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storypaint ([personal profile] storypaint) wrote2015-04-13 01:00 pm

[Steven Universe] the bandage before the bruise (Garnet/Pearl)

Title: the bandage before the bruise
Fandom: Steven Universe
Length: 200 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Steven Universe, Garnet/Pearl, first kiss
Pairing: slight Garnet/Pearl
Other: n/a

Excerpt: "Her gift," Garnet said, when the baby kept crying until Pearl was ready to tear her hair out. Garnet patted him and leaned over to kiss Pearl on the cheek. Pearl lifted a hand to her face.

Rose Quartz was gone. In her place they had this baby, which seemed like a really inefficient way to get new people. From what Pearl understood, he wouldn't even learn to talk for ages. He was completely dependent on them.

"Her gift," Garnet said, when the baby kept crying until Pearl was ready to tear her hair out. Garnet patted him and leaned over to kiss Pearl on the cheek. Pearl lifted a hand to her face.

"Look," Garnet said, and Pearl was bombarded with imagery -- good futures, terrible ones, quiet evenings, another Gem with a stare that burned. The boy was in all of them, the little boy with a gem too big for his belly, squirming in Pearl's arms as if he knew she wasn't his real mother.

It was just the two of them tonight, but that was okay, suddenly. Garnet always knew the right thing to say. Pearl would have to be the one who know the right thing to do now, but so maybe she could figure it out.

"Let's try the bottle again," Pearl said, tentatively. Garnet nodded, standing and resting her hand on Pearl's shoulder only briefly before she disappeared into the kitchen.