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"Aw..." the yellow gem murmured in disappointment. She thought Radiant trusted her enough, but the opposite seemed to be true. Even if he wasn't the most trustworthy gem to her at the moment, she believed he did trust her quite a bit. Cat's Eye landed on the ground in front of the white beryl, and her form grew, shaping back into her normal form. A frown was evident on her face, her eyes filled with disappointment. "...Fine. I guess you're right." She didn't like how secretive the scientist was being at the moment. She asked a question; he responded with a vague answer. It was something she had to deal with for now. The fact that Radiant thought the gem would be a good partner got her hopes up just a little, but yet, she was still saddened from not being able to explore the city... for now.
'For now' gave her some hope that one day, she will explore the city. But for now, Cat's Eye was the white beryl's assistant. She couldn't really help that, especially after she agreed to be his partner in crime. Giving one last look to the sky, she huddled back into the safety of Radiant's apartment.
As Radiant looked back at Cat's Eye went into his apartment again, he followed. Going back to sitting on a chair, reading his scientific summarys and protocols over, he remembered something: "How did you get here on this planet anyway? I just want to know since we will be working together. I will tell you mine afterwards." He shook his head, how come it that he never asked such a thing? How stupid of him. It was little embarassing, but luckly, feelings were a chain he long since abandoned. In the middle of reading however, he thought that something was strangely missing. He couldn't point his finger on it, but just... something was missing.
Cat's Eye lifted her head, and turned around to face the white beryl to answer his question. "How I got to Earth?" She paused, trying her best to recall what happened that led to her getting stuck on Earth. "Well, a few years ago, I was assigned as a guard to a sapphire. While she was meeting with..." The yellow gem paused once more, trying to remember who exactly that sapphire was meeting with. "...another gem. I can't remember who. Anyways," she continued, "some of the other guards decided to take me to a forest." Cat's Eye was not real happy to say her next sentence. "...They just left me there. When I realized what they did, I tried to find a warp pad to the Galaxy Warp."
"But once I found it..." The yellow gem shook her head, trying to mask her sadness from Radiant. "...It was broken. I couldn't use it to get back to Homeworld. ...They never came back for me, either." She clenched her fist as her voice started to crack. "Soon enough, I realized the Diamonds did not care if I was stranded on a planet. They had other cat's eyes to do the job for me. Ones that can do it better than I can."
Once Cat's Eye had finished her story, she released a saddened sigh, and turned away from the white gem. "So what about you?" she said bluntly. "How did you get stuck on here?"
Radiant looked down on Cat's Eye the entire time that she was telling her story. If he still had a heart, then he would have smiled at the little gem's attempt to mask her sadness, but he did not have one, so he continued looking down at her with a neutral expression. When her story was over and she asked him how he has been stuck on earth, he answered: "Oh, I didn't get stuck on here, I went here because of my own accord. This planet's ecosystem is not quite interesting to me, but what is are the humans, my second favourite topic as a scientist in fact." He then quickly continued whatever he was was doing with the scientific papers.
Cat's Eye was surprised that Homeworld still sent ships to Earth. She had not seen any Homeworld ships ever since the galaxy warp was destroyed, and therefore assumed that they had decided to abandon the planet. She should have known better, considering that one of Homeworld's own scientists was standing in front of her right now to study humans. I guess it's better to know something than assuming things, she pondered. Turning around to face Radiant once more, she decided to get more answers out of him. "Did anyone else come with you?" she asked the white gem out of precaution.
Surely there had to be more gems on the planet; she had encountered an onyx back in the human settlement she going to explore before deciding to come to Empire City with Radiant. Plus, who was the pilot of Radiant's ship? Or does he simply also have piloting experience? Even so, that meant that there were more Homeworld gems still on Earth, gems much more hostile than the white beryl in front of Cat's Eye at the moment. Her head was filled with questions, but now was probably not the time to ask them.
With Cat's Eye having spoken out her question, Radiant again looked up to the yellow gem. "Well, yes and no, yes because a good friend of mine and some other gems were there in order to bring me here since I was not designed to be a pilot. No because they went back to homeworld, being confident in my ability to defend myself. Just as the white beryl wanted to go back to his work, he sensed something in Cat's Eye,a spark in her eyes as well as a confused aura, you could say. He knew what this probably was quite well. He never felt anything, but he studied how to decipher the emotions of others through small and seemingly insignificant details, so he confidently asked: "You still have a question, right?"
Cat's Eye was relieved to hear that no other Homeworld gems remained on Earth when Radiant had come to the lush planet. As of now, there were no gems from their home planet on the earth, but now was not the time to think about it, especially after she had received an answer to her previous question. Her eyes widened when the white beryl said his next statement. "I do, but how'd you know?" she immediately asked. She found it kind of eerie that he knew that she had more questions, but it didn't hurt asking such a simple question. After a few moments, she told him, "Well, I do have a lot of questions... but..." She paused, trying to think of a good way to put her next statement. "...I don't think I should ask all of them."
