Liara's VisitLiara/F-ShepardLiara's Visit3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She walked alone through the tall, wrought-iron gates as she had so many times before and into the lush, green reserve that bore the name Shepard's Park. The trees had grown so tall since the first time she came here. Back then they were just hastily planted saplings that only came up to her waist. Now they towered over her and shaded the people in the park from the hot afternoon sun. A light breeze stirred from the east and blew pleasantly in and around the trees rustling the leaves and branches. Liara couldn't help but smile as the cool breeze caressed her skin as she strolled towards the center of the sprawling park to the only building, the only construct on the three hundred acre lot.
Here and there people enjoyed the beautiful weather playing games, walking among the trees or having picnics as chirping birds looked down from the branches and dogs frolicked in the grass. Many took notice of her, bein
Amalgamation - Chapter 1, SeparationAmalgamation - Chapter 1, Separation3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age
Characters: Kaidan Alenko, Alistair, Female Shepard
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
You probably gave up on me finishing this story. Truth is...my husband and I had a baby! And that took up some time. I never forgot about this story, however, and after the extended cut and release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, I have to finish what I started. I'm sorry for not doing this sooner.
I have edited and added to existing chapters to clean up some lore issues, especially after the Mass Effect extended cut. I endeavor to post a chapter a week from here on out. I'm so excited to bring you once again on this journey with Commander Shepard. Please message me with your thoughts. I love to hear them.
Chapter One - Separation
"Come on, Shepard. Just take five minutes. A quick drink. Then I'll go."
I've heard this line before, I tho
Mass Effect 3: Alternate EndingsDuring the final battle, Harbinger learns that Shepard and Hammer are heading for the Citadel beam. He orders another Reaper, Widowmaker, to stop Shepard while Harbinger and the Reaper fleet try and stop the Victory fleet from getting the Crucible into place. Widowmaker arrives on Earth and frantically fires lasers at Shepard's convoy to try and stop the Commander. Shepard and Anderson barely make it to the beam. Shepard and Anderson confront the Illusive Man, and either kill him or convince him to commit suicide. They activate the master control panel for the Citadel, opening the arms for the Crucible to plug into the Citadel.Mass Effect 3: Alternate Endings3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
1) "Death" Ending
Anderson collapses and dies. Shepard watches as Harbinger, able to cut through the Victory fleet, annihilates Admiral Hackett's ship before wrapping his tentacles around the Crucible and destroying it. Joker tries to fly the Normandy on an intercept course, but another Reaper manages to hit him with a laser and the Normandy crashes into the Cit
F-58 Hammer SpecificationsF-58 Hammer Specifications4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The F-58A Hammer is an 6th+ generation ultra-long range, hypersonic heavy fighter designed for air dominance and rapid strike missions. Its design is based off of the proven F-33A Rapier II hypersonic multirole fighter, and thus shares much of its technology. In addition to the proven technology inherited from its predecessor, the aircraft also brings new technologies to the fighter world. The most notable of these technologies include SynVision, which is a form of synthetic vision designed for this, and other higher performance aircraft. It allows unparalleled situational awareness when compared to convention cockpit designs along with reducing RCS and aerodynamic drag. In addition to SynVision, F-58 also uses a more advanced variant of EO-DAS designed just for this aircraft.
