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Post by Blue Emerald-Quartz on Jun 20, 2017 7:33:00 GMT
Blue and Flint had been called by Howlite to meet him in the forest. Why exactly they did not know. Howlite had requested no questions asked. Though she was curious. Was this a hunt? Was this training? What could this be? As she looked around at the vast forest she smiled. This planet was so full of life and beauty. That's why she was grateful for her photographic memory. Because 10000 years from now, she'd still remember the Earth. Even if it were destroyed. She hoped it wouldn't be but if it did at least she'd remember it. The couple had finally caught up with Howlite who was in a crouched position. What the couple didn't realize is that Howlite was stalking Pearl and Para who were taking an innocent stroll. The Apex Predator was fixed on the pair. Whatever the reason for them being here, it was malevolent. (Ok so turn order is me, Pearl, Flint, Para, and Howlite)
Light and Para went on their small stroll. They were doing this every Monday, Tuesday and Friday. It was just the thing they liked to do. Light thought it is a good thing to do. After all, his poor friend was spending all her time in the Forge at work. Brave Padparadscha was sacrifising all her time to prepare to war. She had to remember that she can't forget to love herself. It is never good to be too kind for someone. Other people see it and are trying to use these persons for their goals. Light was just afraid that she could forgot her own value and start to look herself like at just a war criminal. Her golems will become terror in the galaxy. Her guns will shatter tons of gems. Her face will be remembered as the face of a cold blooded monster in the eyes of loyalists. The gem shards will be on her hands. Light was also afraid of his fate. He was helping her and was going to fight. What was his future? Even Sapphires couldn't answer this question. A lot of things were going to happen and there were a lot of possible paths.
The forest was a quiet place. It was nice to look at Earth's life form living, blooming and growing. But it also helped to think about the problems... there were no gems to bother them, Light was also sometimes going there alone. Only sometimes, he preffered to go to the meadow near Beach City. However this forest was close to the mountains where Forge was. It was easy for Para to get there.
Pearl decide to go with one more person today. He took a cage with an odd creature. It was one of Earth's life form, the parrot, cockatiel with the name Ibi. The bird was kinda sleepy, he looked sometimes at what is happening outside of his cage. He looked happy "How are you Ibi? Do you like the forest?" Parrot blinked two times and looked at Light with a confused look "Forest! Forest!" Light looked with a mom like look. It looked like a bird accepted gems as his familly. Pearl wasn't sure about this at first. Walking with a creature in cage looked kinda cruel. However there was no other way. Some sort of cat creature could attack the innocent creature, the poor bird would probably fly away and never come back.
Light turned to Para "I think he likes your company. He is so peacefull." It was probably also caused by the forest being so calm. Maybe it reminded him of home? ^^
Something caugh his attention. He didn't expect that. It was just... unbelievable! It was... it was... a deer! (I have got you again xD lol). Pearl touched Para's shoulder to catch her attention. He than pointed at the animal and whispered something "Look! A deer! We need to stay calm or it will run." Ibi suddenly looked at deer and started yelling "PAAAARRRRAAAA!!!!! CAAAAAAAAAALLLLMMMM!!!"
It wasn't too loud, gems didn't lose their ears. But there is a theory that Light don't have ears.... dum dum dum. However Parrot's cry was enough to make this animal flee. Light looked with schock "Ibi! Whyyy...?" Gems could hear Ibi's sneezing as a response. Did he... fall asleep arleady? "I am afraid our lifes without this bird would be much more boring haha" Light laughed a little. He didn't want to scare other creatures that were near them.
All was calm when suddenly a deer bolted off. He turned to Howlite. "Let's go check that out. Blue stay here." He drew his spear and started moving closer. Suddenly he heard a horrible screech from a bird. He marched towards the sound and saw the source. "Holy... Crap. Pearl?! How are you still alive?! You're supposed to be dead!" He turned to Para. "I ain't seen you since my wedding how have you been? I never expected you and Pearl to be together. Now if you'll excuse me." He faced Pearl again and pressed his spear against his chest. "Talk. Now!" This was an outrage! Pearl was supposed to be dead! He was convinced the Broken Gems would have killed him by now!
Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 20, 2017 20:45:46 GMT
These evening walks in the wild were starting to become somewhat of a highlight for Para's week, even though she was worried that taking three days off in the week was affecting their efficiency. But Light was persistent that they needed time off from work and eventually she had agreed, happy to have some time for them to just wander around and talk. She looked down at Ibi, "He must be enjoying the fresh air as much as we are, we really should take him out more often. I imagine it can't be good for him to be cooped up in the Forge for too long." her eyes glanced up at Light, "You really think he likes me? Funny, I never really thought about having an animal companion until you brought Ibi home. I always saw it as a human thing, but now I see the charm of having a pet around."
Para jumped a bit when Light stopped her, instantly on guard for some sort of danger. Ever since Howlite was 'released' she was constantly worried that he would return for some sort of revenge. No matter what he said, she could never totally trust him.
Luckily it was just a deer however, a fascinating creature in her eyes. She had wanted to study it for a bit, but sadly Ibi would see that nothing of the sort could happen. Para chuckled, "Thank you Ibi, I'll be sure to be very calm. Light is right though, you certainly don't leave a dull moment."
What followed was nothing short of shocking as Flint popped out of the thick greenery of the forest, the last gem she had expected to run into. And then his attitude was incredibly relaxed, as if he hadn't back-stabbed their entire faction. Before she even had a chance to retort Flint already had a weapon pointed at Light, and that was his first mistake.
Had it been anyone else Para probably would of froze up in fear, after all she was not a very tough gem. Her first reaction in fights was usually to run away for safety, yet Flint decided to pick a fight with the one gem she really cared about. Acting without thinking Para came up from the side and shoved her way in-between Flint and Light, simultaneously bringing her right fist swinging in a calculated blow aimed at Flint's face, "You keep your hands off of him!" While she was nothing short of furious, and her swing reflected that, Para was not a very strong gem. Even if she managed to strike Flint it would do little more than distract him and leave a stinging pain.
Howlite was stalking his brother and his annoying little rat he called a friend. He absolutely despised Para. Yet at the same time, he was grateful Pearl had her in his life. He'd never met another gem aside from himself who cared so deeply for the prototype. When Flint rushed in he sighed. He slowly watched, hidden up in a tree. As soon as Para punched Flint, he dropped down without making a single sound. He was right behind Pearl and he whispered. "You miss me brother?" Then he tapped Para's shoulder. "Hi there. Sorry about that. Seems my goon here has no self control." He turned to Flint. "Bad Quartz! Heel!" He turned back to the pair of rebels. "Long time no see."
Post by Blue Emerald-Quartz on Jun 21, 2017 8:08:27 GMT
Blue sat back as the boys went to work. But they were taking quite awhile. So she summoned one of her holograms. "Go see what's going on." "Yes Lady Blue." The hologram then left and joined up with the others. The hologram stared at Pearl and Howlite. "Mr. Pearl. Sir Howlite." It bowed to them and then turned around and walked back to Blue. "Sir Howlite and Master Flint are with Ms. Para and Mr. Pearl." Blue then desummoned her hologram and went to join up with the others. She smiled at Para. "Oh hey Para it's been too long." She looked at Pearl as if they were still friends. "Good to see you." She ten noticed that Para, Howlite, and Flint were having a sort of Mexican standoff. She quickly got between Para and Flint. "Don't touch him!" She turned to him. "You okay baby? Did she hurt you?"
Suddenly Light heard a familiar voice. A voice he wanted to forget long time ago. However it was a memory that you can't forget just like that. It was a Flint Quartz, the deadliest and most dangerous of all the Quartzes Light knew. Even Blue Quartz from Broken Gems was more stable than this guy. Light was frozen to death. He had a calm walk and now probably his biggest enemy was standing here infront of him. "I can't believe it." Because of the schock the cage with Ibi that he was holding with his left hand fall.
