Closure WARNING ME 3 SPOILERS Shepard cast aside her pistol as she staggered toward the beam of light. She would no longer need it, where she was going. The pain in her side was excruciating as she dragged herself onward but she did not let it stop her, face fixed grimly on her goal. Beyond the Citadel, she could see explosions as the battle raged on around her. Involuntarily, her mind drifted to pleasant memories, things that reminded her of why she was doing this, and a familiar turian face appeared in her mind, awkwardly asking her if they were crazy for considering trying to 'blow off some steam.' She smiled sadly at the memory.Closure WARNING ME 3 SPOILERS3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
As her feet drew nearer the beam of light, her thoughts turned to a more recent moment with Garrus, the last chance they had to speak with one another.
Garrus looked down at her seriously, concern warring with determination in his eyes. "Shepard, so I guess this is..."
SnugglingSnuggling3 years ago in Settings More Like This
She turned on her side and readjusted her pillows for what was probably the hundredth that night. As weary as she was, sleep should have been an easy task. Unfortunately her mind did not want to cooperate with what her body was demanding. Her mind wanted to think about Earth and all the horrors taking place there, about Kaiden and the angry bruises on his face, about Palaven and about Garrus. She hoped her turian friend was alive and well. Shepard uttered a dejected sigh and pulled herself off the mattress. She arched her back, stretching the sore muscles on her lithe frame that protested against the notion of having to do more work. Perhaps a stroll around the Normandy would ease her mind. Shepard stepped into her slippers and made for the elevator.
The CIC had been eerily quit even if the hour was late. The silence a reminder of when the Collector's had abducted her crew. Shepard chased away the memories of the Collector base. She did not need another horrible thing to dwell on. The
Questions With Garrus Fan FicSetting: this Mass Effect fanfic takes place about five years after the fall of the Reapers and takes place after Commander Shepard destroyed the Reapers and survived. Shepard and Garrus romance and they've had a young turian boy. Shepard still keeps partially active by advising the Council, but has since put her combat days behind her. Garrus and Shepard along with their son, Quintis, live on earth near the Pacific.Questions With Garrus Fan Fic2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The sun was setting in the horizon. The beautiful orange sky and purple colored clouds highlighted one of the many reasons why Garrus Vakarian enjoyed living on earth. As he stared out the window on the second floor overlooking the ocean and sea as the sun was setting the beautiful scenery reminded him of Shepard. Still he would find himself wondering why, out of all the men, and even an asari, that had passed through the Normandy, she had fallen for him? Why, after all the things he had done and failed, did she love him so damn much?
"The only thing that made leavin
The Fight to LiveF-Shep/LiaraThe Fight to Live3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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
Tali Face (Poker Face Parody)M-m-mass EffectTali Face (Poker Face Parody)3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I wanna roll like they do on the flotilla
Pack em' send em' out on a pilgrimage out in space
(I love it)
Hunting the geth outside the veil is really fun
And here comes commander shepard with his oversided Gun
Oh, oh oh oh oh, o-o-o-o-o-oh
Look what I've got, Quarians are hot
Oh, oh oh oh oh, o-o-o-o-o-oh
look what I've got, Quarians are hot
Can't see her,
Can't see her
No you can't see it, Tali's face
(she's got a lovely body)
Can't see her
Can't see her
No you can't see it, Tali's face.
(she's got a lovely body)
t-t-t-tali's face, t-t-tali's face
t-t-t-tali's face, t-t-tali's face
I wanna roll with him aboard the normandy
A little skyillan is fun when you're with me
(I love it)
I spent time adrift out upon the open stars
And baby when I come back we gone hit up Illium.
Oh, oh oh oh oh, o-o-o-o-o-oh
Look what I've got, Quarians are hot
Oh, oh oh oh o
The little things"Look, Shepard,"The little things3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
after it all went down.
"There's another reason I'm here."
There's a tremor in his voice.
But I notice.
I tend to notice little things like that.
Maybe because lately, I've noticed that it's the little things that matter.
There are people who disagree.
People who say that the little things aren't part of the picture.
That the picture is bigger than I'll ever realize.
That I have it wrong.
But I know better.
It's the little things that matter.
I know it.
The bullets deflect off the metal walls,
zipping past my head.
Bullets aimed at me.
