Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 1Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Let him go!
Hold on, Kaidan...
Don't give up... saved my life, and I can't... Oh Goddess... Please pull through, Kaidan... We all need you, but Shepard... I'll go see how he's doing... be right back... better not go anywhere...
Hey Kaidan... Don't know if you can hear me... take my chances... Don't die, Kaidan... You've got to fight... need you in this... I could use you... Come on Kaidan, fight... that's an order...
Back when... fought Saren... glimpse of Shepard's mind... just the way he looks at you... seen you look back... Shepard... his main reason to fight... lost so much already... Please live, Kaidan, for his sake as much as yours... You're a good friend... care for yo
Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 3Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 33 years ago in Drama More Like This
It turned out that Joker and Garrus had been right... Perhaps all that Shepard really needed in order to beat the Reapers and save the galaxy was someone that loved him. If the last few weeks were any indication, at least. Simply put, the Commander was on a roll. He had just killed another Reaper, ended the quarians v.s. geths conflict without having to sacrifice either side, and now, they even had Tali back.
According to EDI, Shepard's biometrics showed a significant decrease in terms of stress levels, as well as an increase in his reflexes and his ability to achieve and maintain optimum levels of concentration. He still had nightmares occasionally, but thankfully, they were now the exception instead of the norm.
If he'd ever had any fears about their relationship being a distraction, or interfering with their duty to the crew and their mission, they had also proved to be unfounded. Shepard had always b
DinnerDinner2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Commander Shepard looked out the window of the apartment at the Armax Arsenal Combat Arena just across the strip, although not really seeing it. While his eyes scoped the holographic lettering of the building, his mind was combing the bulge of the right pocket of his favorite jacket: an N7-themed black cotton hooded jacket that harkened back to 20th and 21st century fashion. Reaching his callused hand into the pocket, he pulled out what it so contained: a black velvet case that contained one of the most special purchases he hoped he would ever make.
As his fingers unconsciously stroked the soft velvet, Shepard thought about the man the contained was intended for. He had known the man for a few years now, but only recently did he realize he had deep feelings for him. A few weeks ago, Shepard got to sit down with him at Apollo Café on the Presidium so they could relax and talk over lunch and drinks. Before they gave themselves the chance to order, his love said something that made
Shakedown run: 1The first time I meet John,Shakedown run: 12 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...
Sentinel - Chapter EightThe Normandy:Sentinel - Chapter Eight3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Serving for ten years within the Alliance military, both as an officer, as a marine, but first and foremost as a soldier, has taught Kaidan a lot of things.
Always trust your squad-mates. They know what they are doing.
Never look a gift-horse in the mouth. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
Don't be a colossal idiot and decline an offer that is obviously a once in a life-time opportunity no matter how lacking you think you are for the job. The Alliance asked you for a reason so don't question them.
Of course, all the things he had learned came with a certain obvious "there is always an exception to the rules", but for the offer that Kaidan now was faced with Well, Kaidan had found himself to be a lot of things in his thirty-one year of living and ten years of serving, but being dumb enough to decline this..?
Not an option.
Especially when it was Captain Anderson, one of the first and most famous N7 graduate and soldier from the first conta
MotherMother, do you think they'll drop the bomb?Mother4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
"I don't trust those Mexicans."
"You don't know if they're all Mexicans... and why not?"
"They can't speak English. Who knows what they're saying?"
"What are they going to do? Throw spicy meat at us?"
"Watch your smart-ass mouth... they'll probably bring their families here and take up all the jobs, too. You know, they won't hire white people."
"...Because it's a Hispanic restaurant. For Hispanic food. Made by Hispanics."
"No shit, smart-ass, but that doesn't mean they can't hire some poor white kids from the high school."
Mother, do you think they'll like this song?
"Mom, I'm trying to submit a poem to this contest..."
"Oh! Oh! A contest? You can submit one of mine--"
"No, I'm supposed to write it. I have some here..."
"....What? These? No, you can't submit these. You can't understand them. You won't win."
Mother, do you think they'll try to break my balls?
"Want to see my new pictures?"
"They're good, I
Meet the Parents: Part IIIKAIDANMeet the Parents: Part III3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I wake up to a soft warmth
and the pleasant feel of hands over my back.
I mumble into the pillow beneath my head.
There's a soft laugh.
His fingers move gently over my bare skin,
working out the knots in my shoulders,
rubbing the stiff muscles in my neck,
moving slowly down my spine.
I open my eyes,
and turn my head.
I smile at him,
His hands pause over my back.
He leans in and kisses me,
quick but soft,
then moves back,
swings his legs over the bed.
