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Fanfiction Ideas (Non-EMM related)

I have several ideas for a few stories after I am done with the EMM series. As of now, here is the list:

1. MLP: Tendencies of a Lyncanthope: The story of a semi-demented pony and the doctor who fights for her freedom. (This will be a collaboration with :icondream-senpaii:)-[STATUS: Postponed]

2. The Amazing World of Gumball: The Retribution: The world of Nicole Watterson is turned upside down when she tries to find out who harmed her son, and she gets more than what she bargained for when she uncovers a secret involving a past she never knew she had. (This will be a collaboration with :iconnamygaga:)

3. Adventure Time: Age of Iron: When a enemy from the past comes to finish what it started, it's up to Finn and the Gang to prevent a second Mushroom war while discovering the origins of the original war and the creation of Ooo.

4. Lucky 17: John is a man who lives a simple life like anyone else. But unlike some people, he has a certain taste for life. A taste that will lead him to Camp Weedonwantcha, where he will understand the relationship between a predator and their prey.-[STATUS: Postponed]

5. MLP: EG: Pink and White: Two whole months since they lost the battle of the bands and the chance to rule the world, once a trio of sirens known as The Dazzlings, now reduced to tone-deaf students of Canterlot High. However, despite the situation, at least two of the three were off to a good start. Adagio on the other hand...that is a completely different story.-[STATUS: Postponed]

6. SFOE: Nova: After a horrible series of dreams, Star Butterfly begins to discover the truth about a blast from her past. A truth that may put her life, and the lives of everyone she loves, in peril.-[STATUS: Postponed]

7. Splatoon: The Game of War: Agent 3 was known as the hero who saved the Zapfish and Inkopolis, but what about the Inklings who were fighting out of the spotlight? One year after the Octarian attack, see the aftermath through the scarred eyes of a jaded Inkling and the demons he faced in the shadows.-[STATUS: Coming Soon]

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With the rease of MLP season 5, and the upcoming episodes of SU on the way, I am in a bind. Which of these fics should I work on? 

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Chapter 1: Call Me Rhyolite

Author Note: This story takes place between chapter 4 and chapter 5 of Those Who Came Before.

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I see him, the Old King, with eyes like molten metal and a gaze like the mightiest of storms. I see him look before me, dissipating the mace in his hand, and then he charges towards me. I try to evade him but he is too quick and before I know it, he has me in his grasp, his hand is clenched around my throat. As I try to break free, he speaks to me. I can see his lips move, but I don't hear a sound. As soon as he finishes, he uses his other hand to stab into my chest and rip something out. As I feel the pain course through me and the darkness beginning to overtake me, I watch as he drops me down onto the ground, looking at me as if I were an insect, and saying something else before he crouched down and smiled as I vanished into the darkness…



…and then, there was a light.

[*]

Insidiae, laboratory, Present Day

[*]

As the light flashed in his eyes, the lone Gem winced and looked away as his eyes adjusted to the light. As he looked forward, he saw the shadow of a man block out the light.

"Ah! You are awake…" The man said to the Gem. "…and I can see you are fully intact as well."

As the Gem squinted his eyes and looked away from the man, he heard a light snapping sound and the light vanished. As the Gem looked forward with his adjusting eyes, he saw the man that stood before him. The man had short grey hair and a grey beard. The Gem then noticed the silver Gem on his right shoulder.

"Do you know who I am?" The Gem asked his guest as he pointed to himself.

As the Gem looked in his mind for an answer, noting came up.

"I…I don't know…" the Gem replied as he tried to get up, only to realize that his arms and legs were bound to a table. As he began to struggle, the Gem before him approached him and gently restrained him.

"Careful now, careful…" the Gem explained as he began to remove the captive Gem's restraints. "You have been out for quite some time."

As the confused gem was helped up by the other. He looked around and saw his surroundings. It was a small room filled with a variety of technology that he did not recognize. As he tried to stand up, he nearly fell over, only for the other Gem to catch him mid-fall.

"Forgive my rudeness, my name is Diamond…" Diamond explained. "…and like you, I am what one would call a "Crystal Gem".

The Gem then looked over to his arm and saw the light orange Gem attached to his left arm. As he looked back to Diamond, he rubbed his head in confusion as he looked around once more.

"What happened to me?" the Gem asked as he slowly walked around, nearly stumbling a few times before he recomposed himself. "I…I can't remember anything…"

"You were in Gem status for a long time my friend." Diamond explained as he walked beside him. "To be in such a state as long as you have has resulted in full-scale amnesia."

"But how did this happen?" the Gem asked as he turned to Diamond. "How could this have happened to me?"

"Calm down mei sodalis…" Diamond said as he approached the confused Gem. "You were attacked during the Metalian war and I was able to save you before you were shattered or…enslaved."

"There was a war?" the Gem asked Diamond as he sat down on the table he was restrained to earlier.

"A few decades back, we were nearly wiped out as a species." Diamond explained as he sat beside the Gem. "Fortunately, we were able to get the upper hand and finally strike them down."

As he finished, the two Gem noticed a light green orb floating towards the both of them. The Gem noticed the features of the strange orb, the light green sticks that orbited the orb as well as the green triangle shaped Gem on the front. As he watched the orb approached Diamond, he felt something was off about that…thing.

"[Master Diamond.]" The orb addressed the Gemian before it. "[This uni-…I mean…I require your assistance with Project Guard-Smith.]"

"Of course Peridot! But first I would like to introduce you to…" Diamond paused before he gestured towards the Gem beside him. "…our new friend, Rhyolite."

Rhyolite paused as he processed his name. He then looked at his hands and then back to Diamond the orb.

"Rhyolite, I would like to introduce you to my assistant…Peridot!"

Peridot approached Rhyolite and scanned him with a green fan of light. Rhyolite flinched at the sight, but composed himself as soon as he figured the action was harmless.

"[Greetings Rhyolite…I'm pleased to meet you.]" Peridot greeted Rhyolite as it circled around him and created a screen with its orbiting cylinders. "[I look forward to helping you in the future.]"

"What do you mean?" Rhyolite asked as he pushed Peridot away and approached Diamond. "What did this…thing mean by that?"

"Because of your long status, we need to rehabilitate you before you are allowed outside." Diamond explained as he looked at Peridot's screen and pressed a few buttons. "We need to update your memory and also ensure you still have your weapons intact."

"I see…" Rhyolite replied weakly as he looked back at his hands. "I guess there's no harm in that right?"

"Of course." Diamond replied as he escorted the confused Gem out of the lab and down the hall. "First thing tomorrow, we will test you to see if you can still fight. But for now, you need to rest."

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Insidiae, Rhyolite's cell, Present Day

[*]

"Here we are." Diamond said to Rhyolite as they arrived at a small room, consisting of a table and a bed. Upon seeing his new "room", Rhyolite felt a cold feeling as he walked into the room.

"It's…nice?" Rhyolite commented as he looked at the "bed", consisting of a blanket on the floor. "Thanks…I guess?"

"Gems do not need to sleep, but it is a great way to recover Vitae." Diamond explained as he stepped towards the door. "Thus, I recommend you do so to ensure you are ready for tomorrow. Understood?"

"I…guess so?" Rhyolite said as he looked towards one of the room walls. As he stared at his reflection, he heard the door close behind him and lock. As he looked at the door and sighed, he then looked back to his reflection and touch his face with his hands. He then looked to his Gem and lightly stroked it.

"Rhyolite…." The Orange Gem said as he looked into the eyes of his reflection. "…I'm Rhyolite."

[*]

Insidiae, private laboratory, Present Day

[*]

As Diamond entered the laboratory, he saw Peridot working on a machine of some kind, it was humanoid in shape and had a box shaped head with four side on each side. As Diamond approached the small green orb, it turned towards him in acknowledgment.

"[Greetings Master Diamond.]" Peridot saluted towards the Old King.

"Now Peridot, you do not need to call me Master." Diamond informed Peridot. "Keep in mind that you are no longer the intelligence of the Metalians."

"[But I was created by for such a purpose.]" Peridot explained. "[I do not know why do you continue to state such a false statement?]"

"Because in truth Peridot, you are a Crystal Gem." Diamond explained as he tapped Peridot's Gem. "In fact, you could even form a body if you wanted to."

"[Impossible…thi-…I mean…I cannot…You are aware of this.]" Peridot replied quickly before turned away from Diamond as it continued to work on the Machine.

Diamond let out an irritated sigh as he ponded this predicament. In the time they spent together, Diamond was able to remove the restraints on its personality and allowed the intelligence to develop its own personality and conscience, much like an actual crystal Gem. However, despite the growth in its personality, the intelligence was still a machine, and could not do what other Gem could do, such as construct a proper physical form. Diamond recalled the previous attempts at Peridot creating a body…and each time the forms lacked vial components.

"I know Peridot, but that does not mean that you can't still try." Diamond reassured the Gemdroid as he approached it. "If you have the ability to have your own thoughts and feelings, the I know that you will have a body, one way or another."

"[I'm sorry Mast-…Diamond…but it's hopeless…I will never form a proper body.]" Peridot replied as it pulled one of the arms off the machine and dropped it on the ground next to it. "[Besides…I do not see the issue with staying a Metalian?]"

As Diamond sighed again and rubbed his face, his gaze looked to the metal arm lying beside Peridot. At that instant, a light went off in Diamond's mind and he approached the machine Peridot was working on and looked at it, then to Peridot, and again to the machine.

"[Diamond…is everything alright?]" Peridot asked as it looked to the machine and then to Diamond. "[Did I do something wrong with the prototype?]"

"No you did not." Diamond replied as he stroked his beard and looked to Peridot. "In fact you have given me a great idea."

[*]

As Diamond sat before the table finishing the final modifications to a project, he turned around towards Peridot, who was floating behind him.

"[Master…are you sure this will work?]" Peridot asked hesitantly. "[What if it destroys me?]"

"As long as your Gem is intact, you shall be fine Peridot." Diamond assured his assistant as he scooped it up in his hands. "And you don't have to call me Master."

"[Understood…Diamond]" Peridot replied. "[I'm ready.]"

Diamond nodded as he gently pressed Peridot's Gem and a small screen projected from the crystal. As Diamond pressed sever buttons and moved a dial downward. Peridot shuttered before falling limp in his arms. The last thing Peridot saw before everything went black was Diamond's face smiling down at her, and with that though in mind, Peridot found the darkness safe.

She found him to be safe.

[*]

Several hours later

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"Peridot…Peridot can you hear me?"

"Yes Master, I can hear you. But I can't see you."

"Capitale! Now, I need you to clear your mind and picture a mirror before. Once you see the mirror, I want to look into the mirror and tell me what you see."

"I don't see anything Master. I can't see anything!"

"Peridot, it is alright. Just keep calm and take your time."

As Peridot looked through the darkness, she suddenly saw a mirror before her, as she looked into the mirror, she saw a pure white figure with a green outline staring back at her. As she reached out to touch it, the reflection did the same, and as they touched, everything suddenly turned white.

[*]

Peridot gasped loudly as her vision returned to her. As she saw the celling of the laboratory, she jolted up and looked around. There was Diamond sitting beside her with a dumbstruck expression.

"Master, is everything alright?" Peridot asked before she noticed the familiar orb sitting on the floor beside the Old King, it looked like her orb body, only it was cut open, hollowed out, and the Gem was missing. As Peridot reached for it, she jolted at the sight of her hand. A long arm with five floating fingers which looked like her screen nods. "Wha…what is this?"

"It worked." Diamond replied as a smile grew on his face. "It finally worked Peridot."

"How?" Peridot asked as she sat up and looked at her legs, examining the metal boots as well as her new body. "I thought it was impossible."

"When I saw you working on the prototype, I realized that the reason for the past failure was because you are a hybrid of both Gemian and Metalian technology." Diamond explained as he reached over and grabbed a sheet of metal off the table next to him. "When you created a new body, I simply modified it with Metalian technology."

As Peridot looked to Diamond, she saw that he was holding the metal sheet towards Peridot, allowing her to see her reflection. Peridot stared at the reflection as she touched it with her hand. Her skin was a light mint green and her hair was a mild green in a diamond shape. Peridot gazed at the reflection as she placed her hand onto her Gem.

"So what do you think?" Diamond asked as he awaited the new Gem's response.

Peridot stared at the reflection for some time before she looked to Diamond. As she stared at him with a wide gaze, tears began to run down her cheeks. As Diamond leaned forward to wipe Peridot's tears away, the green Gem wrapped her arms around the Old King, burying her head in his chest and weeping before looking up to him with a tearful smile.

"I can see you are now adjusting to your new emotions." Diamond said to the tearful Peridot as he petted her head. "I believe you are currently feeling joy."

"Thank you Master!" Peridot exclaimed to the Gemian before her. "Thank you so much!"

"It was my pleasure Peridot." Diamond replied with a chuckle. "But please, don't call me Master anymore, you are not my servant."

