don’t wanna know
Vetra Nyx x Fem!Ryder
Ryder leaned against the nomad; she was helping Liam make adjustments to the vehicle. Rarely did the woman have time to just throw away on minuscule tasks and time spending with her team on board. Between paperwork and being on the field; she only ever talked with them between gunfire. The Pathfinder took it upon herself to lay across the hood of the truck much to Cora’s dismay.
Her Pyjak pet currently remained at the woman’s side; curled up and snoring peacefully. The Pathfinder gently scratched the animal’s head as she listened to Liam ramble on about her terrible driving and the damage. Ryder paid no attention to his words as she stared at the wall. It wasn’t until a nearby door opened to reveal Vetra walking in.
Ryder had developed a growing crush on the female Turian since they first met on the Nexus. Rarely did someone make such an impression on the Pathfinder but something about Vetra pulled her like a magnet. Her lips pursed momentarily before kicking up her leg in hopes of catching the Turian’s attention.
In a sense, her attempt worked. “Ryder, what are you doing?”
“Laying here, keeping Liam company. Why do you ask?” A smirk tugged at the corner of the woman’s lips as her attention flickered to the taller female’s face – much taller female.
“Yes, I can see that. I meant your leg.” Vetra’s mandibles twitched momentarily as she approached the Nomad. “Why is it up?”
“Just doing some stretching,” Ryder offered a grin, an obvious bluff to her Turian companion as she crossed her arms over her chest. “Okay, that was bullshit. You know it, I know it – Liam knows it and he is under a vehicle.”
Vetra snorted in a manner that Ryder found extraordinarily cute, her eyes would have stars in them if it were possible. The Turian gently pushed the woman’s leg down as she shook her head; though she found Ryder to be an immense entertainment in her down time. Ryder felt a jolt go through her body at the smallest of touches from Vetra but she would never openly admit it.
The Pathfinder pulled herself into and upright position, almost at the Turian’s height thanks to the Nomad. It took a moment for Ryder to settle herself which involved brushing her hair from her face which obscured her vision momentarily. When her vision returned, she found Vetra’s face before hers. Her face lit up as she side glanced away from the Turian, her lips twisted to the side.
“Why are you so close?” Though she pretended to huff, she wouldn’t complain about it.
Vetra’s mandibles flexed once more as she gently placed her hands on either side of Ryder. “You know Pathfinder, if you wanted my attention you could have simply called my name.”
“That’s no fun.”
Vetra couldn’t help but chuckle at the childish response as she gently head bumped Ryder. The caused her to blush furiously, eyes wide with surprise as goosebumps covered her arms. “W-What?”
“You can stop pretending to act cool now.” Vetra teased, very aware of Ryder’s feeling as she also reciprocated them.
“Will you two just kiss? Since we boarded this ship you’ve been at this teasing.” Liam remarked from underneath the Nomad which earned a swift kick to the car’s new paint from Ryder. “Hey!”
Ryder puffed up her cheeks and chest, obviously embarrassed. “Don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Sure, you don’t.” Vetra gently held Ryder’s cheeks between her hands as she gently head bumped her again. “See you around, Pathfinder.”
With confidence and cockiness, the Turian waved over her shoulder and sauntered back to her room. Leaving Ryder rather frazzled and a hot mess with Liam chuckling from underneath the Nomad.
“Holy shit,” Vetra held her hand against her chest, finally in the safety of her room as she sucked in a deep breath. “I can’t believe I just did that.”