It could have been worse... (Closed - Morion & Heliotrope) Oct 25, 2016 9:20:55 GMT
Post by Morion on Oct 25, 2016 9:20:55 GMT
The Smoky Quartz perched like a gargoyle on the top of a roof, watched the streets below
...and among them, his prey
The Assassin stalked the other Gem, relentless hunter, remorsless killer
A Rebel, a so called Crystal Gem
Morion was a skilled inflitrator, experienced ''Eye", the Gem couldn't hide from him
He pursued the blood red "girl", diverting him from the humans
Dark streets, shadowy alleys, it was the predator's home turf
Finally, the crimson Gem was alone
She maybe thought, she was safe now, looked around, but saw nothing
Just the empty street.. The Crystal Gem backed into the shadow of a wall with a relieved sigh...
...and bumped into the Smoky Quartz's chest
The Assassin gently put a hand over her mouth... his scimitar appeared in his other hand...
"Don't worry Rebel... It will be swift" - he whispered in her ear
There was just a little sound...
A swift stab from behind, then the Crystal Gem poofed
Morion grabbed the falling red gemstone, holding it in his hand... even his gloved hand resembled a bit a claved paw; liquid light dripping from the blade in his other hand
He examined the Gem
Should he bubble it?
..or crush it, closing his fist?
But then he bubbled it, and dismissed the smoke grey Bubble, back to home...
...it was a good night for hunt after all...
And in the middle of the city, its Gem Lord and Protector's base
The M Tower - as some Gems called it
A giant skyscraper, glass and steel "human Spire", a bit upgraded with scavanged Gem tech, and a stollen Warp Pad in its great hall
The Smoky Quartz's home and base
And the residency of several Gems
The Smoky Quartz, the Morion
The Fire Opal, "Chip"
The Spider Web Jasper, Spider
The Herald of Pink Diamond, the Fusion Gaspeite
Tho' she not lived inside the building, but Black Star Diopside, the Gem Bounty Hunter sometimes parked her cloaced ship next to the skyscraper...
It wasn't their home, but Morion provided and reserved rooms/homes for Gems like Morganite, Lady Chyrsocolla, Bloodstone, Obsidian (with a shovel^^), Amber, Carbide and even Her Majesty's, White Diamond's Grand Inquisitor, his excellency, the exalted Opalite!
The M Tower was a big building, with plenty of empty rooms... it was a small price for the City's safety that the Smoky Quartz provided; he protected Empire city from Humans, Rebels and Monsters alike... and it was the center of his web of influance (and the beating black heart of his criminal empire)
And the home of lots of humans.
The security was tight (the usual thugs in shades and suits, headsets, patrolling in pairs) and not-so-hidden cameras watched the corridors
The guards were armed... columbian and Jamaican thugs
It was a mini-Spire, well guarded fortress
But a luxurious home in the same time...
Some of the Smoky Quartz's human "peridots", scientist in lab coats worked that night at the base of the skyscraper. Morion was in his humanoid form, but not Gem "armor"
He was a tall ('Quartz tall^^) Gem (but not bulky like a Jasper or Amethyst, his kind was slender) with long grey hair and silver eyes. It was evident, he was wearing real, human clothes, - black silk suit - Italian with maching shoes - shirt, tie and cane. - it wasn't his projection, since the shirt and vest hided his Gem.
His skin tone was a bit grey...ish, like the smoke, but he could pass as a caucasian man. One hand rested on his cane, in the otherfloated a smoke gray bubble, with a blood red gemstone in it.
He dismissed his Bubble and grabbed the stone, to put in to the energy converter before it had a chance to reform
It was a mix of human and scavanged Gem tech...
The humans and the Gem stepped back, and watched as the machine came to life, a generator, to provide the new equipments with almost unlimited enegry and...
...and then something went wrong. Maybe it was the humans fault, maybe the scavanged Gem-tech was faulty... but every monitor screamed danger, something went critical...
...electric and energy discharges thrashed and hacked... killed one or two scientist before they could take cover behind their boss
Then the device exploded
In the smoke, the Assassin could see the floating crimson red gem, and the light of the reforming...