NameShepard was no stranger to fear.Name3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
No matter how the vids portrayed her, she was by no means fearless. Running along the maintenance shafts of the Citadel as Sovereign loomed overhead shooting down a Human Reaper watching the skies of Earth darken as the Reapers arrived these were horrors that still haunted her to this day.
But this was a new kind of fear. Trillions of lives had been riding on her actions six years ago as she scrambled around the galaxy gathering support for Earth's fleets. Yet this life seemed more important than any other life that had ever existed. She knew this was a narrow-minded view, but it still didn't change how she felt.
Stretched out on the bed, Shepard let her hand roam down to her belly. The tiny flutters of movement that pressed back against her palm brought a genuine smile to her face.
Several hours earlier, she and Kaidan had found out that this all-important life now kicking around at her inside at all hours of the night was a daughter. Ka
Love Is Just Another Mission p1Love Is Just Another Mission p13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Title: Love Is Just Another Mission
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/pairing: femshep/Kaidan Alenko plus an assortment of ME characters
Disclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect or any of its characters.
The instant Kaidan had closed the doors to the escape pod he regretted leaving Hope behind. Truthfully, the second she commanded him to go he felt snake-like fingers of terror grip at his insides.
But he had no choice. She was Commander Shepard and he of all people knew she would carry him there if he refused to obey her orders.
And she would do the same with Joker because knowing him he'd think he could still save the ship.
"She's going to be fine, Kaidan." He felt a gentle hand on his shoulder and looked up to meet Liara's wide eyes.
To him, she had always appeared to be less capable than she really was. Her eyes held knowledge of course but he struggled to get past the innocence in them. Although her obvious attraction to Shepard did cast a bit of a negative light on he
Shepard to KaidanThey called me commanderShepard to Kaidan4 years ago in Romance More Like This
They named me theirs
They gave me a rank
They sentenced my years
They never pretended
They did it for me
It was always for them
To strip my identity
Once in blue camo
Then orange and black
They offered me glory
But with no kindness or tact
"You must do this"
"You are our hope"
They spoke to my armor
My gun, and my scope
My name was a word
For the wall they hid behind
It held no meaning
Except to title their design
I stand between Reapers
The dark, and the light
Protecting what they love
When they were too stricken with fright
But what I love?
They made me leave it to stand
Alone in the night
With no hand in my hand
My love, they said
Was a weakness of mine
To be what they needed
I'd have to leave it behind
But darling, it was you
Who saw past my rank
It was you who saw eyes
Who saw heart, and true strength
It was you at my side
That gave me the power
To battle this darkness
Each hour by hour
For any last hero
Has stolen our time
ExpectationsHe had expected her to hate him.Expectations4 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
Amalgamation - Chapter 4, LandingAmalgamation - Chapter 4, Landing3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect, Dragon Age
Characters: Kaidan Alenko, Female Shepard, Garrus Valkarian, Jeff Moreau
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
Chapter Four - Landing
Admiral Hackett's voice flooded the cockpit. "All fleets, the Crucible is armed. Disengage and head to the rendezvous point. I repeat, disengage and get the hell out of here."
Joker frantically maneuvered the Normandy to barely miss an incoming piece of shrapnel from a nearby airship explosion. The Reapers were closing in on their position, but he had to get to the Citadel. If Shepard armed the Crucible, it means she's still alive. He could save her. After all she'd done, there was no way he would leave her behind. Not again.
He would risk dying. He had come to terms with his own mortality years ago. In truth, he had thought along with everyone else too scared to admit it that the war was lost to the Reapers
ClickClick3 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
Old Wounds - 1Old Wounds - 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
features - Kaidan Alenko, EDI
all characters were created and are owned by Bioware
Kaidan Alenko stood at the outside of the airlock of the Normandy SR-2, which had recently docked on Earth and had been claimed by the Alliance. The ship was sleek, with the silhouette of the original, though Kaidan couldn't associate a Cerberus vessel with the original Normandy without a pang of guilt. He wasn't sure why he had wanted to see the ship, though Councilor Anderson had encouraged him and assured clearance, though being a Spectre already granted such perks.
Kaidan turned to see a young Alliance engineer, bright eyed and bushy tailed, open the airlock door and usher the Spectre inside. Hesitantly at first, he stepped inside, the door sealing silently behind him.
"Cerberus can certainly make a good copy, huh? I mean, it isn't the original Normandy, but it is an excellent copy."
The engineer chattered
Mass Effect 3: The Real Extended CutI don't believe for one minute that Joker would leave Shepard behind without knowing for sure that she was dead. So, while I appreciate the Extended Cut DLC that Bioware gave us, I decided that it still needed to be different. So, while Bioware owns the lovely universe of Mass Effect, I hope you enjoy this bit of fluff.Mass Effect 3: The Real Extended Cut3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Outside, Hackett radioed all the ships. "Alright, everyone, time to evac. Meet up at the rendezvous point."
Joker sat, staring at his controls, completely dumbfounded. He couldn't leave...not yet. Not without EDI. Not without Shepard.
"Joker," Liara prompted him. "Come on, Joker, we need to go."
