[COMPLETE] oh captain (my captain) There isn’t the sound of reverberated gunfire in the medical facility when Shepard wakes up this time. There’s just the (rapidly increasing) beeping of a heart monitor; weak sunlight (and she can’t tell the angle of the sunlight from here to work out her location; where is she? is this a Reaper facility?) filtering through a hospital window. She breathes for a few long moments. Is she dead? Did they finally get her? Or is she resurrected yet again - a pawn for another terrorist group?[COMPLETE] oh captain (my captain) by notinacreepyway
She laughs bitterly, questions draining her before she’s really awake, and it all hurts too much, so she continues, ignoring the spasms of her aching lungs. More than anything else, it tells her she’s alive.
The room is light, and cheery, and full of flowers and cards and a few pathetically deflating balloons - as though the one thing Commander Shepard wanted to see when she woke up was a bright monstrosity hoping her to ‘GET WELL SOON’.