ME:A Celebration Meme Day 2 - Character Day
The second part of my ME:A Celebration Meme. The first part can be found in the #meacelebrationmeme tag. Enjoy.
Again: English is not my first language, but I hope I didn’t make too many mistakes.
Day 2: Character Day
a small sip of the ominous purplish drink Sara had brought on board, along with
half a ton of “necessities”, which were now piled up in his quarters. Their
quarters, now. Goodbye to privacy.
She herself would sleep with the rest of the crew, but her things would have to stay in his room and what had been his quiet corner of seclusion had now been turned into the mobile “pathfinder headquarters”.
“What is this? Other than utterly disgusting, I mean.” He had to resist the urge to spit the drink out and instead swallowed it. It left a nasty, sour taste on his tongue, probably some kind of fruit juice.
“Hm, I don’t really know. I brought a whole assortment of different drinks from Vortex, Dutch wanted me to try them out.”
Scott raised the glass and tried to figure out what in hells name Dutch could’ve mixed in there. This was definitely not from the Milky Way. Way he saw it, it probably came directly from hell itself.
Sara watched his – yes, truthfully a little overacted – grimaces and shook her head, grinning widely.
“Come on, it can’t be that bad!”
She took the glass out of his hands and took a sip herself, just to spit it out right away.
“You will clean that up. And this…” He closed the still half-full bottle, “Maybe I will give this to Cora. Tell her it’s Asari and she’ll probably drink it without uttering a single word of criticism. She may even like it, who knows.”
Sara retrieved another bottle, this time filled with a dark green liquid. “You really don’t like her, hm?” she stated with an accusing undertone. Scott raised a second, empty glass and waited for Sara to fill it. “Nah, I do actually. We have our differences, but she gets the job done and if I had to put my life in someone’s hands, she would probably be my first choice. I just find her Asari fetishization – oh my god, I can’t believe I did just say that – very irritating.”
Sara nodded slowly. “How do you like Vetra?”
Taking a careful sip and then a large gulp, Scott leaned into the backrest of his couch and contemplated for a moment. From the very first second, she had struck him as a likeable rogue, with all her work through back-channels and her willingness to bend the rules to get things done. But when he learned of her sister and all the things she had been through, he had gained a different perspective. She was not as light-hearted and simple as he had thought. On the inside, she was a deeply emotional and sensitive person, and with that realization, he came to like her even more.
“She’s… something different. An amazing addition to the team and beside that, an amazing friend, too. I have lost track of how many times we have talked until late at night.”
Again, Sara nodded, but didn’t respond.
“What is this? Some kind of “getting to know people without talking to them”? Or are you profiling me?” Scott sat up straight, trying to read Sara’s expression. But before he could come to a definite result, she suddenly jumped to her feet and pointed her index finger at him, her face broadening into a wide, triumphant smirk. “You had a crush on him!”
For a moment, he stared at her, perplex, then he rolled his eyes. “Whatever. I can’t remember any occasion on which I ever laughed about your dumb crushes, but, like I said… whatever.”
“Except for that one time, when I dated Julian, from university. Or that other time with Ryan, the one who turned out to be the biggest douchebag in the history of mankind…”
“See? I was right about that one!”, Scott exclaimed.
Sara sunk onto the couch, shrugging her shoulders. “It’s not like any of that matters now. It will probably be a while before I even have time for such things again. Being on pathfinder business, you know?”
This time, it was Scott who smiled knowingly. “Well, you never know… Such things always happen when you least expect it and in places you never thought to look.”