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Chapter 7 Catching up
"How did you manage to piss off every major merc organisation in the Terminus Systems?" Shepard asked, jarring Garrus out from his thoughts.
"It wasn't easy. I really had to work at it," Garrus answered. Suddenly he felt like in the old days when Shepard had come down to the cargo hold to talk with himthey had changed stories about their lives in the military, memories from their families and highlights of their careers. They had laughed together, they had relaxed together and felt comfortable in each other's companyGarrus couldn't even start to think how much he had missed that, and how much he had
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Chapter 1 Hunt
"Someone should learn how to drive," Garrus Vakarian thought shaking his head while he investigated the damaged Mako in the cargo hold of the Normandy. He held a great deal of respect toward Commander Shepard, but her driving wasto put it mildlyreckless. Mako was designed to be used in extreme conditions, but at times he thought that Shepard was asking too much from the vehicle and it was his job to fix anything her driving broke. "Next time she comes around, I'll tell her to stop driving like mad, I sure will," Garrus thought.
"Hi there," Shepard's voice jarred him out from his thoughts. "How's she looking
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Chapter 27 Ashley
They had to fight their way to the control tower through wave after apparently endless wave of husks, but finally the number of their enemies diminished and they were left standing alone to the shadow of the transmitter. Shepard nodded to Garrus and he busied himself with the systemit wasn't too different from the firing systems they had on board the Normandy. A satisfying ping came form the control board and the interference Collectors had set up to disrupt their communications vanished.
"Normandy?" Shepard was quick to ask. "Do you copy?"
"Joker here," a familiar voice came back. "Signal's weak, commander,
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Chapter 5 Betrayal
After his angry burst Garrus noticed that his men had started to keep eye on him, especially Sidonis, but they did their best to be subtle about it. He didn't want to tell them off because he didn't want to start another argumenthis men would have just claimed that hey had not done anythingbut after the situation had gone on almost two weeks, it started to get on his nerves.
Sitting on the balcony's rail and leaning his back on one of the supporting pillars Garrus kept an eye out on the bridge below him. His rifle was cradled on his lap, ready to be used if anyone tried to attack his men, who were re-po
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Chapter 28 That's what friends do
They were again on their way to CitadelGarrus had overheard Shepard giving the order to Jokerafter their post-action debriefing. During the talk Garrus had noticed that Shepard's heart was not in the meeting and guessed that she was still musing on the horrible things Ashley Williams had said to her. An incoming call from the Illusive Man had cut the debriefing short, and now the crew was back to their normal posts.
Garrus heard the telltale sound of footsteps behind his back, and turned to face Shepard.
"Need me for something?" he asked.
"Garrus..." He had never heard Shepard's voice s
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Chapter 6 Reunion
Three days later Garrus was surprised to find himself still alive and fighting.
The day before he had been able to take down a gunship Blue Suns had send against him, but he was growing tired despite the medical injections he had been taking. He had not eaten properly since before heading to that fake meeting with Sidonis, he had only slept couple of hours at random intervals and even that had been restless. But he was not going to give up, the mercs had killed his team and while they would eventually succeed in killing him too, he would make them sweat blood before that. He would go out fighting, and taking as many
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Chapter 24 Preparations
Garrus was back in the main battery after he had taken a shower and cleaned his armour from the dirt it had gathered on Korlus. He had taken a tray of food with him when he passed through the mess hallhe was still not comfortable around the Cerberus crewmembers and preferred to eat alone. He had just finished his meal when the door slid open and Shepard walked in.
She looked tired and Garrus could see she was still clearly disappointed to the results of their two previous missions. They had gotten Jackwho had proved herself as valuable member of the teambut lost Purgatory with hundreds of peo
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Chapter 18 Purgatory
The next day, Garrus had an odd feeling that Shepard was avoiding him on purpose. He saw her walk past the passage leading to the gunnery station several times, but she never walked up to him. In a way, he was happy about her not trying to talk him out of his plans to kill Sidonis, but then again, he enjoyed her company when they were just chatting about things. At least once he noticed that she had stopped to the stairs and was looking at him, but when he looked again, she was gone.
The day after that, Garrus started to be on the edge. He wanted to sort things out with Shepard, make her understand, but couldn't
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Chapter 16 Anderson
Garrus was just about to open his mouth to say somethinghe wasn't really sure, how he should have responded to Shepard's compliment, but he knew that some kind of reply was expectedwhen the door to the councilor's office slid open and Donnel Udina walked in.
"Anderson, we need to talk about" Udina stopped as he belatedly realized that Anderson had company, and that the company was Shepard to boot. "Shepard! What are you doing here?"
"Not used to seeing ghosts, Udina?" Shepard asked sarcastically. Garrus knew full well that Shepard didn't like the previous human ambassador and that she would have
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Chapter 15 The Council
A fast shuttle ride took them to the Presidium and the ambassadorial suite. They had barely gotten out of the shuttle when they were already shown to captain Anderson's office. When the door opened, they could hear Anderson's voice
"cilor, I represent the voice of humanity and the Alliance. Shepard will be here any" Anderson turned to see them come in. "Oh, commander. We were just talking about you."
Shepard walked forward and Garrus saw her smiling as she shook hands with her former commanding officer. Miranda sat on a couch further backsilently Garrus admitted to himself that he was k