ashley shepard

Shepard leaned against the docking bay railing, looking out at the Normandy. Her body ached, sore from dancing into the wee hours. Her head throbbed in time with her heartbeat, and her ears rang from the raucous music. She couldn’t remember the last time she was this hungover, and she relished the discomfort. It was so mundane, so ordinary compared to everything else going on with the war. She didn’t want to chase it away with painkillers.

She took a deep breath, bright lights of the Citadel stinging her eyes.

“Time to get back out there, huh?”

Shepard felt Ashley’s arm snake around her waist and sighed as she leaned into her. “At least we threw one hell of a party.” She bit her lip, gaze drifting away in thought. “Probably the last one.”

“No. You’ll find a way to beat the odds.” The conviction in Ash’s voice made her heart ache.  “And when you do, hero-woman, I’ll be waiting.” Shepard grinned, draping an arm around her shoulders and squeezing gently. 

They stood in silence for a long moment, listening to their crewmates’ chatter as they embarked. Shepard traced slow circles over Ash’s back. She didn’t want this to end.

Ashley leaned over and kissed her cheek, breaking the spell. “I wouldn’t have missed any of it for the world. It’s been a damn good ride.”

She felt Ash start to move away. She caught her by the waist, pulling her so close that she could feel her warm breath on her lips. “The best.” Shepard kissed her, soft and tender, a promise.

Imagine the Normandy returning to Earth and trying to establish a comm link with the Alliance. Imagine the entire crew anxiously waiting and hoping to hear another voice after so long. Suddenly the crew erupts in cheers when Admiral Hackett’s voice comes over the comms. “We read you Normandy, loud and clear.” There’s a short pause before Hackett says, “We got someone here who wants to say hello to the crew.” A weak, raspy voice is then heard. “This is Commander Shepard….welcome home Normandy.”

Originally posted by heartbreakhur

Mass Effect fancast

Christian Bale as Commander John Shepard 

Jessica Chastain as Commander Jane Shepard

Steven Yeun as Kaiden Alenko

Michelle Rodriguez as Ashley Williams

Brandon Keener  as Garrus Vakarian

Ron Pearlman as Urdnot Wrex

Gemma Arterton as Liara T’soni

Felicity Jones  as Tali Zorah

Seth Green as Jeff Moreau 

Helen Mirren as Dr. Karin Chakwas

Keith David as David Anderson

Ben Kinglsey as Donnel Udina

Lance Henriksen as Admiral Steven Hacket

Hugo Weaving as Saren

Cate Blanchett as Matriarch Benezia

James Earl Jones as Soverign

Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson

Michael Ealy as Jacob Taylor

David Tennant as Mordin Solus

Tricia Helfer as EDI

Charlize Theron as Jack/Subject Zero

or Ruby Rose as Jack/Subject Zero

Steve Blum as Grunt

Eva Green as Samara/Morinth

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Thane Krios

Alan Tudyk as Legion

Manu Bennett as Zaeed Massani

Rila Fukushima as Kasumi Goto

Jamal Kazak as James Vega

Djimon Hounsou  as Javik

Martin Sheen as The Illusive Man

Rain as Kai Leng

Kevin Grevioux as Harbinger