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
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
Time capsuleWe sit in his roomTime capsule2 years ago in Romance More Like This
with the black box in front of us.
“I got the idea from Liara,”
shifting forward to type something into the keypad.
“Thought it would be best to be prepared.”
I move forward too
as his hands cradle the device
and a blue beam projects up towards the ceiling.
“What is it, Shepard?”
“A time capsule.
Liara made one to preserve the history of the Reapers.
this is to preserve a different history.”
The beam radiating from the capsule’s surface flickers,
morphing into a tiny
If I look hard enough,
I can make out the tiny scatter of freckles across the bridge of its nose
that no one else ever notices Shepard has.
Miniscule scar at its temple.
Wearing Alliance blues.
The tiny Shepard raises a hand and salutes.
Then grins at me
sitting back and folding my arms across my chest.
Meet the Parents: Part IKAIDANMeet the Parents: Part I2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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
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
Kaidan Alenko's Aftermath Journal- Log1Kaidan Alenko's Aftermath Journal- Log13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
** This is going on the assumption that you have the Following**
EMS = 6000+
And you chose the synthesis ending. Green
My name is Kaidan Alenko, I am Human, I am a Spectre and I am a Biotic master.
I fought with Shepard on Earth. And before I left, I told him: I would fight hard to get the chance to hold him again.
I told him I would fight fierce and hard because I lost so much time with him, I lost everything with him. When Ashley died on Virmire, I felt a piece of him open up to me. And then when I lost him in the crash on Normandy after the collectors I died inside.
I spent my shore leave, all of it. On the day that we returned back to citadel, and held onto his shirt.
It still smells of him.
I put it in a Mass Effect field and managed to stop the decay of the cells to about 5 years, so regardless of what happened, as long as the field stood, I could still get a chance to smell him.
His sweat, his skin and his scent where in that shirt. And I remember Ilos so clearly
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
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
NtE: Defiant Ch. 4NtE: Defiant Ch. 43 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Author: Colin Gleason
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Cole Shepard, Tali, Kait, Liara, Joker, EDI, Anderson, Hackett, The Committee, Shala'Raan, Zaal'Koris, Han'Gerrel, Daro'Xen, Kal'Reegar, Morte
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is copyrighted by BioWare but Kait is mine. Morte however is death-dealer1368's Quarian OC.
Ch. 4 Behind Silver Eyes
After a week of working on the communications network, Liara decided to visit her long time friend Shepard in the hospital. Every day as she worked on repairing the network she could sense Shepard's strength coming back. His glow in her mind always kept getting brighter and brighter, and she knew it was because of Tali.
Eagerly she opens the door to the decontamination room then pauses in the middle of the room so the decontamination mist covered her fully. Once she past the screening she quietly slipped in and watched the two women talk amongst themselves. She easily recognized one of them as Shepard's adopted sister Kaityah, but the other sh
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
Nellis- BirthdayLetting out a weighty exhale Nick shut off the engine and got out of his car. He had decidedly come home early from the casino so he wouldn't have to listen to Ellis whine about them not being together on the gambler's birthday.Nellis- Birthday3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Nick wasn't fond of birthdays, much less his own. They just weren't anything special to him. The only reason he sometimes let himself be dragged to a birthday party, was so he could have a reason to get drunk off his ass.
He had fully expected the hick to whine and beg for him to stay home instead of going to the casino, but Ellis had seemed unnaturally fine with it, and that little fact had been bugging Nick all day.
Walking up to the front door Nick let himself into the house. The moment he stepped over the threshold Ellis' voice rang in his ears.
"Dun come in the kitchen, Nick! Stay out for a lil' while!"
Nick's brow furrowed as he started making his way towards the kitchen. No way was he going to listen. For all he knew, Ellis had set the stove on fire.
Meet Me at the BarGarrus stood staring at the beam lighting up London underneath the dark cloud of destruction for only a few seconds, but time had seemed to stretch and slow itself as he looked over the vast stretch of no man's land, the synthetic screeches of Reapers and their troops dulled out, the orders barked by Alliance soldiers and the sound of Makos almost inaudible to him.Meet Me at the Bar3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He wants to be here. He has to be here. For four years, his life has been inching towards this moment. One last charge to stop the Reapers. The existence of an entire cycle hanging in the balance.
He knows barely any of the assembled soldiers will make it. He isn't sure if James, standing next to him, will make it. He doesn't know if he'll make it himself, and the thought doesn't scare him. Garrus has been prepared for death ever since losing his squad on Omega, and going on the suicide mission to stop the Collectors. Everything after that has just been one more bullet he's dodged. His own mortality isn't what makes his bloo
His Kiss of Choices"Snow?" Garrus asked, tilting his head as he processed the information. Shepard watched her companion carefully and her lips twitched at the sight of his curiosity. The turian's eyes narrowed, but the Commander had enough patience to wait out his apprehension. "What do you mean, snow?" His normally husky voice grew more vicious as he quickly became frustrated.His Kiss of Choices5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And he took the bait. Shepard's smile broadened and she felt her fingers twitch with the adrenaline, "I mean the weather- 'snow'. Is there any other kind of snow?" Snorting her own skepticism, she waved any possible answer away as if Garrus could consider one.
