But enough about him, it’s her you should keep an eye on.

Okay, I have a lot of feelings about this gif. Look at Alenko’s face. LOOK AT HIM. He has this little moment of clarity, like “holy frak, It’s Shepard. IT’S MY SHEPARD.” Like, out of nowhere, his anger, confusion, and disbelief over her death just vanished and all his love came flooding back. It’s this little shift in his eyes when she actually turns around and he can see her face. She isn’t in armor, she isn’t flanked by that baby Krogan or the Turian that would follow her to hell and back. Just her, in her Alliance uniform that matches his. It’s her, and she’s been grounded because everyone refused to believe what he always knew was true. And she looks tired. And now that hell is about to greet them, people will listen, now when it’s probably too late. He couldn’t protect her, he couldn’t defend her for fear that he would be labeled one of those L2s. He couldn’t even get her dog tags after she died. Now here she is in the flesh. Just Shepard. Nothing more. And he’s probably lost her all the same.

/end feelings. I think about this way too much.

Have I ever told you how much I love you, Erika? ksdjfhjkdfsdjfk This is beautiful. It’s not even my OTP, but it’s definitely got a special place in my heart. <3

ahdjgldhals I love you too!!