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The Mansion was the same Well guarded fortress and home Bloodstone was always welcome here, the guards, the human "Quartzes and Rubies' greeted the Gem as a good old friend After all, the Berserker was a friend... not their enemy The Butler bowed and showed the way to his Master The Smoky Quartz was on the balcony, watching the stars and listened to some music Actually he was singing along with Sinatra
"And now, the end is near; And so I face the final curtain. My friend, I'll say it clear, I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.
I've lived a life that's full. I've traveled each and every highway; And more, much more than this, I did it my way.
Regrets, I've had a few; But then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do And saw it through without exemption.
I planned each charted course; Each careful step along the byway, And more, much more than this, I did it my way.
Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew When I bit off more than I could chew. But through it all, when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out. I faced it all and I stood tall; And did it my way.
I've loved, I've laughed and cried. I've had my fill; my share of losing. And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing.
To think I did all that; And may I say - not in a shy way, "Oh no, oh no not me, I did it my way".
For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught. To say the things he truly feels; And not the words of one who kneels. The record shows I took the blows - And did it my way!
Bloodstone sighed as he walked up the stairs. Octi had taken a moment to rest after shadow traveling that fast to Empire City, after all it was a method of transportation he hadn't used in a long time. Eventually though he walked out onto the balcony with Morion and sighed "Hello again..I do wish I could have come under better circumstances." Octi sat down on the edge and looked up at his Smokey Quartz...ally. "I don't think I need to say much other than it's getting harder to try to be a peacekeeper here...in fact I've honestly considered trying to shatter myself for some reason. I just wish life could be a little bit better at the moment"
The Smoky Quartz was half-naked as usual lately; just in a black silk pants, and free flowing long hair. Walken to the table, and opened a bottle
"Drink? It is quite a good year!"
Morion poured from the amber colored liquid
"Mmm... Better circumstances..."
The Assassin mused, then sipped from his drink, tried to shoo away the haunting memories of his dreams
"So, from Berserker Quartz Knight to Independent Experiment and to a Mediator? Now this is unexpected I must say my dear Bloodstone! And you trying to keep the peace... between whom if I may ask? Me and the Crystal Gems? You do realize we are at war, do you? And it wasn't the Empire who started this... But I think I don't need to remind you to that. So... enlighten me, please! But it must be important if you consider shattering an option! The Diamonds have arrived and you want me to uphold my oath to shatter you, instead letting you to become prisoner or powersource? "
Bloodstone sighed and nodded as he sipped from the drink. He looked over at Morion "Mediator between you and Peridot. As much as you hate her, trust me I haven't forgot, I don't want to see her shattered. At the same time though, I don't want any of your humans to be killed...or at the VERY least your quartz Joseph." Octi chuckled and smiled "I still haven't forgotten that whole incident. Also in regards to the whole experiment thing I intend on going to the kindergarten at some point to see if I can salvage anything from there. I know not all Bloodstones were made like me and I intend on doing that...and I um..I don't know. The shattering was only a one-time thing"
"...I wouldn't call it a hate. You see Yellow Peridot is an Experiment, that is obvious. Being and Experiment is not a crime or anything. I don't have anything against experiments, some of my closest acquaintances are experiments like you, Lady Carbide and Demetry was an experiment too. My problem is, Yellow Peridot is insane. A dangerous, insane, erratic possibily corrupted Monster. You know her! Her insanity gave birth to Rubellite!"
The Assassin looked Bloodstone in the eyes, his silver gaze was full of concern
"She attacked my guests, you and Hunter and tried to kill you both! And you said yourself, this wasn't the first time... not to mention, she killed several of my humans and damaged some pricey equipment... This alone, the fact, she tried to murder you is enough reason for me to shatter her! BUT... But you and Hunter called her "your dear friend". I've honored that and gave her to Hunter in a bubble. Still, It is true, If I see her again, there will be no mercy! And do you know why? Because she is dangerous and insane. A monster. And I can't trust in your judgement... in the Kindergarten it was clear, nor you neither Hunter can tell the difference between Yellow Peridot and Rubellite."
Morion sigh, gently caressed Bloodstone face with sad silver eyes
"I'm still care about you my dear Bloodstone... and Yellow Peridot is a danger. She is not like you, she can't trun on and off her "warrior" side. Heck, I think she don't even have a "side", just a Monster and a mask that hides it! I am willing to just Bubble her... If you want Bloodstone. You know, I can't say no to you..."
The Smoky Quartz smiled a bit... but shook his head
"But she is dangerous... and armed, remember? A Peridot with enhancers. And this is Earth! You can buy any kind of weapon in a store! We can't tell the differnce between Rubellite and her... They are possibly not even a split personality just, as I said, an insane monster with a mask called Yellow Peridot.."
Morion embraced gently Octavian
"I don't want to lose you too my dear Bloodstone... but I am afraid, untill she is contained, everybody is in grave danger! But if you truly belive... if you can look in to my eyes and say: Yellow Peridot is not like I've described now, and not a danger to you or anyone... but only then, I can promise you my dear Bloodstone, I will not hunt her or anything... I she not forces any confrotnatnion, I am willing to rist this, and let her roam the Earth. BUT only if you can say this without any doubt or anything Bloodstone! Because if you can't... then you know damn well deep in your heart, that I'm right and the Universe would be a better and safer place without her!
