Garrus ReflectsMy investigation into Saren included access to the personnel files of the entire Normandy crew, but even without reading her dossier I would have known who Shepard was the moment she walked into the Presidium. She was one of those rare individuals who wear authority like a second skin. It showed in the way she was aware of everything around her while at the same time focusing on her goal. In the way her squad followed behind her, falling naturally into their support roles. You respected her not because of her rank or because some regulation said you had to, but because the indefinable energy she radiated gave you no choice but to believe in her. And I soon came to learn first-hand the power of that silent synergy she formed with everyone around her.Garrus Reflects2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Now, sitting in her cabin, watching her sleep, I think back to those early days. All the things they said about me were true. I was idealistic, hot-headed, impulsive, definitely a shoot first ask questions later kind of guy. I hated injusti
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 18: THE MORNING AFTERChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sera awoke to the sound of the incessant beeping of her omni-tool.
The beeping reverberated inside her head, pulsating out a rhythm of pain. Laying there in the middle of the bed for a moment, she willed it to stop, absently muting the offending noise. A light snuffling sound from the couch caught her attention but she didn't want to move to find its source. She pinched the bridge of her nose, closing her eyes, trying to breathe through the pain in her head. Only when the pain had sufficiently subsided did she dare to open her eyes and click on her omni-tool. A message from her mother blinked at her.
Rise and shine daughter! See you in an hour!
Sera groaned in protest as she remembered agreeing to breakfast with her mother and Anderson the night before. That was before her mother ambushed her. Suddenly, the memories from the night before sporadically started to fill her brain.
The thought bolted her upright
Insecurities--Garrus and RyleeThe familiar sound of the main battery door whooshing open filled Garrus' ears, followed by the even more familiar and beautiful sound of Commander Rylee Shepard's soft steps. He pretended he didn't hear her come in, just continuing to re-triple-recheck his math. If there was one thing that he knew he'd definitely get thrown out the airlock for, it was the Thanix cannons not firing right. Or Spirits forbid--missing.Insecurities--Garrus and Rylee2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son-of-a-bitch in space.
Rylee had spent ten minutes drilling that into his head after overhearing the Gunnery Chief on the Citadel. Then she'd had to explain who Sir Isaac Newton was and that Sir was not his name, but his title. Which had taken another ten minutes. Then he'd stupidly thought to ask why a long dead scientist was the deadliest son-of-a-bitch in space. Another ten minutes for that. At that point, he just gave up.
"I was in my cabin, reading my messages, and I thought to myself I've never spent the night in th
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 1: SHORE LEAVEChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silence .well, not perfect silence but a familiar and comforting one nonetheless. The hum of the ship and its crew going about their daily activities was something Shepard had come to find a certain peace in. The Alliance had given her a sense of belonging and the people she met and served with gave her a sense of family. Following in her parents footsteps gave her a sense of purpose. She never expected to come as far as she had. Still, it made her sad to know that her father would never know or see what his daughter had accomplished. Standing in the cockpit with Joker looking out the window, watching the stars streak by in the vast expanse of space, she was lost in thought
"Commander? ....Joker to Shepard .Hello?"
" ..what?" she absently answered still staring out the window.
"Oh nothing, you know, just trying to fly the ship here. Waiting for your orders while the Reapers hunt our ass and Cerberus gets away the usual."
Peeved, she turn
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 5: FRUSTRATEDChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrus left Liara's office more frustrated than when he went in. He understood her predicament but that didn't mean that he had to like it far from it but there was nothing he could do about it either. He had kept his word to Shepard and never told a soul about their time together, so he couldn't very well start now.
Shit. Now what?
He could feel the tension throbbing within him. He needed to do something to get rid of it or ..not good. He headed toward the elevator. Perhaps some sim sparring would help. It had before and it had been a while since he had done any no need to really, war was a perfect substitute.
In the docking bay, Vega had set up a corner for just such a purpose. He had even hung up his old punching bag from home. As Garrus got off the elevator he could hear Vega grunting as the rattling chains that held the bag echo throughout the bay.
He rounded the corner. "Vega!"
"Hey, Scars!" Vega huffed out.
Choices of the Heart: Garrus vs KaidanEntry 1Choices of the Heart: Garrus vs Kaidan2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The Normandy. Walking her decks for the first time two years ago sent chills up my spine. Good chills. Like the kind you get when you meet someone and know immediately that sooner or later you'll wake up in the same bed. Like the kind I got the first time I met Kaidan Alenko. Only with the Normandy, I knew it was love. With Kaidan, well, it's been two years.
