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Black Pearl grunted as four bodies suddenly piled on top of her, each appearing to be copies of Plum Pearl. Black Pearl struggled against the clones, snapping her jaws as she attempted to bite one of them.
“Let me go,” she hissed. “I’ll kill you! I’ll kill...”
When the Pearl said that he wouldn’t try to be Morion’s Pearl, she instantly stopped. She smiled sweetly.
“Well, why didn’t you say so?”
She wiggled out of the Pearl pile and grabbed Light, making sure her weapons weren’t out this time, and pulled him into a tight, if not bone-crushing, hug. She kissed the top of his head.
“Oh, I’m so sorry I misjudged you!” She exclaimed, still hugging him.
Plum got somewhat cut off as the Black Pearl shifted emotional states once again, and now she found herself all but being dragged off her feet by the enthusiastic hand holding of this peculiar pearl. She got the sense that this Light Mocha Pearl was a wee bit more timid than she was, but she thought back to her time on earth a few hundred years ago, alongside a master she could no longer picture, but could still remember adventures and dangers and fights back then and before. These previous instances of action hat at least prepared her mentally for the more.. unpredictable.. things that life could toss her way, that and the fact that as a Utility template pearl, she was literally made with greater versatility and stoutness in mind.
"Well now.. umm.. okay. Alright that sounds good, yes, Isnt that right Light? We can ALL be friends, nooooooo mooooore fighting or squabbling."
With her free hand she snapped her fingers and the pile of Holo Pearls flickered and dissapated into thin air, from where they had remained on the plaza tiles where they had been ordered by Plum to dogpile Black Pearl. Glancing to Light, she wanted to make sure he wasn't still too traumatized..
"Well ... Alright then.. So we are all Pearls and now we are all Friends, so what do we want to do now, something had to bring each of us out on such a bright day as today right? Mischief, boredom, adventure? I haven't seen Chip or Gaspeite in a couple days. I assume they are busy but will call on me eventually. Until then, I seem to be more or left to explore and familiarize myself with the world as it is now. "
A thought then crosses Plum's mind, and shows upon her face as a sudden heightening and arching of her eyebrows.
"Pardon me Light, I know this can be a tricky question for us at this time, but ar eyou currently serving anyone? I'm just trying to get a fix on what.. pearls really DO.. on Earth colony now. So much seems to have changed, I hardly know where to stand!"
Suddenly Black Pearl started to act weird. He wasn't sure what to do, he was paralyzed and confused. He also blushed because of that strange kiss. "Is this your special power? Are you sucking energy out of me?"
Than it got even more strange. They just met... One one of them was ready to kill him... and now they were suppose to be friends? Light whispered to Plum Pearl "Is she always acting like this?"
Pearl spoke with scared voice while trying to avoid looking at Black Pearl "Hmmm... sure? Does that mean we will see each other more often?"
He wasn't sure how to answer Plum's question. He didn't trust these Pearls yet. He decided to don't tell the whole trur "I am currently working for the great and smart Lady Padparadscha. She is an artist, smith and scientist."
“Ohhh! Let’s do something fun!” Black Pearl exclaimed. “We could go fishing, or chase butterflies, or buy ice cream, or-” Black Pearl suddenly gasped, and her grin widened. “We could make a secret club! Just for Pearls! We could have meetings, and bring snacks, and go on field trips to the moon!” She shook Plum by her shoulders. “This is going to be so much fuuuun!!! We could have a swing, and little pillow to sit on, and we could have a little photo album so we could always remember that we’re best friends!” She danced around happily. “Best friends, best friends,” she sang, “I have two new best friends! But they’re masters aren’t cooler than miiiine!” She grabbed Light’s hands and swung him around. “Best friends, best friends!”
Plum pauses and thinks for a moment. Black Pearl's idea on the surface sounded a little bit corn ball and all that, but if you stripped away some of the bunny fluff, having a bit of a hide out, or safe space for pearls, could be a very good thing, given all the turmoil that could befall the world at any moment.
"Well, nice things and the tire swing aside Blacky, thats actually kind of a good idea. We pearls are kind of occupy a sort of an odd niche in gem heirarchy. Sometimes I feel like a servant, other times a counterpart, and other times still, kinda of like.. what do humans call them.. a pet?"
Plum pulled out a tablet device she had been issued by the tower, and pulled up a map of the city. and after tapping about for a moment or two, with Black more or less smoosh hugging herself and Light to Plum, as she stood there, still as a traffic pylon, her gaze lights up and she brings the tablet into view of the other two pearls.
"Ok, I might be getting ahead of myself here, but theres a few disused structures and older areas of the city that might have some suitable hide outs. Theres an old subway station from almost 100 human years ago.. lots of brick and brass and stone, could be workable, theres a number of buildings along the water front, even a few spots down town. Do any of these warrant a face to face look, you two?? I am open to suggestions here.."
Plum tried her best to settle Black and comfort Light at the same time, wiggling her arms free and giving them each a bit of a pat on the head while she held the small tablet between her knees.
