Garrus: Shepard, glad you came.
Shepard: What did you have in mind?
Garrus: Something that doesn't involve finding Reapers.
Shepard: That's hard to find these days. I suppose we can catch up on our poetry reading.
Garrus: No offense, but if the end of the galaxy is coming, I'm not going out on the phrase, "this one feels like a flower."
Garrus: So, I had an idea.
Shepard: Where are we going?
Garrus: Somewhere we're not supposed to.
Shepard: Some things never change, do they?
Garrus: Ever had that one thing you always wanted to do before you die, Shepard?
Shepard: Too busy trying to live. What's yours?
Garrus: The whole time I worked at C-SAC, I'd stare up at the top of the presidium and say to myself, "I want to go up there," but I never did. There were 137 regulations telling me I couldn't.
Shepard: So you got them changed?
Garrus: No. Now, I just don't give a damn. I figured it's time to do something stupid just for the hell of it. It might be the last chance we ever get. A little busier than I imagined.
Shepard: How about a dive in the pool?
Garrus: You obviously haven't seen Turians swim. It's a lot of flailing and splashing interrupted by occasional bouts of drowning.
Shepard: Yeah, you're right. I'd just have to save your ass again.
Garrus: It'd make up for all the times I pulled your ass out of the fire. We've had a hell of a ride, haven't we Shepard?
Shepard: I think that ride has been rough on you, Garrus. You've got a new scar everytime I see you. Losing your step there in your old age?
Garrus: Raise your hand if you haven't been killed before.
Garrus: And now before we head back, there is one thing we are going to settle once and for all. Not saying you don't know how to handle a gun, just saying some of us know how to make it dance. So, let's find out who's really the best shot.
Shepard: There are a few people in the galaxy who have seen me in action, Garrus. They seemed impressed.
Garrus: Yeah, but I've actually seen you dance, Shepard. No comment.
Shepard: All right Vakarian, you're going down.
Garrus: And don't worry. I've loaded it with practice slugs for when you miss. That was an easy one. Let you build up your confidence. Long range, I wrote the book. Nobody alive can do this, not even Commander Shepard. Give me a tough one.
I said a tough one!
Shepard: Step aside.
Time to rewrite that book.
Garrus: Yeah, well, next time, we'll throw in a herd of rampage clicks and that's how you separate the rookies from the pros.
Shepard: You sure you don't want to do something a little more exciting?
Liara: I love this part of the Presidium. It reminds me of where I grew up.
Shepard: Where's that?
Liara: Amali, back on Thessia. My mother and I lived beside a park. I spent hours there.
Shepard: Doing what?
Liara: Reading, exploring, getting in trouble digging for ruins in the grass.
Shepard: You're kidding.
Liara: I was very young.
Shepard: We all do stupid things as kids.
Liara: There's no denying that, but, in a way, I was lucky. My mother scolded me, but she also bought me my first history book the next day. I miss her, Shepard.
Shepard: I'd question your character if you didn't.
Liara: I suppose. I don't often talk about it.
Shepard: Hey, you'll stop grieving when you want to.
Liara: Strangely, that's comforting. Thank you, Shepard. I wish we could spend more time together like this. Just friends.
Shepard: I don't really have a lot of spare time for chatting these days.
Liara: In that case, let's get back. I'm sure work's piled up.
Miranda: Good to see you're all right, Shepard.
Shepard: Miranda, what's going on?
Miranda: Couldn't meet in person. The Citadel is too dangerous right now. I heard about the attempted coup.
Shepard: Yeah, with Kai Leng's help Udina nearly seized control.
Miranda: Kai Lang? That slippery bastard's still alive?
Shepard: He's alive, and right in the middle of all this.
Miranda: That complicates things. I'll be on my guard. Look, I don't have much time, but I learned what happened to my sister.
Shepard: Where is she?
Miranda: I don't know that yet, but my father was definitely responsible. If he has done anything to her, I'll kill him.
Miranda: Shepard, listen. I'm being hunted by Cerberus assassins. A lot of them. I need to stay out of sight.
Shepard: What? Why?
Miranda: I heard a rumor, maybe more that my father is working on something for the Illusive Man. Something big.
Shepard: Why would your father be working with the Illusive Man? Especially now.
Miranda: My father is ruthless about preserving his legacy.
Miranda: He has a obsession with making his mark in history. Ensuring his dynasty lasts forever.
Shepard: And you think the Illusive Man made him an offer?
Shepard: I wish I could help, but too many lives are depending on me.
Miranda: I know. I'm not asking for your help. I need to do this myself. It's time I stopped running from him.
Shepard: Okay. Keep me posted.
Miranda: I will.