This Christmas Thing | Tali

snipervakarian:

Garrus staggered back a step when Tali hugged him. She seemed to be in a very good mood and he peered over her to find the cause. Seeing her new datapad lying on the console, he smiled and guessed that was why she was so happy. Well, hopefully I won’t ruin her mood.

At the very least, seeing the one gift make her so happy helped relax him a bit. “For me?” He shook his head slightly and chuckled as he slipped one arm around her waist, keeping her close. “But I came down here to give you presents.”

Tali clung to him a bit longer and then pulled back, nodding up at him. She stepped  back a bit further, almost vibrating with her excitement. Her hands slid from around him to his chest.

"Of course I got a present for you. Shepard said the holiday was for getting presents for people we care about. Why wouldn’t I get you one? You got me one?"

Help | Tali

snipervakarian:

keelahschild:

Tali pulled the device closer to her, flipping it over easily to pull open the panel that exposed the wires. She reached in easily, hooking a finger around a small bunch of wires and pulling. The sound stopped immediately and she flipped it back over to view the panel. Whatever alarm Garrus had tripped was still going.

“You did what?” She looked up at Garrus, horrified. “You fiddled with it! Garrus!” She pulled the device closer to her, almost cradling it in her arms before looking down at it again. “Oh you poor thing. What did he do to you?” With a shake of her head she turned away from him, placing it on her workbench.

If she hadn’t already been upset with him, Garrus would have rolled his eyes at the way Tali cradled the omni-tool. He’d never understand this side of her, and right now, he needed her help so why bother questioning it. Better to just tell her the truth and get it over with.

Again in a small voice, he confessed, “I was just trying to update some of the translation stuff so I could understand parts of the messages I’ve been getting lately, and I didn’t want to attempt updating my headset first…” Anticipating some more accusations, he quickly added, “I wasn’t trying to break it.”

Tali was still shaking her head as she tapped at the panel for the omni tool. The display was flickering unsteadily, but she expected that after having pulled several of the cords free to stop the noisy alarm. Getting into the code of the machine was easy, but making sense of what had happened to it was not.

"Garrus…" she scolded weakly, not turning away from the code display to look at him. "Why didn’t you just ask? I could have easily upgraded-wait. What is that?" Tali forced the machine to scroll back up to a badly scrambled section of code. She looked at it closely and then finally turned back to look at Garrus.

"What language were you trying to get it to read?"

Tal Vera | Everyone

asari-justicar:

cmdrelizashepard:

Shepard smiled a little as Liara took her place by Shepard’s side, where she belonged. Tali hadn’t arrived yet, so she took a moment to just look at Liara, then she turned to the others who had arrived.

She’d left her fear in her quarters, so she felt nothing but pride at her team as she looked them over. She took a breath, checked her weapons, then turned to them all.

“Do we all know what we’re doing?” 

Samara stared out the porthole window into the vast darkness around them, eyebrow furrowed. She had faith in Mordin. He would get the job done and do it right, she knew that. But still, an uneasiness crept into her.

She was doubting herself.

Turning to Shepard, expression blank, she nodded solemnly.

Tali had spent the last twenty four hours going through a complete check of her suit systems. Everything was in better than working condition. Her guns and her omnitool were all up-to-date and she had double and triple checked them after installing all of the latest modifications. So as she walked into the cargo bay to join the others, she had nothing to do with her hands.

With nothing to occupy her fingers, she was wringing them nervously as she so often did. A quick glance around the room told her who was there, and she fell in next to Shepard, opposite Liara, easily. Today was not a day to worry about the issues surrounding their affair. She did look twice to Garrus, noticing how he kept his eyes down and focused. She couldn’t blame him.

Shepard’s question got her attention.

“Yes.”

snipervakarian asked: -walks up to Tali’s station with his omni-tool emitting a constant, high-pitched squeal and tries to talk loud enough to be heard over it without shouting- Hey, Tali! Got a minute?

snipervakarian:

Once Tali’s hands were on the omni-tool, Garrus let go with one hand. Her question wasn’t really one he wanted to answer at the moment, wondering how she’d react to the fact that he was attempting to alter the device himself. And all without any real idea of how to do it.

He scratched the back of his head and tried to slip his answer in under all the noise,”I, uh, was fiddling with it, and then this started.”

