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The sun glistens off the crystal blue sea. The waves lap lazily on the pure white sand. Kaycee turns to her daughters. "Alright go have fun girls. Don't go too far."

Four streaks of blue later and they're off. Shepard walks slowly into the shallows, feeling the sand between her toes, when something shiny catches her eye. Bending down she picks up a beautiful white seashell. A memory surfaces as she rubs her fingers over the grooves. "Would have liked to run tests on the seashells."

"Mordin, I'm sorry."

"I'm not, had to be me....Someone else might have gotten it wrong."

A tear runs down Kaycee's cheek at the thought. "I miss you Mordin. You were always crazy, but I never knew a gentler soul. Wish you could have had your retirement. The kids would have loved you."

More tears begin to fall."I'm so sorry Mordin. I should have found another way."

"Daddy? Are you alright?"

Kaycee quickly brushes the tears away before turning to face her daughter. "I'm fine Sweetie, just remembering an old friend."

Velair looks at her skeptically before walking over and giving her a hug. "Daddy. You're crying, why?"

Kaycee sighs and shakes her head. "I was remembering Mordin. You know if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't even be here. He helped to save the crew as well as the galaxy. Though I can't stop believing that he died because of me."

The tears begin to roll down her face once more. "Why couldn't I save him?"

She collapses to a sitting position, her face in her hands. Suddenly she feels four sets of arms coil around her. Lifting her head, she realizes her daughters are all there. She smiles quietly as the tears subside. She begins to hum the ditty Mordin would often sing. She looks up at the setting sun and imagines Mordin walking along the beach collecting seashells towards the horizon, singing as he goes. "My xenoscience studies range from urban to agrarian, I am the very model of a scientist Salarian."

A Collaboration with LiveAndLoveArt.

These will be a series of "Mini-Stories" dealing with Kaycee Shepard and her family.

If you enjoyed this, please visit LiveAndLoveArt's deviant page for more on the Shepard family.

I do not own any Mass Effect Characters.
Kaycee Shepard and her family belong to LiveAndLoveArt.
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BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
*teary eyed* :)
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Yeah :(............ Poor Mordin.
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BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
*sniff* "Someone else might have gotten it wrong" =)
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michaelshand09 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Forever the model of a Scientist Salarian:) I love these stories!!!!
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Cheers! Glad you like them! :D
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almostinsane999 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I love this. Pure and simpe. Just beautiful.
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thanks very much! Cheers! :D
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axely123 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
MANLY.TEARS.MANLY.TEARS!!!!

*sob*
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Very much so. :cry:
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Big-Wired Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
... oh good lord, those last few lines. ;_;

*cries tears, just plain old tears*
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