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  1. Public Bookmark 3

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    Pearl's features are the same as the others made for the Diamonds. They all have the same nose, the same chin, the same large eyes, and the same graceful build. The Diamonds like their servants as indistinguishable as possible, matched to them only in hair and clothes. Pearl has always appreciated her features, because it links her to Pink in a way that, even if everything else changed, would always stay the same between them.

    Except her Diamond is gone. Pink is dead, and Rose has different tastes.

    She finds herself staring in the mirror a lot after that.

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    15 Oct 2018

  2. Public Bookmark 12

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    Rose had never thought about this-- had thought she'd never see another Diamond again, not as anyone but Rose Quartz, war criminal and leader of the Crystal Gems. The Diamonds were her enemies. But standing here, in her original form, and being spoken to like she'd just thrown another tantrum and broken another mural, made the situation feel unreal. Surely she couldn't be here, reformed at White's feet and at her mercy, while White implied that she'd murdered Rose's child. Surely the Gems couldn't have been captured, or the Earth destroyed.

    Surely that couldn't be blood pooled across the floor, couldn't be a corpse--

    "No," Rose choked out, reality hitting her with the force of a meteor. She couldn't be here, not as herself, not unless-- "No, no, no, what have you done?" She scrambled across the floor, heedless of her strange, familiar form, and kneeled beside the cooling body. Stars, he was so small...

    Her son had curly black hair and a star-print T-shirt. Her son had dark eyes, and a friendly face, and Greg's body type.

    Her son had a gaping, bloody hole in his stomach where White Diamond had disemboweled him without a thought, and his skin was losing its warmth.

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    09 Oct 2018

  3. Public Bookmark 70

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    Over and over, Pearl finds herself renegotiating her relationship with freedom. And renegotiating her relationship with Rose Quartz.

    But at the end of the day, aren’t they the same thing?

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    02 Oct 2018

  4. Public Bookmark 7

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    Pink Diamond never needed a weapon to break a gem, and it has taken thirteen years and Rose's death for Pearl to realize that she's long-since cracked under the pressure.

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    02 Oct 2018

  5. Public Bookmark 6

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    Pearl and Steven have a moment to themselves and hope to confront an elephant in the room.

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    16 Sep 2018