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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: i wont be listening (say what you will about it)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-08 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[Y'know, back home, Ginko would probably have been a lot more alarmed to hear what sounded like someone crashing into a tree. Of course, that's not to say it isn't still a surprise.

He peers up into the branches with a frown that only deepens when he recognizes who's up there.]


...Joker? You alright?
puddingemote: (but i can write a song)

[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-08 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[Tamaki just so happens to be on his way to his own trailer when he hears what sounds suspiciously like someone crying. Unable to just ignore something like that, he starts to weave through the trees, looking for the source of the noise.

But he wasn't expecting to find Joker, though maybe he shouldn't be surprised.]


Um... Manager...? [His tone is soft and worried. Joker is visibly upset, and while Tamaki doesn't really know how to handle this kind of situation, he has to at least say something.] What's wrong?
dontpokethat: everything gets worse forever (hey kids i know youre struggling now)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-09 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
[...Ah. So... he's completely smashed, that's clear enough. Which goes to bring up the question of why.

Ginko has never known Joker to let himself get too drunk, even at parties and the like - and what he just said only goes to concern Ginko further. Like, that's the kind of thing that he for one avoids saying specifically because it freaks people out. So that's probably not good.]


...Hey. Stay there, alright?

[He considers the tree for a moment before stepping forward and grabbing a low-hanging branch, hauling himself up after a bit of searching for a hoof-hold. He doesn't really trust Joker to try to get down on his own right now, okay.]
puddingemote: (i belong)

[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-10 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[Tamaki hesitates, because he's normally willing to listen to Joker, but that doesn't sound right at all. This doesn't look like the work of allergies, or any other inconsequential illness Tamaki knows of. It just looks like, well, like Joker is crying, a lot.]

Um, are you sure, Manager? [He knows Joker probably won't like it, but he comes closer, so he can better see Joker's face in the gloom.] I can go get someone... uh, you're dating someone? [He thinks it might be the Psiionic because he called him cute that one time.] So I can go get him. [Yeah he's basically assuming that now.]
atouts: (019; le jugement)

[personal profile] atouts 2017-04-11 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
[ No one except that one annoying northerner with a habit of appearing out of nowhere. That is to say, Childermass. He's already in the habit of late night visits to the cookhouse when no one is around, picking up a midnight snack now and then. Of course, he leans more towards fruit or day-old rolls than he does wine or worse.

Catching Joker there...

Well, it's not that shocking. He wouldn't be surprised if Joker had the same habit of sneaking food at odd hours, even before the whole vampire ordeal.
]

Need help finding something?

[ Anyway, back to the entire 'appearing out of nowhere' thing.

He wasn't there a second ago, now he is, casually leaning against a counter as if this were the most normal thing in the world. Of course, there's always the chance vampire hearing or a vampiric sense of smell gave him away even before he dropped his little spell. He can hide from sight easily enough, but he can't stop the sound of his beating heart or the smell of his blood.
]
dontpokethat: and i dont have time for answers either (i dont have time for these questions)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-11 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I... am me, whatever that means.

[Yeah this just keeps getting more worrying. But Ginko can't focus on that too much right now, because tree-climbing with hooves.]

I imagine so. Especially when you're drunk off your-- agh, shit!

[His hoof slips off the bark, leaving him hanging awkwardly from the branch he's looped his arms over. After a moment of feeling around, he manages to wedge his hoof in a knothole.]

--Dammit. Anyway. That's why you shouldn't be doing it in this condition.
Edited (edits this hours later like a jackass whoops) 2017-04-11 20:56 (UTC)
atouts: (004; l'empereur)

[personal profile] atouts 2017-04-12 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Childermass does ignore that, actually. If Joker's been crying, who's he to bring attention to it? He's also not looking one bit apologetic for scaring the poor man, but that's to be expected. ]

Blood wine? I wasn't aware that was a thing. [ He's not even sure he wants to know what's in it, only— ] Not as in fermented blood, surely.

[ But it probably is. That's probably exactly what it is and he just had to say it, for curiosity's sake. He will nod towards one particular part of the kitchen counters, however, raising a hand to gesture that direction as well. ]

I've found most bottles kept in the cupboards under there. I can't say I've ever looked for blood wine there, though.
dontpokethat: ill be dead in my grave (if anyone needs me)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-13 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Shut up.

[Very eloquent, Ginko.

With a bit of struggling, he eventually manages to haul himself up to basically the same level as Joker.]


Think you can climb down with help, or should I try and carry you? And don't try to tell me you can do it if you're not sure.

[Clearly there's NO WAY this can go wrong.]
dontpokethat: thats just my opinion though (stop murdering and killing all the time)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-15 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
[Ginko's ears flip back. Yeah, that's not going to happen. His voice is gentler when he speaks again.]

Joker, I'm not going to leave you up here. What's going on? ...And hold still.

[He leans forward a little, then pulls his sleeve over his hand and reaches over to wipe the blood off Joker's face. That's just kind of pitiful.]
dontpokethat: you have to just forget about it and move on with your life (if you want something done)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-15 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
I could pick up on that much myself.

[He sits back and makes a face at his sleeve before rolling it back, putting a layer of fabric between the bloodstain and his arm.

More than anything, he's wondering why Joker would do this. Why he would let himself end up in this state, why he'd hide up in a tree like this and refuse to get down. But... he can't push. He doesn't know if it would get him anywhere, and he... really doesn't want to risk screwing up another friendship like that.]


...You don't have to tell me if you don't want to. But you should get down; it looks to me like you're going to have enough regrets in the morning without waking up in a tree.
dontpokethat: into the sea (and drive a ride on lawnmower)

[personal profile] dontpokethat 2017-04-15 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
Then why add more?

[He looks at Joker for a moment... then sighs, and leans back against the trunk. Maybe he'll need to take a different approach here...

Then Joker speaks again. Ginko looks up, his ears tilting thoughtfully.]


...Mushi, yeah. What about them?

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