30 Oct 2017
It’s been months since the chain of events that left Westerberg High shaken. Homecoming had come and gone, as had prom. Everyone was nicer. People were getting along. Nobody had died. Nobody wanted to.
Things were so much better than they were before.
So what was wrong with Veronica?
Or: you can’t just act like the popular kids, believe you helped kill three people, learn of your best friend's suicide attempt, and watch your psycho boyfriend kill himself after a failed attempt to kill the rest of your school, and then expect to be okay, Veronica.
Steven Universe is a happy-go-lucky boy that's always happy, right? He couldn't possibly be upset about anything. Sure, he's gone through some tough things, but he's a tough kid. He goes through these things normally. He's used to it all. He's smiled though it before.
So why isn't he smiling now?
(One-shot based after Mindful Education)
World War 3 completely wiped out America. After the war was won, with America no more and the county of Skaia rising, a new form of government, a monarchy, was set up in hopes of resurrecting some peace and stability until the citizens could handle their own. The citizens were split into a caste system, with claim that the system meant nothing more than a way to organize the citizens. It was as though each of the five castes were just different states, much like how America had once been set up. Unfortunately, shortly after the original lord died and his son took the throne, the government became corrupt. Twos became higher than Threes, and Fives were treated worse than Fours. Now there’s a rebellion forming with a radical group called The Underground, and it’s almost like the war never truly finished, but instead changed from a world war to a civil war.
Four citizens decide to do everything in their power to help light the spark and give the extra push needed. But can they do it, when it’s only the four of them? Can they do it, even if it means giving up everything they had before? Can they do it, if it means becoming enemies of the country?