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
Odds and Ends: The Arms of the OceanOdds and Ends: The Arms of the Ocean3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The cool rush of water over her sensitive skin woke her, eyes of darkest chocolate opening to gaze at the flickering surface above.
She sat on the gritty ocean floor, pale hands sifting through sand as she examined her surroundings.
It was dark and different, this new life she'd been born into. There was no fear, only curiosity. She did not feel alone in this darkness, there was a soothing presence that wrapped around her, embraced her, and completed her in ways no words could ever hope to describe.
Crimson ribbons floated about her shoulders, her red hair flowing with the currents of the water as she moved to stand.
Gone were her battle scars, gone were the marks of the harsh life she had lived. She was born anew, fresh and young and oh so sweet.
She moved through the water, drifting with the currents as she remembered. Memories flowed from her fingers as faces appeared and she smiled, remembering them all.
She tried to remember what had brought her here, it was important a cause
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
To All Things, An EndShepard looked out the large open shutter on the Normandy as Joker glided through space. She couldn't believe it was finally over. They had destroyed the Reapers. The casualties had been horrific. She had lost countless friends and colleagues, and entire races had been decimated. The rebuilding would take years. She took a deep breath to steady herself. She had never before faced such insurmountable odds, but she had done it. They had done it, together as a team. She allowed herself a little smile as she stared out the window.To All Things, An End3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
She jumped a little when she felt an arm slide around her waist and a chin come to rest on her shoulder. She pressed back into him to rest against his chest.
"I was looking for you, Siha," Thane said in that sexy, deep baritone voice.
Shepard turned her head slightly and kissed his cheek. She would never get
OasisDrabblesOasis2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The porch floorboards were warm beneath Shepard’s bare feet, absorbing the heat of the morning sun.
Their vacation plans take them to a beautiful resort world with especially private accommodations. There’s no one around for miles. Around their small oasis cabana, the desert sand stretches endlessly beneath a clear sky - a breathtaking and serene landscape.
Shepard stands on the deck, shaded by canvas stretched over sturdy wooden supports. The view from here is much better, she thinks, although the landscape is of little consequence. It’s a different view entirely that she’s admiring.
Stretched out on the pale yellow sand is Thane, slowly arcing from one fluid curve into another as he stretches before his morning routine. His nylon and leather ensemble is long forgotten and packed away in their room, and the only thing adorning his athletic body is a pair of tight black shorts.
He gives no indication
To: Mr Thane Krios - A ReplyMass Effect 3 SPOILERS DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED THE GAME!To: Mr Thane Krios - A Reply3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Or do....your choice
This is my Shepard (Kara's) reply to Thane's letter sent to her after his death
(Which I cried so much for afterwards) Sorry if it's a little long...
I don't even know why I'm bothering writing this damned letter, closure maybe? No I could never have closure when it comes to us.
Garrus told me to write this, said that it may help me to move on or something stupid, I'll kick his turian ass later.
I know that you'll never read this letter but I guess there's a connection between us still, via me writing this, I still remember that moment when that son of a bitch stabbed you, I was so angry truthfully I still am. Garrus carved your name into the wall, a couple of places below Mordins, I wonder if he has collected any data from those sea shells yet..
I know that before I left for Earth you told me how advanced your Keprals was and really I didn't want to le
Odds and Ends: InterviewOdds and Ends: Interview3 years ago in Romance More Like This
M: First off I want to thank yall for agreeing to this.
B: You're welcome! *smiles*
T: I still don't understand why we're doing this Siha.
B: What, you don't trust Materfae?
T: It's not that
B: Thane, look at all the crap Wong and al-Jilani have been spreading around on the extranet, aren't you tired of it? I want some honesty in the middle of all that gossip, and Materfae here has questions from all our fans, the ones who love us. Is it really so terrible if we answer them?
B: *smiles* Ask away Fae.
M: Okay *examines data pad* first question: What was your reaction to each other when you first met?
B: *smirks* I thought he was a stubborn bastard.
T: I found her to be rude and a sore loser.
B: I didn't lose!
B: Goddamnit, I got to Nassana first!
T: Continue telling yourself whatever helps you sleep at night Siha.
B: Thay Lord *rolls eyes*
M: *laughs* All right next question: Brina, is it true about oral contact with Drell?
B: Gods yes, if it weren'
Dancing with Vega ch 10: Solitary ConfinementDancing with Vega Chapter 10: Solitary ConfinementDancing with Vega ch 10: Solitary Confinement3 years ago in Romance More Like This
For three days he'd hardly slept. For three days he'd paced the lobby of Huerta Memorial. For three days his dark, brooding face had made every other visitor (and most of the nurses) steer well clear of him. For three days he'd haunted the space outside her room, staring through the glass door until he was forced to leave. For three days he'd begged to be let in to see her. For three days he'd been denied, turned away, and brushed off. On the fourth day, Admiral Hackett arrived and ordered him to vacate the premises, promising he would get a call when the situation changed. On the fourth day, he begrudgingly left the hospital and returned to his room on the Citadel. On the fourth day, he collapsed on his bed and slept for two. On the seventh day, he awoke from a nightmare, watching her blown back by the Reaper's powerful beam and not get up again.
