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Bloodstone sighed as he walked outside of his shack, located on his own little part of the beach. Octi had decided to work on some renovations to the shack, given that it had been some time since anything had been fixed on it in the first place and he decided now was the best time to do it, given that he was alone for the moment. As he hummed to himself, he hauled out wooden boards and the necessary tools from inside, setting them down in front before looking around, trying to decide where to start first. Eventually Octi settled on the boards on one side as he started pulling the old, possibly rotten ones out and replaced them with new ones. As he nailed the new boards in, before giving them a fresh coat of paint, he switched over to his female form Octavia out of habit. Whether it was cause they wanted to or simply a force of habit was never clear, but it didn't matter. After all, who else was going to be here for now?
Morganite had walked in on a couple of "New Age" human classes, and one of the lessons that they tried to hit home with was meditation. She was never one to sit still for long, and she secretly wondered if that was the cause of her past misfortunes. Some of the forgettable humans had recommended that she try and meditate on the beach. Normally she tried to avoid the shore, the sand felt uncomfortable in her appearance modifiers and on more than one occasion she has been attacked by seagulls. But today was going to be different! From her view she saw a diligent gem, in a daresay-lovely-shade of green. It made her heart drop, her vision has never been the best so she had to get a closer look at this un/familiar face. At full speed. "H-hey hey hey!" She said, forgetting how to speak, nearly toppling over on the Bloodstone.
As Octavia kept working, she perked up a little when she heard someone coming down. Bloodstone turned and managed to catch her unknown visitor before the two of them ended up falling down onto the ground. "Oh my! Are...you ok?" She helped up her newfound..friend? Ally? Enemy? It was hard to say, but the more Octi looked at her she could recognize that it was..another gem! A Morganite at that. The last time she had seen one was...well...she couldn't really remember. "Hope you didn't hurt yourself there. The beach can trip you up sometimes when you don't expect it." She chuckled a little and smiled, appearing calm and willing to help if necessary. Octi was good at doing that
"Whatareyoudoinghere?" she asked in a one word sentence, completely unaware that she was still being held by the Bloodstone. "IusedtoworkonKindergartens--" She said without breathing, her words coming out more like breathy squeals "--ButIdon'tdothatanymore" Little stars twinkled in her eyes as she looked up at the Bloodstone. The soft pink gem rambled more words, but they were incoherent. She even lost track of what she was saying. It's been so long since she came upon other gems and the last time they had some... conflicting personalities. She had an awkward pause before she noticed the... odd predicament she had found herself in. "OH, SORRY." She said, attempting to get back onto her feet. "Morganite." She pointed to her gem, under her bust. Not that the Gem wouldn't instantly recognize her cut, but she hadn't been trying things the human way so long now, that new habits were just as hard to kill as old ones.
"Hey, hey, it's okay!" Bloodstone tilted her head curiously and smiled a little as Morganite rambled off. "I see..I'm Bloodstone. Although uh...I kinda ended up taking on an Earth name. You can call me Octavia if you want. Or Octavian, I um...I kinda have a tendency to switch between a male and a female form for some reason." She shrugged and let Morganite go, patting her on the shoulder "Just calm down, and take a few deep breaths. I can understand why you're acting like this. I'm here because I had volunteered to be part of the colonization program on Earth. Admittedly I...don't know how long I've been here. Kinda lost track of time after awhile" She gestured back at the house "Managed to take this shack in as my home to some degree, and have lived here for a good amount of my time."
The pinkish gem tried to breath, until she became overly self aware of her breathing and took in sharp breaths, puffing her chest out, and holding it in for to long. Flustered, she just stopped breathing altogether, trying to compose herself. Morganite's face turned into various shades confusion. "Why Octavia..n? Why an Earth name? Why that name? Aren't you proud of being a Gem?" She questioned, remembering to put spaces between her words. She bubbled up with questions, boiling over but she knew that she had a tendency to make others feel uncomfortable so she just made a mental catalague of everything that this Bloodstone was saying was wrong. Her head turned and eyes narrowed at the dwelling that the Bloodstone was building.
"Of course I am! I'm always going to be proud of being a gem. I only gave the Earth name because it seems to make things a little more comfortable with the humans" Bloodstone shrugged and sighed, sitting down on the wood "I mean..I dunno. Something just made me want to get a name to use along with my gem name. Ever since I got on Earth in the first place my existence has been a bit...volatile...seems like I can't really escape some sort of conflict. Then again I guess that's just a given situation" She shrugged and looked back up at Morganite, smiling. "If I sound like a bad gem for one reason or another, I guarantee I'm not"
She clicked her teeth, and leaned her head against her palm measuring up this new Gem. "I wouldn't say you're a bad gem" She said rubbing her palm against her forehead with vigor, trying to figure out the correct sequence of words for this new gem. "I know it's hard getting on with humans. And sometimes they suck. But I can... understand that you are trying the best you can." She paused, "I'll forget your name. A lot. But it's nice to meet you, Nutella." She kicked some sand under her foot, "I've been on Earth for a while now. But I missed all the 'good stuff' I've been mainly making peace with earth. I even started doing Yoga!" she exclaimed with a stretch of her arms.
