Remembering (A Mass Effect Short Story)Title: Remembering (A mass effect short story)Remembering (A Mass Effect Short Story)3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Characters: Liara, Tiberius Shepard, Tali, Garrus, Ashley, Hackett, and many others
Universe: Mass Effect
"Shepard are you going to be ok?"
Liara looked at her love, Commander Tiberius Shepard, still sporting scrapes and bruises all over his face from the Battle for Earth that had ended just over two months ago. There was something off about the way his face was set it was stony and cracked at the same time, like he was doing his best to put on a brave face but couldn't quite get the motion down.
"No Liara, not yet. I won't be ok for a long time, but this this will help."
"Ok, just remember I'll be there in front, just look at me ok?"
Tiberius answered with a nod and a quick kiss on Liara's forehead before turning to make his way towards the podium on the other side of the curtain. He was still limping from the battl
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
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 1Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 1 Hunt
"Someone should learn how to drive," Garrus Vakarian thought shaking his head while he investigated the damaged Mako in the cargo hold of the Normandy. He held a great deal of respect toward Commander Shepard, but her driving wasto put it mildlyreckless. Mako was designed to be used in extreme conditions, but at times he thought that Shepard was asking too much from the vehicle and it was his job to fix anything her driving broke. "Next time she comes around, I'll tell her to stop driving like mad, I sure will," Garrus thought.
"Hi there," Shepard's voice jarred him out from his thoughts. "How's she looking?"
Garrus started to turn to face herhe fully intended to speak his mind about the matterbut she was standing much closer than he had expected and for a reason he couldn't understand her hand, which was resting right next to his, gave him a pause. He had never really paid any attention to her hands be
-radium--radium-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The waste's gonna eat you up."
Veronica's hood slid back over her head as she was pushed gently against the wall, and Cass roughly ran a hand over her chin, a sly smile her on face, a hint of whiskey on her breath. "But that's all right. I can protect you. Wouldn't want anything hurting your pretty little ass, now would we?"
Veronica offered her a smile despite her reddening cheeks. "Guess I'll hold you to that, if you can even remember you said it later on."
Cassidy smirked, leaning in closer, her lips just moments from the other woman's. "I'm not that drunk, baby."
Veronica was used to fighting, to combat. They all were. But it was nothing compared to the war going on now for Hoover Dam.
The Courier had almost reached the Legate's camp; he had most of his companions and a Securitron army at his beck and call, so in their minds there was little to worry about, considering the circumstances. He'd had Veronica and Cass remain behind to keep track of the NCR movements, and pr
Guardian Angels, Ch. 1"He's screaming again."Guardian Angels, Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Isaac looked up from one of the notepads he'd been pouring over while sitting on the side of the cot, and to the voice from the doorway of the quarters he shared with Heather. His partner still had her helmet on, as was their procedure unless the two of them knew they were in a locked, private area that was not bugged or would be intruded on. His own was still clamped on as well; it was uncomfortable to try to relax with it on, but God help him if someone walked in and saw his profile. Even with the helmet hiding her face, experience and knowledge of her stance told him how ill at ease she was, and that she was likely paled underneath the Enclave's faceplate.
"If William had one last shred of humanity left in his body," Isaac grumbled as Heather left the portal, and closed the door behind her, "he'd at least make sure that he didn't feel abandoned. To just stick him in a room like that, and shut the door "
Fallout 3: What not to do.100 things I am no longer allowed to do in the Capital Wasteland:Fallout 3: What not to do.5 years ago in Humor More Like This
1. I am no longer allowed to use the Missile Launcher.
2. I am no longer allowed to use the Fat Man.
3. I am to be kept away from the Experimental MIRV at all costs.
4. The pool cue is not meant for that.
5. If I find a Raider bullying one of my fellow wastelanders, I must politely ask them to stop. Note that superior firepower is an acceptable alternative.