The Quartz was holding a spear, his gem weapon. He was pointing it at Pearl's chest. The bad thing about it is that there was his gems and some big scars from the little adventure with a Mocha Pearl in Kindergarden when he was searching for Lady Para. Light had wide open eyes, he was paralyzed from fear. He also didn't know what was he talking about, what did he mean by "You are suppose to be dead...". Last time Light saw Flint he was serving... in Empire City. He would mess with Morion if he tried to hurt someone there. Did he asked a bounty hunter or someone to shatter him? It was so weird.
Suddenly Para punched him with a fist. Light gasped and made a step back "Lady Para!" She sounded so protective and brave. He didn't know that side of her.
There were more suprises! Light will definitly die from stress in this thread! Howlite, a person that Light know showed up. He panicked when he heard his voice "Ughhhh!!!!" He also turned around and nearly hit him in the face with his hands. Light couldn't answer any question, he was shaking.
Blue Emerald also appeared here. The one that like Flint didn't really care about him. They weren't really friends. She didn't care what was happening to him after the events in Empire City. She didn't care what Flint did. She was blind because of the love. Did she even had her own opinion? She was actinng... just like his Pearl.
Seeing her wasn't as scary as seeing Flint. However her words make him a little bit mad "How can you be on his side after what he did?! Lady Para did nothing wrong!"
When Para defended Pearl and punched Flint, he exploded into flames. "Back...off. Or you're first." He raised his spear to impale Para on the spot when Howlite stopped him. He desummoned his spear and extinguished his flames. "Why do you even defend this thing Howlite? He's nothing more than a servant. He's just a Pearl! You act as if he's better than a Quarter! You fail to realize why the caste is there in the first place. Survival of the fittest. I'm going to kill Pearl and there's nothing any of you can do to stop me." Then Blue ran up to him. "I'm fine. Para here tried to harm me though." He glared at Howlite. I'm sick of you ordering me around. I should've never agreed to work for you!"
Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 22, 2017 8:14:55 GMT
Para was rather surprised her strike even connected, not that it had much of an effect though. In fact it seemed to actually hurt her more than anything, she nursed her hand that was very much sore. At the same time she took a few steps back to avoid the heat coming off of Flint, making sure to keep Light behind her and away from Flint.
Before she could react Howlite appeared, something that oddly hadn't surprised her. Though while she would never admit it, Para was actually almost glad to see Howlite in this situation. From what she was last aware him and Flint weren't on great terms considering the wedding incident. If it came to fighting (which it was starting to look that way) Howlite would be invaluable. Though the 'goon' comment worried her somewhat...
Not far behind Flint was of course his bride, who seemingly didn't register the pure hatred emanating from Para's expression. She rubbed her fist again, "I certainly hope I hurt him. I don't particularly blame you for Flint's actions, but the disgusting stunt that he pulled..." her eyes locked on Flint's with the hatred that had been building up since he first betrayed the Crystal Gems, "Unforgivable... cowardly... evil..."
Despite her brave facade Para was shaking much like Light, the reality of the situation was that if Flint really wanted he would hardly have to make an effort to poof and shatter her. The only thing that kept her standing tall was the fact that Light was behind her. Failure on her part would mean something unthinkable, Flint getting to Light.
Flint's comments served only to fuel her bravery with rage, "'He' has a name! And Light is so much more than some servant, more than 'just a pearl'! He is one of the bravest and kindest gem I've met, and is easily twice the gem you are!" It was probably suicidal but Para acted without thinking and got into Flint's face, "To think you used to call yourself a Crystal Gem, the protector of Beach City. You're nothing but a weak coward willing to backstab those who care about him just so that he doesn't have to risk getting hurt."
For just a moment Para grew still, determined beyond anything she had felt before, "And if you think you are going to hurt Light, then you are going to have to shatter me first."
