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The Spectre and Archangel 75 by ErsbethShadowsong The Spectre and Archangel 75 by ErsbethShadowsong
Sorry for the delay, but it seems that The Muse is finally back :)
I will be quick with the comments on this page -it's late here!-: Garrus dialogue makes a direct reference to his thoughts from page 9 [link] , which now I find kind of funny his last dialogue from ME3 -no spoilers!-
Regarding the color, ~Arwing suggested it and ~UruiShepard and ~CeriseMoon demanded it, so here you have it ^^
If you want to know what happens after this page, I have news for you, you can see it here:[link] -start with the blue panels-. Next page will follow this one [link] -again, blue panel-. Please, bear in mind that these pages were done before ME3 was released and we were wondering what the head-bump meant ;)
Thanks a lot for your patience, next page, next week! (I hope).

Thanks to :iconarwing: for his beta-read!

Chapter 9 - Reach and Flexibility
Page 74: [link]
Page 75: Viewing
Page 76: [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 ME1 and ME2 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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:iconspaceishomelike:
spaceishomelike Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
what a moment... so emotional! Heart btw colored panel looks so beautiful really
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ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's not that I didn't like how the game handled the romance, but I wanted to do something... different. I just hope it didn't come too 'emo'!
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CiaraWhelan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
Totally squee'd at both the expressions of the last panel, and the wonderful colors.  It increases the emotional impact, and the sense that Garrus and Ayren would feel so much more alive at that moment.  ^0^
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ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!! I'm planning a new colored page, similar to this one, in the next chapter I'm working on right now. I won't use the same coloring technique I used here, because colors are not as saturated as I like them to be... but... We must try new things and learn from our mistakes :D
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CiaraWhelan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Oh?  I thought that this page was already really good.  If your upcoming page is even better, then I'm definitely looking forward to it. :D  :mostly-patiently waiting:
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Writer
...does Valhalla have a Dextro-Amino option?
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I hope so!
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:iconindv11:
indv11 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Add to Favorites...and moving on.
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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:iconsirmandokarla:
SirMandokarla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Everything is right about this.
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad that you think so!
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:iconmihacda:
mihacda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
YAY!!! Colors are back in their life!
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:nod:
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:iconmickeymouseisgay:
YEEEEEEEE-HAAAAW!
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
;)
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:iconmickeymouseisgay:
Mickeymouseisgay Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
:)
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Walter-D Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I never liked pairing, but turf my ass Illusive Man, I can not break away from this.
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's a big praise coming from someone who never liked Sharrus ;) 
Thank you!
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Walter-D Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
No-no, I basically never liked pairing, but I had an epiphany!
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh! I see... Well, it still is a valuable praise :)
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:iconjemgirl:
jemgirl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's so nice to see colour. :) 

I'm not complaining about the black and white pages. If anything, they help you appreciate the colour bits more. :) 
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! 

I wanted to do something different for this part, and I though that the addition of colour would break a little the path and also a break of their mood.
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:iconjemgirl:
jemgirl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think you achieved that. :) 
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:happybounce:
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TestingTheSeaShells Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
aww yeah facehugger time. I like how Norse Gods are a big turn on for her. Also, I am very surprised at how large Ayren's breasts seem, especially in that last panel. Like... they seem too big to fit into the armor she wears? But then again who knows how thick that armor really is, or maybe it is just a trick of the clothes/position. And Garrus's feet made me laugh. They make me think that he could be a beast from Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak. Except that because it is Ayren's dream it is a steamy, sexy one. 
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ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:nod: A little fluffy and nonsense moments... More than the old Norse Myths, what breaks her self imposed barriers is that Garrus didn't forget her or who she was, in comparison with Kaidan. My main concern of this part is how "quick" it may seem for Shepard to forget Kaidan and throw herself to the arms of her turian friend...
Does them seem too big? Mmm... Maybe they are, but in my experience, certain kind of outfits or clothes have the property of altering the shape and size of breasts... ;)
I'd love that Bioware had given us a clear concept for naked turians which would have included their feet ;) But alas! no chance of that... unless they decide to do it for their next ME game. 
Now, out of curiosity, why do you think this is Ayren's dream?
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TestingTheSeaShells Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
It seemed a bit quick, until you reminded us in the comments a bit ago that it had been several weeks. I guess the time seemed to go by much faster since we only got like one panel for each mission for a while, so it did not feel like a very long time for us readers, or for me at least, until you clarified that it had actually been a while. Also because probably you only included the moments where she thought about Garrus in a romantic way compared to the many other thoughts she had not concerning him (understandable as this IS a Garrus/Femshep story so you only want to include what is relevant) it also seemed fast until you forced me to pause and actually think about it. And considering how Kaidan treated her on Horizon, especially since in game he pretty much threatens to kill you, and they did not have that great of a relationship in the past it seemed that Ayren does not owe him anything anyways. 
As for it being a dream I was not saying it was one (i do not think that it is a dream), i was merely extending the juxtaposition to Where the Wild Things Are and saying that unlike the little boy in that story, Ayren would have a more adult rated fantasy about the "wild beasts" like Garrus. :)
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ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
One of the things I had to consider when I started the story -please, bear in mind that I'm not a story-teller, which make this a little more... challenging for me- was what I should include and what I should not include. My first idea was to focus only in the Shepard/Garrus relationship, show little bits and hope those will be enough to make the reader understand what they were before they decided to be something else, but recently I've decided to show more of other's POV. That translates in the "one page per recruitment missions" that you mention and me having to state that there has been a while between Horizon and Alchera (BTW, thank you for reading my comments on the pages) and now it will translate in showing other things -like the two Cerberus crew members gossip in the Mess Hall and some future pages with no Shepard/Garrus in them. My crazy idea was to finish the ME2 story arch before the release of ME3, but some chapters required more pages than the ones initially planned, RL messed around and... well, I guess this kind of things just happen... Re Kaidan... Let's say that their relationship was not that bad before Shepard's death. I'd like to justify Kaidan's reaction in my story, show that he' not the "bad guy" as some part of the fandom has labelled him to be -I'm not implying you have this idea, it's something I've seen around forums and deduced from conversations with Kaidan-fans :)-. 
Ops, My bad! Sorry... I completely misunderstood you here... Now I see what you mean and yes, that's more like it ^^
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MastercatShalafi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
When I found out  in-game that out there was system called Asgard with planets named Tyr, Loki and Borr it automatically reminded about this page =p
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ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: You flatter me!!
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MastercatShalafi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
For what I know, you don't get enought glory for doing such pretty comic like this one

(aka. don't stop; that's happened too many nice comics I've followed)
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're going to make me blush!!!

(don't worry, I don't plan on stopping any time soon)
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ShadowSSJ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Don't want to loose that page :O So great! *.*
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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DragonmageAuthoress Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Writer
Your use of color again......!
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:nod:
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casadrat06 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Awww! ^^
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
^^
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garrusfan3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
in valhalla having a drink with thor
awesome
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed!
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nexus763 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
YEAH !
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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YTSC Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww so freaking cute omg omg !
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It had to be done!
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March4Fun Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great story, love the art style, your really talented, yada yada yada- FAV!!!!!!!!
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!! :hug:
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:iconmarch4fun:
March4Fun Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome.
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carefreewriter51 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*fangasm* Yes, Shep, make the first move lol
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:iconersbethshadowsong:
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Of course!
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DarthCruciare Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Being compared to a valkyrie? Yeah, I'd have jumped his bones too. Seems legit.
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