Shepard's quarters were in near silence. The only thing that could be heard was the hum of the aquarium. The feeder dispensed food for the fish, and they swarmed around the particles, blissfully ignorant of the quarian sitting on the edge of the bed, looking down at a rectangular piece of metal.
Tali was staring at the plaque that was made only just a day after they had landed on this unidentified planet. Seeing the words “Commander Shepard” had made her cry, but at this point her tear ducts were dry. When the time came to put the plaque on the memorial wall, she couldn't bring herself to do it. Her mind told her that he's more than likely dead, but her heart told her that he must be alive, and in the end her heart always won out. She had tried to get her mind off of worrying about him by making repairs to the drive core with engineers Adams, Donnelly, and Daniels, but it only worked for so long: she barely had any motivation. She had not felt this way since Kaidan first to