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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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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 else -  the governments of every nation on Earth, for example - would be more than a little curious about them. But the lack of response from any officials made it clear that no one around here had ever been alarmed enough to alert them to the fact that a bunch of extraterrestrials were living in spitting distance of their town. Otherwise, someone, whether they were scientists or armed troops, would have stormed the house a long time ago.

Speaking of the house, he gave the rest of the statue a quick glance before he focused on it. It was a wooden saltbox-type beach house with a deck wrapped around it along the front and side. Altogether they didn't sit on the beach itself, but were held up by pylons erected on a ledge that stretched out from the statue's rocky base. To get up the house one had to walk up a sandy path that rose uphill before twisting left to meet a staircase that led up to the deck. Sam found just the sight of the whole structure amusing.

"Cute," he remarked to himself. "You'd think they would hide that cave behind something other than a house, though."

Indeed. Sam knew that, based on it's location, the house hid the entrance to a cave that itself most likely hide the entrance to the Temple, and that was all he knew. No one other than the Crystal Gems had ever been inside, so who knows what kind of an entrance it was. He would, he knew, have to somehow get inside and find out for himself. But first things first.

Since the rain had stopped - though for who knows how long - he had swapped his poncho for his beloved B-3 bomber jacket, which was keeping him warm on this unusually cool spring day. Its spacious pockets were also useful for storing a couple of equally useful items.

He reached into his left pocket and withdrew a slender glass vial, like those used in a laboratory, and a tablespoon. He kneeled down, unscrewed the cap off the vial, shoveled sand into it with the spoon until it was full, resealed it, and slipped it back into the pocket it came from.

He stood up, drew a digital camera from his right pocket, and started taking pictures of his surroundings, including the beach, the statue, the house, the sea, etc. He even took one of himself, grinning, with the house and statue standing in the background behind him.

Last but not least he drew a pocket-sized notepad and a pen from his right pocket, and made a few notes. He slipped them back into his pocket, took one more glance at the Temple, and started walking back down the beach from where he came from.

Out of the corner of his eye, he noticed two figures standing on the porch watching him leave. Even from a distance of a couple hundred feet he could tell they were not Amethyst and Steven...

There you are, he thought with amusement. Well, now you've seen me, and I've seen you. If your going to do something, do it.

But despite mentally daring them, the two leaders of the Crystal Gems, for that is who they were, never left the porch, and just kept on watching him walk away until he was out of sight.

"Garnet?"

"Yes, Pearl?"

"Who was that?"

"...a problem."
Steven Universe: Taconite - Chapter Four
Sorry for the long wait, but life got in the way with writing this chapter. I hope you enjoy it!

Steven Universe, except for all original characters and materials, are the creation of Rebecca Sugar and the property of Cartoon Network.
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