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Dark took one last look at the desert before they beamed out. He would be back soon. And then he would get his revenge. As the blue light set them down in the castle Dark brushed some sand out of his hair and off his arms where it had gathered the most. As Sulfur called for a gem Dark was puzzled. He had no idea Sulfur had a pearl. As he saw the human he struggled to hold back a laugh. And then grinned as he turned to Sulfur. Sorry Sulf, I had forgotten you had organics in your castle. Dark then shrugged as he didn't really know what a shower was. He had over heard humans speak of them from time to time. It was probably some cleaning service type thing judging by how Sulfur. It would be interesting to see what they were though. Sure, where is this shower that you speak of?
"Organics are easy to maintain. This pearl is better than any gem. She does all of the necessary tasks that a pearl must do, yet her voice isn't squawky and she doesn't feel bound by her race to serve me. Gems who feel like they were made for something infuriate me to the utmost. I for example, don't even know what my 'intended purpose is' and look at me, I am a warrior finer than your average quartz."
He then pointed at a hallway.
"It should be down the hall to the left..." Sulfur was about to walk away but then he gasped, remembering something. "Be cautions... sometimes my humans use the showers... it is in their customs not to be seen... well... without covering so to speak. Peridot might still be in her, probably accidentally scalding herself with the water. If you hear howls of agony shield your eyes."
As Sulfur gave them the directions to the showering facility Blue nodded her head and continued onward walking through the hallway and taking a left in which then she would go inside the door.
As she walked inside a coat of steam crowded this entire room, it was as if someone made a smoke screen inside the area in which then she would arch her supposable eyebrow at the devices all around them, showers. Blue would then walk past a few of them in which then she saw the human Sulfur called Peridot who Infact was scolding herself, she shrugged her shoulders while walking away as she didn't understand why he meant for her to cover her eye.
She would then step in the shower and glared down at the devices wondering how to turn it on, she would glow her light body shifting her attire into a towel, she then begun turning the knobs, as she felt heat upon her body she would stop getting up and standing there letting the water do its thing.
It would begin to decrease the amount of sand all over her body flowing it into some hole that had a iron netted surface, Blue would then grab an oval shaped item and begun rubbing it all over her body washing herself, she didnt know what it'll do as she was just having some fun.
Dark followed Blue Quartz into the shower room. As he heard the human screaming he smirked at how easily humans were hurt. He then walked into a shower and turned a knob. He jumped back as a stream of water flew down at him. He then put his hand into it and pulled it back quickly. As he saw that the fluid wouldn't hurt him he stepped into the water. He then grabbed the white disk and looked at it quizzically. He then thought about what humans did with these things. Humans had to get energy from food didn't they. So this must be food. He then shape-shifted himself a human digestive system. Once this process was complete he shoved the piece of soap into his mouth and chewed on it a bit. Most of the wedge still stuck out of his mouth and became slimy under the water. This made the soap fall out of his mouth and onto the floor after a few short seconds. He bent down and picked up the soap and set it back on the rack where he had gotten it. Then seeing that the sand on his body had almost completely disappeared he turned the shower off. And stepped out of the shower room. Avoiding the peridot type human as Sulfur had originally instructed.
Peridot started humming as she washed off in the shower. She wasn't the type to work hard and become sweaty, but she was the clumsiest human for several miles and often dirtied herself with what she was carrying. She heard the door open and remained calm, yet once she remembered that the Pearl was not in the Castle at that time she screamed, it was someone else. Peering out of her stall she saw two gems walking in. The Blue one stared at her, not a shred of pride!
She leapt back into her own stall and slipped on a bar of soap. A quick yelp escaped her as she hit the tile. She rubbed the fresh bump that had formed on her forehead.
Blue would then remove the towel from her body exposing the physical form of her light exterior structures, she would then out the towel on the side of the wall. She then continues to rub the refreshing scenting aroma of the oval shaped item, as she would then finish she woulld add more water flowing it onto her hair letting it straightened so long that it went past the bottom of her feet.
