NormanDrabblesNorman2 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,
DerelictMass EffectDerelict2 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
Death Battle: Thane Krios vs. PredatorDeath Battle: Thane Krios vs. Predator1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Gentleman: We’ve tallied the votes, taken every argument under consideration and we can safely say we can get this fight underway. You know what that means?
XI9: It’s time for a Death Battle!
The assassin peered through the scope of his sniper rifle. From the vantage point of his hiding spot, the drell in the black coat analyzed the heavily defended, fortified penthouse only the filthy rich could afford on a dive like Omega. The glass was bulletproof, thereby necessitating this reconnaissance. Thane Krios noted at least eighteen possible entrance points and plotted accordingly to each. The layout of the penthouse warranted well over a dozen mercenary bodyguards on constant patrol.
The volus was paranoid someone had placed a hit on his head. He was right. Thane wouldn’t have been here, otherwise.
He observed, planned out the assassination from every possible angle…
Something caught his eye. The scope zoomed, giving him a better look into the
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
Shepard's GoodbyeGuys? I don't know if you can hear me I'm sorry. I am so sorry. I'm sorry I'm not there for you like I said I would be. We weren't ready for this I wasn't ready for this.Shepard's Goodbye3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
What the Hell were we thinking going after the Reapers? What made us think we would be able to stop them when countless civilizations before ours fell?
Before London, I found myself thinking this more and more. But then I also started thinking of everything we've accomplished. When Saren turned his back on the Council, they just couldn't see it. They just couldn't believe that one of their own would turn against them. I'd call it human nature but
We opened their eyes. We made them see that Saren was a traitor. It wasn't easy, but through each other's help and support, we proved him a threat to the Galaxy. We stopped him. Not only that, we killed a Reaper. Together, we put an end to Saren's treachery, and destroyed Sovereign. It wasn't without sacrifice, but we sowed t
Time capsuleWe sit in his roomTime capsule2 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-Hackett2 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
Helios' ReturnChibi-Usa sighed as the sun set over the mountainous skyline. She walked down the broad boulevard, walking past the small boutiques and chic cafÃ©s. She had been admiring a ruby necklace for the past couple of weeks in one of the shop windows; a deep red teardrop set in platinum. It would be an easy thing to walk into the shop, show the mark of her royalty, and be given such a valuable piece for nothing it all. After all, she was the crown princess of Tokyo, and today was a very special day.Helios' Return5 years ago in Teen More Like This
But such a gesture from a shopkeeper would be empty. A gift given out of respect, to be sure, but not one given from the heart. And even the most beautiful ruby teardrop could not bring him back. Oh, Helios...where was he? She was 913 now, and her mysterious stasis as a child has stopped in those days she had trained with Sailor Moon and come into her own. Now she had the body of a teenager, and had...well, she had come past the time that a little girl becomes a y
Shepard Family Stories: Dawn T'LoakSFS: Dawn T'LoakShepard Family Stories: Dawn T'Loak3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Purgatory, The Citadel
Kaycee drapes her arm over her daughter's shoulders. She can scarcely believe how quickly she's grown up. Just seems like yesterday that Ayrene was barely up to her knees, now a tall, slender, beautiful woman stands beside her. She gives her an affectionate squeeze, "So what do you think sweetie? I told you that I would take you dancing for your eighteenth birthday. This place good enough?"
Ayrene's eyes take in the flashing lights, the pounding music, the dancing patrons, and she smiles. "You really are the coolest dad ever. Mom would completely freak if she knew you brought me here."
Kaycee imagines the fury that would come down on her if her wife knew where they were. She shudders at the thought, "Don't remind me Aya. Now, shall we have some fun?"
She guides Ayrene over to the bar, raising a hand in greeting to the Turian bartender. "Raker! Long time no see!"
"Good to see you Shepard." He glances over at Ayrene. "Friend of y
ME: Whiskey and Bourbon C03Title: Whiskey and BourbonME: Whiskey and Bourbon C032 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Disclaimer: All ME references belong to Bioware. The author is taking some liberty with certain things regarding the story of Shepard and Kaidan. And that this author is nuts for taking on another story at this time! (blame ME and starting up a new femShep)
Jesse closed her eyes, her jaw grinding as she tried to keep her temper from exploding at Kaidan. This wasn’t the time or place to argue with the Lieutenant regarding his skills. Her eyes said it all to him and he knew she was angry. “Can I depend on you to use your abilities to the fullest, Lieutenant Alenko?”
She noted the slight narrowing of his eyes as he heard her call him by the formal title. “Yes, ma’am.”
“Then do so.” She started to turn away and rejoin Ashley so they could check the area for any survivors when Kaidan called.
Jack and Miri Part 6 The Good-byeJack and Miri Part 6 The Good-bye2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: Jack and Miri Part 6 The Good-bye
Translated from German by: bashzorahvasqwibqwib and mandyalenko
Game: Mass Effect
characters: Jack "Subject Zero", Miranda Laswon
pairing: Jack "Subject Zero" and Miranda Laswon
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare
A shrill sound woke Miranda. She was confused briefly, but then she remembered that she had a alarmset that would wake her an hour before reaching the Omega-4 relay. She slept tight, very tight. For a very long time she didn’t sleep that well. She wondered if it was because of the person sleeping next to her.
