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The brisk wind of the blizzard snow was not all that refreshing as Demetry would have hoped. Her hair blowing in all manner of direction as the harsh snow whipped by. He won't get it... not anytime soon... and I am being a bit to revealing of my morality. I haven't said anything to destroy my guise as a loyalist... but, darn... why does he have to be so screwed up.
"Wonder if I can even make a friendship... work. None of it matters... my job comes first. But, I guess I will see how things go. The day I have to fight Mory in earnest though.... I think that day will hurt me worse than him." She lightly kicks the snow and after about 10 minutes outside she comes back in the cave.
"This storm should pass soon enough... then I guess we both can go wherever we need too."
Morion stayed in the Cave, as he promised Even the Voice was silent The grim Smoky Quratz liked Demetry, the Jasper was... unique But it was more than that; Demetry gave him trust and, well, some honest caring
"I should have kissed him..."
He mumbled under his nose, then summoned back his mask It was comfortable, hiding behind masks... not that he had too much face to show There was an uncomfortable thought tho... Demetry was... well... rebelious. His words, his whole demeanor; the way he talked about the Diamonds What if he... is a Rebel? He stared ahead of himself, the dead fireplace, the black chars, the greyish ash Morion was deep in his thoughts, when the other Quartz arrived He dissmissed his mask, and looked up to the Princess Oh boy, this gonna be hard The Voice was silent... but it was there, watching, waiting Morion gathered his courage and asked: "Demetry... are... are you a..."
He closed his eyes, fearing the answer, the look on his friend's face; he bearly whispered:
Demetry paused at the question an an almost insulted expression came across her face. She was used to making such expressions, not that this question came up very often. She didn't like the prospect of lying to a friend. So, maybe that's why she hesitated to just flat out say no and go into a faked rage. Instead she approached it differently.
"Really?... What kind of question is that?... so what you wish to break me now and are just looking for an excuse. Look I needed some air... I care about you and this is just... odd. I don't know how to deal with this crap." she sighs, "Besides... if I was? what? You beat me up on principle... ? she seemed insulted
"Don't be silly, damn it, Demetry! I don't wish to break you! Not now, not never! Besides, I don't need excuses to do whatever I want!"
He groaned, but the last part was only some Ego Then his voice was softer, quieter "I would never hurt you... and the gutting and choking doesn't count! It was... they were accindents! I just... I just wants to know!"
Morion stood up
"Look, I... I just wants to know, okay? The way you talked about the Diamonds, the Homeworld, their methods, the Crystals... your tone, your demeanor... everything! They... well, okay, they weren't a "proof", just... just you oppinion, I guess... your uhm... kind of a rebelious oppinion...
Then he added sharplywith crimson cheeks:
"I care about you too, you stupid Gem!"
He almost said Princes^^ "I don't want to hurt you, nor that anybody hurt you! I am not the only loyal Gem on this Diamond forsaken rock you know! I... I just... "
Morion sit down with a heavy sigh "I don't know how to deal with this either..."
"The only thing I know: I DON'T want to hurt you, or fight with you... even if you were a rebel"
Demetry studies you for a long moment. She takes a deep breath and sighs. This gem seemed trust worthy; but, the fact remained he was not just a singular gem in the case of where his alignment lie. If he were to tell him the truth then he would be throwing Lady Tabitha under the bus as well. But, if he lied to him again after that seemingly earnest heart felt respite then Demetry would likely ruin any chance of him choosing the Crystal Gems ever. Demetry sat there and began to think; but, in reality he was talking to Lady Musgravite.
