Mass Effect - Dancing with Vega"Hey, Lola, relax." James chuckled at how stiff she stood before him. "You've gotta let the music flow through you." She replied with a frustrated groan.Mass Effect - Dancing with Vega3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"That's easy for you to say, party boy. I've been a little busy fighting the galaxy's deadliest enemies. There's not a lot of time to dance when you're zooming around space. Not much shore leave. And anyway, dancing isn't important. I can shoot the head off a Geth from 200 yards away. So what if I don't have any rhythm?" He laughed and rose from the chair where he had been watching her.
"Everyone knows what you can do with a gun, Lola. And that's all well and good. But you need to relax, belleza. You can't run around killing things all the time. Sometimes a person has to blow off some steam, or just forget about the chaos for a while. Besides, you're the one who asked me to teach you to dance, remember?" She sighed and nodded her head.
"You're right. Sorry. It's just not something I've ever had the need to do before. But the crew dese
When night comes on the NormandyWhen night comes on the Normandy3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: When night comes on the Normandy
Author: written and translated by Servala, corrected by InuDran
Game: Mass Effect 3
characters/pairing: Jane Shepard/ Liara TīSoni
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
Aboard the Normandy, it was night and all the lights and sounds in the almost empty ship seemed muffled. As EDI could pretty much handle everything alone, they needed only a few crew members at this time. Jane Shepard loved to go through her ship at this time. Every night she visited the departments and decks, enjoyed the quiet hum until she was exhausted so that her mind had to surrender to her body and she finally could sleep.
How do you sleep, when the survival of all depended on you? Shepard knew the answer. Rarely, restless and full of terrible nightmares. She waited as long as she could, often beyond the limits of exhaustion and then only because it was necessary, because otherwise it would jeo
Never Again - Shepard x Tali=====Never Again - Shepard x Tali3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Title: Never Again - Shepard x Tali
Game: Mass Effect 3
Characters/Pairing: Commander Shepard, Tali'Zorah, Daro'Xen, James Vega, Jaycob Tailor, Kasumi Goto, The Catalyst
Disclaimer:Characters and universe belong to Bioware
Never Again - Shepard x Tali
After what seemed to be years, the war against the Reapers was finally over. Shepard decided neither to control, nor destroy them. He had grown to hate the Illusive Man after he saw what he really was and, even though Anderson and everybody in the universe, including Shepard himself, wanted the Reapers dead, Shepard realised during these last minutes that he wasn't a murderer.
As he made his last steps, walking away from the little boy known as the Catalyst and headed towards the middle, the choice called 'Synthesis', flashes of his adventure started popping up. His first crew, how it was scattered by the Collectors, his reunion, his feel
Mass Effect/AEC: ANN News- Focus Shifts to RannochMass Effect/AEC: ANN News- Focus Shifts to Rannoch2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
From: Alliance News Entertainment Desk
September 5, 2195
Focus Shifts to Rannoch
By Joan Calder
MILGROM, BEKENSTIEN – The eyes of the galactic community are on Rannoch as the quarian gear up to throw the party of the decade in celebration of the end of the Reaper Invasion and their return to their home world. The lineup includes a week long series of massive concerts by the galaxy's best selling music artist, a three night show by none other than ELO and a long list of special guests. Rumor has it that at top of that list is none other Admiral Shepard as guest of honor. The Admiral has participated in a few of these types of events in the past years citing privacy concerns. Other rumors surrounding the event include a visit by a Citadel Councilor and a special announcement concerning the status of the geth within Citadel Space and even an to the quarians for full Council status.
Harmonia Silver Studios announced that it will release a special director's cut of Fleet and Flotill
Shepard Family Stories: Cassandra'ZorahShepard Family Stories: (Cassandra'Zorah)Shepard Family Stories: Cassandra'Zorah3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Citadel - C-SEC Security Office
Commander Armando Bailey sits with his fingers steepled in front of him, looking at the young Quarian girl in front of him. Her suit covers only her torso and legs, leaving her arms uncovered. Glittering green lines trace patterns down her slender arms. Her mask, a light blue, doesn't hide the apprehensive expression on her face, her glowing blue eyes awash with uncertainty and fear.
"You do know that you're in some serious trouble here, young lady?"
Her eyes lock on his for a moment before nodding. Bailey continues, keeping his voice calm and quiet, "Care to explain why you were caught hacking into the Sirta Foundation's mainframe?"
She mumbles something that Bailey can't make out. "I'm sorry, but you're gonna have to speak up. I'm getting up there in years. My hearing's not what it once was."
