Blue RoseBlue Rose of Illium,
entwine me with your thorns,
for the scars you leave on my skin
give more honor than battle-wounds.
Let my hands carry you
from the shadows of steel towers
into the hot sunshine,
so your petals may grow deep in color,
your leaves and stems more supple,
your roots firmly gripping the earth
where love plants you.
Blue Rose of Illium,
may I die with your name on my lips,
and fall close to where you stand
so my blood may enrich your soil,
and my bones wall you
against any who would uproot you
without knowing your true worth.
First confessionsFirst confessions4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
(In Normandy, Amelia goes to see Kaidan first. She approaches him.)
Kaidan: Commander. Can I ask you something... personal?
Amelia: What's on your mind, Kaidan?
Kaidan: Well, I just... Do you think we have something special? You're special to me, Shepard. But I don't see myself measuring up...
Amelia: What do you mean? Of course you do.
Kaidan: I know, Commander. But there's something in the air I see around you that says that I'm not really on your mind as much as I could be.
Amelia: Kaidan, that's not true. I like you a lot. You're a sweetheart.
Kaidan: I appreciate that. But maybe it's not the right time for us right now. I know maybe it's none of my business, but maybe you've got something else on your mind you might want to take care of. *Pauses* ...I don't want to say anything else, Commander. You're in charge of your life here.
Amelia: ...You're right, Kaidan. But I will talk to you again later.
Kaidan: I'll be here.
(Amelia leaves to see Garrus downstairs and slowly watches him
Halo Twisted Fate Ch.1Halo Twisted FateHalo Twisted Fate Ch.13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chapter One: Isolated
Dust was thick in the air, lending an eerie, faded look to the surroundings and blending hard edges until they were indistinct smears. A woman's breath slowed and evened as her vision adjusted, her target appearing clearer to her. Squeezing the trigger, a bullet from the DMR shot out into the thick dust. There was a brief sound of the bullet hitting something hard, and a grunt fell, a neat hole centred between the eyes.
"I give that a ten." A man cackled as he knelt by the woman's side, taking aim with his own DMR. The woman glanced at him from the corner of her eye as he fired, the shot felling a Skirmisher. "Damn," he swore, looking sour, "neck shot." Huffing wryly under her helmet, the woman rolled her eyes. Her name was Chelsey, and the man beside her was Victor. The woman, along with the dust-coated Spartan and the rest of their team, were hunkered down in an old abandoned gas station, taking shots at whatever happened to creep alon
On VirmireOn Virmire4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Captain Kirahe: Is he going to be a problem?
Amelia: I'll talk to him. He's fine.
Ashley: Maybe you were wrong, skipper. A lousy lizard shouldn't be interfering with something as big as this.
*Amelia looks at Ashley dead in the eye and punches her*
Amelia: Don't you EVER say that about him again!
Kaiden: Commander! Whoa! Time out!
Ashley: You take it like that, I'll give it right back! I don't like how you've been going with this!
Amelia: I'm in charge here, Williams! And my personal life has NOTHING to do with how I run things!
Ashley: That doesn't mean I'm gonna like it!
Amelia: Like it or NOT, you do as I say! And DON'T get involved. Don't do ANYTHING. Got it?
Kaidan: Commander, try to cool off here. I think you're too upset that Wrex is acting up right now. You really gotta back down. Everyone's gonna think that you're... acting just like him.
Kaidan: I'm telling both of you to step back here. Just deal with the situation outright. I'm sure neither of us don't wan
Halo Twisted Fate Ch.2Halo Twisted FateHalo Twisted Fate Ch.23 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chapter Two: The Arbiter's Captives
When Eris woke up, her body felt light. Her eyes opened to a dark blue ceiling with a hexagonal pattern, which she examined briefly before sitting up. Looking down at her body, she blanched. She was wearing a grey dress, styled into a halter-top, with braces on her arms. Feeling exposed, she hugged herself as she examined the rest of the room. The woman she had tried to save, sleeping still, was dressed similarly, though her dress was white instead of grey. Eris opened her mouth only to close it, repeating the action a few times. She had never really seen clothing as beautiful, due to her upbringing and her life as a rebel soldier, but now she was confused. Wasn't she supposed to be dead?
