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The Lunar Sea Spire Morion loved the place; it was far away from Human eyes, in the middle of the ocean... it was the proof, Humans and Gems can co-exist without any truble, or bothering eachother It was an ideal meeting place Several days... weeks passed since then and the Smoky Quartz spent most of his time in his Gem after the cave with Demetry, regenerating, working on his face... and pondering So much happened that day Too much But the Owyhee Jasper was right in several things.. and as he promised, Morion honestly thought about his offer When the Lady checked up on him, he humbly asked for a meeting There were several things to talk about, the details and such... ...and the truth was - and the Lady maybe could sense that in his mind - he terribly missed Demetry So, now he was there, waiting in one of the halls of the Spire, siting behind a harpsichord, playing while waiting for him
It was rather quite in the large halls of the Sea Spire. Large intimidating ceilings that make even larger gems feel small. To a gem as tiny as Tabitha it was rather comical. The architecture made her seem a child; however, her form and splendor denied that in part. Sure she was a youthful cherubic beauty; but, she was still a woman. Today her and Demetry were to meet with the Gem he had chance encounter with in the mountains. In truth Tabitha had her worries over the amount of trust Demetry put in him. Though it would seem his trust was potentially rewarded... or they were walking into a trap.
As she rose higher in the spire she heard the soft melodious tones of the harpsichord and thought in her mind to her compatriot. He, being Demetry that is, nodded in understatement. It didn't take too long to find the room to which the music came from. Tabitha took the time to adjust her light garments and practice her breathing and smile. In truth this was the greatest risk she could take at the current moment... but, she believed in her retainer.
She slowly... very slowly... pushed the door open with a strain. Her light fragile form clearly almost bested by the weight of the door. She smiled at the accomplishment of getting it open. She interlaced her hands and fingers before her as she almost glided slowly across the room. It was as if she was walking on air. She would look about some and then her eyes fell on Morion. "Good day Morion, you do so play so masterfully. It is quite astounding... super really!" she smiles from ear to ear like an exuberant kid. Her charming disposition almost surreal as she is painted in blacks and whites save for the diamonds emblem on her dress... and those haunting rainbow hued eyes. Her eyes were a maelstrom of beauty so powerful they could be lost in.
Lady Musgravite was an unexpected surprise The Smoky Quartz wasn't disspointed tho, He wished to see Demetry, but meeting with his Lady (or who knows, maybe Morion's future Matriarch too!) was a great honor He can't find his voice at first, clearly the Lady's visit catched him of guard Morion shyly stand next to the instrument, hiding with his body with a small, clumsily wraped box^^
"Thank you M'Lady, it... is one of my hobbies... It... it is a pleasure too meet you... I've never tought to see you in person, given my... curent alligance"
The Smoky Quartz admited, after his voice returned He was still in his mask, it seemed appropriate to wear it in the presence of her highness.
"Uhm... its nice too see you too Demetry"
His eyes betrayed him, revealing that he was smiling under the mask
Tabitha smiled and moved her hands delicately running over and attempting to eye behind Morion's back. Her beautiful hair rather close to you as was her face. Clearly she held no concern for your allegiance, or she was a very brave little actress. "What's that your hiding Morion? Hmmm?" she steps back cheekily smiling and laughing lightly behind a gloved hand.
"Is that a present? What's inside? I promise I won't tell him." she slyly smiles and seems far more playful then you had ever seen her before. She places her hands behind her head in aloof manner. "Wowwie this place is big... makes a wee bit like me seem even smaller. But, I guess if my sisters were ever to walk these halls then they would have to be this big."
she walked about a bit trailing her dainty fingers across the harpsichord eagerly awaiting your reply to her question. She decided to treat Morion as she would Demetry... it was likely the best medicine she could offer the tortured gem.
"I find it doubtful that you scared away the other gems. It's more likely the sudden influx of Homeworld presence has left most gems to wonder... we are in some tumultuous times Morion. And, you are not as frightening as you may think." she offers you a soft smile
"Now, do you really like my retainer... Demetry that much as to give him a present? That's adorable... also... I give you umm... cud-dos for riling him so much. When I saw him return in womanly form I befell with so much laughter. I knew right away he forced his regeneration and let his softer side consume his mind." she chuckled a bit and sat on a nearby bench far to big for herself.
"So come sit with me... I made us some lunch. I do apologize if I was not the gem you were expecting... but, Demetry will be along."
"It is enough, I am an infamous hunter of other Gems M'Lady Musgravite... I was always a shadow, the fearful presence next to a column, or a throne.. "
Morion shook his head
"But.. thank you Lady Musgravite"
He bowed a little Then biteed is lips under his mask
"The Homeworld presence... yes, it is no wonder, the Gems are... restless. As you said Lady Musgravite, these are ... interesting times, thats for sure. One little spark is enoug to set off a horrible explosion. A wrong word, or deed..."
