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Speaker Dialogue
[Open Ext. Steven's Bathroom]
(Garnet is seen angrily knocking on the bathroom door and yelling at it.)
Garnet *angrily knocking on door* Open the door, Peridot! If this "Cluster" is putting us in danger, you need to tell us what it is so we can stop it.
Peridot *holding the doorknob on the other side* NO! I hate you. I'm not telling you anything about the Cluster!
Amethyst *leans on Pearl's back* Oh, come on! Is it like a big... hunk of... granola?
Peridot ... What's "granola"?
Pearl I'm sure it's not granola. Now Peridot, I'm sure we can reach some sort of agreement. Perhaps a trade is in order?
Peridot Oh, sure, why don't you just give me back my leg enhancements and my arm attachments with my screen and my log and all my information! Oh wait, YOU DESTROYED THEM! SO NO, I DON'T THINK WE CAN REACH SOME SORT OF AGREEMENT!!
(The Gems collectively groan, when toilet flushing is heard, revealing that Steven is still inside the bathroom with Peridot.)
Steven Okay Peridot, you can turn around now.
(Steven comes out of the bathroom.)
Steven *clears his throat* Sorry for, interrupting your interrogation.
Garnet Don't worry about it, Steven.
Pearl I swear, Peridot is gonna crack any second now!
Peridot I'll never crack for the likes of you, you... CRYSTAL CLODS! *laughs*
Garnet Hold on Pearl. If she's not going to be of any help, let's investigate this thing on our own.
Steven I'll come with you!
Garnet Sorry Steven, we're gonna need you to stay here and keep and eye on our... "guest". *adjusts her visor*
Steven Really?!
Amethyst Yeah! Make sure she doesn't try anything.
Pearl Don't worry, she's harmless without her limb enhancers.
Pearl Oh, HUSH UP!
(The Gems step onto the Warp Pad.)
Garnet Oh! Steven, there's one more thing I have to mention.
Steven *gets anxious* What is it?
Garnet *forms a heart shape with her hands* I love you. Bye!
Amethyst See ya later!
(The Gems warp away, and Steven blushes and waves. Times passes by, the sky outside the Beach House is getting dark as thunder is heard. Steven is preparing soup in the kitchen.)
Steven *calls out to Peridot* They left, you know. You can come out now.
Peridot No! I-I like it in here!
Steven Okay.
(Steven continues preparing his soup and looks out the window, as he sees a heavy rain begins to pour.)
Steven *smiles* Wow, it's really coming down.
(Thunder strikes. Peridot then kicks the bathroom door open and runs out, accidentally slamming into a wall.)
Peridot *panicking* It's happening!
Steven What?!
Peridot THE CLUSTER!!! *runs to Steven*
Steven Really?!
Peridot What else could be making that horrible- (Thunder strikes again.) AHHHHH!!! *holds on to Steven* It's pounding on the Earth from the inside! This is it, this is THE END of the world! *cries and whimpers*
Steven Oh, that's just thunder!
Peridot What?
Steven Yeah, everything is fine, it's just thunder. It happens when it rains.
Peridot Uh huh?
Steven You don't know about rain?
Peridot ... I don't know anything without my screen.
Steven I-It's okay. Here, pretend this soup is the ocean. When the sun warms it up, water evaporates into clouds, like this steam. *lifts the cooking pot lid, releasing steam from the inside, and closes it* But when the clouds get really heavy, it rains.
Peridot So, scalding liquid pours down from the sky?
Steven No, no i-it's just water, it can't hurt you. *turns off the stove* Here, why don't I just show you?
(Steven steps outside the house and runs down to the stairs, into the rain.)
Steven Woo-hoo!
Peridot Steven, wait!! *stands hesitatedly at the doorway* Umm uhhmmm...
Steven COME ON! *laughs* Look, I'm okay, it's just water! This is just something that happens on Earth! Isn't it cool?! *laughs and falls into a mud puddle* WHOAAA! BWAH! *stands up, still laughing* YEAH! WHOOHOOOO!
(Peridot cautiously reaches her hand out into rain, feeling the rain drops on her skin. She then slowly steps out of the house and into the rain.)
Steven YEAH! YOU DID IT! What do you think? Isn't it cool? *laughs*
Peridot Cool...