Her last memories seemed to indicate that her assumption was correct, but she felt the surface beneath her, and when she breathed in, the air smelled. She doubted the dead could smell. A motion to the side made her jerk in surprise. The ot
Guardian Angels: Valentine+So did it hurt?+Guardian Angels: Valentine3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Garrus Vakarian looked up at the ceiling from underneath his console, "Excuse me?"
+You know, pulling the pole outta your ass, did it hurt?+
"Is there a reason you're talking to me Joker, or are you just bored?"
+Actually, I was curious as to what you were getting Shepard for Valentine's Day.+
"Valentine's day? What's that?"They'd never celebrated that during the Saren investigation, nor had she mentioned it before.
+Oh shit, you don't even know what that is do you?+
"That would explain why I asked what it is "
+Well, pretty much it's a holiday for couples, it's a day to celebrate the person you care about being in your life Mika is really looking forward to it this year.+
Shit! He lurched forward, banging his head against the edge of the console and swearing violently as he stood, "How much time do I have Joker?"
+It's tomorrow and the closest civilized planet is five days away.+
Halo Twisted Fate Ch.3Halo Twisted FateHalo Twisted Fate Ch.33 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chapter Three: From the Ashes
Back on Reach, however, Chelsey's team lay unconscious at the bottom of the canyon. The Wraith had been destroyed, but luckily, they were left with minor injuries in the form of small bruises and cuts. Darek's fingers twitched as he groaned. As he slowly awoke, he saw an indistinct figure heading their way. He could only think that it was more enemies making sure they were dead. He didn't move, however. There was no point. There was nowhere left to go now. So he only watched the figure come closer, feeling hopeless. As the figure grew closer, however, his blurry vision cleared somewhat, allowing him a view of the mysterious person. Black armor, slender figure. Soon, the silhouette he saw was of a female ODST.
Her body was moving unevenly, her gait broke up with a limp, but regardless of that fact she made her way over to the wreckage and eyed it. With her helmet still on Darek couldn't get a view of her face, instead watching as
The acquaintanceThe acquaintance4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"My people have a say: find the enemy of your enemy - and you`ll meet a friend!" - Urdnot Wrex, ME1
What can one feel awakening in the unknown room not remebering anything, with terrible headache and wearing little more than loincloth...? Party was good? I doubt that and one particular krogan would agree completely
With heavy sigh containing pain, anger, irritation and simply bad mood all in equal part Wrex opened his eyes. Fist two feelings he was lying on the cold metallic floor face down, and his arms were tied with some cuffs Other feelings, like pain in all body parts that he could feel, of being in such uncomfortable position for too long and dizzy came few minutes later. As his conciseness slowly returned to the state he counted as normal and the world before his red eyes as much slowly shaped from the blurry shades into more or less suitable form the Warlord understood his position and it sucked!
He was lying on the floor of some sort of cell about 10X
Spectres: Second AssignmentSecond AssignmentSpectres: Second Assignment3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The following weeks passed without any evidence of betrayal, or that maybe the new unit would turn against Quentius and Anderson and sell them out to the other Councillors or perhaps even to Cerberus. It appeared that Anderson had chosen wisely, but he was wary of the krogan and the human, and as much as he hated to admit it, the turian too.
The krogan made it clear that if they tried to get rid of him, he wasn't going to go down quietly. He was going to fight until he had to club them to death with his gun, but as biotic he had plenty of ways to kill them, without the use of any of his military training. And that's what made him so dangerous. He probably knew of a hundred different ways to kill them, and wouldn't hesitate to unleash his wrath on a turian.
And then the human, Anderson had failed to mention how close he was to her. He knew her parents, he got her into military service and made her a Spectre, now he recommended her for this unit. It j
Spectres: Prologue*All characters are based on the same ones in the Mass Effect universe, only with an alternative reality twist. I hope each character acts within context, and that the readers aren't too annoyed when certain characters don't make an appearance. Please review and enjoy.Spectres: Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Looking out from the balcony of the executor suite, Councillor Quentius stared down at the sparkling blue river that flowed so peacefully down from the Presidium Commons, and for a second he momentarily forget the chaos of the galaxy and the recent disruption that had caused him to make such arrangements with Councillor Anderson.
Despite the best efforts of him and the rest of the Citadel Council, the state of the galaxy was anything but peaceful. With the uprising of the Cerberus Organization over eighteen years ago, things had slowly begun to fall into chaos within the farthest reaches of space, in the darkest corner, hiding where the Council was unable to find them.
