War StoriesI'm in the mood for some daddy!Victus and baby!Tarquin. Please forgive my family spam!
An insistent chirp rang out in front of Victus and he slowly lowered his datapad, just enough that he could see his four-year-old son gleaming up at him with bright olive eyes. He sighed, dropping the datapad onto the end table and turning his full attention to Tarquin. "What is it?"
Tarquin took the discarded datapad as his signal to climb up into the armchair and settle into his father's lap. "Story."
"I just told you one yesterday," Victus muttered, laying a hand heavily on top of the boy's head.
"That was a long time ago!" Tarquin protested, clasping his tiny talons around his father's wrist. "Tell me one today!"
Victus hummed softly, pretending to debate over Tarquin's request. After a pregnant pause, he said, "Fine. What kind of story?" Tarquin's eyes lit up, his little mandibles flaring. "And don't say war stories."
"War stories," the boy chirped.
Victus groaned, ti
MiraclesFor the moment the battlefield on Menae was quiet. Garrus took solace in the silence and allowed himself to rest against a few propped up battlement canisters, his sniper rifle lying casually over his lap. He tried very hard not to look in the direction of Palaven, where pools of fire burned away everything that his people had worked so hard to build over the thousands of years their civilization had spawned. It was hard not to, and once in a while his eyes would gaze over toward Cipritine despite his attempts to look everywhere but. It was hard to miss: the largest lake of fire and destruction visible. But from what Garrus had heard, other home worlds were faring far worse than his.Miracles3 years ago in Romance More Like This
His concerns extended towards his friends, as it often did in times of quiet restlessness, whom he had heard little from since the invasion had begun.
"Earth is ten times worse than this."
Garrus peered over to his left. Two PFCs sat across from each other, sharing rations.
"You're kidding," sai
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 1Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*Note: Chapter 1 and 2 are more like an extended prologue than anything. I cover a lot of ground in the first two chapters. The story slows down after that. The first two chapters basically cover little aspects that you need to know as the story progesses. Please don't let the first two chapter deter you from reading on. Thank you!
"I'm proud of you kid," said Anderson.
"Just remember you were a human before you were a Spectre, you represent all of humanity with your actions," said Udina.
"I won't let you down," said Shepard confidently.
Anderson stepping down and giving Shepard the Normandy? It didn't feel right to her. Pushing papers wasn't his thing but he wanted to give her every chance to succeed in this mission. She knew how much this meant to him and she wasn't going to let
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 1: SHORE LEAVEChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silence .well, not perfect silence but a familiar and comforting one nonetheless. The hum of the ship and its crew going about their daily activities was something Shepard had come to find a certain peace in. The Alliance had given her a sense of belonging and the people she met and served with gave her a sense of family. Following in her parents footsteps gave her a sense of purpose. She never expected to come as far as she had. Still, it made her sad to know that her father would never know or see what his daughter had accomplished. Standing in the cockpit with Joker looking out the window, watching the stars streak by in the vast expanse of space, she was lost in thought
"Commander? ....Joker to Shepard .Hello?"
" ..what?" she absently answered still staring out the window.
"Oh nothing, you know, just trying to fly the ship here. Waiting for your orders while the Reapers hunt our ass and Cerberus gets away the usual."
Peeved, she turn
Baby Makes ThreeBaby Makes Three3 years ago in Romance More Like This
((Mass Effect. Garrus/FemShep))
(Shepard has been dealing with a baby Turian on the Normandy for a while. Garrus makes her think about why she's keeping him there.))
Commander Shepard was used to long days. As she rubbed the back of her neck on her way toward the elevator she reflected that people seemed to think she was invulnerable. When you were the savior of the galaxy several times over, people tended to forget that you needed little things like food and rest. It was as if they expected you to be able to live on heroism alone.
At least she finally had some time to herself. After chasing a group of slavers down, coming back to find the Alliance brass was waiting to speak to her over the comm, and arguing with them for another hour, she was able to end her shift. She was going to go back to her cabin, finally get a hot shower, then fall into bed.
However, when she finally reached the elevator, Traynor
The Beginning of All His Problems "Loving someone isn't wrong, Garrus. Whether you think it's right or wrong is irrelevant. If you feel it, you feel it. Don't try to calibrate your way out of it. Let yourself have something good, something you really want, for once. Okay?" Solana's voice floated through his ears softly, the way their mother's always had.The Beginning of All His Problems3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Okay," he answered, his undertones giving away his annoyance.
"Garrus Vakarian! You're not listening to me!" she shrieked, shouting his name just like their mother did when he took apart something he shouldn't have.
"Spirits, Sol, yes I am! I heard you. The first six times, and I'm going to hear you the seventh, too. I get it! Now stop--"
"Who you talking to, Vakarian?" Shepard asked, leaning over his shoulder, trying to get a peek at the console.
