045: The Bad News

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My department head approached me with a grim expression.

"It is my sad duty to inform you that we have lost contact."

"What?" I asked.

"Though they made many notable discoveries, the rovers have gone dark, and may never be recovered. If only someone could traverse the vast distances and bring them home." She stared at me with hope in her eyes.

I sighed. "OK! I'll go out and bring in the carts from the parking lot! Jeez!" I zipped up my parka. I liked working at the grocery store, but my boss could be a real sarcastic asshole sometimes.

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