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"Then don't ask them, just go with them. Show then how useful you can be! If they are your friends there shouldn't be any problems."
It was strange for him, he never really had any friends. Granted, his former guardians were close to him, but their relation was... complicated. And back on Homeworld? He had coworkers... confidants... but not friends... yet he was struggeling with being ok when his former guardians were out there, risking their lives for the rebellion...
"Maybe we could, but most missions I am sent to are infiltrations... and that require me to be alone... Crystal gems are not prepared to blow my cover just yet... especially with the arrival of Pink Diamond..."
Where was one diamond there could be others... and Sapphire was still in good position to infiltrate the Moon base...
"I tried, but they never let me! They don't want me to get hurt or something..." Flurry mumbled. "It's not like that though! I'm weak but I'm not helpless...I can heal people and my cloud lets me fly!" She said, crossing her arms and pouting. "The point of this is to get back at them, if they won't take me on missions then I`ll have to prove myself some other way. Please Sapphire! If we go on missions then they`ll see how useful I can be! Then they`ll have to take me on missions!"
"Ah, well you have lots of fighting missions too right? Like hunting monsters!" Flurry said, hopping off of her cloud. "I could help you with fighting, and travel too!"
"I understand them... it is not easy to see someone you care about getting hurt... but I also understand why it isn't eay for you. And even though I would like to help you I am not sure if I have a way to do so... as I said I am not much of a warrior... my skills are mostly defensive..."
He said while summoning his shield. "Even my weapon is defensive... I can block all kind of attacks... but it isn't all that useful when hunting monsters... whil it will keep me aafe it won't poof the monster... so I'm afraid that attacking a corrupted gem, even together, would be most unwise..."
He said. He could freeze the monster, or hit it with the shield for a long time...
"W-Well there's gotta be some mission I can help with! I can heal people and fly on this cloud! That's gotta be of use to somebody!" Flurry said, pedaling her feet anxiously. "Are there any other kinds of missions you go on? If I do this then maybe they'll respect me as a crystal gem!" She said, tugging her oversized shirt downward in anxiety. "Then they`ll take me on missions and I can be a help! If they have a healer then maybe fewer people will get hurt, and maybe this war won't turn out so bad."
"I doubt that there are many of your missions that I would be useful for, but please give me a try!" She said, balling her fists. "Please!"
"Oh I am sure there are plenty of missions that would benefit greatly from your skills."
He said suprisinly seriously. And he was serious. And perhaps there is something that they could do together. Sure, Sapphire was thinking he would ask his ruby guards to do it... but perhaps they could do it together? "Well... there is this one gem relic... that was kept on top of a flying pylon... that is guarded by terrible corrupted monster, that made the pylon it's lair... that relic is quite powerful gem artefact that could benefit our cause... but the monster is too powerful to be defeated easily... but if I would... gain it's attention, perhaps you could use your cloud, to get the relic, before we would escape... "
It was pure madness, but it wuld help her proove without a doubt that she is capable of going to missions. And he was going to give her this option...
Flurry's face lit up with delight, showing no sign of fear at facing a terrible gem monster. She gave a human salute, intending to not act like a homeworld gem at all. She wobbled a bit as she saluted, but she quickly righted herself.
"Yes! I will join you on this mission! Definitely my team will respect me after this! Thank you- um...what's your name?" She asked, dumbfounded at the fact that she had not even asked his name. She scratched the back of her head. "I should have asked earlier, heh...I haven't seen your species before... Well I'm ready when you are, what is the monster like? And what is the relic like?" She asked hopping up and down.
Sapphire felt really dumb for a moment. Sure, in certain negotiations, especially when talking to a weaker opponent, it was strategic not to tell him your name, showing dominance (and bad manners). This wasn't a negotiation at all... and the gem before him wasn't weaker, but he still didn't even introduced himself...
"I am so sorry I didn't introduced myself - I am Sapphire, I don't really have any other designation... "
He said, before continuing with answers.
"The monster? I am not sure, some kind of corrupted gem... some reports were saying he is breathing fire.. but that might be just a rummor. And the relic? It's an old gem tech... quite anciend by today's standart, but still functional... it's purpose is not entirely known to me, but I was told it could be quite handy..."
"Woah..that's cool! When can we start? We've gotta hurry before my team comes back, they might try to stop us. Then I`ll never be able to prove myself..." She said rubbing her chin. "Well, if you need anything, we got lots of stuff at the forge! Anything you need?" She said, making a wide gesture with her arms.
