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HIRA DO HIRA
Something felt off about the commander. Normally impassive, she toyed with her empty shot glass, brow furrowed as she watched the reflections of Illium’s neon lights.
Miranda knew she would refocus on the mission the second her contact arrived, but it itched at her. It was better to address problems directly. “Is something wrong, Commander?”
Shepard turned her gaze to the biotic. “Would you go out with someone you barely know?”
Miranda allowed herself a slight smirk. “That’s generally the point of going out with them. What brought this on?”
“Asari I met briefly on Feros, ran into her yesterday.” Shepard scratched her nose, frowning harder. “Apparently tried to flirt with me.”
“Apparently?” Miranda repeated.
“Krios and Garrus pointed it out.”
“Ah.” She bit back a smile. “Are you considering accepting her offer?”
Shepard shook her head. “No connection there. Just confused me.”
“Well, you are rather attractive, Commander,” Miranda pointed out, tone sly. “And of course there’s the pull of strength and status.”
Humor flashed through her green eyes. “Not what I meant. Never understood fraternizing happening without a prior connection.”
She leaned back, smiling openly now. “You sound like you’re reading from a military manual.”
“Was born and raised Alliance,” Shepard reminded with a brief smirk.
“Which explains much about you.”
A moment passed and her smirk widened. “Walked into that one.”
Miranda chuckled. “That you did. So you’ve never ‘fraternized’?”
“Not without a prior connection,” Shepard answered, warmth coloring her rough voice. “You?”
“Not for a while,” she said, sobering slightly. “It complicates things.”
Shepard hummed in agreement, then set her glass aside with a slight head-shake. “Relationships are weird.”
Miranda nodded ruefully. “That they are, Shepard.”