ooc: to the person who asked
A suicide mission? Yes... A suicide mission would do nicely. I'm dying.
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“Thane and Kasumi often play chase or hide-and-seek both on the Normandy and when on missions to keep their skills sharpened.”
Submitted by eclipseoftime.
Art by patryk-garrett.
This sounds like so much fun.
Ha. Like that time I played tag with Urz. This might have to happen in RP now…
It’s completely true.
Kasumi, try and catch me.
Amonkira. Lord of Hunters. Grant that my hands be steady, my aim be true, and my feet swift. And should the worst come to pass, grant me forgiveness.
Thane felt the foreign presence on the ship before he heard it. He heard a voice he would never forget, and still sparked some of the most powerful memories. But what was happening had to be impossible.
ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL
Harbinger’s voice careened over the microphone system, and into his very mind. Thane sat silent as the Reaper’s message infiltrated the whole Normandy and the ship went black.
"Shepard. Your sacrifices have gained you nothing. Even as we speak, the Batarians fall before our armada."
Thane was on his feet.
"Their greatest worlds and largest populations already belong to us, and yet they continue to defy their inevitable fate: to be extensions of my will. Their conversion is rapid, and the forms of soldiery they produce are efficient.”
Thane holstered his weapons, and headed for the hallway outside his room. Trying not to think of the slaughter of Batarians at the far reaches of the Galaxy, and the Husks, and anything else that the Reapers might be turning them into.
"Oceans have been boiled and atmospheres drained to fuel the processes. Their worlds are my laboratories. Their flesh bends to my will like clay. Soon, they will come for you, Shepard."
Thane was in the hallway, hidden from everyone, looking for something that would end the link to the Reaper in control of the Normandy. He heard a muffled scream coming from the medical bay, and Tali’s voice as she came out from the AI core.
"They will come for your companions. They will come for your crew. They will come for your fleet. And you will not be able to stop them."
With that, the foreign presence left the Normandy, intact, as far as Thane could see. Thane continued to hide in the shadows, waiting for something… anything to alert him as to what had just happened, and how to keep it from happening again.
Shepard’s voice came in over the voice over system, “Sitrep in the comm room! All Stations! Now!”
Thane heard and reacted in one fluid motion, getting to the Comm room the same time as most other crew members had. He heard Zaeed, Kasumi (when did she get on the ship? Not important now.), Admiral Hackett, Garrus, and Mordin.
The comm room was nearing a point of anarchy. Everyone was loud, wondering what had just happened, and so Thane simply stayed back, and waited for Shepard to take control of the situation, as he knew she would, once everyone had arrived.
Until then, he said a prayer to Arashu for protection, and serenity as he awaited Shepard’s command.
Sit down and have a nice chat about anything from philosophy to what it’s like to grow up. Anything from regrets to living life to it’s fullest. Perhaps a “Tuesdays with Morrie” scenario.
The ship was bustling with activity all morning. Nothing exciting, but Thane could feel it. People going about their daily lives, pretending everything was normal for just “a little longer.” Thane could sense something else too. A distant nebulous dread. Something big was going to happen soon, and he would be ready when it did.
He went to the briefing, standing in a dimly lit corner. Old habits died hard, he supposed. Then Shepard began speaking. asd
“I have some news. None of them are pleasant. First, doctor T’Soni will not be returning to the ship for the time being. Second, I spoke to the Illusive Man earlier today. Thanks to a very good information broker I know that he has had previous contact with the group of slavers that attacked and forcibly boarded the Normandy, which is interesting considering the fact that he wants to offer us his help with the Reapers. He claims he had nothing to do with the attack itself, but I have my doubts and told him to give me a very good offer before we would even considering dealing with him or Cerberus again. Once I hear said offer, I’ll discuss the matter with my team and admirals Hackett and Anderson. Third, the Normandy will be assisted by four other vessels which would be good news if it weren’t for the circumstances.” She turned to Hackett, offering him the floor. “If you would, Admiral.”
So the Asari would not be rejoining them. Thane was saddened by the news. He had liked Liara for what little time he had spent with her. Her always inquisitive look at people, and her childlike wonder at everything. She reminded him so much of Kolyat when he was a child. Always wondering what the next big surprise was.
But there was more to it, Thane could see that in Shepard. What exactly it was, Shepard was good at hiding, but Thane could venture a few guesses; and all of them pointed back at the fight between Liara and Kaidan.
At the news about Cerberus, Thane was mostly indifferent. He knew that Shepard considered herself outside of Cerberus when she was gathering the crew to go after the Collectors, so it was unsurprising that she had broken with them after what Cerberus had last asked of her.
When she got to Admiral Hackett, Thane was slightly surprised at the news. Last he knew the Alliance was trying to squelch any last remnant of evidence that the Reapers existed, and they were coming. Then again, Shepard had helped Admiral Hackett out of more than one tight spot. Why, exactly, he was giving resources; Thane leaned forward slightly so he could find out.
Anonymous said: What is your worst fear?
I have not feared many things in my life. I do fear for my actions impact on people’s lives close to me. For example, I fear for Kolyat’s future, and that I have unintentionally ruined the life that I tried so hard to preserve from disaster. That is my biggest fear, by far. But there is also the fact that I do not want to leave things unfinished. I am not the kind of person to lie motionless in a bed, waiting for death to claim me. That is not the death for me.