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Sulfur was disgusted by Blue Quart's show of affection. Affection was a sign of weakness, it left one open. While she was useful to him, he never particularly liked her. As she started to cry he frowned. He wondered why she was like this, she would heartlessly shatter gems that helped her, and then cry over some insane gem like himself. He for a second felt that she could be a loyal subject, but after Howlite's recent actions he reconsidered. He didn't want that to happen again.
He warped to their castle and walked into the main hall. He walked with Blue Quartz to the elevator. It took them down several stories below the surface. He was entirely silent as the elevator descended. Before them was a dark room full of many hanging chains and dark passages. A dull green light lit the room.
"This is my torture chamber." He said coldly.
As they walked the reached what appeared to be a chair with an orb on it's seat. On top of the orb was a hole, larger than a gemstone. The chair had many odd circuits and strings across it that looked like spiderweb. Sulfur gestured to the chair.
"Place the gem inside the hole. It will lock him into the chair and we can begin." He took an injection from a counter. It had an odd blue fluid inside.
The entire voyage was completely silent, it seemed as if sulfur didnt even know Blue as they didn't speak to one another one bit, she attempted to have small talk however with every approach to open her mouth she would shut it quickly as if she knew what he made do or say if she spoken. Lady Blue would then look down at Howlite's gem, as they entered the castle and headed down in the elevator she glowed her palm that she had the gem in and a lime green eerie glow formed, as this aura emitted she would be healing Howlite internally for him to reform faster quickly. Surely Sulfur wouldn't know this as he never seen her use this skill before, as they made it to an area deep within the castle she would see a chair with an orb on it that had a hole.
Lady Blue really didn't feel right staring at it, as the glow continued it would fade as the healing was complete, all she had to do is let it go for him to reform, she'd would then start to frown while looking down," Sulfur.. you.. need some time.. alone..not for our sake or that of myself, this is the benefit of yourself and your well being.. you've been hurt twice in your lifetime emotionally and you've taken the wrong steps.." she continued" Are we no different from a homeworld gems know.. punishing those who think differently? Reflecting with negative intentions over simple matters? Sulfur.. I've been by your side for a long time and I shall continue to however at the moment you only need time to think about your past actions.." she'd say while then instantly turning around she'd summon two giant mighty shield from her gem beside her arms.
As she walked towards the elevator she looked back however not at sulfur," Weakness.. is not bad.. all beings have it.. as yourself.. your just afraid.. scared of becoming that weakness... and it's ok.. I understand.. you've been through a lot, and I love you as if your my own little brother.. I'm doing what's best for my great family.. so.. just be to yourself until your internally ready..." she'd continue," A leader knows what's best for its team, a Leader thinks it's not ok to show weakness to ensure that his or her establishment doesn't appear weak.. but that's not the case.. everyone has.. there own weakness.. so get rid of that thought of if whom ever does it is weak.." she'd say with no emotion walking inside the elevator and heading to the main hall. Lady Blue would then walk outside staring up at the dull dark clouds as it began to gather more quickly than usual, she would then let go of Howlite's gem and sat it on the ground letting him reform, she wasn't turning a new leaf rather still had faith in Howlite. Lady Blue would then chuckle at the choice she made, she waited for him to reform as she had to speak with him before she would leave.
Suddenly loud, manic laughter filled the room as Howlite formed. He immediately started looking around. He looked at Lady Quartz. Was this a trick? A false sense of security? He switched to Tracker Vision. Where was Sulfur? He spotted Sulfur's signature on the far end of the hall. He turned back to the Quartz. I- I don't understand. Why? Why am I here with you instead of Sulfur? I figured you both hated me now. Sulfur never gave me a chance to explain myself. After our fight, I bounced around the world for awhile and did some soul searching. I'm still the same gem that you guys met and loved. Why you guys loved me is beyond me but anyways, I'm still loyal to this cause. I'm still a Broken Gem. That's why I gave him the gun. However I had hopes that he wouldn't pull the trigger.
"Wrong steps eh? That is an opinion. You underestimate me... Blue Quartz." He used her full name, as he often did when he was angry. "I am not only punishing this heretic, I am sending a message. That is how I differ from homeworld. He will remember who he is... of that you can be sure. So what if I pleasure myself in the process of making him suffer? That is my business."
He ran his hand along the bridge of his nose as she continued to speak.
"I am not, nor will I ever be your little brother. We aren't related, what do you think I am? A human? Simply addressing me this way because I am less in stature. Stature isn't everything... Blue Quartz." He hissed. "I am going to get rid of Howlite's weakness, or well... he will die trying to give it up."
Lady Blue heard every word that came out of Sulfur's mouth, she didn't know either to lash at him with full force of her words or to simply walk away, she finally saw it, the true sulfur she'd knew she would find it soon enough and there it was, this was his true colors and she didn't like it one bit. Lady Blue grinned at his words, as he brought up height with her little brother referencing she simply shook her head back and forth at how he thought that's why she thought of him as her little brother. Lady Blue didn't speak to sulfur on what he had to say as of now she could never come to her senses to forgive him now, she felt more like a pawn than a friend towards sulfur now which started to make her think about her desicions she made. All she would say to sulfur is," Goodbye.." she'd say softly as she proceeded her attention to Howlite, Lady Blue would see that he reformed which was good and he seemed rather clueless indeed, she would then inform him of what happened," After Sulfur shot you and poofed your physical form I grabbed your gem healing it along our voyage here, he wanted me to put you inside some kind of orb but I couldn't bring myself to do it as I still thought of you as a team mate and not a form of weakness".
