This will be short but interesting.
I was reading into a few characters and such and came across Roman I always thought he would return and RWBY isn't that kind of show then Pyra... so I thought what would Neo do now as Roman is gone and she hasn't been seen with cinder and she probably went searching for Roman maybe?
Upon discovering what has become of Roman she makes a clone/illusion of him making herself be at ease with him alive,fooling her enemies and tricking us the audience. Eventually per day Ruby finds her again and defeats her and the clone/illusion shatters revealing that he died all along. Personally I think that would be a twist and make Neo and Roman''s relationship very dramatic and plus plot armor.