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The Hellfire Quartz - Chapter One
The Hellfire Quartz
Chapter One: The Forsaken
Jasper had failed.
She had failed to protect her colony, failed to protect her Diamond, and, finally, had failed to protect her sisters. This recent failure was the reason they were now floating aimlessly through the dark vastness of space, left adrift by those who had considered them abject failures who were no better than dead weight.
Jasper shivered, but not from the coldness of space. During the short, futile fight to save themselves, she and her sisters' gemstones had been damaged, leaving them to convulse in pain as their holographic forms flickered erratically.
Her sisters....
She would have willingly allowed herself alone to be ejected from the ship into a black hole if it meant that Skinny and Carnelian could remain aboard, safe and sound. But fate - and that treacherous, scheming Jasper Cut - 9DX - had decreed that the three of them would be forced out that airlock into the abyss.
Well, at least they would be together until the en
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Steven Universe: Taconite - Chapter Four
Chapter Four: On the Beach
Even though he had seen plenty of magnificent structures in his lifetime, Sam couldn't help but be impressed at the sight before him. From where he stood on the beach he had a great view of the Rebel's homebase. Or, to be more specific, the giant, ramp-shaped hill that hid their homebase.
Based on what he had been told, the Crystal Gems' base, or Temple, as they called it, was actually hidden inside the hill itself. Though it was still easy to find since the cliff face facing the sea had been carved into the statue of a giant woman with multiple-arms and faces who bore more than a passing resemble to a number of Hindu deities.
Yeah, that's not conspicuous at all, Sam thought, sarcastically. You'd have to be blind not to notice it.
It still amazed him how the Rebels had managed to live out in the open for decades - heck, for centuries - without arousing too much attention. Sure, the people of Beach City were probably used to them by now, but certainly somebody
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Steven Universe: Taconite - Chapter Three
Chapter Three: The First Report
The first thing Sam did when he got back to the car was switch the heat on, lock both doors and roll up the windows in that order. Security and privacy were both very important in his line of work, so the last thing he wanted was someone listening in while he called Home.
Once he was sure he was cut off from the world, he reached into his pocket and retrieved a small earpiece, shaped like a crescent moon and gray in color, and clipped it on his right ear. With one tap of his finger it changed colors from gray to pink, one color fading into the other.
"Communications," came a woman's disembodied voice from the piece. "Identification, please." Sam gave her his ID code, and there was a short pause before she replied, "Your cleared." Her voice, previously formal and serious, became casual and relaxed. "And with that out of the way, good morning, Sam. Are you in Beach City yet?"
"Morning, Howl. Yeah, I just rolled in twenty minutes ago," he replied, "and thin
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Steven Universe: Taconite - Chapter Two
Chapter Two: Confirmation
Sam figured that it was just some guy named Steven standing behind him. Okay, so it turned out that Steven was just a kid, about 13 or 14 years old by the looks of it. He looked normal enough, wearing a yellow rubber raincoat, blue jeans, and a pair of boots. A few strands of curly, black hair could be seen poking out from under the hat. The smile on his face matched the cheerful mood he seemed to be in.
Yeah, he was a normal kid alright. The woman standing next to him, however, was another story...
Sam recognized her immediately. He had, after all, seen plenty of pictures of her during the briefing, and she matched the physical description he had been given perfectly. For starters, she was short and chubby, like the kid, which meant nothing, but the fact that her skin was purple from head to toe did. It was just as noticeable as her hair. It was long and large like a lion's mane, and nearly as big as her own body, which gave her a bit of a comical appearance
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Steven Universe: Taconite - Chapter One
Chapter One: Mornin' Donuts
It was raining and Sadie was bored. She and Lars had opened the Big Donut an hour ago, and by this time in the morning, eight o'clock, they would at least have their first customer of the day. Nine out of ten times it would be thier most loyal customer, Steven, but even he had failed to show up that morning, and this was a kid who would sometimes be waiting right there in front of the store for them before they had even opened up.
Apparently the kid really loved his donuts, though Sadie suspected that was probably one of the few things he ate for breakfast. For a while now she suspected his 'family' didn't really do any cooking for him. His dad, Greg, was the exception, but he lived in his van at the car wash, and not in the beach house with the rest of them. She had learned a long time ago that Steven and his family were, for a lack of a better term, unusual, and his eating habits, from what she had seen, only proved her suspicions.
Sadie broke off from her
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The Hellfire Quartz

Chapter One: The Forsaken

Jasper had failed.

She had failed to protect her colony, failed to protect her Diamond, and, finally, had failed to protect her sisters. This recent failure was the reason they were now floating aimlessly through the dark vastness of space, left adrift by those who had considered them abject failures who were no better than dead weight.

Jasper shivered, but not from the coldness of space. During the short, futile fight to save themselves, she and her sisters' gemstones had been damaged, leaving them to convulse in pain as their holographic forms flickered erratically.

Her sisters....

She would have willingly allowed herself alone to be ejected from the ship into a black hole if it meant that Skinny and Carnelian could remain aboard, safe and sound. But fate - and that treacherous, scheming Jasper Cut - 9DX - had decreed that the three of them would be forced out that airlock into the abyss.

Well, at least they would be together until the end. Though she couldn't actually hold them in her hands like she wanted to. The three of them were too weak to try and float towards each other, leaving Skinny and Carnelian to hang adrift in front of her, painfully out of her reach. After a few futile attempts to reach them, she finally gave up, and, reluctantly, resigned herself to her fate.

She decided to spend her final moments cursing everyone she felt was responsible for her current predicament, though she was too weak to do it verbally. The list was short but precise; Rose Quartz; the rebels; the Diamonds - except Pink, of course; and, especially, Jasper Cut - 9DX. She cursed all of them, hoping they would be shattered into a thousand shards that would be grounded into a fine powder that would be spread across her colony by the wind.

Her anger spent, she silently said goodbye to her sisters and asked for their forgiveness for failing to protect them from this fate that should have only been hers and hers alone. As far as she was concerned, this was all her fault.

She next said goodbye to the Gem who had been her one true love for many years, and to whom she had been planning to ask to become her betrothed after the rebellion had finally been defeated. But now that would never happen, and she she wondered how Lapis would fare without her.

She begged forgiveness to her Diamond, wherever her spirit may be, for her failure to protect her from that traitor Rose Quartz. In some small way, Jasper mused, her fate was justly deserved for her failure to carry out one of her most sacred duties.

With her apologies and goodbyes said, she now relaxed, letting herself drift through the cosmos until the end came. Truth be told she would rather have met her demise in battle, but such was her fate. She would face it with a calm, firm resolve, her dignity - what little she had left - intact.

She closed her eyes for what she knew would be the last time to wait peacefully for the end to come.
The Hellfire Quartz - Chapter One
Hey, everyone. I know I've been behind in continuing Taconite, but I've run into writer's block with it. So I decided to finally write out another story of mine to get the creative juices flowing again, and it seems to be working.

Rest assured, I will continue Taconite. But in the meantime, I hope you enjoy this story as well.

On final note: Any similarities between this story and a certain animated film from the 1980s is purely intentional.


Steven Universe is the creation of Rebecca Sugar, and the property of Cartoon Network.
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