6. Do not wave a white flag in the presence of Raiders; you WILL be strangled with it.
7. At all costs, do NOT procreate with Moira Brown.
8. If you should happen to procreate with Moira Brown, lock the offspring in a Vault immediately.
9. The voices aren't real, they're just that radio signal you forgot to turn off.
10. I am not allowed to put fluffy orange ears on Fawkes.
11. I am not allowed to borrow Fawkes' Gatling Laser.
12. Moira Brown is not allowed to borrow any Gatling Laser.
13. I am not allo
Of Gods and Gold - Ch. 1Of Gods and Gold - Ch. 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
Chapter 1: New Arrivals
The sun was blazing hot against Relic's face, searing her lips and causing her eyes to water. She didn't know that anyplace could be worse then where she had just come from but it seemed she was wrong.
She felt a slight tickle in the base of her throat that soon erupted in to a full blown coughing fit. She leaned forward absentmindedly as she tried to expel whatever was caught there and felt a hand beat gently across her back to help her out.
"You okay there?" Said the gruff voice she know knew as Ed. She shook her head as her face grew red. She was glad she could hide behind the dark curtains of her hair, for her face definitely distorted into unpleasant features.
Then, just like that, the coughing stopped. She leaned back up and felt her hot red face with equally warm hands.
"I'm sorry. I don't know what just happened." She spoke in a slightly raspy voice as her vocal cords tried to settle back in.
"No problem. That happens sometimes when it g
You're Gonna Go Far Kid The evening didn't differ much form the typical program at the Muddy Rudder gentlemen's club. Even the occasional vomiting hadn't occurred more frequently than usual. The vodka was good (the dirty water was barely noticeable), the patrons pleasantly intoxicated, only enriching the atmosphere (and aroma bouquet), and the barkeep less bitchy than usual. It was a perfect night to get hammered.You're Gonna Go Far Kid5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The Wanderer waved at the proprietor. As long as her caps were good, the vodka kept being delivered to the table.
"And then she said it's all my fault After all I did for her. I mean, I helped her, right? RIGHT? Goddamn it, my childhood friend just flipped me off! Charon, I'm talking to you!"
The Ghoul yawned, for a moment exposing the foul inside of h
CribCurled up between the rumples of the blankets, the headboard, at least three long pillows along is his back, and Tara's sleeping form at his front and nestled tightly under one of his arms, Kyle allowed his mind to wander into something beyond the realm of wakefulness. He couldn't sleep just yet, though he wanted to. Repairing the Corvega's engine, and trying to figure out just what the hell that black sludge contained in one of the cylinders was if it wasn't oil, was exhausting work. Yet his mind refused to drift off into that restful, healing world of dreams. Instead, it conjured up something through synapses long forgotten, turning his consciousness over to the world that was no mystical, unbelievable fantasy, but something that was alarmingly familiar.Crib5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There was barely any light penetrating through the plastic, or what he assumed to be plastic, dome above him. If he'd been lying on his back the peak of the dome would have been
Of Gods and Gold - Ch. 3Of Gods and Gold - Ch. 34 years ago in Settings More Like This
Chapter 3: Ace In the Hole
Megaton; a town that was one of the few stable settlements within the wasteland. Stable meaning that they were neither raiders, nor slavers, had the nuances of a "law" and more importantly had a slight economy within the town. Now that the long list of its good features is out of the way, the more noticeable aspects of this "civilization" could be shown.
The people here were rude, dirty, and crude. The entire town was made up of people who would be more at home in Freeside than with any of the crowds John was used to. Even if technically speaking, John was more at home in Freeside than he was in New Vegas. The streets of Megaton were made of dirt, the buildings of scrapped tin and other debris. Strangely enough though, everyone in the town seemed to have a fair amount of caps, which was a surprise.
Almost the only thing that was really worth mentioning was the saloon in the town, and even that was piss poor compared to the bars back in Vegas.
