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[Open on Beach]

Steven : Can I, look yet? (covers his eyes)

Connie : Okay... *Proceeds to pull out "Unfamiliar Familiar"*

Steven: (opens eyes) *gasp* BOOOKS! Woah - Cool cover!

Connie: It's my favorite series! It's about this girl named Lisa and she's a witch! - I mean, she doesn't know she's a witch at first, and she has a familiar, which is sorta like this spirit companion that everyone in the world has. And hers is a talking falcon named Archemicorous! Anyways she goes on this quest to find her father after he's kidnapped by the mysterious one-eyed man.

Steven: Wooah, Mystery!

Connie: Here! Lemme get you started!: E-hem!, " Chapter One: The Morning Thief: Lisa awoke with a start, the echoes of her dreams still dancing in her mind, the low rumble of thunder murmured through the quiet house.

(A distant shooting noise is heard)

Steven: Wooah, This is a really good book!

Connie: Ugh... Okay, "The house was deathly still. The only sound Lisa could hear was her own heartbeat POUNDING in her ears. The hairs on her neck tingled when suddenly!"--

(A Plug Robonoid splashes into the water near them)

Steven: What the -

Both: Aahh!

(The Crystal Gems quickly exit the house to see what's happening)

Amethyst: What was that?

(Plug Robonoid rolls up to shore and grows it's feet)

Steven: It's one of the Marble Robots.

Connie: What?

(Plug Robonoid starts approaching Steven and Garnet jumps and stops it with her gauntlets)

Garnet: AMETHYST! PEARL! ( calls on the two gems and blocks the robonoid from advancing)

(Both Pearl and Amethyst jump from above and smash Plug Robonoid)

Amethyst and Pearl: Huuuuuh- Yaaaaaah!!!

(Steven activates his bubble to save him and Connie)

Steven: You okay?

Connie: I love hanging out at your place! (amazed)

Steven: Pearl, do you think this was-

Pearl: One of Peridot's Machines? Yes I think so, Only...We've never seen one this big before.

Amethyst: Or this gooey! (covered head to toe in goo)

Pearl: Amethyst, we need to be careful we don't know what this stuff is.

*Amethyst snickers*

Pearl: Oh no - Don't you dare think about getting that stuff on me!

Amethyst: Goop Hug! (Pearl freaks out)

(Amethyst chases Pearl off-screen)

Amethyst: *Far away* COME HERE PEA~RL! (off screen) I love you, Pearl!

Connie: Peridot. Is that the gem you told me about? The one that's trying to come to Earth?

Steven: Yeah. We stopped her before but, I guess she can still shoot stuff here from space.

*Steven walks over to Garnet*

Steven: So... what do you think it was here to do?

Garnet: We destroyed it - that's all that matters.(picks up a piece of the robonoid and tosses it aside)

Steven: *Nods* Hm!

Amethyst: Goop Hug! (unsuspectedly hugs Garnet, distributing the goo)

(Pearl Approaches covered in Goo and looking bashful, then Garnet pulls her in so they can have a "goop hug")

[Trans int. Connie's House with Dr. Maheswaran on the phone]

Dr. Maheswaran: (holds phone) Connie? The Steven Universe boy would like to speak with you.

*Connie proceeds to grab the phone and run to the next room*

Dr. Maheswaran: (to self) I swear that's not his real name.

Connie: (runs down quickly from upstairs excitedly) Hi Steven! - what's up? Have you read more "Unfamiliar Familiar"?

Steven: Yeah but I'm -

Connie: Aaah! Isn't it amazing? How far did you get?

Steven: I'm in the middle of one of them but, I'm really confused... They keep talking about this Plinkman guy who died... Am I suppose to know who he is?

Connie: Plinkman... but that's Lisa's dad... Steven? You're reading them in order right?

Steven: There's an order? Aww man, I just started with the one with the coolest cover. Hello? Connie?

(Connie zones out with a blank expression on her face)

*Another shooting noise and impact sound*

Steven: What the?

(The Crystal Gems all exit from Pearl's Room)

Garnet: Something entered the atmosphere.

(All gems exit to porch)

Amethyst: Up there! (pointing to the shooting robonoid)

Pearl: It's another one of those things!

