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The Communication hub was almost completely empty. Completely, except for one gem. Sulfur had been randomly wandering in the wild for many days. He was trying to regain what he had lost, the ability to act heartlessly. After losses in the past Sulfur believed that he was able to care about others no longer, but after becoming attached to Howlite he had learned that this was not true. He was still weak in his own opinion, and he had to be clear of any distractions if he wanted things to return to the way they used to be.
He didn't need sleep, being a regular gem, but he looked worn. His eyes were dead inside, and he walked slowly, as if limping. It could be seen on his face that he was tired in his mind. As he walked into the communication hub he leaned on one of it's pillars. This was the nearest he had been to a warp pad in ages. His hair covered his eyes, it was a mess. Gems could regenerate their physical forms but Sulfur had let his slide. He looked like a man who had been beaten by the weather.
Howlite had come to the communication hub. Searching for signs of past mistakes he needed to rectify. And he found one. His Boss. That's right. He was Boss again. Howlite couldn't stay mad at him. They were brothers. Staying behind so Sulfur wouldn't see him yet, He sang loud so he could hear him. The sun comes down. The stars come out. And all that counts is here and now. My universe will never be the same. I'm glad you came. You cast a spell on me, spell on me. You hit me like that sky fell on me, fell on me. And I decided you look we'll on me, well on me. So let's go somewhere no one else can see you and me. Turn the lights out now. Now I'll take you by the hand. Hand you another drink. Drink it if you can. Can you spend a little time? Time is slipping away. Away from us or stay. Stay with me, I can make you glad you came.
A swish sound could be heard as the warp activated teleporting Lady Blue's Light body on the warp-pad, she would then blink her eye looking around, seeing as the communication hub was nearly empty on supplies she was just about to depart from the area however suddenly she would hear something. A song came to mind hearing the words, suddenly she would see sulfur in quite the gloomy like state in which almost brought tears to her eye as she never seen Sulfur so emotional over something, she would then see that whoever was singing must be there to commiserate with him as the song did have words associated with sulfur in a positive manner. Lady Blue smiled while whispering under her breathe," Howlite.. Sulfur... the inseparable duo" she'd say while then hiding off to the side of the pillars to watch them as this seemed rather as a private moment.
Sulfur's eyes widened as he heard a noise behind him. He glared as his face twisted with rage. It was Howlite, the reason he was in the condition he was in. He clenched his fist angrily so tightly that it popped. As he listened he wondered in which way he would shatter the gem. This was the last gem he wanted to see. Wait... that was wrong. After what Howlite at done, he was EXACTLY the gem he wanted to see. A grin crept across his face. He turned toward Howlite with a friendly smile.
"Oh Howlite my friend! It has been some time! Do you want to... I don't know... drop by the castle... I've actually been searching for you! " Sulfur said. "I have something to show you, a gift I got for you! "
Howlite smiled when Sulfur turned around. Then he realized Sulfur had made a fist. Look Boss I-I'm sorry about what happened. My behavior was extremely in appropriate. I was just having a bad day and I took it out on you. I don't expect you to instantly forgive me, just know that... I didn't mean any of it. You're still my brother whether you like it or not. You're stuck with me till the very end. If it helps.... I took down a few gems recently with Lady- suddenly Lady Quartz appeared. He saw her with Tracker Vision. When she called them inseparable, he pointed to her and grinned wildly. You're in this too! You're both stuck with me forever! One day we'll all be sitting in rocking chairs, reliving the Glory days. The days of killing! Music! Torture! And Booze!
Lady Blue would tilt her head to see what they were talking about, as sulfur balled his fist and spoken she knew she had to step in and do something soon as it may escalate further. Lady Blue blinked her eye as she was spotted, she arose from the pillar and walked towards them while laughing softly on what Howlite said," It's always nice to revert back on old memories, I'm not sure about the old part but shifting our forms into one would be of extreme humor to me" she'd say laughing a bit more yet gentle. She would then walk in between both sulfur and Howlite and gaze upon them both for a few minutes, a tear dropped from her eye for some reason as she walked to sulfur.
