DerelictMass EffectDerelict3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Thane can sense her discomfort when she briefs the team on the mission. A derelict reaper.
She has more experience with reapers than he, and her unease reflects on him. Carefully, she explains that she’s chosen only her most reliable crew members for this mission: himself and Garrus.
“Reapers have this effect called indoctrination,” Shepard continues. “I won’t get into the details but basically the more time we spend inside that thing, the more pull it has on our minds. We need to get in and get what we need as quickly as possible.”
- - - - - - - -
He’s with her on the bridge when the ancient machine comes into view. Broken and floating in orbit, stretched out on it’s side, he has to wonder if it’s actually dead, if a power that immense can ever truly die. In truth, the mission scares him. He’s caught between feeling angry and honored that she’s chosen him
NormanDrabblesNorman3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Thane? Cuddlebutt? Love of my life? Can I ask you something?”
Thane smiled to himself over his tea as Shepard came padding into the kitchen. He hadn’t needed to understand a thing about Earth cultures to know that when she addressed him this way, she was going to ask him for something.
To her credit, however, it wasn’t often that she actually did ask him for something. Thane learned that human women were apparently infamous for being high maintenance, but Shepard appeared to be the exception to the rule. He supposed it was her background as a military child that allowed her to appreciate the simple things in life.
“Yes, Siha?” He listened with curiosity for her response.
She was looking at a video of something on her omni-tool. “Can we… can we get a puppy?” She looked up at him, turning the display so he could see.
On the video were a few small dogs,
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
BloodlineBloodline4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Javik, I'm going now."
Liara was dressed for a night out of the house. Her outfit was simple. It did not show excess skin, contrary to the popular style of the day, but the wine colored cloth fit snugly against her body. Javik stood defiantly in the middle of the room, his hand balled into a fist to keep it from reaching out and running along the curve of her hip.
He would treat this like any other battle. And he refused to show weakness.
"This is a pointless activity," he said firmly.
In his own cycle, people would back down when he used that voice. But Liara only fought back harder. She stood just out of his reach, placing her own hands on her hips. "Shepard and Tali will be here for only a few more days, and Tali needs to relax. This is her first night out without her family since the baby came." Her voice was calm and quiet, using the same tone she used when explaining something to their children.
Javik stole a quick glance behind him at the two girls playing happily tog
Time capsuleWe sit in his roomTime capsule3 years ago in Romance More Like This
with the black box in front of us.
“I got the idea from Liara,”
shifting forward to type something into the keypad.
“Thought it would be best to be prepared.”
I move forward too
as his hands cradle the device
and a blue beam projects up towards the ceiling.
“What is it, Shepard?”
“A time capsule.
Liara made one to preserve the history of the Reapers.
this is to preserve a different history.”
The beam radiating from the capsule’s surface flickers,
morphing into a tiny
If I look hard enough,
I can make out the tiny scatter of freckles across the bridge of its nose
that no one else ever notices Shepard has.
Miniscule scar at its temple.
Wearing Alliance blues.
The tiny Shepard raises a hand and salutes.
Then grins at me
sitting back and folding my arms across my chest.
Mass Effect: Phoenix Chapter 2-Hackett"Search the East side of the wreckage, send up a flare if you find any survivors in need of medical attention. If they are able, escort them to the nearest refugee shelter. If you find causalities, military or civilian, tag them."Mass Effect: Phoenix Chapter 2-Hackett3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The chorus of "Yes, sir's" that followed were of little comfort to the admiral. There were too many dead, too many that had to be tagged. The morgues throughout the city of London were going to overflow with the dead. If they weren't careful, disease would spread through the city like the Black Plague that had happened centuries before.
He didn't know how Shepard had managed to make it inside The Citadel-it was a miracle, a miracle that spared the galaxy. The dead Reapers around London served as a morale boost to the citizens of Earth, but also acted as a testament to the courage of the soldiers who fought in the terrible war. The Reapers were gone; the galaxy was safe.
