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
The Sheps, teen angst, love and understandingBioware owns Shep and Liara-I made up Elena and the girls!The Sheps, teen angst, love and understanding3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Eden Prime, 17 years after the destruction of the Reapers:
Ambassador Liara T'Soni-Shepard returned home and started preparing some after-school snacks for her children without even changing out of the traditional pure white with gold trim dress she wore to official functions.
Liara was happy and occasionally caught herself staring out the sliding kitchen doors that opened to the huge porch that over looked the big back yard which ended at the shores of the crystal clear glacial lake. A lake named Lake Shepard, much to her husband's chagrin. On the other side of the lake snow-capped mountains towered over everything, reaching into the clear, azure sky. It was breath-taking.
Her lithe figure moved gracefully around the kitchen as she gathered items and mentally ticked off nutritional values. She loved it when she got home in time to do this, but her duties usually held her
Liara's VisitLiara/F-ShepardLiara's Visit3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She walked alone through the tall, wrought-iron gates as she had so many times before and into the lush, green reserve that bore the name Shepard's Park. The trees had grown so tall since the first time she came here. Back then they were just hastily planted saplings that only came up to her waist. Now they towered over her and shaded the people in the park from the hot afternoon sun. A light breeze stirred from the east and blew pleasantly in and around the trees rustling the leaves and branches. Liara couldn't help but smile as the cool breeze caressed her skin as she strolled towards the center of the sprawling park to the only building, the only construct on the three hundred acre lot.
Here and there people enjoyed the beautiful weather playing games, walking among the trees or having picnics as chirping birds looked down from the branches and dogs frolicked in the grass. Many took notice of her, bein
Memories to Heal the Broken 1So a friend 'Noted' me and suggested a look at my FShep (Sarah) and Liara's relationship 'back in the day'. I decided to start from the end of ME3 and find a way for them to relive some special moments that they shared. It takes a while to get there, but now that the hard part is over, the next installment will be more on point, I think.Memories to Heal the Broken 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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FOB Hammer, London:
They had been fighting for hours and the brutes, marauders and cannibals were closing in on all sides. Liara saw Tali incinerate two cannibals with one flick of her Omni-Tool then glanced to her own left before throwing up a singularity that caught up three cannibals. She killed all three with aimed shots from her Locust but was then knocked back and over a low wall by a charging brute. There were hundreds of vile creatures all around her and the small contingent of Soldiers left at FOB Hammer.
She knew in her heart that they couldn't last very much longer.
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"Shepard, it's late and you should get some sleep", Garrus sighed, looking up from the datapad on which he was handling multiple matters of turian state security. Since becoming Primarch he'd found that even in the rare moments where he found himself alone with friends, rather than surrounded by the rest of the Hierarchy, there were still some things that simply could not be put off. Right now, he needed his best friend to stop glaring out of the mirrored window at the assembled press below and go to bed so he could get some work done before turning in himself.
"I know, but for some strange reason, I can't", Captain Kira Shepard replied. "Something to do with oh, I don't know, getting married tomorrow?". She turned toward him, arms folded across her chest and smirked at her bulwark, her brother-in-arms, as he wrestled with yet more reports of fleet strengths and reconstruction efforts that were only now hitting their stride, almost a
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Liara stares at herself in the mirror, the silky white dress hugging her slender frame. Kaycee's voice sounds from the bedroom, "Liara, sweetie? You almost ready? The babysitter will be here soon."
Liara sighs. "Are you sure this is such a good idea?"
She hears a chuckle from behind the door. "Really? That's what you're worried about? It'll be fine. It's not like she's never been around kids before."
"That's different. They were students, not our daughters."
She hears the click of the door opening, before Kaycee's arms wrap around her, chin on Liara's shoulder. Liara's eyes close as Kaycee places a kiss gently on her neck. "Liara. I trust her."
Liara grumbles something but falls silent, grasping Kaycee's hands in hers. Shepard smiles, "By the way, you look simply gorgeous." Liara notices Kaycee's outfit for the first time. "Wait .isn't that the outfit Kasumi got you?"
