It Takes Time: Part IShepard is signing books when the assassin hits.It Takes Time: Part I2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He sees it out of the corner of his eye-
the flash of a gun,
the curl of fingers.
He's out of practice.
Slower than usual.
But he's been Alliance for longer than he's been retired,
and his reflexes kick in anyway,
turning over the table,
pushing the woman in front of him down,
dropping to the floor himself.
He hears the gun fire.
He rolls, using the table for cover.
Rattled thoughts ram through his brain.
What the fuck-
Who the hell-
Are you kidding me?
He wishes he had his gun,
and as he glances around for something useful,
his thoughts become more orderly.
There's only one exit.
If I can find a way to move the civilians out-
no, not enough time.
Gotta take him down.
Fuck, I need backup!
As if in answer to a prayer-
not that Shepard believes in those,
he hears a familiar voice.
His hand snaps
Heal My Wounds--Chapter 1"Joker, I don't care what you have to do, get us back to Earth," Kaidan's voice was sharp and demanding as he ran into the cockpit. The thought of his commander gone was just too much for him to accept. There were too many words that still needed to be shared, so much more to be done between them. He couldn't face the highly probable chance that his lover -after years of feeling betrayed and loving him regardless of that- was gone. He ran a hand through his thick black hair. There was no way that he was losing John.Heal My Wounds--Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
The flight lieutenant nodded, having suffered a loss of his own, finding Shepard would have been a welcomed distraction. Even though that Shepard had told he and EDI not to get together, he still felt the impact of her loss.
John had never been a proper gentleman, hell he was never proper at all. He would kill someone without a second thought, but no matter what he did, he had a reason. Joker growled as he stood, finding that he had broken a rib. "Get Adams, we're goin
Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 1Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Let him go!
Hold on, Kaidan...
Don't give up... saved my life, and I can't... Oh Goddess... Please pull through, Kaidan... We all need you, but Shepard... I'll go see how he's doing... be right back... better not go anywhere...
Hey Kaidan... Don't know if you can hear me... take my chances... Don't die, Kaidan... You've got to fight... need you in this... I could use you... Come on Kaidan, fight... that's an order...
Back when... fought Saren... glimpse of Shepard's mind... just the way he looks at you... seen you look back... Shepard... his main reason to fight... lost so much already... Please live, Kaidan, for his sake as much as yours... You're a good friend... care for yo
Sentinel - Chapter TwoLittle Boy Blue:Sentinel - Chapter Two3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After three days, Kaidan was sure that the blue-eyed guy was stalking him. Either that or he was assigned to every god damned place he happened to be at.
He didn't look at only him, that much Kaidan was sure of. But when Kaidan was looking at him, the stranger seemed to be studying him.
This made Kaidan nervous. And when he was nervous, he fucked up more easily.
"God damn it, Alenko, where the hell is your head?! You would have been dead out there," Michael barked, tugging off his helmet so he could give Kaidan a proper glare as they walked out of the simulator, breathing hard.
"I am sorry, okay? It's just That guy makes me nervous. He keeps -staring-," Kaidan barked back, wiping away the sweat on his forehead, helmet already under his arm.
"Get over yourself, he is staring at everyone," Michael replied, his voice gruff. "That's what he's doing, observing. Like, it's why he's here."
"Who the hell is he anyway?" Kaidan asked, looking towards the stranger wh
You're A God - Ch. 6Shepard watched him go with a fast-beating heart. When was it that she had gone from respecting him and caring for him to wanting him so badly? When the door closed, her head thumped back against the glass tank and she exhaled a held breath.You're A God - Ch. 64 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Wow " she muttered to the silence and her hamster squeaked. "I didn't plan on that," she told the small creature. "I didn't. But " She found herself smiling a little.
Shepard brushed her hair out of her face and tried to find something to do, but her mind was focused on later. She sat down at her desk and checked her terminal for messages but there was nothing in the inbox. She got up and fed her fish. She put her dress and heels in the closet and then stood there. The silence pressed in and her nervous energy propelled her onto the bed.
