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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 11, 2017 18:42:42 GMT
It was incredibly dark night. Heavy clouds hid the moon and air was heavy. Typical weather before a powerful storm. Most humans were asleep or hidden in their homes. This wasn't a good night for a night walk. Kindergartens were deserted even on nice sunny days, on night like this it was very strange, that not one, but two gems were present...
On a broken injector there was sitting a small orange gem. Even his bright colour was barely visible in this darkness.
"I don't like this place... I don't think I must explain to YOU why... so why you wanted to meet me here? Aren't you afraid of the corruption? Gem mutants? Corrupted gems... this place is far from safe..."
"You should've been well aware, why I requested you, to meet me at this location. This place is so barren, that hardly anyone bothers to visit it."
The voice answered from the darkness.
"And as for why I asked you to meet me at all? That should've been even more obvious."
Small blue gem slowly came under the injector and stood there, motionless. He was even smaller than the orange one, sitting above him.
"I was willing to overlook the fact, that you befriended two of the Crystal Gems. But that was a mistake. You got too close to Flurry and Pearl, to the point, that Pearl considers you a Crystal Gem. I warned you once, you probably didn't take it seriously so I will reiterate it once more - stay away from the rebellion!"
His last four words broke his monotone. He sounded angry...
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 11, 2017 21:22:36 GMT
Chip looked annoyed, more then anything. He jumped down, landing in front of Sapphire.
"This might be a surprise for you "your clarity" but I don't believe in your future vision... it wasn't exactly my plan, to run into Crystal Gem... I thought that meeting you was quite enough... but them I saved Flurry and what do you know, not all of Crystal Gems were condescending jerks like you are..."
He pushed Sapphire with pointed finger.
"I don't care about your warnings... and let's face it, you have no power over me... if I feel like it, I can blast you so far up the sky, that people will mistake you for a new star."
Chip was growing quite angry... it was mistake to come here...
Sapphire, as usually, was standing motionless. Inside he was furious. This insignificant gem was openly challenging him. The impudence was overwhelming.
"Do you think I take any pleasure in this? You are mistaken. But you are unwilling to see to reason. I tried to explain, I really did, but you're one stubborn gem..."
It didn't go all that well.
"You care for Earth... you care for Flurry and Pearl... is it so hard, to understand, that to save them, you have to keep away from the rebellion? Your presence will be the undoing of everything we're fighting for. I don't know how I don't know when, but if you will join the rebellion the results will be catastrophic... "
It was painful to push the young gem away... but there was no other choice.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 11, 2017 22:14:42 GMT
"I can't really say I care much. You're a gem, that's trying to keep me from my friends. All I have is your word... and guess what, I don't know you... I don't trust you... as far as I know, you might have some other agenda. For diplomat you really suck at convincing people."
Chip didn't take this seriously. This Crystal Gem was trying to scare him away from rebellion. Chip wouldn't care if it wasn't for Flurry and Pearl. They were his friends and nobody would keep him away from them.
"You have zero right to lecture me. I can do whatever I choose to do, I'm a free gem... if I choose to join the rebellion you can't stop me... and we both know it..."
Sapphire, while still looking unmoved, was getting annoyed beyond any reasonable level. "Ok, fair enough, you don't know me and have no reason to believe me. But consider this: what if I am speaking the truth. Can you really risk lives of your friends? Or by all those in the rebellion? Your actions might bring doom to all of them. Hundreds of lives lost... could your consciousness bear that?"
He asked Chip. It was desperate attempt to convince this arrogant twerp to stay away. "I am trying to save lives, lives of my friends I might add, and some of yours."
It wasn't completely correct - most of Crystal Gems were just... colleagues, not friends. But there were some, that Sapphire cared about deeply.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 12, 2017 7:30:52 GMT
Chip's patience was gone. With a powerful fire he blasted the injector into oblivion, pieces of it raining to ground.
"I've heard enough. I won't abandon my friends because you said I will bring danger to them. I would never allow my friends to get hurt, not because of me, not because of you, not because of ANYONE. And I'm warning you... if I get angry it becomes difficult to control myself... push me some more, and you just might end up like that injector... "
He could easily leave, fly away, leaving this this blue runt here. For some reason he didn't. He didn't believe him at all. Chip would never hurt his friend, nor allowed them to get hurt if he could prevent it in any way... this gem had to be delusional.
Sapphire was surprised. He didn't expect Opal's rage so quickly, nor that it would be so powerful. But he stood his ground and didn't even flinch. He had to maintain control over this situation.
"I can see now, how you are no potential danger to your friends. One day, Flurry might step on your foot by accident, and what? Will you shatter her? Or just destroy her form? You can't control your powers, you are dangerously unstable."
He stated. Even Opal had to understand, that he might easily hurt others around him.
"Do you want Pearl to end up like this injector? Or Flurry? You may be fine for years... then one incident happens... and it will be too late to wish you would have listened..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 12, 2017 9:21:22 GMT
With those words Chip calmed down a little. But the shock only lasted a moment. Sapphire was right about the fact, that he had trouble controlling his powers. But he was positive, that it could only happen, when he was around gems he didn't like. Yes, it happened once when he was with Morion, but that was once and he was far less experienced back then...
"Didn't you hear me when I told you, that I would never hurt my friends? But you are not my friend. Neither was that injector."
Last pieces of the injector finally stopped burning. Air was heavy with smell of burning gem tech.
"You just don't know what you're talking about. Perhaps a robots like you can abandoned their friends, but I can't..."
Now Sapphire was really angry, being called "a robot" was more, then he was unable to withstand. He was a professional so he managed to appear perfectly calm. "Oh, am I a robot? How have you come to this conclusion? Is it because I do not destroy random pieces of technology when I get angry? Or because I am able to keep my emotions in check? "
Sapphire had to keep his calm and tried to force Opal to listen. However unlikely it was, he had to at least try. "We might not be friends, as you so eagerly pointed out, but I wish you no harm, I have no quarrel with you. Yet I have to keep Crystal gems safe. We are the only chance of Earth, and this planet is more important, than anyone realise..." "
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