Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)-New Arlington Cemetery-Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)1 year 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
Ante Up deleted scene: The Last TimeThe exchange on Sur'Kesh was taking longer than expected. Granted, the transfer of the krogan females would take time. Shepard would have to go through proper channels if she wanted to salvage the fragile alliance with the salarians. It wasn't like she could just bust into the place and swoop out with the females. Still, with every second the squad was away, Victus grew more and more anxious, pacing aboard the Normandy.Ante Up deleted scene: The Last Time1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What if something went wrong? What if they refused to release the females? Without them, there was no way to win support from the krogan, and without the krogan... Victus tried not to dwell on it. He had to have faith that Shepard would follow through and successfully broker an alliance. Vakarian had always trusted her whole-heartedly, even before the two had become mates. Victus knew that he could at least trust Garrus. He just hoped the younger turian's trust in Shepard wasn't misplaced.
The primarch hid away in the War Room, deciding that his men didn't need to see h
TMC Family Reunion: Part OneSeries Title: After the Reapers; The Miranda ChroniclesTMC Family Reunion: Part One2 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!
Thanks also go to LuxDragon for allowing me to use ideas from his fic; Fight for the Lost
The Family Reunion series takes place a week after Delaying the Inevitable
Also, for those of you who don't know, X's background is Spacer/War Hero/Soldier/Paragon.
Family Reunion Only A Matter of Time
"Citadel Control, this is Normandy SR-2. Requesting permission to land," Shepard could hear Joker's voice as he approached the cockpit, clad in his off duty clothes which consisted of an unbuttoned, three-quarter length, red and white chequered shirt over a white singlet and a
Mass Effect 3 Brothers and SistersMass Effect 3 Brothers and Sisters2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mass Effect: Brothers and Sisters
By: Danny B
Mass Effect © Bioware
Based off of Mass effect 3's Multiplayer
JSF Command, 1 day after Reaper invasion
Commander John Kojak moved through the blue hallways of the citadel in his N7 armor. He was a war hero from some valiant missions in the terminus systems, claiming his honor and a good reputation. Alliance command had trusted him with more than just a squad. He was a engineer, able to summon Combat drones and hack terminals. He was also a very capable squad leader. The Joint Strike Force - JSF - was his idea. The galactic governments needed a joint species operation to even have a chance at fighting the reapers. With the JSF, that goal was possible for ground assaults. They handled missions like Intel raiding, base capturing, and uploads. They also hunted down key targets. They were given access to most resources from the STG, Allianc
A Drink, A Drug and A LickBeta: NireranA Drink, A Drug and A Lick1 year 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.
Sleepy (Rule 51)Rule 51:Sleepy (Rule 51)1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Any C-Sec personnel found asleep while on duty will be reprimanded.
Garrus tapped a talon anxiously against the desk as he ran through the surveillance vid for a fifth time. His eyes scanned over the digital crowd, searching for his suspect, a Blue Suns weapon dealer who had been alluding C-Sec for the better part of a month now. The case had only been turned over to Garrus a few days prior, when a rumor surfaced that the merc might be dealing heavier weapons--namely a shipment of M-920 Cains.
Should that rumor be true, some lucky, rich sons-of-bitches would wield weaponry capable of decimating entire blocks at a time. Garrus didn't even want to think about the damage they could cause within the Citadel, in crowded areas.
The footage bled into Garrus' eyes. Each figure seemed to blend into the next until he could make out little more than a blob of movement. With a groan, he paused the vid, reclining back and rubbing the fatigue from his e
War StoriesI'm in the mood for some daddy!Victus and baby!Tarquin. Please forgive my family spam!War Stories1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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
Shepard Family Stories - Remembering MordinThe sun glistens off the crystal blue sea. The waves lap lazily on the pure white sand. Kaycee turns to her daughters. "Alright go have fun girls. Don't go too far."Shepard Family Stories - Remembering Mordin2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Four streaks of blue later and they're off. Shepard walks slowly into the shallows, feeling the sand between her toes, when something shiny catches her eye. Bending down she picks up a beautiful white seashell. A memory surfaces as she rubs her fingers over the grooves. "Would have liked to run tests on the seashells."
