY pop out from behind it to smile, wave and adopt poses for the audience while an unseen speaker announces the show as: "RWBY CHIBI"!
A ringtone is heard playing, with the screen shrouded in darkness. After some notes are played, a voicemail message tone sounds, and the screen shows Jaune talking into his Scroll.
Jaune: Hey, um, Weiss... Schnee! This is Jaune... Arc, of the Arc family - last name's Arc.
Anyways, I was wondering what are you doing Saturday night? I'm doing... nothing, uh, which means I could be doing something with you! Yeah!
The pebble underneath Jaune's foot is sent rolling away...
...causing Jaune to flip backwards, landing on his head, with his Scroll landing beside him. Jaune looks to it in a daze
Jaune: ...call me.
Ruby and Weiss, the former armed with Crescent Rose and the latter with magazines for said weapon, stand on campus.
Weiss hands Ruby a magazine decorated with a snowflake. She loads it into Crescent Rose, and cocks it. She fires the weapon, and a blast of ice discharges from the barrel.
Weiss hands Ruby another magazine, this one emblazoned with an ember. Ruby loads it, and fires again, this time causing a plume of fire to appear.
Weiss hands Ruby a third magazine, this one decorated with four arrows pointing inwards. Ruby inserts the magazine, and fires. A flash of darkness emerges from the muzzle, but this time, Ruby is blasted backwards and offscreen. Weiss watches her go, before slapping her palm against her face.
Once again, Jaune is in the courtyard, pacing back and forth as he leaves another message for Weiss.
Jaune: Hey Weiss. Um, I'm guessing you didn't get my call earlier. Maybe the tower's messing up or something. I mean, there's no way you wouldn't get my message and not call me back. Right? I mean, that's... that'd be rude. That's ridiculous. You're definitely not, y'know, playing these messages to the rest of Team RWBY, and laughing... heheh, laughing. It's, uh, it's not you. You wouldn't do that, you wouldn't- you wouldn't do that. Right? That's crazy.
Blake is standing nonchalantly in the courtyard, as Yang leaps up behind her.
Yang: Tag, you're it!
Unfortunately for Yang, Blake phases out of existence, having used her Semblance to dodge the surprise attack. Yang spins around, and leaps for her again.
Yang: You're it!
Once again, Blake dodges the attack. Yang leaps for her again.
Yang: You're it!
Despite Yang's efforts, Blake continues to phase away from her.
Yang: YOU'RE IT!
With a chuckle, Blake continues to dodge her teammate's attempts to tag her, much to Yang's chagrin.
Yang: IT, IT, IT! BLAKE! YOU! ARE! IT!
Another voicemail tone sounds, as Jaune pops up right in the camera, a look of frustration on his face as he yells into his Scroll.
Jaune: ALRIGHT, ICE QUEEN, I'VE HAD IT UP TO HERE! It's one thing to deny a guy, but it is another thing to ignore him entirely! If you were here right now, I would give you A PIECE OF MY MI-!
As if on cue, Weiss strolls in behind Jaune.
Weiss: Hi, Jaune!
Jaune pauses, before turning to face Weiss, hiding his Scroll behind his back.
Jaune: Hey! Weiss, what's uh, what's going on?
Weiss: Not much, I'm just looking for my Scroll. I can't remember where I put it!
Blake: Weiss, I think I found your Scroll.
Jaune dashes over to the new arrival, snatches the Scroll out of her hands, and begins to stomp on it repeatedly, finally kicking it away, as Weiss and Blake look on bewilderedly.
Jaune: Right, I will see you later!
Jaune slides away, as Blake looks to Weiss in confusion. Weiss merely hangs her head in shock.
Zwei walks into the room, sniffing around for something. He looks up and tries to climb the garbage can, but falls backwards onto his bottom, before tilting to the side. He rolls over, and goes over to a couch, sticking his head under it, before yanking himself free with a yap. He walks off, still searching.
As Zwei leaves, the freezer door of the refrigerator tilts open, revealing a shivering Blake, with chattering teeth and blank white eyes, hiding from the canine.
- "Reloading" was one of the RWBY Chibi shorts previewed exclusively at the theatrical release of Volume 1 movie screenings on April 27th, 2016.
- "Reloading" appears to indicate that different types of Dust round fired by Crescent Rose are marked with a distinctive symbol. Ice is marked with a snowflake, fire with a small flame, and gravity with a symbol of four arrows pointing towards a central point.
- Both the gravity magazine and its distinctive black muzzle flash were previously seen, but not identified as such, in the "Red" Trailer.
- A remix of "From Shadows", the "Little Black Bow Remix" plays during the credits of the episode and during the short "Blake Tag". Alex Abraham had released it on his Soundcloud.
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