Taking my Time A few days later, she found him at Apollo's Café, sitting at a table and looking as though he was trying desperately to keep his mind off their impending date he had asked her on. 'Probably fears the worst. All things considered, can't say I blame him ' she thought to herself, idly smoothing the black leather of her dress. She was grateful that Dr. Chakwas had held onto her old dress from when she aided Kasumi in recovering Keiji's graybox. 'That PVC dress in my closet that Traynor found ' she suppressed a shudder at how downright unflattering that dress looked. Traynor had good intentions in adding that to Samus' wardrobe, but this one was more stunning, to say the very least. She sauntered over to the empty spot at the table he was sitting at, her black lace pumps clicking with each step. She stopped just before the chair he was occupying.
"Kaidan ?" she asked
ExpectationsHe had expected her to hate him.Expectations3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
'I mean,' he thought absentmindedly as he idly stirred his coffee. 'Isn't it normal for her to hate me?' Though all things considered, there wasn't a thing about their situation that was normal; a Reaper invasion putting your relationship- or what was left of it- on hold wasn't normal. Serving on the same ship during said Reaper invasion while putting your relationship or what was left of it- on hold was even less so. He took a sip of the bitter liquid, its warmth seeping into his chilled bones. It was incredibly late- the last of the crew, save for him, had finally tucked into their bunks for the night, the day's events heavy on their hearts as they attempted to exude a modicum of normalcy, tried to cope by means of routine.
Still, he had expected her to hate him.
How could she not? She had found him as soon as she could, sought for his comfort, his pr
Breathe ShepardxAlenko"So that's it huh?" A voice Who - why did it sound so familiar? It resonated in its deep baritone, ricocheting into every corner.Breathe ShepardxAlenko2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I " Her throat was a tremble. Her voice died in the empty space, hoarse and tender as it was. She didn't want to talk anymore. She had no words. There was nothing left to say. She just wanted to sleep, sleep and never wake up. She was tired, so very tired. Her eyes remained shut and her back leaned into the bench she found herself on. Her body shook and she could feel nothing. Everything was numb, a soothing gentle numb.
"Get up." The voice demanded of her, louder it was a powerful explosion of words. She slowly lifted her chin from her chest, weary weak eyes fluttered open. "Get up Shepard." She met a strong russet gaze. He looked so familiar Why Why couldn't she remember?
"A-Anderson ?" Her voice betrayed her, croaking whispers that wove themselves into the atmosphere. Anderson, Admiral Anderson? Impossible, he was dead. She sa
ShatterThe anguish in his eyes haunted her.Shatter3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When she closed her eyes, she saw him staring at her with as much love as there was pain in his body, reaching out but not knowing if he could touch her, if he should touch her. When she went about her business, his presence was overwhelming, his biotics humming such a sad tune that her biotics would whisper of her ache for him, for his comfort. He had been in her squad for weeks now, and had taken residence in the observation deck. He didn't push things with her, didn't demand she make a decision, barely talked to her at all when she didn't initiate the conversation.
For her part, she rarely spoke with him.
It wasn't for lack of a want to she wanted to be able to talk freely with him, to be able to use his shoulder and have him hold her like they used to be in another life, but things aren't so simple anymore. She couldn't just rush to his sleeper p
The Last GoodbyeIt had been almost a full week now. Seven days, one-hundred and sixty-eight hours, ten thousand and eighty minutes. Time was moving on, flowing around the ugly, lumpy stone that only partially blocked the riverbed. The rest of the galaxy was moving on and finally beginning to recover. Only one man, one group of friends, one ship ached and found moving forward almost impossible. Their rock, their leader and foundation, his love...was gone.The Last Goodbye3 years ago in Romance More Like This
It had been joyous, seeing the Reapers finally fall, their empty shells falling forgotten to the earth as the glorious cheers of the Alliance marines around Kaidan resounded to the skies. He only had one thought running through his mind as he threw his assault rifle to the ground where it lay amongst the ashes. He took off without a second glance for the other marines as he sprinted off towards the glowing beacon in the distance.
The pawing fingers of the marines held him back as he screamed out her name, trying to fight to her, the battle over. One o
AftermathHis saddening goodbye was the last memory she could recall as the flames of the explosion threw her from her feet, throwing her violently across the platform. Her eyes closed wearily remembering his face, and how much she had lost in order to save the universe and everyone she cared about. His words spiralling in her mind as the darkness engulfed her, feeling piece and calm; a slight smile crossed her features then nothing.Aftermath3 years ago in Settings More Like This
The light shone through the shutters of the hospital bay, printing their image on the far side of the wall. Deeper shadows began to over cast, as vehicles pass by in unison. There was a slight tap on the door before it slowly and carefully opened. Major Alenko entered the room, unsure what to find, as was his worry each morning on his arrival. He sat down beside the motionless individual, within the bed.
