Home: Chapter 1Home: Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Red the first thing that caught his eye. If he had known, he would have memorized every detail of that encounter - the smell, the ambient noise, but most of all, her face. Yes, he would have memorized every detail of that face from the start. Only her red hair stands firm in his memory.
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"Your investigation is over, Garrus" Executor Pallin barely finished the sentence before walking away, waving his hand in dismissal.
The words stung; abject failure over damned classified documents. A thin growl escaped his throat at the realization. He'd be demoted. Not only for failing to find evidence but also for butting heads too often with Executor Pallin. Hot blood flushed under his plating, making them slightly swell and push against his armor. The heat pointed his thoughts into sharp accusations. How dare he! Executor or not, no one should forbid access to critical evidence. No way in hell was he going to let Pallin step over him on the largest case he had ever received. Footsteps
Scentual MemoriesGeneral Disclaimer: I do not own the Mass Effect world.Scentual Memories5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I am nothing now, and it's been so long
Since I've heard the sound, the sound of my only hope..
This time I am listening...
This heart, it beats, beats for only you...
My heart is yours."
-My Heart, Paramore
Scent memories. Shepard had never understood the concept. Not really. Every planet, every mission, every choice had its own taste, smell mood. The smell of burning flesh, stale bacteria, even medi gel; it all had a place and correlation to a past experience.
But while walking down the markets in Illium the instantaneous understanding struck her like a brick wall. It was the lower markets, more acce
First Came Duty 3: Getaway (part 1)First Came Duty 3: Getaway (part 1)3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Title: First Came Duty
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Blakely Shepard & Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: I don't own any of these wonderful characters. All are the property of Bioware.
"I think you should see this." Kaidan said.
He used his omni-tool to transfer and combine the latest intel reports from the Alliance to the data pad. Shepard hated that duty planned to separate them again. This time Kaidan was leading a small compliment of marines for some training exercises.
"Silence seems to pay well these days." He continued. He seemed irritated with his new found fame. As Shepard stepped forward as the Savior of the Citadel, Kaidan became the face of the Alliance. He was the example of Alliance might and intelligence.
The Alliance had a harder time claiming Shepard solely as their own because of her Spectre status. She had brough
Blood and Thunder: Soft KittyBlood and Thunder: Soft Kitty3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Anders was sick. Really sick it was icky, it was gross Maeve didn't want to touch him.
She did anyway, the poor mage's puppy eyes were worse than Fenris.
Maeve pushed the door to her room open with her foot, "Anders?"
There was a long, raspy groan from the mound of blankets on her bed in response.
"You want some soup?"
" what kind of soup?"
Maeve rolled her eyes. Dear Maker if he makes me cook again I will kill him.
She breathed a sigh of relief as she brought the bowl to the side of the bed.
"You're going to have to sit up."
"Awww, you didn't tell me that was involved!"
"Fiiinnneee " The mound of blankets shifted, a blonde apostate mage soon emerging. His hair was a tangled mess, his skin pale save for the dark red around his nose his eyes held dark circles. His face was unbelievably gaunt. He sat up, coughing as he did so
"You look like absolute shit."
"Thank you love"
Unlikely Pair - HackerTitle: Unlikely Pair Contest Submission - Hacker!Unlikely Pair - Hacker3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Candylan Shepard (femShep) and Tali'Zorah with an appearance by Legion
"Bosh'tet!" Tali'Zorah screamed at her omni-tool. The more she rapidly tapped at the holographic buttons, the more furious she became.
Commander Candylan Shepard noticed the unusual behavior coming from her quarian companion and went to investigate. "Is something the matter?"
"It's nothing, Commander."
"Judging by all your huffing and puffing, it's far from nothing. What is it?"
"It's this player on Galaxy of Fantasy. That bosh'tet killed my character in a single move. He must be hacking!"
"Galaxy of Fantasy? Really? I didn't know you played, Tali," she responded, tucking her messy blonde locks behind her ear to reveal the smirk growing on her face.
"It started as a way to play with some people I kn
Odds and Ends:Pillows+JealousyOdds and Ends:Pillows+Jealousy3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Chakwas!!!" Shepard yelled as she fell against the Med Bay doors, she cried out as Thane caught her from sliding to the floor.
