Liara's VisitLiara/F-ShepardLiara's Visit4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She walked alone through the tall, wrought-iron gates as she had so many times before and into the lush, green reserve that bore the name Shepard's Park. The trees had grown so tall since the first time she came here. Back then they were just hastily planted saplings that only came up to her waist. Now they towered over her and shaded the people in the park from the hot afternoon sun. A light breeze stirred from the east and blew pleasantly in and around the trees rustling the leaves and branches. Liara couldn't help but smile as the cool breeze caressed her skin as she strolled towards the center of the sprawling park to the only building, the only construct on the three hundred acre lot.
Here and there people enjoyed the beautiful weather playing games, walking among the trees or having picnics as chirping birds looked down from the branches and dogs frolicked in the grass. Many took notice of her, bein
The Fight to LiveF-Shep/LiaraThe Fight to Live4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her final defiant shout was lost as her world blossomed in beautiful, terrifying, all-consuming light and heat. She heard her flesh sizzling and searing and smelled the acrid stench of it even as she inhaled those hungry flames and felt the terrible intensity of the living fire within her breast. The agony crushed her physically and lit every nerve in hyper-sensitive torment as she felt herself picked up and thrown like so much trash across an endless expanse of forever.
It was her end. Again. Her last moments. Again.
A part of her absently recalled those thoughts of despair from before. Since her resurrection, she spent hours each day living in that memory of the woman who should be dead. They haunted her soul shadowing every act in her life with a reminder of impermanence, wrongness, time stolen and the cold touch of death on her heart.
The certainty of death while she dr
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERSMass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERS4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
MASS EFFECT 3 ALTERNATE ENDING *SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY*
**EDIT** Holy crap this got way more attention than I was expecting. The comments and support have been amazing everyone!
A few points: Credit where credit is due; this ending, as much as everyone seems to love it, was only created because the amazing team at Bioware created a universe that was so rich and full of life and detail. As much as I know a lot of fans are hurt by what they did, we need to remember that Bioware still created an incredible trilogy, one of the best ever. So hats off to them all round.
Also, this was written really fast and so the ending (specifically the last part on how you actually win using TIM's signal) isn't very fleshed out. I know there are holes, and they can actually be fixed quite easily. This isn't perfect. Also, this doesn't deal with a 'happy' ending. If there were to be one, or you were to even CONSIDER taking the fourth option, you'd need to be damn ready. I'm talking ALL war assets e
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
OnwardsOnwards3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
(Mass Effect. Sequel to the fic Baby Makes Three.
The war is over. The Reapers are dead. Now Shepard and Garrus have a chance to think about the future they want with their son.)
"I", Shepard thought, "hate sitting still". Especially when it was something that was being forced on her by outside circumstances. Yet, her she was, sitting cross legged on the floor of the apartment , back against the couch, with a baby sleeping sprawled across her legs. She sighed and looked down at her son. It really wasn't fair to blame her current mood on Aetius. Not like he was really forcing her to stay still. She could probably move him if she was careful; she'd done it before when he was napping and she needed to do something.
It was just that right now she didn't see the point of disturbing him even with all her restless energy. She really didn't have anything else to do. At least, nothing important
She shifted a little to stop her leg from falling asleep on her, but Aet
ME2: One Night in Nos Astra with...ThaneME2: One Night in Nos Astra with...Thane2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Azure, Nos Astra, Illium, A few days after the destruction of the Alpha Relay….
Shepard curled up in a lounge chair, sweatshirt drawn tightly around her. She ignored the buzz of hundreds of shuttles that flew across Illium crowded skies. She loved cities, the buzz, the energy, life compressed into a million shoe boxes all chattering and clattering for attention. Illlium was no different than Vancouver, although now she could look down at the masses below from the balcony of a luxury hotel. Back then, she looked down to the pavement so as not to trip on her own feet, not attract the attention of the predators that hunted in the shadows of great office towers and government buildings. Back then trust was hard to come by. Love, no lust, was fleeting and safety non existent.
She trusted the Alliance and they turned their back to her the moment she died.
It all fell apart without you, Commander. Everything you stirred up, the Council just wanted it gone.
And then sh
Epilogue TaliMass EffectEpilogue Tali4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
ME3: Epilogue Tali
Two years later after Shepard had left the council due to all the political bullshit (if he accepted the offer), Shepard wakes up and looks to his right to see Tali laying there beside him her eyes closed and breathing softly, with her mask off and was cuddled up close to Shepard.
"Commander," Edi said contacting Shepard through his omni-tool, "we are approaching the Citadel."
"Thanks Edi," Shepard said as he looked at Tali's face.
"Shepard there something else," Edi said.
"What's that, Edi?" Shepard asked.
"The Quarian Admiralty board wants to talk to you and Tali about the recent news you dropped on them," Edi said.
"Keelah," Tali said drowsily, her eyes still closed, "I knew there was going to be repercussions from telling them that about us, but this is the fifth time they have called."
"Shall we ignore them a bit longer?" Shepard asked.
"No we better see them this time," Tali said as she sat up and put her mask back on.
