Letting go finally, she wiped her eyes and nodded. "F-fine." She faltered with the word and straightened up; a passive look on her face. She backed up a couple of steps and forced a smile, nodding a little and biting her bottom lip once again. So, it was up. Aventurine was leaving and this was it. Of course this was it, she couldn't have her cake and eat it too. (An interesting idiom humans came up with long ago. As for cake, well, she wasn't one for enjoying food as humans did.) But it wouldn't be the same, not without Ven--not since she just came back into her life.
"I guess that was a selfish plea of mine, wasn't it? I know you hate it here, as much as I enjoy it. It's selfish to want both of you, but I do. And I'm sorry. If I wasn't with her--if we came back to where we left off, would you leave? And the others, you're leaving them too you know. Don't you care? Obviously, you have already thought about this and most of this is what ifs, but it still hurts. A lot." Morganite turned around quickly and briskly walked out.
Flashbacks of moments of being with Aventurine flashed through her mind as she moved further from the ship. Homeworld would always be home but why--why was she interested in a place that wouldn't let you fuse--be free? Here, life was less mushy, sure. But it was also new, thrilling, different! She stopped running and found herself in a nearby forest, and collapsed in front of a tree, crying.