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Something descended on the Sky Temple like a falling star. It certainly burned with the heat of one, and traveled at about the appropriate speed.
Meta Autunite, however, was not a falling hunk of debris guided by providence. She was a Gem looking for answers, and this was the appropriate place to look.
As the Gem neared the Sky Temple, she braked hard, and stopped abruptly, her sudden halt creating a reverberating boom and a small but visible shockwave.
This is where everything goes dark. Alex. The conversation on Fusion. Amon's arrival. And then..... What?
Meta inhaled with gusty exasperation, then let the breath back out, keen eyes flickering over the stone. She let herself drop all the way, feet touching hard, sun-warmed stone. She stooped, after a long moment of simply standing, and touched the stone with both palms, shutting her eyes, drinking in the energy of the place.
Amon and Alex had fused. But that didn't explain a year of dissociation, or her memory-loss. What had happened afterwords??
Thrown away but still present, as if to imply both their situations,the blade,the staff, she would know it well,know its owner. How long has it been seated above, the dust settled on it. If it had been left it may of stayed in the same location, but Meta's movements had disturbed the forgotten weapon,the shock-wave shifting it just enough. Dropped in flight maybe, how else could it of been left on the rock above.
Now though it was moving once again, a scraping of metal as it slid down, the Polearm fell with a harsh clutter on the stone next to Meta, its equilibrium finally being disturbed for the first time in who knows how long. The Blue blade and green gemstones glinting in the Sunlight, the fact the weapon had not dissipated could only mean one thing.
He was here somewhere.
If a gem focused they may be able to hear the voice as it echoed down through the sky temple,quiet at the current distance but still just audible, somewhere inside, or more so in the dome above. Something else seemed off about it aswell,it was not speaking,or muttering, the voice was too smooth, too melodious. Was the gem inside singing?
(I'm currently imaging Alexandrite's 'singing' voice to sound Like the Verses and Chorus of 'Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter'. If people care, or wish for a auditory reference for his singing/song. Its the song im imaging him singing here aswell but that's a minor detail since conveying specific songs in Rp is generally redundant or just a pain to do)
It took Meta a few minutes to catch the voice, and really process where it was coming from. Her hearing was little better than the average human's, and she was, at the moment, rather thoroughly distracted.
The constant, buffeting wind that swept over the open sections of the structure, filling the entire area with a lonelly, whistling moan dudn't exactly help matters. But Meta eventually did hear it, and, after perhaps twenty seconds of listening, she knew precisely who she was hearing.
Meta exhaled the name, and took back to the air more slowly.
Gem structures were more densely made and resistant to her energy-tracking abilities than nearly any natural substance or structure on Earth, but they didn't even close to bar her abilities entirely. It just meant that tracking Alexandrite's exact location took her a handful of seconds and a notable degree of concentration instead of being instant and effortless.
Meta glided into the Sky-Temple's dome, and then ascended up into the structure.
Meta asked, voice sounds uncharacteristically..... Unsure.
Sitting down,eyes closed and his breathing slowed. How long had he been here,he could not recall, the trail of crystals from his wings crumbling being the only indicator that the gem had simply not just appeared at his current place. Why he had come here, even that he could not remember, a feeling,even a hunch, this had been where it began and he had some vague concept that it was important, that it had some sort of connection. Where had they all gone, Pyrite, Meta, both had vanished,one during and one after.
His mind had began to wander days ago, where in the reality of the situation and the creations of his minds began to dance and merge together, memories of the past,his past,the others past, mingled together and evaporated nearly as quickly. How many times did he watch the control being ripped away,how many times did he watch the explosion, waking up on the beach and that voice, the voice that left his mouth but was not his own, at least he thought as much. He could not remember ever singing,but the song,the tune seemed to come naturally one day, still he was never sure whether it came from him or was something trapped within that twilight of reality and his mind.
His voice had frozen, but Alexandrite did not initially respond, how many times had he heard it before and every time he was greeted with emptiness, but something slowly stirred within, something snapped at him. The tone,it was not something that he could recall, and there was a presence her that had not been here before.The world came into focus more,the thoughts began slowly returning back into his head as he gave a single response.
"You expected someone else?" Alex Replied,his shoulder shook, giving a empty chuckle, but he did not turn his head to look behind at the gem.
His first response was to push the hand away, to not engage,but the heat had pulled him back fully,this was real and he had to face it. Something rekindled in him at that moment but it was still something marred with scepticism, in the end though he pushed it aside. She was back, and for now that was all that mattered. Even though at the back of his head he still had the creeping sense that this was temporary, whether on her side or his side only the future would decide.