The scars had healed nicely although her eyes were still covered to protect them from the sensitivity of prolonged exposure to light. He scoffed at the idea; she ha
It Falls Apart ShepardxAlenkoIt Falls Apart ShepardxAlenko3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Things were never easy whenever Shepard was involved. Kaidan would have liked to say he was surprised when Anderson had told him that Shepard had surrendered to the Alliance after venturing into the unmapped Omega 4 relay, destroying the Collectors ship as well as the base then blowing up a mass relay in the Bahak system, destroying the entire thing in the process. The news itself certainly rocked him to his core. Shepard had destroyed an entire system. The way it sounded it was without a single flinch or care, all in the name of stopping the Reapers. Shepard's resolve was never going to break whenever the Reapers were involved. Despite death, disaster and destruction following her around like a second shadow, she still persevered trying to be the biggest hero in the galaxy. But then she went and destroyed an entire system, Kaidan was having trouble wrapping his head around that. He barely could accept the fact that Shepard was alive again, he had watched the original Normandy explode,
I'll Be WaitingKaidan couldn't believe his eyes when he checked his messages. There, in glowing letters, the words 'RE: About Horizon...' sat, sending a flurry of emotions through him. He had no idea what to expect. Part of him was scared, yet he found himself opening the message and reading.I'll Be Waiting3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Thank you for your apology. I appreciate it. I can't imagine how the past two years have changed you; for me, it hasn't even been two *months*. I think we were both a little wrapped up in our own pain.
Still, I want my chance to explain, and God help me, you're going to listen this time.
In an instant, I went from suffocating in space to an operating table, in the midst of Cerberus, being told that countless credits were spent on reconstructing me to save the entire human race (and the entire rest of the universe, it looks like).
What was I supposed to do? I went with two of their operatives to a recently abducted colony, and saw the proof for myself. Cerberus or not, they were giving me the tools to
Surprise Communication: Joker and KaidanSurprise Communication: Joker and Kaidan3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 2
Characters: Kaidan Alenko, Joker, Female Shepard, Captain Anderson
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
"Get those reports to the council by tomorrow. It could make or break your case, depending on what you find."
"I know, and you'll get them. There's a lot of data to comb through."
"That's why I pulled a few strings to get EDI routed to your data pad. Use it to speed up the process. Cerberus programmed it to save every mission and transmission that the Normandy was a part of."
"Thank you, Councilor Anderson. This is a huge help. I'll get to work."
"I'm behind you, Shepard. The reason I'm helping you is because I believe you did the right thing." He sighed, the weight of my situation hanging on him like lead. "I'm going to find more testimonies for your defense.
Feeling Human - The FutureFeeling Human - The Future3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Feeling Human - The Future
features- Tali'Zorah, Shepard, Kaidan Alenko
all characters were created and are owned by Bioware
"Do you think you'll ever have children, Shepard?"
Shepard choked on her drink at Tali's unexpected, yet innocent question. It had been a week since the Battle of the Citadel, and much to her protest she had been dragged to Earth to attend a series of dinners and ceremonies in her honor. Receiving a medal of honor had been incredible, and having her crew with her, Kaidan in particular, made it all the more special. The cost of having that honor was having to attend the endless events, though she enjoyed having a break from the misadventures onboard the Normandy, yet there were moments that she had considered making an escape and blast back off into the stars instead of hearing another long speech, though logic deemed such an idea horrifically stupid.
Returning to Tali's question, Shepard shifted uncomfortable, feeling the stiffnes
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
Broken "Welcome to the new Normandy, Major Alenko," he flinched when she spoke to him so briskly, though he couldn't find a reason to blame her. He had this nasty habit of doing and saying the worst possible things at the worst possible times to the last person in the world he ever wanted to hurt. It had literally been hours since they each had to stare down the barrel of each other's guns, and his throat clenched at the thought that all he did afterward was tell her he felt that she would have killed him if he hadn't backed down first.Broken3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hell of a thing to say to the one you love.
She had handled it with grace, had reassured him vehemently that she could never hurt him, and had even readily accepted his request to return to fighting alongside her just a few minutes ago. But now now it was back to business. She was his Captain, giving him the tour of her ship, and he was meekly following behind
ClickClick3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
His heels clicked against the floor of the hallway leading to her cell.
