delazeur asked: Pet names, Shenko.
Kaidan had meant to say Shepard. He really, really had. Sweetheart has been bouncing around in his head for days, his heart for weeks, but even in the privacy of her cabin it’s Shepard, always Shepard. It isn’t that they haven’t met minimum familiarity requirements for use so much as he suspects that Shepard is working off of an entirely different set of operating procedures than he, ones that do not cover the introduction of “love” or “babe,” much less “sweetheart.”
She’s clearly having some problems with unexpected input right now, if the stricken look on her face is any indication. Jaw slack, eyes wide, still frozen halfway out of the crouch of her landing on the packed earth of Rannoch. Their eyes lock and they share a moment, her horror to his rising panic as sweat pricks around the collar of his armor and Cortez clears his throat uncomfortably and the shuttle engines hum and swell in unbearable, mocking crescendo.
"Make a better wall than an exit hatch, sugartits," says James, and shoves him unceremoniously through the shuttle door.
I desperately want to romance Traynor, but I love having my LI along on missions: a tragedy in two parts by me