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Here it was, the place where it all began. In his past ventures around the Earth, Titanite still hadn't come back to where he was created, the arctic kindergarten in which he fought for his life. The arctic winds gently billowed past him, the snow dusted landscape glimmering in the afternoon sun. Titanite glanced around cautiously, he'd seen Homeworld gems in places he'd never expected before, he felt as though this place would be no different.
"It's so empty..."
He murmured as he wandered through the place, bittersweet memories of his previous times in the place flowing through his mind. Every hole, every rock, they all meant something to him as he traipsed through the once efficient and well organised kindergarten, the sensation was jarring to say the least.
A sudden gust of wind startled him, so much so to the point of swiftly turning towards the noise and drawing his weapon, only to gently hit himself in the face upon realising it was the wind, promptly de-summoning his weapon. He wasn't sure what to expect here, but he had to come back here at some point. As much heartbreak as he experienced here, he'd met more friendly gems here than he had anywhere else on earth. He almost wondered if any of these gems still lingered here, as unlikely as it was. Only time would tell, he supposed.
As Green walked through what used to be her home, the place of her care she shuddered. Every so often she would stop, look at a hole, and remember greeting the gem that emerged there. Cold tears welled up in her eyes. She was so lost, and so alone. Since the start of this damned rebellion, since she came to Earth- her first assignment in service of her Diamond- she had felt lost. How many gems had she watched get shattered because they did not fit a mold because they were different and deformed? She had saved some but not many, not enough.
She looked around the hovel some more; this place was relic really. It had once been so lush, nothing comparable to this rocky tomb. Then she heard rocks shift, and panicked. She was no fighter. She had no gem weapon, and hear with no life to quicken and command in her defense, a way to protect herself. She looked around wildly, her green and purple hair kicked up into a crazed mass. She saw a boulder, and she moved to hide behind it. She reached out, her gem glowed as she attempted to get a general take on the emotional state of the gem or whatever it was, to no avail. If this being wanted to hurt her she was screwed. She needed a guard. This is why her gems had guards.
"Why am I so stupid," she whispered to herself. Why had she come here? Sentimentality. There was about to be war, and she went site seeing. She hoped, beyond a hope, that whoever was out there didn't mean to hurt her.
As he continues onwards, he could've sworn he'd heard something, footsteps. He wasn't quite sure what it was, however whatever it was he didn't quite want to arm himself yet. Whatever it was, he'd be able to sense it from a short distance away. Eventually, something entered the radius of his ESP, a humanoid shape that seemed to be hiding, but from what? Was there something more dangerous in this place he was unaware of? Or were they hiding from them? Either way he wanted to set things straight. He approached the boulder they were hiding behind, agilely leaping atop it and forwards again, landing just behind the now apparent gem that was concealed behind it.
Before he said anything, he already knew that they weren't going to be dangerous. Something about them seemed, oddly familiar. He couldn't quite put his finger on it, whether it was the lack of anxiety that normally afflicts him or the colour of their skin, either way he felt as though he knew this gem. He took a step forward.
"This place is pretty isolated all the way out here, what brings you to this place?"
He barely stopped himself from simply proclaiming that he recognised her. He didn't quite want to scare them off just yet. He looked at them curiously, it started to come back to him, but he still couldn't quite put his finger on it. He was sure he'd remember once they spoke to him.
The gem approached her, she knew it was a gem. She could feel their emotions coming off them in waves. These emotions, however, did not contain hostility. She felt, serenity and... amusement? Suddenly the gem was behind her, causing her to jump.
The gem spoke before she turned around. He had a male voice, and when she turned to regard him, a masculine form. The male voice was odd enough when she saw his gem she knew. This was Titanite. The same Titanite she had given a chance all those years ago. She stood there and her mouth fell open, she was clearly and obviously flabbergasted. She had never thought she would see this gem, especially after he went off with his charge, a sapphire. Especially after this new rebellion. Most of all she never expected to see him here.
"Titanite... Why are you here?" Green Spinel said as she looked around. It felt like a dream. Her old life had caught up with her, and taken the form of her first rebellion. Or was it a rebellion. I suppose time would tell. "Where's your sapphire. I can't sense her?"
This gem knew his name, this explained why she was so familiar, they had in fact met once before. Not to mention she knew of the gem he once belonged to all those years ago, he couldn't believe it. It was Green Spinel. She apparently hadn't been well caught up on the whole rebellion thing, not noticing the lack of Homeworld insignia's on his clothing, however he wasn't quite concerned with this, he was glad to finally see someone of his past, one of the few that still remained on Earth as well apparently.
