Memories to Heal the Broken 3Bioware owns all these characters. (but I like my Javik better than theirs!) (OK, I like my Liara better too. And grunt, and Wrex, and Tali well you get the idea )Memories to Heal the Broken 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Earth, High Orbit:
The Destiny Ascension hung in space, closely guarding the SSV Nightingale. Her captain, Matriarch Lidanya stood by the large viewing portal and watched the other ships arrayed close by. Dreadnaughts of several different designs all sat at station keeping, creating a wall around the diminutive Alliance hospital ship.
Two dreadnaughts from the Asari, Turian, Quarian and even the Batarian fleets had taken station within an hour of hearing that Commander Shepard was aboard and barely hanging on to life. It was a time honored show of respect and support from the spacefaring races in the galaxy. The SSV Beijing arrived and the SSV Houston had towed the SSV Normandy over near their little formation, also. Now ships from
Memories to Heal the Broken 2I apologize for the back and forth nature of this. I had no idea what I was getting into when doing a look back at ME1 from the end of ME3 through the exestential awesomeness of a meld.Memories to Heal the Broken 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Captain Reynolds, commanding officer of the SSV Nightingale, was having the worst day of his life. The war was over and that meant that for most of the Alliance the worst part was over. But for the medical professionals from every race in the galaxy that ran the forty seven hospital ships of Task Force Haven, the truly horrific work started now. Caring for the wounded, disfigured and dying was a thankless job that would continue for the next several decades.
He was ready for that, trained for it and planned on it. What he did not expect was the parade of VIPs trying to get access to his med-bays. Access to Shepard. He was even given a lengthy list of peo
Memories to Heal the Broken 1So a friend 'Noted' me and suggested a look at my FShep (Sarah) and Liara's relationship 'back in the day'. I decided to start from the end of ME3 and find a way for them to relive some special moments that they shared. It takes a while to get there, but now that the hard part is over, the next installment will be more on point, I think.Memories to Heal the Broken 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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FOB Hammer, London:
They had been fighting for hours and the brutes, marauders and cannibals were closing in on all sides. Liara saw Tali incinerate two cannibals with one flick of her Omni-Tool then glanced to her own left before throwing up a singularity that caught up three cannibals. She killed all three with aimed shots from her Locust but was then knocked back and over a low wall by a charging brute. There were hundreds of vile creatures all around her and the small contingent of Soldiers left at FOB Hammer.
She knew in her heart that they couldn't last very much longer.
The Sheps, teen angst, love and understandingBioware owns Shep and Liara-I made up Elena and the girls!The Sheps, teen angst, love and understanding4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Eden Prime, 17 years after the destruction of the Reapers:
Ambassador Liara T'Soni-Shepard returned home and started preparing some after-school snacks for her children without even changing out of the traditional pure white with gold trim dress she wore to official functions.
Liara was happy and occasionally caught herself staring out the sliding kitchen doors that opened to the huge porch that over looked the big back yard which ended at the shores of the crystal clear glacial lake. A lake named Lake Shepard, much to her husband's chagrin. On the other side of the lake snow-capped mountains towered over everything, reaching into the clear, azure sky. It was breath-taking.
Her lithe figure moved gracefully around the kitchen as she gathered items and mentally ticked off nutritional values. She loved it when she got home in time to do this, but her duties usually held her
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Her final defiant shout was lost as her world blossomed in beautiful, terrifying, all-consuming light and heat. She heard her flesh sizzling and searing and smelled the acrid stench of it even as she inhaled those hungry flames and felt the terrible intensity of the living fire within her breast. The agony crushed her physically and lit every nerve in hyper-sensitive torment as she felt herself picked up and thrown like so much trash across an endless expanse of forever.
It was her end. Again. Her last moments. Again.
A part of her absently recalled those thoughts of despair from before. Since her resurrection, she spent hours each day living in that memory of the woman who should be dead. They haunted her soul shadowing every act in her life with a reminder of impermanence, wrongness, time stolen and the cold touch of death on her heart.
