Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 47Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 473 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Liara found herself awake in the early hours of the morning. She was worried about Thessia, worried about the crucible, worried about war, worried about everything. She walked through the quiet ship; passing only a couple of night shift people along the way.
Looking down at the floor, she shuffled along to nowhere in particular when she bumped into something someone. She looked up
"Javik," she said faintly.
"Do you make it a habit to not watch where you are walking?" he asked.
"Not usually, no," she chuckled. She knew he meant no humor in his question but she found him much more pleasant to be around if she viewed his comments that way.
"Why are you up? Can't sleep?" she asked him.
"I was asleep for fifty thousand years. I do not wish to sleep often nor do I require it," he replied. "What of you, Liara? What has you up at this hour?"
"I've got too much on my mind to sleep," she sighed.
He scanned the so
Two Turians and a KeeperGarrus and Chellick were busy reviewing footage at their desks into the late hours of the evening. They were working on a case together involving suspicious cargo that was being run through the Citadel. All ships docking were legitimate which meant that when they finally pinpointed the ship, either the entire crew was "dirty" or they had an extremely shady crew member that was very good at hiding his illegal activities. In any case, they had to pinpoint what ship, or ships, the cargo was coming from and this was proving to be quite the task. They reviewed hundreds of tapes from the course of a few months, watching every ship dock, watching every crate that exited, checking the docking records to make sure everything matched up. So far, they had turned up nothing.Two Turians and a Keeper3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I can't look at any more footage," sighed Chellick. "It's late; let's just pick this back up tomorrow."
"Yeah, alright," Garrus replied as he rubbed his eyes. "You want to go get a
Ante Up Chapter 26: Citadel pt 1Miranda was waiting for Shepard in the docking bay. She popped up from her seat and quickly strode up to Shepard, hands on her hips, eyes pointed to the ground. Shepard crossed her arms and leaned back, sizing up her old XO.Ante Up Chapter 26: Citadel pt 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"To what do I owe the pleasure, Miss Lawson?" Shepard greeted tersely.
Miranda glanced up at her from under heavy eyelids--god, she looked exhausted. "Shepard, I... I wanted to apologize. After everything we'd been through... I realize you must still be angry."
"Angry? No, not really," Shepard said coolly.
Miranda didn't buy it. "I had to think of my sister, Shepard. If it had only been my life on the line... fine, I'd have gone. But, for Oriana's sake, I can't take unnecessary risks. She depends on me."
"Yeah, and lucky for Solana, she has a sibling looking out for her, too," Shepard snapped. Miranda's head drooped again, and Shepard let the argument wane. "So, what's the Illusive Man want? I'm assuming he sent you."
"He didn't," Miranda said. "He won't. Never aga
Sleepy (Rule 51)Rule 51:Sleepy (Rule 51)3 years 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
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
Ante Up Chapter 20: MenaeJoker stealthily navigated through the Reaper-dappled space between Palaven and Menae, looking for a suitable place to land on the battle-scarred moon. As he prepped for landing, Shepard picked out a small squad and escorted them to the shuttle bay to prepare. Garrus was right with her, of course, along with Solana and Vega. The nearer they drew to arrival, the quieter the Vakarian siblings became.Ante Up Chapter 20: Menae4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrus, who had been carrying himself more confidently since he'd spoken with his father, became eerily somber. Shepard met him at the edge of the room, clapping a hand on his shoulder. "We'll make this quick."
He offered her a sad smile. "Did you happen to get a look at Palaven before we came down?"
"Yeah," Shepard whispered. "It's... devastating, I know."
"Did you see the largest red spot?" he asked. "The one almost in the center of the planet?" Of course she had. That fiery blotch had practically glared up from Palaven. "That's where Sol and I where born."
"I'm so sorry," Shepard said, dr
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
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,
First Came Duty 4: Getaway (part 2)First Came Duty 4: Getaway (part 2)4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: First Came Duty
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Blakely Shepard & Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: I don't own any of these wonderful characters. All are the property of Bioware.
As Shepard stepped into the empty mess she realized there was something very stimulating about sneaking off to have a lot of play with her work for a change. The soldiers were on their shifts so there was very little activity. Only two men sat around a table checking out the extranets. She had come to expect Kaidan to be there working. He must already be at the Mako. She took notice of Kaidan after Doctor Chakwas told her that he sat at her bedside for the entire 15 hours she was out after Eden Prime. After a few slip ups and one showdown where he demanded that she choose between Liara and himself, Shepard recognized that Kaidan was interested in her. No contest between the two. Kaidan refused to ac
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
Alone 5. LostAlone 5. Lost4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Title: Alone, 5. Lost
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Axiom Shepard, Joker, Miranda Lawson
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and all characters from it belong to Bioware.