"Black Pearl, I am not sure if I want to catch and chase innocent creatures. I am also not sure about the eating thing." Light wasn't sure if Black Pearl is notmal anymore. Her ideas and behaviour were kinda creppy.
Light looked wt her with a suprised look "That is actually sounds kinda fun" Than Blacky mentioned moon. Liht made a step back "Moon?!" He was a rebel and there was a Pink Diamond on the Moon. Not the safest place for a gem like him. Pearl also wasn't sure how are they suppose to get there. Well... there was a one ship they could use.
Suddwnly Blacky started to iterrupt Light's private space "Huh?! What is happening?!"
Light had no idea what this Plum Pearl meant by a "pet". He had a pet parrot named Ibi. Thie pet has got a pretty good life "Ohhh... That is sad."
Light looked wt the Plum's map. It mwde him think. What is he doing here? He does not know these pearls. Not to mention that the Black Pearl tried to kill him. However the Plum Pearl acted normal and Black Pearl probably had some dark past. Maybe she just needed a friend. It woule also look rude if he just left now. "I don't really know where could we make our base. Sorry."
Black Pearl tapped her chin, thinking for a moment. She snapped her fingers. "Oh! I have an idea! How about this; when we catch them, we can just let them go! And I'll be super duper careful not to hurt them. But I honestly don't see why you care. I mean, they're just animals. Primitive, unable to have complex thoughts. Very much unlike us Gems. Oh, I miss Home World! But I can't leave without Morion, of course not. I could never leave my master! And, Plum, when you said that Pearls are considered to be pets, perhaps you haven't found the right master. Morion's taken, so don't even try it. But he says that Pearls are really important! Like how one never sees a Ruby or a Jasper by a Diamond's side, but rather their Pearl! And Morion said that he considers me to be like a partner. He also called me cute once!" She sighed, twirling around happily.
Plum kinda leans in one direction and shoots Light a bit of a gaze with a ever so subtle roll of her eyeballs, then relaxes somewhat and returns her gaze to the screen.
"Ooh.. how about this.. It may be the best of all the worlds.. There appears to be a disused old tram station down by the water front. The current street car lines appear to have been updated, after a new train station hub for trams, sub ways and sky trains was built on the other side of the harbor! What do you say we hop a ride in that direction and check out that building? It looks like its made of stone and brass and glass.. Aaaaaaand if we find any butterflies along the way, I am sure that it will be alright if Black Pearl catches and releases a few. What do you say??"
Plum lifts her nose from the screen and flicks her gaze back and forth between the two, hoping that they liked the idea somewhat at least. Hopefully enough to go through with at least giving the location a look. After all, on an unsertain planet, its never a bad idea to have a few safe fall back location just in case of things getting unstable.
There was something really strange about this Black Pearl. Light didn't saw a Morion with a Pearl before. That would mean that she came here recently. How is it possible that she cares about Morion so much arleady? Light thouht that she probably have some sort of defect or had some pretty bad moments in her life. Who knows how old is she.
Pearl was a little bit scared to say it near Black Pearl but he decided to say it anyway "The fact that they are primitive doesn't mean they don't deserve to live... in my opinion."
Light noded to Plum. He could befriend them and learn something about Homeworld by this Black Pearl. Morion probably wasn't saying everytying to him and Lady Para. But Pearls are always near their owners and hear everything. There was no other reason for Light to stay and try to be friends with them. They were just strangers. "I am fine with this."
"Just because they're primitive... Doesn't mean they don't deserve to live, huh...? Her eyes narrowed, and she looked at him suspiciously. "Kinda sounds like something one of those weird rebels would say... Enemies of Home World..." She continued to squint at Light for a few moments longer, than shrugged. "But hey, I've only been around for a few decades, so what do I know? Some Earth organisms are interesting, so I won't judge if you care about some! I just think they're kinda stupid. But some are pretty! And tasty! Anyway, let's go! Lead the way, Plum!" A small part of Black Pearl's mind was wondering of Light actually was a rebel. Black Pearl knew little about them, except that they liked Earth and they hated Home World. An enemy of Home World was probably also an enemy of Morion, and an enemy of Morion was without a doubt an enemy of hers...
Plum put away the tablet and lifted her head up to the sun, as it beat down and reflected off the glass and steel of the city's center. It would be nice to get somewhere that was a bit cooler, and the waterfront did promise that after all, what with the open space, and the breeze coming in off the harbor. Taking a deep breath and locking onto a passing street car with her gaze she nods confidently.
"Alright then ladies, no time to waste, this will be our ride!"
Plum then grabs Blackie and Light by the wrists and yoinks them right off their feet as she leaps forward, propelling them through the air and onto the open standing platform at the back of the street car, right through the boarding opening in the painted iron railing. She lands a bit clumsily, what with the two other proverbial bean bags she was tote-ing along by their writs, but she seemed to manage okay, being a teeny bit stronger and sturdier than the taller more slender pearls, by a bit.