The certainty of death while she dr
TMNT 2012 Chapter 5: Just A Kiss GoodnightChapter 5: Just A Kiss GoodnightTMNT 2012 Chapter 5: Just A Kiss Goodnight2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Raph felt impatient, even more than usual. It was probably because him and Mona hadn't had time to finish that moment before she played her guitar, that was three days ago. He was also worried that they would never be able to, twice when they were so close they were interrupted. If it did happen, he'd be the first out of his brothers to kiss a girl. It wasn't the only reason he wanted to kiss Mona, but it was part of the reason. Raph sighed remembering what Splinter had said to him that same day. He knew it was going to be hard not to show off the relationship he was having with Mona.
Something in his stomach twisted. There was one thought that kept bugging him. No matter how many times he tried to push it away it just kept coming back. He was worried about if what him and Mona seemed to be having was real. She still hadn't admitted to liking him; he hadn't either, but any time he thought of bringing it up his shyness got the best of him. And what if sh
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“So the people who you thought were your parents, aren't your parents?” Mikey asked for the fifth time.
“Apparently not,” Mona responded. “At least according to Falco's notes.”
“How did he get a hold of your DNA?” Donnie asked, there were dark circles under his eyes. He had been up all night study Falco's grimy book of notes.
“Well in order to do an internship I had to give him my records. Also we did a lab with middle-schoolers how to find their blood type. He probably kept some of my blood,” Mona suggested.
“Would it have been enough?” Donnie asked.
“I dunno but he could have gotten some of my hair or almost anything. I mean I was there for three weeks,” Mona replied.
Donnie was still flipping though the book, “Yeah.”
“I don't think he's really paying attention,” Raph said looking at Mona.
She only sighed and rested her head in her hands, “This su
TMNT 2012 Chapter 17: Scared and HurtChapter 17: Scared and HurtTMNT 2012 Chapter 17: Scared and Hurt2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“You're pregnant?!” Lotus yelled.
“Lotus shut up!” April hissed.
“How the hell did that happen?” Lotus asked.
Mona took a deep breath, “Well...the night before they attacked the Kraang I went and saw Raph. We were both worried it'd be the last time we saw each other so we figured we'd just...do it.”
Nia looked at Mona and April, slightly confused. “You're pregnant? Like you're going to have a baby?”
“Yeah, she is,” Lotus growled rubbing her forehead. “You just had to do that with him didn't you? What's Raph gonna do? What's Master Splinter going to do?”
“Look I don't know ok?” Mona stood glaring at Lotus. “Sorry for being a horn dog. We all can't be in control like you.”
Lotus took a step forward when Nia stood, “Stop it, both of you. This isn't going to help the situation any. Right now we need to support Mona, she can't take this back, none of
TMNT 2012 Chapter 22: A Question of TrustChapter 22: A Question of TrustTMNT 2012 Chapter 22: A Question of Trust2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Six months passed quickly. Mona appointments. Donnie created retro mutagen turned back Timothy, Kirby, and Bradford. Lotus and Leo both struggling against each other. April and Donnie get closer. Nia and Mikey get closer.
Six months passed quickly. Mona continued her appointments each month, learning more and more about what to expect, with Raph, Donnie, and Bradford by her side. Donnie soon discovered a retro mutagen, and after a tangle with Baxter Stockman managed to turn April's father back to normal. Donnie also was able to cure Timothy and offered it to Bradford and Splinter. Bradford took some time to consider the decision.
Splinter said no and Donnie was confused, “But sensei, I thought that's what you wanted. To have your humanity back and to be normal again.”
Splinter looked at his son, “Donatello, if turned human and returned to the world above, what would become of you and your brothers?” Donnie was silent as he thought
TMNT 2012 Chapter 24: BittersweetChapter 24: BittersweetTMNT 2012 Chapter 24: Bittersweet2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The turtles ran across the rooftop, just after taking out a large group of Kraang. They stopped at the edge of a building and watched the streets below, everyone that is except for Raph. He stood off to the side and was faced towards the general direction of the lair.
