"What are you trying to figure out?" Garrus asked as he saw the look of concentration on Shepard's face. He'd seen it all too often on the battlefield, but rarely when they were just talking.
"How did you...?" She asked before smiling and shaking her head. "It's nothing... just wondering something..." She trailed off, returning to her drink. He followed her gaze to find that she had been looking at the turian and quarian couple who were still at the bar, just as they were.
"What?" He asked and she sighed, still smiling and shaking her head.
"Doesn't matter..." She muttered and he nudged her shoulder with his own.
"Come on." He said and she sighed.
"I was just... wondering about them again..." She admitted and Garrus raised a brow plate.
"Wasn't the point of this to get your mind off romance?" He asked and she sighed.
"I guess... I was just... Never mind." She said, shaking her head again.
"Okay, now I'm officially curious." He said and she downed her drink before continuing.
"I was just wondering why he doesn't just kiss her and get it over with. I mean, I get that he can't say it. Maybe he's just bad with words. But then why not just kiss her?" She said and he raised a brow plate in response.
"She's wearing a mask." He pointed out and Shepard shrugged.
"You know what I mean. Although, I guess turians don't kiss anyway because of the whole no lips thing." She said and he nodded. "What do you guys do if you don't kiss?" She asked, frowning and he sighed.
"We sort of... bump heads." He explained and Shepard had to stifle a laugh.
"Oh my god, that's adorable." She said, grinning and he growled a little.
"It's not adorable, it's..." He started but she shook her head, still grinning.
"You are so easy to wind up when you're drunk." She said and he frowned.
"I am not drunk." He said and she smiled.
"Riiiight." She joked and he frowned for a moment before sighing.
"So you really think that he should just kiss her?" He asked and Shepard nodded.
"Yeah. I mean, he could do the forehead bump thing even with the mask. So, why not?" She asked and he raised a brow plate again.
"Because there's still the same problem." He said and Shepard shook her head.
"I've already told you that there isn't a problem. If he kissed her then she would kiss him back. Or the quarian equivalent or whatever..." She said and Garrus laughed a little.
"You are so optimistic." He told her and she shrugged.
"Maybe. But I'm sure that it would happen." She said and he frowned.
"But then what? I mean, he might hurt her. His talons could... cause a suit rupture or something. Maybe he just doesn't want to risk hurting her." He said and Shepard snorted.
"I think that it's up to her to make that decision." She told him. "Maybe she upgraded her suit. Maybe it could withstand it." She told him and he shook his head.
"It still might happen. I don't think he would ever risk hurting her." He said and Shepard shook her head.
"Then he's an idiot. Maybe she doesn't care. He doesn't know. She might think it's worth it." She countered and Garrus sighed.
"What if he doesn't?" He asked and she snorted again.
"Bullshit." She said and he raised a brow plate at her again.
"How so?" He asked and she rolled her eyes.
"It's just another bullshit excuse so that he doesn't have to tell her how he feels." She said and he sighed.
"Yeah, maybe." He said before they lapsed into silence again. "You really think she wouldn't care?" He asked finally and Shepard nodded.
"I can guarantee it."