Howlite clapped. "Wonderful speech Para! Believe it or not, that's actually why we're all here. You see Para, I've been stalking you and Pearl for a little while. I learned where you walked. When you walked. How you walked. The it was simply a matter of convincing the lovely couple to come with me to the forest. And now we can begin. Let's get started!" All of a sudden he twisted his head around like an owl so he faced Flint. "You first!" He spun his head back into place then turned around and approached Flint. "You wanna know why I defend Pearl? Because unlike you, he actually gives me a reason to fight myself. Flint I want you to imagine tying one hand to a bus and the other to a different bus. Now picture those busses driving in different directions. That is the pain I experience trying to get my mind to focus on just one single personality. But I do it for Pearl. Because he's worth it. You have fame, strength, power. Pearl may have none of that but he's worth 10 of you. If you so much as put a finger on him, you will suffer in ways you cannot possibly imagine. You see Flint, from the beginning it all led to here. After coming out of the Forge a new man, I knew I needed vengeance. But not on Pearl. On you. So I hired you. Got you all the way out here. And now this is where I get my revenge." He turned to Pearl. "Did he hurt you? If he did I can't think of a bad enough torture for him."
Post by Blue Emerald-Quartz on Jun 22, 2017 9:54:03 GMT
Blue made a murderous glare at Para when Flint said she hit him.
She summoned her tomahawk and was ready to hack Para to pieces. Then as Para continued to insult Flint, her rage grew. Then it was HER turn to get in someone's face. She got right up to Para which wasn't too scary give that Para was significantly taller. But she still had to make her point.
"You little clod! Don't you DARE talk to him that way! And you!"
She turned and stomped towards Howlite.
"You don't threaten my husband! If you try to hurt him, I'll hack you to pieces! I'm not afraid of you Howlite! No gem on Earth is afraid of you! You're all bark and no bite!"
Light made few steps back from Quartz. They could feel the fire inside his broken gem. The temperature was rising. Light never was so scared of him. It made him think about the past, how they met, how were they living, how their "friendship" was destroyed. The "friendship" never really existed. Light knew that now. Good that there was his real best friend... no! Someone more than a friend! Was there to help him. He wasn't brave enough to do anything. But at the same time he was afraid that there is noone to protect her.
Para's words were giving him hope. She never acted like this! She was like a totally new person. But at the same time she was also old herself. She looked at him like at other person. Not like at a thing! That is what Flint was seeing! That stupid Quartz soldier with brick instead of gemstone was more cruel than a lot of other Homeworld gems. Even in Homeworld there were people who respected Pearls. He was listening to her with a wide open mouth and eyes. He really could count on her "Lady Para... I..."
Flint wanted to hurt Para. Something inside Light was mad... Light was mad! No, he wasn't sad! He was mad! He was ready to do something that noone would expect him to do. Suddenly his weapon appeared in his hands. Light was ready to fight for the one he loved! For his family member! He had no idea what it is but She was more than a friend. She was acting like the creator that is proud of his invention. Light was wondering if there is a word on Earth that could describe it. That is why he also wanted to protect her. He should be the one that is ready to die! "Lady Para! No!" He stepped infront of Lady Para. However Howlite arleady stopped the show.
Light was confused what Howlite was saying. Why was he stalling them? He had to talk with him about this later. However his next words were more interesting. Howlite was doing this for him? "Oh Howlite that is so-" He than heard what he has not. He made a poker face"-cute... I am not going to react to this..." It was becoming more and more weird "Howlite that is adorable what you said and no, I am fine and no torturing!... wait a moment... YOU PLANED ALL OF THIS?! You put all of us in the big danger! I-I will never go on a walk again..."
Flint than mentioned the fact that Para tried to hurt him. Blue that appeared was crazy because of that. "You are protecting him?! She did it because your perfect husband is ready to kill us. You are .. you are... JUST A PAIR OF TRAITORS AND BAD FRIENDS! Are you really that blind to see that you married a psycho who is ready to kill us because..." He turned to Flint"Wait... why are you trying to kill us?!"
Anger inside of him woke up, he was ready to tell them how bad they are. If he was going to die... he wanted to die with a style! He wanted to be respected! link to the awesome theme :3"You were never respecting me! All you care about is your happines! You don't care about others! You Blue are blind because of love! You didn't even bother to ask me now if something is wrong! You also didn't care back in the Empire City that Flint tried to trade me for you! You are so obssesed with him that you don't even understand what is happening right now, you believe in Flint's words and don't care about anything else! You are doing everything he want you to do, you don't have your own opinions! You are like his slave... you are his Pearl!"
