Prove Yourself (Solo/Flashback) Nov 17, 2015 18:58:52 GMT
Post by Calcite on Nov 17, 2015 18:58:52 GMT
In the Not Too Distant Past
Caligo had been waiting patiently for everything to come back online without directing anyone's attention towards herself; which was easy enough to do in the isolated, rocky wastelands of the mountains, not too far from the Kindergarten. No one beyond her superiors even knew she was here, and without any orders to make herself know she didn't see a reason to make her investigation go any deeper than it already had. From what she had seen, it was obvious none of the misfits on this planet weren't planning, much less doing, anything substantial.
Even when no one had the ability to report the actions to Homeworld they were all just milling about in the same confusion she was in. So she found a barren stretch of the world to meditate, and then she waited.
Until one day, there was a message.
All forms of communication and transportation back to Homeworld were disrupted, if not destroyed, by the rebels. Rebels she had decided were harmless and inconsequential. Rebels she should have reported immediately from the communication hub before this scale of action could have been taken.
A long time passed before she decided to move again. Days, weeks, months; who could tell? She was been too busy digesting the fact that she had not only failed, she also had no valuable information to report, and was going to be seen as less than her current worth because of it. She was going to be punished for that failure, and she knew in these kinds of situations her superiors could easily assume that she's not only withholding information, she was a double agent trying to get from under Homeworld's thumb with the rebels.
Of course, the option to join the rebels was the first thought to come to mind, knowing she had nowhere else to go, but that would cause even more problems for herself in the long run. Caligo knows she's definitively useless when she's not uncovering secrets and information; there would be no reason for the wayward group to take her in. Hiding wasn't much of an option either, she knew too many things that could be used against a lot of the political figures beneath the diamond triarchy; they'd hunt down and make sure she was crushed the moment she was declared a fugitive.
No, there was only one option for her. She had to gather more intelligence, figure out how many Crystal Gems there are and what their plan of action is. The best place to do that without giving anything away, for now, was the Sea Spire. Enough gems, both new and old, were hovering around there so she would be virtually inconspicuous.