The universe outside of the window looked peaceful. She turned out the lights and snuggled up against her pillow, focusing on the purple energy whipping by her window and the starry black beyond the haze
Shepard's DesireShepard's Desire4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Title: Shepard's Desire
Game: Mass Effect
Characaters/Pairings: F!Shepard and Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: Possible spoilers if you didn't play Arrival. If you haven't...go play it! Shepard, Kaidan, Garrus, Tali, Anderson, and Hackett all belong to Bioware as well as the world of Mass Effect!
Raine Shepard opened her eyes to the soft light of pre-dawn and as she adjusted to the dim light source she could the feel the weight and heat of two arms across her abdomen. One was small and light while the other was much heavier. She rolled her head and smiled warmly at the sight of Kaidan asleep with their young son between them. She could of watched the two of them sleeping for ages, both of their faces at total peace and their breathing at a slow and even pace.
The clock on her night stand read 5:15 and she knew that the alarm would be blaring in just a short forty five minutes. She slowly and deftly maneuvered her way out of the embra
A quick drinkIt's late.A quick drink3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I'm going over everything
for the third time.
The light on the screen is a mild blue. The lights are off. I prefer working in the dark.
My fingers dance over our plans as I walk to the door. It slides open with a quiet
I nearly walk right into him.
"Can't sleep either?"
"Nah," I mutter.
He smiles, understands.
Walks past me into my quarters.
Gestures to my messy desk.
"making yourself crazy with this
He is holding a bottle of wine. It's the bottle I brought him
in the hospital.
He said we would celebrate
once he got out.
I protest. I want him to leave. Not tonight. Tonight is important.
I need to concentrate.
"Shhh," he cuts me off. "Just take five minutes. A quick drink.
Then I'll go."
He pours the wine.
"Shepard. You know you've done everything you could,
"You know me,"
"I'm never sa
At Last, a Reply... Kaidan found himself thankful that it was dark by the time he had reached his apartment. Granted, it was only midday, but the atmosphere had clouded over in anticipation for a storm, leaving little light that managed to break through the clouds. The lighting seemed appropriate, given his melancholy mood, he thought to himself as he made his way through his apartment. He hadn't bothered clicking on any of the lights when he came home- the natural light coming from the window didn't quite fill the apartment, but it was enough to see where he was going. His weary eyes scanned the space, lingering on his black couch for a moment, trying not to think of when Olivea had cuddled against him there, shortly after the Battle of the Citadel, before his gaze came to rest on his work desk, a soft sigh finally breaking past his lips.At Last, a Reply...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The memories there were even more haunting.
Sentinel - IntroductionMass Effect 1-3Sentinel - Introduction3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pairing: Male Shepard/Kaidan Alenko
Rating: T (will change to M as the story goes)
Kaidan's life has not always been easy. BAaT nearly drove him to madness, life after was a struggle, but now Now he is ready. For whatever life tosses at him. Or so he thinks.
Kaidan looked down at the com-pad again, just reading over the requirements needed for him to even consider joining theAlliance.
He had thought about it a lot, or at least from when he was able to think straight again. BAaT did that to its he hesitated to call them students, but that was the title officially. Bullshit of course, but he was among a handful of survivors who actually knew the truth.
Bottom line, BAaT downright fucked with a person's brain.
He focused at the com-pad again.
Physical test. Passed, with an above average result, which made him proud.
IQ test. Passed with top results, though he had no idea why. He didn't get the reasoning, only the results.
Biotical test. Passed with flying c
The One Truth - Date NightTitle: The One Truth Date NightThe One Truth - Date Night3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Axiom Shepard, Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and all characters from it are owned by Bioware.
Content Warning: Fluff
Stronger than thisStronger than this4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
WARNING: This is not a pretty scene...there is blood and angst, so if you're not a fan of suffering, you may not want to read. But - underneath it all, it's something nice - honest. ^_~
"Anders Anders where are you?"
Cortland Hawke tried not to wince at the embarrassingly girlish edge to his own voice as he stepped gingerly over the corpses of dragons and darkspawn littering the tunnel through which he walked. He was the Champion of Kirkwall, damn it all, not some weak-hearted oh, Maker what did he just step in?
Pinching his lips together, Cortland scraped the bottom of his boot on a convenient patch of moss, gripped the handle of his dagger just a little tighter, and continued into the murky darkness.
