P, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen Lapis this happy.” Said
Amethyst as the older woman slipped on her coat, she watched her
friend struggle with the stuck zipper and giggled before a much
taller woman with bright pink hair pulled it down and managed to get
it to go all the way up to just under Pearl’s chin.
sorry Pearl… At least you’ll be warm.” Sheena laughed softly as
Pearl adjusted her coat and grumbled. She leaned against the wall and
turned her head to look at Amethyst. That’s why the purple haired
woman liked Sheena, she’d always listened to people, she was an
example that appearances did not always match personality. She was
respectful and polite… Never-mind the fact that she and Pearl had
killed someone last week, that didn’t matter anymore.
Ames… You’re right. We’ve known her for three years and I have
never actually seen her like this. That lady she met must be some
kind of fucking miracle worker.” Said Sheena, Pearl huffed loudly
from the doorway.
takes up so many photos on my camera because I have to keep taking
pictures of her for Lapis. I had to memorize her schedule to make
sure I always know where to be. And no matter what kind of gift I put
on her doorstep she never takes them!” Pearl shouted in frustration
before a loud, sleepy groan from a certain blue haired woman’s room
upstairs caused her to shut her mouth immediately. Lapis was NOT
a morning person, and she was already a volatile thanks to the events
of two weeks ago.
and Sheena may have had power in the suburbs of the huge city, but
the west coast was Lapis’ territory, and if you were there you did
what she said. In the south coast it was Jasper, Garnet had the
business district and Amethyst had the slums. If you were in your
district you were feared, the only exception was the true boss, Rose
Quartz. You listened to her no matter what.
Rose Quartz couldn’t always be there for them, she had a family…
A husband named Greg and a teenage son named Steven. Rose made it
quite clear she didn’t want them involved in the business, that
didn’t stop the kid (and his girlfriend on occasion) from visiting.
It was sweet really, he knew what they did but he loved them anyway,
even Lapis was nice to him, and she was rather crude with people when
she wasn’t out in public.
of the devil, here she was. She leaned on the railing as she came
down the long spiral staircase, clearly still half asleep, “It took
me an hour but I found it.” She said, her voice somewhat rough due
to only recently waking up.
what?” Asked Pearl, who was seconds away from stepping out the
door, the blue haired woman looked at her as if she had four arms.
phone number! I told you last night when you were in her apartment,
were you not listening?” Lapis shouted and Amethyst cringed, Lapis’
voice turned lighter but the anger in her eyes still burned, “Tell
me when she isn’t home so I can call to hear her voice on the
sighed, “Alright, I will. I’ll be off now, goodbye.” She said
calmly, and Sheena rose from her place leaned on the wall to go over
to her… Girlfriend? Wife? Amethyst wasn’t sure.
Pearl! You have something on your face!” Sheena told her, the pale
woman stopped, only half in the house, puzzled, Sheena quickly pecked
the shorter girl on the cheek, “It’s me.” The pink haired woman
said with a wink. Pearl took a sharp breath in, her face turning a
bright pink before she stuttered out a quick ‘I love you bye’ and
rushed out of the huge house. Amethyst just laughed, Sheena smiled as
she watched Pearl leave.
SKIP\POV CHANGE- Pearl
shivered in the chilly late October air, it was only 6:45 in the
morning and the west coast was still asleep. It wouldn’t be much
different in her part of the city, the wealthy part of town had the
cushy soft people who never worked a day in their lives, never REALLY
earned their money, Pearl hated them. She didn’t take her car,
instead opting to simply walk through the mostly empty streets. She
took put her phone and slipped the earphones in, the peach haired
criminal placed one of them in her ear, pretending to listen to
music. She was waiting for directions from Lapis.
wanted to go home and sleep for another hour (she was a morning
person, but she wasn’t a MORNING
person, if that made sense) but their base of operations just HAD
to be in Lapis Lazuli’s district. It wasn’t that she disliked the
girl, the two just… Didn’t exactly see eye to eye.
morning.” A smug and haughty (not
to mention wide awake) voice
cut through the frigid air (oddly cold for late October, at least in
this city. A tall woman with
pale blonde hair similar to Pearl’s (except that it was clearly
dyed, Pearl’s was natural) passed by her, almost bumping into her.
