Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 4The Citadel was even more breathtaking than she'd remembered. She was glued in front of the small window as the transport made its approach. Hundreds of ships arriving and departing, the buzzing wards stretching out in all directions, a never ending display of life in their numerous skycar lanes. It's like a big anthill made of neon from up here. She gasped slightly as they flew by a large ship, Dreadnought class from the looks of it... she thought Alliance markings. For a moment she wished that she'd been assigned to a ship like that instead of a frigate, it was impressive, and they were the pride of the fleet after all. But something about serving on a ship with a crew the size of a small city was disconcerting. Besides, dreadnoughts never did anything fun anyway, they mostly just sat around guarding the Arcturus Stream.
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The docks were full of life, people from every species in known space darting quickly to their destinations, military and civilians alike.
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 1The transport shook rather violently as it reentered normal space and she exhaled the breath she hadn't realized she was holding. She was used to being in space, space wasn't the problem, but making a jump in a small transport was quite different than doing so in a ship of respectable size. She looked around the compartment and the faces told her that at least she wasn't alone, the apprehension lay thick.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"First jump, blue?" Asked the lanky young human to her right, a small chuckle to his voice
"I'm an asari traveling on a transport from Earth, what do you think?" She snarled in response, regretting her tone almost immediately. The boy just stared at her, surprised.
"Sorry..." she sighed "just not used to making the jump in something as... unstable as this. Usually I'm on something more sturdy"
"Unstable?" he responded, banging the bulkhead with a smirk "Alliance' finest! Nothing but sweat, steel and quality. Size isn't everything." his smirk growing wider "Oh, I'm David by the way...
The Sheps, teen angst, love and understandingBioware owns Shep and Liara-I made up Elena and the girls!The Sheps, teen angst, love and understanding3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Eden Prime, 17 years after the destruction of the Reapers:
Ambassador Liara T'Soni-Shepard returned home and started preparing some after-school snacks for her children without even changing out of the traditional pure white with gold trim dress she wore to official functions.
Liara was happy and occasionally caught herself staring out the sliding kitchen doors that opened to the huge porch that over looked the big back yard which ended at the shores of the crystal clear glacial lake. A lake named Lake Shepard, much to her husband's chagrin. On the other side of the lake snow-capped mountains towered over everything, reaching into the clear, azure sky. It was breath-taking.
Her lithe figure moved gracefully around the kitchen as she gathered items and mentally ticked off nutritional values. She loved it when she got home in time to do this, but her duties usually held her
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 5Sarah Shepard almost toppled over as she caught her daughter in her arms, in what could best be described as a combination of a hug and a krogan charge. It nearly knocked the wind out of her.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Easy sweetie, easy! Damn, I knew I shouldn't have let you play with Grunt when you were little." She said with a laugh.
As they embraced, she could feel her daughter tense up and tremble ever so slightly, realizing that she was sobbing softly into her shoulder. Sarah just smiled, stroking Shias crest soothingly.
"I missed you, dad." she said after calming down a bit.
"I know, sweetie. I missed you too." Sarah chuckled, kissing her forehead "Now come, let's sit down."
Shia smiled and nodded, wiping a few visible tears from her eyes.
Taking up a seat opposite Shia, Sarah looked on her daughter with pride, a smirk across her face.
"Sorry, I was just so shocked to see you... I didn't think I'd get the chance for another six months or so." Shia said after a taking a swig from her coffee.
"No need to a
Mass Effect 3: Forever and For Always Part 1Forgive me, Liara.Mass Effect 3: Forever and For Always Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Leah Shepard raised her pistol to take aim at the generator. All she could think of was her soul mate as she made her decision. The decision to completely eradicate the threat of the reapers; she had to make it safe for Liara to live out her life, even if it would be without the commander.
As she walked closer to the generator to ensure a precise shot, images of the ones she loved flashed before her eyes. Joker and EDI, the couple that she helped create. She couldn't help but feel guilty about her decision to destroy the reapers due to the fact that doing so would destroy all synthetics, which would include EDI. EDI had brought so much happiness to Joker's life and now Shepard's decision would take that away from him.
