(Part One): Trick-Or-Treaters
"Liara, honey. The girls are almost ready. How's it coming with your costume?"
Liara Shepard looks at herself in the mirror, the long black dress hugging her curves, a wide-brimmed pointed hat resting on the counter. With the black lipstick and eyeshadow she doesn't recognize the woman looking back at her in the mirror. "I'm not so sure about this Kaycee. I'm not usually one for putting on costumes."
Kaycee's voice sounds from the bedroom, a note of laughter in her tone, "Everyone agreed to dress up this year, and that includes you dear. Besides, I can't wait to see you in the costume I got you."
"Isn't this a little......racy to take the girls out Trick-or-treating?"
"Kinda the point Liara. Plus, Kim's offered to help watch the girls afterwards while we go to the party."
Liara gives a sigh as she puts the hat on, transforming the demure archeologist into a living breathing witch. As she exits the bathroom, Kaycee gives a low whistle as she begins undressing Liara with her eyes, "Liara.............wow."
Liara shifts uncomfortably, "I'm not sure this is really.....me."
Kaycee's costume is a long black and red cape over a skintight red dress, a pair of false fangs in her hand. She gets off the bed and gives Liara a hug, "That's the whole point. Halloween is the one time of year that you get to be something you're not. You can get all sexy and wild with no repercussions."
She leans in close and whispers in her ear before placing a sensual kiss on her neck, "Also, I can't wait to get you out of this later tonight."
"Ew dad. Could you please not do this with us around?"
Ayrene stands in the door, her little sister Syren holding her hand. Aya, clad in an N7 hoodie and jeans shaking her head at the look of embarrassment on her mother's face. Syren's costume consists of a glowing pair of blue wings attached to her back, a glittering outfit of silver and green adorning her. Kaycee looks at her youngest daughter, "Sweetie, your angel costume look so cute!"
Syren grins at her daddy, "Grandma Hannah helped make it for me."
Liara looks at Aya, "And what are you going as?"
Ayrene strikes a dramatic pose, "I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite costume on the Citadel."
Kaycee falls back on the bed rolling with fits of hysterical laughter, tears rolling down her cheeks, "Oh, oh....my sides hurt. Is that really what I sounded like Liara?"
"I think she's got you down pat."
Kaycee wipes the tears out of her eyes, "Well go get your sisters and meet us downstairs. We'll be heading out soon."
Aya gives her father a salute, while winking, "Sir, yes sir!"
As their daughters turn and head downstairs, Liara rests her head on Kaycee's shoulder, "She's growing up so fast......and she's definitely taking after you."
"That she is."
"Well, let's get going, we've got a long night ahead of us."
"Will you quit fidgeting Elle. I can't get this visor on straight if you don't sit still."
"Sorry Rin. I'm just too excited."
"Here Rin, let me do it."
Aya secures the homemade visor on the side of Velair's dark blue helmet, "There we go. The Dark Knight of Omega walks again."
"You think it works?"
"Uncle Garrus is gonna love it. Rin, your headpiece is all crooked, here.......tilt it to the right a tad......there. Justicar Rinyn I think you're ready for your mission."
Rinyn giggles, bringing a smile to her older sister's face. "Dad. Mom. You two ready to go?"
"Right here 'Commander'. Let's get going girls. Your aunts and uncles are waiting for us."
Syren pulls on her dad's dress slightly, getting her attention, "What's wrong Sy?"
"Who's gonna be at the party daddy?"
"Well, not everyone was able to make it tonight, but far as I know.....Aunt Miri, Uncle Garrus, Uncle James, Aunt Tali to name a few."
Aya pipes up, "Are Gabe and Cassie gonna be there?"
"Yeah, along with Kimmy. She's gonna take you all home after the festivities are over. Your mom and I will be staying a little later."
The knowing look on Aya's face makes Kaycee deeply uncomfortable, "Get your mind out of the gutter Ayrene Shepard."
The "innocent" look on her face doesn't fool her one bit, "Liara honey. Make sure to remind me to have words with Jackie and Zaeed.........and quite possibly Aethyta."
"Sigh..........Again? I thought they understood to not talk about those...."things" in front of her."
A voice comes from the front yard, "Shepards! Front and center!"
Syren's eyes widen in delight as she recognizes the voice. She squeals with delight and goes tearing down the front steps into a flying hug at her favorite uncle, Wrex. "UNCLE WREX!"
The krogan catches the little asari, lifting her onto his shoulder, his face covered in a greenish makeup with a pair of bolts taped to his neck in classic Frankenstein fashion. "Hey there Little Bit."
Kaycee leans against the doorframe, "What brings you by?"
"Miranda sent me to pick you all up......since you are all late for the party."
"Well then, let's not keep her waiting."
(Part Two coming soon)