Peridot released Diamond and quickly stood up, after stumbling around for a few moments, Peridot began to walk around. Diamond watched in amusement as the cute little Gem walked around and created a screen with her fingers while laughing manically. As he watched Peridot break in her new body and emotions, a feeling of pride filled up within the Old King, as well as the familiar pang of a certain host that dwelled within him.

"I know what you want and I may have found a solution…" Diamond said to himself as he placed a hand over his chest. "Our newest guest may be the key…I hope."

[*]

Insidiae, Rhyolite's cell, one day later

[*]

…As I feel the pain course through me and the darkness beginning to overtake me, I watch as he drops me down onto the ground, looking at me as if I were an insect, and saying something…

…he said a single word to me…

[*]

Rhyolite gasped as he jolted up from his sleep. As he looked around his cell, he sighed as he rubbed his head. It was the same nightmare from before, the fight with Diamond and the death of Rhyolite. However, this version of the dream was different, but only in one detail: There was a single word to me…

"…Iron…" Rhyolite said as he looked to his hands. "…what does that even mean?"

Just then, Rhyolite heard the door to his cell unlock and open. Rhyolite saw a green Gem with diamond shaped hair enter the cell.

"Who the hell are you?" Rhyolite asked the Gem before he noticed the Gem on her forehead. "Aren't you that floating ball from earlier?"

"Not anymore." Peridot proudly replied. "Now get moving, your training starts today."

Rhyolite grunted as he marched past Peridot, passing her a suspicious look before continuing forward.

[*]

Insidiae, testing chamber 06, present day

[*]

Rhyolite found himself in a large open space consisting of a hexagon shaped platform with two dark grey squares before and behind Rhyolite. The orange Gem then noticed the platform that was overseeing his platform, which had Master Diamond and Peridot upon it.

"Alright Rhyolite, the first thing we need to do is to first activate your weapon." Diamond explained as Peridot summoned her screen and showed it to Diamond. "Which is why I have decided to apply a mild test to help with that."

As Diamond pressed a button on the screen, one of the squares on Rhyolite's platform opened up and a small drone with three barrels. In an instant, the drone fired a ball of fire at Rhyolite, who dodged the attack and rolled onto the ground.

"We were able to recover some Metalian weapons and I thought they would be perfect for testing." Diamond explained to Rhyolite, who kept dodging the drone's attacks. "I call this one a "Elemental Tri-gun."

Suddenly, the Tri-gun fired an ice shot at the ground below Rhyolite, causing him to slip and fall onto the ground. This made Peridot gasp in shock as she quickly grabbed Diamond's hand. Diamond then looked to his companion with a surprised expression and the two awkwardly detached from each other.

As Rhyolite struggled to get up, he saw the Tri-gun float above him, aiming a fire cannon right at his face. Before anyone could respond, the drone fired upon the Gem, creating a large explosion. Diamond and Peridot watched in anticipation to see if Rhyolite had survived the attack.

"Well that didn't last long." Peridot chimed in, only for Diamond to raise a hand to Peridot as he stood up to get a closer look.

As the smoke began to clear, Diamond saw a shadow in the smoke, when the smoke finally cleared, Diamond saw Rhyolite with his arms crossed over his face to defend himself. What Diamond noticed that Rhyolite's arms and legs were covered in a dark orange armor. Rhyolite quickly looked at his gauntlets and boots before he looked to the Tri-Gun above him. As it fired a shot of electricity, Rhyolite crossed his arms again and deflected the attack. He then jumped in the air and lunged towards the Tri-Gun and shot his fist into one of the barrels of the drone. Rhyolite then flung the Tri-Gun onto the platform before flying into the drone and destroying it in a large explosion. As the smoke cleared, Diamond and Peridot saw Rhyolite standing in the wreckage of the Tri-Gun. The orange Gem then looked up to Diamond, who applauded the Gem with a slow clap.

"Splendid, just splendid." Diamond said as he lowered the platform he and Peridot were on and approached Rhyolite. "I knew a little stress testing would do wonders for you. So how do you feel?"

"I…I feel strange…" Rhyolite said as he looked at his gauntlets. "…this feels…familiar…like I was meant to have these."

"Good to hear." Diamond replied as he gestured to the square behind Rhyolite. "Because I have one final task for you."

Rhyolite turned around and saw a lone Ruby whose arms were bound to metal rods as well as a metal color attached to both rods. This Ruby was tortured badly and had a cracked Gem on her chest. As the Ruby looked up to the Gems before her, her eyes widened in fear as she began to scream at them and try to break herself free. Peridot responded to this by pressing a button on her screen, causing the metal rods that held the Ruby to activate and send a powerful shock through her body. The Ruby let out a high pitched shriek as the electricity coursed through her body. As Peridot stopped the torture, the Ruby slumped forward and gagged up bile, her eyes wide and pouring with tears and she laid still, like a corpse.

"This Rubinus is a rogue Gem who defected along with a handful of other Gems during the war. Peridot caught her outside of the perimeter and I believe it is no further use to us." Diamond explained to Rhyolite. "But perhaps you could say otherwise, could you? Then determine a proper fate for this clod."

Rhyolite approached the Ruby and knelt down to her face level. As he studied her face and her Gem, he then noticed the Ruby was mouthing something to him.

"What did you say?" Rhyolite asked the Ruby as he leaned in closer. "What are you trying to say?"

As he leaned in closer, he could hear the light shallow breaths of the Ruby in his ear as he saw her mouth a single word with her lips.

"Iron"

Rhyolite back away from the Ruby as he looked at her with a surprised and confused expression. Why did this Ruby say "Iron" to Rhyolite? Does it have anything to do with the dream he had?

"What is wrong?" Diamond asked as he approached Rhyolite. "What did it say to you?"

"She told me that she…she knew many rogues before the war." Rhyolite lied to Diamond. "She would tell me more about the other rogues if she were to be set free."

"Is that so?" Diamond said as he approached the Ruby and looked down to the small Gem, who looked away from the Gemian for a moment before she looked up to the Old King with a half-angry stare. "I am sure you knew a lot of Gems before the war, as well as a lot of cowards who would rather follow false gods or flee into the shadows like the vermin you are."

In that instant, the Ruby spit right in Diamond's face. As Diamond wiped the spit from his eye, he summoned his mace and struck the Ruby in the head. As the wounded Gem gasped and twitched from the injury, Peridot activated the metal rods and electrocuted the Ruby again, causing the small red Gem to shriek in pain until Peridot stopped the electrocution.

"Rubinus are a durable Gem, but not too durable." Diamond said as he held the Ruby's head up. "I have broken many of your kind before, and I can easily break another if I have to.

"Stop it!" Rhyolite shouted at Diamond. "She doesn't know anything!

"Then perhaps it is of no use to us…" Diamond said as he turned towards the Ruby, tilting her head back. "…and therefore it will be…erased."

Rhyolite watched as Diamond's jaw split open and a long proboscis emerged from his mouth. Just as he was about to bite into the Ruby's neck, a voice interjected.

"STOP!" Rhyolite shouted at Diamond. "Let me handle her! Now!"

Diamond retracted his jaw as he looked towards Rhyolite and gave a surprised smile.

"By Gemia, do you care that much for this Rubinus?" Diamond said as he held the Ruby's face up towards Rhyolite. "Do you think this little…clod is worth defying me and refusing to follow my orders?"

"Yes…" Rhyolite replied sternly. "Just let her go, please."

Diamond looked to Peridot and then back to Rhyolite with a scoff, he then raised his hand slightly and the chains on the Ruby detached from the metal rods. Diamond then threw the Ruby to Rhyolite's feet. Rhyolite crouched down and picked up the Ruby, who clung to her savior like a leech.

"Fine, enjoy your new pet…I hope it was worth it, because I have no need for bleeding Gems." Diamond said as he turned away from the two Gems. "But I am certain You will have plenty of time to reflect on your choices and bond with your pet in your cell."

Before Rhyolite could respond, he heard Diamond shout the words "Jaspidem, usque ad mecum!". He then heard a thud from behind as he turned to see a large Gem standing before him. She was a large orange striped Gem with long grey hair and a Gem for a nose.

"You heard Master Diamond, back to your cell, coward!" Jasper barked towards Rhyolite as he glared at the large Gem and walked toward his cell. Jasper then walked towards Diamond and knelt before him.

"Jam salve nobis rex in veteri." Jasper said to her master as she stood up. "I wish to inform you that the Elite has successfully captured and shattered several rogue Gems in the Callow sector as well as the Me'thala system."

"Good to hear." Diamond said as he walked next to Peridot. "Is that all?"

"Yes Master." Jasper replied with a polite bow. "Do you require anymore assistance with the-"

"That will be all Jaspidem, you are dismissed." Diamond said to Jasper. "Have the elite ensure we have no pests in the Dean system."

Jasper nodded as she absconded out of the chamber. Diamond then sighed as he turned to Peridot.

"I am sorry you had to see that Peridot." Diamond said to Peridot with an ashamed tone. "I just have to ensure there are no more surprises until Project Guard-Smith is finished."

"I understand Diamond." Peridot replied with a smile. "Besides, during all of…that, I was able to study the compositions of my body and I believe I could apply this to the prototype.

"Good!" Diamond said as he turned away towards the wreckage of the Tri-Cannon. "We should see if we could apply the Metalian's Tri-Cannon technology."

"I already looked into it and it has been applied with ease." Peridot explained as she looked at her screen, and the blueprints for updating and modifying. "But with the new designs thanks to your design of my body, we may have opened a gate to a new era of protection."

"Of course!" Diamond said as he turned to Peridot. "But do not cut yourself short Peridot, you were the ultimate inspiration."

"Oh…Ok, I'll go check up on the Prototype now." Peridot said with a blush as she walked off to work on the prototype. As Diamond stood over the wreckage of the Tri-Gun, a thought raced through his mind.

"A gate to a new era of protection, huh?" Diamond said as he walked off to join Peridot.

"A gate to a new era of protection."

"A gate to a new era."

"A gate."



"Agate"

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Insidiae, Rhyolite's cell, present day

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Rhyolite crawled into the cell as he carried the little Ruby in his arms. As he heard the door close and lock behind him, he sat down on his bed with the Ruby still clinging to his body. As he looked at her body and saw the large amounts of wounds and markings, it was clear that this Gem had been through a lot. Not to mention being electrocuted and struck on the head. Between all of that and her cracked Gem, it was a miracle that she wasn't already shattered by now. As he finally pulled her off his body, he summoned one of his gauntlets and ripped off the chains attacked to her shackles and collar, but not the former attire. As Rhyolite tried to remove her collar and shackles, the Ruby pushed him away and rant into a corner, where she curled up into a ball.

"Hey! You're welcome by the way." Rhyolite scoffed as he laid down and closed his eyes.

…As I feel the pain course through me and the darkness beginning to overtake me, I watch as he drops me down onto the ground, looking at me as if I were an insect, and saying something…

…he said a single word to me…

…Iron…

[*]

As Rhyolite woke up, he felt a large heavy lump on his side. He lifted his head to see the little Ruby curled up beside him, clinging to his suit once again. As he watched her shift and whimper in her sleep, Rhyolite placed his hand on her head, stroking her hair, until she calmed down and fell back to sleep. As Rhyolite looked at his hand, bloody from the gash on Ruby's head, his thoughts still haunted him, especially the newest one's.

What happened to him, and why?

[*]

Insidiae, Exterior, present day

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As the Diamond Elite patrolled the exterior of the colony, one of them saw a small light in the distance, much like a shooting star. As the quartz smiled at the small spectacle and continued her rounds, she had no idea what that "star" really was.

A few yards away from Insidiae, a lone ship had flown in from a distant part of the galaxy. The ship was dark gold in color and small in size. As it halted in place, the ship turned around and faced the direction of the Colony.

Inside the ship, a long girl sat at the helm of her ship. The girl had golden brown skin and hair as yellow as her eyes, she was wearing a black and gold dress which had the right shoulder removed, revealing a small yellow Gemstone over her right breast. As she looked outwards to the colony in the distance, she grinned as she pressed her hands onto a panel and a console screen appeared before her.

"[Good morning Master Heliodor.]" The console greeted the Gem. "[How may I assist you today?]"

"Well guess what Bolt-Brain?" Heliodor asked with cheeky smile. "I spy with my little eye, a new spot of revenue. Could you be a dear and probe this area for me?"

"[At once Master.]" Bolt-Brain replied to the Gem. "[Beginning probing now.]"

Heliodor watched as a small probe fired towards Insidiae. After a few moments, the console before her came to life as a projection of the Colony appeared before the eager Gem.

"[Probing complete…the target has been identified as the Colony Insidiae…originally a Metalian facility…it has been converted into a Gem base of operations.]"

Heliodor stroked her chin as she pondered her options. She could leave the colony alone and find another clam that was already taken by another scumbag, or she could plunder this colony of the riches inside, but risk being caught by the Gems.

"You said it was Metalian…" Heliodor said to Bold-Brain as she leaned forwards. "…how much is Metalian technology worth on the Black market?"