Light turned to Flint "And you?! The only thing you care about is your safety and wife. You have no problem with Blue acting like your decoration that will do everything you want her to do! It is sick! Not to mention that you have always been a total jerk! Since we met I was just your punch bag. But you know what? It is over! I am not going to get beaten again by a gem like you! All this time I thought Howlite is the one that needs mental help. But I was wrong! You are the one that need it! I never met such an ignorant, rude, terrible, primitive, selfish, blind, unstable, beast like, cold hearted BIG TALL COAL!!!!"
Flint grinned as Blue went ballistic. Then Pearl asked why. He growled.
"Why? WHY?! Because you are just a Pearl! I am a Quartz! You are beneath me! You're nothing more than a servant! A doormat! And you dare question me as you did? Back in Beach City I saved you. I kept you alive because you were useful to me. At first I thought you were more than a servant. Then we went to space. While I was poofed, I remembered who I was! Ever since Empire City I have wanted to kill you. But I couldn't because of Morion. Now he's gone. Which means I am going to kill you slowly. Painfully. Maybe then you'll learn your place!"
Then Pearl called him a coal. He ignited into flames and marched up to Pearl. His large size towered over him.
"What're you gonna do about it?! Go ahead. Take... Your best... Shot."
With each word he grew hotter and hotter. The flames began to get bigger and more violent.
Post by Forge Master Para on Jun 26, 2017 8:03:37 GMT
Howlite's explanation of the situation somewhat managed to start winning Para over. His defense of Light coupled with the fact that he had plotted to bring down both Flint and Blue served to partially prove that he might actually be serious about his reformation.
In all honesty Blue was not actually considered to be an enemy in Para's mind, as far as she was aware Blue wasn't really responsible for what had happened to Light. But now it was rather clear that she was fully behind Flint and his actions, swiftly earning herself the same hatred she had held towards Flint.
Then Light surprised her in a way she had not expected, but had hoped for ever since they begun their work. His reaction, the passion within it! This was what was going to win the war, determination like Light was showing now. This was the hero Para knew Light could be, the hero he needed to be so the Crystal Gems had a chance (in her eyes).
Never before had she been so proud of him, while Light had always been rather protective of Para, this was the first time he had actually placed himself in the way of danger just to defend her. Not to mention the way he put Flint and Blue in their place... Her eyes practically had stars in them.
But despite it all, it was simple fact that Light couldn't win a fight alone. Even with Howlite's help it would be difficult. It wasn't her strong suite, but Para had to help some way. Luckily, she was actually prepared...
It was a weapon meant to be used on Howlite if by some miracle he had freed himself and sought revenge against her. Peeling away Para made some distance between her, Flint and Blue. Kneeling down she pulled what looked like bundled up metal bands out of her satchel. Without looking she called out to Howlite, "Protect Light and give me some time to prepare. Go!" In that moment she pressed the controller hanging at her waist, causing the collar on Howlite to make a *ding!* sound then fall right off.
With that done she set to work, unfolding the metal bands into the shape of a pair of gloves. Following that her hands began to move around, creating various hard-light pieces. It would take her some time, and required all of her attention to properly do. If attacked she was essentially defenseless.
Howlite grinned sadistically when get collar dropped. His eyes turned black and he rushed Flint. He leaped on to his back and put him in a choke hold.
"You wanna get Pearl?! You gotta get past me!"
He then flipped while holding Flint, causing Flint to slam into the ground. Howlite brushed himself off.
"No one TOUCHES HIM! DO IT AND I WILL TEAR YOU APART!!!"
He then rushed Blue and summoned his rifle. He slammed his stock into Blue's head and then shot Flint's gem. He was the most powerful Broken Gem alive. And now they wanted to hurt his brother?! Not by his watch. He shoved Blue onto the ground with the side of his rifle.
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