HD picked Mercy up by her arm like a toy, "F L E S H, you have it right? Its what makes you human. Then HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO USE THOSE POWERS?" HD dropped Mercy and made whispered noises in frustration. " I dOn'T lIkE iT wHeN hUmAnS gEt AnY I D E A S..."
Peacock lit another blunt once the old one ran out, "Don't sweat it, I'm pretty sure you have good reasons to act like that. But do you mind filling me in on what's going on and why Copal is with you guys? I haven't seen him in YEARS and he just pops back up like nothing ever happened."
"Interesting..." HD twisted his head backwards and began to whisper to himself "H Y B R I D S.. what are they?" HD thought to himself and quickly turned back around to Mercy. "You're a WEAPON aren't you? Your PURPOSE, the ONLY REASON YOU ExIsT.." HD folded his arms and focused on Mercy's gem. " AlL yOu ReBeLs ThInK aLiKe, I oUgHt To PuT yOu OuT oF yOuR mYsErY..."
Mercy re-covered her Gem and crossed her arms. She stared up at him. She spoke firmly in a quiet tone.
"I am NOT a weapon. I am Mercy. I fight for my family and for those I consider my friends. I help others in any way I can. THAT is my purpose and that is why I exist. I have no need to be put out of my misery."
"I've never had time to indulge in such things..." Iron sighed, "Combating monster gems or planning to protect Earth from the Homeworld empire is a full-time job, and it takes every waking moment. There was one movie I wanted to see, back when I had any sort of free time, though I don't think it's playing in theaters anymore. It's been more than a decade, after all..."
"I...highly doubt that. Earth has been off of their radar since thousands of years before film was invented," Iron said, "It's my job to make sure it either stays that way, or make them know we're not worth their trouble."
"Thing is, signals from Earth are shot into space and get intercepted by some other planet's receptors. The humanoids who live on that planet reproduce movies and music based on the signals, and you can get these copies anywhere for surprisingly little. Once we find a space port I could get a copy for ya," said Auros with a smile. "Now, what's the movie? I gotta take a memo so I remember it later."
"I appreciate the offer, but even if you did find it, I'd never have the time to watch it," Iron confessed, "In between hunting for the arm and keeping tabs on Earth, it'll be back to basics for me." He turned his attention to Peacock.
"Well, Copal said he could get us some help...namely you and your masked companion," Iron started explaining, "There's an artifact that Rose Quartz used against Homeworld in the battle for this planet. We're on a mission to locate and destroy it."
"Did someone say Homeworld?" Smoky yelled as he ran over to the group. He continued " Jeez I hate those cold-cut cowards anyways I appreciate you guys leaving me by my lonesome cause- OH WAIT NO I DON'T" Smoky muffled cuss words that were inaudible through his mask.
Peacock then filled Smoky in on all that was going on, including The Gauntlet and Copal's role in all this.
"So we got a dangerous Gauntlet, and a dangerous socipathic shape-shifter, lets just hope they don't mix." Smoky said sarcastically.
"Umm guys.. where we going?" Peacock asked confused.
HD fell to the floor where he began to kick and hit the ground like a child on a tantrum.
"NO NO NO NO NO! YOU'RE A WEAPON, JuSt LiKe Meeeee..."
HD suddenly jolted up and turned into his mini form and began to play with Mercy's kitchen appliances, ignoring everything that just happened.
Mercy jumped at HDs sudden outburst, her hand flying towards her Gem. She rubbed it, but didn't summon anything and then just watched HD play with her kitchen stuff, ignoring what he just did.
She walked slowly over to him and spoke gently to the miniform. "Well, I don't think you're a weapon. You seem like a unique individual to me. I'm honestly curious about you, HD. May I ask where you are from and why you think you are a weapon?"
Sol had been walking along with the others and enjoying the conversation in silence.
"We're going to the Temple," Iron addressed Peacock, "I haven't been able to use the Warp Pad without a Gem, so we'll have time to plan before we attack the base, assuming the same applies to Technetium. That is, if you want to assist me in taking it back. I don't think you ever gave your say on the matter."
HD after hearing what Mercy had to say dropped the appliance and fell back-first onto the ground. He then began to speak in a surprisingly normal voice " Once there were two Ringwoodites stuck in one body. They were created for the purpose of defending White Diamond, THEY failed and they were abandoned on the place you call home sweet home. Those Two never agreed, never coped, and could never split.But the only thing that united them was their lust for blood and flesh. And in the end, that's the only thing that remained of them.
HD got back up and looked at his hand, his extra 6th finger on it's right hand wiggled. It transformed back into it's normal form and looked at Mercy Gleefully.
"Hey MeRcY... Can you keep a secret?"
Peqcock slowly nodded "You can always rely on me- Wait... You're not a Gem?" Peacock looked confused again.
Smoky gave a confused look too "If you're not a Gem then what are you? And what about YOU Mr.Sci-Fi!" Smoky pointed at Auros over-dramatically.