Felt strange to be in Shepard’s cabin without her next to him. But she
had told him to use her cabin like his own, and Garrus was determined to take
everything she said at face value, and to stop looking for hidden meanings
behind her words.
But it was so easy to fall
into that trap, to wonder if she really wanted him there, or if she was
humoring him. Garrus would have thought after being back on the Normandy for a couple of weeks now, he’d
be past that.
Shepard closed her eyes, feeling far more relaxed than the commander
of the Normandy had a right to be.
This was the best bottle of dual-chilarity wine Garrus had found yet. Too bad
they already drank the whole damn thing. If she wasn’t so damn comfortable on
the couch right now, she’d go grab another bottle of something so they could
They deserved a bit of relaxation, especially after the day they had
on Sur’Kesh. With Mordin and Eve safe in the medical bay, Shepard and Garrus
went to her quarters to split that really excellent bottle of wine.
“You’ve completely checked out, haven’t you?” Garrus said. Even drunk,
Shepard could hear the amusement in his subvocals. “What did I just say?”
She nodded as he ran the palm of his hand over her shaved head.
“Something about horny teenage turians.” Her eyes opened and she smirked. “Tell
me more. I want to hear all about
young, horny Garrus Vakarian, who fucked anything that moved.”
“It wasn’t exactly like that, Shepard,” Garrus said. At her raised
eyebrow, he let out of laugh. “Okay, it was mostly like that. Turians are
encouraged to experiment a bit, especially once we get to basic and things are
“So how did horny turian teenagers hook up? I’ve got to imagine
there’s a turian version of ‘seven minutes in heaven’ or ‘spin the bottle.’”
Shepard said, moving so she sat on the edge of the couch and deliberately
stretching her arms over her head to tease Garrus a bit.
“I think every society has spin the bottle,” he said.
The bottle of wine they shared stood in the middle of the coffee
table. Shepard leaned forward and placed it on its side. With a grin at Garrus,
she spun the bottle, hoping it would land on them or the bed. Even the bathroom
And then it stopped. Pointing directly at the fishtank.
“We have a winner,” Garrus said, with a laugh. “Go make out with your
He tapped her ass, and Shepard decided her dignity was on the line.
Standing up as carefully as she could, she took a step. Things weren’t too
blurry or unsteady, so she took another and another until she stood in front of
the fish tank.
Behind her, she could hear Garrus standing up, but she didn’t pay him
any attention, focusing only on the fish in front of her. She really should
give them names one of these days…
Just when she was about to lean forward and quickly press her lips
against the fish tank, Garrus’ hand on her shoulder turned her around.
Shepard’s breath hitched as he pinned her against the glass, his hands grabbing
her ass to lift her up. She wasted no time wrapping her legs around his waist
with a grin.
“Maybe make out with me instead,” Garrus said, his voice low.
Shepard squirmed against him as his tongue - oh fuck, his tongue - licked a trail down her neck. And then his mouth
plates were against her lips, and she decided that she won spin the bottle
Me: they are better than any of you i say they are better than any of you i say why did you interfere oh god what is it all what is it who are you to tell me anything sonya why go away everyone go away
i knew toadie & sonya were going to split and that there marriage was more than likely going to be over but i really wasn’t prepared to actually see it happen :( to see them both crumble and dealing with the devastation of what happened to their relationship… it is just so hard and painful to watch!
The sun woke Alicia from a restless sleep and she looked over to the other side of the store to see Elyza sitting next to Crista, who still hadn’t moved since they placed her down yesterday. She could hear the sound of Elyza’s voice as she spoke quietly to Crista. Alicia felt the bubble in her stomach grow bigger than it had ever been before. She was trying not to be jealous about how close Crista seemed to be to Elyza. After all, Crista wasn’t in the best shape and Alicia felt slightly guilty about feeling jealous of Crista.
Alicia sat up and looked over to see Sonya sitting a few feet away looking at her. Sonya gave her a knowing smile. “Jealous?” She asked, quickly glancing at Elyza tilting Crista’s head up to give her a drink of water. Alicia shook her head, her eyes drifting back to Sonya.
“I know Elyza loves me.” Alicia tried her best to sound confident. Sonya’s grin got even wider and her eyes seemed to see right through her.
“And who did she love before you?” Sonya asked quietly. “Or did you not talk about that?”
Sonya was trying to get inside Alicia’s head and sadly it was working. “It doesn’t matter.” Alicia said, but again her eyes focused on Elyza and Crista and she saw an intimacy she wasn’t sure she was just imagining in her jealousy.