Mass Effect 3 Alternate EndingMass EffectMass Effect 3 Alternate Ending4 years ago in Short Stories
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Ending
Shepard walks away from the three paths that were opened up for him and towards a window, "I refuse," Shepard said, "I believe that the army that I have constructed will defeat your Reapers."
"They cannot," the Catalysts said as he stood beside Shepard, "you are a fool for believing in your army."
"No you are the fool," Shepard said, "I helped unite the Quarians and the Geth. They had been fighting for three hundred years, but with my help I stopped the war and united them together."
"That peace will not last," the Catalyst said, "eventually a Quarian will kill a geth and the war will be restarted. If you destroy all synthetic life the peace will last."
"No, I won't destroy all synthetic life. It won't bring peace between the Quarians and the Geth it will just destroy the Geth and that is not peace. I believe the Quarians and Geth can live in harmony," Shepard said, "perhaps a Quarian like Xen may try to dissect a geth but if
ME: ThereafterME: Thereafter4 years ago in Short Stories
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairings: FemShep / Garrus
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to Bioware, I'm merely attempting to expand upon it.
This takes place a few weeks, possibly a month, after the destruction of Sovereign.
Exiting out of the CIC, Garrus Vakarian strolled down the stairwell toward the living quarters of the SSV Normandy. The celebration that had followed the defeat of Sovereign was going on all throughout the Citadelthroughout the parts that remained relatively intact, that is. He was all for revelry after the hell he and his commanding officer had gone through, but it had turned out to be livelier than he preferred. He noticed how empty the ship felt, especially with the looming silence in the air. His mind began to wander to the faces he had seen at the celebration. All the crew from this ship, the people he knew from C-Sec, high ranking officials he had investigated, ev
HappinessSeries Title: After the ReapersHappiness5 years ago in Short Stories
Game: Mass Effect
Disclaimer: Mass Effect universe © BioWare
Any character you haven't heard of © me
I've recently become enamoured with the Mass Effect 'verse, thanks to a beautiful piece of Garrus/FemShep art here on DA: Mass Effect - After the Reaper by *ghostfire, and while I haven't actually played the games yet, I did do some research and fell in love with Garrus and Shepard's story and decided to try my hand at writing the 'ship.
Now, my vision for this is that it's going to be a series of short stories about Shepard and Garrus' relationship, so they won't always be in chronological order. I'll let you know in the ANs just where about it fits in the ME timeline and if the story in question is companionable with any of the others.
Thanks go to my Beta; Blueglaceon, who despite having little knowledge of the Mass Effect universe,
Ghosts of the PastTitle: Ghosts of the PastGhosts of the Past1 year ago in Short Stories
Game: Mass Effect Series
characters/pairing: Garrus x Reader
Disclaimer: Bioware owns all things associated with the Mass Effect series. You own you. I just own the plot.
Garrus groaned as he crouched behind the wall, clutching his wounded side, hoping to slow the bleeding as he caught his breath. It was hard to believe that it’s come down to this. Hurt. Cornered………….Alone. Garrus clenched his free hand into a fist at the memory of what happened……...the pain still fresh and raw at the thought. His entire team, gone in nearly one fell swoop, the few survivors dead minutes later. He felt sick to his stomach…..he failed everyone……...it was a joke to think h
Easing the Pain...Bioware owns Mass Effect and these characters:Easing the Pain...3 years ago in Short Stories
SSV Normandy, Captains Quarters:
Commander Sarah Shepard dragged herself down the steps as she stripped out of the cracked and dented armor she wore down to Tuchanka. She was so tired and just emotionally done. She staggered a bit and caught herself against the wall by her desk.
She couldn't believe Mordin was dead. He was such a good friend, she loved hearing him ramble on about STG, his work, ethics and even art. The black cloud gathered around her soul again. Everyone she valued and loved died. She sank to her knees and leaned against the wall as she tore off her chest-plate. Exhaustion, loss and pain swelled up in her breast making it hard to breathe, to think. The pain was thick and heavy but she fought it, pushed it down. Down with all the rest, Alenko, her parents, brother and friends on Mindoir, Elysium, Pressly, her last crew, a
His Kiss of Choices"Snow?" Garrus asked, tilting his head as he processed the information. Shepard watched her companion carefully and her lips twitched at the sight of his curiosity. The turian's eyes narrowed, but the Commander had enough patience to wait out his apprehension. "What do you mean, snow?" His normally husky voice grew more vicious as he quickly became frustrated.His Kiss of Choices5 years ago in Short Stories
And he took the bait. Shepard's smile broadened and she felt her fingers twitch with the adrenaline, "I mean the weather- 'snow'. Is there any other kind of snow?" Snorting her own skepticism, she waved any possible answer away as if Garrus could consider one.