"Listen... this is a touchy subject. But... yes, Yes I am a Crystal Gem. I am a rebel and part of an effort to mitigate damage for gem kind and attempting to find a more peaceful resolution. I do not want to fight other gems.. but, will if they begin to commit wanton destruction. I don't want to change you Mory; but, I feel you have doubts of your own and well... I'm telling you this so if there is a chance you may ever consider joining us you will. I feel if I disrespect you and lie again well... then there will never be trust between us. I DO NOT disagree with gem society or how we have continued to live for 1,000,000's of years. But, I disagree with the open destruction of sentient life.... I have seen gems improve here... I have improved here. The humans though like pebbles compared to us... have offered me much kindness and challenged my thinking. They have done more for me than centuries under Diamond hierarchy. I have studied philosophy, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and poetry of other races across the stars and the truth is.... gems have limited themselves. If not for our technological prowess our race would have stagnated years ago. We do not evolve... instead we bastardize our own kind in an effort to seek improvement we can find in other cultures. The scope of the Diamonds is power hungry, egotistical, and forward motioned. They get progress so fast... that the whole universe falls at their sides... . There is a word for that... Tyrants... Genocide... Evil. I love Homeworld and Gem kind... I wish to see it improve, not be destroyed. I love Gems." Musgravites words from his mouth; but, he had heard them enough that he could easily talk like her
Morion is a patient Gem After all, being spy, sitting in the darkness, like a Gargoyle, watching from the shadows, listening.. all of that takes time... Lots of lots time in fact And of course, Gems are immortal So the Smoky Quartz waited, patiently for the answer (and the question wasn't too easy, Morion didn't expected a "oh, yes, yes I am" kind of answer) But non the less, he was afraid of the answer A part of him wanted Demnetry to be a Rebel; not for the excuse for killing, just... he can't put his finger on it why, just wanted him to be a Rebel His other half wanted him to be Loyal, just like him
"Touchy... tell me about it..."
He murmured with rolling eyes
"Uh... you... are"
Cold fear started to creep into Moiron's heart He looked away
"I... You are right. Sometimes I had doubts. Still got them..."
He slowly nodded
"Do NOT think Demetry, that I love to fight with Gems, or shatter them! I am a Monster, but not that bad!" "Aww, just a victim? Poor dear..."
The Voice gigled in his head, but he ignored it
"I... I think I understand Demy... "
He nodded with a sigh
"Personally I always suspected, our race was... we are not "real". Not that way, how other races are. I think we were... in the distant past, made. The whole damned race of our was made to serve! Just look at us! Shapeshifting, immortal being, capable of adapting any enviroment, no need to eat or sleep... and can reproduce with "mass production"... we are literally perfect for conquest! If we were netural race...?"
He shook his head
"Anyhow, we have rebelled I think... against our creators and the Diamonds know where are they now. This is why the Diamonds fears the Rebelion. It happened once, and way back then, they were the rebels... so they know, what rebelious Gems are capable of!"
Morion massaged the bridge of his nose
"Sorry... my mind wandered away. The point is... the point is, I think essentially you are right about... us. The Gems. I... I can't say, I loved my Diamond, not that way you loved your Lady. But it is hard to turn my back on Her. Even after all the horrible things she may or may not have done."
He stood there, watching Demetry His voice then become much much more softer, quiter:
"How you can't just... turn your back on me, although you know, how horrible Gem I am, beyond redemption, after all those thing I have done.... Or to your Lady in the same situation, am I right? Princess?"
It was intentional name calling this time, a clumsy atempt to ease the situation He sat next to Demetry
"Not that I deserves your friendship or caring... or... anything else"
He shook his head, he badly wanted to hug Demetry, tell him everything will be all right... But resisted "I don't want to be your enemy. Fight with you... nor your friends, loved ones, or your Lady. And I would glady shatter Yellow Diamond... that egoistical warmongler rock sent more Gems to their deaths then White's and Blue's inqusition combined! But... but I don't think the rebellion was such a good Idea. It was just doomed this planet... "
Demetry decided to let this Princess slide. This situation was too tenuous to get upset over a stupid fluffy name. "What a strange thing to say... The rebellion doomed this planet? Have you seen the plans for the colony here.... the results of other planets. No.... they are doomed either way; but, at least if I rebel then there is a chance their doom won't come. Their planet under Diamond control without a rebellion would have withered.... their food stores depleted. They would begin to starve and slowly their lungs would attrify. All while cataclysmic events change the landscape of their planet.... no they were doomed before. Doomed to a slow painful genocide.... this way, with a rebellion. They can fight back, we can fight back. "
"Well, this was suposed to be a colony...! I don't know... good place to relax?"
But Morion had seen enough Gem-terraformed... Gem-formed planets
"Yes... yes damn it, the Diamond would hollowed out this planet, slowly transforming it to a Gem-colony..."
