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Today was the day. All of the Broken Gems had been invited by Howlite for a party at his nightclub. One would expect a formal occasion or something. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. Upon entering, the gang of rouges would find their host getting drunk with several humans. Including Sulfur's employees! They were all sitting at the counter with their backs facing the entrance. Howlite led the singing.
"Farewell and adieu to you Spanish Ladies. Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain. "
Peridot pitched in.
"For w-we've received orders for t-to sail for Old England. "
Then Pearl joined.
"and we may never see you fair ladies again. "
Then they all sang in unison.
"we'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors. We'll rant and we'll roar all on the salt seas. Until we strike soundings in the channel of old England. From Uschant to Scilly is 35 Leagues!"
As Sulfur arrived at the party he had made sure to dress for the occasion. Sulfur did love to dress formally, but he knew Howlite better. Sulfur came in a tank top that showed off his arm muscles, camouflage shorts, a chain around his neck, and some black boots. He also wore sunglasses that hid his eyes. Still, even sunglasses couldn't hide his look of shock as he arrived.
Sulfur sat in the air, using an imaginary chair as he watched the performance. All of his humans were drunk... he hated to see them like that, but once again he realized that he should have expected it. He decided to wait until the song finished to intervene. Sulfur crossed his legs and watched with a scowl.
It was time, the party that Howlite spoken of a while back was about to commence, as previously promised she thought tea would be provided for as a beverage in this night club, in which then she came to empire city looking rather elegantly beautiful as she immediately thought it was a formal gathering. Blue would be attired with a sky blue transparent dress that had glistening sparkling fake miny gems along the bottom that spiralled in patterns, her hair was different as well, she had some of it pinned up while the rest laid dangling to her waist in length.
She had the same sky blue gloves as her dress that had only one sparkling fake gem embedded on both the gloves forehand, oddly enough she had on dark blue heels. Blue appeared as if she was a princess, with every step she took a click echoed along the streets of empire city, she carried a wrapped box filled with the Quartzes she healed as a present for Howlite.
Once she went through the entrance she was in utter shock baffled from what she saw, Howlite would be drunk with sulfur's workers and other humans singing some song and not even dressed in a party like fashion as she hoped. Blue twitched her eye for a moment eagerly wanting to smack herself if she was dreaming however she knew all too well that is was real, as she gazed at Sulfur who seemed to have a similar reaction Blue laid the present on a table and sat down at the booth pressing her right palm upon the bridge of her nose she chuckled for a moment trying to get her thoughts together.
Howlite was having a good time. Suddenly his sharp hearing picked up a familiar chuckle. He immediately sobered up. He turned to his men.
"Get out! All of you!"
They all stumbled their way out the door. Howlite turned to face his family.
"Hey Boss. See you finally learned casual clothing."
He set his eyes on Blu and found himself staring.
"Wow Blu, you look amazing. Is that a new dress?"
He didn't notice but his cheeks were white with a blush.
"Well damn, had I remembered I would've had this place perfect. Hang on I'll be back."
He went into his office and started changing. People always asked him why he wore human clothes instead of just using his form. It was more comfortable when it was human clothing. Plus it was kind of fun to change clothes like that. He took off his hoodie and jeans and changed into a tuxedo. Now it wasn't that Howlite looked ugly in a suit. If anything he was even better looking than usual in a suit. In fact... Perhaps he'd wear the suit more. He'd have to think about that. He went back out to greet his family and he had a bottle of champagne.
"I figured I might as well dress up a little bit. Besides I rather like this particular suit. I might start wearing this more."
(So our current post order is me, Sulfur, then Blu. This will of course change when the others arrive. We'll just say they're late for the party.)
Sulfur watched with a scowl as the group dispersed. He imagined that as they staggered away drunkenly that they resembled a pack of animals, aimlessly charging through a field. He quickly directed his attention to Howlite. Of course Howlite would compliment his clothes, Sulfur had picked them from a magazine, and then shapeshifted them onto him. It was rare that Sulfur embraced Howlite's world, but whenever he did Howlite seemed to approve. Before Sulfur could comment on how much he disagreed Blue Quartz arrived.
