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Howlite was wandering the Colony Ships. All was still and quiet. A perfect place to lament. He started to sing a song he remembered from his past. Welcome to your life. There's no turning back. Even while we sleep, we will find you. Acting on your best behavior. Turn your back on mother nature. Everybody wants to rule the world. It's my own design. It's my own remorse. Help me to decide. Help me make the most of freedom. And of pleasure. Nothing ever lasts forever. Everybody wants to rule the world. There's a room where the light won't find you. Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down. When they do, I'll be right behind you. So glad we almost made it. So sad they had to fade it. Everybody wants to rule the world. He then sat down and began to cry as all his memories flooded his mind.
Flurry had the duty of scavenging the colony ships for spare parts, but she had taken too long to get there and was in the middle of eating her breakfast. As she ran she had a piece of bread in her mouth coated with a thin layer of jelly. She was sometimes late for missions and never got off of the hook without a fairly long lecture. As she darted through the area she hoped that she wasn't too late.
She reached an open area that had no roof and one could see the sky from within. It was also a hole in the colony ship, she used it for a collection site as the ship's interior was far too dangerous. She saw a gem there that she knew all too well. The bread dropped from her mouth.
Howlite ran his hands through his hair then stood up. Why must her voice haunt me? Why can't I move on? He began to sing. I hurt myself today. To see if I still feel. I focus on the pain. Then only thing that's real. The needle tears a hole. The old familiar sting. Try to kill it, all away. But I remember everything. What have I become? My sweetest friend. Everyone I know goes away, in the end. And you could have it all. My empire of dirt. I will let you down. I will make you hurt. Beneath the stains of time, the feelings disappear. You are someone else. I am still right here. What have I become? My sweetest friend.
Flurry trembled, she knew who this was. Behind a kind mask he was Howlite, one of the Broken gems. Her fight as against homeworld, but the Broken gems had still proved to be a menace. She couldn't defeat him, that was obvious, but still she felt an obligation to somehow get back at him for his actions. Even if it meant risking her life she had to retaliate, even if this was only verbally.
"You! How can you just stand around and sing like nothing matters! " She shouted. "You're a traitor! I trusted you! "
Tears were in her eyes as she shouted. She hadn't known Howlite long, but whenever she met a crystal gem she became attached. She glared at him with as tears trickled down her cheers.
Howlite was interrupted by a familiar voice. He turned around. Here we go. Another session of internal punishment eh? Why must you haunt my mind? You're not even here. You're just the manifestation of my suffering. But what the heck? I'll play along. Slugger, I'm sorry for everything I truly am. I've already begun a journey to make amends with those I've wronged. Of course you already know this since you're in my head. But anyways, I'm different now. If I could take it all back k would. You were my best friend. And I ruined that. Now I'm the most wanted gem out there. The rebels would never take me back. I don't expect anything less. So go ahead. Say how I'm a monster and a traitor. I've been through this pain before. Maybe if you keep going it will eventually go away. I just wish you were real. The things I would do to make things right.
Flurry seemed aghast at what Howlite was saying. She started to speak and pointed a finger at him accusingly, but the words were caught in her throat. She stood still for a bit, watching him in wonder and in confusion. She sighed and looked into his eyes. She sat down on a rock.
"It is me Howlite! You aren't seeing things! " She said, pointing to herself. "And, the Crystal gems take back anybody that wants to do the right thing! I'm a Crystal gem, so I`ll take you back too! I don't care what you were like in the past, what matters is what you're like now! That's all that matters to me at least. "
She stood on the rock and made a cloud, floating over to him.
"Well... what made you wanna change? " Flurry asked. "Not that I don't think it's super for you to want to rejoin us... It doesn't really matter, but you seemed like a total broken gem before. "
When Flurry said he wasn't seeing things, Howlite rubbed his eyes and blinked a few times. As he figured it out, his eyes widened. it's you! Oh my stars! I am so sorry about everything! I'll do whatever you wish to make things right! As she said she'd take him back, he took a deep breath. Sorry Slugger but it's not in the cards. If Flint and Blue couldn't be trusted, what makes you think I'll be trusted? No I can't go back. As much as I'd like to. As to why I changed? You're not gonna believe me but it's you. You made me change. You see, when I was made, my mind was split in half. I have a light half and a dark half. The dark half was loud and powerful. The light half never had a voice. Until I met you. Then it took over. But after the road trip I never saw you again. Then I bumped into Sulfur and he made my dark half come out. After seeing your face as I betrayed you, my light half shouted in rage. Now it's in full control. At least for the time being. My light half has never been so strong. Not until I met you.
Flurry listened to his story intently. At first she seemed focused, but then she started to rub her chin. At the end of his tale she was simply staring with a vacant expression. Once he finished she seemed to wake from a daydream suddenly.
