Dr. Chakwas and Commander Shepard - ScarsShepard sighed contentedly, nudging Chakwas' shoulder with her nose. In response to the nuzzle, Dr. Chakwas flipped onto her side. She caressed Shepard's face, her thumb gently stroking the younger woman's cheek.
She leaned close, her hot breath sending Shepard into shivers as Chakwas slowly planted a soft peck on her lips.
Shepard kissed her more deeply, with sweet, lingering kisses. They were gentle kisses, good morning kisses.
"Hello," murmured Dr. Chakwas with a wry smile.
She fixed a tender kiss on the tip of Shepard's nose. Shepard made a little sigh and flopped on her back. Chakwas eased her torso over Shepard's, her left hand brushing the stray hair from Shepard's face, her right stroking Shepard's arm.
"Thanks, Chakwas," Shepard muttered.
"Of course," Chakwas said in a soft, chuckling voice. She gave Shepard another light kiss. "I've wanted to be with you for years."
A look of consternation crossed Shepard's face.
"The scars didn't faze you?"
The old doctor appeared confused.
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
NaruIno: A fight with a DemonHey Naruto! cried a blonde girl as she raced towards a boy with spiky, blonde hair.NaruIno: A fight with a Demon5 years ago in Teen More Like This
Hey Ino, Naruto greeted her with a smile. Is something wrong?
Ino shook her head and said, Just wanted to say hello to you. So you just finish your mission?
Yup! beamed Naruto as Ino joined his side. Escorting 20 merchants to the Village-Hidden-In-The-Sand is not so bad. I even met Kankuro at the gate. He stretched his arms upwards. So heading towards the Hokage Tower for a mission?
Lady Tsunade summoned me to her office just ten minutes ago. Ino said with a nod. I think is something important.
We can go together then! Naruto said as they were allowed entry into the Tower. Ive to make my report to Granny Tsunade and after she tells you your stuff, we can grab some ramen.
Ino smiled. I love it.
They climbed the staircase leading towards the top floor of the
The way we get by Chap. 1The way we get byThe way we get by Chap. 13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I walked deftly down the hallway in my house in district 12's victor's village. It was very cold, and empty. As if the very house itself were taunting me. I walked into the kitchen and poured a glass of water from the faucet. I gulped down the water in a quenched thirst. I had just awoken from a terrifiing nightmare, when I had Prim and Rue back, but then they violently morphed into muttations and began killing me. I started getting the nightmares after I killed Coin.. Peeta wasn't there to vanquish them.
Peeta. The boy with the bread. My lover. A stranger. I missed him. Missed him with a fire hotter than that he uses to bake his bread. I haven't seen him in so long, even though he lives just next door. Sometimes I see him on the way bak from the woods, trading his goods. I shook my head and put my glass in the sink and walked over to my couch to think of the days plans. First I needed to hunt. Then trade whatever I caught and then I needed to... I didn't k
Say What? (Chapter Three) Part ThreeKatniss woke up to fine Peeta's warm and steady breath rolling down her neck. She smiled as she snuggled into him further, wishing for this moment to never end. "Katniss," Peeta whispered.Say What? (Chapter Three) Part Three3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She looked up to see Peeta staring intently at her, "Morning Peeta," she mumbled.
"Can I ask you something?" Katniss hand flew up to the pearl necklace. He had already asked her to marry him. What more could he want? But, instinctively she nodded yes. He took a deep breath in and asked, "Why didn't you tell me?"
Her brow furrowed. What did he mean by 'why didn't you tell me?' She simply responded with "Why didn't I tell you what?" She took her hand off of the necklace and laced it into his. Then it suddenly occurred to her what he was asking. He couldn't possibly know, no one did but she and Haymitch and both had been careful not to say anything until the moment was just right. Besides Haymitch wasn't that drunk and even if he was he wouldn't revile something that important, he knew better
Say What (Chapter Three) Part OneOne Week Later:Say What (Chapter Three) Part One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Peeta lay on the floor of his room. Well, at least the room he had received when they got to the Capitol. He had not slept all week. But, then part of that was because he had specifically gotten a room away from Katniss. He couldn't bear the thought of her. She deserved better than him. The messed up boy from District Twelve. Yet, as his blue eyes store blankly up at the ceiling he couldn't help what wonder what Katniss was doing. Couldn't help thinking about every perfect curve and detail of her body, he smile, her personality. But, he also couldn't help but wonder what she could be thinking. Probably, that she never wanted to see him again. That he was a monster. Possibly even thinking about breaking up the engagement. But, this time it would be real, all too real to Peeta.
