CREAM OR SUGAR?A little preamble before you read this.CREAM OR SUGAR?1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
This is for greenmamba5 art exchange meme (link below). I promised to write this for her in exchange for her absolutely wonderful, awesome sketch (link below). She gave me the scenario of Garrus & Sol sibling rivalry and this is what I came up with.
Thank you very much to Ashynioki for beta'ing for me - can't very well have my own Beta read something that's meant for her!
Also, Thank you very much to Mizutanitony & Ashynioki for helping me develop the story.
Okay.. enough talk! READ! As always, feedback is much appreciated.
CREAM OR SUGAR
He arrived at the C-Sec office to find Chellick already occupying his half of their large desk. They had only been with C-Sec for about a month and Garrus was already beginning to find it a bore. He regretted listening to Chellick talk endlessly about how great it would be to work on the Citadel. They had spent the last 3 years of Basic together and become good friends. Even though it was clear that Ga
A Drink, A Drug and A LickBeta: NireranA Drink, A Drug and A Lick1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Okay so this is my one-shot that I did for greenmamba5's art trade meme. This is the scenario that she gave me:
Garrus and his dad don't really like the idea of Chellick being with Solana. For Garrus it might be understandable (because he knows Chell's faults since they worked together), but Chellick's actually a nice guy so why doesn't Dad like him?
I'm thinking there was a misunderstanding of some sort that made Papa think Chellick wasn't fit to date his little girl.
Title: A Drink, A Drug and A Lick
Garrus and Chellick slinked out of Pallin's office. The rest of the officers on duty gave them both a wide berth; talking and snickering amongst each other. It was no secret that the pair was a notoriously infamous pain the in ass for Executor Pallin. Every time the two turian Detectives went into the Executor's office, it was pretty much guaranteed that the rest of the office got a live audio play-by-play of the duo's latest antics.
War StoriesI'm in the mood for some daddy!Victus and baby!Tarquin. Please forgive my family spam!War Stories1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
An insistent chirp rang out in front of Victus and he slowly lowered his datapad, just enough that he could see his four-year-old son gleaming up at him with bright olive eyes. He sighed, dropping the datapad onto the end table and turning his full attention to Tarquin. "What is it?"
Tarquin took the discarded datapad as his signal to climb up into the armchair and settle into his father's lap. "Story."
"I just told you one yesterday," Victus muttered, laying a hand heavily on top of the boy's head.
"That was a long time ago!" Tarquin protested, clasping his tiny talons around his father's wrist. "Tell me one today!"
Victus hummed softly, pretending to debate over Tarquin's request. After a pregnant pause, he said, "Fine. What kind of story?" Tarquin's eyes lit up, his little mandibles flaring. "And don't say war stories."
"War stories," the boy chirped.
Victus groaned, ti
A Week to RememberGarrus was excited as he packed his bags. He was going to spend a week with his father, Aetius, on the Citadel. Garrus had never been there before and he could hardly wait to see it. It had been six months since he had seen his father; his last visit the week of Garrus' tenth birthday. With his father's work at C-Sec, he wasn't able to make it home very often. His mother, Tacita, suggested that father bring him to the Citadel during his week off from school and to Garrus' happy surprise, his dad accepted.A Week to Remember1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You all packed?" his mother chuckled as she leaned against the door frame of his bedroom.
"Think so," Garrus chirped.
"Mama, where's daddy?" Solana said sweetly as she entered the doorway.
"He should be here any minute," she replied warmly as she patted Solana's back.
Suddenly, they heard a sound from the living room the sound of a door opening.
"Daddy!" Solana yelled as she ran down the hallway and into the living room. Garrus zipped
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 45Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 451 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrus stared into her eyes amazed at the beautiful woman in front of him. He took her hand in his and led them over to the bed. Along the way he noticed the freshly used syringe on the desk - she had already taken her serum. Garrus sat down in the center of the bed and guided Shepard to sit down in front of him; cross-legged and facing him. He took off his shirt and then scooted his body closer to her; intertwining his legs with hers. He wrapped one arm around her waist and placed his other hand over her heart. She embraced him the same way in return.
"Take deep breaths and let go of any tension," he said.
She did as he instructed and locked eyes with him as she did so.
"Allow the energy to build and flow between us," he said softly as his blue eyes seemed to be looking into the depths of her soul. "Take another deep breath and as you exhale - let go of any anger, any resentment, any negative feeling you may
Mass Effect I was lost without youMass Effect I was lost without you2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Mass Effect: I was lost without you
Mass effect © Bioware
By Danny Buell
A Mass effect 3 fan-fiction
Shepard was standing in a dark forest, his legs frozen, his feet deep in mud, his arms reaching out. As the ashes fell, so did his tears. The land stretching away before him, a white spotlight shinning down below. The screams of so many pouring into his ear. On the other stretch of land, a beautiful Asari with tears pouring down her cheeks. Her form-fitted combat suit accentuated to every curve on her body, his lover Liara T'soni.
" Liara!" He would shout, but she would still cry, admonishing his cries.
