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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..."

"Ash"

"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"

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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 ?
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spacebabes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Ashley and anyone who makes Ashley Williams pics :)
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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...
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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.
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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 . : )
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ChrisTheKitty Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Looks awesome. =)
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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. ;)
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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...
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
I really like the costume coloring of Ashley.
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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?

*begs*
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm working on Chapter 1 right now. I'm about halfway, I'll probably finish it tonight, and have :iconjoehundredaire: edit it when he gets here tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have chapter 1 posted this weekend.
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XRaiderV1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool beans! thanks lexi!
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LukeMCFC141 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Writer
Aw.
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Dragon-Claw666 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I really love the way Ash is clinging to Shep. It´s so sweet. :blowkiss:
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Cypher3au Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
One perk of being a Spectre; you don't need to conform to those military regulation hairstyles anymore...hee hee.
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Let's be honest, regs have changed quite a bit in the past 70 years, I'm sure they'll change more in the next 170. Altho, you are correct, this is ME2 Shep, so she's not even a Spectre at this moment. In my Shep timeline, she cuts her hair short after turning herself into System's Alliance MPs after the destruction of the Batarian colonies.
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rahf224 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Okay, first I like the pic, very tender.

But there is a question I have been meaning to ask for a while now, What is with the unusual hair styles you give many of your characters. The shaved patch on the side, I have seen it on some of your other work and wonder why you chose that particular look.
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Honestly, it's because it's how I have my hair. I try to keep it limited to characters based on myself.
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rahf224 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Oh, okay.

I was just curious about it. Now I know. :)
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And knowing is half the battle
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rahf224 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Yo! Joe!
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Mm, I approve of these tweakings to how that scene played out... makes me wish Ash as a character romancable by femshep had been in the series from the very first as apparently planned at one point...
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Otsdarva12 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes,...my femshep and her would have made a great couple.


Although in 3...I was kinda regretting letting her live instead of Kaiden
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Well I'm guessing Kaiden would have been similarly distrusting... never actually played a save in 3 where he survived.
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Otsdarva12 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did. He wasn't very trusting at first
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
And he came around just like Ashley did and acted much the same durng the Udina ultimatum I take it? In all fairness, the major bit of distrust was in the first real mission together and in one situation that from Ashley's/Kaiden's perspective would have looked suspect.
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Otsdarva12 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, you pretty much nailed it.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
So then it doesn't matter which of them you saved, you would have still had to deal with that mistrust, so regretting saving one character over another doesn't make much sense if you think about it.
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Otsdarva12 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YEah true...but Ash was so whiny....then again she did have her sisters to worry about...

Which is why Renegade FemShep shot her anyway :/
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