Nine days ago they had found Shepard's body, barely breathing, barely alive. Nine da
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
Invictus - Chapter One - Tears of a Broken HeartInvictus - Chapter One - Tears of a Broken Heart3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter One -Tårer af et knust hjerte - Tears of a broken heart
Margurite Shepard: Earth-born, War Hero, Sentinel. Full Paragon with a very healthy dose of Renegade. Saved Wrex, Saved Rachni Queen, Romanced Kaiden, Saved Kaiden at Virmire, Saved the Destiny Ascension; All squad members recruited and loyal, destroyed Heretic Geth, Destroyed Collector Base, Miranda and Legion killed.
For the purposes of this story, Shepard doesn't receive Thane's LotSB letter until after he leaves.
"Shepard, ETA to Invictus is twenty minutes."
Shepard rubbed her eyes with the back of her hand. "Thank you, EDI. Have Garrus and Tali meet me at the Kodiak in thirty."
Margurite Shepard stared with empty eyes through the dark portal above her bed into the empty blackness of space. She didn't need a mirror
WeatherDrabblesWeather2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Their dwelling overlooks Kahje’s northern ocean. It unfurls before them like a living thing, writhing and churning in beneath a clouded, rainy sky.
They’re huddled together on a swinging porch chair, an old earth antiquity type thing that is apparently a novelty among tourists. Shepard has one toe on the floorboards beneath them, idly pushing them into motion when their swinging slows time and again.
Her eyes are as wide as saucers.
There’s nothing but the sound of the sea, the pattering of rain against sand and the static curtain that pops and zips quietly beneath each falling drop.
Eventually, she stands.
“I still can’t believe this, you know? Sometimes I forget that rain is something that happens. Sometimes I forget about weather entirely. Have you ever thought about it?” She gestures out at the darkening sky, the last remaining rays of light filtering through heavy cloud cover a
Wesker DrabblesPairing/Character: Albert WeskerWesker Drabbles6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
1. Phantom of the Opera - Nightwish
His lips trailed up the side of her neck, pausing to whisper in her ear, sweet nothings, and careless promises that he never planned to keep.
She was so foolish to fall for it, but her heart throbbed with love for the phantom of her past, the murdering captain, the blonde Adonis that ruled her heart and soul. Her hand fell on his and he took hold of it, leading her to the window.
Below, the last of the defiant knelt, bloodied and half dead, eyes wide with starvation, fear and awe.
Wesker smirked and waved a gloved hand, the other wrapping about her waist to pull her closer. Watch. he whispered.
Her brother was taken forwards first, thrown down, hands bound behind his back. His blue eyes locked with hers, and there was silent desperation in them, but as she simply stared back at him, unmoved, they filled with hurt, anger, tears that refused to fall. His brown locks were grabbed, and he growled as his head w
Mass Effect 3 - Citadel Attack Pt 1'Siha,Mass Effect 3 - Citadel Attack Pt 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
I've tried contacting you since you left for Earth. I recently heard it was under attack and I'm not sure if you're even still alive, I'm currently on the Presidium at the Citadel, I've heard rumours that the Normandy had docked, please if you're alive come and find me.
Kara read and re read that message, she couldn't believe it, Thane had survived the initial invasion, the Normandy had recently docked at the Citadel and without a moment's hesitation she headed for the Presidium.
As she walked through the streets into the main shopping area she looked around, sure enough she saw Thane observing the views of the Citadel; her heart was beating at a mile a minute, it had been over six months since she last saw her husband; her mind was telling her to just run up to him and jump on him but then she thought that she should at least try to stay professional despite how desperate she was to be in his arms again.
With a deep breath and a quick adjustment to her clot
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
Simple TruthsDrabblesSimple Truths2 years ago in Romance More Like This
When they finally meet again after so long, the whole world seems to sigh with gratitude.
There isn't much to say, and even if there were, the right words do not exist. They hold each other and the chaos around them drifts away like smoke on the wind. For a moment, they forget about his illness, about the war. A shroud of hope settles around them. Everything is going to be okay.
In the depths of her mind she knows the sea will call him away far too soon. They have very little time left. But it all seems so distant when she crawls beneath the sheets with him. Their lips meet and she drinks him in. The memory of how he tastes will be as fleeting as this very moment, but why should that matter? Simple, irrefutable truths slip like sand through her fingers. They can change nothing. There isn't anything more to do except love and be loved.
And she loves him. She doesn't know why she's never told him, so she tells him now. The feeling is so true and powerful
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.
