For this one, you must win back your co-pilot before dropping him off on an alien planet.
THE DROP OFF (any gender, mid twenties through late life)
I told you I don't WANT to talk about the last mission. Okay? I screwed up, I screwed up, I screwed up! Happy now?
God, you see, this is the problem. THIS is the problem. I can't even concentrate on the coordinates. We could both crash into the Syloid Swamp right now. You provoke me, Gary. You PROVOKE me. And when I'm provoked, I get sloppy. That's what happened on the last mission when you started criticizing my--
Forget it. I'm going to go into the cockpit and enter the coordinates now. "See ya later" "Have fun exploring" "Stay safe" "Don't forget that my mailing address is now in a separate station since I've been FIRED. Yes, thank you for bringing that up, Gary. Really nice way for us to say goodbye.
I took this last trip because I wanted to say goodbye, Gary. Ya know, goodbye? Because we did have some good missions, didn't we, Gary? I was hoping we could maybe say goodbye remembering those rather than my screw up which, to be probably kinda fair was also YOUR screw up because you were PROVOK-
Gary, I'm thinking that if you make it back from this mission, we should get married.
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