You've asked me more than once to write down my memories, Miranda. Search for gaps. Not that I'd tell you if I found any. If you thought the project you poured yourself into for so long had turned out anything less than perfect, I've no doubt you'd take it as a personal affront. Might even try to go back in and correct the flaw.
Okay, bad joke. We may have gotten off to a shaky start but I've come to realize you care about things more deeply than you'll ever admit. And you helped save Garrus. So I owe you. And so I'll write.
Garrus. Now that brings back memories. The first time I saw him sta
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 10: J-E-L-L-OH!Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
***WRITER'S NOTE: Sera, Hannah & Anderson meet and go to dinner while Garrus and the crew relax ***
"She loves you Garrus. She loves you more than she knows." Hannah's words echoed in his head. The sounds of the bar faded out. The conversations and laughter, the music, the sound of the glasses clinking on tables he couldn't hear any of it. He was too stunned, paralyzed by what she had said to respond. As she walked out of the bar, he wanted to go after her and drag her back, make her explain how she could know so much based on so little.
Slowly his eyes began to focus and the sounds of the bar registered once more. He looked down at his hand and realized that he was holding Hannah's drink. He brought it eyelevel and examined its contents. Ice in a drink with fruit - who puts fruit in a drink?? He brought it to his nose and sniffed it. Interesting he could smell the rich, warm, sharp spice of the al
Garrus VS Valentines DayMass EffectGarrus VS Valentines Day1 year ago in Romance More Like This
In which Garrus listens to Joker and tries to find the perfect Valentine's Day present for Shepard.
It was one of the stranger sights Garrus Vakarian had seen on the Citadel. Odd enough to make him stop in place and wonder if he should be in amazed, confused, or slightly intimidated. Probably all three at once, he decided at last.
He had never seen so much pink in his life. Well, pink mixed with plenty of reds, whites, and the occasional smattering of purple. This was the third human shop he had seen with those decorations (although this was the gaudiest one to date),and if the crowds around it were any indication, he was going to have to admit that maybe Joker had actually been serious when he insisted that Valentines Day was one of the most important of human holidays.
When the pilot had first mentioned Valentines Day to him, Garrus had been more than a little skeptical. It sounds exactly like the kind of joke the man would
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 6: FAMILY
On a whim she decided to stop in and see Liara before going to the CIC. She felt that she owed her friend an apology for bolting earlier. Forming the apology in her head as she walked toward the door, she pressed key combination that unlocked it. She opened her mouth to speak as her eyes scanned the room for her friend, growing wide as they locked in on the Turian standing by the window.
The carefully thought out apology left her head blindsided by the sight of her 2 closest friends apparently in the middle of something she definitely didn't want to know anything about. She turned on her heel and walked away unsteadily from the doorway to the nearest table and held onto the edge bracing her body against it. She couldn't breathe, couldn't feel her legs; ragged gasps escaped her lips as she desperately tried to pull herself together.
Ok, Shepard. You got this. Crap! You gotta rein this shit in before it gets out of control. How am I going t
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 3: FRIENDChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The doors of Liara's office slid open again.
Still in her chair facing the console, Liara sighed, "Sera, I ."
He cleared his throat, not wanting her to say anything further, making sure she knew it wasn't Shepard.
Liara gasped, quickly turning around in her chair. "Garrus! I I'm sorry. I thought "
"Yes, I know what you thought Liara," he said roughly as he slowly settled into the chair that just held Shepard.
"What can I do for you Garrus?" she said pleasantly.
He wasn't exactly sure what he wanted from Liara but he knew he wanted answers. Shepard hurrying so quickly from Liara's office alarmed him. He felt he no longer had the right to ask what was wrong. Ever since their meeting on Menae he so desperately wanted to talk to Shepard hear her voice again anything. It was impossible because she had conveniently made herself busy and was never alone, surrounding herself with people. When he thought he finally had the opportunity, she was a
More Facts About Garrus VakarianYes, I "borrowed" the idea from Xx--Alice-xX at deviantArt, who borrowed it from the Internet at large.More Facts About Garrus Vakarian2 years ago in Humor More Like This
"When Shepard saw the Thorian he said, 'We are going to need a bigger gun.' Garrus Vakarian reply? 'Need me for something?'"
"Eve named her first child Mordin because the universe can't have more than one Garrus Vakarian."
"Saren shot himself when he saw Garrus Vakarian on the Citadel and thought, 'F@#! this!'"
"Nobody believed Shepard when she said the Reapers were coming. Garrus Vakarian went to the Primarch and told him they were and he gave him a task force."
"James Vega was going to tattoo Garrus Vakarian's name on his back. The Batarian tattoo artist told him that it would go against his religion to write the true name of God."
"Garrus Vakarian out calibrates AIs from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday? He rests."
