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.
The cast so farThe cast so far3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The cast so far:
Tali: Cute nerd that fits in with the geeks and the cool kids
Jack: Hot punk girl always sneaking in to clubs underage. Laughs in the face of authority and always in detention
Miranda: Prim and proper honor roll student and leader of the cheer squad
Mordin: Super geek. Big glasses. Loves video games
Garrus: Captain of the football team
Thane: Soft spoken out of town kid. Big in to philisophy and maybe a bit of a hippie. Studied at a monastery where he learned martial arts. Liked by all
Kai Leng: Goth kid everyone hates. Hates Thane for being so likeable
Zaeed: Grizzled old crazy groundskeeper
Anderson: Principal who is just but fair and liked by the students
Udina: Vice Principal always scheming to get Anderson fired as he thinks he'd do a better job melding the childrens minds
TIM: The creepy science teacher who is quietly doing experiments on school children
Samara: Hot biology teacher
Kasumi: Gossip girl of the group. Wears a hoodie and always SMSing gossip around
Between Breaths((Mass Effect.Between Breaths3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Garrus, Victus and a moment between battles on Menae.))
Menae was one of the worst battles Garrus had ever been involved in. Oh sure, Saren and the Collectors had been bad, but at least he had know where the goal was with those. Here,there was no goal, no end to the fighting. Just wave after wave of enemies that you hoped you could hold out against until a miracle happened. That was what he kept thinking they were going to need to defeat the Reapers, an outright miracle.
Surprised I can sleep at all with that on my mind, was the thought that ran through his mind as he rolled out of his bunk to make way for the next shift to come in for downtime. All personnel currently on the moon had been assigned to various rotating shifts to make sure that there was always someone fighting, and that everyone got some sort of rest. Of course, with the limited space that meant everything was, very, very tightly scheduled.
Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)-New Arlington Cemetery-Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Liara T'Soni-Shepard exits her skycar into the pouring rain, the gunmetal-grey skies blocking out the sun. She wears a simple black dress and carries a bouquet of white flowers from Thessia. The grieving doctor doesn't bother with an umbrella, instead letting the rain wash over her skin, mixing with her tears. She begins her slow walk towards the large group of people crowded underneath a wide awning, when suddenly a hand grips her shoulder reassuringly, and the rain stops. Looking over her shoulder, she finds Garrus holding an umbrella over her, his expression unreadable. He nods to her, his grip speaking volumes as he guides her towards the crowd. As they near the group, Liara notices that nearly everyone has shown up today.
Admiral Ashley Williams, clad in her dress blues, stands alongside Major James Vega along with a small platoon of Alliance men and women. High Chief Wrex, clad in his ceremonial armor, stands with his wife
Shepard Family Stories - Tali's Teatime TagTali: Teatime TagShepard Family Stories - Tali's Teatime Tag3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Aunt Tali!" are the only words she hears before a blue streak rockets into her midsection. Tali glances down as she tries to catch her breath. Little Ayrene looks up at her with sheer joy in her eyes, her arms wrapped tightly around Tali's waist. "Well look at you, I can't believe how much you've grown Aya.
Tali glances up to see Liara standing in the doorway with a bemused expression on her face, her hands placed on the bulge at her stomach. Tali's eyes widen "Keelah, Liara! Why didn't you tell me?"
Liara chuckles, "Shepard figured your reaction would be priceless."
Tali shakes her head, "That little........."
Ayrene finally extricates herself from her. "Can we play Aunt Tali?"
"I'm sorry Aya, I've got to talk to your mom for awhile."
Ayrene looks crestfallen. Tali kneels down to her eye level. "Tell you what, I may not be able to play with you, but how would you like to play with Chiktikka vas Paus?"
She activates her omni-tool and a purple sphere materiali
Scars Chapter 1 *Healing old Wounds*"How do I know that Cerberus isn't controlling you!?" Kaidan asks, outraged with me for being gone for two years. Even though I couldn't help it. I was dead for two years, there's no way I could have contacted him in any way. I'm not being controlled, and I know it; and I'm about to punch Kaidan for not believing me.Scars Chapter 1 *Healing old Wounds*4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Because, I'm not Kaidan." I say, trying to calm him down. But it obviously doesn't work they way I planned for it too.
