with jelena and terrence pushing to trade zero, his whole world comes crashing down around him - until jude steps in.
[based off the 3x10 preview]
They were trading him.
After everything he’d done for the team, they were trading him. Zero had left his all on that court every single time he’d donned a red Devil’s jersey, scoring points and bring the crowd to their feet. He was a hell of a fucking basketball player, and he deserved to be playing with the Devils.
Fucking politics, t hats what got him in the end. For the first time in his adult life, Zero was on the losing side because he’d let his heart guide his decisions, not his head. He’d gotten too comfortable in LA, let his guard down, started to believe that the Devils could be his happy ending, that he could wear his red jersey until he retired, that no one would try and take the life he’d built for him, for Jude, away from him.
His naivety was laughable.
Getting into bed with Jude Kincade, he might as well have signed his own transfer to a team as far from the Devils as he could get - love had put him on the wrong side, and now he was getting traded.
ok so yall with your typical gems given to stan and ford in the crystal pines au
but have you considered: cape may diamonds
o kbut stan and ford’s gemstones are cape may diamonds because hell i just found out about them theyre not actually diamonds, theyre a type of quartz. and it’s funny because the diamond part of the name actually came from a scam to get it to sell more even tho it’s aCTually pure quartz
cape may diamonds look like this
they tend to wash down from the delaware river to the beaches on cape may point, new jersey but geologists say a lot of them are from local desposits.
“The Kechemeche Indians were the first to find the fascinating and beautiful stones now known as "Cape May Diamonds.”
The translucent gems were held in high esteem by the Kechemeche “who attached mystical powers and a sacred trust to their possession.” They believed the curious stones possessed supernatural powers, “influencing the success, well-being and good fortune of the possessor.”
Larger, flawless stones were often given as a token to seal the bonds of friendship. "Cape May Diamonds" are pure quartz crystals and are found in a variety of sizes and colors.
The actual source of these amazing gems is in the faraway upper reaches of the Delaware River. Pieces of quartz crystal are eroded and broken off from veins and pockets by the swift running waters of streams. Then begins the some 200 mile journey that takes thousands of years to complete. The strong tidal flow against the hulk of the sunken concrete ship “Atlantus” is the cause for them to wash ashore here in such great abundance.
When polished and faceted, these gems have the actual appearance of real diamonds. Before the advent of modern gem scanning equipment, many a pawn broker was fooled by a “Cape May Diamond.”“
cape may diamonds are gemstones found on the beaches of new jersey, the ‘diamond’ in the name came from some pawn broker getting ripped off, they have a nice sandy childhood color and are very souvenir-like