Still in the Friend Zone"What are you trying to figure out?" Garrus asked as he saw the look of concentration on Shepard's face. He'd seen it all too often on the battlefield, but rarely when they were just talking.
"How did you...?" She asked before smiling and shaking her head. "It's nothing... just wondering something..." She trailed off, returning to her drink. He followed her gaze to find that she had been looking at the turian and quarian couple who were still at the bar, just as they were.
"What?" He asked and she sighed, still smiling and shaking her head.
"Doesn't matter..." She muttered and he nudged her shoulder with his own.
"Come on." He said and she sighed.
"I was just... wondering about them again..." She admitted and Garrus raised a brow plate.
"Wasn't the point of this to get your mind off romance?" He asked and she sighed.
"I guess... I was just... Never mind." She said, shaking her head again.
"Okay, now I'm officially curious." He said and she downed her drink before continuing.
"I was jus
The Friend Zone"So then he says, 'Oh, it's okay. Our amino acids are all different, so it's not like we can get diseases or anything if we go natural'."The Friend Zone3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm telling you, this is why you shouldn't date humans."
"So then I had to explain about cross-species fluid contact. Completely killed the mood."
"Not to mention that you're a quarian. How could he be so insensitive? You deserve somebody who's going to respect you. Somebody who's going to treat you right."
"Oh, I think I'm just going to stop dating for a while."
"No! Don't do that. Don't let some human spoil you."
"It's always the same thing. 'Ooh, she could get sick. Ooh, she's vulnerable. I wonder what she looks like under the helmet'."
"You'll find someone out there who cares about you for who you are. Someone whose food you can eat, even. If you're hurting for something to do, maybe after work we could catch a vid or something?"
"Oh, that's sweet, but a little dry spell isn't going to kill me."
"We could watch 'Fleet and Flotilla', it got award
Escaping the Friend Zone"Okay, this is getting ridiculous!" Shepard exclaimed, shaking her head. "I'm half tempted to just go over there and tell her myself." She said and Garrus shook his head.Escaping the Friend Zone3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I can't take you anywhere, can I?" He asked and she sighed, folding her arms.
"Oh, come on. You can't tell me you're not thinking the exact same thing." She said but he shook his head.
"No, I'm not. Unlike you I am happy to leave well enough alone." He said, causing her to huff a little.
"But are you really, Garrus? Are you really okay to just leave things as they are?" She asked and he sighed.
"Not okay but... She's a quarian and he's a turian. It could never work properly. They're too... different. That's why she turned him down for the human guy and why she keeps friendzoning him." He said and Shepard frowned at the familiarity of the words before she remembered that she had been the one to first say them.
"Kaidan, I don't see why this is such a big deal." She sighed, folding her arms. She didn't even re
The Beginning of All His Problems "Loving someone isn't wrong, Garrus. Whether you think it's right or wrong is irrelevant. If you feel it, you feel it. Don't try to calibrate your way out of it. Let yourself have something good, something you really want, for once. Okay?" Solana's voice floated through his ears softly, the way their mother's always had.The Beginning of All His Problems3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Okay," he answered, his undertones giving away his annoyance.
"Garrus Vakarian! You're not listening to me!" she shrieked, shouting his name just like their mother did when he took apart something he shouldn't have.
"Spirits, Sol, yes I am! I heard you. The first six times, and I'm going to hear you the seventh, too. I get it! Now stop--"
"Who you talking to, Vakarian?" Shepard asked, leaning over his shoulder, trying to get a peek at the console.
"Oh, is that...looks like I gotta go, Garrus. Talk to you soon. Love you, Garbear. Bye."
Suddenly the screen went blank except for a general Other user has logged off message.
Garrus rolled hi
ME: SurpriseShepard was not surprised to find Garrus away from the control console in the main battery when she walked in. It had been a bit of a shock at first, but she was glad he had figured out that he didn't need to be calibrating that damn gun all the time. The only downside was having to hunt all over the ship for him when she wanted his company, although he had taken a liking to the lounge area, making that her usual first stop when looking for him.ME: Surprise3 years ago in Romance More Like This
This time, however, she quickly realized that it wouldn't be needed. A glanced showed that he was over at the workbench that he been installed on the right wall. He'd half turned to see her come in and seemed frozen now.
"Shepard." He said by way of greeting. "Hey." Shepard felt her eyes narrow slightly. Although he was trying to keep his voice level, his mandibles were twitching nervously and he had turned slightly to the side to hide whatever he was working on. "Some
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
Just a Kiss (Shakarian)Calibrating. Calibrating. Calibrating. The Mako had been put under a great deal of fire and handled with less care than it should have been. So there he was, awake long after the others. Even the requisitions’ officer, who had a tendency to stay up late to ensure all of his licenses were up to date, had called it a night. Other than the muffled hum of the drive core and hushed blips of his terminal, Garrus was the only body displaying signs of consciousness.Just a Kiss (Shakarian)2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Suspension Durability Diagnostics Running
Estimated Time Remaining: 15 minutes.
