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Speaker Dialogue
[Open Ext. Crystal Temple]
(Steven and Connie are sitting on the top-right hand of the Crystal Temple statue, tuning their ukulele and violin respectively. The pair then proceeds to sing a duet, namingly "The Jam Song".)
Steven *playing his ukulele* ♫ The sun is bright, our shirts are clean. / We're sitting up above the sea. / Come on and share this jam with me. ♫
Connie *playing her violin* ♫ Peach or plum or strawberry, any kind is fine, you see. / Come on and share this jam with me! / I'll do my best, to give this jam the sweetness it deserves. ♫
Steven ♫ And I'll keep it fresh, I'm jamming on these tasty preserves! ♫
Steven & Connie ♫ Ingredients in harmony, we mix together perfectly, come on and share this jam with me! ♫
Steven WOO-HOO! Jam buds!
Connie Nice jam session! *puts her violin back in the case*
Steven Don't forget the best part!
(Steven spreads some strawberry jam on a biscuit and prepares to eat it, when a flock of seagulls approaches and growls at Steven. Steven screams and flinches, when he sees Connie using her violin bow to fend them off.)
Connie Yah! Hah! Hi-yah! Run back to your masters! Tell them we're not afraid of your kind!
Steven *giggles* Thanks for saving my jam snack. Unfortunately, it's not safe from me. *eats the jam snack* You're such a good sword fighter, Connie.
Connie Really? *glances at her violin bow* I was just swinging this thing around. I don't really know what I'm doing, but I'd love to learn how to use a real sword!
Steven Oh! *swallows the snack and gets starry eyes* Steven has an idea!
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
Pearl You want me to do what?
Steven You should teach Connie to sword-fight, she's already so good!
Connie *blushes* Steven!
Steven But you are! You helped me fight the robot floaty-thing, she took down that evil clone of herself, uh... those mean seagulls just now...
Pearl You're awfully young to begin something like this. But, I suppose I was only a few thousand years old when I began fighting alongside Rose Quartz.
(Connie raises her hand for Pearl's attention.)
Pearl Yes, Connie?
Connie Please, I wanna learn! *blushes* I mean, I don't know what'll happen in the future, but if something dangerous comes along, I don't wanna be a burden, I wanna help! I wanna be there for Steven, to fight by his side! The Earth is my home too, can't I help protect it?
Pearl *touched with tears of joy* Oh... Okay...! *stands up and wipes away her tears* If that's how you feel, we should get started! *walks off*
Steven Woo-hoo! *follows Pearl*
Connie Wait, now?
[Trans. Ext. Ancient Sky Arena]
(Pearl, Steven, and Connie arrive on the Warp Pad just outside the main arena. Pearl is carrying a sword that Connie will use for her training. Connie, initially floating above the Warp Pad, falls on top of it and giggles.)
Steven You okay? *helps Connie up, who is still giggling* It can take some getting used to.
Connie WOO!
(Connie almost falls over again, continuing to laugh, and Steven grabs her to keep her from falling over.)
Pearl *on the steps* Hey, you two, this way!
Connie *turns to Steven* Race you!
(Steven and Connie run up the steps towards the main arena, laughing along the way. Pearl walks in front of them, until they all arrive at the entrance to the main arena.)
Connie Woah!
Pearl This is an Ancient Sky Arena, Connie, where some of the first battles for Earth took place. It was here that I became familiar with the human concept of being a knight, completely dedicated to a person and a cause. *presents Connie with a sword* This is what you must become, Connie; brave, selfless, loyal... a knight! We begin with a bow, first to me, your teacher.
(Pearl bows to Connie, and Connie returns a slight bow back.)
Pearl And now again, to your liege.
Connie Okay! *turns to Steven and kneels to him* My liege.
Steven *bows back* Miss Knight.
(Steven and Connie begin giggling under their breath.)
Pearl I hope you two are taking this seriously.
Connie Yes, ma'am!
Steven Mmhm, mmhm.
(Pearl's gem begins to glow, summoning a Holo-Pearl, causing Steven to grimace a bit.)
Connie Cool, hologram Pearl!
Pearl To begin, this Holo-Pearl will be your opponent.
Holo-Pearl *summons a holo-sword* Level 0, beginner, set. *makes a stance* Do you wish to engage in combat?
Connie *excitedly* Yes!
(Steven's gem glows, and his bubble shield suddenly forms around himself and Connie.)
Connie Steven?
Steven Hm? Oh! *blushes* I-I'm sorry! Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. *dispels his bubble and steps back* Reflex. Uh, you just be careful, and I will go over here.
(Steven walks off towards the stands nervously. Pearl walks up to Connie and places her right hand on Connie's sword arm, guiding its movement, and her left hand on Connie's shoulder. Holo-Pearl then walks up and crosses swords with Connie.)
