Lars yelped as a hand emerged from his hair.
The Off Color Gems stopped in their tracks, turning as Steven gasped and tumbled out of Lars’ head. Steven landed on his feet, but he had to help Lars off the floor.
“Hi everyone! Sorry, Lars…”
Lars waved it off. “Just give me some warning next time, okay?”
“Okay!” Steven shrugged a backpack off his shoulders. “Where are we? Is it safe to talk?”
The light of the Twins’ gemstone swept around the tunnel they were trekking through.
“We’re on our way up… to the surface,” Rhodonite said with a shudder.
“Already? Guess you won’t be needing these…”
Steven opened his backpack and Lars noticed a glass jar.
“Candy?” he guessed. “That’s nice, but I’m, uh, still not hungry…” He hadn’t felt hungry for weeks. Well, he thought<