and here is the comic i alluded to a week or so ago. i’m aware of the vanishing objects and can only say that maybe they accidentally got bubbled off-screen?? hope you like this headcanon, anyway!
note that i’m not implying rose is like a surrogate mother to pearl, just that she may have seen something valuable and important in pearl very early on, even when others couldn’t.
edit: i forgot to mention this comic is supposed to be titled, “My Pearl”