AftermathHis saddening goodbye was the last memory she could recall as the flames of the explosion threw her from her feet, throwing her violently across the platform. Her eyes closed wearily remembering his face, and how much she had lost in order to save the universe and everyone she cared about. His words spiralling in her mind as the darkness engulfed her, feeling piece and calm; a slight smile crossed her features then nothing.Aftermath2 years ago in Settings More Like This
The light shone through the shutters of the hospital bay, printing their image on the far side of the wall. Deeper shadows began to over cast, as vehicles pass by in unison. There was a slight tap on the door before it slowly and carefully opened. Major Alenko entered the room, unsure what to find, as was his worry each morning on his arrival. He sat down beside the motionless individual, within the bed.
The scars had healed nicely although her eyes were still covered to protect them from the sensitivity of prolonged exposure to light. He scoffed at the idea; she ha
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
Amalgamation - Chapter 4Amalgamation - Chapter 42 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.
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
ExpectationsHe had expected her to hate him.Expectations2 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
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.Willpower2 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
In PreparationIn Preparation2 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.
Believe Me, I Love YouBelieve Me, I Love YouBelieve Me, I Love You2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Warnings: Slight Swearing??
A/N: This is my first piece of Shenko. It's also my first thing I've written for FanFic for a couple of months, so bear with me. I might have lost my touch. Adamina Shepard is a Vanguard/Paragade/Colony Kid/Ruthless. The conversations are so not from the game, but Kaidan's letter is.
Summary: Shepard sits down and finally writes Kaidan back after Horizon and before hitting the Omega 4 Relay.
She'd read his message hundreds of times. Could probably tell you exactly what it said off the top of her head. Garrus and Tali worried that she might have been obsessing over him, but damn what was she supposed to do?? He meant a hell of a lot to her, and he'd just turned his back on her at Horizon. There was nothing she could have said to keep him or to talk him into believing her.
'So you're not going to listen?? Our people are disappearing, Kaidan. You're too damn hard headed to see that this is s
ME: All the Things That I've Done Ch.31ThresholdME: All the Things That I've Done Ch.312 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He still couldn't believe it! Here he was, sitting outside the brig where Commander Mira Shepard was incarcerated. The Hero of the Blitz and the Citadel, the first human Spectre, and daughter to the notable Captain Hannah Shepard. James Vega looked at the sleeping form of the woman behind the force field. Sorrow etched her face, her eyes moving rapidly in some dream or nightmare. They would be at Earth in a couple of hours but James took Anderson's orders to heart.
"You must protect her at any cost, Vega! Never leave her side, no matter what happens. That woman has a very important mission and it is beyond the call of the Alliance or the Council to keep her from it."
"Yes, sir." James said enthusiastically.
He did just that. Except to use the head, he remained at Shepard's side. They didn't really talk as she slept most of the time, even if she was mostly tossing and turning. James bolted upright when Shepard screamed and sat upright with a star
Not Ready YetIt was like he was looking at a ghost.Not Ready Yet1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her face was turned to the sky, dirt smeared and stands of hair clinging to her forehead from sweat, eyes fixed on the contrail of the escaping enemy. The butt of her rifle, still pressed into her shoulder, slowly lowered, her shoulders dropping. Her lips moved, words falling silent, being swept away by the torrent raging between his ears. He saw Delan come jogging from around the corner, seemingly chasing after the ship as it made away with the colonists. The ghost turned towards the mechanic, looking truly apologetic.
Blue eyes. She had her blue eyes.
Garrus put what seemed like a reassuring hand on her shoulder, though it was roughly thrown off as she turned to face him. Worry and anger etched her features. She said something, her voice fighting against the white noise that filled his head, jabbed a hand towards the sky then to Delan. Something in the back of his head took insult in seeing the turian next to her. Why Garrus and not him?
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
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
Amalgamation - Chapter 1Amalgamation - Chapter 12 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.
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 myself. We're about to go against the reapers head on, and Kaidan... I sighed internally, resigning myself to my fate. Maybe this is just what I need.
Data pad still in hand, I joined him by the couch and took the glass he extended to me. "Shepard, you know you've done everything you could, right?"
Sitting down, exhausted, I rubbed my temples and tried to block out the endless scenarios racing through my mind. "I hope so. I keep running the numbers to see if I've missed something." I knew myself too well. Once we get to London, I'm going to think of everything I should have done. How I sh
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
A Taut Talk“Come on Kaidan; tell me, what do you remember about me back in BAat camp?” I questioned him, playfully stroking his chest as I awaited his reply.A Taut Talk5 months ago in Settings More Like This
“Well…” He began with a soft chuckle. “It’s pretty embarrassing to tell.”
“Oh come on, it can’t be that embarrassing.” He rolls his eyes at me, squeezing my shoulder gently.