Truth be told, he was getting anxious. Unlike the mage he was following, Cortland had no warden senses to tingle and alert him to darkspawn presence. Maybe coming in here alone hadn't been the wisest move, but he had been acting on reflex.
By the time they'd
ME: the uses of heroesTitle: the uses of heroesME: the uses of heroes4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
characters: Kaidan, Shepard, Joker
Disclaimer: If I owned Mass Effect things would be different.
"Did you know they used you in the recruitment ads?"
"Give me a minute."
"Okay." And Joker sat down next to one of the railings keeping the stars at bay and closed his eyes because he'd seen her too. He didn't need a second look.
Kaiden needed the second look. (He hadn't gotten it over Alchera, after all.) Joker watched Kaidan's boots walk away. Poor lovestruck biotic.
Not that it wasn't weird seeing her face up on that hologram, advertising Honor and Duty and the Alliance. Not that there wasn't something wrong about the fact that the recruiters were using her. She'd sold her body to t
A shared moment -MShepJames-A shared moment -MShepJames-3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When James wakes up in the middle of the night, he finds John's eyes lazily wandering over him. He notices him, and James is barely conscious of the smile that they share, almost invisible in the dark. A hand slides through the blankets and reaches his thigh, a careful, brief, subtle touch.
'Nightmare again?' James asks softly, sleepy voice.
Short answer, but that's the only thing he needs. James nods, fingers reaching the hand on his thigh and wrapping around it, a reassuring touch. A you're not alone touch. John sighs, without adding anything, and James wishes he could reach him. Help him.
It's not love. They're friends, good friends. They've fought together, saved each other's life countless times now. The sex started as a fun way to release stress and, up to this day, both agree that's the way they want to keep it. Less complicated. Their relationship is great as it is. They satisfy each other's needs, and it actually helps. To stay focused, to not think too
Kaidan's FearKaidan's Fear4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Title: Kaidan's Tales - Fear
Game: Mass Effect
Pairing: Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and all characters from it belong to Bioware.
Content Warning: Angst, Graphic Death, Depression
Profile: Axiom Shepard
Background: Spacer/War Hero
Kaidan Alenko's Aftermath Journal- Log1Kaidan Alenko's Aftermath Journal- Log13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
** This is going on the assumption that you have the Following**
EMS = 6000+
And you chose the synthesis ending. Green
My name is Kaidan Alenko, I am Human, I am a Spectre and I am a Biotic master.
I fought with Shepard on Earth. And before I left, I told him: I would fight hard to get the chance to hold him again.
I told him I would fight fierce and hard because I lost so much time with him, I lost everything with him. When Ashley died on Virmire, I felt a piece of him open up to me. And then when I lost him in the crash on Normandy after the collectors I died inside.
I spent my shore leave, all of it. On the day that we returned back to citadel, and held onto his shirt.
It still smells of him.
I put it in a Mass Effect field and managed to stop the decay of the cells to about 5 years, so regardless of what happened, as long as the field stood, I could still get a chance to smell him.
His sweat, his skin and his scent where in that shirt. And I remember Ilos so clearly
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 Repost4 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
Time capsuleWe sit in his roomTime capsule2 years ago in Romance More Like This
with the black box in front of us.
“I got the idea from Liara,”
shifting forward to type something into the keypad.
“Thought it would be best to be prepared.”
I move forward too
as his hands cradle the device
and a blue beam projects up towards the ceiling.
“What is it, Shepard?”
“A time capsule.
Liara made one to preserve the history of the Reapers.
this is to preserve a different history.”
The beam radiating from the capsule’s surface flickers,
morphing into a tiny
If I look hard enough,
I can make out the tiny scatter of freckles across the bridge of its nose
that no one else ever notices Shepard has.
Miniscule scar at its temple.
Wearing Alliance blues.
The tiny Shepard raises a hand and salutes.
Then grins at me
sitting back and folding my arms across my chest.
What is Justice? chp.9What is Justice? chp.94 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Title: What is Justice? chp.9
Author: Elywen(or Amondra on FF.net)
Game: Dragon Age 2
Characters/pairing: F!Hawke/ Anders.