"[Analyzing…]" Bolt-Brain replied as he processed the calculations for his master. "[According to the recent blockade on Metalian technology by Galactic standards as well as the rarity of such technology, a piece of functioning high-quality Metalian technology would be worth about…65,000,000,000,000,000,000 sil on the black market, with an addition bonus depending on the quality and purpose of the technology.]"

Heliodor shot forward as she looked at the zeros on that price range. As her eyes lit up, she grabbed the controls and pushed them forward towards Insidiae.

"[Warning: The colony you are heading to is inhabited by a large amount of Gems, as well as those in the Diamond Elite.]" Bolt-Brain warned his master. "[There is a 99.7 percent chance of you getting captured and a 100 percent chance of you getting shattered if you get captured.]"

"Oh Bolt-Brain" Heliodor laughed. "You're just as inaccurate as you were on Dacronius Prime. Besides, if it's so well protected, then it must be a huge fortune in there…and if there is a huge fortune out there…" Heliodor stopped as she looked to her console in a large anticipation.

"[…then it's up to Heliodor, the "fortune inspector" to ensure the fortune is "legit"]" Bolt-Brain sighed as looked to his greedy master.

"You got it sparks!" Heliodor replied with another laugh." Besides, I've dealt with high-end bounties and high-end vaults for more cycles than I can count. How's this one gonna be any different?"

As the ship flew towards Insidiae, the Gem inside watched the colony with anticipation. Unaware that what was ahead of her, and what she would find.

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Finding Iron Chapter 1: The Call
Gather around my children, and let us read the first chapter in the next tale of Everyone Makes Mistakes: Finding Iron

Be prepared to learn more about the Metalians, witness the origins of these "new characters", and discover a truth that would rock the world of the Gems for ages to come.

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Chapter 12: Goodbye Master Diamond

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Crystal Temple, Pearl's Room, several months later

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The room was filled with rushing water that poured from several large floating platforms, which in turn flowed down the edge of the larger platform beneath. As the water flowed smoothly and without flaw, the tranquility was disrupted by the sound of the door to the room opening and a lone Pearl rushing in. She quickly closed the door and placed her hand on it. As she heard a small clicking noise, Pearl turned around and leaned on the door. The long nosed Gem gasped for breath as she wiped her face and then looked at her hand, which had a black fluid smeared on her palm. The fluid began to lightly burn her hand and then intensify in pain. The Gem made a distressed grunt as she rushed over to the pool of the main platform and began to wash her hands in the water. As she did, Pearl saw her reflection in the water, she could see the scarring from the tears as well as her black shot eyes. She then thought about what had happened minutes ago, about how Steven had just left for her date and then Amethyst began to mock him, to insult him about something so precious to him, something that he cared about so much, perhaps even more than the Gems themselves.

"How dare she…." Pearl hissed as she washed her hands harder and harder, feeling the burning of her hands worsen as the water around her hands began to turn a shade of blue. "Amethyst knows how important this is for Steven and she's just…"

Pearl stopped scrubbing her hands as she lifted them from the water and examined them. The fluid was gone, but her hands were now raw from the scrubbing and bleeding. As she looked back to the water, she felt a slight sting on her cheek as a lone black tear trickled down her face. As she looked up and looked at it.

"She doesn't understand…" Pearl said as she felt the black fluid on her hand begin to burn again. "But soon…we'll fix that…won't we?"

As she looked back down to the water, she saw that her reflection was gone, and in its place, was Master Diamond. The long-nosed Gem gasped at the sight. The Old King was fully healed, his face and arm were fully restored as if he was never harmed. Before the Gem could respond, Diamond's arm shot out of the water and grabbed the Gem by the throat. Pearl gasped as she tried to break free, but it was no use as she watched the rest of her Master rise from the water and appear before her in his full glory.

"How long has it been Vestibulum?" Diamond said softly as he held his grip on the Gem. "How long have you served as my spy and informant?"

"For…for as long as I can remember…" Pearl gasped as she felt black tears burn down her cheeks. "I think it's been…fi-five-thousand years and…fourteen years…"

"Yes!" Diamond pulled Pearl closer as he glared deeply into the Gems eyes. He then released Peal onto the floor, causing the Gem to kneel before Diamond's feet and gasp for air, accidentally dropping a black tear onto Diamond's boot. Diamond then scoffed as he kicked Pearl in the face, knocking her back. As the Gem sat up and looked at felt her cracked Gem, she saw the Old King approach her and grab her by her throat again and lift her up.

"I've sacrificed too much and waited too long to have you ruin everything…AGAIN!" Diamond hissed at his servant. "Do you know how close you were to blowing your cover the last time you failed?"

"B-but I've been…loyal…so loyal to you…" Pearl pleaded weakly to her Master. "I've always served you with full intentions…"

"You have?" Diamond asked with raised eyebrows as he pulled Pearl closer.

"Y-yes Master…" Pearl replied weakly. "I live to serve you."

"You do?" Diamond asked with a slight nod.

"Yes…"

"You served me with full loyalty?" Diamond asked as he stroked his beard with his free hand. "Just me, and no one else?"

As Pearl was about to answer, she felt a lump in her throat stop her in her tracks as Diamond glared at her with his molten eyes. He then dropped Pearl onto the ground and turned to the center of the pool. Pearl watched as Diamond approached the center of the pool, pointed his arm to the center and clenched his fist. Pearl watched in horror as Diamond slowly raised his arm and from the center of the pool emerged a flagpole, along with a familiar flag. Pearl knew the flag as the same one Steven had found with Lion. Pearl felt sweat pour down her brow as she watched Diamond walk around the flag and examine it.

"This was the flag that my sister used during her full rebellion against my authority." Diamond explained to Pearl as he grabbed the flag and stroked the cloth in his hands. "She had this made after she returned to homeworld and organized her rebellion…"

Diamond then turned to Pearl, causing her to flinch.

"…with your help of course."

"But master…I was tasked with spying on her." Pearl pleaded as she rose off the ground and tried to defend herself. "How could I gain her trust unless I helped her with her rebellion?"

Diamond then tore the flag off the pole and stormed over to her Pearl. Pearl felt her arms shake as she watched Diamond look at the flag in his hands and then to her.

"I tasked you with spying on her, that is true." Diamond said as he rolled the flag in his hands. "But your primary purpose was to use the information to sabotage the rebellion from the inside, which you didn't do because you developed feelings for Rose."

Pearl flinched as Diamond walked around her, clenching the rolled up flag in his hand. Diamond stopped as he stood behind Pearl and approached her.

"Not only did you just lie to me…" Diamond hissed into Pearl's ear. "But your affections for my sister cost me the rebellion and five thousand years."

"But Master…" Pearl said as she hesitated softly. "She…she must have manipulated me…she… must have discovered that I was-"

Diamond quickly wrapped the flag around Pearl's neck and pulled tightly. The little Pearl choked as she tried to speak but all she could do was gasp lightly. Diamond then pulled her back as he held his ear close to Pearl, as if trying to hear what she was trying to say.

"What was that? You developed feelings for Rose?" Diamond said mockingly as he held the Gem tighter within his grip. "Not only that, but you also betrayed me because you "cared" for her and you have lied to me again?"

Pearl choked as she tried to beg, but all she could do was wheeze as she felt the flag constrict around her neck. Diamond then looked into Pearl's eyes before he kicked her legs, forcing her on her knees. Diamond then released his grip, only for the flag to continue to hold in place as if he was still holding on. The Old King then walked around the choking Pearl and knelt before her.

"Did you think that she could protect you from me, that she would protect you from me?" Diamond asked as he glared coldly into his Pearl's eyes. "You may be a Pearl, but you are also a Secundo Gem, my Secundo Gem. I created you with my own essence as I did with your "mother" Onychinos. But I can see that my sister has poisoned your loyalty and given your failure to acquire her vitae, and then your failure to kill her Gem spawn even after I gave you the opportunity to do so, I will have to make precautions once more."

Pearl's eyes widened as Diamond raised his hand and the flag noose around her neck pulled her towards the Gemian. Diamond then looked at his Pearl and placed his hand on her Gem.

"I can also see that you have been "involved" with Garnetum." Diamond said with an irritated tone as he closed his eyes. "I will have to deal with her after this, such a relationship seems rather…abnormal. I wonder which of them loves you more? Provided that they both do so."

Diamond then opened his eyes and grabbed Pearl's jaw, forcing her mouth open.

"Regardless, your interactions with the Gem will provide enough variety of essence..." Diamond explained to the restrained Pearl as he opened her mouth wider. "Just as I have used the essence of Howlite, Onychinos, and myself to create you, I will use Garnet's essence along with yours and mine, to create a new Secundo. Which will be used in case you fail me."

As Pearl struggled in Diamond's grip, she watched as Diamond's jaw split open and a long proboscis emerged from the base of his mouth. Pearl wheezed in horror as Diamond slowly lowered himself towards the Gem. The Gem felt the flag around her neck fall off as Diamond's proboscis shot down her throat. Pearl felt the long tube-like tongue slither down as he gripped her arms tightly. Pearl's felt her mind begin to fall blank as she felt the tongue plant itself in her body, which was followed by a burning sensation in her stomach. After several minutes of this, Diamond pulled his proboscis from the Gem's throat and stood up, retracing his proboscis and closing his jaw before he summoned a small cloth and wiped his mouth with it.

Pearl gasped as she fell on her hand, she felt the burning sensation in her stomach worsen as she felt the fluid begin to slowly rise up her throat. Pearl placed a hand over her mouth as she tried to hold it in, looking up to Diamond as he crossed his arms and watched with a cold glare of expectation. Suddenly, Pearl felt a hot fluid shoot up her throat and out her mouth. The long-nosed Gem gagged as she felt the hot bile flow through her fingers and onto the floor. Pearl then pulled her hand away and fall on her hands as she began to vomit a large amount of bile onto the ground before her. The bile was dark blue and had shades of black as well. As Pearl felt the last of the bile exit her mouth. She then felt a large round object begin to slowly rise up her throat. Pearl gasped and choked as she tried to spit up the object, much to the amusement of her Master.

At last. Pearl finally hacked up the object, which fell onto the puddle of dark-blue bile before Pearl threw up one last amount of bile before she fell to her side. Diamond then approached the weakened Pearl and leaned down towards her. Pointing at the object she threw up and levitating it between the two of them. Pearl watched as the bile trickled off the object, revealing an opaque white Gem.

"Wha…" Pearl muttered weakly as she gazed at the Gem before her. "I…is…"

"Yes Vestibulum, it is." Diamond replied as the Gem floated into his palm and he looked at it. "This is a new Secundo Gem, composed of the essence of you, Garnetum, and myself."

Pearl tried to stand up, but her body was too weak, as she looked at the puddle of bile, she saw her reflection within. Her gem was dimmer and cracked; her hair now had dark grey strands within it, her blue eyes now had a small blend of black in them, and her body was thinner.

"I believe I will call this Gem…Zirconia." Diamond said as he looked down to the Pearl beneath him. "She will make an efficient replacement should you fail me."

Diamond then felt a trembling hand grip the bottom of his robe. The Old King looked down to see the weak Pearl, soaked in bile, trying to stand up. Diamond sighed as he raised his arm with a clenching motion, lifting Pearl off the ground and on her feet. As she composed herself. Diamond walked before the door to her room and opened it.

"Follow." Diamond commanded his Pearl as he entered the door. Pearl looked down at the flag or Rose, stained in bile and crumpled on the floor, she then then looked to the door and entered it, closing it behind her.

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Steven's house, kitchen, present day

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Diamond and Pearl exited the door to find themselves in the base of the Gem residence. This room was composed of the kitchen, living room, and Steven's room. Diamond then looked towards a wall, which bore the marks of combat, as if several spears were thrown towards the wall, or at some Gem before it. Diamond then noticed a small scorch mark on the ground and bent down to examine it. As he did, Pearl noticed a lone note sitting on the counter. Pearl grabbed the letter and began to read it.

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Dear Pearl,

I know that you are suffering from the obsidian virus and I know you have been trying to control it, but it has been getting worst and worst. Amethyst and I are afraid that you will no longer be able to control yourself and become a threat to Steven or the others. We have gone to homeworld to search for a cure and we need you to stay away from Steven. You must also leave this letter for Steven when he gets back home. We cannot risk him getting hurt or infected.

Love,

Garnet

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Pearl raised an eyebrow as she examined the note. It seemed odd that Garnet would leave this letter for Steven and Pearl when it was just for Pearl. As Diamond finished examining the scorch mark on the floor, he stood up and saw the letter in Pearl's hands.

"What is this?" Diamond said as he yanked the letter out of Pearl's hands and read it.

"Garnet left this for me." Pearl explained to her Master. "But she said to leave it for Steven too."

"That's because it's address for Steven only." Diamond explained as he waved his hand before the letter. "This letter was designed to create an illusion message; it was created by Topaz to hide their research. But not even the Taskmaster's inventions can fool me. Revelabunt!"

