Worth Living For, Act I, Chap 1Worth Living For, Act I, Chap 12 years ago in Drama More Like This
The Commander was crazy - completely, utterly crazy. He'd trained and fought alongside vanguards before, but this Could this even be called fighting?
It was more like watching a giant freight train striking down everything in its path! To tell the truth, Kaidan had no idea that biotics could even be used in such a way.
One second, the Commander was standing right next to them, giving his orders and assessing the situation - the next, he was gone! Vanished! All he could see was their enemies in the distance flying all over the place as a result of his ridiculously powerful biotic charge, followed by a full blown nova knocking back attackers in a massive arc of biotic energy.
And then, there Marco Shepard was knee deep in geth and husks, shields depleted, shooting them at close range with his shotgun or delivering a few well placed punches if they ever got too close.
Kaidan had tried to assist
It Falls Apart ShepardxAlenkoIt Falls Apart ShepardxAlenko2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Things were never easy whenever Shepard was involved. Kaidan would have liked to say he was surprised when Anderson had told him that Shepard had surrendered to the Alliance after venturing into the unmapped Omega 4 relay, destroying the Collectors ship as well as the base then blowing up a mass relay in the Bahak system, destroying the entire thing in the process. The news itself certainly rocked him to his core. Shepard had destroyed an entire system. The way it sounded it was without a single flinch or care, all in the name of stopping the Reapers. Shepard's resolve was never going to break whenever the Reapers were involved. Despite death, disaster and destruction following her around like a second shadow, she still persevered trying to be the biggest hero in the galaxy. But then she went and destroyed an entire system, Kaidan was having trouble wrapping his head around that. He barely could accept the fact that Shepard was alive again, he had watched the original Normandy explode,
Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 1Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 12 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
DinnerDinner1 year 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
Breathe ShepardxAlenko"So that's it huh?" A voice Who - why did it sound so familiar? It resonated in its deep baritone, ricocheting into every corner.Breathe ShepardxAlenko2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I " Her throat was a tremble. Her voice died in the empty space, hoarse and tender as it was. She didn't want to talk anymore. She had no words. There was nothing left to say. She just wanted to sleep, sleep and never wake up. She was tired, so very tired. Her eyes remained shut and her back leaned into the bench she found herself on. Her body shook and she could feel nothing. Everything was numb, a soothing gentle numb.
"Get up." The voice demanded of her, louder it was a powerful explosion of words. She slowly lifted her chin from her chest, weary weak eyes fluttered open. "Get up Shepard." She met a strong russet gaze. He looked so familiar Why Why couldn't she remember?
"A-Anderson ?" Her voice betrayed her, croaking whispers that wove themselves into the atmosphere. Anderson, Admiral Anderson? Impossible, he was dead. She sa
Taking my Time A few days later, she found him at Apollo's Café, sitting at a table and looking as though he was trying desperately to keep his mind off their impending date he had asked her on. 'Probably fears the worst. All things considered, can't say I blame him ' she thought to herself, idly smoothing the black leather of her dress. She was grateful that Dr. Chakwas had held onto her old dress from when she aided Kasumi in recovering Keiji's graybox. 'That PVC dress in my closet that Traynor found ' she suppressed a shudder at how downright unflattering that dress looked. Traynor had good intentions in adding that to Samus' wardrobe, but this one was more stunning, to say the very least. She sauntered over to the empty spot at the table he was sitting at, her black lace pumps clicking with each step. She stopped just before the chair he was occupying.Taking my Time2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Kaidan ?" she asked
Puppy LoveRelationship: mShenkoPuppy Love2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Summary: Urz and Kaidan may not always see eye to eye, but they'll always have one thing in common--their love for John Shepard. Partially Urz's POV.
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Living on the Citadel with two Spectres as your owners is about as cushy as things could get for a varren like me: guaranteed meals every day, including some snuck-under-the-table treats; a comfy place to sleep, be it in my own bed or theirs (but only when Kaidan isn't around); lots of traveling to places varren have probably never been to; and more love and attention than I could possibly ask for or expect.
If there's anything I could complain about, it's the lack of warmth from the artificial sunlight. I flop over in the mid-afternoon sunbeam and pretend to warm my other side.
Well, that and Kaidan not always being around, which pretty much never fails to disappoint both me and John. But John's not always around either-the difference is he's not gone for nearly as long.