She was wearing a very fancy dress, a dress that most would consider beautiful or even attractive, but it won no such opinion from Sulfur. Devoid of the concept of beauty Sulfur only watched, respecting her decision to dress up. Howlite no doubt was hypnotized by it, and before Sulfur could make a snarky remark his knight had disappeared, feeling no longer fit for the party, apparently.
"Now I am the only one who looks like a beast... I will not allow that." Sulfur sighed, shapeshifting into a suit. As shapeshifting revealed nothing Sulfur had no shame doing it in public, most gems were embarrassed to do so. "I like it aswell, wear it more often and you could almost pass for a gentleman."
As Blue sat in the booth she'd tilt her head while having her palm levelled on her chin as she was disappointed that she was the only one who came in well dressed, maybe there was a specfic dress code she had to follow however nonetheless that didn't matter to her anymore.
As Howlite told his little entourage to leave she'd then notice that they were completely out of it seemingly of course, she'd then turn her head to howlite forming a dark blue blush herself as she grabbed her gift," Yeah, it's nothing, I saw this design at this clothing shop however it wasn't in my color scheme so it wasn't of my interest till I formed it on myself" she'd say calmly while walking over to him.
As he went off and came back she blinked a few times quite amazed by the tuxedo, she'd then arch her blue bulge of an eyebrow as he brought out some bottle," Wow you look very handsome Howly , Ummm.. here, this is for you, just something for you to enjoy, you can open it whenever you like" she'd say while handing him the wrapped box.
As Blue saw Sulfur change into a tuxedo as well she smiled as this was coming out rather nicely," You look handsome as well Sulfur..." she'd say while heading back to the booth as she had to take a seat for a bit. Blue was in the mood to dance so of course she had to ask," Hmm.... is there any music around? and also where is the tea as I am quite craving some" Blue says happily.
"Well I guess it's settled then. The tuxedo stays."
He took the box. Another first. A gift for him. No one had ever given him a gift before.
"Oh wow thanks Blu. No one's ever given me a gift before."
He set down at the table and at the mention of tea.
"Ah yes. I do have some."
He smirked at Sulfur.
"I serve more than just booze here Boss."
He went to his bar and cracked open his freezer.
"I keep the stuff on ice in case I ever need it. Just need to heat it up."
He placed the block of frozen tea on a hot plate and watched it start to melt. As it did, he tilted the plate into a kettle so he could then serve it. He poured 2 glasses. One for each of them. He even poured himself one only this time he spiked it by adding some Vodka to the mix. He gave each of them their tea and grinned as he sipped his.
"I hope you guys enjoy."
He then strolled over to his record player and Sinatra could be heard throughout the speakers.
Sulfur reacted to Blue's compliment with nothing but a nod, and a tug on his tie. As Howlite sprung to meet Blue's needs Sulfur started to look over his suit, brushing some dust off of it. Apparently Pearl hadn't cleaned this room yet. She could still be drunk from a few minutes ago. Howlite then commented on his ability to make tea.
"Hmph" Sulfur scoffed. "That is a relief."
Sulfur seemed visibly disgusted by Howlite's method of storing tea frozen. Sulfur would never imagine himself serving frozen tea, he always would make a fresh pot. Still, beggars couldn't be choosers. If Howlite were to make something other than Alcohol it was a good sign. He accepted the drink and brought it to his mouth. Sulfur took a brief sip before suddenly coughing up the drink. "You... you have defaced tea!"
Blue was having fun herself at the time, aside from Sulfur's annoying apathetic nature as usual she was still having fun anyway, she would then see how he made his tea which was odd indeed, it was frozen which resulted to him to heating it up, even though it appeared weird she'd liked how it was uniquely made.
Blue took the glass and gave a bright smile to howlite," Thank you" she said, as she took a few sips it tasted rather delicious, it was a new taste than what she was use to but tasty nonetheless. A frown came upon her face as Sulfur reacted towards his offering, typical, she'd role her eye as he spoken, and got up from her seat walking over to the door as she didn't want to hear him talk about it further.
As she would lean on the entrance door way Blue would hold her arms while Inhaling and exhaling sighing a bit, her hips were moving slowly as the music was playing causing her to chuckle softly, she would let them speak on possibly heading back to them once she feels as though she won't walk out from the party.