Upon that command, the letter shimmered, and the words on the letter faded and new words appeared in their place. He then handed Pearl the letter and she began to read it.

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Dear Steven,

If you are reading this, then Amethyst and I are already on a special mission to the Crystal Empire. I do not know how this has happened and I do not know if you will understand, but I think it is for your own safety if you know the truth. Pearl is suffering from The Obsidian Virus, a Gem pathogen that is responsible for the near-extinction of the gems who were not cured. Although Pearl has been able to keep control of it for years, now I fear the virus is starting to control her. This infection will cause Pearl to undergo a state of unpredictable psychosis. Because you are half-human, you are immune from the virus, but as long as Pearl is infected, you are in grave danger. Until Amethyst and I return with the cure, stay away from Pearl and do not interact with her as much as possible. If you see a black fluid discharge from Pearl, you must keep as far away from her as you can, I know that you care for Pearl, but no matter what she says, you have to stay as far away from her as you can. Be strong Steven, I can only hope that you can find this letter before we are too late.
Love,
Garnet

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Pearl's eyes widened as she looked to Diamond, who crossed his arms and began to think.

"They used one of our old transport scrolls to take them to the old Gemian temple." Diamond pondered. "It's obvious that they will discover that the Obsidian Virus does not exist."

"What do we do?" Pearl asked Diamond, who looked out the window as he continued to think.

"Fortunately, the scrolls do not function the same as a warp pad, and there is a delay in their deliver time." Diamond explained as he looked to Pearl coldly. "A warp to the temple and back will take them five months, enough time to kill the human and take Rose's vitae."

Pearl flinched slightly before she nodded. Diamond then turned back and saw Steven riding on lion towards the temple. As Pearl approached him and saw Steven, she noticed that the boy's clothing was all ruffled and dirty, and his hair was a mess, which was usual for Steven.

"Do not fail me again…" Diamond said as he walked towards the warp pad and stood upon it. "…I expect you know the price of failure, do you?"

Before Pearl could respond, Diamond was gone, leaving Pearl alone in the house with the note in hand. As she heard Steven opening the door, she quickly bubbled the note and poofed it away. She then turned to Steven and smiled.

"Oh Steven, your home!" Pearl said as she ran up to the boy and hugged him. "How did the date go? Did you two have a fun time?"

"I don't know…" Steven said hesitantly as he sat on the couch. "Everything was perfect at the star, but then Connie and I…fused…I think…and it felt…different."

"Oh Steven, you both fuse into Stevonnie all the time." Pearl reassured the half-gem as she hugged him. "But I think the reason you feel different is because you love her."

"I guess…" Steven said as he looked at his hands. "I wonder if that's what Garnet feels…I should ask her."

"Well you can ask her after she and Amethyst come back from a mission." Pearl informed Steven along with a pat on his head. "Until then, it's time for bed."

"Okay Pearl." Steven replied as he stood up and walked up to his bed. "G'nigh Pearl, see you in the morning."

"Goodnight Steven." Pearl said as she smiled towards him. "Sweet dreams."

As she stood up and walked through the Gem door into her room, she closed the door behind her and stood before it.

"Rose…please forgive me…" Pearl whispered as she thought about what she had to do. "Steven…Garnet…Amyth…"

Pearl sunk onto her knees and whimpered softly as she curled up on the floor. Pearl than began to weep softly, trying her best not to disturb Steven.

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Rose's hill, Topside, five months later

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Diamond stood before the cliff of the hillside, looking out towards the wide sea before him. As he did, he thought about that was about to transpire and what he had learned. As he did, he turned around and saw a small moth flutter before him.

"How appropriate…" Diamond said to the moth. "But I would prefer your true form at this moment."

The moth then shined into a bright light as it morphed into Pearl, who kneeled before the Old King.

"Master…I have news about Steven." Pearl said to Diamond.

"I know…the human has…spread his essence." Diamond said with an irritated tone as he turned to the horizon behind him. "I was originally going to punish you for delaying your mission for so long, but I can see that this was a blessing in disguise. Therefore, I have more details for your mission."

"Of course Master." Pearl replied as she stood up. "What are your orders."

"In addition to Steven and Lion…" Diamond commanded as he looked to Pearl. "You will also kill his mate, their spawn, and his father as well and harvest their Vitae."

Pearl froze at the command. She understood why Steven had to die, but Connie and Greg too? Diamond noticed her hesitation and turned towards her to explain.

"I do not need to explain why Connie has to die, only that Steven has divided his vitae among the spawn, like his mother." Diamond explained. "The only difference is because of his nature; he will not dissipate like Rose did. But his offspring still have the vitae of Rose, which must be harvested, along with the carrier."

"And Greg?" Pearl asked. "What about him?"

"The one known as "Greg" still has small fragments of Rose's essence from the conception of their child, which I must acquire along with his essence." "Diamond replied as he put his hands behind his back. "In addition, he also violated a deal we made ages ago."

"Wh-what do you mean "ages ago"?" Pearl asked the Old King.

"That does not concern you." Diamond said to the Pearl before him. "You will capture all of them and squeeze out every last drop of Vitae, I have constructed specialized chambers in the catacombs to effectively harvest their vitae. This is the last opportunity before the other return, provided that the traps at the temple did not finish them first…"

As Diamond turned away from Pearl, the long-nosed Gem looked back to the city behind her and thought about Greg, Connie, and Steven, she thought about all their adventures, and all the memories they made with each other. She then thought about Rose and the kindness she had for Pearl, seeing her as not a slave or a tool, but as a friend and companion. As she looked up to Diamond, she felt a single tear, as clear as crystal, trickle down her cheek as she felt her cheeks clench.

"…Gems will be harvested from the remnants of the cluster and the kindergartens to be used for-"

As Diamond continued to speak about his plan, Pearl felt something she never felt before, a feeling she had never felt as she then interjected her Master with a single word.

"No…"

Diamond halted as he slowly turned to Pearl and glared at her. Pearl hesitated slightly but then recomposed herself.

"What did you say?" Diamond asked softly as he turned his body towards the Pearl behind him.

"I…I'm not doing this." Pearl said as she stood her ground towards the Old King. "I won't kill them."

"Vestibulum…" Diamond hissed as he began to walk slowly towards Pearl, clenching his fist as he did so. "…you forget that you serve me and I command you to follow my orders!"

"Not anymore!" Pearl shouted as she summoned her spear and aimed it at the Gemian. "I'm not your slave anymore, and I won't let you hurt my family…I won't let you hurt Rose's family."

Diamond was thrown back by the sudden rebellion of his servant. The Pearl composed of his essence, who he broke into servitude, who knelt at his whim, was aiming a blade towards him in the name of his sister. Pearl saw Diamond's face flush dark blue with rage as he let out a deafening roar and summoned his mace. Pearl flinched in shock at the energy of the Old King, but she stood her ground as she prepared to attack.

"YOU DARE DEFY ME?" Diamond roared at Pearl as he lunged towards her. "I'M THE ONE IN CONTROL! I'M ALWAYS IN CONTROL!

Pearl dodged the attack as Diamond smashed his mace into the ground. Pearl then threw her spear at Diamond, only for the Gemian to bat the spear away with his mace before he bolted towards Pearl, who summoned another spear and clashed weapons.

"You think you can escape me?" Diamond hissed to Pearl as he enforced his weapon. "You are a tool, a means to ensure my victory! My sister may have inspired you, but in the end, you are nothing!"

"You may see me as nothing, but Rose made me feel like I am everything!" Pearl exclaimed as she began to push forward. "And that is the same for Steven!"

Pearl pushed forward and slashed Diamond on the back.

"For the Gems!"

Diamond fired his mace at Pearl and she dodged it. Diamond then swung it around like a flail and try to hit Pearl, only for her to summersault above the Old King and stab him in the shoulder.

"For Beach City…For Earth!"

Diamond roared as he lunged towards Pearl and tried to punch her, only for her to dodge the attack and slash him across the chest. Diamond then fell to his knees as he looked up to the Pearl standing above him. Pearl raised her spear and aimed it at his head.

"And especially for Rose Quartz."

As she was about to stab Diamond, she suddenly felt a sharp burning pain in her chest as she felt her body get knocked back onto her ground, she then looked up and saw Diamond standing before her, unscathed with Mace in hand. Pearl stammered in confusion as she tried to summon another mace, only for Diamond to lift her up in the air and slam her into the ground. Pearl then looked up to see Diamond dissipating his mace as he grabbed her and lifted her up again.

"H-h-ow…" Pearl stammered weakly. "I…was…winning…"

"Oh my poor little proditorem…" Diamond said as he glared at his Pearl. "I told you…I am always in control, and my powers are far greater than those of a mere Pearl. Case in point…"

Diamond then open his mouth and bit down onto Pearl's shoulder. The long-nosed Gem shrieked in pain as she felt her shoulder burn like fire. As Diamond released his grip and drop Pearl to the ground. She shuddered as she felt her body shake violently. Diamond watched as the bite on Pearl's shoulder fade away and her eyes become fully blackshot.

"Normal punishments will not be enough for this, and I still have some use from you." Diamond said as he extended his arm towards her. "So I suppose we will have to make my lie a truth, will we not?

As Pearl shuttered on the ground violently, Diamond clenched his hand and uttered a command to the Gem:

"Kungoganiza kuti akuyendetsa."

Upon the command, Pearl stopped shuttering and slowly rose from the ground and stood before the Old King.

"You will serve me without question nor objection." Diamond said to the Gem. "You will also follow my orders to the letter, is that clear?"

"Of course Master." Pearl said as a smile stretched across her face. "I live to serve you."

"Good…" Diamond said to the brainwashed Pearl. "You will harvest the Vitae from Rose Quartz's child, lion, his mate, their children, and his father. Is that clear?"

"Understood Master." Pearl bowed to the Old King. "I will get started right away."

"So be it." Diamond said as he turned to the horizon before him, hearing the sound of Pearl absconding away to begin her mission. After a few minutes alone, Diamond then turned around to see Rose Quartz standing before him. Diamond flinched for a moment before he raised an eyebrow

"Diamond…" Rose said softly as she approached the Old King. "Please, stop this madness, you know that this won't end well for the Universe.

"You are wrong…" Diamond said as he walked around the grounds around him. "What I will do will preserve the Universe perfectly. I will establish an era of pure order. There will be no chaos, no war, no fear or hate, only peace. I will erase the corruption of free will and ensure everlasting harmony within the Universe. All the beings of the Universe, Gem and organic, have squandered our mother's gift, and it is up to me to save them from themselves."

"But what about their lives? What about their future?" Rose asked as she crossed her arms. "What kind of existence will they have is they cannot think for themselves, they would be no better off as machines."

"So you believe that extinction is preferable to submission?" Diamond said to Rose. "You honestly would allow them to kill each other and destroy their planets than to be saved? You think that I should stop and leave them be?"

"Yes Diamond!" Rose said as she approached her Brother. "It's not in our place to interfere with their lives. We need to let them be as they are."

Diamond looked to the large tree and scoffed as he crossed his arms.

"It is funny…" Diamond said to Rose as she approached him.

"What?" Rose asked as she stopped moving.

Diamond then turned to Rose and glared right at her.

"You sound an awful lot like Topaz, do you not?" Diamond asked.

Diamond then summoned his mace and lunged at Rose, who dodged the attack and fired a bolt of gold every at Diamond before she shined a golden light and turned into Topaz. Diamond then appeared before his sibling and smacked them in the face. Topaz shot back and took their head as they summoned their lance.

"Impressive…" Topaz scoffed as they spat on the ground. "I would think my shapeshifting was flawless, we don't have the limitations like the Gems do but, what gave it away?"

"You forgot to add her scars." Diamond replied with a smile as he pointed to his shoulder. "Or perhaps you did such out of…gult?"

Topaz gritted their teeth as they lunged forward and fired like a bold of energy. Diamond then dodged the attack and fired his mace at Topaz, hitting them in the back and causing them to crash onto the ground. Topaz then quickly shot up as Diamond appeared next to them and swung his mace.

"It took you long enough, timidum." Diamond shouted to Topaz as they lunged back. "I assume you were either imprisoning more of your Secundos or building some super weapon?"

"I... came to try and talk to you." Topaz said as they dissipated their weapon. "I know that Rose is…"

"Dead?" Diamond interjected as he dissipated his mace. "Yes, and as we speak, my servants are finishing the job."

"What do you mean?" Topaz asked with a concerned expression.

"I would think your future vison would have told you about Rose's child." Diamond explained. "Rose mated with a…outsider…and created a hybrid, who carries her whole essence. Now my servants will kill him and acquire his essence, and once I have yours, I will be able to liberate this Universe of the evil drowning it."

"This isn't the answer brother..." Topaz pleaded to their elder brother. "…these creatures, it's in their nature to have flaws. They are entitled to make their own choices, to live by their own mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes Diamond, even you."

