SU high school AU.
Lapis Lazuli has returned to Beach City after being forced to move with her mother a few years prior, now under the care of Greg Universe and his son Steven. Those who knew her can see that she's changed. Resentful, isolated, and angry, Lapis is having issues reconnecting to anyone and is struggling in school - which will result in one of her teachers, Ms. Diamond, to assign her a tutor to help her keep up with her work so she can graduate the following spring.
Jasper aspires to join the army, and spends a lot of her time studying and building her strength - often accompanied by her friend, Peridot. Her routine is thrown off, however, when her teacher asks her to tutor one of her most 'troubled' students. Among this, Jasper begins to doubt her own abilities and despite having a mutual liking to the student she's tutoring, is conflicted about her goals and starts to feel like she herself is being trapped.
(( I don't know what made me decide to write this. It's been a long time since I've tried to write a consistent story, bear with me. ))
A few hundred years after Pink Diamond arrived on Earth, the planet fell into utter turmoil. More and more gems came out defective, a rebellion was sparked by one of her very own Rose Quartz soldiers, and her fellow Diamonds continued to insist that Earth - her sole world - was doomed.
Desperate to prove that both she and her planet were worthy, she stayed to fight against all of the forces determined to stop her. In the middle of the war, a strong, loyal soldier was found in an unlikely place - to Pink Diamond, she was a beacon of hope. As time went on, she soon meant a great deal more.