This is a quick sketch! Perhaps they would be an iolite?
+2 of my Jade OCs
Steven Universe, for all its sweetness and humor, knows its way around horror. It isn’t even something the show had to ease its way into: Frybo and Cat Fingers are only its fifth and sixth episodes, and they set the stage for a children’s cartoon that’s strangely okay with unnerving its viewers. It’s not as if it’s rare to see scary stuff for young audiences (horror is a huge genre for kids), but it’s weird and wonderful to see it so seamlessly woven into a show that isn’t normally aiming for that mood.
There are only two episodes I’d label as “horror” in Future, and like our earliest entries, they appear back-to-back. But these are no longer stories about childhood fears: Steven is growing, and the things that scare him the most hit much harder for teenagers and adults. We see throughout the epilogue that it’s unhealthy to bottle up your feelings instead of processing them, but as Prickly Pair and In Dreams show, the consequences can go further than pain or discomfort. They can be downright disturbing.
Your rubies will be fine Spins UwU
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First page of the first episode!: Travel Buddies
Angelite! Blue Diamond + Sapphire + Sodalite
A style study to help out a friend.
“And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.” (Mark 5:9)
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🩺 Rhodonites are gems made for pinks court to perform as battlefield medics during the war. Those who survived served as nurses afterwards.
🩺 Rhodonites are able to harness pink diamonds essence. This essence is transferred from their gems to their health packs and healing staffs through the tubes on their arms.
Yeth you may
Spinel adores you. Your smile, your eyes, your laugh, the way you stumble along when you’re still sleepy in the morning.
She truly doesn’t know how she got so lucky when she met you. The pure coincidence of you both having literally walking into each other. Stumbled apologies and fidgety eyes amused the leather clad gem. With her gang piled behind her she wrapped an arm around your shoulder and walked you down the hallway where you would be safe from their prying eyes. After every hour of class you were greeted by the gem who soon became your good friend.
Despite her and her gang often looking down on the other students, Spinel soon recounted this ideology as soon as she met you, unable to contain her laughter whenever you got flustered at her close proximity.
It wasn’t till she was allowed in your home did she develop feelings for you. Every morning she walked with you to school but this one day you forgot your notebook and you were already running late, in a panic to not be late for school you hastily invited her into your home and dragged her to your room. Seeing that you were comfortable with her presence while you frantically moved about your room looking for your notebook had her reconsidering these feelings.
The first time you kiss her you take her by surprise. Spinel stood in the school parking lot seeing off her gang to misfit after another boring day in school. She did this every day for the purpose of getting to walk you home, seeing your golden illuminated hair from the afternoon sun seriously teased her heart. She walked you up your driveway and set you off on your own turning to walk home herself only to stop in her tracks when you called out to her. Spinel thought nothing of it when you gestured for her to come closer, thinking you were inviting her to hang out at your place only to be starstruck when you stood on your porch steps and leaned into her, pressing the softest of kisses on her strawberry tinted lips.
After this little taste she would become addicted to you.
Wanting to always be there to hold you and to love you.
Though what Spinel truly loved where those quiet moments before you woke up, the two of you curled up in bed the lights dim and the hustle and the bustle of the outside world silent. It was just her and you, sleeping peacefully at her side face soft and peaceful lost in a dream from the way your lips curled into the softest smile. So badly did she want to pull you against her and kiss you though she feared you would you be taken aback by any of of her sudden propositions.
This did not bother her greatly as she was more than happy with simply spending the rest of her life with smile moments such as these with you. Just knowing that you were happy was enough for her.
Spinel just wants to spoil you and make you feel like a little princess. Which is pretty accurate as everyone had a new-found respect for you seeing you with the most trouble making gem in town. If anyone ever gave you any hit in the past they were begging you for forgiveness as it was rumored that the gem “talked” to the said people and they never even looked your way, some even transferring to another school entirely.
Now while Spinel refuses to tell you the answer to this, you quite enjoy flexing this power on those assholes who made you feel shitty for so long.
Spinel is more than happy to back you up because she will do whatever it takes to keep you happy.
The way Greg tells Steven he could put him through college in “Don’t cost nothing” and he replies “but I’m with the gems all the time”
… serves as a reminder, imo, that just because Steven was upset by his father this one time as a teen, doesn’t mean all of his problems were Greg’s fault (which is what I remember most viewers seemed to think when SUF came out). Steven’s biggest problem lies on him being both human and gem. He never knows which way to go and when being human is fine, it’s with gems he has a problem, and when he’s fine as a gem, it’s being human that’s the problem.