A Day in the Epilogue2196 CE, RannochMore Like This
Shepard dreamed of long elevator rides.
He lay sprawled on his side, using his outstretched arm for a pillow. Tali slept with her back against his chest, her hand resting on the muscular limb he had curled around her waist. Their tangled feethis five toed and long, hers small with three toes, peeked out from the end of the blanket.
The early morning silence was broken by the whoosh of the bedroom door sliding open. Three children rushed in. The youngest, a petite girl about three years old with long black hair, hit a button on the wall and the shades on the windows rose to let beams from the orange sun assault the darkness.
Shepard groaned, turning his face into the mattress, trying to block out the light. A grunt escaped him as his sons leapt onto the bed and their knees found his abdomen.
"Dad! Mom! Guess what today is!" One of the boys used the spring in the mattress to bounce in the air and land on h