“Raph! Chillax bra! Mona will be fine, and if your worried about the two nut head doctors giving away the lairs position don't worry! We made sure they were blindfolded and that we drove around a lot. There is no way in the world they can figure out where it's at,” Mikey hollered back to his older brother.
“Raph,” Donnie walked over to his brother. “Mikey's right. Mona is safe.” Donnie placed his hand on Raph's shoulder, “And at any time you'll be a dad.”
Raph sighed and rubbed his hands together, “We should head back....” Raph's t-phone rang which he answered it immediately, “Hello?”
Mikey and Leo stood and watched Raph who tu
TMNT 2012 Chapter 14: Divide and ConquerChapter 14: Divide and ConquerTMNT 2012 Chapter 14: Divide and Conquer2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The next morning the boys were up for their morning training. When they were done April, Casey, Nia, and Lotus were in the kitchen with Mona, who had cooked breakfast. No one acknowledged it, but there was an obvious and ominous tension in the lair. All there thoughts were plagued with worry and doubts.
Leo finally broke the silence, “In six hours the modified mutagen bombs will go off, in four hours we will head out to start the plan. April and Nia, you guys need to get to the mutagen containers and remove the bombs. As Donnie has already said the containers are completely stationary and we will need some time to remove them. So long as you guys detach the bombs that will work for now. Lotus and Casey, as soon as we get inside you watch the bottom floor and guard the front doors and elevator. Mona, you'll be a block away from TCRI inside the Shellraiser on Donnie's computer. The guys and I will have headsets so you can help lead us through TCRI and
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Mona froze unsure what to do. There were at least thirty Foot bots on the front yard and that's all they could see, who knew how many more were on the roof or trying to get into the house right now. She glanced to her left, Leo, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey were still really injured and lying on couches or chairs. Although they were hurt, their senses were on edge along with their bodies.
“Mona,” Lotus began slowly. “We need to try and talk to them.”
Mona looked bewildered at Lotus, “Are you crazy?”
“Look if we don't they are just going to attack. Nia and April can grab our weapons while we head out there and try to talk to them,” Lotus offered. “What else can we do besides stand here?”
Mona gritted her teeth, “April, Nia. Please grab mine and Lotus's weapons. If things get bad protect the guys at all costs. Notify Splinter and Casey of the situation.”
Nia and April n
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This was an amazing opportunity for her. The brunette could hardly hide her excitement, everything was finally getting better. It had been three weeks since she accepted the internship with Professor Falco, it seemed like she was going to keep it. She gathered her school materials and headed to the New York City community college. She entered the building and headed up the three flights of stairs to Professor Vincent Falco's office. She pressed the buttons to the pin pad and opened the door when the light flashed green.
“A few minutes early, always punctual,” Falco said with a smile.
“Thank you, again, Professor for this great opportunity. It really means a lot to me,” she said smiling.
“Well you're not just any regular girl. You are just as smart as a graduate student and you're only a sophomore in high school. You really have potential, your parents would be so proud,” Falco said turning around and walking over to a door.
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It'd been two days since Mona had kissed Raph on the cheek and hugged him. And yet he felt like she had forgotten him. She would sit and talk to Donnie for hours about physics and calculus, something about the linear velocity and something with triangles. Then she'd play video games with Mikey, laughing at all his cheesy jokes. Leo would strike up a conversation with her about Space Heroes, which she liked to discuss more than she let on. Whenever April was over she would sit with her on April's laptop or they would go talk in April's room.
“Maybe I don't have a chance...” Raph mumbled under his breath.
“Hey guys its time to practice!” Leo yelled to his brothers. “You can come watch Mona if you'd like.”
Mona smiled and looked over at Raph, “Are you coming?”
“Yeah,” Raph smiled back at her.
The boys were all warming up in the dojo and Mona sat next to Splinter. They started with going through katas an
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They all settled back into the lair quickly and things were back to normal in a few days. About a week after they had settled in, Bradford called Mona. Raph glanced over to Mona and watched her as she paced around the lair. Every so often she would respond.