Hackett cast an eye over the his remaining troops searching the rubble. Many soldier that
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 1Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 14 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
No More Fear - Episode 3'So, that's the Citadel.' Valerie thought as the shuttle flew smoothly through the Presidium. Fire was blazing all over the place, and smoke filled the air. The shuttle entered the HQ that was overwhelmed by Cerberus troops. They were fighting hard, and the odds seemed to be in their favor. That quickly changed once Shepard and her squad interfered. The Commandos were quickly eliminated, and Shepard ran to a person who was bleeding on the ground.No More Fear - Episode 33 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Bailey. What are you doing here?" She asked as she applied medi-gel to his wounds.
"Getting my ass shot off trying to retake the headquarters. Cerberus took it in the first push." He replied breathlessly. "We've got to kick them out of there. Everyone in C-Sec is running blind without the network."
"How bad is the situation? Do you know if the councilors are still alive?" The turian, Garrus, asked.
"They split up. I'll know more once I can access a terminal inside." Bailey said as he got up. He opened the door and they all entered a big room,
Sunlight--PohatuxTakanuvaSunlightSunlight--PohatuxTakanuva6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
By: Green Devil
Takanuva had never had a good relationship with the night. As far back as he could remembertraveling around as Takua, the Chroniclerhe had been wary of the dark, always making sure he had lightstones handy for his trips through black as coal caves and times when the twin moons werent at their brightest. Since he had defeated Makuta, however, he had found himself being even more wary of the night, seeing things that werent there, sweeping shadows and piercing eyes.
It was all wrong. It wasnt supposed to be that way. He was the Toa of Light for Mata Nuis sake! He could banish darkness with the flick of a wrist, turn menacing corners into sunlit happiness with a simple glance.
But it scared him still. He could hear the Makutas voice in his head every time he so much as glanced under his bed and would immediately regret merging with the Master of Shadows. It had somehow tainted him, o
Ignitus 02: Winter _old_Winter had come. The landscape was covered in snow, and the cold wind blew hard and cut like a knife. The cold even reached the inside of the temple, where everyone dealt with the weather as they could. Cyril felt quite comfortable in the cold; Terrador grumbled and took it in stride, meanwhile Volteer's teeth chattered constantly. Cynder could hardly care less what the weather was like, as opposed to Sparx, who complained about it continuously; he even complained in his sleep! Spyro certainly didn't enjoy the cold temperatures, but he didn't feel the need to make a fuss about it either. Ignitus was quite fine with the cold; he, of course, knew how to keep warm, after all.Ignitus 02: Winter _old_8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Every evening, before the time would come for everyone to go to sleep, he'd make a fire, and everyone would sit in front of it; sometimes they would talk about one thing or another, and other times they would simply sit quietly in front of the fire. After a bit, they'd put out the fire, and they would all go to their
SunsetDrabblesSunset3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She arrives on an humble civilian transport to Kahje, alone, choosing to wait in customs with the rest of the passengers. Normal, just like everyone else.
Today is a day for mourning, for remembering, for honoring the lost. She stands on the rainy shores where his last rites were spoken, her desert willow flowers looking wilted from their long journey.
It's been six years since he passed. She's almost glad there is no headstone, no ashes, nothing for her to see except endless grey ocean. If there were anything left of him, if she should see him now, all the scars on her heart would be torn anew. Yes, what he said was right. Time has eased the memory of his passing. She has no tears now, not after so long, not after so many exhausting spent nights weeping at the loss of his warmth. But her heart is sore, and she will never forget the first man she truly loved.
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
Ignitus 13: Cheerful _old_"Ignitus, what a pleasure it is to see you again, my friend! I never dreamed I would be freed from captivity in that frigid cave and then return to my domicile, and yet here I am! This is all so wonderful, fantastic, stupendous, uh..."Ignitus 13: Cheerful _old_8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Yes, yes, Volteer, it's good to see you as well, but we have no time to waste on sentiment."