"Mordin, I'm sorry."
"I'm not, had to be me....Someone else might have gotten it wrong."
A tear runs down Kaycee's cheek at the thought. "I miss you Mordin. You were always crazy, but I never knew a gentler soul. Wish you could have had your retirement. The kids would have loved you."
More tears begin to fall."I'm so sorry Mordin. I should have found another way."
"Daddy? Are you alright?"
Kaycee quickly brushes the tears away before turning to face her daughter. "I'm fine Sweetie, just remembering an old fr
Codex Dump for a Post-Synthesis Galaxy (vol.1)The Age of Synthesis:Codex Dump for a Post-Synthesis Galaxy (vol.1)2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Post Mass Effect Technology Era and the Formation of Galactic Alliance
Stretching a time from late 2186 to 2250, the Great Migration was commonly recognized as the period of time when the starfleets came to aid Earth against the Reapers return to their homeworld by FTL or other conventional means of commuting. By Quarian help, some larger battle fleets were renovated into starships to cope with a sustainable residency. While most have left the Sol System, some choose to resettle themselves on Earth or closer clusters like Tuchanka to help the locals rebuild their homeworld. This caused a shift in galactic powers for a moment, until the Galactic Alliance was established.
The Galactic Alliance, established in year 2193, is an inter-stellar organization between the former Citadel Council, the Systems Alliance, and the Perseus Consortium. The three major players in the field combined their resources to host aiding programs and agencies
SnugglingSnuggling2 years ago in Settings More Like This
She turned on her side and readjusted her pillows for what was probably the hundredth that night. As weary as she was, sleep should have been an easy task. Unfortunately her mind did not want to cooperate with what her body was demanding. Her mind wanted to think about Earth and all the horrors taking place there, about Kaiden and the angry bruises on his face, about Palaven and about Garrus. She hoped her turian friend was alive and well. Shepard uttered a dejected sigh and pulled herself off the mattress. She arched her back, stretching the sore muscles on her lithe frame that protested against the notion of having to do more work. Perhaps a stroll around the Normandy would ease her mind. Shepard stepped into her slippers and made for the elevator.
The CIC had been eerily quit even if the hour was late. The silence reminded of when the Collector's had abducted her crew. Shepard chased away the memories of the Collector base. She did not need another horrible thing to dwell on. The el
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 1Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 12 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
First Time OutFirst Time Out2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Alenko! Wrex! Suit up and report to the Mako." Joker's voice is loud through the bay speakers. Of course I'm already suited up - no krogan would be caught without his armor. Across the bay I see the turian heave a sigh of relief. Then he looks at me and his left mandible twitches in a smirk. He's been whining like a baby after every trip planetside:
"I never knew Shepard hated us that much."
"I thought I was going to die!"
"Thank the Spirits for my helmet it muffles the screams."
"I'm thinking about letting my shooting take a nosedive. Maybe then she'll leave me back on the Normandy."
I actually hear him chuckling as we load into the Mako. Even Alenko doesn't gripe that much and he's a human. He is using the full harness rig, though, and I see him triple checking the buckles. He even straps on his helmet with the visor sealed. I see Shepard roll her eyes at him. "The atmosphere is earth normal, Kaidan," she mutters. He responds with a nod and a brief "ma'am" an
Interspecies Awkwardness--Chapter 9Author's Note:Interspecies Awkwardness--Chapter 97 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We're jumping ahead to Friday morning, a week after all the excitement of the attack.
The Interview fits between chapter 8 and chapter 9.
As you all know, Bioware owns all characters!
“I don’t understand this shirt,” Jane growled, her arms were behind her back, holding the front of her top closed. “Why would I possibly want to draw attention to my stomach?”
Jane stood in the center of her living room, facing the couch where Liara, Kasumi, and Samara currently lounged. She could hear James and Zaeed in the basement. They were in the middle of a heated debate regarding weaponry for the days ‘mission.’ Mostly, James was trying to explain why Zaeed couldn’t take Jessie along.