Being Councillor was diffi
Halo Twisted Fate PrologueHalo Twisted FateHalo Twisted Fate Prologue3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Reach I can remember like it was yesterday. The lush grass, the beautiful mountains, the fresh air hitting my lungs, everything about it was peaceful until they came..."
"The war was long. We fought for her, for Reach. Me and my Team, side by side. Never treading behind, always there to watch each others back. The enemy fell to our might but even when we watched as Noble Team destroyed a major ship looming over our home, raising our arms to shout out for joy our victory was short lived."
"Our numbers began to fall, we watched as those we struggled to protect, get slaughtered like flies in a room filled with poison, yet me and my team we were never injured we kept fighting. Even after they left us behind .."
It was cold and silent within the walls of the Frigate, not even the sound of the engines could be heard. Deep inside the hallways of darkness something was beginning to stir from a deep sleep. The hazel
HALO: The Return - Prologue2553. That was the year that the war had ended. The Prophet of Truth, killed. The Covenant, annihilated. Gravemind, disintegrated. The entire universe was saved by two heroes.HALO: The Return - Prologue7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
One thing was for sure. Everyone else was safe. The Earth was retained in its natural beauty for the most part. The humans and the Sangheili were under an alliance. Only one thing remained a mystery however.
What had happened, to the Master Chief who had vanished into thin air, along with the backend of The Dawn. One thing was for certain. Everyone believed him to be dead. Or was he?
Something That Matters - WrexXandra looked up as the doors to her quarters slid open, expecting to see a crew member bringing her the latest report, or maybe even Alenko come to apologise for getting angry with her earlier. Got she hated that man - always talking about how beautiful his past love was, not even noticing that Xandra had been trying to help him. In any case, she'd never expected Wrex to be standing in her doorway.Something That Matters - Wrex6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She blinked in surprise and lifted a hand. "Hi, Wrex. Something you need?"
Wrex entered her room, striding slowly, powerful muscles twitching under his clothing, crest reflecting the dim of the lights. For once he wasn't wearing his armor, and didn't appear to be carrying any weapons. He looked strangely vulnerable, well, he would have if he was anything but a Krogan. He didn't bother to reply to her question, and paused next to her desk as the doors to her room slid closed with a vacant beep.
There was silence as the two stared at each other. The dark of Shepards room was a relief from the
TMNKrogan fic ME2 spoilers"Absolutely not."TMNKrogan fic ME2 spoilers5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Aw come on! I've got a whole krant totally into it."
Grunt growled, "you don't have the power to veto!"
Wrex leaned forward on his throne, "I give myself the power to veto. Veto."
"Just hear me out," Grunt appealed, "I saw it on a vid on the Normandy. Joker had it. It's called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
Wrex rubbed the back of his crest, "this already sounds stupid."
"No it's awesome," Grunt insisted, "they are mutant earth reptiles that used to be slow but then they get radiated by snot or something and become ninjas." He gestured widely to conjure a shred of excitement from his nonplussed leader, "but they totally look like Krogan. Really weak short Krogan. But they kick people in the face and hit them with swords and stuff."
Wrex sighed, "if you're close enough to hit a guy with a sword, you're close enough to barrel straight through him."
The Krogan standing to the left of the thron
Amelia's Return- TuchankaAmelia's Return- Tuchanka3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Like the good-hearted woman she is, Amelia went through with helping Miranda find and save her sister. Miranda was happy a little more than Amelia expected and she was glad to help.
Afterwards, Amelia went through with another mission to find and recruit a drell assassin; Thane Krios.
She went through enough hell finding him, but it was worth it. He seemed a nice person, considering his occupation. She also felt sympathy for him after finding out about his disease and the severity of his condition.
He had a soft atmosphere about him. There was something in his eyes; despite how black they were like two endless holes. And his voice as well. It sounded... deep and maybe dark, but not intimidating.
She found herself thinking of him for a moment, but she quickly had forgotten by the time she was reminiscing her times with Garrus lately.
After checking up with everyone, she found put that Jack found a few things in her files and wants to take care of her past business with Cerberus, though
Don't think of the past...(On Normandy, Amelia is laying down in her bed. Wrex comes in, looking angry.)Don't think of the past...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Amelia: Bout time you joined me.
