A knock at the door reverberated through the air, signifying the next applicant's arrival.
"Come in!" called out Link.
When the door opened, in walked four people. The first was a man dressed like a gentleman, complete with a top hat. Next to him stood a young boy dressed in a blue sweater and cap. The other man was dressed in a blue suit and had spiked back black hair. Next to him was a teenage girl dressed like a shrine maiden.
"And you are?" questioned Samus.
"Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Professor Hershel Layton and this is my apprentice, Luke Triton," spoke the top hat wearing man in a slight British accent.
"A pleasure to meet you, ma'am!" spoke the boy, also in a British accent.
The other man was about to speak, but the girl beat him to it.
"And this is the greatest defense attorney ever, Phoenix Wright, but you can call him Nick! Oh and my name's Maya Fey!" exclaimed the girl with a cheerful grin.
Phoenix rubbed the back of his head in embarrassment. "I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm the greatest defense attorney ever, Maya."
Maya rolled her eyes at her boss' modesty before she turned to Link and Samus. "Anyway, we're here because Nick and the Professor wish to enter the next Smash Brothers!"
Link raised an eyebrow at that. "Really?"
Luke nodded his head. "That's right! The Professor may not look like a fighter, but he's really good with a sword."
Layton let out a few chuckles. "While it is not gentlemanly to brag, I must admit that I am well taught in the way of the sword. To be honest, I mostly wish to join this Smash Brothers so I may test my skill against the other swordsmen."
Maya then spoke up again. "And Nick here may look like a weakling, but he can fight too! He was actually in Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 as a fighter!"
Phoenix shuddered at the memory. Fighting against the likes of Firebrand, Akuma, and Wesker was something he'd rather forget.
"…I don't know. Considering who is already a Smash Fighter, are you two sure you want to join? Doing so means you'll most likely have to fight Bowser or Ganondorf," explained Samus.
Phoenix turned a little green at the thought of fighting such villains, while Layton contemplated the idea. Maya and Luke though spoke up.
"I'm sure Nick can handle it!"
"The Professor can do anything!"
Layton let out a few chuckles again. "I guess that settles it then."
"Speak for yourself, Professor," muttered Phoenix. 'I don't want to do this! What would Iris think? I don't want to worry her.'
"Then I'll send your applications in then," said Link. "Should you be picked, we'll give you a call."
"Very well then. Come, Luke. We have puzzles to solve."
"C'mon, Nick! Let's go tell everyone the good news!"
"Hold on, Maya!"
The four left, leaving Link and Samus to their own devices.
Link let out a laugh. "It'd be interesting to see one of them make it in."
"But it will be highly doubtful and you know it."
"You never know, Samus. You never know."