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Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 22, 2017 8:25:22 GMT
Para just rolled her eyes, not only was she not surprised Howlite didn't like her she was honestly glad. The last thing she needed was for him to act all buddy-buddy with her. Immediately she snapped at him, "You will be nice to my guest!" she sighed trying to calm herself down, "I doubt he could hear you anyways."
"Trust me Howlite, I wanted nothing more than to lock you away in a cold box for all of time but Light has been telling me about what led to your... diminished condition." It was rather obvious she wasn't too concerned about Howlite's injured state, "As much as I hate to say it, I am actually her to fix you up. But there are some conditions. Namely, you are going to need to wear this." She held up the shock-collar for him to see, "Make no mistakes, this is not negotiable. Put it on and we shall go heal your gem. Refuse and you will be bubbled and re-purposed under different more 'useful' circumstances."
She placed the collar on the anvil, "Choose quickly, I doubt you can last long in your current state without healing."
Light watched Howlite's regeneration "I never thought that he will be able to regenerate that fast. Wait... is his gem singing? Ohhh I want my gem to do that too " It was quite impressive . It hasn't been a long time since he got poofed and his gem was really damaged. If Light was him, he would probably don't regenerate.
Light started to stare at Howlkte. He wyispered something to Para "Did he just copied my style and made it look darker and more rusty?" He wasn't sure why Howlite did that. Yes, toga is nice to wear. However jeans with holes looks much better than toga with holes. Maybe it was suppose to be some sort of symbol or something... One thing was sure: It does not fit Howlite at all. Toga is suppose to look magnificent and add grace to the one who wear it! Not make you look scarier.
The scars, wounds and "gem blood" on Howlite. It just orove that Light was sure, he shouldn't regenerate. His gemstone is just too damaged to function! It is a miracle his gem is still in one piece! "Oh my..."
Howlite mentioned something aboug saving him. Light felt uncomfortable to talk with him. He used to try to kill him... and niw he looked like from sad horror movie "Well... I just bubbled you and poped the bubble now."
Than Light heard how he talks to Lady Para "It is impressive how you are full of energy when you are close to be dead..." By hearing his voice you could just see that he didn't like Howlite's behaviour. He also wasn't sure why he doesn't like Lady Para. Pearl didn't rememmber her doing anything bad for him.... she was close but that doesn't matter.
Light just noded to Para sentence about the quest being not able to hear him
There it is! A question what happened. Light arleady explained it to Padparadscha. Gem does not wanted to do it again. ""How should I say it... we had no idea what to do with your machine so we just dug a tunnel and flew away. We didn't really need your sacrifise... But you did save us at the first time! And that was the only time... but we are alive!"
Light listened to Para. She was scary... but he knew that is for the greater good. If Howlite really changed, he will avoud fights and this coral won't bother him. And maybe he will like it as a new part of his design. He was also hoping that this thing won't allow Howlite to shape shift. With this power he could easly free himself. Light whispered to Para "He won't be able to shape shift with it, right?"
He turned to Howlite "We just want to know if you are not lying about your 'change''."
Howlite smiled when they said they were ok. Then he looked at the collar.
"Trust me Para, if I wanted Pearl dead, he'd already be dead. Now just give me the damn collar."
He snatched it out of her hand and clicked it around his neck. He then looked at the toga. "I don't understand. Why am I in a toga? I'd fix it but I'm too damaged to shift."
He looked at Pearl.
"I can't thank you enough. I know there's no way I can make up for all I've done to you. I wish I could take it all back. You're life would've been better off if you never met me. And it brings me great pain to say that but it's true. I don't deserve everything you've done. Once I healed, I'm just gonna take my ship and leave. You'll never see me again. I'm sorry."
Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 26, 2017 3:51:04 GMT
She nodded, "The collar is very sensative. Any aggressive actions, summoning of weapons, attempts of changing shape, and even physical harm to the device will result in a very painful shock."
Judging by Light's story, it was apparent to her that it was easily within Howlite's capabilities to have ended Light if he had wanted to. That was a major part of why she gave him this chance, sparing Light's life. With a sigh Para stepped towards the door, "Very well, we can't have you stay so injured. Light, please stay here and keep our guest comfortable if you wouldn't mind. I will escort Howlite to be healed, fear not though. With the collar he should be essentially harmless, and I have my own tools to protection myself." She patted the satchel at her side, full of a number of different self-defense weapons.
