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The Spectre and Archangel 73 by ErsbethShadowsong The Spectre and Archangel 73 by ErsbethShadowsong
So... a week left before the release of ME3, right? Yeah!
Part of this dialogue was inspired by a looong time ago conversation with ~FoxlingTM and I make the most of it to link those Garrus lines we all know ;)
I'm not completely satisfied with some panels, but if I keep staring at them, I'll erase the whole page.

Thanks to :iconarwing: for his beta-read!

Chapter 9 - Reach and Flexibility
Page 72: [link]
Page 73: Viewing
Page 74: [link]


Previous chapters:
Chapter 1 - Trapped
Page 1: [link]
Chapter 2 - Just Like Old Times
Page 12: [link]
Chapter 3 - Take Care of Him
Page 22: [link]
Chapter 4 – Dreams
Page 30: [link]
Chapter 5 – Blowing off Steam
Page 40: [link]
Chapter 6 – The Calm Before the Storm
Page 49: [link]
Chapter 7 – Horizon
Page 53: [link]
Chapter 8 – Alchera
Page 62: [link]


Mass Effect characters belong to Bioware.
I’ve been reading many fanfics for almost a year, so if anyone spots something familiar, do tell me and I’ll be delighted to quote the author+fic that inspired it ;)
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:iconjemgirl:
jemgirl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What a complement! :D
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's the turian way ;)
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:iconjemgirl:
jemgirl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconlainiewench:
lainiewench Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I like how she's muscled. Not a thin little model.
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! Shepard's a soldier so... some muscles are needed, IMO. I'm glad to see you agree ^^
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:icondarthcruciare:
DarthCruciare Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
"here, let me feel 'honk honk' nope, you're good" classic.
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:lmao:
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:iconcmy187:
CMY187 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Goddammit, stop with the adorable tenderness between these two. I hate it when awesome artists create such wonderful moments between Mass Effect characters...
...so why am I grinning from ear to ear?

Said it before, will say it again: When she really, truly smiles, it is such a beautiful sight.
Garrus is definitely, by FAR, Number One in the romance subplots in the entire game series.
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ok, I can stop the tender moments, but, how I'll be able to make you grin? :?

I think you are right: Shepard saves those smiles only for her turian friend.

I have to try Tali's romance, but I have to agree with you: Garrus romance is one of the best in the game!
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:iconcmy187:
CMY187 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
With Tali, I have to say, she really is so adorable in the romance subplot of hers.
And even expressing her feelings in a physical way shows how much she cares about Shepard. As she said herself, a kiss could put her in the hospital.

While the Goodbye scenes in ME3 (youtubed 'em...dammit, I've got to get the third game sooner or later...) has Garrus firmly in first place for me because it was the only one that actually got me to shed tears, Tali's was also very emotional.

Again, because I cannot emphasize it enough, Tali is ADORABLE.
If you haven't, make sure to speak to Kelly Chambers immediately after recruiting Tali if playing as a Male Shepard. The Yeoman would have something interesting to say regarding that Quarian.
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:iconschezki:
Schezki Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Garrus's reach is like indoctrination, except that it's better. ;)
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I surely prefer his reach than indoctrination!! :nod:
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:iconraptor-4195:
Raptor-4195 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh mother of God I'm scared I'm going to hit the last update soon and I want there to be so much more!
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yep, you're reaching the last update, but don't worry, there's more cooking in the oven! I'm not sure if this will cheer you, but I've written up until page 140 and I haven't reached the end of mE2 plot!! You'll be bored by the end of the story ;)
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:iconraptor-4195:
Raptor-4195 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh, I don't think I'll get bored at all. Super excited- excellent work~!
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconglad0sisaspy:
GLAD0Sisaspy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Writer
Garus....Workin Dem Moves..!!
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
(catching up)
Oh, yeah!
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:iconfoxlingtm:
FoxlingTM Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was a very long time ago, I am impressed you still remember! :D Thank you for the mention. Looking forward to more! (And ME3)
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Believe me, I'm also impressed that I remembered it. But as I was writing the scene, our little chat came to mind and I had to use it. No problem! The idea was born there, so the credit had to be given :nod:

More incoming! (and also ME3!)
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:iconfoxlingtm:
FoxlingTM Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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:iconlordbloodysoul:
LordBloodySoul Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's good to see her smile again :)

Go for it Garrus! :love:
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yep, it's been a while since I draw a smile on her face...

Go man!
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jancz89 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
aww, she is such a beauty in the last panel :aww:
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you Jan!!
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:iconbloodangelscaptain1:
BloodAngelsCaptain1 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Funny Garrus, I have a feeling you've been wanting to say that for a while. =D
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You could be right ;P
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:iconbloodangelscaptain1:
BloodAngelsCaptain1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
BTW, sending a message on updates for things.
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:iconjenalha:
Jenalha Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Me encanta la expresión de Shepard en la última viñeta *___________*
Y Garrus consigue ser sexy mientras es mono :drool:
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gracias!!

Garrus es siempre sechi ;)
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:iconsexualbacon:
SexualBacon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this suspense is going to kill me.
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nooo, just a littel more patience, we are almost there!
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:iconsexualbacon:
SexualBacon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad the story you have was not mass effected by the lame ending to ME3.

If your upset about their poopy ending, this will cheer you up I think :P

[link]
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It seems that I only needed some time to recover from the blast the endings were.

OMG, what is that? I cracked a few smiles :)
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:iconxhydralisk:
Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Garrus is a smooth talker? Since when?
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Let me think... ;)
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:iconxpheonix57:
xpheonix57 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Soft and curvy? Almost as flattering as having good hair and a supportive waist ;)
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Almost, but not so good ;)
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Vitae-Insanity Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hot damn Garrus, start playing some sexy club music. You flatterer xD

Sorry it's taken so long to comment, it's been in my inbox for a while but I haven't had the time to type out a thoughtful comment xD

Third panel lovin for Garrus's sexy facial scars.
I also enjoy the angle and expression on the final panel :D
And I really like how you did the little flesh 'squish' under her fingers on the fourth panel.

Lovely work as usual ;D
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I forgot the music!

Don't worry, we all have things to do out in RL :)

Aaah, so the magic is still there! I think I'll be skipping to the fourth panel soon... ;)

Thanks a lot! You should have seen my boyfriend looking at me while I touched my arm... Funny view!
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
:iconhuh--plz: Rely one week!
I can believe it.
It makes sense tho if the game is only a week away then BioWare woulden worry about all the art they would be laeking out in the The Art Of The Mass Effect Universe!

Have you seen it yet?
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
In fact, it's been a day since the release of the game ;)

Unfortunately, I saw it, including two spoilers before I closed Adobe Reader... I prefer to check the rest of the book once I've finished the game :(
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:iconthedevilreborn:
TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
The book is fantistick! :)
Altho it lact a littel, it did,nt have Nihlus!
And so much more it did not have, just to name a few.

But it is still a beautiful & interesting collcation of art & ideas on how they made ME!
And I see my-self as lucki to have found it in the littel book stor in my twon!
:iconilikeitplz:
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's really cool, I give it that :) But there's no Nihlus there... :((

Indeed, you're lucky!!
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Efeye Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I love how you make Shepard look muscular and soldier-like without making her look masculine.
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!! Sometimes is hard to do, but I'm glad I'm on the right path ^^
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evildeathbloody Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
The last panel is wonderful. Great emotion. I love.
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!!
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:iconiceshadowz:
IceShadowz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww sooki sooki!! Garrus you just set yourself up..
Luv it.
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