"Woop! Sorry about that! If we missed that ride we would have been waiting about on that street corner for at least another twenty standard minuets! And umm.. sorry Light..about the ladies thing, I'm just used to most pearls being femmes, although..hmm.. alter the projection of your robes a bit and you could be in a most fetching summer dress, hehe! Whadayathink, Black?"
She titters slightly as she hauls the other two pearls to their feet, the somewhat shocked and confused commuters on the tram parting way and stepping back slightly, murmuring among themselves. The tram began to speed along, downhill and towards the vivid blue of the water at the harbor area, just barely visible in the far off distance, a few dozen blocks away. So they had a little bit of time ahead of them on this ride.
Black's comment made Light feel uncomfortable. He was shaking a little and he tried to not look at her eyes. (Just look at Blacky's profile picture to see Light's emotions). Did she find out that Light is actually a rebel? Was it over? Pearl was training a little... he should be able to beat her in a match. But he didn't know what side would Plum choose. He couldn't die! (Plot armor), Lady Para needed his help in the Forge! "uhhhhhh..."
Lucklt it was just a flase alarm. He sighed "Huh... wait... YOU EAT LIVING THINGS?! IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE?" It was a schock for him. He didn't even know that it is possible to eat a living creature. They all were so adorable, what monster would eat an animal?
Light felt a little bit uncomfortable again "If that is not a problem I would feel better if I were seen as 'he'- OH MY!" Suddenly Plum grabed them and took them to some sort of human transportation device "Please don't do this again... I think I swallowed a living creature." Light coughed, a fly fly away from his mouth "Ughhh what a terrible experience..."
Light noded to the Plum's apologize "It is okay." He than blushed at the comment about his clothes "I am not sure if I want to change anything in my design for now I had a regeneration not a long time ago."
Black Pearl was staring hard at Light Mocha Pearl, her eyes slowly darkening, and her attention was broken by Plum's question. She turned to her. "Oh, absolutely! Of course, we would have to find the right color. Pink is always the way to go! Oh, and perhaps a bit of light blue! That and a matching bracelet would suit him nicely!" She clapped her hands together. "We should take him to a tailor! Those are humans that make artificial coverings for bodies. Perhaps another time, though. We have things to do!" She let Plum take her hand, and she giggled happily as she was dragged along. Once in the car, she stuck her head out a window, smiling brightly. "WHEEEEEE!!!!" She shouted with glee. "This is SOOOOO MUCH FUUUUUN!!!!!" She looked at the two Pearls. "This is the third-best day ever!!!" She yelled to them, then continued wailing with delight.
Once on the back of the street car, Plum gave LIght's hair a bit of a ruffle as she chuckles and quips.."Don't worry Light, just giving you a hard time, your outfit is lovely and just fine, and I am certainly not about to make someone undergo reforming just to get them to change their socks, so to speak."
The trolly zoomed along, making its various stops, but for the most part the trip was progresing in a relatively speedy manner. The little sliver of blue water of the hardbor, visible through the gap in the office buildings far in the distance, gradually got wider and wider, and the scents of food vendor carts, the trees lining the boulevards of downtown, and the exhaust of cars and taxis, gradually began to give way to fresher breezes that carries with them the scents of salt water, and the sea and grasses, and occasionally carried upon them the sounds of the 'Toot Toot!' of tugboat horns, answered by the blaring 'Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!' of the much larger noise generation appartus present on the human large cargo ships and barges.
Finally the trolly pulled into a station a mere few hundered yards from the cement peir and the water's edge. It may have been a worf, but the whole area was very beautiful overall, being a mix of older brick structures, newer ones of cement and glass and steel, and well manacured park area before the marina and the harbor beyond that.
"Okay you lazy legs, according to my tablet's planetary locator system, the old structure is only about 6 or 700 yards off. Lets get moving and we'll be there in no time!"
She stood near the steps leading off the tram and did a little mock bow, and made an ushering motion with her arms, to gesture her fellow pearls off the tram.
Light felt like something was starring at him. He looked around. It was this Black Pearl... her eyes started to get darker? It was kinda scary. Light was looking at her with wide open eyes. He never saw such a scary Pearl... and he was living with Mocha once. Her next comments about his design didn't change anything, he was still looking at her with the same expression. Than Plum's acrion made him do something. He turned to her with normal, maybe a little bit worried eyes. He was holding his right hand "Ohhh... thanks." He gave her a small smile.
Black Pearl really was an original Pearl. Her shouting couldscare someone. He placed his hands on his ears to don't hear her loud noises. He than looked at Plum "You don't have any idea how to lower her volum, do you?"
There were rather nice pictures on the outside. Pearl was looking at them without saying anything. Suddenly there was some sort of noise or alarm "Do you know what does that sound mean?"
The Plum Pearl was a really inteligent one. She probably lived here on Earth for a long time arleady. Light was here just one year. "If you say so... but I don't think my legs are lazy..." He left the vehicle with the other Pearls. Light looked around "I need to admit humans style is kinda cool. We would never see buildings like those on our Homeworld."
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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