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Slowly the branches above them began to rustle, it started out small but began to grow and stretch out among the trees until nearly all the covered branches over head where shaking as something began shifting through all of them at once. They shook hard and violent, slowly showering the gems below with falling leaves, almost making seem like the movement was spreading all around them. But during all the commotion and movement, the two gems didn't seem to notice that the movement in the trees was slowly stopping as the gem in the tree was slowly slipping out of it, sneaking her way down the back side of the trunk. She quickly darted away, hiding behind the trees as the shaking slowly stopped.
Post by Yellow Tourmaline on Nov 12, 2015 3:02:34 GMT
Bonedaicious shuttered as the leafs fell, he had been exposed to plenty of unnerving sights and events in the past as a solider for the homeworld, but being off the battlefield for so long unintentionally rid him of the numbness to handle such experiences like the one at hand, "I honestly wouldn't rest at ease until I were out of this forest, if I were you, chap." He tells the gem in his company, "Whatever is among us, it's clear that it does not want us here, and I'm unsure of what lengths it will go to take care of us." He added on, letting out a strained sigh, his sword hilt was still readied in his hands for anything. "So, uh... Do you know a way out of here?" He asked the other gem.
Agate eyed the trees as the leaves began to fall. Something wasn't adding up. Corrupted gems were much more like animals, mindless ( more or less ) and savage. In his experience, which wasn't much, corrupted gems didn't talk and didn't play around like this. He returned to a more neutral stance and returned his rapier to his waste. He motions for the other gem to put him weapon away as well.
He drew himself up and took a deep breath, "Okay. Come on out. I don't know who you are but we're not going to fight you. If you want us to leave, fine. Don't come down and we'll make our way. However, it might be nice to talk to someone. You know... like a friend?" he looks around the treetop as he speaks, hoping to spot anything to reveal whatever gem was in the trees. If nothing happened in the next couple minutes he would just turn to exit the forest with this skeletal gem in front of him and remember this place for later.
All the movement and sounds came to a complete stop. There was a long pause of this still silence before a voice was echoed back. "F-friend?" But this time it didn't come from the tree tops, so it didn't seem like it was all around them at once. The voice nervously came from behind them from one source, behind some trees. "You... Honestly... Want to... be... like a friend? It might be nice to talk to someone...like a friend... know a way out of here? Out of here? I... Know a way out of here. If I were... a friend. If... you are... a friend... I don't want to fight you. Should you assume it necessary to do battle... I... will not hold back against anyone who would wish... harm..."
Post by Yellow Tourmaline on Nov 13, 2015 7:51:55 GMT
Bonedaicious poofed his sword hilt away, he wasn't fond of befriending strangers he couldn't see, so he decided to help whoever was out there come out and introduce themselves. He looked towards the source of the sound, and began to approach it very carefully, "A friend, hm?" He said calmly, "Well, it's hard to befriend someone I can't see!" He says with a chuckle, when in doubt- he always knew how to throw on a good social, because if Bonedaicious had a heart, it'd be racing from the sheer pandemonium that occurred a mere minute ago, but he was able to forgive and forget about such events if it meant they'd become friends. "How about you come out and introduce yourself, friend?" He asked kindly, looking around as he slid his hands into his pockets.
Agate smiled as the voice calmed down, something much more normal. He took a few steps towards the source of the voice, "It's alright. I swear we don't want to fight, let's just talk. Eye to eye. So you know... come on out. You can even show us how to get out of the forest." he didn't really know what to expect to come out from behind the tree so he just waited there and was ready to offer a hand to whatever gem appeared.
He took a brief look at the skeleton again, so he was a gem. An odd form for one to take, but at least he was a friendly (more or less) one. Perhaps he has good reason to be on guard like he is...
Things went silent and still once again for a few moments. Very slowly the voice's owner peeked out from behind a large tree. She appeared to be a young girl with snow white hair and animal skull strapped to the top of her head. She blinked at the two gems softly with wide but empty looking eyes. She looked frightened and nervous by the two, even if Agate was roughly the same height as her. The one made of bones was kind of scary looking but the fact that they were both gems was scary enough. She dipped back nervously behind the tree, before peaking out from the other side of the trunk. "Hello?" "Hello." She echoed at them worriedly, before lightly stepping out into clear view. This little girl was the one that had rattled their bones and spooked them so badly. But to her size and appearance didn't scare her as badly as intelligence and cruelty, she hadn't met another gem in a very long time, but the last one she met was both cruel and intelligent. So she had to be cautious, even if they claimed to be friendly.
Post by Yellow Tourmaline on Nov 13, 2015 21:03:45 GMT
Bonedaicious would smile, but he couldn't, so he settled for the next best thing he could think of on the fly- comedy. He delicately lit up his eye sockets a gentle and warm white and bent over to her height as best he couldn't. "Why hello, little one." He called out softly, he loved the idea of telling jokes to little ones, it always filled his chest area with a swell of happiness and accomplishment, so he had an idea to ease the small one's tension, "My name is Bonedaicious, would you like to hear a joke?" He asked, making sure to keep his tone in check for the little one's sake, he'd feel bloody horrible if he were to scare her right now.
