ok but i’m hoping to see us girls lookin out for each other turn into a trend instead of just giving each other the Bitch Stare constantly. like look out for ur fellow sisters. we all need to have each others backs. sisterhood is the most important thing idc what anyone says
And it better fits my blood to be disdained of all than to fashion a carriage to rob love from any: in this, though I cannot be said to be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied but I am a plain-dealing villain!
Completely plotless thing with Avory Shepard and James Vega during her incarceration.
shit, Vega, not in my fucking bed!”
cocked his head, a deer in the headlights of a very large, very
dangerous Mack truck bearing down on him with incredible speed. Too
many tequila shots dulled his reaction time and the semi crashed into
him with full force, though off kilter, and knocked him over onto his
side. His bag of chips flew from his hands, the contents of which
spilled over the bed, the crumpled foil landed on the floor.
the hell, Shepard?” His tongue felt thick and his words were
Going shot for shot with Commander Shepard was a dumb idea. If the
world wasn’t spinning beneath him, he would have taken a moment to
regret his decision. But as it was, he was too fucking disoriented
from Shepard’s tackle to worry about what Anderson – hell, what
Anderson and Hackett would do to him if they walked in at that
moment. Off duty or not, his superior officers would not be happy.
was playing a dangerous game, but Shepard was damn persuasive, and
James would be lying if he said he didn’t want to spend more time
with her off the clock. Over the past four months, she had shattered
every preconceived notion he had about her, and now, sprawled beside
him, body twisted and golden mane cast in a halo around her head, it
was almost hard to remember she was the Commander Shepard.
pushed himself up into an unsteady seated position, leaned back
against the headboard.
eyes were closed and her smile wide, her chest still shaking with
laughter. “Your fucking face, Vega.”
looked down his cheeks at Shepard, who he couldn’t be sure was drunk
or just in a particularly Shepard mood. “You spilled the
panted, tried to quell her laughter. “I told you not to eat in my
did it.” James slurred a defense.
more deep breaths and Shepard finally opened her eyes, and he watched
through blurred vision as she struggled to find him. She squinted up
at him for a moment as he swayed, then one lazy, limp wristed arm
rose into the air, like a drunken cobra rising from a basket. He felt
himself go cross-eyed as she flicked her wrist, pointed a finger at
his face, and he flinched when she poked him a little too hard on the
bridge of his nose.
used to have a scar like this.” She dragged her finger across his
cheek, following the scar there.
tried to ignore the warmth of her touch, clumsy as it was, as she
traced the mark clear to the end. He focused on the burning heat in
his belly; the pleasant acidic feel of tequila on an empty stomach
went perfectly with the smell of lime and salt lingering on her
finger. It was almost enough of a distraction to stop the chill from
running down his spine as she flicked her finger off his cheekbone.
to?” James swatted at her hand and she laughed, let her arm flop
back down over her chest.
she rolled onto her side, propped her head up on her hand, “Cerberus
replaced it with all these fucky red monstrous ones when they brought
me back from the dead.”
through the daze he was caught in, he could hear the lack of humor in
her tone. And even though she had been having a hard time locking her
eyes on any one thing for a while, she wasn’t even trying now, her
gaze off somewhere far away.
knew she used to have a scar very similar to his, could remember how
he and his fellow marines who followed her career had speculated how
she got it, what she had done to the person who gave it to her. It
was her signature mark. The first time he had seen her without it,
the first news story when she had resurfaced with Cerberus, had been
like seeing his own disappear.
for the best, Shepard.” James’ head rolled to the side. He tried to
raise a brow, but his face felt like molten lava, incapable of much
more than a lazy grin. “Looks better on me. I wouldn’t want to show
snorted, rolled onto her back and flung her arm over to smack him on
the thigh. “In your dreams, Vega. I rocked the shit out of that
scar and you know it.”
he sighed, his eyes blatantly drifting over Shepard’s sprawled out
form, “you rock a lot of things, Lola.”
blue eyes came back to the moment, snapped up to meet his and she
flung her arm at him again, this time smacking him square in the
chest. “Oh, fuck off, Vega.” Her hand fell, her arm draped palm
up over his thighs. “You lost your chance with me when you spilled
chips on my bed. Fucking crumbs everywhere.”
chuckled and leaned over the side of the bed to retrieve the bag of
chips. He dug out a handful, piled them onto Shepard’s open palm.
“Eat, Shepard. You’re getting grumpy.”
scoffed. “Maybe because someone dumped chips everywhere.”
yeah.” James pulled out another handful, stuffed some chips into
his own mouth. “I still haven’t heard a thank you for risking my
ass to drink with you in the first place.”
grumbled something under her breath, the sound drowned out by her
crunching on a chip. He looked down at her, her eyes closed and her
mouth chewing lazily like a cow on cud. The Commander Shepard looking
more and more human every day.
washing my sheets tomorrow.” She swallowed and her eyes opened.
James felt his cheeks flush, caught red handed watching her, but she
was oblivious. “And thank you.”
felt his mouth quirk uncontrollably into a lopsided grin. Yeah,
definitely more human, and it only took four months and an entire
bottle of tequila.
ahhh idc what anyone says I love how the diamonds are written, I love how they’re tyrannical fucked up leaders who need to be stopped but also??
I love their depth and how they know how to feel and love and even if their love is completely selfish and terrifying, there’s still so much more to them than “hi we’re big and bad and blah blah get fucked”