Para stood at the exit, "Come now Howlite, before you fall apart all over my clean floor."
Light listened to the description of colar. "Sounds great to me."
Than there was that weird comment of Howlite... Light was pretty sure that he survived because of his inteligent, not because or Howlite's mercy. Well... maybe there were some moments but it doesn't mean anything. He just had to wear this collar. It was not about his safety, it was about everyone's safety. "I have no idea either... and to be honest it is not a good design for you. I am also afraid that ehape shifting is not a solution. After some time you would get tired and would need to get back to your original form... what I am trying to say is that... you will stay like that till your next regeneration." It was awful for Light to see that Howlite ripped of his etyle and ade it look bad. Luckly there was no change that someone will see both of the in one place. It would be a total disaster.
Howlite was going to leave... it was probably for the best. Light was noding to everything. Suddenly he heard words he didn't expect "Y-o-ur... sh-iiip?" Light get used to have it. And now he was suppose to give it back? Ohhhh...
"If you say so Lady Para! I am pretty sure everything will be fine here! Take care! Be carefull..." When they finnaly left Light sighed "I hope he is gone... maybe he changed. But being near him means that there will be some sort of disaster. It is much calmer here when he is with someone else." Light tackled the wall with his head "I am suppose to give him back this ship? It might be the right thing to do... But I am the one who cleaned it finnaly! Not to mention I repaired the main computer's data! And how will we fly now? Life is not fair.."
Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 28, 2017 9:50:35 GMT
As they walked Para chuckled, "You really are a bold one, there is no way you are getting possession of that ship. At least, not until you prove yourself. The last thing we need is for you to fly off somewhere to get backup. But we can discuss this in more detail later, come now."
The two walked up to the warp pad close by, although Para eyed Howlite as his behavior. It wasn't exactly unusual for him, he was a psychopath after all, but it still made her nervous to be around. Truthfully it was actually very uncomfortable for her to be away with Light, especially with a dangerous gem like Howlite with her. But he was needed at the Forge, and she had faith in the collar she had made.
Without another word the two warped off to Rose's Fountain to make sure Howlite didn't fall apart before he even had a chance to prove himself...
"Fair enough Artisan. You have a point. But that ship is rightfully mine. I built her myself. You see, the Diamonds gave me a ship as a reward for my first kill. I decided to make it my own. So I stripped her down and replaced just about everything. The only thing that is Homeworld tech is the hull. Everything else is hand made tech I created from salvaging alien parts and integrating it with Homeworld components. So if anyone deserves her, it's me. You have any idea how many illegal acts I did making it? Very very bad stuff. Besides if you guys ever need a lift or if Pearl ever wants to learn to fly here I'd be happy to help. But the ship is mine."
Upon reaching the fountain he collapsed no longer able to stand.
"Stupid mole. Don't help me Para. I don't need help."
He slowly crawled into the fountain water and grinned as he felt an aura of healing. He rose up fully healed. His toga no longer had holes and his face was back to normal. He now realized how much his toga resembled Pearl's. It was black instead of white, had a Broken Gem icon instead of a Laurel wreath but other than that it looked exactly like Pearl's. Especially now that the holes were gone. He looked at Para with a grin.
Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 30, 2017 10:41:25 GMT
"As much as having such a vessel would be very useful, I relent that it is rightfully yours. Not like I have to time to tinker with it anyways..." She glared at him, "That is of course if you are able to stick to this charade."
When Howlite fell she just looked on disinterested, "Believe me, I have no intentions of assisting you." She thought to herself, If he just shattered here it would save such a hassle...
But Howlite was a stubborn gem if nothing else, clinging onto life even now. With him healed Para simply glared, "You look disgraceful, stealing my dear Light's outfit. I expect you to change... once you are able." Annoying she realized that with the collar preventing shape-shifting he wouldn't be able to change his clothing until it was removed.
Taking a deep breath she began the speech she had been thinking over during their walk, "Listen Howlite, don't mistake for a moment that we are friends. In no way do I care for you, the only reason I am allowing you this chance is because unlike you Broken Gems I am not depraved enough to shatter a defenseless gem." Her gaze turned cold, "But make no mistake, if you by any means make a move to hurt Light I will personally make sure you suffer a fate far worse than shattering. Am I understood?"
