|Season 2, Episode 3|
|Written by||Sticks the Badger|
|Directed by||Sticks the Badger|
Shards is the 3rd episode of Season 2 in The Last Of Us, and the 8th episode overall.
The Crystal Gems search for missing Gem Shards.
[Open Ext. Gem Battlefield]
(The Gems are scavenging throughout various shrubs.)
Jet: (to himself, holding seven Gem Shards in a bubble) I know I had eight... (yells to Ivory) Ivory, have you found any yet?
Ivory: (searches through bush) No... (tosses aside stick) Seriously, though, we've been looking for days. Days! I can't take it anymore! (ruffles hair)
Mage: Do we really have to get every piece?
Citrine: Yes. We've got to take care of them... all of them.
Ivory: Ugh. I'm going home. (walks away)
Jet: (steps in front of Ivory) Hold up!
Ivory: What, Jet? I'm sleepy. (rubs eyes)
Citrine: I'm just checking, but how many have we collected so far?
Jet: Hmm... (to himself) Let's see... (to Citrine) About thirty-seven.
Jet: Which means we have at least... sixty-three more to find. No biggie.
Ivory: (runs around crazily) GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOUUUUUHHHH....
Ivory: ...OOUUFF! (crashes into over Mage and falls on him)
Mage: (asks as if annoyed by Ivory on top of him) Hey, can we get pizzas?
Citrine: (shakes head)
Ivory: What?! C'mon, Citrine! I'm dying here!
Citrine: (pats Ivory's head) Your body can last a few more days, can it?
Jet: Wait a minute... If Csarite could uncannily sense fallen Gems, then this means-
Ivory: Good god, yes! (grabs Mage's shoulders) Mage, you can do it, right?!
Citrine: Go for it.
[Time Skip: 2 Hours]
(Mage is wandering around the battlefield. The Gems watch him from a bush.)
Ivory (whispering): You think it'll work?
Jet (whispering): Probably.
Ivory: Probably?! But you said-!
Jet (whispering): (covers her mouth) Quiet! I can't hear.
(Mage is digging and discovers a Gem Shard.)
Mage: Ah, there you are. (puts shard in vest)
Ivory (whispering): What's he doing? (yells to Mage) You're supposed to bubble it, dingus!
Jet: For once, you're right!
Citrine: Mage. (walks towards him) You should just give us back the shard. It will be safer where we can watch it.
Ivory: Yeah, bubble it!
Mage: It...? (backs away)
Citrine: Mage. Don't make me have to take it from you.
Mage: She doesn't want to go with you. Don't you hear her screaming?
Jet: It's just a shard, a tool. It can't want anything.
(Citrine reaches her hand towards the shard.)
Mage: She wants to be with me! (summons a sword and slashes Citrine across her face)
Citrine: Ugh! (cries shockingly) What's wrong with you?! (crawls towards Mage)
Ivory: (summons a whip and tethers Citrine) Whoa, mama! (struggles to speak) Jet, come help me out here! She's a lot heavier than she looks!
Jet: (fiddles with fingernails) Trust me, you've got it all under control!
(Citrine struggles against her restraints before snapping Ivory's whip.)
Mage: Leave us alone! (runs off)
Citrine: (gingerly touches a gash on the side of her face) Ah.
Ivory: (looks concerned) Citrine, here. I have something for that. (pulls out a soda from her gem and hands it to Citrine) Sorry. They're not that cold.
Citrine: (accepts the soda and presses it against her cheek, looking sad. She smiles weakly) Thanks.
Jet: Don't we have more pressing matters to attend to?
Ivory: Let's retrieve the doof!
Citrine: She used to disappear for days, collecting those obnoxious shards over and over and over. Until-
Ivory: Let's do this!
Jet: We need to be careful. You know what he's capable of.
Ivory: Ah. (winks)
Citrine: I'll stay here, and heal it up a bit.
[Trans. Ext. Hill]
Jet: I'm sensing an irregular pulse.
Ivory: Good. Now we can- (shrieks, noticing Mage)
(Mage is seen sitting on a chunk of floating earth.)
[Time Skip: 1 Hour]
(Ivory and Jet watch Mage from a bush.)
Ivory (whispering): What do you think he's doing?
Jet (whispering): Nothing. He's just sitting there.
Ivory (whispering): I gots an idea.
Jet (whispering): Let's hear it.
Ivory (whispering): Fuse it up?
Jet (whispering): Jade is formed in an emergency.
Ivory (whispering): Dudes need support from other dudes sometimes, man.
Jet (whispering): As you wish. (offers hand to Ivory)
(Jade jumps to the largest, highest chunk to get to Mage.)
Mage: (holding shard) It's been ages... hasn't it?
Jade: Hey! It's Mage with the grin! Mind if I sit down? (sits down with his legs around Mage) Haha! Look at this! You ever see someone sit like this?
Mage: So glad you could join us, Jade.
Jade: My pleasure. (giggles)
Mage: (shows shard Jade) This is Moonstone. She was drafted into war several millennia ago.
Jade: (strokes his chin carefully) I see...
Mage: Would you care to meet some others?
Jade: Nah. Gimme. (gestures)
Jade: Mage, give me the Gem Shard. Now.
Mage: (raises eyebrow) Why?
Jade: 'Cause I said so.
Mage: No. They don't belong to you.
Jade: (scoffs) Please.
Citrine: I'll take that. (takes Gem Shard Mage's hand, bubbles and ejects it) Mission accomplished.
(Mage tackles Citrine, punching her several times.)
Citrine: My eye! Jade, help me!
Jade: (pulls soda out from gem and sips it) Don't worry, C, you've got this!
- Gem Shards