Pearl Alright, everything begins with your stance. Remember...
(Pearl begins to sings "Do It for Her".)
Pearl ♫ You do it for him, / And you would do it again. / You do it for her, that is to say, / You'll do it for him. ♫
(Pearl guides Connie and her sword, as Steven watches from the seats.)
Pearl ♫ Keep your stance wide, / Keep your body lowered, / As you're moving forward, / Balance is the key ♫
(Pearl then mentors Connie on her stance. Connie starts visiting Steven and Pearl on a regular basis for sword training, with Steven preparing energy juices for her.)
Pearl ♫ Right foot; left foot, / Now go even faster, / And as you're moving backwards, / Keep your eyes on me. ♫
(Pearl then crosses swords with Connie, doing more stern on Connie to focus on her stance and target. Connie then begins singing her part of the song.)
Connie ♫ Keep my stance wide. ♫
Pearl Good.
Connie ♫ Keep my body lowered. ♫
Pearl Right.
Connie ♫ As I'm moving forward... ♫
Pearl Concentrate! Don't you want him to live?!
(Connie faces off with a higher-level Holo-Pearl. She momentarily loses her focus and Pearl chides her, while Steven watches in worry.)
Connie ♫ Right foot, left foot. ♫
Pearl Yes, but put your whole body into it! ♫ Everything you have, / Everything you are, / You've got to give— ♫
(Connie regains her stance and dodge Holo-Pearl's attacks, continuing to spar off with it, as Steven keeps watching with fingers crossed.)
Pearl ♫ On the battlefield, / When everything is chaos, / And you have nothing but the way you feel, your strategy and a sword; / You just think about the life you'll have together after the war! ♫
(One night, Pearl projects a hologram and tells Connie and Steven a tale of the Gem Battlefield: Pearl was running through the chaotic battlefield when she spotted an unknown Gem is about to attack Rose Quartz. Without hesitation, Pearl rushed to defend Rose from the enemy.)
Pearl ♫ And then you do it for her, / That's how you know you can win, / You do it for her, that is to say, / You'll do it for him. ♫
(The hologram ends and Steven is in tears. Pearl proceeds to spar off with a Holo-Pearl and successfully beats it, filling Connie with confidence and determination.)
Pearl ♫ Deep down you know, / You weren't built for fighting, / But that doesn't mean, / You're not prepared to try. ♫
(From the constant training, Connie suffers minor injuries and skin tears on her sword hand. Pearl then comforts Connie momentarily and bandages her wounds and sword hand.)
Pearl ♫ What they don't know, / Is your real advantage. / When you live for someone, / You're prepared to die. ♫
(Steven walks in with refreshments for Connie, but Pearl chides them. Connie then gently declines Steven's offer and continues to train, to Steven's dismay.)
Connie ♫ Deep down, I know, / That I'm just a human. ♫
Pearl True.
Pearl & Connie ♫ But you know that you can draw your sword and fight. ♫
(Connie's appearance changes drastically, as she dons on a new training outfit and her sword-fighting skill progressively gets better.)
Connie ♫ With my short existence. ♫
Pearl Good.
Connie ♫ I can make a difference. ♫
Pearl Yes, excellent!
Connie ♫ I can be there for him, I can be his knight. ♫
(Connie faces off with an advance-level Holo-Pearl as Pearl and Steven watch. With increased agility and increased sword proficiency, Connie successfully defeats Holo-Pearl.)
Connie ♫ I can do it for him. ♫
Pearl & Connie ♫ You'd do it for her. ♫
Pearl ♫ Okay, now do that again. ♫
Connie Yes, ma'am!
Pearl ♫ You do it for her, / And now you say. ♫
Connie ♫ I'll do it for him. ♫
(Pearl and Connie proceed to spar off a bit as the song concludes, and then renew their vows to Steven, kneeling before him. Steven looks extremely uncomfortable.)
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
(Steven, noticeably apprehensive, is seen reading a book titled "How to Talk to People", when Connie enters the house.)
Steven Connie!
Connie Hey, Steven. *walks past Steven to the warp pad*
Steven Connie, wait!
Connie Huh?
(The door to Pearl's Room opens, and Pearl walks out.)
Pearl Ah, right on time.
Steven Can we talk for a moment?
Connie Sure. What's up?
Pearl We have important training to do, Connie.
Connie Yes, ma'am.
Pearl She's been making great strides, Steven. She's going to be an asset to you.
Connie Humph.*makes a determined face*
(Connie steps onto the warp pad and Pearl warp her and herself away. Steven sighs in dejection, when the door to Amethyst's Room opens up, revealing Amethyst, laughing hysterically, and Garnet as they walk out.)
