The Pilgrimage EndsMass Effect
Pilgrimage of a Legion
The Pilgrimage Ends
Legion and Shira stepped out of the shuttle and into one of the spaceports that was on Rannoch. There was surprisingly a fair amount of people here, but Legion had heard that Rannoch had recently announced that they would now be accepting tourists because the Quarians immune systems were now strong enough to handle any suit breaches.
Along the way here, he felt that Shira wanted to ask him something but he figured it was just nerves about coming to a planet that she had never seen before and was worried that they wouldn't accept her. He tried to comfort her by saying that they would accept her but it didn't seem to work.
He looked around and saw his parents, his father was in a casual outfit with a hoodie and his mother was in her normal attire. He was surprised that his sister wasn't here to greet him.
Legion took a few steps forward but stopped when he suddenly heard someone calling his name; "LEGION!" He instant
Epilogue TaliMass EffectEpilogue Tali3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
ME3: Epilogue Tali
Two years later after Shepard had left the council due to all the political bullshit (if he accepted the offer), Shepard wakes up and looks to his right to see Tali laying there beside him her eyes closed and breathing softly, with her mask off and was cuddled up close to Shepard.
"Commander," Edi said contacting Shepard through his omni-tool, "we are approaching the Citadel."
"Thanks Edi," Shepard said as he looked at Tali's face.
"Shepard there something else," Edi said.
"What's that, Edi?" Shepard asked.
"The Quarian Admiralty board wants to talk to you and Tali about the recent news you dropped on them," Edi said.
"Keelah," Tali said drowsily, her eyes still closed, "I knew there was going to be repercussions from telling them that about us, but this is the fifth time they have called."
"Shall we ignore them a bit longer?" Shepard asked.
"No we better see them this time," Tali said as she sat up and put her mask back on.
"I thought yo
Mass Effect 3 Alternate EndingMass EffectMass Effect 3 Alternate Ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Ending
Shepard walks away from the three paths that were opened up for him and towards a window, "I refuse," Shepard said, "I believe that the army that I have constructed will defeat your Reapers."
"They cannot," the Catalysts said as he stood beside Shepard, "you are a fool for believing in your army."
"No you are the fool," Shepard said, "I helped unite the Quarians and the Geth. They had been fighting for three hundred years, but with my help I stopped the war and united them together."
"That peace will not last," the Catalyst said, "eventually a Quarian will kill a geth and the war will be restarted. If you destroy all synthetic life the peace will last."
"No, I won't destroy all synthetic life. It won't bring peace between the Quarians and the Geth it will just destroy the Geth and that is not peace. I believe the Quarians and Geth can live in harmony," Shepard said, "perhaps a Quarian like Xen may try to dissect a geth but if
Tali's Hangover Tali laughs drunkenly, swaying in her chair like Joker's making the Normandy do barrel rolls again. Her hand is sliding across the table in a dozen different directions and sending brandy in a dozen more. The only thing still dry is herself by some strange miracle. Throw her bright pink straw into the mix, and it is definitely a sight to behold. “I'm having a drink with my boyfriend,” she slurs. “My human boyfriend. My father would have hated you.”Tali's Hangover3 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Here's to him, then,” I say and raise up an imaginary glass in salute.
She raises her drink high above her head. “And to Miranda.”
I can't help but laugh as she tries to finish another sentence and get the emergency induction port/straw into her helmet. Neither want to cooperate in the slightest. Her words become a muddled mess of syllables that no one can decode, and the straw runs from her clutching fingers. It's almost like watching a three-year-old try to learn how to write whi
Never Again - Shepard x Tali=====Never Again - Shepard x Tali3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Title: Never Again - Shepard x Tali
Game: Mass Effect 3
Characters/Pairing: Commander Shepard, Tali'Zorah, Daro'Xen, James Vega, Jaycob Tailor, Kasumi Goto, The Catalyst
Disclaimer:Characters and universe belong to Bioware
Never Again - Shepard x Tali
After what seemed to be years, the war against the Reapers was finally over. Shepard decided neither to control, nor destroy them. He had grown to hate the Illusive Man after he saw what he really was and, even though Anderson and everybody in the universe, including Shepard himself, wanted the Reapers dead, Shepard realised during these last minutes that he wasn't a murderer.