Of Gods and Gold Ch. 9Of Gods and Gold Ch. 94 years ago in Settings More Like This
Chapter 9: Here There Be Monsters
As a child Relic had always needed a candle burning by her bed when she went to sleep. Her mother would always light it, tuck her into bed, and then wait for the girl to fall asleep before blowing it out to conserve the wax. Relic wasn't sure why she was so terrified of the dark back then but as time went on she adapted to the darkness.
When River began teaching her how to shoot she had to adapt. They left the safety of the Community before dusk but sometimes weren't able to make it back before darkness fell. At first she had been a mess, clinging to her friend, fearing every noise, but then she realized her fear was completely pointless. Things could get her in the daylight just as easily. And the presence of River during the twilight had always alleviated some of her anxiety .
When she first traveled alone through the wasteland she had been so disoriented that she didn't have a chance to be scared, but the fear started to resurface o
Of Gods and Gold Ch. 4Of Gods and Gold Ch. 44 years ago in Settings More Like This
Chapter 4: Bar Fights and Ballistics
Staring down the barrel of a gun was always intimidating. Staring down the barrel of your own gun was especially intimidating. Staring down the barrel of your own gun, being able to see the bullet, and knowing the person holding the gun has killed hundreds of people and has no problem pulling the trigger; that was enough to break the willpower of almost any man. It was almost something of a parallel to the situation around them. Many were dying inside the bar, on both sides, it was a desperate situation for everyone, and it could all be personified right there between Riley and Johnny.
A normal person, well at least those who hadn't spent much time in the wasteland, might have cracked when faced with death. For many who lived out here though, death was a very common occurence. As for Johnny, it was part of almost every day life, not just death itself but being faced with death and staring it in the face. Of course, Johnny had always
OFFICIAL SH2 Novel - Chapter 1OFFICIAL SH2 Novel - Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silent Hill 2 : The Official Novel
By Sadamu Yamashita
Translated by Lady Ducky
Sometimes I wonder: does he really think we're here? In his mind, we are nothing but a fabrication. For him, that is nothing but a reality. And he's happy there. Nevertheless, we are in our reality. For him, there is nothing but pain in this world. What will we have to do to pull him back?
"It looks kinda like milk."
Laura's face stretched into a smile. She began to laugh as her bright, enamel-white teeth peeked from behind her small lips. The town was shrouded in a thick fog that blurred everything into white, as if she were in some sort of magical land. Sometimes Laura liked to think that some scatterbrained god had carelessly dropped his cup and spilled his morning milk all over the place. The mysterious atmosphere could be a sign that there were fai
Of Gods and Gold Ch. 6Of Gods and Gold Ch. 64 years ago in Settings More Like This
Chapter 6: Devil in Disguise
It was hot, very hot. Without a single cloud in the sky, the sun was able to shine brightly as a giant red orb in a sea of blue. Worse, it reflected off the sand of the desert and turned the entire area into what was basically one giant oven. The rolling dunes and rocky outcrops all seemed as though they were under water, moving gently with the plumes of heat coming up from the ground. It was a desperate landscape that was just as deadly as it looked, if there really was a hell, this would be it. Unfortunately for those traveling out here, it wasn't the landscape that they should have feared, it was the presence of certain individuals that they should have feared.
In the middle of the dunes a small family, a man, woman, and small girl, were trying to quickly get through to the large city in the distance. It became very apparent though that something was wrong, their faces were gaunt, their lips were chapped, their faces were almost as red a
Halo:Twisted Origin chapter 2Halo:Twisted Origin chapter 210 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chap 2: Down the Narrow path
A child is a child regardless of race, sex, or spices. Troublesome they may be they are often times full of wisdom and should not be ignored.