A full scale war was the last thing he wanted The question about Demetry was... actually easy, like the answer, but at the same time hard:
"I... I have... um... feelings'
He admited almost in shame
"Cud-what? Uhm... thank you. I guess. He was a nice Princess...."
Morion chuckled a bit involuntarily
According to Demetry, Lady Musgravite's cooking could be used as a weapon Be a brave Gem Morion^^
"I love cooking too... another hobby. I find the process of makeing a fine diner quite relaxing... maybe because I need to follow strict orders, to achieve the goal!"
"Orders? in Cooking?... Where is the fun in that. I like the experimentation of cooking... the seeking of the new as it were." she reached to the floor picking up a small bag she had set down on first entry into the room. She would open the bag and inside seemed to be two salads. Each of them were in there own plastic container; however, Morion's seemed to have a plethora of stickers and a chibi drawing of Morion giving a chibi drawing of Musgravite a piggy back ride.
Inside the plastic container, if dared to be eaten was a actually good salad. It wasn't perfect and needed some tweaking as it was a bit too sweet. The small Musgravite had uses strawberries and honey as compliments to the rest of the ingredients. It was a rather nutritious and tasty rendition of an Earth Salad. "Also.. Cud-dos means... umm congratulations... ohh and... don't worry I'm not poisoning you.. or making you eat a new experiment of mine... this one has been trialed and tested by Demetry.. it's one he actually enjoys."
she smiles as she eats watching you. She did indeed come off as a child... but, you knew full well that was far from the case as she had all ready shared much of herself with you.
"In a sense, yes... orders are important. But there is fun in that too! Gems... Gems can't really create. Uhh... it is a bit complicated. I mean, we are conquerors. And of course, capable of creating wonderful things. Buildings. And so on... but nothing new. Actually, one Spire is like another. The crystaline buildings, even our own kind... we are an Industrious race, mass producers. But cooking... is... creating something new. Always! Even if you follow the recipe strictly, the orders, you can't achive the same result twice. Not even if you count every little salt crystal, or water molecule... It is like music in a sense. You can't play a piece twice, they never will be the same. But for some strange reason, I found this... amazing. They are real things. Quite fascinating!"
Morion watched the boxes curiously
"Lady Musgravite, if I may be so bold to ask... what these little sybols represens?"
"I'm not affraid M'Lady, Gems are hard to be poisoned..." "Mainly because you are not real... just energy projections from a rock darling..."
The Voice whispered in his head, but Morion ingored it
"I... don't want to offend you Lady... They are fine cousines, I can tell it, by their look, but... to taste them, I would have to put down my mask. I... I have devoted much time to working on my... features. And... uhm... nobody have seen them so far... and... uhm.... huh..."
Awkward, but he wants Demetry to be the first to see the result^^ He did not dare look at the Lady, his face was red
she listened to him go on about what cooking meant to him and she smiled as she forked a strawberry in her mouth. She covered her mouth and chewed to finish before replying to Morion's question. "Ohh no real meaning, I just like drawing them... they're cute. The people of Earth do this art form on their televisions called animation. When some of these animations want to be light hearted and silly they draw their characters like that. So that's you... there." she taps the drawing of you, "Giving me a piggy back ride... umm.. it's something my Pearl use to do for me."
she lightly frowned and shook the sadness away. She listened to the rest of what you had to say and she sighed frowning again, "I think I get it.... but Morion. Do you think maybe your going a bit fast... you barely know yourself and you barely know Demetry... either way I will respect your wishes... just know. I'm not sure Demetry is... capable of well... love yet. If that is what you are seeking from him. He, he is still adjusting to himself.... though he is a flirt." she crosses her arms in frustration.
"I swear... he woo's the hearts of too many people without even realizing it. He goes about speaking kind words to everyone... yet, all he does is playfully pick on me. Ugh... I don't get him sometimes." she pauses, "But, he... I think he does mean it somewhat when he flirted with you... likely why he was so willing to comply with my request to see you first."
Morion listened the explanation Then looked the chibi, examining it
"They are cute"
"A piggy back ride... I know that expression. I was on a mission and... nevermind the details Lady Musgravite"
He quickly changed the subject; who cares about the assassin stories of a killer?
"Sooo, piggy back rides! Uhm... you wants to me to do it for you?"
Not impossible, but strange wish^^ A little Then he let out a heavy sad sigh, Love is a sensitive subject
"I... to be honest Lady Musgravite, I don't even know, I am capable of it at all."
