(( Next robo, Ferrall. They are the showy, over-the-top gender-fluid waiter that will sing you a show tune with dinner whether you asked for one or not. Refers to themselves as a “host” rather than a manager or waiter etc. Strangely enthusiastic about their job. Even when talking in private with the other bots about how concerning it is that they’ve been put into this experiment, Ferrall remains optimistic and happy about their situation. Never one complaint. The other robots haven’t seen Ferrall so much as frown before. It honestly puts everyone a bit on edge that Ferrall seems to only show the same happy emotion regardless of what is going on. Culver once innocently suggested they take Ferrall into the alley and stab him with a knife to see if Ferrall can feel pain. He suggested this in front of Ferrall and Ferrall just frick i n giggled all smugly with one of their hands daintily covering their mouth.
Culver then proceeded to pick up a knife and stabbed it through Ferrall’s gut, cutting critical wiring, and causing him to bleed oil. The other robots present (Big, Dewar, and Dreyer) pulled Culver away quickly and asked if Ferrall was ok and started to panic but then Ferrall just started laughing, dismissing their worries with a calm wave of their hand, pulled out the knife as oil bled from their mouth, and walked to the kitchen saying they’ll just go get a band-aid for this. …It may go without saying but the other bots were pretty alarmed by this. Ferrall didn’t even flinch. The bots can all feel pain so it was all a little disturbing that Ferrall’s smile only widened when Culver stabbed them.
A few weeks later, Coppelia finally decided to just ask Ferrall about the incident, she discovered that Ferrall actually enjoys their own pain. The other bots think some wiring malfunction made it so Ferrall actually feels both physical and emotional pain as pleasure and so that’s why they’re always happy. Anything other than happiness is processed as happiness. It’s still unnerving to the other bots and they’ve considered trying to contact the engineers to fix Ferrall but… they do seem happier this way. -and they never have to worry about a bad mood interfering with their ability to provide good customer service. But… really nobody but Coppellia, Culver and Tillamook spend any free time talking to Ferrall and Big still keeps a close eye on them when they are around Culver - he doesn’t want Ferrall to ask Culver to hurt them because Culver probably will do it without thinking it through. Nobody other than Culver and Tillamook really trust Ferrall and Coppellia just patronizes them. ~ Magpie Mun))