She looks at him quizzically as he gives her a small smile. "You're on your Pilgrimage, aren't you?"
ME3- Kal'Tor- RannochThe ships exits were packed with Quarian once Veetor had arrived. He felt his chest tighten and fear spiked in his belly.ME3- Kal'Tor- Rannoch3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He had changed a lot since Shepard and Tali rescued him on Freedoms Progress, he'd overcome most of his anxieties and wasn't prone to breakdowns, he'd become an extremely gifted engineer on the Talen-tae, a relatively small vessel in the migrant fleet but his fear of crowds never seemed to go away.
Veetor didn't quite believe that the Geth stood down and Rannoch was theirs when he'd heard it. The Talen-tae wasn't at the front of the battle or near that fighting so it all seemed like something happening far away.
His mind had often gone to Kal; he was down there, fighting on home soil. The concept of actually having home soil left Veetor feeling baffled. The Talen-tae had been one of the last ships to land on Rannoch and most were a bit fearful of what it might bring.
Once the Talen-tae had landed, however, everyone was frantic to leave. To feel home soil bene
SFS Christmas Stories: Hikari Shepard-December 24th-SFS Christmas Stories: Hikari Shepard2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Hurry up girls. We wanna be done before dark."
Blake Shepard trudges up the snow covered hill, his feet buried up a few inches with every step. He glances over his shoulder, watching his little girl following in his footsteps. Hikari Shepard, her dark hair pulled back into a ponytail, her dark blue winter jacket zipped up tightly against the cold, a pair of fluffy blue earmuffs covering her ears. Blake looks over at his companion, the stalwart Garrus Vakarian, clad in a hand-knitted sweater with patterns of sniper rifles on it, "You sure they're this way?"
Garrus glances at Blake from the corner of his eye, a small smile playing about his features, "The others told me that they were just over this hill. They said they had found the perfect one."
He turns and lifts Hikari onto his shoulder in a swift motion, causing the little Shepard girl to squeal with delight, clutching her uncle's neck with both hands. "How about you little Kari? Can you see th
ME3: Shepard/Tali Earth Goodbyes (Romanced)MASS EFFECT 3ME3: Shepard/Tali Earth Goodbyes (Romanced)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
SHEPARD/TALI GOODBYE SCENE
Contains spoliers for those who have not completed the game.
The sounds of gunfire, the smell of the air on fire, the sight of destruction in every pebble of the earth, it was a nightmare like the one he'd been having for months since leaving Earth. It was the same dream every night--or at least, every night he could actually sleep. In his dreams Earth was a wasteland filled with the charred remains of only trees, a few benches, and the wispy shadows of people, yet every time he approached those shadows, only whispers greeted; they were the whispers of his friends, like Mordin Solus claiming continually someone else may have gotten it wrong, or Thane's last words from his death bed, or even Kaiden's lingering questions.
In his sleep everything that he kept from showing in his eyes in the presence of his crew came crushing down on him. Ashley's death all those years ago; it was his
Fix You-- Chapter 1 Urdnot Wrex had been picking through every part of London and the Citadel looking for something, someone, for hours. The second that he had heard the explosion on the Citadel, he and his squad drove full-speed toward the area. The curious red light that had engulfed the area confused him slightly, but he wouldn't question it. Shepard was up there, and there was no way that he would rest until he found her.Fix You-- Chapter 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The Krogan was growing frustrated and he felt on the verge of murder but then he heard it. He didn't know how he heard it, but he did. The slightest gasping breath from behind him, mixed in with the grinding sounds of machines and shouts.
"Shepard?!" he called and ran toward the body. Once the form was in sight, he pushed a good bit of the rubble out of the way and knelt beside the human.
Another gasp and eyes opened momentarily and a mouth moved, yet no words came out. Wrex picked up Shepard's body as delicately as he could and cradled her in his arms. "I need a medic!
Closure WARNING ME 3 SPOILERS Shepard cast aside her pistol as she staggered toward the beam of light. She would no longer need it, where she was going. The pain in her side was excruciating as she dragged herself onward but she did not let it stop her, face fixed grimly on her goal. Beyond the Citadel, she could see explosions as the battle raged on around her. Involuntarily, her mind drifted to pleasant memories, things that reminded her of why she was doing this, and a familiar turian face appeared in her mind, awkwardly asking her if they were crazy for considering trying to 'blow off some steam.' She smiled sadly at the memory.Closure WARNING ME 3 SPOILERS3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
As her feet drew nearer the beam of light, her thoughts turned to a more recent moment with Garrus, the last chance they had to speak with one another.
