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"Meeeeeh.... " Flurry groaned in response to him. She clearly was not only exhausted, but uncomfortable, like an out of shape human after a 5 kilometer jog. She rolled into his arms and he picked her up. Waving her arms slowly as he moved her, he sat her down on a tree stump. She felt like her head was spinning. Her arms and legs burned and her forehead ached. It was the same symptoms that an exhausted human would feel. Flurry felt that she was more human than gem anyway, as she adopted all of their customers and none of her own race. It was then that Howlite mentioned an old saying. She wanted to sit up, but had not the strength. "What old saying Teddy? What isn't true? "
Howlite chuckled. Story time eh? All right. If you are gonna understand the saying you first have to understand what it was like to be a Howlite. Being born defective, life was hard. I was pushed around by every male gem there was. Except for the Howlites. You see I never had a problem with females but males? They thought I was a disease on gem culture. But the Howlites? They didn't agree. They treated me as they would any other. We Howlites are typically loners. We form tiny packs that we travel in. We are assigned by cut. Which went up to 9. Since I was cut 9XR that meant I was in the XR pack. I was the runt. The newbie. I was the pack's Omega. Which meant I got pushed around but in a friendly way. Soon I got better. After a few hundred years and a perfect career record... They made me their new Alpha. It felt great. Soon we heard rumors about corruption. That gems were going crazy. We had an old saying, "we Howlites will never corrupt for we are too wild. We cannot be contained." Turns out we were wrong. Very wrong.
Flurry watched him speak with a blank expression. Sometimes she squinted as if trying to understand what he meant, but she wasn't used to things like this. Occasionally she rubbed her chin and nodded, trying to at least look as if she were tracking along, but she had no idea where he was going. At the end of the story she nodded and sat on her little cloud.
"Yeah... " Was all she said. "So Teddy, it's pretty great that you aren't one of those monsters right? "
"I mean... if those other guys were made right and you survived longer than they did then you're pretty rockin' huh? " She asked, putting a finger on her chin. "Hey! I know this awesome restaurant that has sushi! Wanna go there? " She asked. She loved sushi.
Howlite chuckled. It seems that my defect makes me uncorruptible. Cool. Sushi eh? Sure why not? The Japanese drink right? He hoped so. He despised human food but he used liquor as a substitute. He looked forward to hanging out with Flurry. She was fun to be with. He looked around. It's a bit of a ways from here I imagine. The warp is about 3 clicks out. You're too tired to make that trip... Unless... Don't freak out. And hop on. He shifted into a wolf only much larger. He about the size of a bear. He then sat down so Flurry could climb up on his back. He didn't want Flurry to use her cloud because she was far too exhausted to spend that much energy. Luckily for her, Howlite had plenty left over.
"No no Teddy! Sushi is a food! It's raw fish! What you're thinking of is sake! " She said with a grin. How did she know that!? "I'm sure you could find some there too, I just love eating human food! It's amazing! "
She stood on her cloud and posed dramatically with one finger in the air, wobbling a bit from fatigue.
"Flurry is ready any day! " She stopped talking when she saw the wolf. "Aiieeee! Wolf-Teddy ride! "
She hopped off of her cloud, which evaporated, and onto his back. She sat with one leg on either side like a horse.
"Let's go Teddy! Onward! Mush! " She pumped her fist in the air excitedly. She had always wanted to ride a gem.
As soon as Flurry was secure, he bolted off into the forest. He ran past tress and leaped over bushes. He never slowed down. Occasionally he'd bark for fun. Eventually he reached the warp pad. He sat down so Flurry could slide off of him. As she got off, he reformed back to normal. That was fun! Now then, take me to this sushi restaurant. Don't worry I'll pay for it. Being well connected has it's advantages. I'm never really in a short supply of cash. He pulled 3 credit cards out of his pocket. Soon as we get there, you may eat as much as you like. Leave the bill to your old pal Teddy. I hope they have fortune cookies there.
Flurry giggled as they rode. She sometimes got nervous when he made some jumps, but her grin returned quickly. Her face was full of joy as they rode along. When he barked, she barked too, but it sounded more like 'woof' than an actual bark noise. Eventually they arrived at the warp pad. She stood, still a bit wobbly.
"Yeah Yeah! Let's go! " She said, pumping a fist in the air. The warp pad took them to a dark-looking city. Piles of smoke could be seen in the distance, soot was everywhere. Flurry hummed happily as she walked, as if not seeing any of it. They soon reached it. "Jersey's finest! Sushiiiiiii Dragon! "
She gestured toward a very nice looking sushi restaurant. It was an odd comparison to the city. Flurry quickly took a seat and grabbed a menu, occasionally looking over the menu at Howlite, waiting for him to pick one up himself.
