After Leviathan (A Shakarian Shortfic)
"Doc, I'm fine." Erisa Shepard sighed, making a conscious effort to not continue shivering from the intense cold that wasn't just surface, but soul deep. Having mental contact with a being that old had taken it's toll on her, but she didn't want her crew to know about that.
"Regardless. I'm putting you on quarters for the remainder of the evening." Dr. Chakwas looked at her, expression serious. "Someone can bring you food when you get hungry, but you need rest."
"I'll handle that," Garrus said, leaning against the wall as he had been since the beginning of this check-up that he'd instigated after they'd gotten back from 2181 Despoina. She gave him a mock glare that had no heat and sighed.
"Fine," Shepard grumbled, getting to her feet and grinding her teeth against the prevailing weakness in her body.
Garrus came towards her, a three fingered hand coming up and squeezing her shoulder. "Come on. I'll