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It was a wet day on the outskirts of Beach City. The rain had come in and continued to drizzle off and on all day. The nearby mountain range bled storm clouds. In the well canopied forest the drizzle droplets almost seemed magical. The light rapping of their sound orchestrated a tune all their own. Wildlife in all their form and splendor had retreated into their burrows. Spider webs glistened in the mid day sun as water pooled at their intersections. Demetry was training himself in the sequestered forest to better serve as a retainer. His human clothes sitting atop a rock nearby as he practiced hand to hand combat.
To any potential witnesses his form was immaculate. The flow of his moves were minimal and aggressive. It was as if someone took the Jasper fighting style and combined it with the delicate art of ballet. His breaths were slow and silent cutting the rains music ever so slightly. As his motions continued a small gem weapon formed in his hands. It was a simple dagger. His style adapted to the weapon and ended with him throwing it at a tree.
Before the dagger impacted the tree he waved his hand dispersing it back into light. There was a silent contemplation on this gems face. His light suit brandishing the insignia of both the academy and yellow diamond. Yet the way he looked at the world made him appear different then the stereotypical Jasper. He would move to the rock that his belongings sat upon and sat down listening to the world.
Walking through the forest was so much easier when she could climb trees. Shooting web from tree to tree, climbing along the string, or sometimes letting the string pull you through the green... So much easier. Now? Now, Spider had to resort to walking... Like the common man.
And for some reason, she had opted to not give herself light shoes when she reformed this body. Her stubborn pride refused to allow her to summon some now. She was too dedicated to this persona. Her pride wouldn't let her give up just yet.
Spider wasn't moving very carefully, nor too quietly, she moved as always did. Pushing past the foliage, muttering curse words under her breath. She wasn't trying to be careful, nor did she care about others finding her or seeing her. She finally pushed her way back some foilage and stumbled into the area where Demetry was training.
She pushed her wet dreads back and huffed seeing the gem sitting on a nearby rock. "Hi." She muttered without stopping and kept walking, her feet thick with mud as she walked past. "Don't mind me, passing through. If you find any of my dreads let me know. Their probably stuck in the trees somewhere..."
That was really impossible, her dreads wouldn't tear off like that, but even when she was in a bad mood she could joke a little bit.
Hearing a sound coming through the brushline Demetry raised a brow in anticipation. He would move to his feet on the rock as Spider came into view. Her general phrasing gave off the vibe she didn't much care for him in the slightest. "The Spider Web Jasper.... Lady Spider I believe it was." his gaze was one of respect and hesitation. He admired this gem; but, to speak it would raise question... but... perhaps.
"Please no need to pass me by unless you have place to be. Perhaps giving yourself a break from your travel." he hop'd off the rock and seemed to think for a moment. "We are of the same facet... certainly we could find something to talk about. I know you have a personal... issue with Homeworld; but, if you offer me some of your time perhaps... well... who knows what may happen."
Demetry gave off a approachable charisma. He was so very inviting and his voice pleasant to the ear. "You may call me Demetry if you like." it was clear now this gem took on a personal name, not a common thing for Homeworld gems.
Spider paused, she muttered more under her breath but... He had a point. Why keep moving? Why keep going? She had never been this before she clearly deserved a break of some kind and there were worse gems she could sit around. Like that Morion fellow.
She was sure that gem was going to challenge her to an arm wrestle one day.
With one pair of arms crossed she sighed and looked up at the cloudy sky. The rain had stopped... That was a good sign.
"Fine." She turned and walked over to the gem, she looked him up and down. She hadn't really looked at him much before her red and green eyes seemed to move differently making sure to cover every inch of him before she moved forward and leaned on the rock he had just been sitting on.
"You're the friend of the Inquisitor. And you picked a name? Demetry. What does it mean?"
For now she was choosing to ignore the somewhat cryptic way he had mentioned a chat would benefit them. How had he said it? Who knows what will happen.
