RannochLegion's word sent a shiver down Tali's spine. Shepard stared blankly at theRannoch4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Geth's eye. "We have reached consensus that returning
the Creator's homeworld is necessary for future cohesion with Creators and
other races in the future war against the Old Machines. We also concluded that
Creator forces would fight with greater efficiency with a physical location for
non-combatant population. Shepard-Commander made us realize that this is beneficial to both the Geth and Creator race."
"Y-You're giving our world back?" asked Tali trying to confirm the
words she wanted to hear her whole life.
"Yes, Creator Tali'Zorah."
"How soon can the Quarian people return to their homeworld?" Shepard
"There are still several locations that require repair, but the planet is
suitable for habitation."
"I want to go there," Tali stated.
"Then we go. Legion, could you let your people know we are coming."
"Legion..." Tali whispered. "Thank you."
"This platform does not require th
PrejudiceAuthor's Note: Originally I was going to title this "Pride and Prejudice", but I realized that would sound way too corny and too referential to Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice." I wanted to focus on prejudice scenarios that would be focused towards Shepard's and Tali's relationship and how they would cope. Same type of Shepard from previous stories. (Yes, it's my built, but it's also my story.)Prejudice4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Two C-Sec officers leaned against a wall in the Zakera Wards, near the ramen
stand. One of them was Human and the other was a Turian. It was their break.
"So, Josh," said Yardoch, "you hear the rumors that apparently Commander Shepard is dating a Quarian."
Josh laughed. "Oh, I heard. Bunch of bull."
"Seriously, Josh, I don't understand human phrases like that."
"Lies. There's no way Commander Shepard would stoop so low as to date a Quarian."
"From what I've heard it's not just 'any Quarian'. From what I've heard
Never Again - Shepard x Tali=====Never Again - Shepard x Tali2 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
Shepard Family Stories: Cassandra'ZorahShepard Family Stories: (Cassandra'Zorah)Shepard Family Stories: Cassandra'Zorah2 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- Rannoch2 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
Mass Effect Cataclysm 1Chapter 1: Awakened PotentialMass Effect Cataclysm 14 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Am I good enough? The same question every generation of Shepard asks themselves. As soon as a Shepard is born, the galaxy places their expectations upon them. Andrew Shepard created a bar so high that no following generation could ever hope to match it. He united the galaxy against a threat that existed for millions of years. There's no more galaxy-wide threat to overcome or warring factions. Just peace.
But all of that doesn't matter. A Shepard becomes the best he or she can be. They push themselves beyond their own limits not due to the expectations hefted upon, but because fighting for what's right and being the best they can be is in their blood. Though not as literal, since no Shepard actually has his blood or genes. No. It's a feeling, a force, inside all of them that drives them past their limits.
Lucas Shepard wiped his fingers across the plaque on Andrew Shepard's statue. He sighed while doing so. Around his statue were the statues of his w
SFS Christmas Stories: Hikari Shepard-December 24th-SFS Christmas Stories: Hikari Shepard1 year 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
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 43Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 432 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
Mass Effect Cataclysm 2Chapter 2: Same SoulMass Effect Cataclysm 24 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The ship was empty. No crew. "Where is everyone?" Kaila asked out loud.
"The Deific must have taken them," Shepard replied in a disturbed tone. "Do you know how to fly a ship?"
"Enough to get us from point A to point B."
"That's good enough. The ship's VI can handle anything else."
He carried Yin to med bay and placed her on one of the beds. Shepard walked back out. He felt the ship vibrate as it took off from the planet's surface. Shepard approached the cockpit where Kaila sat. The ship flew into the sky and through the atmosphere. Soon they were above the planet.
"There's the ship!" Kaila pointed out.
The clawed appendages curled forward around the dish. The center of the dish glowed green, as did the ends of each of the claws. A beam shot out from the dish that was concentrated by the claws. The beam shot down through the atmosphere and hit the mining facility. Kaila and Shepard watched a large explosion come from where the mining facility was.
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 ending2 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
Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 2Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 210 months 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
Mass Effect 3: the GOOD ending! female shepardThe Catalyst looked at Adriana Shepard. She held her arm, gritting her teeth through the pain, and looked down at him. "These are my choices?" she asked. the Catalyst was silent a moment, and said "There is a forth option." A computer console rose from the ground in front of Shepard. "If you could decipher the Reaper Code, it would override my command and shut us down forever," the Catalyst said. Shepard started down at the him. How would I be able to-" suddenly, her comm system started to crackle in her ear.Mass Effect 3: the GOOD ending! female shepard2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Shepard! Shepard!" It was Tali. She was barely getting through from the Normandy. "I was going through Legion's files!" She was practically screaming into the microphone. "the Reaper Code was in his files. I deciphered the code! It's something we've always had, something The Reapers all never let us have! It's----ee---m--" and she was gone. "Something we've always had," Shepard thought.