Jersey? Howlite had some bad memories here. Though he doubted Pyrope and XB would be there. They ad better things to do. He followed her into the restaurant and sat down next to her. He picked up a menu. He immediately flipped to the alcohol section. What did you say it was called? Sake or something like that? I wonder if it's like Vodka. I'd take you out drinking with me sometime but I doubt you are the liquor type of gem. Ah well. What exactly is Sushi? I don't really care for human food but it does baffle me that humans can make so many. Suddenly a waiter walked up to them. "May I take your order?" Uh yeah. I'll have as much Sake as you can possibly make and give my friend here all the Sushi she wants. The waiter's eyes widened. He was practically seeing dollar signs already.
Flurry walked up to the counter and giggled. She raised her arm, extending it at it's max to tap her hand on the counter. She was too short to even look over it at the waiter.
"I`ll have one small portion of sashimi! " She said. That small portion was indeed small, which would be most disappointing to a waiter caring about their funds. At any rate, Howlite was sure to drink enough Sake for the both of them, a fairly large sum of money. She hopped into a booth. She patted the seat behind her, gesturing for Howlite to join her. She drummed her hands on the table as she moved back and forth, unable to keep still. She seemed full of energy.
The waiter looked to Howlite. "And who shall I make this order out to?" Teddy. Make it out to Teddy. Now if you'll excuse me I gotta go sit down. The waiter wrote down the name. Howlite then sat down with Flurry. Soon the waiter brought him several cups full of Sake. It seemed this city was aware of his alcoholism. I hope you enjoy your sushi. Now I'm pretty sure that you're not an alcoholic like me so I'll get you like a soda or an apple juice or something. So tell me something, what has been going on lately with you? I haven't seen you since the wedding. I missed doing this sort of stuff. I enjoy hanging out with you Slugger. I feel like you're the only Crystal Gem besides Pearl who's true to their values. Which is why you 2 will be my only rebel contacts.
Flurry eyed her sushi hungrily. She picked up the chopsticks and made an attempt to catch a piece, but it slipped. She tried several times, unintentionally ignoring Howlite as she struggled to grab her food. Eventually she got tired of trying and grabbed it in her mouth. Chewing for a bit a satisfied smile came across her face as she enjoyed the flavor. She swallowed and opened her eyes.
"Nah Teddy, I'm not too thirsty right now. " She said, leaning on one hand. Then she became more serious when he mentioned the wedding. "I've just been up to nothing really... all of the crystal gems are just goofing off... I guess I started goofing off too... I`m kind of like a human now, I just go around and try human stuff... "
Howlite watched as Flurry devoured her food. Human stuff eh? I bet I know a place I could take you. How comfortable are you around loud music, dancing, and booze? If you're fine with it then after this we can head to a club of mine. I'm thinking bout buying the place. You think I should? I'll call it "Teddy's" or something. You know what? I will. I'm gonna buy that club. But I can do that later. Unless you would like to join me? I think you might like it there. I'd get you sa private booth and everything. What'd you say? You ready to party like a Howlite? If you don't want to that's ok. I think you'll have fun though.
Flurry's connotations with all of these things were much different than Howlite's. Loud music she liked. She liked any sort of music, and didn't see any difference if it were loud or... the usual volume. As far as dancing, she imagined the sort of cutesy dances she would do. That she liked and also seemed interesting. She didn't like booze, but she was underage. Then when he suggested a name she clapped.
"Yeah! Teddy's! " She said happily. "That sounds like an awesome name! Everybody will go there when you name it that! "
Flurry pumped her fist.
"No Teddy I'm ready! Let's go and party like a Howliiiite! " She said, making a serious face. She quickly lost hold of her expression and giggled.
Howlite chuckled. I like your enthusiasm. Let me just pay and we can go. He swiped his card and paid for the meal and drinks. Then he led her outside to his nightclub. The bouncer stopped him. "Hey Howlite I see you brought a-" His eyes widened in horror. "Howlite... how young is this girl? You realize this isn't legal right?" it's not like that. "Oh. Is she yours? This your kid?' No. she's my friend. "Ok then. you 2 come on in. Your booth is ready Howlite." Actually I was hoping to see the manager. "Wait... you're doing it today?" Sure am. "Good luck Howlite." He moved the rope and allowed them to enter. Immediately a few girls started talking to each other. They were all huddled as if it were private.
Upon arriving at the club Flurry looked a bit scared. To be fair, a nightclub isn't the safest place. She clung to Howlite's leg as they approached the nightclub. She looked around, seeing many shifty humans as well as a stray cat that hissed at her. She burrowed her face in Howlite's leg, afraid to face the street. She got confused as to why the Bouncer would have a problem with her due to age, she was 264, coming on 265, extremely young for a gem, but very old for a human.
Flurry noticed the girls and slipped away from Howlite to eavesdrop. She was interested because they had gathered together. She had to find out what they were talking about.
Ruby?: I'm good Melody thanks. Anyone want to start a new thread?
Sept 17, 2019 1:29:35 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