Chapter 1- First Day Back

Author's Notes: Any exaggerated represention of race, gender, sexual orientations, or any other stereotypes are not to be taken seriously.

Disclaimer: Don't own ME :(

Ruby Snow and Matthew Fitzwilliam Shepard had recently moved with their parents to the Citadel Gardens Condos. Their mom had been chosen as a liasion between the Council and the Alliance.

"MATTHEW, what are you doing in the bathroom?! We're going to be late. HURRY UP!" Ruby screamed.

"So impatient, Snow. It's just school. It's our 10th school. Why so excited?" Matthew asked.

"You know I hate it when you call me Snow. Just whatever...I need to get ready."

Snow grabs her backpack, grabs a piece of toast, and throws an apple to Matt, and says, "We're going to be late Matty."

Gareth, Garrus's father comes in his room for the 10th time attempting to wake him up.

"Yeah, yeah, dad I know. School."

"Alright then. Get up. You know I can't be late for C-Sec and I want to make sure you actually get to school."

"What dad? You don't trust me?" Garrus said finally getting up.

"Be ready in 10 minutes."

Kaidan's eating his plate of scrambled eggs and bacon going through a mental list. I have my notebooks, books...

He was interrupted by his mother attempting to flatten his dark curls. "Mom, stop, I'm not five anymore."

"But you know you'll always be my little boy," his mother, aid as she placed a kiss on the top of his head.

"He's right. You should stop treating him like a boy, he's sixteen years old." His father, Dean said as he grabbed his C-Sec badge, "I'll be home by six," and left without saying another word.

"I should get going too. I don't want to be late for school."

"Ok son, don't forget your lunch. I made your favorite, steak sandwich."

James and Esteban were walking on their way to school, when James bumps into Grunt.

"Hey, watch where you're going, puny human."

"What do mean watch it, pendejo?"

Grunt headbutts James, while Esteban is thrown into someone else.

"Watch it, fragile bones here," Jeff said.

"I'm sorry. I was trying to stop them," pointing at James and Grunt.

"Why are they fighting?"

"I don't know, too much testosterone."

"Name's Jeff, by the way."

"Esteban, it's nice to meet you. I better head back and try to stop them from killing one another."

Unbeknownst to any of them, Diana Allers was hiding in a bush, taking pictures of the fight on her omni-tool.

This will be a great feature story for Battlespace.

Miranda calls out to her companion, "Hurry up, or we're going to be late."

"I am walking as you specified. Three steps behind you," EDI said.

"Yes, well, don't dawdle. It's bad enough father made me take you to school. I don't even see the point."

"I am an AI and your father thought it would be a great learning experience."

"Just remember that at school, you are not allowed to speak to me, or even look at me."

"Yes Miranda."


"Oh, hello Jacob."

"Who's this?"

"That's my father's latest project."

"Hello, I'm EDI, nice to meet you," EDI sticks her hand out.

"Yeah, nice to meet you too," Jacob says.

Miranda rolled her eyes. "We have wasted enough time. Come on."

Kasumi and Keiji were holding hands walking on the way to school.

"Keiji, have I told about the latest book I read, Pride and Prejudice?"

"No, haven't heard of that one."

"There's this character in it, Darcy, handsome, full of pride, but he's so damn sexy. I'm rooting for Lizzie and Darcy to get together, they are taking too long."

Keiji laughed, "Kasumi, you are a hopeless romantic."

Ahead of them, they hear a familiar voice, "Bosh'tet!"

"Tali, what are you doing?"

"I just realized I forgot my emergency antibiotics."

"But what about your friend, Kal, I'm sure he has extra ones," Kasumi said.

" I hadn't thought of that. I'll ask him during homeroom."

"By the Goddess, is that the time? I'm going to be late," Liara says as she's running to school, putting her books in her bag.

"Excuse me, you dropped a book," someone said.

"What? Oh, thank you. I'm Liara, by the way."

"Mordin Solus. Headed to school. I am as well. Mind if we walk together?"

"No, of course not. I just don't want to be late."

"We have fifteen minutes. And are less than a mile of school. No fear in being late."

Jack storms into school an hour late. "Fuck, where do I go again? Shit, where did I put my schedule?" as she takes apart her backpack with books and pencils flying around.

Thane walks in to school, and sees this tattoed young woman and asks her, "May I help you?"

"Who the fuck are you? No, I don't need your help."

Thane nods at her and makes his way to first period.

Jack's screams continue all the way down the hall.

Matthew walks in his homeroom class, Great, I'll have to do another introduction. Like anyone gives a crap, taking a seat in the back.

Ruby heads to her homeroom class, What should I say for an introduction. My name is Ruby and my mom is Captain Hannah Shepard, yeah that might work.