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Octavia felt relieved as Empire City came into view. As a hawk she had been able to fly there in roughly 15 to 30 minutes but was still tired as she fluttered down in front of the gates of Morion's mansion. Octi turned back into her regular female appearance as she explained to the guards why she was there. Once she was let in, she sighed as she brushed herself off and walked inside. Being told that Morion was inside, Octi felt slightly nervous but confident. The fact that Morion was someone who hadn't threatened to kill her despite their *ahem* disagreements was good. It meant that he could kind of be trusted even though the last time she met him she was gunned down in the end..
The Mansion's heavy, ornamental double iron gate opened before Bloodstone
The tight security (the usual thugs in shades and suits, headsets, with chained dogs, patroled in pairs) was still there, as two of them accompanied the Gem to the doors, Bloodstone could see the not-so-hidden cameras^^ It was a mansion, a "home"... but a fortress too at same time The guards were armed... the Quartz Knight could recognize some of them from the Kindergarten... and their weapons. The ones that sent him/her back in to his/her Gem in a very... very unpleasant and painful way The humans recognized Bloodstone too... but the columbian and Jamaican thugs said nothing Just led the Gem to the doors, from where a buttler accompanied Bloodstone upstairs, to his master The Smoky Quartz was in one of the living rooms
So, now he was there, siting behind a harpsichord, playing
Octavia shivered a little as she walked through the mansion. She didn't want to mess with those guns again, especially after what happened back at the Kindergarten. Once in the living room with Morion, she couldn't help but look around in awe at the detail that the room had. The fact that the Smokey Quartz was able to make out a living this good was still impressive to Bloodstone, somehow. Of course she ended up blushing heavily when she realized how Morion had been dressed...or...halfway dressed? Either way, it was surprising to Octi how Morion looked without his mask and uniform. She decided to be courteous and sat down in a chair near the gem as he played. The song was a good one, although she was never the biggest fan of classical. Once he was done playing, she clapped and smiled "You're not that bad of a player, I thought it sounded fantastic"
"It's....alright." Octavia sighed "I was not exactly myself there if you couldn't tell." She smiled when Morion came back with refreshments "Thank you, and trust me you don't have to remind me about that." Octi sighed a little and took a sip "It's good to have a hobby like that, any method of relaxation is better than none" She blushed a little and sighed, pulling out the letter from Hunter and handing it to him "I mainly wanted to come to deliver this letter from Hunter. He appreciated the thought but didn't want to come. I hope you're alright with me as a replacement." She shrugged, not trying to hit on Morion if it sounded like that "I can go right now if you want. Of course I flew over here, yes I shapeshifted, and could use some rest.."
"And not just in the sense, that you were in charge, not your... what was it called? "Berseker Mode?" Berserker Bloodstone is not a separate personality in your mind. Yellow Peridot? It was evident, she is insane. Or should I say, posessed?" "Look who is talking...
The Voice in his head giggled; Morion ignored it As well as the alien feline, the balck panther, the Beast, that was lying before the fireplace. It was a manifestation that only the Smoky Quartz could saw... Hunger was there too... somwehere, lurking in the shadow, silently watching... waiting Morion cleared his throat, then sipped again from the drink
"You are Hunter's carrier pigeon? How cute! Let see that letter... and don't be silly! You are always welcome here! As my humans says: "mi casa es su casa" My home is your home too... or something like that. But... why he didn't want to come? Any ideas? You two are... close to each other, am I right?"
Octavia was unaware of the other...voices? Manifestations? Either way, she figured that Morion was the only other person in the room with her. She sighed as she watched Morion read the letter "Well considering Hunter told me what to write I can tell you exactly why he didn't come in the first place. He said that he figured he could never replace Demetry, and that he still doesn't want to work with you on any of your projects. Of course I know he still had a moderate level of respect for you considering you spared him back at the Kindergarten" Bloodstone patted her compatriot on the shoulder as she sat down next to him "I still have a lot of respect, and admittedly care about you somewhat"
"Understandable... but Demetry is not irreplaceable"
The Smoky Quartz murmurred as he read the letter
"Narrow minded little Zoisite! it was a mistake to spare him in the Kindergarten!"
Hissed in cold voice Then laughed
"Just kidding... I harbor no ill feelings against Hunter for refusing my offers, or anything. A bit dissapointed, but I can understand him. Alone and lost in this alien planet... confused about the truth. After all, he faced the reality when was there... he is a scout, who searched and discovered then "doomed" several planets and species. I guess, he is a young Gem. Couple of hundred years old at best, never experienced the true meaning of the Gem's immortality, power and might... never realized, he is one of us. If you get what I mean."
