Sweet Little Lies - chapter 5
A/N - it took a little longer than I expected, but the next chapter of Sweet Little Lies is up on AO3! Trigger warning for torture discussion. Art is by Tai-Kee ^_^
The low hum of the Tempest’s engines were unfamiliar to Reyes, though they brought up a longing within him; a bittersweet yearning for better times on the Nexus when the future had seemed to bright and he had believed in Jien Garson’s vision. Before the mutiny had torn the vision apart. Before he had realised just how full of shit Tann was. Before he had become a “sympathiser” and left with Sloane and her outcasts.
A long time ago.
He felt like a different man to the one who had left the Nexus, and he supposed, he was.
He paced back and forth in Sirius’ room on the Tempest, feeling out of place and lost in the huge space. Everything was clean. Neat. In it’s place. He’d explored the place as best he could without invading her privacy, and learned more about Sirius in few hours than he had in the weeks he had known her.
She collected crystals and model ships, enjoyed whiskey almost as much as he did, and for a woman who spoke so little about her family, she kept a lot of pictures of them. It showed a sweetness and softness to her that he hadn’t had opportunity to see on Kadara, and he’d studied her belongings and photos with curiosity. Her father, the late Alec Ryder, he knew from Nexus propaganda. He wore the same serious frown that his daughter often did. Her mother had a gentle look about her, and Reyes could see the same bone structure in Sirius’ face.
Her twin, Orion, shared Sirius’ colouring, but unlike his petite biotic sister, he appeared tall and muscular. Handsome, Reyes thought, though his face was softer, his eyes kinder. He looked less likely to fight a war, or take Sloane on, and more likely to negotiate peace. There was no shining biotic light in his gaze either, and his eyes were a hazel colour similar to Reyes’ own.
The glimpse into her life made him feel guilty about how carefully he had hidden so many aspects of his own from her, and as he paced back and forth across the room, Reyes renewed his promise to reveal everything to her.
Read the rest here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10597851/chapters/24429510