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"Oh, she's downstairs?" Lapis sounded surprised at that, having expected Para to have left by now. She followed Ruby out into the hallway and downstairs. When she spotted Para outside, she found herself having to stifle a giggle. Rehearsing in her mind the words she was about to say to Para forced her to reflect once again on the fact that everything was back to a relative normal, and the happiness and relief of that overwhelmed her. They stepped outside, and she called out to Para. "Hi Para! You don't have to worry about us. Ruby explained everything and I'm not angry anymore. I think we're going to stay here at the apartment together again, right?" She glanced down at Ruby for confirmation.
Ruby smiled too, nodding a bunch. "Yep! I told Lapis everything, and when I told her about everything that I went through... well, everything I had to go through at the crash site all that time ago, she understood. And I'm... really thankful for that." Ruby said, sounding relieved and looking up at her with happiness even reaching her eyes, before she looked back at Para. "But a lot of this has to do with you - without you pushing me, I don't know what I would have done back in the forest. But I know it probably wouldn't have been as good as what's happening now." Ruby admitted, her smile faltering as she thought about the forest, but then moving back to a confident smile.
Post by Forge Master Para on Feb 6, 2018 6:31:08 GMT
When she finally looked up from her trance Para was surprised yet relieved to see the two gems with one another. Her features noticeably relaxed as the situation was explained, her previously rigged demeanor turning much more casual. A genuine soft smile grew on her face, "I am relieved to hear that you were able to move past this terrible event. But honestly you give me too much credit, I am sure that reason would have won out in the end even if I was not present." Of course even as she said it Para wasn't confident about that fact, she was aware how precarious the situation was the entire time. Waiting too long or saying the wrong thing may have very well not left an opportunity for a second chance...
"But truly, I am very happy for the two of you. It would have been a terrible travesty to lose what you had, that is a bond not many gems have. But I must ask... what is your plan from here? The situation of the... other rubies is something that must be handled before long."
"Well... I guess we're going to start with curing the corruption." She said as if that were an easy feat, then realized it probably wouldn't as she looked to Ruby for validation. "Or at least... figure out where to start with that. We can't just abandon Ruby's crew now that we have them back." She tapped at her lip, thinking. "And there are other things we have to do. I already mentioned to Ruby that she should find out if she still has a job, but also if we don't figure out a way to convince the Diamonds to leave Earth alone, we won't have any Earth to do jobs on. So we... also have to figure out how to become more important than the type of gem we are, or else we'll never get recognized." Once again, she glanced to Ruby to see if she was right.
"Right, but in order to keep our things away from the elements, we have to keep our jobs first. Because the human that runs the building can take away our apartment, and then we'd have to move everything outside; I'm not sure which of our things would be useful in... trying to get the diamonds to listen to us, but we don't want any of it to get destroyed." Ruby said, looking down at her hands, before looking up to Para. "But yeah, we want to try to help my crew with their corruption. Do you know if there's someone we could talk to about that? Maybe someone with the Resistance that knows about the corruption, or somebody that knows somebody that knows about the corruption?"
Post by Forge Master Para on Mar 9, 2018 8:47:00 GMT
Para grew rather serious, "I am sure you need time to sure up your living arrangements, it would be terrible if you had to relocate. As for everything else, one thing at a time. Get your living situation secured, then come find me at my place of business." As she was talking Para was already fidgeting with her hands, quickly crafting something between her gems. When she finished Para handed it to the two of them, revealing a stiff piece of material somewhat resembling paper. On it was directions to reach the Forge, mainly through warping but also with physical directions if need be.
"I am almost always there, so whenever you both are ready seek me out. I think it would be best if we looked into this corruption business first, and I would like to handle it personally. I can go over the details later, but I have already begun looking into the topic. With your help, we could make some real progress on the matter. But... this would likely require you to face what we talked about before Lapis. I want you to seriously consider that fact."
Ruby frowned at the sudden seriousness of the conversation. "I'm sure whatever it is, we can deal with it. I've been through a lot, and I don't know if much could freak me out anymore." She said, chuckling quietly, though with a little side-frown. She perked up again. "But I know we can. I mean, Lapis and I are capable, right? We may not have done a lot so far, but things are different now. I know that we can change things for the better, we just have to get out there and try our hardest!" Ruby finally said, at least ending the conversation on a high note and smiling to Lapis. This time, it was Ruby looking to her for validation.
Lapis' smile had been faltering since Para mentioned having to confront those things again. She had hoped Para might have forgotten in the the stress of everything that had happened today. She let herself lapse into another introspective state, when the pause in the speaking brought her back to attention. "Oh, um..." She looked between Para and Ruby. "Right. I'm sure it will.. be fine. I guess we will find you when we get the chance. I don't think what I saw was completely related to the corruption, though, not that I want... um... go check right now. I could be wrong about that, though." She tried to perk up. "I could be wrong about most of it! Maybe I... remembered it wrong. That could have always happened..."
Post by Forge Master Para on Mar 17, 2018 9:51:19 GMT
Para smiled sympathetically at Lapis, "I know it is tough, but I believe that it could be important. If not directly, then at least as a piece to this puzzle. But take your time, there is no rush currently. And there very likely is no direct approach that will meet our goal anyways, it will take much more work. But I have no doubt that the two of you are up to this task. If anyone could figure this out, it is you two. With my help of course."
She went to place a hand on Lapis' shoulder, "And at the very least, perhaps we could bring you some peace of mind by the end of it."
"In any case, I have darkened the mood on what should be a happy time. I am sure you two want to take some time to relax and celebrate a step forward, free from my stuffy self. I do suppose this is where I make my leave, unless you have other requests of me." The small bright smile had returned to her lips by this point.
Lapis smiled gently up at Para, placing her hand on Para's when she went to touch her shoulder. But then she nodded. "Right, I guess we do need some time to find normal again. I don't have any questions so I guess I will come find you later to talk about that... thing." Her smile faltered once again, apparently still not very confident about bringing up those particular memories again. Her smile returned when she glanced to Ruby. "But you're right, we'll need some time. We still have a lot of important stuff going on. Ruby needs her job and I need to go find out what a kilt is, since my human boss was talking about it. But I'll come find you later, Para, and I'll bring Ruby if she wants to go."
"And I'll go with Lapis if she wants me to!" Ruby chimed, smiling right along with her. "Though, even if she says she doesn't want me to, I'll probably go anyway. We're a team, and - especially after all this - I don't know what I'd do if something were to happen to her. We'll get our human stuff squared away, get back to normal and stuff, and then we'll come see you when we're good and ready. And only then." Ruby said, with a confident nod. "Thanks again... really. I couldn't have done any of this without you. Things couldn't have gone better." Ruby said, her smile brightening into one that was reminiscent of when she won the elephants at the arcade.
Blue Quartz: That was the worst hi ever XD Why ..?
Sept 18, 2019 20:49:34 GMT
Blue Quartz: How the heck is everyone?
Sept 18, 2019 20:49:58 GMT
Ruby?: I’m good! Just trying to get some threads and arcs started up
Sept 19, 2019 1:17:24 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