Lady Blue spoken in her sapphire like voice," Look, Count Sulfur I get it, what has happened between you two is quite the story yet a understandable one, it's simple, your brothers, and only siblings as such argue, I wish I had a bond like you two have, no friendship ever stays nice, there's pros and cons to each being you meet yet at the end of the day your bond keeps you to attached" she continued," My sister was Onyx, back on homeworld we were together all the time battling , discussing plans as we did missions together however one day after rose quartz words she was invigorated to join them, I was always by her side and I actually was going to attend with her on the escape yet.. I didn't .. and as she failed she was shattered.. the one I called my sister.. gone.. because I was skeptical of going.. thinking bad things might come our way .. I simply let her go on her own.. " she'd say shedding more tears. Lady Blue only told these two this story for the first time of her entire life, she would then gaze back to both of them," Losing someone you care deeply about hurts.. you may think it's your fault that they leave or they perish.. but you can't let that consume you.. they wouldn't want it.. Howlite .. Sulfur.. you two are brothers.. at the end of life for you both along with beyond that extent.. you will continue to be brothers... I feel it.. don't let something as meaningless as words jeopardize it because without those you care about you soon become to fear what most have loneliness.." she'd say while wiping her tears.
Lady Blue would then sniff while looking towards sulfur again," The Broken Gems won't ever show weakness however we will express our feelings if needed be to keep our self sustain, there is no issue in the matter of doing so... just look at yourself I saw your face.. and it's ok.. we feel like others do too.. keeping it inside makes you even worse.. so.. before you show Howlite anything, think.. because whatever it is.. I can tell right by your face that it isn't good.." she'd say while holding her arm with her left palm.
Sulfur started to laugh maniacally. Tears streamed down his face as he laughed. He staggered a bit. When he finally laughed he had to catch his breath, which took about two seconds. He smiled at Blue Quartz, and then at Howlite.
"You guys..." He said. He then turned toward Howlite with a crazed look. "One day we will experience the glory days, only in regular chairs... and that day is today! We WILL have music, we WILL have torture and I will... have booze... I will enjoy it very much! YOU WILL BE TORTURED BY ME AS MUCH AS I PLEASE! IN MY TORTURE ROOM! AND I WILL SING AND DRINK BOOZE! "
He turned toward Blue Quartz and grinned as if his joy was exhausting him.
"Do you want to help Blue Quartz? I would appreciate it... but I understand if you don't want to." Sulfur bent his right index finger and pressed his left thumb down on it. A sickening pop followed. "Then again... mooore for meee...."
Howlite started to smile when Sulfur laughed. Then he revealed his true intentions. He showed his teeth as he drew his rifle. Don't make me do this Boss. I don't want to hurt you but I will if I must. I've been by your side always. So we had one spat. Who cares? Guys like us don't need to fight over something so stupid. I've never once wanted to harm you. But now you wish to torture me? Don't flatter yourself Boss. You're gonna have to catch me first. He loaded a round in his rifle and took off sprinting. Sulfur wanted to cut him? He'd have to do worse than that to make Howlite stop caring about him. That's why he hadn't pulled the trigger yet. He had optimal shooting conditions but he didn't want to kill Sulfur. Not even poof him. Just avoid him. Sulfur may have been stronger but Howlite was faster. And his reaction time was unbeatable. He'd have to watch out for the blades though.
Lady Blue didn't feel at ease at the moment as she saw a face she remembered when she first met Sulfur and along there path of partnership she remember how crazy he would get at times however this excessive amount of mentally broken state kicks the cake. This was far from what she normally was used to, has Howlite really made him become so insane? Lady Blue would widen her eye as she saw a tear from his eye," Sulfur.. stop this.. it isnt right, what will you gain doing this to your knight, to hear his agony? Why do you have such anger for him trully be honest sulfur" she'd continue," Because for someone to get under your skin like that must be the same as ...Emerald.." she'd say softly as she didn't want her two friends fighting each other as there was no purpose of doing so along with that were a team, we need to stay together not fight against one another. Lady Blue would then turn her head as she saw Howlite flee, if Sulfur were to commence a chase she would surely follow to ensure that they both don't hurt each other.
Sulfur bent down briefly, his hair covering his eyes. He chuckled quietly, which rose like a crescendo into a maniacal laugh.
"YES! MAKING IT HARD FOR ME! THIS IS THE WAY I LIKE IT! " Sulfur summoned three blades and charged at Howlite with his full speed.
He quickly noticed that Howlite was faster, at least on foot. He hopped into the air and started to fly quickly gaining ground.
"I'LL BREAK YOU HOWLITE! " Sulfur shouted as he darted through the air.
Seeing Blue Quartz in front of him he skidded to a stop. His head tilted to the side and his mouth foamed up. He chuckled as foam dribbled from his mouth, he hardly heard what she was saying. When she said the name Emerald however his eyes widened. His grin stretched and seemed that his cheeks would tear open if the grin were any wider. He swung his blade toward Blue Quartz with little warning, realizing what he had done a second later, his face changed into that of confusion and despair.
