bastian shepard

You know what? That’s a headcanon now. Bastian–that stoic, hardass, cynical man–has a tendency to give that sappy, adoring gaze upon Ashley when she’s not looking.

And at first the aliens aboard thought it was just a general human thing, but then they start to notice the specific conditions.

Garrus: Ah, Shepard, you’re doing that… thing with your face again.

Bastian: That ‘thing’?

Tali: Yeah, you know! The 'puppy eyes’. I’ve been doing research.

Bastian: …There are no puppy eyes.