“Fine.” He says sarcastically. “I remember this one day…we were out in the field, practicing picking up and shooting a gun with our biotics. I don’t know why, but for the first time in all the time that we’d been in the camp together, I saw you, like really saw you.” His words are murmured softly as he intertwines his fingers with mine. “You picked that gun up with your biotics like it was nothing to you, as if you’d been trained to do so since you were a baby. Your head looking over your shoulder, your arm straight…the way the flor
Shepard's DesireShepard's Desire3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Title: Shepard's Desire
Game: Mass Effect
Characaters/Pairings: F!Shepard and Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: Possible spoilers if you didn't play Arrival. If you haven't...go play it! Shepard, Kaidan, Garrus, Tali, Anderson, and Hackett all belong to Bioware as well as the world of Mass Effect!
Raine Shepard opened her eyes to the soft light of pre-dawn and as she adjusted to the dim light source she could the feel the weight and heat of two arms across her abdomen. One was small and light while the other was much heavier. She rolled her head and smiled warmly at the sight of Kaidan asleep with their young son between them. She could of watched the two of them sleeping for ages, both of their faces at total peace and their breathing at a slow and even pace.
The clock on her night stand read 5:15 and she knew that the alarm would be blaring in just a short forty five minutes. She slowly and deftly maneuvered her way out of the embra
First Came Duty 4: Getaway (part 2)First Came Duty 4: Getaway (part 2)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: First Came Duty
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Blakely Shepard & Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: I don't own any of these wonderful characters. All are the property of Bioware.
As Shepard stepped into the empty mess she realized there was something very stimulating about sneaking off to have a lot of play with her work for a change. The soldiers were on their shifts so there was very little activity. Only two men sat around a table checking out the extranets. She had come to expect Kaidan to be there working. He must already be at the Mako. She took notice of Kaidan after Doctor Chakwas told her that he sat at her bedside for the entire 15 hours she was out after Eden Prime. After a few slip ups and one showdown where he demanded that she choose between Liara and himself, Shepard recognized that Kaidan was interested in her. No contest between the two. Kaidan refused to ac
Chronicle~ Chapter OneChronicle~ Chapter One2 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Be home before dusk Kalia, I don't like the way these skies look today," Mum called after me as I tugged on my father's old gray Alliance jacket. I smirked as I slipped out the door of our bungalow without saying a thing back to her-
At the time I didn't realize how much I would come to regret this.
The old autumn air greeted me with a chill as the leaves dance around my worn combat boots. I looked around at the small settlement we lived in, at the long steel bungalows, the people going about their daily priorities, and at the Alliance flag that stood high in the middle of it all. Mindoir was originally set up to look like earth so that the Alliance pilots that came here before their first mission wouldn't feel so lost in the planet's vast gray skies. But about fifty years into the project the scientist noticed that the chemicals they placed in the core of the planet were affecting the people more th
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
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
My HorizonMy HorizonMy Horizon2 years ago in Settings More Like This
A/N: So this is my AU on why Kaidan would blow off Shepard on Horizon. Have fun reading it. Spacial thanks to Kaden-san for betaing this story for me.
Kaidan slowly dropped to his knees, as he used his biotics to rid himself of the last of the stasis. Falling onto his hands, the officer extended his biotics into a small shield around his body. He could still see and hear those bug things flying around, and he had no intentions of letting them freeze him again. Raising his head, he saw some of the Collector's pods sitting around him. He knew that he had been lucky, the Collectors had been about to place him in one, when they had all turned and ran back into the colony. What puzzled him was why they had gone back inside the colony. As far as he knew, every one of the colonists had been frozen, so what or who had set them running? Just as he managed to catch his breath, and regain his bearings, the sound of gun fire began to echo through the air. Knowing that none of the coloni
Born a TraitorBorn a Traitor4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Born A Traitor
From birth he has been a traitor, having betrayed nature itself, and now he was about to betray the only family he had left. After this he would have no one. His only allies would be the dark shadow he called a Master and the dark side itself.
The engines of his gunship were humming peacefully. The calm before the storm, as it was called. There were at least twenty Clone Troopers in the ship with him. They were relatively quiet, checking their gear and rechecking it. Or were they? They could be conspiring against him at this very moment, plotting to kill him the moment he turned his back on them.
All beings were capable of betrayal in his dark eyes.
"Commander?" He called silently. "A word with you, if you please."
The blue-armored clone made his way through the crowd of soldiers and crouched in front of his superior, who had sat down in a corner, pitch-black robe covering him almost entirely. The Commander seemed alert, left hand on his holstere
Afterwards Chapter 1Disclaimer: Bioware owns everything Mass Effect. I only own Aura and Marcus.Afterwards Chapter 11 year ago in Settings More Like This
A/N: Thanks to The Red Celt for betaing for me.
A young woman slowly made her way through the rubble of what had once been Dublin, Ireland. She kept a pistol in one hand and flared her biotics along the other. She knew there had been no reports of living/functioning Reapers or husks since the red beam of light had come from the Citadel, but the nineteen year old hadn't survived this long by being stupid. The teen knew she was one of the lucky ones, and she unconsciously reached down and ran her hand over the pack that held the dog tags of the not so lucky ones. She knew it could have easily been her, she could have...
Shaking her head to dispel those thoughts before they could head further down that dark path, she stopped to take in her surroundings only to jump as the beeping of her omnitool broke through the silence of the area. Her milk-chocolate eyes glared down at her arm, before she brought it up and act