SnugglingSnuggling3 years ago in Settings More Like This
She turned on her side and readjusted her pillows for what was probably the hundredth that night. As weary as she was, sleep should have been an easy task. Unfortunately her mind did not want to cooperate with what her body was demanding. Her mind wanted to think about Earth and all the horrors taking place there, about Kaiden and the angry bruises on his face, about Palaven and about Garrus. She hoped her turian friend was alive and well. Shepard uttered a dejected sigh and pulled herself off the mattress. She arched her back, stretching the sore muscles on her lithe frame that protested against the notion of having to do more work. Perhaps a stroll around the Normandy would ease her mind. Shepard stepped into her slippers and made for the elevator.
The CIC had been eerily quit even if the hour was late. The silence a reminder of when the Collector's had abducted her crew. Shepard chased away the memories of the Collector base. She did not need another horrible thing to dwell on. The
The cast so farThe cast so far3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The cast so far:
Tali: Cute nerd that fits in with the geeks and the cool kids
Jack: Hot punk girl always sneaking in to clubs underage. Laughs in the face of authority and always in detention
Miranda: Prim and proper honor roll student and leader of the cheer squad
Mordin: Super geek. Big glasses. Loves video games
Garrus: Captain of the football team
Thane: Soft spoken out of town kid. Big in to philisophy and maybe a bit of a hippie. Studied at a monastery where he learned martial arts. Liked by all
Kai Leng: Goth kid everyone hates. Hates Thane for being so likeable
Zaeed: Grizzled old crazy groundskeeper
Anderson: Principal who is just but fair and liked by the students
Udina: Vice Principal always scheming to get Anderson fired as he thinks he'd do a better job melding the childrens minds
TIM: The creepy science teacher who is quietly doing experiments on school children
Samara: Hot biology teacher
Kasumi: Gossip girl of the group. Wears a hoodie and always SMSing gossip around
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.
The Long Day Wanes"Doc, he hasn't moved at all," James observed, mild concern rising in his voice.The Long Day Wanes3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Liara glanced at the commander sitting anxiously at Ashley's bedside, shoulders haunched and tense, body grimly stiff. "Of coursee he hasn't," she said resignedly, sighing a little. "He's determined not to move until she does, I'm afraid."
James raised his eyebrows, surprised. "They that close?"
Liara allowed a small smile to cross her features. "What, you couldn't tell on Mars?"
"Hell, was the arguing s'posed to give it away?" He sounded skeptical.
The asari shook her head with a chuckle. "They're always bickering about something, big or small. Doesn't matter what it's about. I remember once they had a massive fight simply over who was going to drive the Mako, back when we were chasing Saren.
James grinned, amusement lighting his dark eyes. "Nah, you serious? Sounds like a story, I gotta hear this."
"Williams, suit up," Shepard tossed the gunnery-chief her pink and
Mass Effect - The Best Poker Night EverNearly toppling over on his chair, swinging back on the back legs, Garrus' eyes widened, his talons twitching with shock as he barely pulled himself upright. Kaidan's surprised start melted into a wistful gaze, as he let his bust hand fall to the table with a soft thump, ignoring the flagon full of alien-friendly beer that flew from Garrus' glass and suddenly drenched his head. Choking on a full shot of tequila, Cortez let loose a spray of alcohol, a wide smile spreading across his face as he suddenly started to laugh heartily. James, in the process of setting a poker chip down on the green table, triumphantly barking about a succesful round, nearly dropped his full house, eyes abruptly whipping their point of focus about.Mass Effect - The Best Poker Night Ever3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Commander Shepard, grimacing wearily, stood before them, with naught but a small, thin towel wrapped tightly around her dripping body.
There was a silence before her lips moved, probably saying something, resolutely ignoring the direction of their gazes, but, so abso
Insecurities--Garrus and RyleeThe familiar sound of the main battery door whooshing open filled Garrus' ears, followed by the even more familiar and beautiful sound of Commander Rylee Shepard's soft steps. He pretended he didn't hear her come in, just continuing to re-triple-recheck his math. If there was one thing that he knew he'd definitely get thrown out the airlock for, it was the Thanix cannons not firing right. Or Spirits forbid--missing.Insecurities--Garrus and Rylee3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son-of-a-bitch in space.
Rylee had spent ten minutes drilling that into his head after overhearing the Gunnery Chief on the Citadel. Then she'd had to explain who Sir Isaac Newton was and that Sir was not his name, but his title. Which had taken another ten minutes. Then he'd stupidly thought to ask why a long dead scientist was the deadliest son-of-a-bitch in space. Another ten minutes for that. At that point, he just gave up.