ME: TouchAuthor: KitiaraMajereME: Touch2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Universe: Mass Effect
Characters: Fem!Shep, Garrus
It was odd, how quickly she'd adapted to having aliens around. On her crew, even. She hadn't dealt with other races much before this little jaunt, and initially she had been a bit nervous. After all they'd actually fought the turians, so working with Nihilus had been a bit awkward at first. But he had seemed dedicated to his job, and he'd died doing it. That earned him a lot of points in her book.
A turian, a quarian and a krogan walk into a starship-- She grinned to herself.
At least they seemed to get along. She'd had some concern about that at first; they all seemed so different.
Tali seemed the most easy-going of the lot. Not a lot was known about the quarians, even what they looked like. She was obviously intelligent, and so far showed the kind of moral traits that Shepard aspired to. That revelation about the geth disturbed her, though. Reminded her of that old
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
A Young Asari s ProblemA Young Asari s Problem3 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
I will await you across the sea...I will await you across the sea...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3
Characters/Pairing: Thane Krios, Kolyat Krios, f!Shepard
"Kalahira, mistress of inscrutable depths, I ask forgiveness".
I am begging the elevator to goes faster, and clenching, and unclenching fists. Just a moment, just ... Why? I knew he was going to die, but not now, not so! No! There are a lot of words that I want to say and now is it too late? No! I biting lip and covered face by hands, wanting to relieve the groan that is ready to break free. And at this moment the door has dispersed with a quiet rustle.
Excited voices and hoarse shouts stunned me. It has made me to flinch and to freeze in the middle of the hospital's hall. Where must I go? With whom must I speak? It was at first, when I didn't know what to do - there weren't any thoughts, only the fear that clenched the heart. The legs themselves carried me forward - instinctively. The pain disappeared under the mask of confidence - a robot
TailwindIt didn’t surprise Thane that there were other assassins after Nassana. Hearing her guards shouting about another force moving through the building brought a smirk to his lips - he’d always enjoyed a little competition.Tailwind1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
As he went, though, he thought more and more that whoever else was hunting his target was a rank amateur. He heard shouts and gunfire echoing through the vents as he crawled through and silently took out guards as he moved. One voice in particular rose above the rest, a human woman, or maybe asari, singing orders to her crew as they moved. Mercenaries, maybe? They couldn’t be Eclipse - that faction was presently attempting to bar his path from the penthouse suite.
And how funny it was that his target had thought to barricade herself at the top of a building with no place to run. He would have to move fast to beat his rival party without the added utility of an elevator. His lungs burned with the effort but he pushed past the pain. If he was going to di
The Fading SunTitle: The Fading SunThe Fading Sun2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3.
Characters: Female Shepard, Thane Krios.
Disclaimer: BioWare owns the Mass Effect series.
Summary: "Her sweet whispers urge my heart to persist in beating, shield my mind from suffering the toll, bid my flesh to remember our meeting, and write her love all across my soul." As precious time slowly ticks away, Thane and Shepard share one last night of intimacy before going off to their respective fates.
The silence and stillness of the inpatient wing fed the wrenching in her gut as she crept with soundless footsteps through the dark. Her ears caught the faint hum of machinery and the soft voices of the medical staff from the lab services behind her, allowing her to estimate the distance she'd covered from the entrance. With one hand sliding aga
Thane LetterThane Letter3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I don't know which page this letter will be on, if mine will be the first you read or the last in a long line of sihas expressing their rage and displeasure, but please note that I love your games and I don't hate you for what was done to Thane.
Unlike most Thane Krios fans, I'm not upset that you killed him off.
He was upfront about his condition from day one and we sihas were well aware that our time with him was limited.
Also, life isn't always filled with sunshine and bunnies. Life sucks and lots of times good people die way too soon.
In my eyes, he did my Shepard proud.
I want to let you know that I cried, I sobbed openly at my computer and I am not a woman who cries easily.
I'm one of the fans who play in the Mass Effect sandbox. I love writing about my Shepard, and I try my hardest to keep the characters as close to game canon as possible. I hope I do them justice!
Writing about Thane has been a wonderful hobby of mine for over a year now. I fell in love with hi
Union: Part TwoSeries Title: After the ReapersUnion: Part Two4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Disclaimer: Mass Effect universe © BioWare
Any character you haven't heard of © me
Thanks go to my Beta; Blueglaceon, who despite having little knowledge of the Mass Effect universe, agreed to edit the series anyway. Thanks, Blue!
Reception takes place a few hours after Ceremony
"Here's to Garrus and Shepard," Chakwas toasted, raising a glass of red wine at the newly bonded couple and the rest of the crew followed her example. "May you have a long and happy life together!"
"To Garrus and Shepard!" the crew echoed as Shepard snuggled closer to Garrus, closing her eyes and basking in these precious moments of peace with the man that she loved as their meals were brought to them.
~ o ~ o ~ o ~
Garrus hesitated a little at what Shepard was asking of him, "Turians don't dance all that well, Kat," he rumbled. "