ME2 - The Beaches of EdenAshley Williams would have been scandalized by the twenty foot tall bronze statue!
The giant likeness of the late Chief Williams was being unveiled today...a monument memorializing the attack on the Eden Prime Colony by Saren and the Geth three years ago. The statue stood heroically with one foot on the severed head of a Geth, assault rifle cradled in her arms, and long hair flowing back behind her as if in a strong wind. Ashley Williams would have looked at it with the eyes of a soldier, criticizing the exposed stance and the lack of a helmet. Kaidan Alenko could hear her voice. "That's a good way to get your fool head blown off." Still, Kaidan had to admit --the statue was quite inspiring.
The dedication ceremony had been going on for several hours and Kaidan once again wished he had brought a pillow, for really --was there such a thing as a comfortable folding chair? At the very least Commander Shepard was the l
An unexpected reunionShepard and Kaidan meet for the first time after Horizon.An unexpected reunion5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
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They have returned, all of them, alive and in one piece, well, except the ship. That was the main reason why it has taken them so long to reach the citadel after the defeat of the collectors. Joker had to be careful while flying the ship through the relays, but Shepard had wanted the repairs to be done there rather than Omega. Plus, a little chat with Anderson was awaiting her.
She could not yet measure the consequences of her decision to destroy the Collectors base, but she knew that the Illusive Man would make a move, sooner or later. And maybe it was the right time to give the last proof of her loyalty to the Alliance and that she had no longer any bound with Cerberus.
She had managed to get some civilian clothes, since the ones she had had been destroyed with the original Normandy and that she was pretty bored of wearing some look al
ME -- Second ChancesKaidan sat in his dimly lit office, attempting to fight off yet another headache. In the past few weeks his biotic headaches had grown worse, and the commander suspected it was more than just the L2 implants that caused them. The stress of commanding had finally started to take its toll on him. Ignoring the stacks of Alliance reports, Kaidan pushed away from his desk and stared balefully out the small window that overlooked the Presidium. Vaguely, he wondered if Shepard had ever felt similarly. He wondered how she felt now.ME -- Second Chances5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Seeing Shepard alive on Horizon had surprised him to say the least. For two years he believed her to be dead and suddenly there she stood with Garrus and a krogan by her side. He wasn't sure what hurt worse; that she was alive and didn't tell him or that she was working for Cerberus and wouldn't be returning to the Alliance returning to him to be more precise. Kaidan had expressed his
Mass Effect: Morning WorkoutKaidan returned to the small one-person bedroom he'd been assigned, officers' privilege, wanting to take a painkiller and sleep off his migraine. He grabbed the pill bottle and set off in search of a bathroom. It wasn't far. The men's room was sparsely decorated, but clean and Kaidan noticed a bay of showers stalls in the back. He'd definitely be taking advantage of that in the next few days. Decontamination might get a man clean, but nothing beat hot water and soap. He glanced at his reflection in the mirror, shaking his head at the strange shape his hair took when he tried to look professional. There were no tumblers by the sinks, so Kaidan fell back on the boyhood habit his mother hated most and slurped a mouthful straight from the tap. Grinning, he swallowed the painkiller and made his way back to his room. Rounding the corner, he saw Flight Lieutenant Moreau keying in to a roomMass Effect: Morning Workout5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
An Honor?Shepard walked down the stairs leading to the lower deck rubbing at her temples in an attempt to alleviate the pulsing headache that seemed to be a hallmark of so many of her conversations with Ambassador Udina. With her eyes half-closed and not paying particular attention to her surroundings, she collided with another body coming up from the opposite direction.An Honor?7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She felt herself stumble and would have fallen quite gracelessly down the stairs if not for a pair of strong hands that shot out and grasped her by the arms, steadying her.
So much for my great sense of balance, she thought wryly. Mother would be disappointed right now seeing all those credits for dance and movement classes going to waste.
"Commander, are you alright?" a voice said, breaking in upon her thoughts.
Shepard became acutely aware of the hands still holding her and of the closeness of a distinctly male body. Involuntarily, warm tingles began spreading out throughout the surface of her skin making her fl
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I awoke suddenly, blinded by an intense light and immobilised by steel restraints. I was bound to a table in a cold, colourless laboratory-esque room, surrounded by several machines with sharp instruments of sugical importance decorating them. I nervously looked around the room, hoping to find out where I was, until a symbol caught my eye - Cerberus.
