“I had always wondered what the future held for me. For a short while, I thought that I could see it. The promises of adventure and company had been laid out before me -roads traced, just waiting to be explored… And they were to be walked with you at my side.
I believe that they are still there, darkened, but not forgotten. Galaxies away, new ones will have to be mapped out, ones that you will travel without me, but not alone. They lead to new beginnings, to new love, to new friends and family.
“You have provided peace of mind for a lot of people, Commander. I thank you on their behalf.
Commissioned the very amazing @augmented-mind to draw my Rosario Magdalena Shepard and I’m just…I can’t even…it’s beautiful. She’s beautiful. I am very, truly thankful. Anyone who gets the chance; commission @augmented-mind because this artist is very kind and does a remarkable job.
You know what’s even more heartbreaking than Shepard leaving behind someone they came to love to defend the Galaxy?
A Shepard who never actually found love. A Shepard who felt like they could be close to it but there was so much going on, too much, too many problems. The galaxy needed them and that took away any time they could have had to be human.
A shepard who had friends, hell friends they considered family. But not love. Not the warmth of another’s touch or the quickened beating of the heart. They die before they have the chance to find it. They die completely alone, with no one out there who could claim that they truly loved Shepard. They didn’t sacrifice themselves for a lover, they sacrifice themselves for a ragtag band of misfits who became their family. They die for the galaxy, a galaxy that never really gave them anything in return, not even someone to love.
It’s a really long time since I last wrote seriously. I asked for prompts a while back and then totally failed to write anything coherent for them. Apparently that’s because none of them made my heart hurt enough since this came relatively easily, even if I’ve been fussing over it for four days now.
it’s probably utter clumsy tripe but i tried honestly it’s been SO long and I’ve lost all of my critical skill
“Do you remember what I said before, about shared shore leave?” said Kaidan. The lights in the cabin were dimmed, still on the night cycle, but there was enough illumination for him to see Shepard’s face. She lay on her side, head propped up by her arm, watching with a faint smile as he pulled his pants on.
“I think you mentioned it,” said Rani. She yawned, stretched beneath the blankets then pushed them back and swung her legs over the side. “Remind me?” She stretched again, rolling her shoulders and enjoying the slight pull of her muscles.
She crossed the cold floor to her locker on bare feet and began to dress.
“Well, I just thought it’d be nice. We could spend some time together. Away from all-” Kaidan waved a hand vaguely as he stood and fished a shirt from the floor- “All this. Duty. Work. Rank. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love that we’re able to work together and I wouldn’t want it any other way, but… sometimes it’s hard. And I hate all this sneaking around. This-” He paused and looked down his chest at the t-shirt that stretched awkwardly across his shoulders and was not nearly long enough “- this is not my shirt.” Rani stifled a snort at the sight.