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In the heat of the moment, she cast aside her shield, lodging it deep into one of the nearby pillars, with a resounding crack. Then, as if she'd been practicing for this battle for several years, she curled into a ball in one smooth motion. With every revolution, she gained momentum before speeding towards her opponent. Burn marks had been left in the ground where she had just left, following in her wake. Her spindash glowed brightly, some of the heated glow left behind her in the treads she made. Finally, 82 straightened out her path and was now on a direct collision course with the smaller gem, who, unbeknownst to the jasper, was attempting to defend for such attack. A few feet in front of the collision, the glowing ball bounced itself into the air, about five feet, to be exact.
Someone trying to take a hit for him? That was new. Did he feel guilty for not helping that gem? No, not really. Did he want to fight back? Also no, not really. Was he going to be forced to or face being poofed? Yeah, probably. Was there a point to him answering all these questions in his head? Once more, no, not really. He looked up at Bumble, who had jumped up in that weird ball form that all the jaspers seemed to be able to do. He nonchalantly stepped about 3 feet to his right.
He realized then and there that he could appear as a depressed little sack of crap, or he could feign emotions and at least keep others happy. He went with the latter option, and with that focused on the situation at hand; Some gem just tried to save him, and another gem is possibly trying to poof him. Great start to his newfound freedom. He looked around for a weapon, but in the sky temple there was nothing for him to grab- at least nothing he could see. He would have to use his wits and be quick on his feet. That was usually easy for him.
The impact was strong. Flurry's eyes widened as the Jasper hit her directly in the torso. The air was knocked out of her lungs. Flurry gasped for the air that she didn't need as she held her stomach. Her physical form was in static. It seemed as if she were about to poof. With what might have been her last ounce of strength she turned to Zircon. She seemed surprised as to why he was still there.
"Z-Zircon, Run! " Flurry shouted. She shook, trying to keep it together. To buy Zircon any remaining time she leapt toward the Jasper and attempted to grab onto her face. Instantly Flurry poofed as she did this. It didn't help flurry much, but it did create a small smokescreen.
Man, It had been forever since 82'd done something like this! She'd gotten on her mark, despite being slightly rusty in her dashes. Quickly, she unfurled and loomed over the small gem, body smoking from the molten flaming spindash. Then, in a surprising twist of events, a gremlin was on the Jasper's face, before a refreshing poof of smoke engulfed her. In her confusion, she didn't notice the white spinel clatter against the floor, nor did 82 know where the gem had gone. Regardless, she didn't bother with trying to find the gem, rather she turned to Zircon, orange eyes gleaming with bloodlust. Or, given that gems lacked blood, would it be shardlust? Whatever it was called, if affected the Jasper and she desired-no, needed more of it. Slowly, she turned the rest of her body towards him, though if one observed her movements, they'd see them as almost animalistic.
Zircon was a gem that would observe before striking, so he was lucky in this case that he was fighting such a seemingly unorganized gem. To Zircon, this Jasper was just randomly attacking without thinking ahead. Easy for Zircon to dodge and outsmart- Difficult to counterattack since he had no weapons or abilities. He would have to either make this Jasper go off the edge, or make her crash into enough objects to drop her for a bit. He looked at the path the Jasper was on right now, and quickly turned around to see what was behind him- Nothing, at least for a while. He rolled out of the way of the dash to his right. Now there was a broken column behind him. He had a focused look on his face, and if this other gem stopped and observed Zircon they might be able to tell he was calculating and thinking out possible attacks, defenses, and outcomes to the battle. He waited for the next attack.
After she'd finished shifting her body, 82's movements gained a bit more order to them, as she summoned yet another shield. Afterwards, she barreled towards her opponent, shield in front of her body. However, as the Blue gem dodged her attack, she turned yet again to meet him. Not truly noticing the broken column, she rushed towards him, where she could then swiftly slam her shield down, and continue the brawl. Well, it'd be more of a skirmish, really. Though she'd now been somewhat surprised that the gem-who the white gremlin had dubbed a Zircon-hadn't been fighting back. Maybe she'd actually've cared about that tiny tidbit had she not been more concerned with why she'd blacked out a few moments ago. What was going on?
Zircon did a simple sidestep to avoid the next attack, and hoped that his plan would work. Zircon would have preferred some kind of weapon, but if he could get this gem to poof herself or something like that it would be great. It shouldn't be too difficult for Zircon considering that the gem he was up against seemed kinda.. Tunnel visioned, to say the least. What would he do if he actually managed to get this gem to poof herself? Probably go somewhere else. He didn't really see a reason to stick around at this temple. Maybe he would get something to put over his old Homeworld uniform, too.. He didn't really like being mistaken for a Homeworld technician.
So diving into a spindash with shields equipped may not have been the best option. the whole downside being that she wasn't able to actually, per say, see where she was going was already a problem, so it shouldn't have come to anyone present-including a hypothetically unpoofed Flurry-that the jasper would've hit a sizable piece of rubble and skittered to a stop, laying on her side. For a few seconds she kept sliding, until she came to a rest with one foot hanging off the temple entirely. For a few seconds she was quite dazed, due to hitting the ground pretty hard, but post-recovery, the jasper propped herself up on one elbow before glaring at the short gem, eyes fiery and the glossy platform below her cracking, unbeknownst to her.
Zircon turned around to look at the 'crashed' Bumble Bee Jasper. His brightly colored eyes seemed dead behind his visor. "You should pay attention to your surroundings." He quipped before picking up a rock and throwing it at her as a distraction. If the terrible distraction worked she wouldn't notice the Zircon running at her that was about to try and dropkick her off the sky temple. If it didn't work there would be one less Zircon on the sky temple. Either way the 'battle' (could you consider someone dodging attacks a battle?) would probably be over. He had ran at her as quick as he could and delivered the attempted kick with as much power as he could- Which was a surprising amount considering how small he was.
As she fell off the sizable cliff, 82 took the pros and cons of her current situation into account. For one thing, she was falling off a rather large cliff, and wasn't in much of a good shape while doing so. But on the other hand, if she hit the cliffside on her descent, she'd probably have to retreat into her gem, thus making a, for the most part, recovery. Additionally, on the con side, she'd been kicked off the side of a cliff by a *Zircon*, of all gems. A pretty big embarrassment for someone of her status.
Regardless, She'd not had much time to brood over it, given that with a loud thunk, a flash of light, and some smoke, she was in a rather scuffed Jasper Cabochon.
Blue Quartz: That was the worst hi ever XD Why ..?
Sept 18, 2019 20:49:34 GMT
Blue Quartz: How the heck is everyone?
Sept 18, 2019 20:49:58 GMT
Ruby?: I’m good! Just trying to get some threads and arcs started up
Sept 19, 2019 1:17:24 GMT
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