NPCs have stories and friendships too.
Actually, they probably have more realistic lives and interpersonal interactions than most PCs.
Admiral Ackbar: The Peace Moon is rotating to bear on our fleet!
C-3PO: Take cover behind the star destroyers.
Grizz Frix: Roger that!
Ekelarc Yong: I've got your back, Grizzy.
Grizz Frix: Thanks Ekky. We've been through a lot worse than this. Remember the Battle of Toprawa?
Ekelarc Yong: Yeah, we got roaring drunk after that one! Oh, how we laughed.
Grizz Frix: It's your shout after this one.
Ekelarc Yong: Sure. Right now I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself.
Grizz Frix: You don't have to, mate. I'll be with you the whole—
Ekelarc Yong: Grizz! Grizz!! Grizz!!!
Ekelarc Yong: What is this... this emptiness decaying the cords of my mind? The sinews of thought, repelling at this gap, this loss of new voice to make diamond memories fresh...
[SFX]: Pow! Pow!
Ekelarc Yong: Oh, raw wound, let it be knotted and turned back upon itself!
Ekelarc Yong: Let the spider's web be gently rebound upon this tree remaining tall, for the gossamer may hold its dew as long as—