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The conversation again threatened to drift into unfamiliar territory at the talk of kindergartens: 7XB knew the basics, of course, but for a brief moment they had sincerely hoped that Euclase wasn't about to launch into a full, technical discourse and expect them to follow along. Luckily, and quite surprising (though at this point the Quartz should have learned to be less shocked by it) she simply wanted to inquire as to 7XB's origins, a faint, bluish tinge coloring their stark-white features.
It was not shame, but an unusual mix of pride and reluctance to talk about themselves. This, though, had always been something they had been rather proud of, even if it only shown it certain company. "I am not totally unique among my cut," they admitted cooly, "but rather uncommon within my kindergarten all the same." Certainly some further information was required, no? It have them a rare reason to talk about themselves. "I was one of approximately six Quartz that came out pure of the initial growth. And..The first among those to emerge." Again, they did not wish to appear too self concerned: "I remained there only a few months after, I do not know if any came after, from other cuts."
Without much else to say Euclase elected not to comment on the Quartz current explanation, at least initially. She had simply nodded,noting at the start though the blue tinge on the gems cheeks. She must admit,seeing a Quartz get flustered so easy was a bit of a surprise to her. She did suppose though that she never much pried into the affairs of the other Quartzs, when they were off duty or in their cubbys she usually let them be. While some gems may tended to see it as going soft, she found that a balance of power and of kindness bred a loyalty far greater then just fear or resentment.Besides at the end of the day she was still a medic first,so at least small degree of compassion was built into her.
She took a moment to glance back at the screen, a small 'hmm' escaping her mouth as she swivelled back in the chair and altered their course ever so slightly "Primary life forms have succeeded with basic space travel,so the earth tend to have of their archaic tech in orbit.Don't want to hit one of them" She explained briefly while still facing the screen.
At this point Euclase seemed to somewhat back off from the questions.Wether this was a lack of her having things to question,or because she was trying to get the Quartz to talk or inquire of her own accord was still a mystery that only Euclase knew the answer too. Granted though,with how she seemed to navigate the conversations before,it is probably leaning towards the latter.
7XB never been a gem who has appeared weak or soft, and in truth, they weren't in the slightest. They were stoic, serious to a fault, and loyal, yes, but that didn't mean the Quartz was without empathy; 7XB was a commander, a soldier, and they had to appear strong and unyielding.
Luckily for them, they were both of those things.
Their head roller toward the viewport on instinct, absently listing off the innumerable scraps of space junk, their nose wrinkling with distaste: even Earth's atmosphere wasn't free of human trash. It didn't matter, though. They'd be gone soon, in a cosmic sense. A moment of silence, uncomfortable even in its briefness, and then, without pulling their steely gaze away from the ocean of trash around them, "You..Say you were grown here, is that right?" That's what she says, wasn't it? For their own sake, they had heard correctly.
It was subtle,almost impossible to see, but Euclase seemed to stiffen abit when the Clear Quartz inquired about knowing that she was from Earth.She seemed to let the question hang,before answer it. Her older disposition coming back.
"Be still my Gem she actually initiated a conversation" She stated,in a rather light tone.
"I don't recall mentioning it,maybe you found it in a file,regardless I was" She affirmed happily "Primary Kindergarten. So a Alpha Gem through and through.I was one of the first 100 gems made for Pink Diamonds glorious new court." She seemed to take pride in being one of the first of Pink Diamond's Gems "I was a similar case to your own Clear" She continued,smiling abit as she shifting the ship around the debris field. She let out a small sigh,"As far as I know,I'm a unique cut of a already rare and fr-" She paused weighing up her options,she ended up falling silent for a moment "Lets just say I don't wear my Diadem just for looks" She said solemnly as she tapped on the Pink Diadem laying on the control panel.
"Perhaps," She started once again,her gaze seeming to travel past the debris and onto the Earth itself "We may come across my hole in the Kindergarten, I do wonder what has happened to this planet since I was last here" the casualness seemed forced in her tone, and even in her gaze as the Earth. Something felt lost in the statement,that underlying compassionate tone she had seemed to of wavered when talking about the Earth, as if she was talking about a home that she once occupied,but had no fondness for. Something had happened here, something that had effected Euclase,but what was it?
