Shepard tried to talk to Kaidan and he was all “I’VE TAKEN UP ENOUGH OF YOUR TIME. MAYBE LATER.”
How could he not want to talk to Shepard. Look how shiny she is.
My favorite part of the Shenko romance, bar none, is the scene where Shepard carefully greases herself before going to talk to Kaidan. You can really feel it- the slight tension of the scene as she spreads on layer after layer. Because it’s denial, isn’t it? “Oh this is friendly grease. Just a little social lubricant.” There’s no friendliness in the way her fingers shake, the extra care she takes polishing the final coat so she shines like the stars beyond the hull. That’s a sheen of love and always has been.