"I was in my cabin, reading my messages, and I thought to myself I've never spent the night in th
Under Better Circumstances 6 Arrogance-AdmittanceTitle: Under Better Circumstances - Chapter 6: Arrogance Begets AdmittanceUnder Better Circumstances 6 Arrogance-Admittance3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Nevada Shepard (femShep) and James Vega
*****SPOILERS ARE IN THIS CHAPTER!!!!*****
Chapter 6 Arrogance Begets Admittance
The echoes of gunfire drowned the battlefield. Nevada Shepard dashed to cover in a freshly exposed room from a rocket blast. The building was barely standing after the ambush from Cerberus operatives. The pillars were creaking and the walls were crumbling apart but it was her only option. Hunched under the window opening, she signaled Major Alenko and Lieutenant Vega to move forward. She pulled out the M-98 Widow and surveyed the surroundings, counting the remaining operatives.
As she commanded her squadmates to take out the three Cerberus soldiers, she noticed a bright flash through the scope. A rocket soared directly towards her location. Without any hesitation, she ducked down and covered her he
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
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
ME1 After NoveriaME1 After Noveria3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: Mass Effect 1 - After Noveria
Author: by Servala, translated by Xiiphous
Game: Mass Effect 1
characters/pairing: Jane Shepard/ Liara T´Soni
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
Commander Shepard stretched after a recent conversation with her pilot and now just wanted to sleep. She liked Joker, but sometimes he talked too much and never got to the point. Her head was pounding. What a day, she thought. Noveria was in some ways a success, since they had received the information they needed from Matriarch Benezia. The puzzle was coming together slowly and Saren wouldn't be able to hide forever. Unfortunately, there had been no way to save the Matriarch from indoctrination.
When Benezia died Shepard saw only Liara. She saw the desperation in her eyes when her mother died. Back on the ship, Jane tried to talk with the Asari but she deflected the support. She would prefer to remember her mother as s
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
MemoriesMemories2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Author: written and translated by Servala, corrected by Niorah
Game: Mass Effect 3
characters/pairing: Jane Shepard/ Liara T´Soni
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
Liara felt well, due in large part to the forced sleep. Somehow it had been sweet of the Commander, to kidnap her to bring her into her own bed and Liara had needed it. As she went now through the messages she had received overnight, her mood improved even more. Finally she had found the track of matriarch Aethyta again. After the attempt by Cerberus to take over the Citadel, she had disappeared from Liara's radar and she had been a little worried. Even if she had met her father only recently, she did like the very unusual Asari and she would have regretted it to lose her so quickly.
She decided to interrupt her work for a moment to get some food. Like sleeping, eating was something she forgot to do on a regular basis. Lucki
Earth Flowers-Garrus and Rylee-OneShotFicGarrus stroked Rylee's hair. He didn't quite remember why he was sitting on her couch with her head in his lap, reading--what was he reading? His squinted at the screen, realizing they were details for system upgrades he EDI forwarded to him, insisting his software needed updating.Earth Flowers-Garrus and Rylee-OneShotFic3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He looked down at Rylee. He'd been daydreaming again. He really needed to stop that. Especially when she was was around.
When she decided to rest her head in his lap, he corrected. Because she was always around.
He noticed her stir, groaning quietly before she stretched.
"How long have I been sleeping?" she said groggily.
He tossed the datapad softly and it landed on the table with little noise. "Not long. Besides, you deserve your naps, so it doesn't even matter."
"I suppose you're right," she said softly, adjusting her head slightly, getting more comfortable.
He went back to stroking her hair. He'd begun to fall maddeningly in love with the human version of fringe. It was soft and smel
Shepard and Jack: Watch over me"You dumb ass you no good boy scout dumb ass " A woman groans, looking around a small cabin. "Had to play hero you stupid GAH!!!" She yells, throwing a helmet with the label of N7 across the cabin. Slamming her back into the wall, the woman covers her eyes with her palms and cries. Why did he have to die? The only man she ever trusted with all her heart was gone. He promised he'd come back, that he'd survive, that they'd have their freakin' happily ever after. She had talked to the whole crew. Garrus, Tali, EDI, Joker, they all said the same thing:Shepard and Jack: Watch over me3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"He died for all of us, even you."