Diamond paused for a moment before he turned away from his sibling and crossed his arms behind his back.

"I do not make mistakes Topaz…" Diamond stated coldly to his sibling as he looked back to them with a molten red glare. "…I erase them."

Topaz hesitated as they then clenched their hands. As they were about to act, Diamond quickly interjected.

"If you attack, I will send your Secundos on you." Diamond stated as he looked back to the ocean. "Keep in mind that if you fight me, you will fight alone…and you will die alone."

Topaz hesitated as they looked to the ground before them. As they felt their hands shake and their teeth clench. They looked up to Diamond and gave a mocking smile.

"Congratulations brother, you did it, you've won! You're the Universe's true savior!" Topaz said mockingly to Diamond, who looked back towards them with a cold glare as he watched his sibling turn around and begin to walk away before they stopped.

"However, I so have to be honest though…" Topaz said as they turned back towards Diamond, who saw the Gemian broken smile and tears flowing from their eyes. "…I…I liked it better when you were the hero."

With that, Topaz disappeared in a flash, and Diamond turned back to the Ocean. As he gazed upon the crystal waters, he pondered over why they let Topaz escape? As he pondered his decision, he felt the light breeze of the wind blow and turned to see the large tree standing before him. Diamond then saw that the breeze had thrown three small flowers loose and they floated over the cliff and down towards the water below, Diamond looked back up towards the ocean.

"Kings of three, that were we, but who is the one who will be: the one who will free this Universe from corruption and evil? The one who will betray his family, who will be willing to kill their kin without mercy or remorse?" Diamond softly said to himself as he felt burning tears of Obsidian roll down his cheeks. "I will take on that role, I will bring my mace down upon those who oppose me and the justice I shall bring to this Universe. I will strike down all of my foes without hesitation…without mercy… nor remorse, so I am Order. I am the Master. I. Am. Diamond, the Old King…"

With that Diamond sighed and looked towards the sun that was setting in the distance. Diamond watched as the orange orb sunk into the distance and vanish, knowing that soon he would be in alone and engulfed within the darkness. But even as he could feel the darkness begin to control him, he found the faint warmth and the orange light of the sun safe and calming, it felt

For the first time in ages in her life since he and his siblings first breathed life, Diamond felt safe…

"Okay…I'm ready."

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In the first year, Diaspore extracted all of her strength and power, forming it into her first born. He was known as Diamond, The Old King, and he was the exemplar of fear.

In the second year, Diaspore extracted all of her wisdom and knowledge, forming it into her second born. They were known as Topaz, The Taskmaster, and they were the exemplar of inspiration.

In the final year of her life, Diaspore extracted all of her emotion and compassion, and formed it into her last born. She was known as Rose Quartz, The Lion, and she was the exemplar of motivation.

As the three children looked to their Crystal Mother, they watched as the last fragments of her life faded before them. The three exemplars wept for their mother as her physical form began to disappear before them, begging her to stay.

"Doth not weep f'r me mine precious children, f'r I will always be part of thou and be by thy side until the end. I only ask f'r thou to tend to this Universe and keep the ranker good in mind. Care f'r this universe, and all within as thou would f'r each other. F'r with mine death, I give upon them a free life. See to it that mine gift is well spent. Reliquum silentium est."

With that, the Crystal Mother's body formed into a bright light and burst into trillions upon trillions of lights, scattering across the vast Universe. Leaving only the three Gemians behind.

"What are we supposed to do now?" Topaz asked their siblings.

"We do what Gemia had tasked us with." Diamond replied as he looked to the stars above. "We do what she made us for, to finish what she started."

With that, Diamond summoned a portal and pointed to it.

"Now come along my siblings, we have a Universe to maintain."

Rose and Topaz looked to each other as they entered the portal. As Diamond looked back to the stars, he sighed as he entered the portal. As it closed behind them, the first chapter of their story had just begin, and with it, the first chapter of many stories to come.

TO BE CONTINUED…
Those Who Came Before Chapter 12: The Goodbye
Hey there everyone and welcome to the conclusion to Everyone Makes Mistakes: Those Who Came Before.

That is right folks, there will be more to this saga, if you thought this was a ride, you've seen nothing yet!

As you may notice, this chapter is part of a Collab project with a godly artist :iconcleverun:.

I would also like to personally thank :iconcrazyspaced: :iconhikumirin: and 
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Also, as we would with you, It would be nice to have some constructive criticism.

Previous Chapter:  Those Who Came Before Chapter 11: The Pearl
Original Idea by: Scraps
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Characters Created by: Rebecca Sugar
Chapter 11: A Pearl Among Us
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Earth, Unknown several years later,
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Rose stood before the open valley and sighed, it has been years since she declared herself and the Gems that followed her as rebels to the Diamond Authority, who planned on harvesting planets to build Gem colonies and geo-weapons. To Rose's shock, many of the Gems that fought beside her and against her had forgotten who she once was and now saw her as a Gem like them and not a God of compassion, much like they had forgotten about Topaz and Diamond. What was even more surprising was that she preferred her new identity and enjoyed being seen as an equal, but as she did, her mind fell back to her brother Diamond, and her sibling Topaz. With the Old King dead and the Taskmaster gone to Gemia knows where, she was the last of the Gemians in the Gem empire, or at least, among the Gems.
As she sighed again, she heard


Part 3.5: Finding Iron:  Finding Iron Chapter 1: The Call
Original Idea by: Scraps
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Characters Created by: Rebecca Sugar
Chapter 1: Call Me Rhyolite
Author Note: This story takes place between chapter 4 and chapter 5 of Those Who Came Before.
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I see him, the Old King, with eyes like molten metal and a gaze like the mightiest of storms. I see him look before me, dissipating the mace in his hand, and then he charges towards me. I try to evade him but he is too quick and before I know it, he has me in his grasp, his hand is clenched around my throat. As I try to break free, he speaks to me. I can see his lips move, but I don't hear a sound. As soon as he finishes, he uses his other hand to stab into my chest and rip something out. As I feel the pain course through me and the darkness beginning to overtake me, I watch as he drops me down onto the ground, looking at me as if I were an insect, and saying something else before he crouched down and smiled as I vanished into the darkness…

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Earth, Unknown several years later,

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Rose stood before the open valley and sighed, it has been years since she declared herself and the Gems that followed her as rebels to the Diamond Authority, who planned on harvesting planets to build Gem colonies and geo-weapons. To Rose's shock, many of the Gems that fought beside her and against her had forgotten who she once was and now saw her as a Gem like them and not a God of compassion, much like they had forgotten about Topaz and Diamond. What was even more surprising was that she preferred her new identity and enjoyed being seen as an equal, but as she did, her mind fell back to her brother Diamond, and her sibling Topaz. With the Old King dead and the Taskmaster gone to Gemia knows where, she was the last of the Gemians in the Gem empire, or at least, among the Gems.

As she sighed again, she heard faint footsteps and smiled.

"You need to improve on your footwork." Rose said as she turned to the meek little Pearl that stood before her. The long nosed Gem blushed as she looked away in embarrassment.

"Forgive me Leader." Pearl said as she turned back to Rose and saluted. "I just wanted to inform you about the incoming attack by the Authority and our main course for retreat."

"Thank you Pearl." Rose said as she approached Pearl. "But remember that there is no need for formalities. We are all equals."

"With all due respect…Rose." Pearl said meekly. "But it would be hard for a Pearl like me to be equal to someone like you. I mean, you're the leader of the Crystal Gems, you're leading the rebellion against the Homeworld. Not to mention you're the last Gemian."

Rose smiled faded slightly before she turned her attention to the open valley before her. As she looked at it, she thought about the Gems fighting for her cause, obeying her orders without falter. What Pearl said was true, she was a Gemian, and she was leading an army like a Gemian…like Diamond."

"Now while they distracted with harvesting this planet, we can land an evasive strike on Homeworld and take them by surprise!" Pearl explained as she projected a picture of homeworld with several ships surrounding it. "By the time they finish off this planet, the won't know what hit them."

As Rose thought about the planet around her, she remembered the other planets before this one. Throughout their war with Homeworld, many planets were harvested to allow time for the rebellion to regroup and attack, but this planet was different. As she settled on this planet, she encountered so much interesting life and saw so much potential in the lives of this planet. She then remembered the argument that Topaz and Diamond had a long time ago, the argument regarding the Gems and their purpose.

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"These are not just "rocks" germanororum. Diamond explained. "They are living beings, who have feelings and thoughts of their own. Just as you, Rose and I do. We cannot just cast them aside like trash when they are not needed, we need to understand what they feel and what they think."

"It doesn't matter what they "think" or "feel"." Topaz stated coldly. "They were made here to serve *us*, to do what *we* tell them to do. They are made to provide Vitae, protect and build our provinces, or shatter themselves for *us*, and nothing more. Even if we lose one Gem, we can always get another to replace it, there are billions upon trillions of Gems in the Universe, losing one won't make a single difference in the Universe."



"If we devalue these Gem's, then we failed Gemia!" Diamond shouted at Topaz. "If we devalue these Gems, then what is the point in what we are doing? Hell, why don't we devalue the entirety of live in the Universe while we're at it? Or Gemia herself? In fact, how about you devalue me and Rose while you're at it?"



"Gemia told us to protect the Universe, not those within it!" Topaz shouted back at Diamond. "Who cares if one Gem gets destroyed?"



"I do!" Diamond said as he stood up in Topaz's face "As should you!"

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"He's right…" Rose muttered to herself as she looked towards the sky with widened eyes. She then reached up and touched her shoulder, feeling the small scars from her "encounter" with Diamond.

"…I estimate that the total harvest time will be approximately 57.2 hours." Pearl continued to explain. "Which will allow enough time to-"

"Pearl…" Rose interjected softly to Pearl as she turned towards her.

"Yes?" Pearl replied as she dissipated the projection before her.

"I'm going to stay and fight for this planet." Rose explained to Pearl as she turned to gaze to the planet behind her before looking back to Pearl. "You don't have to do this with me."

"But I want to." Pearl objected blindly. The loyalty in her voice reminded Rose about the Pearl she saw in Diamond's lab, it reminded her about their purpose, to serve the higher Gems.

"I know you do." Rose said as she looked to the little Pearl with a sad gaze. "Please, please understand…if we lose, we'll be killed, and if we win, we can never go home."

"But why would I ever want to go home if you're here?" Pearl scoffed with a smile.

Rose smiled and chuckled at her response, although she knew that much of Pearl's behavior and motives revolved around loyal servitude, much like the rest of her kind. Rose did feel a strange sense of comfort with her response and comfort that she would give her life because she wanted to, not because she needed to. Rose then extended her hand to Pearl as she long-nosed Gems looked to her hand and then to her with a look of surprise as she raised her hand slightly. It was clear to Rose that this Pearl was not used to such kindness.

"My Pearl…" Rose said warmly as she smiled to the little Pearl.

"You're wonderful…" Pearl said softly as she took Rose's hand and held it tight.

It felt like hours as Pearl held onto Rose's hand, eventually, Pearl slowly let go of Rose's hand and turned away.

"Pearl…" Rose said as she approached the servant Gem. "…I want you to know that you don't serve me, you don't serve anyone."

Pearl the perked up as she felt a slight burning feeling on her cheek. As she wiped her cheek with her hand, she saw the black obsidian on her hand and gasped. She then looked to Rose and gave a light smile.

"I…I know…" Pearl replied as she nodded. "…thank you."

As Rose watched Pearl walk away, she frowned as she looked back to the valley behind her. Rose could see a large formation of clouds moving towards her. They were dark grey and there was the sound of thunder and the flash of lightening.

A storm was coming, and Rose wondered if she was truly ready for it.

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Earth, Kindergarten Ruins, several hours later

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The barren canyon was filled with harvester, machines made to create Gem from the life force of the planet. There were holes as far as the eyes could see, all of them were large enough to fit a single Gem, both small and large. The only thing that stood out of place was a lone warp pad, which quickly activated as a lone Pearl teleported onto the warp pad. Pearl looked around as she walked through the cold canyon, looking around at the harvesters and Gem holes. She stopped as she looked forward and saw a familiar sight before her. There stood Master Diamond, half of his head was covered in pitch black obsidian and he was inspecting one of the Gem holes.

"Master!" Pearl said as she kneeled towards the Old King.

"Ah…" Diamond said as he traced the hole with his hand, which was obsidian, before he turned towards her. "…you remembered."

"Master?" Pearl asked nervously towards Diamond as she stood up. "Is something wrong?"

"Yes…" Diamond said as he picked up a stone off the ground and looked at it. "…you could say that."

Diamond then chucked the stone at Pearl, shooting through her leg and causing her to fall onto her knee. Pearl let out a yelp in pain before she noticed that Diamond was standing before her, extending his hand towards her, just like Rose did.

"*My* Vestibulum…" Diamond said coldly as he stared at her with a piercing glare. "…give me your hand."