"Siha " His normally raspy voice was even raspier with concern.
Dr. Chakwas appeared, "What the hell happened Mr. Krios?!" She exclaimed as she half carried the commander inside.
"Aeia held more complications than we had anticipated " was all he offered. Shepard screamed as her body was rolled onto a med table. Chakwas began to cut the commander's under weave apart to get to her torso.
"Mr. Krios, I think it would be best if you left now "
"N-no " Shepard whimpered, gripping his wrist, "He's seen me naked before, Chakwas " She offered a small laugh, feeling Thane's fingers tighten around her hand.
Chakwas heaved a tremendous sigh as she filled a needle, "A simple 'its okay for him to stay' would have been fine Shepard " She moved to inject the commander.
"Wait what is that?"
Thane smirked as he contemplated how the Commander
Tomorrow .. just you and me.Liara gasped, she had never felt as close and as excited by somebody before whilst she lay next to Shepard without a care in the world. Saren was defeated and she had never been happier.Tomorrow .. just you and me.3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Oh Shepard", she said. "I could lie here all evening".
"We can't", Shepard said whilst kissing Liara lovingly on her forehead.
"We are expected to attend the Commander's Dinner and as the Commander, I must go".
Liara huffed and looked up at Shepard with longing eyes, "Ok ok we must go I suppose. Tomorrow it will be just you and me again".
Liara softy kissed Shepard on the lips and watched her to walk away to the bathroom.
"Liara Liaaaara Liara", Q'Stari said raising her voice to her boss trying to get her attention.
"Ye..ee..ss", Liara said shocked being awoken from her daydream.
"Where were you just then? I've been calling you for 2 minutes", Q'Stari said concerned.
"Just thinking", Liara said whilst clutching her hands tightly behind her desk in her lavish office.
"Wow must have been quite
Time capsuleWe sit in his roomTime capsule2 years ago in Romance More Like This
with the black box in front of us.
“I got the idea from Liara,”
shifting forward to type something into the keypad.
“Thought it would be best to be prepared.”
I move forward too
as his hands cradle the device
and a blue beam projects up towards the ceiling.
“What is it, Shepard?”
“A time capsule.
Liara made one to preserve the history of the Reapers.
this is to preserve a different history.”
The beam radiating from the capsule’s surface flickers,
morphing into a tiny
If I look hard enough,
I can make out the tiny scatter of freckles across the bridge of its nose
that no one else ever notices Shepard has.
Miniscule scar at its temple.
Wearing Alliance blues.
The tiny Shepard raises a hand and salutes.
Then grins at me
sitting back and folding my arms across my chest.
ME2: Problem Shepard?Eve Shepard stretched her body out across a row of chairs in the Mess Hall. She was exhausted, even though she'd only worked for a few hours how scanning planets for mineral resources could be so draining was beyond her.ME2: Problem Shepard?3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Shepard " The pleasing rumble of Thane's voice caused a small smile to quirk her lips.
"If the next words out of your mouth have anything to do with scanning planets, paper work, or discussing reports with Lawson the airlock is that way." She lifted the arm that had stretched over her eyes and pointed towards the elevator, "Just press the 'down' button and, once you reach engineering, kindly hurl yourself into the vacuum of space."
She heard him chuckle, "I just brought you tea Commander."
She sat up, brushing her ebony hair out of her eyes, "Tea?"
"Yes" He murmured, placing a steaming cup in front of her.
She sniffed at it before hesitantly reaching for the cup, taking the galaxy's tiniest sip before her eyes grew wide, "Wow, that's really good!"
"Why so su
Odds and Ends: Welcome to the NormandyOdds and Ends: Welcome to the Normandy3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Well if you would just take the pain meds, Commander, it wouldn't hurt so much."
"Yea and then how would I explain to our newest crew member why I'm drooling all over myself and laughing at imaginary things?"
Chakwas sighed as she finished her stitches, slathering medigel on the wound to seal against infection. Stepping back she regarded her commanding officer closely.
