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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: 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.
dontpokethat: goodbye forever (ive already forgotten what you said)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-28 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[Shit okay this is a thing now he guesses. Ginko tenses for a moment, then sighs and pulls Joker's arm over his shoulder.]

...She's gonna be fine, okay? [It's not like a lot is going to happen to her alone in the trailer.] You're going to do just fine. Right now, just focus on getting back.
dontpokethat: goodbye forever (ive already forgotten what you said)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-28 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[If Joker won't say any more, neither will Ginko; instead, he stays focused on keeping him supported on the way to Supervisors' Grove.

By the time they reach the trailer, keeping Joker upright is definitely putting some strain on him. He's pretty sure he didn't break anything, thank goodness, but he's still very glad to reach their destination.

Once they get there, he steps up and tries the door; if it's unlocked, he'll just go in, helping Joker step up. Otherwise, he'll step back and knock a couple times.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-28 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[Maybe it's all that time having a tent and no door, but Doll hasn't quite gotten the hang of locking things up, even after what happened with Smile.]

[But she does hear someone coming close, and she springs towards the door to open it.]


Thank goodness, Joker! Where'd all'a Snake's--

[She cuts herself off when she sees who's at the door and the state Joker's in.]

Bloody hell-- get 'im in, quick! [Doll gets out of the doorway, still hovering close to help the stranger lug Joker into the trailer.]
dontpokethat: is to create more problems until you are dead (the best way to solve problems)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-29 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
[Ginko's definitely glad for the help. He frowns at Joker, then looks around for somewhere to put him down - a bed, a chair, whatever.]

Far too much wine, and maybe a few bruises. Maybe tell him not to drink and fly next time.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-29 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
Oh that's a funny one, Joker, tell it to me again when y'can stand all by yourself. [Doll frowns deeply at Joker's insistence that he's "fine", but she's already bustling over to her bed to pull the covers back. Joker had given her his spot and wouldn't hear about them snuggling together in one, and she still has no idea where Snake is so she's not about to occupy his bed with their drunk older brother.]

[She is going to give him such a talking- to, leaving her to deal with this mess.]

[She gestures to the man holding up Joker to put him down on the prepared spot, eyes narrowing at his griping.]


Oh yeah? 'N where were you, Father Parish-Pickaxe, while he was flappin' about half cocked like this?
dontpokethat: sorry about the huge amount of damage and all the fires (to everyone who said)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-29 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
[He sighs, ears tilting back. He doesn't actually look at Doll when he speaks, focusing on getting Joker down; he guesses he should start by sitting him down on the bed before getting him to actually lie down. Does this guy just sleep on his side all the time or what??]

What does that even... never mind. I didn't know any of this was happening 'til I found him in a tree.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-29 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
[Well. Okay fine. She retracts some of her ire. Getting knackered and flying up into a tree does sound like the kind of bonkers stuff Joker would get up to, though she's a little lost on why he's drunk.]

[After a huffy moment, Doll goes over to the bed to help, pulling Joker's legs straight and climbing up onto the bed to help turn him.]


Down on his front, if he's gonna upswallow he shouldn't be on his back. [She has no qualms manhandling Joker, though it's hard being small and having to watch two extra appendages.]
dontpokethat: talking with sass and causing a frackus (i love cracking wise)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-29 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
Right. [He helps get Joker settled, then takes a step back from the bed.

Joker's... non-sentence gets a quiet laugh - which Ginko immediately regrets, actually, wincing and setting a hand on his side, over his ribs. He's gonna just... sit down on the floor for a bit. If you guys don't mind.]


--Oof. Glad to hear you think so.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-29 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
Head t'the side, that's it... [Doll gently moves Joker's head so he can breathe a little easier, and the angle lets her fix the back of her ridiculous brother's head with a worried look. He's never gotten like this before, as far as she knows. She rubs the space between his wings, trying to comfort him and let him know she's there before she climbs down to sit with Ginko.]

[She notices he's holding himself. Putting together what he said earlier about Joker being in a tree, she can figure out what happened.]


You want me t'get the doctor? S'the least I can do.
dontpokethat: its because you dont believe in them enough (if the magic spells i wrote dont work)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-29 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
[One of Ginko's ears twitches, hearing the pattern of Joker's breathing change. Good. He really should rest.

He shakes his head at Doll's offer.]
I appreciate it, but I'm alright. Pretty sure I just bruised something.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-05-02 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
...Okay. [Doll looks up at Joker sleeping, then wraps her arms around her knees.]

F'r what it's worth, he never did this before-- [Before she arrived here.] --before he got here. I've never seen him... drunk. B'fore.

D'you know what happened? [She looks up at him with big, entreating eyes. All she wants to know is how to fix whatever's happening to Joker-- then find out where Snake went. If only so that they can both tell her they're not falling apart because of her arrival.]
dontpokethat: that none of it is interesting to anybody (you can tell by the fact)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-05-02 01:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Guess that's not too surprising... I hadn't, either.

[His tail curls sheepishly by his side at that look. He really wants to be able to give some kind of an explanation here, give her an idea of what could have caused this - but he doesn't know himself.] I've got no idea. Things have been kind of rough lately, but I wouldn't have expected this...

[It occurs to him that, when it comes down to it, he doesn't know much about Joker at all. He knows how much he cares about his performers, he knows him from chatting in the menagerie and wandering around new worlds. But that leaves a lot unspoken.

...Well. Fair's fair, he guesses, given how little he's said about himself. Everyone has more to them than they let on, in his experience. But after this, he can't help but be worried.]
He seemed really upset, but that's about all I know.
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