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
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I think so."
"Good. Let's go."
We're in Vancouver.
Shepard didn't want to go.
He really loves London.
He loves the air,
the feel of it.
He loves our apartment.
but not cramped.
In a noisy part of town,
but he doesn't care.
It's just me and him,
and that's how he likes it.
it's not gonna be just me and him.
and my parents.
He's eager to meet my mom.
He really is.
But my dad...
"So what happens if we don't get along?"
glowering as he tugs his luggage along behind him.
if he doesn't
of his son's fiancee?"
"It'll be fine, Shepard,"
trying to keep him calm.
Dad will, uh...
He'll like you.
Shepard looks skeptical.
for good reason.
Dad and I...
our relationship is kind of...
Shepard hates him.
He's never met him-
hell, he's never even seen him-
and he hates his guts.
All based off of a conversation we
It Falls Apart ShepardxAlenkoIt Falls Apart ShepardxAlenko3 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,
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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
Heal My Wounds--Chapter 4Kaidan found himself wiping sweat from his brow as the sun bored into the dark fabric of his back, causing him to perspire more than he normally would. With the combination of both biotic and physical strength, he stood beside Liara and a few other biotics, removing masses of random matter out of the streets and into either giant piles or into the backs of giant vehicles to be re-purposed and made into new concrete. He looked at the asari to his right. Her face was focused and, although she was sweating at a ridiculous level, her breathing was even. Her biotics were definitely skilled and powerful. There was a familiar voice coming from behind them, harshly calling out orders, occasionally swearing at one of the people she was instructing.Heal My Wounds--Chapter 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I hear that Jack's tongue hasn't ebbed any," Liara chortled, her words breathy as she threw the last of the large blocks of rubble into a truck. Kaidan smirked and brushed a hand through his hair. The tattooed biotic's ears pric
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
It Takes Time: Part IShepard is signing books when the assassin hits.It Takes Time: Part I2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He sees it out of the corner of his eye-
the flash of a gun,
the curl of fingers.
He's out of practice.
Slower than usual.
But he's been Alliance for longer than he's been retired,
and his reflexes kick in anyway,
turning over the table,
pushing the woman in front of him down,
dropping to the floor himself.
He hears the gun fire.
He rolls, using the table for cover.
Rattled thoughts ram through his brain.
What the fuck-
Who the hell-
Are you kidding me?
He wishes he had his gun,
and as he glances around for something useful,
his thoughts become more orderly.
There's only one exit.
If I can find a way to move the civilians out-
no, not enough time.
Gotta take him down.
Fuck, I need backup!
As if in answer to a prayer-
not that Shepard believes in those,
he hears a familiar voice.
His hand snaps
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 Time3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Kaidan ?" she asked
Good and GreenThe Normandy is rocked by explosions; Traynor is there as Garrus drags Vega in, both of them breathing hard. The turian motions for her to help him and she does, moving forward with her jaw set as she sees the wound in Vega’s side.Good and Green2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Shepard had always teased her about whether she’d be able to stomach combat, but Traynor’s a tough cookie and she doesn’t flinch. It’s Garrus on one side of Vega and her on the other, shuffling towards the med-bay.
She notices that both her companions refuse to utter a word. That’s strange, she thinks, because neither are ever short of snide remarks, and knowing the extent of their love for bantering, she’d expect them to be firing back and forth by now.
You just had to go and ruin the fun, Garrus would say, and, well at least my face is still intact- and handsome, Vega would respond.
The banter never happens, and it’s blood pouring out of Vega instead of laughter.
Chakwas takes Vega and Tr
ShatterThe anguish in his eyes haunted her.Shatter3 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
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
Odds and Ends: Hot WheelsOdds and Ends: Hot Wheels4 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
Darkest Before The Dawn (MShepxKaidan Aftermath) It was hard to wake up, to pull himself from the darkness. It was the best rest he had been graced with in a long while. But Commander Shepard's still body eventually drew in a sharp breath, and shortly after, his eyes fluttered open. Though he was greeted with complete darkness. Rubble was packed all around him, casting him in the darkest of shadows. He couldn't even see his leg which he realized was in more pain than the rest of his broken body. He wondered how long he had been out. He tried to activate his omni-tool, but it only blipped on and off. He was shaking he realized as he toyed with the settings. He could hardly press the buttons, yet he wasn't cold. Or at least he didn't think he was. He managed to stabilize the omni-tool enough to work with, but the image was almost as unstable as his hands were. He discovered he had been unconscious for three days. Three days seemed like a long time. In three days the council would have begun making plans to clean up and repairDarkest Before The Dawn (MShepxKaidan Aftermath)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
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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
ExpectationsHe had expected her to hate him.Expectations3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
'I mean,' he thought absentmindedly as he idly stirred his coffee. 'Isn't it normal for her to hate me?' Though all things considered, there wasn't a thing about their situation that was normal; a Reaper invasion putting your relationship- or what was left of it- on hold wasn't normal. Serving on the same ship during said Reaper invasion while putting your relationship or what was left of it- on hold was even less so. He took a sip of the bitter liquid, its warmth seeping into his chilled bones. It was incredibly late- the last of the crew, save for him, had finally tucked into their bunks for the night, the day's events heavy on their hearts as they attempted to exude a modicum of normalcy, tried to cope by means of routine.