At least today it's one of those nice l
M!ShepardxReader:Bound by Darkest MattersM!ShepardxShy!Reader – Bound by Darkest MattersM!ShepardxReader:Bound by Darkest Matters1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Note: The Shepard here is a standard John Shepard with the default appearance, soldier class, and Paragon alignment. However, instead of the default Earthborn Sole Survivor Background, Shepard had the Colonist War Hero background for this story.
A young woman was lying awake in the early hours of the morning. She sat up in her bed, her bare arms folded over one another. Her nighttime garb was a simple short-sleeved shirt and a pair of black shorts. She was twenty-five years old, living in the chaotic fray of a metropolis. Earth was noisy compared to most other places she had lived during her life. She was supposedly born there, though. But, she was reflecting on her past, of where she had been before.
Her parents had taken her to live with them in the small farming colony of Mindoir far out in space. It was quiet, small, and serene. She had been nervous at first, a little girl having to live an entirely new planet where e
Heal My Wounds--Chapter 1"Joker, I don't care what you have to do, get us back to Earth," Kaidan's voice was sharp and demanding as he ran into the cockpit. The thought of his commander gone was just too much for him to accept. There were too many words that still needed to be shared, so much more to be done between them. He couldn't face the highly probable chance that his lover -after years of feeling betrayed and loving him regardless of that- was gone. He ran a hand through his thick black hair. There was no way that he was losing John.Heal My Wounds--Chapter 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
The flight lieutenant nodded, having suffered a loss of his own, finding Shepard would have been a welcomed distraction. Even though that Shepard had told he and EDI not to get together, he still felt the impact of her loss.
John had never been a proper gentleman, hell he was never proper at all. He would kill someone without a second thought, but no matter what he did, he had a reason. Joker growled as he stood, finding that he had broken a rib. "Get Adams, we're goin
Sentinel - Chapter Twenty-fiveTitle: SentinelSentinel - Chapter Twenty-five8 months ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
characters/pairing: Male John Shepard/Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: I own nothing besides my own playthrough of the games. ... Sadly, I don't make money out of it.
“You knew. You knew that Shepard would come to Horizon to investigate and you sent him. You… You encouraged him to go there. Why didn’t you contact me and warn me so I could at the very least have prepared myself?!”
Kaidan wasn’t a man that snapped easily, but when Anderson told him that only a week after Kaidan had left for Horizon, Shepard had appeared in his office, something inside his mind just broke.
And when Kaidan snapped, he seemed to do put as much effort into that as he did with everything else.
‘No point in doing something unless you are going to do it properly,’ his mother had used to say, but he didn’t think she’d had Kaidan’s temper in mind when she had said that.
Sentinel - Chapter TwoLittle Boy Blue:Sentinel - Chapter Two2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After three days, Kaidan was sure that the blue-eyed guy was stalking him. Either that or he was assigned to every god damned place he happened to be at.
He didn't look at only him, that much Kaidan was sure of. But when Kaidan was looking at him, the stranger seemed to be studying him.
This made Kaidan nervous. And when he was nervous, he fucked up more easily.
"God damn it, Alenko, where the hell is your head?! You would have been dead out there," Michael barked, tugging off his helmet so he could give Kaidan a proper glare as they walked out of the simulator, breathing hard.
"I am sorry, okay? It's just That guy makes me nervous. He keeps -staring-," Kaidan barked back, wiping away the sweat on his forehead, helmet already under his arm.
"Get over yourself, he is staring at everyone," Michael replied, his voice gruff. "That's what he's doing, observing. Like, it's why he's here."
"Who the hell is he anyway?" Kaidan asked, looking towards the stranger wh
ShatterThe anguish in his eyes haunted her.Shatter2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When she closed her eyes, she saw him staring at her with as much love as there was pain in his body, reaching out but not knowing if he could touch her, if he should touch her. When she went about her business, his presence was overwhelming, his biotics humming such a sad tune that her biotics would whisper of her ache for him, for his comfort. He had been in her squad for weeks now, and had taken residence in the observation deck. He didn't push things with her, didn't demand she make a decision, barely talked to her at all when she didn't initiate the conversation.
For her part, she rarely spoke with him.
