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Having fought countless crime syndicates, a rogue Spectre, and even the Reapers, nothing strikes fear in the heart of Garrus Vakarian... except the thought of babysitting a 4 year old asari.

A direct followup to A Woman's TouchThe idea behind this piece is that Tali and Garrus are a happy, yet childless couple (I'm sticking as close to canon on this one, so bear with me). Thus, their cabin on the Normandy is a complete mess with tons of Tali's salvaged tech, Garrus' sniper rifles and assault rifles, and a bunch other kid-unfriendly stuff lying around.

Rendered in Source Filmmaker
Shepard by Nikout / GoOr
Liara by Urgarulga / Deus ex Nihilo / LordAardvark / GoOr
"Zia" by GoOr / Haxxer / LordAardvark / Huggybear
Garrus by Chilean Wolf
Tali by Squiddy
Normandy SR-1 map by LordAardvark
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The-Holy-Arbiter Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Lmao Tali's reaction is awesome
aMysticalArtist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
sushi0ne Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
NICE !!!
shadowrazer666 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uncle garrus made cookies <3
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hah uncle Vakarian eh? :)
BlueKosh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
They'd probably clean up though when they know that they are going to baby sit.

Great picture though. Liara looks like she doesn't have pants on. :)

I have to agree with SugarHoneyIceTea123 - the kid looks way older than 4.
Scrappy195 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Soooooo cute!!!
BlueEyedBrigadier Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Uh oh....I can just "see" the look on Tali's face at Zia greeting Garrus, and It's Giving Her Ideas. Ideas that Garrus will bluster about but secretly support ;)
TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
I love alllll your work!!!
Rastifan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tali is all "awwwww". Lovely work Huggy^^
IcelandicBoy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Oh man, thats, words can not describe this. This is just really amazing, excellent work!
Serendell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I would so leave my child with Garrus and Tali. Best baby sitters ever!
9king Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
interesting...very cool.
TestingTheSeaShells Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
SugarHoneyIceTea123 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
The only problem I have with pieces like these, where Shepard and Liara have a kid, is that people always make the child look too old. Asari live for thousands of years. By the time Shepard is an old man/woman, any daughter he/she would have with Liara would still be a toddler if that yet here she looks like she's eight or nine (by Asari standards at least). Other than that, it's still a great looking piece and definitely 'daww' inducing, that's just a pet-peeve of mine when it comes to fan-art like this.
gholateg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Long lived doesn't always mean long childhood. Sea turtles don't stay little for 50 years man. Lobsters aren't adolescents for centuries.

It makes no evolutionary sense for a longer up-ramp in hitting *genetic* adulthood. We're sort of the odd one's out in it taking so long for us to hit the "adult" stage. I would imagine asari would hit young adult/teen around the same time as human children, then stall until they hit Maidenhood.

Now, adult in the sense of asari law? You have a better argument. Liara had just hit that at a century, she's actually a bit *young* for a child, being barely a century old. Most asari don't hit "Baby" stage until halfway into their third century.
SugarHoneyIceTea123 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
That actually is a good point. But I would argue that since Asari are incredibly humanoid (to the point where there's a popular fan-theory of a shared ancestry due to meddling from the Protheans) I would consider Asari aging to be at least similar to humans, just stretched out. But I guess in the end, it's never been outright confirmed in-universe how exactly Asari aging works so I guess what I have is just a theory, same as you. Let me reiterate, I DO like this piece. It's very adorable and a nice look at what a future could be like for them. It's just whenever I see a still-the-same-age Shepard with an Asari child who looks eight or nine, something just feels... Off about it. But that's just me and it is a major nit-pick in an otherwise great piece of fan-art.
PKBitchGirl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Asari are considered adults sometime before the age of 60 according to dialogue on Ilium in ME2, an Asari mentions being 60 and finally getting out of her parents place
Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. Great work, also great to see Garrus and Tali together, a perfect match. I still remember bumping into them in the forward gun room in each others arms. :D
TGrebel2 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
MrBent2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Excellent work!  I always liked that Garrus and Tali hooked up if neither were involved with Shepard.  Their friendship was always evident. 
AutisticTime Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Am I the only one who thinks Garrus looks like a cat?
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Grunt thinks so.
Sakara-Siluria Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
YraelMogget Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are they watching Fleet and Flotilla...?
13en-works Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Shepard: "Ok Zia, now have fun with uncle Garrus and Aunt Tali.  Me and mommy will be back at ten.  Have fun!"
Zia: "Ok daddy."
Garrus: "Stay out as long as you want."
AutoBot-Refuge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Garrus: So, has mom ever let you fire a Black Widow?
13en-works Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Shepard: "Garrus!  I heard that!  Small-calibur only!"
13en-works Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
It's actually an interesting idea
Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
This is soo lovely.)
Ricardo5802 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Uncle Garrus and Aunt Tali, nice! :D
YraelMogget Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shepard can be such a dick.
TheRealDarkRevan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
goddamn EA hire this man.
mirage2000 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014

I love the attitude of Tali!...


"Oooh!... So cute!!

avenger09 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All while Garrus looks like he's thinking "Are all my guns out of reach? Did I put all the sharp stuff away? Crap! did I remember to get non dextro cookies!?" 
Mikkillerib Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, shit. I forgot to put the explosive canister away.
MeMyselfandmyTablet Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Everything looks wonderful! I love how you light your scenes. the little bad of purple light and reddish light really brings everything together. My only critique would be the teddybear! it just needs a little contact shadowing beneath it, because right now it's popping out a little too much to me. 

Other than that, everything else is perfect ;P
ArtOfZeke Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Uncle Garrus lol
die-yng Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
An actual blue kiddo?

She looks fantastic.
You sir never disappoint!
CompLexicon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder if Tali gets Garrus to 'calibrate' her enviro-suit... Wink/Razz

Excellent job to everyone involved. I can't favourite this fast enough.
Godrip Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D (Big Grin) Garrus babysitting? I hope Tali locked and changed the acess code on the wepon locker
Mdanyle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
this never gets old in my eyes
Amperus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uncle Garrus? xD
DRV3R Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice :D
Fishbely Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
He's got COOKIES!!!!!  Garrus has COOKIES!!!
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I think they're probably dextro-amino cookies, though.
Donut118 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GirlGamerUk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
This has to be my favourite one of little Benezia :)
MrJellyfish Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Kids love playing with spare thermal clips!
Leo-Dyeus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Uncle Garrus LOL
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