****Some minor spoilers from ME2 and the early stages of 3 follow****
So, my Shepard been romancing Liara since ME1, and after taking a brief detour with Thane in ME2 I told her at the beginning of ME3 that it was over and I wanted to focus on a relationship with her exclusively. (I have always played a FemShep btw.) I guess she couldn't really blame me for having a fling with Thane; I mean, the man WAS dying and all...Plus, she was too chicken to join our little suicide mission in ME2, so I was left with no other appealing options.
Now, unfortunately for Liara (and later, me), my yeoman Samantha Traynor sent Shepard an email asking to come up to her cabin for what I thought was going to to be a friendly game of chess. Someone this promptly took a turn for the unexpected and I soon found myself watching the two potential chess-mates having weird lesbian shower sex. "Hmm..." I thought. What happened to the chess game?
So, after this little affair, I immediately went down to talk to Liara in the crew quarters; I guess I was feeling guilty? But really, I was just checking to see if I pissed her off and if I had ruined my relationship chances with her. She gave me a canned response like "Hello Shepard" or something like that, so I went on my way thinking everything was fine. I had gotten away with my little affair. So, I continued on with the task at hand, which at the time was to go to the Citadel and talk to the Salarian councilor, etc, etc..Well, after that went through, I again, went to talk to Liara just to be absolutely sure I was still okay. Another canned response. So it seemed I really was going to get away with it. The computer is too dumb to know that I cheated on my romancing choice, I thought. Next, I continued to do some misc missions.
Seven and a half hours and several missions later, I go down to talk to Liara like I normally do for all crew members after a mission. She greets me with this: "I heard about you and Samatha, Shepard." "Oh fudge!" I'm thinking. She then says something about how she isn't interested in games anymore and that it is effectively over between us. Shepard mutters something inconsequential, and I'm just sitting there slack-jawed, cursing myself in my head. I just wasted 7 and a half hours of game play all because I had lesbian shower sex with my yeoman during what was supposed to be a fun filled night of chess!
So, now I'm re-playing through these seven and half hours again, constantly thinking to myself how stupid I was. I guess i should have known better. I mean, she IS the Shadow Broker. She was bound to have found out. Long story short, and some advice to Shepard's with wandering eye's: Don't cheat on your main romance partner. It only leads to heartache.
I also find this strange, because I was able to cheat on Thane in ME2 with my other yeoman at the time, Kelly Chambers. I was also able to do some necking with him in ME3 when he first shows up in the hospital, which Liara never found out about. Unless I learn 22 hours down the line that she does in-fact find out about that and I'll have to basically restart the whole game. I guess Bioware figured out that we were having flings with our yeoman and put a stop to it in ME3. Time that should have been spent writing a better ending, from what I gather. (No spoilers please, I still haven't finished 3...I'm too busy cheating of my partners and finding out that they don't like that and having to replay massive segments of game play.)