"Oh, is that...looks like I gotta go, Garrus. Talk to you soon. Love you, Garbear. Bye."
Suddenly the screen went blank except for a general Other user has logged off message.
Garrus rolled hi
Union: Part OneSeries Title: After the ReapersUnion: Part One4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Disclaimer: Mass Effect universe © BioWare
Any character you haven't heard of © me
Thanks go to my Beta; Blueglaceon, who despite having little knowledge of the Mass Effect universe, agreed to edit the series anyway. Thanks, Blue!
Previously on Reapers:
"I'm not ashamed about being with you, Garrus," she told him firmly as he began to clean the wounds on her hips and thighs and the chaffing between her legs. "And anyone who objects can go and shove their opinions where the sun don't shine, because I plan on being with you for the rest of my life."
At her words, Garrus froze, his eyes snapping to hers. Though they'd only been together for a week, he knew in himself that Kat was the one for him, but he had ever only dared to hope that he would hear those words from her, especially so soon
"Garrus? You okay?" Worried, she reache
ME: SurpriseShepard was not surprised to find Garrus away from the control console in the main battery when she walked in. It had been a bit of a shock at first, but she was glad he had figured out that he didn't need to be calibrating that damn gun all the time. The only downside was having to hunt all over the ship for him when she wanted his company, although he had taken a liking to the lounge area, making that her usual first stop when looking for him.ME: Surprise3 years ago in Romance More Like This
This time, however, she quickly realized that it wouldn't be needed. A glanced showed that he was over at the workbench that he been installed on the right wall. He'd half turned to see her come in and seemed frozen now.
"Shepard." He said by way of greeting. "Hey." Shepard felt her eyes narrow slightly. Although he was trying to keep his voice level, his mandibles were twitching nervously and he had turned slightly to the side to hide whatever he was working on. "Some
ME: Intercept 1There were so many machines in the room that their soft beeping drowned out the breathing of the patient they were monitoring. Commander Lilliana Shepard, hero of the galaxy, the one who enabled them to win the war and drive back the Reapers, lay in the center of them all amidst a tangle of wires.ME: Intercept 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Her mother stood at the foot of her bed, her hand resting on the edge as she watched the gentle rise and fall of her daughter's chest. It was the only sign that she was still alive. Admiral Hannah Shepard knew that the machines around her would be able to tell her the same, but she didn't know what the various readouts meant and quite frankly she did not care. Her daughter was breathing on her own now. That was enough to tell her there was an improvement.
She picked up her hand and walked around the edge of the bed until she reached the stool that had been placed near the head of it. Hannah lowered herself ont
Escaping the Friend Zone"Okay, this is getting ridiculous!" Shepard exclaimed, shaking her head. "I'm half tempted to just go over there and tell her myself." She said and Garrus shook his head.Escaping the Friend Zone2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I can't take you anywhere, can I?" He asked and she sighed, folding her arms.
"Oh, come on. You can't tell me you're not thinking the exact same thing." She said but he shook his head.
"No, I'm not. Unlike you I am happy to leave well enough alone." He said, causing her to huff a little.
"But are you really, Garrus? Are you really okay to just leave things as they are?" She asked and he sighed.
"Not okay but... She's a quarian and he's a turian. It could never work properly. They're too... different. That's why she turned him down for the human guy and why she keeps friendzoning him." He said and Shepard frowned at the familiarity of the words before she remembered that she had been the one to first say them.
"Kaidan, I don't see why this is such a big deal." She sighed, folding her arms. She didn't even re
After the Reapers IndexAfter the Reapers (in chronological order):After the Reapers Index4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Journey So Far...
Rest in Peace
Descent into Darkness
Remembering the Fallen
Before the Storm (WIP)
Affirmation of Life
Meeting the Folks
Late Night Observations
Union – Ceremony
Garrus VS Valentines DayMass EffectGarrus VS Valentines Day2 years ago in Romance More Like This
In which Garrus listens to Joker and tries to find the perfect Valentine's Day present for Shepard.
It was one of the stranger sights Garrus Vakarian had seen on the Citadel. Odd enough to make him stop in place and wonder if he should be in amazed, confused, or slightly intimidated. Probably all three at once, he decided at last.
He had never seen so much pink in his life. Well, pink mixed with plenty of reds, whites, and the occasional smattering of purple. This was the third human shop he had seen with those decorations (although this was the gaudiest one to date),and if the crowds around it were any indication, he was going to have to admit that maybe Joker had actually been serious when he insisted that Valentines Day was one of the most important of human holidays.
