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
Mass Effect: ANN Entertaiment ReportFrom: Alliance News Entertainment DeskMass Effect: ANN Entertaiment Report3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
December 27, 2195
2196: The Year of the Historical Vid
By Joan Calder
MILGROM, BEKENSTIEN - 2196 will be the "Year of the Historical Vid," claims vid critic Roger Eberron of Milgrom Morning News. A dozen vids based on historical events will be released next year as studios across the galaxy rush to cash in on the tenth anniversary of the Battle of Earth.
The year kicks off with the action/drama vid "based on true events", Archangel: Omega Nights staring Anton Vilius as the mysterious vigilante that shook up the Omega underworld and managed to unify the station's worst merc bands against him. Michael Betchel of Miraflor Studios, confident of the new franchise, personally signed the Turian action star to a multi-vid contract for an as of yet unspecified amount. At least two other movies Archangel: Illum Dawn and Archangel: Citadel Days were filmed concurrently with Omega Nights to be rele
SFS: The Slumber Party (Part Three: The Arena)-Armax Combat Arena-SFS: The Slumber Party (Part Three: The Arena)2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Ayrene looks around at the various displays in the lobby, each showing off at least one member of her family, from her aunt Tali to her uncle James. A pair of particularly large displays showed off her Krogan uncles while another shows her biotic aunts, Miranda and Jack. Turning to Steve, she gives him a questioning look, causing him to chuckle, "Don't worry Aya. This is all strictly for charity. No one's going to be hurt."
"Seriously? How'd you manage to get some of my aunts and uncles to agree to that? I know for a fact that Grunt and Javik would relish the opportunity to let loose."
"Your dad made them promise to keep the destruction to a minimum. Otherwise they'd be on the sidelines watching the fights with you all."
Aya starts laughing at the thought of Grunt having to sit this one out. "Oh, he would be furious."
She looks back up at her towering uncle and her youngest sister, and notices that Syren has placed her Hanar plushie on his hea
NtE: Defiant Ch. 1NtE: Defiant Ch. 14 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Author: Colin Gleason
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Cole Shepard, Liara, Tali, Garrus, Ashley, Miranda, Wrex, Kennith, Gabby
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is copyrighted by BioWare.
Ch. 1 Time of Remembrance (Contest Entry)
"I've got a signal! It's weak, but it's definitely there." Tali said, fretting over her Omni-tool as she and the others who had been with Shepard from the start began their desperate search for him. As they move through the rubble left over from the Reapers attacks, the pulsing on Tali's Omni-tool quickens. "We're getting closer."
Hold on my love, we're coming.
"How the hell did Shepard get back from the Citadel in the first place?" Wrex said after lifting up half of a broken wall off the ground.
"Does it matter?" Tali said frantically, "We just need to find him!"
Liara comes in behind Tali and grabs a hold of her shoulder. "Don't worry Tali, we'll find him."
Suddenly Ashley screams out in the distance. "Everyone! I found him!"
Tali rips awa
SFS Christmas Stories: An Omega Christmas-December 25th-SFS Christmas Stories: An Omega Christmas3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Aria's comm terminal flashes to life in the early hours of the morning. *beep beep beep* Aria groans as she tosses the covers off and tumbles, ungracefully out of bed. She strolls across the vast quarters (still only clad in a pair of black panties) and grabs a shirt off the back of the couch, pulling it on quickly before answering the terminal. Her Batarian enforcer, Bray, appears on the console. Aria's tone drips with venom, "This better be good Bray."
"Uh...right. We have an issue down here on the floor of the club."
Aria's hand goes to her temple, the beginnings of a migraine starting to creep into her head. Her voice causes Bray to wince visibly, "Unless the club's going up in flames, I really don't care. Handle it. It's what I pay you for, isn't it?"
"Um....I think you're going to wanna see this, boss."
"I swear if this is some drunken Elcor causing a fuss again.....blood will be spilled."
"It's not.......well....as I said, boss. You gotta s
A Touch of FeverA Touch of Fever4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Keelah, how long do I have to stay here before I can escape unnoticed?
Tali'Zorah nar Rayya found herself in the exact situation she had been trying to avoid ever since the defeat of Sovereign.
She was in a nightclub.
Ever the introvert she had firmly ensconced herself in one of the back booths, vowing that no being would move her.
Nope, it wasn't happening. No, this little Quarian was going to sit in her booth and not move until closing, or until she could sneak past her crewmates and flee back to the Normandy. Oh to see the Drive Core again
Poking her head out and examining the main room, she scanned for familiar faces. The coast was clear
"Hey, where do you think you're going Tali?"
Tali froze, turning hesitantly toward her Commander, "Um back to the ship?" she asked innocently.
Colin Shepard crossed his arms, giving her a classic smirk, "Did you honestly think you were going to get away so easily?"