Pearl felt her body tremble as the pain in her leg caused her to wince as she raised her hand towards her master's. As she was about to make contact, Diamond's hand clamped through her hand, just like Rose's, only that his grip was harder and tighter. Pearl tried to let go but it was pointless.

"When my sister told you that you served no one, did you believe her?" Diamond asked as he began to push Pearl's hand back."

Pearl hesitated as she looked away in shame. She then felt the sharp pain of her hand being crushed in Diamond's fist. The little Gem howled in pain as she tried to use her other hand to break Diamond's grip only to feel his other hand slap her across the face and grab her face to look at his.

"DID YOU BELIEVE HER?" Diamond shouted as he gripped tighter. The sound of breaking bone was apparent along with the cries of his Gem victim.

"Y-y-y-yes…" Pearl muttered as she looked to her Master, black tears of obsidian trickled down her face. "Please…. forgive me…"

Diamond glared at her before he released his grip. As he turned away from her, he looked to his hand, covered in blue blood, and began to speak to the little Gem as she withered on the ground.

"You are a spy for me. You follow me and only me." Diamond explained as he continued to inspect his hand. "What you feel for the rebellion, for the "Crystal Gems" is a lie. What you have been feeling for all these years, has been a lie. Is that clear?"

Pearl sat up as she used her non-broken hand to salute to Diamond.

"Yes Rose." Pearl replied, her stomach dropped at what she just said.

As she watched Diamond turn towards her. The look in his eyes was that of an indescribable rage. A rage that would haunt Pearl for centuries to come.

"What did you just call me?" Diamond said softly.

"Forgive me Master…" Pearl said defensively as Diamond stormed towards her, the Gem's mouth dried up as he stood towering before her. "…I've been working with Rose for so long that-"

A sharp kick to the stomach quickly silenced the Gem and sent her flying into a wall. As she tried to get back up, Pearl saw Diamond raise his hand and clench it, creating a small rectangle pedestal of stone beside him. He then stormed up to Pearl, grabbed her by the hair, and dragged the screaming Gem towards the pedestal and threw her before it.

"Place your arm on the stone." Diamond commanded Pearl. "The one I crushed."

Pearl looked to the stone and then to Diamond. Grabbing her arm as she began to well up with tears. Diamond then grabbed her arm and slammed it on the stone. Several stone cuffs attached her arm to the pedestal. Pearl cried as she tried to pull her arm away, but it was no use.

"You lied to me Pearl." Diamond said as he walked around his servant. "You still care for my sister; you consider her your true Master, do you not?"

"No Master, I don't…" Pearl pleaded as tears ran down her face. "I'll always serve you. I'll behave…I'll do whatever you want."

"Is that so?" Diamond hissed as he summoned his mace and held it before her. "Or would you do such for HER?"

Before Pearl could respond, Diamond quickly brought his mace down onto her restrained hand. Pearl howls echoed throughout the canyon as Diamond mace shattered her hand. As blue blood tricked down onto the earth below, Diamond stopped and grabbed Pearl's face.

"Who am I?" Diamond asked softly as he raised his bloody mace.

"You…you are my master?" Pearl responded weakly as she looked to the mace.

Diamond noticed this and slammed the mace down onto Pearl's arm, causing her to howl in pain.

"LOOK AT ME!" Diamond screamed at Pearl.

Pearl whimpered as she obliged her master's command.

"Now…" Diamond said softly as he raised his mace again. "What is your purpose?"

Pearl coughed and gagged from the pain as she responded to the question.

"To…to…erve…you…" Pearl said as she felt light headed.

"Do you want me to kill you?" Diamond asked as he raised her face to look towards his.

"N-n-no…" Pearl repled.

"No?" Diamond asked mockingly as he slammed the mace down again, causing the Pearl in his grasp to howl wildly before Diamond slapped her silent. "Why not?"

Pearl muttered something weakly. Diamond responded to this by lifting his mace and touching her face with it.

"What did you say?" Diamond asked.

Pearl muttered louder, but it was still not enough.
"WHAT DID YOU SAY?" Diamond shouted as he raised his mace to strike her.

"BECAUSE I LIVE TO SERVE YOU!" Pearl screamed at Diamond.

"OF COURSE!" Diamond screamed as he struck her in the head with his mace. "IT IS WHAT YOU WERE MADE FOR!"

Pearl felt the sharp pain shoot through her head as she felt the warm blood run down her head. Diamond then raised his free hand and clenched it, creating another stone pedestal next to Pearl's free arm. As he restrained it just like her other arm. Diamond grabbed her hair to grab her attention.

"I am glad that you know your place Vestibulum." Diamond said as he walked behind Pearl. "But you still need to be punished for your treason. Fortunately, I know the perfect punishment for your sins."

Pearl then felt the back of her dress rip open as Diamond spread her legs apart. As she tried to break free, Diamond continued to talk to her.

"You see, there was a time when our sibling Topaz and I would study many species of organics throughout the Universe and their behaviors and ideals. One species, known as the Vek, were known to use an interesting method of violence to control and punish their servants." Diamond then leaned forward until his mouth was next to Pearl's ear. "I always found this torture interesting, but I never thought about using it…"

Pearl then felt a strange sensation of a long object poking her from behind, as she tried to look towards it, she felt Diamond's arms grab her waist and hold her steady. The next words Diamond said confirmed what he was about to do, and those words would haunt her more than any glare ever could.

"…until I decided to use it on my sister, and now you."

Pearl suddenly felt a sharp pain in her lower abdomen, feeling a sharp long object stab into her. Pearl then looked down and saw that Diamond was stabbing her in the waist with…something. Pearl winced in pain as Diamond stabbed her harder and harder. As she tried to pull herself free, Diamond took his mace and held the handle against her neck, pulling hard as his servant gasped for air.

"You wanted to follow Rose…" Diamond hissed as he continued to thrust into Pearl. "…now you will suffer as she did.

Pearl felt Diamond's thrusts pump harder and harder and he pulled the mace tighter against her neck. As she felt the final thrusts before something hot shot into her body. Pearl gasped in pain before she dropped onto the ground. Diamond the stood above her and adjusted his robes before he clenched his fist, releasing Pearl from her restraints and healing her wounds.

"Keep in mind that the more you disobey, the worst it will get." Diamond said as he creating a portal and approached it before looking back to Pearl. "You are alive because I allowed it, but you will serve because I demand it, is that clear?"

Pearl sat up and nodded blankly as she watched Diamond enter the portal and closed it. Pearl then stood up weakly and looked around at the canyon. It seemed smaller than before, and the harvesters were much more menacing than they once were.

Without a word, the little Gem walked back to the warp pad and stepped onto it. But instead of teleporting back to the temple. She collapsed onto the device and began to weep.

"You're wonderful…" Pearl choked as she curled up into a ball on the warp pad, where she did not move for quite a while.

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Diamond's tomb, seven thousand years later,

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Diamond sat in the tomb as he held a small stone in his hand. His face and arm had fully healed and his power was almost at full strength. As he looked to the stone in his hand, he began to speak towards it.

"Authority, this is Master Diamond." Diamond spoke to the stone. "Are you there?"

"This is Yellow Diamond." The stone replied. "Master, you're alive."

"Correct, I…survived my attack and have been recovering for the past cycles." Diamond explained. "I have a Pearl that has been sending messages via the communication tower."

"I have been receiving them Master." Yellow Diamond explained. "We were able to plant the cluster as you asked, but what about you? If you stay there, then the planet will die and you could be shattered."

"I have time before that happens, my servant." Diamond replied. "I still need to recover some more before I acquire what I need and then the planet is yours."

"Excellent." Yellow Diamond replied. "I will send a Peridot to inspect the cluster after several cycles and then it should be ready for deployment and to escort you off that rock."

"Thank you." Diamond said. "I will look forward to seeing Homeworld again, along with Pe-"

Diamond froze as he felt a sharp pain in his chest, as he looked up to the ceiling of the cave, he sensed a disturbance brush through him.

"Master…" Yellow Diamond said through the stone. "Master, is everything alright?"

"No…" Diamond muttered as he then redirected his attention back to the stone in his hand. "I mean, yes. Keep this a secret and continue as scheduled, Diamond out."

As Diamond crushed the stone in his hand, he felt the rage in his begin to grow as a voice suddenly speak from the corners of his mind.

"Mlongo wake Kwanu anakupatsani moyo wa mlongoyo amangowatchula kuti." Obsidian hissed to Diamond. "Kuwalandira pomwepo ndi mphamvu yake chimakhala m'manja m'chifuŵa mwake."

"How!" Diamond shouted as he slammed his fist onto the ground before him. "How is that possible?"

"Chimatayidwa momveka bwino kuti chako Kapolo ameneyu ni choyankhira." Obsidian replied. "Hule limeneli akuyesetsa kuthana ndi Kodi iwe kuti asakhaliretu amaona duwa anachita mphamvu zake. Kumene ndiko chifukwa chake mayiyo anamupatsa ntchito imeneyo."

Diamond face widened with shock at what Obsidian said. He then looked towards the door to his tomb and uttered a single command.

"Vestibulum ad me!"

The waters were still in the dark caves below the island. These caves were home to a special temple that carried all sorts of weapons and relics. From cannons to swords, to robots to even a giant penny, this vault almost seemed limitless in its supply of items. However, little did any gem but one knew that there was a dark secret with this vault. A secret that only one Gem knew about and that Gem's name was Pearl.

In the darkness of the cave, a light shined and from the light, a gem appeared, it was Pearl, only she seemed different. Her expression was that of a blank but cold stare, almost as if she had just committed a heinous crime. Her shirt had a large bloodstain on the front and her hands were bloody. She proceeded to walk to the center of the large vault. As she did, the hand shaped center rose up, demanding the owner to place their hand onto the pedestal. Pearl then planted her bloody hand onto the center and the whole cave brightened. Pearl then smiled and pronounced a single command to the vault.

"Monumentum de Dominum"

Upon hearing the command, a section of the vault opened up, revealing a set of stairs descending into the vault. As Pearl removed her hand and walked down the staircase. She could hear the sound of heavy breathing until she reached a large stone door with the crest of the Crystal Tribunal engraved on the front. As she reached to open the giant gate, she hesitated and then began to feel her eyes starting to sting. She then realized that she was leaking black bile from her eyes, it was the bile of the Obsidian virus, and it meant that her master was expecting her. Just as she opened the door, she felt the cold air pierce her body as she entered the chamber.

In this chamber was a huge cave, the black rocks surrounded Pearl and blinded her from the sigs before hr. Just then, a flash of silver light formed, revealing before her Master Diamond. As she stood him, she quickly knelt before the Old King and began to pray to him.

"Vos ego appello Dominum Anancites ipsum obsidiani, Crystallus primogenitus matrem suam formam prætulit fortitudo et, et divinum Cristallum Imperij omnipotentis loquentis. Evigilabit ex dormitione tuaita ut, Vestibulum, atque hereditate tuam discipulus, ut tibiquod petis. Vitae."

As soon as she finished her chant, she looked up at the Gemian before her. Suddenly, Diamond's eyes flashed open, his sudden appearance and cold red stare startled Pearl. He stared at her as if it was a parent staring down their child after they did something wrong. Pearl knew that her master was displeased with her actions and before she could say anything else, she felt his large hand smack her across the chamber and onto one of the walls. As she rose off the floor, she rubbed her forehead and felt something strange; she then placed her hands around her gem and felt the three new cracks in her gem. As she gasped in shock, she felt a mixed feeling of horror and fear as she soon heard a roaring voice that filled her very being with dread.

"Vestibulum…" Diamond's voice echoed of the chamber walls as he stood up from the ground he was sitting on. "What have you done? You have betrayed me!"

Pearl was frozen with fear, never having seen the full fury of her master quite like this. As he stormed towards her, she could feel his footsteps vibrating the ground beneath her and could see his presence towering over her. It did not take long for her to realize that what she had done jeopardized his plans. Pearl quickly stood up and began to plead towards her master for mercy.

"Master…betray you? Never." The Gem begged to the Old King before her. "I would never betray you."

However, her pleas fell short as Diamond's glare silenced her voice. She felt the burning tears of Obsidian run down her cheeks, leaving behind small scars in their wake. She then jumped at the sound of his voice as he began to speak to her again.

"Do not think for a moment that I am naïve of your actions. I can see what you see and I know what you know." Diamond coldly explained to his servant as he marched up to her. "You have neglected my orders in favor of your own stupidity, and now it has caused a great disruption in my plans. You have ruined everything!"

Pearl was terrified, it was her fault that the plan was now shot and it was because of this that Diamond was upset. She noticed that he was just staring at her, as if he was waiting for an explanation.

"I did not mean to Master, it was an accident…" Pearl tried to explain to her master, only to receive several sharp and powerful blows to the stomach and face as a reply. As Pearl fell to the floor and began to vomit black bile and blood, she felt his large hand grab her hair and drag her up. Pearl screamed in agony as she grabbed for her scalp that burned from her master's iron grip, he then threw her across the chamber and into one of the walls. As Pearl was recovering from the impact, she opened her black shot eyes to see her master staring right back at her with a piercing red eye.