"Green Spinel...? It's been such a long time, I'm surprised to see you here of all places. This kindergarten has been offline for quite sometime."
Before he continued his sentence he realised he'd need to answer the questions she'd just posed, it would likely be quite jarring for her to know how much he'd changed, but it was necessary.
"Well, you can't sense my Sapphire because I've been apart from her for a very, very long time. In fact, I've gone and joined the Crystal Gem rebellion as well. What Homeworld was doing to Earth just... Just sickened me. Oh and I'm here because I hadn't been here in an incredibly long time. I figured I'd come back here to revisit the spot where I'd been made, despite how... Bittersweet, the memories had been. To be honest, I'm quite glad to see you here, Spinel."
"I'm just as surprised to be here if I am honest," while she spoke she looked at the snow covered ground clutching her arm. Then he responded. She wouldn't be surprised if he form fizzled when he finished. She quickly stepped away from him like he had the corruption plague. She was stopped by the boulder behind her. She pressed as hard as she could against it, trying to meld into the surface. So he had become a crystal gem. He had joined the rebellion. Was this her fault? Should she not have asked for him to have a chance? Were the rules that restrained truly needed?
While she internally debated, her mouth opened and closed in a vain attempt to say something, anything. It made sense, she looked him over, on his strange get up not anywhere was there a diamond insignia. He had defected, in every sense. She took a second and then steadied herself.
"So what of your sapphire? What's happened to her? She cannot defend herself you know?! It's why you were assigned to her in the first place!" Each word was accented and accusatory even as she stared at the earth. Why she was so mad, she wasn't sure. Was she envious, he had taken the step, the leap she had been contemplating for so long. Was it her fear, transposing itself into anger, an act of defiance of her own insecurity. As she said the last two sentences, even as she said them she knew they were more about her than him. Her own insecurity, her own indecision than his act of defiance. She didn't care though. She puffed up and looked him straight in the eye once she was done. She wouldn't be looking at the ground now.
Titanite took a moment to think, his passion for the Earth took priority over the Sapphire he was assigned to, however he knew that his Sapphire had fully supported the decision he'd made. She understood that he didn't want to fulfil a purpose none believed he could fulfil. His expression softened, he had a feeling that she'd understand, well he hoped so at least.
"That Sapphire respected my decision to leave. She knew that I wasn't satisfied with the purpose that our kind had imposed on me. ...Besides, she always had another two Quartz's there, she was a little eccentric, always expecting the worst."
He glanced around the place, taking in the white blanketed surroundings around him before his eyes set back on the Spinel. It was a weird sensation, he was feeling both somewhat confused, yet relieved to see her. Despite her seemingly adverse reaction to his decision, he felt as though she'd settle down. She was one of the few who believed in his ability after all.
"Look, erm, things have changed a lot over the past years. If you're afraid at all of the fact that I'm a Crystal Gem, there's no need for that. I'm doing it for the benefit of the planet we're standing on, there's such vibrant life and wondrous landscapes all around the world! And to let this whole world die because of Homeworld's selfish intentions would be against my morals. I couldn't just sit by and let it happen. Besides, my loyalty to Homeworld faded a long time ago."
It would be a lie to say that Green Spinel was not shocked. She was very shocked, shell-shocked really. This hot shot sapphire had apparently been assigned multiple quartz escorts, while Spinel had none. She had also apparently released Titanite from his bond to her, another odd concept. Though what shocked her the most was the flippant tone he used in reference to her and his sapphire. In fact, she had never been spoken to in this way. Even her diamond would not have explained something like this to her; she was expected to know, what she needed. This Titanite had presumed that she was ignorant. He even went so far as to refer to his own morals, his own thoughts. We the gems are made to fit into the diamonds vision, the diamonds. Their wishes are our own thoughts. Or at least that is how it is supposed to be. So to say she was shocked, would not cover the half of it.
"You speak oddly, to both myself and your sapphire. You talk of your own wishes, when your wishes... they should be of your diamonds. It is not our place-" Spinel stopped mid thought. She had had the same thoughts of the Titanite in front of her. She was being a hypocrite. "- look I've had thoughts too. When I was assigned to this planet, to the Arctic kindergarten, I never thought... I never imagined the plethora of organic life that could possibly be here. That they could think. We just can't act on them. We are a dot, and the diamonds are a nation. This planet is not worth the lives of the gems it would take to save it."
