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.]
dontpokethat: then someone who isnt me can do it (if anyone can do it)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-19 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yeah, this is doing... absolutely nothing to make Ginko less concerned. But the fact remains that there's kind of a more immediate problem now.]

--Shit! [Ginko lunges forward, managing to get one arm around Joker and haul him back onto the branch. Sometimes years of practice carrying a box of supplies and also other people around come in handy.]

Okay. I think we should probably talk about this later. [Because this kind of seems like something that shouldn't be left off like this, but also...] I'm going to try to get you off that branch, okay? I need you to hold onto my shoulders so you don't fall.
dontpokethat: the hell out of this god damn town (going to astrally project myself)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-21 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that's the goal. [That name sounds familiar. Has more of Joker's family ended up here, then? At least he won't be left unattended like this.

Okay, there's step one.]
There we go. Now, just hold on...

[He leans over to get his arms around Joker, just under his wings, and-- okay, hold on, first to try and get his wings more disentangled from those branches. Shit. Through some miracle, he manages it without dropping Joker. But they've still got to get down. ...And now Ginko is supporting Joker's weight as well as his own, and still working with hooves.

He turns carefully on the branch and scoots over to get his hooves on the next foothold down, holding Joker against him with one arm and keeping a grip on the tree with the other. Okay, good. Another step down, and another...]
Definitely hold on, this might take a bit of--

[And then his hoof slips from its support, sending both of them plummeting a good ten feet to the ground. At least Joker has some cushioning between himself and the ground (though that might be worth more if he weren't a vampire already), but Ginko isn't so lucky.

There goes ALL THE AIR IN HIS LUNGS. Give him a moment.]
dontpokethat: and not move (i have to lay low for a while)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-23 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ginko appreciates it; he does like not having his ribs broken.

He groans and starts working on sitting up as he catches his breath, keeping a hand on Joker's back so he doesn't end up just dumping him on the ground.]


We fell. Or... I did, sorry. You hurt or anything?
dontpokethat: everything gets worse forever (hey kids i know youre struggling now)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-25 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
...I meant besides the vampire thing, but... fine.

[He gets them both sitting up and looks Joker over with a frown, checking for scratches or bruises.] If you're okay, we should get going. I need you to hold on again so I can stand up, alright? I'll support you.
dontpokethat: when i say things (i think i speak for everyone)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-27 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
That's right--

[Ah jeez. Ginko clambers to his feet, holding out his hands cautiously, already preparing to catch Joker.] --Hey, careful.