Suddenly he got angry. His eyes became pitch black. He rushed up to Para and put his elbow against he throat.
"If you EVER even SUGGEST that I would hurt him again, I will not hesitate to break you. I'm not a man to make your enemy. Para there is a reason I don't like you. It's because you are competition. As long as you're around, I can never interact with Pearl without you being defensive about it. So yeah I don't like you very much. In fact the only reason you are not poofed is because Pearl is attached to you. So before you say I'll hurt him, consider what will happen to you if you hurt him."
Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 30, 2017 11:24:30 GMT
Surprisingly Para didn't even flinch, in fact she chuckled. Behind her back Para held her remote, with a press of a button the collar administered a controlled shock to Howlite that was both painful and would have him convulsing on the ground. After a few seconds she let go and it stopped, "You will break nothing! In case you forgot, while that collar is on you aren't going to be able to fight anyone, even a poor defenseless Padparascha like myself." her false smile turned back to a glare, "And I am not 'competition', the fact that you even think I am capable of hurting Light truly demonstrates how little you understand the situation."
Her eyes locked onto Howlite's, "I would sooner have myself shattered before he was hurt, understood? Everything I do on this planet, every experiment, every weapon made is so that Light can be safe and free! So don't go throwing accusations around when you are the one to blame for why Light doesn't like you."
Para's expression softened, "If you really have changed you are going to need to prove it, and trust me that I really do wish to believe that you've changed. There are already so many enemies out there, the last thing I want is to make another one. But you need to earn my trust, I'm giving you a chance here. Don't waste this."
What was perhaps even more surprising was Para offered her hand to Howlite to help him up, "It is going to be a long road to redemption, trust isn't easily gained. But it is possible, if you truly do want it. If not for my sake or yours then do it for Light."
Howlite writhed around in agony as the shock hit him. Once it stopped, he glared at her.
"Why do you think I'm doing this? For him. I don't like how things ended between us. There's still things I wanted to say. Things I wanted to do. After the wedding, I knew only bitterness and sorrow. I had hurt the only 2 gems I had cared for. So I made a vow. To stop killing. I can't change what I did but I can change what I do now. Not a day goes by that I don't regret how I treated him. He deserves better. I know he's got no reason to forgive me. I certainly wouldn't forgive if I were in his shoes. All I can do now is reconcile."
Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 30, 2017 11:43:06 GMT
She sighed, "I'm... sorry." this was hard for her to admit...
"I'm sorry for being so hostile, not like you don't deserve it considering what you've done, but I haven't exactly gave you the best chance to begin with. If what you say is true, then very well. Perhaps we may never truly be friends, but at least we can agree on one thing. Light is all that matters, at the end of all things he will have a happy life to live on this planet. Free from Homeworld's experiments, and free from the assassins of the Broken Gems."
Para turned back towards where the pad was, "What is your plan now then, I imagine you have some unfinished business? You know where to find my I suppose. I'd rather not doddle around here much longer, I have work to do."
"I'm not the only Broken Gem who's begun to change. It's almost as if I started a ripple. We've all began to change our ways. In fact, only one of us kills anymore and I haven't seen Dark in ages. While I do not support your cause, you'll be safe. Should you and I meet on the battlefield, I will not harm you. For now I'm gonna head back home to the others. But first I need to get my ship back. I'll see you around Artisan."
He headed to the warp pad and returned to the forge. He looked at Pearl.
"Best of luck to you. I hope to see you again some time. Preferably not the way we did this time."
He gave Pearl a hug and then returned to his ship. He fired up the engines and took off, heading for his castle.
Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 30, 2017 11:56:32 GMT
"One last thing Howlite," she called as he was leaving, "Don't even think about sharing the location of this place with anyone. Doing so would put Light at risk, and I would certainly not be very happy about that."
With that said she walked a little ways behind him back to the Forge, grumbling a bit at his interaction with Light but saying nothing else. As a show of faith Para let Howlite take his ship, although she certainly made no mention of the tracking technology she had installed... But if Howlite really was on their side then it wouldn't be like he'd mind, at least in theory.
Para looked to Light and sighed, "What a stressful day..."
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