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'This is the best goodbye gift I can think of at the moment… And when I'll find a good place to bury you guys, I swear that you all will get a hell of a funeral… Even if I have to dig into the Council's pockets to get the funding.'
She stands upright and gives a final salute.
At her side, Thane's hands were joined for a prayer.
"They became space, Shepard"
She isn't quite sure if she understand, but finds herself entertaining the thought. Perhaps it was better to launch the pods out into space, rather than bury them in the soil of a random planet that holds no care for the fallen.
They turn to leave, and Shepard confides in him "I wish I could forget all the atrocities that I saw on the Collector's base… forget everything… but doing so would betray them."
"It's alright for you to forget, Shepard, I'll remember for the both of us" he offers, but she shakes her head.
"No... I will live with it and always remember. Hell, the people of the whole damn galaxy should know of the ones who died today to save their ungrateful ass, and never forget…" after a while, she adds "But thank you."
Thane doesn't respond, gently leading her back to her quarters, and shuts the door behind them.
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From the fanfic Don't call me siha written by Rinslet,
Its hard to draw Thane's eyes close -__-