It wasn't for lack of a want to she wanted to be able to talk freely with him, to be able to use his shoulder and have him hold her like they used to be in another life, but things aren't so simple anymore. She couldn't just rush to his sleeper p
Odds and Ends: Hot WheelsOdds and Ends: Hot Wheels3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Shepard " Garrus Vakarian was normally a very patient, level headed Turian. This was not the case when it came to the woman standing in front of him. Said woman smiled sweetly up at him, the picture of innocence. Yea he thought innocent my ass. "Where did you get another Mako?" Brina winked at him.
"I know people " She turned around and pulled the driver's door open. As her petite frame slid into the seat and slammed the door in his face, Garrus couldn't help but plead for mercy.
"Shepard for crying out loud could we please not go through this again? I took the destruction of the first one as the only good thing that came out of the Normandy crashing." A muffled laugh could be heard from inside the vehicle. As the window slid down the commander's crimson curls burst forth and he was face to face with a smile he had thought dead to the world.
"Aw, come on Garrus, just one ride! Like old times!" He shook his head at her, noticing the drell assassin comi
Sentinel - Chapter OneArmy-life:Sentinel - Chapter One2 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
Shepard's GoodbyeGuys? I don't know if you can hear me I'm sorry. I am so sorry. I'm sorry I'm not there for you like I said I would be. We weren't ready for this I wasn't ready for this.Shepard's Goodbye2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
What the Hell were we thinking going after the Reapers? What made us think we would be able to stop them when countless civilizations before ours fell?
Before London, I found myself thinking this more and more. But then I also started thinking of everything we've accomplished. When Saren turned his back on the Council, they just couldn't see it. They just couldn't believe that one of their own would turn against them. I'd call it human nature but
We opened their eyes. We made them see that Saren was a traitor. It wasn't easy, but through each other's help and support, we proved him a threat to the Galaxy. We stopped him. Not only that, we killed a Reaper. Together, we put an end to Saren's treachery, and destroyed Sovereign. It wasn't without sacrifice, but we sowed t
Amalgamation - Chapter 2Amalgamation - Chapter 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age
Characters: Kaidan Alenko, James Vega, Jeff Moreau, Garrus Valkarian, Female Shepard
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
"Then call already."
"This is my last stash before I hit the Citadel. Go easy on me, man."
"When have I ever gone easy on anyone? If you can't take the heat, stay out of the damn kitchen."
"Chill out, geez." Joker looked at his hand in disgust. "I fold."
James Vega rolled his eyes and turned toward Garrus Vakarian. The turian snorted. "I fold. And for the record, this game is nonsensical. It's 80% luck and 20% skill. Why would anyone base their manhood on that?"
Vega laughed. "I base my manhood on the new submachine gun I'm going to buy after I clean you out."
"Please," Garrus chid
ClickClick2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
His heels clicked against the floor of the hallway leading to her cell.
Were his thoughts not a jumbled mess, were his heart not in his throat, hammering out any words he might have been able to form, he might have paused to ponder why so few people were in the normally crowded hall. Perhaps that was for the best; he was so anxious he wasn't entirely certain that he could have said anything to anyone how he was going to form words to the one woman he needed to speak to more than anything in the universe was beyond him at this point, but he pressed on nonetheless. He recalled the last time he felt this way, the last time he looked into her sapphire eyes and heard her voice, and his heart sank at the thought that both were in the same memory. His words that day were things he only barely thought of before he said them- and only now was he trying to come to terms with the repercussions. Thoughts flitted in and out of his mind like smoke
Of Terrors and Embraces Samus was barely aware of what was around her. She felt a firm, strangely familiar mattress underneath her she was lying on her back, but how did she get here ? She remembered she was on Noveria, and she had brought Kaidan and Garrus with her. They had been sent to investigate Cerberus attacks, and she needed someone to hack something or other she had Kaidan do it, leaving him exposed while he furiously worked through encryptions to bypass systems. Then there was an Atlas a missile it was heading towards Kaidan. She threw up a barrier and took the hit for him, but things got fuzzy after that. She knew she was conscious for the rest of the fight it involved a desperate sprint to the shuttle but the last thing she remembered was her vision going black in the shuttle Kaidan's panicked outcry as she crumbled to the floorOf Terrors and Embraces2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
" ow is s
Drops In The Ocean ShepardxAlenkoDrops In The Ocean ShepardxAlenko2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I appreciate the help." Shepard said with a bitter tone in her voice, her hand clasping the recently acquired data pad the Asari councilor handed her with minimal interest of what the report actually said. They were talking high detailed secrets, there wasn't going to be anything in a written report, she already deduced that. The issue was the severity in the councilor's voice, the sheer desperation for help.
