Dave had the package and I carried the laptop. It was my job to monitor our progress. Roxanne held the globe.
But Dave and Roxanne got into a fight, like they always do, and I had to settle it. Dave thinks his package is the most important aspect of our mission, and Roxanne can’t stand it when he goes off like that. By the time I got back to check on our progress, we were completely off-track.
We were lost.
I want to say that we were all to blame. But the adminstrators must have known from the outset that Dave wasn’t a team player. And Roxanne has a hair-trigger temper, they knew that. So I don’t think it’s fair to blame me as well.
That’s all I have to say. I realize that there used to be life on Mars and now that the package Dave had is missing, Mars is barren. I realize that. But I just want to say it was not my fault. I did what I could, given the circumstances.
– Statement by Fran, Former Team Member, Exploration Party AX-3