[Time Skip]
(Steven and Peridot are back indoors. Steven is drying his hair while Peridot is pacing around, thinking to herself.)
Steven That was fun. Huh?
Peridot It was... something. Hmmm... Ehhh... Hmmm... Steven...?
Steven Hmm?
Peridot I'm going to say something. *takes a deep breath* Thank you.
Steven Uhh, what for?
Peridot For explaining this "rain" business to me.
Steven Oh, no problem. *giggles*
Peridot Yes, you're a much more intelligent creature than I initially thought.
Steven Um, that's... good?
Peridot Yes, much more useful than those... clods. STEVEN! I've made up my mind.
Steven About what exactly?
Peridot I've decided to share some... information with you!
Steven Aww, I know you use my toothbrush.
Peridot N-no... Well.. yes, but it's about the Cluster.
Steven *gasp* You cracked!
Peridot I haven't cracked!
Steven Wait you have to tell the Gems, they need to know this.
Peridot No! I don't want to talk to them! You're the only one I need! *walks up to Steven* I can show you now, but I have nothing! My arm attachments, my fingers, my screen, my log, it's all gone! But all of my logs up to date 6-5-2 still exist, backed up in Facet Five of the Prime Kindergarten!
Steven You want me to take you to the Kindergarten? I don't know, uh...
Peridot Steven, don't you want to know about the Cluster?
Steven Hmm... okay. We can go to the Kindergarten.
Peridot Ahhh, YES!
Steven Bu-u-ut~
Peridot No! A catch. Fine! What are your demands?
Steven You're gonna to have to hold my hand the whole time. *reaches his hand towards Peridot and giggles*
[Trans. Prime Kindergarten]
(Steven and Peridot, holding hands, warp to the Kindergarten.)
Steven Welp, here we are.
Peridot Okay, great! Let's go.
(Peridot leaps off the warp pad platform, dragging Steven along, and they both fall, screaming, onto the ground, landing on their faces. They then venture into the Kindergarten.)
Steven This place just gets worse every time I come here.
Peridot I know. It's been so poorly managed. It must have been in way better shape when you first emerged.
Steven Emerged?
Peridot Yeah, you're some kind of quartz, right? (The two stop walking.) You must have been made here.
Steven Uh... I came from my mom and dad.
Peridot Are those some kind of rocks? Or another planet?
Steven *chuckles* Nope. My dad is from Earth, but my mom's a Gem. *shows Peridot his gem at his naval*
Peridot You're some sort of... hybrid? How is that possible?
Steven The answer to that is a story I like to call, "The Ballad of Rose and Greg".
Peridot I don't care. Let's just hurry to the control room. (The two start walking again.)
Steven You sure this is safe? The last time I was here, there were a bunch of fusion monsters.
Peridot Yes, I was checking their progress.
Steven What's the deal with those things?
(Steven and Peridot begin sliding down the hole to the Prime Kindergarten Control Room.)
Peridot When it became clear that the Earth was no longer a viable colony, Homeworld decided to use it for something else: a series of experiments. A gem geo-weapon.
Steven Oh, did you help?
Peridot Negative. I wasn't lucky enough to be around for that. But I read over a few hundred years of reports. *chuckles*
Steven This is where you need to be, right?
Peridot Yes. I'm going to have to remove this panel and do a bit of work to restore power to this room, sooo... can I have my hand back now?
Steven Okay, but stay where I can see you.
(Steven releases Peridot's hand, and she taps on a wall, causing a panel to pop out. Peridot then attempts to pull out the panel, grunting and straining, but fails.)
Peridot It's over... I can't show you anything. Let's go back.
Steven Mind if I try?
Peridot Go ahead, knock yourself out. *looks away*
(Steven pulls away the panel with ease.)
Peridot Whoa!
Steven There you go!
Peridot Alright. *tinkers with the wires in the wall* This over here...
(The Control Room's power is then restored.)
Peridot It's not perfect, but it'll do for now.
(Steven drops the panel and Peridot groans as she cannot reach the gem pedestal.)
Peridot Come on!
Steven What's up, 'dot?
Peridot I can't quite... reach the- mmm!
(Steven picks up Peridot and puts her on his shoulders.)
Steven It's okay to ask for help, you know.
Peridot I had it.
(Peridot taps on the pedestal and it lowers to her height. Steven then put Peridot down and she clears her throat. She then places her hand on the pedestal in the center, lighting up the control room, and a plethora of Gem Shards are shown on the room's screens.)