"I understand what the term snow refers to, but I'm more confused by your intentions with it," he responded with mild concern. Ducking his head further into his armor, Garrus unconsciously backed up a step, but Shepard had him in her sights. Uncomfortable, the turian's shifting glances focused on the stars passing out beyond the safety of the ship.
He was alrea
Epilogue GarrusMass EffectEpilogue Garrus4 years ago in Short Stories
"Councillor Hacket," Shepard said as Hacket appeared in holographic form in the comm. room.
"Shepard," Hacket said, "glad you are finally done with your honeymoon with Garrus. I trust you had a good time."
"We did, sir," Shepard said.
"Yes, Shepard has quite the flexibility," Garrus said teasingly.
"And Garrus has quite the reach," Shepard teased back.
"I'm sure," Hacket said confused as he nodded his head, "I'm sorry to tell you this so soon after your honeymoon ended but the alliance has a mission for you."
"That's great," Shepard said, "I've had about enough of all this relaxation. Not that I minded it though but glad to get back into action."
"What's the mission?" Garrus asked.
"Shepard, do you remember your friend, Deunan Tenshi?" Hacket asked.
"Yes," Shepard said, "I also remember her being preferred to be called Arcee."
"Well this mission is from her," Hacket said, "After the Reapers were defeated Deunan took over her family's compan
Building a Consensus, UpdatedYeoman Kelly Chambers stood idly at her station up on the main deck of the Normandy, located next to the galaxy map, considering things. Her bare arms crossed one another out of habit, and a slender finger touched at her lower lip.Building a Consensus, Updated5 years ago in Short Stories
Commander Shepard wasn't present on the deck. Amidst the beeps of technicians typing at their stations, Kelly had the wry idea that he was down in Engineering spending time with a certain Quarian.
I'm glad they got together, they're both such wonderful people, She thought to herself glancing over at his Console. They're so cute.
Her thoughts at that moment turned to the ships newest... "Crew Member", and what was to be done in regards to it.
I mean... I trust Shepard, he knows exactly what he's doing... but a Geth? Activating a Geth on the ship?
Kelly had examined the psychology of all the Crew carefully. Jack, Grunt and Zaeed had made her uneasy with their presence, but she could understand them a to a certain degree.
Wedding DayWedding DayWedding Day4 years ago in Short Stories
(a short about Shep's and Tali's wedding day on the Normandy)
"You can kill a Reaper. You came back from the dead. You went through a relay that no one ever has, successfully I might add. You took out the collector base and none of your team was killed. Yet you are nervous about being married to the woman you love? I don't know about you but that seems a little messed up to me." Garrus said. Coiln couldn't stop his hands from shaking.
"I'm not nervous, I'm happy." Colin argued.
"You are not helping." Garrus smiled.
"Want to know something funny?" Colin asked trying to distract himself.
"Everything good that's happened to me has happened to me on the Normandy." Garrus thought about it for a moment.
"I think I can say the same thing. Alright let's get you ready, it's almost time to head down to the Cargo Hold."
"You look beautiful, Tali." Tali looked up to see Kal standing at the door.
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 1Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
*Note: Chapter 1 and 2 are more like an extended prologue than anything. I cover a lot of ground in the first two chapters. The story slows down after that. The first two chapters basically cover little aspects that you need to know as the story progesses. Please don't let the first two chapter deter you from reading on. Thank you!
"I'm proud of you kid," said Anderson.
"Just remember you were a human before you were a Spectre, you represent all of humanity with your actions," said Udina.
"I won't let you down," said Shepard confidently.