"Funny thing about Anger,it can be as much of a key as it can be a lock, but we must chose which doorway it will open or lock" He noted cryptically as almost without effort he pulled his weapon out of his gem. Sometime was different though, Alexandrite had always struggled with this aspect, only truly being able to draw his weapon out in time of combat. Here though it was calm,and yet he had been summon it with little effort. Just as soon as he pulled it,he made it vanish.
He let out a second chuckle "Ill join you, but" He stood back up and turned to face Meta "maybe in time, ill come to care for this planet,I hope I can,for now though i will try to do this for you, however I cant promise much in my current state, and that is why," His voice caught slightly
"if I find a lead for who I am,I will have to follow it, for my sake, for their sake." He finished.
In truth Alex was still conflicted, Meta had been their for him had helped him,but she had also left him, and despite what he said,he still could not fully pledge himself to this planet, not yet anyway, as he said maybe he will begin to care, but he still needed to find who he was, maybe after finding his past, he could then fully decide to fight for his future.
"So much has occurred, so I suppose,what did you want answered first" Alex asked.
Alex's crypticism seemed to lift Meta's spirits somehow. She took a deep breath, then let out a laugh that was shaky but genuine.
"I leave you alone for a few months and you get all brooding and esoteric on me."
She sighed, frame sagging slightly, then jumped back in alarm as Alex summoned his weapon, letting her guard down as she realized he was merely showing off how far he'd come and not trying to kill her.
"Alex, do you think this planet is the only thing at stake here? What do you think the Diamonds will do if the Crystal Gems lose and Earth is taken back? Do you think they'd let you live? Do you think they'd just let an undersized, off-color amnesiac fusion run around and do what he wants?"
"They'll shatter you right after they shatter me. If you want to know your past, help me. Help me, Alex. Help me make sure you have a future long enough to do it, and enjoy whatever you find out from that knowing."
This was still backing him into a corner, yes maybe she had a point, but at the same time it wasn't as easy for him. The chance of the answers being on Earth were slim at best, and even if they won this war,what would it achieve? All of Homeworlds colonies would be cut off from them,everything about gem kind would be inaccessible, but still, maybe once this ends Alex could sneak off planet and find the answers himself. From a practical standpoint this planet was where his somewhat weak powers were at their strongest so of all the places to stand up to Homeworld,this could be it. Either way he was dead,so what would it matter if he was standing on the side that may allow him to exist, the war would be won by gems far greater then him so its not like he would contribute much to either side, at least that is what he though, but still...
"Ill do it,as repayment for what you have done for me" Alex stated "In my current state though,who knows how much longer my form can hold up, so im not sure for a tactical standpoint what i could bring to a fight that you couldn't, but i'm sure you have your own questions you want answered first"
"Amon. What he said while he was you and you were him. While he was... inside you."
"He wanted to capture your,figured you would catch a nice price if given to Homeworld, luckily the uhh,three of us were abl-" He was cut off by Meta continued rambling, grumbling slightly.
"I didn't even pay attention in half those thing-" He was cut off again,electing to just stay silent until she finished. He hand pull up to try and shield himself from the heat she was generating,he shifted his other hand pulling the wind away from him, making a vacuum around him that the heat could not reach across, before quickly realising that it also stopped soundwaves, he just pulled down the field in time to here the last part about finding Pyrite.
Before he was pushed backwards by the force, the boom shuddering the temple around him as he recovered "Naw,its fine, disappear for a year then make me pledge my alliance to a suicidal rebellion" He grumbled as he began walking back down through the spiral "Then don't ask any questions and interrupt me to go hunt down that egotistical prick" He continued under his breath before letting out a small laugh "We are so screwed" he said as he leapt of the edge, his Wings ready to grow and take him back to the warp.
Meta roiled with conflicting emotions as she flew, struggling to restrain herself from.... From repeating that day in 1883. Her teeth ground against oneanother as the wind battered her, and she channeled her rage into further speed. She had to keep calm. Had to.... She... She'd find him. Somehow. But she needed things to occupy her mind for the time being, and reasons to search various areas Amon might be hiding in.
It was time, Meta though, to pay a certain individual she'd heard of a visit. She wouldn't have answers to Meta's current issues, but, the Crystal Gem thought, it was likely she could be of great help with more official matters.
Meta would fly for a few hours to calm her mind. And then she would seek out the one they called "Forge Master".
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