Then Tali and Garrus flashed before her eyes. Leah loved that they had found love and prayed that they would be able to enjoy a long life with each other.
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 3Shia gestured for her team to spread out in the small clearing as the shuttle quickly made its way back towards the staging area. She took in the scene, meticulous and thorough as her eyes wandered over bushes, the high grasses and the large ferns that spread like a thick blanket over the jungle floor. The air became quiet and peaceful as the sound of the shuttles engines died down in the distance, only the light breeze and the soft chirping of insects breaking the silence. The team slowly went over the perimeter, and one by one they gave her the sign of all clear. Satisfied, she called them over to her and brought up her omni-tool.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ok, let's do a rundown" she said softly, a few quick commands on the amber device bringing up a small map "Tower should be roughly 2 kilometers south of our position. We'll move single file, I take point and Dave, you shore up the rear. Mia, you cover the left flank. Aaki, you take the right." They all nodded in agreement.
"Great" David said, coking his he
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 2As Shia made her way back towards the dormitory, entering the common room she spotted David. He'd gather with some of the other recruits by a small table in the far corner, slumping down in a sofa that seemed to be a bit too worn down and soft for comfort. He spotted her almost immediately as she walked in, waving excitedly.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Shia! Over here!" he called out across the room, stifling the soft murmur of the other recruits momentarily. Shia froze in place for a few seconds, then shrugged it off and made her way over to the group. Here we go... again.
"Hey Dave" She greeted him, feigning confidence
"You two know each other?" the question came from the small girl in the sofa, the same one who she'd seen at assembly and who had been the first call up at roll call.
"Yeah, well... no, not really" David replied "we chatted a bit during transit, the rest of you were too busy examining your feet for 15 hours straight" a teasing smirk growing across his face
"Douche!" the girl huffed "could
Easing the Pain...Bioware owns Mass Effect and these characters:Easing the Pain...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
SSV Normandy, Captains Quarters:
Commander Sarah Shepard dragged herself down the steps as she stripped out of the cracked and dented armor she wore down to Tuchanka. She was so tired and just emotionally done. She staggered a bit and caught herself against the wall by her desk.
She couldn't believe Mordin was dead. He was such a good friend, she loved hearing him ramble on about STG, his work, ethics and even art. The black cloud gathered around her soul again. Everyone she valued and loved died. She sank to her knees and leaned against the wall as she tore off her chest-plate. Exhaustion, loss and pain swelled up in her breast making it hard to breathe, to think. The pain was thick and heavy but she fought it, pushed it down. Down with all the rest, Alenko, her parents, brother and friends on Mindoir, Elysium, Pressly, her last crew, a
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 11"What do you mean 'the Council won't help'?" James seethed between clenched teeth at the holographic image in front of him. "Damn it, Shepard! This all seems pretty familiar, don't you think?"Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 112 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The holographic projection of Sarah Shepard sighed deeply, straightening out the creases of her uniform. "I know, James. But it's not the same thing, and you know that. This is the Alliance' problem, and we have to solve it ourselves."
"I thought the whole god damned point of the Galactic Council was cooperation, common defense..." he grumbled, reining in his frustration as he realized he was spewing it at the wrong target.
"It is," Shepard continued "but the Verge isn't strictly Alliance territory, or within Citadel space; we can't expect them to come running simply because we've taken it upon ourselves to protect unaffiliated human colonies."
"What about Khar'shan?" James asked darkly after a moments pause "Do they have anything to say for themselves?"