Unschooled Hands 1Unschooled Hands 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hawke stared around the large cavern with a pleased expression as he wiped the blood from his blade. He glanced around at the rest of his companions as they moved around the cavern. Merrill was turning over bodies with Isabela, the pair of them crowing as they looted various "shinies"; Fenris stood to one side, glowering with distaste as he watched them. He was lounging near the passageway Anders had darted down a few minutes ago, claiming he'd "felt" something. He probably ought to go check everything was alright with the mage.
"Hawke! Come and take a look at this!" called Varric. Hawke glanced over at the dwarf, who was staring intently into a small chest. As Hawke wavered, Varric added, "This looks kinda important, wouldn't you say? Not to mention expensive."
Curiosity piqued, Hawke crossed the cavern towards Varric even as Isabela straightened, the pirate's ears practically pricking up at the word "expensive". "Fenris, go check on Anders," Hawke called back over his shoulder
To Hell and BackShepard looked out the window in the Starboard Observatory at the endless space. Samara had left her quarters long enough for Shepard to steal a moment in the room, alone. Throughout the time she had spent on the new Normandy, she had felt an aching for her old crew and routines. When she didn't have Cerberus to answer to, and when the threat was just a man. Fighting what she knew must be an enormous army, with no real way of taking them down, especially by herself, seemed an insurmountable challenge at this point. The only way she could think that the Reapers would be brought down was through the combined efforts of all the sentient races in the galaxy. Even then, she wondered if it would be enough.To Hell and Back3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard had found little comfort in her crew members, repeatedly lashing out through no fault of theirs. She seemed to take out her anger about everything on her subordinates. Once she had scolded them about whatever they had been arguing, she felt guilty, but couldn't apologize. She had e
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 6: FAMILY
On a whim she decided to stop in and see Liara before going to the CIC. She felt that she owed her friend an apology for bolting earlier. Forming the apology in her head as she walked toward the door, she pressed key combination that unlocked it. She opened her mouth to speak as her eyes scanned the room for her friend, growing wide as they locked in on the Turian standing by the window.
The carefully thought out apology left her head blindsided by the sight of her 2 closest friends apparently in the middle of something she definitely didn't want to know anything about. She turned on her heel and walked away unsteadily from the doorway to the nearest table and held onto the edge bracing her body against it. She couldn't breathe, couldn't feel her legs; ragged gasps escaped her lips as she desperately tried to pull herself together.
Ok, Shepard. You got this. Crap! You gotta rein this shit in before it gets out of control. How am I going t
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 3: FRIENDChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The doors of Liara's office slid open again.
Still in her chair facing the console, Liara sighed, "Sera, I ."
He cleared his throat, not wanting her to say anything further, making sure she knew it wasn't Shepard.
Liara gasped, quickly turning around in her chair. "Garrus! I I'm sorry. I thought "
"Yes, I know what you thought Liara," he said roughly as he slowly settled into the chair that just held Shepard.
"What can I do for you Garrus?" she said pleasantly.
He wasn't exactly sure what he wanted from Liara but he knew he wanted answers. Shepard hurrying so quickly from Liara's office alarmed him. He felt he no longer had the right to ask what was wrong. Ever since their meeting on Menae he so desperately wanted to talk to Shepard hear her voice again anything. It was impossible because she had conveniently made herself busy and was never alone, surrounding herself with people. When he thought he finally had the opportunity, she was a
You Can Let Go Now, Daddy...You Can Let Go Now, Daddy...You Can Let Go Now, Daddy...1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
(This is a short piece done in Kiara Shepard's point of view, using the lyrics of the song "You Can Let Go Now" by Crystal Shawanda. Hope you enjoy!)
Growing up on a farm on Mindoir was never easy. We knew how to work hard and had good work ethics. I remember my family as if they were still here beside me. My mom, dad, my five brothers and one sister. All of them. I remember my brothers riding their bikes around the farm. I wished I could ride with them. I felt that longing what seemed to be forever. One christmas, my daddy bought me a bike. He was going to teach me to ride, just like he taught my brothers.
