Pearl vacillates wildly between helping/Porlsplaining and acting like the equivalent of an Antivax Mom - it's the Power Of Love and she doesn't trust you with her Steven's body and etc. Garnet passive-aggressively cheeses off Team Science by telling them the results of experiments before the experiments are actually performed, but after they've worn themselves out painstakingly setting them up. She's willing to waste their time, but not Steven and Connie's.
Amethyst is mostly just disappointed that this particular region of Modern Medicine never involves Steven eliminating into a jar.
She answers every question anyone ever asks of her until "When It Rains" - but no one but Steven has ever answered a question for her.
(He has answered all of them. At least one question answered, every single conversation.)
The only exception to the rule:
PERIDOT: don't you gems have anything better to do than annoy me???
Peridot has also never actually asked a non-rhetorical question of anyone but Steven - with, again, one purple exception:
AMETHYST: is it like a big hunk of granola
PERIDOT: what's granola???
Steven really is much more useful than those clods.
Ostensibly Pearl/Peridot spadeshipping, hence the "Shovelflies" - they're butterflies that look like little spades! And they're fluttering in the background every time Pearl and Peridot interact! I didn't describe this in the story, sorry. That's what they are. They're Animes Spades.
...Buuuuuut I was kind of waiting for more Peridot-vs-Pearl characterization in-show to write those bits! So what's here is mostly Peridot and Steven being cute.
In script format because I draft all dialog-heavy things that way (and in this case was trying to write as much in the show's style as possible).
Slight tw for some really bad parenting on Pearl's part in the scribbly-synopsis bits towards the end.
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