As he made his last steps, walking away from the little boy known as the Catalyst and headed towards the middle, the choice called 'Synthesis', flashes of his adventure started popping up. His first crew, how it was scattered by the Collectors, his reunion, his feel
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 3 Tali And Shepard's Citadel Date Part 3Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It is a slow news day" stated Khalisah Bint Sinan Al-Jilani with a sigh as she sat at her desk and began to look at her news headlines for the day.
Dumbest person on the Citadel: Turian Councilor?
'Biotic God' flock grows on lower Citadel
Elcor's rendition of Hamlet renewed for another year
The Reaper war was big news but that was something that the Alliance News Network had covered. Besides it wasn't the news that she liked to report since it was so repetitive and annoying. She wanted stories that would cause a scandal, anger people, and that could win her awards
But the most wanted stories were the ones revolved around that bastard Commander Shepard.
She wanted stories that would
Missing the ShepardMass EffectMissing the Shepard4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Missing the Shepard
Shala'Raan was standing just outside of Tali's room on the Rayya, she had come to give Tali the good news that she had passed her pilgrimage, but stopped when she heard crying from Tali's room and a female voice say, "I know Tali. I miss him too."
'Tali why are you crying,' Shala'Raan thought.
"How could he die,"Tali said still crying, "I thought if anyone would have survived the destruction of the Normandy it would have been Shepard."
"He gave his life to save Joker," the voice said again, Shala'Raan recognized the voice now as Arcee, "I'm sure even as he was spaced he was not going to give up on his life."
"Arcee," Tali said, "I wish I was as strong as you."
"What do you mean, Tali?" Arcee asked.
"I mean, you knew Shepard longer than I, but you're not crying." Tali said.
"I'm not crying because if I were to cry how I would comfort you,"Arcee said, "besides, I've already cried about when I heard what happened to Shepard."
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 1 Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date FanficTali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Citadel was a complete mess. Buildings still had holes in them. The blood of the fallen still covered the walls. But people still lived on as though nothing had happened a few weeks ago, they still went to shop at the local stores, they still went to see the new Blasto movie, and they still gossiped about John Shepard's relationship status.
Maybe he's into Asari, thought some.
Maybe he likes only humans, hoped others.
But they were all wrong. He did not enjoy any of those as mates. No he had preferred the most unbelievable of choices. He had preferred Quarians. Specifically Tali Zorah vas Normandy.
Unfortunately no one but a few of the crew of the Normandy SR2 knew about this relationship. The rest of the universe was completely oblivious. They still tried to get with the Universe's Hero.
Death of a Shepard - TaliMass EffectDeath of a Shepard - Tali4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Death of a Shepard
Tali was down in the engine room the Normandy SR1 twiddling her fingers. She had the Geth Data in her omni tool, and she was preparing to leave for the Flotilla after the check up on this supposed Geth activity in the Terminus system. Garrus and Wrex had already left the Normandy shortly after Sovereign's defeat. She missed them, missed having other aliens on board this ship; now there was only her and Liara. She liked Liara but, between her and Ashley flirting with Shepard, there was no way for herself to flirt, and was worried that Shepard didn't even see her.
"Tali," said a male voice, "you seem distracted, anything wrong?"
It was Engineer Adams, he was a kind human, and was something of a kind father figure to her, "Nothing Engineer Adams," Tali lied, "just worried that this Geth data won't be good enough to complete my pilgrimage."
"I'm sure it will be enough," Adams said, "besides, you were there with Shepard when Sar
Quarian DefenseMass EffectQuarian Defense4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Two security guards on the citadel were leaning against a wall talking about recent news about the abduction of humans by Collectors and Shepards destroying their base.
"Hey Bob, have you heard about Shepard?" one security guard asked.
"About how Shepard apparently destroyed the Collectors and their base," Bob asked, "Yea, I heard, sounds pretty exciting."
"It does, but I was talking about the rumour that Shepard and that Quarian crewmember of his are together." Bill said.
"You mean sexually? Oh, that I think it's a load of bull," Bob said, "Hey look at that, Bill." Bob said and pointed towards a corridor.
"What," Bill said as he looked in the direction that Bob was pointing and saw a couple of Quarians talking just outside an electronics store, "Oh, well we have been down a bit on arrests this month."
"Yea, I know," Bob said, "and the wife has been holding back as well."
"You don't mean you actually want to " Bill said.
