The Calm Before The Storm:Diamond Task Force Conference Feb 17, 2019 1:26:15 GMT
Post by Paddy on Feb 17, 2019 1:26:15 GMT
The tumultuous, whirlwind encounter she'd experienced with a certain gem in the room preoccupied her as she listened to Pink Diamond speak. Though she had expected them to be here, she hadn't expected them to be particularly warm toward her, not after the implosion of their rapport not long ago, and certainly not in front of three Diamonds. However, the acknowledging nod they'd mustered was a bit surprising. She pursued her lips, then returned her focus to the front of the room, where the seats had emerged. Her large, sparkling eyes fell onto the name plate with her designation on it, and she allowed her brimming giddiness to bloom across her lips; a full smile graced her expression as she looked up toward her Diamond.
Padparadscha glided over to the table as if she were on a catwalk, a silken trail of orange and pink fabrics fluttering in her wake; she knew that to be sitting at this table in front of the diamonds would be pulling quite a lot of attention her way, and even as her smile became more demure, the subdued curl at the corner of her lip showcased a quiet satisfaction. Without any of her servants in tow, the sapphire slid into her seat, clasped her hands over the surface, and pulled her eyes across the table of gems. Being already intimately familiar with Earth's schematics, the Investigator used this as a moment to get a better read on those around here, especially the ones she found to be suspicious. Though, during time of civil war, who wasn't?
Her brow raised as she realized the strange, off color gem was sitting at the table, among other highly regarded gems in the room. If Pink Diamond acknowledged the importance of this gem, then she would as well-- after all she didn't have much room to talk about off colors-- but there was always a chance that the gem could be hiding something devious under that mask. Her eyes flicked to the name plate, and realized that she had recognized the name, Black Opal, from the roster that she had been privy to some time before the council gathered. Her keen glare settled on the gem for a moment, before she moved to glance among the other gems, and gauge their reactions to Pink Diamonds words. She noted the small interaction between the pearls, but didn't dwell on it. Chip, the pearls, and Euclase all seemed to be listening intently, and her eyes again were drawn to the quartz. She peered at them for only a moment, before drawing her eyes back up to the holograms as Pink Diamond explained for the outsiders what was going on here.