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Black Pearl noticed Light's scared expression, especially when she was yelling with delight. "Oh, you poor thing! I'm so sorry I frightened you!" She hugged him tightly, her eyes becoming a shade of blue-violet. She felt remorse. She planted a few kisses on his head, then resumed her strangling embrace. When the car stopped, Black Pearl jumped out, squeezing past a few people, who gave her a few rude looks. However, if the eccentric Pearl had noticed, she didn't show it. She hazed at the scenery. "Ohhhh, it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!" She shrieked, then gave Light a look of disbelief. "Of course you wouldn't see buildings like these on Home World! The structures there are so much more advanced, and colorful!" She sighed. "I wasn't on Home World for very long... But I still got to see it's beauty... It's splendor!" She clasped her hands together. "But I suppose Earth will have to do for now..." She looked at the two other Pearls, her eyes dark blue. "Well, let's go!!!"
A few moments had passed and from beyond some dusty streaked glass of the disued tram station, the blurry outline of three figures, each their own distinct colour could be seen moving about. The patter of their feet making soft echoing noises on the paving stones that made up the landing area of the quaint building that overlooked the grassy, well manicured waterfront.
Despite it's multitude of charms and pristine location, the building was showing obvious signs of... er.. not outright neglect, but it was obvious that it had not been used in at least a few years. Sure the grounds about it were maintained, but its windows were dirty, there were dead leaves in the corners by the outter doors, inside was dark, and the windows and doors were all locked with chains and padlocks. Why, one could even argue that it would be a crying shame, and a waste of a good structure to let it go unused until its wooden components disintigrated with time, so really.. it was a good thing that these three intrepid interlopers were poking about outside, with their eyes on this building as a prize! Right??!!
From outside there were a murmur of voices, followed by a few excited shreiks (Blacky! X3) and then what sounded like two more voices , one femme and one more masculine sounding, but still carrying the dulcit tones of the other two (Plum and Light).
*muffled from outside the building* "Well I don't want to wait about all day here, I mean it's no big deal to get in here girls.. and Light.. sorry! Look just.. rrf, let me do it! Stand back."
There was a magical glow that made it through the hazy dusty glass and a ringing humming sound as the light faded away. Then there was nothing for a moment, and then....... *SHIIIIIIIIINGGGGGGG!! SCRAAAAAAPE! SNIKER-SNAK!*
A vibrant mauve halberd blade, complete with agressive serrations, buzzing, and algow with a plum-toned light, dragged down between the slender gap between the doors. Outside, the sound of the chains and padlock being severed and dropping to the ground with a metacllic CHINK-CLUNK could be heard. Then, with the help of a gust of warm summer breeze coming in off the harbor, the heavy wood and glass double doors of the structure open, reveling the trio of Pearls at last, with Plum standing at their head, with her double ended pearl halberd drawn, spinning it in one hand in a figure eight pattern, before setting one point down on the paving stones, looking very satisfied with herself. Turning to look back over her shoulder at her pearl companions...
...."Well.. We're in!" She grins brightly and hugs the serrated double halberd to her bust!
Black Pearl's actions were extremly weird. Light didn't understand her behaviour. He never met a gem that would act like this little Pearl. He didn't know how to act during her ritual. He was paralyzed from fear, his eyes were wide opened. After everything he spoke with a voice like he was about to eat something. "Please don't interrupt my private space without my permission... If you can of course..." He really sidn't know how to act in such a situation. However he was still listening to the gem, she didn't really do anything bad except of nearly poofing Light for no reason. "Yeah, let's go." He was wondering what does she rememmbered from Homeworld. But Pearl was afraid that it will make her even more energetic.
He was walking a little bit closer to Plum and a little bit away from Black. Light looked at the terrain around him "Someone really should clean this mess."