So, for that matter he had locked himself in his room only leaving it when it was absolutely necessary and even then he tried to avoid Katniss. He didn't want to hurt her anymore. He just couldn't
What Was Lost - PrologueWhat Was LostWhat Was Lost - Prologue2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
*Note - this prologue is mostly for setting up the rest of the story. It'll slow down after this, once all the characters are together. Hope you enjoy the story and thanks for reading!*
Darkness all around her.
Then the memory. Had it been hers? She didn't think so. But it was hers now.
A war... Machines... Blood... Terror...
"Shepard?" The voice intruded into the scenes playing out before her. Somehow, she knew it didn't belong here. And it could lead her out. Back to the light. She reached out to it, but it slipped through her fingers. The vision sunk its claws back into her. It dragged her down. Into the memories.
Pain flooded thoughout her body. It coursed in her veins. She felt her flesh tearing as the machines shots ripped through her. She died, her life leaking out on an alien world. Her last sight was a massive... ship... of some kind lifting off.
No, not a ship, the visions insis
The Perfect Day (Chapter One) Part OnePeeta lay silently in the bed. One arm cushioning his head the other around the waist of his love. Her face was buried deep into his chest so he could not admire her beauty. But, never the less he lay awake with the girl of his dreams smiling to himself. He sighed heavily and she stirred a little and then rolled away from him out of his strong arms. Her waist length curly hair spilling into her face, Peeta smiled once again. He was glad that he had convinced her to let it down from its tight braid.The Perfect Day (Chapter One) Part One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Slowly Peeta propped himself up on one of his elbows and moved closer to the beautiful women besides him. It had been two years since the last Hunger Games and finally Katniss no longer had the horrific nightmares and Peeta no longer had the sudden feelings of killing his amazing girlfriend. They had both worked through it but the end product was well worth it. Then gently Petta leant over Katniss and brushed away some of her long curls. Then he kissed her check and got out of bed careful no
Losing What We Never Had, PrologueLosing What We Never Had, Prologue1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
I knew she was never really mine, that one day she would slip away from me. I always knew I would lose her. If not to the Reapers, then to the Normandy, maybe even to her duty as a spectre, the whole of the galaxy depending on her. But most of all I feared losing her to someone else. Not to just someone. To her.
SHE THOUGHT HER VOICE MIGHT crack, or get stuck in her throat. Fail her. That her shaking knees would not carry her weight any more. Fold beneath her.
Forcing herself to speak she spoke with as much calmness she could muster. "Don't worry Shepard, I... understand." Looking across the commander's shoulder she took a deep breath. "You should go, she's waiting..."
Her voice broke then and she covered her mouth with her soft, small hand to muffle an involuntary sob. Rue moved towards her, but she withdrew quickly waving her hands dismissively at the commander, clearing her throat. "No, don't... mind me. I'm fine, I just... I'm tired that's all
Shattered - A NaruSaku StoryPROLOGUEShattered - A NaruSaku Story2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Sasuke! Sasuke, wait!" Karin held her right hand out in a plea for him to stop. Her other hand rested on her knee as she fought to catch her breath, exhausted from her sprint. "Whwhere are you going?" Sasuke didn't even turn to look at her.
"Karin. I thought I told you to wait with Jugo and Suigetsu. This is a personal matter I have to attend to."
"Butbut Sasuke, I just don't get it." She straightened and pushed her glasses further up the brim of her nose. "What matter would you want us to stay away for? Besides, your only other goal besides destroying the Leaf is, well... you know..."
"To restore my clan?" A cold wind swept through the forest, tossing up leaves. They fluttered before resting on the ground once more.
"Well, yes," she said. Sasuke finally looked over his shoulder at Karin; the bitterness that consumed those dark eyes bit at the chilly air in front of him.