Tali pulled the device closer to her, flipping it over easily to pull open the panel that exposed the wires. She reached in easily, hooking a finger around a small bunch of wires and pulling. The sound stopped immediately and she flipped it back over to view the panel. Whatever alarm Garrus had tripped was still going.

"You did what?" She looked up at Garrus, horrified. "You fiddled with it! Garrus!” She pulled the device closer to her, almost cradling it in her arms before looking down at it again. “Oh you poor thing. What did he do to you?” With a shake of her head she turned away from him, placing it on her workbench.

-walks up to Tali's station with his omni-tool emitting a constant, high-pitched squeal and tries to talk loud enough to be heard over it without shouting- Hey, Tali! Got a minute?

Tali was focused on the basic monitoring systems of the engine when she heard the shrill mechanical squeal. She turned to see Garrus approaching and knew almost immediately it was his omnitool making the sound. He was carrying it out and away from him and she simply shook her head.

"What did you do?!" She shouted over the noise, reaching for his omni-tool without even waiting for an answer.

OOC:

chillin in chat if anyone wants to join me

snipervakarian:

kahje:

for deragin xD
dat mako. ;)

It was always more fun when Shepard wasn’t driving, wasn’t it Tali?

It was a fair bit safer too, as I recall.
Hard to believe I actually miss that thing, isn’t it?

snipervakarian:

kahje:

for deragin xD

dat mako. ;)

It was always more fun when Shepard wasn’t driving, wasn’t it Tali?

It was a fair bit safer too, as I recall.

Hard to believe I actually miss that thing, isn’t it?

So This Is Christmas | Jack

Tali grabbed the small package and checked the name on it before stepping away from her terminal. She tucked it under her arm carefully, feeling a sense of nervousness fill her as she headed for the stairs down to the sub-level. It was dark down here, as it always was. Nothing but the red glow of emergency lighting and the flickering light of the white lamp she had hung in Jack’s area for her.

She walked toward Jack’s little hideaway and slipped the package down into her hands, slowing as she neared the space.

“Jack? You here?”

This Christmas Thing | Tali

snipervakarian:

Garrus fumbled with the two small boxes in his hand as he waited for the elevator doors to open up into Engineering. This entire holiday was driving him crazy. It was bad enough that giving gifts was an essential part of the holiday, but shopping for Tali proved to be a nearly impossible task. He had already gotten her the one thing she had actually said that she wanted, but it hadn’t felt personal. And he hated himself for that.

This gift was, however, quite personal. Only problem was whether she would actually like it. Quarians supposedly liked practical, useful gifts, and he wasn’t sure that this qualified under either. Once the lift finally opened, he found himself wishing for the first time that the ride had taken longer. Taking a deep breath, he walked out and headed to Tali’s station. As he approached her, his muscles knotted with tension, but he forced his voice out anyway. “Hey, Tali. You got a minute?”

Tali did not look up when she heard the doors swish open. It could be anyone, and if it was for her whoever it was would let her know soon enough. After a moment though she recognized the sound of Garrus’s heavy footfall and she turned just as he said her name. She smiled and perked up eagerly, setting the new datapad aside.

“Garrus!” Without hesitating she crossed the space between them and threw her arms around his shoulders, not even noticing the small package in his hands. She couldn’t kiss him, so instead she pressed her faceplate against his shoulder and made a happy sound.

“I have a present for you!”

-a small box is on her station in Engineering with her name on the label. Inside is the newest guide for programming Combat Droids that she had had her eye on-
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Tali approached her work station, pausing mid-step when she saw the package waiting for her. With a shake of her head she walked over to it and checked the label. It had her name written on it clearly, in vaguely familiar hand writing. She glanced around the Engineering deck for some sign of the person who left it for her, but she was alone on the deck. That was unusual at an hour like this, but everyone had been keeping odd hours because of all the holiday celebrations and gift giving aboard the ship. This was probably her gift.

With another shake of her head she carefully opened the box, gently making sure she didn’t damage it any way so that she could use it again if she needed to. Once she had the box open she reached in and fished the item inside out. The datapad made her tilt her head slightly in curiosity, but she hit the power button to see what was on it. When the opening screen loaded she let loose a loud squeal and bounced excitedly.

She clutched the datapad to her chest and continued to bounce slightly, looking around to see if her secret gift giver would make an appearance.