garnet should have seen it coming

anonymous asked:

heya, don't know if you're still doing prompts, but... you write uliro so so good, any chance you could do something happy and tender? (it's been a rough week)

Anon I am so sorry I didn’t get this to you last week! Here’s a little blessing for your Monday. Hopefully this week is much better for you. <3

ETA: name credit for the aliens goes to the amazing @gitwrecked, who helps me with these entirely more often than she should :) she is the best.


“Have you seen Shiro?” Ulaz asks.

The planet of Thuresh is small, a glorious little place near covered in auburns and coppers thanks entirely to the abundant forests and fields the Thureshi carefully cultivate. The Galra were after the healing properties found in the stunning garnet leaves of their sacred plants; Voltron’s liberation had come not a moment too soon.

The Paladins and all the inhabits of the Castle have landed on Thuresh after the space battle had been won, spending the afternoon replanting and rebuilding. Somewhere along the way Ulaz lost track of time. He’d started the afternoon somewhere near to Shiro, helping to plant new trees brought in from farther greenhouses. At some point Shiro’d drifted away so Lance could show him something; then Ulaz had assisted Hunk in lifting large structural components back into place; then Pidge had wanted his assistance. Now four vargas have passed and Ulaz has no idea where his Black Paladin could be.

“I saw him,” Lance offers, when Ulaz finally tracks him down. Most of the Thurseshi natives dress in pure white wrappings, with intricate splotches of color bold against their shoulders and elbows. It’s a beautiful garb, but frustrating when one is trying to locate a second specific set of white-uniforms-with-colored-markings. The Blue Paladin is standing near one of the reconstructed buildings, chatting amicably with Hunk (who also grins knowingly at Ulaz when Ulaz poses the query. Ulaz still is not used to that sort of smile from Shiro’s friends).

“He’s that way,” Lance says, gesturing. “Think he took his helmet off. Want me to go with you?”

“No,” Ulaz says. “I will find him. Thank you.”

“Tell him I’m starting dinner,” Hunk hollers after Ulaz’s retreating form.

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Sugilite Should Probably Have Been Fleshed Out

As in COVERED IN FLESH! Get it? Cause she’s a motherfucking monster.

Nah just kidding, I mean in the writing. But like, past tense. At this point, they need to develop so much other shit, don’t waste the time. Anywho…

A lot of Sugilite’s personality comes from the part of Garnet and Amethyst’s relationship that gets hinted at but is never explicitly seen. The parts where they encourage each other to do dumb shit. Every time we see it in the show, it’s always just a glimpse of them doing that (ie: A:“I’m gonna do it”/G:”Go on then” and P:“Amethyst, that’s not funny” G:“Eh, it was a little bit funny”), and it’s always Garnet egging on Amethyst, never the other way around. 

They probably should have had an episode where Steven does something with Garnet and Amethyst just having a pissing match or whatever and they just kind of forget the mission and almost fuck everything up, because the part of their relationship that makes up most of Sugilite’s personality is the shit we never see them behaving like. 

This isn’t really a big problem, but it does make Sugilite feel a little one dimensional compared to Opal or Sardonyx.

The part where she crouches to talk to Steven is cool tho. 

You know, I really, really liked this episode because of the way it clearly showed how much all the gems and Greg were grieving. 

Greg knows what babies are, and knows Steven is Steven.

 A baby. His responsibility now. He’s completely not ready for fatherhood. 

He’s not ready to be alone and dealing with this; he’s so afraid of messing things up. He wants Rose back to help him, but he understands: she’s gone.

 And she’s left him with a confusing baby that doesn’t do what babies should do.

What should he do now?

Amethyst doesn’t understand that Steven isn’t Rose. 

She thinks it’s what she’s used to: shapeshifting.

 Clearly, Rose is just having a fun little phase as a baby. But… she’s not stopping. 

And Amethyst doesn’t get why. Even she’s never done this for so long. 

Why won’t Rose come back?

Garnet knows Steven isn’t Rose: he’s just Rose and Greg’s fusion. 

A piece of Greg fused with a piece of Rose; she’s seen this fusion coming for ages. But even a perfect fusion can come undone, and… she wants to see Rose again. 

