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fem!Shepard / Garrus
Warning: minor spoilers for the beginning of Mass Effect 3
Setting: This story bridges a small gap between the events of Mass Effect 2 and 3.
I swiped a hand over my face in mock frustration before I glanced up at the soldier who had entered. "Mr. Vega, I hadn't thought you would have such a short term memory. I am no longer a commander."
"Not legally, ma'am," James said smugly as I walked over. "Yet. Admiral Anderson wants to see you. I'm to take you to his office. I think it's urgent."
I frowned but nodded consent; he caught my look just before he turned and fell into step behind me. James meant well, and I admired his obvious faith in me, but reminding me of my title- former title- most every day was, in fact, becoming annoying.
And now he had been told to escort me to the Admiral's office. It wasn't his fault for following orders- I commended him for that- but it was one more subtle insult piled
fem!Shepard / Garrus
Even through the dizziness that threatened to topple me over in my seat, I could tell that last grenade had hit home. I hadn't heard the dreaded clink-clink until it was too late and Garrus was yelling my name, and then the world went black for a few seconds. By the time I staggered to my feet, EDI declared the area clear and was rerouting the cannons on her own. Relieved the mission was complete, I would've fallen back to the floor if Garrus hadn't caught me. The medi-gel was cool and comforting against my neck, but still this fuzzy feeling remained.
And that couldn't be good, considering the amount of worry in Garrus' eyes as he lifted and carried me to the shuttle.
Most importantly, I was tired. Weariness seeped into my bones, my body heavy and my eyelids heavier. I could rest on the way back to the Normandy, gather my strength as I closed my eyes-
"Stay with me, Shepard."
Rarely was I irritated to hear Garrus' lilting voice. I
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