Summary: Jim’s gemstone is cracked during the Battle of the Bridges, and he throws any semblance of humanity to the wind in order to finish the fight
Toby had watched as it happened.
When Jim was locked in combat with Bular under the bridge, the troll had picked him up and slammed him, gem-first, against one of the beams. The effect had been immediate. Jim’s entire body had flickered upon impact, a clear sign that his gem had been damaged.
They were too far away to help. They had only been able to watch as the Lapis Lazuli that had been chosen as Trollhunter struggled to fight off the vicious Gumm-Gumm, and watch they did. They saw as Jim out-maneuvered his enemy, stabbing him in the chest and sending him plummeting through burning sunlight and into the canal. Jim was victorious, but the ominous flickering of his form reminded them that he hadn’t emerged unscathed.
Hidden gem - Crowley Lake Columns, Eastern
California. Truly unique and beautiful place to enjoy the silence and peace. The
caves and columns extend along the shoreline but takes some effort to get to
I said I was going to do a Trollhunters Gem AU, and I intend to. Tag might be TH Gem AU or Trollhunters Gem AU(because I think there’s already a gemhunters tag for something else?)
So far, Toby is a Topaz of the orange/yellow variety, and Jim… He could be an Azurite or an Aquamarine, but I’m really leaning towards him being a Lapis Lazuli variant. (because water and Lake.)
Claire might remain human. She winds up mixed in with gem and troll shenanigans after Enrique is replaced and these weird guys with gems in their skin trashed her house. She still gets the shadow staff, of course.
On a more serious note, Jim being a Lapis is fitting because he wouldn’t have a normal summoned weapon. He would have his hydrokinesis, but he wouldn’t have really handled a physical weapon. Therefore, when the amulet chooses him, he still has no experience handling a sword, and needs training. Toby is of little help, seeing as his weapon is a hammer.
(I have a stupid idea for how Jim chose his name. Someone asked him who he was and he panicked and went “Uhhh, gem, uhh, lake?” (he almost said ocean but that was too obvious) and they responded “Jim Lake?” and he just “… yeah, yeah that”)
Jim and Toby start using their new human names because it differentiates them from other gems of the same cut. They also work out a more human name for their fusion, Jade, who soon calls himself Jed, short for Jedediah. I think his personality would be similar to Smoky Quartz with a touch of Sardonyx’s showmanship.
As for why Jim and Toby are on Earth… I have a number of ideas, but in this AU, Steven Universe canon is still going on. Jim and Toby probably weren’t part of the Crystal Gems, but they sure as heck aren’t loyal to Homeworld anymore.
Edit: also, Jim and Toby, like all known gems, used to go by she/her pronouns, but after living on Earth and adopting human names, they learned about various other pronouns. Eventually, they both started going by he/him pronouns, partially to further themselves from Homeworld and partially because it makes them feel more at home on Earth. And they just like it better.
Any thoughts or feedback? Let’s build this AU guys!
A hike through alder branches, thick vine maple stands, stinging nettle, devil’s club and a moss-covered gully is all worth it to reach this gem-colored lake. Bright and inviting, that first cold plunge into the icy lake re-invigorates like nothing else can. That’s what a trip to North Cascades National Park in Washington is all about. Photo from Trapper Lake courtesy of Crystal Brindle.
So, a few days back, Camy and ayedawongars had a convo about Mikleo’s hips and I made it a little angsty so they requested fluff as payment, but me being me, there’s always a teeny bit of angst here and there~ Please enjoy, this takes place after Sorey…yknow… yeah…
(Or, the epilogue ToZ fanfic no one asked for lol)
A few decades ago, Sorey would have said how weird it was to be able to just watch his friends instead of joining them. Well, he was still there metaphysically. He knows it. But they didn’t.
It’s been about 49275 days since Sorey last spoke to them. He had nothing better to do so he counted the days since their last battle.
Rose did an amazing job after him. Alongside Alisha, they accomplished so much together to cleanse the world and instill unity between the seraphs and the humans. It wasn’t easy. And Sorey could only watch it all unfold. Although Sorey was a human (or was), he felt as though the years throughout the two women’s lives were very short.
His seraphic comrades ensured that both Rose and Alisha went in peace and without pain. They were always thoughtful of the two ladies. And they never stopped even after their deaths.
After more than a century of purifying thousands of the nearby lands, they agreed to separate to purify more lands. At this point, it was clear whom Sorey would trail after. In his spiritual body, Sorey happily went with his best friend.
Two of the best gems along the Icefield Parkway (in a literal nonstep stretch of stunning gems) were Lake Louise (duh) and Peyto Lake. Peyto Lake stunned me the second I saw that water through the trees. I’ve never seen water that color before. We wandered from the path a bit, jumped through a snowbank, and sat on a rock while listening to “Down in the Valley” to admire this view and it was so, so perfect.