Anna had woken up in the middle of the night when she heard what only could have been called shivering from the elite Tokuamalee who had rescued her the day previous. When she quietly walked over to the bed she found out that was exactly what the Elite was doing. Had her mind been any older she would have blanched at the seemingly human action, but because she was still young she instead hauled the blankets she had curled up in back over to the bed and had tossed them as best as she could over the large elite. It was also then in her sleepy haze that she climbed up into the corner of the bed and curled back up and drifted back into her sleep.
Tokuamalee was not aware that he had fallen asleep before Anna had gotten out of the shower. In fact most of the events of the day before were hazy when he first got up. So his i
How Nekorin Stole ChristmasHow Nekorin Stole ChristmasHow Nekorin Stole Christmas8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All the kids down on Earth liked Christmas a lot.
But Nekorin, who lived just North of Tokyo Disneyland, did not!
Nekorin Hated Christmas, the whole Christmas season!
Now don't ask why, no one quite knows the reason!
It could be, perhaps, his eyes were closed too tight.
It could be chronic hairballs kept him up at night. *hack!*
But I think the most likely reason of all,
Is that a traumatic childhood experience made him go completely insane.
But whatever the reason, his past or his Shinto upbringing,
He stood their on Christmas eve, his hatred just seething!
Staring at his monitors, with a bitter, toothy grimace,
He watched happy children, who started this dumb premise.
For he knew, every child, on Earth all around,
Was praying now, hoping God's grace would abound.
"And they're praying for salvation!" He snarled with a sneer.
"Tomorrow is Christmas! It's practically here!"
Then he hissed with his cat-claws nervously drumming.
"I must find some way to keep Ch
Of Gods and Gold - Ch. 2Of Gods and Gold - Ch. 24 years ago in Settings More Like This
Chapter 2: Bugs and Things
It looked as though they may just have been able to make it away. John had backed up a good ways and it was obvious that the radscorpions were far too distracted with their meal to care about most anything else. There were quite a few stories out there about what happened to people who stumbled upon a group of them feasting. All the stories ended the same way, everyone died.
Thankfully though, this time they may actually be able to walk away and live to tell the tale. Then, just as Johnny was starting to feel comfortable with the distance he was making between himself and the behemoth tanks of a bug, he heard some movement and out of the corner of his eye saw something running toward them. Glancing over he saw the flash of dark hair as Relic charged the beasts.
Johnny couldn't help himself, his jaw dropped slightly in confusion and disbelief. Could anyone really willingly be dumb enough to draw the attention of a den of radscorpions? Two shot
Garys StorySince a lot of Non Gary's are interested in how we conduct an average day, I figured I would write a little story based on one of those days.Garys Story4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
24 hours a day, at least 5 of us are awake. We only require 2 hours of sleep though it is still just an option.
We spend a lot of time working on various means to make life in our lovely Vault that much better. Gary is smart and we use our abilties for the best. Of course!
Sometimes a Non Gary will slip in. Most of the time I don't think they expect us. It's amusing how their faces change upon seeing us. Our ways of communicating when Non Gary's come in throws them for a loop. Really, if we're not typing on the terminal, the only words we can and will say is "Gary", but the word holds a million meanings. Actually, what is in my mind as I type all this IS "Gary. Gary Garrrrrry oh Gary. Gary hahahahahhaha ahhhhhhhhhh GARY." But it comes out in ways you can understand. I still have not figured out how it all works.
I'm the funny one. At least Gary t
D-O-L-LD-O-L-L3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Should I do it?
Will it be alright?
I'll shamefully admit,
It would be quite a sight.
I hear her cries
See the overflowing red
spreading across her eyes,
While still asking to be taken to bed.
'It's dark' she said
It was at night
so I nodded my head
held her really right.