She could feel herself starting to black out. She staggered over to the console and looked at
When everything is wrong you are right chapter 18Disclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect, this belongs to Bioware. Please enjoy.When everything is wrong you are right chapter 1810 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
A/N: I'm so sorry for the late update. Please forgive me but I needed some time to recharge and think about this chapter. Didn't help that in between that recharge I got major writer's block, and Thanks to Spyke 1985 for the inspiration for this. But still here it is and I hope you enjoy it.
Chapter 18: Inky black shadows.
Burning trees and falling leaves, wind blew softly against her skin as the smell of burning foliage stung her nose. Shepard stood as she gazed at the burning forest before her; everything looked so dead she wondered how the leafless trees and shrivelled grass still bore some semblance of life. Then appearing from the forest a small boy ran through the burnt out trees, his white hoodie covered in black soot while small rips doted along the edges. Shepard narrowed her eyes, she recognised the boy but couldn't place him but that didn't stop her from trying to run after the boy. As she ran after
When everything is wrong, you are right chapter 17Disclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect, this belongs to Bioware. Please enjoy.When everything is wrong, you are right chapter 171 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 17: Sneaky Doctors.
Chakwas smiled as she watched Garrus walked past the med-bay window with Shepard slung over his shoulder. She was happy to see the Commander happy, truly happy, after so long. She remembered as she watched Shepard rise through the ranks of the Alliance that even though Shepard wore a smile, there was a dark sadness in her eyes that seem to shadow that smile. For a while Chakwas didn't think that anything would take away that shadow but as she observed Shepard's interaction with Garrus aboard the SR1 all those years ago, Chakwas started to see a light in Shepard's eyes. To see them now, as people who loved each other, was enough to warm her old bones.
Chakwas turned her attention back to the data of Shepard's scan. After transferring the data to a data pad for easy use, the information scrolled slowly across her screen while diagrams spun slowly in place. Before she read deeply into
E11C1: AftermathEpisode 11: After the StormE11C1: Aftermath3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 53: Aftermath
Garrus, Wrex, Shepard and Tali stood on the Normandy's port observation deck, staring out at their handiwork. They all bore scars from the battle, some physical, most mental. Tali could still see the young quarian male charging her with a pistol, only to be skewered mid-leap. Wrex had lost most of his warriors. Garrus kept picturing all of the innocents they'd been forced to kill.
"After all of this, you still believe in a god?" The turian indicated the Citadel's smoldering remains, surrounded by the warped husks of Reaper dreadnaughts and destroyers. "How do you reconcile this? Why would a merciful God allow these people to die?"
The Commander let his eyes follow the long, twisted strips of metal floating in the widow nebula as he mulled over the ex-vigilante's query.
"If anything, my faith is stronger now than it was when this whole Reaper mess began. We conquered something we had no business surviving." Sh
The Return of the Hell DogMass EffectThe Return of the Hell Dog2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Return of the Hell Dog
Shepard and Tali were sitting in their backyard drinking both of them using straws however Tali insisted on calling them an "Emergency Induction Ports", on Rannoch admiring the sun setting over the ocean, its orange rays cascading over the dark blue water of the ocean. They had built their home atop of a cliff that overlooked the ocean; it was here that their friend, Legion had given up his life so that the Geth could be complete.
Edi had found a sense of satisfaction in tending to the garden; she had said that it made her feel very peaceful and relaxing. The garden they had planted after the house had been built had grown beautifully, the green shrubs, multicoloured flowers and a Cherry Blossom tree gave the backyard a wonderful scent in the early mornings and a beautiful look in the evenings.
Joker was getting his regular check up by Dr. Chakwas in the medical facility that was in the Normandy that was stored in the hidden hanga
RannochBorn with a mark in the depths of the wood.Rannoch7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Forced to flee because he was misunderstood.
Running from the truth that will set him free.
Saved my man and raised by thee.
A fawn to a stag he soon has become.
Anger rising like the days new sun.
Let free to roam and talk with beasts.
Saving the wolf, making the fighting cease.
Killing his foe he is lord of the herd.
Dieing of old, his soul sores with Herne
E11C2: AwakeningChapter 54: AwakeningE11C2: Awakening3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The ancient quarian station of Sul'Kut hung in low geosynchronous orbit over Rannoch's war-scarred surface. Shepard's pulse had involuntarily spiked at the sight of the slate gray construct. Every curve and panel looked identical to the Heretic station that he, Tali and Legion had boarded to eliminate the Reaper-crafted virus. As the Kodiak neared the platform's docking complex, The Commander caught sight of quarian script along one of the cargo doors. Legion caught sight of the writing and its head jerked back as if it had been struck. Tali also saw the lettering, but her reaction was a fit of laughter that caught Shepard's attention.