Her demeanor wasn't pleasant, at least not yet. She seemed upset, probably about having to walk everywhere. She was a stark contrast to this gem's friendly manners.
Demetry seemed to smile with his eyes shut as the other Jasper looked him over. He wholly didn't mind. Upon closer inspection the gem exposed on his chest was clearly bastardized and malformed. It was the by product of Peridot science from his formation colony. "I would not say I am a friend of the Inquisitor. I simply choose to acknowledge him in a manner befitting his station. It is my Lady whom is more corgil with him. It is for her benefit I suppose. As for my name... it is a rephrasing of the greek god Demeter. In human mythology they were a god of harvest and corn. I felt the name suited me nicely." he chuckled and sat on the boulder once more placing colored feathers in his hair and his human open faced jacket.
"I must say Ms. Spider I admire your tact... and courage. You speak truth openly accepting it's recourse. I feel one such as yourself would be invaluable to whomever /you/ choose to aid." Demetry reaches behind the boulder revealing a satchel and opened the bag fiddling through it. "Might I inquire... have you managed to join the Crystal Gems... seeing as you fancy yourself a rebel for good reason?"
Not a friend. Right. He was a suck up on behalf of whoever his lady friend was. That was barely an excuse... But for what it was worth, it was a good one. She knew all too well about having to suck to superiors, but on this planet no one was Spiders superior unless she chose them to be.
She tapped her fingers on her arm and even let out a short laugh when he mentioned the greek God. Oh, Spider was very familiar with the greek 'Gods.' "I'm planning a bit of a trip to Greece myself. Where I will get to experience the wonders these 'Gods' inspired."
Honestly, she was looking for something in greece, she had it on good authority a artefact was going to be there that she wanted... But she wasn't sure if she was willing to go there just yet. She wanted it, but Spider wasn't sure if she needed it...
Of course the question about the Crystal Gems came up and this time Spider let out a hefty sigh. She seemed to relax a bit at this question, strangely enough. As if it was pleasing to just hear someone say the name of the rebel group... She had spent enough time around gems who were just afraid to say the name. As if just by invoking the name of the rebels would summon the authority of the Diamonds.
"Not... Yet." She laughed, this time it was weaker. She looked at the yellow gem, "I haven't looked for them, not yet anyways... I don't think they would take me as is. What about you? Being all shifty. Sounds like you got something you want to say."
smiles from mild bemusement as Spider goes on. She clearly seemed to think him a horrible person. Though to be fair even Demetry considered himself a horrible person at times. "I would not classify myself as shifty... stealth is not my specialty. I am no Morion or the like... I simply find you interesting. As to your concern over the Crystal Gems I think you fret too much. I stand by what I said and believe you would be a valuable asset. They are not like those of Homeworld... if your heart is in the right place they should accept you. M'lady has spoken with the Crystal Gems on occasion... attempt peace talks to end this conflict."
Demetry pulls out a small bag with a clearly handmade sandwich inside. The bag had heart stickers on it and a super kawaii chibi drawing of a black haired girl. Demetry blushes slightly clearing his throat and opening the bag. He would set the sandwich atop his knee looking to Spider. "Not all of us who could be considered loyalists openly deny the feelings of gems that are not consistent with our own."
Demetry looks up to see the rain had stopped and he smiles some. "I am also... not traditional in my beliefs." he holds a hand to his clearly battle hardened gem on his chest.
"Can't picture those peace talks going very well..." Spider brought her secondary hand up to her face, and chewed on the side of her thumb as she looked forward.
Why was this gem trying to butter her up? Calling her an asset, being nice to her... There was something happening around here. Was this a set up of some kind? He was doing a poor job if he was going to kill her... However, he wouldn't have just being so welcoming if he was going to kill her, was he?
Her weight shifted a bit, moving from foot to foot as her thumb was slowly being destroyed by her sharp teeth.
"Yeah... You don't seem as traditional as I thought... Which is... Good." She nodded her head, as if trying to comfort herself. She paused when she saw the sandwich bag. She snorted and then giggled.
