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Speaker Dialogue
[Open The Desert]
(A sandstone column collapses and forms a pile of sand. The Gems begin to climb over the pile.)
Steven W-Water. Water. So thirsty. For water. *crawls on the piles of sand*
Pearl It'll be safer if you stand up and walk.
Steven You don't... understand. *crawls* This. Is how. You're supposed to act... in the desert. *sweaty, stands up* *groans* Is this the thing? The place? *faces Garnet*
Garnet *hands on hips* Yes, Steven. The power in the structures have turned aimless.
Pearl It's building columns with no roofs, stairs that go nowhere! This is out of control!
Amethyst Then I guess we better... *jumps over Steven* ... roll on over there. Heheh.
Pearl That was a bit unnecessary.
Amethyst *mocking Pearl* Nuh-nuh nuh nuh nuh, nuh nuh nuh nuh.
Pearl Excuse me?! *roaring sound comes out of nowhere*
Steven What was that?
Amethyst Let's go!
Garnet It'll be best if you stay here, Steven.
Pearl We'll be quick.
Steven *worriedly* What if something eats me?!
Garnet Do not worry, *wipes sweat off his face and flicks it back at him* Wet One. There's nothing out here that can harm you. See you soon.
Steven Okay. *walks over to a pillar*
(Gems head off to investigate, Steven finds shade under a column.)
Steven It's. So. Desert. *puts shirt over eyes, hears growl* What was that? *scans surroundings* Nothing can harm me. I, am the Wet One.
(Steven spots a shadowy figure and runs behind the column.)
Steven Good thing this column was here.
(The column collapses, revealing a pink furred Lion, Steven falls in surprise and begins to panic.)
Steven Ah! No no no. *a sand wall erects behind him, gasps* No, no! *flinches*
(Steven prepares to be attacked but Lion simply yawns and lies down in front of him. Steven cautiously approaches him.)
(Lion's ear twitches.)
Steven Huh! *backs away* Don't bite! *Backs away again*.
(Steven quickly learns he is seemingly harmless and begins to pet him, which Lion allows.)
Steven Aw, you just wanted attention. *pets* Didn't you, didn't you? Your mane, it's so soft. *buries face in mane* So, you from around here? I'm just here on business. *climbs on Lion* I really like your pink fur. You're like the cotton candy of the jungle! (Lion shifts, Steven falls off and climbs again.) I always wanted an animal friend. But I thought it would be like a goldfish. Or a dinosaur! But I guess fate had other plans for Steven Universe (Lion puts paw over Steven, whispers to self.) ... and his best friend Lion.
(A blast of sand covers them and they can hear the Gems approaching with the Desert Glass.)
Pearl Amethyst, bubble it away.
Amethyst No, quit being jealous, Pearl. My kill, my keep.
Pearl I'm not jealous. Just be careful, if you drop it on the sand it'll rebuild everything!
Steven *gasps* Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl are coming. Quick, put my head in your mouth!
Pearl *alarmed* Steven! What is that? What are you doing?!
(The Gems summon their weapons.)
Steven Uh, stop! It's okay, look, he's totally tame.
Pearl *weapon still drawn* That's impossible.
Steven No it isn't! I-I taught him to say "I love you." *moves Lion's lips* "I love you."
Amethyst That's so sweet! I-I love you too.
Pearl *puts away weapon* Get your hands out of that thing's mouth. We have to get the Desert Glass out of the desert. *glares at Amethyst*
Amethyst I got it.
Garnet Let's go, Steven. (Gems walk away.)
Steven Okay, give me a sec. Hey Lion, I gotta go. I had a lot of fun, I feel like you really get me. (Lion stares blankly.) Shh, this is already too hard for the both of us. *joins up with others*
Pearl Amethyst, that pillow needs to be contained.
Amethyst Yeah yeah, I know what to do with it.
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
(Steven and Amethyst nap under a pillow fort topped by the Desert Glass, a scratching sound at the door.)
Steven *wakes* What's that sound?
Amethyst *half asleep, puts hand over mouth* All I hear is your mouth.
Steven I thought Gems don't need sleep.
Amethyst We don't, feels good though. *scratching sound*
Steven *grumbles* Razzle, razzlerrr. Probably some kid trying to sell me lava insurance. Hold your britches! *opens door, Lion appears, gasps* Lion, oh my gosh! This is such a surprise! You came all this way to see little old me? (Lion attempts to get through the door.) Woah, you're fresh. You can't go in there, Amethyst is pretend sleeping. But whatevs, we're together again. Now we can do everything best friends do.
[Trans. Ext. Crystal Temple]
(Steven stands atop a cliff with Lion sitting at the bottom.)
Steven Okay, here I come. I'm gonna jump. Get into position, ready? (Lion remains still.) And, catch me! I'm jumping! *motions to jump, but doesn't* Catch me! I'm falling! Do it, catch me, I'll die! Eeee! (Lion continues to sit still, Steven still doesn't jump.) Okay, obviously, you're not into this— *actually falls down cliff, face down* ... game.
Steven *with ball* Okay, gonna throw this ball. Here it comes! *throws ball, Lion remains still* Whaaat?! That throw was so good! Lion, all you gotta do is catch it in your mouth, see? *demonstrates, Lion remains indifferent* Aw, you don't like that one either? (Lion begins to walk off, but Steven stops him.) Okay, wait, I've got something you've gotta like!