"With a Quarian
The Return of the Hell DogMass EffectThe Return of the Hell Dog3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Return of the Hell Dog
Shepard and Tali were sitting in their backyard drinking both of them using straws however Tali insisted on calling them an "Emergency Induction Ports", on Rannoch admiring the sun setting over the ocean, its orange rays cascading over the dark blue water of the ocean. They had built their home atop of a cliff that overlooked the ocean; it was here that their friend, Legion had given up his life so that the Geth could be complete.
Edi had found a sense of satisfaction in tending to the garden; she had said that it made her feel very peaceful and relaxing. The garden they had planted after the house had been built had grown beautifully, the green shrubs, multicoloured flowers and a Cherry Blossom tree gave the backyard a wonderful scent in the early mornings and a beautiful look in the evenings.
Joker was getting his regular check up by Dr. Chakwas in the medical facility that was in the Normandy that was stored in the hidden hanga
Epilogue: MirandaMass EffectEpilogue: Miranda3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shepard and Miranda were walking through the war torn streets of London holding hands, the carnage from the Reaper attack was evident, the buildings were either half destroyed or in rubble, the dead bodies of the Reaper forces were strewn about everywhere.
They approached a church that was in rough shape, there were many Cannibal bodies in front of the church all dead from gunshots rather than have being killed by after the signal that Harbinger sent out, suddenly they heard a noise coming from within the church and decided to investigate.
They entered the church, one of the doors was closed and the other one was skewed open, the benches were flipped, broken and some were pushed up against the closed door, the statues inside the church were destroyed and the organ player was flipped over on its front and the pipes were broken, bent and scattered over the front of the church. They heard the sound again and saw some movement by some benches
Interview of a ShepardMass EffectInterview of a Shepard4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Interview of a Shepard
Emily Wong was standing with the hovering television camera in front of her, aboard the SSV Normandy in Commander Shepard's quarters, "Shepard I am so glad that you have finally decided to give me this interview," Emily said.
"Well I did promise that you would get an interview with me a couple of years ago," Shepard said.
"Thank you for letting me be apart of this interview too," Tali said.
"No problem, Ms. Vas Normandy," Emily said, "I'm sure everyone would love to know that you are Shepard's love. But Shepard are you sure you want to tell everyone that you love Tali, she is a Quarian after all, not that I think its wrong, I'm just thinking of how the rest of the galaxy might react."
"I know how the galaxy sees the Quarian people," Shepard said, "but I don't care if people call it wrong, I love Tali, and she loves me."
"Oh, wow," Emily said, "I think I might cry."
The hovering camera suddenly beeped a couple of high pitch beeps, "We
A Day in the Epilogue2196 CE, RannochA Day in the Epilogue3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shepard dreamed of long elevator rides.
He lay sprawled on his side, using his outstretched arm for a pillow. Tali slept with her back against his chest, her hand resting on the muscular limb he had curled around her waist. Their tangled feethis five toed and long, hers small with three toes, peeked out from the end of the blanket.
The early morning silence was broken by the whoosh of the bedroom door sliding open. Three children rushed in. The youngest, a petite girl about three years old with long black hair, hit a button on the wall and the shades on the windows rose to let beams from the orange sun assault the darkness.
Shepard groaned, turning his face into the mattress, trying to block out the light. A grunt escaped him as his sons leapt onto the bed and their knees found his abdomen.
"Dad! Mom! Guess what today is!" One of the boys used the spring in the mattress to bounce in the air and land on h
Epilogue Pt. 1Major decisions made that should be known:Epilogue Pt. 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Romance interest: Tali
Turian/Krogan: Genophage cured. Urdnot Wrex has asked for a Krogan embassy, with the Council agreeing if he can maintain a stable population to prevent another rebellion. Turian and Krogan relationships renewed thanks to Shepard.
Geth/Quarian: Now live in harmony thanks to Shepard ordering the quarian fleet to cease firing at the geth. Geth are helping quarians to recover and build their society again, which includes bolstering their immune systems quicker than normal.
Squadmates: All are alive save for Mordin, Thane, and Legion since they have no choice in the matter. Javik on the other hand left to find the Cornian Nebula to rejoin his fallen comrades. Shepard was sad to see him go, but understood why Javik made this decision: despite Javik's way of learning through touch, he was still a total stranger to the current society.