To accentuate her point she took out a seed from a pocket in her dress, then she felt her gem glow. She let her life aura envelope her and the seed, and sure enough, the seed broke open to let loose a green stem. It grew, and it grew until it was a flower with roots encapsulating her hand.Then she stopped, and the flower stood proud and erect. "Watch this."
She pushed the plant off her hand in a solid motion and watched it fall to the ground. When it hit the earth purple petals fell off the already withering plant, the cold too much for it to bare alone. "Organic life is frail. We are frail too alone. This... whatever you are doing will get you shattered."
Titanite narrowed his eyes for a moment, did she honestly believe that about the diamonds? Well, it wasn't so hard to believe seeing as she had likely been loyal to them, however Titanite was in full disagreeance. But instead of responding to this claim he simply continued to listen. She seemed to believe that this planet was not worth saving, Titanite needed to speak up.
"Well, if you've been on the Earth as long as I have, to experience every inch of its surface, to see the enormous variety of colourful and unique life living here, I'm sure you'd carry a different opinion. Sure, if the planet is devoid of any life, then Homeworld can go right ahead and ruin it. But what resides on Earth is just far too precious for me to just let go, which is why I joined the rebellion. I believe that this planet deserves to exist as it has been, and not to be ruined by what Homeworld has planned for it."
He stopped himself before he went on any longer, and listened to her comment on organic life being frail, and being frail alone. Yet another point he disagreed with. Being shattered was never a fear of his, especially after joining the rebellion.
"We're only frail alone if we choose to be that way. Besides, I'm not afraid of getting shattered. I've had quite a few near death experiences on Earth and chances are it won't be stopping any time soon. I know I can take care of myself, and even if I can't, I know I can rely on at least some people to have my back. I wouldn't worry about me getting shattered, I've been at this for quite a while."
This gem in many ways was wearing thin on Green Spinel. He... well he acted like a gem well above his station and notoriety. He presumed to be on the Earth longer than Green Spinel, a gem that assisted in his growth. Even if he was above her, she would have at least thought it odd, the irrationality of the statement. However, that was what Earth was, it was irrational, fickle, and a virulent to gem society. The issue with all of these facts was that even as Green thought on them she was quite unsure how she felt about them.
`That was the issue with being an empath, she could easily parse out the feelings of others, the emotions they felt were vivid and unmistakable. Perhaps even at lurid at times. They were, however, always clear to her, even if her own emotions were something of a mystery.
"You, Titanite, are quite brazen, if not imprudent to your own safety. If this was homeworld, no, if this was as much as a gem colony as homeworld would like us to believe that sentence alone would lead you to be shattered. I ask you now, why would you choose to make an infinite existence finite?"
Titanite simply laughed at her concern, he knew that his actions would lead to shattering, if he was on a homeworld colony that is. He'd spent a long time in fear of being shattered due to his very first experience upon coming into existence, death wasn't something he was quite afraid of.
"Well, this ain't a homeworld colony is it? Besides, I'm sure you remember when they tried to shatter me upon my creation, I've been at risk of that happening my whole existence, it isn't something that's at all a foreign concept to me."
He thought for a moment upon her question of his choice to 'make an infinite existence finite.' He knew that he was at a higher risk of death, but that did not at all mean he was completely tossing his life away.
"Who said I was tossing away an infinite existence? While I'm here on earth, Homeworld jurisdiction means nothing. This planet is, for the moment, free of those oppressive laws and those societal limits imposed on gems upon their creation. Besides, I'm also certain you remember what happened when they attempted to shatter me, I've fought quite a few scary gems on this planet, so I'm not at all afraid of some homeworld goons coming to try and take my life."
He was, well, a touch disappointed with her. She was still so undyingly loyal to homeworld, a mindless follower of the diamonds that wants only what they wanted. He was almost tempted to leave there and then, but he wasn't content with doing so until she understood or even agreed with his point of view.
Rat: I'm gonna try my darnedest. Posted an ad for RP in the Character Plot area, so alls I gotta do now is wait I think?
Oct 19, 2019 21:22:41 GMT
Chip the Fire Opal: possibly... or just create an open thread for anyone to join
Oct 20, 2019 9:28:20 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