A. Ryder: Interlude #3
There’s a new VI in the Cultural Centre, one with a hidden message meant for the Ryders from a particular individual.
A message from one pair of lovers to another, one Commander to one Pathfinder. Because sometime’s things just fall into place.
Jaal x Ryder, Garrus x Shepard. I started playing Mass Effect 2 and I’ve read a couple fanfics and, just… feels hit. And this idea hit after seeing someone mention how that one VI could be Shepard and Garrus. So Yeah. IDK how right this is. I don’t care right now. I had to write it. Enjoy ♥
Also on AO3 under ‘The Misadventures of Aria Ryder’
Jaal loves visiting the Cultural Centre when they’re on the Nexus. He’s been through every exhibit by now, gone through every piece of information both the Human and Pathfinder VI’s can give him -
-and yet, this time, it’s Aria leading him inside, a strangely determined look on her face.
“Darling One,” he’s been trying not to question her, happy to go wherever she wishes, but something seems off in her expression, some minor desperation he’s not sure he likes, “What is it that has you so harried, Aria? Has something happened?”
“Liam said they added a new VI.” is all she manages to respond before they’re there, suddenly, and she’s come to such a quick stop that Jaal nearly stumbles into her, one hand ending up on her shoulder to keep balance.