Other advanced technologies include DAESA (Distributed Actively Electronically scanned Array), which places multiple AESA panels in various places around the aircraft to provide 360˚ ra
UNSC Archangel-class SupercarrierArchangel-Class SupercarrierUNSC Archangel-class Supercarrier2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
• Length- 4,650m
• Width- 872m
• Height- 969m
XR2 Borlin Fields: S81/X-DFR
Slipspace Drive: Mark X Macedon/Z-78722HDS
Shielding: Advance Shielding
Hull: 407cm Titanium-A3 armor plating
• Naval- 7,435
• Marine- 5,001
• Intelligence- 1,411
• Civilian- 396
• SPARTAN-IV Supersoldiers
• Orbital Dock Shock Troopers
• UNSC Marine Corps
• UNSC Army
• UNSC Air Force
Other System(s): A.I. Serenity
• 1x Series 8 MAC (bow mounted)
• 4x Modified MAC (Similar to the Pillar of Autumn's, All bow mounted)
• 291x M42 Archer Missile Pods
• 208x M75 Rapier Missile Pods
• 415x M96 Howler Missile Pods
• 688x 70mm Point Defense Turrets
• Mark 2488 MAC's (Dorsal)
• Plasma Turrets (Ventral)
UNSC Roanoke Halo ShipRoanoke-Class WarshipUNSC Roanoke Halo Ship3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
• Length: 4,800m
• Width: 1,000m
• Height/Depth: 900m
XR2 Borlin Fields: S81/X-DFR
Slipspace Drive: Mark X Macedon/Z-78721HDS
Shielding: Advance Shielding
Hull: 420cm Titanium-A3 armor plating
• Naval- 7,675
• Marine- 5,161
• Intelligence- 1,456
• Civilian- 409
• SPARTAN-IV Supersoldiers
• Orbital Dock Shock Troopers
• UNSC Marine Corps
• UNSC Army
• UNSC Air Force
Other System(s): AI River
• 1x Series 8 MAC (bow mounted)
• 2x Modified MACs (Similar to the Pillar of Autumn's, Both bow mounted)
• 3x Small Special MACs (specially design to go from firing MAC rounds to firing energy projector like beams, all bow mounted)
• 312x M42 Archer Missile Pods
• 210x M75 Rapier Missile Pods
Suicide LetterSuicide Letter6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
If you have to put a lot of thought into your suicide letter, then you aren't ready to die. By the time you pick up the blade or that bottle of pills, crank the car or tie the knot in the rope, step into the street or over the edge -- you know exactly what you'd want to say or what you'd wished you'd said. If you have to sit and think about who you love the most and what you want them to know then you're not ready to die.
At least, not a fulfilling death.
Unfinished business is the worst kind. And it makes people suffer more. All the unspoken words are harder to hear from beyond the veil, especially when the words come as whispers creeping across the pillow in our dreams at night. Love isn't as strong or comforting when you have no way to give it to that person.
If anything, the others are selfish for making you stay. They won't understand the rush you experience with ending it all. How it feels to drag that blade across your skin and watch the little red rubies seep out, what it's lik
Shepard Family Stories - Wrex's Blue ChargeWrex stands alone in the yard watching the ships fly by overhead.Shepard Family Stories - Wrex's Blue Charge3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
*sigh* "Hard to believe its all over."
A small tug at his leg snaps him back to reality. Looking down, he spies little Syren looking up at him hesitantly, a teddy bear clutched tightly in one arm. A warm smile spreads across his face.
"Something I can do for you, Little Bit?"
Syren blushes furiously and looks down at her feet. Wrex chuckles to himself. (She is so unlike her father) "It's alright, I don't bite."
Syren looks back up at the old warrior and quietly asks, "Charge?" Wrex throws back his head and roars with laughter. "Spoken like a true Shepard." With one fluid motion he reaches down and scoops her up and onto his shoulders.
"Alright young one, I want you to hold on tight. Here WE GO!!!! RAARRRRR!!!!"
Kaycee stands quietly on the porch with Liara's head on her shoulder. They watch silently as Wrex thunders past with their youngest yelling "KROGAN!!!!"
"You alright Shepard?"
"Of course I am, she's made a
The Fairy and the American Dragon: Chapter 1Chapter 1The Fairy and the American Dragon: Chapter 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Fairy Dragon, a.k.a, The Fairy of Dragons
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAKE!" was the greeting that Jake Long received when he entered his house in his dragon form.
Since his father found out about the dragons on his wife, Susan's side of the family, it had been easier for the recently turned sixteen year old boy to come home from dragon duties without worry about curfew or coming home as a dragon instead of a human.
Now, the American Dragon is celebrating his sixteen birthday with his family and friends. He had a chocolate birthday cake with a drawing of a realistic looking dragon made with frosting and sixteen candles around it.