Pearl noded and did what Plum Pearl wanted him to do. "It is fine. While I preffer to be described as "he" it is really not a big problem. I was once thinking about making my form a little bit more feminine. It is just a customisation thing and really does not change anything special... Not to mention most of the gems are more feminine." He looked at his form "But I did get used to it, I am usually only changing small things like the design of the clothes." He didn't know what happened to him. Why did he tell them this? Was he arleady starting to trust themm
The weird source of light appeared. Pearl looked around. Nothing changed "Hmmm is it working?" However soon Light heard a weird sound. Gem turned to the door and started to watch what was happening. "Woah..."
Plum Pearl started to hug other Pearls. However this wasn't as weird as Black Pearl's hugging. It was also less energetic and more enjoyable. Light just grinned and stayed silent. He thought like he is talking too much anyway, he didn't want to look irritating in the eyes of his new companions.
Black Pearl watched in awe as her fellow Pearl broke through the chains. "That is SO cool!" She exclaimed, smiling brightly. She summoned one of her blades. She touched the tip delicately. "I wish my blades could do that. But they break sometimes when I'm training. I'm getting stronger, though! Someday I'll be strong enough to fight by Morion's side! Oh, that would make me so happy! Even though I know I'll never be as powerful as he is..." She sighed. "But just being his Pearl is enough for me!" She followed her companions inside. She gazed around, her eyes wide. "This is so cool!" She shouted, her voice echoing. She grinned. "Morion's the best!" She laughed as it was echoed. "I know!"
Plum chuckles and puts a gentle tossle on Black's head, then put an arm around Light and strides slowly into the new opened structure. It WAS a bit of a mess in there, what with the dust, and the cobwebs, and a few stray papers and all that sort of thing. But really, the structure and condition of the place was not too bad. Sunlight poured in through the dusty candyglass windows, which bathed the interior of the building in a soft golden light, and illuminated the dust floating in the air like a sleepy silken snow storm.
"Well my dears, I dare say that we have found ourselves a little human-built treasure here!"
The interior had benches, trimmed in brass and build ot solid hardwoods, varnished against wear, and all about on the walls and hanging from the celings as light fixtures were things made out of blackened wrought iron, and in the center of the main hall was a vivid tile mosaic with a depiction of the globe and compass points as well. Best of all, within the laterally elongated portion of the train station, sealed with grand doors at both ends, was a section of old train, the type that would move citizens about all over the city before the humans had built their under gound transit system, and relegated the above ground tracks to the trolley cars.
There was a total of five cars, which just barely fit inside the building, still sitting upon the section of track that ran through the structure.
"Why, I cannot belive that such a structure was just left to languish, but it seems we three have liberated this structure before any serious delapitation could set in! It needs a bit of a clean up job, but in leiu of that one Titanite I met once, who had an affinity for cleaning, I think that three pearls should be more than enough to reclaim and refurbish this structure, what do you two think?"
Her arm about Light's shoulder tightens slightly into a gentle encouraging hug, as she pivots her gaze over to Blackie who seemed to be having a bit of a call and answer session with her own echo in the structure.
Pearl was probably a better listener than a talker. It was pretty interesting to hear that this Black Pearl was ready to learn how to fight. Light only saw once a Pearl that was skilled in combat, Rose's Pearl.. He was wondering how long was she learning this... she wasn't created with that knowledge. Light himself sas trying his bests to learn it. After all he is a rebel and war is coming.
Light looked around the room. It was extremly messy... but besides that, it wasn't that bad, Light saw worse. The great example was Howlite's small room for Humans liquid called "alcohol". It smelled terrible, Light decided to don't try it. "This place really need someone to take care of it."
Light looked at the Black Pearl. She spoke with a rather nervous voice "Maybe we should be a little bit more quiet, just in case someone was near. We don't want to get in the trouble, do we?"
Light spotted human vehicles. They looked old.... and abandoned. "Why would someone leave those here?" He pointed at the machines with his finger.
"We could try it! Cleaning isn't something new for us after all." Light's kind was suppose to work in small groups of Pearls. That is why it had "magical wind" as an power. He was able to boost his partners speed. He was ususally using it for cleaning.