"They're denying all knowledge, and we're
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 10She moved as quickly as the crutch would allow through the large lobby of Anderson Memorial Medical Center, it's metallic frame clicking sharply against the floor as she made her way towards the reception desk at the end of the large hall. Shia was apprehensive, she never liked hospitals and this one was no exception. The pungent smell of antiseptic filling her nose, the sighs and groans of people in pain and the constant low murmur of the medical staff all made her weary, and she feared that it would get even worse once she entered the actual ward. Then there was the purpose of her visit, the image of the Chief laid out on the ground of the grimy alley with a hole in his head was still fresh in her mind, and she wasn't much looking forward to reliving the experience.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 102 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jani seemed much more at ease, moving gracefully by Shias side as the two young women navigated through the mostly uniformed crowd, her head bobbing from side to side as she struggled to take in everything that was happen
Memories to Heal the Broken 1So a friend 'Noted' me and suggested a look at my FShep (Sarah) and Liara's relationship 'back in the day'. I decided to start from the end of ME3 and find a way for them to relive some special moments that they shared. It takes a while to get there, but now that the hard part is over, the next installment will be more on point, I think.Memories to Heal the Broken 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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FOB Hammer, London:
They had been fighting for hours and the brutes, marauders and cannibals were closing in on all sides. Liara saw Tali incinerate two cannibals with one flick of her Omni-Tool then glanced to her own left before throwing up a singularity that caught up three cannibals. She killed all three with aimed shots from her Locust but was then knocked back and over a low wall by a charging brute. There were hundreds of vile creatures all around her and the small contingent of Soldiers left at FOB Hammer.
She knew in her heart that they couldn't last very much longer.
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 8New Berlin really was, as Adams had put it, 'out in the ass-end of nowhere', or at the very least it did all that it could to look the part. The settlements scattering of prefab units, stacked on top of one another, were arranged in such a convoluted way that it couldn't possibly have been completely random, yet it lacked any hint of order and the planning behind it was impossible to comprehend. Shia briefly entertained the idea that the whole thing could be considered and art installation, if it wasn't for the dead bodies and looming danger of an ambush. The units themselves were in varying stages of disrepair, some fairly new and still retaining their white finish, while others were tattered and overgrown with vegetation.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As they moved deeper into the settlement, the signs left from the fighting became ever more prominent as they entered areas where the citizens had apparently been able to mount some kind of defense. The air became thicker and hazed, the smoke from the small fires ar
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
Jane and Liara: DaughterTitle: Jane and Liara: DaughterJane and Liara: Daughter4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Characters: Jane Shepard and Liara T'Soni
Time line: After reaper invasion
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is property of Bioware
Jane was sitting in the meeting with the council. As usual they were vary of her. No one actually wants to face reminders of how stupid they had been and she was exactly that for them. Specially for the turian councilor.
Jane doubted that he would ever forget what Jane had said to him when reapers were attacking and they contacted her. Air quoting "Ah, yes the reapers!" had been too big temptation for her and she still made air quote motions when ever she saw the councilor.
"Is this information correct?" Asari councilor asks and lifts her eyes to Jane's.
"It's correct." Jane shrugs. No one knew from where she got her information and they would never find that out. She wished that the meeting would end so she could return to Liara in their home at Thessia. She regretted now that she'd let Liara talk her out o
Liara's VisitLiara/F-ShepardLiara's Visit3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She walked alone through the tall, wrought-iron gates as she had so many times before and into the lush, green reserve that bore the name Shepard's Park. The trees had grown so tall since the first time she came here. Back then they were just hastily planted saplings that only came up to her waist. Now they towered over her and shaded the people in the park from the hot afternoon sun. A light breeze stirred from the east and blew pleasantly in and around the trees rustling the leaves and branches. Liara couldn't help but smile as the cool breeze caressed her skin as she strolled towards the center of the sprawling park to the only building, the only construct on the three hundred acre lot.
Here and there people enjoyed the beautiful weather playing games, walking among the trees or having picnics as chirping birds looked down from the branches and dogs frolicked in the grass. Many took notice of her, bein
Shepard Family Stories - EDI"Check."Shepard Family Stories - EDI3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Aww, come on. Again?"
Velair screws up her eyes, taking in the chessboard. Sure enough, her king was in check by the black queen. "I should have listened to my dad. I don't think I'll be able to beat you."
The synthetic woman across from her smiles. "Maybe. Maybe not. I have found that it's the unknown that makes the game fun."
