Deliverance-Chapter 8Deliverance-Chapter 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Save your lives?"Shepard asked carefully, raising a puzzled eyebrow.
The blonde sitting comfortably across from her nodded, seemingly indifferently tucking a lock of her long hair behind her ear. "You are in the business of saving people, Commander; not asking you to do something all that extraordinary".
Shepard scoffed. "I am really in no mood for games and with every passing moment, what patience I have mustered is dissipating rapidly," she said sharply, stealing a glance towards the new dark monitors across the room. Seeing Thane had cracked her wall of strict self control, not to mention her determination to keep a cool head in this, she was well aware. She was just about to tell this Elena person to get on with it and name her terms; only she knew that sort of reaction would put her directly in the Cerberus' operative's power and she knew she couldn't afford that.
She forced herself to draw in a deep breath, acutely aware of Elena watching her
KalahiraMass EffectKalahira3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Guided Meditation -
Shepard and Thane
The captain's quarters are far off from the engineering deck, but I can still hear the hum of the engines if I shut the music off and listen to the quiet. Most nights, it's enough to get me to sleep.
I'll lay back and watch the stars crawl by through the skylight, or watch the fish flit around in their tanks. Slowly, it becomes harder and harder to keep my eyes open. I'll roll over so the glow of the fish tank doesn't penetrate the darkness behind my closed eyes as I drift off to sleep.
The darkness is overwhelming. If I squint really, really hard I can just barely make out the pinpricks of distant stars. But it's so hard to keep my eyes open. I'm cold. Freezing cold, so cold I feel like my bones will implode and my skin will tear as it shrivels and tightens and I open my mouth to scream.
I can't. I open my mouth, try to
Simple TruthsDrabblesSimple Truths3 years ago in Romance More Like This
When they finally meet again after so long, the whole world seems to sigh with gratitude.
There isn't much to say, and even if there were, the right words do not exist. They hold each other and the chaos around them drifts away like smoke on the wind. For a moment, they forget about his illness, about the war. A shroud of hope settles around them. Everything is going to be okay.
In the depths of her mind she knows the sea will call him away far too soon. They have very little time left. But it all seems so distant when she crawls beneath the sheets with him. Their lips meet and she drinks him in. The memory of how he tastes will be as fleeting as this very moment, but why should that matter? Simple, irrefutable truths slip like sand through her fingers. They can change nothing. There isn't anything more to do except love and be loved.
And she loves him. She doesn't know why she's never told him, so she tells him now. The feeling is so true and powerful
Across the SeaWhen she first awoke, Shepard had thought she had been crying. Her face was wet, with tears she had assumed, but when she forced her eyes open, she realized she was laying in water.Across the Sea3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Not in water, she realized. On it.
Slowly, she sat up, using a hand to brace herself against the water. She was in the middle of an endless ocean, lonely, desolate, ever-changing. She looked down at herself, and found herself clothed in a flowing dress that matched the color of the green-blue waters below her.
With a heart heavy with fear and sadness, she stood, slowly, testing her feet against the water. It held her up in perfect balance, supporting her. She turned, trying to find some sign of life, a clue of which way to go. All she was certain of was that she couldn't stay where she was. I have to move forward. Somewhere. Somehow.
The first step was frightening, but those that followed were less so. The farther she went, the more confident she became. She began to almost enjoy the ge
Mass Effect: FighterFelt inspired to write a fan fic about my female Shepard, Aine Shepard. I´m using her first name in this, even though no one does it in the game. Felt it would be weird for parents to call their kids on the last name . And for the story. It makes it easier for me to write, and it's a bit of a habit . As this is my first attempt to write a fan fic, please, please let me know what you think about it. I might change the story a bit, if need be. Thanks.Mass Effect: Fighter4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Mindoir - October 15, 2170
"Aine! Aiiiine! Get your brother out of his room. We need to leave, right now before they come here!", yelled Rebecca at her daughter. She then continued with packing her things. The attack on Mindoir was well on the way. The attackers were moving fast. Soon they would come to the Shepard´s home. Aine kicked the door in to her brothers room, but realized he wasn´t there. His packed bag was on his bed, but no sign of himself.
"Kyle! Kyle!" she cried out. "Where are you?"
She heard a rustling from
SunsetDrabblesSunset3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She arrives on an humble civilian transport to Kahje, alone, choosing to wait in customs with the rest of the passengers. Normal, just like everyone else.
Today is a day for mourning, for remembering, for honoring the lost. She stands on the rainy shores where his last rites were spoken, her desert willow flowers looking wilted from their long journey.