"Now, the child has Rose Quartz's Gem potential!" Diamond hissed as he grabbed Pearl from the ground and stood her up to face him. "This means we will have to wait until the child is at the proper age before we can extract his Vitae! This is unacceptable!"

Pearl looked down at the floor and sniffled softly, as she saw the black tears drop from her eyes and onto the floor, her sniffling turned into crying, because of her, their plan was botched. Because of her, they would now have to wait years before the next chance. All of this hate and anger from her master was because of her. The only thing that she could muster through the sobbing was a simple "I'm sorry…" She had hoped that at least he would show leniency to her if she asked for forgiveness. Suddenly, she heard a thud next to her as she saw his hand pressed on the wall next to her. She then looked at Diamond, whose glare was with a look of rage, a look she has seen many times before, a look that could only mean one thing.

Pearl's stomach sunk as fresh tears began to pour out of her eyes, she began to realize what he was planning to do. With her back to the wall and with the Old King towering over her, there was no escape from the master's punishment.

"No Master!" Pearl tearfully pleaded, realizing that everything that had happened was nothing compared to what was to come, "Please forgive me! No! I'm sorry, please, not again!"

Diamond ignored his servant's cries for mercy as he grabbed Pearl by the neck with his free hand and moved closer to her. Pearl could feel his ice-cold breath upon her being as he took his hand off the wall and planted it on her shoulder. He then made a response that finalized Pearl's fear.

"Until that time comes, I think I shall teach you the price of defiance and savagery…" with that, Diamond clenched his hand and pulled back, ripping away the cloth that he was grabbing from the flesh before him. "If you resist, you will see no restraint of my fury!"

The events that followed felt as if they went on for eons to Pearl as she lay on the cold chamber floor, stripped of her cloths with a large hand gripping her neck and face. Each penetrating thrust felt as if she was being burned from the inside and each thrust felt as if it was the first. Pearl cried and screamed in agony and despair, black obsidian tears flowed from her eyes and black bile spilled from her mouth. She looked down at her defiled body, covered in cuts, scars, and bruises formed from her Master's wrath, the fluid of shame dripping from her body. She then shut her eyes, trying to justify in her mind why Diamond did not kill her for such a critical mistake. She then thought about what had happened to Rose, a member of the Tribunal who died, and then she remembered her son Steven, who now carries her powers. She realized that now the powers were in a fresher body and would be more refined. This would mean that the Vitae Steven would produce would be more refined and even stronger. This also meant that there was still a chance of redemption and her Master would give her a second chance. Until then however, she would have to accept her punishment as she had before.

"It's okay Pearl!" Pearl gasped as she felt the thrusts grow harder. "Everyone makes mistakes; he will forgive you."

Pearl gasped as she could feel Diamond's grip tighten, it was almost here. The Old King then lifted Pearl's head to look into her eyes, his gaze pierced her like a spear through soft cloth.

"I will always serve you Master, for I am your loyal and fateful servant! Without you, I cannot exist. I need you!" Pearl gasped.

"I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you! I need you!"

She felt the trusts get faster and harder with each moment until she felt the thrusts begin to tighten. As she clenched the ground, she felt her climax finally arrive and Diamond's vitae explode within her body.

"ANANCITES!" Pearl screamed as she felt the pain of the white-hot vitae flow into her. The sensations that Pearl experienced were nearly unbearable. As she began to falter from exhaustion, the last thing she felt before drifting into unconsciousness was Diamond's hand brush across her face, healing her wounds and repairing her Gem. As she looked up to him, she was able to see his glaring eyes of red over her.

"You do not yet understand your place in things Vestibulum." Diamond sighed as he snapped his fingers, causing Pearl to become fully clothed and clean. He then waved is hand and summoned a portal, which he placed Pearl though. "You have your knowledge and power because I allowed it, and you will control your bloodlust because I demand it." Diamond then proceeded to close the portal and sit back down on the floor of the chamber.

As the tomb was quiet once more, Diamond watched as a pitch black being was sitting before him.

"Amenewa ndi mwankhanza." Obsidian hissed towards Diamond. "Akadalipobe mpaka pano Ndimagoma mmene wasintha Kodi iwe adzatimukira kukwaniritsa kukwaniritsa zolinga chako."

"My goals...MY GOALS?" Diamond objected as he stood up and pointed at the Leviathan. "You've been forcing me to do all of this! I never asked for this! I never asked to do all of this in the name of order and peace!"

Diamond then felt his body become heaver as he fell onto his hands and knees before Obsidian.

"N'kukhalabe ndi ndisabwere kuno inu." Obsidian replied with a laugh. "Icho amandichititsa kukhala mungadzifunse momwe chako dram Peridot akachita chiyani powona uli Chabwino kuwalandira pomwepo?"

"She…knows about you." Diamond grunted as he tried to sit up. "We both knew you would do things like this."

"Kumene ndiko Chifukwa chake Kodi iwe analenga zinthu ndi tsango kukhala enwheel anandiuza?" Obsidian asked as he released Diamond. "Kapena ngati Kingsbane kudzawononga anandiuza?"

Diamond looked to Obsidian with distain as the Leviathan laughed at him.

"Kuti ine akakhoze koma amanena, mlongo wake ine wopereka chinali opusa kwambiri kuti akonze ndi zinthu monga choncho Kodi iwe." Obsidian said with a laugh as he faded into the shadows. "Izo ndi ndithudi_kutengeratu Ndipotu n'zodabwitsa chimene mayiyo amene anamangidwa ine ndiyeno Kodi iwe andimasula. Kumaganiza Kodi iwe ungathe kuwonongeka anandiuza? Ndipo iwe simungakhoze kusiya."

Diamond once again sat in the darkness, the last thing Obsidian said rung through his mind over and over. Perhaps it was his fault that all this begin. Perhaps he and his siblings truly failed their mission to preserve the balance of the Universe…

…or perhaps in the end, it was ultimately the mission of someone else…

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Beach City, beachside, fourteen years later

[*]

"He looks among the crowd, keeping his gaze out for that one sweetheart he's been looking for…" said the young boy in the pink shirt as he raised the stone in his hand like a baseball. "The crowd goes silent, but a single voice shouts out in the distance."

Meet Steven Universe, a young boy who is known around town as both the friendliest kid in town and the savior of the town. What makes this boy special is that he inherited magic Gem powers from his mother, Rose Quartz. Ever since he was born, he was raised by three Gems known as Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. Within those years, they have had an interesting series of adventures, from discovering Steven's powers, to saving the planet from the Homeworld's invasion. He even turned several Homeworld Gems to the good side. But now a days the Homeworld Gems have returned to their home and the Crystal Gems are still picking up the pieces left on Earth. As for Steven, he's trying to pass the time while he waits for Connie to finish school, and what better than to try out for the Beach City Baseball team…which he just made up.

"He hears the cry of his beloved in the distance. "Go get them Steven!"" Steven shouted mockingly into the air. "I believe in you!"

Steven then curled up the stone in his hand and tossed it as hard as he could. The rock went several feet before it splashed into the ocean.

"He did it! He won the Game!" Steven cheered as he ran in a circle. "The crowd goes wild for the new baseball champion, Steven Universe!"

As Steven began to dance to celebrate his mock victory, he turned around and stopped as he saw a man standing before him, the Man had long grey hair and a long grey beard as well as a long nose like Pearl. As Steven stood frozen before him, the old man looked to Steven with silver eyes.

"Such a strange custom." Diamond said in curiosity as he stroked his chin. "I guess it is important to you?"

"Yep." Steven said as he tried to preform cool stretches. "Just won the Beach City Baseball tournament, I'm a big star you know."

"I believe I do." Diamond replied with a smile. "Do you mind if I sit? I do enjoy meditating on the beach."

"Sure!" Steven said as he watched Diamond sit down on the sandy beach. "Pearl does that all the time, it helps with her stress."

"Pearl?" Diamond asked the boy. "Is she a friend of yours?"

"Well, more like my step-mom, along with Garnet and Amethyst." Steven explained. "You see, my mom died when I was born and the Gems take care of me."

"I see…" Diamond said as he looked to the ocean before him. "I heard rumors that a young boy stopped an alien invasion, I supposed that you are that boy?"

"Yes I am!" Steven replied as he stood in triumph before the Old King. "Steven Universe: Savor of…the Universe."

"Clever." Diamond said with a chuckle as he looked to the boy as he grabbed another rock to throw at the ocean. "So you never met your mother?"

"No…" Steven said as he chucked the stone and picked up another. "But she did leave behind a message on a video as well as her sword."

"Rose left you her sword?" Diamond asked as he face lit up. "Then you must have her shield."

Steven was about to throw the stone when he stopped and looked to Diamond with a suspicious expression.

"Y-yeah…how do you know that?" Steven asked as he turned towards the Old King. "Who are you?"

"I am an old friend of your mothers." Diamond said as he stood up before the half-gem. "In fact you could say I am your u-"

"Steven!" a voice shouted out, drawing the attention of both Steven and Diamond.

As Steven turned to the direction of the voice, he saw Connie riding towards Steven on her bicycle. Steven then turned back to Diamond only to find that the Old King was gone. As Steven looked to the area in confusion, his attention was drawn back to Connie.

"Hey Steven is something wrong?" Connie asked as she approached Steven. "You looked worried."

"Hey was there someone behind me?" Steven asked Connie as they both sat beside each other on the beach.

"I didn't see anyone." Connie replied as she took out the latest issue of Black and Blue by Parts the Idiot. "Must've been your imagination."

"Yeah…" Steven chuckled nervously. "Must've been indeed…"

As he sat by Connie as she read from the highly anticipated but long overdue third part of the series, Steven still thought about the strange man and what he knew about his mother, could he know things about the Gems too?

Come to think of it, he did look a lot like Pearl.

[*]
Those Who Came Before Chapter 11: The Pearl
Hallo, und herzlich willkommen zur elfster Ausgabe von Jeder macht Fehler: jene, die vor Gekommen.

Wie können Sie feststellen, ist dieses Kapitel in einem Entwurf des Arbeits mit einem Künstler und Schriftsteller fromm: :icondeitydeviantwarrior:

Auch, wie würden wir mit Ihnen, wäre es schön, einige konstruktive Kritik haben.


Vorheriges Kapitel:  Those Who Came Before Chapter 10: The Empire
Original Idea by: Scraps
Collaboration work with: DeityDeviantWarrior
Characters Created by: Rebecca Sugar
Chapter 10: Empire of Obsidian
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Tribunal Temple, Gemian's quarters, several billion years ago
{*}
Rose couldn't sleep as she heard the arguments between her siblings in the other room. It had been almost a year since the three siblings made a pact and created the Tribunal, but since then it seemed that the arguments seemed to return twice as strong. Rose sighed as she sat up and creped towards her door. As she creaked the door open just a crack, she could see Topaz and Diamond arguing in the central chamber.
"…and our job is to ensure the security of our own, not become "caretakers" to the entirety of the Universe." Topaz shouted towards their brother. "We are protectors of the Universe, not a police force."
"But Gemia told us to protect the Universe, not just our own kind." Diamond debated as he placed his hands on the table. "We can't be selfish with our powers, we have


Letztes Kapitel:  Those Who Came Before Chapter 12: The Goodbye
Original Idea by: Scraps
Collaboration work with: DeityDeviantWarrior
Characters Created by: Rebecca Sugar
Chapter 12: Goodbye Master Diamond
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Crystal Temple, Pearl's Room, several months later
[*]
The room was filled with rushing water that poured from several large floating platforms, which in turn flowed down the edge of the larger platform beneath. As the water flowed smoothly and without flaw, the tranquility was disrupted by the sound of the door to the room opening and a lone Pearl rushing in. She quickly closed the door and placed her hand on it. As she heard a small clicking noise, Pearl turned around and leaned on the door. The long nosed Gem gasped for breath as she wiped her face and then looked at her hand, which had a black fluid smeared on her palm. The fluid began to lightly burn her hand and then intensify in pain. The Gem made a distressed grunt as she rushed over to the pool of the main platform and began to wash her hands in the water. As she did, Pearl saw her r

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Along with a few side entrees.

Thank you for being patient and sorry for the delays. I'll work on it in the future.
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Do a clever thing for Cleverun

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 27, 2015, 9:02 PM
  • Listening to: Tommy Lee: Psycho
  • Reading: Those Who Came Before: Chapter 10
  • Watching: Jackass: The Movie
  • Playing: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
  • Eating: Ramen
  • Drinking: Coke
So my good friend and creator of the EMM webcomic :iconcleverun: has started college and needs money to get the necessities to do so. If you are a good samaritan and have some spare cash just lying around, how about you send it her way and in return, she'll be happy to provide a comission for you.

More details are in the link below:

www.patreon.com/cleverun?ty=h&…

Please do your part and help :iconcleverun: and remember, every little bit helps.

Also, please inform anyone who would be nice enough to help out.