Ending: Rather than wiping out all synthetic life, the Catalyst was tuned to that of the Reape
ME3: The BreakdownThessia was a disaster. Kai Leng stole Vendetta from Shepard, Cerberus now had the information on the Catalyst, and the homeworld of the Asari was now completely abandoned, as all life on it was expunged by the Reapers. Although many Asaris succeeded in leaving the planet before the Reaper fleets finished it off, it was still a hefty blow to their race, and even more so for Liara.ME3: The Breakdown3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Shepard felt awful about that, this was even worse than his mission to the Bahak System, at least there he could've took comfort in the fact that he stalled the Reaper invasion for several more months. But here, there was no upside, no sense of victory, just complete, and utter, failure. For the first time in Jack Shepard's life, he failed in a mission, no matter what sacrifice he took, or promises he made to the Asari on the battleground, he failed.
Tali could see the distraught looks on both the faces of Shepard and Liara. As Cortez took them back to the Normandy in the Kodiak, she honestly co
Shepard's First MissionShepard's First MissionShepard's First Mission4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tali was in the elevator going up to see the love of her life, and commanding officer, Commander Shepard. The elevator stopped at the crew quarters. Before the door opened Tali thought, I hope it isn't that whore of an officer Miranda. I know she is a fine soldier, I just don't like how she tries to flirt with Shepard. The door opened and standing on the other side of the door was Miranda Lawson. Tali sighed as Miranda walked into the elevator and stood beside her. The doors closed and Miranda pressed the button for the command deck.
Tali and Miranda were standing next to each other, in an uncomfortable silence; time seemed to slow down as the elevator rose towards the command deck and Shepard's quarters. The elevator stopped and showed Shepard's quarters, Tali stepped out, and just before the doors closed, Tali thought Miranda was about to say something but the doors closed before she could say something.
Tali walked into the room, Shepard came up and th
Complete Control 1/2: Whenever You Need Me2186:Complete Control 1/2: Whenever You Need Me3 years ago in Romance More Like This
My name was Destroyer #24601, it had been approximately two months since the Human known as Commander Shepard had sacrificed himself, for the sake of ending the war against my kind, and the rest of organic and synthetic life. All of us now shared his thoughts, his ideals, and his morals, sometimes I even got his memories. But, like the rest of my kind, I had dedicated myself to ensure the protection of those that Shepard cared for the most. According to my data at the time, the most important person he had was a Quarian named, Ambassador Tali'Zorah vas Rannoch.
I was placed on the planet to watch over her, as many of my kind were to the rest of Shepard's companions. Sent as one of the Reapers designed to protect the Geth and Quarians, but most importantly see over the wellbeing of Shepard's mate, and safeguard her future. However, she was far less willing to do so as I first expected. When I first came to the planet, it was understandable for both Quarian and Geth alike to
Hacking the CitadelMass EffectHacking the Citadel3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hacking the Citadel
Tali and Shepard were walking through the Prisidium Commons on the Citadel with their son Legion he was just about to begin his pilgrimage in about one week and their daughter Luna she was very young only about five years old and this was her first time visiting the Citadel she was wearing a black with a silver pattern Quarian outfit.
"Wow this is the Citadel," Luna said awestruck at the size of the Citadel, "And all the species in the galaxy have embassies here?"
"That's right," Tali said, "and we are on our way to our Embassy right now."
They were walking by one of the many video screens on the Citadel when something caught Shepard's and Tali's eyes. " This just in a planet in the Shanxi Nebula has suddenly vanished from its orbit. Many scientists are wondering what happened to the planet and its inhabitants "
"That's horrible," Tali said.
"What could possibly make a planet and its people va
Of Love and Lust and PassionChapter OneOf Love and Lust and Passion5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
With a little 'hiss', Commander Shepard removed the young Quarians facemask. The fact that he was the very first human to ever see how a Quarian looked like under the tinted facemask of a Quarian environmental suit wasn't on his mind. Just seconds before, the young Quarian Tali'Zorah was babbling nervously, but the moment when their eyes both met no one said a single word. What he saw was so beautiful that he asked the gods how they could have cursed this Quarian to ever withhold her face from the rest of the world. 'Oh my...' were the only thoughts he could muster. Looking into each other's eyes for the first time without any obstructions felt like an eternity to both of them.
It could have been seconds, or minutes, even hours but when Tali saw that warming smile on her Commanders face, all of her fears, her nervousness and doubts vanished in a moment's instant. It felt like a burden, as heavy as the universe fell from her shoulders. 'Keelah.
