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Three Years Later by AndrewRyanArt Three Years Later by AndrewRyanArt
I'm such a dork for these two.
This was inspired by Shepard's comment during the Samara mission when he asked Kaidan if he could learn to biotic float, to which Kaidan replied "Not in the next ten minutes."

Though I’m not crazy about the ending to Mass Effect 3, it at least leaves things open enough for each person to craft their own story of what happens after the war. In my mind Shepard would take a few years off from active duty to recover from his injuries and probably retire from the alliance. But being the workaholic that he is he’d eventually return to his role as a council spectre. Luckily, he’s still got Kaidan to remind him to take it easy every once in awhile.

As for Kaidan he’d continue to teach a class of biotic students as well as resume his own spectre duties. With the citadel being so close to earth he’d be able to easily serve both the alliance and council. Plus without the impending threat of a reaper invasion he’d have more time to improve his biotics and finally master that tricky biotic floating thing.

Sorry I haven’t been posting art lately, been super busy with work this month, hopefully things will slow down in January.
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SilverDraconicAngel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student General Artist
This is so adorable and so well done. The biotic effects are amazing. I always feel a little bad romancing Garrus, not Kaidan. Why does Bioware make all the LIs so good?
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Mo0nX Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hei there I'd like to feature this in my group :iconyaoi-virus:
Hope you'll accept my request.
Thx for doing great art ^^
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bagoferasers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
You have done some amazing work with these two! Love it :D
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Pterry3 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
So damn sweet. Amazing work.

This totally matches my headcanon. I didn't trust that construct in the Catalyst. I mean it intentionally chose a form to make Shepard trusting (shouldn't he question why it looked like the boy he watched die?). Everything it said about synthetics and organics was disproven by Shepard's previous experiences with EDI and The Geth. And the synthesis option seemed to violate the lessons learned after the Genophage and Cerberus (playing god = mistake). The way I see it, it was lying to try and ensure its own survival, guilting you about EDI and the Geth in order to keep you from killing it. Other synthetics were probably severely damaged because they incorporated Reaper tech, but given time they could be rebooted.

So I said fuck it and did destroy, and lived. And now this can happen.
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SilverDraconicAngel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Holy crap. You literally echoed my thought process when I encountered that AI. ESPECIALLY after playing Leviathan. :shocked: 
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parochy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The open ending made me think along these lines too. I like how you made Kaidan glow. This is rather... sweet. :)
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nathie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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earthward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
It would bother me more that you can't romance him in ME1 too, if Garrus and Tali hadn't also been off limits. I kind of wish they would remake the series as one long game, to clear up inconsistencies and expand options and stories which they didn't have time for the first time around. 
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parochy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually you can romance him in ME1 (using a cheat, since the content - voice acting and all - is there, it has just been cut before shipping the game). It - the script - is a little funny though.
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Vegete524 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
<3! Great Pic ^_^  If that conversation is only with male Shepard, I absolutely need to hear it myself. 
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JordanLovesArt4Real Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Amazing! You've probably noticed your mshenko art is pretty much taking over my liiiife.
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krazydragon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Lol, in my game Kaidan seemed soooo Jealous of Samara when she jumped off the ledge. Then my Shep had to comment that is was 'too bad we can't do that' (he's an adept) and Kaidan practically growled at him. I giggled until we reached the end.
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Noticing the days hurrying by. When you're in love, my how they fly!" -Blue Skies by Ella Fitzgerald

Admittedly that song lyric was a bad pun in this situation, but that's the feeling I get from this picture. They're so content with being together.
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whw668 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
it's really hot
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MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT SO FREAKIN' MUCH!!!!
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Rodrigo-sora13 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
they look so happy togeter =3=


love it *o*
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LightOfTheStray Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Hm, would they decide to keep the Citadel hovering over Earth? Well, following the Destroy ending I guess it would have to stay in Earth's orbit for some time.

I think I already commented on this picture, but it was before it was complete. I just love how you draw these two!
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks a lot :)
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Laboi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I officially hate Kaidan now. I'm glad I let him die on Virmire
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Echarastab Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Gosh, the line you quote sounds way more boring in the French version, I mean, I giggled when I read it here and tought it was cute, but when I first heard it in game I was like.... ok..

Oh and, awesome work on all your Shepard/Kaidan fanart I would fav all of them! It's awesome to have an artist of your talent drawing that couple ( cause they're not a lot of people who seems to be so interested by this pairing :( )
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MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This Is So Perfect!!!!
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myabu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so calming and beautiful and full of hope... it's the perfect fix-it pic imo.
I just finished the game with synthesis (why oh why) and it has successfully screwed up my emotions for some time to come.
Thank you so much for this, it's giving me some closure that I desperately need <3
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah mshenko fans really had it hard since they had so little time together in ME3 so they really deserve these happy ending pics. Unfortunately synthesis and control both kind of ruin any hope for a reunion.
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Dalloshh Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes but I can't choose destruction, I CAN'T. It means the destruction of EDI and the geths.. I just.. I can't.
Fuck you Bioware.
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Rhapsody4u Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're a great!:) I'm really amazed by your talent. ahhhh ... I would stay to admire these two for hours, very sweet, and as always you can express and reproduce faithfully the protagonists. what a show! I wish you a wonderful happy new year!;)
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dem-apples Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love your art..and now Im tempted my make the shirt Shepard is wearing.
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
although i have it set in my mind that kaidan is straight and therefore find it hard to see him with m!shep (which is strange, considering i usually love yaoi, and my canon DA2 game has m!hawke/anders together), this is, without a doubt, a beautiful piece. it brought a smile to my face to see them both happy :D
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Each person has their own view about ME/DA characters and that's why I love the series so much.
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Axxaxxin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Aaha! We're so spoiled! So many gorgeous works of art are coming out for mShenko by such great and talented artists. I just don't know what to do with myself! Amazing! I love these two more than anything. I seriously have withdrawals if I go a few days without mShenko related. Thanks again. :) Keep it up. Means a lot to many of us.
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
you're very welcome and thanks for the compliment :)
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IsaacShep Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Absolutely amazing as usual Andrew! <3
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks again :)
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Redshine01 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the finished product! The happiness on their faces is really sweet :heart:
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illeaillas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Wonderful (: thank you)
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Rhapsody4u Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely wonderful, you're really something else!
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Jason-de-LEpee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eek! How did this sneak past me!?

Well done!
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MistIndustry Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This is one of my favorite on all your drawings about Shepard and Ka´dan, I love how you draw the feeling of love in their eyes !
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blindflyleaf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Writer
This is very well done. (y)
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Sagath Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
hmmm you could be my Shepard or Kaidan any day now! I get ME3-ptsd every time I see anything about Mass Effect but damn it if I didn't like the series, as a whole, until that stupid stupid faceplant they gave me in the end. Reapers didn't need a bigger backstory. The mystery is what made them feared.
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree!
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Albie12 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Kaidan and Shepard, They were always my favorites, Peaceful image, Great Work.
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Aldaroshka Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh... It's just awesome. You are really talented.
And I also adore these two ^^
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Vedivier Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Lol xddd
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MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IIIIIII LLLOOOOVVVEEE IIITTT!!!!!!!!
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Koruk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:squee: So cool! :D
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Revictus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder.. would biotic's send shivers down your spine the same way as static electricity does? Also love your work as always. :>
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I wish there was some way I could find out hehe
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robby1985 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
luv it
^-^
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adam1153red Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Don't worry, I'm a dork for these two, too! Great work.
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tepalynn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Perfection! <3
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