He looked away
"Strange and unfamiliar feeling... I respects your Knight Lady Musgravite and I don't want anything bad to ever happen to him. Wants to protect him... it was... painfull to see him sad. Or mad. And it was torture to lost his trust after I've gutted him... and strangled him. I... I honestly don't know, it is love, or... what is it. Maybe just the novelty to have a friend. I never had any. The closest thing I ever had as a friend was 'the enemy that is stil alive' and... But he is so wise, strong, kind and silver tounged charming devil, and uhm... yeah, the flirt-thing. He is quite good at it! A second nature to him I think..."
Morion shook his head
"Maybe it is the Planet's affect on me... I watched the humans, they are doing everything in haste. Never giving a tought about... well... anything. Maybe becouse they are a short lived species. 60 rotation around the Sun is not too much, while we are technically immortal, timeless beings. Hard to understand them. But their enthusiasm is contagious! Maybe... maybe thats why I'm going to fast..."
Ha admited Then after a little silence, he dismissed his mask
The Lady was right It would be a nice gesture... but in truth, they have only met twice, talked once, and he almost killed Demetry. Not the best start for a romance.
"You seem to forget... I was technically there too. Seeing all Demetry saw. I know quite well what transpired that day... I'm kinda protecting him in my own way by talking to you first. He wants to be your friend... he won't admit it... but he does. He's concerned how far he can trust you for my sake. He... he restricts himself because... well Demetry doesn't value his own existence... . Did you know... the day I turned from the Diamond Authority... I dismissed him. Told him to go home... I knew he didn't have it in him to rebel... he... he didn't know what it meant to be free. But... in that single moment of freedom I gave him... he didn't choose to return to Yellow Diamond... he begged me to kill him."
she grew silent and held her hands together as if deep in thought. "He's a Crystal Gem because of me... and I think he will do anything I ask of him... he is trying to fill the shoes of a mutual friend of ours and he doesn't think he can. Compared to me... he thinks himself inconsequential... and I believe... you were once the same with the Diamonds... . I don't want that... that is so far from what I want. I'm a gem like any other... sure I'm rare... sure I have strong abilities.... but really... I'm just a gem."
she eats some more salad, "I don't want a piggy back... I don't want you to promise me you won't hurt Demetry. Because, frankly I won't believe you. Unlike Demetry I don't believe half the things that come out of your mouth... what I want you to understand is this. You are at square 1 with me Morion. I don't like you... I don't hate you. I will treat you amicably as a friend... but, if you betray me or Demetry... you will see why I was once a feared figure in gem society."
the small girl looks at you and her eyes were pure red. After a moment they return to a rainbow color and she smiles. "Now... with that in mind... know, I do like the side of yourself you have shown today and you may not be at square 1 for too long."
"Somtimes I do forget, you are in his mind Lady Musgravite..."
The Smoky Quartz admited Then nodded
"I suspected much... Demetry is not that rebelious, he is loyal, to the end. If you would return to the Diamonds, he would follow you I gues M'Lady..."
Morion bited his lips a little
"I don't really understand your ability... the connection you made with a Gem's mind, but I think, and please do not take this in the wrong way, it is like... uhm... I've seen a thing or two during my missions, one of them was a species, that was an insectoid race. They were more or less individuals, but they were in a hive-mind, and one voice was above all, the Queen's ever-present presence. I... uhm... I think you are building such a Hive with your ability, every Gem you links is a joiner. Become part of this Gem-Hive. But... but of course I could misundersand your unique ability."
"I have talked about this with Demetry, I mean the freedom; you were there, you know, so... but I think what Demetry tried to tell me was, you can't give freedom anybody. Freedom is something you must choose. And fight for it with all of your heart. It is something you can belive in. If you told, you are free... well... as you said, you don't really can do anyting with you so-called-freedom, only follow orders and your "liberator". I suspects this is why he wants to me to think, to turn my back to the Homeworld ideals and the Diamond's tyranny out of my own will, not because of him or you m'lady. He don't want me to be like...him."