I look over at the clock blearily.
It's five AM.
"Where are you going?"
I ask him,
but in my morning stupor,
it sounds more like
He pulls on a pair of jeans over his boxers
and then wriggles into a sweatshirt.
and looks over his shoulder,
grinning at my grumpy expression
and rolling his eyes.
"I'll be here, Kaidan.
I'm not leaving.
Don't worry about that:
your mom's cooking
Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 5Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 53 years ago in Drama More Like This
The Catalyst was the Citadel... All of this time, it had been right under their noses... And now, the Reapers had managed to snatch it away from them in order to bring it into Earth's orbit, right within Reapers controlled territory.
Kaidan couldn't exactly say that it came out as a complete surprise, though. After all, throughout each cycle, it seemed that the Citadel had always played a key role... Each new civilisation that had discovered it believing that the technology of the colossal deep-space station and mass relays had once belonged to some ancient sentient race that had then mysteriously vanished.
Fascinating how quick they were to trust that it was then perfectly safe to start inhabiting, and completely ignore the potential warning signs, including the enigmatic "keepers".
But then again, finding out that you weren't alone in the Universe was already a pretty big thing to process... Learning that, on top
Encounter: Chapters 1-5Encounter: Chapters 1-53 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 2
Characters: Kaidan Alenko, Kasumi Goto, Female Shepard
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
"So this is the Normandy? I've got to admit, it's one of the more impressive vessels I've boarded."
I turned to the newest member of my crew, Kasumi Goto, a thief so legendary that few know of her. We needed her on our side, according to Cerberus at least. Before she could give me her undivided loyalty, she had a favor to ask of me. How could I refuse? I was anxious to see her skills put to the test, so I had agreed to help her. But the first step was getting her settled on board her temporary home.
Kasumi stepped off of the Citadel platform and onto the Normandy's bridge. Joker, hearing her voice, turned his seat around to greet the new arrival.
"Welcome aboard! Don't ever touch anything up here or I'll have to kill you. I have my ways. Fair warning."
Reignite: Part IISHEPARDReignite: Part II3 years ago in Romance More Like This
A scuffle of footsteps.
Clearing away rubble.
about the parties down on the surface.
Staying up all night.
Acting like teenagers again.
A sudden silence.
A pause so long
that I think they've left.
Oh my god.
Are you...seeing this?"
A muffled gasp.
I can't tell...
Is he even breathing?"
Gloved fingers on my throat.
call in a medical team."
as they drag my body across the floor.
You're gonna be okay."
The static of a comlink.
More words spoken:
words that I hear but don't understand.
I can't focus.
My breath rattles in my chest.
slides down my cheek
and into my mouth.
I can't spit it out.
I can't lift my head.
I can't move.
I can't move.
I can't move.
where are you?
I can't move.
Where are you?
"He's not wearing
VomitI spend my nights curled up on a cold plastic chair.Vomit3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The chair is hard
and a sickly cream color.
The color that Shepard is today.
He woke up this morning with an intense craving for food.
Not the liquid kind
being pumped into him with a thin clear tube
attached to his arm.
The solid kind
that makes your mouth water when you smell it.
I'd kill for a piece of chicken right now."
I'd told him that he couldn't eat that yet.
He'd given me an intense look
and an angry frown.
in that voice of his
that would make the toughest Krogan in the galaxy quake.
"Get me some goddamn chicken."
I talked to the head nurse about it.
With a bright, cheery attitude
that Shepard hates.
But I like her:
she really cares about him,
about how he's doing
I asked her about the chicken.
shaking her head.
"That's not really a g
It Takes Time: Part IIIThey tell him that his name is Spectre Major Kaidan Alenko.It Takes Time: Part III2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
That he served the Alliance for a good portion of his life.
That he teaches biotics down at the Alliance headquarters in Canada.
That he's been shot in the head.
A few days ago.
Maybe a week.
"At least I'm up and kicking, yeah?"
He always was positive.
They tell him that, too.
He hasn't forgotten everything.
He remembers the Normandy.
It's not those things that he's confused over.
It's the people.
for the most part-
and the aliens.
she introduces herself.
"Dr. Liara T'soni.
You were a part of the team that rescued me-"
He breaks in eagerly.
"-on Therum, right?
You were on Therum."
She looks surprised,
"You remember me?"
remember saving you.
He doesn't know how to explain it.
He remembers saving her.
He remembers the assets she brought to the team.
But he can't,
for the life of
Flashes - Part IIIFlashes - Part III3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Pairing: Kaidan Alenko/M!Shepard
Other parts of the fanfic can be found in the description.