Wrex: Amelia, why did you let the rachni queen live?! You know she was just trying to "sing" her way out of it so that she could have history repeat itself! And you let her go! Do you know what my people had to go through to kill those damn spiders?
Amelia: She's NOT a bad mother, Wrex! They're not mindless little insects that need to be crushed! She said it herself; that those "children" were not really hers! Other people were raising them without her consent to become their tools! What SHE wants to do is raise her children RIGHT so that there WON'T be any more wars!
Wrex: Were you there? Did you fight them? Did you sacrifice so many and triumph to be known as a savior just for killing those things? If we were to fight them again, we'd be outnumbered! Who would save them this time?
Amelia: There will be no "this time!" Not everyone is blinded by history, Wrex!
Wrex: Fine! Bu
Spectres: First AssignmentFirst AssignmentSpectres: First Assignment3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The varren spat and growled at one another in the dirty pit, clawing and biting, tearing chunks of flesh off the other in a bid to not be the dinner of the krogan who betted against it. One varren managed to get around its opponent and sunk its flesh into the back of its neck, it howled in pain and fell to the ground, twitching and bleeding.
The krogan gathered around the pit cheered, one swore and stamped his foot. He lost his bet and a chance at a free meal. Wrex watched from afar, slightly glad his varren didn't go into the pits, but knew if worst came to worst he could always eat it. He glanced up at the hole in the huge ceiling, orange tinged light streaming in.
This would be the last time he stood in his home of Urdnot, tomorrow he was leaving to start his duties as a Spectre, and as was well known - there weren't a lot of krogan Spectres. There may have been a few, but they were the original generation of krogan, the ones who lived for centuries
One day, my sweet.One day, my sweet.3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Spoilers for the ending of Mass Effect 3.
"One day, my sweet" is a continuation of the final cinematic between a boy and his grandfather. While this scene is marred by the currently atrocious ending, it is something special of it's own. Our story starts off before the scene that we see in the game and continues it.
I suggest reading this in the character's voices. And playing the "Vigil" theme while reading. It makes for a very immersing experience.
The old man and the young boy briskly walked out into the cold, winter night. Trees and snow surrounded them as they walked along the edge of a forest. Two planets hung above their heads, one a bit farther away than the other. Their own planet name was not known to the old man, who had been born after the Reaper War, which could be blamed for the entire galaxy's situation. After a massive explosion from a giant space station, (The old man knew not the name of the space station, only that several million people had once lived o
Theia 'Vadam - BirthdayI saw her leaning on the windowsill. Immediately I felt a pang in my heart for her. I'm a mother, I know these things about my little girl. I know everything about her. Being my only little one, I have a more intense bond with her. She feels something, and I feel it too.Theia 'Vadam - Birthday5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Theia, dear? What's wrong?" Zarla walked over to the little elite child. Her green eyes that once sparkled with such life, were blank as they stared out into the night sky.
"Today is my fourteenth birthday. It's the fourteenth in a row that father has missed. I know it's not his fault but...that's the one thing that I want more than anything. It would make me so happy if he could see one...just one..." Zarla smiled. The moment it was there, it was gone as she turned.
"I'm sorry, sweetie. Sometimes things just don't work out. Did you have a good birthday otherwise?" Theia nodded sadly.
"Yeah, it was great. Thanks..." Her eyes never left the star-filled sky as she spoke. Zarla smiled again, putting a hand on T
The TrialTitle: The TrialThe Trial5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Female Sheperd (Paragon), Urdnot Wrex, Tali
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its characters are owned by Bioware and EA.
The tension between the Council and Shepard was almost suffocating. Shifting nervously on her feet, Tali stood no more than three steps from the firm and strong form of Commander Shepard, the first human Spectre.
She wore her Alliance uniform, the tight material reflecting the dim blue light that flowed in through the overhead windows. Her short black hair was brushed back away from her passionate emerald eyes, the battle scar over her right eye tightening and constricting with each muscle movement.
Hearing a low growl of barely contained anger, Tali moved her gaze to Wrex. His hands clenched tightly, Tali could almost feel the palpable frustration emitting off of him. The piercing red eyes of the Krogan Battle Master seemed to narrow more with each sentence, the overwhelming emotions seeming to cut throu