Fifteen minutes of reprieve from the glowing screen. Garrus shuffled a bit from his station and stretched. He lulled his neck from side to side, rolled his shoulders, contemplated grabbing a few winks, rejected it, shifted his hips, then leaned against the Mako. He flexed his talons a couple times each as he observed the nearly empty shuttle bay. Blue eyes moved over Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams’ st
The EntryThe Entry3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: The Entry
Game: Mass Effect 3
Disclaimer: Owned by Bioware
So, this is an unusual departure for me. I am on my third run of ME3 and I was staring at my FemShep who is romancing Garrus and I finally figured something out about her. I don't know why I figured this out about her but I did at like 9 morning it wasn't intentional but I just looked at her, the way I played the game, and I came up with why she acts this way in my head. I'm not trying to be ground breaking or a revolutionary with this. Hell I'm probably taking a great risk posting this the way it is. And this is why Bioware is so awesome because they gave us something that could inspire this, though the thought on closure is rather uh...yeah. This is my MAIN FemShep and I have 4 more FemSheps and six MSheps. Each one unique and varied but for her I just realized this is why she fights, is a kind soul, and does what she does the way she does it and I just wanted to
ME: Nail CareME: Nail Care3 years ago in Romance More Like This
On her first night together with Garrus, Shepard had been mildly concerned about the talons that she knew turians possessed. She trusted Garrus with all of her heart and knew that he never intentionally harm her, but there was that instinctual distrust of sharp claws near her softer human flesh. Of course she had been thinking of entirely different things by the time that evening reached the stage where his gloves came off, and then she didn't' have the luxury to think about minor details until after they had blow the Collector base to bits.
Being under house arrest had given her more than enough time to think, and Garrus was one of the happy memories she had she to stave on the crushing boredom. One of the questions those memories brought up was if turian anatomy charts and Alliance descriptions of turian talons as 'vicious natural weapons' were overly exaggerated or if Garrus had blunted his just for her.
What if This Storm EndsGarrus ran into the hospital, quick on his feet. He had to get to Jane, regardless of who tried to stop him. He darted around several people, ignoring the medical staff and others that were shouting at him. He had to see Shepard, even if she was already gone, he needed to be able to see her, to hold her, just one last time. That was all he needed. The turian had heard the news of her survival, but her unlikely odds of recovery.What if This Storm Ends3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Her words rang like a bell in his mind;
'There's only so much fight in a person...only so much death you can take before...' No, he couldn't think about that. Garrus knew that Shepard was strong and he knew that she would at least try to fight against it. She was the owner of her life and her death. However, from what he had heard, this time it was different.
He wasn't ready to accept that she wasn't going to make. Jane was a fighter, it's what she lived for. She laughed at death; the Sole Survivor of Akuze, destroyer of the Collectors. She
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 1Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*Note: Chapter 1 and 2 are more like an extended prologue than anything. I cover a lot of ground in the first two chapters. The story slows down after that. The first two chapters basically cover little aspects that you need to know as the story progesses. Please don't let the first two chapter deter you from reading on. Thank you!
"I'm proud of you kid," said Anderson.
"Just remember you were a human before you were a Spectre, you represent all of humanity with your actions," said Udina.
"I won't let you down," said Shepard confidently.
Anderson stepping down and giving Shepard the Normandy? It didn't feel right to her. Pushing papers wasn't his thing but he wanted to give her every chance to succeed in this mission. She knew how much this meant to him and she wasn't going to let
Baby Makes ThreeBaby Makes Three3 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
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 1: SHORE LEAVEChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silence .well, not perfect silence but a familiar and comforting one nonetheless. The hum of the ship and its crew going about their daily activities was something Shepard had come to find a certain peace in. The Alliance had given her a sense of belonging and the people she met and served with gave her a sense of family. Following in her parents footsteps gave her a sense of purpose. She never expected to come as far as she had. Still, it made her sad to know that her father would never know or see what his daughter had accomplished. Standing in the cockpit with Joker looking out the window, watching the stars streak by in the vast expanse of space, she was lost in thought
"Commander? ....Joker to Shepard .Hello?"
" ..what?" she absently answered still staring out the window.
"Oh nothing, you know, just trying to fly the ship here. Waiting for your orders while the Reapers hunt our ass and Cerberus gets away the usual."
