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"-shoot webs from my butt like your spiders." Hu......Human spiders shot webs from their butts? Varis couldn't hide the short look of surprise he had from learning this fact. While he had spent lots of time on Earth... all of his time, alot of the little things such as insects, he didn't spend much time learning about. "I dont think you really n-need any more limbs.." a smile reutnring to his face.
He was pretty glad to know no other gems like her were on this planet, well..... that he or she knew of, deadly-to-gems type gems aren't needed here really... one can only imagine the kind of damage a group of gems like that could do here, or what they could do to humans. Then she called him out on not telling her about why he himself was here, still keeping up his pace with hers, "Uh... trying to get from p-point A to point B, yea? Plus... never know wh-what you might find down here.... " he paused for a moment, "....I have a feeling the random things around here are most l-likely yours aren't they?" he was still half way sure about outing himself as a Gem... a CRYSTAL GEM. She would be happy he was a Crystal Gem right? Really only one way to find out... also the way does not include doing it in a small space.. thats also dark.
Had he really never seen a spider before? She tilted her head as she scanned him up and down. What a charmed human life he must live... Well, he was no doubt going to see some human spiders now.
He had walked into about a million spider webs.
This was their home after all. He was intruding.
Spider snickered when he walked into a rather big web. The spiders liked Spider. They seemed to share a kinship.
"The... Random items aren't all mine. I keep most of my things together, but sometimes humans and other gems come here and leave items." She shrugged and as she looked up and saw a scurry of spiders run off, hiding from the light.
Not paying too much attention as he walked... it wasn't hard for him to wake stright into a group of webbing, which... of course made him jump and try to remove said webbing from him.... easier said then done! Thats also when he realized that he might hurt or kill a spider doing this. Slowly he stopped and just tried to slowly remove the web safely, also didn't work as he walked into an even larger group of webbing.
"Pffffffftt!" he tried to avoid letting any of the webbing into his mouth, didn't taste anywhere as good as anything else.
"You aren't human, are you?" fianlly clearing himself of webbing, he stops when Spider asks if he was really human, "Uh... I mean... what e-else what I be? You didn't beleive me when I said I was a gem... maybe im a ghost?!" Now he was just having fun... trying to get as much time out of this as he could.
Spider chuckled, she had been rather naive, hadn't she? She crossed one pair of arms as one hand shone the light on him and the last hand started to gently pull away the webbing from his face and body. Her black fingers moved delicately, trying to not harm the web. She cared a lot for these creatures.
"I suppose that was wrong of me. Even though you are tall, you are... Not very... Gem like. Were you made on earth?"
If that was true, it would explain a lot. Maybe something about the dirt here made human like gems? Was that why they were wanted this planet so badly?
Once he was free from the webbing she turned sharply and kept up the walking, moving at an increased pace. "Since you are a gem, I can speed up a bit." He would have no issue with keeping up with her.
It seems she was able to see though his little ruse, he figured it wasn't going to last long, the longer they spoke. Standing still as she picked the webs from him, once she had finished he pulls down his hood. Reveling his neon green hair, buzzed short both sides with the center staying longer.
His gem held this dim green glow, worn and scratched. Clearly his gem has taken some damage over his years on planet Earth. "I mean... I don't r-really know why I look like this, iv seen some gem stones here on Earth with a like.. T-Tan color on the outside.. I mean... I could shapeshift." he never thought about that, shift his projection tone to fit in with his own kind.
Speeding up, Varis had to pick up his pace as she started to move quicker. "Y-yeah I can keep up... Also uh..." yeah just throw this in there, "Im a Crystal G-Gem too... Heh you uh.. Still wanna join?" he wasn't sure how to go about this... Normally the gem asked him, but he knew this was something she said she was interested in.
It wasn't normal for a human to have green hair? She was sure she had seen a gem with green hair before... Perhaps not as bright, but green hair none the less. She liked the green. Reminded her of grass. Perhaps, not so much the bright part.
"Do you always stutter? Or do I just have that effect on you." It was less of a question and more of a statement. She was sure his fear was well placed, but she wasn't trying to scare him.
She looked at him out of the corner of her eye, "Yes, I still want to join, but... I don't know. You don't seem very... High ranking." She didn't mean as weak, more like... He lacked the confidence of a leader. The stuttering. The way he acted, all jokey. "Do you have the authority to just... Add members like this?"
She of coursed asked about the stutter... it honestly was something he had dealt with for some time. While he was with his old friends and allies, it wasn't nearly as bad if there at all! Seems over the years and the lose of more then a few friends along the way.