Tali's shoulders sagged, "I had hoped "
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERSMass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERS4 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
Mass Effect: Return to YouTitle: Mass Effect: Return to YouMass Effect: Return to You4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Disclaimer: Bioware owns all
A/N: This short fanfic was inspired by the following deviation by Ghostfire: Mass Effect: Shepard's Present. The first three paragraphs of the story (bolded below) were taken directly from the artist's caption, word for word. The rest of it is all me, for better or worse.
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"Are you sure this is what Shepard would want? He seemed to prefer me out of my suit. Why put more clothes on?" Tali's voice sounded uncertain as she nervously stretched the waistband of a pair of silky black panties.
"Not those; these," Kelly answered with a little grin, holding a matching set against the quarian's envirosuit. "Unless his psychological profile is completely off the mark." She paused to consider that, then put a hand on the fidgety girl's shoulder. "Don't w
I will always be with you...I will always be with you...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
WARNING! SPOILERS! WARNING! SPOILERS! WARNING! SPOILERS!
"Let me go!" Tali yelled like alarm wriggling from Garrus` grasp, she rushed to the medical bay while he tried all his strength to hold the young quarian.
"Damn it, Tali " Another powerful pull and girl almost escaped, turian`s claw barely shut on her wrist, securing the runner. "Where by the Spirits have you gain such strength?!"
He moved forward and clenched his claws around her forearms, then pressed quarian girl to the cold metallic wall of the engineering deck. She tried to resist but in this position she couldn`t even move, less escape. Tali tried to punch the turian with her knee women`s favorite strike, but the only result was a pain in her leg and most likely a bruise, Vakarian`s armor did its job well!
"Calm down, woman! Don`t make me do what Shepard will kill me for later!"
That effected Tali as a cold shower, she suddenly froze, like her heart stopped. She still resisted him, but it was mostly a reflex, th
In Health and in Sickness...In Health and in Sickness...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tagren (Tag) Shepard
Vanguard, Spacer, War Hero.
"Tali Are you awake?"
"Go away glowworm!" *cough* The quarian engineer sniffed and turned around, wrapping herself tighter into the thick wool blanket, her entire body was shaking from the fever, her head felt like a humming bee-hive, her throat was ticking like she swallowed a fiberglass.
Tag smiled warmly, shaking his head he knew Tali did not mean it, she simply was sick, and her irritation was normal. He came closer to the double bed she was lying in and took a seat on the edge, gently caressing his lover`s side through the thick blankets. Quarian smiled under the helm, it was nice to feel care of a loved and loving man! Shepard only left when she was sleeping and to speak with Mordin, except that he was always near Tali when she was not feeling well.
"I talked to Mordin, he gave me some pills for you, says you should take them bef
UnexpectedUnexpected2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
She’d gotten used to them - the headlights that constantly ran through the room from passing cabs, the random advertisements that illuminated depending on if it was day or night, even the odd sounds of a city surrounding her. It was amazing what a good set of blinds would do - although it did make it more difficult to spot attackers, from what Garrus and Zaeed had told her.
But something else was on her mind, and she wasn’t really sure how to share that with Garrus.
As soon as she’d returned from the doctor she’d leaned against the door, trying to steady herself as she tried to arrange her thoughts, trying to accept what he’d told her. She’d stayed that way until she heard the movement of her turian counterpart in the apartment and pushed herself into action - if she was busy it would hold off the inevitable...until she knew what to say...
For most of the afternoon she wandered about the apartment, slowly making it her own in little subtle ways as sh
'Commander, can I get a mirror up here?'Careful footsteps crept up behind the pilot of the Normandy and with one swift motion his hat was gone.'Commander, can I get a mirror up here?'3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Who-What?!" Joker spun his chair around. His eyes narrowed. "Shepard," He raised his eyebrow, "give it back."
"Come and get it." She smiled as she slid it over her flowy blonde hair.
"Oh, that's just cruel commander."
She slowly backed away from him and he sighed.
"EDI watch my baby while i'm gone."
"Of course, Jeff. But it is against Alli-"
"Yeah, yeah. I've already broken enough regs thanks to Shepard. One more couldn't hurt."
He turned back to Shepard, who had gained some footage while slowly walking back. He walked after her.
"Why are you so mean to me?" Joker whined.
"Because I love you." She grinned making her way closer to the elevator.
"pffftt. Love you too, babe."
Aaaanndd there was that sarcasm she had fallen in love with.
Finally he made his way over to elevator, but by then she was already on her way up to her cabin.
Upon entering her cabin tender lips met his and he pul
Mass Effect 3 Alternate EndingMass EffectMass Effect 3 Alternate Ending4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Ending
Shepard walks away from the three paths that were opened up for him and towards a window, "I refuse," Shepard said, "I believe that the army that I have constructed will defeat your Reapers."
