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Plum found herself to be tilting her head like a confused domesticated earth canine for a moment or two. It was unusual, if not down right odd that a full on gem would be treating a pearl so week, but then again, this planet HAD proven itself to be full of surprises, time and again since she got here...even if she couldn't quite remember it all.
She blinked, then held out her hand and soon found herself being helped up from her chair in a manner that made her pearl core glow a soft maroon..the sight of which made her quickly fan her other hand in front of it to shoo the glow away, as if a bee had gotten down the front if her bust!
"Eep! What?? I mean.. yes! Umm of course miss Octavia. I have only really explored the core of the city though. From here on out I must confess that my usefulness as a navigator will be rather umm.. less. I shall trust in you to lead the way?"
Phew.. yep that was close, blushing and glowing like a newly minted pearl. What was she thinking like that?! But then the glow and blush returned as she realized she forgot to let go Octavia's hand..
Bloodstone giggled and smiled, looking down as she noticed Plum was still holding onto her hand
"Of course Plum. I don't mind doing that one bit. In fact I've been looking forward for an excuse to do that anyway!"
Octavia smiled, herself blushing a tiny bit as she let her hand go before brushing some crumbs off and thinking for a moment
"Alright well..if we're going to head to the base...the nearest warp pad that heads that direction is this way!"
She lightly tugged Plum in the direction she planned on going as they went off, Octavia, well, if she seemed excited that was a bit of an understatement. She never really got to have too much company at the base so this was something she was looking forward to (To say the least, hehe)
She nearly gets dragged into the air right off her seat. Judging by the red gem's reaction, she really must be enthused about having some company about whatever passed for her base. Plum really didn't know what to expect. Would it be a human building, or even another human spire like M Tower had been, or would it be a secret alcove of gem tech, hidden away so that the native species of this planet wouldn't make all sorts of trouble with it?
"So... not many visitors to the base lately you say, Miss Octavia?" She quips as the cracks in the sidewalk pass quickly by her field of view, keeping up as best as she could. Rounding the bend she saw their path open up into another quiet little plaza, this one with no humans about for some reason, but there in the center stood the ubiquitous shape of a gem warp gate...
Octavia sighed as she slowed down for a second, thinking for a minute as they walked up to the gate
"Well...no...not a lot. I tend to socialize with other gems, don't get me wrong..but no one really comes out to my end of the world."
She looked a bit glum as she looked at the warp gate then back at Plum
"It's the downside of getting at a bit of a...beachside property of sorts. Not a lot of gems really decide to come by unless it's for training. Since I'm independent, I do what I can to help others out. Some gems deserve to be trained in combat after all...perhaps you'd be willing to do so?~"
Bloodstone giggled, curious to see Plum's reaction
The beam of magical light gradually subsided, and the ringing tone of the resonating marble that made up the warp pad faded from their ears.
Plum blinked and took in the surroundings. Gone were the tall buildings glad in mirrored glass and polished granite plazas of Empire City, and now a new sight, castle different greeted her vision spheres.
All about her was quiet open space, grass and trees and an abrupt disappearance of the land a few miles off, which she assumed must be the cliffs overlooking a body of salt water. She could certainly smell it in the air alright.
Plum had barely time to form am answer let alone spit it out, when the warp pad had kicked in and transported them many miles away. The interruption has indeed given Plum a moment to formulate and answer..
"Well certainly! I know that might be calling your bluff somewhat Octavia, but while it's rather less common for my GD Series counterparts to lack a disposition for such things. The utility models like me are pretty adaptable and well, I know how-to bring my weapon out as naturally as I'm speaking right now. I'm doubtless a bit dustyvand patinated but perhaps with some practice I could get myself back into ready form!"
Bloodstone blushed a tiny bit as she stepped off of the warp bad, giving Plum some time to look around and think about everything. Octavia hadn't properly shown anyone around in awhile, so it was nice to be able to possibly give another new tour
"Alright then! Let's go! Just follow me and I'll take you down to the necessary areas."
The bigger gem giggled as she walked from the pad, leading Plum up to the somewhat ramshackle shack that the gem had put together. It looked more like a decent cabin at this point, but it was obvious that it wasn't perfect. There was also a smaller building that had been put together next to it, the location of the 'dojo'.
"We can go inside here if you want. This is where I do most of my training. But we can do training OUTSIDE if you wish!" She smiled "Just tell me what you'd prefer and I'm fine either way"
Plum stepped off the pad and looked about. She knew she was going to be arriving at somewhat more of a rustic locale than the skyscraper in the city but this was very different indeed.
"Oh my! It's so.. soo.. umm rustic! Yes that's the word!" Plum chuckled awkwardly as she took in the cabin and the grounds. All things fair though, the location was beautiful and it was fairly peaceful
"Er, Sorry ma'am, perhaps a bit later on I could take a run at the place, spruce things up. But for now, if you use this place as a dojo like you say you do, it seems well suited to the job. Would youbwan this place is more for your own improvement, or to help you help others improve?"
Octavia sighed and blushed a tiny bit, smiling as Plum looked around the place
"Well...I feel it's a bit of a combination of both, personally. I use it as a place to train myself as well as help others improve their combat skills"
She smiled, walking up to Plum, practically beaming at the fact that she could show the place off to someone
"I decided that..well since Bloodstones are combat specialists, I thought it was fairly natural to get something like this up. I felt like keeping a gem in shape for combat, mind you at their own rate, was a good idea."
Bloodstone shrugged as she walked inside the building, looking around and standing up one of the training dummies
"Besides, it's fun to just let your rage out at something!"
Plum nods along a bit as the bloodstone begins to give their point of view behind their little dojo, wandering a bit closer towards the structure and a flattened out area that looked somewhat like and outdoor sparring arena with a few weighted dummies attached to thick posts that were sunk deep into the ground. She walks up and peers at the battered dummy with a discerning squint while tapping her chin with one hand. Once satisfied that she had sized her "opponent" up sufficiently, she lets out a soft huff, and then with a practiced coordination that beguiled the typical nature of pearls, her body began to move.
The punch she threw began not in her arms or her shoulder or anything so rudimentary. Instead her whole body and stance shifted back slightly, as her weight sank back onto her rear positioned leg, then just as suddenly, her legs tensed and her hind leg pushed forward, the front foot keeping a good balance, abdomen section tensed visibly under her appearance modifiers as the force generated by the lower half of her body was pushed up into her torso, giving momentum to all the hard-light mass it contained, which then was simply focused into her tensed outstretched left arm.
She was a Pearl, she knew this of course, and she knew the relative limitations of her projection stature and strength, but that certainly doesn't meant that any gem cannot maximize on what they do posses. The mass driven fist collides with the center of the dummy, causing a moderate amount of dust that had saturated the dense fabric coating, to be ejected into the air, as Plum's form is driven back and inch or so from the impact. As the sand settles, there is a decent fist shaped divot in the center mass of the dummy, and it is even a bit dispoistioned on its pole.
Plum steps back, wiggling her fingers about, clenching and releasing a fist until a warm giggle slips her lips and drifts back towards Octavia. "Well, I think I am somewhat out of practice, for sure, but how was that Ma'am?"
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