Something to Live For part 16Something to Live For part 163 weeks ago in Romance More Like This
I slip into bed past midnight, trying really hard not to wake her. Shepard turned in a few hours ago, allowing me to deal with my requisition reports distraction free. I shouldn't have been far behind her, I should have had my reports done hours ago, but it was hard to make my mind focus. Today is the day. In a few short hours Shepard will be all geared up and fighting for the first time since the Reapers fell.
I prop myself up on one elbow and study her, making use of the dim light coming from the bathroom. Her long brown hair is pulled up in a ponytail, the same as it is every night. Whether she does it to keep it from knotting up or so she's ready to go if she has to wake up in a hurry, I don't know. I do know that I like the look of those tendrils that have gotten loose and are now framing her face. I'm tempted to reach out and brush them off her cheek, but I don't want to risk waking her.
She looks so peaceful when she's sleeping, delicate