He puted away gently the letter with a sigh
"But... It is sad. After all we are in the same court... or was. I honestly don't know, he is still loyal to our Diamond or self-disgust chased him to the Crystal Gems...? "
Then looked to Bloodstone with an inquiring glance
Octavia got nervous but then breathed a sigh of relief when Morion said he was joking "Please don't scare me like that. And I do understand what you mean" She nodded, leaning back in her chair "Really and truly, he's become independent on his own in my opinion. He wants to try and see if we can preserve the beauty of Earth. It's an admirable goal and before you say anything yes I'm aware of how impossible that practically is. He doesn't want to betray the Diamonds though so...there's that." Octi looked down at the ground and blushed a little, nodding "I-I do care about you..I mean for one, you're still one of the first gem allies I ever made on this planet. Even if I don't always agree with you..I'm not gonna lie, for example, I got worried about you, along with Hunter when Yellow Peridot turned into Rubellite back at the Kindergarten"
"Independent... you mean a bit rebellious? His choice. But please tell him to be careful! If he choose Earth and the rebel Crystal Gem's ideas instead of the Gem Empire, he will be in a big truble!
Morion warned Octavia, but nodded about the Earth-thing
"Dear Bloodstone... it is not that impossible!
The Smoky Quartz shook his head
"You know, preserving some of Earth's beauty is not that unimaginable! Even if the Planet become a Gem Colony... and I guess, you seen one or two of our colonies, you know well how they look. Spires and all... hollowed out planet, the crystal buildings... BUT it is fully possible to imagine some domes, where some of the rainforests with their eco-systems, or meadows and oceans, or mountains are preservered for the future!
Morion smiled warmly
"Thank you for your care Bloodstone. You are important to me too. Most of the Gems I've met on this planet are dead or disappeared...
"I'm aware of that Morion, you don't have to remind me" She sighed and rolled her eyes "Especially since you gave me the same talk before." Octavia did relax though and nodded "I do remember that, and it does make me feel a little better that his goal is realistic. However I think he wants to preserve ALL of the planet's beauty. So you can see why I'm a little bit..concerned." Octi shrugged "I'll just see how things go. And I know..I'm so sorry that's happened to you by the way. To me, no gem should have to go through that, Homeworld or Loyalist. It hurts to lose friends that you trusted" She scooted closer to Morion and gave him a reassuring hug "I don't plan on dying any time soon, don't worry"
He played a bit with his voice, to sound offended, even hurt! But his smile betrayed the Smoky Quartz^^
"Okay, okay... no more reminders. I promise! You are on your own!
Moiron promised, then shurgged a little
"Well... if Hunter wants to save ALL of the planet, he is selfish and headstrong. This is the problem with the Rebels! Or the Crystal Gem wannabes! No compromise, no middle ground! Just their own insane desires and ideas! Instead of negotiations and parley? Sabotage, terrorism, attacks and propaganda... Your concerns are not without reason! Hunter is heading toward his own doom!"
The hugg was a bit expected, Moiron hugged the other Gem too
"You are a good Gem Bloodstone... and a cute one^^"
Octavia smiled and shook her head, laughing softly "You say that now..." She nodded "I do understand your point, but at the same time here's the difference. Hunter actually wants to try and make a COMPROMISE so that both sides of this little 'conflict' agree to at least leave a decent amount of nature left unscathed. You have to give him credit, it's not a bad goal. He's at least trying to be a hero in his own mind." She sighs and blushes when Morion ends up hugging back "Wait..do you r-really think I'm cute?" Octi looked up at Morion, him still being the taller of the two no matter which form Bloodstone took "Not many gems have really said that about me.."
"I suppose that could work. And not THAT kind of hero Morion. Hunter's trying to be helpful to nature, he's quite the artist and tends to see beauty in alot of things you and I might not expect" Octavia shrugged, trying to defend her friend "And there's no way he'll die! Not on my watch at least...he's a friend, and I want to make sure he's safe." She smiled though and continued to blush, looking down at the ground "I....I can't really remember. I want to say one or two but...even then, that was back on Homeworld. I don't think anyone here on Earth has actually complimented my um...cuteness" She giggled "You might be the first in that area"
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