Liara's VisitLiara/F-ShepardLiara's Visit3 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
KalahiraMass EffectKalahira3 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
Baby Makes ThreeBaby Makes Three2 years ago in Romance More Like This
((Mass Effect. Garrus/FemShep))
(Shepard has been dealing with a baby Turian on the Normandy for a while. Garrus makes her think about why she's keeping him there.))
Commander Shepard was used to long days. As she rubbed the back of her neck on her way toward the elevator she reflected that people seemed to think she was invulnerable. When you were the savior of the galaxy several times over, people tended to forget that you needed little things like food and rest. It was as if they expected you to be able to live on heroism alone.
At least she finally had some time to herself. After chasing a group of slavers down, coming back to find the Alliance brass was waiting to speak to her over the comm, and arguing with them for another hour, she was able to end her shift. She was going to go back to her cabin, finally get a hot shower, then fall into bed.
However, when she finally reached the elevator, Traynor
The Fight to LiveF-Shep/LiaraThe Fight to Live3 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
Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)-New Arlington Cemetery-Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)2 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
The Omega Chronicles -3- Open WoundsThe Omega Chronicles -3- Open Wounds2 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
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERSMass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERS3 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
Epilogue TaliMass EffectEpilogue Tali3 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
Dragon Age x Mass Effect"Why are we here?" Garrus asked as he watched Miranda enter data on a computer. This would be a normal sight, except this particular computer was hooked up to what appeared to be an old looking teleport device. It had a glass cylinder that would hold whatever was coming through and wires coming out of the top.Dragon Age x Mass Effect2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"To watch you play with antiques?" Liara added, walking around and looked the machine up and down with disinterest.
Why Miranda had called him, Liara, and Kaidan up here was beyond him, but she insisted it had to do with Shepard. Didn't it always? Shepard had been dead after she took control of the Reapers. Life moved on without her, but the friends she left behind still missed her.
"No, to meet someone," Miranda answered cryptically. Well didn't that help explain everything.
"From where?" Kaidan remarked.
"Not where, when," With that final statement, Miranda finished the data and the machine lit up, engulfing the room in a bright light.
Old Wounds - 2Old Wounds - 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Old Wounds - 2
features - Shepard, Joker, James Vega
all characters were created and are owned by Bioware
"They're taking the ship?!?!"
"The Alliance says it's basically a copy of the Normandy."
"So what, they got dibs or something? They'll just ground me again!"
Shepard sighed. At this point, it was hard to decide which was worse: being taken into custody for destroying the Alpha Relay, or listen to an angry Joker as the Alliance had sent word that when they docked, all crew must leave the ship was it now is their property.
"This is outrageous! I mean, what now?"
Shepard shook her head. If she knew that, then she wouldn't be in this mess. With the Reapers coming, being arrested for keeping them at bay made fighting them seem all the more daunting.
"Pull us in for a landing, Joker. They told us to dock here."
"Yeah, Yeah, fine."
The Normandy SR-2 pulled into the dock smoothly, the
The Night Before Mass Effect 3The Night Before Mass Effect 3The Night Before Mass Effect 33 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
by Kyle Evora
'Twas the night before the reapers came, and all through the land,
the people wanted Shepard back in command.
The rifles were strapped to their holsters with care,
while thinking of gunshots flying through the air.
The husks were skewered all snug on their spikes,
with visions of devouring cute human tykes.
Garrus in his turtle shell, and Joker in his cap,
Had hustled poor James in poker, the poor noobie sap.
When down on Earth there arose such a clatter,
Shepard leapt into action to put an end to the matter.
Down to the Normandy he ran oh so very fast,
and thought of the decisions he had made in the past.
The moon was one of the first places to go,
and the civilians could do little but cry "where'd it go?"
When, what do my wondering eyes should appear,
but a big badass Krogan drinking a couple of beers.
With a giant shotgun, so powerful yet quick,
I knew in a moment Wrex had asses to kick.
More rapid than the Ascension the Normandy came,
Mass Effect - Dancing with Vega"Hey, Lola, relax." James chuckled at how stiff she stood before him. "You've gotta let the music flow through you." She replied with a frustrated groan.Mass Effect - Dancing with Vega3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"That's easy for you to say, party boy. I've been a little busy fighting the galaxy's deadliest enemies. There's not a lot of time to dance when you're zooming around space. Not much shore leave. And anyway, dancing isn't important. I can shoot the head off a Geth from 200 yards away. So what if I don't have any rhythm?" He laughed and rose from the chair where he had been watching her.
"Everyone knows what you can do with a gun, Lola. And that's all well and good. But you need to relax, belleza. You can't run around killing things all the time. Sometimes a person has to blow off some steam, or just forget about the chaos for a while. Besides, you're the one who asked me to teach you to dance, remember?" She sighed and nodded her head.
"You're right. Sorry. It's just not something I've ever had the need to do before. But the crew dese
Traditions, Beginnings and Happy EndingsTevura Hotel, outside Armali, ThessiaTraditions, Beginnings and Happy Endings2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Shepard, it's late and you should get some sleep", Garrus sighed, looking up from the datapad on which he was handling multiple matters of turian state security. Since becoming Primarch he'd found that even in the rare moments where he found himself alone with friends, rather than surrounded by the rest of the Hierarchy, there were still some things that simply could not be put off. Right now, he needed his best friend to stop glaring out of the mirrored window at the assembled press below and go to bed so he could get some work done before turning in himself.
