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It had been awhile since Bloodstone truly had some private time with one of their friends. What with training gems, trying to keep cities in one piece, and keeping an eye on the seemingly never ending conflict both physically and mentally, it had been a rough past couple of days. With this in mind, Octi decided that it wouldn't hurt to TRY to have some downtime by paying Empire City a visit. As much as the berserker didn't exactly approve of it, Bloodstone knew that they had to get away from things and...well Morion did always provide some good company, one way or another.
"Alright..let's see just how well this goes."
Bloodstone whipped out their chains and made the climb up the various towers in Empire City, eventually landing on the outside of the ship before sliding down to one of the platforms and landing with both feet on the ground...ground being who knows how high in the air though.
"No point in being rude...I suppose I should try to knock or get their attention somehow."
Octi giggled a tiny bit as they pulled out one of their chains, knocking on the door blocking the entrance before waving to a nearby security camera..that always tends work, right?
"M'lady Bloodstone! Dude... uhm... dudette, you have a com, just call, when you wanna come in. Better yet, the Boss said, give you a code, that let you in!"
The Human Quartz, named Vincent greeted the Berserker with a fistbump
"He is in the Sanctum... moody again..."
Inside there was Morion, watched the statue of Demetry with a sigh, singing quietly
"Love unrequited robs me of me rest; Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers; Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on me chest, And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers...
When you're lying awake with a dismal headache And repose is taboo'd by anxiety, I conceive you may use any language you choose To indulge in, without impropriety;
For your brain is on fire, the bed-clothes conspire Of usual slumber to plunder you: First your counter-pane goes, and uncovers your toes, And your sheet slips demurely from under you;
Then the blanketing tickles, you feel like mixed pickles, So terribly sharp is the pricking, And you're hot and you're cross, and you tumble and toss, 'Til there's nothing twixt you and the ticking.
Then the bedclothes all creep to the ground in a heap, And you pick 'em all up in a tangle; Next your pillow resigns, and politely declines To remain at its usual angle!
When you get some repose in the form of a doze, With hot eyeballs and head ever aching, Your slumbering teems with such horrible dreams That you'd very much better be waking;
For you dream you are crossing the channel, and tossing About in a steamer from Harwich, Which is something between a large bathing machine And a very small second class carriage,
And you're giving a treat (penny ice and cold meat) To a party of friends and relations, They're a ravenous horde, and they all come aboard At Sloane Square and South Kensington stations.
And bound on that journey, you find your attorney (who started this morning from Devon); He's a bit undersized and you don't feel surprised When he tells you he's only eleven.
Well, you're driving like mad with this singular lad (By the by, the ship's now a four-wheeler), And you're playing round games, and he calls you bad names When you tell him that ties pay the dealer;
But this you can't stand, so you throw up your hand, And you find you're as cold as an icicle, In your shirt and your socks (the black silk with gold clocks) Crossing Salisbury Plain on a bicycle.
And he and the crew are on bicycles too, Which they've somehow or other invested in, And he's telling the tars all the particulars Of a company he's interested in;
It's a scheme of devices, to get at low prices All goods from cough mixtures to cables (Which tickled the sailors) by treating retailers As though they were all vegetables:
You get a good spadesman to plant a small tradesman (first take off his boots with a boot tree), And his legs will take root, and his fingers will shoot, And they'll blossom and bud like a fruit tree;
From the greengrocer tree you get grapes and green peas, Cauliflower, pineapple and cranberries, While the pastry-cook plant cherry brandy will grant, Apple puffs, and three corners, and banburys;
The shares are a penny and ever so many Are taken by Rothschild and Bering, And just as a few are allotted to you, you awake With a shudder, despairing...
You're a regular wreck With a crick in your neck, And no wonder you snore for your head's on the floor And you've needles and pins From your soles to your shins, And your flesh is acreep For your left leg's asleep, And you've cramp in your toes And a fly on your nose, And some fluff in your lung And a feverish tongue, And a thirst that's intense And a general sense
That you haven't been sleeping in clover; But the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last! The night has been long, ditto, ditto my song, And thank goodness they're both of them over!"