"I thought yo
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
Always coming backShepard resisted the urge to run her hand through her short red hair. The mess hall wasn't crowded, but she was sure that someone would have noticed. There was already enough scuttlebutt regarding her relationship with the asari. Acting like a nervous teenager on the way to Liara's cabin was not likely to improve the situation.Always coming back4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The door chimed and slid open. Shepard was not surprised to see the doctor standing at her master computer terminal. The Broker's AI, Glyph, approached the entry, but Shepard waved it away, irritated.
"Hello, Shepard", the asari finally said, looking up. "What can I do for you?"
The marine did her best to hide her growing frustration. She and Liara weren't exactly strangers. Somehow, though, despite finally being aboard the same ship, the asari seemed very distant.
The door slid shut behind her. The afforded privacy did not inspire Liara to leave the terminal.
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 18: THE MORNING AFTERChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sera awoke to the sound of the incessant beeping of her omni-tool.
The beeping reverberated inside her head, pulsating out a rhythm of pain. Laying there in the middle of the bed for a moment, she willed it to stop, absently muting the offending noise. A light snuffling sound from the couch caught her attention but she didn't want to move to find its source. She pinched the bridge of her nose, closing her eyes, trying to breathe through the pain in her head. Only when the pain had sufficiently subsided did she dare to open her eyes and click on her omni-tool. A message from her mother blinked at her.
Rise and shine daughter! See you in an hour!
Sera groaned in protest as she remembered agreeing to breakfast with her mother and Anderson the night before. That was before her mother ambushed her. Suddenly, the memories from the night before sporadically started to fill her brain.
The thought bolted her upright
ME1 After NoveriaME1 After Noveria3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: Mass Effect 1 - After Noveria
Author: by Servala, translated by Xiiphous
Game: Mass Effect 1
characters/pairing: Jane Shepard/ Liara T´Soni
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
Commander Shepard stretched after a recent conversation with her pilot and now just wanted to sleep. She liked Joker, but sometimes he talked too much and never got to the point. Her head was pounding. What a day, she thought. Noveria was in some ways a success, since they had received the information they needed from Matriarch Benezia. The puzzle was coming together slowly and Saren wouldn't be able to hide forever. Unfortunately, there had been no way to save the Matriarch from indoctrination.
When Benezia died Shepard saw only Liara. She saw the desperation in her eyes when her mother died. Back on the ship, Jane tried to talk with the Asari but she deflected the support. She would prefer to remember her mother as s
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
IlosIlosIlos2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
When Shepard got to the bridge Ashley, Tali and Liara were already there. She walked up and placed herself in her usual spot on the right side of her pilot, Liara placed herself on the left next to her and toke Shepard's hand in her own.
As they approached Ilos they could see a fleet of Geth ships just waiting for them. There was no way they could take them on but as long as the stealth systems were on they wouldn't be detected.
"Uh... Commander? We've got company." Joker said as they got closer to the geth ships.
"Have their sensors picked us up yet?" Liara asked as when she noticed how many ships were there she started to panic a little. She tightened her grip on the Commander's hand.
"Stealth systems are engaged. Unless we get close enough for a visual, they won't have any idea we're here." The pilot said trying to reassure the Asari.
"Picking up some strange readings from the planet's surface." Navigator Presley added.
"Take us down, Joker. Lock in on the coordinates." S
[Oneshot] Stein x Reader [Soul Eater]AN: Random. I’m 34 episodes deep into Soul Eater and I love it! My current favorite Stein, but I definitely relate to Kid because I have serious organizational specification issues. I can see why people love Soul, too. He and Maka are so cute together![Oneshot] Stein x Reader [Soul Eater]2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Don’t really have a fantastic character skeleton for reader-chan this time. Sorry! Still maybe-kind-of-possibly forming one.
This is me de-stressing from completing an exam. I’m also taking a small break on a commission.
Franken Stein x Reader
“Why so glum, [Name]?” light skipped across the two perfect circles that made Stein’s glasses. A lit cigarette bounced softly as his lips curled. Was he smiling in a congenial way? His smile, you assumed, was one of curiosity. Your suspicion proved correct as he began to thoughtfully twist the screw embedded in his skull.
Did he expect the metallic cranking to churn out an answer to his question? Was he analyzing your
KalahiraMass EffectKalahira4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Guided Meditation -
Shepard and Thane
The captain's quarters are far off from the engineering deck, but I can still hear the hum of the engines if I shut the music off and listen to the quiet. Most nights, it's enough to get me to sleep.
I'll lay back and watch the stars crawl by through the skylight, or watch the fish flit around in their tanks. Slowly, it becomes harder and harder to keep my eyes open. I'll roll over so the glow of the fish tank doesn't penetrate the darkness behind my closed eyes as I drift off to sleep.
The darkness is overwhelming. If I squint really, really hard I can just barely make out the pinpricks of distant stars. But it's so hard to keep my eyes open. I'm cold. Freezing cold, so cold I feel like my bones will implode and my skin will tear as it shrivels and tightens and I open my mouth to scream.