"Alright I'm finished, now it's up to you Commander." Her gaze became stern, "You may escort Mr. Krios as he tours the ship, but as soon as you are done you are going to go up to your room and rest."
"No buts! That's an order."
Brina Shepard grabbed her shirt as she stood, storming towards the door, "Damn doctor sending me to my room, it's my fuckin ship!"
She ignored Chakwas's laughter as she stepped into the elevator, carefully slipping her shirt back on before she reached the CIC.
She found Jacob Taylor leaving the armory in a huff, the commander swearing under her breath as she we
Courtship IntroFor a warrior as strong as she was, she was as gentle as a flower when it came to the orphans of the chantry, whether they were human or elf. They sat in a circle around her, their eyes widened at the stories she would tell of brave heroes and pretty princesses. The girls would sigh adoringly when she told the story of a prince falling for the lowly commoner, while the boys would listen intently to the great battles of the Hero of Ferelden against the Blight.Courtship Intro3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
When not telling stories, she would give them toys and play with with, often being invited to join in on the fun, while making sure no one got hurt. No one knew that Sebastian watched whenever she spent time with them. She cares for them like they were her own. He thought, the joy they had with her made him smile, trying to pretend he was focused on his own work.
But it made it that much more heart breaking to watch their saddened faces when she said she had to go. "Don't worry. I'll be back as soon as I can, I promise." Sh
TimeAlice Shepard slouched low in her chair, the dull hum of the fish tank the only thing permeating the silence in her large, empty cabin. Chin in hand, she stared mutely at the screen of her private terminal. She let out a quiet sigh, reached up with her free hand, and began methodically tapping keys.Time3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
*tak* *tak* *tak* *tak* *tak* *tak*
The six keystrokes seemed to echo louder than they should have, but after the twelfth time repeating those same six movements, she had ceased to care. She examined the results of her typing on the screen and reached for her glass. Bringing it to her lips, she tilted it back gently, allowing only a small amount of the smoky-flavored drink to pass her lips. She grimaced slightly as the tequila good stuff, too burned its way down her throat, bringing a warming sensation to her chest. It seemed such the perfect drink for the occasion. Even the best tequila was a little
Blame: Part IVKirkwall had slowly been rebuilding herself over the past year. Her façade had been fixed; the embellishments showing her appreciation of the Champion saving her from the night of Qunari insurgence had been created and proudly displayed. But her heart was still broken. The Gallows was the mirror she could not persuade to stay silent. Tranquil had been appearing at an increased rate, templars roamed the streets more freely, and Knight-Commander Meredith had unofficially assumed the role as viscount.Blame: Part IV3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Many inwardly opposed the woman, most of Hawke's companions included. Aveline fought every day to keep her status known and the people aware of the city guard's existence. But it was becoming more difficult each day. The Chantry refused to take sides, or even comment on most events, and the people noticed. Merrill and Anders had retreated to their respective homes, surfacing only when absolutely nece
Blood and Thunder:Watch Me CryBlood and Thunder:Watch Me Cry3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Things were getting worse. Maker, who was she kidding? They had already reached rock bottom.
Maeve drained another mug of ale, already feeling slightly tipsy and this was only her second refill. She wanted to drink herself into oblivion, to not feel the glorious sensation of being numb called to her like a siren.
Her mind went back to the events that lead her here, to where she planned to drown in her cups until either Varric went bankrupt or she died. She hoped it was the second option, not really wanting to burden the dwarf anymore than she already had, but sadly in her haste to leave the estate she'd left her coin purse.
