|abettercriminal (abettercriminal) wrote in doorslogs,|
@ 2012-07-22 16:21:00
|Entry tags:||joker, plot: memories|
Who: Jonah Keller / Joker
What: Memories Plot
Where: His apartment on Freemont Street
Things to avoid: THIS IS THE JOKER, PEOPLE. Bring it all on.
Jonah knows that it is perfectly natural that his head should ache. After all, he has just spent the last quarter of an hour banging the back of his skull against the hardwood floor in his bedroom. The entire apartment still smells thick and red, like lying in the stomach of a carnivore, and he believes that the stench of blood will never be entirely cleaned up and aired out. But it bothers him that his head aches - hurts as if metal wires have been run through each nerve in his face, tugged tight until he cannot help grinning like a skull.
The pain helps, though. At the first whisper from the evil clown that lives in his head, Jonah smashes his head backwards almost on reflex and is delighted to find that it apparently surprises him into silence. It's perfectly logical, really. He doesn't like competing with the pain, or maybe he just enjoys watching Jonah hurt himself, and so he is quiet. Quiet is a valuable thing in Jonah’s world, and it might even save some lives.
Jonah can feel his heart pounding and it's in his wrists and behind his ribs, under his belt and deep in his thighs. He is packed thick with hearts and they are all beating a different rhythm and he is terrified they are forcing their way out to his skin. Maybe he will explode in a shower of blood. Maybe the entire room will be stained red, despite the smell of bleach and disinfectant that still burns his nose. He is so caught up in his own thoughts that he does not notice the extra dizziness – at least, not at first. That changes quickly.