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Trophy Guide for "Here, let me hold that metal detector for you while you cry..."

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KTKarona
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KTKarona
Trophy won on 05 Feb 15
TT Score for this game: 1,596
Posted on 05 February 15 at 14:00, Edited on 10 January 16 at 22:16
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What: “Here, let me hold that metal detector for you while you cry...” bronze trophy
When: During Year Two (Rubacava)
Where: Security Station

As part of the main quest for this year, you'll need to try and get the metal detector from Carla. However, she's not willing to part with it. You have to change her mind, and one way of doing so is by getting her to enjoy her job. Pass through the large metal detector to start the inspection, but she said that she really enjoys strip searches. Drink the Marillo de Oro, which disappears somewhere within Manny's skeleton, and then enter the large metal detector again (satisfying the following trophy requirement):
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In the back room, Carla will start spilling her heart out to you. Time and again, you'll end up having several prompt choices to chime in on her story, but don't choose any of them. Let her vent and reminisce until she gets to the point of tears, repeatedly crying and asking for her mother. At this point, you can interrupt her and ask to hold the metal detector. When she asks if that was the only reason you were there, admit it and she'll furiously throw the thing out the window. Congratulations on breaking another heart, Manny.

You can miss this trophy as you have to make sure you don't prompt anything during her venting session, to let her get it all out of her system. Once she has finally started crying, THEN you can ask about the metal detector. (Thank you to TangerineGamer for clarification.)
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