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Snake ([personal profile] ophidiarex) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-04-08 01:23 am
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I Want to Break Free / closed

Who: Snake and Doll
What: Snake, who's run away from his living situation, is found by Doll, who disapproves
When: Early in Alola, after Joker's log
Where: Starting in the woods
Warnings: Sadness, possible mentions of past trauma, depressed Snake is depressed

[This is not what Snake wanted, not really. But with Doll in the carnival, he felt he had no choice. That's why he packed up his few meager possessions, boarded all his snakes but Emily in the carnival's menagerie, and set off with his stuff into the woods, ostensibly to meditate. More to hide.

He's not surprised that for a long time no one follows him. Why would they? He's not wanted. Joker would rather he wasn't here, and he'll be happier sharing a space with Doll. Those two are close. It's alright, Snake tells himself repeatedly, as he sits cross-legged under his umbrella in the forest's labyrinth depths. It's fine. They'll be happy, that's all that matters, and he can find someplace else to stay.

He's always been considerate of others' feelings, never once following along, never leaving his post until the day his family didn't return. He wishes sometimes he was more selfish, but his acts of selfishness always seemed to hurt others, so maybe it's better this way. Maybe it'll even help him separate from the demon within, the same demon which grants him hearing sensitive enough to pick up on the acrobat's light footsteps as she approaches. He'd know Doll's scent anywhere, and his hackles rise slightly at her approach. Though he wants nothing more than to run away again, he can't do that to her. His voice, when he speaks, is not harsh, but resigned, despite his words.]

"What do you want?" says Emily...
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-13 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah? What if it's my fault too?

[Doll swallows and curls up a bit more, looking ashamed and nervous.]

He told me not to join, and I told him I wasn't about t'sit around and wait for him. B'cause... b'cause I didn't know if I'd ever see him again. I didn' know if I'd see you 'n Emily again.

He's upset 'cause I'm here. 'N now you are too, am I right?
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-23 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[This doesn't surprise Doll, even if it's new information. Joker had said he'd contracted for the same thing, keeping his family safe and out of England, and she realizes now that Snake obviously would do the same thing.]

[Maybe she is here because of the both of them, but she can't be mad about it, she can't even call it selfish.]

But if you hadn't, I-- [She kept this from Joker so he wouldn't be upset, and she'd planned to do the same thing for Snake for the same reasons. But from where Doll is sitting, he doesn't realize just how important it is that she's here and not back in England.]

[Twisting her fingers nervously, she decides that she just has to be honest. It could be the only way to take Snake's guilt from him.]

...If you hadn't, I could be dead right now. [She swallows hard, trying to block out the last images she'd seen but she can't. As far as she's concerned, it's happened too recently.] I didn't make it to Joker in time and Smile and Black... [Her throat is trying to close and stop her voice, her thoughts are scattered and out of order, but she's going to get through this.]

He told me he killed Joker, and everyone. I didn't think, I just, ran at him and Black-- [She hugs her arms around her shoulders, trying to squeeze the sensation away.] He was a monster.