Blue narrowed her eye as she heard a bump, she would then instinctively turn off the water with the knobs and wrapped herself with the towel exiting her shower for a moment still wet. As she followed where the sound came from which was the supposable peridot's she would then head to her aid," Hmm.. Are you alright?" she'd say while flipping back her long drilling hair, she would then kneel down to her seeing a bump. Blue would then reach her palm towards her attempting to try and heal the enlarged sphere on her head.
Much water still remained on his body so he attempted to wipe it off. After failing to remove the liquid Dark gave up and walked back towards Sulfur. As he approached his boss he attempted to strike a conversation with him.
"So Sulfur, what has the rest of the team been up to in my short absence? And that new addition, Variscite? How is she fitting in with the rest of us? I haven't gotten a chance to do that initiation test that you talked about. But I'm sure I'll get around to it soon enough." Dark looked around at the giant castle he had been to so few times. It was quite fancy. But it was decorated with so many human customs. Which Dark found disgusting.
The Peridot was about to retreat as Blue touched her, but as the healing touch restored her head to normal she froze, not wanting to leave with a half-bump still on her head. Once the healing had finished Peridot stood and tightened her green towel around herself, afraid that it would fall off. She looked at Blue Quartz with a nervous and curious expression.
"Y-you're one of his allies right? The boss that is... " She asked, having a sort of southern accent. "M-my name is Felicia, but I pre'fer Peridot. Do ya take showers often? Cuz' I ain't never seen ya here... I mean... I didn't know that gems other than the boss cared to take showers... "
She shifted feet nervously as she spoke, apparently a bit shy in general.
Sulfur was seated at a desk and reading a book called 'The meaning of birth', but quickly discarded it once Dark approached him. He turned to Dark and smiled at the question.
"Yes... Variscite has been mingling with us well... she is most loyal and her ideas are promising. She will be the double edged blade of the Broken gems... I know it. " Sulfur said with a smirk. "I do look forward to that initiation test... although I doubt the outcome will be very unpredictable... you would not find a more perfect specimen than Variscite."
Blue was quite surprised that the human actually allowed her to heal her wound, once the lime green glow subsided she removed her arm gazing upon Peridot as she spoken. Blue would then chuckle a bit," Indeed I am, very long lasting allies, but me and Sulfur at the very end are friends.. some things we do aren't justifiable but at the end of the day we have each other's backs.." she'd say calmly.
Blue would then step in the shower closer sitting next to her as they were having a conversation," Felicia huh, well please to meet you again Peridot, My name's Blue Quartz or Blu, even though you have the name of a engineering and kindergartener gem it's quite fine as I'm sure you share the same talented tech prowess possibly.." Blue smiled at her and turn her head to the wall letting more water flow down her light blue skin.
Blue would then place her palm upon her chin thinking," Hmm.. if you call going into the under sea water from time to time for meditation purposes showering then sure, however using these devices for it I have never done before yet it appears so simple to use, and I never knew that oval thing was a assist in showering."
Blue would then turn to her out of curiosity she wanted to know something," How exactly did you meet Sulfur?."
Dark continued to stare at Sulfur and put forward a second question. "Howlite and Veriscite are relatively close aren't they. Emotionally speaking of course. Speaking of Howlite. Where is he, haven't seen you guys together in a while," Dark looked at the book Sulfur was reading. Intriguing how a gem would need or want to know about birth. Sulfur and Howlite's attraction to human culture always mystified him. Gems should be fighting homeworld. Not learning about organics. But maybe it was a metaphor. Earth was any rebels birthplace. Where they learned who they are, and what they could be. Maybe that was what the meaning of birth was. A new person being brought into the world. Birth was something every rebel went through at some point in their infinite lives.
Peridot struggled to refrain from making eye contact. It could have been that she was disturbed by Blue's singular eye, but Peridot wasn't the social type either. Peridot tried to appear more comfortable by leaning on one of the walls, but it was slippery and she almost fell onto the floor, but righted herself quickly enough. This however was enough to get her heart pumping. She rubbed the back of her head nervously.
