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At last, Cat's Eye had arrived in one of the largest human cities on Earth, Empire City. On the crowded streets, vast skyscrapers surrounded her, more than the gem had ever seen before. Around them, humans scurried around the small group, some even giving confused looks at them. The yellowish gem, currently in the form of a small mouse, did not feel comfortable shapeshifting back to her original form out in the open, though. She didn't know how familiar the people in the area were with gemkind, and she didn't want to take any risks. In the distance, the sun only peeked above the horizon, and darkness would soon spread across the land. Streetlights had already began to turn on, proving to be a convenience to the inhabitants of the city.
Scanning the streets, she gestured for the rest of the group to follow her, and they scrambled into a narrow alleyway between two shops. Glancing around her, she let out a sigh of relief, and let herself turn back into her original form. She then said to the white beryl, "It's safe now."
After arriving in the giant human settlement known as empire city, Radiant tried to analyze their current location and where the best route to his house would be. After turning back into his default form in the alleyway with Cat's Eye, he suggested: "I would say that I will guide us from now on, Cat's Eye, if you really are that scared, you can go behind me, although I doubt that anything dramatic will happen, at least if we make it in time." He found her fear to be amusing but not unreasonable. This was a large city after all and dangerous things could happen here in the dark of the night.
"Alright... How far away is your house from here?" The gem had every right to be curious. For one, she had never been in this city before, and two, she had also never met Radiant until recently. She took a peek outside, and found nothing to note, aside by how crowded Empire City was. She hesitated before stepping back out into the street, still nervous about what could lurk in the city. However, the faster they got to Radiant's house, the safer they would be. Darkness had quickly claimed the city, and the faint glows of stars were just starting to become visible. Cat's Eye waited for the white beryl to step out into the street with her, taking quick glances at the people surrounding them.
Hearing the question of Cat's Eye, he thought about how long it would take to arrive at his home, a calculation he soon discarded as illogical because he did not know where they exactly were. Since, however, the Cat's Eye was with him, he asked: "I do not know, however, I do know that my home is in the upper floors of a skyscraper, just look out for a white balcony." The crowd was getting bigger as the night life slowly began to enhance in this booming city. Whatever happened, he could not lose any of his companions. He held out a hand to her:" Since your stature is rather meek, I do not want you to get lost. No offense, but please, take my hand." He took a quick glance at the stars, their weak light reminding him of an event that happened at such a night in his life before turning his eyes back to the little, yellow gem.
"Okay." A slight frown formed on Cat's Eye at the gem's statement, but she simply went with Radiant's own plan, and held his hand as they traveled Empire City. She, too, had noticed the growing crowd, but she was more interested in the street lights than them. Occasionally, human trinkets had caught her eye, but she had to resist the urge to stop and look at them, knowing the urgency they had to get to the white gem's house as soon as possible. All she could do was give brief glances at them, but they were often obscured by passing humans. She marveled at the skyscrapers, impressed by Earth's dominant species's ability to build structures this tall. However, at whatever skyscraper she looked at, she could not spot a white balcony.
A sudden rattle came from another alleyway, startling the small gem. Out of instinct, she let go of Radiant's hand and quickly summoned her weapon, a short dagger. She hesitated, and crept up to the narrow space, trying to see what it was. All it was was a stray dog, who had knocked over a trash can and now rummaging through it. Her nerves calmed slightly, and she let her dagger disappear into the darkness.
Feeling bad for interrupting their trek, she turned to Radiant and opened her mouth to apologize. "Sorry..." she muttered. "I thought it was someone dangerous." Scanning the buildings past him, she caught a glimpse of white on one of the high-rise buildings. "But... I think we're almost there," she added, pointing to the skyscraper she had just saw.
Radiant was annoyed because of Cat's Eye but also impressed, realising a potential threat even faster then he could have. He decided to not get on her bad side as this would surely leed to their "bond" being cut. Rewarding her with his praise, he smiled and told: "No need to apologize, infact, this was quite good of you, noticing a potential threat so fast. Just don't let your curiosity take too much of a hold of you." Having said that, he turned his attention to the direction Cat's Eye pointed to. Yes, this is their destination, the white balcony, the flowers, the book lying on the chair, it was his living place. He wasted no time, taking Cat's Eyes hand and taking her to the building.
Cat's Eye felt a little better by his compliment, and by how they started walking towards the building, she thought that maybe that was Radiant's home. As soon as they got there, they would be safe, and the gem would not have to worry about her safety any longer. Soon enough, they arrived at the skyscraper, and it immediately began to get warmer. A feeling of hospitality began to wash over her as they drew closer and closer to the entrance to the white gem's home, and with that, Cat's Eye knew that they were in the right place. Holding onto Radiant's hand still, she started to think about the little bond they had developed, wondering how long it would last. The last thing she wanted was for anyone to betray her, especially considering her past and time on Homeworld.
Arriving at the skyscraper, Radiant had a doubt springing in his head about Cat´s Eye. What would she do if he told her that he was a homeworld gem? He could explain it, however it would be more effective to just keep his mouth shut he thought, but there still was a problem, he did not clean up. He never cleaned up and he feared the little yellow gem reading his books and more importantly, his protocols of the experiments from the past and present. He could only hope that she could not read his handwriting or that she just would not understand the words and terms. Thinking about all this, he caught himself just standing around. Fearing that this would cause suspision to the little yellow gem, he simply took her to the elevator and activated it. He hoped that they could finally arrive at his apartment in the skyscraper, the last thing he needed was that the elevator would just stop and leaving them in complete darkness.