When the call was over she walked to Raph, “What'd Bradford want?”
Mona twirled a strand of hair, “He says he found some help for me. A doctor and a vet who specializes in reptiles.”
Donnie looked up from his laptop, “Why did he do that?”
“Well I’m sure he guessed you don't know that much about pregnancies for reptiles or humans. He says these guys will be able to work together and make sure things go smoothly. Also they have access to equipment that we don't have,” Mona explained siting next to Raph.
“Where did he find them?” Donnie questioned.
“That's the problem....” Mona started looking from Raph to Donnie.
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“So you're a sophomore?” April said for the third time.
“Yes,” Mona replied.
“And your really smart and on the varsity soccer team at school?” April said for the third time.
“And you know who I am?”
“How come I have no idea who you are?” April said slightly frustrated.
“Ugh, I’m gonna regret saying this but I won the fall talent show,” Mona said looking at April.
“Oh that was you?! You sang and played the guitar so good!” April said excitedly. “Do you think you could do another song sometime down here?”
“And that's exactly why I didn't wanna say that,” Mona said looking the other direction and rested her chin in her hand and her elbow on her knee. It'd been several days since Mona had been brought to the lair. At the moment, her and April were sitting on the couch in front of the TV which was playing Spac
Finding Peace, Rest now...BioWare owns these characters.Finding Peace, Rest now...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The mansion and its few guest bungalows sat under the cloudless azure sky high in the Athame Mountains. Surrounded by fresh snow, crisp, biting air and the calm serenity craved by people who lived a hard life, fought every good fight, and now deserved peace, silence, and freedom.
The inside of the mansion was decorated in an earthy, yet elegant theme. A few pieces of art by the acclaimed artist Mira T'Soni-Shepard graced the walls along with pictures of all the girls and friends of the family, and the rest was homey, comfortable, and warm.
Since the children were mostly grown and off on their own, the mansion usually sat near empty save for the owners and a small staff to care for the sprawling complex. The only reasons the Shepards kept it was for when the kids visited on holidays, old friends stopped by, or for occasional diplomatic functions because Liara was the Thessian Ambassador to t
TMNT 2012 Chapter 18: Home Sweet HomeChapter 18: Home Sweet HomeTMNT 2012 Chapter 18: Home Sweet Home2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
April, Casey, and Nia returned late that night with the different vitamins and other things Mona would need. They also brought good news.
“We searched down in the sewers and there isn't any Foot tech soldiers or Kraang anywhere. We didn't check out the liar though, because we didn't know if they had cameras or something,” April explained.
Splinter stroked his beard, “This is good news....we shall wait a few more days then return home. Once in the sewers we will search for any traps or surveillance they may have set up.”
Everyone nodded in agreement. Mikey smiled, “Yay! We're gonna go home!”
Mona smiled and took Raph's hand. He smiled back and nuzzled her neck. She jumped as her cell phone rang, “Eep! Oh it's just my phone....” Her face paled.
“Who is it?” Raph asked concerned.
Mona hesitated, “Bradford.”
Raph froze as Mona stood to leave and answer the phone. He glanced back to Mona to s
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Now that Raph and Mona were officially together, there wasn't anytime that the other turtles were teasing them. It was the worst when Splinter had Raph and Mona spar.
“Don't kick her butt Raph, if you do you’re a jerk!” Mikey would yell. “But if she kicks your butt were never gonna let that go!”
Raph rolled his eyes at Mikey and stanced up. He knew Mona's style, they all did, she was all defense. She would dodge until there was a open area and then strike. “I'll go easy on you babe.” He offered winking
“It's ok if your scared to fight me. Being your girlfriend is a good out Raphie-boy,” Mona flirted winking back.
Raph's smile went crooked as he waited for her to make the first move. Mona was standing tall, no stance. He knew he could run at her for a take down but she'd be expecting that, she had a knack for seeing her opponents move, especially Raph's. She began to circle him, waiting for his m
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“I wanna ask Mona about it but it's kinda a touchy subject,” Donnie explained to Leo. He wanted info on this new Falco character and if he was getting anywhere with the mutagen.
