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Ever since Howlite came back, he felt better than over. He was dying to test his now stable body but alas, he no longer had the desire to assault someone. So this was his only way. He stood at the far end of the shore line. 1600 meters from one end to other. He took to a sprinters position and took a deep breath. Relaxed his body. Then took off. He sprinted down the line like a bullet from a gun, startling some birds and surfers in the process. He reached the end and grinned ear to ear. 177 Seconds. His personal best. Now as he looked around his realized he had another problem on his hands. He was alone. And he was bored.
Ruby moped down the beach, taco in hand. Some days it just felt like she was in this rebellion for nothing. She closed her eyes and held up her taco to take a bite. Her experiments with adding Kindergarten soil to gem food had been proving rather difficult to perfect. Just as she was about to crunch into her gorgeous looking taco a seagull swept down from the sky and snatched it right out of her hand. Ruby bit into the air and her eyes opened wide in disbelief. What could have happened to her taco? Had it been taken by one of those no good awful terrible horrible Homeworld gems?! Or perhaps a gem mutant! Or even still, both! Ruby whipped out her gem weapon and it glowed it’s red color and melted from spoon into fork as she lept side to side looking for whatever could have stolen her taco. After a moment or two the seagull landed on her square head of hair, taco in mouth. Ruby lept up and smacked the seagull off of her head with the back of her fork. The seagull smashed into the ground a yard or so away from Ruby, but stood up unharmed. Ruby launched her fork at the seagull but it slammed into the ground as the seagull gleefully lept away. Ruby’s weapon dissipated as she pulled a spork out of her gem but this one missed as well. The seagull let out a triumphant squawk as Ruby launched spork after spork after spork at the seagull who had stolen her taco. Finally giving up Ruby flopped onto the beach, defeated. The seagull, still just a stones throw away, landed and began its feast as a few of its buddies joined in on the delicious snack. Ruby sighed. “At least the seagulls like my food,”.
Howlite jerked his head when he heard the sound. A Ruby. The old Howlite would have pounced on the dimwitted little thing like a lion. But now, he was genuinely curious. He approached the gem, hoping she wasn't familiar with him or his reputation back on Homeworld or on Earth for that matter. "Hello there little one. How are you on this fine day? You appear to be stressed. Anything I can do to help? My names Howlite and I'm a kinda sort of Crystal Gem." He didnt care that he told her. If she got hostile, she was no threat to him. She'd have maybe 60 seconds if she was particularly skilled which seemed unlikely to him. He outstretched his hand for a firm shake.
“Woah! Another Crystal Gem?” Ruby exclaimed, surprised that another Crystal Gem had stumbled upon her as she thought she had done a pretty good job at keeping her moping walk a secret, she hoped to be seen as a beacon of positivity in these trying times and didn’t want anyone to see her sad. “My names Ruby!” She held out her hand for a shake. “I was just thinking about new ingredients for my gem food when this no-good seagull stole my cooking!” She pouted for a moment. All around her the sand had darkened where she had been stamping and the sand was rather hot. The seagull flew down but kept back up as it burnt its feet on one of Ruby’s footprints. “Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve seen you around the temple before!” Ruby said suspicious of this new gem. “Actually I was just kidding about those no good Crystal Gems!” Ruby said in an overly exaggerated tone, though it was her best attempt at lying. A few of the seagulls friends had started gathering around them, though Ruby had just noticed. A few of the seagulls flew up and started diving at Ruby. And Ruby swiped at each one with her comically large spork, though she missed one after another after another. “Awh man, how am I supposed to wipe the floor with those Homeworlder’s if I can’t even get rid of a few lousy seagulls,” Ruby said aloud. Then realizing she could’ve blown her cover Ruby tried salvaging it. “Uhm, actually I meant the Crystal Gems! My uhm-tongue slipped!!” Ruby yelped out. She was really down in the dumps, she felt inadequate and scared. “I’m really not cut out for any of this Crystal Gem stuff am I...” She muttered to herself, though this time she felt pretty sure Howlite hadn’t heard her. *Sorry about only the first spoken sentence being red I’m doing this from my phone and having formatting issues*
Howlite rubbed the back of his head when she mentioned the temple. At this point, the former predator realized he had made a serious miscalculation. "Well you see, I've had a.... complicated relationship with the other Crystal Gems and I'm not yet allowed on the Temple grounds. Gotta prove my loyalty. Again. But this time forever. I think. I hope." That wasnt too bad, he thought. He hadn't lied and he sugar coated his atrocities as much as possible without being in complete denial. He stared the Ruby with an intrigued expression. "Would you like to be friends Ruby? I think perhaps we can help each other. I can help you with your struggles and you can help me smooth things over with the other Crystal Gems. What'd ya say?"
Melody: here is a link if anyone is interested
Jul 29, 2020 21:45:23 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"'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