11 for the meme? Please and thank you :D
A little late, but here you go. This is also for @bloomingcnidarians who asked for the exact same prompt!
11. A Surprise Kiss Velvet Shepard/Garrus Vakarian
(requested by @ferociousqueak and @bloomcnidarians)
The Normandy crew was back at nearly full strength. They went through hell and came back alive. Most of the abducted crew had survived even. Velvet could not quite believe it yet.
“Set course to Ilium, see if we can get repairs,” she said.
“Aye,” Joker said back over the intercom. EDI was quiet for the moment.
Velvet was exhausted, but still had way too much adrenatline coursing through her system to be able to sleep any time soon. She went to the mess hall to get something to drink. A few people were there, speaking in hushed whispers. Velvet made herself a coffee and wandered to a table in the corner furthest away. She sat down and absentmindedly played with her stirrer.
“Hello Shepard,” a pleasant and very familiar voice said behind her, “Mind if I join you?”
“Not at all, Garrus. Have a seat,” Shepard said.
Garrus took a seat opposite to Shepard and watched her coffee. “That’s not going to knock you out,” he said.
“I know,” she said, still playing with the stirring rod.
“You know your species needs sleep, right?” Garrus said.
“We do?” she said.
Garrus put his hand over hers. “You do.”
Velvet stopped and watched him intently.
“Perhaps you’re right,” she said eventually and got up, “Goodnight Garrus.”
“Goodnight, Shepard,” Garrus said.
She walked away, turned back, gave him a quick kiss on his mandible and walked to the elevator. As the doors closed behind her, she hummed a happy tune. The future might be bleak, but at least she had her best friend and lover at her side. It was enough for now.