"Well... its n-not that im scared iv uh.... fought a-alot bigger, heh." He wasn't looking at Spider any longer, his gaze stright ahead as the two gems moved. "Just an old habbet, and we don't REALLY h-have ranks... we have our leader and the rest of us just kinda work on o-our own. Not too many of us anymore... I am one of the few active Crystals left." He saw her look at him, "Look..." He stopped and stuffing both hands into his hoodies pockets.
"I know I dont have the look... or sound like a leader... I don't gotta do that... im good at hitting things. Hitting them REALLY hard and ill do that until whatever im fighting can't get back up." he didn't sound angry or upset... still had a normal tone but he was clearly focused. "I dont need to be the leader, im a Crystal Gem and I stand for Earth and anything else that dosn't want to live under some Homeworld bully, Also...." he picked up pace again keeping his head locked forward, "Just because I offered... don't mean you would pass anyways..." He kinda mumbled towards the end, while he offered her a shot at joining them... she seemed to think its just a "Yep your a gem!" No... he had a test in mind....
He was acting all serious and focused. Looking right at her.
It was pretty cute.
Spider snickered a bit, the smirk never leaving her face. She watched as he started walking the wrong way.
"Oh, please. Mighty crystal gem, tell of this test you seem to be talking about. But in the mean time, might wanna turn around and come this way before you run into the corrupted gems that roam down here."
She waited patiently for him to turn around and started walking the right way. "I try to not fight, so if that is your test then forget it. I am trying to be a better gem, and when I fight I start... Collecting venom and I just have a natural urge to bite."
Of course.... he had been overlooked just like all the other gems that came from off world, it was something he had gotten use to... looking human and having human appearnce modifiers was enough that by looking at him he was dismissed. Then they would hear him talk... if he had not lost them already, they were gone now. Still walking before coming to a sudden stop as she spoke, "-might wanna turn around and come this way before you run into the corrupted gems -" letting out a sigh he grips the bridge of his nose, he got a bit frustarted being as he didn't remember turning around... how did he start walking in the wrong direction?!
Turning and reutrning next to Spider, hands still stuffed into his pockets. "Its not a fight.... f-forget it anyways you would fail...." He grumbled... seemed like he was tired of getting looked down upon by Homeworld gems. At this point he was ready to just leave, or have some kind of corrupt gem attack so he could clear his mind.... he wasn't thinking clearly. The Spider (To him) didn't seem to mean any harm, but this tone... he was just done hearing it. First that annyoing Homeworld gem he met along the time he first arrived in Beach City. Then the stupid cowboy, followed by Pyrope... it turned into a friendship but he wasn't gonna not admit that how he was spoken to by her when they first met bothered him.
Even the Crystal Gems from Homeworld would give him this tone... Obsidian, he even remembered Carbonado talking to him like he was some kind of dumb rock....... no one needed to deal with something like this for so long... maybe it was time he did something to change how gems looked at him.
This test he kept mentioning... He clearly wanted her to ask about it, otherwise he would have just let it go. One hand on her hip she hesitated as she stated at this gem. He looked... Beat up. Not physically but perhaps a bit... Mentally. She crossed her other arms and sighed as she started walking, going down the fork in the cave for a couple steps.
"Hey, listen. I don't mean anything by it. I'm just... I don't know, messing with you?" Is that how the humans said it? She hoped so.
That was when she got an idea. She stopped dead in her tracks and turned to face him, grading his arm in a no threatening but urgent matter. "You mentioned that you were strong right? Wanna prove it?"
There was a almost gleeful look in all her eyes when she said that. She looked around briefly she started pulling him back down the cave path. The way she had just told Varis to not go. Truth was, this cave was quite infested. With both weak and strong corrupted gems. Some of the easier ones were easy for Spider to handle on her own, but there was also some she couldn't handle. So she would carrol the bigger gems into smaller caves and trap them.
He took on the appearance of a boy and boys loved to fight, right? He might like this and Spider would get some of the cave back to herslf.
More then ready to leave, he kept his pace up even as she tried to apologize... not that she had wronged him in anyway just.... wrong words at the wrong time. Seemed Variscite didn't want to hear any of it until she grabbed his arm, without turning around to look at Spider. She seemed to ask if he wanted to prove his power to her.
He didn't turn but he pulled his arm away from her, "Pfft... not to you..." he was cold.... very dead pan to his voice. It was very unlike Variscite to act like this.... normally he would have rushed down the cave and almost busted his face off the wall, only to get back up and start booking it once again. Without lieing he wanted to go with her, no way it didn't sound like something interesting. After all... she knew far more about the cave passageways then he did.
"Why y-you wanna be all friendly now?" He didn't turn around, "I just..... ugghhh..." He grunted before covering his face with both hands and sighing. He seemed a bit confused... maybe more then even normal. He was torn... he wanted to go and see what she wanted to show him, but at the same time... why should he? This was the first time he was ever so judemental about doing anything with another gem.. short of fusion which he REALLY didn't think she was going to.