"Boss... Now when I say this please know that I am not trying to be mean. But usually if you're a guest at someone's party and that guy has literally paid out of his pocket for every little thing in the room, you don't go insulting him and saying what he serves is terrible. Just food for thought."
He smiled when he saw that Blu liked it. Suddenly she got up and left. Their arguing must've upset her like last time. Howlite then chuckled with an idea.
"You know something Boss? Blu and I fused the other day. It was pretty cool. Perhaps my only stable fusion so far."
He looked at Blu. Perhaps this wasn't helping. He stood up and walked over to her. He spoke in a low voice so only she could hear.
"Hey you ok? Look, as much as I like that you came here... I don't want to be the one who forced you here. If you don't want to be here then you can go. I wouldn't be mad. Although I would prefer that you stayed. Can I tell you a secret? When I first organized this little event, I hadn't met Obsidian yet. And I didn't think the others would actually come."
He let that sit there to see if Blu could figure out what he meant by that.
"I appreciate the effort, but your methods of making tea are bizarre. It is not fresh that way! That however, I would probably be able to ignore, but I have experimented so many teas prepared by experts..." Sulfur sighed. "Apologies. I do appreciate your attempt and preparing a beverage other than alcohol."
Sulfur sipped the tea again and made a sour expression. He sat it down beside him. Sulfur raised an eyebrow as Howlite told him about his recent fusion with Blue. He seemed more curious as to why Howlite was telling him. As Howlite attempted to stop Blue from leaving Sulfur stood and walked toward them.
"Blue Quartz I would not prefer that you leave us as we've only started this ritual that Howlite suggested." He said, putting his hands behind his back. "And Howlite, if you don't want to force her, I will gladly so do."
Blue over heard Howlite speaking of there fusion Dumortierite Quartz in which then she would form a dark blue blush upon her cheeks remembering that moment, as she held her arms tightly while breathing in a sigh almost came however it was Interrupted by Howlite's voice as he came to help her it seemed.
As Blue listened towards him she'd narrow her eye while chuckling a bit," No No, I do want to be here, of course I do, it's just I've done something wrong to him and it's made him entirely different, I just wanted him to leave the base but he kept on going and I guess I just snapped.. I didn't even try to care for his feelings in the matter of towing with his mind like that.. however It's fine, I'll just keep my distance is all" she'd say softly.
Blue realized what he meant, he thought that it was going to just be the two of them at the party, however things change, it was perfectly fine with her that sulfur was here though there dispute seemed to be everlasting. As Sulfur came over she would hear what he said and shook her head from side to side looking away," Do you mind?" she says in a firm tone, she would then walk away from them two and head over to the booth to finish her tea, she took a few more sips while humming a tune.
"Boss, I try so hard to make things enjoyable for you. I bring tea from the ends of the Earth. I bring the music you like. I dress up nicely. Just enjoy the damn moment for once. Please. Instead of zeroing in on everything that happened, just enjoy what's going on now. I mean that's why I even set this thing up. You guys are my only family. If I don't have you... What'd I got? Nothing. So shut up about the past and enjoy yourself."
He strolled over to his record player and decided to brighten the mood. He grabbed a record from his collection and put it in. A more fitting tune began to play.
"I will never understand you two. You don't acknowledge the weight you place on my shoulders, in asking me to attempt to understand. I suppose I could enjoy myself, if we were having casual banter rather than grunting like pigs." Sulfur said, sitting midair and running a hand through his hair. "One can't force enjoyment, it simply comes or it does not."
He landed on the floor and pulled a book from his gem. He sat down and returned to his seat. He took a sip of the tea and once again cringed, but seemed determined to finish it. He cracked open his book and placed his glasses on his nose. He focused intently on the book, it seemed very confusing and interesting to him.
The Music, tunes used by these humans of gifted talents, it was very appealing to the ear to say the least, as the song playing made her smile a bit while trying to get herself together, in which then she would finish her tea and turn over to Howlite as she still wanted to continue enjoying herself.
As she walked over to him she would hold out her hand giggling a bit as she done so," Howlite, may I have this dance" she'd say laughing softly still. If he took her hand she would pull him over to center of the room to let them start dancing, this music had a steady pace to it so there was no dancing all quick and wildly at the moment.
Melody: as usual, just waiting for posts
Feb 23, 2020 11:08:33 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