9 11 13 for the gem asks!
You are so wonderful for asking me these💗💛💚💙💜 Thank you so much! And… thanks again if you take the time to read these answers, any and all of you ;-;’’ I’m only answering these for Elbaite since I don’t have any refs for Maxixe posted!
9. How do they feel about Humans?
Elbaite takes a very, very long time to warm up to humans (the same goes for gems though too). She sees them as less dangerous and destructive than gems, but recognizes many similarities. In general, Elle recognizes humans as unappreciative of their home at best, and self-destructive to the planet at their worst.
11. What is their opinion on the concept of fusion?
Elbaite is pretty tough on her own in a fight and much of her existence has required her to be self reliant. She was not permitted to fuse back on Homeworld, nor did she ever want to. Fusion kinda terrifies her and she avoids it like toxic waste, though she would never admit to being afraid!! At first, non-battle fusions make her feel confused and uncomfortable, but she quickly becomes accepting because fusions are amazing experiences~ In spite of the fact that she rapidly learns to adore fusions as friends/totally respect their existence, she still isn’t comfortable fusing herself, like… almost ever. She’ll fuse with gems she totally trusts, which is next to no one except Moonstone, who is @cyanea-capillata gemsona ((naturally they have a similar psychic-connection sibling relationship like us, so their fusion is a sassmachine and rad as hell, aww yeaaaa)).
13. How did they feel/would they have felt about Rose Quartz?
OH. SHE HAS FEELINGS ABOUT ROSE QUARTZ. … not those sort of feelings!! … maybe?? I suppose it could happen in an au where Elbaite wasn’t such an unlovable/crushless stubborn contrarian???
Elbaite sides with Rose temporarily to preserve the Earth. She respects Rose and many aspects of her personality, but doesn’t agree with her entirely by any means. Elle thinks Rose is much too soft and biased regarding humans and doesn’t see them for what they truly are (Elbaite finds humans dangerous namely because of excessive environmental destruction and human wars), which crosses too big of a moral boundary for Elbaite to ignore. Their difference in defining opinions leads Elbaite to disband from the Crystal Gems immediately after the gem war to find her own path.