"EDI romanced Joker because her sexy robot body did not have the flexibility to match Garrus Vak
Garrus' Visor Music ListBased on this (http://dudquitter.deviantart.com/art/Drellstep-aboard-the-Party-Temple-299262497) piece of art from DudQuitter I decided to match Garrus music list (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Shadow_Broker_Dossiers/Garrus_Vakarian) seen in the Shadow Broker's files to actual music:Garrus' Visor Music List2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Die for the Cause"- Turian Imperial Anthem
"Fire in the Courtyard" - Fleet and Flotilla OST
"Bang Bang Boom" - Club Kicks, Dance Mix
"Hurt Me Deeper" - Best of Expel 10, Dance Mix
"Blue Azure" - Vaenia OST
I hope you like my selection.
Epilogue GarrusMass EffectEpilogue Garrus2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"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
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance To give credit where credit is due, a deep and sincere debt of gratitude to MIZUTANITONY for helping me get unstuck with this Chapter oh so long ago...(he may not remember). Thank you *HUG*Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 17: TRIAL
He stepped into the elevator, looking at Shepard's cabin as the doors shut and wondering if he was doing the right thing. Her whisper still rang in his head and haunted him. It was no more than a few hours ago that he had agreed to her terms and now he was going behind her back, sneaking off to see what Liara had found. If Liara thought it was important enough for him to see, he couldn't ignore it, could he? Still arguing with himself, he stepped out of the elevator and rounded the corner. Standing in front of her quarters, he weighed the implications of what he was about to do. If he went in, he risked losing what little connection he and Shepard had started to re-build. If not, it might be detrimental to the mission. Things in their lives had a nasty way of popping up
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance*** WRITER'S NOTE : Here's the current sitch in case you need timeline clarification: Chapter 9 is concurrent to Chapter 7. While Sera Shepard, Anderson & the Dalatrass have their meeting, Hannah Shepard - having some time to kill before meeting Anderson but having no clue that Sera is already in his office - crosses paths with Garrus in a stroke of pure happenstance. At the end of Chapter 9, she leaves Garrus for her meeting with Anderson and subsequently Sera - see Chapter 8. Clear as mud? Cool. Sorry so confusing.. ***Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 9: CHERRY
While Sera Shepard meets with Anderson & the Dalatrass, the SSV Orizaba pulls into the bay next to the SSV Normandy.
As her ship docked at the Citadel, a lot of things weighed heavily on Hannah Shepard's mind: the Reapers, the Crucible, Earth, Sera, survival of the galaxy as a whole. She knew that a lot of things hung in the balance and time was of the essence. It was crucial that the right people be in the right places if they were goin
A Letter from GarrusDate: Sun,15 Feb 2186 23:46:42 -0700(PTD)A Letter from Garrus11 months ago in Romance More Like This
Subject: I actually wrote some.
To: "Holistas Shepard"<ComShep@alliance.net>
I miss you, my love. I feel so lost right now, not having you near me. I miss the way you look at me and the way you kiss me. I miss walking up seeing your beautiful face or feeling the heat of your body next to mine. I miss the sound of your voice and the passion of your singing. I miss everything about you and I miss the way I f
Shattered memories (garrus femshep romance)I spent the better part of a month playing mass effect 1-3. i hated the ending, so here's my take on it. SPOILERS IF YOU HAVENT PLAYED/BEATEN ME3Shattered memories (garrus femshep romance)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Thoughts of her friends filled her head, somewhat comforting the excruciating pain there. Blood enter-twined with tears flowing from her eyes. "Garrus.." A sharp pain like one of the many gunshots ached in her chest at the name. Burned and bleeding from bullets and claw marks, she staggered up the steep hallway. "Synthesize." The child god had told her. "Because you are the first organic to come here, there is now a new option for the cycle. You can save both, but you will die. This will bring an end to the cycle." "Garrus.." Her vision blurred. Her heart catching up to her broken bones. Billions of lives were already lost. Trillions more left to be saved. The entire galaxy standing on her shoulders. More flashes of friends. Liara. Tali. EDI. Kaiden. Samara. Jack. "Garrus.." She froze. Halfway the
Garrus/Shepard: BondedBondedGarrus/Shepard: Bonded2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
By Belanna 2012
This is my first Mass Effect fanfic please be kind
A big shout out to the amazing Flipped Eclipsed for the beta. \o/ *big glomps* All left over boo boos are made by me
Rated PG-13 for language and mild smexyness
Commander Kate Shepard sighed as she sat on her bed, picture frame in hand. It wasn't fair, she thought, as she ran her hand over Kaidan Alenko's face. It wasn't her fault that she died saving Joker's sorry ass from the Normandy. It wasn't her fault that Cerberus decided to bring her back because they couldn't think of anyone else who could stop the Collectors and the Reapers. It wasn't her fault that the Alliance and the Council had given her the middle finger and weren't supporting her at all in her current mission.
