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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 10, 2017 12:13:23 GMT
Chip was flying over Beach city. It was so small next to Empire city, so calm. After Morion left, Chip had to do few things and now he was looking for Flurry. She should've waited somewhere here. Yet Chip didn't really want to go near the Temple and he had no idea where she was. Fortunately he had his phone. Once again he called her number.
"Hey Flurry, I'm back from Empire city... but I can't find you. Could you please tell me where you are?"
He asked her as soon as she picked up. He might've been hard to hear, since there were strong winds from the sea this high in the sky. Though Chip had to think about Bloodstone. He saw his shack... yet he wasn't sure if Bloodstone stays in M-tower or in his shack. It wasn't that important right now...
Flurry looked at her new uniform in a mirror at funland. She licked her icecream cone strategically so that it wouldn't drip onto her clothes, although they wouldn't stain because they were part of her gem.
Her uniform was a classic sailor outfit, but a modest adaption in which the skirt came down to her knees and the shirt was tucked under her skirt. The shirt was white with a blue star on the front, it was also a bit big and it was blowing in the wind. She tugged at her skirt, examining the subtle designs in it.
She liked this much better than her single large shirt that she had before. Suddenly, she got a call from someone familiar. She scrambled for the phone and put it to her ear, dropping her icecream. She groaned a bit at her icecream, promising to herself that she would clean it up later.
"Hey Chip! " She called into the phone, instantly cheering up. "I'm at Funland. Have you heard of it? It's the funnest place ever! "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 11, 2017 8:19:59 GMT
"I know about the place, never been there though... be right there."
With that he ended the call. With the size of this town it was matter of seconds to be there, especially since he wasn't that far. It might took maybe 30 seconds and suddenly the sky above Funland exploded. A giant fire flower bloomed over the amusement park, before disappearing...
Small orange gem landed next to Flurry.
"So, I'm here."
He said. It meant a lot more then it seemed though. It meant, that he left Empire City, his former home. He only took few things. Most of his stuff was left in his room in M-tower. He had his shield of course, and also a small gem in a bubble.
Flurry just put down the phone when a huge flower made of fire bloomed above her. She dropped her phone, which fortunately was alright, and gawked at the sight. She was absolutely captivated with wonder at it, so much so that if it tried to attack her she wouldn't have fled. As Chip came from the sky Flurry's cheeks blushed a light blue shade, in surprise at what had just happened.
"Woah! Chip... that was so pretty! I didn't know you could do that! " Flurry said, gesturing toward the sky. After that she seemed to become a bit awkward, having absolutely no plans. She picked up her phone slowly and put it back into her gem. "Sooo... what do you wanna do? "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 12, 2017 5:55:17 GMT
"Yeah, fire can be really beautiful, sometimes. Shaping it is difficult, but it can be quite the spectacle."
He smiled nervously. The smile disappeared from his face as soon as Flurry asked what to do now. That was the problem, what to do? He surely had no idea. His previous life was gone with Morion... he had no intention to go back to Empire city, the empty M-tower was haunting him...
"I... don't know."
He didn't really want to let Flurry know, that he had no idea what he should do with himself now. He will surely think of something, he always did in the past... and he wasn't the same gem he was before... or was that the problem?
"How about we go to the arcade? " She asked, but it wasn't much of a question as she didn't leave room for a choice. Flurry grabbed Chip by the wrist and attempted to drag him toward the arcade which was near them. She gestured at all of the games in the arcade. Each game flashed with brightly colored lights and made sound affects.
"We should play meat beat mania first! It's a rhythm game... do you like rhythm games? I do! Well all you do is you shake this meat to the beat! " She handed Chip the meat shaped controller. She stood on one pad of the game and left the other open for Chip. She set the game on two player and it begun.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 12, 2017 21:55:57 GMT
Chip let himself be dragged into the arcade. When it came to Flurry any resistance was futile. Chip knew video games, back in M-tower he had quite the gaming rig... also several consoles. Those games were different with more hands on controls as it appeared. Flurry just gave him some sorts of controllers and started the game. It didn't seem that hard... just wave the meat controllers around in the rhythm...
"Well, not that I have anything against this game... but... well..."
He took a deep breath, stopped paying attention and completely lost the game. He really couldn't bother Flurry with this...
"Oh well, guess I need to train a little..."
He said with as genuine smile as he could at that moment.
Flurry instantly noticed something was wrong, but her face didn't show it. Her ecstatic smile remained as she watched him. After he lost the game she giggled a bit and walked toward him. Flurry knew that something was wrong, but she knew that if she asked it would only make Chip more uncomfortable. She was here to have a good time with him! Not to talk about sad things!
"Let me show you how to do it! " She said, lifting his arms a bit. As the game begun she moved his arms to the beat of the song and started scoring points. After a while she left go, as if to see if he could do it himself. "C'mon you've got this Chip! "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 15, 2017 8:01:40 GMT
Thanks to Flurry Chip got emerged in the game. Moving the controllers in the rhythm, scoring points. It wasn't difficult at first, but after a while it was getting more and more difficult. Chip was a gem warrior! His reflexes were quick and mind sharp, but the game was starting to be extremely difficult. Chip fully emerged himself in the game, forgetting about everything else... the score was increasing... and then BOOM! He messed up...