He got a new mp3 player from Trixie and a t-shirt with his favorite band logo on it from Spud.
His sister of nine years, Haley, made him a card and his parents gave him a new skateboard that had his favorite dragon design on it, but the rest of the board was black and green. Fr
Can't smiles be broken too?Close your eyesCan't smiles be broken too?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
no, open them
no, how do you see better?
it seems you're just blind...
or am I the one that made up her own reality?
(I wish I could throw you up,
just like I throw up words,
or just like I throw up my food
but you're pretty buried in my heart
and you can't purge a heart,
I always said I didn't want to forget you.
but you're leaving me no choice
and still I can't seem to let you go...
( I still don't want to)
I always loved the silence of when we lied on the grass,
because you used to fill it with your warmth
you were like your own star
but now is like I'm freezing
and I can't find the star that you used to be.
Baby you took my heart
you know it's with you
how can you forget?
that's the reason it's broken.
(leaving my heart on a basket full
of dust isn't what I really wanted)
I'm tired of hearts getting broken
can't smiles be broken too?
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERSMass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERS3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
MASS EFFECT 3 ALTERNATE ENDING *SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY*
**EDIT** Holy crap this got way more attention than I was expecting. The comments and support have been amazing everyone!
A few points: Credit where credit is due; this ending, as much as everyone seems to love it, was only created because the amazing team at Bioware created a universe that was so rich and full of life and detail. As much as I know a lot of fans are hurt by what they did, we need to remember that Bioware still created an incredible trilogy, one of the best ever. So hats off to them all round.
Also, this was written really fast and so the ending (specifically the last part on how you actually win using TIM's signal) isn't very fleshed out. I know there are holes, and they can actually be fixed quite easily. This isn't perfect. Also, this doesn't deal with a 'happy' ending. If there were to be one, or you were to even CONSIDER taking the fourth option, you'd need to be damn ready. I'm talking ALL war assets e
Benevolent- Chapter IBenevolent- Chapter I5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Fan Fiction by DigitalsatsumA/ joHa-ej-pIn
From the gloom of his alcove, six of eight heard an unspoken command. Aroused from his slumber, he wordlessly departed, and headed to fix a broken plasma injector, one of 11,000 drones on cube 1027; travelling towards Earth at a speed barely imaginable, Traversing the corridors, he took no notice of how alone he was; there was a world of voices inside his head. After an hour or two, he reached the correct injector, and with a tubule, he injected the entire machine with fresh Nano-probes.
Before he was assimilated, a year previously, he was called John Cooper, an engineer aboard the Geordie, an old excelsior class vessel that strayed a bit too far towards the delta quadrant, and paid dearly for it. Before any of the crew knew it, they found themselves linked to the collective, all personality purged. He had been a tall, dark haired Human, just twenty years of age; such life ahead of him. In one short year, he had
Flashes - Part IIIFlashes - Part III3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Pairing: Kaidan Alenko/M!Shepard
Other parts of the fanfic can be found in the description.
The first beer was soon followed by a second and a third. I must have looked pitiful between all the celebrating people in the club, sitting hunched over at one of the bar stools, nursing my already stale beer.
"You look miserable," the barkeeper told me when he put down a dangerous looking cocktail in front of me. "Something to cheer you up, mate."
He winked at me and left to serve something to a salarian further down the long bar. I looked suspiciously at the colorful liquid, unable to make out what it was exactly. It had a sweet, strong, alcoholic smell, and I considered just leaving it standing there and sticking to my beer. But then the barkeeper appeared again, smiling encouragingly. "C'mon, give it a try, it's on the house. You sure look like you need this."
Well, why not, I thought
Guide to the Mass Effect/After Earth ChroniclesGuide to the Mass Effect/After Earth Chronicles3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The year is 2196.
After a costly victory against Reaper forces in the Sol system, the Citadel races struggle to rebuild. Earth bares the scars of the assault, and billions depend, more than ever, on the resources of the outer colonies. The other races fair little better. The fall of Thesia leads to a collapse of the Asari Republics. The surviving Matriarchs now fight over the scraps. The salarians withdraw from galactic affairs leaving . Protecting Citadel space is now in the hands of the remnants of the turian and human fleets
In the Terminus Systems, former Alliance marine, Theodore “Theo” Thompson-Ramos leads a team of “security experts” against batarian slaver attacks on human colonies.