Anders what had happened to her Anders? He wasn't the gentle healer with the killer eyes and a smile that made her weak in the knees anymore. He had become something darker something tainted and hostile. She never thought she'd ever wind up in this kind of situation and she would have sworn on her life Anders would never have put her here, but sh
Blame: Part VIIFenris watched Hawke's chest lazily rise and fall as she breathed. He was on his side, head propped up by his right arm, staring at her next to him. She was so at peace whenever he visited her. Their life had become routine in the past year. Hawke was called to numerous interventions with Orsino and Meredith, and none of the parties involved were outwardly--or inwardly, for that matter--thrilled with having to work together. Fenris had largely elected to remain out of the picture when those meetings happened, instead finding time to visit Varric about the progress with finding his sister. He never fully remained at the Hawke mansion, though he was there collectively more than any other place, his own home included. The weekly gatherings for gambling and card playing still occurred at his residence, however, versus either the Hanged Man or Hawke's large abode. Somehow, he felt that it was more rightBlame: Part VII3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Worth CelebratingIt was so big. Cato propped her chin on one hand and stared up at the sky. Maker, it's enough to make you dizzy, she thought as she watched a pair of birds soar past the tower. To get to see all this, every day... People out there didn't know how lucky they were. And people in here didn't know what they were missing. Well, most of them. Anders knew. He was the reason she knew. Ever since her birthday she'd had a fascination with the sky, and it was all his fault.Worth Celebrating3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A breeze swirled across the ledge where she sat, tugging at her hair and robes. Cato let her eyes slide shut and smiled at the blissful sensation of wind against her skin.
"I ever make you smile like that?" Anders asked, a grin in his voice as he leaned against the wall.
Cato's smile widened. "You know you have, and more," she shot back. The breeze died away and she opened her eyes, studying him with almost impish curiosity. "So, you done being lectured?"
He chuckled, rubbing the back of his neck. "For now. I'm s
Allergic to LoveTitle: Allergic to LoveAllergic to Love3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Author: Doragon Shinzui
Game: Mass Effect (2)
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters or the setting used in this fan made, non-canon romantic fiction.
Natalie Shepard lay down in her bed, unable to sleep. She knew she had to, there wasn't any sense in investigating an abandoned Reaper running solely off of caffeine, but she couldn't seem to straighten out her thoughts. She'd feel it was justified if it were about the mission, about the danger in even going near one of those behemoths, no matter how dead it may be, about what lay beyond the Omega 4 Relay, about what to do when the Reapers showed up. Those were reasonable concerns, and anyone could understand losing sleep over them.
But those weren't the subject of her dreams. She was only thinking about Tali, the girl she had a crush on, if girl was the term one used for a quarian. She couldn
Hawkris: RunningHawkris: Running4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Summary: Old habits die hard. Fenris reflects on meeting Le'ciel Hawke, and their relationship since then.
Disclaimer: I do not own Fenris, as he is property of Bioware (careful about saying 'property' he might slaughter the lot of them). Spoilers abound in this story, you've been warned!
I had once thought that there would be no greater pain to experience than what I experienced at the hands of Danarius. Now as I stand here, so close to Hawke and yet unable to reach for her hand, I know that I was wrong. This emptiness I feel now that I've left her is the most painful thing I'd ever felt in my life.
It is hard to believe it has been three years since that night we shared. It is even harder to believe that I've managed to let this go on this long. I have never had time to get to know another person since I escaped from my chains, it had always been paid acquaintances, expendable people to throw at my captors to keep me free a little longer. Th
Odds and Ends: InterviewOdds and Ends: Interview3 years ago in Romance More Like This
M: First off I want to thank yall for agreeing to this.
B: You're welcome! *smiles*
T: I still don't understand why we're doing this Siha.
B: What, you don't trust Materfae?
T: It's not that
B: Thane, look at all the crap Wong and al-Jilani have been spreading around on the extranet, aren't you tired of it? I want some honesty in the middle of all that gossip, and Materfae here has questions from all our fans, the ones who love us. Is it really so terrible if we answer them?
B: *smiles* Ask away Fae.
M: Okay *examines data pad* first question: What was your reaction to each other when you first met?
B: *smirks* I thought he was a stubborn bastard.
T: I found her to be rude and a sore loser.
B: I didn't lose!
B: Goddamnit, I got to Nassana first!
T: Continue telling yourself whatever helps you sleep at night Siha.
B: Thay Lord *rolls eyes*
M: *laughs* All right next question: Brina, is it true about oral contact with Drell?