Content Warning: Mild Language
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
Achievement UnlockedAchievement Unlocked1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
“Wear whatever you want,” she said.
“It’ll be fine,” she said.
Damn bloody liar, Samantha scowled as she downed her second Bloody Mary.
Apparently, the Armax Arsenal Arena VIP area of the Silversun Casino hadn’t received Commander Jane Shepard’s memo about the dress code. Even at the late morning hour, the VIP lounge had a sprinkling of the galaxy’s hot, young elite milling around and dressed to kill.
And then there was Comms Specialist Samantha Traynor. Hanging out in the corner in sweat pants and a t-shirt like a bloody idiot who’d just rolled out of bed. Probably because she had just rolled out of bed, mostly due to a dangling promise of an epic brunch with her girlfriend.
“15 minutes, Sam,” the woman had vowed while handing Samantha her VIP Lounge access chit. “Just gimme 15 minutes. It’ll be a quick workout a
ConfessionsKaidan Alenko was annoyed that nothing was working. His omni-tool, his computer, even his own head wasn't working. He had a migraine and he was exhausted from all the extra work he had.Confessions4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I'll grab some dinner, see Dr. Chakwas for some more pain meds, and then hopefully get some much welcomed sleep," he thought.
He slowly made his way over to the mess, he grabbed himself some food, he was then suddenly "attacked" by four small hands and questions, by Commander Shepard, and Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams. He was then dragged to a table in the back. Kaidan was shoved into a chair and Shepard and Ashley ran and sat across from him. Ash put her chin in her hand and grinned at him, while Noah was staring at him intently, obviously searching for something.
"Can I help you ladies...?" he questioned, but Ash held up a finger and shushed him.
"Oh.My.God," Noah whispered, "You were right!" she squealed like a teenager.
"See I told you, you should listen to me more often skipper," Ash si
The One That Got Away: Table of ContentsAlso check out the Extras Library.The One That Got Away: Table of Contents3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Episode 1: The Sanders'
The older sister of his best friend takes James on an adventure.
Episode 2: Initiation
A resident of the Citadel visits Emilio Vega, and Lola confronts her brother's new "friends".
Episode 3: Memorial
Lola makes a big move; James finds his first life-long love.
Episode 4: Sangre por Sangre
Lola discovers there is a price to pay for a job done too well.
Episode 5: Recon
Adult James remembers the time leading up to the race while on his first mission.
Episode 6: Game Day
The Urban Combat Championships come to San Diego and Raul makes a surprising revelation.
Episode 7: The Calm
Cinco de Mayo
In the Arms of KalihiraTitle : In the Arms of KalihiraIn the Arms of Kalihira5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Author : Maqeurious
Game : Mass Effect 2
Characters : F!Shep/Thane
In the arms of Kalihira
"Now the suns gone to hell
And the moons riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But its written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We're fools to make war
On our brothers in arms"
- Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits)
Kahje is beautiful.
I remember you telling me about this planet when we were first getting to know each other. The endless crystalline seas are as alluring as you said they would be. Not even the thick blanket of grey cloud can dampen the pure
Naruto - Mass Effect: Awakening - 2Naruto - Mass Effect: Awakening - 22 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Organic being talking. "Hello"
Organic being thinking. "Whatever."
Non-Organic being / Demon talking. "Assimilation completed."
Non-Organic being / Demon thinking. "Sure"
Jutsus. "Mokuton no Jutsu!"
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or Mass Effect. Credits to their respective owners.
"Welcome to my world, Commander." Shepard hearing this voice quickly turned around, and she was surprised to see a person in front of her. It was the man of the vision; he still preserved the appearance of a man of 20 years old. He was about 6 feet tall, with a white outfit, and strange black comma-shape drawings around the neck. Also, half of the suit was black with a thick waist belt of the same color. Also, he had a sort of fan on his back.
She tried to say something, but no words came out of her due to the surprise. That god-man was in front of her, but she did not know how that could be possible. Th
Ice - Mycroft x Reader (Chapter One)Mycroft Holmes was a busy man. He was constantly working, protecting the citizens of Britain and even though he only claimed to hold a ‘minor position’ everyone who knew him knew better than that.Ice - Mycroft x Reader (Chapter One)2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Mycroft’s life was surrounded by threats so much so that on occasion he would almost fear for his life. So when it came to you, the one thing that could thaw the heart of the ice-man, he wanted to keep you separate from his work as much as possible. He wanted to keep you safe and protected and innocent from the things he heard and saw.
However that proved harder and harder as your relationship became more serious: and now, Mycroft was internally going out of his mind while he maintained a calm façade.
You should have been home an hour ago.
For most relationships this would seem controlling, but you knew enough about Mycroft’s work to understand his reason to fret about you. So the fact that you hadn’t returned home or, after checking, had actually been see