Lady Blue then put her hand on his shoulder," You can stay and possibly battle him again or run from here and continue on your goodness I hardly care of your actions as it is none of my business the path you take.. but do me a favor.. this may be the last time you see of me as Of now I'm going solo on my experiments.. sulfur crossed the line with me and it's time that I simply fade from the group's existence, I'll do my research alone from now on till I can feel as though I actually belong..but make sure that you take care of sulfur when he gets all angry" she'd say calmly while giving Howlite a hug. As she would let him go she nodded towards him and headed out into the thick grey fog where she took the nearest warp-pad to remove everything she has known of the Broken Gems and now she no long wanted to be apart of the team.
Howlite smiled as Lady Quartz hugged him. He nodded as she left. He then looked over at Sulfur's signature. He had to do this. He walked up to Sulfur with a cold expression and stopped 6 inches in front of his face. You think I'm not loyal to you? Think I'm a heretic? Think pain will fix me? Then go ahead. He summoned his rifle and put it against his chin. Hit me with your best shot! He pulled the trigger and poofed. He hated wasting Lady Quartz's efforts but Sulfur was convinced. Howlite had to prove his loyalty by letting himself get broken. He would suffer through whatever Sulfur did to him. And he would do it with a smile.
Sulfur watched Blue Quartz in disbelief. He reached out his hand as she stepped on the warp pad, and was about to call for her when the beam illuminated the fog around it. He clenched his fists and growled, shocked that she would do something like that.
"I`ll deal with you later Blue Quartz! " He hissed. He turned back around only to be greeted by Howlite, who was staring into his soul. He seemed to be offended that Sulfur didn't trust his loyalty. This was a good sign to Sulfur, it meant that Howlite still had loyal intentions. Then again, Sulfur was never really one to forgive and forget. As Howlite poofed himself Sulfur smiled in satisfaction. He picked up the gem and placed it in the chair. The chair seemed to fuse with his body as it formed. Howlite's form was a bit liquefied to fuse with the seat, rendering him unable to move. Sulfur approached him with a syringe. He Dropped a blob of blue fluid onto a rag, which he started to rub onto Howlite's gem.
"This fluid was invented by an alien who hates gemkind. It makes a gem's body react differently, altering the Hologram. It causes the body to behave as human flesh and can be mutilated." Sulfur said in an emotionless voice. "We're going to have fun with this you can be sure. "
Sulfur grabbed a bottle of booze and leaned on a counter.
"Questions before we begin?" He asked, picking up a red cloth, most likely a gag.
Howlite woke up on a chair. As Sulfur rubbed liquid he chuckled. Whoa there Boss! At least take me out to dinner first. You'd think I'm with a woman on my "business" trips. You ever been with a Lazuli Boss? Lovely experience might I say. Then Sulfur asked if he had any questions. He raised his hand as if a kid in class. Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Ok here's my question. Umm oh yeah! So once you fail to break me, what say we go for a drink? I'd love to go for a drink with you. Oh! Also... How's the weather up there? You've put yourself on quite the pedestal. I just get all tingly when you get all high and mighty with me. Let's do this!
Sulfur grit his teeth, holding back an angry roar that threatened to escape his lungs. He turned his anger into a creepy chuckle. He still grit his teeth, smiling oddly at Howlite as if he were about to bite his head off. Sulfur noticed that apparently the chair hadn't enveloped one of Howlite's arms, he pushed a button on the chair and it glued his arm back down. Sulfur smiled in satisfaction that the nuisance was hindered.
"Oh Howlite, how much you have succeeded! I really am tempted to learn about the capture with you! " He took a swig of booze from his drink and let out a brief 'hah'. He was blushing from the alcohol already. Approaching Howlite he tightly and violently wrapped the gag around his mouth. He smiled so wide that it seemed his lips might rip. Sulfur had a small device that was made of metal, it had a leather strap on it's side. It was the heretic's fork. According to Sulfur, it was symbolic. He quickly strapped it onto Howlite and propped up his chair. It consisted of two bi-pronged forks that stabbed into his chest and neck. If he were to lower his head he would be stabbed once more. He fetched more equipment and started to sing. A grin was on his face.
"Did you trip down 12 steps into Malibu!? Oh Oh! So why the heck is there a light that's keeping us forever!? Oh oh oh... Bel Air baby, did you get dressed up, Pretty pout, pout!? Until you bottomed up, oh! I can't stop it when there's chemicals keeping us together...Oh oh... I'm singing- " Sulfur suddenly grabbed a metal device and latched it over Howlite's thumb. He cranked it to the beat of the song, slowly and painfully crushing his thumb. "Whoaaaa! How the mighty fall! The mighty fall! The mighty faaaaaaall! ...They fall in loooooove How the mighty fall! The mighty fall! The mighty fall- Oh how the mighty fall in love... "
Once his thumb was entirely flattened Sulfur grabbed another metal device and clamped it over the nail of Howlite's pinky. He slowly tugged it out to the beat of the song he sang.