And over the horizon the millennial enemy looms, hidden in the dark recesses of the galaxy.
The tides of war may turn, but this conflict is far from over.
Shore LeaveShore leave.Shore Leave3 years ago in Romance More Like This
or just a drink.
We'd talked about it before.
I'd like that,
But that had been years ago,
when I'd been mindlessly flirting
and not quite serious.
there is nothing I am more serious about.
on shore leave.
With no Joker to interrupt
and no Garrus to tease
and no Liara to eavesdrop.
Just the two of us.
On shore leave.
It's not, though.
It's not really shore leave.
Because we've bought an apartment.
We've settled down.
(Or we're trying to, at least.)
We call it shore leave
as a joke.
Shepard still thinks it's hilarious.
Speaking of Shepard...
He looks slightly queasy
and I wonder how long it's been since he's been back like this.
Back for good:
I know his story.
He was born here on Earth,
But his life was so,
with no recollection of his parents.
His first memories as a child
were of being beaten
Flitting through streets and alleys,
trying to sta
Mass Effect: ProspectsI don't remember much from that night. It's all a haze of chemicals and alcohol but I remember her. She's scarier in person, you know. In those ads they ran, she always seemed like some big damn hero, but face to face? Those weren't the eyes of a hero - they were the eyes of a rabid dog.Mass Effect: Prospects4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It all started a week ago, me and the guys were checking the bounties. Usually doing one or two small jobs could feed you for a bit, so we took what we could get. Guess we're not real pros or nothing, but hey, born and raised on Omega. We know our way around a weapon. Anyways. I remember that night, 'cause I took one look at her picture and I just knew that she was the one. Dead girl walking. Commander Shepard.
Rumor had it she came from Earth, ran the streets once upon a time. I always figured it was just that - a rumor. People talk all kinds of shit about them famous types, hell, some chick tried to tell me Shepard wasn't even human at all, that she was some fancy AI. In all fairness, the bitch
One of those thingsIt’s one of those things where it hits Kaidan full on, right over the head.One of those things2 years ago in Romance More Like This
One of those things where he doesn’t even see it coming,
but then it’s there,
and it’s so sudden that he’s taking a step back to steady his wobbling.
out of all the things they could be doing when it happens.
Shepard’s at the stove,
with the steak,
and Kaidan’s chopping onions,
one eye on the knife
and the other eye on Shepard
because knowing him,
the whole thing could go up in flames right under his nose
and he still wouldn’t notice.
They’ve started cooking together, recently.
Shepard asked him if he would mind giving a few lessons,
and Kaidan couldn’t say no-
Shepard’s abilities in the kitchen are horrific, to say the least,
and so his willingness to learn is welcome.
it’s been teaching them to relax.
To kick off their shoes and do something normal, for once.
The first few lessons didn’t actually go anyw
I Don't think they understand.I don't think that they understand.I Don't think they understand.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I swear to the heavens above
That god has not dealt me an easy hand.
I try to talk and they try not to hear,
Even the ones who I hold most dear.
Even you, who's care for me was truly sufficient,
But now I don't know who you are.
Is it THAT hard to imagine how I'm feeling?
To know who you think about when you day dream,
To know who truly owns that smile of yours,
To feel you slip away.
How could be have been so close?
How could we have loved... if that's what we can call this?
Even now I know it was real
Because the only thing I feel is pain for you
Pain and longing but still forever numb.
You Changed MeI wore a maskYou Changed Me4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everywhere I went
When I smiled
It was frigid
It was a show I put on for others
When they asked, am I ok?