Bloodstone sighed as he finished his drink and looked over at Morion. "I...don't know. The thing with Yellow Peridot is that she is afraid of your humans and you using them against other gems. Besides that, she is as loyal to Homeworld as they come, I can assure you that. Octi finished his drink and looked down at the ground awkwardly "Another thing..and I will admit this is testing me a little, I believe she miiiight have a crush on me." Bloodstone laughed nervously before looking back up at Morion "I can't bear to see Peridot shattered. I've been one of the few friends she has on Earth. I have no idea how many people from Homeworld actually trust her. I don't want to lose her..not like what could happen." Octi blushed and smiled as Morion embraced him "I appreciate it Morion, I really do...despite our differences, you've been one of the few gems to really care about me this much. I gotta give you credit where credit is due in this case." He sighed and rested his head on the Smoky Quartz's shoulder "How come I'm the one that has to get into these awkward situations? I know Peridot's not dangerous...well, not dangerous to Homeworld in the long run. To the rebels, I dunno"
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The Smoky Quartz gentle embrace tightened around Bloodstone
"Yellow Peridot's fear... is somewhat justified"
Morion admitted with a low voice, almost with a whisper in Octavia's ear
"But not beacause of my Human allies. Beacause Humanity itself! Sooner or later they will realize, the Aliens on their planet are waging a war! Even if the Rebellion would case to exist, and the Gems on Earth would unite under one Colonial Court.... the possibility of the Diamond's retribution would be still there. Not to mention the Corruption. The Monsters. It is just a mater of time my dear Bloodstone.... Humans will choose sides. Some of them will support the Rebellion, and since Starlight Swan, a Crystal Gem Hero already claimed Beach City as her domain, I think the humans in that city will side with the Rebels, beliveing their lies. There will be humans who will side with the Loyals, like my Humans, realizing a tiny little Planet and a handfull of rebel can't possibily win against an intergalactic, technologically superior Empire that is far far older than their own existence on the planet... the only hope for survival is on Our side. And there will be the third group, the Humans who will want only one thing: get rid of the Aliens on their world, and in their eyes, death would be a better than living with us, they will do everything to destroy us! The slowly spreading Corruption and the Monsters are just the Icing on the cake! Eventually, the dumbest of Humans will notice the huge and vicious monsters trying to eat them... and will arm themself or seek out Gem allies against the monsters."
The Assassin kissed gently Bloodstone's hair
"Yellow Peridot's fear of Humans is quite justified! But I am not the source of this problem... I am the solution! Human allies are important in this war... and likewise important in the time of peace! Humanity's involvement in Gem affairs is inevitable...."
Morion unfolded his wings, spread them, with a bit shapeshift, huge black wings, smoke and darkness, silk soft shadows hided the Gems from the world When Octavian talked about Yellow Peridot's crush on him:
"I can't blame her for her feelings... you are brave. Smart. Beautiful. Strong.... And I can tell you, as long Rubellite is "in" her mind, no Gem would trust her, maybe want to use her, but will not give her any trust...."
He rested his head on Bloodstone's head, with a sigh, holding him in his embrace
"I think she is dangerous to anybody who posess any danger to her existance... but... I belive in your judgement my dear Bloodstone. I will not hunt her, nor try to murder her... and only will fight with her if she starts a fight. And even then, I promise my main goal will be not to shatter her.... just to bubble her! I give you my word, my oath..."
Bloodstone blushed as he listened to Morion. The Assassin did have some points, to be fair. It was honestly all of that which Octi had been afraid of. "I believe that she fears you might turn your humans on Homeworld or...something along the lines of that. In all honesty I can't quite remember specifically." He smiled a little as Morion held him close, despite the differences these two had, it never hurt to have someone who could be so...caring, in a sense. "Thank you for promising not to shatter her..and in the event that you do bubble her, I can take her back to my shack and then work from there." Octi sighed as he moved a little into the warmth of Morion's wings "I realize the irony in some of this by the way, how the big strong Bloodstone knight is afraid of fighting again.."
"My Humans are loyal to me, and thus to the Empire. But it would be good to know, what is my "crime" in her eyes... exactly? But since she is insane, I will not try to find any logic behind her motives, except maybe revenge. He uses excuses to avange her defeat, when my humans poofed you and her. It is a bit ironic, I wanted to protect you and my Humans when I gave the order to shoot...."
The Smoky Quartz then nodded, but this was more like a cat-like nuzzle^^
"I will deliver the bubble to you personally... Hunter I am afraid is not really trustworthy."
After these words Morion smiled
"You are not afraid of fighting my dear Bloodstone..."