Agate gave a big smile and just stopped himself form taking a step forward, she was already pretty scared, he didn't need to scare her off. She was... odd looking. Maybe not as odd as the skeleton but still weird. She was wearing what looked to be the skull of some kind of animal and had pale skin and hair. She was pretty small as well, couldn't have been older than ten. Then again, he thought, he was less than a year old and looked like a teenager. Perhaps she was hundreds of years old just looked like a child. Then again, the way she's acting, she probably has the same mentality.
"would you like to hear a joke?" that'd be good, she'd probably calm down once she was sure they weren't here to hurt her. He took a step back and let the skeleton have a crack at it.
Ivory stared at the two silently trembling, unsure if she should just run away, the pair of gems seemed even more frightening up close with their eyes on her. When Bonedacious bent down to her eye level, she nervously took a step back, her feet pigeon-toed together and she shivered harder, but still she remained out in the open.
"My name is Bonedaicious, would you like to hear a joke?" The skeleton gem said to her. She understood what a joke was, but she had only really known situational humor and never heard an actual joke before. She looked unsure of what to say or do, so she just gave a simple and quick nod as she began to twiddle her fingers together nervously.
Post by Yellow Tourmaline on Nov 15, 2015 22:20:14 GMT
Bonedaicious rubbed his chin, it was tough crowd, she was was terrified judging by her body language, so he'd probably have to pull out the big guns for this situation, he adjusted his bow-tie and 'cleared his throat', "So..." He paused, taking a deep breath and exhaling, "Why did the chicken cross the road?" He asked, it was a terrible joke, but also one of the oldest in the book and it was a dead horse through and through, beaten over the decades until it was completely unfunny, but most gems from the Homeworld have yet to hear the joke, or experience humor in general, often find it funny.
"To get to the other side!" He delivered the punchline, it was do or die! He had no other choice to pull this out because it was the only one that came to mind.
Agate stood a couple feet behind the skeleton as to not surround the pale gem. He waited in anticipation, he loved a good joke. Emphasis on a GOOD joke. What came next was... not what he was expecting. He gave an audible sigh and stopped just short of rolling his eyes. Maybe it'd work, who knows. She doesn't exactly look like she's been around people very much, maybe she hadn't heard that joke before. He doubted it, he was pretty sure a rock at the bottom of the ocean had heard that joke before but who knows.
In any case, he smiled wide and gave a convincing laugh after sighing. It may have been a old joke but acting like it was hilarious might go a long way with getting the young gem to calm down. "Haha... good one... Anyways, see? We're friends, come on out here and we can talk. Let's start with our names, I'm Agate. Nice to meet you!"
Like a fire cracker going off her face lit up with glee and a gentle giggle came out, this was the only true sound that she did not imitate from the forest or anyone else. This was her true voice but it was the only way she could use it. Her entire body demeanor changed to relaxed and limber. Her arms began to dangle loosely at her sides and she even swayed lightly at her hip keeping in constant motion.
"Haha... good one... Anyways, see? We're friends, come on out here and we can talk. Let's start with our names, I'm Agate. Nice to meet you!"
The girl then blinked lightly in gentle confusion. She had never been asked her name before. In all her past interactions, both with animals and gems (as very few as they were) she had never been asked her name before. Ivory had to search the deep memories of her birth. The gems she had heard as she sprouted from the ground had spoke only a little before she ran. Her happy form slowly shuttered away as she began to look nervous and scared. Her hands pulled in, clasped each other and held close to her body.
"GET tHe IvoRy! IvoRy." She repeated a voice that did not belong to any of the three of them.
Post by Yellow Tourmaline on Nov 16, 2015 20:23:08 GMT
Bonedaicious noticed the new voice, but didn't want to press on it as he feared it would make her more uncomfortable. Perhaps this is a matter that could be explore at a later date, if things go okay from here and he manages to befriend the little one.
"Ah, Ivory!" Bonedaicious sounding pleased, claps his bony hands together delicately, he was happy that Ivory felt safer around him and Agate, he couldn't fathom being in her situation, being alone in the wild forest and afraid of trespassers. "What a lovely name!" He said in a calm manner and noticed she got nervous and scared, he held out his hand, "My name is Bonedaicious, and my friend here and I just want to be your friend. Trust me." He told her.
It surprised Agate that it actually worked, he was sure that joke would illicit more of a blank stare than such a visceral reaction. Like a flip of a switch she seemed much more relaxed, she seemed much happier with company. That was until a few seconds afterwards when he finished talking did she turn right back around just as fast. She clearly had some bad memories, and that voice... it didn't seem like either of them and didn't match the giggle. Not for the first time she reminded him of a audio tape, saving voices for later use.
"It's ok, Ivory. Whatever happened to you before... whoever you met. It doesn't matter, we're friends." he paused for a moment and hummed lightly, perhaps if they got to know each other it'd help. "Ok, let's get to know one another. Like I said, I'm Agate. I was born... well... created over there, in the kindergarten." he pointed vaguely in the direction he came from, "I like to travel and see new things. Oh, and to make friends. With gems like you! And Mr. Skeleton here. Nice to meet you by the way, Bonedaicious." he smiled and held out his hand to shake, first to Bonedaicious then to Ivory, if she wouldn't shake it he'd just smile and pull his hand back.
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