"We've got weapons over there..just there. We have some cool artifacts there, don't know what they do, I was told not to touch them, but if you know what they are then you can touch them! Also, I've got some human stuff there, it was left behind, it makes me happy to look at. Don't rush yourself, but...they could be back any minute." She said nervously.
"Well... as soon as we're ready we could go. There is no warp pad on the pylon, but there is one close enough. I will transform to something flying, you could use your cloud to get there..."
He said. She didn't appreciate how dangerous the mission could be... Sapphire on the other hand knew, that this could easily get them both shattered if not carefful. While thinking he looked around the forge.
"Who even made all this stuff? I actually was near the forge just once... but I wasn't inside. I had no idea there are so many weapons here... "
He picked up a sword that was small enough so he could wield it. Normally he had no need of a weapon... but since they were going to fight a monster he might as well take one
"Well... let's go then... I will borrow this blade for this mission, but I will give it back when we return..."
"It's great to met you Sapphire! " She chimed happily.
"Oh... well my cloud can't fly vertically, you`ll have to give me a boost into the air before I summon it... " She said. She noticed that he was looking around the forge. "Oh this? This was made by some bismuths a while back, usually it's just used to prepare us for missions, we don't hang out here much. There are weapon extensions here, made by bismuths, but since I can't summon my weapon though.. so it hasn't helped me much. I don't even know what my weapon is, I've never met another White Spinel. I guess you could say that we're a rare kind of gem, I don't know why that is.. "
He said while admiring the craftsmanship of the weapon he chose. He would like to meet this bismuth one day. Interesting how gem could make things beyond his programming when giving a chance.
"Well, I will try... you can't shape shift? And when it comes to weapon some gems don't have one. I, for example, don't have a weapon, because my indended function did not included fighting. I have a shield though, because I was too important to be left without protection... not that I would ever go alone. To Earth I came with several rubies and even one quartz soldier... "
"I am sure you will find out one day what your weapon is, don't worry... now, let's go. The warp pad is nearby..."
"I could shapeshift... but I can't do it very well, and when I do I get so tired afterward... " She said, holding one finger in the air. "I'm a support gem after all, no need for fighting abilities I guess... " After his statement about weapons she thought a bit.
"Yeah, that's probably the case for me, I bet I just don't have a weapon, that makes a lot of sense! " She chimed happily, as if this made everything better. "Yeah! it's time for us to set off on our journey Sapphire! To the warp pad! "
Flurry ran around a corner of the forge and hopped onto the warp pad. She turned to Sapphire and eagerly waited for him to arrive.
Sapphire nodded, showing, that he understands. Shape shifting wasn't exactly his speciality either. After all he was suppose to represent Gem Homeworld, not hiding who he was... but he had some skills in it... there were times, when he had to be a little stealthy...
"Perhaps you don't... and perhaps you do... only time will tell... there is no reason to feel bad about it."
He heard about some pearls having weapons... and they certainly didn't need one. So perhaps even gems that shouldn't have on could somehow "discover" one? He didn't know...
White spinal showed him the way to warp pad. Sapphire stood on it.
"Let's go then..."
With a thought he tranported both of them to the location he had in mind. It was a forest area, the warp pad was covered by some roots... it looked like it wasn't used for years...
"Be careful around here... this place could be dangerous... the pylon is nearby..."
Flurry looked around in awe. The pylon was high above them she stared at it with wide eyes. She hummed as they walked through the forest. After only a few steps, something caught her attention. "Wow...that's so pretty! " She said, pointing to an enormous pink flower. She ran to it and took a deep whiff of it's scent. She sighed in satisfaction from the smell. She turned to Sapphire and took a step toward him. "Sapphire! Come smell this flower! It smells amazing! "
Fortunately she had taken a step away from it, because it's petals snapped shut right after she had sniffed it. She turned back to the flower and it was closed, she looked confused. "Huh... I guess it's done blooming... bad luck... " She walked back to Sapphire's side. "This place is so cool! "
White Spinel seemed to enjoy this place. There were some toxic plants around here, but that were dangerous only for organic life. Also some predators, but they shouldn't be problem either. The only dangerous thing around there was the monster living in the pylon.
Sapphire transformed into some kind of weird bird. Nothing that would live on Earth, seemed like something from legends? It was actually a life form Sapphire saw on one of the planets he visitited. It had really big claws and wings, and small head on the end of a long neck.
"Summon your cloud please, I will pull you to the pylon. When we are there, I will engage the monster and you will try to claim the relic... please, don't try to fight the monster... it is too powerfull... the relic is the most important part... ok?"
He asked. His voice sounded weird, coming from such a long neck...
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