"Listen to yourself Kaidan, your letting your rage blind you from what's right in front of you." Garrus says, trying his hardest to support me.
"It's bad enough that you're involved with Cerberus Shepard, but you dragged Garrus along too!" Kaidan says, angry about my decisions so far, clearly.
"Why can't you trust me Kaidan?" I ask sympathetically, trying to get a better answer than, 'Cerberus rebuilt me.'
"I don't know if I can trust you Shepard, I have things to do, goodbye Shepard." Kaidan walked away, breaking my he
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 1The transport shook rather violently as it reentered normal space and she exhaled the breath she hadn't realized she was holding. She was used to being in space, space wasn't the problem, but making a jump in a small transport was quite different than doing so in a ship of respectable size. She looked around the compartment and the faces told her that at least she wasn't alone, the apprehension lay thick.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"First jump, blue?" Asked the lanky young human to her right, a small chuckle to his voice
"I'm an asari traveling on a transport from Earth, what do you think?" She snarled in response, regretting her tone almost immediately. The boy just stared at her, surprised.
"Sorry..." she sighed "just not used to making the jump in something as... unstable as this. Usually I'm on something more sturdy"
"Unstable?" he responded, banging the bulkhead with a smirk "Alliance' finest! Nothing but sweat, steel and quality. Size isn't everything." his smirk growing wider "Oh, I'm David by the way...
Mass Effect: Loyalty BonusMass Effect: Loyalty Bonus5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Found it!" Joker announced, thumbing through a barrage of virtual screens.
"Where?" Shepard sat up so quickly that she smacked her head against the bottom shelf of her closet. She rubbed her forehead and accidentally smeared ash across her face.
"Yeah. Right here." He pointed. "Twelve steps to overcoming your gaming addiction "
She scowled and retreated back into the stack of poorly labeled boxes. He wasn't quite sure what she thought she would find, other than some charred remains and useless medical records, but he wasn't going to stop her. Memory cards, she swore to him, had survived her accidental attempts to bake and flush them, so they were obviously impervious to the effects of atmospheric re-entry.
"You know " He laced his fingers behind his cap and rotated the chair toward her. "If you wait a month, you can just buy the DLC. Shit, they'd probably find you a brand new copy if you just asked nicely."
"I worked my ass off to get the Platinum Trophy for Code of Honor. I
In the Thick of it - Chapter 13In the Thick of it - Chapter 132 years ago in Romance More Like This
After quietly sitting in his spot, leaning against the back of the couch, with his head hanging low and his arms crossed, Joker finally found the inner strength to raise his head. He absently glanced around the room. It all looked so sparkling, shiny, new and... empty. The same place that had looked so inviting when they had first arrived seemed so dark and cold to him now.
His eyes rested on what seemed to be a state-of-the-art sound system. He walked towards it, mainly to see if his initial assumption was correct. Out of curiosity, he pressed the 'on' button on the device and the radio station stored in the memory system came up automatically. A melody gently faded in through the speakers hidden around the room...
"[...] I'm so afraid of waking
Please, don't shake me
afraid of waking
Please, don't shake me...""
He slowly walked to the window, glancing at the bright lights outside while listening to the song;
"Now that we're here, it's so far away
All the struggle we thought
Traditions, Beginnings and Happy EndingsTevura Hotel, outside Armali, ThessiaTraditions, Beginnings and Happy Endings3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Shepard, it's late and you should get some sleep", Garrus sighed, looking up from the datapad on which he was handling multiple matters of turian state security. Since becoming Primarch he'd found that even in the rare moments where he found himself alone with friends, rather than surrounded by the rest of the Hierarchy, there were still some things that simply could not be put off. Right now, he needed his best friend to stop glaring out of the mirrored window at the assembled press below and go to bed so he could get some work done before turning in himself.
