I’ve been sitting on this AU for a while, and well, since it’s Reyes Appreciation week, I figured I’d share this snippet from something I’ve been working on!
Faking the Dead
“I keep turning over new leaves, and spoiling them, as I used to spoil my copybooks; and I make so many beginnings there never will be an end.” - Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
“I knew I wasn’t popular, but I never thought the other smugglers would team up against me… Kind of flattering, actually.”
She tried to focus on the voices, on the cold metal pressed against her cheek – on anything but the searing pain. Hurry it up. She heard the other figure walk towards the speaker. It was hard for anyone to move quietly in that clunky armour.
“They might try again.” The smug bastard actually chuckled at that.
angarans: alright so the turians have the best military in the milky way, the asari have basically mastered biotics, salarians are good at everything they do and the krogan are literal fucking tanks. what do humans have to offer?
Things Ryder has definitely done at some point with the Tempest’s suspended walkway between the bridge and the research room:
done their best Dramatic Commander turn-on-heel and stalk away from the bridge after giving an order
tried to start a fashion show
took a running start and slid down in their socks
sat on the edge and ate snacks while their legs dangled
tossed stuff down/up at people who are walking by (whether it was that tool they were asking for, or snack bits as they pass by)
started a fashion show with Liam and a sleep-deprived Gil
staged a dramatic sword/lightsaber fight (but with whom?)
hopped off the side to avoid a conversation or meeting reminder (or just to look cool) (luck was in their favor the first two times, but then they got cocky and sprained their ankle on the third try)
fashion show now with guest stars Suvi and Kallo
special guest star when Cora refuses to change her route for their shenanigans
dropped something onto the floor below while Too Damn Tired and just kinda slowly sank to their knees and then their chest until they’re laying down with their arm dangling over the side, reaching, until Vetra finally walks by, “Oh thank god you’re here, your arms are long and beautiful. Can you please pick that up and just. put it in my hand.”
tried to use biotics/jump jet to do some cool wall bounce from the first floor onto the walkway, estimated any aspect of that wrong, crashed into the opposite wall, and crawled to medbay
sat on the side with their legs gently swaying, listening to the hum and beep of the ship
This was an idea I have been obsessed with ever since finishing the game; loving space age travel art as much as I do, I couldn’t help but wonder about the Initiative’s tourism advertising revving up once viability was green across the board and Meridian was secured. Almost all of the formerly busted Golden Worlds, now fully habitable and relatively safe - what would the visual explosion of their marketing look like? So I went ahead and gave it a shot.
Post-ending travel ads for the Golden Worlds of the Heleus Cluster, with a bonus appearance from Aya. I released these in 2 installments, but I decided I wanted to look at them all together. Super proud of these.