It's been six years since he passed. She's almost glad there is no headstone, no ashes, nothing for her to see except endless grey ocean. If there were anything left of him, if she should see him now, all the scars on her heart would be torn anew. Yes, what he said was right. Time has eased the memory of his passing. She has no tears now, not after so long, not after so many exhausting spent nights weeping at the loss of his warmth. But her heart is sore, and she will never forget the first man she truly loved.
Never Too Late - Mass Effect:ThaneShe sits and stares at the empty page as the tears flow freely down her cheeks. Why has this happened to her? Could it have ended differently? Could he have been saved? These thoughts cloud her mind, making it impossible to concentrate. She throws the journal aside and rests her head in her hands. On disease, one small illness has brought her entire world down. She is Commander Shepard, a strong leader, yet she breaks down in front of this hospital.Never Too Late - Mass Effect:Thane3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They had been through so much. The trust she had to put in the highly trained assassin so he could fight with her. Finding his lost son; their reuniting bringing him peace. The suicide mission they bravely fought, saving the whole crew even if it seemed impossible. The warmth in her when he called her his Siha.
Both of them knew he was sick through it all. After the suicide mission, he hit the final stages. She hated to see him suffering. Apparently, there was a cure but the doctors said that his time had come and nothing could be done.
Our Destruction and Whimsy Chap 4Chapter 4Our Destruction and Whimsy Chap 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Still sat on the briefing room floor, Shepard reasoned that she would have to leave at some point. Unfortunately. She had gotten quite comfortable. And may have fallen asleep for a few moments.
Ah well, she thought, I guess I'll go get ready then. She had mixed feelings. On the one hand, she didn't want to see Thane, let alone spend time pretending to be his girlfriend. Not right now, it was too embarrassing. She didn't want to make a fool of herself. But, on the other hand, she couldn't wait. Hell, if she couldn't be his real girlfriend, why not just enjoy playing pretend?
But what should I wear? She thought as she dawdled towards the lift. What do clubbers wear? Could I get away with combat boots? Probably not.
I have nothing sexy. Should I be considering something sexy? As she trudged out of the lift, into her cabin, she was surprised to see Tali and Kasumi were already there, and her bed was covered in clothes.
"Oh, I'm sorry, I thought I was in my quarters," Shepard said
Mass Effect - Dancing with Vega"Hey, Lola, relax." James chuckled at how stiff she stood before him. "You've gotta let the music flow through you." She replied with a frustrated groan.Mass Effect - Dancing with Vega3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"That's easy for you to say, party boy. I've been a little busy fighting the galaxy's deadliest enemies. There's not a lot of time to dance when you're zooming around space. Not much shore leave. And anyway, dancing isn't important. I can shoot the head off a Geth from 200 yards away. So what if I don't have any rhythm?" He laughed and rose from the chair where he had been watching her.
"Everyone knows what you can do with a gun, Lola. And that's all well and good. But you need to relax, belleza. You can't run around killing things all the time. Sometimes a person has to blow off some steam, or just forget about the chaos for a while. Besides, you're the one who asked me to teach you to dance, remember?" She sighed and nodded her head.
"You're right. Sorry. It's just not something I've ever had the need to do before. But the crew dese
The Fading SunTitle: The Fading SunThe Fading Sun2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3.
Characters: Female Shepard, Thane Krios.
Disclaimer: BioWare owns the Mass Effect series.
Summary: "Her sweet whispers urge my heart to persist in beating, shield my mind from suffering the toll, bid my flesh to remember our meeting, and write her love all across my soul." As precious time slowly ticks away, Thane and Shepard share one last night of intimacy before going off to their respective fates.
The silence and stillness of the inpatient wing fed the wrenching in her gut as she crept with soundless footsteps through the dark. Her ears caught the faint hum of machinery and the soft voices of the medical staff from the lab services behind her, allowing her to estimate the distance she'd covered from the entrance. With one hand sliding aga
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 1Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*Note: Chapter 1 and 2 are more like an extended prologue than anything. I cover a lot of ground in the first two chapters. The story slows down after that. The first two chapters basically cover little aspects that you need to know as the story progesses. Please don't let the first two chapter deter you from reading on. Thank you!
"I'm proud of you kid," said Anderson.
"Just remember you were a human before you were a Spectre, you represent all of humanity with your actions," said Udina.
"I won't let you down," said Shepard confidently.
Anderson stepping down and giving Shepard the Normandy? It didn't feel right to her. Pushing papers wasn't his thing but he wanted to give her every chance to succeed in this mission. She knew how much this meant to him and she wasn't going to let
Deliverance, Chapter 10Deliverance, Chapter 103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There seemed to be increased activity in the chamber outside his room, Thane thought. People came and went a lot more frequently than had been usual in the time he had been here, and none of them stopped, as was part of their routine, too, at the diagnostics' consoles that stood just outside the cubicle of reinforced glass he was contained in.
