The next morning Steven woke up to find Connie curled into a small ball in the curve of his chest. As the sun’s rays poured into the room he looked down at the sun playing lightly on her face. She looked like a sleeping angel to him. He brushed her hair out of her face before lightly kissing her as he got up. Connie murmured before waking up to see Steven stretch on the edge of the bed. While he was still a pretty bulky person, training with the Gems have managed to trim him down and add a firmness to his bulk. In the sunlight she smiled when she noticed his hair had a light pink hew to it. His tight curls weren’t the only thing Rose Quartz had managed to give to him, besides his powers.
Watching him moving down in the kitchen in only his boxers a thought came into her head. What if they had children? Laying her head down on the mattress she thought while she watched Steven. Would that even be possible? Sure Steven was Human and could possibly live after having children, but what were the odds of their child surviving? She sighed unsure what to think.
“What’s the matter Connie?” Steven asked from the couch down below her.
“What if we had kids?” she nearly jumped up when she heard his cough on his cereal. “Are you alright Steven?”
“Yeah…yeah I am,” sitting down the cereal bowl he climbed back up the steps to their bed. “What brought this on?”
She shrugged. “I was just curious if it was possible if we could conceive a child. I’m Human and your half-Human so there could be more of a chance the baby could survive. Plus I would be the one carrying the baby so we wouldn’t have to worry about you having to give up for physical form.”
Steven was quiet for a moment thinking. It wasn’t that he hadn’t thought of having kids with Connie before and having kids would be great. The only thing that held him back was a couple of things he knew could possibly happen. The baby wouldn’t make it to full term, Connie wouldn’t make it through the pregnancy, the pregnancy would go wrong, or they couldn’t even have children. Steven sighed leaning back to look at Connie. “Can we ask the gems about this before we try?”
She moved to sit cross legged on the bed. “Sure and I don’t mean we have to try right away. I’d just like kids somewhere along the road.”
Steven smiled at her before getting off the bed. “I’ll be back in a couple of minutes,” he walked down the steps to the temple door. Opening the door with his gem he walked inside with the door closing behind him.
Garnet, Pearl, and Amethyst sat around on little cloud chair’s in Rose Quartz’s old room that now belonged to Steven. Pearl had her legs crossed while she thought over what he had just told them. “It is possible since Rose was able to conceive you with Greg,” there was a small hint of disgust when she talked about Steven’s father. “But we don’t know what it would do to you.”
“I’m thinking I could easily survive to see my child be born, since I am a male and I’m half human. My mom was a woman and she was a full Gem. So I could easily survive,” he sat back in his chair crossing his arms over his chest.
“Steven does have a point,” Garnet said.
“The only thing I’m worried about is Connie. She’ll be carrying a baby that would have some Gem genetics in her, assuming the baby is a girl. My mom had to give up her physical form to bring me into the world. So I’m thinking the pregnancy could either be hard on her or possibly kill her. I want to know if it was possible to avoid that,” Steven said seriously.
Everyone was quiet for a moment until Pearl finally spoke up, but this time to Garnet. “We’re reconnected to the Colonies now. We could take her to Alpha Centari where they have the most advanced medicine in the galaxy. With their help Connie could survive the pregnancy if it indeed becomes a life threatening problem,” Pearl spoke.
“But the Home world still considers us fugitives,” Amethyst spoke up.
“But the Colonies don’t. We’ve saved half the Colonies from corrupted Gems and the Colonies that wanted to separate from the Home world. They wouldn’t dare attack any hospital in Alpha Centari because that’s the galaxy’s heart for medicine. If they attacked there then they would be putting the entire galaxy at risk, even the Gem Home world. So she would be safe there,” Garnet said.
“So we’re good to go there. What about getting her to port through?” Steven said looking at them.
“That’s…that’s a good question,” Pearl thought for a moment. “He could possibly fuse with her long enough to get her through the portal.”
“What about the baby?” Steven asked. “I don’t want to fuse with her if it means putting the baby at risk.”
“Well I’m not entirely sure Steven. If she can’t fuse or it puts the baby in risk, then we’ll just have to stay here on earth for the child’s delivery. Even if it puts Connie or the baby at great risk,” Pearl said wishing there was another way.
Then Amethyst spoke up. “What if we brought one of the doctors here?”
Pearl and Steven’s ears perked up. “That could be possible, if the doctor is a gem. Although we’d have to do screenings to make sure she wasn’t a spy or anything along those lines,” Pearl said.
“So it’s settled, we can have a baby, but we’d have to be careful. I have to tell Connie,” Steven couldn’t contain the happiness. Getting out of his chair he made a door appear, before turning around he looked back at the Gems. “Don’t come into the Beach House at night for a month or two.”