There is no point to deny that After all, facts are facts
"But the Humans didn't treated their planet any more gently! And this IS their home! It is a miracle humans didn't drove themself to extiction... "
He sat there with a grumpy silence Then:
"What would the Crystal Gems do Demetry? Lets say for a moment, the Rebels won this fight. If anything, the Diamonds are efficient. If destroying the Earth involves more trouble than benefits, there are plenty of other planets out there with resurces.... so they let the Crystals have this rock. What would your side do? Sit back and relax, watch the humans continue their selfdestructive ways? Or try to teach them? They are sooooo good at learning! When will... ah, forget it!"
He spatted irritably Then looked to Demetry
"Fight back... humans alingside the Crystals for their planet... against the Empire's might? Or against the Loyals whos only crime is just not following your cause, if the Diamonds leave this rock alone...?"
Morion massaged the bridge of his nose and mumbled
"Great... we are arguing again, just like an old couple...
"I think you got me all wrong Mory, I don't know all the answers. Nor do the Diamonds. This situation is so crazy that I don't think anyone has a clear answer. What the crystal gems will do is something I can't predict. And sure... humans have ruined there planet in their own way... but, they are an inferior race. Imagine what they /could/ become. Can you even do it? I can't. I have seen them evolve and sure there is bad here... they even have there own monsters. But, listen... just because what happens next is in fact terribly frightening, and heck it scares me a lot. And, no matter how much easier it would be to protect M'lady Tabitha if she remain loyal the fact is I stand with her. But, I also don't fallow blindly... at first I hated the humans too... they were meat bags. Filthy specks beneath me; but, I left myself open to change... and I haven't regretted it at all. So yes I wanna save this planet... what comes after... what comes after is not something I can predict and it terrifys me. If this path leads to my shattering that is my choice. And, I want humans to have a choice as well. They have the right to choose there future... and we, the gems of Homeworld... seek to rob them of that chance to choose. Who are we to do that?... Really, why are we better?... Cause we have tech... so what? Cause we are stronger... does that matter? What is life? What does it mean to live... to be superior?... those are the questions that wracked my brain for years... I don't expect you to get it... but, know... no matter how much I care for you and want to protect you from Blue Diamond... from... general gem pollution. I can't, unless you want to be... it's your choice Mory... or you don't have to make a choice. You can always... just not fight for either side."
"Humans? Humans are Inferior? Now thats something I never tough to hear from you!"
Morion was genuinely surprised It was a plesant one tho
"Yes... they... they are frightening"
The Smoky Quartz admited a bit shyly Then listened carefully Demetry's word were wise and true
"You are a philosopher warrior... a sage knight.... what strange combination"
He mused But it was just a little envy speaking^^
"Well, I've heard evolution is about survival of the fittest but... yes, I think you are right. Humans are pests, inferior meatbags... but they have the right to choose their own destiny, be it servitude under the Diamonds or perishing in the fires of war against our kind. Or we could be... well friends a bit strong word. And certainly not equals. But Gems are an adaptable race! We could enjoy the forest as much the crystaline spires of our cities. And we already have some cool buildings here... the humans avoid them. So we could, in theory co-exist."
He admited a bit relucantly
"You know... from my point of view, I only wanted to protect you from the Rebels and the Crytsal Gem's "pollution"..."
Morion pointed out with barely audible shy voice
"But I guess... you made your choice.. long long long time ago. And... after the "truth", well... we are still here. I still don't want to kill or hurt you or fight with you... and the desire of caring is.. still... uhm... mutual."
He cough with a blush, without the courage to look to Demetry
"Don't take it the wrong way Mory, but... I don't think you are fit to be a loyalist. And, before you feel insulted let me explain. Your sick... something is affecting you and it is a result of the absence of leadership.... no... no I think it's more from years of solitude. Based on what you told me that means Blue Diamond likely would... ."
She seems desperately sad at the thought. "Turn you into a battery. I fear that... there is more rebel.... Crystal Gem idealism in you then you may want. Now that doesn't mean I feel you should stop being loyal. Oh no.... I in fact am a fence sitter I suppose. In the grand scheme I am a Crystal Gem... but, if things change with Homeworld me and M'lady will consider rejoining... not that we have technically left. We still serve loyalist ideals... we help Homeworlders almost as much as we do Crystal Gems... though in our hearts we are rebels.... I don't know. I think you remaining as you are... without change, without evolving as humans do and gems do not. It'll kill you.... corrupt you.... and... well."
she reaches behind herself and picks up the corrupted gorilla like monsters gem and breaks the black bubble you placed immediately substituting her yellow. She then sends it off to who know's were in a stream of light. "One day I may have to just that to you and... I think I will die a little for it."
