Day 6: Favorite Story Arc | Getting Brian Back
Day 6: Favorite Story Arc | Getting Brian Back
Mission Scenery: Normandy Crash Site
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Everything my crewmates ever said so far has led up to this line
I may or may not have waited half the game just for him to say the thing this is pure gold
I mean Kaidan on Noveria in general really
it’s worse than at the Citadel he’s completely out of control
(hmm, seriously though, he gets lost thinking about a lot of things, doesn’t he? just how many things go on all at the same time in that precious head of his?)
Ugh, this has me thinking about his mother now: whether he’s in regular contact with her or not. Imagine.
"So where are you headed next, Kay?"
"Ah, I hear it’s cold there, you better bring a sweater."
I doubt he would want to talk about the dangerous nature of his work to his mother, if they have the kind of relationship where they’re in regular contact. He’s a worrier, and he’d worry about her worrying, not to mention feel guilty about putting her through that kind of worry. If she really told him to bring a sweater to Noveria, he’s been so good at downplaying the danger that she doesn’t realize how serious it is… Or maybe she knows exactly how dangerous it is but can’t deal with it, so she pretends the threats to her baby’s life don’t exist. It’s probably the former, considering what kind of place Noveria (usually) is, but still.
i like to think that the first time they’re together it’s got all the makings of awkward but it doesn’t quite get there, not all the way
they’re a little bit buzzed, not enough of that canadian lager to do anything more but take the edge off impossibility
(and, shepard jokes, maybe he should start heading out on missions after knocking a bottle back; might make it feel like he can do anything. but kaidan looks at him with a crooked expression, not a smile, nothing more or less simple than a pure emotion, saying he can do anything; that’s the point. that’s the joke.)
so shepard takes off his fatigues like he’s undressing in a dorm bunk and turns around and realizes, hey, kaidan’s…
kaidan’s taking it slow
all this time they can’t afford to waste and kaidan’s looping his fingers under the waistband, tugging, touching, thoughtful, muscles on his belly tightening, lean and stark, when his fingertips hit bare skin
bending over, slow, slow, steady, hot, while shepard watches and gulps
see, it could be awkward, but it’s not
the shape of kaidan’s ass through his briefs, the backs of his thighs, a couple of bruises already starting to fade, a couple of scars that never will, real in a way nobody’s been real for years, real in a way shepard can’t bring himself to think of himself as real
the vulnerable spots, the rift in his back, the furrow of his spine, the shifting of his shoulders, the flex and pull, as kaidan stands and turns
hard in his standard issue briefs, more naked than naked
shepard never knowing the exact moment kaidan sees him and this for what it is—terrifying, accidental, impossible, lucky, with all implications of the word, bad and good, both sides even for once, gravity just being another kind of balance, gut twisting, mouth dry, throat tight, dick hard, taking a step forward, memorizing every inch of shepard’s face, every shadow on every inch, every flash of his eyes like starlight between cloud cover, naked, that cluster of freckles, that scar between his ribs, the little things bigger than the big ones, the rushing of blood at kaidan’s temples, shepard stock still but never, never like a statue, the real thing
this is it, the real deal
and then shepard touches the little dimple in kaidan’s chin with a gun callused thumb and says boop all quiet and they laugh and kiss and it’s not awkward
even though it is. (that’s it; that’s the joke.)
okay you know what you all can KEEP your citadel romps and pre-cerberus raid smut because this right here is the reason why i believe in these two so fucking much
look, people say that they just jumped right in to their little ‘thing’ and they didn’t have time to learn about each other in a new light, as new couples do right?
well i agree to disagree
it’s scenes like this, this, that make what them they are, this thing between them so goddamn real
you have to read between the lines with these two. you need take every tentative grasp, every one-second-too-long gaze and just go with it. you need to realise that of course this thing between them is new and amazing and so very, very real because god, they already have THIS
those little moments that seem to pass them by. i mean there’s a fucking war going on and with every second that slips away, it’s like they take every moment they can, you know?
and even though this banter can seem so insignificant between all the shit that’s going down, it’s actually the one little thing that stands out the most (to me at least)
imagine kaidan waking up, bleary eyed but sated with rest, to see that shepard isn’t there? and hell he knows that shepard is somewhere nearby, doing things that commander shepard needs to do right?
but he knows that every moment that they have together is something like a countdown towards the end, and that’s why he want to take all of those moments; lingering fingers against his skin, breathless whispers in his ear, and waking up with a warm body beside him (amongst all the other moments), and he wants to make them count.
that way he can have something to keep him fighting to the end, shepard by his side, because those little moments proves that he has something worth dying for.
and funnily enough, this little pocket of normal amongst the crazy right here? it turns into one of the moments that kaidan wants to remember, that he wants to see before the world turns dark against the day.
so now if you’ll excuse me, i’m just going to curl into a ball of emotions and sob over how otp these two are
"Now as soon as life returns to normal, so will you. Back from the dead."
"Not without you."
I don’t want him to die.
A hero? Like you?
GOD I HATED IT WHEN TONY SAID THIS
What are you fighting for? The future of humanity, as evidenced by the perfect Miss Lawson?
⌊ «I miss him.» — 10.1 ⌉
You’re too young to settle down.
You’re too old to fuck around.