"Then if you must know, yes, that is what I'm going to do." Karin
The Ultimate Journey---Chapter 1: The DistractionTITLE : The Ultimate Journey…The Ultimate Journey---Chapter 1: The Distraction2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 1: The Distraction
Timeline: Mass effect 1
Description: Story of Shepard and Tali' Zorah
As always Bioware owns all characters and universe.
0215 (space galactic standard time)
Shepard sat in his cabin; half a dozen reports were scattered across the desk in front of him. He picked up the one closest to him and began reading it. Alas, his mind was somewhere else, and he didn't make it past the first sentence before drifting off into thought. He knew exactly where his mind was drifting off to, but he resisted every time his thoughts dared to go down that path. His entire life had taught him to avoid emotional attachment. From his youth on Earth, to the tragedy at Elysium; Shepard knew nothing good came from allowing emotions into the equation.
Shepard set the report down and leaned back in his chair, staring at the ceiling. Slowly the ceiling gave way to soft, flowing waves of purple. "STOP
Sick Day"Commander, would you please open your door?" Came Garrus' annoyed query. Commander Shepard had locked herself in her quarters for some unknown reason, and refused to come out, defeating all their ideas at every turn.Sick Day5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"No, Garrus. I'm not coming out for a while." She replied shortly. The truth was, she had some strain of the flu, and though the human part of her crew was mostly inoculated against it, none of the aliens were. And seeing as their immune systems were so different, she didn't want to infect them accidentally and have one die. However, she wasn't quite sure how to pitch this to her crew She'd become so close with her team members, that if she checked into the infirmary they'd be there thirty seconds later, probably huddle all around her and then they'd all get sick with the flu as well. Shepard had already decided that this would be a minor bout of the virus and it would be over after maybe a day and a half of feeling bad, tops.
Garrus was grasping at straws here. He w
narusaku the first out of fivenarusaku the first out of five5 years ago in Teen More Like This
this story setts itself somewhere in the shippuden time line .... ohh yeah by the way i'm kicking any refernce to any other ship then narusaku from this story and don't expect to read any thing's from sasuke in my story this sole bout the guy's still in konoha and naruto and sakura.
A lone boy was sitting one one of the heads of the 5 hokage's as the sun is about the set a last burst of light falls over the town revealing the shine of the hair of the boy as his blond hair waved acros his head we can see he has small wisker like marking's on his cheeks.
As the boy start's getting up the village of konoha is shrouded in a cloak of darkness, fire fly's lighting the top's of the tree's as the street light's turn on the city is illumanated to the point of sheer beauty as the street's fill with late party'ers or just people trying to make there way home from a hard day's work.....
The boy jump's of the head of the hokage and on to the closest roof of a house as he start's running towards h
NaruSaku - SuicideI guess this is what needs to be done. Naruto thought to himself.NaruSaku - Suicide6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The woods were silent this time of year, they always were. A single bird forgot its place in the winter wonderland and allowed its voice to be heard against the cold winter sky. They had been here once before, the three of them together in a joyful moment, they had been laughing together back then, but the only sound that could be heard now was the sound of a single bird, singing its song in a cold snowy forest. The Wind rushed through the leaves, suggesting that it had places to be, friends waiting beyond the forest, and that this was just a detour through a silent part of the forest.
Naruto shivered as the cold wind rushed past him, his jacket no longer offered protection against the cold; it was torn to pieces, ripped open by swords and fangs, and splattered with the blood that had spilled from the wounds. But even though his clothes were torn, there was no longer a single scratch on his body, as usual his
Stay With MeI rolled over in his arms. Being with Peeta was always nice, but even better when I had actually slept the night through. "Morning," I said, stretching my arms above my head. He smiled and I tucked myself back into his arms, resting my head on his chest.Stay With Me3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As I let out a hum of content, Peeta's body stiffened. "Peeta?" I asked. He didn't respond. His arms locked around me. Confusion over swept me before my mind caught up with what what happening.
I wiggled my way out of his arms. His pure blue eyes were no more. In their place were dilated pupils staring at me. Locked on me. I swung my leg over his chest; my knees were pinning down his arms. I slapped him across the face. He flinched, but nothing changed. A terrifying moan came from his throat. I slapped him again.
