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Howlite was beginning to snap. "You want to befriend the master because of his power.," Suddenly Howlite's face went from confusion, to something quite disturbing. He put his hands to his head as if he had a migraine. Then he loudly and manically laughed. It was pure mania in that laugh. He then looked at Emerald with the eyes of a wild animal. His power? Oh no dear you're mistaken. I befriend him not because of his strength. Not because of some psycho revenge plan. No. I befriend him because I want to befriend him. I enjoy spending time with Sulfur. Even if we don't always agree anymore, I still like being around him. He makes me feel.... Good about myself. Being around Sulfur, listening to him talking about how good a job I did. It was probably the greatest feeling in the world. Then we had one fight and it ended. Suddenly he dashed forward and stopped inches away from her face. Oh I am NOT his slave. I am NOT his enemy. I AM his brother whether he likes it or not. And we WILL how at the moon..... And I shall howl even louder at the pleasant knowledge that you're dead. And that you can't hurt my brother anymore.
"Howlite you would have loved to meet the master back when I had met him. Innocent, calm, impossible to anger. He would have definitely howled at the moon with anyone who asked him to. Now, well... he's come to his senses. I don't think I need to be alive to hurt him, he's doing that himself as he we speak. That's something that you can't stop. Keep chasing him and he`ll just shatter you. He doesn't really care about you... you know that right? He just wants a wall of meat to block his enemies from attacking him. That's why he got so mad over one widdle mistake!" She said grinning. "So do you really think that you can just sit down and have a talk with the master? He picked you because you're defective, you're weak to him. Weak people can be controlled. It's amazing that he hasn't killed you already. "
Howlite clenched his jaw. He then laughed even louder than before. It looked as if he was going to tear his own mouth off. He then tilted his head. You honestly believe that I'm being controlled? That I suck up to him? Oh no. Far from my dear. You see Sulfur is very... Unstable. Thanks to you. I'm no different. But what I now realize is, that part of him is still in there. I can save him. I can fix what you broke. Of course you could be right. After all I am crazy. He put his hand on the left side of her face. Tis a shame. Had I met you back when you were alive... We probably would've had an excellent time. But I've changed. In many ways I'm better. Tell me something Emerald darling. Why talk to me? Why did you pull me here?
She simply smiled, not reacting much to what Howlite had said.
"I didn't pull you here, I don't even know why you're here... " She said putting a finger on her chin. "What I do know is that you are trying to fix something broken beyond repair... "
She put her hand over her mouth and chuckled.
"The master is back... bye bye now! " She said in a sing-songy voice. Instantly Howlite was back in the torture chamber. Sulfur grabbed the nail of his index finger and using an appliance he tore the skin all the way up his arm to the top of his shoulder where it separated. His expression wasn't as crazed however, it was as if he was bored. The gag had fallen to Howlite's shoulders.
"...What do you want?" Sulfur said with tired eyes. "Why do you torment me Howlite? "
Howlite woke up in Sulfur's chair, well technically it was his chair but Sulfur was borrowing it. Then Sulfur said something unexpected. "What do you want? Why do you torment me Howlite?" He smiled. You already know what I want Boss. I want you. I want us. I miss my brother. I want to go back to the way things were. You and me against the world. 2 lone wolves howling at the moon. What happened to us? I was the Robin to your Batman. The Doo to your Scooby. Why fight over one little mistake? Let's go back to being brothers. Please... I need you Sulfur. Now more than ever. What will it take to make things right? He looked at Sulfur with a look of nostalgia. He really wanted to be taken back.
Sulfur ran to Howlite, yelling at the top of his lungs. He summoned a sword and held it above Howlite's gem with both hands. He raised the sword high into the air and it came down hard-but stopped about an inch from his gem. Sulfur looked into his eyes, glaring.
"Why? May I just ask... why? What value do I have to you on... whatever odd quest you think you're on." He said coldly, looking into Howlite's eyes. "Don't say it's because we're friends, that's not a reason! You do not respect what I do or what I believe, how does this benefit you? I'm insane, and I prey on the weak, what about that is interesting to you if not the fact that you share the same belief-which you clearly don't! Why do you want to associate yourself with me? You're not supposed to want that! To be blunt, I'M THE BAD GUY! Why would some stuck-up saint like yourself get tortured to make amends with someone that they don't agree with!?"
Howlite made a face like he was falling asleep as Sulfur went on and on. As he finished he blinked. Oh I'm sorry are you done? Ah ok let's see... Hmmm.... Oh yeah! You are of value to me because I can't see myself going on without you. And how am I a saint? I let 1 gem go. 1 Sulfur! So how about you pull your head out of your butt and just LISTEN TO ME FOR ONE SECOND! You are one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I don't care if you felt nothing while we were together. But I did. I felt a bond. I felt that we were stuck like glue. That we were closer than 2 catfish in a skillet. Please... Don't do something you're gonna regret.
"Heh...you're odd, you don't even have a reason." He said. "Look, Howlite, if you want to throw your life away then you can by all means. If you want to make me believe that you're at all like me don't talk to me, show me." Sulfur slid his finger across the chair, which released Howlite. He started levitating.
