Something to Live For Part 13Something to Live For Part 13 by Phsbarbie
"About time you showed up," says Jack as Liara, Traynor, and I enter the bridal salon. "Let's break out the booze!" A rather snooty looking woman looks down her nose at Jack.
"The only thing we serve here is champagne," she says. Jack gives her a slightly scary smile.
"And the last time I checked, bitch, that had alcohol in it. I suggest you go get us some." The woman quickly scurries out of the room and Jack turns back to us with an eye roll. "And they say I have a bad attitude."
"Jack!" I say with a grin. "It's great to see you. I didn't think you'd be able to make it all the way back to earth." She gives a short laugh.
"You didn't honestly think I'd let these two pick out the bridesmaids dresses without me, did you?" Before either Liara or Samantha can protest there's a shimmer in the air and Kasumi appears beside Jack, drink already in hand.
"I second that. No offense guys, but Alli
Something to Live For Part 12Something to Live For Part 12 by Phsbarbie
"Oh, and Annie sent another message. She wants to know what color roses you'd like," says Traynor, standing by the treadmill with her datapad for my morning briefing. I reduce the speed, slowing it down so I can catch my breath.
"Fresh roses? How did she get access to those at all, let alone a color choice?" I ask as I check my pulse. Traynor grins.
"It's amazing the things you can get done if you drop the name 'Shepard.'" I roll my eyes.
"And you would know, wouldn't you, Traynor?"
"Who do you think gave her that tip to begin with?" she says. "Though I'm beginning to think the student has become the master. The things she's accomplished in the last two months are nothing short of amazing. Speaking of which, don't forget you have an appointment with the dressmaker in two days." I groan.
"Isn't there anyway to get him up here?"
"It seems there are some things even your name can't
Something to Live For part 11Something to Live For part 11 by Phsbarbie
"All right Lola, where are the jello shots?" asks James, coming through the front door.
"James, how many times do I have to tell you this isn't that kind of party?" asks Shepard with a sigh.
"Can't blame a guy for trying," he says, swiping the glass of champagne out of her hand. She just rolls her eyes and accepts the new glass I'm handing her. I owe her five creds for perfectly predicting that. He joins Traynor, Tali, Garrus, and Javik in the living room.
"You could have waited for me to park the shuttle," says Cortez, coming in a moment later.
"Eh, would have spoiled my entrance," responds James. So now we're just waiting on...
"Sorry I'm late!" says Liara, rushing into the room. "I got caught up in a meeting." Shepard glares at me. Liara's entrance makes us even. I give Shepard a kiss and a smile before joining the rest of the team on the couches. We may be partners in everything else, but when it co
Something to Live For part 10Something to Live For part 10 by Phsbarbie
I knew you couldn't give up the action. I'm in.
PS-Thanks for the easy ten credits off Esteban. Are you sure I can't talk you into eloping? I'm sure there's a wedding chapel or two still standing in Vegas.
I wish I could say I'll be rejoining the Normandy, but my people need me. I'll be traveling with the Fleet as they return to Rannoch at the end of the week. Thank you for all you have done for me, Captain.
-Tali Zorah Vas Normandy
Okay, here's the deal: I'm going to Rannoch with Tali at the end of the week, but we both know I'm not built for a life of peace and regrowth. If I'm not back on the Citadel by the time you're ready to go, come to Rannoch and get me. Do not head out without me. No Shepard without Vakarian, remember?
That last message makes me smile, alt