"Well... I've been fired frum' all a' my jobs I've applied to... So... Sulfur says he saw something useful in me... and next thing ah knows I'm working here... I make a ton of messes though... I don't see why the man thinks ah can do this stuff... " She mumbled. "Ah ain't good fer nothin... "
Sulfur gripped his book tighter.
"Howlite does his own thing. I don't know where he was, even if he would tell me I wouldn't know. He's an absolute catastrophe." Sulfur hissed. He tilted his book away from Dark as he noticed the gem staring.
Blue noticed quite quickly that this human was still a bit afraid of her just by her facial expressions, yet she knew this human didn't mean well just that she might've not been used to Blue's presence is all. As Peridot leaned on the wall and begun to spoke she grinned while kneeling down infront of her, as she narrowed her eye she'd tilted her head to the side with a cheering smile," Well, if sulfur saw potential in you then it's true, he saw usefulness in me yet I thought it was more of a usage of myself being a pawn however the more I think about it the more clear it is to me, he saw that you were useful for something and not worthless, embrace it don't feel doubtful of what you do based upon past mistakes, perservere through it and be the worker sulfur sees you as" she'd then say calmly.
Her blue curly bangs drenched down covering her eye once she said that she ain't good for nothing," That isn't true, you just haven't found your calling yet, it'll come naturally, chin up my dear because you cannot improve by doubting yourself, use your mistakes as a lesson and learn from them, eventually you'll find that your far skilled than you thought.." Blue says while winking at her which was rather odd as it would appear more of just a blink rather than a wink. Blue would then get out the shower and wave goodbye to Peridot as she glowed her body equipping her usual attire, as she walked out the door heading through the halls she'd head over to the group and see as they seem to be conversating about something.
Blue folded her arms as she would be by Sulfur and Dark simply appearing in complete thought.
Dark knew he had hit a rough spot when Sulfur started to appear uncomfortable. It was indeed interesting that talking about Howlite dismayed Sulfur. They were so close before his disappearance. Something must of happened to them in that short time. Dark didn't want to push Sulfur for answers as of now. If he got into contact with Howlite perhaps he could pursue the conversation further with him. Dark turned to look as the Blue Quarts approached the two of them.
"Hello Blue, how was your.. Shower?" Dark questioned.
"Did you choose to take part in the human activities? The oval item tasted, interesting, did it not?" Dark asked. Thinking that his two companions knew more about human culture than himself, he wondered if he had pursued the correct human activity in the "Shower".
Peridot only stared at Blue Quartz, dazzled by her kind words. It seemed that Peridot had never heard such kind things that had been directed to her. However she seemed to snap back to reality as Blue Quartz left the room. She looked down at her feet and waited for a few minutes. She took a moment to consider why Sulfur chose her, after recruiting others like Blue Quartz.
Sulfur looked at Blue as she approached them. He decided to put his book, as to not provoke any questions. He then turned back to Dark, looking quite confused. He feared that his theory on the identity 'oval item' was true, but hoped otherwise. "Yes... human food is quite interesting. I am well versed in the art of cooking myself."
As Dark spoken to her she'd turn her head towards him with a smile," Ah yes, it was rather refreshing having the high heat temperatured water flow upon by body, it's one of the things I found quite appealing in this world.." Blue said softly.
As he spoken about the consumption of the oval shaped item that was in the shower she'd grin lightly while laughing as he actually ate it, then again he might've not known what it was for, Blue had some knowledge or a prediction if you will by experience. Blue would then hold her waist while shaking her head a bit," Dark, you weren't supposed to eat it, it's for the cleaning of ones body, I saw a few humans bathing themselves in it, as I observed the humans a very wonderful aroma emitted from the being that uses it after proceeding with the shower" she'd explain.
Blue would then turn her eye towards Sulfur and looked away narrowing it as she remembered there little fight, she would then attempt to open her mouth to ask to speak with him in private however she knew that wouldn't be enough, she was just sick of his thoughts on the weak, she wanted to show him how it felt however it only made things worse. Blue would shut her mouth and allow her bangs to cover her eye folding her arms she would then look over to the side thinking to herself again.
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