"Corporal..." avoice boomed from the doorway as it slid open "...Corporal Toombes if I'm not mistaken...."
"What does Cerberus want with me?!" I defiantly shouted at the figure
"Now, now Corporal" the voice sarcastcially replied "We're only going to do a test or two to find out how you survived the little incident on Akuze" Pictures flashed through my mind, the massive Thresher Maw, a centipede on steroids, tearing my comrades apart....
"You bastards!" I called, my voice echoing throughout the room "Where is Shepard?!"
"Don't worry Corporal...S
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"Good morning, Commander!" Kelly Chambers sang on queue with the opening elevator doors. Shepard set one unfortunately decaffeinated foot in front of another and approached her cautiously.
"Morning, Kelly," Shepard commented partially through a yawn. She had to wonder how Kelly did it, staying so perky and awake when she never appeared to sleep. Stimulants, maybe? Demonic pacts?
The younger officer beamed at her, red hair sliding partially out of place as she offered Shepard a steaming cup of coffee and a small pink envelope. "Happy Valentine's Day, Commander!"
Shepard inhaled her morning brew and set it down at her desk before prying open the envelope, absentmindedly glancing up the bridge. "Valentine's Day, Kelly?"
Kelly blinked, confused as to how answer. Surely this was not a new concept to Commander Shepard, modern bastion of humanity. Was it? "Valentine's Day is an ancien
Re: About Horizon..."Plot a course for the Omega Nebula, Joker."Re: About Horizon...5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Sure thing, Commander."
Alexandra Shepard stood on the bridge of the SR-2 Normandy, looking over the shoulder of her pilot, former Lieutenant Jeff "Joker" Moreau, watching his deft fingers fly over the ship's holo-controls. She soon lost herself in the mesmerizing dance of flickering lights, and... other things.
"Uh... you okay, Commander?"
The red-haired, newly reinstated Spectre shook her head in a vain attempt to disperse the burdening thoughts that clung to her. There were some that weren't so easily dispelled.
"It's nothing, Joker, I'm fine. Just... thinking." she lied.
"Anything to do with the fact that we're about to hit the Omega 4 relay? Or maybe because I just lost the entire crew?" The bitterness in his tone was almost palpable, as Shepard patted his shoulder.
"Hey... It wasn't your fault, none of us saw that coming. Please... try not to beat
Risky BusinessDisclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect or any of its characters. Thank you BioWare!Risky Business6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I'm not going to play with you, forget it," Lieutenant Alenko said as he walked through the Normandy's halls.
"Come on, I'll let you start with Asia," Commander Shepard said, following him with a coy grin on her face.
He snorted lightly, looking over his shoulder at her. "Only because you know it's impossible to hold."
"For you, maybe," Shepard teased.
Alenko turned to her and crossed his arms, but the tiny lift of his lips made it nearly impossible for him to look truly upset.
"I'll give you Australasia! Easies
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His eyes darted across the console, something wasn't right in the readings. Every scan made came up with unknowns. The mystery ship left a feeling in the pit of Joker's stomach. Something was wrong. Something was very wrong.
"Cruiser has changed course. Now on intercept trajectory."
"Can't be! Stealth systems are engaged," Pressly countered. "There's no way a Geth ship could possibly-"
"It's not the Geth! Brace for evasive maneuvers!" Joker's hands darted across the controls in a desperate attempt to dodge the oncoming attack. He had made the Normandy dance out of danger, he could do it again. There was no way this new enemy could tell him otherwise. At least that's what he told himself. Trying to keep his nerve, Joker barked status reports and orders to anyone nearby. Only when no one answered him, did Joker look back and finally realize the scope of the damage done to his beautiful ship. The only thing between him and oblivion were the kinet
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Shepard made her way to the cockpit on near instinct as her attention was glued to her new Kuwashii Visor. She was suited up in her gloss black armor in preparation for the latest dossier pickup, a convict going only by the name Jack. She went over the dossier in her head as she prodded a small screwdriver at her visor, mumbling incoherent thoughts to herself. Her ramblings caught Joker's attention, who looked over at her with a critical eye.
