The Prowler has good environmentals, so Aeryn's not worried about being outside. In fact, it gives her more reason to stay right where she is.
She really doesn't want to talk about what's bothering her. It's not anything anyone can fix. She's seen the outside world. It's hard
to try to act and talk and look like them. She knows she's not like them. She's spent almost her entire life in the Peacekeepers, and then the last two years in Fandom, and she knows neither place is normal by Earth standards. Then add in the fact that she has no idea what she's qualified to do for a job, and if she ever gets sick or injured she's going to have to deal with it because doctors here seem clueless, never mind that they can't find out she's not human... And she really
doesn't want to be forced to leave her ship here.
And it's hard to tell this to someone who's made several offers to leave so she would be more comfortable because she fully expects to have to turn down the offer again while he knows
she's not having an easy time of it. Much easier to shut up and deal with it and work it all out. Too bad he can't frelling cooperate
When it's cooled down some more, she finally pops the canopy and hops out of the Prowler to head back. Hopefully by now John's asleep and they can postpone the next argument till tomorrow. [Establishy. Unless you're really intent on catching her going back to the dorms.]