He shook his head. "No."
"You have orders."
As all the other ships entered the relay he shrugged. "Oops, my comm is down. What orders?" he asked, turning his radio off.
Liara gave him a half smile. "You're right, then. What orders?"
All of a sudden the Citadel lit up a bright red and an energy burst exploded from it- but not before a quick beam left the tower to Earth.
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 Time4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Kaidan ?" she asked
Finding Strength ShepardxAlenko"You mean a lot to me Kaidan, I love you." Three years. Three absolutely agonizing years Kaidan had waited for Shepard to whisper those three simple words to him. As her hand brushed against his face and he looked into her eyes, she held nothing but affection and admiration for him. There had always been holding back, skirting around the idea, and light playful jokes about it. But when he finally had her sitting in his lap, their gazes locked in each other she finally let him know just how much she cared about him. There was nothing keeping her from him anymore, as he'd long abandoned his philosophy of leaving a way out as well. He no longer wished to be with anyone else, no one else would ever be able to fill him so completely the way Shepard did. He wanted to be hers and hers alone, he wanted to be the man she needed, the man she wanted. It was obvious that Shepard didn't actually need a man to protect her. She could handle herself against just about anything this galaxy could thrFinding Strength ShepardxAlenko3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Strings of the Guitar,Notes from my HeartWhen Shepard entered the Starboard Observation Deck,she knew what she was about to find.And she was right.Kaidan was sitting at the couch waiting for her.However,what took Shepard by suprise was the instrument Kaidan was presiously holding in his hands.Strings of the Guitar,Notes from my Heart3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"A guitar?"Shepard said as she stepped in front of him,looking carefully the acoustic guitar Kaidan had in his legs.His hands playfully touched the strings,while a small grin appeared across the line of his face.
"Yep.It was a gift from my mother. It was my companion during BAaT.I remember sitting in the middle,all the other kids around me "Kaidan said a bit melancholic.Shepard was sitting next to him and threw a quick glance over the window.
"Was Rahna among them?"she asked him softly.Knowing that this incident was a black page for Kaidan,she gulped after doing the question.Stupidstupidstupid Kaidan looked at her,his brown eyes crashing into her green ones.
"Yes,she was and apparently she seemed impressed by my musician abili
Midnight ComfortIt was late when Shepard left the med bay, which was probably a good thing. Dr Chakwas had left many hours before, not wanting to relive the painful hangover she had had last time they were drinking together. So she left Shepard and the bottle, excusing herself and telling the commander to have at it. So she had. She could barely stand by herself and the last thing she wanted was any of her crew to see her like that. She made it all the way to the elevator in the dark, smiling to herself as she pressed, or more accurately fell onto the call button. She was a ninja, no one could catch her.Midnight Comfort3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Shepard?" The elevator doors opened just as Kaidan leaned out of his room, clearly curious at who or what would be skulking around the ship at this time of night. He was a soldier, and he had had more than his fair share of ambushes. His war honed senses wouldn't allow him to be caught unawares again. Upon seeing his CO though, he relaxed, smiling a genuine smile that made Shepard's buzzy brain screa
Amalgamation - Chapter 1, SeparationAmalgamation - Chapter 1, Separation3 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 tho
Good Morning SunshineLaura opened her eyes.Wincing slightly at the morning sun,streaming through the window.She yawned as she sat up and stretched.Laura looked to her right.Kaidan Alenko was lying there,peacefully asleep.Good Morning Sunshine4 years ago in Romance More Like This
She giggled quietly to herself.He looked so adorable like that.With his bed hair,mouth slightly open.Best of all he was shirtless.Laura looked down at her outfit,which was just Kaidan's shirt.
A smile spread across her face.Laura Shepard decided she had never been happier.After saving the world from the Reapers for the 3rd and finale time.Kaidan finally asked for her hand in marriage.It was the perfect ending to a horrible war.
She knew she wasn't the type to completely settle down.Laura knew she and Kaidan would probably go back to the Alliance at some point.But right now,She wanted to focus on being happy.Which never used to be something she could afford.
Being The Great Commander Shepard wasn't all it was cracked up to be.With all of the galaxy depending on you.It's a great burden,whic
WillpowerHe just ran. He had to jump over rubble and corpses - of men and women he knew. All killed by the Reapers around them, appearing out of nowhere.Willpower3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He fired his gun without looking, but since none of them had reached him yet, he had hit at least some of them.
He heard screams around him. Both human and alien, and the terrifying screams of those Asari Reapers Banshees; the humans called them after those mystic creatures that would kill anybody who heard their screams. He had always found that fitting.
He was desperately scanning the battlefield - to which the way towards the beam up to the Citadel had changed into. She had been right in front of him at the beginning of their assault.
But then Harbinger had arrived and killed hundreds of good soldiers within seconds.
Somehow she had managed not to be hit by its laser, at least until two minutes ago. Kaidan had lost her some time before and had been trying to shorten the distance between them ever since.
He had screamed her name
Fire. Ashes. Blood. Death.-Chapter 1: N7Fire. Ashes. Blood. Death.-Chapter 1: N74 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chapter 1: N7
Fire. Ashes. Blood. Death.