Bloodstone face palmed and sighed, smiling. "It's Octavia. Just...just call me Bloodstone, for the moment at least. I think that might be a little bit easier for you." She chuckled and stood back up "I've heard things about...Yoga. It's one of those things the humans do to sort of be at peace with themselves, right? It looks interesting to say the least." Octy shrugged "So, mind I ask what you might have been back on Homeworld? I was one of the quartz knights, strong fighter. Fought with the army then came here for colonization. It's been...interesting. I've tried my best to make peace as well. Or at the very least not go insane and try to fight the nature around here"
"I can keep track of names, Octagon. I didn't sprout from the ground yesterday." She giggled. "But if it doesn't bother you, I might refer to you as Bloodstone. Sometimes. On purpose. Not on accident of course." She clarified. "I don't make accidents." She puffed up her chest, proud of herself, and hoping that the onlooking gem would be impressed with how smooth she was. "Yes! I've been doing yoga!" She bent her body into a shape resembling a sun salutation, eyeing the Bloodstone for any signs of admiration. "I was very very very important on Homeworld" She lied. "I used to work on settling, but I got a promotion into being a certified Kindergartener." She beamed. "It was great, I got to oversee the entrance of many, many gems. But I uhhh... I didn't like the trade off for it. So I don't do that anymore."
Octy laughed and smiled "That's fine, don't worry." Bloodstone smirked, admittedly impressed at the shape Morganite had. "You're quite good at Yoga, it looks like." She nodded as Morganite tried to explain what she did "I see...so then how did you get to Earth in the first place? I highly doubt Homeworld would let an important Kindergartener like you get away so easily...you had to have had some help, right?" She walks over, crouching down to Morganites level "Come on...tell me the truth. I won't mind. I mean I don't plan on hurting you. I only do that to gems who make me angry and..well, you're too adorable to really do that." She blushed, realizing what she just said
Her pink face burned red. She hasn't flirted in forever, it was refreshing but she was rusty. "Y-yes! I take c-classes. On Thursdays." She said, forgetting her classes were actually on Tuesdays. "I've been on Earth for... what was it? Five-no-six thousand years ago. You've probably heard of the Alpha Kindergartens in the north" She looked proud of herself, "I did the setting, granted I could do a lot better now but," The pink Gem was very prideful and absorbed praise from Yellow Diamond. On one occasion. "But some people thought the Earth was more important than a new league, so I don't do that. Anymore." She paused, "You wouldn't believe how long it took for me to discover than humans and animals weren't the same thing!" She laughed, trying to lighten the mood.
Bloodstone laughed and smiled "It's alright. I can see why you thought that." She sighed and nodded "I understand what you mean...erm...may I ask if you know of any other gems? I'm just wondering how many other potential allies are here." Octy shrugged and sighed "Yes I have heard of the Alpha Kindergartens. I remember seeing them at one point." She blushed and sighed "Um...s-so...." Octy was having trouble trying to figure out what to say, why was she feeling like this? "Um...would you like to come inside? I can assure you that it's safe to be inside. I have a collection of earth and gem tech in there, and at the very least we can be safe from anything that might come from outside." She shrugged and blushed more
"Honestly? I haven't met to many other Gems. A lot of coming and going, personality conflicts" She spat the last part. Her eyes narrowed, the gem shifted her weight onto her hip, betraying her discomfort for the topic at hand. She flushed, "I-In there? With you?" she stuttered, her already pink face reddened. "I mean, with wood?" She rambled incoherent nonsense trying to cover up what she said. Morganite chided herself on how smooth she was. "Sure Octopus, I'd be happy to um..." She trailed off, quiet for a second, "To be escorted into your shack." She laughed nervously. Her imagination wandered, to what might be in that shack. Her past experiences warned her not to trust a Bloodstone, but she tried to bury that thought in her mind. This one is nice, she thought.
"I see...I'm sorry about that." Octavia sighed as she stood up and smiled, chuckling a little "Alright then, follow me inside." She walked over and opened the door, showing Morganite inside. The shack looked like an average earth house in all honesty. There was a clear kitchen, living room, but one thing was different. There were various Earth objects scattered around the place, ranging from wrestling posters to things related to earth sports teams. There were a few pieces of gem technology as well, but nothing that looked like it could work without some necessary repairs "Apologies about the mess, you came at a time when I was trying to do some cleaning. So...yeah, look around! Tell me what you think!'
njrk97: I mean Carbon is a very chemically stable element, takes alot for it to react, and Diamonds are already made from immense heat and pressure on coal, so good luck trying to burn a Diamond Gemstone
Oct 1, 2020 0:51:38 GMT
Light: it still doesn't answer my question. What does it smell like (Although it would differ from gem to gem)
Oct 1, 2020 6:21:38 GMT
Chip the Fire Opal: And Diamond is still carbon... it should smell like burning grafit...
Oct 1, 2020 13:07:36 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