Anderson stepping down and giving Shepard the Normandy? It didn't feel right to her. Pushing papers wasn't his thing but he wanted to give her every chance to succeed in this mission. She knew how much this meant to him and she wasn't going to let
Spoilt MorningI'd like to wish everyone a happy valentine's day. I know it's late but I'm not usually one for this day, but my love for Garrus and FemShep would not be held back. After the Reapers (Destroy option) Baby! Hope you like it.Spoilt Morning3 years ago in Short Stories
Disclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect, this belongs to Bioware. Please enjoy.
Garrus sat on the couch of their apartment looking at the terminal screen in front of him, his mandibles tight against his mouth as a growl slowly stirred in his chest. Shepard was resting in their bed, for which Garrus was thankful for. Shepard had had a really bad day; first off the Council had made her stand on her feet for hours, prodding her with questions about what happened on the Citadel. She could barely remember much apart from a small voice talking to her and the fear of not being able to see him again. Then she had to attend negotiations to uphold the treaties she had obtained through the war, most of it was about the fleets helped each other out with rebuilding and helping the
Awakening Ep1 Ch 2 R: NormandyChapter 2: NormandyAwakening Ep1 Ch 2 R: Normandy5 years ago in Short Stories
The long, curved fuselage of the Normandy SR2 had taken a beating. The ship currently sat in dry-dock on the Citadel. John let his eyes wander from one docking clamp to another, musing at the soft blue light that radiated from each disk. Long, black scars marred the frigate's glossy white panels, indicators of the savage battle it had endured after crossing the Omega-4 Relay.
Shepard walked along the scaffolding, sliding his hand across the craft's smooth hull. As he neared the prow, he smiled in satisfaction at the new paint job. The Cerberus logos had been buffed off and replaced with plain white. Hopefully, the council would get the message; his ties to Cerberus were cut and The Illusive Man no longer held sway over the ship.
Several technicians worked their way up and down the hull, diligently cutting, welding, riveting and repairing the damaged plating. Inside the ship, Legion was directing electronics repairs, guiding the techs away from the more sensit
The Beginning of All His Problems "Loving someone isn't wrong, Garrus. Whether you think it's right or wrong is irrelevant. If you feel it, you feel it. Don't try to calibrate your way out of it. Let yourself have something good, something you really want, for once. Okay?" Solana's voice floated through his ears softly, the way their mother's always had.The Beginning of All His Problems3 years ago in Short Stories
"Okay," he answered, his undertones giving away his annoyance.
"Garrus Vakarian! You're not listening to me!" she shrieked, shouting his name just like their mother did when he took apart something he shouldn't have.
"Spirits, Sol, yes I am! I heard you. The first six times, and I'm going to hear you the seventh, too. I get it! Now stop--"
"Who you talking to, Vakarian?" Shepard asked, leaning over his shoulder, trying to get a peek at the console.
"Oh, is that...looks like I gotta go, Garrus. Talk to you soon. Love you, Garbear. Bye."
Suddenly the screen went blank except for a general Other user has logged off message.
Garrus rolled hi
Shepard's ArchangelFor aimo- thanks for keeping me going throughout the weeks of darkness by simply being awesome!Shepard's Archangel6 years ago in Short Stories
Ever wonder what happens if the GAME OVER screen appears for the player, but time was allowed to continue? FemShep/Garrus and ME2 spoilers!
Shepard crouched behind one wall, glancing out into the adjoining hallway for any sign of enemies. Her knees ached from the constant need for cover, but it was a necessity with the constant barrage of bullets.
Behind her, Garrus and Mordin moved with enough efficiently to make her think she was alone in the deserted hospital. All this trouble for Mordin's former assistant, but she couldn't say no to a life in danger. Besides, Mordin had given so much for the success against the Collector's that she couldn't have said no. He needed this as much as she needed him.
Exhaling sharply in relief, she tentatively shoved away from the wall and began inching along the cool rock walls farther into the destroyed building.
"Hospitals." Mordin grunted, swivelin
Baby Makes ThreeBaby Makes Three3 years ago in Romance
((Mass Effect. Garrus/FemShep))
(Shepard has been dealing with a baby Turian on the Normandy for a while. Garrus makes her think about why she's keeping him there.))
Commander Shepard was used to long days. As she rubbed the back of her neck on her way toward the elevator she reflected that people seemed to think she was invulnerable. When you were the savior of the galaxy several times over, people tended to forget that you needed little things like food and rest. It was as if they expected you to be able to live on heroism alone.
