Turning PointShe awoke in an empty field of blackness, stretched flat as though lying on her back, though everything felt weightless. There was nothing… nothing but the darkness and her own body floating weirdly in the emptiness. No time, no air, no life. She sat up and suddenly gravity seemed to exist, as though it had merely been waiting for her to acknowledge it. Trying to get an idea of her surroundings, she looked around and saw only empty void. Then a voice drifted out of the darkness. She wasn’t alone.
"Welcome back. I wondered when you were going to rejoin me. I was beginning to think you had died. That would have been disappointing."
Garnet rubbed her forehead, still quite disoriented. "Where am I?"
"You are in the only place I could safely test my little procedure."
She looked around again. Oblivion. She should have known. But the mind often got confused when outside of Time for too long. The Wise Man at last floated into view, and she snapped her head around, mind sta
GemWincing and gasping, a robed figure dragged itself across the ground. Sounds of gunfire could be heard in the distance, and a trail of faintly smeared blood droplets led back toward the battlefield. The figure reached a tree and pulled itself up, leaning back. The hood fell to reveal a woman's face, and she pushed back the stray red hairs that had fallen loose, closing her eyes and catching her breath.
Trust her to wander into a war zone. So much for vacation. She pressed a hand to the wound in her side. She didn't seem to be dying, so it must not have hit anything vital. Still, it hurt like hell and she needed to get it looked at. Having a hunk of lead stuck in her didn't exactly seem healthy.
Garnet took a moment to ponder her options. Her best bet was to find the old felid, K'toba. At least she knew she could trust him. Problem was, he'd always found her, not the other way around. While she was working out how to go about finding him there was a shift in the atmosphere, and Garnet h