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Not even going to lie, I cried a couple times while drawing this. Since beating ME3 I have not felt like doing any fanart at all. Which is insane looking back at how pumped I was after beating ME1 and 2. All the wind is just gone from my sails. I've barely touched the game since I beat it. I pulled myself out of this funk to help get more Thane in ME3 with my last piece.… But as for my Zody Shepard and her Kaidan, I've been too heartbroken. I didn't expect sunshine and roses. I fully expected her to die in his arms or vise versa. A happily ever after would have a surprise but not an unwelcomed one. What actually happened was so far from what I expected or wanted that it makes my stomach turn.

So here is where I leave Zody Shepard and Kaidan Alenko. Together in each other's arms. Their past problems have been dealt with, their love rekindled. And no force in Heaven, Hell, or Bioware's writing team will tear them apart again.

Goodnight, sleep tight
No more tears
In the morning I'll be here
And when we say goodnight,
Dry your eyes
Because we said goodnight,
And not goodbye
We said goodnight
And not goodbye
~Evanescence - Goodnight

Bioware - Mass Effect and Kaidan Alenko
Zody - Mine

UPDATE: Fixed watermark since this has become my most favorited picture. Thank you by the way!
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lordbyro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Kaidan still even more hot here!
LauraConnonnolly Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Photographer
This is so beautiful and perfect :)
harrietthespy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aahh this is my favourite Shepard/Kaiden picture.. so beautifully done and heartfelt. I only just managed to finish ME3 today and now I'm just looking at fan pics and pretending the ending never happened :( beautiful picture.
meonlyred Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ending? What ending? They rode off into the sunset and lived happily ever after. Or at least that is what I keep telling myself.
And thank you very much for the comment and the favorite.
Mewmew34 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
If you play on PC, get the MEHEM mod and they really can. ^_^
meonlyred Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know MEHEMs work. Its nice but just not for me. I already head canon a reunited ending for them using what is canon. But thanks for the suggestion.
Chachufi Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
trying... not.. to.. cry...
failing.. horribly.. D:
meonlyred Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Hands tissue box*
AngelJasiel Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it, its so cute and romantic :heart:
Dreams-of-Skies Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
This is beautiful. The way they are lying together, entwined, completely relaxed and full of abandon; it's all over and, exhausted after holding each other as if someone were coming to tear them apart, crying together in relief at surviving and still being in love, neither wanting to move in case - just in case - and so they both succumbed to the need for sleep...not the most comfortable of places but, at the same time, the only place either of them ever wanted to be again.

Really. Beautiful.
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