"They cannot," the Catalysts said as he stood beside Shepard, "you are a fool for believing in your army."
"No you are the fool," Shepard said, "I helped unite the Quarians and the Geth. They had been fighting for three hundred years, but with my help I stopped the war and united them together."
"That peace will not last," the Catalyst said, "eventually a Quarian will kill a geth and the war will be restarted. If you destroy all synthetic life the peace will last."
"No, I won't destroy all synthetic life. It won't bring peace between the Quarians and the Geth it will just destroy the Geth and that is not peace. I believe the Quarians and Geth can live in harmony," Shepard said, "perhaps a Quarian like Xen may try to dissect a geth but if
Tali's CryCut off from the outsideTali's Cry6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
For as long as I can remember
Born into a struggle
Through no fault of my own
A product of misfortune
A race shamed and forlorn
Its perpetual internal conflict
I apologize if at times I seem impulsive
Or warily confused
It's just that...
It's just that I'm still learning about this life
And how injustice and corruption thrive
In lieu of coexistence and admiration.
Sometimes I cry about how
Life may not be as fair as it should be
(So intelligent yet so naïve)
And it makes me feel insignificant
In a universe of warring ideologies.
It seems as if I only feel essential in your presence
For you never saw me for my faults or disadvantages
Or for what others thought
But regarded me as important as anyone else
And that thought alone meant so much.
And for that I thank you.
And it's only now that I see what you meant
When you said I would always have a home.
The struggle persists on the other side of the stars
Our own avaricious desires became our real
ME: the uses of heroesTitle: the uses of heroesME: the uses of heroes5 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
In the Thick of it - Chapter 13In the Thick of it - Chapter 132 years ago in Romance More Like This
After quietly sitting in his spot, leaning against the back of the couch, with his head hanging low and his arms crossed, Joker finally found the inner strength to raise his head. He absently glanced around the room. It all looked so sparkling, shiny, new and... empty. The same place that had looked so inviting when they had first arrived seemed so dark and cold to him now.
His eyes rested on what seemed to be a state-of-the-art sound system. He walked towards it, mainly to see if his initial assumption was correct. Out of curiosity, he pressed the 'on' button on the device and the radio station stored in the memory system came up automatically. A melody gently faded in through the speakers hidden around the room...
"[...] I'm so afraid of waking
Please, don't shake me
afraid of waking
Please, don't shake me...""
He slowly walked to the window, glancing at the bright lights outside while listening to the song;
"Now that we're here, it's so far away
All the struggle we thought
The Walk...The Walk...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey!" Tali yelled like alarm when the wrench simply flew off from her hand and with hollow clank fell on the cold slatted floor of the Engineering deck. The Quarian tech sighed irritated, looking at the chuckling person in the corner and venting air off her suit angrily.
"Tag, stop that! That`s not funny! I need to work!" She tried to collect the instrument from the floor but it slipped her hand again flying into Shepard`s opened palm.
Tali narrowed her shining eyes and threw the massive nut that she was just going to screw on at him. Shepard easily foresaw that, the air around him shined blue and he immediately teleported to the neighboring corner of the room, the "missile" missed him and hit the wall, making unpleasant echo.
"Missed me " Before he finished his face received the dear and loving kiss of a dirty rag Tali used to clean her hands from the engine oil and other. Tagren choked on the strong smell of the grease mixed with rust and a few dozen additional "aromas" he didn
Shepard to KaidanThey called me commanderShepard to Kaidan4 years ago in Romance More Like This
They named me theirs
They gave me a rank
They sentenced my years
They never pretended
They did it for me
It was always for them
To strip my identity
Once in blue camo
Then orange and black
They offered me glory
But with no kindness or tact
"You must do this"
"You are our hope"
They spoke to my armor
My gun, and my scope
My name was a word
For the wall they hid behind
It held no meaning
Except to title their design
I stand between Reapers
The dark, and the light
Protecting what they love
When they were too stricken with fright
But what I love?
They made me leave it to stand
Alone in the night
With no hand in my hand
My love, they said
Was a weakness of mine
To be what they needed
I'd have to leave it behind
But darling, it was you
Who saw past my rank
It was you who saw eyes
Who saw heart, and true strength
It was you at my side
That gave me the power
To battle this darkness
Each hour by hour
For any last hero
Has stolen our time
No Sacrifice, No Victory - Chapter 3No Sacrifice, No Victory ~ Chapter 3: Pay It ForwardNo Sacrifice, No Victory - Chapter 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
Shepard sighed, slowly turning from the reaper to face her crew. Of course, the Reapers wouldn't understand, nor even try to see their point of view. It was all too clear to her now. Tali'zorah and Cyn'thea both jogged up to Shepard's side, smiling at her. Legion stood from afar, watching them.