"I know, but for some strange reason, I can't", Captain Kira Shepard replied. "Something to do with oh, I don't know, getting married tomorrow?". She turned toward him, arms folded across her chest and smirked at her bulwark, her brother-in-arms, as he wrestled with yet more reports of fleet strengths and reconstruction efforts that were only now hitting their stride, almost a
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 back3 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.
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
Easing the Pain...Bioware owns Mass Effect and these characters:Easing the Pain...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
SSV Normandy, Captains Quarters:
Commander Sarah Shepard dragged herself down the steps as she stripped out of the cracked and dented armor she wore down to Tuchanka. She was so tired and just emotionally done. She staggered a bit and caught herself against the wall by her desk.
She couldn't believe Mordin was dead. He was such a good friend, she loved hearing him ramble on about STG, his work, ethics and even art. The black cloud gathered around her soul again. Everyone she valued and loved died. She sank to her knees and leaned against the wall as she tore off her chest-plate. Exhaustion, loss and pain swelled up in her breast making it hard to breathe, to think. The pain was thick and heavy but she fought it, pushed it down. Down with all the rest, Alenko, her parents, brother and friends on Mindoir, Elysium, Pressly, her last crew, a
ME3 - Night OffTitle: Night OffME3 - Night Off3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Timeline: any time before cerberus base mission (but after Tali's drunk scene xD)
Characters and Pairing: Alais Shepard and Liara T'Soni
"Well what do we have here?" said Shepard as she walked into Liara's room and saw her laying on her bed face down, a glass hanging in a hand and a liquor bottle in the other. She had gotten up to get some snack since she couldn't sleep, and she thought about checking on Liara, now she was so very glad she had taken that decision.
"Shepard!!! so glad you could join us!!!" said Liara excited, trying to get up the bed and staggering a lot in the process
"Us?" replied Shepard confused and amused by Liara's behavior, she looked so funny
"Yeah!! me... and my new friend" she answered grinning showing Shepard the liquor bottle
"I think your new friend has made you a little drunk" Shepard said sarcastically, as she stood there, with her arms crossed, watching Liara trying to walk towards her
"I'm not drunk!
Expecting A Little Shepard (John x Jane Shepard)Expecting A Little Shepard (John x Jane Shepard)2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
He could hardly believe any of this was real. He was nothing more than a simple grunt of a soldier for the Alliance a few years ago, now he was a legendary war hero that repelled the biggest threat the known galaxy had ever seen. He was living a dream; his reality had warped into an endless dream with nothing but happiness and the occasional politics to fill it. There was still fighting, and although the races were attempting peace and equality there was always work that needed to be done, life that needed to be improved. But John Shepard was content. He had everything he could ever desire, a large and exquisite house, the support of all of his friends, and Jane.
Jane was the yin to his yang, his lover, his wife, his everything. He had never thought he would be so lucky as to clumsily fall in love with her and be with her through it all. His spine was shivering as he entered the threshold from the hallway into the kitchen finding her standing, leaning heavily into the island in the mid
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
Garrus VS Valentines DayMass EffectGarrus VS Valentines Day2 years ago in Romance More Like This
In which Garrus listens to Joker and tries to find the perfect Valentine's Day present for Shepard.
It was one of the stranger sights Garrus Vakarian had seen on the Citadel. Odd enough to make him stop in place and wonder if he should be in amazed, confused, or slightly intimidated. Probably all three at once, he decided at last.
He had never seen so much pink in his life. Well, pink mixed with plenty of reds, whites, and the occasional smattering of purple. This was the third human shop he had seen with those decorations (although this was the gaudiest one to date),and if the crowds around it were any indication, he was going to have to admit that maybe Joker had actually been serious when he insisted that Valentines Day was one of the most important of human holidays.
When the pilot had first mentioned Valentines Day to him, Garrus had been more than a little skeptical. It sounds exactly like the kind of joke the man would
Achievement UnlockedAchievement Unlocked6 months 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
No Sacrifice, No Victory - Chapter 1No Sacrifice, No Victory ~ Chapter 1: RannochNo Sacrifice, No Victory - Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Normandy sent out a shuttle, heading to the quarian and geth home world of Rannoch after relieving a report from Admiral Xen about a Reaper Base on the planet. Aboard the vessel was Kiara Shepard, Commander of the Normandy, Legion, a geth they had befriended awhile ago and recently freed from imprisonment, Cyn'thea vas Normandy, a timid quarian engineer the Commander had freed from a slavery contract on Illium, and Tali'Zorah vas Normandy, a well-known genius quarian machinist. Shepard was standing next to Tali while Cyn'thea was keeping close to Legion.
The Commander gazed at the geth in front of her. "The syncing laser needs a line of sight. What's the faster route?"
Legion's headlight focused on Shepard. "The upper entrance." He nodded as he explained. "Target the base before the geth can organize resistance."
Shepard peered at him curiously. "Well what about you?" She questioned.
"We will deactivate defense systems and acquir
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 15: TRUCEChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She sank into the other overstuffed chair across from him, tucking a leg under her. Regarding him with a curious gaze, she waited for him to say something. When he didn't, she cleared her throat and called back to the bartender.
"Hey Ted! Can I get a Manhanttan? Straight up " she looked back at Garrus and huffed out, "make it a double too."
He smirked and let out a snort in disgust, recalling the foul-tasting drink from earlier.
She quirked a brow at him and challenged, "Something wrong with my drink?"
He still said nothing, shaking his head. Even though he and his father never got along, he did manage to learn one thing from him. He learned to listen. It was amazing what people would say in the discomfort of silence. He returned her gaze with an equally guarded look, unwilling to risk saying anything that would make her leave. A million thoughts raced through his head, so many questions he wanted to ask, but he wanted her to start. This wasn't something that cou