A Moment of Solace: GarrusXFem!Shepard
Commission by Kjdragon
Commander Jane Shepard woke up with a jolt, sitting up straight in bed in a cold sweat. Her fists were clenched and her breaths were short and huffed. She sighed when she realized; just another dream. Another awful dream. Rubbing the sleep from her eyes and running a hand through her dampened hair, she looked over to see Garrus at her bedside.
“You’re still here..?”
“I said I’d keep you company, even though you fell asleep..” He nodded, shrugging slightly before he gave her a concerned look, “You had another dream, didn’t you…”
Jane nodded with an annoyed and tired sigh. “Stupid nightmares…”
“If you would just talk about what’s bothering you, that might stop...”
“If it was really nothing, you wouldn’t be having nightmares…” Garrus gave her a telling look.
She was hesitant, looking past him as she contemplated her response. “It’s just… Everything that we’ve done up till now, every mission that our team’s had since Menae, every life that may have been lost and every action we did and didn’t make… Don’t you think we could have done more?”
Garrus blinked, letting her continue.
“I mean, we’ll be going to the Illusive Man’s Base soon to try another offensive, and, I have my doubts that we’ve done all we can, that I’ve done all that I can…” She crossed her arms drew her knees up a bit, looking over at him again.
When she had finished, Garrus scooted closer to the bed. “We have been doing all we can in every situation we’ve gotten ourselves into. And you personally have done more than anyone could’ve asked…” He slowly reached over and rested a gentle hand on her shoulder. “We have been put through times were we could have been killed at any instant, but we’re still here, still fighting. I’d say we’ve been doing more than enough…”
She looked between his hand on her shoulder and his face, and she couldn’t help but give a soft sort of half smile. Jane shifted to face him and leaned her head forward, and he did the same, their foreheads touching. “Thank you…” she smiled.
“Try to get some better sleep, alright?”
“Will you still stay to keep me company?” She chuckled slightly, lifting her head to look at him better.
She lightly kissed his scar before laying back down on the bed, trying to get back to sleep under his watch.