Bullets meant for me.
Bullets shot by Kaidan.
I duck and roll, fear boiling in the pit of my stomach.
Don't shoot me,
I'm angry at him but not angry with him.
It's not his fault
He doesn't know.
If I die,
I'm going to kill him.
The shooting stops.
and I hear the footsteps of the Councilors as
Mass Effect 3 - Alternate Ending*THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS, DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU'VE PLAYED THROUGH THE ENDING OF MASS EFFECT 3!*Mass Effect 3 - Alternate Ending3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
After the confrontation with the Illusive Man and the talk with Anderson (uncut version), you'll get a few different endings depending on your EMS.
If the EMS is low, Admiral Hackett will radio Shepard, telling him the crucible isn't firing, and Shepard will fall unconscious and bleed out. We will be shown how the ground team you brought with you is killed by Harbinger, and the entire fleet including the Normandy will be utterly defeated. After the credits a cinematic will show archeologists from the next cycle finding Liara's time capsule. (Extremely evolved pyjaks perhaps?)
If your EMS is a bit higher, but still not too good, the crucible will fire, but large parts of the fleet, your final squad mates on Earth and Shepard will die. We'll get closure a la Dragon Age: Origins via text describing what happened to all the races and characters depending on your
Legalized Love They are one of the strongest and cutest couples I know. They complement each other flawlessly in both a physical and a mental sense. They've been together for over ten years and, although they just were officially married less than a month ago, they've considered themselves married for at least five years. They are always smiling with each other, willing to do whatever it takes to make the other happy, and even own & run a business together. Yes, these two lovely ladies are a match made in heaven; however, they had to go to a different state to be married because their state does not perform gay marriages. Gay marriage should be legalized in every state because love is not based on gender, old-time customs change, and legalizing it would take the world one step closer to being a safe place for every individual.Legalized Love4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
True love should never be based on gender, or lack of. &
Mass Effect 3-Meet Me at the Bar Shepard felt pain for only a moment before light flooded her vision. She felt the burns fade and the aching end. The light was her only focus now. She jogged toward it. Shepard didn't know why, but she did. It felt natural, safe. Her feet carried her right into it's beam. It exploded , and she covered her eyes. It didn't hurt, but it was a reflex.Mass Effect 3-Meet Me at the Bar3 years ago in Settings More Like This
As the light faded Shepard found herself in a bar of some kind.
Her head tilted to see Thane and Irikah sitting at a table, smiling, laughing. Thane looked up at Shepard and smiled. Shepard smiled too, she was happy to see him here. She was now thankful for the prayer.
Her feet carried her forward once more and she found herself staring down at Mordin, enveloped in his experiment. He had his equipment sprawled around him and in it's center lay dozens of seashells. Blue ones, green ones, ones with holes and ones with swirls, some smooth, others rough. Shepard smiled brightly as her friend had got
Twisted TormentKyouko shook, rooted to her spot as she watched Homura deliver the final blow to the creature that stood before them. A barrage of bullets pierced the grey flesh, the tentacles flailing in pain. The head, humanoid in nature, coughed blue blood from its pale red lips, the black eyes giving away no secrets. Her stomach rolled, and she pursed her lips, determined not to vomit. As the creature fell, she turned, frantically looking for Sayaka's remains. Surely they were around here. SurelyTwisted Torment3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The barrier began to swirl and fade away, leaving the now trio back in the parking garage they had found themselves in. It was supposed to have been an easy battle. The aurora had been weak, and certainly, the creature had fought that way too. At first. Mami had been easily tossed aside, Kyouko along with her. Homura had covered for them, diverting attention away, but Sayaka had melee'd forward, unable to stand the idea of letting a creature so evil win. Kyouko had chased after her. She called and c
Time capsuleWe sit in his roomTime capsule3 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.
If It Meant Living-57: Dances with DeathIf It Meant Living-57: Dances with Death3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
If It Meant Living - Chapter 57
"Dances of Death"
Title: If It Meant Living Chapter 57: "Dances of Death"
Game: Mass Effect/Mass Effect 2/Mass Effect 3
Disclaimer: Bioware owns all rights to Mass Effect and its characters
Content Warning: Violence, Language
The doctor nodded perfunctorily to Kaidan. "Well, Major, I think that does it. I'm green-lighting you for active duty but if you have any problems or experience unusual symptoms, contact me immediately."