Disclaimer: Bioware owns Dragon Age universe and its characters. I own Thera...or at least her personality...
Chapter 9: Finding the master and meeting the Pirate Queen.
They stood in front of the mansion. In all honesty Thera couldn't see how anyone, especially a Tevinter Magister would live there. It was worn down and looked like no one had been there for months, maybe years.
This only furthered Anders suspicion it was a trap. He knew Thera was too nice for her own good. She even agreed to help him with Karl before she even knew that was what she would be doing. Anders swore if it wasn't for everyone around her, someone would take advantage of her. However as quickly that thought entered his mind, one of Thera swinging her sword came rushing in.
Stay Chapter 3Packing was always such a pain in the ass. Granted it was only basic items, such as socks, underwear, and other necessities, plus some casual outfits when he didn't need to be in his uniform. Even so, it was always a tiresome process and he always inevitably left something behind that he needed.Stay Chapter 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sound system of his apartment played the music of an artist that hadn't been around in over 100 years but yet had been one of Kailan's favorites. He hummed along with the soft medieval Irish tune that filtered through the speakers, sung by a woman by the name of Loreena McKennitt. After the debacle with Carol Langley the night before, a pediatrician one of his friends from N7 training had set him up with, he felt the need to have something of Kailan's surround him. It had been their third date and the woman had wanted to see his apartment. Kaidan winced at the unflattering things that had poured out of the young doctor's love
Sentinel - Chapter OneArmy-life:Sentinel - Chapter One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kaidan could get used to the rude wake-ups, the morning drills, running in the middle of pouring weather, knee-deep in water. He could get used to the sorry excuse they called food, the latrine duties and the constant yelling from his superior officers.
Hell, he could get used to underwear constantly riding up his ass because of the friction from his pants.
He wasn't sure if he could get used to the buzz-cut though. His scalp was constantly itching and when he looked at himself in the mirror, all he could see were eyebrows. Huge, dark eyebrows. He wondered if he could ask to have those shaven off as well.
Other than that, life at boot camp wasn't bad. He'd been here a month already and he found that he was actually enjoying his time here. Sure, it was hard work, but it wasn't anything he couldn't handle.
He was already used to wearing a uniform from his time at BAaT, used to surprise inspections and being worked until his body was crying out in pain.
The main differen
Encounter: Chapters 1-5Encounter: Chapters 1-53 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 2
Characters: Kaidan Alenko, Kasumi Goto, Female Shepard
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
"So this is the Normandy? I've got to admit, it's one of the more impressive vessels I've boarded."
I turned to the newest member of my crew, Kasumi Goto, a thief so legendary that few know of her. We needed her on our side, according to Cerberus at least. Before she could give me her undivided loyalty, she had a favor to ask of me. How could I refuse? I was anxious to see her skills put to the test, so I had agreed to help her. But the first step was getting her settled on board her temporary home.
Kasumi stepped off of the Citadel platform and onto the Normandy's bridge. Joker, hearing her voice, turned his seat around to greet the new arrival.
"Welcome aboard! Don't ever touch anything up here or I'll have to kill you. I have my ways. Fair warning."
Not Ready YetIt was like he was looking at a ghost.Not Ready Yet2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her face was turned to the sky, dirt smeared and stands of hair clinging to her forehead from sweat, eyes fixed on the contrail of the escaping enemy. The butt of her rifle, still pressed into her shoulder, slowly lowered, her shoulders dropping. Her lips moved, words falling silent, being swept away by the torrent raging between his ears. He saw Delan come jogging from around the corner, seemingly chasing after the ship as it made away with the colonists. The ghost turned towards the mechanic, looking truly apologetic.
Blue eyes. She had her blue eyes.
Garrus put what seemed like a reassuring hand on her shoulder, though it was roughly thrown off as she turned to face him. Worry and anger etched her features. She said something, her voice fighting against the white noise that filled his head, jabbed a hand towards the sky then to Delan. Something in the back of his head took insult in seeing the turian next to her. Why Garrus and not him?
An unexpected reunionShepard and Kaidan meet for the first time after Horizon.An unexpected reunion5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
All characters belong to Bioware.
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