Eyes Like Stars
Zoe Shepard has eyes like the void of space. Deep, boundless, and endlessly black; they seem to hold a beautiful darkness that sparkles and shines with distant pinpoints of light. When she sits in the Starboard Observation lounge, her eyes twinkle with distant galaxies and starlight, reflecting nebulas and supernovas until Kaidan is certain he could fall into her eyes and get lost forever. He could stare into her eyes for hours, enchanted, counting falling stars and second chances, and all the ways he loves her.
Liara T’soni has eyes like luminescent twin moons. The most incredible blue Kaidan has ever seen; as though the Goddess Athame herself scooped up the atmosphere of Neptune, sprinkled it with shimmering stardust, and placed that gorgeous colour in the orbs that are her eyes. He’s stared into those eyes as they glistened with tears for her lost love, seen them turn to him when they were lost and lonely, and seen them shine and glow with happiness. A thousand emotions in the cosmic blue of her eyes, and he loves them all just as he loves her.
His own eyes are plain by comparison, an earthly brown; the colour of autumn leaves or rusted pennies thrown into a well. But late at night, when he stares into his lovers’ faces, he knows his eyes reflect their eyes and steal a little of that twinkling darkness and glowing azure. And when his eyes reflect the magic of his lovers’, his eyes are like stars too, and they hold a beauty of their own.