Garnet: It landed on Mask Island - Come on!

Steven: Connie, I'm gonna call you back.

[Trans. to Mask Island]

(The gems warp to Mask Island as the Robonoid wanders around)

Pearl: Is it...looking for a warp?

Garnet: We have to stop it!

(All Gems destroy Plug Robonoid)

Steven: (covered in goo) Yeesh - What are these things trying to do?

Pearl: We're not...Really... That sure...

Garnet: It's not trying to do anything now.

*Steven moans*

[Scene Pans to Connie and Steven talking again]

Connie: Okay. So you read the first three books in order. Do you... like them?

Steven: Of Course!, They're awesome!, I really love Lisa's familiar - He's my favorite, I'm...just confused about one thing though.

Connie: What's that?

Steven: What...is... a Familiar?

Connie: Noooooo ugggggh, huh...(slumps against cabinet)

*Rumbling sounds*

Connie: Was that another one of those marble things?

(The Crystal Gems all exit from the Burning Room)

Steven: Yeah...

Amethyst: Grrrrrrrr! - What is with these things? This is like the FIFTH one this week! (stretches face)

Garnet: We'll find it in the desert! (senses where the Robonoid might be)

Steven: Connie, talk later! (drops phone) Wait you guys, wait for me!

(With annoyed looks on their faces, The Gems warp toward the Desert, then a second after Steven warps to the desert too.)

[Trans. to The Desert]

(All Gems are fighting Plug Robonoid)

Pearl: Stop! - coming! - here! - you! - stupid! - balls! (sitting on top of the Robonoid trying to stab it)

Amethyst: Yeah! Let it out! Get crazy! (tries to pull it back with her whip wrapped around it)Hua! (The robonoid thugs forward)

Steven: (flails arms) Guys , Guys , Guys!, Stop! (The gems pause and looks at him) How many more of these things are you gonna have to fight?

Pearl: We don't know! They just keep COMING and COMING and we don't even know what they ARE! - We don't know anything!

Steven: That's Okay - I don't know anything all the time, it's like my whole life. But I have you guy's to tell me about teach me about Gem Stuff, Connie can explain what Familiars are, and, Dad tells me weird dad stuff.

Pearl: But nobody knows what these things are here to do.

Steven: Well - it probably does. (points to the robonoid)

Pearl: What?

Steven: We could follow it and see where it goes.

Amethyst: Are you NUTS?!

Pearl: Who knows what could go wrong?

Garnet: We can't keep fighting these things forever - Well we can but I don't want to. Let's do it Steven's way.

Steven: Yeah! Let's follow~ the funky flow~(waves his arms around)

Amethyst: We're dead.

(All Gems hop onto the Plug Robonoid)

Steven: Alright big guy - MUSH! (pats on the robonoid)

Gems: Woaaah...Uggh...

Steven: Uh-heh-heh. Woohoo!

(All stand on warp then Plug Robonoid warps)

[Trans. ext. Kindergarten]

All: *gasp*

Garnet: Kindergarten...

Pearl: Oh, why here? This sight has been damaged enough by the gems that were incubated here 6,000 years ago! That's it!, it's confirmed. These thing are up to no good! (summons spear)

Steven: (stops her) Wait! We don't even know what it's doing here? Can't we just...see where it wants to go?

Pearl: Garnet? (asks for her approval)

Garnet: Hmm... Steven's way.

(Pearl sighs and the spear slowly retracts into Pearl's gem)

(The robonoid jumps down to ground level and continues walking)

All: Whoa!

Pearl: What does it want here?

Steven: Maybe it just wants to see where Amethyst was made.

Amethyst: Maybe it should mind it's own business.

Pearl: I don't like this at all...

Amethyst: I'm kinda with Pearl on this one.

Steven: Aw, come on, can't you feel this guy's funky flow? He's a funk master. (pats robonoid)

Pearl: I can't believe we're doing this.

(Robonoid stops)

Steven: Why'd you stop, lil' buddy?

Garnet: Something's happening.

(Garnet grabs the Gems and jumps off)

(The Plug Robonoid opens a triangle-shaped hole in the ground and changes shape to accommodate it. )

Steven: Yesss!

(The Plug Robonoid begins to descend into the ground.

