Everything past this point will be leading up to the events of the first chapter of "Ashes to Ashes". Essentially it's a time lapse only written differently from the last one I wrote (and ended up rewriting to an actual story format.)

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./Epilogue Part 1/7\.

./Preceeding the events of "Ashes to Ashes"\.

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Shepard rushed into the E.R. to see Tali, she was rushed in by Shala'Raan fifteen minutes prior to Shepard getting the call. As he ran through the hospital he noticed familiar faces up ahead. Garrus, Ashley, Liara, Shepard's mother and Admiral Hacket all stood in the hallway. He slowed to a jog and then a fast paced walk as he came towards Hacket. Before he had a chance to salute Admiral Hacket put his hand up and motioned for him to stop.

"Shepard, now is not the time to be so formal, I only came in uniform because I got word at such short notice."

"Thank you Admiral, how is she?" he turned to the Quarian doctor standing near the group studying a datapad.

He looked up, "She is well, she refused to let us sedate her for the pain. She also requested us to send you in when you arrived. Congratualations by the way Captain John'Shepard vas Normandy."

The group looked up as they had heard Shepard called by his formal title.

"Thank you doctor, I'll see her now."

He walked past the group nodding at Garrus and following the doctor into the room Tali was in. The doctor put a hand on Shepard's shoulder and nodded at him as he left the room. Shepard shut the door and activated the decontamination sequence so that he could see her without a visor seperating them.

As the decontamination ended, Tali's sterile shield went down and the door locked behind him. He took his mask off and went to her, he stroked the side of her face and she put a hand up to his. They both kissed and spoke softly to eachother in Kellish.

"(How are you?)" he asked, he knew it must be painful being in her position.

"(I am fine my love, as long as you are here with me.)" She smiled as she looked up at him.

"(I am sorry to have put you in this pain.)" he sat down in a chair next to her bed and put an arm around her, she rested on his arm.

"(It is fine, after all, it is your legacy.)"

"(It is our legacy and possibly the first of it's kind.)"