"You do know that we have an armory for this sort of thing, right?" the pilot queried.
Jenna glanced over at him for a second and went back to working on the piece of equipment. "What, you don't like my company anymore?"
"It's not that. I just don't want to be near you when that thing explodes," he cringed pointing at the visor.
She sighed and rolled her eyes. "Joker, please. I know how to take care of my own gear. Besides, I've taken apart enough terminals to know what a circuit board looks like." A look of
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While Shepard was in one of the many meetings with the Illusive Man, Joker was left to his own devices on the bridge. With no destination from the commander that meant he had nothing really to do other than go over a few maintenance reports or sift through the extranet. The latter got him trouble a few times thanks for a few minor glitches. But lately he found himself just sitting back and staring out into space. The commander was spending more time in the cockpit than anywhere else when she was onboard, not that he minded. It was just strange to him. On the old Normandy she came up to see him, but it wasn't as frequent, nor as casually. While she cracked the occasional joke or indulged about what he knew of the current scuttlebutt, Shepard kept things as professional as possible. Hell, even their arguments weren't as heated as the last one was.
After the Normandy SR-2's maiden flight around the system were completed, he wasn't surprised
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The atmosphere on the ship was tense after the events on Horizon. Shepard had slipped into a rigid state, devoid of any emotion. She refused to let any weakness show to the crew. Off hour screwing around was one thing, but to show that she couldn't handle her emotions was forbidden for her. Even after setting a destination on the galaxy map and heading up to see Joker, she wouldn't let that guard drop. He turned his chair to face her, like he always did and he had that trademark grin he always wore. But it slowly faded when he saw the look on Shepard's face. That stoic, cold look. It was Virmire all over again.
But that didn't stop him from trying to cheer her up. "Hey, Commander, pretty crazy the people you run into. I mean it was probably a set up or something, but it was good to see Ash. Operations Chief Williams wasn't it?"
Jenna feigned a bitter smile. "She moved on, I can't blame her."
"She was front lined with you blowing up half the Citade
ME: First Impressions RepostThe crew shifted restlessly, the low hum of a crowd filling the meeting room on Arcturus. The excitement and tension were palpable among the men and women who had been chosen to serve on the newest ship in the Alliance fleet Normandy SR-1.ME: First Impressions Repost5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Staff Lieutenant Kaidan Alenko was grateful to be here. Not all of his commanders had understood his need for extra rations and a dark, quiet room to ride out the migraines, especially just after he had enlisted. His first few postings had also been difficult socially. The military may recruit biotics for their abilities, but not all soldiers were accepting of their biotic fellows. Regardless, Kaidan had given the Alliance his all, eventually winning the respect of the higher-ups and rising through the ranks. The Alliance was an extension of his family now.
Captain David Anderson had contacted Alenko a month ago. The Captain was a highly decorated and well-known N7 gr
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The day had started out like any other. The Commander had gotten up, prepped for the mission, gathered the team, and made sure they were briefed. Alliance Command had forwarded the mission reports a few days earlier, and now that the ship was finally in the right cluster, the Commander was more than ready to get this over with. It was another one of those, "you're the only one that can complete this," load of political shit.
"Honestly," said the commander, "there has to be at least a hundred rookies out there that could do this with their eyes closed."
Staff Commander Kaidan Alenko turned from the mission plans to find Private Reins standing at attention in the doorframe.
"At ease soldier." Kaidan chuckled as he walked over to the new recruit. "This is your first mission isn't it?"
"Yes sir! I can't wait to finally get started sir! Scuttlebutt says that we're going to rescue diplomat
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A part of Joker missed the days where he could drop the Mako on planets so Commander Shepard could drive it through the terrain, albeit badly. The Mako drops and pickups always gave him something to look forward to between missions. But now, the new Normandy was just too big for such drops. The pilot resigned himself to just monitoring the ground team through his console. Joker brought up the monitors for Shepard, Garrus, and Miranda. Each one gave reports on vital signs, thermal clip usage, as well as an onboard camera. Where the hell Miranda had hers attached was beyond Joker nor did he care to find out.