The first beer was soon followed by a second and a third. I must have looked pitiful between all the celebrating people in the club, sitting hunched over at one of the bar stools, nursing my already stale beer.
"You look miserable," the barkeeper told me when he put down a dangerous looking cocktail in front of me. "Something to cheer you up, mate."
He winked at me and left to serve something to a salarian further down the long bar. I looked suspiciously at the colorful liquid, unable to make out what it was exactly. It had a sweet, strong, alcoholic smell, and I considered just leaving it standing there and sticking to my beer. But then the barkeeper appeared again, smiling encouragingly. "C'mon, give it a try, it's on the house. You sure look like you need this."
Well, why not, I thought
Flashes - Part IFlashes - Part I3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Warning, it's a M/M (Kaidan Alenko/M!Shep) FanFic, turn around if you don't like such pairings.
This is the fourth part of my ME fanfic series, the first can be found in the description. Enjoy!
They say your life flashes in front of your eyes before you die.
I always wondered if that was true. And what would I see, what scenes would Kaidan Alenko The Highlights be made of? I don't know if there would be much personal stuff, like spending evenings with my parents in Vancouver, looking at the sun setting and painting the sky in all possible shades of red, a cool Canadian lager in one hand. Maybe I would live through my first kiss again, my first time having sex although these two might not be considered highlights.
Or maybe there would be my time in the Brain Camp. Rahna and the other kids. Making out hidden in secret spots to avoid the teachers, throwing each
Why I'm UndateableI'm getting a college education.Why I'm Undateable4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
It will get me a stable, high-paying job.
I'm willing to commit to you for the rest of my life.
I have a fine appreciation of art and music.
I go to church every Sunday.
I cook soup at the homeless shelter.
I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs.
I have a completely clean rap sheet.
I treat my friends and family very well.
I have a keen sense of humor.
I'm quite handsome.
And yes, I'm very much in love with you.
"But I don't want to date you," she says to me,
"Because you're attracted to men, too."
Even nowShepard is beautiful in the snow.Even now2 years ago in Romance More Like This
It sounded better in my head-
most things do-
but I say it anyway and blush afterwards.
We're back in Canada for the holidays,
Shepard and I.
London is our home;
Shepard wanted to live there,
and after his near death on the Citadel,
I wasn't arguing.
It's noisy, yes.
all the same.
It's different here-
a nice break from the business of the city.
The silence is gratifying;
it comes in a rush of relief.
We step onto the bridge,
hands twined around one another,
Shepard squeezing my fingers gently every so often,
and the snow gusts around us, dancing in a cloud of white and gray.
The flakes leap up over the railing,
throwing themselves towards the sidewalk,
twisting up again before they hit.
And so is Shepard.
The streetlamp beside us throws his face into a sharp contrast,
illuminating the tip of his nose,
the curve of his cheek,
the small scars still tracing his forehead.
The flap of his jacket curves up to br
ME3: Project GEMINI ch. 1ME3: Project GEMINI ch. 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: Project Gemini
Game: Mass Effect 3
Pairing: M!ShepxKaidan + M!ShepxLiara
Disclaimer: Bioware owns everything, except any OC's I may include. Those are mine...
Kaidan chuckled as he shook his head.
"Glad to see you haven't changed that much, Joker." He said as he turned to leave.
"See you, Major." The pilot called as he walked away. It was nice to be around friends again, Kaidan thought. He walked down the corridor lined with monitors and control systems, his eyes following the tiny lights that flickered on the walkway. Slowly his smile faded and his mind drifted to a faraway place filled with recent memories. He was so wrapped up in his own thoughts that he didn't notice where he was going and walked straight into Specialist Traynor. He grunted loudly as they collided.
"Oh, Major Alenko! I'm so sorr-" she began but Kaiden cut her off with a smile.
"Hey, don't worry about it. It was totally my fault." He said with a grin, "Should pay more attention t
Someday You Will Be Loved Ch. 8Someday You Will Be Loved Ch. 82 years ago in Romance More Like This
How many months had it been since Horizon? How many months had it been since he sent that voice mail, when he desperately had tried to find some way to apologize to his former commander for what he said? And he had never gotten a reply.
Shepard must hate him now.
Kaidan knew about the mission through the Omega-4 relay, the whole galaxy did by now. The first ship to ever pass through the relay and then come back. They’d destroyed the Collectors. And if he was going to believe the rumors spreading through Alliance soldiers, Markus was no longer with Cerberus.
He left them as soon as his mission to defeat the Collectors was over, just like he said he would on Horizon.