"Well the real question is if you want to go back or not. If you don't want to then you don't have to, you can work with us from the shadows! " Flurry said with a grin. "So... you're not a broken gem anymore? "
She asked raising an eyebrow.
"If you still are it's okay! You could be like some super secret spy! " She shouted making her hands into a gun. She made eye contact. "So uh... what brings you here? "
He looked at her and beamed when she grinned. Spy? I like the sound of that. I actually have a sneaky plan already in motion. Basically I have a collection of past kills. Any time I get a gem to torture, I'm gonna swap it with an already dead gem. Then take the living gem and take it back home. I can help you from the shadows. Inform you of any attacks that may come. As well as keeping you safe. Just had an idea! Now you can tell your friends you have a Black ops contact. Shoot you can even send me on missions if you want. But you can't tell anyone it's me. When we meet I'll do it in another form. Perhaps this. He shifted into a wolf and then stared at her.
Flurry's eyes sparkled when she saw the wolf form. She giggled and petted his head as if he were a dog.
"That's so cute! I've gotta give you a nickname! I`ll call you... Teddy! Yeah you're Teddy when you're in this form! " She stood with one toe on the floor and the other foot flat on the floor. Rotating nervously she asked another question. "Can I call you Teddy even in your normal form? "
Flurry waited for his response, but then started to wiggle her arms. Her face contorted into one of deep concentration. Two dog-like ears appeared on her head and a little wolf tail appeared on her lower back. She giggled when she saw them.
"See! I've been taking shapeshifting lessons from Chip! "
When Flurry petted him, his tail began to wag and his left leg starting shaking. He then reverted back to normal. Teddy wouldn't be bad regarding my wolf form. I guess you could call me Teddy if you'd like. Never gotten a nickname besides Howl and 9XR. He twitched his left eye when Chip was mentioned. I like the puppy ears. Hey if you wanna do something fun, watch this. He shifted back into a wolf and howled loudly. Typically it would echo back. Unfortunately a howl came back. But it wasn't like his. It was different. Howlite shifted back. Get behind me. We're not alone. Suddenly 3 corrupted wolves appeared each one was white with gray streaks. He gasped. They're Howlites!
Flurry giggled and ran to him. She jumped and hugged him.
"Yaaay! Teddy! " She squealed. She hung onto him, as she was too small to hug him with her feet touching the floor. She noticed when he twitched and she looked a bit concerned. He then offered to show her something. She hopped off of him and clapped happily, awaiting his next move. She gasped in surprise as he Howlite Howled. Suddenly Howlite became very serious. They had company. Flurry backed away slowly as some wolf-like corruptions emerged. She had seen them before, but Howlite recognized them. They were Howlites! She couldn't even imagine the psychological effects it would have on him to meet corruptions like this. " ...Howlites...Those are... Howlites... "
Howlite nodded. Yeah. That's what a Howlite is supposed to look like. White and grey not blue and white. But oh well. I have to stop them. They'll hurt you. Time to fight fire with fire. He turned into a wolf and charged them. The 3 wolves all attacked Howlite. Soon they just became one big ball of teeth and fur as they all tried to snap at each other. Howlite got a few good bites in but so did the others. He managed to poof one. Now he had to deal with the other 2. One tried to bite Flurry but Howlite tackled it and bit its neck. He poofed it. Just one left. But Howlite was badly damaged. He was panting heavily and his ears were low.
Flurry was about to say 'wouldn't that just make it bigger' when Howlite charged at them. She still didn't get the metaphor, but she dropped it. It wasn't very important. She ran and hopped on a rock. She hopped onto her cloud and tried to keep her distance. She watched the wolves, very unsettled at the danger of the situation. She wasn't worried about Howlite, he was a warrior.
She thought she was safe when suddenly a wolf lunged at her. Howlite tackled it down though. The final wolf was about to finish Howlite off, he was very tired. Flurry jumped off of the cloud and landed in front of Howlite, spreading her arms.
"Leave Teddy alone! " She shouted. Suddenly, Flurry began to glow. A bubble of white crystal appeared around the two of them, blocking the wolf's attack. Soon the glow died. Howlite was suddenly very warm and a healing aura washed over him. Flurry on the other hand collapsed, out of energy. She smiled weakly at Howlite. "Go get em' Teddy... "
Howlite was done for. Suddenly he felt incredibly energized. Like he'd regenerated. Flurry had healed him? He had to stop the wolf! He rushed at it and chased it into a cave. After a lot of snarling, biting, and yelping being heard from the cave, Howlite had emerged in his regular form. In his hands was the bubbled gem. He approached Flurry. You okay Slugger? Come here. He placed the bubble down and put Flurry's arm around his neck he carried her over to a nearby tree stump. He laid her head on it like a pillow of sorts. Then he came back with the bubbled Howlite. He looked at the others. Corrupted Howlites. Never thought I'd see the day. It seems the old saying isn't true.
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Feb 20, 2020 16:30:34 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