Still, he had expected her to hate him.
How could she not? She had found him as soon as she could, sought for his comfort, his pr
Sentinel - Chapter Twenty-fiveTitle: SentinelSentinel - Chapter Twenty-five1 year 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.
To See you AgainTo See You AgainTo See you Again3 months ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/pairing: Male John Shepard/Kaidan Alenko, former Kaidan Alenko/Rahna (kinda)
Disclaimer: I own nothing besides my own play through of the games. ... Sadly, I don't make money out of it.
She was the last one Kaidan had expected to meet again after so many years, let alone after a Reaper-war that had killed more humans and claimed more lives than any other war he had heard of.
Truth be told, he hadn’t really been thinking that much about her in between all the fighting and travelling.
If he had been a man of faith, he would have guessed that the meeting was meant to be, in a way. That what happened all those years ago was coming around to this very meeting.
If he had been a lesser man, he would have gloated at how far he had come or act like he was still hurt by what had gone down when they were just teenagers, but it was for that very reason that he wasn’t mad.
They had been teenagers. Spec
Heal My Wounds--Chapter 2Kaidan jumped out of the Normandy and onto the street below. The major had convinced Joker to let him out beside the hospital instead of going to a docking bay. He was hellbent on seeing John before he did anything else. He wasn't going to do anything else until he saw the Commander, regardless of what he was asked. Yes, he was an Alliance soldier to his core, but Shepard needed someone to be there for him. He had just saved the galaxy. The least that Kaidan could do was be there as he recovered. The others stayed on board and waited until Joker was granted permission to land. His eyes rested on the building that had the sign "Charing Cross Hospital" and he felt himself growing beyond anxious.Heal My Wounds--Chapter 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
He walked into the hospital, the features on his face smooth and calm, the complete opposite of his inner feelings. He was thinking a million thoughts and they blurred together, his heart was racing and adrenaline was coursing through his veins. He walked to the receptionist's desk and she
M!ShepardxReader:Bound by Darkest MattersM!ShepardxShy!Reader – Bound by Darkest MattersM!ShepardxReader:Bound by Darkest Matters2 years 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
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 Goodbye3 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
What if This Storm EndsGarrus ran into the hospital, quick on his feet. He had to get to Jane, regardless of who tried to stop him. He darted around several people, ignoring the medical staff and others that were shouting at him. He had to see Shepard, even if she was already gone, he needed to be able to see her, to hold her, just one last time. That was all he needed. The turian had heard the news of her survival, but her unlikely odds of recovery.What if This Storm Ends3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Her words rang like a bell in his mind;
'There's only so much fight in a person...only so much death you can take before...' No, he couldn't think about that. Garrus knew that Shepard was strong and he knew that she would at least try to fight against it. She was the owner of her life and her death. However, from what he had heard, this time it was different.
He wasn't ready to accept that she wasn't going to make. Jane was a fighter, it's what she lived for. She laughed at death; the Sole Survivor of Akuze, destroyer of the Collectors. She
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 13 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
Amalgamation - Chapter 1Amalgamation - Chapter 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age
Characters: Kaidan Alenko, Alistair, Female Shepard
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
You probably gave up on me finishing this story. Truth is...my husband and I had a baby! And that took up some time. I never forgot about this story, however, and after the extended cut and release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, I have to finish what I started. I'm sorry for not doing this sooner.
I have edited and added to existing chapters to clean up some lore issues, especially after the Mass Effect extended cut. I endeavor to post a chapter a week from here on out. I'm so excited to bring you once again on this journey with Commander Shepard. Please message me with your thoughts. I love to hear them.
Chapter One - Separation
"Come on, Shepard. Just take five minutes. A quick drink. Then I'll go."
I've heard this line before, I thought to
Drops In The Ocean ShepardxAlenkoDrops In The Ocean ShepardxAlenko3 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.