"Your crooked love is just a pyramid scheme And I'm dizzy on dreaaaaams! But if you ask me two's a whole lot lonelier than one o-one Baby we should have left our love in the gutter where we found it! "
'Cause your only crime is that you got caaaaaught! "
As Sulfur ripped each fingernail out of it's proper place everything went white around Howlite. Before him stood a beautiful lady who appeared to be a gem. She had dark green hair and pale green skin. A gem was on her chest. She looked at Howlite with a smile. For some reason, his gag was gone as well as the entire room.
Of course it was a heretic's fork. As Sulfur sang, he hummed along to it through his gag. It was rather muffled though. Then came the thumb screw. Howlite giggled as Sulfur tried to break him. This was sad. It was like trying to stump Stephen Hawking by asking 2+2. It was pathetic. But he had to play along so he screamed a little as his finger nails were removed. Suddenly he was in a white room. Before him stood a woman. His gag apparently was gone. Uhh Boss? What is this? I'm confused. Isn't this the part where you make a fool out of yourself as you try to break me? And what's with the form? I kinda like it but I don't think it's your type of look.
The Lady giggled in amusement as Howlite spoke. She started to walk toward him. She approached him in the chair and started to pace around him. Her movements were slow, yet graceful. She looked at the gem with a look of amusement in her eyes, as if she were about to laugh. After a long while she stopped in front of him and crouched down to look him in the eyes.
"I'm not the master... You can call me whatever you want... but my name is Emerald." She said with a wink. It could have been a blink as her hair covered one of her eyes. "We're a lot alike you know. You must have quite the history in order to take a beating like this... It seems that you are actually the one torturing him. How did it feel... working him up, breaking through his defenses, just to send him crashing down! The two of us are much alike..."
Howlite froze for a second. Wait Emerald? You're dead. Am I... Oh crap! My plans! But what about all the gems I would've saved? I can't die. Not today. And Sulfur! I can't leave him behind. He killed me? That shouldn't have. I've suffered far worse. I can't believe I'm dead. Then she said they were alike. I don't understand. Boss loved you and he obviously hates me. After all he did kill me. Though I am curious. If I'm dead... Why am I seeing someone from his past not mine? This is a lot to take in. I'm guessing I'm going to the fiery burning place now huh? I guess I deserve it. My life wasn't exactly full of goodness.
"You're a funny one Howlite, you are Alive, and the master would have tortured you far worse... Also, you wouldn't have saved all of those gems. We both know who you are! " She then leaned back and listened to him. "He did love me, and he did love you. That is how we defeated him. The master is hard on the outside, but once you get past his exterior, he's soft and easily wounded. That is why he hates you... You see, Sulfur was a very soft-spoken and shy gem when I met him. I just did him a little favor and he was willing to do everything for me. A defective gem like him was surprisingly strong. Strong enough to be my bodyguard, maybe enough to be my weapon. I had been planning to ditch homeworld for many years, but if they shattered me, which they would, I needed a sort of vengeance. Also, his innocence was just too precious... I needed to draw out the inner strength within him, so I left an obvious trail of clues behind us wherever we went, we were found, and homeworld shattered me, just as planned. Also, according to plan Sulfur did my dirty work for me. Now you too have taken advantage of his innocence, how does it feel!? "
Howlite listened to what she said. His face went from joy, to shock, to utter disbelief. He stared at her. You are crazy! How could you do that to him? Wait... He's defective? You know what? It can wait. You're insane! You took advantage of Sulfur. You pretended to love him simply for your revenge! That's horrible. Of all I've heard about you... I thought you actually loved him. You made him into a monster. And for what? So you could stick it to Homeworld? Be glad we never met. Cause if we did... I'd kill you myself. I love Sulfur. He's my brother. We're 2 lone wolves howling at the moon. Me and him against the world. He made me realize that I was important. That my defect didn't make me weak.
Emerald burst into laughter and collapsed on the floor. She kicked her legs as she laughed. She climbed up onto some sort of white rectangular object that blended in with the background. She sat on it and eyed Howlite with the same look of amusement. She kicked her feet over the edge of her seat in a childlike manner.
"That's right! Delicious hm? Now the real question is... what you are gonna do about it? I made him a husk, now are you gonna be his pet and continue to suck up to him? He will never 'howl at the moon with you' I can assure you of that." She said with a grin. She put two of her index fingers in the air and swayed them back and forth as she talked to him. "You can either suck up to him like a slave for the rest of your life, or you can leave him to brood his anger alone. I don't think even a defective should play with a toy like him. Unless...."
Emerald's eyes widened.
"Oh it all makes sense to me! You want to be befriend the master for his power!" She put a finger on her lips playfully. "He always was abnormally strong."
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Feb 23, 2020 11:08:33 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" is being treated like a virus due to lack of info about it on the show.
*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