"I know, but for some strange reason, I can't", Captain Kira Shepard replied. "Something to do with oh, I don't know, getting married tomorrow?". She turned toward him, arms folded across her chest and smirked at her bulwark, her brother-in-arms, as he wrestled with yet more reports of fleet strengths and reconstruction efforts that were only now hitting their stride, almost a
Memories to Heal the Broken 1So a friend 'Noted' me and suggested a look at my FShep (Sarah) and Liara's relationship 'back in the day'. I decided to start from the end of ME3 and find a way for them to relive some special moments that they shared. It takes a while to get there, but now that the hard part is over, the next installment will be more on point, I think.Memories to Heal the Broken 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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FOB Hammer, London:
They had been fighting for hours and the brutes, marauders and cannibals were closing in on all sides. Liara saw Tali incinerate two cannibals with one flick of her Omni-Tool then glanced to her own left before throwing up a singularity that caught up three cannibals. She killed all three with aimed shots from her Locust but was then knocked back and over a low wall by a charging brute. There were hundreds of vile creatures all around her and the small contingent of Soldiers left at FOB Hammer.
She knew in her heart that they couldn't last very much longer.
Character basics - LiaraCharacter basics - Liara3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Name: Liara T'Soni
Long straight head tentacles. Doesn't do anything to style them as prefers normal look
Wears proper school uniform and reading glasses that fold up under tentacles unlike normal glasses
Liara is a very sweet and kind girl yet gets a fair amount of teasing and even hatred due to her Father (yes I said Father) Matriarch Aethyta banning her from all sports and physical school activities. As Matriarch Aethyta is in a place of political power she has told Principal Anderson that Liara is to be protected from harm at all costs.
Some of the other school kids are angry and resentful of this as it makes Liara exempt from ever suffering any injury. They refer to her as "Princess Liara" as a vindictive term.
She is a straight A student and is only ever beaten for grades in Art by Jack (who fails most everything else). Liara spends much of her lunch breaks studying with Tali, Mordin and Kaidan instead o
Who are You? Ch. 9Leaning out of the door to her quarters, Shepard groggily looked to where Garrus now stood in front of the elevator as if her saying his name had somehow frozen him. She was tired but was busy working on paperwork and mission reports. While she wasn't technically required to do them anymore, it was her way of keeping track of what she had done and where she had been, just in case she did have to answer to someone one of these days.Who are You? Ch. 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard noted that Garrus was wearing what she assumed were some sort of night clothes, though if Shepard was to be believed Garrus never took off his armor. As he finally turned around, Shepard could tell he had not only been having trouble sleeping but was also intoxicated. Shepard sighed, but before she could say anything Garrus immediately jumped to speak.
"Shepard... Didn't mean to wake you." Garrus sounded extremely uncomfortable, though he was trying to sound like his usual nonchalant self. "Didn't realize the time, sorry. I'll just let you get back t
Ante Up Chapter 32: Rescue pt 2Tarquin Victus was examining one of his men when Shepard's squad neared the crash site. He gave a sad sigh, rolling the man over to ease his breathing. The soldier was stretched out in a pool of blood that had come from a large gash in his side. A slick coat of Medi-gel was slathered on the wound, but the amount of blood on the ground didn't bode well for the man. Shepard grimaced as she walked into range, holding her hand up to Sol, hoping that the former-commander wouldn't rush ahead in anger.Ante Up Chapter 32: Rescue pt 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Lieutenant Victus?" Shepard called.
He blinked over at her, then stood to his full, lanky height. "Commander Shepard..." He walked towards her, staring down at her from the concrete platform he and several others were standing on. He gave a grim smile and Shepard could see a definite resemblance between him and his father. "My men and I are in your debt."
As he dropped down from the platform, landing with ease, Sol growled behind Shepard, hissing, "His men, my ass."
"Sol," Garrus warned
Dragon Age: A Bard's Love 1Dragon Age: A Bard's Love 16 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: A Bard's Love
Game: Dragon Age Origins
characters/pairing- The Warden, Leliana, Wynne, Alistair, others
Disclaimer- DAO (c) BioWare
Dragon Age: A Bard's Love
The group had been lost within the Brecillian forest for several days, trying to find a strange herb that could only be found within the deepest depths of the forest. The forest seemed to grow on their armor now.
