Ainyre



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    When the battle is over and the war is won, the soldier puts down his gun and returns to the life he had before; a life of peace and remembrance. But what happens to those who can't let go? Whose peace never comes and whose remembrance brings only pain and suffering?

    Shepard struggles to regain his sense of personhood after years of constant warfare, his life irreparably damaged by what he saw and did. But all is not lost-- not when he has the strength to ask for help.

    Now featuring artwork from the amazing knightofbunnies!(Chapter 7)
    Even more artwork from knightofbunnies!(Chapter 10)

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    ME3 Ending Spoilers!

    Based on this prompt on the kinkmeme asking for a different sort of happy ending.

    Sometimes, it's just as difficult when you win as when you lose.

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    The climb from enlisted to XO of the galaxy’s first human-Turian ship was a dizzying one. He still wasn’t completely sure how so much had happened so fast.

    OR: What if Shepard and Kaidan had met before the Blitz?

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  4. Public Bookmark 48

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    “You love me,” Shepard said. Conversationally, like he was discussing the weather or where to find the best food on the Citadel.

    Kaidan swallowed wrong, whiskey flooding his nose. He coughed and sputtered, setting his glass down and wiping his mouth with the back of his hand. His eyes watered and his nose ran, and he excused himself to clean up.

    “I never, ah… I never said I loved you, just…” Kaidan sighed and brushed off his uniform with a napkin, distracting himself from looking into Shepard’s eyes. “I just, well… Look, Commander, I’m not exactly the most experienced at this stuff, you know? I just know I think about you, and when I see you I get this feeling in my stomach that… That if I don’t get you, if I don’t have you, I’m just going crazy.”

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    "Why did you save me? Why did you let her die?"

    Shepard was quiet for a long while. Kaidan figured he didn't want to answer the question, didn't feel that it was necessary to explain his actions or defend his choices. He almost gave up, left Shepard to deal with his demons alone in the dark, but Shepard finally spoke up. "I don't know," Shepard said, "I don't know why, and I don't know what you want to hear. It was a split-second decision, Kaidan, and I made the call. I left a friend to die, and that wasn't easy. It was..." He didn't finish.

    He didn't need to.

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