At the sudden poke, Marble batted at Bumble’s hand, using her other claw to push her goggles up off her eyes. These humans had no concept of personal space!
"Oi! Don’t go touching me like we’re friendly." She hmph’d at his question, "Ya’now, the island. Shadow creatures, Charlie, ‘umans trying not to starve to death."
She looked down the tunnel at Spot, who was waiting below her. Until she moved, it couldn’t get past her, but with these creeps nearby…
The two elsen were at a loss for words. It wasn’t every day that creatures with strange accents popped out of the ground.
Boggle rubbed his chin in thought at Marble’s words. Charlie? He was certain that there was nobody around with that name- at least not during his shift.
“Charlie..? Charlie… Oh, of course! I was unaware that.. that Charlie had uh.. acquaintances like yourself. They are quite sociable after all. Just a moment, I will return shortly so that you may converse with them.”
While Boggle was gone, Bumble produced a few cubes of sugar and placed them on the ground near Marble. “Here. Uh, so you and your ‘Uman’ coworkers do not starve. That would be quite unproductive and hh.. unpleasant.”
Moments later, Boggle returned with a cow. “I wasn’t sure which Charlie to bring, so I brought this one.”