B: Gods yes, if it weren'
Blame: Part VHawke was the in the foyer. Fenris stood in the great room in front of the stairs, staring into the area ahead of him. He had been unable to muster the courage to come see her since their last exchange. He had started towards her mansion countless times in the past two weeks, but had never completed the journey. Now, she had her back to him, the greatsword on her back gleaming even in the dim light. The armor of the Champion was clean of scratches, a new symbol of Kirkwall's appreciation for her. She itched at the joints; the thin fabric that shielded her from direct contact with the metal had not been worn in yet. She lifted her right arm, testing the movement and design of the armor. Assessing that it was up to par, she dusted the top of her greaves, and turned slightly, starting to pace in the foyer.Blame: Part V3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Fenris started walking towards her, his footfalls barely creating a sound on the floor.
Mass Effect: Come with FrillsMass Effect: Come with Frills4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Come on, open it!" Shepard prodded, excitedly. She'd been handing out gifts all morning like it was everyone's goddamned birthday or something.
Zaeed eyed the box, suspicion evident. "It's got frills, Shepard. Only bombs come with frills."
"You really want 'come with frills' to be your last words?" She smirked.
Frowning, he removing the wrappings as if he were skinning an animal. Tissue guts spilled to floor as it opened.
His eyebrows knitted as he stared at his gift: a lacy set of Zaeed-sized lingerie. "What the hell?"
"For later." Shepard kissed his cheek before she left. "Come with frills!"
Blood and Thunder: The InvalidBlood and Thunder: The Invalid3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Fenris was answered by a series of muffled coughs and wretching noises followed by a string of swear words. He took that as his permission to enter.
The Champion of Kirkwall was bent over the side of her bed, currently heaving the contents of her stomach into the chamber pot below. He winced slightly, but was otherwise unaffected by the graphic display of her illness. He had tended to both Danarius and Hadriana whenever they took sick and was no stranger to seeing the nastier side of disease.
Her hound was curled up beside her, snuffling and huffing in concern before turning its warm gaze on the intruder.
"Get out " Hawke's voice was frail and weak as she fell back against the plush pillows of her bed. The Mabari bared its teeth and growled slightly, Fenris knowing that all he would get from the dog was an intimidating façade. He wouldn't part from his mistress, refusing to leave the bed while she was sick.
"Very intimidating, in fact if you were to narrow
John and Tali get Ousted Cp 3Liara looked at Shepard and Garrus, "Neither of you remember anything from that night? Drinking Ryncol trying to keep up with a Krogan is not a smart plan commander."John and Tali get Ousted Cp 33 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Look Liara we don't remember, just continue please." Shepard implored as he wanted the whole situation to end.
Liara smirked and touched her omni-tool again. The image came to life and the story began.
It was security camera footage in the Galactic Elite Company store on the Citadel. Three younger Asari were on the screen. One was behind the counter with a much older Asari, possibly a Matriarch. She had a cane and seemed to be in charge. The other two were in the store closing drawers and locking items up. Then, one of the floor Asari's omni-tool beeped and her eyes widened.
"We have a new customer. It says it is THE Commander Shepard! He is with 2 others."
The other on the floor looked at her, "How did he get in? He's only a Spectre."
"It says he has 10 million worth of credit chits on him, that'll get anyone in."
Luck - Chapter 1"All I can remember is.. those things, and my mother, and then fire.. So much fire.. It was hot and I... I could smell the ashes. I could still hear Mommy screaming.."Luck - Chapter 13 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"But how did you get out?"
"A.. A shadow. It grabbed me.. I could feel my feet lift off the ground, I could hear a heart.. And then I.. I blacked out.."
Emily sat half-slumped in the corner of a room in The Hanged Man. Her frail, seven year old frame trembling under the gaze of her questioner. She watches her fingers, pale green eyes barely focusing through her tears, dirty blonde hair clinging to her damp cheeks. She doesn't look up at the sound of a chair scraping across the floorboards, stopping before her. A light 'Hmph' is heard as her questioner settles into his seat.
"How did the fire start?"
"I-I don't know, it just.. It was there.. I remember getting so angry, and-and I could barely breathe.."
"Shh, Sunshine. You're alright, now. Blight's almost over if the news from Ferelden is any good."
Emily peeks up at the