In which the reward for a job well done is another job to do.
And it’s another job that’s going to involve talking to ships with their own intelligences. Being bonded with Bechimo probably means Theo has more of those to look forward to.
Sending the Old Tech repair and salvage vessels to deal with the wreckage of the Pathfinders’ ship is a good idea on a couple of levels. For one thing, it’s technology they’re familiar with, which makes the job a good fit for them (because they’re not getting unfamiliar tech to deal with on top of the overal unfamiliarity of the situation) and them a good fit for the job (because there’s probably not another clean-up crew in this universe that’s as familiar with the tech). But also, it fits the mission objective of sending them a long way from Surebleak.