Was this being friendly, or was she using him to help clean up her cave? Spider paused when he pulled his arm away and stood there shining the light on him for a couple seconds as he seemed to fight with himself. She frowned and shrugged her shoulders.
"I don't think I am being friendly. I think I am asking a powerful Crystal Gem for help in clearing out my home. That happens to be..." She gestured around, "On earth!"
Was he really going to say no to a gem in need? A gem in need who wanted to help clear this place of corrupted gems? Which would help earth? He seemed to be having a tough time inside his head, what on earth could he possibly be thinking about?
Spider walked over to him, and placed a hand on his shoulder now. "Listen, you don't have to. I can... Let you go on your own." She turned and pointed down the hallway now, it was just black. A deep dark black. "The corrupted gems are down this hallway, you are gonna turn left, left again, and down a hallway for couple 2 minutes. Then you'll start to hear the scratching..." She trailed off, looking at him in the corner of her eyes. Wondering if he was going to take the bait.
Now she keeps calling him powerful... it was out of pity, he could tell. Why else would someone which so much? Even if she said she wasn't being friendly, she wasn't being mean or rude... she clearly had a good heart... er... gem. She was right though.... she had an issue as a gem here on Earth involving her HOME.
One of her hands rested upon his shoulder, and now she was just going to let him wonder about the cave to find the corrupt gems? Seeing as he couldn't shine his light before him it would be a bad idea for him to wonder down the path alone. "If I go down there by myself ill g-get lost. Just lead the way... ill follow behind......" Still not looking towards her he reaches his hand over his gem as his neon green gem began to glow brighter and brighter, bathing the cave in green light. A ring formed out of light that he then began to tug as the light from his gem formed into chain links.
Seeming to get stuck... he gave one more pull with his arm as if he was starting a human lawn mower, from the back of his neck. With his last pull something seemed to almost shatter outwards from his gem before re-forming into a large crystal ball bigger then a basketball, the dense crystal ball drops to the ground and with a heavy "THUD!" it smashed into the ground. He turned to fianlly look at Spider. He didn't speak and just nodded his head as if saying "Lead the way." If she was going to help him get out of here... the least he could do was help her out quickly.... then make his exit.
A ball and chain? Now that was actually impressive. Her weapon was just... String. It was partially the reason why she went looking for her artifact. She loved her bow and arrow, made sense for her to have it. String could be helpfull, as a whip and such, but her bow and arrow... She was training.
"Fantastic!" She clapped him on the back with two hands before starting the charge. By charge she meant a brisk walk, she was jogging. Full blown jog. She was rather interested in seeing how this was going to happen.
"Don't feel so down on yourself! No one else can do what we do. Despite what homeworld said, we are all different! Don't take what... One gem said to heart right away. I'm a rather dour person."
A short jog into the cave, with Spider leading the way, he would start to hearing the scratching and the breathing. Something was living in this cave and it did not like where it was. The ground shook a bit when it heard the foot steps. It knew Spider was coming little did it know she had some help this time around.
"Okay, so, this one is a corrupted rose quartz. Sounds easy, right? But for some reason she got... Big. Real big." Spider was shouting this over her shoulder just so Varis could hear her over the growling and shaking. "She's about the size of a human freight truck. She has turned into... A monster. Twisted colors of pink and red. She has the shape of a rhino but vines are growing out of its back and it can use them like hands. Its strong and those vines on its back make it hard to get at cause it can swat you away. Its mouth is filled with sharp teeth and I swear it looks like someone sewed a cat's muzzle over its mouth. Its twisted and ugly and somehow hasn't brought down the entire cave with its giant spikey horn. Got any questions?"
"Fantastic!" Even a pat on the back.... this was normally all Variscite would normally want from anyone... them just to know he wasn't some defected stone. Still, reguardless of this he still didn't care too much, he was still set on helping then just getting out. What started out as such a simple day was turning its way into something else all together.
She tried again to make the young gem feel better.... didn't do much. Even as Spider picked up her pace to a jog as he moved thought the cave, Variscite walked above a normal pace just to keep up with her and carried his weapon over his shoulder. The chain jingling did echo softly though the cave passageways. "More then one g-gem..." He mumbled again and maybe it was loud enough for Spider to hear, maybe not depending on if she was listening for anything from him. Part of him started to think this was a trap.... if it was she was making a really bad mistake... Variscite in small battle arena wasn't the best thing to fight.
Both the sound of Spider slightly yelling and the loud scratching and... moaning of the Earth around them filled Variscite head, "Do you... h-have it sealed off?" He had an idea... maybe he could destory this creature without even having to fight... maybe his ability would come in handy here in such a small place, work far better then anywhere else.
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