Cat's Eye listened to the elevator music as they stood in it, waiting for the door to slide open. Soldiers such as herself rarely got to listen to music at all on Homeworld, so she might as well enjoy it while it lasts. Everything was going smoothly, like the yellow gem had hoped once she had gotten to the skyscraper. She didn't expect anything special in Radiant's apartment; it probably just had a lot of books in it, and by extension, nothing that interested her. She didn't know what the white beryl was planning, but all Cat's Eye could do was trust him for now. As soon as the elevator door opened, she stepped out of it, and let Radiant lead the way to his apartment.
As the doors opened, he went out, taking Cat's Eye with him. His steps were slower then before now as he thought what he should do about his scientific protocols and simultaneously searched for his apartment. He wandered through the corridors with Cat's Eye, until he saw the number 396 on one of the doors. He took out a key from his robe and opened it, revealing his haven to the little yellow gem. He closed the door behind them. They now stood in a almost completely white room, the white walls being only covered by the bookshelves and abundance of books, from small to great ones. In the middle of the room, there were five seats and numerous piles of books and pages scattered across the room. The only clean place was the balcony, it being currently closed by a glass door. "Make yourself comfortable, I will find something for us to enjoy."
Nodding, Cat's Eye started to search to see if he had a chair cushion underneath the mess. She had to admit, she was a little surprised Radiant was this disorganized; she'd thought he was a very organized person with his demeanor. After a few minutes of searching, she could not find anything, and simply sat down on one of the seats. Picking up a loose page, she tried to read what it said. With the scrawl being rather messy, it was hard to make out what each word was. She could catch fragments of his handwriting, but many of what she could catch were terms unfamiliar to her. After finishing her attempt, she looked up at the white beryl.
"What's this about?" she asked, curious about the page's contents. A ghost of a frown appeared on her face. "I can hardly read it." It probably wasn't her business to know, but nonetheless, her curiosity was getting the better of her.
Going to one of the corners of the room, Radiant pushed away a pile of paper to reveal a kettle and a somewhat old record player. Turning the keetle on, he went to a bookshelf, took out tea packets that were behind some of the books as well as some records, put on the some classic music and made them both tea, pouring the water into some cups which were in the pile of paper protocols. "What's this about? I can hardly read it." That sound was pleasing and horrifying him at the same time. She did not understand the content, but what could he say to her? Finally, he came back with the tea and decided that the games should end now. Alright, so, to make things clear I am a homeworld gem, but even if you are a rebel I still don't want to harm you. Would you please let me explain?"
As soon as Cat's Eye heard Radiant say 'homeworld gem', she began to tense. Her free hand curled up into a fist, and it seemed as if her face darkened, eyebrows furrowing. She had to resist crumpling up the piece of paper she was holding, and then she stood up, facing the white beryl. A few curses ran through her mind, although she kept her mouth shut. Out of all places, she had to learn about the gem's affiliation with Homeworld here, right in his own 'home'. Only the record played in the uneasy silence, while the yellow gem glared up at the taller one.
Several minutes passed by. At last, Cat's Eye closed her eyes, letting out a long sigh. She reopened them to look at Radiant. "Fine," she stated, anger edging into her voice. "But if you make one wrong move..." Her voice drifted off. After spending a few hours with him, she had a little bond with him. Such a fragile bond could be easily broken, something she didn't want to break now. Nonetheless, perhaps the white beryl could redeem himself to her...
Appearing rather unimpressed by the little gem throwing a fit, the white beryl took a small sip of his tea and enjoyed the music during her just standing there in silence. It were moments like these that reminded him of his perfection and the benefit of not having a heart. The fact that only reason and logic existed in him now meant that he could keep his calm even in situations like these. If he still felt anything, he would have probably laughed at Cat's Eye. Taking a second sip, he finally began to talk in his calm voice, trying to relax the yellow gem. "Wrong move? If I really wanted to betray you then I would have never said that I am a homeworld gem in the first place. Besides that, I am a scientist. Homeworld is not my "side". Most homeworld gems see homeworld as an ends, but I as a means to an end, the end being my research." Now, making his voice much more dominating, he spoke out:" Have I made myself clear?"
A foul taste arising in Cat's Eye mouth, she nodded. "Okay..." she said, unsure of what Radiant meant by his 'research'. "But you are still doing research for the sake of Homeworld... right? Or is it for something else?" She still wasn't completely trustful of the white beryl after his revelation, but if he truly means no harm to him, she might as well roll with it. Her hand relaxed, and she sat down again, although she was still wary of what was going to happen next. She took a glance at the paper she tried to read again. Was this really for the sake of Homeworld, or was it for Radiant's own benefit? The question still lingered in the air, but she set it down on the table again where it had laid before.
She took the other cup of tea made for her, holding the warm container in her hands. She took a small sip, but then set it down on the table afterwards. She wasn't real fond of tea anyways.
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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