EDIT;; I KNOW. I know. Pink is Rose, Rose is Pink, Steven is Pink, THIS IS TOTALLY IRRELEVANT NOW. Nothing to see here, move along! I swear to god, you all act like I'm ignorant, this wAS WRITTEN, AND DRAWN, BEFORE A SINGLE PALE ROSE. Okay? Stop telling me, I'm going to start hiding your comments. Ty.
Now this, Steven hadn't expected; sneaking around White Diamond's personal quarters, he'd seen a bubble containing a vaguely familiar looking Gem. It was on display, like some kind of trophy, and it struck a kind of anger in him; so much so that his first instinct was to unbubble her. After all, if White Diamond of all Gems had bubbled someone, they must be REALLY good and could help him out of here!
The reaction was immediate, the gem began to take shape but it didn't take even close to how long it took someone like Pearl to cycle through previous outfits. The Gem immediately came into focus and dropped to the ground with an audible "OOF".
Steven's eyes were wide. Her eyes were wide.
"What's going on!?" She shouted; Pink Diamond.
She looked afraid, and Steven was sure he probably looked even more fearful.
"P-P-Pink Dia--" He stammered, but she cut him off.
"Where am I?!" The tiniest Diamond demanded. Tears were welling up in the corners of her eyes. "Where's Blue?? I want Blue!"
"I-I don't know!" Steven replied, shocked; he seemed unable to comprehend just want exactly, or rather, who, was in front of him. Pink Diamond, the Gem he thought his mother had shattered, the Gem he thought was gone, was sitting in front of him, whimpering like a frightened child. He felt... bad for her? It was strange, he knew Pink Diamond had done so many horrible things, supposedly, but right now, she just looked.. pitiful. He took a few steps closer, and at first she shied away from him. Though, she took a better look at him and sniffled.
"You're human," She murmured. Steven nodded, deciding maybe NOT to tell her he was also kind of THE Rose Quartz. "Do you know where we are?"
"Uh-- White Diamond's personal quarters I guess? I've been walking a while."
She winced, then buried her face in her hands. "I want Blue..." she whimpered.
After hesitating, his hand hovering over her back, Steven gave her a gentle 'pat pat'. "I'll help you find her, don't cry!" Immediately, she dropped her hands from her face and jumped to her feet, determination in her tear-stained expression.
"Okay- let's go!"
She grabbed him by the wrist then, dragging him along. Steven struggled to keep pace with her, tripping every so often; but perhaps it was because he keep staring up at her in shock and he wasn't watching where he was going.
Pink Diamond... was alive? This changed EVERYTHING.
In before we find out Pearl shattered her or something
ANYWAY I know this is probably not going to happen this way, no, I know it won't. But it WOULD be nice! Our all-powerful ruler--- I mean, Pink Diamond needs a redemption arc!
I also just wanted an excuse to draw Pink again, I love her design more than life itself.
I threw in a quick story too just because I canAny resemblance to characters of other works by other creators is completely coincidental. Steven Universe, Pink Diamond, and the... idea of White Diamond are owned by Cartoon Network and its creator. Please do not post elsewhere without my permission. Do not trace, reproduce, or steal in any shape or form. If you want something drawn for you, I'm open to commissions and the like! There really is no reason to steal!