Grissom Spaceport, 2 hours before Attack, Disembarking Port 212.
Etched next to the 212 sign is "Remember Ashley Williams and all those who died to give us hope and victory. Underscore by initals, S-N7. Faithful even in death."
A rather curious sight greeted the Alliance officals comming into work this day. A Krogan family of all things left the docking bay in the company of one Col. Kaidan Alenko, 2ed Human Specter and former crewmate of the colony's somewhat reckless hero General Shepard. It was kind of funny. Nobody would dare call Shepard by her first name. That was left to friends and family and even then it was still strange to do so. Well for anyone but Wrex. In the way of Korgan naming...Shepard was just Urgnot Shepard and one of his adopted children had the honor of being named after the honorary clanmate. Urgnot Bakura was next. As the chieftess of all Krogans, she held even more sway then an Asari Matriarch in thier society. Plus she was a mean shot with that Graal Spike Thower of hers. She named it Queenie. Along with the quad to knock down any bosterious males that decided being guided by females was silly. Oh yes...they tried that route before and with the genophage it nearly destroyed them. Wrex didnt care about power or influence for himself, he just wanted the Krogan to survive into the twilight of Galatic civilization. Even if he and Bakura had to headbutt all of them into sensable goals.
Grunt was next, followed by the holy triad of terror for Urgnot. Mordin and Shepard were the females and of the 3 got into the most trouble. Secretly Wrex hoped that the General would teach them a trick or 10 with some Cains. Then came Urth, the solitary male cub of the group. All at about 30 standard years old. Techically 8 or so in human terms. This would be an interesting visit indeed. Urz, General Shepard's stalwart Varren companion, exited next followed by Kei-9. The mech dog had taken an instant liking to the varren when Shepard and the Normandy did a victory cruise around the known Galaxy after the R-day. Of all the planetary visits, the victorious specter stayed on Tuchunka the longest, not only for the Rancol but to see all the newly born krogans. It was the stuff of legends. Shepard managed to out headbutt everyone barring Grunt and Wrex. Liara was abit preturbed when in honor of such a feat many female clans promoted proxy breeding rights with the specter. If she was a Krogan with the ability to do so Wrex would have had Shepard sire the entire planet. The look on the Shadow Brokers face at that remark remained etched in the Battlemaster's memories as his most fondest.
For his part Kaidan looked restful, relaxed even until Wrex trotted over and said, ""These are my newest kids, freshly adopted into clan Urgnot, Mordin, Shepard and the lonely male cub over there is Urth. Poor boy. Better watch out for this Shepard's biotics too Alenko. Those L2 implants wont save you if there's chocolate or pyjack sammiches within a 1 mile radius of that cub."
Kaidan thought his old crewmate might have been joking but Sheppers gave alittle krogan roar and nearly tackled the mocha coffee vender across from the landing pad. Her little stub of a tail was abuzz with delight. "MISTER!! 4 CHOCOLATE THINGS!....PLEASE!!" The vendor just grinned delightedly and forked over the delicious chocolate morsals. Funny how nearly every morning on the way to the EDF training facility Gen.Shepard herself would stop by and load up on the caffinated goodness. Half the time she would react nearly the same depending on her current level of wakefulness. Doc. T'soni Shepard would smile and get a latte. Her husband would smirk and say, "Are you sure thats all you want?" The vendor had no clue on why T'soni would turn an interesting shade of purple but by the way Shepard glanced at her bondmate he knew there was more to this coffee business but out of respect could only speculate. "No charge little Shep, Ill add this to big Shep's account, they have more then enough credit here." He smiled as Wrex picked the cub up over his shoulder for a ride. "HA! I knew Shepard was addicted. T'soni owes me more credits!"
Sheppers waved bye to the vendor and the whole family made thier way out to the causeway of the spaceport plaza. It would be good to see Shepard and the others again.
EDF training Facility
Hannah and her daughter had similar looks plastered on thier faces. Hannah was merely suprised but her daughter was slightly more shocked. Liara and Thomas didnt even bat an eyelash at the sight. For different reasons of course but T'soni aways liked to suprise her bondmate in different ways. Shepard might win abit more in the bedroom but outside that the Shadow Broker usually held the reigns as far as tricks and such went. Thomas on the other hand had been notified by the Geth in question about his arrival.
A huge Geth Prime stood patiently at the entrance. His armor was Blue with Red highlights with a white Alliance Logo depicting the N7 Weapons Division on his Chestpiece. "Shepard-Admiral, LG-GP0017 reporting for duty." He fired off a textbook salute that made both Shepards fire off returning honors in response. The specter realized this was one of the Primes that defected during her Rannoch missions. She was glad to see Geth relations were doing well after R-day. Some part of her was afraid that the Quarians might return to war but with Tail and Vas Quib Quib as a rallying point many Quarians had begun to heal old wounds.
"Luggy! Hot damn! Its good to see ya alive and computing!" Hannah strode over and gave the Geth a good natured slap on the back. Lugnut's lens flared in welcome and he held out his hand to the younger Shepard. "Shepard-General!"
She grasped it in welcome and turned to her mother. "So how did you two meet anyway?" Thomas started laughing then said, "Well it all started when a certain kiddo of ours recruited some rachni and scared the heeby jeebies out of the brain trust......"
Crucible Project. 1 1/2 Years ago. 2200 hours. Admiral Hannah Shepard's Personal Cabin.
Thomas groaned as Hannah's omni tool bared out a signal that was loud enough to wake the dead but in his wife's case it merely made her grunt and pull the covers over herself. One good thing about the end of the universe was the amount of rack time his wife was piledriving onto him. Having one's seriously devoted wife taking absolute husbandly advantage was glorious in every sense of the word, Made him feel heartened that Birth Control was so simple nowadays. Otherwise the unvierse would have been repopulated by clan Shepard alone. He grinned smuggly into the darked room. "Dear..." He poked his wife repeatedly in the ribs...."Hackett...end of the world...our kid probably saved the citidel again....or crashed more Makos into the sun..." He kept on poking until her slightly foggy eyes narrowed on him.
"Smexy scientist husband....the poking only works in foreplay...." He grinned and kissed his wife on the forehead. "Just go see what the problem is huh? They wouldnt call if it wasnt truly important you know." She sighed in agreement and pulled her causal uniform on. Simple alliance grey tee with standard black pants and boots. "Meh...If its over the Raid Bugs again. Ill kick those other eggheads in the face...barring David. He's the best one of the bunch. Although Kas is my kinda kid. Where in the hell did my baby find all these wonderful frackers anyway?"
Elysium: In the Garden of Eden Pt 1
Blog entry posted by Fiannawolf, Aug 23, 2012.
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