Peridot These are the early attempts at artificial fusion.
Steven *looks around* That's a lot of Gem shards...
Peridot We were growing them here at this very site, but these were just prototypes for the final product.
(Peridot taps on the pedestal, and the screen projects the overview of Earth, with a marker displayed around the east coast of North America.)
Peridot A singular, giant, artificial fusion, comprised of millions of Gem shards. The Cluster.
Steven *seemingly tense* Peridot, you're saying... there's a giant, mutant Gem the size of the Earth under us right now?
Peridot Oh, no, when it forms, it'll be much, much bigger than the Earth. Right now, it lies dormant, incubating in the Earth's core, but when it emerges and takes its physical form, it will destroy the planet.
(The screen then displays the Earth expanding and shattering, as the Cluster forms its physical form. Steven stares at it with great concern.)
Peridot The prototypes are already emerging. The Cluster is next. If we can't get off this planet, we've got to stop the Cluster. *clenches her fist*
(Steven starts sweating in anxiety.)
Peridot *matter-of-factly* I thought it'd be impossible, but now we have a chance.
Steven What is it?
Peridot *grabs Steven's shoulders and grins malevolently* It's you, Steven!
(Peridot and Steven climb out of the control room.)
Peridot Now that you're filled in, we can get to work!
Steven Uhh, how am I supposed to help?
Peridot Well, you have all the information that we need about Earth and its erratic behavior. Put that together with my expansive knowledge of the Cluster and we just might be able to stop it! *starts walking off*
Steven No, Peridot, I don't think you get it! *chases after Peridot* Just because I know how clouds work doesn't mean I know how to stop a giant mutant in the center of the earth! Besides, the only reason that I know anything about clouds and rain is because my dad told me.
Peridot What are you talking about? *stops walking*
Steven I used to be really scared of thunderstorms, just like you. Then Dad explained how rain and all that stuff works, then I wasn't scared of rain anymore.
Peridot Well I'm sure you have other knowledge about how this planet works.
Steven Sure, but none of it's going to help us! If we want to stop this Cluster thing, we'll need help from the Crystal Gems.
Peridot I said I don't need them! Let's just warp me back to the bathroom or whatever you call it and we'll take care of this. If it looks really bad, then we can just ask this "Dad" for help, right?
(Loud screeching is then heard, frightening Peridot.)
Peridot Yikes! What was that? *clings to Steven*
Steven Oh no! Gem mutants!
(Various cluster mutants appear around the warp pad. One of them leaps in front of Steven and Peridot, and Steven quickly summons his bubble shield.)
Peridot Do something!
Steven I am doing something!
Peridot Something useful!!
Steven Uh... Let's run!
(Steven and Peridot run away from the cluster mutants in Steven's bubble, as they begin chasing the two.)
Peridot Over here!
Steven No, the other way!
Peridot No, not there!
Steven & Peridot AAAAAAHHHHHH!
Steven Let's run into this corner! Oh no!
Peridot We're cornered!
(A cluster mutant catch up to Steven and Peridot, and pounces on Steven's bubble.)
Peridot AAHHH! Can't you destroy it?
Steven No, this is all I can do on my own!
(The cluster mutant begins pushing harder on Steven's bubble.)
Peridot AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH... That's it, we are finished!
Garnet *off-screen* Hang on, Steven!
Steven It's the Gems!
(The Gems arrive and begin poofing the cluster mutants. Garnet sends an electric wave at the cluster mutant attacking Steven's bubble and poofs it too.)
Steven Peridot, there's no way we can stop this thing in the Earth on our own. We need the help of the Crystal Gems.
(Peridot sweats in hesitation. The Gems then leap in front of Steven and Peridot, and Steven dispels his bubble.)
Pearl Steven! Are you alright?
Peridot Move aside, Steven. *pushes Steven aside and walks up to the Gems*
Amethyst Peridot?!
Pearl What are you two doing here?!
Garnet Steven, I thought I told you to keep an eye on her.
Steven I know, but-
Peridot *reluctantly* He did what he was told. *gazes at Steven, then back at the Crystal Gems* Alright, listen up you clo- nyargh- Crystal Gems! I've made up my mind. I have something to tell you about the Cluster.

ve Transcripts
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