Velair puts her hands to her temples, gently rubbing them. "That's easy for you to say Aunt EDI. You've already played through your next hundred moves in your head. I'm stuck barely holding my own."
Noticing Velair's obvious frustration, EDI tries a different tactic. "If it makes you feel better, you are doing far better than your father ever did. She would always take the offensive, and end up getting crushed."
Velair looks up at her, "Heh, that does sound like dad. Be honest though, no one's ever beaten you, have they?"
"You'd be surprised. Your mom is actually the only one to date that has successfully beaten me. So don't lose hope Velair, even I ma
Shepard Family Stories - Miranda"Where are we going today, Aunt Miri?"Shepard Family Stories - Miranda3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Miranda looks down at the young asari holding her hand. "We're going to have a little fun today. You ready?"
Ayrene nods, a big grin plastered on her face. She sees the car that Miranda drove up in. A sleek, black convertible with silver trim rests in the driveway. Miranda buckles Ayrene into the passenger seat, before getting in. A push of a button and the engine roars to life. Miranda looks over at Ayrene, one corner of her mouth turning upwards into a sly smile. "Let's make your mother worry some. Hang on, sweetie."
She floors the gas pedal, peeling out of the driveway, leaving a blacked streak on the surface. The car speeds away like a missile. With the winds blowing through her hair, she can barely make out the squeals of delight from Aya. Glancing out of the corner of her eye, she sees the young asari laughing and waving her arms in the air. Once they are about ten miles away from the Shepard house, she begins to slow down. "So? How was that
Traditions, Beginnings and Happy EndingsTevura Hotel, outside Armali, ThessiaTraditions, Beginnings and Happy Endings2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Shepard, it's late and you should get some sleep", Garrus sighed, looking up from the datapad on which he was handling multiple matters of turian state security. Since becoming Primarch he'd found that even in the rare moments where he found himself alone with friends, rather than surrounded by the rest of the Hierarchy, there were still some things that simply could not be put off. Right now, he needed his best friend to stop glaring out of the mirrored window at the assembled press below and go to bed so he could get some work done before turning in himself.
"I know, but for some strange reason, I can't", Captain Kira Shepard replied. "Something to do with oh, I don't know, getting married tomorrow?". She turned toward him, arms folded across her chest and smirked at her bulwark, her brother-in-arms, as he wrestled with yet more reports of fleet strengths and reconstruction efforts that were only now hitting their stride, almost a
Interludes and MissivesTerminus Systems, 2183 ADInterludes and Missives3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Klaxons sounded along the entire length and breadth of the great ship. The entire crew, including those whose sleep had just been shattered, waited and listened for the Captain or Executive Officer to give orders via the internal communications system. The sound from the engines changed as the ship changed course, hurling itself to FTL speeds.
"Commander Shepard to the bridge, repeat Commander Shepard to the bridge. All hands, brace for relay transit in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1".
Amada System, Alchera orbit, 2 days later
As the ship rocked from the rapid deceleration from FTL flight, those nearest the port side bay flung themselves against corridor walls to let the commander pass by, the look on her face telling
[ME]Sorry, She's Taken (LiaraxFemshep)"Tali, is it just me or have people been staring at me?"[ME]Sorry, She's Taken (LiaraxFemshep)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her friend looked over at her, a tilt of her head showing the confusion that her masked eyes couldn't. "What do you mean?"
As soon as the words were out of her mouth, Shepard couldn't help but feel a bit dumb for having said it. The two had decided to go shopping together during the Normandy's temporary docking at the Citadel (after all, one could never have enough weapon and omni upgrades), and as they had made their way through the crowded walkways of the Presidium, Shepard hadn't been able to shake the feeling that heads were turning in her direction. Now, Shepard was in no position to deny any accusation of being paranoid. She'd sooner take the statement as a compliment than try and defend herself against it. Suspicion came to her like fighting came to a krogan. That was just who she was.
But sitting now on one of the Presidium's benches as they were, her single personal purchase of the day resting between herself and her qua
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 - Samara3 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