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Horizon by LexiKimble Horizon by LexiKimble

"Please Skipper. Come back with me, you don't need Cerberus. The Alliance and the Council need you" desperation in Ashley's voice as she pleads. Clenching her fists in that stubborn way, standing perfectly right, like a good soldier girl. After a long moment Gunny Chief Ashley Williams breaks eye contact with her former Skipper, and with a whisper, "I need you."

"I can't Ash. You know me, you know I'm not part of Cerberus.."

"I DON'T!" The young Marine interrupts. "You left... you left me. What was I supposed to do without you..."


"No! Go back to Cerberus. I don't need you, Earth doesn't need you. Just be Cerberus' puppet!" Anger flaring in her voice, causing Shepard to flinch.

"I... I'm sorry Ash. I have to do this. You're better off without me" turning to leave, the former Marine, ship Commander, first human Spectre, can only take one step before she's stopped. Strong arms wrap around her for a quiet moment, then one comes up and caresses her scarred face.

"No... we're all better with you. I am better with you. Go, save the day. If you die on me again... I'm storming Heaven to get you." With that Ashley lets her Skipper go, one more time. Long minutes pass, before Alex Shepard sees her best friend standing beside her.

"Yeah... I know Garrus, I fucked it up again."

"Hey, I wasn't going to say anything." His long arm resting on the shorter woman's shoulders. The Turian's mandibles twitch in the irritatingly smug smirk of his. "But for a woman who can save the galaxy from a Reaper invasion, you're a terrible talker."

"Shut up Garrus..." the petite human grumbles, only to be met with a chuckle. Sighing Shepard looks over at her other companion, "Miri... call Joker for a pick up... and plot us a course for Omega... I need to get drunk and forget about this fucking planet."

"Yes Commander"

Well, this was supposed to be a video of my working... yet the recorder crashed and I lost 4 hours worth of recording. So, please. Enjoy the art. I'll try again later.

Art & Alex Shepard © Me
Ashley Williams © Bioware
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Milnzy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
is there a fan fition write up ?
spacebabes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Ashley and anyone who makes Ashley Williams pics :)
Bierwichtel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I can imagine Ash holding some angels at gunpoint demanding to see Shepard... :D

nicely done...
LexiKimble Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I personally found Ashley's rant on Horizon felt so "unrequited love" it was painful.
Calaida Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
lmao . this Is somewhat HOT and Hilarious at the same time .. F-n love it . DO more . Please . : )
ChrisTheKitty Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Looks awesome. =)
Phht Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I will admit that I've never liked Ash being default in the Phoenix armor line. Pink and white on a Marine? Also, I never did like how the Horizon conversation went in game (the little email sent later on apologizing to you doesn't really make up for it), so much prefer this version. :D

And I just had the silly thought that Shep is in the 2185 version of the Wasp Corps. ;)
LexiKimble Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The Wasp Corps is :iconjoehundredaire:'s thing. If he had his way, I'd be drawing ME fanart involving N7 rachni...
JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
I really like the costume coloring of Ashley.
XRaiderV1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lexi.. please tell me at some point the mass effect art and ficlets will be expanded to a full story?

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