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
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.]