Shepard nods, "It's not like I have that many dresses sweetie. You know I'm not usua
Shepard Family Stories - Samara"Hey Mommy?" Rinyn stands on her tiptoes peeking out the window at the woman sitting cross-legged on the lawn. "Who's that?"Shepard Family Stories - Samara3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Liara walks over to the window and lifts her daughter into her arms so she can get a better look. "That, sweetie, is Samara. She's a good friend of your father and I. She's a justicar."
Rinyn looks up at her mother with a puzzled expression. "What's a justicar?"
"They're an old order of asari warriors. They are proud, noble, and selfless. Actually, they're like the heroes in the stories your dad reads to you."
Rinyn's eyes widen in wonder, her gaze moving back to the justicar. "Wow....she's like a superhero."
Liara chuckles to herself. "Not exactly sweetie. She's a hero to be sure, but she'd tell you that she's not any different than you or I."
"What's dad doing out there with her? They're just sitting there."
"It's called meditation sweetheart."
"I know, but it's actually really good for you. It lets you clear your mind and helps your focus. Why
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.
Easing the Pain...Bioware owns Mass Effect and these characters:Easing the Pain...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
SSV Normandy, Captains Quarters:
Commander Sarah Shepard dragged herself down the steps as she stripped out of the cracked and dented armor she wore down to Tuchanka. She was so tired and just emotionally done. She staggered a bit and caught herself against the wall by her desk.
She couldn't believe Mordin was dead. He was such a good friend, she loved hearing him ramble on about STG, his work, ethics and even art. The black cloud gathered around her soul again. Everyone she valued and loved died. She sank to her knees and leaned against the wall as she tore off her chest-plate. Exhaustion, loss and pain swelled up in her breast making it hard to breathe, to think. The pain was thick and heavy but she fought it, pushed it down. Down with all the rest, Alenko, her parents, brother and friends on Mindoir, Elysium, Pressly, her last crew, a
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"Major Coats? Major? Sir?"
The voice was indistinct, crackling caused by distance and poor connection quality, but it was Corporal Ahmed alright. Coats had despatched a shuttle to the remains of the Citadel as soon as it became apparent that the red energy field had disabled all the Reapers and their forces. With the fleets who knew where after Hackett's emergency withdrawal order, recovery of survivors stranded in orbit had become a priority for the groundside forces. Coats opened a link to respond, cautiously optimistic at what sounded like excitement in the corporal's voice.
"This is Coats. Report, corporal"
"We found her sir! She's alive! Shepard's alive!", the young Glaswegian sounded ecstatic. You and me both, lad, thought Coats, listening to the cheering that had erupted behind him.
"Well done corporal. Is she badly injured, can you put her on a shuttle and get her back down here to a hospital? There's still no word on the
Memories to Heal the Broken 2I apologize for the back and forth nature of this. I had no idea what I was getting into when doing a look back at ME1 from the end of ME3 through the exestential awesomeness of a meld.Memories to Heal the Broken 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Captain Reynolds, commanding officer of the SSV Nightingale, was having the worst day of his life. The war was over and that meant that for most of the Alliance the worst part was over. But for the medical professionals from every race in the galaxy that ran the forty seven hospital ships of Task Force Haven, the truly horrific work started now. Caring for the wounded, disfigured and dying was a thankless job that would continue for the next several decades.
He was ready for that, trained for it and planned on it. What he did not expect was the parade of VIPs trying to get access to his med-bays. Access to Shepard. He was even given a lengthy list of peo
Jane and Liara: DaughterTitle: Jane and Liara: DaughterJane and Liara: Daughter4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Characters: Jane Shepard and Liara T'Soni
Time line: After reaper invasion
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Jane was sitting in the meeting with the council. As usual they were vary of her. No one actually wants to face reminders of how stupid they had been and she was exactly that for them. Specially for the turian councilor.
Jane doubted that he would ever forget what Jane had said to him when reapers were attacking and they contacted her. Air quoting "Ah, yes the reapers!" had been too big temptation for her and she still made air quote motions when ever she saw the councilor.