Steven: See? I knew we'd find something cool... Let's go!

(Steven jumps into the hole and lands on the Plug Robonoid. The other Gems follow.)

Steven: Hey guys? Going down?.. Are you OK?

Pearl: *Staring at wires lining the walls* What is all this?

(Elevator stops as control room glows and a control panel arises, the Plug Robonoid sacrifices it's bottom tip to form a Hand Robonoid that activates the hand sensor and turns on a static monitor screen. A few moments later, the monitor reveals Peridot who proceeds to look to her left and right. All the gems, startled by Peridot's image, jump off to hide.)

Peridot: Established Gem Projection Link with control room. Plug Robonoid has successfully landed on Planet Earth and entered Prime Kindergarten Control room in Facet Five. Will proceed to perform status check of Kindergarten.

Amethyst: *Whisper* It's Peridot.

Pearl: *Gasp* *Whisper* Is she trying to re-activate the Kindergarten? Doesn't she know it'll destroy all life on Earth?!

Steven: Why don't we ask her?

Garnet: Shh - Steven, we're facing an enemy we don't know with technology we don't understand. This isn't the time to be asking questions.

Steven: Really sounds like it is...

Garnet: Ok - here's the plan, We can't let her see us, so we wait for an opening. When she's distracted, we destroy the power source on the far wall, Steven stays here!

(Pearl and Amethyst nod in approval of the idea, then pans to Steven running up to Peridot)

All: Steven!

Peridot: Now accounting for all operational injectors. Checking for aberrations in perimeter.

(Two spots on the floor begin to glow white, and two large green hand constructs emerge from them. The hands activate a pair of panels on the ceiling which cause machinery to eject from the ceiling).

Peridot: Ugh, this Gem Tech is simply archaic.

Steven: I don't know I think it looks pretty cool.

*Silence*

(Peridot abruptly cancels all she was doing and the monitor turns to face Steven.)

Steven: Hi! I'm Steven.

Peridot: There appears to be an infestation of "Stevens" in the Kindergarten.

Steven: Naw, I'm not so bad once you get to know me!

Peridot: And how many more Stevens are present in this area?

Steven: Oh - just me.

Peridot: Nee-ah, that's a relief. So tell me - Have Steven's replaced humans as the dominant species on earth?

Steven: Oh no - there's lots of Humans, there's my Dad, Connie, Lars and Sadie, the mailman, Onion... I think... Lots of People.

Peridot: Hmm...

Steven: Now I get to ask a question, what are you doing?

Peridot: Hm, just picking up where we left off.

(Peridot's monitor faces away from Steven. Peridot raises a hand above Steven and forms a fist, then attempts to crush him. Garnet catches the fist and throws it.)

(Peridot's monitor turns back. Peridot looks surprised by Garnet's presence.)

Peridot: A gem!

(Amethyst and Pearl jump up)

Peridot: Ah! More? But the Red Eye didn't report the presence of any Gems on this planet!

Pearl: That's because we destroyed it.

Peridot: You what? But the records say that Gems were wiped out on earth... Wait a minute... you're the ones that have been destroying my Plug Robonoids... are you the reason the Homeworld Warp is down again? This is your bizarre icon? *Shows them the crying breakfast sticker* Uhrooh!!! Why do you keep destroying my THINGS?!

Pearl: Because we are the Crystal Gems! We're still alive, and we're still the guardians of this planet and all its living creatures!

Peridot: The Crystal Gems?

(All Gems abruptly jump and attack Peridot's giant hovering hand constructs)

Peridot: Stop! How dare you? I'm doing this one way or another. You're just... making it... royally.. difficult!

Garnet: Amethyst, Now!

Amethyst: Destroy! *Amethyst uses her whip to grab a hand and throw it at the power source, breaking it*

Peridot: I'm reporting this!

(Peridot's Screen Transmission disappears)

Amethyst: Is it over?

(The other gems walk over to Steven and stare at him)

Steven: Ok... I, I might have gone a little too far this time.

Garnet: Well Steven you weren't completely wrong. We learned something because from your decisions.

Steven: Alright!

Garnet: But yeah this was a pretty bad idea.

Steven: Aw man...

*Black Star envelops screen in a reverse star wipe*

[End]

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