“….you just disappear!”
Jesus this is heavy.
He does have a point though. Like, I understand that Rose probably felt incredibly guilty and bad, she didn’t trust herself to change like Pearl and Garnet had done, she didn’t expect herself to follow the path she had allowed other gems to take.
So she decided to disappear, to kill herself.
Remember that she could’ve had a fully human offspring and not die if she wanted to, but she decided to give Steven her gem.
She chose this, and for better or for worse, despite her good intentions and desires, she hurt a lot of people.
This kinda reminds me of that part in AT:LA where a big theme of it is how guilty Aang feels that he basically disappeared for such a long time, and how many people are angry at him for that.
Difference is, he didn’t have a choice in it.
Holy shit this shot.
It’s beautiful and haunting and help this episode just got fucking intense.
Steven just said exactly what I said.
Rose may not have intended to hurt anyone, but she inevitably did. Sure, she couldn’t have known that Homeworld would come back so soon, but the possibility WAS there. Pearl, Amethyst and Garnet, none of them had the experience or maturity to accept what happened and raise Steven without any bumps in the road.
And just…. everything Steven’s suffered, all because of Rose’s choices. She was an incredibly kind person, but she lacked perspective.
That’s another thing. Was Rose so ashamed that she tried to hide from all she did? Was that really one of the main reasons she created Steven?
It’s impossible to know for sure, but….