Just a drawing of Cynthia Shepard…I was getting tired of doing homework!
She’s sad because even though she tries her best to do the right thing for the galaxy, she sometimes ponders upon the fact that she has missed out on life. Her whole existence was to help others, but never for herself. Garrus was the one person in her life that gave her some sort of hope that she could be happy once the war was won.
She died destroying the Reapers and all Synthetic life. She had given up everything to defeat the Reapers, had lost so much. Her future with the person she loved, Anderson, her friends. When Anderson died she was so tired of pleasing everyone and creating peace. Shepard died doing something she believed to be the right path even if it meant destroying the race she had come to care for. She sacrificed her morality for the cause she was sent out to accomplish, she destroyed the beings that took away her future.
She did not believe controlling the Reapers was an option. She had spent years fighting against them, believing that sort of power can never be controlled. Synthesis…was against everything she believed in, she had no right to alter the existence of every species. To have organics, not be organics anymore has not her choice to be made, so destroy was the path she chose even if it meant destroying synthetics it was something that was collectively agreed on with every race.
I really like this little blurb on your Shepard! It made me think about my Shep, Drea, and her reasons for choosing what she did, in the end. <3 Also, lovely drawing as usual.