*HOBaRT lies in a hospital bed at the nearby HOBaRT maintenance center recovering from his recent battle. His metal casing is battered and warped. An IV pumps HOBaRT juice into his huge massive body.*
*A small plopping sound approaches. HOBaRT recognises it immediately.*
HOBaRT! Wow… you really did take a beating, huh?
Well… I hope you don’t mind some company! I brought some flowers to lighten up the space. These maintenance factories can get awfully dull. There’s nothing like a little room decoration to brighten up your mood!
Ouch… HOBaRT, it’s okay, you don’t have to make any noise… I would feel terrible if you hurt yourself more…
**sigh** Everybody really misses you, HOBaRT. And we really miss your mixing as well. We’re getting by with the leftover food, but it doesn’t compare at all to your homemade cooking.
…Oh! I’m so inconsiderate. I never even considered to ask – do you understand Animalese? Can you-
Ah… that’s nice. Wow, you really do come with many surprises, don’t you HOBaRT?
Oh… don’t be sad…
It must be so lonely to not be able to talk with anyone. Are other HOBaRTs able to communicate with each other?
Oh, how nice! At least you have other HOBaRTs to talk to to keep you from being lonely…
I’ve been feeling kind of lonely myself lately. Only a handful of people here speak Animalese. A lot of people here recognize me because of Smash Brothers, so occasionally someone I don’t know will come and say hi. But we’re never able to have a conversation. I used to try and get people to understand me, but my voice is just too warbly. It’s just not possible without subtitles for people who haven’t studied Animalese. Now I just…give a smile when meeting someone new.
Because of my voice I’m not able to travel by myself. I usually always have to have someone accompany me to help translate. It would be great to travel on my own… but it’s just not possible. I wish I could learn to speak Non-Animalese English. Or Japanese. Or French! I’ve always wanted to learn Non-Animalese French. Such a beautiful language… I wish I could make those sounds…
I suppose it’s not that different for you, huh? You can only speak in wrrrrrrs.
Is there a name for the language you speak? Or is it just called “wrrrrrrrrrrr”?
Hehehe! You’re such a funny mixer, HOBaRT!
Oh no! Are you okay? I’m so sorry, I shouldn’t have had you talk so much!!
I’M GONNA HAVE TO ASK YOU TO LEAVE LITTLE DOG LADY!
I’m sorry! I’ll go!
SAY WHAT NOW?