The pilot forced out a sigh and leaned against his hand as he propped his arm up on the chair. The day's earlier embarrassment was still fresh in his mind. He'd been caught sleeping at the helm before, no one bothered him about that since moving about the ship was difficult for him. It was the whole getting caught mumbling in his sleep part th
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Garrus Vakarian was bored. Of course, filling out paperwork and putting together data files always bored the Turian, but he just wanted to get going. If his boss accepted his meager findings on Seren, or even better gave him more time, it could be the biggest break in his career at C-Sec.
Blinking his ice blue eyes, Garrus glanced up from the upload bar on his data pad to see another Turian leaning against the doorway to his office. Quickly, Garrus flared his mandibles in a smile as he stood. "Caius, what are you doing here? I thought you were helping with an arrest."
Shrugging his broad shoulders, the other Turian stepped closer. "Eh, they didn't need me. Thought I'd come by, walk you to the Citadel Tower. I know you're presenting your findings on Seren today."
Deftly, he snatched the data pad up, Garrus nodded. "Sure. I could use a way to kill time anyway."
The pair made their way through the halls of C-Sec, Caius nudged Garrus,
No matter the timeShe hadn't say a word since they left the surface of Horizon, and as they were taking the elevator from the cargo bay to the CIC Garrus and Miranda could easily see that she was not in a mood to talk. Her face was unexpressive and her green eyes had never been so cold. She was showing no emotions but the Turian as well as the human knew that commander Shepard was struggling with her feelings and fighting with herself to remain perfectly in control.No matter the time5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The doors slid open and they stepped out of the elevator. All the faces turned towards them but, ignoring the concern and questions of Chambers, Shepard rushed to the armory. Facing the weapon locker she angrily threw her shotgun and pistol in it.
"Commander, you should go to the med bay, to check out if everything's okay, it has been pretty rough down there. "
"You and Lawson can go, I'm fine Garrus. "
Her voice was harsh, in a tone she rarely used, even in battlefield.
"He's right Shepard, Doctor Chakwas should see you before we report to
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"I am nothing now, and it's been so long
Since I've heard the sound, the sound of my only hope..
This time I am listening...
This heart, it beats, beats for only you...
My heart is yours."
-My Heart, Paramore
Scent memories. Shepard had never understood the concept. Not really. Every planet, every mission, every choice had its own taste, smell mood. The smell of burning flesh, stale bacteria, even medi gel; it all had a place and correlation to a past experience.
But while walking down the markets in Illium the instantaneous understanding struck her like a brick wall. It was the lower markets, more acce
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Game: Mass Effect
Characters/pairing: Female Shepard/ Joker Moreau
Disclaimer: Angst, lots of angst. Mild language. Did I mention angst chapter is angsty?
"No one gets left behind Alenko!"
"I'm sorry Commander, but I'm setting this nuke to make sure it goes off...no matter what."
"Damn Alenko, don't be an idiot!"
Panic. It's all I could feel as the radio fell silent and all I could hear was muffled gunfire in the background. Pacing furiously back and forth, I tried desperately to get back into contact with Kaidan. I'd be damned if I left a man behind and he was being remarkably persistent and stubborn about the issue. Geth reinforcements had dropped into the breeding grounds, instantly making it a hot zone. The nuke was most likely being riddled with shots and I wasn't sure how well that baby would hold up against repeated hits. Kaidan was as good as dead if we didn't get back...The only problem was, sam
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This is how well dance when
They try to take us down.
This is what will be,
-Let the Flames Begin, Paramore
Shepard stood in front of the frosted-glass paned doors, checking her reflection one last time. She sighed anxiously when she caught sight of herself. Commander Shepard had never been a vain woman, but she fo
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Hed never seen her cry before.
That sudden realization left Kaidan staring at the far wall in a strange hybrid of sympathetic compassion and shock. This was the first time hed actually seen his CO cry. It was like stumbling across some innovative physics law and feeling as if dawn had just brokenenlightenment, he figured. Having never before seen this basic human emotion from her, it had been as if hed forgotten that she did have those emotions. The shock came from realizing that she wasnt just crying: she was sobbing.
But the Shepard kneeling on the cold floor panels and weeping over that unfortunate corporals body wasnt the Shepard he knew.
The Shepard he knew had the courage to look right into the jaws of death and laugh