"It's you who will be helping us. The Matriarchs are growing desperate, for the first time in our history Thessia is vulnerable." She sighed and began to walk away, her hands folding in front of her body. Shepard could only follow as she continued to explain the situation with incredible skill, the vague details leaving key facts carefully eluded. "For all our intellect we're outmatched by Reaper fire power." Shepard wanted to laugh at that, remembering Liara's father and how she mentioned the Asari tactics were about as useful as tits on a hanar in a time like this.
DA:If Fenris Were In OriginsDA:If Fenris Were In Origins3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Title: If Fenris Were In Origins... (Party Banter)
Game: Dragon Age: Origins/Dragon Age 2
Characters: Fenris, Leliana, Alistair, Sten, Morrigan, Zevran
Disclaimer: Dragon Age and all things related belong to Bioware.
Author's Note: This is some party banter I believe would have occured if Fenris had been in Dragon Age: Origins. There are some minor spoilers for both games, since the dialogue is inspired by actual dialogue/events.
__ Leliana and Fenris __
Leliana: You are very pretty, you know.
Fenris: I am very pretty.
Leliana: You would be quite the commodity in Orlais. There, the noblemen and noblewomen would lavish you with gifts in envy of your beauty.
Fenris: Should that make me happy?
Leliana: It should!
Fenris: It doesn't.
Leliana: You should smile, Fenris. I bet you have a wonderful smile!
Fenris: Is there something to smile about?
Leliana: Well not at the m
The Fight to LiveF-Shep/LiaraThe Fight to Live2 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
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 45Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 452 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrus stared into her eyes amazed at the beautiful woman in front of him. He took her hand in his and led them over to the bed. Along the way he noticed the freshly used syringe on the desk - she had already taken her serum. Garrus sat down in the center of the bed and guided Shepard to sit down in front of him; cross-legged and facing him. He took off his shirt and then scooted his body closer to her; intertwining his legs with hers. He wrapped one arm around her waist and placed his other hand over her heart. She embraced him the same way in return.
"Take deep breaths and let go of any tension," he said.
She did as he instructed and locked eyes with him as she did so.
"Allow the energy to build and flow between us," he said softly as his blue eyes seemed to be looking into the depths of her soul. "Take another deep breath and as you exhale - let go of any anger, any resentment, any negative feeling you may
The Last NightThe Last Night2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Patience was not a virtue Jezika had, not even in a single bone in her body. And what little patience she did have was wearing thin as she waited for Chakwas to return with the medicine. Turns out, when she jumped the elevator, she cracked her left shoulder upon catching herself. The Cerberus attack on the Citadel came out of nowhere.
At least for most people, of course Jezika knew Udina was a piece of shit way before this incident.
She also had no regrets about putting a bullet through his chest.
That whole situation was fucked up, even for her. Watching Kaidan draw a gun on her and threaten to shoot her. That wasn't an image that she would soon forget. After everything she did for him and the trust she thought they were building.
On the outside, everything was fine. She let him back on the ship, mostly because she needed another able bodied soldier. But other than that, Jezika didn't know if she could ever forgive him. After all the explanations as to why she was working with Cerberu
The EntryThe Entry2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: The Entry
Game: Mass Effect 3
Disclaimer: Owned by Bioware
So, this is an unusual departure for me. I am on my third run of ME3 and I was staring at my FemShep who is romancing Garrus and I finally figured something out about her. I don't know why I figured this out about her but I did at like 9 morning it wasn't intentional but I just looked at her, the way I played the game, and I came up with why she acts this way in my head. I'm not trying to be ground breaking or a revolutionary with this. Hell I'm probably taking a great risk posting this the way it is. And this is why Bioware is so awesome because they gave us something that could inspire this, though the thought on closure is rather uh...yeah. This is my MAIN FemShep and I have 4 more FemSheps and six MSheps. Each one unique and varied but for her I just realized this is why she fights, is a kind soul, and does what she does the way she does it and I just wanted to