EDIT: Updated version here - [link]
"Everyone needs to believe that I'm still the same. That the Commander Shepard who died two years ago has returned unscathed from the abyss.
The truth is, I'm not the same. But for the sake of my people, my crew, they can't know that I am shaken, uncertain......scared.
They need me to be strong. They need a leader who doesn't show fear. So for them, I will keep my uncertainties to myself, and be what they need."
Yep, more Mass Effect. I always thought Shepard was a bit too accepting of the whole back-from-the-dead thing. This is my foray into why that is.
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EDIT: Holy crap thank you all for your comments and favs
. They really mean a lot. Especially when attempting to do the more emotional and deep pieces. Many, many thanks