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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.]
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[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.
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[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.
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[personal profile] atouts 2017-04-15 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
It wasn't what I had in mind when I dropped by, no, but provided we find something else along with any blood wine...

[ He's not about to drink blood anything, thanks, but he does know there's enough of a variety hidden back here in the cookhouse to not worry about that terribly much. ]

I wouldn't be opposed.

[ Even if it's more to keep Joker company than anything else. If he's digging around for booze all alone, at this time of night, then he probably needs someone to keep an eye on him. ]
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[personal profile] atouts 2017-04-20 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
Wine will be fine.

[ Because it'll take longer for him to get wasted on that over, say, brandy or whiskey or even rum. He pushes away from the counter he'd been leaning on and crosses the kitchen to stand by Joker where he's searching through the cupboard for bottles. ]

Any kind. I can't say I ever developed any fine tastes while serving the good men of society. [ Mostly because Hurtfew Abbey rarely ever had any guests, so why keep a decent stock in the first place? ] Any luck finding your blood wine?
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[personal profile] atouts 2017-04-24 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
[ Yeah, one look at that bottle and Childermass knows he isn't going to be sampling that, not even a little. The other two bottles, however, he'll nod at. ]

I do believe we are. [ He steps back, out of Joker's way, and waves him on ahead towards the door between kitchen and the rest of the cookhouse. ] After you, sir.
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[personal profile] atouts 2017-04-26 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
[ No worries about the glasses, since Childermass picked up a pair of them before following Joker out of the kitchen area. ]

I've never been to the tropics, so it has been a learning experience. [ Like how he's actually swapped to fewer layers for once, even though Joker sadly doesn't get to see the ridiculous Alolan shirt he's picked up. He skipped wearing that one this evening. ] And I've been thinking about picking up one of those creatures they have for the show.

[ He'll even admit that since the stage manager at least has some right to know the plans of his magicians. ]
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[personal profile] atouts 2017-04-30 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
I don't believe I've spotted anything owl-like out on the islands just yet, though I have picked up a different sort of bird temporarily.

[ He's doing the entire trainer thing and he's just going to talk about it like it's completely normal, not weird at all (it is extremely weird, but let him pretend). In any case, he'll take the glass of regular wine before taking a seat at whatever table Joker's taking over for this.

He'll nod his thanks for it, though.

But why an owl, Joker? Is it only because it keeps a similar schedule?
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[personal profile] atouts 2017-05-04 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
Well, there may be some harm. You may want to decline if Strange comes by asking about feathers.

[ Mostly because Childermass truly wants to doom him to nothing but chickens, whenever the other magician even gets around to trying that spell. As for his wine, well, he doesn't seem to be all that inclined to drink it before Joker pours himself a glass of... that. The other stuff.

Although when his attention drifts from the stage manager to the bottle of blood wine, he does find himself asking,

How have you been, anyway? Still trying to shake the whole undead issue?

[ Or has he given up? He's certainly lingered overly long as a vampire when compared to some others. ]
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[personal profile] atouts 2017-05-05 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
He may still be looking for something to use besides chicken feathers for an idea he's had.

[ Childermass most definitely declined to offer raven feathers. Partly because he was being a jerk, mostly because he doesn't want another magician using bits of him for a magic act. But there, fair enough warning. Anyway, after a sip from his own glass, he sets it down and leans an elbow on the table. ]

What were her instructions on that, anyhow?
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[personal profile] atouts 2017-05-08 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Wouldn't rightly know how to do that myself, to be honest. [ Spiritually? But how? He leans back in his chair, considering the problem for a quiet moment before asking, ] Have you tried asking the others with this problem?

[ Which is to say 'the other vampires', still vampiric and former both. ]

Or perhaps it's just telling the demon part to go fuck off, only very adamantly. Something like that.