When Lady Quartz spoke, he realized what was going on. Sulfur did care. That's why he was angry. He knew what he had to do. He turned around and walked over to the 2 of them. He saw Sulfur slice at Lady Quartz. ENOUGH! Your quarrel is with me not her. I have a solution. He handed Sulfur his rifle and then took 10 steps back. He turned around so his back faced Sulfur. In your hands is a loaded rifle. If it will make you happy.... Then shoot me. One bullet is enough to poof me and crack my gem. If you truly believe that this is what you want... I will not stop you. So go ahead. Make your choice. Just know that no matter what you choose I will still think of you as my brother. Even if you pull the trigger.
Lady Blue was in shock, she never thought to see the day that sulfur would actually strike at her, suddenly she didn't have time to react, she'd side step to her left however the blade pierced her arm causing her to fall back and hit the ground. As she layed on the ground Inhaling and exhaling she would then start to laugh a bit at how he foamed out the mouth, she laughed so loud surely Howlite and Sulfur could hear. Lady Blue would take the blade out her arm and toss it away while seeing that Sulfur and Howlite were seemingly about to have some sort of stand off, she didn't like where this was going. Lady Blue would then get up summoning her shield from her belly gem, she didn't say a word as she wanted to see what shall occur from this, it could go two way but who knows what could happen.
Sulfur's eyes were wide at what he had done to Blue Quartz, but this lasted for only a moment. He simply scoffed.
"He's right. My quarrel is not with you..." Sulfur walked past her and faced toward Howlite. He snatched the rifle and looked at it. He looked back at Howlite with a sneer. "This is what makes you weak. You give up too easily. I guess you have in fact achieved your original goal. I am about to learn about the glories of the capture!"
Sulfur aimed the rifle at Howlite with seemingly no hesitation. His hands started to shake. His eyes widened and he grit his teeth.
"No! I am not weak like you! I will make you pay! If you really are a broken gem, I will remind you of who you are!" Sulfur impulsively pulled the trigger. He made an effort to shoot Howlite somewhere other than the gem. This way he would only poof. "I will reap the benefits of the capture..."
Sulfur turned to Blue Quartz.
"I pardon you for trying to interfere, weakness is only natural to any species. In this moment even I was weak." He crossed his arms. "Are you going to come with me or stay here? You heartlessly shattered all of those gems that helped you build your fortress. Will you assist me in the punishment of this gem?"
What Sulfur didn't know was he fired a cold shot. Which meant Howlite controlled the bullet. Suddenly it slowly drilled into his back. Just shy of his gem. The bullet should've gone right through but he was showing Sulfur just what he did. He turned around to face them. I forgive you... Brother. Then the bullet sped up and poofed him. His gem landed right in front of Sulfur. He knew he made the right choice. He could sense Sulfur's hesitation. Sulfur would forgive him. Sure he would be tortured but Sulfur wasn't nearly as skilled as him. Sulfur didn't realize that Howlite had developed a tolerance for pain during their missions. He just had to pretend. Something he did very well.
Lady Blue's eye would narrow as the sight of the rifle in sulfur's grasp internally made her feel many things that may happen to Howlite however at the very end she always knew he'd pull the trigger however of course not at the gem as his intentions on toturing him was still at large. As the fluttering winds grew blowing her large, long and curly sky blue yet mixed navy blue hair towards the side slightly, it was just a brief pause till she heard the shot, it didn't phase her one bit as it was expected. Lady Blue simply looked down letting her bangs cover her eye in a sinister manner, as Howlite's form was poofed she would then walk up to sulfur where it landed and picked it up holding it tightly so that Howlite cannot reform.
She didn't want to bubble it yet as she knew now what sulfur meant, and how he felt, it was wrong just a bit of understandable, as she turned towards sulfur who was speaking to her she simply laughed softly," No need to bring up my past, we were in this together in the beginning and we'll end this together till the very end" she'd say remembering when they first organized there partnership. Lady Blue would then start to look up at the sky remembering all those gems she shattered throughout the thousands of years of her existence she would then sigh looking off into the distance,"Let's go.. " she'd say letting him lead the way to the castle. Lady Blue would follow him if he continued to walk," Sulfur, please.. don't do that again... "she'd say while instantly rushing to him giving him a big hug," I..I thought I'd lose you.. I thought the team would be disbanded.. but I see.. that we'll be ok.. through our ups and downs" she'd then say slowly letting sulfur go and allowing him to continue walking. Lady Blue wiped a few tears she had left and inhaled and exhaled continuing to hold Howlite's gem in her hand.
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