So it's a pretty small detail, but since Steven is all ":,)" and Nora is all ">:)" would she have a different reaction to Eyeball being all rude during the trial?
Well, in this au, Nora actually did go back and look for the rubies, but couldn’t find them. She cried about this, and blamed herself mercilessly.
When Eyeball is called to witness, Nora rises to her feet quickly.
“Eyeball!! You’re okay! Navy found you! I looked for you, but-”
“Do not address me, war criminal!”
After that, Nora would be silent, and struggling with herself a little because she has a lot to say, and she’s confused, and hungry, and just wants to go home. The relief at seeing one of the rubies okay is stifled by her situation and Eyeball’s disgust with her. She cries a little bit.