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Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 28
Chapter 28 That's what friends do
They were again on their way to CitadelGarrus had overheard Shepard giving the order to Jokerafter their post-action debriefing. During the talk Garrus had noticed that Shepard's heart was not in the meeting and guessed that she was still musing on the horrible things Ashley Williams had said to her. An incoming call from the Illusive Man had cut the debriefing short, and now the crew was back to their normal posts.
Garrus heard the telltale sound of footsteps behind his back, and turned to face Shepard.
"Need me for something?" he asked.
"Garrus..." He had never heard Shepard's voice so broken before, and she was blinking her eyes rapidly again. "I just need to talk."
"Sure," Garrus replied, gesturing toward the footlocker Shepard usually sat when she visited him.
"You are my only true friend now," she sighed as she sat down heavily. "Ashley..."
Garrus closed the door and sat next to Shepard.
"She was too hard on yo
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 31
Chapter 31 Message from past
The Normandy headed out the same evening and turned its course toward Illium. Shepard informed Garrus that in addition to finally getting the cannon she had promised him, there would be two potential recruits she hoped to find from there. As they prepared to land Garrus was surprised to see Kasumi Goto joining him and Shepard on the ground team. The young thief was so inconspicuous on board the ship that Garrus had almost forgotten she even existedhe started to have an idea, why she was so good at what she did for a living.
"Oh, we are just picking up something special I ordered for Shepard," she replied when Garrus inquired why she wanted to come with them.
"Logged, commanding officer is ashore," EDI reported as they passed through the airlock. "XO Lawson has the deck."
With Shepard's lead they walked out, but were almost immediately stopped by an asari and two security mechs.
"Welcome to Nos Astra, commander Shepard,"
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 38
Chapter 38 Beauty and the Beast
It was already lunch time when Garrus woke up and went to mess hall to grab something to eat. The Normandy was en route to their next destination and most of the crew was on duty, so only Kasumi was sitting at one of the tables.
"Oi!" the young girl called when she saw him walking down the steps. "C-Sec!"
"I would prefer if you called me by name, Kasumi," Garrus gruntedhe was still feeling groggy and the cheerfulness of the human felt annoying. "Or would you like me calling you thief in public?"
"Geez, Garrus," Kasumi laughed while he prepared a tray of food for himself. "I didn't want to insult you or anything. I just wanted to say... well... I watched you and the commander yesterday. I don't know if anyone has told you, but the two of you would make a cute couple."
"Uhm..." Garrus could feel the heat rising at the back of his neck and the tray trembled slightly.
"Cute like..." the girl smiled widelyshe apparen
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 37
Chapter 37 Thane
The mercenary team in the next room was caught completely off guard by their arrival. Two of the mercs were thrown through a large window by Shepard's biotics and the others fell in short order before they had time to regroup. Before the last merc had hit the floor Kasumi was working on a locked door at the side of the room.
When the door opened they saw three salarians nervously waiting in the room.
"Are you guys all right in here?" Shepard asked, taking a step toward them.
"Get back!" one of the salarians shouted, waving a gun wildly. "Get back... I'll shoot!"
"Relax," Garrus advised. "Don't do anything you'll regret."
"I don't want to hurt you," the salarian continued nervously. "But I will. I said get back! I'll go it! Please... don't make me do it."
"Hey, I'm not the bad guy here," Shepard assured, raising her hands. "What's your name?"
"I... I'm Telon," the salarian introduced himself. "Don't... come any closer."
"Telon, I'm commander Shep