"Shepard! That was amazing...the way you stood up to that reaper." Cyn'thea said as she gave her Commander a friendly hug.
"They'll never understand. I'd get more progress with the Council or a brick wall at this point." She replied, returning the hug and giving one to Tali as well before taking a step back.
"We can confirm that the geth are no longer being directed by the Old Machine." Legion said as he looked at his omni-tool, then towards the Commander. "We are free."
Shepard smiled softly at Legion, nodding before placing a finger towards her earpiece. It was Admiral Han'Gerrel from the Heavy Fleet. "You did it, Shepard! The geth fl
In the Thick of it - Chapter 10In the Thick of it - Chapter 102 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Normandy's mess hall was bustling with crew members that had just dragged themselves out of bed, desperate for that first cup of coffee to help them start their shift.
Dr. Chakwas was sitting at one of the tables, holding a lively debate with Engineer Adams.
"But enough of this A.I. argument," Adams said to her, attempting to change the subject that all of a sudden had become a bit too controversial and potentially divisive.
"I was meaning to ask you if my present reached you. The muffins, I mean."
As Karin was listening to Adams, she caught a glimpse of Joker making his way to the coffee machine.
Adams continued; "I wasn't sure if they're to your taste or... you can tell me what you like and I can get you something different next time."
Her attention returned to the engineer: "They're fine, Greg. They were delicious and you certainly shouldn't have."
Her eyes returned to Joker; "Would you excuse me for a moment?" she asked him. "Don't let anybody take my seat, I intend to return s
Everyone Needs A HugTitle: Everyone Needs A HugEveryone Needs A Hug5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Femshep, Joker.
Disclaimer: Mass Effect © Bioware
I closed my private terminal with a few taps of my fingers on the holographic interface. Numbness.. He dared to sent me a sorry message, no.. He wasn't even excusing himself. Scratch that. It only explained a small fraction of his reaction on Horizon.
I closed my eyes for a moment, holding the rail of the command deck. My yeoman's eyes examined me, I knew it. A deep breath surged through my lungs, I had never felt so betrayed before. Not by anyone, never ever.
He had yelled at me in front of my squad, telling me that I had betrayed the Alliance and didn't even notify him of being alive. Hell! I had been dead for two years! How could I?! With some telepathic magic hocus pocus stuff?
I let out an aggravated grunt and pushed myself from the rail and walked around the command bridge. I didn't even hear my yeoman Kelly Chambers ask what was wrong with me. He was so d
Mass Effect: Valentine's DayMass Effect: Valentine's Day6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Good morning, Commander!" Kelly Chambers sang on queue with the opening elevator doors. Shepard set one unfortunately decaffeinated foot in front of another and approached her cautiously.
"Morning, Kelly," Shepard commented partially through a yawn. She had to wonder how Kelly did it, staying so perky and awake when she never appeared to sleep. Stimulants, maybe? Demonic pacts?
The younger officer beamed at her, red hair sliding partially out of place as she offered Shepard a steaming cup of coffee and a small pink envelope. "Happy Valentine's Day, Commander!"
Shepard inhaled her morning brew and set it down at her desk before prying open the envelope, absentmindedly glancing up the bridge. "Valentine's Day, Kelly?"
Kelly blinked, confused as to how answer. Surely this was not a new concept to Commander Shepard, modern bastion of humanity. Was it? "Valentine's Day is an ancien
Mass Effect: Make Out AlreadyMass Effect: Make Out Already4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Would you guys just shut up and make out, already?" Joker rolls his eyes and mutters under his breath.
Kaidan scowls, leaning stiffly against EDI's display tower while the Alliance dissects and inventories every inch of the Cerberus vessel. Jeff can't help but laugh: the man's grimace speaks volumes for his discomfort.
"Any more tension and you guys are going to start massing dark matter."
"She's charged with treason."
Jeff snorts. "For saving the galaxy."
Kaidan sighs, posture sinking. "What do I say, 'I'm sorry?'"
"To Shepard?" Joker whistles. "Cash in on epic angry sex and see where it goes."
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 1 Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date FanficTali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Citadel was a complete mess. Buildings still had holes in them. The blood of the fallen still covered the walls. But people still lived on as though nothing had happened a few weeks ago, they still went to shop at the local stores, they still went to see the new Blasto movie, and they still gossiped about John Shepard's relationship status.
Maybe he's into Asari, thought some.
Maybe he likes only humans, hoped others.
But they were all wrong. He did not enjoy any of those as mates. No he had preferred the most unbelievable of choices. He had preferred Quarians. Specifically Tali Zorah vas Normandy.
Unfortunately no one but a few of the crew of the Normandy SR2 knew about this relationship. The rest of the universe was completely oblivious. They still tried to get with the Universe's Hero.