Epilogue Pt. 2The Normandy was quietly sitting in orbit around Earth when the shuttle arrived. Shepard and James stepped out of the shuttle.Epilogue Pt. 23 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
“Why didn't you bring me along?” James asked as they did.
“We've had plenty of drinks together on here, James,” Shepard answered.
“Yeah, but having a beer on Earth? I haven't done that since the Reapers attacked.”
“Don't worry. You didn't miss much.”
“Whatever you say, Loco. Just remember that next time, bring me.”
“I'll try not to forget.” Shepard headed toward the elevator and decided to head to the crew deck.
“Welcome back aboard, Commander,” said Joker over the intercom.
“You bring me anything?”
“Like what? A piece of rubble?”
“Well if you slap a little
polish on it, it would a nice, shiny piece of rubble.” Shepard didn't answer. “Tasteless?”
“Alright I'll stop.”
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 2 Tali And Shepard's Citadel Date Part 2Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard laugh at Tali's confused reaction. "I'm asking you if you want to go out with me and enjoy the Citadel as my girlfriend?"
It was a soon as those words left his mouth that Tali had finally realized what he was asking. John Shepard was asking to spend more time with her. In Public. With her.
Suddenly Tali's emotions exploded into utter bliss. She hugged Shepard even tighter than before and began to cry her tears of happiness and replied "Yes! A thousand times yes Shepard!"
"Well that's good because if you had said no I might not have survived the trauma of rejection" he replied with a chuckle. This resulted in a chuckle from her lips as well, replacing the tears of happ
Complete Control 2/2: The 2,000 Year March2193:Complete Control 2/2: The 2,000 Year March3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Slowly, but surely, our relationship started to become more intimate. I started going on dates with Tali, across the gleaming cities of Rannoch. Unintentionally recollecting all of the fun we've had in the past, and how, despite all the glamour, Rannoch will never be as unforgettable as the Citadel. With all of the fun shop owners, people, classic food, easy to win-over clerks who were giving out discounts like candy. I even took her and Shanah to the Citadel a few times, just to bring back all of the good memories when we weren't fighting Reapers, Collectors, or the like. And we ended up creating some new ones. Like letting Shanah buy a fish only to accidentally let it swim freely in the Presidium pool, making one particular Krogan very happy. Thinking he finally caught a legit Presidium fish. For he obviously never seen an Earth gold fish before.
As the days turned into weeks, and so forth, I noticed that I was referring to Shepard's memories as my own a lot more often.
Epilogue Pt. 5Seven months later...Epilogue Pt. 53 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Shepard and Tali decided to have their wedding on the Normandy, as it was the place where they first admitted their love for each other. Surprisingly, Tali wanted to have a human wedding, her argument being the same as it was when she told Shepard about allowing geth programs to upload into her suit. It was a long time of planning and rehearsing, and the day had finally come. Shepard was nervously putting on his tuxedo in his old cabin's bathroom, since it was the only place in the room that had a mirror. He was taking deep breaths, trying not to sweat.
“Lacking oxygen in there, Shepard?” asked Garrus from outside. He was wearing the turian equivalent of a tuxedo.
“Damn,” he replied. “Is it really that loud?” The door was closed.
“Very.” Shepard stepped out of the bathroom. He was trying to calm down, but it was a difficult.
“That nervous huh?”
“Garrus, other than witnessing the bi
Epilogue AshleyMass EffectEpilogue Ashley3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
ME3: Epilogue Ashley
Five years later Shepard and Ashley walked through the Afterlife bar on Omega, the music was loud and Shepard could see in Ashley's face that she didn't like the music, "I don't know why the council could just us what our mission is," Ashley said, "I mean why do we have to come to this place and talk to that Asari."
"Aria isn't too bad," Shepard said, "you just have to know how not to get on her bad side."
"Still why do we have to report to her," Ashley insisted.
"Aria hold power over the Asari councillor," Shepard said, "during the Reaper invasion she asked the Asari councillor to take care of the fact that she never officially registered coming to the Citadel. The councillor did it like as if she was Aria's slave."
"So you mean that the Asari councillor is corrupt?" Ashley said shocked.
"Maybe," Shepard said, "but it does show how much pull Aria has even on the Citadel."
They approached the area that Aria was in, just before they turn