Peeved, she turn
Between HeartbeatsNote: The realm of Mass Effect,characters, lore and locations are property of Bioware.Between Heartbeats3 years ago in Romance More Like This
A more personal note: This is the first fanfic that I will be sharing with anyone. As I have read a great deal of ME based fanfic I have taken a liking to certain ideas about the world and the things in it. If you spot one of these and it's too close to home for you and would like credit or would like me to change it please do not hesitate to get my attention. Also I only just joined DA so if I'm doing something wrong or 'illegal' please let me know.
P.S. I have taken a fair amount of liberty with the story line, don't hate me but this is MY Shepard and how I see the events that unfold.
[Commander] A disjointed voice was pulling Ricca from her revery. This was the first night cycle where she was finally able to fall asleep standing up in the claustrophobic pod. Every other Alliance ship she had ever been on was big enough that the crew actually had bunks, but the Normandy was no
Seashells"Nikita," a voice softly beckoned a sleeping form to wake. Blue eyes lazily blinked awake and a smile appeared on Nikita's face. "You've been sleeping for ages, and as much as I like seeing you at ease, it's our first day as retired war heroes. I figured we could go for a walk on the beach. What do you say, Shepard?"Seashells3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She stared at Garrus with a curious disposition. "I don't know, Garrus... I thought that you would have wanted to stay in bed," she teased playfully. The turian sighed and shook his head.
"As inviting as that sounds, we have the rest of our lives to lie in bed. For now, I just want to celebrate the fact that your alive after that," there was a hint of sorrow in his voice but the rest was sheer joy.
It had been an entire month since Shepard had put an end to the Reapers for good. She knew that she had gotten extremely lucky, but part of her felt that she should have died with Anderson. She remembered passing out on the platform and having the strange dream with
MiraclesFor the moment the battlefield on Menae was quiet. Garrus took solace in the silence and allowed himself to rest against a few propped up battlement canisters, his sniper rifle lying casually over his lap. He tried very hard not to look in the direction of Palaven, where pools of fire burned away everything that his people had worked so hard to build over the thousands of years their civilization had spawned. It was hard not to, and once in a while his eyes would gaze over toward Cipritine despite his attempts to look everywhere but. It was hard to miss: the largest lake of fire and destruction visible. But from what Garrus had heard, other home worlds were faring far worse than his.Miracles3 years ago in Romance More Like This
His concerns extended towards his friends, as it often did in times of quiet restlessness, whom he had heard little from since the invasion had begun.
"Earth is ten times worse than this."
Garrus peered over to his left. Two PFCs sat across from each other, sharing rations.
"You're kidding," sai
Shakarian: Kodiak ReunionCommander Kate Shepard shook the hand of the new Primarch of Palaven. "It's nice to have you on board with us, Primarch."Shakarian: Kodiak Reunion3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Thank you, Commander, if it means saving Palaven, there really is no option. However, there is one thing. I appreciate your need for our fleets, but I can't spare them. Not while my world is burning. But, if the pressure could be taken off Palaven " The Primarch let the sentence finish itself.
Shepard sighed. "That's a pretty tall order."
The Primarch took a step towards Shepard. "We need the krogan. I can't see us winning this without them. Get them to help us and then we can help you."
Shepard tilted her head. "The krogan " Garrus smirked a little, knowing that head tilt was a sign that Shepard was debating.
"Looks like your summit just got more interesting." He knew he probably would pay later for that remark.
Shepard sighed and nodded. "Very well, Primarch. I will get you the krogan. Cortez, we are ready to be picked up. Rendezvous with us at these co
Fruit from PalavenA Mass Effect fanficFruit from Palaven3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Characters: Garrus V. & Shepard (F)
Summary: Garrus faces the reality of serving on a human ship.
The hum of the engines hadn't bothered him before Donnelly and his crew installed the silly torque compensator (which was entirely unnecessary to begin with), into the guiding of the starboard cannon. Either there was a loose panel on the compensator, or the tech team didn't return the original panels in proper positions, and now there was a sickening resonance with one of the lower frequencies of the mass effect drive.
Garrus had demanded that the engineering crew come back and reassemble the entire thing, but Donnelly wouldn't hear of it. Literally. Garrus brought him in and instructed him what to listen to, and where to put his hand in order to feel the vibration. In the end, he even produced the frequency analysis of the entire spectrum of ac
See You Around - Chapter OneSee You Around - Chapter One3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Author's Note: So, the Garrus/Shepard romance annoyed me slightly because it is a great set up but it wasn't as great as it could have been in ME2 (although, admittedly, it was pretty awesome in ME3). Pretty much since I played it the first time I've had a vague idea of how I thought it should have played out and when I wrote it down it evolved into this monster so enjoy!