"I thought you were dead Shepard It has been two years " Distant whispers echoed. They pierced just more than his heart but everything he stood for. Her image was what kept him from letting Saren finish his mission or let the Collectors allow the Reapers.
Shepard opened his eyes, hearing the voice of Doctor Amanda Kenson over the loudspeaker, blaring into his ear. I
Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)-New Arlington Cemetery-Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)1 year 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 Wounds1 year 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
The Omega Chronicles -7- Shoot first...The Omega Chronicles -7- Shoot first...1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: The Omega Chronicles -7- Shoot first, ask questions later
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Aria T'Loak, FemShep, Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, Ralen, others
Pairing: FemShep/Aria T'Loak
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare
The Omega Chronicles -7- Shoot first, ask questions later
After looking carefully at the image in front of her eyes, Shepard shook her head. "It looks like there's already a crater on this side of the moon, Relan. Take us to the other side and let's see if we can find an unspoiled portion of the surface. I want to have a very precise idea of the power of the cannon."
The Lystheni quickly keyed in a few commands. "Yes, Commander, we will be in range in just under a minute."
Shepard had invited the young Quarian to join them on the bridge to witness the first shot of the most powerful Turian weapon that could be mounted on a ship. Tali was shifting her weight from one foot to the other incessantly, she looked really ex
Shepard's DossierShepard's Dossier1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Full Legal Name: Hayden Jade Shepard
Title: Staff Commander Shepard
Affiliation: Alliance Navy
Birth Date: April 11th, 2154
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States, Earth
Weight: 155 lbs
Hair Color: Brunette
Eye Color: Light Brown
Blood Type: AB+
Organ Donor: Yes
Medical History: Restricted data. Medical clearance needed for authorization to this inquiry.
Service Number: 5923-AC-2826
Education: Privately tutored all through school life. After joining the Military, subject took classes and received a Master's degree in Aerospace and Weapons Engineering as well as her completion of Officer School.
Class: Vanguard/ possible Cerberus upgrades
Biotic Training: Subject claims she was taught by an Asari Commando to use her biotics to t
Shepard Family Stories - Remembering MordinThe sun glistens off the crystal blue sea. The waves lap lazily on the pure white sand. Kaycee turns to her daughters. "Alright go have fun girls. Don't go too far."Shepard Family Stories - Remembering Mordin2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Four streaks of blue later and they're off. Shepard walks slowly into the shallows, feeling the sand between her toes, when something shiny catches her eye. Bending down she picks up a beautiful white seashell. A memory surfaces as she rubs her fingers over the grooves. "Would have liked to run tests on the seashells."
"Mordin, I'm sorry."
"I'm not, had to be me....Someone else might have gotten it wrong."
A tear runs down Kaycee's cheek at the thought. "I miss you Mordin. You were always crazy, but I never knew a gentler soul. Wish you could have had your retirement. The kids would have loved you."
More tears begin to fall."I'm so sorry Mordin. I should have found another way."
"Daddy? Are you alright?"
Kaycee quickly brushes the tears away before turning to face her daughter. "I'm fine Sweetie, just remembering an old fr
SFS Christmas Stories: Christmas MorningDecember 25thSFS Christmas Stories: Christmas Morning1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Little Syren Shepard opens her eyes sleepily, gently rubbing the sleep from them. She glances around her room, the pale orange light of the sunrise peaking through her curtains. She carefully hops off her bed, wrapping her blanket around her shoulders from the cold, and picks up her teddy bear, Athena. Syren shuffles over to the curtains and peeks around them, standing on tiptoe to see over the window sill. A small gasp escapes from her, followed by a quiet giggle. White, as far as the eye can see, the entire countryside covered in a thick blanket of snow. Realizing that it's Christmas morning, Syren quietly shuffles out of her bedroom, moving one door down on the right, "Aya? You awake?"
Her big sister is sitting in her bed, reading a holo-comic, clad in red sweatpants and sweatshirt. She looks up at Syren, "Well, good morning and merry christmas Sy."
"Mewwy Chwistmas Aya."
"Anyone else awake yet?"
"I dunno. But it snowed outside."
Shepard Family Stories - Samara"Hey Mommy?" Rinyn stands on her tiptoes peeking out the window at the woman sitting cross-legged on the lawn. "Who's that?"Shepard Family Stories - Samara2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Liara walks over to the window and lifts her daughter into her arms so she can get a better look. "That, sweetie, is Samara. She's a good friend of your father and I. She's a justicar."
Rinyn looks up at her mother with a puzzled expression. "What's a justicar?"
"They're an old order of asari warriors. They are proud, noble, and selfless. Actually, they're like the heroes in the stories your dad reads to you."
Rinyn's eyes widen in wonder, her gaze moving back to the justicar. "Wow....she's like a superhero."
Liara chuckles to herself. "Not exactly sweetie. She's a hero to be sure, but she'd tell you that she's not any different than you or I."
"What's dad doing out there with her? They're just sitting there."
"It's called meditation sweetheart."