Despite the fact that he did not quite show it, he meant what he said; he was glad to see Volteer again. It was only natural to be happy about seeing a friend again after so long. However, as he said, they had many important things to discuss; celebrating the reunion could wait a bit longer. Volteer understood this completely.
As they discussed what Cynder could be plotting, it became evident to Ignitus that Volteer was exactly the same as when he last saw him - he was still as cheerful and chatty as ever. Volteer's cheerfulness was almost contagious - one couldn't help but feel happier as well when he was around. His speedy mouth and broad vocabulary amused Ign
SanctuarySanctuarySanctuary3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"All I'm saying is how can you resist the urge to blow him up eh?" Salvador asked in eager tone.
Salvador was always a man of violence and death. He never really understood the word "Peace" or better yet the word "Mercy" Axton and Maya rolled their eyes and Zer0 sighed out loud in annoyance. The Vault Hunters were heading straight the safest town they can stay for a while since Handsome Jack has done nothing but make everywhere a living death trap for the four.
"Because burning them to death was more fun in my eyes, now shut up!" Maya said in an angry tone. Maya was just a woman of a supernatural powers. The power of locking people away to another dimension was more of a talent than a skill. But she wondered whatever happened to her other Sirens... They're is only six of them. She knew about the phase walker who discovered the vault before Maya. Obviously it was a Siren but the real question was, who is she? And does she have anything to do with Maya?
"I don't think so, I thi
The Armored Hero: SinclairxDeltaHe was later than he should be.The Armored Hero: SinclairxDelta4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Like Sinclair cared.
Fingers danced impatiently against the control panel of the tram the raven haired man found himself in now. With his chin resting in his hand, and elbow resting on the arm of the chair he sat in, he sighed heavily. Never before had Augustus Sinclair been a patient man in his life, and now was a keen example of that.
He had been waiting on Subject Delta the framed Alpha that was the most wanted thing walking in the depths of Rapture. Of course, Sinclair was now just as notorious simple for just being with this creature, but since the armored Alpha was one of the most deadliest living beings in the city under the water he would be safe.
Which Augustus took for granted.
The safety was something he just expectedafter all he was helping him getting through the torturous city, all to find his daughternone other than the daughter of Sofia Lamb as well, the one who was always sending waves upon waves of splicers to come their way
When You Need MeChief,When You Need Me8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
John slowly opened his eyes. They had survived the explosion. The war was over and he had been placed in Cryo Sleep until they could be rescued. Or at least until-
Its time Chief. Cortana said weakly. Master Chief floated over to a pedestal where the ships AI, Cortana had appeared. The normally fast-paced stream of symbols that covered her small form now slowly slid past. Some even vanishing before they could be processed.
Master Chief settled himself next to her and extended his palm which Cortana slowly jumped into. She was so weak though, and her legs collapsed beneath her, forcing her to sit. John looked down at her solemnly.
How much longer do you have? he asked softly.
Not much she whispered.
John gazed out at the stars. He remembered how many AIs were created to symbolize Greek gods and goddesses. Many of which would float endlessly in space, watching the stars. There wouldnt be any s
Ignitus 14: Typical _old_"Done already?" Ignitus asked as Spyro and Volteer returned from the training room.Ignitus 14: Typical _old_7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Oh, of course not, Ignitus! Spyro still has much to learn about his electricity breath, so we are far from done! However, I deemed it best to adjourn for the day, as Spyro had grown noticeably weary." Volteer stated in his usual cheerful but swift manner.
"I don't think I'm the only one who's tired." Spyro said, chuckling.
Ignitus smiled at Spyro's awareness. "You're right, young dragon. I'm sure Volteer is as well."
Volteer's weariness had been apparent to Ignitus from the moment he had arrived at the temple with Spyro, and he didn't find it surprising; after all, Volteer had been in captivity for so long, then had flown all the way back to the temple right after being rescued, and to top it all off, he almost immediately began to train Spyro upon returning to the temple. Who wouldn't be tired after all that?