Only then he learned, that it took him a lot of time. Could it be whole hour? He had no idea.
"I'm so sorry Flurry... I completely forgot about everything... "
But it server it's purpose. He completely forgot about everything that was bothering him, for some time. Now it was all coming back, but even that short time helped him feel much better.
Flurry however wasn't at all bothered. She was staring at him excitedly as if she had just won the lottery. For a while she didn't move but then she suddenly started to cheer.
"Chip! You beat the all-time record by a landslide! You're gonna be the champion of this arcade forever! " She squealed. Only then it became apparent that Flurry was drowning in tickets. She looked at the tickets and seemed to be counting them, but she quickly gave up and started swimming in them, giggling. She emerged from the pile near Chip. "Bwah! "
She giggled more as tickets blew in the wind. There were a few thousands tickets, and there would have been more, had the machine not run out of them. It seemed that the machine produced more tickets exponentially as the game progressed. Chip was never meant to get that far.
"Gosh Chip! You can get some awesome rewards with these! You could get almost all of the prizes in the arcade! Well.. that wouldn't be very fair to the guy running it... but yeah! You can pick out something awesome! " Flurry said, trying to bundle up the tickets. She folded them neatly into a giant ticket orb that had to be pushed because it was too heavy for her to carry. "What do you wanna get!? "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 17, 2017 20:55:25 GMT
Chip just blanked few times, his eyes were a projection of his gem, but staring at the screen for so long wasn't completely pleasant. It didn't seem that Flurry was too bothered by it though, actually she seemed pleased with the result.
"I did? I guess this game wasn't made to be challenged by a gem warrior. Or perhaps it was just beginner's luck."
It appeared, that his success produced some sort of... tickets. Probably some kind of paper currency. Some sort of reward for achieving a high score.
"Well, then choose something that will make you happy. I might choose something for ser Reginald, there has to be something he could play with in here. But I'll be happy if you choose something nice for yourself."
He replied. "I'm not sure what to do now Flurry..."
The worlds came out of him without him even noticing at first. "Morion left... I left Empire city... I don't know what to do... who I am now..."
"Yeah but you should get something for yourself too! " She was beaming, but that smile became a frown as he kept talking. "...You...don't know who you are? "
Flurry looked at the floor for a moment, but then a serious look formed on her face. She hopped onto her cloud and floated in front of Chip.
"Well... I know who you are. You're a gem who was brave enough to leave everything he cared about for somebody else, somebody he didn't even know too well... I don't know why you considered leaving... but I know you had a reason, and this was a super huge deal to you... " Flurry said. "It might feel like you've got nothing to do now, but you might need that, some more time to yourself, to do what you want. I guess you can kind of do what I spend my days doing... which isn't really anything, but look at me, I'm fine! You will be too. I don't know what you want to do, and you probably don't yet either, but someday you`ll find something that is worth doing, and you`ll do that. Until then we can just hang out and be happy with the time we have. "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 18, 2017 19:24:24 GMT
"I know I will find my way... eventually... but who am I until then? It's... weird. You have something to do... you're a crystal gem, you're fighting for Earth. That's noble. But you're right, that I should be happy I can just spent time with you. Let's pick up some rewards for the crazy meat game."
He brought tickets and put all of them on table.
"Pick something Flurry, anything you like. I'll pick up that plush... thing for ser Reginald. And what will I pick for myself... hmmm..."
There were mostly just toys, but there were even some nice things for a tun of tickets... nothing that Chip could actually use, but perhaps something he might enjoy at least?
Flurry smiled. She didn't have any words to say in reply to his speech about being happy with time that you're given. She felt no words were necessary. As he finished she approached the table with with him and looked at the prizes lustfully. She rubbed her hands together anticipating what prize he would get. She tried not to stare at the giant pug plush, but couldn't help herself.
"What do you wanna get Chip? If you don't like any of the prizes then you can get one for a friend or something! Like one other friend you've got! " As much as Flurry wanted a prize, she would rather he give the prize to someone else. At least she told herself that. "What are you gonna get!? "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 19, 2017 7:57:20 GMT
"Just pick something. I don't have that many friends... I mean there is Ice... and Bloodstone and Light... but they're not here right now. So pick whatever makes you happy, ok? I think those tickets should be enough for anything... even that small scooter there... I'll take this."
He picked up plush green ball with eyes and snout? And tiny legs... it was looking like a dragon? Kinda "This is really cute, isn't it? I like it... I'll call it Zelda... sounds right."
He said and paid for it with tickets. Probably more, then it was worth, but he really didn't want to ruin the bald man who was running this place. It wouldn't be fair. It was another thing he had to put somewhere... and he still didn't know where...
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