pipers_son: (icons-for-the-baes) (I'm gonna make a therapist very)
Joker ([personal profile] pipers_son) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-04-07 05:15 pm

but oh my heart is flawed // closed

Who: Joker and a whole bunch of people (Tamaki, Psionic, Childermass, Ginko, Doll, Hinawa)
What: After a good couple of years faking it, Joker finally breaks. He just wishes that multiple people didn't see it.
When: Early on in the Alola stop
Where: A couple places, including in a tree
Warnings: Alcohol. Joker's messed up past including child murder. A slight mental break.

[Snake is leaving.]

[Joker see it coming a mile away. All the bits of packing in their tiny shared space, and... Who couldn't see such obvious signs? But even with that kind of warning.... He doesn't do anything about it. Tries to ignore it, get back to work and do what he can, because the alternative is facing not only that hurt but so much else.]

[But there's no ignoring it when he steps into the trailer and all traces of Snake are gone.]

[Keep smiling and move forward. For years, that's been the only way he's been able to survive. Keep moving, keep making for over the hill, and until then, so that no one worries or sees too much... Keep smiling.]

[The words repeat through his head as he moves through the darkened carnival, a mantra to keep him going.]

[Just.... keep smiling.]
sunflowerfields: (I'll worry about you)

one million years later

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-04-22 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[When you're a farmer, you're always up before the dawn. And as it turns out, line cooks also need to be up before the sun rises in order to get everything ready to go for the day. The cookhouse already smells of coffee and baked bread, which, depending on how bad Joker's hangover is, may not be a good thing.

Hinawa is sweeping the floor when he arrives, and she gives him a warm smile.]

Oh! Good morning! You're up early today.
sunflowerfields: (To me)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-04-24 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
[She has to resist the urge to tsk, and to lecture him on being so irresponsible. She can't help but feel like someone like Joker's already heard it, a million times before. So instead, she raises an eyebrow knowingly.]

Ah, I see. Why don't you have a seat, and I'll go get you some coffee to get started?
sunflowerfields: (I'll never know)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-04-27 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[She lets out a small gasp, that having caught her by surprise.]

You're still- er, of course, that won't be a problem!

[She hurries to the back, emerging only a minute or two later with a tray containing a fresh pot of coffee, a mug, and vial of something dark and red. She sets it on the table in front of him, pours the coffee, but hesitates with the vial.]

Ah... how much would you like?
sunflowerfields: (I'll worry about you)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-05-03 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
You're free to the whole vial if you'd like, we've got plenty. It's become a bit of a staple in the pantry as odd as that sounds!

I'm, er, sorry if I came off a bit rude. I thought for sure you'd have been back to normal by now.
sunflowerfields: (I'll never know)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-05-09 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
[Mom is Concerned(TM). She can tell something's up but she can't quite put her finger on it. So she takes a seat across from him.]

When I went to the Ringmaster, when she cured me, I kept in mind what you said to me before. I really think it helped.

Is everything... all right?