So… unfuse. She knows, fusion is amazing, but hey, just briefly. Why… why doesn’t Rose know her? Why doesn’t Rose know Ruby and Sapphire?

She just needs to see you, Rose. 

Pearl also realizes Steven isn’t Rose, but she thinks Rose is trapped. 

Her gem has been held captive by this… this human baby. Rose is right there, they can get to her! All they have to do is… is get rid of this baby. 

Poof him. Let Rose reform. It’s a normal gem thing. But… but they can’t. 

Steven is important. Steven is what Rose wanted… but she doesn’t understand why. She needs Rose to explain it to her. She can’t do this by herself. 

Why is this baby so important to you? 

All of them are suffering, and all of them need each other to cope. To accept what has happened and to accept that they don’t have the answers. To grow and change with each other.

To learn who Steven is and how he fits together with them.

Poly gems and Rupphire: Tickle Fights

Laying on the bed in Amethyst’s room and listening to the water falling from so far above, the Crystal Gems cuddled close. With Pearl’s arms around her waist and Amethyst flopped across her chest, Garnet found herself to be incredibly comfortable. Pearl was smiling and even letting the purple gem play with her hair, so it was obvious that she was content as well, and the youngest full gem of the Crystal Gems was being quiet, so it was safe to assume she was happy as well.

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anonymous asked:

Writing prompt; Connie wants to ask steven out but is afraid, Connie decides to go to Garnet for advice (since she is a relationship) Garnet kisses Connie on the forehead lending her future vision for a bit

(Sorry I’m so late with this! Talking with @coreywwilliams and some other fic writers helped me finish this lol)

Pairing: Connverse

Type: An attempt at fluff


Garnet knew that this was going to happen eventually. She had prepared herself for this talk ever since Steven first mentioned Connie.

Even so, it was hard to decide what to say when Connie came to Garnet one day while Steven was at the barn visiting Lapis and Peridot, asking for advice about finally admitting her feelings to Steven.

“I knew you were going to ask,” Garnet smiled.

“Right. Future vision,” Connie reminded herself. “What do you see? Should I even do this? I don’t want to ruin the best friendship I’ve had.”

Garnet smirked.

“Well, I should preface by saying that the future is never certain. Small things can change it.” Garnet paused thoughtfully, “Your father saying no to driving you to Steven’s house last winter, for example.”

“How did that change things? Was something going to happen? What did you see?” Connie rattled out.

“Well,” Garnet sighed, “I have seen good futures and bad futures. A lot of bad futures … A troubling amount of bad futures … But they haven’t come true because of the tiny changes that happened.”

“Things like Steven not being friends with me anymore?” Connie frowned. “Maybe I shouldn’t say anything …”

Garnet cringed. Perhaps she shouldn’t have mentioned those possible futures. Connie didn’t need to know how many times she had cheated death.

“Not quite. But right now I, thankfully, don’t see those kinds of futures.”

“What do you see?” Connie asked.

Garnet smiled.

“Well, I see a few different options.”

“What’s going to happen?” Connie asked. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t be pushing for answers. I just really don’t know what to do. I like him a lot but I don’t know if I’m reading too much into everything that’s happened between us.”

Garnet paused for a moment and then kissed Connie’s forehead.

Suddenly, not only was Connie seeing the future, but she was living it.

She could see herself never telling Steven and how they would always dance around the idea of ever being romantically involved with each other. Stevonnie was the only time where they might get a glimpse of the feelings they had for each other.

She lived through a future where she waited until it was too late to say anything. Where Steven was cradled in her arms after a battle that ended with the loss of most of the gems. Tears spilled from her eyes as she whispered her confession before some type of quartz arrived to cut them both down.

Then she saw it. A future unraveled in front of her that she desired so deeply that she almost forgot it hadn’t happened yet.

When she came back to the present, she immediately noticed Garnet’s warm smile.

“Did you see what you needed to see?”

“Yes, ma’am,” Connie smiled. “When is he going to get back from the barn?”

“He’ll be home in an hour,” Garnet smiled. “In the mean time … what did you see?”