At least she finally had some time to herself. After chasing a group of slavers down, coming back to find the Alliance brass was waiting to speak to her over the comm, and arguing with them for another hour, she was able to end her shift. She was going to go back to her cabin, finally get a hot shower, then fall into bed.
However, when she finally reached the elevator, Traynor
When everything is wrong, you are right.Chapter 1: All Hell Breaks Loose.When everything is wrong, you are right.3 years ago in Short Stories
Earth seemed peaceful, birds flew in the sky that was cloudless and the sun shone like any other day. Buildings covered the sky line with glistening windows and small rooftop gardens allowing plants to soak up the daylight sun. Flying cars passed by as military shuttle crafts came and went, if you from Earth it would seem like any other day. But Commander Zo Shepard wasn't from Earth, she may have been human and one of the most decorated soldiers of her time but she wasn't from Earth. She was born on the colony of Mindior far off in deep space and seeing Earth in this peaceful state was more than disturbing for her.
Commander Shepard, Soul Survivor, First human Spectre, Hero of the Citadel and Destroyer of Collectors, was locked up in a cosy room in the Alliance base in Vancouver. Charged with war crimes and relieved of duty. Her ship impounded and being refitted for Alliance use, she didn't know what happened to her best friend and pilot Joker and mes
Two Turians and a KeeperGarrus and Chellick were busy reviewing footage at their desks into the late hours of the evening. They were working on a case together involving suspicious cargo that was being run through the Citadel. All ships docking were legitimate which meant that when they finally pinpointed the ship, either the entire crew was "dirty" or they had an extremely shady crew member that was very good at hiding his illegal activities. In any case, they had to pinpoint what ship, or ships, the cargo was coming from and this was proving to be quite the task. They reviewed hundreds of tapes from the course of a few months, watching every ship dock, watching every crate that exited, checking the docking records to make sure everything matched up. So far, they had turned up nothing.Two Turians and a Keeper3 years ago in Short Stories
"I can't look at any more footage," sighed Chellick. "It's late; let's just pick this back up tomorrow."
"Yeah, alright," Garrus replied as he rubbed his eyes. "You want to go get a
A Drink, A Drug and A LickBeta: NireranA Drink, A Drug and A Lick3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
Okay so this is my one-shot that I did for greenmamba5's art trade meme. This is the scenario that she gave me:
Garrus and his dad don't really like the idea of Chellick being with Solana. For Garrus it might be understandable (because he knows Chell's faults since they worked together), but Chellick's actually a nice guy so why doesn't Dad like him?
I'm thinking there was a misunderstanding of some sort that made Papa think Chellick wasn't fit to date his little girl.
Title: A Drink, A Drug and A Lick
Garrus and Chellick slinked out of Pallin's office. The rest of the officers on duty gave them both a wide berth; talking and snickering amongst each other. It was no secret that the pair was a notoriously infamous pain the in ass for Executor Pallin. Every time the two turian Detectives went into the Executor's office, it was pretty much guaranteed that the rest of the office got a live audio play-by-play of the duo's latest antics.
The true strength...The true strength...4 years ago in Short Stories
Dana always helped her comrades in need: be it a simple assistance or full scale assault on enemy outpost she never refused! She asked much of them, and it was only fair, but there was one oddity in this particular mission. It was not about Garrus, not about his wish for revenge, not even about Harkin and Sidonis It was about how quite it was!
In her life Dana Shepard had seen many battles, many fights Shots, bullet whistles, rough feeling of a cold rifle bud on her shoulder and snapping sound of distorted shutter were as habitual to her as very breathing. She was a soldier to the bone: tough, agile, swift: battlefield was her home there she felt alive, needed, and capable of doing something, something important!
But there was one side effect to all this: she hated quietness for her it felt like being deafened by the explosion, except she couldn`t simply fell on the ground, roll to the right and take cover and then shake her head to make world around sound aga
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 50Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 503 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
Shepard sighed heavily as every step she took felt harder to make. She trudged through the base; intent on saying her goodbyes to her beloved crew. She walked around in a daze, looking at the destruction of the base area alone, until her eyes fell upon a familiar face.
"Hey Commander," Vega solemnly said as Shepard approached him.
"What? No Lola?" she teased with the biggest smile she could muster.
