Garrus took up post by Shepard's bedside the moment she was wheeled out of the operating room. She seemed comatose under the waning hold of the anesthesia and it unnerved Garrus enough that he had to nudge her. She twitched slightly and snored a little, which was enough to satisfy her mate, but he still took a grip on her wrist, lining his fingerpad up with the thrumming vessels to manually monitor her pulse.
After a short time, his parents joined him. Tacita entered the room while Aetius hovered outside, seemingly standing guard. Tacita found a seat and said, "How is she?"
"They said she'd be awake within the hour," Garrus said, still palpating her pulse, taking comfort in the beat against his fingers. "The incision from the surgery will be healed by her new cybernetics, but they said the scars from the explosion and those she received directly after won't be affected."
"That's wonderful," Tacita said softly. With a slight laugh, she added, "Not the damage from the explosion, of cours