Connie smiled.

Imagine Amethyst wants to flirt with Peridot but she hasn’t really flirted before so she decides to get some help from Garnet (Because it makes sense to get romantic advice from a walking relationship) only for Garnet to unfuse and have Ruby and Sapphire demonstrate how to flirt only for them to get so rapped up with one another that they completely forget about Amethyst and by now Amethyst is just walking out the door and regretting asking Garnet in the first place because she should have seen that coming

"A lost, defective pearl"

~Spoilers for Steven Universe’s The Return/Jailbreak!!~

It’s interesting that Pearl is the only gem that Jasper recognized - and that she referred to her as “A” pearl, not “the” pearl, or just Pearl.  Jasper heavily implies that she is one of many Pearls, and a malfunctioning one at that.  So far there hasn’t been any indication that gem copies are common - Team Steven had no idea who Lapis Lazuli or Peridot were, something that should have been a no-brainer if they could recognize their gems.  So why is Pearl special?

Well, for starters, a pearl is not a mineral gemstone like garnet, amethyst, and other gems found in the earth.  Pearls are organic gems formed by living mollusks.  They would not be dug out of a kindergarten, so where would they come from?

We’ve already seen that the gem species cannot create more gems without harvesting the stones from other planets (their own, presumably, exhausted).  This seems like reproduction is a big problem for the gems, one which could have dire effect if a suitable planet can’t be found for a while.  The smart thing to do would be to artificially engineer or locate a subspecies of gems that do not need be be mined out, but could still contribute to society.  A readily-available gemtype that is too physically weak to cause problems, but packed with enough gemworld knowledge to fill a variety of needed positions: engineers, pilots, teachers, strategists, or soldiers.

One more thing I’ve been mulling over into the whole Rose / Pink Diamond debacle is… well, the entirety of Rose’s Scabbard, but in particular, Pearl’s attitude about the armory.

Specifically, Pearl tells Steven that since he has Rose’s Gem, “the place is yours now!” and thus, he’s entitled to know about it- but she also tells him that he can’t tell Garnet and Amethyst.

Everything about the armory smacks of suspicion. 

Why on Earth would Pearl keep it a secret long after the war? What does it possibly contain or suggest at that Garnet and Amethyst couldn’t know about it? Sure, you might say Pearl keeps secrets to feel important but there has to be a reason why Rose identified it as a secret in the first place.

If it used to belong to Pink Diamond, it doesn’t make sense that Rose would hide it, but it also doesn’t make sense Rose would know where it was in the first place. 

Why is it such an absurdly out-of-the-way and arduous path from the nearest warp? Why is it that the only quick, easy way to go there is using Lion’s definitely abnormal warp abilities, which Rose had to have used because there’s no earthly way she hauled a giant penny up a vertical incline. (Which. isn’t that interesting that the other place with no discernible quick, easy access route besides Lion is the Diamond moon base… which coincidentally Pearl was also the one who knew about it and brought it up, and Amethyst very clearly had never been there.)

Why is it so full of these seemingly important and unique artifacts, given they have distinct names attached to them? And why the hell is one of them called The Heretic’s Anguish? One that doesn’t seem to have any use we can figure out just by looking at it?

Sure, what we’ve seen in there doesn’t seem all that strange, or something that would have to be hidden from Garnet and Amethyst. But due to the armory’s structure, we don’t know if we’ve even come close to seeing all of it. And how do we know it doesn’t, much like Bismuth’s forge, harbor a hidden compartment?

If I’m right in my theory that Pink Diamond became Rose Quartz somehow, then there should be something left behind of how she did that- a machine, a record perhaps. This is something she would have had to have researched. It could very well be something she pulled experience from in order to create Steven, thousands of years later.

But what if Pink hadn’t been able to do that alone? What if Pink needed someone else to be there- to help her, and possibly, to save her if something went awry?

Well… just from what we’ve seen, the Diamonds’ Pearls seem pretty frequently to personally involve themselves in their Diamonds’ work.

Rose’s armory is absolutely hiding something big. And whatever it is, I’m willing to bet Pearl knows about it.