"Peeta Mellark! Don't you do this!" I screamed. "Look at me." I slapped him one more time for good measure before grabbing his head in my hands. He tried to wrestle free, but couldn't. I wouldn't let him.
"I am Katniss Everdee
Katniss and Peeta- Love That's RealNow that the districts have been completely rebuilt, it's hard to tell that our home had once been rained on by bombs. Other than our memories, that is, it's hard to tell. No one will forget the terrible suffering that so many people were affected by. We will never forget the tributes that were mercilessly murdered in the Hunger Games. We will never forget the thousands upon thousands of rebels who sacrificed their lives for the righteousness of justice. We will never forget the medics who risked their lives to tend to the sick, injured, and dying. Like Prim.Katniss and Peeta- Love That's Real3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sometimes the memories are unbearable. I don't think I would be able to keep on living if it weren't for Peeta. When I wake up screaming from a nightmare, he's always there, holding me in his arms, telling me in a soothing tone that he's here, that nothing's going to happen to me now.
Peeta has control over his memories now. It seems the tracker jacker venom has left his system for good. I couldn't be happier about that.
PEETA AND KATNISSIt all felt like the first time for Peeta.PEETA AND KATNISS1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
There she was, all dressed up in some unthinkable couture of Panem, that made all the people to look only at her- and in contrary, there was here radiant smile, that kept Peeta looking at her.
- What is with you?-she smirked at him, still remembering that day when he separated himself with the trainings.- are you sure you want to go on with this masquerade?
- I don’t understand you.-he answered calmly, not pulling down his look from her.
- Your pretension. The way you act like somebody who is in love with me.-she bent closer and whispered- I know the truth. You should’nt pretend with me.
- Oh, really? So Mrs.Smart-as-I-am-the-queen-of-the-ball-and-the-prettiest-girl-ever-but-she-seems-to-deny-it thinks that she can see deep inside my heart? To the edges of it?
He grabbed her hand and put it to his chest, right where his heart was beating crazily at the moment.
Katniss gazed at him in amazement, b
The Boy With the Bread - Chapter OneBefore my eyes have even cracked open, the familiar scent creeps into my nostrils.The Boy With the Bread - Chapter One3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Bread. Warm, baking, delicious bread. Bread my family slaves over the hot oven to bake every day, yet never gets to taste.
A gaping yawn distorts my features. I can just see the soft gray light that precedes sunrise crawling across my ceiling and throwing soft shadows across the far wall.
Reaping day has arrived at last.
My stomach drops. It's best not to think about that. There's no use. There's no use torturing myself with thoughts of the coming ceremony. I've learned that well over the past 4 years.
I can hear my brothers stirring in the next room. Owning a bakery and having to run it day after day has reset my family's natural clock over the years. Now, when the sun wakes up, so do we.
I get up and slowly get dressed, donning the soft white apron I scrub clean every night after we've closed up shop. My large hands brush out the wrinkles and I notice the warmth already creeping into the ai
Katniss and Peeta prt.2The fire was nice, to. I sat and ate the bread and stared at the flames as they danced around in the hearth. They were so beautiful, so warm and amazing. But they also brought back memories.Katniss and Peeta prt.23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I tries to fight of the memories that consumed my mind, the ones that had been branded into my mind. They seemed so terrifying sometime, I almost wondered if they hadn't been set inot my mind with Tracker-Jacker poison.
But I wouldn't cry out. I just sat there as memories of the arena flashed through my mind, body after body, mutt after mutt, blood ever present.
I tried backing out of the memories, but it was harder than usual. There was one memory I tried hardest to skim around, the one with the girl with the golden braid and the duck tail...
I saw her, standing there, ashes falling around her like snow. She was so pretty. Everything seemed to happen in slow motion. The silver packages blew up in flame. The fire engulfed her body quickly, her and everybody around her. I could here myself scream as
Shore Leave part 1Shore LeaveSegment 1Shore Leave part 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Short Mass Effect Fanfic
Setting: Shortly after Mass Effect 1
Saren was dead. Although the words should have brought her joy, Commander Myla Shepard felt only a cold lump of dread festering in her stomach. The Citadel was safebut for how long? Sovereign was destroyed (here she felt a small bloom of pride in her smartass pilot who'd fired the final blow) but more Reapers would come. The Council was too busy throwing celebratory parties and begging her to accept commendations to see the truth or they were too scared to face it.