"Ughh what I would give to have a wonderful bath!" Leliana said as she swiveled her head from side to side trying to fix her hair. Alistair rubbed his hand over his scruffy chin, his beard beginning to annoy him at every twitch of his face.
"There has to be some source of water around here." Wynne said as she looked around, annoyed as well of the filth they had gathered from the wild. Everyone's nerves seemed to be twisted. Cogdale was silent, he had been since leaving the Dalish camp days ago. His Silverlite armor glistened green from the treetops that let what little sunlight escape thr
Queen's Gambit Accepted - Ch 1: A Job Worth DoingQueen's Gambit Accepted - Ch 1: A Job Worth Doing3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Isabella sniffed disdainfully as she studied her reflection in the mirror. There was a small smudge of lipstick on her expensive white dress shirt collar. Running a washcloth under the faucet, she attempted to dab lightly (never blot!) at the stain. She glared through the mirror to the lipstick's owner who was still in bed.
"Must you be so... so..."
"Affectionate? Amazing? Fashionable?" Samantha Traynor supplied as she rolled over. She was already well aware of Isabella's uppity attitude the moment the woman had gotten out of bed. Samantha had even been placing a betting pool with herself on what tiny insignificant quirk would set Izzy off.
Six to one odds on the dirty towels. Four to one on my brand of toothpaste. Two to one on my Alliance housing and how much she hates it.
"Sloppy! I told you last night I had an early morning."
Damn. Don't think there was a bet in on marring her perfect outfit. No winners today. Better luck next time, Sam.
"You told me a lot of things
Mass Effect Aftermath Part 2:Mass Effect Aftermath Part 2:3 years ago in Humor More Like This
After about an hour of hiking through the wilderness that they crash landed upon. The group comes across a vast ope clearing. Noticeably burnt from the beam that was cast down. They began to tread to it with caution.
Guns at the ready, two in front and one in back. Vega's breathing slowed down, Garrus had his sights on the objective in front of them. Joker trying to maintain balance while keeping an eye on the surroundings.
“Hey, you do know how to fire that thing right?” Vega looking at Joker with a little worry.
“Yeah I do, be thankful! I'm not just a pilot ya know, we did have to take some armed basic back at the academy. And it was regulated with the Alliance military. And no I'm not going to shoot my foot off...” Joker just gave him that look of 'you have got to be kidding me right?' Vega stuck out his tongue at Joker and he returned to do the same.
“Shut it you two, there's something down there,” Garrus said as he motioned for them to c
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
Time and AgainShe came awake suddenly, her mind still half asleep. She had been dreaming about a man with dark hair and even darker eyes. In her dream she had fallen and this stranger had stopped to help her up. His hand had been warm on hers as he pulled her back up to her feet with a smile that she somehow knew didn't often grace his face. She wanted to speak to him, to tell him thank you for helping her up, but she couldn't find her voice. He would never know just how much his simple action had meant to her. The memory of him faded as she came awake.Time and Again4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Light streamed through her bedroom window and she swore it pierced straight through her eyes to her brain. She flung herself back down into the coverlet; a ridiculous ruby thing that Isabela had picked out at some place Niamh would never shop herself. "You could stand to add a little color to your life, Ni," Isabela had insisted when she had spread it out over the bed. She smirked at her friend, "And that thread count is nothing short of d
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 50Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 503 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard sighed heavily as every step she took felt harder to make. She trudged through the base; intent on saying her goodbyes to her beloved crew. She walked around in a daze, looking at the destruction of the base area alone, until her eyes fell upon a familiar face.
"Hey Commander," Vega solemnly said as Shepard approached him.
"What? No Lola?" she teased with the biggest smile she could muster.
"Huh?…Yeah, sorry," he replied as he looked down at the ground.
"Are you okay?"
"I don't know what I thought I'd feel coming back to Earth," Vega said, "I was ready to fight - ready to die if I had to. But seeing everything like this…"
Shepard swallowed down her own concerns and fears as she braced Vega's arm; knowing that his resolve needed to be strengthened in that moment.
"I know it's hard, but this is only temporary," she said as she locked eyes with him. "We will win this. So stay focused and don't let them shake your resolve."
"I know, I kn