The galaxy is a big place, full of simultaneously unfolding stories. Most of those stories are boring, and involve otherwise intelligent people sitting around watching entertainment broadcasts, but there are a few tales that have long-range impact, and reach across the light years to affect our story.
Let's peek in on Doyt Gyo and Haban 3122 for a moment...
(doyt) It's not my fault, I tell you!
(doyt) The corpse was in perfect condition when I dropped it off. If it's missing bits, talk to your sicko coroner.
Eeew. Too much information...
Let's check instead on the Nejjat terrorists, currently being interrogated by Gasht'g'd'g'tang of the fsherl-ganni...
Master g'tang! Terrible news!
What is it?
The prisoners are all dead! They committed suicide before master p'tawn could transfer them to us.
Are their skulls intact? Can we run a mindrip on them?
Sadly, no. They appear to have blown their own brains out.
Eeew. Sorry. Too much information yet again...
Let's check in on Breya, Kevyn, and Schlock on their orbital approach to the czorzny-luna shipyard. That should be safe.
So, that's the technical explanation. It really doesn't account for the emotional investment, though.
Schlock, that's truly fascinating, and it's sweet that you'd trust me enough to tell me about it.
I don't think i'm ready to be a parent, though. I've invested too much of myself in my work.
Well, i'll be here if you ever change your mind.
I hate to sound xenosexually bigoted, but could the two of you leave me out of these conversations in the future?
Now that's either too much or too little information. Either way, it's disturbing.