"Is this information correct?" Asari councilor asks and lifts her eyes to Jane's.
"It's correct." Jane shrugs. No one knew from where she got her information and they would never find that out. She wished that the meeting would end so she could return to Liara in their home at Thessia. She regretted now that she'd let Liara talk her out o
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
The Fall of ThessiaCommander Shepard approached Liara's office and stopped short of the door sensors. She drew in a deep breath, closed her eyes and exhaled slowly. She could hear the sobs out here. Each one was breaking her heart. Shepard took another step forward and the office door opened. A wave of relief passed over her, she had been worried that door would be locked. Shepard had expected Glyph to greet her when she entered but the little information drone just hovered in the corner. Maybe Liara had put it in stand-by or perhaps it understood its master was in no mood to deal with it.The Fall of Thessia3 years ago in Settings More Like This
The Commander strode through the office part of Liara's quarters and stood at the threshold of her personal area. Liara was seated in the middle of the bed. Her chest heaved in and out erratically and her slender frame was trembling, the vehement sobbing taking its toll. She was hunched over three data pads arranged in a semi-circle around her. She had been reviewing the reports on Thessia, torturing herself with the d
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
Shepard Family Stories - Miranda"Where are we going today, Aunt Miri?"Shepard Family Stories - Miranda3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Miranda looks down at the young asari holding her hand. "We're going to have a little fun today. You ready?"
Ayrene nods, a big grin plastered on her face. She sees the car that Miranda drove up in. A sleek, black convertible with silver trim rests in the driveway. Miranda buckles Ayrene into the passenger seat, before getting in. A push of a button and the engine roars to life. Miranda looks over at Ayrene, one corner of her mouth turning upwards into a sly smile. "Let's make your mother worry some. Hang on, sweetie."
She floors the gas pedal, peeling out of the driveway, leaving a blacked streak on the surface. The car speeds away like a missile. With the winds blowing through her hair, she can barely make out the squeals of delight from Aya. Glancing out of the corner of her eye, she sees the young asari laughing and waving her arms in the air. Once they are about ten miles away from the Shepard house, she begins to slow down. "So? How was that
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Jack stands unsure in the doorway, watching both Shepard and Liara taking off in the dark blue car. She takes a deep breath, "Well, here goes nothing."
The sounds of shuffling footsteps reaches her ears. Turning she sees little Syren coming towards her, a dark brown teddy bear clutched tightly to her chest with both arms. She comes to stop right in front of Jack, looking up into her brown eyes with a mixture of apprehension and curiosity. Suddenly she holds out the bear to Jack. "Well now, who's this?"
Syren doesn't say anything for a few seconds, but then quietly says, "Athena."
Jack crouches down and takes the bear's paw. "Hi there Athena. Are you one of Syren's friends?"
Syren blushes slightly and nods, the makings of a smile beginning to play upon her lips. Her bright eyes fall on the various tattoos covering Jack's arms. She hesitantly reaches out and touches the intricate designs on Jack's forearm. "....So pretty...."
Jack chuckles to herself. "You like these?"
Tomorrow .. just you and me.Liara gasped, she had never felt as close and as excited by somebody before whilst she lay next to Shepard without a care in the world. Saren was defeated and she had never been happier.Tomorrow .. just you and me.4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Oh Shepard", she said. "I could lie here all evening".
"We can't", Shepard said whilst kissing Liara lovingly on her forehead.
"We are expected to attend the Commander's Dinner and as the Commander, I must go".
Liara huffed and looked up at Shepard with longing eyes, "Ok ok we must go I suppose. Tomorrow it will be just you and me again".
Liara softy kissed Shepard on the lips and watched her to walk away to the bathroom.
"Liara Liaaaara Liara", Q'Stari said raising her voice to her boss trying to get her attention.
"Ye..ee..ss", Liara said shocked being awoken from her daydream.
"Where were you just then? I've been calling you for 2 minutes", Q'Stari said concerned.
"Just thinking", Liara said whilst clutching her hands tightly behind her desk in her lavish office.
"Wow must have been quite