The bag of sins
called me by name
Knew my loses, knew my wins
Knew her heart was in pain
[because of me]
'Can't move,' she added
While I went for the bag
Agreeing, and nodded
And watched her eyes sag
The plastic pieces where all I needed
As I placed them next to the knives
I wonder madly if she would have pleaded
to not do it till Common sense arrives
'...doing?' she mumbles
My hands moving quick
Making sure nothing stumbles
Making sure her body stays like a stick
I suddenly felt myself smile
despite the appalling place and time
As if I was in no denial
of this act, of this crime
[Because it's me]
'I....l-love...you...' she starts
her Alice Blue hair falling,
her cold blue
A Very Seinfeld Roses are RedRoses are redA Very Seinfeld Roses are Red11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Violets are blue
Quoth Poem Nazi
"No poem for you!"
Of Gods and Gold Ch. 5Of Gods and Gold Ch. 54 years ago in Settings More Like This
Chapter 5: Death... Or Something Like It
When Relic was thirteen, two hunters stumbled onto a bunch of audio recordings while they were scavenging through some abandoned buildings. The data had originated from a zoo, which had apparently been a place where humans caged various animals to just look at during their free time. She spent hours listening to the recordings of these extinct creatures but found herself drawn to one in particular, the Lion. It was a short bit of audio, just a few seconds, but the roar completely terrified her. It reverberated in her soul, and she couldn't believe such a frightening sound came out of such a relatively innocent looking creature.
The awe she felt for the lion was the exact same way she felt when the metal cart they were in fired up. It had seemed so innocent until then. Its roar was ten times more guttural, struck in the center of her heart, but she was actually exhilarated. When Johnny punched down on a metal pedal and the thing
Mass Effect 3: After The CreditsMass Effect 3: After The Credits3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
At some point she realized she was breathing.
Sensations came slowly after that. That muffled thudding...her heartbeat, footsteps, or guns in the distance? She tried to open her eyes, but the blackness was absolute. A finger twitched. Her lips - everything was numb - her lips parted and she tried to speak, but everything was muffled, she couldn't move, she couldn't move! She tried to yell and only managed to produce a choked whimper.
A sudden burst of noise and activity, a pinch on her arm, and everything spiraled back into oblivion.
There was a beeping. It was annoying. How long had it been going on?
She slowly pulled herself out of unconsciousness. It was a huge effort to open her eyes, almost an unbearable task to focus them. The stark white and bright light of the room made her headache -- because by god, she had a massive headache --- about ten times worse instantly. An involuntary moan escaped her, which then made her realize just how absolutely foul her mouth tasted. Where
As a Mormon..I know that I am not perfect but what am I supposed to strive for?As a Mormon..8 years ago in Biography & Memoir More Like This
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints I believe that we are here to be tested.
We are given difficulties and are pressed to show our steel against the temptations of the world.
Whether it be addictions that enslave our bodies and therefore our soul, or if it is just the pride and foolishness that brings us to stray from what is right.
There are many Christian people in this world who will say that they are righteous and that they do all they can to be good but they are the also considered some of the least moral people on earth.
I dont condemn people who dont have my faith but I do press people who believe in Jesus Christ to be different that the world, separate yourself from the weak hearted and become good.
Like I said before, I do not say that I am perfect but I do try to remove my imperfections and become great in the eyes of God.
Old World BluesDown south lay the Mojave Drive in, a boring place to playOld World Blues3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
something new, a satellite hit but what could it possibly do
lights out, I wake up in a strange land head out and meet the think tank crew
Mobius on the screen laughing and taunting about my brain, God keep it safe I pray
to the Big MT wastes I go, chased by the roboscorpions and there mighty death ray
lobotomites chasing me through this school, these guys are about as bright as a shoe
this place is filled with cazadors and nightstalkers alike, it's a psychos zoo
in to the forbidden zone I go, so close to my brain now I can honestly say
Mobius, he doesn't seem like such a bad guy, give him a talk and get my brain back in
back to the think tank to work all this craziness out
one way or another I'll make peace in this war of the minds that will end here fast
I may have told a few lies to get to this place, but peace in my book is a win
these humans of the past will have there problems though without a doubt
luckily I cured there