"By all means though keep asking away" Euclase piped back up "Inquire all you want,its nice to actually be able to talk to you instead of at you. I felt like was just being egoistical and ranting up until this point. Ohh look i'm doing it again,"She said covering her mouth slightly.
Dark brows knitted together as one as their rotation brought the planet into a fuller view, a giant blue marble in a sea of blackness; 7XB was certain Euclase had mentioned her origins before, but when they looked back..They simply couldn't find it. That was exceedingly odd, how else could they have possibly known? Troubling.
Their chin came to press against the side of their shoulder, faintly, as their eyes alone turned to observe Euclase rather hawkishly as she spoke, lips pursed as if the quartz was trying to look through her. In reality they were listening, learning quite a bit from what little had been said. She was fragile, wasn't she? It would be prudent for a gem such as herself to employ a guard under any circumstance, but was she infering that her rarity caused her gem to lack strength?.. Those hard, dark eyes focused for a moment upon her superior's oceanic gem a moment before returning to her face. "You..Have you ever been.. Home?" They inquired faintly; Homeworld, they meant. That was their home, after all: the true home of every gem.
Euclase was a rather old gem,maybe she had mentioned it in passing,on their previous interaction at the Moonbase,or maybe XB simply heard it from the other Quartzs in the Moonbase. It may of even just been a conjectural thought, many of Pink Diamonds gems should come from her own colony, right?
"Home is such a funny word, so vague,yet so distinct, Home can be a place to fear,or a place to love. Home can be where you are,where you were,or even where you are created. Where would my home truly be? Is it among the dirt of this planet,where I first emerged,is it the place I reside, or is it the place labelled as Homeworld" She seemed to break away from the tangent, she felt like she knew was Clear was referring to and answered.
"Once" She answered,equally as faint "So very,very long ago"
"My Diamond had elected to bring her relatively small court to Homeworld, as a display of power,to show Gemkind what the newest division and gems had to offer. We were not there long, and I fear I can not remember much, at that point I was still rather fresh.Everything went by in a blur, but I do remember,it was wonderful." She explained, a small smile emerging on her face "I would truly love to go back,but i'm not sure if I have the courage to be on the same planet a-" She cut herself off "Nevermind that,its hardly much concern now and is a rather silly notion in the first place." she concluded.
"Besides i have a job to do on the Moonbase anyway, you think its easy keeping that location running as smoothly as it does with a bunch of bored Quartzs around,on top of all the new gems?" She added lightly.
((When do you want to transition in a Kindergarten thread?))
The Quartz's expression faded back into that neutral, pensive expression as Euclase danced, for some reason, around their question before answering their question, rather than a simple yes, which would have been more than enough for 7XB. Still quite alert, they were entriged by this explantation, short-lived and incomplete as it was. Unwilling to pry any further, they relapsed into that stoic silence, arms clasped securely around their back, right palm resting atopt their icy gem; Turning back towards the window, they noted, "We should be positioned in orbit above the Prime Kindergarten shortly." It was a quiet blurt, short and to the point, much like themselves. The mission was at hand and, well, it would be incorrect to say they didn't have their doubts about this. Most kindergartens were perfectly safe..
Clear was right though, at this point their orbit had lined up with the primary Kindergarten and they were now ready to head down. With a few more taps she shifted the ships position once again and began descending. With a rumble the ship began fully entering the Atmosphere,the front screen glowing as the ignited oxygen burned past the hull.
Eventually they broke through the upper atmosphere and began slowing heavily,coasting into the white fluffy clouds that seemed to hover within the sky. For a moment they were surrounded in the fog, before they erupted once again out the other side. The water droplets on the screen losing grip and rejoining the air once again.Now the Kindergarten was in clear view, deep gouges in the purple terrain ended up creating a almost labyrinthine network of paths through the larger landmass. Dotted with smallish holes and strange Bacteriophage like machines.
"Okay" Euclase began as she grabbed her Diadem and clipped it up around her forehead.Swivelling around and standing back up, she strode towards the back of the ship "Lets make a House call".
(Ill probably make the new thread if you want,feel free to add a final reply if you want. Next thread is gonna start with the eye making its last 100 or so feet descend before landing)
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