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Post Leviathan, Shepard's Cabin sketch by AndrewRyanArt Post Leviathan, Shepard's Cabin sketch by AndrewRyanArt
Ok so I'm officially turning into that weird guy who draws too much Kaidan/Shep so I'll be taking a break from them for awhile, besides I really want to finish the dragon effect series asap so gotta focus on that. Still though I played Leviathan and had a little story going in my head of what happened the night after completing the mission (similar to how Liara visited Shepard's cabin after lair of the shadow broker).

Post Leviathan, Shepard’s cabin

Kaidan and Shepard climbed into bed, both exhausted from the days trials. They hadn’t said much to one another since returning from the mission, having been incredibly busy all afternoon informing the galaxy that they’d actually discovered and enlisted the aid of the very beings responsible for creating reapers. A new development in the war that finally offered some hope of possible victory and the first bit of good news to come their way in weeks.

Shepard pulled the covers up and turned to Kaidan, noticing a look of concern on the major’s face.

“Uh oh, I’m in trouble aren’t I?” Shepard said, following with a sly smirk as he met Kaidan’s focused gaze.

“That was reckless Shepard, you really had me worried there. Watching you climb into that Mech and slip beneath the waves, not knowing if you’d come back up…I meant it when I said never do that again.”

“Heh, told you I’d be fine Kaidan. Besides remember Virmire when you wanted to blow yourself up with that nuke? Oh and let’s not forget Mars when I came so close to losing you that I nearly had a heart attack.”

Shepard smiled, pulling Kaidan closer. Determined to keep the mood lighthearted and besides teasing Kaidan was just too much fun.

“Ok point taken, but Shepard you seem to have forgotten that I actually DID lose you already and I’m not letting it happen again.” letting out a sigh Kaidan looked at Shepard with pleading eyes, “So please, in the future try and avoid running headfirst into life-threatening situations by yourself.”

Kaidan’s expression turned from serious to relaxed. “At least if I’m with you I can save your ass if things get choppy.”

Shepard laughed,

“I’m sorry, didn’t mean to make you worry, promise I’ll make it up to you.”

“Oh really?” Kaidan asked, forming a seductive grin. “Well you can start right now.”

Taking his cue Shepard leaned in and kissed Kaidan slow and passionately, a tender moment that reminded each of them just how lucky they were to have one another. Tired as they were this was one night that neither of them would be taking for granted.
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DonatellosDavid Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Lovely and inspiring.  The moment after Leviathan ends always calls out for a story.
camelotcrusade Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I forgot about this important OTP until I saw you featured on Kotaku today.  As a result I went in and binged on it in your gallery.  Beautiful work and as far as I'm concerned you can obsess over it all you want and I'll eat it all up.  <3
fogsprinkle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Artist
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roxersboxers Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Cute :)
spiritspencher Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
thelostboy13 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Beautiful, and I like the story too.
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work.
MeredithvL Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
OMG I love the image and the short story, this is amazing!! ::melting::
Edwardalenko Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! amazing...T,T
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