"Huh?…Yeah, sorry," he replied as he looked down at the ground.
"Are you okay?"
"I don't know what I thought I'd feel coming back to Earth," Vega said, "I was ready to fight - ready to die if I had to. But seeing everything like this…"
Shepard swallowed down her own concerns and fears as she braced Vega's arm; knowing that his resolve needed to be strengthened in that moment.
"I know it's hard, but this is only temporary," she said as she locked eyes with him. "We will win this. So stay focused and don't let them shake your resolve."
"I know, I kn
A Day in the LifeA Day in the LifeA Day in the Life4 years ago in Short Stories
(A short about a normal day for Tali and Colin Shepard)
The way the ring sparkled was beyond beautiful. The fact that the love of her life gave it to her as his wish to marry her made it even more beautiful.
"Tali?" Colin walked into the room to find Tali at his desk holding the ring. "Has there been a moment that you haven't been looking at that?"
"No." from the way she answered he knew she was wearing a smirk.
"Are you giving me lip?"
"No, but I would like to." Shepard's eyebrows shot up.
"Now that's what I like to hear." Tali got up and walked slowly toward him.
"Do you?" she wrapped her arms around his neck. He smiled at her. Bending down he put one arm behind her knees, the other went to the small of her back. With a quick jerk he picked her up effortlessly. Instead of walking toward the bed like she thought he would he moved to the elevator. Didn't she make it obvious what she wanted? Maybe she did it wrong. Colin must have read her mind because he gave her a sq
That One Time at the ClubThat One Time at the ClubThat One Time at the Club4 years ago in Short Stories
(a short about when Shepard first knew he loved Tali)
"This bachelor party can now start because I am now here!" Joker called out as he hobbled into the Mess. It was the night before Shepard's wedding day. The moment Joker found out it was over. Joker had argued bitterly with the females to let the bachelor party be on the Normandy. He had finally won when he pulled his trump card. He was a cripple that couldn't travel outside the Normandy. A dirty trick but Joker got what he wanted.
Colin watched Joker go straight to the dancers that Zaeed hired. Most of the crew was drunk. Colin didn't drink a drop for several reasons. First being he knew that if he was drunk one of the dancers would try to get him to bed. He had already been approached by all but two of the dancers. The second reason was that he had stopped drinking when one of his crew drank himself to death after Eden Prime.
"This is supposed to be a happy time for you Commander. Why aren't you
One Shot Take Down (GarrusXReader) OneShotOne Shot Take Down (GarrusXReader) OneShot7 months ago in Short Stories
“Boom! Head shot!” (F/N)’s voice rang through the team’s headset. She and Garrus were currently assisting Shepard in stopping the latest threat to the galaxy. A large scale mercenary group had been planting for the kill of several Omega trade merchants, however the commander had taken on the job to end mercenaries before they did the same to anyone. To put it simpler Commander Goody To-Shoes was saving the day… again.
“Last one,” Shepard announced while firing his pistol. The mercenary on the retrieving end fell to the pavement, blood pouring out of his hest plates. Coming out from behind their bearers the small squad re-grouped. (F/N)’s armor had taken small damage, but nothing major leaving the group intact and ready to move on.
“I’ll go farther in while you to stand guard. Don’t let anyone in,” Shepard got nods of approve from both companions. “And while you
Ode to the NormandyOde to the NormandyOde to the Normandy6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word
The iron horse of Shepard lies in pieces in the void,
he tried to find a ride around but the poor girl was destroyed.
Joker, for all his talent, could not stop her blasting death-
and to joy across the fan base, he breathed not his final breath.
Rest easy mighty stallion,
our silent, stealthy galleon;
hot rod of the starscape-
our naked Normandy.
Alone you took us soaring over every nook and run,
to every planet, every system, all them pirates with their guns!
Together we blew them skyward, together we beat them down,
together we conquered Sovereign and you earned your gold renown.
Rest easy mighty stallion,
our silent, stealthy galleon;
hot rod of the starscape-
our naked Normandy.
You were the ark to save the races of the sprawling Milky way,
you helped us sneak to Ilos and from Saren, win the day.
Though we'll have another ship when the second game releases-
I'll remember you entirely, even though you rest in pieces.
Rest easy mighty stallion,