Happy Belated Birthday EMM

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 1, 2015, 8:32 AM
  • Listening to: Delta Heavy: Hold Me
  • Reading: Those Who Came Before: Chapter 5
  • Watching: Falling Skies Series Finale TT_TT
  • Playing: GTA V
  • Eating: Ham Sandwich
  • Drinking: V8
It has come to my attention that EMM is now a year old (as of last Febuary).

:iconawyeahplz:

Because of this, I will be celebrating the belated birthday of EMM answering ANY question regarding EMM and it's details.

Also, because I am a egotistical prick who has a addiction to curiosity, if anyone would like, I would enjoy to hear the tale as to what drew you to this fanfic and what compelled you to follow it up until now.

But first, a story:

(I told this story before, but here is a version with picture.)

Once upon a time, there were two brothers, the older one was a fan of a new TV show on Cartoon Network known as Steven Universe. In addition, this brother was a frequent lurker of the notorious site known as 4CHAN, specifically the board known as /CO/- Comics and Cartoons. As such, there were specific threads on this board known as /SUG/- Steven Universe Generals, which discussed the show and drew fanart for it.

Now this brother enjoyed the various drawings the anons of /SUG/ made for others, and his younger brother wondered how far they would go. So, a bet was made between these brothers, with 50 bucks on the line, the bet was to make the most disturbing request and see how long before the user was banned. But if the request was made beforehand, then the older brother had won.

Now there was the simple question was what to make as a request?

Well after a few days of lurking, an Anon posted a simple picture:
The Catalyst by ScrapstheFool
(Fun fact: This image is forbidden to post on /SUG/ because of...obvious reasons)

But it was not this picture that created inspiration, but rather, the reply of another Anon that started everything:
Subject Zero by ScrapstheFool

At this moment, the older brother had a idea, he would make a request involving a crazed Pearl killing Steven, and after browsing Gelbooru for inspiration, he found the inspiration and created his request:
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(Note: This is not the original post, but the ones that came after.)

So the post was made and it was dropped like a soda can in the trash. So in response, the brother had a new idea: He would make the same post in EVERY THREAD until the request was made.

So the request was halfway created, but not finished:

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Cue the Lavender Town's Theme (WIP) by ScrapstheFool


However the brother did not give up, and continued to prevail, eventually he donned a name given to him by a deviant named :iconflajingman:, and that name was...

Scraps

From then on, this continued for three solid months. Resulting in a variety of responses from outright hatred:
Wanted by ScrapstheFool

To downright mockery:

StevenQuest by ScrapstheFool

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But after a long period of annoyance, the pic was finally conceived:

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Cue the Lavender Town's Theme by ScrapstheFool

(Fun fact: I was banned three days after this pic was made.)

Now it seemed like it was over and it was done. But then a anon told me that I should make a fanfic to accompany this work, and it was decided to create the fanfiction know as Everyone Makes Mistakes.

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As I made the fan fic as originally a simple one-shot it however, I eventually began to break it down into chapters for ease. Then I began to tinker with the structure and scenes to improve on the shock value.

After a day of tinkering, I was working at my local Target with pushing carts. It was a cold winter evening and I was thinking about Everyone Makes Mistakes and another SU fanfic I would work on known as Those Who Came Before. I was considering adding in several shoutouts from EMM into TWCB, but then, after slipping on black ice and slamming my head of the asphalt, I had a epiphany:

 To combine both stories into a huge fanfic series.


So after I finished with the final chapter of EMM and began to work on the next part, A Girl and Her Lion, I was approached by the marvelous and talented :iconcleverun: who wanted to convert my story into a comic.

If you want to know if I said yes, this should clarify that:

Everyone Makes Mistakes: The Comic 00 by ScrapstheFool

As we planned on the comic, :iconcleverun: introduced me to :iconcrazyspaced: and then I met another deviant named :iconhikumirin: whose character Howlite was inspired by my fanfic. Then I met the talented :icondeitydeviantwarrior: :icontrollface-mastah:, :iconacenos: and :iconpunkpanda15: and soon after, the seven of us evolved into the EMM braintrust, and the :iconemm-headquarters:.

As of today, the fanfic and comic are still in progress, and none of this would be possible for those who helped make it into what it is today.

I would again like to personally thank the following for their service for EMM, and the Steven Universe Fandom and for allowing me to inspire them as much as they have for me.:

:iconcleverun:
:iconcrazyspaced:
:iconhikumirin: 
:icondeitydeviantwarrior:
:iconpunkpanda15:
:icontrollface-mastah:
:iconacenos:
:iconshortsista:
Rebecca Sugar (Yes, even she helped! ;-D)

...And all the fans and small collaborators. Stay strong and devoted my comrades!

Now, if you excuse me...
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...I have a fanfic to write.

Interview with The Fool

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 8, 2015, 1:23 PM
  • Listening to: Ember McLain: Remember
  • Reading: EMM: The Comic Drafts (Oh God!)
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Eating: Cheeseburger
  • Drinking: Coke
1.How long have you been on DeviantArt?

A: Including my banned accounts...about 10 years

2.What does your username mean?

A: A few years back, a Deviant named :iconflajingman: gave me the name. I added "the fool" because of a movie I watched as a child called "The Fool and the Flying Ship".

3.Describe yourself in three words.

A: Eccentric, determined, compassionate
 
4.Are you left or right handed?
   
A: Right.

5.What was your first deviation?
A:  

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6.What is your favorite type of art to create?

A: Fan-fiction is fun.

7.If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

A: To draw...good...

8.What was your first favorite?
A: Kiss Trixie... by NeoSlashott

9.What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?

A:Steven Universe

10.Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?

A: While I love everyone in my brain trust equally, the one I have to notify is :iconcleverun:

11.If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

A: :iconcleverun:, :iconcrazyspaced:, :iconhikumirin:, :iconpunkpanda15:,  :icontrollface-mastah: and :icondeitydeviantwarrior:.

12.How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

A: :iconcleverun: inspired the majority of EMM and help found :iconemm-headquarters::iconcrazyspaced:, :iconhikumirin:, :iconpunkpanda15:,  :icontrollface-mastah: and :icondeitydeviantwarrior: have helped shape it into the series it is now.

13.What are your preferred tools to create art?

A: Microsoft Word

14.What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

A:My room

15.What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?

A: I had just finished chapter 12 of EMM part 1, and after a while, a deviant named :iconcleverun: asked me a question that changed my life and the lives of several other Deviants forever: 

"Can I... can I turn this into a comic? This is an amazing story!"

The rest is history. ;-p

July's Steven Bomb (Whew boy!)

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 11, 2015, 6:49 AM
  • Listening to: Pillar Men: Awaken
  • Reading: EMM: The Comic Drafts (Oh God!)
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Dark Souls 2
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Milk
Finallly....freedom! True freedom!

Now let's look at the promo for the new Steven Bomb and....

Ead by ScrapstheFool
...shit.

I know I promised a new chapter after my classes were over, but right now I have to wait until the Steven Bomb is over, for obvious reasons.
Apologyquilt by ScrapstheFool
But let me inform you of a few reasons for this delay and the reason why EMM takes so long to publish:

My goal, or rather, my mission, for EMM is to create a story that is 100% consistent with SU. To do this, I have to study and calculate all the information, details, and data from the show to create a balanced story. If there is one inconsistency in EMM with SU, I have to fix it, no matter how deep it goes. This is the reason why I take so long during episodes is because when a piece of data about a character, setting, or fact is present. I have to compare it with EMM's data. This can be stressful with information that is hardwired into the base of EMM. However, I have made precautions for situations like this and I can easily work around said situation.  Nevertheless, it still is a difficult process, given the other information I have to work with.

To help with clarity, please observe the following graphs:

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As this demonstraits, many ariters have a system that helps balance their story and provides the meat and potatos. With me, it's like this:

1. Process the base of the chapter and what will occur.

2. Study the old episodes of SU needed for chapter.

3. Study new episodes of SU to obtain information and check for inconsistencies.

4. Check for inconsistencies in SU/EMM.

5. Revise inconsistencies to allow flow.

6. Write chapter base and then expand it.

7. Have my glorious collaborators (To whom I'm dreadfully sorry for being a ghost.)

8. Proofread the chapter for grammar/spelling.

9. Publish chapter.

10. Revise if needed.

11. Prepare for next chapter and take pills.

12. ???

13. PROFIT!
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Fun fact: To find inspiration for EMM. I occasionally deprive myself of sleep so I hallucinate. I also take amphetamines to add a little juice to the fire.
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While there are no deadlines for EMM, I do feel guilty for the long periods of silence in regard of the fanfic.

So I hope this helps you understand that I'm not dead, just stressed out over the new Steven Bomb. Here's hoping for a decent backstory.

But don't worry about me. I'll be writing the next chapter of EMM very soon. Until then Deviants:

Friendly advice from Uncle Scraps by ScrapstheFool




Those Who Came Before

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 10, 2015, 6:30 AM
  • Listening to: Pillar Men: Awaken
  • Reading: EMM: The Comic Drafts (Oh God!)
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Black Mesa
  • Eating: Pills
  • Drinking: Milk
Welp guys, the second and a half part of the "Everyone Makes Mistakes Saga is Complete. I want to thank everyone who helped make this possible. Especially :iconcleverun: :iconcrazyspaced: :iconhikumirin: and :icondeitydeviantwarrior:, who's collaboration and assistance made all of this this possible.

Now we close this chapter of the story and move on to the next one:

Those Who Came Before Act 1/Act 2: The Crystal Gems have protected the universe for many years. However, what happened to the other gems? Who created them? In addition, what caused their near extinction? Truths will be revealed about past lives and the History of the Crystal Tribunal will be revealed.

Innocence  will be lost, war will be cast, a sacrifice no one would expect. All this and more coming soon.

:iconawyeahplz:

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Q= What do you do in your spare time?

A= Go on walks, play video games, write fanfiction.

Q= Favorite Color?

A= Yellow

Q= Favorite drink/food?

A= Cola/Bacon

Q= Who do you live with?

A= My Parents and my brother. Along with two dogs.

Q= What do you look like?

A= Caucasian, blond/short-cut, blue eyes with purple bags under them.

Q= What would you like to do when you grow up?

A= I am already an adult, if meaning a occupation, it would be in human services.

Q= What is your personality?

A= I am a easy going fellow, I see life as a flowing river, with me on a raft trying to move to the current.

Q=Are you in a sport?

A= No

Q= Are you in a relationship?

A= I am in a committed relationship with writing. Although he have our falling out days.

Q= What is you most valuable fashion accessory?

A= Shoes.

Current Residence: Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Favorite genre of music: Electronic, dance, dub-step, remix, classic songs from 1930+

Favorite style of art: Classical

MP3 player of choice: Ipod Nano

Favorite cartoon character: Peridot

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RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
Meow :3 
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Writer
Hugs for everyone! Huggle! 
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
Meow :3 
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Silent-Sid Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
Hugs for everyone! Huggle! 
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
Meow :3 
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:iconscrapsthefool:
ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Writer
Hugs for everyone! Huggle! 
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
Meow :3 
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carminesavastano Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Hey Uncle Scraps, it's been a while. Now, I know that you have your things (like Steven Universe) and you even have a private life. But I want to ask, where's chapter 3 of Pink and White because.. Well... The people have been waiting for almost 2 years!
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Professional Writer
I understand, but by the poll I made, the people prefer EMM over P/W

I'll tell you what, I'll send you a copy of P/W chapter 3 wip.  It's not the finished project and it carries some unused concept, but I am sure you will enjoy it none the less. How does that sound?
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carminesavastano Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Nice. But still, from what can I see, you haven't post nothing for a long time. But hey, who am I to speak!

P.S.: Have you heard about the news about the MLP 2017 movie?
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Professional Writer
Well I have been busy with school and work, and they are always first priority.

Yes I have.
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lemonpandachan Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist
Hello there! Thank you so much for the watch! It really means a lot to me! Racing Girl Emoji (Lovely Wink) [V3] 
Here, have a llama in return! Take good care of him! Llama Emoji-62 (Rawr I'll get you) [V3] 
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Writer
Thank you, and I will.
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Sanyo2100 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch!! X3
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Writer
My pleasure.
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carminesavastano Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Hey man, it's been a while. So, is this is the year we're Pink and White shall return?
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Writer
Perhaps...we shall see...
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carminesavastano Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
I hope so, because the tension is killing me!
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Writer
:iconiknowthatfeelplz:

Luckly, season 5 has come out and I've been watching :iconalotplz: of L&O.
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henzen40 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
hi
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Writer
Hello, how can I help you today?
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:iconhenzen40:
henzen40 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
can you help me with my OCs
( criticism is highly recommended )
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Writer
Sure, which ones?
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RaissaSpina Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the Watch! :D
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Professional Writer
My pleasure.
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TaintedTruffle Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding me to your watch list! May I ask if there is anything you are hoping to see?
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ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional Writer
You continuing to provide pictures to this website.
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