When the pilot had first mentioned Valentines Day to him, Garrus had been more than a little skeptical. It sounds exactly like the kind of joke the man would
A Week to RememberGarrus was excited as he packed his bags. He was going to spend a week with his father, Aetius, on the Citadel. Garrus had never been there before and he could hardly wait to see it. It had been six months since he had seen his father; his last visit the week of Garrus' tenth birthday. With his father's work at C-Sec, he wasn't able to make it home very often. His mother, Tacita, suggested that father bring him to the Citadel during his week off from school and to Garrus' happy surprise, his dad accepted.A Week to Remember3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You all packed?" his mother chuckled as she leaned against the door frame of his bedroom.
"Think so," Garrus chirped.
"Mama, where's daddy?" Solana said sweetly as she entered the doorway.
"He should be here any minute," she replied warmly as she patted Solana's back.
Suddenly, they heard a sound from the living room the sound of a door opening.
"Daddy!" Solana yelled as she ran down the hallway and into the living room. Garrus zipped
Ante Up Chapter 19: PrideShepard found Garrus in the crew quarters, helping Sol sort away her damaged armor. The two turians snapped away from their task, moving away from the footlocker to meet her. Shepard nodded at Solana. "Are you okay?"Ante Up Chapter 19: Pride3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Fine," she replied. "Minor burns."
"Good. Garrus, you have a minute?" Shepard asked hesitantly. She wasn't really sure how to handle the information she's been given. Hell, if Tacita's previous identity was some big government secret, Garrus and Sol might not even know about it. Shepard wondered for a minute if maybe she shouldn't even bring it up, but her tense demeanor had already put Garrus on full alert.
"Of course," he said quickly. "Is something wrong?"
"No, I just wanted to talk," Shepard said, trying to even her tone.
Garrus nodded and made a quick chirrup at Sol. Shepard's translator filtered over it, but she knew the sound was a type of context-based greeting that in this case would mean "see you later." He followed her out and they walked back to the main batte
ME: Nail CareME: Nail Care3 years ago in Romance More Like This
On her first night together with Garrus, Shepard had been mildly concerned about the talons that she knew turians possessed. She trusted Garrus with all of her heart and knew that he never intentionally harm her, but there was that instinctual distrust of sharp claws near her softer human flesh. Of course she had been thinking of entirely different things by the time that evening reached the stage where his gloves came off, and then she didn't' have the luxury to think about minor details until after they had blow the Collector base to bits.
Being under house arrest had given her more than enough time to think, and Garrus was one of the happy memories she had she to stave on the crushing boredom. One of the questions those memories brought up was if turian anatomy charts and Alliance descriptions of turian talons as 'vicious natural weapons' were overly exaggerated or if Garrus had blunted his just for her.
Vae Victo part 2This picks up approximately two weeks after the first part. There will be frequent time skips throughout this part.Vae Victo part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Victus had never run through a mission so fast in his life. An assignment to shut down a up-and-coming krogan merc group, that should have taken nearly a full month to complete, barely took two weeks. By the end of it, he and his men were are exhausted, run to the bone, but grateful to be on the transport back to Palaven in such good time.
As his men tussled around the shuttle, lightly play-fighting and stretching their tired muscles, Victus found a seat in the corner and rested his eyes. He was startled awake by one of his younger recruits, a soldier who was only a year out of basic.
"Captain," he said. "A question, sir?"
Victus blinked to attention. "What is it?"
"Was that merc group a bigger threat than they seemed?" the young soldier asked. They didn't seem that tough
A Drink, A Drug and A LickBeta: NireranA Drink, A Drug and A Lick3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Okay so this is my one-shot that I did for greenmamba5's art trade meme. This is the scenario that she gave me:
Garrus and his dad don't really like the idea of Chellick being with Solana. For Garrus it might be understandable (because he knows Chell's faults since they worked together), but Chellick's actually a nice guy so why doesn't Dad like him?
I'm thinking there was a misunderstanding of some sort that made Papa think Chellick wasn't fit to date his little girl.
Title: A Drink, A Drug and A Lick
Garrus and Chellick slinked out of Pallin's office. The rest of the officers on duty gave them both a wide berth; talking and snickering amongst each other. It was no secret that the pair was a notoriously infamous pain the in ass for Executor Pallin. Every time the two turian Detectives went into the Executor's office, it was pretty much guaranteed that the rest of the office got a live audio play-by-play of the duo's latest antics.
Vae Victo part 1 Victus is in his early twenties in this fic. For anyone who's unfamiliar with my style of writing turians, phrases in italics are said in subvocals.Vae Victo part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Come on, Adrien, she just needs a place to crash for a bit. She won't stay very long."
Victus glared down at the gold-plated female, focusing on her deep brown, pleading eyes, and hissed back, "No. The flat's already crowded between me, you, and Ryx. We don't need anybody else cramming themselves in here."