Of course I'd answer yes
For Its not like they would listen to my pain
I walk with an eerie beauty
Thats how people described me
My soul had no joy
Until I found you and smiled, for real
With you I have no mask
I am an open book
When I am around you
Our stolen kisses
The emotion I feel, its no show
Its all real
Its my heart breathing life
My soul showing renewal
My life opening a window
The beauty I hold blooming
When I am with you
I am me, free
No mask hides my identity
For I have no reason to lie to you
EavesdroppingTitle:EavesdroppingEavesdropping3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
characters/pairing: (M)Shepard/Tali OC's
Disclaimer: Bioware = Mass effect
(this is a short fic about that conversation between the quarian and that turian at that one bar on Illium. what if things were a little different? side note: this is all from memory so just go with it)
"You really need to stay away from humans. All they do is think with their pants." The turian said.
"Their pants?" the quarian asked.
"That means all they think about is sex."
"Ah. I heard that once before but didn't know what it meant." The turian laughed.
"Now you do." There was a moment of silence before the turian asked, "All quarians are stuck in a suit, right? So how do you deal with certain urges? Do quarians even have those urges?" the quarian stared at the turian for a moment before she started giggling.
"Yes quarians do have those urges. As for how we deal with them we have a nerve stimulator." Her voice turned a little husky, "I can sh
FallingThere's this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach,Falling3 years ago in Romance More Like This
watching Kaidan dance.
A light-headed feeling.
When he dances.
When he laughs.
When he looks at me.
it's making me feel like-
like I've been shoved out of the airlock.
That sort of thing.
Makes me feel strange, and-
Isn't that what people say?
God dammit, that sounds so fucking
It's been one of those odd days:
the ones where we sudddenly find that we have time on our hands.
Unsure of what exactly normal people do with time,
and I are spending it at the Purgatory.
Just us guys.
The music is good
the drinks are good
and Kaidan is...
A great dancer.
Which is just weird,
because before I could never picture him dancing.
It's been years since I've danced.
Garrus forced me out on the floor.
Laughed as I flailed around.
I've given up.
I'm standing here,
A hidden heart part 1A hidden heart part 13 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Midas you stupid peace of scrap!" yelled Chivelle. He usually didn't treat Midas like this, but the bot had screwed up big time on this one. "How could you just slip and tumble out of the ring, eh? You made a fool out of me, not to mention you got yourself disqualified!" Midas tried to mute out the rest. He remembered why he stumbled. While the eye-patched man told him to back step, something caught his attention: A flash of purple armor and lights, then he was on the floor, the laughing and booing crowed above him. He came back to reality with a lingering thought. there was no doubt: That was Noisy Boy.
Once TreasuredI once was treasured like a gem so strong and freeOnce Treasured4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
now I'm withered and withdrawn like a falling tree
yet I arise to seek all the questions as to why
this once sparkling gem is becoming so wry
my heart can endure love and upset it cant take
but overdose it with pain it will soon begin to break
my mind holds thoughts that no one can comprehend
my heart holds feelings that only I can understand
I'm my own trapped prisoner; struggling to break free
yet a fragile woman like me can break in two so easily
I'm buried deep in both my hopes and fears
my anger begins biting every bit of my soul
and a locked door hides all my falling tears
I do need help to rearrange this confusing mess
it is causing me to loose the shape of my whole
as I ponder over it all I walk my path of loneliness
Mass Effect Liara's Story Ch 1Mass Effect Liara's Story Ch 15 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Liara's Story Chapter 1
This is fanfic, I own nothing, and know nothing. Characters in the story belong to Bioware and all that legal stuff. Though I am a big fan of all things Tali, Liara got stuck in my mind for a while. I couldn't help but think of what made a 106 year old tick, and be so naïve about some things. The answers, for me at least, was having a sheltered childhood, diving into academia to earn a doctorate (probably not easy for a race that lives that long) and burying herself in her work. Unknowingly seeking to avoid putting herself out there and not get hurt. This story that rolled around my head for two weeks until I had to write it, talks of this and eventually why she reacts the way she did when encountering Shepard on Illium later. It's weird how the story of a game can get so into your head, aint it? Get out of my head, dude!
ILLIUM: Pale-blue eyes flew open as she sat up with a small cry. Her left hand clutched the light-green sheet to her breast, h