Every time she had to squeeze her temples to stop the tears from coming out. She thought after the years of being an experiment subject, of mercenary work and fighting that she'd become so tough she'd never cry. The only times she'd ever cried involved him. When he persisted to break the wall she had put between herself and the outside world she cried. Before the jump thro
Restless Night"Couldn't sleep Commander?" Joker asked. Ky Shepard nodded and tapped her head. Joker could only assume this meant nightmares or she just couldn't shut off her brain. Neither of which surprised him at all. She'd been through hell and back more times than anyone could count. Not to mention she now had three hundred and five thousand lives on her conscious on top of all her squad on Akuze plus her family on Mindoir before that. Shepard had always worked incredibly hard to save everyone she could. The fact that she had brought everyone back from the Collector base was amazing. Shepard herself was amazing, she deserved better than what she was going to get.Restless Night3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Alliance was going to come after her. There was no way around it. Someone was going to have to go down for the shit that happened. Ky had said she wouldn't run if the Alliance came for her but she still had a coup
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
Dragon Age 2: The KidnappingTitle: The KidnappingDragon Age 2: The Kidnapping3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Dragon Age 2
Disclaimer: All rights belong to Bioware, I just have Rose
Rose Hawke quietly closed the door to her mansion. Bodahn- her miracle working, dwarven butler- had taken his son Sandal out of town for a while to get supplies, but she still didn't want to wake Orana. After all, she'd been through hell, Hawke thought she deserved some sleep. She dramatically tiptoed through the foyer and up the grand, stone staircase into her bedroom, successfully looking like an idiot. Closing the door silently, she shook her head, wondering why she did childish little things like that. Hawke pinched the bridge of her nose and pushed her midnight hair away from her face in one fluid motion, flopping onto the bed as she did so. The mess with the Qunari was reaching breaking point, all she had to do was wait for the call for help when the Arishock inevitably d
F is for FenrisF is for FenrisF is for Fenris3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Fenris cursed for the thousandth time that evening. He was torn up, confused and he didn't know what to do. He paced up and down his wreck of a home, the broken tiles cutting into his bare feet. It had been three years, three long, agonisingly confusing years since he'd walked out on Hawke. Every day had been a torment. The punishment had begun immediately, her visits stopped, she no longer asked for his help and he spent most of his days in the Hanged Man trying to work out his feelings toward her. No conclusion had been achieved, apart from the fact thinking of her drove him crazy. What he'd always wanted but still so unobtainable. Tonight, the wait would be over. He knew she was at the Hanged Man with the others, not ideal, but it would have to do. He would tell her everything, confess his feelings. If she accepted him, well, he work that out then. If she rejected him... Then it was time to move on. He'd spent too long in Kirkwall as it is, if he was not n
Sunday DriverSunday Driver3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The crew of the Normandy sat on the ship's mess, eating breakfast. Garrus Vakarian, nibbled at some nuts made for Turian physiology while the other enjoyed a bowl of their favorite cereal.
"Miss Lawson-" said Garrus.
She cut him off with a raised hand, "Call me Miranda. This is not a military vessel."
Garrus tilted his head toward Shepard. She nodded. "Sure. Miranda, I noticed this ship doesn't carry a Mako."
Tali jumped into the conversation, "Keelah! Thank the ancestors! I remember that thing. What was the Alliance thinking when they built a vehicle that could ride up the side of a mountain?"
"I don't thin
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 50Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 502 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard sighed heavily as every step she took felt harder to make. She trudged through the base; intent on saying her goodbyes to her beloved crew. She walked around in a daze, looking at the destruction of the base area alone, until her eyes fell upon a familiar face.
"Hey Commander," Vega solemnly said as Shepard approached him.
"What? No Lola?" she teased with the biggest smile she could muster.
"Huh?…Yeah, sorry," he replied as he looked down at the ground.
"Are you okay?"
"I don't know what I thought I'd feel coming back to Earth," Vega said, "I was ready to fight - ready to die if I had to. But seeing everything like this…"
Shepard swallowed down her own concerns and fears as she braced Vega's arm; knowing that his resolve needed to be strengthened in that moment.
"I know it's hard, but this is only temporary," she said as she locked eyes with him. "We will win this. So stay focused and don't let them shake your resolve."
"I know, I kn
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
GarrusxLeona"DAMMIT! Why the hell won't you work!?"GarrusxLeona2 years ago in Romance More Like This
All of the things roaming in Garrus mind his family, the war, and
especially Leona. During discovering Leviathan Garrus almost lost her, he was enraged at the thought of
loosing Leona he didn't want to--no, he COULDN'T lose her Leona was on the center of his mind. Garrus was
trying to calibrate the Normandy's guns but all he kept on doing was bringing up errors, he gave up and
paced up and down the room, flashes of Leona's accident on Leaviathan appeared in his mind he tried to fight
the thought's but they were overpowering him. He couldn't take Garrus clutched his hands and punched the wall
leaving an inprint of his frustration. Co-workers came rushing in.
"Garrus are you alright?"
"yeah, yeah i'm fine"
"Jesus! Look at the wall Garrus you put a deep dent right in it!"
"Yeah, I'll be right back"
Garrus went to check on Leona his heart filled with anxiety needed to see Leona and hold her in his arms one
more time. When Garrus arrived at Leona's ca