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.
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
Shepard's ArchangelFor aimo- thanks for keeping me going throughout the weeks of darkness by simply being awesome!Shepard's Archangel5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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
Her Contract Conditions"He's not gonna make it," Zaeed informed her as the bloody turian in her arms gagged and sputtered. She shared a desperate glance with the mercenary and felt an overwhelming twist of fear in her heart.Her Contract Conditions4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
No, not Garrus.
His navy blue blood, something she never wanted to see, had pooled around them all to stain her armor and coat her fingertips. Without much thought, she reached over to wipe the trickles of blood from his nose, a useless endeavor, but something to comfort them both nevertheless. His faded eyes flickered over to her and for a brief moment, Shepard caught his sense of finality.
She didn't have the guts to study the part of his face blown away for more than a few brief glances - enough to know that there was a deep gouge where skin and plating should have been. Pieces of him, shards of thick exoskeleton and soft bits of tissue, hung limply from the wound; only holding by mere threads of skin.
"Garrus, hold on," she pleaded urgently, her voice cracking as she met his gaze onc
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 1Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*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
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 More Like This
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
ME: Nail CareME: Nail Care3 years ago in Romance More Like This
On her first night together with Garrus, Shepard had been mildly concerned about the talons that she knew turians possessed. She trusted Garrus with all of her heart and knew that he never intentionally harm her, but there was that instinctual distrust of sharp claws near her softer human flesh. Of course she had been thinking of entirely different things by the time that evening reached the stage where his gloves came off, and then she didn't' have the luxury to think about minor details until after they had blow the Collector base to bits.
Being under house arrest had given her more than enough time to think, and Garrus was one of the happy memories she had she to stave on the crushing boredom. One of the questions those memories brought up was if turian anatomy charts and Alliance descriptions of turian talons as 'vicious natural weapons' were overly exaggerated or if Garrus had blunted his just for her.
After Leviathan (A Shakarian Shortfic)"Doc, I'm fine." Erisa Shepard sighed, making a conscious effort to not continue shivering from the intense cold that wasn't just surface, but soul deep. Having mental contact with a being that old had taken it's toll on her, but she didn't want her crew to know about that.After Leviathan (A Shakarian Shortfic)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Regardless. I'm putting you on quarters for the remainder of the evening." Dr. Chakwas looked at her, expression serious. "Someone can bring you food when you get hungry, but you need rest."
"I'll handle that," Garrus said, leaning against the wall as he had been since the beginning of this check-up that he'd instigated after they'd gotten back from 2181 Despoina. She gave him a mock glare that had no heat and sighed.
"Fine," Shepard grumbled, getting to her feet and grinding her teeth against the prevailing weakness in her body.
Garrus came towards her, a three fingered hand coming up and squeezing her shoulder. "Come on. I'll
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 Morning2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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
Garrus VS Valentines DayMass EffectGarrus VS Valentines Day2 years 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 RomanceCHAPTER 1: SHORE LEAVEChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance3 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
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)3 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
Guardian Angels: Valentine+So did it hurt?+Guardian Angels: Valentine3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Garrus Vakarian looked up at the ceiling from underneath his console, "Excuse me?"
+You know, pulling the pole outta your ass, did it hurt?+
"Is there a reason you're talking to me Joker, or are you just bored?"
+Actually, I was curious as to what you were getting Shepard for Valentine's Day.+
"Valentine's day? What's that?"They'd never celebrated that during the Saren investigation, nor had she mentioned it before.
+Oh shit, you don't even know what that is do you?+
"That would explain why I asked what it is "
+Well, pretty much it's a holiday for couples, it's a day to celebrate the person you care about being in your life Mika is really looking forward to it this year.+
Shit! He lurched forward, banging his head against the edge of the console and swearing violently as he stood, "How much time do I have Joker?"
+It's tomorrow and the closest civilized planet is five days away.+
Scars Chapter 1 *Healing old Wounds*"How do I know that Cerberus isn't controlling you!?" Kaidan asks, outraged with me for being gone for two years. Even though I couldn't help it. I was dead for two years, there's no way I could have contacted him in any way. I'm not being controlled, and I know it; and I'm about to punch Kaidan for not believing me.Scars Chapter 1 *Healing old Wounds*3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Because, I'm not Kaidan." I say, trying to calm him down. But it obviously doesn't work they way I planned for it too.
"Listen to yourself Kaidan, your letting your rage blind you from what's right in front of you." Garrus says, trying his hardest to support me.
"It's bad enough that you're involved with Cerberus Shepard, but you dragged Garrus along too!" Kaidan says, angry about my decisions so far, clearly.
"Why can't you trust me Kaidan?" I ask sympathetically, trying to get a better answer than, 'Cerberus rebuilt me.'
"I don't know if I can trust you Shepard, I have things to do, goodbye Shepard." Kaidan walked away, breaking my he
Impossible love: part 1Impossible love: part 15 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This happen few days after Shepard and her team members have saved the colonist from the collector and Harbinger, even destroyed their station. After the suicide mission was over, Shepard gave her team a decision, those who still loyal to Cerberus can go back to them, those who want to go their own way could go, those who still stayed with Commander Shepard are Joker, Tali and Garrus (and if you count EDI as a team).
It's strange after two long years Shepard claim to be dead and than she return back to life, they still standing behind her no matter what hell she put them through. They have return back to the Citadel not only tell about what the collectors was up to, but also Garrus father have send a message to him not long ago to return back to the city, there are something he want to talk about with his son.
