Maria’s parents prayed it wasn’t true, but their daughter ended up being a squib. Out of shame, and supposed mercy, they send their daughter to live in the muggle world with a squib named Ms. Gabbart. With her world crashing down around her Maria is left yearning to go back to the magical world. One day though, a strange white creature came to sit down for tea.
note: This is part of a possible series I’m thinking of working on. It’s a Harry Potter and Puella Magi Crossover.
“Hey guys! Guys I have a question.” Steven opened the door to his home and began looking around the seeminngly vacant premises. Turning on the light switch to the house Steven looked over at the couch and saw Amethyst sprawled off snoring softly. “Hey Amethyst! Amethyst!” Steven ran over to her, letting his cheeseburger backpack slide off and fall into the middle of the room. “I have a question, hey… Amethyst? I know you can hear-”
Amethyst raised a finger to Steven’s lips and began to hush him. Steven pouted and held his chin, once Amethyst lowered her hand back to where it was before she hushed Steven. Walking over to the door to the temple Steven lifted up his shirt and pressed his gem against the door. “Open… come on…” His gem began to glow and Steven grinned widely as he watched the door glow too.
Stepping back Steven watched with shimmering eyes as the door opened up. The door opened up right in Pearl’s room, and to Steven’s surprise he saw her exiting the room. At first Pearl didn’t notice Steven, but when she bumped into him she stepped back and looked down at him. “Oh, Steven, I wasn’t expecting to see you there. Did you need something?”
“Are there guy gems too?!” Steven shouted out with his eyes wide and sparkling.
Pearl pouted and stared with a questioning expression at Steven. “Uh… no…”
Steven then began to frown and his shoulders slumped. “Aw… well that’s okay.” Steven perked up a bit and laughed at himself. “You know, I was just thinking I don’t have any guy role models that are as cool as you guys. I mean, who could compete with you guys.”
“Role model? Steven what…” Pearl snapped her finger and let out a short laugh. “Oh, I see. Yes Steven, of course there are gems who have chosen to take on a male appearance. But as you should know, most gems don’t actually have a biological sex. You’re currently the only one I know of who has any biological sex.”
Steven let out a gasp, and held his face. “So there are guy gems?!”
Pearl pouted and crossed her arms. “I didn’t say that Steven. I said there are gems that take on male forms. We gems have no sex at all.”
“Oh, sure, sure…” Steven crossed his arms and began looking seriously down at the ground. “So uh… do you have any cool stories to tell about these guy gems?”
Pearl continued to pout as she stared frustratedly at Steven. “There are certainly interesting stories for “guy” gems Steven. There are many stories I could tell you, and not just about gems that make themselves look like humans.” Pearl’s face began to light up as she began to get further into the topic. “There are gems that have taken on forms like machines, or animals, or even plants. Oh! There was this one time when-”
“That’s cool Pearl. Buuuuut, what about the guy gems?”
Pearl raised an eyebrow and crossed her arms. “Steven, why are you so interested in guy gems anyway?”
Steven looked away dramatically from Pearl, the currently open window gently caressing his hair. “It’s just… I want to find some dude that I can put up on a pedestal with you… Garnet… and Amethyst.”
“’Sup.” Amethyst lethargically lifted her hand again, and let it fall back down.
Steven looked back to Pearl and grabbed her hands. “ Please Pearl, I’ve never heard the story of a guy gem like me… please. Share with me their legends.”
Pearl stared quietly at Steven for a few seconds then ripped her hands out of his. “Steven, I’ve told you about a ton of male gems, as well as female ones already.”
“Huh? I don’t remember anything like that.” Steven began to rub his head as he contemplated what was said.
“Ugh… Steven.” Pearl held her head and shook it. “We’ve been going over them for months now. Don’t you remember any of it?”
Steven bit his lips and stared quietly at Pearl for a moment. Looking to the side, Steven’s eyes became slits. “I do not recall this… perhaps you could jog my memory…”
Pearl groaned and held her face. “What am I supposed to do to jog your memory? State some famous gems like Diamond and her discovery of space travel for all gems, or Ruby and the conquest of the planet Cyrus?” Steven stared blankly at Pearl. “Ugh…”
Amethyst opened one eye and glared over at the two. “Pearl, do the thing.”
“The what? Oh, the thing.” Pearl raised her hand to her forehead and took in a deep breath. Spinning about on her toes she began to form a holographic scene around her and Steven. A holo Steven and Pearl appeared next to their respective real selves.
Holo Pearl began walking about with her hands clasped as she excitedly spoke,“Now Steven, Malachite had spent weeks just waiting underneath the moor watching the surface for the marble serpent to strike out and… Steven are you listening?”
“Huh?” Holo Steven shook his head and stared blankly at Pearl. “Uh, yeah, suuuure.”
“Good, now let’s see… where was I?” After the holo scene disappeared, Steven was blushing profusely as he stared up at Pearl who crossed her arms.
“How do you not remember any of that?” Pearl glared down at Steven, who began to sweat.
“I… uh… was trying to remember where I had left my cheeseburger backpack.” Steven rubbed the back of his head, then smiled weakly up at Pearl.
“What? What about when I told you about Diamond?”
“Planning a new, less terrifying and more edible, Together Breakfast.”
“Busy giving the crab that was walking by the kitchen counter a British accent in my head.”
“…” Steven quietly looked down to his feet, his cheeks puffing out.
Pearl’s eye twtiched and she grabbed her face. “Gah, Steven…”
Amethyst yawned and jumped off of the couch. “Can you blame him P? You just drone on, and on, and on…”
Pearl scoffed and turned to face Amethyst. “Fine, why don’t you teach him then?” Pearl turned her back on the two and disappeared back into her room.
Amethyst stared blankly at the door as Steven slowly turned to her and grinned broadly. “Uh… I just remembered… I got to put my gooey t-shirt under my… uh… brick.” Amethyst jumped over Steven and dashed off to the door, summoning the portal to her room.
“Hey! What about my education?! Don’t you value bestowing knoweldge upon the next generation?” Steven chased after Amethyst who was quickly jumping from junk pile to junk pile, which littered her entire room.
“Look, I’d love to Steven, but I am nooot the history teacher type!” Amethyt than disappeared outside of Steven’s sight. The only evidence left of her was a can of beans rolling down a pile of beds and televisions.
Steven frowned and crossed his arms. “Pfft… its people like you that are raising the next generation to repeat the mistakes of the past!” Steven folded his arms over his chest and turned about to head back out the door. When he turned however he discovered it had already disappeared. “Uh… Amethyst? Can you let me out?” Steven turned about and found no one responding to him. Biting his lower lip he began to walk through the piles of junk, a humid sticky feeling began to creep up on Steven. “Dang it… last time I got lost in here I had to survive for a night off of old cat food and the occasional slightly stale pizza slice.”
As Steven walked on through the mountains of trash he stumbled in a little hole and found his foot sink into some water. “Amethyst?! Are you still here? Amethyst?” Steven sighed, and after a while of walking he stopped at an area with large bodies of water. Sitting down at the edge of one of the bodies of water, Steven looked in at his reflection. “All I wanted was to learn about guy gems… like me.” Steven sighed and buried his face into his legs.
I know that this is just my own personal take on it, but hear me out. I found out in the development of the Hyrule Warriors that Link was originally going to be a girl. But of course he ended up being a boy instead… but what if in this particular life of Link, that he was in fact born with the body of a girl. And this he would go on to sense that acting the part of a young woman was not who he really was. And so he went on to become a boy instead. So… yeah, I think Link is a transman. I’m not saying its necessarily what the case is, but its just something I’ve been thinking about for a bit…