The images are burned into her brain, hounding her dreams. If only they were just nightmares and not memories. Maybe then she would be able to forget them and not have them plague her very being until the point of utter exhaustion.
Ricocheting bullets. Gunfire. Screams. Pain. Hopelessness. Calls for help. More and more death.
She is once more awakened by a fellow soldier who heard her crying out softly during the night. The face of her friend asks questions wordlessly, but they are left unanswered as she shrugs it off and rises silently.
Fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what's attacking. Fear of the end.
The vivid memory of her fear makes bile rise in her throat as she pulls on her blue fatigues and exits the barracks. The silence in the station's hallway is welcome. It's a nice reprieve from the noise of the memory. It is also a curse, though. A curse that cannot chase away the remnants of what her sleeping body experienced w
ShatterThe anguish in his eyes haunted her.Shatter4 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
In PreparationIn Preparation3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Title: In Preparation
Author: E-Girl007 (Emily G.)
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/pairing: Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and Kaidan Alenko are property of BioWare and Electronic Arts. This is purely a non-profit entertainment exercise. The writing however is my own, and I would ask that if you wish to feature it anywhere make sure credit is given to both myself, and BioWare/EA. Thank you.
Something old was playing on the sound system. Something really old. Kaidan looked up from his drink and over to the stage where the musicians played. The front woman was blonde and hugged the microphone, pressing it to her lips like the romance would make all the difference. She had a low voice that slanted sweetly in all of the right places. He turned completely in his seat to give his full attention to the stage.
Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend, when people can be so cold
Her eyes met Kaidan's and she smiled as she moved in time with the piano and the guitar.
A quick drinkIt's late.A quick drink3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I'm going over everything
for the third time.
The light on the screen is a mild blue. The lights are off. I prefer working in the dark.
My fingers dance over our plans as I walk to the door. It slides open with a quiet
I nearly walk right into him.
"Can't sleep either?"
"Nah," I mutter.
He smiles, understands.
Walks past me into my quarters.
Gestures to my messy desk.
"making yourself crazy with this
He is holding a bottle of wine. It's the bottle I brought him
in the hospital.
He said we would celebrate
once he got out.
I protest. I want him to leave. Not tonight. Tonight is important.
I need to concentrate.
"Shhh," he cuts me off. "Just take five minutes. A quick drink.
Then I'll go."
He pours the wine.
"Shepard. You know you've done everything you could,
"You know me,"
"I'm never sa
Shepard's NightmareShe was dreaming.Shepard's Nightmare3 years ago in Romance More Like This
A dream without beginning, middle and end. Stuck inside memories, her memories. Their memories. Some place between sanity and insanity. Some place between undying love and infinite death.
A sea of people .So many faces, so many different races stuck in one place. She gulps, overcrowded places make her anxious. No familiar smiles there. She is alone, her N7 armor overweighting her presence there. An unknown among unknowns. Shadows. Figures. Her green eyes widened, her lips concretely closed.
"Where are you?" her brain whispers. Turning her head nervously, she starts searching for him, his steady form, his inky hair, his warm, chocolate-brown eyes, his graceful smile, his energy giving her strength.
She walks, surpassing all the unknowns blocking her path. Then she rushes, she runs. He is nowhere to be found. Tears start appearing at the lines of her face, crossing her cheeks. She is desperate and alone.
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,
If It Meant Living-53: AtonementIf It Meant Living-53: Atonement3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
If It Meant Living - Chapter 53
Title: If It Meant Living Chapter 53: "Atonement"
Game: Mass Effect/Mass Effect 2/Mass Effect 3
Disclaimer: Bioware owns all rights to Mass Effect and its characters
Content Warning: Violence, Language
"Okay Doctor, I get the picture. I'll stay in the bed for now, but at least give me my Omni-tool I have to find out what's going on."
The doctor sighed quietly. "I'm afraid you won't find anything good, Major. There's no need to stress yourself reading about what you can't control."
Kaidan stared up at him, his eyes clear and focused. "Yes, there is a need. It's my job. It's also my family, my friends, my teammates and students out there."
"Fair enough, Major. But please take it easy, you need to give your brain time to heal."
As soon as the door closed behind the doctor
Old Wounds - 3Old Wounds - 34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Old Wounds - 3
features - Kaidan Alenko, Tali'Zorah vas Normandy
all characters were created and are owned by Bioware
A wave of text spread across the terminal as Kaidan had begun to read the unsent message. Why she hadn't sent it still was a mystery, though he knew that her writing it at all meant she must care, or at least cared at some point.
Re: About Horizon...
You don't have to apologize. If anything, I should be sorry for making you suffer like that for two years. Waking up and finding out that I had been gone for two years has been difficult. I know a lot has changed. It was selfish of me to ask you to come with me. I know now that asking you to work with Cerberus was wrong.
Working with them makes me nervous, but they gave me a ship, a good crew, and they're fighting the Collectors. As much as I don't trust them, I need to stop these attacks on our colonies. It's just...seeing you