It's over! Thank you so much to everyone who has read, and especially reviewed this story. If you haven't already, please check out my other Thane/Shepard stories, as they all happen in this same continuity. I'm debating a more humorous, less heavy sequel. I think we could all use a good laugh after ME 3.
Needless to say, it's been a few years. When I started writing Shadows, ME 2 had just come out, and there was so much excitement and energy surrounding it. I loved being part of that community of fans, and especially loved being creative with other people who were doing similar things. I'd like to dedicate this story to you creative types in general, and especially to the lovely people of the Neck Snap Appreciation Society who I enjoyed wasting tons of time with debating things like whether or not Drell chicks have boobs.
Well, it's been a blast, and I've loved writing this and hearing from all of you.