When Pearl didn’t come out of the water, Amethyst
was beside herself. She had fished out Pearl’s gem and inspected it for cracks,
sitting on the edge of the fountain for at least ten minutes. There were no
cracks or scratches, not even a scuff, so why wasn’t Pearl here? She should be
Amethyst went back to the Temple and waited for
Garnet to come home, hoping that she wasn’t on one of her longer solo missions.
Hours went by and she still wasn’t home. However, Steven was.
When the boy walked through the door with Lion and
Connie, Amethyst quickly shifted positions so she could easily hide Pearl’s gem behind
her back. After some talking she managed to get away and escape back to her
room, leaving Steven satisfied to play games with Connie, coming out a while
later once Steven and Connie left again.
Garnet finally came home and Amethyst explained what
had happened to Pearl to the best of her ability, which Garnet then passed on
to Steven that night. The boy immediately volunteered to watch Pearl again but
Amethyst wasn’t hearing it. She was too worried to let Pearl out of her sight.
Eventually, with a bit of arguing, Garnet finally
allowed Amethyst to be Pearl’s caretaker while she healed. Steven continued to
offer his help as well, but was turned down by Amethyst every time, stopping
once Garnet talked with him.
Now, after nearly a week, Amethyst lay alone on the
couch, her teammate still inside the gem resting in her hands. Last time Pearl had to heal it had
taken twice as long, but she was really hoping it wouldn’t be like that this
time. All she wanted was for Pearl to come back so she didn’t have to worry