Other concept on the prior post:
Rose had zero intention of Greg and Pearl fighting over her.
The issues in Rose and Pearl’s relationship were pretty obviously that Rose was comfortable having multiple lovers, while Pearl had certain discomforts on the subject rooted in her sense of insecurity, and Pearl failed to voice these concerns to Rose- instead taking them out exclusively on Rose’s other lovers- and Rose failed to identify and help Pearl’s insecurity, in part because Pearl did not articulate it.
They had a relationship. There were communication issues in Rose and Pearl’s relationship.
“Oh but she chose Greg over Pearl!”
Is that why she left both of them by creating Steven? Because she sure left both of them.
“But Steven is Greg’s child!”
Reproduction is not the Ultimate Destination Of A Relationship. Pearl can’t reproduce that way, Rose needed a human partner.
Let’s also just say that acting like Rose choosing to have Steven is proof that Rose loved Greg and not Pearl is:
Damaging to people who, like Pearl, can’t impregnate their romantic partner by insinuating that being unable to impregnate someone or be pregnant means you are Inherently Unlovable or will be Alone Forever
Damaging to bi/poly/pan people by suggesting that Rose’s relationship with Pearl was inherently inferior to her relationship with Greg because that produced a child.
Damaging to the whole concept of parenthood by acting like children are a merit badge of a good relationship and not human beings in their own right.
Also completely ignorant of how in Mr. Greg they had a whole musical number about how Steven, and pretty heavily implicitly Rose, loved both Greg and Pearl and would want them to both be happy, and Pearl’s suggestion that Rose “chose” Greg is born from her insecurity, not from a factual account of the situation.
Also, where were you when in Rose’s Scabbard Rose was visibly relieved that Pearl chose to stay with her and said “My Pearl”, the whole hand clasp thing? How in We Need To Talk their fusion dance is very romantic and intimate, and how Rose describes Rainbow Quartz- the embodiment of her relationship with Pearl- as “something special.”
“Oh Clockie they were just really close physically because that’s how you need to be to fuse”
You know what you don’t have to do to fuse? Kiss each other. You know what Rose and Pearl did?
(spoiler: they kissed)