In the cover of the dark feathered wings, he hold Octavian in his embrace in one arm, the other raised Bloodstone's head gently by the chin
"...you are afraid to loose somebody in the fight. That is not the same... I know the feeling too"
"I don't know, okay? I've tried my best to figure out but I just..ugh..." Bloodstone sighed but blushed and smiled a little when Morion nuzzled him, feeling a bit more comforted. "Thank you..that does make me feel a tiny bit better about this I suppose." Octi looked up at Morion and smiled a tiny bit at him "That's true...now that I think about it at least. I don't think I want to lose you, Hunter or Peridot for that matter in the fight. I care too much about all of you, that's just because I consider all of you a friend to some degree or another. I suppose that's the downside to being independent" He chuckled a little and blushed
"You know... insane Gems considered deficient by the Diamonds so they become Shards. We don't really have experts. We are just glorified Von Neumann probes by Human standards, or sofisticated Artifical Intelligences. We don't need or have doctors of the mind. I don't even know, an Insane Gem even could be "cured" for that matter, or insanity is a form of corruption. But... Humans do have doctors."
The Smoky Quartz sigh He hated himself, every proverbial fiber in his hard light body screamed against it, but he tried to help Bloodstone in this Yellow Peridot case But the smile on his face started to fade "Good doctors. Called "psychologist". My Humans explained their function to me... some of them have trubles in their head. Risk of the job they said. Nothing serious. These doctors maybe could help your lover... Yellow Peridot, to conquer her inner demon once and for all."
Morion loosened his embrace, there was a bit sadness in his voice
"One day you have to choose my dear Bloodstone..."
"True...I suppose that might be able to help. I have no idea if it would work, I don't know if insanity truly exists in gems or not." Bloodstone nodded and sighed, looking up at Morion "That's the part I hate Morion...I wish I didn't have to choose." Octi couldn't help but stare for a minute before blushing heavily and quickly kissing the Smoky Quartz on the lips before looking back down at the ground "I-I'm sorry. I don't know what came over me there..." Octi sat down on the ground, letting the wings cover him as he sighed "It's stuff like this that my..views are always being questioned in my head. It's why I hate being in wars"
Now the kiss was unexpected But deep inside the Smoky Quartz actually wanted that kiss He tried to fight it, tried to drove away Bloodstone from his side... ...but he do missed him
"We... we are conqerors... and.. .uhm... War is our ... uhm..."
But words started to betray the Smoky Quartz Finally he gave up
He murmured, and pulled Bloodstone up, into his embrace, and in the cover of the dark wings, gave him a passionate kiss The whole movement was fluid and like a dance... ...to a point, the bodies started to glow, become intangible, just two light mass, with two floationg Gemstones... starting to meld... In the accidental Fusion, Bloodstone saw for a brief moment their would be internal fusion realm... were he saw Morion But he was not alone Behind him, there were shadowed figures, his inner demons:
"Well now, what do we have here...?"
The Voice whispered, with a soft voice, like silk The Beast
Its voice was more of a growl really, growls and hisses, not real words, or whisper, just feelings. Bloodstone could sense its curiosity
Not that the Hunger had any voice... it was silent, really. Just it was there too... strong enough. Primal. Dangerous. Its silence was its voice And watched Bloodstone... silently... patiently...
The Anger's mighty roar filled the fusion realm There were more - including a titanic shape, a tenctacled lovecraftian horror - , but they were the closest; bloodstone could see the chains of solid smoke and darkness; Morion tired to hold them back, so they stay in his mind
He turned, spread his wings, summoned his scimitar, and the wave of his hand pushed Bloodstone out to protect him from the Smoky Quartz's own mind The forming Fusion was over as soon as its started to form Both Gems stumbled back; Morion was gasping
"S-s-sorry... I... I am so... sorry..."
Then poofed With a cling his Gemstone landed on the carpet
Octavian looked around in awe when he realized where he was. There were so many beings inside Morion's head...stuff started to make sense now to the Bloodstone. This explained why the Smoky Quartz acted the way he did, this all matched parts of his personality! As Bloodstone woke up and was out of the fusion, and Morion's head, he sighed as he picked up Morion's gemstone "It's alright...you didn't know that would happen" Octi says as he walks inside, explaining the situation to the butler, sitting down with the gemstone in hand "How odd...normally gems poof when they're tired or exhausted from battle...was the mental strain too much for him?" He mutters to himself, trying to make sense of everything
Then he left After a while Jospeh came up, nodded to Bloodstone
"It is not your fault B... I've checked the security records"
He gave a bottle of cold beer to the sitting Gem
"The Boss explained this to us... whats happen, when a Gem is too... tired. And don't be afraid, you are not in danger, nobody blames you B. We have strict orders... never hurt you. Oh, and you are the boss, till he is back or in case he dies. This in in his Will. Senor B.
Joseph the Quartz bowed with a smile
"If you want anything... just whistle"
He patted Bloodstone in the back, then left him alone It took time Several long hours Days But then the black smoky quartz started to glow and float Morion reformed in his usual humanoid form Almost immediately he was on his knees, gasping, growling... then crawled, curled in a fetal position After a while, he was silent...
Melody: here is a link if anyone is interested
Jul 29, 2020 21:45:23 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