I can't. I open my mouth, try to
The Omega Chronicles -3- Open WoundsThe Omega Chronicles -3- Open Wounds3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: Omega Chronicles -3- Open Wounds
Game: Mass Effect
characters: FemShep, Aria T'Loak, Mordin, others
pairing: FemShep/Aria T'Loak
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare
Omega Chronicles -3- Open Wounds
Shepard woke up with a jerk and it took her brain a couple of seconds to remember where she was and what she was doing there. As her eyes darted around the small, dark room she spotted the familiar shape of Aria sitting on the couch, a padd in her hands, a concentrated look on her face. The human imagined that Aria kept a change of clothes in here, since she was perfectly dressed in a fresh outfit.
Shepard got up from the bed and walked over to her, picking up her uniform along the way and getting dressed herself, before sitting down next to the Asari. "Interesting read?"
"Very. Apparently some smugglers have decided to go behind my back for their business and will be wiped out within the next few hours because of that. Since I a
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
Aftereffect, Pt. 7"Shepard, do you have a moment? I have something I wish to show you."Aftereffect, Pt. 73 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
It was Liara again, only this time she was carrying a small black box with her.
Shepard looked up from the datapad where she was reviewing mission briefs from the Normandy, still trying to spark any memories. "Sure, Liara. Come in." She motioned for the asari to have a seat.
Liara came into the room and set the box on the table before seating herself beside Shepard. "This was something I was working on before the destruction of the Reapers. It was meant to be a time capsule of sorts, holding all of the important information of this cycle, should the worst come to pass. After the Reapers were destroyed, I had forgotten about it until now. I had installed a VI named Glyph to help explain things to future generations. Unfortunately, he is inactive at the moment, but we can still access the data stored within." The asari paused and looked up at Shepard with big lavender eyes. "I had included an entry about you. I thought
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
Aftereffect, pt. 2A pair of grey eyes opened and peered confusedly at the manufactured ceiling. She did not know where she was, but this was not right. She could not say why, precisely, but somehow, she knew she was not supposed to be here. She was sure of that much, at least. Thoughts came fuzzily. Why could she not remember?Aftereffect, pt. 24 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Her body felt heavy and she tried to sit up but the only thing that happened was a strained groan. The noise startled her for a moment before she realized it had come from her own throat. Why was her body not responding correctly? What was wrong? She felt a flash of panic.
"Easy, child," a kindly voice said from over in the corner. Grey eyes darted to the side, the only part of her that could move easily and comfortably. An old woman got slowly, painfully to her feet and set down an archaic needle and thread. As she hobbled over, she smiled kindly down and a gnarled hand reached out to brush the other woman's forehead. "How are you f
Never Too Late - Mass Effect:ThaneShe sits and stares at the empty page as the tears flow freely down her cheeks. Why has this happened to her? Could it have ended differently? Could he have been saved? These thoughts cloud her mind, making it impossible to concentrate. She throws the journal aside and rests her head in her hands. On disease, one small illness has brought her entire world down. She is Commander Shepard, a strong leader, yet she breaks down in front of this hospital.Never Too Late - Mass Effect:Thane3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They had been through so much. The trust she had to put in the highly trained assassin so he could fight with her. Finding his lost son; their reuniting bringing him peace. The suicide mission they bravely fought, saving the whole crew even if it seemed impossible. The warmth in her when he called her his Siha.
Both of them knew he was sick through it all. After the suicide mission, he hit the final stages. She hated to see him suffering. Apparently, there was a cure but the doctors said that his time had come and nothing could be done.
ME: Intercept 2(FemShep/Garrus. Garrus Vakarian meets Hannah Shepard at her daughter's bedside.)ME: Intercept 23 years ago in Drama More Like This
If you had asked Garrus Vakarian less than an hour ago, he would have said honestly that their families weren't something that he and Shepard had talked about much. Not that he had hadn't thought of his before, in the down shift hours when she was curled up in bed next to him and he had wondered how he was going to bring up the topic of an alien girlfriend to his father. That it was Commander Shepard might either make things worse or better depending on how his father chose to see things.
But Lil's own family? The mother had he had heard mentioned once or twice? That was something he hadn't thought of much, aside from being happy for Shepard when she had told him that her mother was all right. He had known in the back of his mind that he would have to meet her someday, the woman who had raised his Shepard. Really introduce himself to her, not l
Memories to Heal the Broken 3Bioware owns all these characters. (but I like my Javik better than theirs!) (OK, I like my Liara better too. And grunt, and Wrex, and Tali well you get the idea )Memories to Heal the Broken 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Earth, High Orbit:
The Destiny Ascension hung in space, closely guarding the SSV Nightingale. Her captain, Matriarch Lidanya stood by the large viewing portal and watched the other ships arrayed close by. Dreadnaughts of several different designs all sat at station keeping, creating a wall around the diminutive Alliance hospital ship.
Two dreadnaughts from the Asari, Turian, Quarian and even the Batarian fleets had taken station within an hour of hearing that Commander Shepard was aboard and barely hanging on to life. It was a time honored show of respect and support from the spacefaring races in the galaxy. The SSV Beijing arrived and the SSV Houston had towed the SSV Normandy over near their little formation, also. Now ships from