Not a loyalist... sick Great But... Demetry IS right The Smoky Quartz shook his head with a sigh
"No... no Demetry you... you are right"
The truth hurts. Why it must always hurt? He still can't look at his friend
"She would... shatter me..."
Morion whispered in a choked voice The cold fear started to engulf his heart About the neautrals and undecided Gems:
"Heh... funny... not so long ago, I have a conversation with Spider about the Butterflies and Spiders..."
The Smoky Quratzs shook his head, it wasn't immportant, just a stry tought
"No Demetry, it will not kill me. You will do! I expect you to do it! If I ever bacome corrupted, a real monster, the kind we fought not so long ago... I expect you to shatter me! Understand? No mercy! No hesitation! I almost killed you! Twice! And I was sane... more or less. Immagine me, when I am a full monster!"
But the dying part made Morion to stops, to bit his lips
"I... I don't want you to suffer Demy...'
He whispered It is hard to talk about this things with someone you like... Morion lets of course Demetry to stole his bubbled monster^^
"Consider it a gift for you..."
He murmured How romantic, a bubled monster^^ It was a nice excuse to change the subject
"I am a charmer... haven't you noticed." she chuckles, "And sure... I promise if you become a true monster I will bubble you no hesitation. But, until there is found to be no way to reverse corruption... I won't kill you. And that's why I stole the one remaining corrupted... for safe keeping... study... and possible incineration. The Crystal Gems have a facility for such things. Ever since the corruption started I found both loyalist and Crystal Gems have fought against it.... the rare loyalist actually trying to master it like some new war weapon... it really disgusts me where the scientific mind goes." she holds onto her gem and seems slightly unnerved as if getting into a touchy subject again. It is clear that though she puts on a front she really does see herself as a mutation.
"So... I'm not the only rebel your on friendly terms with? Tell me about the butterflies and Spiders?"
"I.... I did noticed. Uhm.. even while you were on the Homeworld. Seen you. In the curts. I usually was in the shadows, or standing next to a column, in its darkness... but I was there. I found you... fascinating, enthralling"
He mumbled with a little embarrassment And tried to change the subject^^
"Do you think... the corrupted Gems copuld be saved? How?"
There are things that makes even an insane killer's stomach to turn
"Monsters, the Corruption as a weapon??? The whole world went insane???
Morion was furious Tried to calm himself down, with a little succes But Demetry succeeded where he failed Finally looked up her
"Spider is not... is... uhm... well... she is kind of a rebel."
"The friendly term is a bit strong.. I would call it mutual respect and udnerstanding. We are both killers. Assassins. So... anyhow, the story. A little story, actually seen in a human transmission. It was a debate between two monster-brothers. Twins. The twins and a human girl found a butterfly stuck in a spiderweb. One of the twins attempted to save it when the other grabed the spider, killing it. He justified the action by saying it was the easiest way to stop the spider and save the butterfly, but the other become distressed because he wanted to save both. His twin countered that you can't save both, because the spider would die of starvation unless it ate the butterfly. The human girl said that you can't make that choice lightly because they're both living creatures, but he continues to argue that his way of thinking is right... "
"Wait you saw me on Homeworld?... When... I didn't go to many places there... I was often drafted with Lady Tabitha to go to other worlds." she blinks. The idea wasn't impossible. But, surprising none the less. "As to how to fix a corrupted... your asking the wrong gem. I am not a scientist... I don't even know what causes corruption yet. But, I like to think most things can be reversed... or mended so I believe it possible.. ." she shrugs.
"And I know that story... it's actually an old human tale of philosophy. It describes the tenuous balance of predator and prey... and in turn describes human relations to others and the sociological discussion of war. In a way... I am the child who wishes to save both... and the other child would be you. The humans are the butterflies... and the spider is homeworld gems. The real difference is however the spider... or gems in our case don't need to eat the butterfly... They don't need to eat at all. We can feed on uninhabitable worlds and expand our empire... with just a little more effort. Truthfully... our Empire suffers for little and truly has very little need to expand... we expand so we can fight other worlds... too expand again. We kill to grow... and grow to kill... that is a true monster... we are predators that murder not to live... but too... dominate."
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