Pearl started to open her mouth to say something, but her breath
caught in her throat. The woman looked a little TOO
familiar, maybe her eyes were playing tricks on her. Because THAT
woman had died years ago.
was almost 7:00 when Olive stepped out of a small apartment complex.
She looked pissed off and exhausted, not ‘I just woke up’
exhausted, but ‘I’m so done arguing with people’. She took a
quick picture when the nerdy girl wasn’t looking and sent it to her
obsessive ‘teammate’. They all called the gang different things.
immediately heard (she needed to remember to turn the ringer down
when she had her earphones in) her phone go off. She looked down at
the new message.
Thank you! I love it… But do you think maybe you could get her face
a bit better?
growled, pretending to be angry with the phone being ‘slow’ and
shoved it back into her coat pocket. She noticed that Olive was
turning the corner near a store and the tall woman had to speed walk
to catch up in order to continue watching over her. Olive walked past
a jewelry store, and stopped to look at some of the things, her green
eyes widened and she sucked in some air through her teeth when she
saw the prices, she quickly kept walking.
stopped by the window to the store and called Lapis, the blue haired
criminal was decidedly being an ass that morning, as the phone rang
twice before she picked up.
sharp and uncaring
voice sounded in her ear, “I was eating breakfast, what is it?”
She asked and Pearl resisted the
urge to roll her eyes.
don’t think Peridot has much money, she
was looking at necklaces before she saw the price, then walked away
quickly.” She said slowly and quietly, taking a small pause when a
teenager walked past. ‘Oh yes, that’s right, we have
Steven coming over tonight.’
She mentally reminded herself, sometimes she could be pretty
Oh the poor thing! Go into that store and get a peridot
necklace for her, it’ll help her get used to her name when she
comes to us.” Said Lapis,
and Pearl could HEAR
the smile in the younger girls voice and she shivered, she still
didn’t know what exactly it was that Lapis wanted.
ducked into an empty alley and whisper-shouted (you never knew who
was trying to listen), “You had better not be trying to make some
kind of human pet, we have standards Lapis!” There was a noise of
pure disgust on the other end, like the blue haired woman was
I love her! I don’t ever
wanna hurt her, how could you even think that? Do you not trust me?!”
Lapis screeched into the phone and Pearl had to take out the earphone
for a second to rub at her now sore ear.
sorry. It’s just, I saw someone… Someone who made me
think about… Well
anyway, I’m sorry I brought it up. You know how
my thoughts get all… Muddled.” Said Pearl, and she walked back
out onto the sidewalk, and
subsequently into the store. It was open surprisingly early, it was
only 7:30 in the morning for pete sake! Then Pearl realized that the
people who owned the store most
likely lived upstairs.
I have to go.” Said Pearl and she hung up the phone before the
other woman could give a response.
walked into the small shop, the short, dark skinned lady was reading
a book at the counter. When
she neared the front of the store, the woman looked up. “Oh, hi
there, good morning and welcome to Beach
City Treasure Chest. Is there
anything I can help you with?” The short woman asked, she couldn’t
have been older than 20. Pearl nodded and pointed over to where the
necklaces resided at the window.
ma’am, you see, I have a specific request… I need a necklace with
a Peridot in it, I hope you have one?” She asked, she didn’t like
talking to people, or ‘outsiders’ as they were known by the
others; she never knew what to say and she always felt awkward.
I think we do… Have somebody special in mind?” The woman, Abby as
her name-tag read, stepped out from behind the counter. She walked
over to the display case, and in the exact spot Olive had been
looking was the jewelry Pearl needed.
you have NOIDEA.”
The pale girl said with a strained smile, Abby didn’t seem to
necklace had come to little
over 85$. This girl BETTER