A. Ryder Log #10
They find the Archon, the Map to Meridian… and Aria dies for the second time. This time is different, though, and she locks herself away, hiding from her crew.
Jaal draws her out, and has a request - meet his family - and Aria’s happy to focus on something good.
Also on AO3 under The Misadventures of Aria Ryder
Jaal x Ryder, Early Relationship, Spoilers for Jaal’s romance. We’re getting into the actual romance now, guys!
Every time Aria closes her eyes, attempts to sleep, she sees the Archon and jolts awake, chest heaving desperately for breath as the memories fade.
So many things have happened - so many accomplishments, victories, - and yet all she see’s is the Archon staring her down, deeming her unworthy, and then-