Jack was still sleeping, breathing quietly. Miranda wasn't sure what to make of the situation but she felt good. She gently pulled her arm from under Jack who immediately stirred and woke up.
Jack turned to Miranda and looked at her. Both remained in that position, and kept looking at each other. Miranda had a lump in her throat and Jack was also short on words.
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 25Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 253 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Her head was throbbing and the room was entirely too bright as Shepard slowly opened her eyes. She pushed herself up to a seated position and rubbed her forehead. She squinted as she scanned the room there was a glass of water and something else on her desk. She got up and stumbled over to her desk by the glass of water there were two pills and a note. She picked up the note and stared sharply at it...waiting for her vision to focus in.
For the headache. Don't worry, they won't make you forget the best night of your life.
She laughed and picked up the pills. She tossed them back quickly, followed by the glass of water. She did have a fun night but it wasn't the best night of her life - the best nights of her life involved Garrus. Her heart sank as thoughts of him ran through her tired mind.
Shepard walked back over to her bed and laid down. Her eyes were sore and her body felt weak...all energy completely drained from her.
Character basics - LiaraCharacter basics - Liara2 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
Shepard Family Stories - Jack (Part One)Shepard Family Stories - JackShepard Family Stories - Jack (Part One)3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Liara stares at herself in the mirror, the silky white dress hugging her slender frame. Kaycee's voice sounds from the bedroom, "Liara, sweetie? You almost ready? The babysitter will be here soon."
Liara sighs. "Are you sure this is such a good idea?"
She hears a chuckle from behind the door. "Really? That's what you're worried about? It'll be fine. It's not like she's never been around kids before."
"That's different. They were students, not our daughters."
She hears the click of the door opening, before Kaycee's arms wrap around her, chin on Liara's shoulder. Liara's eyes close as Kaycee places a kiss gently on her neck. "Liara. I trust her."
Liara grumbles something but falls silent, grasping Kaycee's hands in hers. Shepard smiles, "By the way, you look simply gorgeous." Liara notices Kaycee's outfit for the first time. "Wait .isn't that the outfit Kasumi got you?"
Shepard nods, "It's not like I have that many dresses sweetie. You know I'm not usua
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_7 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
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 Hangover2 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
BloodlineBloodline3 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
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
A Young Asari s ProblemA Young Asari s Problem2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Title: A Young Asari's Problem
Author: by Servala, translated by Xiiphous
Game: Mass Effect
characters: Liara T´Soni, Aria T´Loak
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
Aria T'Loak watched the Batarian slaver that had dared approach her, two of his men flanking him. Her eyes surveyed the young Asari that they wanted to sell to her. She was still quite young, gorgeous figure and a pretty face with facepainting that would make her interesting for the scum of the Earth. Nevertheless, Aria tapped her foot angrily because this Asari represented a problem.
"Where did you find her?" Aria asked coldly The Batarian straightened, proud of his catch but obviously clueless as to what he actually had acquired.
"In the Hades Gamma cluster. She was alone on a remote world. We'd though we'd offer her our help." The slavers laughed at their witless attempt at humour. Aria placer her hand on her forehead, pac
The Armored Hero: SinclairxDeltaHe was later than he should be.The Armored Hero: SinclairxDelta3 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
Her last words were _ I love you.The situation was dire.Her last words were _ I love you.1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Commander Shepard did not just look half dead, she was almost dead. Worse yet, the badly needed ambulance hadn't arrived.
No matter how blood-smeared, dirty, scratched, wounded, or, in short, a horrible sight the Commander was, all that mattered to Samantha was to be right beside Shepard. The person she cared so much for and loved so deeply.
Even a hulking James Vega couldn't stop the young woman. Samantha just shoved him away and rushed to the fallen Commander.
In her trembling arms, Samantha cradled Shepard's burnt and bloody body. Her armor was half-destroyed and the underlying fabric was partly burnt into the skin. Skin that was so pale, like a corpse. "Must be the heavy blood loss," Vega had told her.
Amidst the stillness of the smoldering ruins of London around them, the low breathing of the Commander was all that could be heard. If she hadn't moved her head towards Samantha to lock green eyes on to tear-stained brown ones, Samantha woul
Nearing the End Ch.1 Final CutNearing the End Ch.1 Final Cut4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Author: Colin Gleason
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Cole Shepard, Tali, EDI, Admiral Hackett
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is copyrighted by BioWare.
Nearing the End
Ch. 1 A Dream to Remember
It's been a month since the events at the Collector Base happened. Both Shepard and Tali have enjoyed what peace they've been able to have together by working on the Normandy's engines or just simply spending quality time together.
Although since the destruction of the Collector Base, Shepard has been having the vision from the Prothean beacon burning through his mind every night. Unfortunately for him, tonight will be the worse he has had yet.
As Shepard looked over the latest maintenance logs for the Normandy, EDI's synthetic voice comes through the intercom "Shepard, you have an incoming call from the Engineering Deck."
He pinches the bridge of his noes as he lets out a heavy sigh. "Tali again? I know what she's going to say, and she should know that she doesn't have to ask anymore." He pauses for a