Ignitus would have tried to convince Volteer to rest first before training, but he decided no
ME New Realities Ch: 0Chapter 0: PrologueME New Realities Ch: 04 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jane Shepard was running for what felt like hours. The "Suicide Mission" had not gone according to plan. The collectors had been ready for her team and she had been forced to watch each of them die in front of her
Jacob Miranda Mordin Kasumi Jack Zaeed Thane Samara Grunt Legion Joker Tali and
Garrus Of all the deaths she had to witness, his was by far the most disgraceful to him Her squad had been hit by a neurotoxin paralyzing all of them. Garrus had been the only one to get his rebreather helmet on in time Jane remembered the vision all to easily. She was forced to watch Garrus be pulled away by the collectors after they had shot him in the legs and arms and she had been unable to do ANYTHING.
Garrus was gone The one person in the universe who could make her happy by simply being by her side and he was gone She didn't even have th
SFS: The Slumber Party (Part Three: The Arena)-Armax Combat Arena-SFS: The Slumber Party (Part Three: The Arena)2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Ayrene looks around at the various displays in the lobby, each showing off at least one member of her family, from her aunt Tali to her uncle James. A pair of particularly large displays showed off her Krogan uncles while another shows her biotic aunts, Miranda and Jack. Turning to Steve, she gives him a questioning look, causing him to chuckle, "Don't worry Aya. This is all strictly for charity. No one's going to be hurt."
"Seriously? How'd you manage to get some of my aunts and uncles to agree to that? I know for a fact that Grunt and Javik would relish the opportunity to let loose."
"Your dad made them promise to keep the destruction to a minimum. Otherwise they'd be on the sidelines watching the fights with you all."
Aya starts laughing at the thought of Grunt having to sit this one out. "Oh, he would be furious."
She looks back up at her towering uncle and her youngest sister, and notices that Syren has placed her Hanar plushie on his hea
Somewhat truth fanficSir Galleth:...and that, my beloved, is how I bested the Black Tyrant's three headed dragon, from inside it's own stomachSomewhat truth fanfic4 years ago in Sketches More Like This
merlina: oh galleth! that is truly amazing! please tell me how you escaped that terrible circus?
Galleth: Oh that little thing? Pshaw, 'twas nothing more then a game to me. I simply leapt from great heights, swung across bottomless chasms, breezing through rings of fire, dodged cannonballs soaring to make me a target, and practially walked on air to escape. Indeed, it was all to easy a endeavor. I even walked away with my ever fetching Jester's disguise.
Merlina: Oh Galleth how extraordinary, you never cease to amaze me! So...um who was that other young raccoon with you in the archer costume?
Galleth: Who? ...OH, him! Nobody my dear, just my squire. Poor lad, he got himself lost in that abysmal place, so I had to rescue him.
Merlina: hhhmmm? what ever you say my love but I couldn't help but think he held somewhat of a resemblence to you.
Galleth: Really? Well, I do
Five KissesIFive Kisses3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Sandor Clegane was nine, his little sister was four; two children out to play.
‘You be the knight true, and I will be the princess,’ said she. Sandor knew better, knights were handsome; they did not have faces burned by fire. Then again, princesses never played with swords either. It mattered not; for together they slayed dragons, captured rebels, and saved the smallfolk from wicked witches.
Sandor made his sister a crown of ice blue roses, as every princess needs a crown. With a smile and a word of gratitude, she kissed his burned cheek, much to the boy’s immense horror. Quickly wiping away girly bugs, he announced in disgusted tones that kissing was gross.
Poking out her tongue and laughing in his face the little girl happily declared that she had dreamt of him kissing a pretty girl with hair of fire. ‘You were happy,’ she announced with a sage like nod. Their grandmother said that the little girl had green sight. Sandor knew bett