"Is that...? Wow! How cute!" The giggling wouldn't stop, the grin on her face showed off all her teeth as she inspected the sandwich. "Someone loves you very much, huh?"
Demetry closes his eyes and flushes more from Spiders reaction. "I tell her not to do these things; but she won't listen to me. She insists on breaking my demeanor with these.... antics. This would be the work of Lady Musgravite... and no, she does not love me in the way you think. She is like a sister in some ways.. but, I am a retainer only." he sighs and rubs the bridge of his nose between his eyes looking back at Spider.
"And you are right, there is no sway for peace... at least not yet. But, M'lady recognizes the Crystal Gems as fellow gems. She is not quick to cast them out as other Homeworlders would." he would take a bite from the sandwich and he seems to raise a brow looking inside the sandwich. "Ohh... Tabitha... how often do I tell you that, that is not a condiment... ." he sighs taking another bite, seemingly willing to eat whatever awkward element was betwixt the bread.
"So, I have noticed your still on edge." he clears his throat of the weird concoction of thousand island dressing and traditional contents. "Is there any way I could convince you to trust I mean you no harm?"
Spider laughed, she had to cover her mouth, trying to hide her fangs as she watched the gem grimace and then continue to eat the weird sandwich! He was so lucky that gems could eat anything! Spider bet that if a human ate that sandwich they would get sick in seconds. This guy had a total sense of loyalty, didn't he?
"Well, if anything that just proved your not willing to kill me." She eyed the sandwich and then shook her head, getting out the last of her giggles. Oh, man... If the other spiders could see her now. Giggling! They would turn on her in a second.
Spiders didn't giggle.
The rain was starting to let up now, Spider let the quiet settle over them for a few seconds so she could listen to the water drip around them. He wasn't plotting to kill, he just wanted to talk. Talking was good. Talking to herself was something she did often, it helped relax her now she was just talking to another gem instead of just herself.
"You and your... Lady are rather close then? Why is not here with you? Watching your face as you eat what smells like toothpaste."
"Ohh please do not wish such atrocious voodoo upon me Ms. Spider... the last time M'lady used toothpaste as an ingredient it was to make her special blue spaghetti. I nearly returned to my gem from the taste alone." sweat formed on his brow and he shuddered. After a moment he stiffed a laugh and looked to Spider as one would a friend. In truth besides the salad dressing the sandwich was better than her last attempt. But, what made it tolerable was Ms. Spiders company. Truthfully he never talks much when in the presence of Tabitha and others, despite her taunts. Perhaps this was the best recourse to get to know Ms. Spider.
"We are indeed close. She is... well she may not be a Diamond; but, she is the diamond of my eye. I serve her willingly. And yes, I have a choice in this. I was released from my duty after the kindergarten fell." he pauses clearly in thought. "I chose to stay with her.... as to what she is doing. She is currently in talks with a mutual friend of ours. She tries so hard to help all gems... and others. Yet she still makes me disgusting snacks." he chuckles a bit.
"I have never met a Spider Web Jasper before... but I must say you are lovely... and so not what the rumors tell. In fact if I was not something of a monster... I would have been scared to see you here... at first." he clearly wasn't scared at all in fact he seemed to not underestimate you either. It was as if he knew your capability; but, didn't let it sway his opinion of you.
It almost sounded like this jasper was hitting on her. Spider felt a bit of a smirk tug up on her lips. If he hadn't just said that another gem was the apple of his eye she would have fully believed he was flirting with her. She chuckled and shook her head.
"Your appearance is normal enough that you can function well in this human city." She pushed herself off the rock and spread out her arms and opened her eyes nice and wide. A chesire cat smile spread across her face, making all her teeth sparkle and the sharp fangs glisten. She was just as imposing as every story made her kind out to be. The creatures to be feared. "This is why I am hesitant to join the Crystal Gems, I want to, but I don't want them to become associated with me. My kind."
