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Having fought countless crime syndicates, a rogue Spectre, and even the Reapers, nothing strikes fear in the heart of Garrus Vakarian... except the thought of babysitting a 4 year old asari.

A direct followup to A Woman's TouchThe idea behind this piece is that Tali and Garrus are a happy, yet childless couple (I'm sticking as close to canon on this one, so bear with me). Thus, their cabin on the Normandy is a complete mess with tons of Tali's salvaged tech, Garrus' sniper rifles and assault rifles, and a bunch other kid-unfriendly stuff lying around.

Rendered in Source Filmmaker
Shepard by Nikout / GoOr
Liara by Urgarulga / Deus ex Nihilo / LordAardvark / GoOr
"Zia" by GoOr / Haxxer / LordAardvark / Huggybear
Garrus by Chilean Wolf
Tali by Squiddy
Normandy SR-1 map by LordAardvark
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dr-dread1234 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep these up
HandsomeGamerGuy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
What, Tali doesn't have a Filter for her Mask anymore?
DevEffect Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
I have a tabletop gaming group that is playing a custom Mass Effect game right now set after the events of ME3, but with a non-stupid ending where Shep and Liara are together and have a child, pretty much inspired by this line of images.

You did a awesome job, and while I'm continuously split down the middle between a Paragade Liara-romance ending with these images as the straight-up canon and a Renegon Miranda-romance ending, I keep coming back to these baby-Zia images you've created.  They're really well done and seriously make for the happy.

On a technical level, you really nailed the interactions between the models.  Garrus' hand on little Zia's waist looks incredibly flawless!

On a purely personal level, the expressions/body language of Zia (I love you Uncle Garrus, but I'm going to get us into soooo much trouble), Garrus (Awwww, this child is adorable, and I'm totally unprepared for the mischief we're about to get up to), and Tali (OMG, this is the most adorable thing I've ever seen!) are just perfect.

Is it fair to assume that that is "Fleet and Flotilla" playing on the vid screen in the background?
HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like my work. It's hard to believe that it's been over four years since I made this series and ME fans continue to enjoy it!
ananomaus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Ok, that is just awesome. :D
Romazeo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
Masterhand work!
CarlosNakamura Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
pepoluan Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer

My FFnet fics (that I've published YEARS ago, when ME2 was still somewhat 'fresh') flat out paired Garrus with Tali, even writing in some slightly NSFW settings for them...

Strangely, the Talimancers never dared to flame me, not sure why 😛
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Very sweet piece, tones of detail. Charming and heart warming
MartyrFan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student Writer
Awwww! This is just precious.
SpectreFanchin10 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Garrus and Tali: Best aunt and uncle any Shepard child can have.
sigmaceti21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
uncle Garrus :)
JoethebigItalianguy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Garrus: "Zia.  Sweetheart!  Put down the grenade.  It's not a toy."
UltimateEmpress Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
This is very well done, and not far-fetched.
motocrycler Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That moment when Garrus stop his calibrations to hug a child
ARavingLooony Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018
its Garrus, he'll find a way to continue doing them vital calibrations even whilst hugging
heraldjerith Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
I can't tell you how much I enjoy the series with Zia. There is so much emotional involvement with the ME characters, seeing Liara and Shepard having a happy ending really does me some good.
And you do it so very well.
Thank you.

Do you offer Zia as a download? I am just starting out with SFM
Freya2Xana Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
OMG SO Freakin CUTE!
ForumEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
I'm absolutely crazy about this Zia series you've created, and this is my favorite of the bunch. I've finally just completed my "perfect" ME1-3 playthrough and ended up here in the aftermath, and these 6 pieces with Zia are the perfect way to cap it all off. For me, this is cannon. Thanks.
Raven-41 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Garrus would be like the awesome uncle to Shepard and Liara's daughter and Tali would totally be the bearing aunt! :D
Raidenmgs4 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
This is the first comment I have ever made on this website, but I just had to tell you how beautiful this picture is. I always pair Shepard/Liara and Garrus/Tali together as they feel made for eachother. Made me so happy to see this that my eyes kind of got misty.
Sumguyukno Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Incredibly cute, excellent work. 
BenRG Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
TALI: (sighs) "Oh Garrus! I want one!"

GARRUS: "Certainly, my love! Should I put an order in when we're next docked at The Citadel?"

TALI: (cold silence)

GARRUS: "That was a joke."

TALI: "I never thought I'd say this but you should ask Joker and EDI for help with your delivery."
CharlieIndigoalpha76 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
My creator was wondering why the game couldn't end with this for both the male and female Shepard-Commander
Bowman74 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
That depends though. Was that Asari child's father a Krogan?
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ARavingLooony Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
as far as I'm concerned, its canon. My fShep got with Liara and my mShep got with Miranda
OrbitalDeseption Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Wauw so cute :)
Good work i like it
MCrispin Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Amazing, may I use this as FB wallpaper for my self?
HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! Just credit me when appropriate.
AndRyu-TSD Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Yes, further proof that Garrus is a big softie. Bet he can't deny his little niece anything.
FenrirSPhantom Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
So cute.
TristanBarton Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
I am loving these.
AngryRussian27 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Lmao Tali's reaction is awesome
CyberZepher Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
aMysticalArtist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
sushi0ne Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
NICE !!!
RoxyDeerArtz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uncle garrus made cookies <3
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Let's hope they're not dextro-cookies.
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hah uncle Vakarian eh? :)
BlueKosh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
They'd probably clean up though when they know that they are going to baby sit.

Great picture though. Liara looks like she doesn't have pants on. :)

I have to agree with SugarHoneyIceTea123 - the kid looks way older than 4.
Scrappy195 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Soooooo cute!!!
BlueEyedBrigadier Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Uh oh....I can just "see" the look on Tali's face at Zia greeting Garrus, and It's Giving Her Ideas. Ideas that Garrus will bluster about but secretly support ;)
TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
I love alllll your work!!!
Rastifan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tali is all "awwwww". Lovely work Huggy^^
IcelandicBoy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Oh man, thats, words can not describe this. This is just really amazing, excellent work!
Serendell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I would so leave my child with Garrus and Tali. Best baby sitters ever!
Sel-Diora Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
interesting...very cool.
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SugarHoneyIceTea123 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
The only problem I have with pieces like these, where Shepard and Liara have a kid, is that people always make the child look too old. Asari live for thousands of years. By the time Shepard is an old man/woman, any daughter he/she would have with Liara would still be a toddler if that yet here she looks like she's eight or nine (by Asari standards at least). Other than that, it's still a great looking piece and definitely 'daww' inducing, that's just a pet-peeve of mine when it comes to fan-art like this.
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