Bloodstone blushed and nodded, fist bumping Vincent back as she walked inside
"Of course..I had admittedly forgotten about that and I wanted to make sure that I followed the right rules. You can never be too careful nowadays anyway."
She giggled and walked into the ship, putting the chain up and made her way to the Sanctum. She couldn't help but just stand there and listen to the song that Morion was singing. Granted it was hard to make out the entire lyrics but it was obvious that it wasn't exactly a happy song. Octi sighed a tiny bit as she walked into the room, making her way over and standing next to the Smoky Quartz.
"I hope I didn't come at a bad time darling..there any way that I can help?"
"Welcome Bloodstone! I am afraid you can't help, unless you can convince the Indepedent Gems to abandon their neutrality to support Homeworld, so the Crystal Gems would be forced to sit down and consider surendering, to end this insanity peacfully. Not so long ago, I had a visitor. A Fire Agate. She arrived with her own Roaming Eye"
The Smoky Quartz rested on his cane, felt really tired
"...with a squad of Rubies. Fire Agate is from Yellow Diamond's curt, basically gathering an Army for her mistress"
The Assassin gave enough time to Bloodstone to understand the situation's weight
"Do you remeber when and what I told you about the Future? And about the Diamond retribution...?"
"Yes, yes I remember and..how the retribution will be impossible to stop, and so on and so on."
She looked up at Morion, well aware of what this situation meant
"And as much as I know you'd want the independent gems on the side of Homeworld, there's not much I can honestly do. I know Carbide would possibly be willing to help but the gems are simply more scattered than even the Homeworld or Crystal Gems, I don't know how to get them all together...but I understand your concern and such, trust me."
Octi sighed and wasn't entirely sure what else to suggest or say...but she couldn't just leave right now. It was obvious Morion wasn't in the best shape..possibly
"I have expected something like this... prepared for the War from day 1. Plans, projects... with the certanity Blue Diamond will shatter me, becasue I have failed her and let the Rebellion and the Independent movement happen. Actually knowing your existence wil lend soon gives you some strange freedom and calmness. I will do what I have to do..."
The Smoky Quartz nodded
"I have no regrets... maybe only some, becasue I falied Chip too. I had to betray my young Fire Opal apprentice turst and friendship... made that sacrifice to minimalize the damage the future will cause. Sadly he is too young too hotheaded to udnerstand, and our relationship is unsalvagablly ruined. Lost forever."
The Assassin rested on his cane
"But humans and Gems will live, and sacrificing Chip's trust and faith was the price. I think you would have done the same... But enouh of me! Usually there is a reason you come to visit me my dear, how can I help you?"
"Somehow I doubt that Blue Diamond would shatter you...you've been too good of a gem to deserve that."
Bloodstone sighed and gave Morion a hug, looking up at him
"If this is a sign that the war is going to start soon, which I know you think it is, I'll do what I can to try to keep the casualties low. And I'm sorry about what happened to you and Chip...I truly am."
She blushed a tiny bit and smiled softly
"W-well, um...yes you were right I do tend to have a reason for visiting you. Admittedly I was hoping that I could just...simply have some civil conversation and spend some time with you. The past few days haven't exactly been good for me and I didn't want to try to relax at my beach home. As much as I like it and all, it can get..well, tiring of being in the same place after some time."
"I am sure, Blue Diamond will shatter me or order my execution. After all, it was my mission to watch and report, notice the signs and alert the Gems in position to prevent something that happened on Earth. I have failed Her and if Her Majesty let me live, I will try to fix my mistake... but if not, I will accept Her judgemen. I have failed Her."
The Smoky Quartz shook his head Every Rebel, every Independent was another line in his death sentance Including Bloodstone...
