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Starchild Chapter 2"That oughta do it!" Steven thought he heard a nearly-pubescent girl announce.
He slowly opened his eyes to see Aquamarine standing over him while holding a frying pan. Also with her were Tanzanite, Diamond, Amethyst, Jade, Fluorite, and Topaz. (Pearl and Garnet were absent from the scene because they had to go back to the Chalcopyrite Queendom a few years earlier to be its new queens.)
"Thank the Pantheon you're alright!" the new leader Tanzanite cried out in joy. "I noticed that you ingested quite a lot of Scorpion Powder."
"Scorpion what?" Steven asked out of confusion.
"Scorpion Powder. That white stuff in the bowl."
"Oh! I thought that was confectioner's sugar!"
"That's a common mistake, my boy. Scorpion Powder, though, is a hallucinogen. At the dosage you took into your body, it should've killed you. Lucky for you, your immune system's strength is equivalent to that of a full Gem's."
The sixteen-year-old smiled before noticing that his friends were lifting him up on his feet and
StarchildA single thunderclap could be heard throughout the Temple. It was about 1:30 in the morning and the clouds outside had already accumulated, surely a sign that there would be rain.
Sixteen-year-old Steven had fallen asleep on the couch about an hour ago, yet it felt like no time had passed at all. It was impossible not to move while in this daze; something had been panging at him from within. It only took a second for him to realize he was hungry, and so he woke up.
There surely had to be some food somewhere around here; he had to scour for the desired object for a few minutes before eventually stumbling across a plate of miniature red velvet loaves accompanied by a bowl of what appeared to be powdered sugar.
Gotta hurry... he thought to himself. If they caught me up this late, they'd kill me! 'Specially Jade... I've already seen how angry she can be.
He trudged over to a part of the counter where the plate was resting and carried it back with him to the couch. Once there, he began to c
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