Garrus looked down at her seriously, concern warring with determination in his eyes. "Shepard, so I guess this is..."
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 43Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 433 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Wow, an actual easy mission this time, Shepard thought as she entered the geth's virtual world alone.
Geth fighter squadrons had targeted quarian liveships with attacks that would have a serious impact on their fleet. Shepard, along with the help of Legion and Garrus, had gone to the Geth Comm Hub on Rannoch to disable the server controlling the geth fighters.
Shepard followed the virtual path, disrupting the Reaper code infections along the way and making it to her first data cluster. She cleared out the cluster and then a new path was revealed that led her to the next cluster. She repeated this pattern a few more times until she had finally cleared out all infections. Then she made her way to the access point to exit the virtual world and back to reality where her squad was waiting for her.
Shepard was curious to see what her actions had done as she exited the virtual chamber. Sudd
Dancing with Vega ch 10: Solitary ConfinementDancing with Vega Chapter 10: Solitary ConfinementDancing with Vega ch 10: Solitary Confinement3 years ago in Romance More Like This
For three days he'd hardly slept. For three days he'd paced the lobby of Huerta Memorial. For three days his dark, brooding face had made every other visitor (and most of the nurses) steer well clear of him. For three days he'd haunted the space outside her room, staring through the glass door until he was forced to leave. For three days he'd begged to be let in to see her. For three days he'd been denied, turned away, and brushed off. On the fourth day, Admiral Hackett arrived and ordered him to vacate the premises, promising he would get a call when the situation changed. On the fourth day, he begrudgingly left the hospital and returned to his room on the Citadel. On the fourth day, he collapsed on his bed and slept for two. On the seventh day, he awoke from a nightmare, watching her blown back by the Reaper's powerful beam and not get up again.
Nine days ago they had found Shepard's body, barely breathing, barely alive. Nine da
Mass Effect - Feelings Revealed - Vega/FemShepDANCING WITH VEGA PART 4: FEELINGS REVEALEDMass Effect - Feelings Revealed - Vega/FemShep3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Commander, I wondered if we could ." Kaidan Alenko stopped in his tracks at the scene that greeted him. Commander Shepard was leaning up against the side of the display shelf in the middle of her quarters, and Lieutenant James Vega stood just inches away with his hands on her hips. They were looking at him; Shepard with a mix of embarrassment and irritation, Vega with a glare of annoyance. Shepard attempted to break away from him, but Vega grabbed hold of her and planted a firm kiss on her lips. Then he released her, and turned to leave with a cocky grin on his face.
"Major." Kaidan's eyes followed him out of the room, his disdain evident. His gaze lingered on the door until the sound of Shepard clearing her throat brought him back to his original purpose.
"Did you need something, Alenko?" When he turned his attention back to her, she had already composed herself.
"I wanted to talk to you. Joker said ." He trailed off as he came to
Keelah se'laiKeelah se'lai1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
We were the demise
Of our own creation
They took our lands
Nation by nation
So we fled
Into the darkness of space
To save what was left
Of our death bound race
They arose against us
When the one with the hole
Asked a dangerous question
"Do we have a soul?"
All was lost
We fled with our fleet
We wouldn't know the feeling
Of Rannoch, under our feet
All I dream of
Is to see a sunrise
On our home world
With my own eyes
Then he came
The human of earth
The one called Shepard
Who has fought for all he's worth
And when doom emerged
Out of the barren ground
We knew the source of the Geth
Had been found
The Reaper stood tall
For everyone to see
And Shepard brought it down
With the Normandy
He took back our world
And brought down a Reaper
And our people knew
He was a keeper
So we assembled
The Migrant Fleet
And the galaxy would know
Our incredible feat
And in the times to come
I fell for our savior
And he noticed it
With my change of behavior
He didn't deny
That he fell for me
And with my
ANN News: Rannoch Falls SilentANN News: Rannoch Falls Silent1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
ANN News Desk
From Alliance News Desk on the Citadel
October 4, 2196
Rannoch Falls Silent
by Amita Quita
PRESIDIUM, CITADEL - Celebrations marking the end of the Reaper Invasion where interrupted by a loss of communications with the quarian home world for about three hours. Quarians Marines, with assistance from visiting Alliance forces led by Commander Theodore Thompson-Ramos, captured a group of anti-synthetic extremist behind the sabotage of the com buoy system. The quarian government did not release any details on how a small group of terrorist managed a total communications blackout of the system nor commented on their motives. After three hours communications were restored and the ceremonies continued. President Zaal'Koris vas Qwib Qwib thanked the crew of the SSV Kursk for their role in assisting quarians forces in subduing the failed terrorist attack and officially change the name by which the quarians would refer to th
Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 2Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Bout time.” Dani said as Myls’Stanis walked into the cargo bay. She was busy configuring something on the display on the forward bulkhead of the compartment. Uli'Narah sat on a crate leaning against the rear bulkhead while Zen was against the far side of the cabin tinkering with his drone that was hovering next him. Myls set down next to Uli.