Were his thoughts not a jumbled mess, were his heart not in his throat, hammering out any words he might have been able to form, he might have paused to ponder why so few people were in the normally crowded hall. Perhaps that was for the best; he was so anxious he wasn't entirely certain that he could have said anything to anyone how he was going to form words to the one woman he needed to speak to more than anything in the universe was beyond him at this point, but he pressed on nonetheless. He recalled the last time he felt this way, the last time he looked into her sapphire eyes and heard her voice, and his heart sank at the thought that both were in the same memory. His words that day were things he only barely thought of before he said them- and only now was he trying to come to terms with the repercussions. Thoughts flitted in and out of his mind like smoke
Mister ShepardDakota was crumpled sideways in the copilot's seat when Kaidan wandered into the cockpit.Mister Shepard3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
"I was wondering where she'd gone," he spoke softly, words in a low and even whisper.
"Shepard came up here to ask me a question and passed out before I could even give her an answer." The pilot twisted to look at him from over his shoulder with smiling green eyes. "No need to be quietshe still sleeps like the well you know."
Kaidan stood beside her chair and stooped forward, stretching over her curled knees. He steadied himself on her shoulders and brushed his lips against her forehead. "She worked hard today."
The woman shifted in his hands with a small growl, slumping down further into her chair.
"Yeah, I'll say. She's gotten really good at running around. Like this creepy mixture of krogan freight train and asari skycar solid but nimble. Next thing you know, she'll be walking on water like in those old Chinese action movies " Jeff was still watching him, pleased and a
Good Morning SunshineLaura opened her eyes.Wincing slightly at the morning sun,streaming through the window.She yawned as she sat up and stretched.Laura looked to her right.Kaidan Alenko was lying there,peacefully asleep.Good Morning Sunshine3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She giggled quietly to herself.He looked so adorable like that.With his bed hair,mouth slightly open.Best of all he was shirtless.Laura looked down at her outfit,which was just Kaidan's shirt.
A smile spread across her face.Laura Shepard decided she had never been happier.After saving the world from the Reapers for the 3rd and finale time.Kaidan finally asked for her hand in marriage.It was the perfect ending to a horrible war.
She knew she wasn't the type to completely settle down.Laura knew she and Kaidan would probably go back to the Alliance at some point.But right now,She wanted to focus on being happy.Which never used to be something she could afford.
Being The Great Commander Shepard wasn't all it was cracked up to be.With all of the galaxy depending on you.It's a great burden,whic
Midnight ComfortIt was late when Shepard left the med bay, which was probably a good thing. Dr Chakwas had left many hours before, not wanting to relive the painful hangover she had had last time they were drinking together. So she left Shepard and the bottle, excusing herself and telling the commander to have at it. So she had. She could barely stand by herself and the last thing she wanted was any of her crew to see her like that. She made it all the way to the elevator in the dark, smiling to herself as she pressed, or more accurately fell onto the call button. She was a ninja, no one could catch her.Midnight Comfort3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Shepard?" The elevator doors opened just as Kaidan leaned out of his room, clearly curious at who or what would be skulking around the ship at this time of night. He was a soldier, and he had had more than his fair share of ambushes. His war honed senses wouldn't allow him to be caught unawares again. Upon seeing his CO though, he relaxed, smiling a genuine smile that made Shepard's buzzy brain screa
Coming to TermsIt was late afternoon December 24 onboard the Normandy SR-2, and Commander Lorraine Shepard was panting heavily in the airlock, slumped against the wall clutching her chest and heaving with lack of oxygen. She let her head roll back and rest against the cool metal, its touch soothing and refreshing. She heard Joker's voice, both over her comm link and in real life, standing over her, looking into her eyes anxiously.Coming to Terms3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Commander? Commander are you all right?" He was shaking her lightly, his thin arm wrapped around her armored shoulders. His green eyes were filled with concern and she could see that she had worried her crew unnecessarily by remaining in the airlock.
"I'm fine, I just needed a second, Joker." He nodded quickly and offered her a helping hand up. "We better get this IFF to EDI," Shepard motioned towards the door across the CIC that lead to the Communications room. The mission she had just returned from had been to acquire a secret Reaper technology that would lead her and he
Finding Strength ShepardxAlenko"You mean a lot to me Kaidan, I love you." Three years. Three absolutely agonizing years Kaidan had waited for Shepard to whisper those three simple words to him. As her hand brushed against his face and he looked into her eyes, she held nothing but affection and admiration for him. There had always been holding back, skirting around the idea, and light playful jokes about it. But when he finally had her sitting in his lap, their gazes locked in each other she finally let him know just how much she cared about him. There was nothing keeping her from him anymore, as he'd long abandoned his philosophy of leaving a way out as well. He no longer wished to be with anyone else, no one else would ever be able to fill him so completely the way Shepard did. He wanted to be hers and hers alone, he wanted to be the man she needed, the man she wanted. It was obvious that Shepard didn't actually need a man to protect her. She could handle herself against just about anything this galaxy could thrFinding Strength ShepardxAlenko3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Shepard to KaidanThey called me commanderShepard to Kaidan3 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
Drops In The Ocean ShepardxAlenkoDrops In The Ocean ShepardxAlenko3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I appreciate the help." Shepard said with a bitter tone in her voice, her hand clasping the recently acquired data pad the Asari councilor handed her with minimal interest of what the report actually said. They were talking high detailed secrets, there wasn't going to be anything in a written report, she already deduced that. The issue was the severity in the councilor's voice, the sheer desperation for help.
