The Calm Before The Storm: Neutral Huddle Feb 17, 2019 16:58:24 GMT
Post by Ari on Feb 17, 2019 16:58:24 GMT
The peridot's discomfort was palpable despite her silence, Ari could relate to the dour shade that seemed to settle over the gem. Though, Cat's Eye's exclamation snapped her out of it for a second, her brows pulled upward as she gave a subdued grin. Being ancient usually wasn't a compliment, but an old gem had a lot of knowledge and skill to brag about-- she wasn't offended, more amused. "Very ancient. All you gems look fresh out of the kindergarten to me," She chuckled, though soon the corners of her grin faded; after all, the glow in her eyes today wasn't quite so bright as it had once been.
Ari thought for a moment about the rest of what the Cat's Eye gem had said. Her eyes drew toward the sky; blips of light, a scintillating myriad of colors, were flashing to and from the moon. Homeworld ships, preparing for war. Her lips pressed into a thin line, then she looked toward the other gems,"Not just Beach City..." She swallowed, shrugged, and stuffed her hands back into her pockets. Her head tipped back as her brows furrowed; it was going to be an odyssey to pack up everything she had invested into on this world and jump ship. "The whole Earth is going to heat up, and it's going one of two ways. Either Homeworld is going to blast it to bits and harvest what's left, or the Crystal Gems are going to win and start their own regime," Her head again canted while she glanced between the two gems,"If either of you have a base of operations, and a space cruiser, start packing and get the heck out of Dodge...and if you happen to have a ship, well--" She grinned, and pointed toward herself,"I'd like to offer my services as an engineer, in exchange for a ride off world, preferably on the fringe of Gemkind's empire,"