"Now prove that you are as loyal as you say." He said, taking a bubbled gem off of a counter. He popped the bubble and the gem started to form, becoming a beetle-like corruption. It lunged at Sulfur but he levitated to the side with little effort dodging the attack. It then set it's sights on Howlite. "Shatter this freak!"
Howlite knew what to do. He put his left hand in hi pocket and felt the shards. It was the same type of gem as the monster. He had been saving them for this exact reason. He tricked the beetle into following him. He ran into a dark room where Sulfur couldn't see. He poofed the gem and bubbled it then sent it off. Then he pulled out his shards and bubbled them. He did it all in seconds. It was all so fast that no one could possibly have noticed the swap. He then returned to Sulfur. Is this good Boss? Here are the shards like you asked. Am I still not loyal? Do you still not trust me Boss?
"That beetle was a Chalcedony. These aren't Chalcedony shards! " He said. Instead of becoming enraged he hung his head. "You truly have changed..."
He walked to his chair and sat, exhausted.
"If you aren't interested in doing what I do then leave... there's nothing for you here! I don't see why you think I'm going to change, I won't!" He said, clenching his fists. "I don't even have a chance at change... After the atrocities I've committed there is no room for change. Now leave... unless you can be strong like you used to be."
Sulfur looked away from him and scoffed.
"I'm one of a kind as I had figured..." He muttered. "Why did I ever think that we would be the same?"
Howlite shook his head and sighed. You couldn't just leave well enough alone. Oh well. Time for plan B of teaching you. He stood against Sulfur back to back and began to sing. Who do you think you are? You've tangled with the wrong gem. Darn right. Howlite. No one says "no" to Howlite. Dismissed! Rejected! Publicly humiliated! Why it's more than we can bear! More Beer? What for? Nothing helps, you're disgraced. But me? Never! Sulfur you've got to pull yourself together! Gosh it disturbs me to see you Sulfur. Looking so down in the dumps. Every guy here'd love to be you Sulfur! Even when taking your lumps. There's no gem who I admire as you. You're 9XR's favorite gem. Sulfur I'm odd and inspired by you. And it's not very hard to see why. No one's slick as Sulfur. No one's quick as Sulfur! No one's mind is as incredibly thick as Sulfur's! There's no gem in town, half as scary. Perfect! A true Anarchist! You can ask me or Dark, Quartz, or Varis. And we'll tell you whose team we'd rather be on. No one's been like Sulfur. A kingpin like Sulfur! No one's got a skip in his step like Sulfur! No one hits like Sulfur! No one fights like Sulfur! My guy what a guy, he's Sulfur!
"Gosh it disturbs me to see you like this Sulfur, looking so down in the dumps!" Sulfur turned his chair away from Howlite as he sang. "Every guy here would love to be you Sulfur! Even when taking your lumps!" Nobody else was there.
"There's no gem here I admire as you! You're 9xr's favorite gem! Sulfur I'm awed and inspired by you! And it's not very hard to see why!" He sang. Sulfur put his hand on his cheek. "No one's slick as Sulfur. No one's quick as Sulfur! No one's mind is as incredibly thick as Sulfur's! There's no gem in town, half as scary. Perfect! A true Anarchist! You can ask me or Dark, Quartz, or Varis. And we'll tell you whose team we'd rather be on. No one's been like Sulfur. A kingpin like Sulfur! No one's got a skip in his step like Sulfur! No one hits like Sulfur! No one fights like Sulfur!"
Sulfur rolled his eyes and then started to sing himself.
"As a specimen yes I'm in-ti-midating!" Sulfur said standing and waving his arms dramatically.
"My guy what a guy, he's Sulfur! "
"Since I left homeworld I've slayed monsters so large! But after much training I can slay them with one Chaaaaaaarge!"
Howlite chuckled and kept singing. Oh ahhhh wow! My what a guy that Sulfur! No one floats like Sulfur, can sink boats like Sulfur! Then goes tromping around in a coat like Sulfur! My guy what a guy he's Sulfur! He then bowed to his Boss. You finally get it through your skull yet? Or do you need another musical number? Honestly Boss, just trust me on this. Just because my views have changed, doesn't mean we can't make this work. Just have some faith in me. Like I do you. I meant every word in that song. You're my brother. Don't force yourself away from me. Let's go home. We can go home and forget all of this. But I can't do it without you. You have to be willing to listen.
"Oh I would love to abandon who I am and start over Howlite... if I'm being brutally honest." He said. "I'm addicted to shattering, and so I will never change. That's why you must shatter if you want to live with me. If I truly am your boss you need to be like me, you need to shatter gems."
He sighed and lulled his head back.
"If only I could go back and save her, then all of this would be made right." He looked at Howlite from the corners of his eyes. "It's not as simple as we'd like to believe Howlite. You clearly aren't addicted to shattering, so you still have a shot."
Howlite cackled at the mention of Emerald. Funny you should mention her. We had a very lovely chat. Did you know that you're a defect just like widdle ole me? Yep. I'll admit I had my suspicions but I was never sure till now. Then things I learned about you... Rather interesting if I do say so myself. We were having a good time before I got dragged back here. Kinda weird. Of all the people I could've talked to, I talked to her. That's weird ain't it? Maybe that's just proof that we truly are similar. I can see why you liked her Boss. Had I been younger.... He gave Sulfur a moment to figure out what he was implying. But enough about that. Let's talk you!
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