Something must be going on, the assassin thought; he wondered if it was something he might be able to use to get out of this place.
A couple of armed men swept past the room, disappearing through the far door and into the tunnel beyond at some point. Heavily armed men, Cerberus insignia on their equipment. Thane frowned briefly. Cerberus. Of course.
It made even less sense, though, he mused; Cerberus had been, in part, the reason he had died in the first place. Why would they bring him back from the dead, let alone cure him?
The answer was even more obvious than the question. Shepard. It all had to come back to her. The Illusive Man wanted to get
Deliverance-Chapter 6Deliverance-Chapter 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Commander Shepard glanced back to the now shut door behind her, not without some apprehension, though she made sure it wasn't visible. The man who had negotiated with her stood by her side, giving her an encouraging, if shifty smile, his comrades moving away to remove their helmets and their weapons as well.
Shepard noticed the neat weapon racks lining the small antechamber that stood just past the entrance to the mining complex; the men seemed to arrange their gear with practiced ease, she thought, which was probably the case. Her escort joined them briefly, setting his own helmet and rifle in one of the spaces before returning to her.
He was older than she had thought, a stately-looking man with a bit of gray in his temples. His expression was grim, though not unfriendly and he had not stopped watching her for a single moment, through knowing, steel-gray eyes that seemed to peer into her soul.
He reminded her a bit of Admiral Anderson, she thought vaguely; the same portly demeanour,
Unfair"Thane...."Unfair2 years ago in Drama More Like This
He lay there in his hospital room, His breath so heavy, and his eyes half-closed. He tried to talk, to say something! anything! But his throat was so dry, the words just wouldn’t come out. He reached for her hand instead, touching it gently, and he felt her tightening her grip.
He tried looking at her again. Tilting his head was so damn hard, but he did so anyway, ignoring the utter pain in his neck.
She was standing there, her head down, her hair fell on her face, covering it. But he could still see tears glistening on her cheeks. He wanted to reach for her cheeks, wipe the tears then kiss her beautiful lips, and tell her that everything is going to be alright…
… but he knew it wasn’t. His time was fading away…
He had to say one last goodbye.
“Commander, it’s time to go.”
She sighed, wanting to rip the comm. off, and scream. She wanted to scream so badly, to yell and shout and even
Shadows and Sunsets: LateHe was late.Shadows and Sunsets: Late3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She had thought that in 3 weeks his timing would have improved
He was always late; she'd lost count of the restaurants she'd waited in until closing. It was embarrassing and painful.
She wasn't the kind of woman you kept waiting for long.
There were many admirers who would jump at the chance to dine with her and she figured it was high time Thane Krios knew that.
She'd gone home once it was obvious he wasn't going to show, opting to wait in her empty house with an expensive bottle of wine.
No surprise he'd managed to get inside without setting off the alarms.
She didn't turn around, holding the edge of her wine glass to her lips. It was her third glass and she knew if she finished this one she'd be nowhere near clear headed enough to deal with Thane. She looked out over the vast expanse of the Encompassing, watching the moonlight dance on the sea. It was peaceful, calming
He sounded out of breath, as if he'd been running. There was a steady
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
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 1Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 1 Hunt
"Someone should learn how to drive," Garrus Vakarian thought shaking his head while he investigated the damaged Mako in the cargo hold of the Normandy. He held a great deal of respect toward Commander Shepard, but her driving wasto put it mildlyreckless. Mako was designed to be used in extreme conditions, but at times he thought that Shepard was asking too much from the vehicle and it was his job to fix anything her driving broke. "Next time she comes around, I'll tell her to stop driving like mad, I sure will," Garrus thought.
"Hi there," Shepard's voice jarred him out from his thoughts. "How's she looking?"
Garrus started to turn to face herhe fully intended to speak his mind about the matterbut she was standing much closer than he had expected and for a reason he couldn't understand her hand, which was resting right next to his, gave him a pause. He had never really paid any attention to her hands be
If It Meant Living-37: ThaneIf It Meant Living-37: Thane4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
If It Meant Living - Chapter 37
Title: If It Meant Living Chapter 37: "Thane"
Game: Mass Effect/Mass Effect 2
Disclaimer: Bioware owns all rights to Mass Effect and its characters
Content Warning: Violence, Language
Author's Note: This is an expansion of the one-shot If It Meant Living. The title comes from one of Graceyn Shepard's core characteristics: "she was never afraid to risk dying if it meant living in the process." The focus is on perspective and character development rather than following the specific events, so even if you have played ME 1-2 many times, you should be entertained.