"But, as I said, I am willing to pay the rpice... be it for my faliures or my desire to save Humans and Gems"
He nodded and listened to Bloodstone And smiled warmly "You are always welcome here my dear Bloodstone... it is always a pleasure to spend time with you"
"Alright...just now that no matter what, I have your support."
Bloodstone sighed and smiled, aware of how risky it was for her to be around Morion should the diamonds actually come take over and...well all of that stuff
"Thank you...I do feel like it's the same way with you. You're one of the few gems I feel very very comfortable around in comparison to the others."
Octi blushed a little and smiled back, realizing how that could sound
"S-so um...I know that the ship has a lot of functions. Did you add anything new since I was here last time? I mean obviously it's been repaired and such but I'm just curious to see if there's anything..interesting~"
"It is a surprise, considering I tought you have lots of lots of friends... "
The Assassin admited "Or... did they abandoned you? Tried to force you to choose sides? Whats happened Bloodstone dear?"
Only a few Gems left for Bloodstone to feel comfortable around? That was... pretty sad "The ship was upgraded as you know with several High Gem-tech... and human technology. But this is a colony ship and a hope for my humans. We are actually ready to leave everything behind... but they wanted to stay, choosed to stay, mostly to settle debts and stuff... and because Chip. He is part of the Family, the Gang... and he's got some friends. The guys dont want him to leave his friend behind for them, so... here we are. Humans... but I think you and I would do the same, am I right?"
"We managed to squeeze in a little zoo too! Farm to be honest. You know horses and such things are part of the human culture, identity...."
"Oh Ice... yes, he is Chip's friend. Living with us. Don't know if he moved to the ship... or my relationship with Chip prvents him to do it."
Morion admited Ice was like a little puppy, followin Chip.. afraid of the mean old Quartz
"Sure... lets go. It is not that big, but quite nice. The Humans love to relax there, just around some animals. I have met Gems that are loved to shapeshift to certain things to experience the life and wisdom that form holds. Be a rock, or a tree, a droid, or an animal.. soar like a bird, swim like a fish, hunt like a beast; learn the way of the Shark, or enjoy the raw, primal power of the horses... "
Morion liked to take naps in the form of a big alien panther for example^^
"I see...Ice didn't seem too bad. He's just a bit timid. He at least admitted that he needs to learn some combat in case the scenario ever came up."
Bloodstone smiled a tiny bit and nodded
"I hadn't seen him with Chip so..I'll have to keep that in mind. I hope that Chip still has a decent amount of respect for me."
Octi nodded again, curious at how Morion described the farm area
"I see...I never realized Gems were actually that curious to try that stuff. I'm not saying that's a bad thing it's just..I know gems have been curious about the human culture and such but the animal behavior? That's honestly a first for me...maybe I should try that.."
"Belive it or not, life under the mean Gem Empire's rule is not that bad... even Pearls have free time, liek the Rubies. Actually as an immortal ageless race, we ave a lots of lots of time... IF somebody wants to find time, seh wil lfind time for herself"
The Smoky Quartz nodded
"Even the dumbest, mass produced, expendable Rubies or Servant Pearls are unique personalites with hopes, dreams, hobbies..."
Morion walked with Bloodstone
"We are adaptable, thus curious race... not that bad you and the Crystal Gems loves to belive!"
"Feel free to try anything my dear Bloodstone... this is your home too after all! You are part of the Family too! Never forget that!
"I'm not that bad...I'm totally fine with gems being adaptable and curious. It just surprises me as to what some gems try. And that's....well that's honestly interesting. I never was 100% sure how much free time there was with the Gem Empire"
Octi blushed out of embarrassment and sighed
"A-anyway, I do remember that I'm still part of the Family. And...well...I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot. I've never tried shifting into an animal form before so I think if nothing else this would simply be a good way to practice my shapeshifting abilities."
She smiled back up at Morion, seeming less nervous to try the new experience out
"Um..do you think you could take me to where the horses are? I feel like trying that form first"
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