The name... Titanite. Light met someone with that name one day. Pearl was thinking if it was the same gem (our thread was unfinished so I can't mention more. I am kinda trying to avoid talking about this character because I am not sure how Light should act.)
Black Pearl’s amazement and wonder had no bounds as she skipped around, investigating every part of the building. She looked at Light.
“Lighten up!” She said, unaware that she had unintentionally made a pun. “What is it that humans say? Live a little? Yes, I think that’s it.”
She twirled around, her dress billowing out and stirring up a cloud of dust. She sneezed. When Light mentioned fixing up the place, she nodded.
“I think cleaning this is a great idea! And we can decorate while we’re at it! We could have our own little houses in those large rectangular prisms!” She pointed at the trolley. “And we can put curtains up, and make a huge pillow fort in the center!”
A stream of black fog crept out of her gem, and created a small image. It appeared to be a castle, but made of pillows and blankets. A large gun was positioned at the top. Black Pearl looked at her companions, her eyes bright pink.
“What do you Pearls think? We should have a security system! And destroy all trespassers!!!” She laughed heartily, her fists in the air.
Plum furrowed her brow a little bit at the mention of a security system that could "destroy all trespassers". Letting out a bit of a huff, she chuckles as it dawn on her that perhaps this little aggressive streak from Black, was simply part of her personality, rather than a learned behavior. She would find a way to work with her though, she wasn't about to give up.
"Tell you what Black, lets get this place fixed up neat as can be, then maybe you can be in charge if implementing a er... less than lethal security system. At least for the primary level of security, if things ever got really intense with a determined intruder, we could maybe have some more serious measures in place."
Her pearl core glows softly and projects out two holo-clones of herself, which quickly solidify with a magical POP and then stand there before Plum, who simply squints and wiggles her nose at them and then says .."right! off you two go then!"
The holo-clones then scurry about beginning to gather up bits of rubbish here and there, while Plum ushers Light over to the parked ornate subway cars and opens a sliding door with a creak, its brass knob and fittings looking rather tarnished and drab, with dark patina..
Inside she notes several of the benches are in very poor state or missing. Now, if they could clear the spaces out entirely.... " Say Light.. give me a hand getting these things out of here for good. Once that's done, the three of us will each have our own subway car, wide open, and all to ourselves, to decorate however we want. We can make them our own!"
Light didn't understand Black Pearl's joke. Earth jokes were still a mystery for a little Pearl. He blinked 2 times while starring at a Black Pearl. He was trying to figure out what she meant... but he failed.
There was a moment where Light could finnaly understand the Black Pearl. He also finded it fascinating to decorate this place. Creating new designs was always one of his favourite hobbies. He didn't like to change them later though. He was probably getting too attached to old things and places.
Light was listening and watching Black's fog with shining eyes. It really looked like a lot of fun. And than he heard the thing about destroying. Pearl shook his head "Huh...?" He seemed a little worried. As a CG he was suppose to protect humans. Not to mention someone would have to clean them later. And Light heard it is hard to get rid of the blood from carpets.
Luckly Plum was a rational thinker and explained the situation. At least she undrstood that they should make traps only if they really had to. It also looked like it was cleaning time, Plum summoned 2 holo pearls. Light went to the other part of the place with Plum. The Pearl wanted his help with cleaning. Pearl noded and smiled a little "Of course, your plan seems fascinating. Should I also summon holograms? They could help us."
"Aww... I really wanted lasers!" Her eyes darkened to a deep blue, then lightened to a bright pink as she shrugged. "Oh well. I suppose some drones and guns will have to do. They're just humans, after all. Easy to kill." Her eyes brightened.
The fog that she had made began to retreat back into her gem as she looked at her fellow Pearls with a giddy smile. "This is going to be so much fun!" She looked around at the dusty room,then up at a broken window. Black Pearl squinted at the bright sun.
"That window needs to be fixed," she said, then gasped. "We should build a tower so we can reach it!" She grabbed the two Pearls and hugged them tightly. "It's going to be sooo much fun!" She squealed. "This is so exciting! Making a castle with my new bestest friends!"
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