Mass Effect: Goodnight, SihaMass Effect: Goodnight, Siha5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"One ninety seven."
Normally, Shepard got her fair share of heart pounding excitement from missions. But the crew had been so focused on repairs and upgrades that Shepard was starting to hallucinate mining probes in her everyday routine.
"One ninety eight."
Since she was a child, Shepard had thrived on adrenaline. She worked hard, played hard, partied hard and saved sleeping for the dead.
"One ninety nine."
Except now she was dead and she suddenly couldn't sleep.
"Two ... hundred."
Shepard collapsed in a heap on the floor of her quarters. She stared at the ceiling, thin beads of sweat tracing down her face and neck, meditating to her heartbeat. She let her eyes close and her breathing steady. The low hum of the ship seeped into that part of her brain that comforted her.
The ship with the awkward engine timing, and the blinking lights, and the artificial intelligence that watched you while you slept...
It was impo
DA2 - Little WolfDA2 - Little Wolf4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Title: Little Wolf
Game: Dragon Age 2
Characters: Remy Hawke (PC), Fenris, Zevran Arainai, Aveline, Anders
Disclaimer: Dragon Age 2 and all things related belong to Bioware.
Author's Note: SPOILERS AHEAD. If you have not romanced Fenris, then there may be spoilers here. You have been warned.
In the caverns of Sundermount he stood, overlooking his companions looting the corpses of the recently fallen lyrium smugglers who had the unfortunate fate of an unprovoked attack. The Champion of Kirkwall, Remy Hawke, knelt alongside her friend, Aveline, comparing and contrasting a pair of gauntlets they had found on one of the fallen. Nearby, the apostate Anders gathered the coins off the corpses, filling a purple velvet pouch full with each drop having a satisfying sound of clink. The assassin they were escorting, Zevran, was disarming the traps he had laid out for those chasing him, possibly saving them for his next encounter with the Crows. Fenris, himse
When everything is wrong, you are right.Chapter 1: All Hell Breaks Loose.When everything is wrong, you are right.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Earth seemed peaceful, birds flew in the sky that was cloudless and the sun shone like any other day. Buildings covered the sky line with glistening windows and small rooftop gardens allowing plants to soak up the daylight sun. Flying cars passed by as military shuttle crafts came and went, if you from Earth it would seem like any other day. But Commander Zo Shepard wasn't from Earth, she may have been human and one of the most decorated soldiers of her time but she wasn't from Earth. She was born on the colony of Mindior far off in deep space and seeing Earth in this peaceful state was more than disturbing for her.
Commander Shepard, Soul Survivor, First human Spectre, Hero of the Citadel and Destroyer of Collectors, was locked up in a cosy room in the Alliance base in Vancouver. Charged with war crimes and relieved of duty. Her ship impounded and being refitted for Alliance use, she didn't know what happened to her best friend and pilot Joker and mes
Who are You? Ch. 1Who are You? Ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: Who are You?
Game: Mass Effect 2
"You're in my shot. Move to the side."
Jane Shepard winced at the menace in Garrus' voice. She stood in the middle of the wards on the Citadel, in front of a turian who Garrus had every reason to hate. She was in her full gear, weapons and all, but the man in front of her was in civilian clothes, completely unarmed, just like most of the people in the wards. Usually she felt fine as she walked through the Citadel; hell, even on the Presidium she didn't feel out of place.
But today was different. When Garrus asked her to help him kill Sidonis, she agreed because it would help him close the door on a section of his life that tormented him every day. She knew how Garrus felt because she had done the same thing with the things of her past. After Akuze, Shepard was haunted by all the things she could have done differently. She found ways to close those doors, and now she thought that
Relief“There’s no escape.”Relief2 years ago in Drama More Like This
“You must choose”
She groaned, trying to fight those venomous thoughts that kept echoing in her head and threatened to consume her.
She was lying in rubble, frozen in fear. She had no idea what was going on at the moment. Many questions were going through her head. The Sky that was still filled with glowing orange balls didn’t help in raising her hopes. She was completely terrified at the thought of failure, the thought of life being completely wiped out. she completely refused to believe that, a part of her told her that she succeeded, the other said she didn’t. But she wasn’t going to listen to her intuition this time. She had to get up and figure it out.
Pushing the debris away from her, Shepard barely managed to stand up. Her whole body was in agony but she tried her best to ignore it. Breathing was so hard that she felt her chest collapsing with every single breath.
She looked around her; her vision was so blurre