Kaidan hadn’t believed him back then, and now he was paying the price. His friendship with Shepard was ruined because he wouldn’t listen to him. Because he had been stubborn and refused to believe that Markus wasn’t with Cerberus, not really.
He rubbed his forehead, trying to get rid of the migraine h
Fill in the blanksDarkFill in the blanks2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Waves crashing over me
in a gentle rhythm.
with no control.
I'm okay with that.
when you don't have to worry
My mind is blissfully blank.
The black waves roll over me
It would be wonderful
to stay here forever.
To give up
To throw away
of needing to take another breath
of needing to lift my chest
of needing to...
Something echoes in the back of my mind and my train of thought stops, half-processed.
Echoing throughout my inky world,
prodding me sharply,
tearing a hole in the blackness.
don't you dare!
I recoil from the words,
and feel a rush of relief as the darkness smothers them.
I embrace the ocean again;
rack my brains.
What was I saying, again?
Before I was interrupted.
Something about throwing things away.
But as my body slips beneath the waves,
Meet the Parents: Part IISHEPARDMeet the Parents: Part II3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It's a hell of a first impression
when the people you most want to impress
come home to find you making out with their son pinned against the wall.
It doesn't help that Kaidan's blushing.
This is the most awkward silence
I have ever experienced.
Kaidan's mom's face is unreadable.
Kaidan's dad's face is thunderstruck.
Kaidan gestures to me.
He clears his throat.
"This is Commander Shepard,"
and his blush deepens even further.
Something kicks in.
I don't know if it's from years of defying others,
or just another one of my act-fast, think-later instincts.
But I yank Kaidan closer to me
and slide an arm around his waist.
"Kaidan and I are getting married,"
I say unabashedly,
like it's no big deal,
and Kaidan's mom's eyes get so big
I think they might burst.
"We stopped by and you weren't here,"
I tell them.
says Kaidan's mom faintly.
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.
Someday You Will Be Loved Ch. 3Someday You Will Be Loved Ch. 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was dark. All around him. No light, and no sound. Just silence and darkness.
Not far from him there was a fire cracking. A small fire, and it's flames barely gave light to anything. But he did see a shadow, a silhouette of a man sitting by the fire, like he was waiting for someone.
Shepard walked closer to the fire, closer to the man sitting by it. There was something... familiar with the man. He couldn't see his face, but he felt that this was someone he knew. This was someone who knew him.
He, the man by the fire, turned around.
He stopped. He recognized that voice. Shepard took another step forward.
The fire lit up the face of the man, a face that looked very much like his own. Those high cheekbones, those almond shaped eyes, and those big lips, curving into a wide smile. He stood up, tall and with the broad shoulders of a man that had served in the military most of his life.
Markus smiled, hurrying his steps, and tightly clung to his father as they hugged, "
Sentinel - Chapter ThirteenCold:Sentinel - Chapter Thirteen2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was downright embarrassing.
Kaidan hadn’t been sick since he was a child, not counting his health after BaAT, and yet here he was, coughing and sneezing, running a fever like a furnace, and all because of their mission at Noveria.
His mom really had been right. He should have put on a sweater underneath his under-suit no matter how uncomfortable he would have been.
He really was the shame of the people in Vancouver, he should be used to the cold. Resilient to it. He had grown up in the worse snowstorms Vancouver could dish out, shrugging it off like it was a summer-breeze.
He guessed there were some things he just couldn’t protect himself from. The natural “heating system” in his body from his biotics may have kept him warm, but not even his best biotic shield could protect him from the invisible mini-terrorists that were currently creating havoc in his own system.
The biotic was stubborn though and a little snot hadn’t stopped him before.
Sentinel - Chapter OneArmy-life:Sentinel - Chapter One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kaidan could get used to the rude wake-ups, the morning drills, running in the middle of pouring weather, knee-deep in water. He could get used to the sorry excuse they called food, the latrine duties and the constant yelling from his superior officers.
Hell, he could get used to underwear constantly riding up his ass because of the friction from his pants.
He wasn't sure if he could get used to the buzz-cut though. His scalp was constantly itching and when he looked at himself in the mirror, all he could see were eyebrows. Huge, dark eyebrows. He wondered if he could ask to have those shaven off as well.
Other than that, life at boot camp wasn't bad. He'd been here a month already and he found that he was actually enjoying his time here. Sure, it was hard work, but it wasn't anything he couldn't handle.
He was already used to wearing a uniform from his time at BAaT, used to surprise inspections and being worked until his body was crying out in pain.
The main differen