Author: redskin122004 PM
Alex Shepard: A soldier, a friend, a lover, a champion of justice, and the savior of the galaxy. These describe the great Commander Alex Shepard. He died saving the galaxy...at least...the last time he did. Post ME3?/ME1 story lineRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Shepard (M) - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,782 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 03-22-12 - Published: 03-09-12 - id: 7910153
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Alex worked on the small scale ship model in his newly acquired cabin, smiling softly as worked on SSV Orizaba model. He thought back to the last few hours, and couldn't help but chuckle at what happen.
Kaiden turned into his fall guy, and he couldn't help but feel justified by it. The first time around, he caused all the problems, and only got away with it due to Tali and her data. Kaiden had no quarian waiting for him to spring him from the hotbox.
-That was for Horizon. Now we are even.- Shepard though maliciously. Still, Kaiden manage to rope in Wrex and Garrus, even at Ashely's insistence that they were not needed. Shepard welcome them as well as Tali on board when he received the Normandy.
The Council meeting went on more or less the same. Though Shepard was bored the entire time, it lost its glamor since he was re-instated and lost his Spectre status many times already. Still, he played his part as awed and thankful for the task he received. He leaned back, stretching his fingers out and looked around his room.
-I...miss my fishes...and my old room...wait...ain't this my old room?- Shepard thought, before holding his head -Gah...think too hard, Alex and your head will start to hurt- He heard a small knock at the door. -Tali...Ok...here goes-
"Come on in, its open!" Shepard called. The doors parted and in came in his future love.
"Shepard...you...um. Called for me?" Tali asked, nervous that she may have caused problems so soon after boardimg. She didn't mean to point out flaws in the engineers duties and cause them to look inadequate. -Oh keelah. They must of told Shepard. Stupid, stupid, stupid! Now they will-
"Whoa there Tali!" Shepard gently grabbed her hands, stopping their motions "I don't need you to wear you gloves into oblivion now!"
"Oh. So...I'm not in trouble?"
"Hardly." Shepard grin, "I did hear from Adams that you manage to make the ship's engine more efficient. Gave you a glowing review. He wishes half of his guys were smart as you. Hell Tali, he even asked if we don't find your pilgrimage gift before the mission was done, we will give you a place in the Alliance to work for us."
"Oh! Thank you so...wait? How did you know about my pilgrimage and that we need to bring something back to the fleet? I never said anything like that to you or in the office?" Tali asked, confusion and wariness seeping back into her stance. Shepard sighed, knowing he screwed up, but not caring in the least. He couldn't lie to her, even if he tried.
"Because... I know you Tali. I know almost everything about. I know your name is Tali'Zorah Nar Rayya. Your Father is Admiral Rael'Zorah Vas Alarei, your mother's name was Tana'Grane Vas Rayya. Your 'Auntie' is Admiral Shala'Raan Vas Tonbay." Tali leaned against the wall, her breathing completely shallow.
"Your father promised to you that he will take back the homeworld and build you a house there. Your Aunti Raan was like a mother to you. You really hate your father on how he controls everything you do, but you want to live up to his expectation, if only to receive his love. You don't even know what your father's face looks like. You hate the fact that everyone back on the Migrant Fleet is waiting for you to bring back something far above what is to be expected due to your father." Tali slide down to the floor, shocked beyond all reason. Shepard decided to drop the mother of all bombs.
"Plus you have this cute little birth mark on your left butt cheek." he stated. Tali squeaked and cover her bottom, her face completely flushed.
"H-h-how do you know all that?" She stuttered out, embarrassed and frighten. Shepard smiled her, not a happy one, but one filled with sadness and pain.
"Because you told me." Shepard lowered his head. "This is not the first time we met. To you it might be, but to me...this is the second time."
Tali's eyes widen at this statement. "That...that can't be! It isn't possible!"
"To me, you are Tali'Shepard Vas Normandy. Your BondMate." Shepard said, looking at Tali straight in the eyes. "I got you your homeworld and settled a truce between your people and the geth."
-Two hours later-
Tali sat in the cargo hold, looking lost and confused. Garrus, Kaiden, and even Wrex tried talking to her, but she manage to push them away. Shepard told her everything. Confiding to her about the future...her future.
A deep blush rush to her face when she thought about it. 'We...made love. I show my face to him. He...described everything so accurately . Even my...birthmark' Her thoughts darken as she remember everything else about the future.
'Reapers...I can't believe that they are real...Keelah, why am I even listening to him...He is crazy...he has to be...so why do I believe him?' Tali lowered her head between her knees, shivering at dark tale he spun to her. If what he said was true, the galaxy was in it final steps to Armageddon and he and the crew was right at the center of it all.
"Keelah...What did I get myself into?"
Short chapter/ Working on the next. Will be 3 times longer. Promise!