growing up , I wish I hadn’t tried so hard to fit in . I’d tell myself to just embrace what you were born with because it’s beautiful and you were made like that for a reason . It’s tough being a girl . I think we need all of the support we can get .
about the whole "lapis hating the crystal gems" thing, i had a thought about how to rework that plot. one of lapis' points was that the CGs only cared about earth, and not other gems. well, RSu made a point to eventually reveal that rose was a flawed, morally gray character, so maybe lapis could have been slowly integrated into the CGs for Steven's sake, and as she gets to know the CGs she could offer her thoughts and they could talk it out, using Steven as a mediator of sorts. peri could also