The 2-bedroom flat had originally been shared by Victus and his long-time squadmate and friend, Terryx Actaeon. In recent months, though, Ryx had found his match in Nephele, and she'd moved in with them almost immediately. Since then, she'd become the little golden thorn in Victus' side, making a habit of nagging at him as well as her mate.
Her newest demand involved a friend of hers, Scylla, whose apartment complex was being renovated. Neph had offered her a place to stay until the remodeling was done. Howeve
The Beginning of The End Chapter OneThe Beginning of The End Chapter One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
BIOWARE OWNS ALL CHARACTERS EXCEPT THE PERSONALITY OF MY FEMALE SHEPARD!
Kiana Shepard sat, swinging back and forth on a park swing. The park was quiet and still. She was the only one swinging at the old park. Kiana had just arrived at the Citadel. Her brothers were already in the Alliance military, the Alliance didn't think she was the twins' sister. So she was sent to rot in a broken down orphanage.
Kiana stole away as much time as she could and snuck to the old park. It was a peaceful little place as always. The park was in a darker corner of an alley. It was a couple of blocks from the orphanage. Kiana was upset when she found out her oldest brother, John, had died on a mission to take over a merc base on Illium's outer rim territories.
An Alliance soldier had made his way to the orphanage to break the news to Kiana this morning. She had felt sick to her stomach when she was told and left the orphanage right after lunch and came to the park. Kiara swung her legs back and
Turian Headcanons pt 1Some headcanons I've developed for the turian species, including their speech pattern, mating habits, and details about their plating. My reasoning for is included in italics.Turian Headcanons pt 13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Spoken language is reminiscent of Latin, uses primary vocal cords
Sub-language consists of two types:
-------phrases: sounds that are not spoken words but can be assigned a spoken meaning. These will cause static over a translator.
-------vocalizations: sounds that convey a mood and are not directly translatable. These can be heard even with a translator running.
Spoken language is almost always accompanied by underlying sounds that further emphasize ideas or tones. Species that do not use undertones in their speech do not currently have software capable of translating these sounds. Unlike elcor, turian vocalizations are sounded out too rapidly to be translated in any way. However, translators can be adjusted to filter over the sounds so that a non-turian listener could
OnwardsOnwards2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
(Mass Effect. Sequel to the fic Baby Makes Three.
The war is over. The Reapers are dead. Now Shepard and Garrus have a chance to think about the future they want with their son.)
"I", Shepard thought, "hate sitting still". Especially when it was something that was being forced on her by outside circumstances. Yet, her she was, sitting cross legged on the floor of the apartment , back against the couch, with a baby sleeping sprawled across her legs. She sighed and looked down at her son. It really wasn't fair to blame her current mood on Aetius. Not like he was really forcing her to stay still. She could probably move him if she was careful; she'd done it before when he was napping and she needed to do something.
It was just that right now she didn't see the point of disturbing him even with all her restless energy. She really didn't have anything else to do. At least, nothing important
She shifted a little to stop her leg from falling asleep on her, but Aet
ME 1 Andromeda Series: Chap 1ME 1 Andromeda Series: Chap 14 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA SERIES CHAPTER 1
"ETA to the Mass Relay, 15 minutes. Destination: Citadel," An officer aboard the Palaven I spoke out. Nihlus nodded his head in acknowledgement, but his green eyes never left his focus out in space from the window aboard the ship's bridge. Despite his years in the military, he couldn't wait to touch solid ground, even if that meant talking to a bunch of diplomats aboard the Citadel. As much as the Turians wanted to avoid conflict, he was hoping for a little bit of action: Batarian protestors .anything! He spent the past few months on a surveillance mission under his mentor, Saren. He was hoping now as a Spectre, that he would see more battles than he did in the Turian military.
"There's a transmission coming through from the Council. Do you wish to take it, sir?" Another Turian asked out.
Nihlus silently praised the ship's spirit and turned to reply to the officer. Just before
Ante Up deleted scene: We'll Be OkayGarrus found himself sitting alone in the mess some hours after Jack's surgery. It was late enough that the Grissom students had given up on trying to see their teacher and most of the crew had already retired to the bunks. For a while, Liara had provided Garrus some company, but even she had given in to sleep eventually. Shepard was currently in the Med Bay, submitting to a check-up from Chakwas, and she intended to have Jack moved up to her cabin once she was out of the critical zone so she wouldn't be bothered.Ante Up deleted scene: We'll Be Okay2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sudden shriek of chair legs scraping the floor caught Garrus' attention, and he stared wide-eyed up at his father as the older turian sat in front of him. Garrus muttered, "Shouldn't you be asleep?"
Aetius scoffed, "I'm not the one who's been fighting all day."
Garrus said nothing, just folded him arms on the table and buried his head on top of them. His father knew something was wrong, but it wasn't something Garrus really wanted to talk about. He knew Aetius wasn't goin