Here is Alexandra Shepard and Garrus Vakarian story.
Garrus and Alexandra standing front of the door to his father room, they look at each other. She still thinks it's a bad idea
Just a Kiss (Shakarian)Calibrating. Calibrating. Calibrating. The Mako had been put under a great deal of fire and handled with less care than it should have been. So there he was, awake long after the others. Even the requisitions’ officer, who had a tendency to stay up late to ensure all of his licenses were up to date, had called it a night. Other than the muffled hum of the drive core and hushed blips of his terminal, Garrus was the only body displaying signs of consciousness.Just a Kiss (Shakarian)2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Suspension Durability Diagnostics Running
Estimated Time Remaining: 15 minutes.
Fifteen minutes of reprieve from the glowing screen. Garrus shuffled a bit from his station and stretched. He lulled his neck from side to side, rolled his shoulders, contemplated grabbing a few winks, rejected it, shifted his hips, then leaned against the Mako. He flexed his talons a couple times each as he observed the nearly empty shuttle bay. Blue eyes moved over Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams’ st
Home: Chapter 1Home: Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Red the first thing that caught his eye. If he had known, he would have memorized every detail of that encounter - the smell, the ambient noise, but most of all, her face. Yes, he would have memorized every detail of that face from the start. Only her red hair stands firm in his memory.
* * *
"Your investigation is over, Garrus" Executor Pallin barely finished the sentence before walking away, waving his hand in dismissal.
The words stung; abject failure over damned classified documents. A thin growl escaped his throat at the realization. He'd be demoted. Not only for failing to find evidence but also for butting heads too often with Executor Pallin. Hot blood flushed under his plating, making them slightly swell and push against his armor. The heat pointed his thoughts into sharp accusations. How dare he! Executor or not, no one should forbid access to critical evidence. No way in hell was he going to let Pallin step over him on the largest case he had ever received. Footsteps
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceBeta'd by the wonderfully awesome Greenmamaba5. Thanks Bri!Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Although against the grain of my nature, I have included some game dialogue because well...you can't improve upon perfection. Taking it out or changing it seems somehow wrong. So, I left it in but added a twist... or two. K read please.
Chapter 22: Deviation
Mordin stopped moving, a remarkable reaction considering the salarian barely stopped for anything including the basics of living. Slowly, his head rose from its customary perch atop his microscope. He scrutinized the turian leaning against his counter. In a split second he analyzed the situation and determined the consequences of the all the possible answers he could provide. The choice before him was simple: duty to Commander’s privacy or duty to Commander’s safety? He also knew that it would only be a matter of time before Garrus figured out what happened. The fact that he hadn’t said anything to Garrus about it until now was cause enough for hi
The ScaleHe was in a standoff with the woman he loved. A standoff. How did he end up in these sorts of situations?The Scale2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“No!” Jane snarled.
“Jane,” He sighed. “No isn’t an option. Don’t make me repeat last week.”
“No, please?” She asked, sweetly.
Garrus gave her a blank stare, so glad she couldn’t hear his subharmonics. If she could, she’d realize just how close he was to giving in to her.
“I hate it!” She whined. “It always makes me sad. You don’t want to make me sad, do you?”
“Really, Jane, you’re going to pout and whine? I thought you were better than that,” Garrus goaded. “Are you the same woman I knew a year ago? Is this the woman who united the galaxy, destroyed the reapers, and lived to tell about it?”
“No! Of course I’m not the same woman! Now I’m fat!” Jane crossed her arms over her chest, resting them on h
HappinessSeries Title: After the ReapersHappiness4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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,
After Effect Garrus sat high on a ledge watching the bustling commotion far below him, his sniper rifle cradled casually in his arm. Officially, he was supposed to be keeping an eye out for trouble, or at least that is what he had told Alenko before climbing up here, but the truth was that Garrus just needed to get away from everyone for a little while, some time to be alone with his thoughts. He had reluctantly allowed Tali'Zorah to drag him back to London and he did have to admit that, for a time at least, it had been good to be surrounded by friends and comrades, people genuinely happy to see him and speak to him. Eventually, however, he could no longer avoid thinking about her, so he had used the events today as an excuse to get some time away.After Effect3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
A large group of humans was leaving today to go return to their homes here on Earth and see their families, so there was a big production in seeing them off. While no one could begrudge them wanting to retu
Moving on'Hi Kelly, how's the crew,' Shepard asks.Moving on4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
'Everyone is settling back down after you took down the Collector base. I'm glad I could spend some time afterwards with you commander, it meant a lot to me, but I know there are other things on your mind.'
'Thanks Kelly,' she says. 'I appreciate everything you've done for me.'
'I'll be honoured to be your friend for a long time.'
'I'll always be there for you Kelly. Someday I hope you'll find the right person to keep you safe though.'
'Speaking of which, I was wondering about Joker. He seems to have taken all this remarkably well, considering, but I'm unsure about the relationship he's developed with EDI, if you could call it that.'
'What are you suggesting?'
'Do you know if he has anyone waiting for him back home?'
'Not to my knowledge.'
'Any friends outside of the Normandy?'
'Not a lot. I don't think he kept in touch with Kaidan at all either. All his friends are on this ship.'
'Okay commander, thank you.'
'My pleasure Kelly.'