Before the human could front the question as to what she found so funny, Legion began its own inquiry. "We do not understand why a typographical error is humorous in this context, Creator Tali'Zorah."
"It's complicated Legion." Her reply came somewhat breathlessly.
"We possess ample facilities to process complex concept
ME: All the Things That I've Done Ch.41Mass Effect: All the Things That I’ve DoneME: All the Things That I've Done Ch.411 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 41 – A Little Help From Friends
Mira had to steady herself as the magnetic field on her boots attached itself to the wrecked coupling of the geth ship. The floating debris and wide holes to open space made her shiver at the memory of her being spaced. She was doing everything she could to keep her breath even and controlled and not panic.
You can do this, Shepard. One foot in front of the other. You won’t float away this time. Mira silently berated herself.
The crackle of the comm in her ear broke her attention from the open space as a warm raspy voice filled her ear. Kaidan spoke to her on a private channel.
“I’m right here, Mir. Just think of the goal and you will make it to the hatch.”
“I’m trying but…it’s so…big out here.”
“Hey, I will be there when you get the hatch opened. You aren’t going anywhere a
Turian MealtimesTurian Mealtimes: Tali learns a little more about feeding infant turians...maybe a little more than she'd like. Garrus/Tali oneshotTurian Mealtimes2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Idea: Credit for the idea goes to Pairing-Nazi on deviantart. Search 'Garrus and Feeding Time' on deviantart, and pick the black and white picture. Also, Bioware owns the rights to Garrus Vakarian and Tali'Zorah vas Rannoch.
It was a lovely sunset on Rannoch, and Tali had just finished preparing a nice, delicious dextro-amino meal for her family. Oh, and of course, it was sterilized.
She was nervous about presenting it to her family. It was their first meal together as a family, and she wanted it to be perfect. Would they like it? Did she prepare everything correctly? Keelah, she hoped so. Garrus had even gotten their daughter to 'help' him set the table. It was so sweet watching their daughter pick up the utensils and place them onto the plates while Garrus carried her. She picked up the dish and placed it in the center of the table, where she took three
Operation: Olive BranchMass EffectOperation: Olive Branch1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Operation: Olive Branch
“Good news,” a human said wearing purple tinted black N7 armour as he approached a Quarian wearing a purple Quarian envirosuit with black swirls, “I just spoke to my superiors and they have allowed me to join you on this mission.”
“That’s wonderful Jordan,” the Quarian said, “I’m glad you are allowed on this mission.”
“So am I,” Jordan said, “Spectra, she is my friend too.”
“It looks like we are not the only late comers, Jeela,” Jordan continued as he pointed to two figured running towards them.
“It couldn’t be,” Jeela said, “I would have thought they would have gotten here already.”
Two other quarian’s were running towards them, they were both wearing Quarian envirosuits. The male’s was a black Quarian envirosuit with silver trim under a large black hooded trench coat with red trim and a split tai
For my Quarian Friend ~ FrenchFor my Quarian Friend ~ French2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Que sont les masques ? Ce ne sont que des protections,
Qu'elles soient physiques ou imaginaires.
Tout le monde en possède au moins un, de ces casques,
Seule l'intention change du fait que le porter est toujours plus ou moins volontaire.
Je connais des personnes dont la nécessité était de les porter physiquement,
Puis devient par le temps passé un atout culturellement.
Voir le visage de quelqu'un ne signifie pas qu'il est mis à nu.
Alors que ceux dans le besoin, prouvent qu'ils n'ont pas besoin d'être vu.
Ce sont des choses qui se sentent et c'est pour ça que pour cette cause,
Je blâme ceux qui mentent.
Jamais il ne faut s'arrêter au premier abord, car la déception naitra d'un commun désaccord.
Il n'y a pas besoin de connaître ton visage pour y sentir la sincérité qu'on peut lire sur ses traits.
Je te dédis donc toute mon amitié, Tali, et l'amour à celui que tu plais.
Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 3Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 33 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Everyone had crowded into the small cockpit. Zen was in the primary pilot’s seat, the holo-display lit up in front of him. Uli had come in and sat down in the only other chair in the forward cabin. In front of her was a display that filled with static interspersed with images of space. There was so much light across all the spectrums is was causing havoc with the visual display. She sat there quietly waiting, hating that they we essentially flying in blind.
Myls had come in a short time later, putting his hand on her shoulder as he moved in behind her chair. She reached up gently squeezing his finger before crossing her arms in front of her chest. Myls saw the display and knew. Uli didn’t like not knowing, it irritated her. She did well keeping it hid, but he knew. Uli didn’t like being scared, it tended to piss her off. But this wasn’t anything she could control. They were quite literally flying in blind. Myls leaned back against the bulkhead resting