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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 23, 2016 17:42:36 GMT
Chip didn't sleep much, not that he needed to do that anyway... he spent the entire night looking at the moon. Pink Diamond and her fleet were here and there was nothing he could do about that... he had to adapt and survive, like always. But it wasn't the only reason he couldn't sleep... he was also angry, that he and Morion were arguing so much lately. Sure... he still thought that Morion was misguided in his blind devotion for Diamonds... but perhaps there was good reason for it? Perhaps Diamonds just were so great...
But most important was, that Morion took him in... offered him friendship and guidance. And brought him back into the "gem world". Trying to understand him was the least he could do to repay him...
With those kinds of thought he finally feel asleep when the sun was already rising...
He woke up after just few hours and even if he were still sleepy he went directly to Morion... they needed to talk...
"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!
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 23, 2016 18:51:06 GMT
Chip came through the building, passed several human quartzes that were guarding corridors. He just smiled unconvincingly at them while he was passing them. He wasn't in mood to talk with them right now. Quite soon he arrived to Morion's room, knocked on the door, waited a moment and entered.
He was met with a song. He didn't know it and he didn't care about it. Morion was standing on balcony, singing along. Chip cleared his throat to catch his attention.
"So... I'm here... do you think we could talk for a moment?"
He asked. He was surprised in his own tone. Few months ago, he was afraid to talk to anyone... now he was much more confident... probably even too much. He was changing too fast... and wasn't sure if he even liked that.
The smoky Quartz savored the moment of the song's end He liked the songs, music... tho' he lacked the ability to create any kind of music or song, or art for that mater But was a quite a good preformer Morion hold up his hand, asking for a moment from the young Fire Opal, to enjoy the last notes, and the silence that followed them with closed eyes Then turned to his young apprentice
"Good morning Chip..."
The Assassin greeted the young Gem with a polite smile, and choose not to remind his young protegee, he forgot to greet him properly
"Yes, you are her... and as I promised, we could talk"
Morion noticed too Chip's growing boldness Slowly the young Fire Opal adapted to his new life It wasn't a surprise... it was an inevitable There was no escape from one's own fate
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 23, 2016 19:15:02 GMT
Chip waited, until Morion finished his performance. He was pacing nervously, until the song finally ended and Morion shifted his attention to him. It was time to finally settle their differences... or at least try to do so.
"We are quite different... we believe in different ideals... and we were arguing a lot because of that lately... and I don't like that..."
He started carefully. He came here to solve their problems... not to escalate them even further.
"I know it might be difficult having me around... lately I feel like I am changing... too quickly and too much for my liking... I am not sure if it's because of getting healed... or something else... but I would like to try to mend some fences... "
"Yes... we are different. You are a Fire Opal, a special Gem, made for White Diamond according her exact specifications, with a clear purpose. I am a Smoky Quartz, from the Morion variant, born on the Homeworld, natural way, not thanks to an Injector, selected by Blue Diamond to be her eye and if needed, her wrath... I have thousands of years behind my back, you are young. And these are just the obvious differences"
The Smoky Quartz nodded with a smile
"We were arguing a lot... you are a "teenager". It is a human expression, I think you are familiar with it. And me? Well, I think I am kind of your step-dad... the arguments are natural in these situations... actually, I have impersonated fathers before, and had "sons". Trust me, you are not that different than the organic youngsters... But I think you are happy to hear this. I know you are not that big of a fan of the Gems...."
Morion walked to his chair and sat down
"You are changing, kid... thats true. You were... incomplate. But now, you are healed. Whole. Slowly you starting to become the Fire Opal you should have been all along. Well, without the traning and conditioning, but in you case, that is a boon.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 23, 2016 20:01:55 GMT
"That's just a conjecture... we have no way of knowing why was I created... and ironically that exact specification and clear purpose is quite unclear... I have no idea if I was created for White, Blue or Striped dotted Diamond... but that's not important... what's important is, that you saved my life... thanks to you I am healed... I am very grateful for that... even if I'm not showing it as I should lately... "
He said. It was quite difficult to admit...
"Teenager? So... should I get a tattoo? Start smoking... start to wear those awful snapbacks? I think I'll pass... for both of our sakes... "
"I should stop that stupid change somehow! I don't want to change! I want to be me! Sure, change is natural... but you were the one who told me, that we aren't natural... and... wait... you had "sons" before? Who? When? How? Where are they?"
"You never showed it... but I never asked you too show it. It is not something you need to show... actually, I am quite aware, you are grateful, and that is enough. I have done it not for a thank you or blind servitude... don't worry kid, I know, you are gratefull, you don't need to torment yourself over it, how to show it to me..."
Morion tried to comfort his young apprentice
"Well, the change is... well the adaptation is natural and... uhm yes, I had "sons", but to be honest, I don't know, if you really want to know the details... I mean it was the part of my job, and you are not the big fan of my line of work"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 23, 2016 20:37:03 GMT
"I know I don't have to do it... I don't have to do ANYTHING... I have free will, I could do whatever I want... but I want to because I chose to."