"I know, but it's actually really good for you. It lets you clear your mind and helps your focus. Why
As the Seconds Drift: TalibrationsCharacters: Sarah Jane Shepard, Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Garrus VakarianAs the Seconds Drift: Talibrations1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Timeline: After Reaper Destruction
Shepard stared at the terminal for a moment. "Tali?"
"Yes, Shepard, it's me." The smile on Tali's face matched the one in her voice.
"Sorry, I guess it'll take some time before I get used to seeing you without your mask."
"I understand. By the way, congratulations on the birth of your daughter! I'm sure you're both so proud."
"We are." Liara brought the baby into view and Tali squeeled when she saw her.
"Oh, she's so cute!"
"She gets that from her mother." Tali and Liara laughed at Shepard's reply.
"Shepard, I have a message for you from Garrus. He wanted me to tell you that he's OK, that…"
All of a sudden Garrus popped in next to Tali. "Surprise!"
Shepard jumped a little in her seat. "What the…? I thought…"
"When we got to Palaven, the Normandy crew were treated to some time off. My siste
No Sympathy for DevilsNo sympathy for devils.No Sympathy for Devils2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not for them, or us.
You know what we are.
You can see it in our nature,
Indivisible from our truest form.
My breath portends brutality.
Violence has always composed our core.
To deny it would be to deny our heritage.
I must harness my birthright.
Judge me not
By the temperament of my voice,
Or the iron in my eyes,
But by the will with which I fight.
Your pity is an unwelcome crutch.
I refuse it.
Do not question our nobility.
We wage war on many fronts,
But our enemy is singular.
We have seen him.
We know him well.
Our lives will be the final offering.
We'll build the altar ourselves.
No, we don't need your help,
But you may sharpen the knife, if you wish.
Shepard to a Galaxy: WrathShepard to a Galaxy: Wrath1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard paced outside Liara's hospital room looking in through the window now and then to see her two daughters asleep in chairs next to their mother their small bodies slumped over hers. In the hallway EDI, Jeff, Wrex, and Garrus all warily watched Shepard as she paced. Obvious signs of worry on their faces. As the four companions watched Shepard in silent worry she continued to pace along the length of the hallway, her mind focused on hunting down the ones who had attacked both her and her family. It had been three days now since the attack. Gone from Shepard's mind was most of the grief and sorrow. Though she still refused to leave Liara's side at night her thoughts were hard and focused, the anger and rage that had slowly been building had consumed Shepard's thoughts and focus.
In orbit over earth her Reapers that still remained prepared for mobilization. Inside one of the reapers the surviving
Into the Breach Ch. 3Into the Breach Ch. 31 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Title: Into the Breach
Game: Mass Effect
Characaters/Pairings: F!Shepard (Raine) and Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: If you haven't played ME1 and ME2 then you are in for some spoilers. The continuing tale of Raine Shepard. Spacer, Vanguard, and War Hero.
Raine Shepard had certainly been a reserved personality throughout her short life but she had never been afraid. Alone in the darkness with nothing but images of war, pain, grief, and an overwhelming sense of dread her mind threatened to break. She tried desperately to fight the confusion she now felt, to anchor this information in some sort of reality. What were these images of? She felt like there was a message inlaid in this tangle of images and emotions but she couldn't put her finger on it. The fact that she could almost understand it was the most maddening part of it all.
The images slowly faded and she felt the emotions leave with them; all except one....urgency. She could a
Late for our wedding - JohnXJane Shepard“I can’t believe we’re going to be late for our own wedding.” Jane Shepard huffed in annoyance. She blew a stray strand of her hair that had fallen free of her pony tail. She had it up today; their wedding planner had gotten a hair stylist to dress it up in this fancy bun to counter the lower cut wedding dress she had. Of course, John always thought she looked beautiful. It didn’t matter if her hair was up, down, or strewn out when she was asleep, he always found her radiant and alluring. Her emerald eyes had darkened substantially with agitation as she glowered toward him. “You know its bad form for the bride and groom to show up together John.” Jane snipped in a low growl of a voice.Late for our wedding - JohnXJane Shepard1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
John sank further into his seat in the sky car. He gripped the steering wheel tight and stared out at the sky trying to stay on course. “Come on Janie, you know I’m not good with dates.” He let out a pitiful sigh, waiting for her to smack him up
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERSMass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERS2 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
Never alone again...Shepard/Samantha 1Never alone again...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At the end of ME3.
"No, no, no, no, noooooo!!!!" Traynor screamed over and over again as her fingers flew across the interface desperately trying to re-establish contact with Commander Shepard's armor bio-signal. Tears she did not feel flowed freely from her eyes trailing down her flushed cheeks and dripping off her chin. "No, no, no! Pleeeeease!"
For the last few hours, as Task Force Hammer assaulted the Reaper beam location in London, the Normandy was back in space helping destroy Reapers. Joker made the frigate dance between missiles and energy beams getting in close enough for the Thanix cannons to blast off large chunks of the monstrous ships. The violent maneuvering stressed the ship's artificial gravity to its limits, and Samantha often found herself holding on to her console for dear life.
EDI chastised her several times for not being strapped into her safety seat, but S