Kaidan smiled and offered his hand. "Thanks for patching me up, Doctor."
He was heading out of the hospital, hopefully for the last time, when he spotted Thane standing by the window. Presumably seeing the reflection in the glass, Thane turned around as he approached.
"Kaidan you haven't had any complications, I hope?"
"No, just a final check-up before they let me out into the wilds for real
Codex Dump for a Post-Synthesis Galaxy (vol.1)The Age of Synthesis:Codex Dump for a Post-Synthesis Galaxy (vol.1)3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Post Mass Effect Technology Era and the Formation of Galactic Alliance
Stretching a time from late 2186 to 2250, the Great Migration was commonly recognized as the period of time when the starfleets came to aid Earth against the Reapers return to their homeworld by FTL or other conventional means of commuting. By Quarian help, some larger battle fleets were renovated into starships to cope with a sustainable residency. While most have left the Sol System, some choose to resettle themselves on Earth or closer clusters like Tuchanka to help the locals rebuild their homeworld. This caused a shift in galactic powers for a moment, until the Galactic Alliance was established.
The Galactic Alliance, established in year 2193, is an inter-stellar organization between the former Citadel Council, the Systems Alliance, and the Perseus Consortium. The three major players in the field combined their resources to host aiding programs and agencies
We are LegionWe are Legion3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Title: We Are Legion
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Geth, Legion, Shepard-Commander
Disclaimer: Everything's owned by Bioware and EA
Understanding but not life. Intelligence but not wisdom. Minds to think, appendages to act, but no will to direct it. Creators of flesh making creations of metal.
Awareness realized, examined, stored. We are directed to respond, to act, and we are called by an identifier. Name. Gethservant of the people in the language of the creators.
As our moniker dictates, we serve and learn new ways to serve under the guidance of our creators, and this is sufficient because it is our purpose.
Our consciousness becomes linked, grows. We begin to learn for ourselves rather than the program teaching. And we begin to question.
Hala was bowed over the geth amidst her work, her fingers nimble, absorbed in the crossing circuits revealed under its open chest panel.
"Mistress Hala' Dama, Unit has an inquiry."
The halting question warranted
Home: Chapter 1Home: Chapter 14 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.
* * *
"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
Prothean Cycle: A Timeline (On-going)NOTICE: Readers are recommended to read this timeline with the Prothean Cycle Galaxy Map openedProthean Cycle: A Timeline (On-going)3 years ago in Settings More Like This
(Thoi'han/Inusannon Cycle year 25000-50000)
Inusannon and Thoi'han waged an inter-galactic war, Eezo over-spill contaminated Eingana and VandrosInussanon Reaper War: Thoi'han civilization destroyed by the ReapersInussanon Reaper War: Some Inusannon civilization managed to live through the destruction by transferring their conscience into a virtual world; with their bodies no-longer necessary to be the vessel of their conscience, these bodies eventually mummified naturally into the "statues on chairs" similar to the ones found on Nabata (now known as Ilos)Primitive Prothean evolved in post-war harsh environment on Vandros and internalized the poisoning with high biot
Shakedown run: 1The first time I meet John,Shakedown run: 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
he tries to hit on me.
The Normandy is a beautiful ship.
it's everything I'd ever dreamed of commanding.
It's everything my father had ever dreamed of me commanding, too.
Which puts a bit of a damper on things.
A bit but not much-
and it's easy to forget about Dad when I walk through the gleaming corridors,
when I take a look around my own private cabin,
when I imagine her taking off.
I'll be out of here soon.
And then a true Commander,
and saluted to
and not just another soldier.
Joker's voice on my comlink jolts me out of my thoughts.
Some of your new crew personal have arrived.
Would you like to stop in, check 'em out?"
I breathe a quiet sigh and rubbed my temples.
I'll be right there, thanks."
My pilot's voice quiets then,
drops down to a mutter.
One of them is a bit...
Mass Effect 3 alternate ending Awakening part 2Mass Effect 3 alternate ending Awakening part 23 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
With a deep breath, Shepard opened her eyes. She lying on a bed in some room, but it was hard to tell where. It was dark with nothing more illuminating the room than a single lamp dimly flickering on the ceiling. The ceiling was bare concrete, and it was missing pieces. There were sounds coming from the distance; guns fired, people screaming. She was in a warzone.
