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Stay Safe by silvermittt Stay Safe by silvermittt
"The gentle knock of their helmets is all they get sometimes. A whispered “stay safe” or “thank god.” rasped from the suit comms. “I love you.” said so softly it might be an illusion to anyone else listening in. Layers of ceramic and polymer and carbon acting like skin (and Kaidan swears he can feel Shepard through all of it) as he pulls the black helmet towards his. And they stay like that for just a moment - unmoving, breathing together.

Stay safe. Thank god. I love you."


(EDIT UPDATE 6/22 - Attempted to fix the scale issues using skew in photoshop. Not sure if you all will notice, but I'm happier with it like this, its a tiny improvement. yay.)
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dyufozeon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
~Love this! <3
Nickallsopp92 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Not really a fan of the kaiden male shep romance but this picture is still powerful nonetheless. Awesome work.
MJHawke Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mydaya Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Oh my god ! I'm so in love with this picture... °w°
asheraa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. So much expression and emotion here while seeing so little of the men inside the suits. You captured the body language perfectly :)
JyroPacs Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in complete love with this piece. There's not a huge fandom for MShenko, which is a damn shame, but I feel like this really does the couple for me -- they're not just two people in love, but two soldiers, in uniform and constantly fighting. This really captures a tender moment that speaks to me and reminds me of my own Shepard with Kaidan. You've done a fantastic job.
wintarmanoth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
So beautiful <3
JoanneDelany Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
This is so emotional! I love it!
raystokes Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
i wish i could stop looking at this, but its just so damn good
ladyaztec16 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
I'm not sure why, but the power behind this work hit me like a brick made of feels. I just stared at it for a good five seconds and started tearing up in the middle of a cafe. There's just so much emotion!! Very well done.
missmia196 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I had the same thing happen! Random mshenko feels around a bunch of strangers who just wouldn't get it. Ugh, getting emotional over video game characters in public makes me so uncomfortable, but I'm willing to deal with it to look at this perfect picture :typer: revamp
RukaCeleste Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so lovely <3
Lunos3 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was so absurdly happy when, in ME3, we could have MShepard romance Kaidan. The sheer chemistry between these two ... it always left me breathless wondering what would happen next between these two. I mean, in the first segment of the trilogy, we had them getting close as friends, with Ash's death further cementing these two together. Then we had the 'betrayal' of Shepard 'joining' Cerberus, an organization that they, together, spent so much time trying to tear down. And lastly, the resolution that culminated in them finally getting their heads on straight and getting together.

While some fans may be disappointed that you couldn't romance him in the first two games (to a degree, so am I), I wasn't as I felt that it gave more meaning to the two of them getting together.
Axxaxxin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Sometimes silence is the most powerful gift. Love mShenko.
auntholly Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
this is beautiful. i just can't stop looking at it. it's full of love and affection and emotion. bravo!
wild-lynx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
So tender and emotional!
Singrana Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad, and....I have no words. Beautiful
ShineLikePlatinum Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
So sad..I have tears in my eyes.Every art of them is so sad and touchy:_(Their love will last forever.
Is it a dragon armor,i also used this and only this armor for my Shep,and it just more reminds me of my Shepard and their love story...their farewell in the end...:_(
KillaZombie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG I love this!!
RikkuBurnside Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I don't have words to express how much I like your drawing! It's so expressive! I love it! ^^
Guzzardi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This is amazing! All the detail and texture in the armor is just perfect :D
And that piece of writing underneath is beautiful too! FEELINGS EVERYWHERE C':
conceicao Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
damn this touched me deep.

yeah yeah, that's what she said. '~'
krankker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible. The colors, the emotions, the composition... perfect! :heart:
ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
very nice :)
liquidfire101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow there is a lot of emotion in this picture and you have shown it very well, it is stunning really. Fantastic work!!
Chelidoni Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Such a great and beautiful piece of art! I totally love the emotion in this picture (and your description) and the style of it! :heart:

How did you create it, what programs did you use?
ArtemisAI Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:eager: OMG! This is so EPIC! It's so dramatic and cute and and... I just love this pic!
xXexplodingrosesXx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love love love this!! Great emotion and coloring! :lol:
BuildMyPaperHeart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lots of power and emotion in this; two fighters spending a few moments to be lovers instead. Wonderful work.
Alcarie Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
This looks so beautiful!
Dahgnear Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really well done and the description made it even better!=)
Nightlyre Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice job on this one - plus, the description sent a shiver down my spine.
flyaccountant Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
nice job !
Rhapsody4u Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A true masterpiece, I really like the painting technique you used for this subject. good.
Rhapsody4u Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A true masterpiece, I really like the painting technique you used for this subject. good.
Quilate Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thats sweet <3
My god... Brought me to tears.
OpheliaBell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Heartstrings tugged.
Dukemon09 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I think that this picture would be a lovely avatar.^^
AgeOfRogues Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely no words! (the good kind of speechless)
WhispersofthePast Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
This really is beautiful, you, as the viewer, feel like you have stumbled upon a very intimate moment (even though both are covered head to toe), they are sharing space, soaking in that moment of quiet and unity that comes before/or after entering the fray. Really lovely.
TovarasNightroad Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Beautiful <3 Just... Just beautiful.
silvermittt Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:D Thankyouuuuu <3 <3 <3 !!
HowlShep Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
silvermittt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thanks Howl. :D Also, your shep looks a little like Chris Klein to me every time I see your profile pic. :D :D :D
HowlShep Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
You know, he does. :)
CastilloRA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
I LOVE this artwork. It is truly amazing how you've captured the feeling of affection and cameraderie these two men share. I cannot love or favorite this masterpiece enough. Brava!!
silvermittt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
!!!! :D :D :D That's wicked kind of you, I appreciate the feedback a lot. :) Thanks so so much. :D I'm all smiles now !! :D
xdazzledx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!
silvermittt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thank you!! :) :) :) :) I'm so glad people are enjoying it. :)
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