Tweet of the Day: Driving Home
The Presidium, The Citadel
Thane’s green scales reflected the vibrant white light that washed over the Presidium. He looked up at the monument shaped like a tuning fork, “I can understand why so many of my people have come to adopt the Hanar belief in the Enkindlers. That they came so close to unlocking the secrets of the mass relays is a testament to their prowess.”
“Still fell to Reapers, though. Not a fate I wish on anyone, let alone us,” said Mordin.
“True,” said Thane.
“Too big for my mantle piece, but nice,” said Kasumi from under her hood.
Thane bowed to Shepard who nodded in return.
Mordin saluted, “An honor working with you, Shepard. Will forward any findings through STGs channels.”
Kasumi cocked her head, “I don’t suppose you still have Jacob’s contact information. Oh, never mind. I’ll find him on my own. Better that way. Good luck Shepard.”
Normandy SR-2, Command Deck, Arcturus Station
Shepard exited the lift wearing his dress blues. The crew stood in attention. Whispers of ,”Good luck Commander” and “We are with you, Shepard!” Tali, Garrus and Joker waited by the airlock.
“You look…nice,” said Tali.
“Yeah, uhum, nice,”said Garrus with a chuckle.
“I still have a shotgun, you know,” said Tali.
“Easy now, you two. Garrus, you’re staying?” asked Shepard.
“I go where you go Commander. Nothing for me back at the Citadel,” said Garrus.
“And you Tali?”
She shrugged, “I’m Tali’Zora vas Normandy and you are my Captain.”
“Commander, about the Normandy?” asked Joker.
“Part of the deal I made with Admiral Hackett. The Alliance gets the Normandy, at least for now,” said Shepard.
“Yeah, but what about EDI? I mean if the Alliance gets a hold of her?”
“No need to worry Jeff. The odds were against any of us surviving the assault on the Collector base. If I’m to be deactivated, at least I spent the last moments of my…existence with you all,” said a voice behind Joker.
Shepard peeked over Joker shoulder to the glowing AI interface, “You’re a part of this crew EDI.”
“Thank you Shepard.”
Armed Alliance marines waited on the other side of the airlock. They saluted, “This way Commander Shepard.”
Joker sat down on his station, “I guess the Council gets their bone back.”
“My analysis of the current political situation in the Alliance parliament suggests a high probability that Commander Shepard will not face prolonged incarceration,” said EDI.
“Yeah, well what about the Reapers? Without him we are back at square one!”
“Alliance technical staff is requesting to board the Normandy, Jeff.”
Joker waved his hand, “Yeah, yeah, permission granted.”
The airlock cycled open. A woman with flowing black hair turned left and stood behind Joker.
“As copies go, this is a good one,” said the newcomer.
Joker swung the command chair around, “Ash!”
“That’s Second Lieutenant Ashley Williams to you Mr. Moreau.”
“And newest member of Office of Special Tactics and Reconnaissance,” added EDI.
“Is that an AI?” asked Ash.
“Yeah,” said Joker in a monotone.
“Might come in handy.”