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Ginko ([personal profile] dontpokethat) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-05-08 11:55 pm

but all this time i've been chasing down a lie

Who: Ginko and a whole bunch of people (Sans, Joker, Snake, Zecora, Tanyuu…)
What: In the aftermath of Foster’s shitty mushi plot, Ginko isn’t doing great.
When: From Day 90 onward
Where: Medical tent, trailer 13, and menagerie
Warnings: Possible talk of Foster’s shitty reasoning, also Ginko is a pile of depression and self-hatred in a trenchcoat.

Zecora - Medical Tent - Day 90 afternoon

Ginko was unconscious when Tanyuu first brought him in, bruised and scraped from the fight with Foster on top of his already being exhausted. After a certain point, though, he’s just… asleep, and remains that way through the night and well into the next day. The past few days - between the mushi leeching off his blood supply and the lack of sleep from trying to handle the infestations around the carnival and stressing himself out over them - have taken their toll.

Normally, he’d be pushing himself up the moment he woke up, always moving before his brain is even fully awake. But, today, he just lies there for a few seconds, staring up at the ceiling, before lifting a hand to press his palm over his face.


Tanyuu - Trailer 13

Once it’s been confirmed that he’s good to go (and he’s promised not to strain himself too much), Ginko and Tanyuu head back to their trailer. Of course, agreeing not to tire himself out more doesn’t mean Ginko isn’t going to want Tanyuu to catch him up on what happened while was out - what happened to Foster, what was being done about the repellent.

The whole time they’re talking, he keeps fidgeting, whether with his sleeves or his hair or just in the form of his tail twisting and lashing around his ankles. “So… things are being worked out, right? Just… that’s all I need to know.”

Snake - morning of Day 92 - Menagerie

By all rights, this should be the best off Ginko has been in the past several days. In a lot of ways, it is; with the mushi situation finally under control, things are more or less looking up - and, since the mushi that had been leeching off his blood are finally being removed, little by little, he should be feeling a lot better.

Should be. He is feeling better of course, but he’s still more tired than he’d normally expect, and getting himself to go back to work when the time comes proves something of a challenge. But it’s not like he’s never had this problem before, and he does get to the menagerie, albeit a little later than usual.

His ears flick forward when he sees Snake already there, and he gives a small wave as he heads over to watch him feed his snakes. “‘Morning. How are they doing?”

Joker - Menagerie

For all intents and purposes, Ginko seems to be settling back into his work as if everything is normal - though he may seem a little more singlemindedly focused on it when he’s working, and a little less focused on anything when he isn’t. Of course, he’s still having trouble bringing himself to seek out conversation outside of what’s necessary, but… that’s probably fine. Even now, part of him wonders if it might be for the best.

Even when cleaning out the enclosures, he doesn’t pause for long between stalls. Clear out the muck, wash what needs to be washed, change out bedding and food as necessary - it’s a simple, easy pattern to keep up. Like walking, putting one foot in front of the other; he doesn’t need to think for it.

Sometimes, not thinking can be a nice change of pace.

Sans - Barn

Breaks… might pose a problem. Theoretically he could just keep working through them, but the opportunity to pause for a while is more tempting than usual… even if as soon as he’s not working he starts wishing he were. He’s used to spending his breaks chatting, wandering around the carnival to visit with coworkers, but… no way. Not right now.

Which leaves one obvious solution. Going back to his trailer would take too long and probably get some questions from Tanyuu if she catches him. So, instead, he just… flops down on a pile of hay in the corner of the barn. He’s slept in worse places.
fourthscribe: (Then what can we do?)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2017-05-13 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Things could be much, much worse, and both of them know it. But it doesn't mean that what did happen isn't incredibly unfortunate and distressing.

Haruki looks up at Ginko from his nest among a few tiny sprouts of leaves along Tanyuu's tail and buzzes quietly. After a moment he flies up to settle on Ginko's shoulder, nudging the tip of his nose against Ginko's cheek.

"No, I can handle that. I'm sure I can find plenty of willing helpers if I need." The members of the carnival are likely more than willing to do anything she or Ginko says at this point if they promise it comes with relief. "You need to rest for now--at least the rest of the day."
fourthscribe: (You have no taste)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2017-05-18 08:53 am (UTC)(link)
Tanyuu casts Ginko a bland look, crossing her arms.

"I can and will ask people to help me with the legwork needed to take care of things. You would try to do everything yourself even on a broken leg."
fourthscribe: (Ginko did the thing didn't he)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2017-05-20 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
Tanyuu raises an eyebrow very slowly, then shakes her head.

"Regardless, you were knocked unconscious. You need the rest more."
fourthscribe: (The Scribe)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2017-05-30 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
Tanyuu sighs and shakes her head, watching Haruki flutter about for a moment before settling on top of Miu. "I promise I will rest as soon as I've made sure the incense is set up properly. Will that do?"