Some silliness… or what happens when you listen to Xanadu.
(rainbow-festooned Pan-Pacific Auditorium borrowed from the DVD cover art)
Because there are scarves in SWTOR. (And because I owed him a better version of this particular crossover. I left it all rough and sketchy…just like me. >_>)
[The Jedi] Order will be restored.
A little silliness for Mother’s Day - and breakfast in bed.
I realize that there are folks out there who want(ed) a happy ending (and every day after) for Shepard and their LI of choice. It’s a truly sweet notion - to have done the impossible, to have beaten the odds, and then to be able to sit back, finally breathe, and bask in a love now threatened by the end of all things.
But for purposes of my doodles (of late), my headcanon, I suppose, that’s just not the case. Quite without shame, I’m enjoying the thought of Liara as a single partner. Not for any ill will, any wish for her to experience the unhappiness of being without Shepard (because that traveling off together into a galactic sunset is a wonderful image). Rather, I’m just trying (in my own way) to portray one person raising a child, having to muster the courage and will to do right by the little one, to do her best with what she alone has at her disposal.
What it boils down to is that I have a lot of respect for single parents.
Now while Liara is completely capable of bringing up the biotic rapscallion progeny of the Commander on her own, I’m fairly confident that her friends, her squadmates, would do their utmost to assist her. After all, here is a group of individuals who have faced strife together - they’ve fought, cried, patched wounds, loved and lost side by side. Regardless of species, of history, of age-old disputes, of disagreements over conviction, they are loyal to one another, to the unique roles they each played in defeating the Reapers. And they are loyal to Shepard - to her memory and her legacy.
So, really, Liara isn’t alone by any means. She has the support and love of Krogans, Turians, Quarians, humans, and one plucky AI. And it’s that sort of love that can foster a good environment for the raising of Asari babies (or Krogan tykes, human younglings, what have you…).
There’s the family you’re born to, and the family that you gather. And it’s a beautiful thing when you can have a little of both.
By request, a late celebration of, and for, 400 followers!
You guys are wonderful. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.