Original Story by: Scraps
Characters created by: Rebecca Sugar
Chapter 1: The Big Date
“Is she here yet? I need everything to be absolutely perfect!”
A young boy with a rose quartz stick in his belly was pacing around the kitchen room in a nice clean look. This boy’s name was Steven and he was part of a group of worldly protector known as the Crystal Gems. His job is to protect his town and the rest of the world from deadly crystal creatures. However, he does not fight alone, for he has three other Gems to help him. They are Garnet, the most calm and sophisticated of the three, Amethyst, the most wild and care-free, and Pearl, who is the most cautious and at times, a complete perfectionist. All four of them have faced deadly challenges in the past but now, Steven will face one of the most difficult challenges of his life: His first anniversary of his relationship with the young bookworm named Connie. All the other gems were helping Steven get ready for this date and no one, not even Amethyst, wanted anything to ruin this special moment for him.
“Steven, you are going to be okay,” Pearl said as she tried to calm Steven down. “I understand how nervous you are and I know you will do just fine.
Steven looked up at the tall, pointy-nosed woman before him. Of all of the three gems, Pearl was the one who he had the biggest bond to. Ever since he was a baby and his mother sacrificed herself to create him, she did a spot on job of taking the role as mother.
“But what if I say something that hurts her feelings, or what if I send a wrong message or-!”
Before he could continue rambling, he was interrupted by the sound of a door knocking and then opening.
“YO STEVEN!” a voice shouted from the hallway, this was the voice of Amethyst. “YOUR GIRLFRIEND IS HERE! SHOULD I GET THE RUBBERS NOW OR PUT THEM AWAY FOR LATER?”
Steven and Pearl quickly dashed into the room to try and stop Amethyst, who was now being carried away from Connie by a larger woman with large reflective glasses and a large afro. This was Garnet, and although she does not talk much, her actions speak louder than her words.
“Forgive the misunderstanding Seven,” Garnet said in her soothing calm voice, “will you need any rubber flotation devices in case you wish to go to the beach for a dip?”
Pearl sighed in relief; leave it to Garnet to solve a problem created by Amethyst.
As Steven turned his attention to Connie, his heart just stopped. Connie was beautiful; she was wearing a lovely mint-colored dress which brought out all of her glowing features. She was even wearing the glowing bracelet from when they first met. Even though she was not a gem, this was the closest thing to one in Steven’s eyes.
“Hi Steven,” the young girl said nervously, her shyness and constant blushing made her look even cuter. “Are you ready to go?”
Steven was still transfixed by Connie’s divinity, but quickly snapped out of the hypnosis. “Let me answer that question with another question.” He stated in his coolest voice he could muster. “Are you ready to have the bestest date of your life?” and with that, the two love birds were quickly out the door.
As soon as the door shut, Pearl stared daggers an Amethyst who finally burst into laughter.
“bestest date of your life?” Amethyst chortled “that was perhaps one of the du-!” Amethyst quickly ducked a spear attack that was launched by Pearl, this was followed by another, and another, and another, until Amethyst looked like a cartoon cat pinned to the wall with daggers. Pearl followed this by storming up to the gem until Amethyst could see right into Pearls blues eyes, which to the purple gems perspective, had a faint red taint in them.
“HOW DARE YOU!” Pearl hissed at her portly sister, whose humor had completely vanished under Pearl’s enraged behavior. “THIS EVENT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO STEVEN!” Pearl then placed her hand on Amethyst’s gem as if she was ready to break it. Amethyst then saw a black burning tear roll down Pearl’s cheek, leaving behind a small scar. “IF YOU HAD RUINED IT, I…i…” Pearl suddenly released her grip on Amethyst and dispersed all of her spears before retreating to her room, Garnet, who had been shocked by what she, had seen; spoke in what seemed like an eternity.
“It’s seems to be getting worse; we must try and find a way to fix this before it’s too late.”
Amethyst got off the floor and rubbed her neck. “You think so? The last thing I want to deal with right now more than an angry Pearl is an angry Pearl who can create earthquakes or raise an army of giant bugs.”
Garnet nodded then pulled out a scroll and made several sure with her hand. As she did so, the scroll lit up and a portal appeared. She then wrote a note and left it on the counter. Garnet stepped into the portal and Amethyst followed right after, unaware that as they left the room through the portal, a hand abducted Garnet’s letter.
Steven and Connie’s date was absolutely perfect. It started with a Dinner and a Movie at the City Walk Fries shop, followed by a trip through the arcade and finally, a nice romantic walk on the beachside. To Steven, it seemed amateur but to Connie, it was perhaps the best day of her life.
“Thank you Steven for this wonderful night”, Connie said with tears in her eyes. “I had never had such a nice night before in my life and I am glad that I can share it with my boyfriend.” Steven sighed in relief, “I am happy that you are happy” Steven cheered with stars in his eyes. “I just wonder what will be the whipped cream on this together breakfast.”
As the young boy was pondering the perfect plan of positivity, he was unaware that the young girl, who he had been dating for a year, was carefully undressing behind him.
“I think a nice dip in the ocean would be perfect, only we don’t have any swimsuits”. As he turned around to face the now naked Connie, His jaw dropped to the ground and his brain froze in place. For a shy bookworm, this girl had no problem undressing in front of the boy she loved.
As she walked into the warm water she gestured Seven to follow her. Steven then proceeded removes all of his clothes as if they came to life and charged into the water. As he started to swim around, he felt Connie press into his back and kiss his neck. This caused Seven to shutter as he turned to face his girlfriend with a mind full of confusion and affection. After a few seconds of looking at each other’s unclothed form, hey both embraced in a long romantic kiss, following this, Seven’s gem instantly activates and create a bubble around them and began to sink, just like when they first met. However, the two did not seem to mind the situation, after all, they would be needing it for a while.