Also, I have started sketching a scene from each chapter on my Deviant Art page.
Female Shepard: Paragon/Spacer/War Hero
Disclaimer: Bioware put in all of the hard work and created the awesome characters and the world, I'm just messing about with them.
"Jane, are you okay?" Hannah Shepard asked as she approached her daughter.
"Yeah. Why wouldn't I be?" Jane didn't look up from the book she was reading. Hannah sighed silently as she read the cover: 'Advanced Mathematics Volume VII'.
"You haven't left the ship since we docked a week ago."
"Yes I did. I went shopping just after we arrived." She st
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, please enjoy.
*C-Sec labels anyone attacking Garrus Vakarian as a Code 45-11.... a suicide.
*Garrus Vakarian just says "no" to drugs. If he said "yes", it would collapse Omega's infrastructure.
*Garrus Vakarian doesn't shower, he only takes blood baths.
*Scientists have estimated that the energy given off during the Big Bang is roughly equal to 1GVHs (Garrus Vakarian Headshot)
*Garrus Vakarian does not sleep. He waits.
*Garrus Vakarian counted to infinity - twice.
*If you can see Garrus Vakarian, he can see you. If you can't see Garrus Vakarian you may be only seconds away from death.
*When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Garrus Vakarian.
*In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Garrus Vakarian, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
*Garrus Vakarian is c
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 1Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 1 Hunt
"Someone should learn how to drive," Garrus Vakarian thought shaking his head while he investigated the damaged Mako in the cargo hold of the Normandy. He held a great deal of respect toward Commander Shepard, but her driving wasto put it mildlyreckless. Mako was designed to be used in extreme conditions, but at times he thought that Shepard was asking too much from the vehicle and it was his job to fix anything her driving broke. "Next time she comes around, I'll tell her to stop driving like mad, I sure will," Garrus thought.
"Hi there," Shepard's voice jarred him out from his thoughts. "How's she looking?"
Garrus started to turn to face herhe fully intended to speak his mind about the matterbut she was standing much closer than he had expected and for a reason he couldn't understand her hand, which was resting right next to his, gave him a pause. He had never really paid any attention to her hands be
After Effect Garrus sat high on a ledge watching the bustling commotion far below him, his sniper rifle cradled casually in his arm. Officially, he was supposed to be keeping an eye out for trouble, or at least that is what he had told Alenko before climbing up here, but the truth was that Garrus just needed to get away from everyone for a little while, some time to be alone with his thoughts. He had reluctantly allowed Tali'Zorah to drag him back to London and he did have to admit that, for a time at least, it had been good to be surrounded by friends and comrades, people genuinely happy to see him and speak to him. Eventually, however, he could no longer avoid thinking about her, so he had used the events today as an excuse to get some time away.After Effect3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
A large group of humans was leaving today to go return to their homes here on Earth and see their families, so there was a big production in seeing them off. While no one could begrudge them wanting to retu
His Solved IssueIt was getting difficult to focus, for the past couple weeks, Shepard had been acquiring squad mates. She'd found an Asari Justicar who liked to sit around meditating. Tali, which had overjoyed Shepard. Oh, Spirits was she beautiful when she smiled. And a Drell Assassin her and Kasumi spent a solid eight minutes giggling to each other about.His Solved Issue3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The main battery door whirred open and Garrus turned to great who could only be Shepard.
"Hey Sh--What are you wearing?" He was caught off guard. He'd never seen Shepard in a dress before.
She looked down at her tight black dress. "Oh. It's the dress Kasumi got me. At first, I didn't like it, but it's much more comfortable than you'd think. If I ever tried to were it in combat, well...I don't think it'd stop a bullet."
"You look...amazing, Shepard."
She smiled. "Thank you, Garrus. You look pretty good yourself."
That silence where neither knew what to say settled in the room.
"Do you remember when I told you that beating you
ForgivenA Mass Effect fanficForgiven3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Characters: Garrus V. and Shepard (F)
Rating: All audiences
Summary: Before sparing Sidonis, Garrus has been too bent on revenge to mourn his fallen comrades.
Author Notes: A collaboration with Infiltrait0r-N7, who is to use this scene as inspiration for a painting.
The many men, so beautiful!
And they all dead did lie:
And a thousand, thousand slimy things
Lived on; and so did I.
S. T. Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Garrus has no idea how long he's been standing there, lost in thought. Lost, period. He can no longer see the sky-car up on the gallery. So Shepard's gone. He did tell her that he needed time. How much time? He glances around but the fake daylight is no more of a clue than the cold shimmering of the holo-ads lining the promenade.
So many people down