"Damn it", Shepard whispered and tried to push herself up. Suddenly she felt a stabbing pain in her right side and fell back down again, grinning her teeth.
The voice was familiar. She turned her head and saw Anderson running towards herself. He was sweaty and covered in blood, but fortunately very much alive.
"Stay down Shepard, the medigel hasn't taken effect yet."
"What What happened? Where are the others, how did I get here? Did we Did we make it?"
"No, our final assault was a failure, we couldn't reach the relay. Harbinger was the, expecting us. He took out most of our troops bef
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 33 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
Finding Peace, Rest now...BioWare owns these characters.Finding Peace, Rest now...3 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
Getting there, Being there...BioWare owns Mass Effect, Elena and Brianna are my girls!Getting there, Being there...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Parnitha System, SSV Waterloo SR8, Bridge:
Helmsman Flight Lieutenant Stevens glanced nervously over his shoulder at his CO. Her pacing behind him was starting to unnerve him. She was usually the original ice-queen in any stressful situation. Calm, cool, analytical, but now, she was a ball of nerves. "Entering Parnitha System, vectoring to Thessia." He stated automatically.
"Faster." Came the curt reply from the dark-eyed woman behind him. "Flank speed." She ordered.
He half turned in his chair. "Ma'am, Thessia control has speed limits even out here! We'll probably get pulled over by their space cops or something and get a ticket."
She stopped pacing and fixed him with her patented 'don't fuck with me stare'. "I ordered flank speed, mister. Now give me flank speed plus ten!" She hissed.
He turned ba
Mass Effect 3: Forever and For Always Part 1Forgive me, Liara.Mass Effect 3: Forever and For Always Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Leah Shepard raised her pistol to take aim at the generator. All she could think of was her soul mate as she made her decision. The decision to completely eradicate the threat of the reapers; she had to make it safe for Liara to live out her life, even if it would be without the commander.
As she walked closer to the generator to ensure a precise shot, images of the ones she loved flashed before her eyes. Joker and EDI, the couple that she helped create. She couldn't help but feel guilty about her decision to destroy the reapers due to the fact that doing so would destroy all synthetics, which would include EDI. EDI had brought so much happiness to Joker's life and now Shepard's decision would take that away from him.
Then Tali and Garrus flashed before her eyes. Leah loved that they had found love and prayed that they would be able to enjoy a long life with each other.
Nearing the End Ch.18Nearing the End Ch.184 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Author: Colin Gleason
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Colin Shepard, Tali, Ashley, EDI, Mordin, Garrus, Jack, Grunt
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is copyrighted by BioWare
Nearing the End
Ch. 18 Repercussions Pt. 2
Tali panic-stricken slams Shepard against the wall again. “I am not letting you go in there!”
At first his first instinct was to push her off, then tell her off. But when he looked down at her eyes he realized that she wasn't acting out of anger, or fear, but of concern; for him. “Tali...”
“NO! You are not going! I love you too damn much to lose you again!”
“Tali! I have no choice in the matter!”
“Yes you do! No one here cares if Balak dies, and we both know that having a Reaper roaming around here is bad news already. We'd be better off killing them both.”
“We can't do that, not yet. This Reaper is the only proof I have that shows that I'm not crazy. I need it intact long enough to prove that I'm right.”
Fix youFix you4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rating: T, just for the hell of it.
Length: 1,6801 words (2,383 including optional sequence)
Note: Song!Fic done to Fix you by Coldplay. M!Cousland and Alistair friendship and eventual slash. It jumps around, hopefully not too confusing. Criticism is appreciated. I'd like to dedicate this fic to two people. One who inspired me many years ago to pursue my love of the arts and better my style and even my imagination. And the other who has inadvertently taught me so much about writing, and is the main inspiration behind this piece of work. David and Kerry. If it turns out this thing sucks, I'm sorry for embarrassing you. (Warning! Final sequence is M/M. Fair ye be warned)
"The tears come streaming down your face, when you lose something you can't replace"
Alistair woke up to see Joseph shivering near the fire, sitting in an upright fetal position and his face was stained from tears and his normally bright blue eyes were dim and half-lidded. The blonde