Wind blowin' on my face,
Sidewalk flyin' beneath my bike.
A five year-old's first taste,
Of what freedom's really like.
He was runnin' right beside me,
His hand holdin' on the seat.
I took a deep breath and hollered,
As I headed for the street.
"You can let go now, daddy!" I remember telling him. Soon, the bike was free from his gras
Nowhere To Go But Forward - Shiny ObjectsGarrus stretched out in the MAKO, hands interlocking behind his head as he leaned back, resting his feet on the dashboard and stared out at the lush green landscape before him. It would have been a nice place to vacation one day. Too bad the air would kill all of them if they tried to go out without their helmets.Nowhere To Go But Forward - Shiny Objects2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He glanced over at Shepard in the driver's seat beside him, who was currently drumming the wheel with intent purpose. Probably trying to figure out how she was going to find a single data module in a colony inundated by pyjaks, no doubt. She kept looking down at the radar and then looking back up before returning back to the monitor, brow furrowed. Perhaps it would have been better if the geth had gotten to it first.
"That admiral of yours never wants to send you anywhere nice, does he?"
She sighed, sinking back into her seat, giving up on whatever tactical plan she was trying to come up with. "No, he really doesn't." She reached down and tossed him his rifle. "C'mon. Doubt t
Christmas Effect: Sweaters - Lit TradeHe didn't understand. It had to be a human thing. All of the singing? Decorating with strings of sparkly material? The requisitions officer had called it garland, but Garrus didn't understand the purpose of it. What did it symbolize? Everything in turian culture had some sort of ceremonial purpose, but all this seemed to do was get in the way.Christmas Effect: Sweaters - Lit Trade2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When he returned from the mess hall he had found the MAKO covered in the stuff and it shed its shiny stands everywhere. Spirits, it was on damn near everything. Some of the material stuck to his hands and face, and no amount of shaking would detach it from his plates; and if he tried to brush it off, it just stuck to his other hand. If he hadn't seen some of the other human soldiers have the same problem, he would have sworn the stuff was a mental torture device.
It did seem to have a positive effect on the crew because all of the humans seemed happier than usual. Even Ashley was chipper, humming a cheery tune of sorts as she cleaned white conduc
Accidentally In LoveAccidentally In Love1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I've found myself in a spot of bother.
Every time I see her.
Every time I see her,
Just can't get her out of my brain.
It's like a walking poison
That keeps taking a hold.
Can't train can't focus.
Must it be that I'm trying to be the strongest
And then she just keeps messing with my mind.
And the message hits home.
Like a punch from Recoome,
Smack round the face like a Jeice bitch slap.
I've managed to find a mate.
I'm accidentally in love.
No wonder I've been distracted.
Can't stand the way that weakling Yamcha
Keeps staring at her it drives me insane!
And one day he'll end up dead.
Vegeta! Get a hold!
Just claim her as yours.
Because you're accidentally in love,
And the last time was embarrassing,
But this time you've got the top prize.
So drop your tough guy act,
The reflection in the mirror says,
Get your arse in the house
And tell her you're in love.
Totally accidentally in love
You're in love with her and she's to blame.
Slayers, Diary of a Dragon, Ch.10Chapter 10. Therapeutic Tea.Slayers, Diary of a Dragon, Ch.102 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Friday, March 22nd.
Tent. 7:22 am.
I was too exhausted to finish writing last night. I hoped I'd be in a better mood this morning well, I suppose I do feel better, but only compared to yesterday. So, I suppose you could say I merely feel bad instead of terrible. At least I've slept now.
I'm sure it goes without saying, but I did manage to find Miss Lina and the others again. They'd been wandering forward looking for me and I wandered back looking for them, so we met midway. My happiness at finding them was relatively short-lived. The whole reason I'd left them was to chase after Xellos and, wouldn't you know it? He was right back with the group when I found them! He'd just led me off on a wild goose chase and got me lost for no good reason!
"Oh, so it seems you've recovered from you tantrum," was the greeting I got from that beast. He clucked his tongue in mild disappointment. "How like a dragon to be so bad-tempered."
"I'm only b