It was like waking from a long nap. Not that I had taken many naps. Gems don’t need sleep, but I never deny myself the pleasures of earth – sleep being one of them. When I opened my eyes, I saw many familiar things. Pearl was staring at me, her blue eyes wide and nearly bulging from her head. Her
They wouldn’t let me walk out of the hospital. Instead, I was instructed to stay off my legs for a while longer. It was a welcome reprieve, as I honestly felt as if I was still in the throes of naptime. Garnet, though she wouldn’t look at me, she graciously pushed me out of the hospital in a wheelchair. The
Yellow was out first. She was as stoic as always, but the moment her gaze lighted on me, a variation of hate, excitement, and sadness rushed across her face in an amalgamation. Yellow opened her mouth to say something but couldn’t seem to find the words. So, she cinched her mouth shut and made her way down to the beach.
By the time we had made it to the front steps of the beach house, my form was already feeling more secure. The body surrounding my gem was recognizable again, comfortable, but my gem was not nearly so secure – still toiling about with emotions I wasn’t sure was all mine. My outer shell was definitely me – Rose Quartz