Her pose relaxed and rolled her head around on her shoulder, going back to her relaxed posed. "I do have... Ideas on how to reduce my threat. A cure." She tapped her upper lip, right where the fang would be. "For the poison."
"You mean to inhibit yourself simply to adjust more easily into the Crystal Gems. I think you underestimate them Ms. Spider. They fight this battle not just for the humans... but, to be able to make choices and live a life beyond what we gems were made to be. A jasper can be smart, a peridot can be courageous, a pearl can be fierce, and a spider web can be tender." he smiles softly. Demetry was a regular charmer; though it was just the way he was. He had yet to discover love... not love in the sense other gems loved. His mild flirtatious nature was harmless and almost second nature.
"And yes... perhaps in shape I am normal; but, I think none are normal. We are all weird little oddities living our days as we see fit. When I claimed myself a monster I was... speaking a little literally as I am a bastardized creation of the Diamond Authority... but, like you, I assume, I have done my share of killing. So metaphorically my sins crawl on my back for I am... or maybe was a monster." he stomachs down the remainder of the sandwich with a shudder up his spine.
"But that is the great thing about Earth I suppose, none of that matters. Once you accept gems are unique. Humans have things to teach and real value, and above all.... this planet is not a mudball. A gem can truly shine... . But, perhaps I speak out of turn.... a loyalist like me should abide my tongue."
Spider leaned back against the rock this guy only knew half of the stuff she was dealing with right now. She was going to make a cure and somehow get over her fears, just... They would all take time. And it wasn't like the Crystal Gems were setting up a booth in front of town to get gems to join.
"Nowadays, I like to think of myself as a Demon. I dunno why, it just fits." She shrugs, as she things about all the things he had said about Spiders being tender. A spider being sweet and kind? She had never heard of such a thing before. She chuckled a bit when he mentioned Pearls though. "Clearly, you haven't met the right Pearls. I met a pearl working under White Diamond, one sassy word out of my superiors mouth and that Pearl was ready to take her head off. It was great!"
One thing was bugging her though, this guy just kept talking as if... As if he knew the Crystal gems and all the workings of the planet. He was still friendly and Spider had no reason to not trust him. She rubbed her nose for a few seconds and then looked back down at the Jasper. "You think your lady is going to join the Crystal Gems?"
Demetry listened and decided it was best not to deny her claims. He truly did not know her well and to say she didn't appear to be a demon... would more than likely be taken as pointless flattery or insult. He remained attentive, clearly taking her words to heart. He showed a great deal of consideration as if he valued those around him more than himself. He did however, reach into his bag for a small container of mints popping a few in his mouth.
After Spider's question he seemed contemplative as if truly thinking on the subject. Truth was she basically all ready was a Crystal Gem as was he. But, with men like Opalite around such things had to be handled with caution. He offered Spider a mint with an outstretched hand as he answered. "I will say this if M'lady were to join the Crystal Gems it would be a grave insult to the Diamonds.... and a rallying point for many other gems to consider becoming traitors to our great Diamond Authority. Such a prospect would be devastating and easily make M'lady a target for capture and me a target for breaking. The Diamonds are personal friends to M'lady so such a thing would be quite the situation. I am not as wise as M'lady... but, if such things were to ever cross her mind... which as loyal as she is they may never. I would not openly broadcast my affiliation... though M'lady is impetuous at times so.... she may just come out brandishing a star as well."
that was the best he could sadly do as to informing her of the truth of the matter. She would have to meet directly with Tabitha for more than that.
Melody: how are you doing? Are you going to make a character in here?
Jun 29, 2020 17:20:05 GMT
Sulfur: Is...Is this place still alive?
Jul 10, 2020 0:09:40 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"'s Origin is still unknown, some suspect it was a viral infection, other claim it was a Diamond experiment gone awry and other suspect the organics were behind it. Regardless no one seem to have a proper answer about what it was and why its only isolated to Earth
*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