"It's you who will be helping us. The Matriarchs are growing desperate, for the first time in our history Thessia is vulnerable." She sighed and began to walk away, her hands folding in front of her body. Shepard could only follow as she continued to explain the situation with incredible skill, the vague details leaving key facts carefully eluded. "For all our intellect we're outmatched by Reaper fire power." Shepard wanted to laugh at that, remembering Liara's father and how she mentioned the Asari tactics were about as useful as tits on a hanar in a time like this.
Of Terrors and Embraces Samus was barely aware of what was around her. She felt a firm, strangely familiar mattress underneath her she was lying on her back, but how did she get here ? She remembered she was on Noveria, and she had brought Kaidan and Garrus with her. They had been sent to investigate Cerberus attacks, and she needed someone to hack something or other she had Kaidan do it, leaving him exposed while he furiously worked through encryptions to bypass systems. Then there was an Atlas a missile it was heading towards Kaidan. She threw up a barrier and took the hit for him, but things got fuzzy after that. She knew she was conscious for the rest of the fight it involved a desperate sprint to the shuttle but the last thing she remembered was her vision going black in the shuttle Kaidan's panicked outcry as she crumbled to the floorOf Terrors and Embraces3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
" ow is s
Kaidan looking out for ShepardBack on the NormandyKaidan looking out for Shepard4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Kaidan sat next the commander's bedside from the moment she was brought it. Dr Chakwas, had tried examine him to see if he had sustained any injuries from the mission and the Beacon.
"Honestly I'm fine just the odd bump here and there. How's the Commander doing?"
"She's doing fine Kaidan stop worrying... it's getting late and you've had a long day why don't you go and get some sleep?"
Kaidan began nervously scratching the back of his neck. "It's my fault the Commander is in this state...I can't just leave her" Dr Chakwas rested a hand on his shoulder.
"Kaidan I assure you she's going to be ok we just need her to wake up and we can take any needs from there. You can stay here if you like but I would still advise that you get some sleep. I've some reports that need writing up I'll be around if you need me."
Kaidan smiled and gave a slight nod before moving his chair closer to Shepard's bed. When he was sure Dr Chakwas was sat at her desk he took Shepard's hand into h
Die Tryinggame:MASS EFFECT 3Die Trying3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
characters: FemShep/Kaidan, Tali/Garrus, EDI/Jeff
In the end, I made the only choice that I possibly could. Though my life would be forfeit, everyone else, including EDI and the geth would survive, not just the humans and other organics but all life artificial and otherwise. Though it was not the ending to my life I had hoped for it was the only one that would keep everyone I loved and cared about alive. The reaper threat would end today and the battle for life would end. I couldn’t ask for anything else… except… to say goodbye.
I looked at the AI child standing next to me waiting for me to make my decision. I smiled sadly at him knowing that he was the reason I was in this mess to begin with. All I wanted to do was raise my gun and fire into his little head, but he was nothing more than a hologram and the bullet would just phase through him.
"I hate you." I frowned at the little monster and turned my back to him. Opening up my omnitool I
Coming CleanDakota moved in the cold darkness, shuffling across the Observation Deck with her fish-blanket safely draped across her shoulders. The plush microfiber glided just above the ground and hugged her legs, snapping static at her ankles with each footfall.Coming Clean3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Her ears perked to the sound of quiet breaths in the corner; she froze in the middle of the room and scanned her surroundings, turning her head from side to side. There wasn’t enough light to see anything properly, but the faint noise was coming from the darkest part of the deck—the one farthest from the window.
Slow, deep, even—Kaidan was asleep.
The nervous commander wrung the ends of her blanket around her shoulders in a bony fist in a feeble attempt to find solace and exhaled sharply, snagging her lip on an incisor. Hunching forward, she bundled up tighter in her fish and locked her knees, curling her toes in the cold floor.
She’d originally come down to talk to him and tell him that she was sorry for being