[Trans. Ext. Fish Stew Pizza]
(Steven and Lion walking towards restaurant.)
Steven Fish Stew Pizza. Cats love fish, everybody loves pizza, so you're gonna love this! *looks inside* Woah, this place is jumpin'! Wait here, we're gonna blow some minds.
[Trans. Int. Fish Stew Pizza]
(Inside, Onion is eating pizza and Ronaldo is using his laptop.)
Steven Hey guys! *no one reacts* I'm doin' okay, you know? Just gettin' some pizza. Kofi, Kiki.
Kiki What're you having, Steven?
Steven Large pizza please, extra fishy.
Kiki You must be hungry.
Steven *laughs* I'm ordering for two.
Ronaldo *does spit take* Steven's pregnant?!
Steven I don't think so, but I have a giant pet lion right outside!
Kiki You're not "lion" are you?
Steven *chuckles* That's funny. But I'm not.
Ronaldo I believe it! Lots of weird stuff happens in Beach City. You'd know if you read my blog Keep Beach City Weird! I also have buttons! *shows buttons to everyone*
Steven Just go outside and see for yourselves. (All rush out, sans Kofi and Steven.)
Ronaldo This is amazing! (Steven nods to self.) It's invisible! (Steven, confused, runs outside.)
[Trans. Ext. Fish Stew Pizza]
(Kiki, Ronaldo, and Onion wait for Steven to reveal Lion.)
Steven What? He's not invisible. He's pink.
Ronaldo Pink? How can he be invisible and pink?
Kiki There's nothing out here Ronaldo, Steven was "lion". Sorry for using the same pun twice. *walks back inside*
Ronaldo Bet you're not even pregnant... *walks inside*
Steven No, I'm telling the truth, he's real! Onion, you believe me right? (Onion glares angrily.)
[Trans. Ext. Beach House]
(Steven walks to his house, disappointed, but sees Lion scratching at the door of the house.)
Steven Huh? *gasps* Hey, hey Lion! You left me at the pizza place, I looked like a fool! I had to eat a whole pizza by myself!
(Lion breaks through the door and jumps inside.)
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
(Lion walks in, Amethyst still asleep under pillow fort, unawakened by the disturbance.)
Steven Lion, Lion no! Lion? (Lion emits a magic roar at the fort, knocking back Amethyst.)
Amethyst *yawns* Keep it down Steven. *falls back asleep*
Steven What was that for? The pillow? *runs and picks up Desert Glass* Is this what you wanted? This pillow? I've been trying to play with you, and feed you, 'cause I thought we were best friends. Did all of that mean nothing to you? (Lion jumps up near Steven, Steven runs out of the house.) Fine, I don't care!
[Trans. Ext. Crystal Temple]
Steven If you want it, you can have it! *throws pillow on the beach*
(The beach begins to shake and the Desert Glass begins to erect several sand structures all around, Garnet and Pearl appear.)
Pearl Steven! The Desert Glass, it's rebuilding its castle. (Amethyst appears.) Why didn't you bubble it earlier?!
Amethyst Welcome to shrug city, P. *shrugs*
Pearl *to Steven* Don't move, we're coming!
Steven Okay! (A sandstorm surrounds him.)
(Steven pushes through into the eye of the storm where many sand structures are erected and the Desert Glass rises atop a very tall column with several pillars branching off of it.)
Steven There it is, the pillow! I have to get it off the sand.
(Steven begins to jump off many crumbling sand structures towards the column, outside the sandstorm, the Glass has erected a massive sandstone wall, the Gems attempt to break through.)
Garnet *punches wall unsuccessfully* This wall's not moving!
Pearl We gotta get through before things get any- (Amethyst is launched in the air via an erected column.)
(Inside the eye, Steven jumps several more structures getting close to the Glass but falls while near the top, whilst plummeting towards his death, Lion suddenly appears and catches him mid-fall.)
Steven *gasp* Lion! You didn't come here to steal the pillow, you came here to protect us from it! (Lion growls in agreement, the Glass raises more walls.) It's there! It's putting up defenses, how are we gonna get up there?!
(Lion lets out a magical roar, decimating obtruding sand spikes.)
Steven Yep, sounds good. Let's go.
(Lion roars again and creates a path to the top, and sprints to the top.)
Steven Now, Lion!
(Lion breaks through the final walls and Steven takes the Glass, the sand structures and storm immediately dissipates, Lion lands roughly and Steven is flung forward with the glass, the Gems emerge from the sand and Steven chuckles nervously.)
Pearl *about to bubble Desert Glass* We should've done this in the first place.
Amethyst In my defense, I forgot.
Steven *to Lion* So I guess, this is goodbye. We had some good times, but I'm sure you have other magical stuff, to smash with other magical boys. *moving Lion's lips* "I love you Steven. I want to stay with you forever!" *gasp* Really? Guys, you hear that?
Pearl Are we really going to let him keep that?
Garnet We kept Amethyst.
Pearl *laughs hysterically* Oh, oh ho ho, "kept Amethyst", oh Garnet, that's priceless!
Steven Yay, Lion! *makes Lion wink* Wink!
[END]


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 Wins
Shorts The 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