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Sulfur had his hand on his face and when he spoke he dragged it away with an angry expression.
"....What?" He stood and walked to Howlite. "Your joke is in poor taste Howlite. Emerald is dead. I watched her die. Why would you even say that!? Do you know how horrible I feel now that she's gone?! She was the only person I cared about! The only person who cared about me!"
He hissed, resisting the urge to strike Howlite down on the spot.
"Alright then... fine... never mention this nonsense again and you can talk about me." He said, unusually calm, clearly restraining himself. "If this is another crude joke I swear you will not find the outcome entertaining!"
Howlite grinned. Oh I assure you. It's no joke. She looked something like... This? He shapeshifted into Emerald and put his hand on her chin like she did when he saw her. He was an exact copy. The only difference was his voice. It was still his voice. Yes I do believe she looked like this. She was very friendly. Let me tell you something, I don't know what you did to land a chick like her but whatever it was it worked. She was way out of your league yet you somehow managed to catch her. Man I wish I had met you 50 years ago. The 2 of us would really have some fun. Hopping planet to planet. I had contacts to you know. Only they weren't for military purposes like yours. I like this form. It's very easy on the eyes. What'd you think Boss?
"...what...?" He gawked. "That's insane... what did she tell you?"
Sulfur slapped his hand across his face.
"Transform back to normal Howlite, don't be disgusting!" He said. "What I liked about Emerald wasn't her looks, I mean she was a stunning beauty, but you can't possibly know the side of her that I did..."
She smiled and sighed.
"She was really something back then... those years were what made me feel as if I had a place in this messed up universe. Now that she's gone. I belong nowhere." He said. "Also, that was about two thousand years ago, not fifty you dunce!"
Sulfur rolled his eyes.
"Back to what I was saying earlier, what is it about me that matters to you? Sure I have power, but you clearly don't value power. You value weakness." Sulfur hissed. "What is it that you see in me? If you don't have anything to say but 'we're two catfish in a frying pan' or 'we're wolves howling at the moon' or something like that, then don't share it!"
Howlite shifted back to normal. Well we first talked about how much alike her and I were. He paused. He could tell Sulfur the truth and die. Or... He could use this to get in good. She said that we both see the good in you. She said that she would give anything to be in your arms again. She explained to me that the reason you were so mad was that you actually care about me. She said that if you didn't care then you wouldn't be mad. Lastly she told me something very important. She told me not to give up on you. That no matter what happened, I should still forgive you. She said that she was glad you had a friend who cared about you. She said she was grateful for you avenging her and that she will never forget you. She loved you Boss. Is she right? Do you care?
"She must've gotten soft after she died... Emerald would never tell me anything like that! " He grinned. His face became solemn. "She's right. That's why you're alive... if you were anyone else you would have died the moment you refused to shatter that corruption..."
He turned to Howlite with an exhausted expression.
"I can't even live up to my morals... which nobody agrees with. You shouldn't listen to her, if you want to reach greatness you should move on. All I can do now is brood on what I've done in this castle as it crumbles to ruin." He said slamming his fist against a wall. "I`ll think about my life in solitude, but I am too deep to change. If you don't give up on me don't expect the impossible to happen."
Howlite got angry. He slapped Sulfur as hard as he could. You stupid, lousy, SON OF A QUARTZ! You ever considered that maybe I actually want to stay like this? Ever once considered that I stay this way for you? Are you truly that arrogant? I am the second best thing that's ever happened to you yet you think I'd leave you. I have half a nerve to beat the crap outta you. Unless of course you snap the hell out of it! Pull yourself together Boss! He was so angry at his Boss. He started muttering curses under his breath as he summoned his rifle. Now are you gonna listen or do I gotta shoot you in both your knees?
Sulfur rubbed his cheek, his hair was over his eyes.
"Arrogant? ...Far from it. You never make sense Howlite. You're such a fool." Sulfur said quietly. "If this is the path that you have chosen then that's alright, but I will never understand why. I don't want you to stay here if you don't want to, after acquiring the knowledge you just received you should know that."
He chuckled at Howlite's next statement. He leaned on a wall of the castle with a smug grin.
"If you have something to tell me then just say it! Threats are my specialty. Flattery is yours." He levitated in the air, as if sitting in a large chair. "You have my full attention o foolish one!"
Howlite cackled at the name foolish one. Have I not made my intentions abundantly clear? I don't want to leave I want to stay with you. Let me put this in a way you'll understand. I like to look at the Broken Gems as a wolf pack. We play by no rules but our own. Now every pack has a set structure. The Alpha of course being you. Lady Quartz, Dark, and Variscite are your Omegas. They're 3rd in charge. Me? I'm your Beta. Your second in command. Your right hand man. Now here's what you need to understand. Every Beta in a wolf pack has a choice. It can form it's own pack and be Alpha since it's just about on par with it's current Alpha. Or it can stay with it Alpha. Wanna hear something weird? The Beta never chooses the first option. They always stay. Wanna know why? Because they bond with their Alpha. A bond that's even more important than knowledge or power. For a Beta, the most important thing in it's life besides it's mate is it's Alpha. The Beta serves it's Alpha for life. So tell me Boss.... Am I still your Beta?
"I don't understand the concept of bonding, but apparently it's important to you." He said. "Alright then, let's go and do something. This castle is slowly deteriorating, the desolate look would much suit my tastes, but I'm not in the mood right now."
He looked at Howlite for a second with a confused expression, still trying to understand why Howlite sought to bond with him.
"You always confuse me... I suppose if you are this Beta that you claim to be you can be trusted. You may have your limits as far as doing my tasks, but you are loyal and that alone is enough." Sulfur grinned. "I should be fine if you don't find a mate!"
He meant it at a joke and chuckled, yet did he know that may have been the case...
Howlite cackled at Sulfur's joke. Sorry to disappoint Boss but Mocha beat you to it. Besides you're not my type. Now then, you're right about one thing. This place is going to ruins...what you need is to renovate it. I could help with it. Until I can get the castle fixed up we should go somewhere. But where?... Soon his eyes widened as he had a good idea. How about a club of mine? It's sort of like a nightclub. Only there's more... Women. And more booze. And you better have cash on you. Shall we go? Unless of course you got a better idea? This was great! He and Sulfur were together again. All that was left was to assemble the rest of the pack. But not yet. He had a few things to fix first.
"That's not what I mean-" His eyes widened when he said Mocha. He had forgotten all about her as she was so insignificant to him. "Renovate... why?"
He asked, fortunately Howlite had kept talking and he had no room to object.
"I don't care for women or booze, you know that quite well. The average maid you meet at a nightclub is submissive and weak, the Booze on the other hand is a vile drink to the mind and soul of even the best of gems." He said, rolling his eyes. "Why don't we just go to the Pizza Jack near my diner at Empire City? It's more casual and a higher chance of drinks other than booze on the menu."
Howlite chuckled. I figured you'd say something like that. Ok we'll have pizza. well I won't be eating but you can. I find food repulsive. Hopefully this place will serve alcohol. Shoot if we go now we can get there just in time for happy hour. Half price booze all over the city. Let's get going Boss. We'll discuss renovation once we get there. He cleaned up his face and made his wounds close. He then cracked his neck and blinked a few times. Ok I'm good now. Let's go. He walked to the warp pad with Sulfur. He cackled wildly as the warp pad activated. This was wonderful. Now he had Sulfur back and he didn't have to lie to him at all. Good.
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