The thing that bothered Shepard the most though was Kaidan. When they saw each other on Horizon, he hugged her. She loved the feel of him, his arms embracing her, holding her close. She had inha
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceA/N: This chapter's rather long by my general standards so I hope that makes up for the long wait. I've subscribed to theory presented by Greenmamba5 that turians have a subharmonic range used for a secondary communication which is denoted in italics in their conversation.Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 19: BREAKFAST
Garrus let out a low growl of frustration as his hand slid down and away from the door. He turned to call the elevator and as the doors slid open he mentally went over what he planned for the day: breakfast with Solana, talk to Chakwas and maybe, if he was lucky, he could nail a few minutes with Anderson. He stepped off the elevator and turned toward the direction of the Crew's Quarters. He had a few minutes before he had to get ready to meet Solana and, knowing her, she would probably be late anyway. The doors slid open and his Turian nose immediately picked up the scent of booze, sweat and the stench of vomit. Apparently, the rest of the crew had continued the party after coming
Earth Flowers-Garrus and Rylee-OneShotFicGarrus stroked Rylee's hair. He didn't quite remember why he was sitting on her couch with her head in his lap, reading--what was he reading? His squinted at the screen, realizing they were details for system upgrades he EDI forwarded to him, insisting his software needed updating.Earth Flowers-Garrus and Rylee-OneShotFic2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He looked down at Rylee. He'd been daydreaming again. He really needed to stop that. Especially when she was was around.
When she decided to rest her head in his lap, he corrected. Because she was always around.
He noticed her stir, groaning quietly before she stretched.
"How long have I been sleeping?" she said groggily.
He tossed the datapad softly and it landed on the table with little noise. "Not long. Besides, you deserve your naps, so it doesn't even matter."
"I suppose you're right," she said softly, adjusting her head slightly, getting more comfortable.
He went back to stroking her hair. He'd begun to fall maddeningly in love with the human version of fringe. It was soft and smel
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 16: CARRY ME HOME
He glanced at the wall behind the large table in the back of the bar and understood what she meant. Pool He vaguely recalled watching some of the humans playing it earlier but really didn't take much notice. Now, he was sorry he didn't.
He walked over to the wall and blankly stared at all of the poles that lined it, unsure how to choose one. Shepard watched him with amusement for a couple minutes before joining him. She plucked one from the wall. Holding it in one hand about a third from the base, she balanced it, testing its weight. Satisfied, she set it on its base and leaned it against the wall. He watched her from the corner of his eye and when she walked away, he did the same thing. After selecting one he thought was acceptable, he dropped it on its base and leaned on it, watching her round up the funny looking round balls he'd seen earlier.
After racking the balls up she looked over at him, keenly aware that he was watching her every move.
Choices of the Heart: Garrus vs KaidanEntry 5Choices of the Heart: Garrus vs Kaidan2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
I've no doubt the entire ship knows Garrus came to my cabin last night, and like the rest, I'm sure you're wondering what happened. (Bless Edi and the privacy veil she gave us.) He left a short while ago to run a final set of calibrations before we hit the relay, so I may as well gather my thoughts while I can.
I won't bore you with the details, suffice to say we took our time - knowing full well this might be the only opportunity we would ever have to be together. At first it was enough just to touch but slowly we began to learn about each other, explore our differences as well as our similarities. There were a few awkward moments and a lot of laughter but no embarrassment. And when we were ready, that first time was very slow and very gentle as we connected and bonded in ways I never would have thought possible. The second time was for fun and the third time, when he finally got it through that thick mass of plates that passes for a head that he wasn't going to hurt me, we bo
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 2: EVASIONChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard rounded the corner and headed towards Liara's office, carefully avoiding the Main Battery. She wasn't in the mood to have that inevitable conversation. She picked up her pace a little bit praying the Battery doors didn't open. They didn't. She breathed an audible sigh of relief as she walked through Liara's door and felt the doors quickly slide shut behind her.
"Shepard you can't avoid him forever you know." Liara said without looking up from her terminal.
Crap. How did she know? Was it that obvious?
"What are you talking about Liara?" she asked, trying to pawn off the best nonchalant voice she could muster.
Liara leaned back in her chair turning around to give her dear friend a knowing look.
"What?" Shepard said again; palms up in feigned innocence.
"Don't give me 'what?' You know very well what I'm talking about."
Shepard sank into a nearby chair and leaned back closing her eyes. Liara was the only one who knew what happened between