"We have dismissed that claim."
Anger spiked; she clenched her fists and shook her head. They weren't blind, but they worked pretty damn hard at keeping their eyes closed. Shepard took a deep breathcalm. There was too much official business to get out of the way for her to get emotional now.
Over the next week, Myla Shepard wrote medal recommendations for her team (Alenko's would be presented to his re
Forever is Longer Than It Sounds- 01The tub was full of water. All the way to the top. But I didn't want to strip down. It would take too much energy. So, instead of peeling my clothing from my body, I sunk into the tub in my pants, shirt, jacket, and socks. The water was so warm. Maybe if I could just...Forever is Longer Than It Sounds- 013 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I rolled over on my stomach and leaned up on my elbows. My mind flashed back to my last months in the Capitol before I came home. I was so desperate to die.
I am so desperate to die.
Before, I lower myself into the water and take a deep breath. In the back of my mind, I pray its my last.
How long have I been underwater? It seems like eternity. I feel my mind slowly clouding over when there's a tug on the back of my shirt.
I'm yanked out of the water, sucking in the air that I had been so pleasantly lacking. My eyes focused on Haymitch. He was soaking wet, thanks to me, and he looked as if someone had just punched him in the face. Or a fat man did a strip tease in front of him. Or a fat man doing a strip tease punched hi
NightmaresWARNING: Do not, I repeat DO NOT read this if you haven't read The Hunger Games OR Catching Fire. You must have read both for this to make sense. If you haven't read The Hunger Games, then go buy it and read it. It is amazing. Once you have read BOTH of those books, you may read this. Don't get angry with me if you read it after you have read this and it spoils everything for you.Nightmares4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This takes place after Catching Fire in the Hunger Games series. Read at your own risk.
Katniss was having another nightmare. In reality she was just tossing and turning in the sheets on her bed, but she saw herself in an arena designed for the Hunger Games.
She was running through the woods. She broke through the trees into a small clearing and she saw him. He was yelling something at her, but she didn't understand what he was saying. Suddenly, he stopped and fell to his knees. He slumped over and leaned on his hands and his breathing become ragged. That's when she saw it. She stared at the knife i
8-9-2012: The Child with Seam EyesThe girl looks at me with gray eyes in a sea of olive skin, a messy crop of blonde hair on the top of her head. She is smiling at me, though it is more of a mischievous grin, her lips crinkled back just enough to reveal two missing front teeth. She is sitting on her knees on the mattress at the foot of the bed Peeta and I had been sleeping in until she'd come jumping into our space. Despite her initial eagerness, she is sitting patiently now, staring at me, completely ignoring Peeta even though he is aware of her presence just as much as I.8-9-2012: The Child with Seam Eyes2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Aren't you going to give me a hug?"
She reminds me so much of Prim at that age that at first I think it is in fact my sister, escorted back in time by a talent only afforded to the dead. I open my arms to welcome the Prim-like child into them and she obliges, tumbling into my lap and waiting embrace. She snuggles against my shoulder, just like Prim.
The whistle begins to sound outside the windo
Valentine Paradise: NaruInoThe cherry blossoms have bloomed more beautifully ever since autumn gradually taking over summer. The streets of Konoha were covered with leaves as the trees withered away. Birds were flying to the south from migration. Sitting in the Hokages room was Lady Tsunade, the current and fifth Hokage. Lady Tsunade was tall with her blonde hair tied into two plaits and red-ember eyes. Although she looked young, she was above fifty years old. (Dont tell her that I said that) Her room was lavished with green paint and there were two shelves of books facing her. Her wooden desk was loaded with books and the vast window behind her revealed the entire village. She was about to finish her paperwork when there was a knock on the door.Valentine Paradise: NaruIno7 years ago in Teen More Like This
Come in, she ordered as the door opened, revealing a boy with blonde and spiky hair and blue eyes. Tsunade put down her brush and smiled at the boy. Naruto, she said, perfert timing.
You wanted to see me Granny Tsuna