Radiant could not help but to find the wide eyes of Cat's Eye more or less cute, as she demonstrated quite well why she needed him. But, to answer her question, he responded: "I just knew." When she said that she did not want to ask these questions now, he simply shrugged his shoulders and went back to work. "If you say so." The white beryl wanted to know what she wanted to ask, but did not want to push her. Thus, he used another method, having strong confidence that this simulated disinterest of his would provoke Cat's Eye to speak up. It was not certain, but in his eyes, it was probable.
Cat's Eye remained silent, and walked over to a patch of the flooring where no papers laid, and then sat down, thinking of what to do next. There was hardly anything to do here at Radiant's home, and she wasn't quite interested in reading right now. Until the white beryl went to sleep, asking questions seemed to be the best option at the moment. All was calm at the moment; Radiant was working, Cat's Eye was pondering her next move. Finally, she rose from her spot, and approached the white beryl. "You know, Radiant..." she started, her white pupils drifting down to his sleeves. "I'm just wondering..." The yellow gem hesitated to ask the question. It could be a touchy subject for the white beryl. "...How did you get those cuts on your arms?"
The atmosphere really was calm, a sort of tranquility which was undisturbed, of course, that was before Cat's Eye started to speak. He hoped that the yellow gem would ask something interesting, but he was dissapointed. The white beryl, with a neutral expression, answered: "Haven't I told you already? The entire cosmos is my test subject and this includes me too." The delivery was cold and emotionless. After that, he pulled out a pen and wrote in black his messy handwriting on a new, clean parchment. The white beryl hoped that Cat's Eye's next question would hopefully be more interesting, until then, he still had all the time in the world, so waiting he could afford.
Cat's Eye let out a groan of frustration, albeit feeling a little hurt from the white beryl's answer. "I know you experimented on yourself, but what was it, exactly?" she pressed, her curiosity getting the better of her. She never thought he could be so cold, he did seem to care about her to some extent. But now, the yellow gem wasn't so sure anymore. The yellow gem wasn't sure how much longer she could keep trusting him, with how vague he was being. She didn't care if Radiant didn't want to answer, he asked if she had a question; now, she was asking it. The gem tapped her foot in irritation while she waited for an answer from him, and a shadow of a scowl began to appear on her face.
Maybe that was not quite the right move he did. The tapping foot meant that she was agitated and he needed to do something against this quick. He rubbed his eyes and then spoke out, in a slightly exhausted voice: "Ah, well, let me think. I don't remember exactly, but some chemicals or the like exploded and I lost my memory of what happened." Of course, this was not the whole truth, infact, one might look at it as a lie, but he didn't want to give up such important information just to please her. "Look, it is just a touchy subject." This was, infact, another lie.
"Oh..." The assumption that it was indeed a touchy subject for the white beryl was correct, and so, Cat's Eye didn't want to delve into it. Plus, he said he barely had any memory of what had happened the day he got the wounds. Cat's Eye relaxed, and her foot came to a stop. "I'm sorry for asking," she apologized, feeling bad for bringing it up. She paused, thinking of another question to ask him. This time, she would have to ask a more general question to him, since she didn't know what exactly he did not like talking about. She knew his injuries was one of them, but other than that, there was not much else she knew. Therefore, she went with the question, "Why are you so interested in humans?" The yellow gem didn't want to bring up that she didn't really see a point in messing with them, considering that the gem in front of her is studying them.
Radiant waved a hand at the gems apology: "Ah, you have no guilt, you just didn't know. I don't blame you." However, when the question of his love for humans came up, he rubbed his face. He didn't really know how to explain it to such a young gem. He did not want to act condescending, so he thought about something. When the conclusion came to him, he stood up and went to the bookshelves, gesturing Cat's Eye to come with him. He gently went over the books with his hand and asked in a calm, but warm tone: "Do you know what these are? Besides books of course."
Following the white beryl, Cat's Eye watched as he stroked his hands over the books, initially confused on what they were. Squinting at them, she tried to think of something they could be, other than just books. Scratching her head, she guessed, "...Textbooks? On history?" She supposed that 'textbooks' fell under 'books', but it was worth guessing. Being such a young gem made her feel kind of lost when it came to topics such as this. The only purpose she served to Homeworld was to fight; she had no time dabbling in text only gem scientists usually read. The yellow gem put her hands down by her side, stumped by Radiant's question. At last, she admitted, "...I'm not really sure what else they could be," which was followed by an awkward chuckle.
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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