“Okay,” the squad leader started “We all know this was as last second as missions get, but by now we are a used to that. But the reason that we got sent out here in a human freighter will be obvious in a moment. Six days ago a long range radio telescope got lucky and picked up the emissions of a large vessel coming to the last jump point we just passed. It was barely in range of other optical sensors but we were able to get this.”
An image popped up on the screen and everyone just stared. Whatever they had been doing wasn’t important. Zen’s arms fell slowly and his drone disappeared. Myls gave
I Love You Too“Shepard!”I Love You Too2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Shepard turned to see Tali running towards him. He opened his arms and she rushed right into them.
“Shepard, I-I thought you weren’t going to make it…I was so worried…I’m just so happy you’re okay,” Tali said, sobbing.
Shepard held her tight, and planted a kiss on her faceplate. He smiled at her and placed his hand on the side of her head.
“Tali, you know I would never leave you, you worry too much,” Shepard joked. He lifted her head back up to look into her beautiful eyes. He smiled again and knew she was doing the same. He leaned towards her and held his forehead against her helmet. They stood there for a few minutes, until over her shoulder, he saw Legion approaching, or rather, the holographic recreation of Legion.
“Shepard-Commander, we request your assistance,” VI Legion said, in its monotone synthesized voice.
“Legion, you know I will help you, what do you need?” Shepard respon
My ideal Mass Effect 3 endingOkay, as we all know by now, the ending to the hotly anticipated "Mass Effect 3" has not been as satisfactory as we would have liked. In fact, given the level of bile I've seen being thrown at it, I think it may even go down in history as being one of the most reviled aspects of any game in the entire history of the medium.My ideal Mass Effect 3 ending3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But as for me, I'm the kind of guy who doesn't like to criticise unless I can honestly think of something better in it's place.
So then, here is what I would have liked to have seen as the ending of ME3, based entirely on my choices. If you see something here that differs from the choices you made personally, don't take this to mean that I think my versions of things should be more valid than yours. It's just how I myself would have liked things to end.
As you may have guessed from the title, this version of events contains a few spoilers. Those of you who haven't played through the game yet but want to, turn away now.
So here goes:
The combined fleet gathered throu
Mass Effect - The Date (Vega/FemShep)DANCING WITH VEGA PART 5: THE DATEMass Effect - The Date (Vega/FemShep)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Commander Shepard." Shepard's thoughts were jolted from the datapads before her as the AI's voice called for her attention over the intercom.
"Lieutenant Vega has requested that you meet him in the shuttle bay at 17:30 this evening. He also instructed that you 'dress to kill.' Commander, is there an upcoming mission that I have yet to be informed of?" Shepard chuckled softly at EDI's misunderstanding.
"No, EDI. 'Dressed to kill' means well, why don't you ask Joker? I'm sure he'd be happy to explain it."
"I will do that, Commander." As the intercom clicked off, Shepard let out a loud laugh, imagining the way the conversation might go. Ever since she'd loaded herself up into that body, EDI's sense of humor had, well, not exactly blossomed, since many of her jokes were god awful, but it had grown. She was eager to learn human idioms, and anxious to master the art of sarcasm, and her pursuits always managed to quirk the corners of Shepar
Tali and Shepard's Citadel DateI get off the elevator on the lowest floor, walking into the small shopping center of the Presidium. I open my omni-tool and give everything one last check. The rental agency says it's in place and the driver is patiently waiting for my message. The cargo is safely stowed back behind the seat. And according to Tali's tool, she's down on the lower courtyard. Perfect.Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date3 years ago in Romance More Like This
With all of that set, I give myself a once over. Jacket's clean and presentable, white shirt underneath is sparkling in contrast, jeans are comfortable, and the shoes match. One of the few times I've ever really cared about what I'm wearing. Tali's worth it, though. I sigh in preparation and walk down to the mini-mall.
She's easy to spot when I climb down, the only Quarian in sight. She's preoccupied with some upgrade or another on the terminal as I sneak up behind her. "Guess who." I whisper, wrapping a hug around her stomach.
She jumps a little in surprise, but relaxes when she realizes it's me. "I was wondering how long