Morion tasted the strawberrie "I don't know, Demetry could be really free and be himself, while you are always there for him, and in his mind... when he always could find shelter with in your presence from the tempest of his own doubts. But as I said, I don't really understand your ability, or the meaning of freedom, to be honest... or really know you or Demetry. It is totally possible, every rebel are in desperate need of such Queen as you, and fellow rebels, to help the Gem thorugh the hard times, because alone, I don't know... maybe we are lost...? Honestly I don't know what would be the best for Demetry; to be alone, to sort things out... and make his own choices, or... follow the Queen and her ideals"
The Smoky Quartz nodded Sure, she is just a rare Gem One that commands with respect, and with the shadow of her past; spiked iron fist in a silken glove I am a nice girl, but don't ever forget what I am capable of... ^^ "Sorry m'Lady... I have this bad habit, to let my mind wandering away within my thoughts... the drawback of working alone, you don't really have anybody to talks to, and the only voice you hear is the strange echo of your own thoughts"
He nodded What the Lady said was totally understandable
"I don't expected any special treatment just because I know Demetry... I know I have to prove myself, If I choose to join you. But the only thing I know for sure is I don't want to dissapoint Demetry, nor you... nor myself"
"You really think... I'm.. I'm like a queen bee... you think I just rope people into service for my stead? No... no I would never want that." the small gem looked very sad and her eyes wobbled within her skull as if resisting light tears. "I admit Demetry would never been a rebel without me... but, he wouldn't have been much of anything except a soldier without me... and it wasn't just me... it was P-Pea...rl." she cupped her hands trying to stay strong and not cry as she always did. She was trying to seem strong and intimidating to Morion... yet kind and welcoming. She had no idea what to do around this gem.
"Pearl... was my first retainer... she... she died and both me and Demetry tried to take all the blame. Her death was a cornerstone in our lives and he tried to fill her shoes. My mental link.... I exude no control... it's just a vocal sharing and image sharing system.... I was made to use it for... torture... by the diamonds once. Back when I really didn't care about others. But, I have never used it like that since.... I.. I'm no queen and Demetry is his own gem now. Sure he would likely be loyal if he had never met me... but not because of my link. But, because... well he was once very... robotic."
"I'm nothing like my sisters... the diamonds. No, maybe I am in some ways, but... I try to be well decent in ways they are not. I listen to others and I really really want them to be their own gems. I value others opinions sooooo much. So the fact you compared me to a queen bee with a hive mind really hurts." she sniffles, and wipes her eyes. "I.. I really don't come off that way do I?"
"No, of course not! You are a kind hearted, good Gem..."
Morion honestly thinks that, Lady Musgravite is one of the good guys Even tho she is a bit like a queen But in a good way! Without ill intentions
"And bees are nice! They make honey!"
He was a little lost^^ Really he didn't wanted to upset the kind Lady But the she is some sort of Queen... kind of, that was hard to deny
Of course, the Lady must had a Pearl. Or several even! This was no surpirse to the Smoky Quartz But he suspected, it would be a fatal mistake, to answer back with "a Pearl" insted of "Pearl" That Pearl clearly ment a lot to Lady Musgravite... that Pearl must have been unique Morion listened the sad sorry
"My condolence Lady Musgravite for your loss..."
He bowed his head, iving the late Pearl a little silent respect
"I... am sorry, I don't ment to hurt you or upset you m'lady... it was just my clumsiness. I am not that good with worlds. Uhm... if that means you someting, hearing form me... even Diamonds can be Diamonds, you are not a Diamond. You not necessarily inherited their flaws... and bad habits."
Morion shook his head She didn't came of that way (just a little)
"No, of curse not! It was just my... poor choice of words."
This Roleplay is a prequel to Steven Universe to an extent with some slight retconing and its own progression to the story that will turn out differently to how stuff plays out in the show.Thanks to the message by Rose Quartz several gems are rising up to protect Earth and have labelled themselves as the Crystal Gems. Others on earth are remaining aligned to Homeworld though despite the isolation of Earth from Homeworld
All gems on earth are still stranded, the communication hub is still offline and all the space warps are shattered, it has now been revealed that this is the work of Rose Quartz and her small group known as the Crystal gems. They have rebelled against Homeworld and have chosen to protect the Earth (Trapping themselves on Homeworld to keep the warps down).
Now both sides are fighting among themselves along with fighting against the 'Corruption' a virus is infecting many gems turning most of them into mindless monsters, but those with a stronger will seem to becoming something more sinister.
The Game has changed now. The question has finally been posed, are you against Homeworld or allied with them. Or do you have your own agenda that may or may not been assisted by the ‘Corruption’. Regardless the seeds have been placed down and although it is only the beginning the fight for or against Earth and the corruption has begun. The choice is yours for how it is shaped on the Original Steven Universe Roleplay Site.
Orginal Opening Plot Here Thread That Changed Everything
Differances Between the Roleplay and the Show
*Thanks to Rose Quartz' message the Gems on Earth are entirely aware that the Homeworld Gems intend to wipe out the human race.
*The "corruption" is being treated like a virus due to lack of info about it on the show.
*Garnet, Pearl and Rose are assumed capture on Homeworld
*Garnet,Pearl and Rose broke the space warps to delay Homeworld
*Thanks to Roses Message gems now know what the Kindergarten was used for