“How is it a touchy subject?” Leo demanded, frustrated.
“Dude, first of all she's a girl. And second, its a mutation. It's stressful and probably traumatic,” Donnie said getting in Leo's face.
“Just cause I’m a girl doesn't mean everything's a touchy subject,” Mona said standing behind the boys. April was standing next to her, they both had their arms folded and scowls on their faces.
Donnie blushed, “Ha well I um I didn't mean it quite like that. I um....Leo you can explain.” Leo glared at Donnie.
“I can talk to you about my mutation, at least the stuff I remember,” Mona said sitting down on the ground above them. April sat down also and opened her laptop.
“We want to figure out exactly who he is,
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Smoke billowed from the pile of rubble. Lotus made it to the pile first and began to dig. Soon Nia, Mona, and April began to dig as well. Nia stopped and stood as she used her telekinesis to start to move larger pieces of debris.
Splinter ran up, “Please we must leave! The police will be here soon!”
April stopped and turned to him, “If we leave the guys here, if they are alive, they'll be caught and caged Sensei! We have to try and find them!”
Nia swayed as sweat dripped down her face. Mona, April, and Lotus continued to tear rocks away from the smoking heap. As the pieces of rubble began to fall away two broken walls had fallen and made a tent like point. Nia tried to move these pieces but they wouldn't budge, even with her ability.
“Guys get the rocks out of the way from those two pieces there,” Nia ordered pointing.
Mona, Lotus, and April complied and clawed through the rocks. Lotus climbed up and started to
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“You really destroyed the amulet? Why?” April asked Mona bewildered.
“It was the only way I knew how to April. Besides I don't wanna mess with magic its its...ouch!” Mona cried out as Donnie finished loosely wrapping an ice pack around Mona's rib cage.
“Donnie be careful!” Raph growled protectively.
“Cool it meathead. This isn't easy,” Donnie retorted flustered. Mona had fractured two of her lower ribs on her left side. Donnie had studied the body but he didn't know much on ribs due to the fact he and his brothers had plastrons to protect their ribs.
“Raph its ok,” Mona replied wincing.
“Ok so you'll need to be taking aspirin or ibuprofen to help with the pain but there isn't much I can do for a fractured rib. You'll also want to keep ice on it, get extra rest, and when lying down lie on your left side,” Donnie informed Mona.
“Why would she lie on her hurt side?” April asked ske
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Flora’s Arrangements: a simple store in the middle of southeastern Florida. It’s out of the way, too far from any landscaping opportunities to make its wares desirable... But its business doesn’t rely on the selling its wares. Its business relies on a little bit of change.
Flora is a witch, and a damned good one at that. Most of her kind preferred to use others, changing humans against their will. After all, transformation is the key to immortality for their kind. But Flora is in no way a typical witch. She only nibbles on time borrowed from people’s changes, preferring to ask for permission first. Finding voluntary subjects helps her stay abreast of the law, of any authority—and it makes her popular and well-liked with her usual clients.
So, without further ado, let’s take a step into this quaint little shop with a magical owner, watch a few chapters from the life of the kind witch
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Leo and the others just stared at Donnie. It was silent for a few minutes.
“But how can they perfect it so fast?” Mona asked confused.
“They figured out how to perfect it from before when they had April but we stopped them before they could get everything...but now they have it and know how to fix it,” Donnie answered as he slumped down on the steps. He looked to his feet and sighed.
April stared into space, “What's going to happen?”
Donnie looked up at everyone, “They still have to perfect the mutagen. I'm sure they've started the process and they estimated it would take them two weeks. So tonight but I don't know when it's going to happen, but when it does....this world will be just like dimension X.”
“My sons, it appears that again you must save this world from the Kraang. You must act now,” Splinter entered.
“But we don't have a plan or any idea's about anything,” Mona answered worrie