Amethyst Wow, Garnet, that was the funniest thing I've ever heard!
Garnet Garnet, master of comedy.
(Amethyst and Garnet walk onto the warp pad, when they notice Steven looking troubled.)
Amethyst Yo, Steven. Why are you standing there all SAD like that!?
Steven W-Well, Connie is taking sword fighting lessons from Pearl, but I think it's getting a little too serious. She wants Connie to do all this dangerous stuff for me. (Amethyst and Garnet look at each other with concern.)
Garnet That makes sense.
Steven What do you mean?
Garnet *kneels back before Steven* Back during the war, Pearl took pride in risking her destruction for your mother. She put Rose Quartz over everything; over logic, over consequence, over her own life.
(As Garnet explains, a scene is shown of Pearl risking her life to defend Rose Quartz, constantly getting poofed and rushing back into the front line again. Steven then imagines Connie risking her life to defend him too, and he starts to freak out.)
Amethyst You okay, dude?
Steven I have to DO SOMETHING!! *quickly runs past Garnet and Amethyst onto the warp pad* Thanks for telling me that, BYE! *hastily warps away*
[Trans. Ext. Ancient Sky Arena]
(Steven arrives and runs to the entrance of the arena, where he sees Pearl and Connie in the center of the arena.)
Pearl Remember, Connie. In the heat of battle, Steven is what matters. You don't matter.
Connie I don't matter.
(Steven gasps in shock and runs down towards Connie and Pearl.)
Pearl Now... let us... begin!
(Pearl's gem glows and she begins to amass clouds into the arena, concealing the battleground. Steven starts searching frantically through the clouds.)
Steven Connie! Connie, where are you?
(Connie is heard shouting in the background, with the clashing of swords.)
Steven Connie! (A Holo-Pearl approaches from behind Steven, and he slowly backs away.) Y-You wouldn't have happened to see Connie would you?
Holo-Pearl Unregistered combatant detected!
(Holo-Pearl's eyes redden and it raises its sword, as Steven braces himself, when it is suddenly impaled by behind.)
Steven *gasps* Connie!
(Connie's attack causes Holo-Pearl to quickly dissipate, and its saber drops to the ground.)
Connie Steven? What are you doing out here?
Steven *runs and grabs Connie* Connie, I don't want you to do this anymore! Not alone!
Connie *shakes her head, grinning* No, Steven. I understand now! Your legacy, your destiny, you are everything! And I... I am nothing... But I can do this for you! I can give you my service!
Steven *shakes his head* No! I don't want you to!
Connie Steven... I'm doing this... FOR YOU!
(Connie pushes Steven's head down and ducks, dodging another Holo-Pearl's attack, and counters it with a slash, cutting it in half.)
Connie I need to be able to protect you!
Steven But if you're the one protecting me... Then who's the one protecting you?!
(Another Holo-Pearl approaches a distracted Connie, ready to strike. Steven runs forth and jumps in front of the Holo-Pearl, summoning his shield and blocking its attack. The vibration from the shield then causes the Holo-Pearl to dissipate.)
Steven Someday soon, we may be fighting some really bad guys, and when that day comes, I want to fight with you, together! So please...
(Steven offer his hands to Connie, when four Holo-Pearls appear on all sides.)
Steven ...Won't you share this jam with me?
(Connie gladly offers Steven's hand. All four Holo-Pearls leap up and dives down at Steven and Connie. Steven holds his shield up and blocks all their attacks.)
Connie This is much easier!
Steven That's the idea!
(Steven then forms his bubble shield and pushes all the Holo-Pearls away, causing them to shatter and dissipate.)
Steven No matter what comes, we do this together!
(The bubble surrounding Steven and Connie suddenly pops, in shock of Pearl's calling, as she disperses the clouds in the arena and reveals herself.)
Pearl Steven, don't interfere. She needs to take me on herself.
Steven WHY?! We're a team. She's the strawberry!
Connie And he's the biscuit!
Steven ...and that makes us... JAM-
Connie -BUDS!
Pearl Wha—?
(Both Steven and Connie charge towards Pearl. Connie engages in a small bout with Pearl. When Pearl finds the opportunity to attack, Connie swaps places with Steven, blocking Pearl's trajectory with his shield. Caught off-guard, Connie slides under Pearl's legs and bounds towards her. Steven bounds towards Pearl too, and the pair inches in on her with a pincer attack.)
(Pearl then quickly disarms Connie and Steven, knocking them off their feet.)
Pearl *heavily breathing* NO!! In a real battle, Steven won't be there to save you.
Steven Yes, I will!
Pearl *to Steven* Steven, you don't know that!
Steven Yes, I do! If Connie is going to fight, we're going to fight together!
