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The food court was on the top floor of the Himitsu office building. The meals served there weren't necessarily the best in Empire city, to say the least. For this reason, people rarely went there for a meal, leaving it usually barren. This was actually, up until a new restaurant was added, or to be specific, put under new management. It was a diner called Saporem Cenaculo. The diner was never thought too highly of in the past, run by an old man who in his age had lost his ability to cook nicely. The Man was about to abandon his shop, until some young person decided to inherit the Diner. Since then, about a week ago, it has become a bustling place, full of people who don't even work for Himitsu.
Saporem Cenaculo wasn't too special, it has a checkered floor and a counter, as well as many pictures of famous chefs and artists on the walls. Smooth jazz played from a jukebox. It seemed that the young person who now owned the diner was the only one working there. Sweet smells wafted from the kitchen, beckoning passerby to enter. The young man stepped out of the kitchen holding a menu.
"Order T17? Order T17?" He called, looking around. A Lady in a sundress quickly took her meal.
Empire city was confusing to Pebble, who never been to densely populated places like this one before. The contact to her superior was cut off for some time now, leaving her on her own. She had spent quite some time watching humans around here as they worked, just passed by, had fun or even fought. Humans were still elusive to her, but at least they weren't dangerous and their customs were really interesting at times.
Pebble decided that she sat around enough, so she started following a human in a black suit. The human entered a high-rise building, walking thru the Lobby towards an elevator. As Pebble wasn't wearing any clothes she attracted a few funny looks, but as this was a big city where everyone was just wearing what they want nobody really cared.
After a minute of awkward silence in the elevator they arrived at the top floor. The human seemed to have hit the wrong button, cursing quietly and returning to the elevator. Pebble decided to try out the place on this floor, so she entered the diner, wondering what would happen now. She looked around this place, of which she had no idea what its use was. But whatever it was, Pebble really wanted to try it out.
Sulfur got his next order, it was a plate of only wasabi, and a lot of wasabi at that. He smiled, knowing that although this customer was either brave or stupid and was going to be hurt badly wasabi was pricey and he could make some cash on this order. He threw his menu in the air, high, almost touching the ceiling. He started to boil some eggs, dropping them in a pot, he then used a ladle to stir some batter, and he threw the ladle to hit a button on a toaster, which wasn't automatic. Catching the toast midair he whirled backward and caught the menu.
Using the toast as a tray he scooped up the plate full of wasabi and handed it to his customer. He stuffed the toast gently in the mouth of another customer. Leaning on his counter Sulfur smirked confidently at the maneuver he had just pulled off. He suddenly noticed a new customer, but this one caught his eye. It was a gem, but not the one he hoped to meet, this however meant that his cuisine was starting to bring his species in. He had the appearance of a human due to some shapeshifting, and leaned on the counter to address her.
While she was waiting, Pebble was wondering about what the humans around here were doing. They all just sat around, some were talking, some were stuffing things on plates in their mouth. She had seen other humans doing that before, but this seemed to be a whole place devoted to it. Her eyes stopped at a man behind the counter, who seemed to be really into someting, performing a lot of manneuvers with the stuff from the plates. "Is he trying to... fuse with someone? Nah, theres noone else dancing here, also I'm not even sure if humans CAN fuse." she thought, tilting her head. She was a bit startled as she was approached, standing up straight and putting on her empty ready-for-everything look on for a second, before she noticed that she was just being asked what she wanted. "I wanna do... The stuff that's done here." she simply answered, nodding towards a customer eating.
Sulfur raised his eyebrows as Pebble talked. It was comical to him that she didn't even know what a restaurant was, but again, she was a gem. He had been on earth more a few millennia, therefore knowing human culture very well. He had to humor her, if he was the owner of a diner then he was going to do his job. He couldn't help but smile as she was very confused at her surroundings.
"I've got just the thing for you!" Sulfur said, whipping up another plate of wasabi sauce. The extremely spicy condiment looked similar to icecream, but either way, he was confident that the gem was unaware of what it was. He clicked his tongue, winking, and motioned for her to sit down. He watched her from the corner of his eye, amused.
The "human" seemed friendly to Pebble, judging his smile. She was getting a little excited as she never ate before, the excitement was in no way visible on her face, which remained completely neutral until she was givin the wasabi-plate Pebble looked down at the green stuff she just been served, looking sorta sceptical. It seemed to be some kinda paste, so it was probably easier to eat than other stuff, she thought. With both her hands, Pebble grabbed all of the wasabi on her plate and stuffed in her mouth at once. As she had no idea what to do afterwards, she simply let it stay in there for now.
It didn't take long as the hotness of the wasabi took over her whole mouth. Her eyes widened greatly as it went sorta painful, and her hands clamped down on the counter hard. "Why? Who would anyone wanna do this?" she thought as the hotness went worse and worse. Tears formed in her eyes as she held it out for almost 3 minutes before almost instinctively swallowing the stuff. Pebble dropped down on the counter, breathing heavily. The taste was still all over her mouth, keeping up the burning. "That must be the worst tradition I've ever experienced..." she thought, then looked at Sulfur again, an exhausted and confused look on her face.
Figuring that this gem had never eaten before, he was prepared to take advantage of that.
"You said that you wanted to do what we did here, what were you expecting?" Sulfur said, smiling. "Do you want something cold to drink? I suppose It`ll have to be on the house, you aren't from here if I'm correct?" He asked. Yet did she know, he knew exactly how far from 'here' she really was from. He smiled in a friendly way, but had really enjoyed torturing the gem with the prank. He quickly hit the batter with his elbow, splashing cookie mix onto a cookie sheet, he then spun and caught an egg from a high shelf and dumped it into a pot. As he threw out the shell, he grabbed a bowl. With his left arm he added icecream to the bowl, with his right he flipped a hamburger. He then scooted the bowl toward Pebble.
"It should ease the burning, I'd advise looking at the menu before ordering, some wierdos will serve you crazy meals!"
This Site will likely have unmarked Spoilers for the entirety of the Steven Universe Franchise, it is recommended that you go watch the show if you have not already before looking around the site.
Note: This Roleplay is an AU to Steven Universe, with its own Story to tell that will deviate from the show. While the show focused on Rose’s Son Steven, The RP instead presents an AU, where Rose started the rebellion conflict in modern day instead of 6000 years ago, and the story focuses on the conflict between the Homeworld loyalists, and Crystal Gem Rebels.
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Differances Between the Roleplay and the Show
•Within the Show, Rose Quartz Rebelled against Homeworld 6000 years ago. On the Site she waited and only started the rebellion in 2013
•In the Show, Pink Diamond was Shorter then the other Diamonds, and only had a short time commanding her Colony before the rebellion started. On the Site, as Rose Hesitated, Pink has had several thousands of years experience in managing her colony, and additionally is of a height and stature the same as Blue and Yellow Diamond.
•In the Show, the Colony was very early in production before the rebellion happened, thus explaining the lack of frequent Gem structures on Earth. In the Roleplay, the Earth has the same amount of Gem structures as the show, buts its because construction on Pink's colony was very slow due to Earth being on the furthest Edge of the Gem empire
•In the Show, the Crystal Temple was implied to have been built after the Rebellion, On the Site, its implied to have been retrofitted from a Homeworld Temple structure.