At a bar on Earth by the Ocean. The cool wind flowing through the open air pavilion. Shepard takes another drink, trying to catch up to Garrus who had a few hour’s head start. The group of friends and heroes of the Normandy are still celebrating their victory. It’s after dusk but the stories keep getting passed around as much as the drinks are. Still Shepard feels that something is missing. Or someone . . . That is until Jack walked in.

Shepard – “Jack! What took you so long?”

The crowd cheers as she enters the room.

Jack – “Sorry my flight got delayed. And then the taxi driver was an ass. You couldn’t have picked an easier place to get to?”

Shepard quickly kisses Jack – “Blame Garrus, he set the whole thing up.”

Garrus a little too drunk – “Hey! I’m paying for this . . . thing. This whole party here. I don’t want any complaints.”

Jack – “It’s alright Vakarian. Just settle down there buddy.”

Shepard – “So what have you been up to? Where’s your squad? I half expected them to come with.”

Jack – “Well as much as I’m gonna miss yelling at Rodriguez I guess there comes a time for everyone to leave the nest. The Alliance liked my work and they’re all assigned to new squads.”

Shepard – “That must be tough.”

Jack – “I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty pissed off about it. But I’m gonna have to get used to it, teaching at the academy.”

Shepard – “About that.”

Jack sensing a serious conversation coming on – “About what?”

Shepard – “Well I was just thinking that maybe I could apply to teach the N7 courses.”

Jack – “You’re not thinking of making this a serious relationship are you?”

Shepard – “Is there a problem?”

Jack grabs Shepard’s drink from the bar and pounds down a quick gulp – “It’s just, I always skirted around the whole issue.”

Shepard – “Then what do you think now?”

Vega walks up to the bar to refill a pitcher of beer.

Jack – “I don’t know. I’ll have to think about it. On the one hand it would make me kind of happy for you to be so close to me at the Academy.”

Vega interrupts – “What? The Academy. Shepard?”

Shepard seeing Vega’s confused look – “I’m thinking of teaching the N7’s at the Academy.”

Vega – “Ah, crap.”

Shepard – “What?”

Vega – “Well that would make you my, my . . . Professor.”

Jack – “Is there a problem with that?”

Vega backtracking – “No, no problem. None whatsoever.”

Garrus – “If I were you I would be glad to have Shepard. You already know him as your C.O. it might make things easier.”

Vega retrieves the full pitcher and walks away – “I was thinking the opposite.”

Shepard to Jack – “You never answered my question.”

Jack – “Yeah, about that. Shepard, I guess . . . ” she takes another drink, “I guess I’m willing to take a chance on you . . . ” another drink, “The whole chance.”

Jack looks Shepard in the eye – “That means you can move in with me.”

Shepard – “Move in? I just wanted to be close to you.”

Jack – “Well if you’re gonna move then you might as well move in with me.” She steps over to him and puts her hands around his shoulders, “And if you’re gonna be close to me, you might as well be, very, close to me.”

Shepard – “I like the sound of that.”

He kisses her.

Jack – “Uh huh.”

She tilts her head back and he kisses her neck.

Jack – “Very.”

She throws her clasped arms up in the air. Shepard kisses her collar bone, moving down.

Jack – “Very . . . ”

Shepard kissing her stomach – “Uh huh.”

Jack – “Close . . .”

Jack – “We’d better get outta here.”

Shepard grabs his hotel key – “Right behind you.”

Anderson seeing Shepard and Jack head to the door – “Shepard where are you going?”

Jack – “I’m going to get laid.”

Shepard shrugs his shoulder to Anderson – “What she said.” And they rush out the door.

Anderson laughs quietly to himself while taking a drink – “Well have fun.”

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