Connie That's right!
Pearl You shouldn't be anywhere NEAR the fight! You're too important!!
Steven I'm NOT!!
Pearl YES, YOU ARE!!!
Steven NO!!!!
(Steven and Connie remains silent at Pearl's breakdown.)
Pearl *realizes* I... I mean... Let her... do this. Why won't you let Connie do this... for you... *drops her sword* That's... enough... for today.
(Pearl walks off and sits at the edge of the arena. Steven and Connie exchange worried looks, and they both walk towards Pearl.)
Steven Hey... Pearl? I didn't mean to mess up your training, but all that "You're nothing" talk was really freaking me out.
Connie Did Rose make you feel like you were nothing?
Pearl *weeps with a slight smile* Rose made me feel... like I was... everything. *shakes her tears away* I see now, how deeply you care about each other. *sniffles* That will make you both great knights!
(Pearl puts her arms around Steven and Connie's shoulders. Connie starts to giggle.)
Pearl Connie is practically an expert, so Steven, you have a lot of catching up to do. Oh, I'm so excited! I can't wait for the midair and underwater dueling exercises, it's going to be boodles of fun!
(The star iris closes on Connie's sword on the ground, ending the episode.)

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Pilot Pilot
Season 1 A: Gem GlowLaser Light CannonCheeseburger BackpackTogether BreakfastFryboCat FingersBubble BuddiesSerious StevenTiger MillionaireSteven's LionArcade ManiaGiant WomanSo Many BirthdaysLars and the Cool KidsOnion TradeSteven the Sword FighterLion 2: The MovieBeach PartyRose's RoomCoach StevenJoking VictimSteven and the StevensMonster BuddiesAn Indirect KissMirror Gem/Ocean Gem

B: House GuestSpace RaceSecret TeamIsland AdventureKeep Beach City WeirdFusion CuisineGarnet's UniverseWatermelon StevenLion 3: Straight to VideoWarp TourAlone TogetherThe TestFuture VisionOn the RunHorror ClubWinter ForecastMaximum CapacityMarble MadnessRose's ScabbardOpen BookShirt ClubStory for StevenThe MessagePolitical PowerThe Return/Jail Break

Season 2 Full DisclosureJoy RideSay UncleLove LettersReformedSworn to the SwordRising Tides, Crashing SkiesKeeping It TogetherWe Need to TalkChille TidCry for HelpKeystone MotelOnion FriendHistorical FrictionFriend ShipNightmare HospitalSadie's SongCatch and ReleaseWhen It RainsBack to the BarnToo FarThe AnswerSteven's BirthdayIt Could've Been GreatMessage ReceivedLog Date 7 15 2
Season 3 Super Watermelon Island/Gem DrillSame Old WorldBarn MatesHit the DiamondSteven FloatsDrop Beat DadMr. GregToo Short to RideThe New LarsBeach City DriftRestaurant WarsKiki's Pizza Delivery ServiceMonster ReunionAlone at SeaGreg the BabysitterGem HuntCrack the WhipSteven vs. AmethystBismuthBetaEarthlingsBack to the MoonBubbled
Season 4 The Kindergarten KidKnow Your FusionBuddy's BookMindful EducationFuture Boy ZoltronLast One Out of Beach CityOnion GangGem HarvestThree Gems and a BabySteven's DreamAdventures in Light DistortionGem HeistThe ZooThat Will Be AllThe New Crystal GemsStorm in the RoomRocknaldoTiger PhilanthropistRoom for RubyLion 4: Alternate EndingDoug OutThe Good LarsAre You My Dad?I Am My Mom
Season 5 Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' HeadDewey WinsGemcationRaising the BarnBack to the KindergartenSadie KillerKevin PartyLars of the StarsJungle MoonYour Mother and MineThe Big ShowPool HoppingLetters to LarsCan't Go BackA Single Pale RoseNow We're Only Falling ApartWhat's Your Problem?The QuestionMade of HonorReunitedLegs From Here to HomeworldFamiliarTogether AloneEscapismChange Your Mind
Film Steven Universe: The Movie
Future Little HomeschoolGuidanceRose BudsVolleyballBluebirdA Very Special EpisodeSnow DayWhy So Blue?Little GraduationPrickly PairIn DreamsBismuth CasualTogether ForeverGrowing PainsMr. UniverseFragmentsHomeworld BoundEverything's FineI Am My MonsterThe Future
Shorts Lion Loves to Fit in a BoxThe Classroom Gems: What Are Gems?We Are the Crystal GemsThe Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?UnboxingThe Classroom Gems: FusionCooking with LionGem KaraokeSteven ReactsVideo ChatSteven's Song Time
Other We Deserve to ShineCrossover Nexus