"I understand what the term snow refers to, but I'm more confused by your intentions with it," he responded with mild concern. Ducking his head further into his armor, Garrus unconsciously backed up a step, but Shepard had him in her sights. Uncomfortable, the turian's shifting glances focused on the stars passing out beyond the safety of the ship.
He was alrea
Nellis- CherriesNick jogged down the stairs, just finishing buttoning his dress shirt at the bottom. His hair was still damp from the shower and roughly slicked back against his head. He had listened to Ellis clang around in the kitchen for the last few minutes and hoped that the hick hadn't made a mess.Nellis- Cherries3 years ago in Romance More Like This
As he reached the bottom of the stairs he saw Ellis pass from the kitchen to the living room holding a big bowl of what looked to be an ice-cream sundae. He paused for a moment to grin at the gambler.
"Hey, ah just made myself a snack. Do ya want me to make ya a sundae, too?"
Nick snorted. "No, Ellis, I'll pass. Ice-cream isn't really a snack either."
"Aw, I dun care. It's still good."
Nick shook his head as the hick moved off into the living room. He supposed it wouldn't kill him to have a scoop of vanilla though.
A minute later he joined the Georgian in the living room. Ellis was sitting on one end of the couch with his knees pulled up to his chest and the bowl resting on top of them. He had already
Sentinel - Chapter TwoLittle Boy Blue:Sentinel - Chapter Two3 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
Building a Consensus, UpdatedYeoman Kelly Chambers stood idly at her station up on the main deck of the Normandy, located next to the galaxy map, considering things. Her bare arms crossed one another out of habit, and a slender finger touched at her lower lip.Building a Consensus, Updated5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Commander Shepard wasn't present on the deck. Amidst the beeps of technicians typing at their stations, Kelly had the wry idea that he was down in Engineering spending time with a certain Quarian.
I'm glad they got together, they're both such wonderful people, She thought to herself glancing over at his Console. They're so cute.
Her thoughts at that moment turned to the ships newest... "Crew Member", and what was to be done in regards to it.
I mean... I trust Shepard, he knows exactly what he's doing... but a Geth? Activating a Geth on the ship?
Kelly had examined the psychology of all the Crew carefully. Jack, Grunt and Zaeed had made her uneasy with their presence, but she could understand them a to a certain degree.
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 OneArmy-life:Sentinel - Chapter One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kaidan could get used to the rude wake-ups, the morning drills, running in the middle of pouring weather, knee-deep in water. He could get used to the sorry excuse they called food, the latrine duties and the constant yelling from his superior officers.
Hell, he could get used to underwear constantly riding up his ass because of the friction from his pants.
He wasn't sure if he could get used to the buzz-cut though. His scalp was constantly itching and when he looked at himself in the mirror, all he could see were eyebrows. Huge, dark eyebrows. He wondered if he could ask to have those shaven off as well.
Other than that, life at boot camp wasn't bad. He'd been here a month already and he found that he was actually enjoying his time here. Sure, it was hard work, but it wasn't anything he couldn't handle.
He was already used to wearing a uniform from his time at BAaT, used to surprise inspections and being worked until his body was crying out in pain.
The main differen
At Last, a Reply... Kaidan found himself thankful that it was dark by the time he had reached his apartment. Granted, it was only midday, but the atmosphere had clouded over in anticipation for a storm, leaving little light that managed to break through the clouds. The lighting seemed appropriate, given his melancholy mood, he thought to himself as he made his way through his apartment. He hadn't bothered clicking on any of the lights when he came home- the natural light coming from the window didn't quite fill the apartment, but it was enough to see where he was going. His weary eyes scanned the space, lingering on his black couch for a moment, trying not to think of when Olivea had cuddled against him there, shortly after the Battle of the Citadel, before his gaze came to rest on his work desk, a soft sigh finally breaking past his lips.At Last, a Reply...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The memories there were even more haunting.
Reignite: Part VISHEPARDReignite: Part VI2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Hugh says I can see Kaidan again.
Two days have passed-
since he was kicked out.
And I've been terrific.
Hugh said it himself
As I'd found that I was able to wiggle the toes
on my left foot.
It took a lot of concentration.
I can't feel my legs at all.
Hugh says that I will,
I'd stared at my toes.
Pleading with them.
Just a litte?
Not a lot.
Maybe you could just
You can do it,
just a little-
you won't even feel it!
Losing my patience,
as I always do,
and threatening them.
Threatening my toes.
Or I'll cut you off!
I guess it wasn't such a crazy idea,
Hugh was estatic.
He'd said that this small movement
was the first step in being able to walk again.
He was positively
We should celebrate,
At first, he wanted to
crack open a case of
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
Puppy LoveRelationship: mShenkoPuppy Love2 years ago in Humor More Like This
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
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