He said proudly.
"You know, perhaps I wasn't chipped by accident... what if that was the clear purpose. To create gem, that will be "human" as in having a free will, no memories to influence him... and defects to overcome. Will he give up? Or will he adapt like gem should? Some kind of cruel social experiment?"
He asked. It was probably quite far-fetched but still possible...
"And I think I would like to hear it... if you don't mind talking about it. If you are my step-dad then they are my step-brothers..."
He said. After all he was quite human... and for humans it was natural to be curious about their family...
Morion explained, while standing up and poured a glass of drink for himself "As you know, I am an Infiltrator... After a period of observation, usually I had to murder the targets, then stole their life, impersonating them. Job. Life. Family. Everything!
The assassin sipped from his drink
"So it wasn't unusal to play my part as the head of a family, and be with my victim's offsprings. Teach them. Care for them,. Be their father... or mother in every possible way. And after my job was done, I dissapeared in the night, leave them behind... never look back, never think about them. Naturally, separating myself from my "played part", my impersonated new personality was never... easy. So time to time, from the shadows, watched these kids... if it was possible. But it was rearly was, to be honest. That stolen personality was just the part of my job, like the stolen face or life... not me, not mine.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 23, 2016 20:58:33 GMT
"That's possibly the saddest thing I ever heard... becoming part of a family... only to leave them after the job is finished... it would tore me apart. And after 2 or 3 missions such as this there would be nothing left off me... just an empty shell... I can't even begin to imagine how you could do that for thousands of years... "
Chip knew, that Morion was strong... but he didn't think he was SO strong. Because he knew Morion was capable of caring, after all Morion cared about him, right? Or was that just another act? "So... after you rejoin the glorious Gem empire and you'll get a new mission will you just shed this personality, or is this the real you? Because if you wanted I would never meet the real you... we both know you have enough experience to play me as a cheap fiddle... "
He asked straightly. The question was pointless. He believed Morion... because he chose to...
"It was hard... at first. Then it became more easier and easier. But you are right..."
The smoky Quart nodded
"This why I am so terrible when it comes to emotions. It is part of the job you see. For fifteen millenia I have worked alone, as an Infiltrator, infiltrated courts, colonies, Gem cliques and countless species, wearing masks and created false personalities, or just murdered the originals and replaced them. When my Diamond gave the orders, from watching Eye I became the Wrath, hunting down the targets as an efficient killer. I have danced that complex and complicated dance of the masquerade... never really had the luxury of real emotions. I had to separate myself from my new identity, and its feelings. Feelings, emotions, the mysteries of the heart were always just a weapons in my arsenal. Nothing real."
"But with Demetry... that was real! First time in Diamonds know how long... I was myself, and I loved him. Or at least I think I did."
Morion shook his head
"He is gone now...
The Smoky Quartz sipped from his drink
"Don't worry kid, this is my real "Me". I saved you... well, you know the reasons why. And I do care about you, beacause of you kid, who you are. You are Chip. But you have to thanks this to Demetry's memory... without him, I would be just a shadow, wearing a mask, slipping in and out from the darkness, leaving only death behind me. He teached me to not afraid to care and form connections.You two would have been great pals....
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 23, 2016 21:54:37 GMT
"I understand it had to be difficult. But... you are not like that anymore. You even promised you won't shatter corrupted gems when I asked you. Do you really think you could go back to being just an assassin? You changed so much here on Earth... you are being you once again... not just some mask... and you got not only my loyalty, but also my respect... you, not some shadow wearing a mask... "
He said firmly. He believed what he was saying...
"I am honored you think me and Demetry would be pals. But now, when you said that you can't blame me when I will do my best to "save" you. In any way I can."
He already knew, that Morion had some inner demons... shadows of past that were still haunting him... but what else could be there?
"Yes... I can and I will go back Chip to my old life. You see, the two things, my old life and my experiences on Earth are not incompatible... Do you honestly think, I never experienced doubt or had questions before? This few years are a blink... but it is nice to know, I have your loyalty and respect"
Tho the kid never showed them In fact the young Fire Opal was anything than loyal or repsected anything his mentor said or done... insted always acted like a rebel Or a teenager^^ "Actually I don't need saving kid... but If you wish..."
If the young Fire Opal wants to play Hero, why not? But it was them, not Morion who were in danger
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 24, 2016 11:00:18 GMT
"That's quite sad actually... isn't there something nice about being the boss? Having friends... family... freedom to do whatever you want? Like hunting terrible city destroying mechanical shard drone? That was a blast... "
Yeah, Chip was subtle as Matrix... but he didn't want to believe, that all of this would mean so little for Morion. And respecting Morion didn't exclude disagreeing with him from time to time.
"We will see about that. After all, I'm planning on being around long after the whole Gem Empire is forgotten by everyone. Because flame is eternal... remember that."
It was almost funny, he wasn't afraid of Gem empire anymore. He would endure... survive. Even if shattered to pieces he would survive inside the eternal fire...
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