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 13 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...
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 53 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: 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 23 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
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 33 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
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 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 103 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
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 113 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 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 83 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
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.
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
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 6Shia sat on the floor of the docking bay, resting her back against her duffel bag. It had grown considerably in size after she raided her parents apartment for anything belonging to her that she might want to take with her. In addition to some clothing, she'd also found a few books. She had to weed out most of them, books being heavy and bulky by nature, and in all honesty rather useless when you could fit a whole library in your omni-tool. Never the less, she'd always enjoyed the feel of one against her skin, the smell of chemically treated paper and ink. She'd eventually settled on the early 20th century edition of The Divine Comedy that grandma Hannah had given her when she turned fifteen. It was a ragged old thing, bound in leather that was now worn and threading in some places, and the gold colored inlays of the title now tinted towards black.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Looking up, she studied the fine contours of the Narva outside the glass dome. It's so sleek in it's design. There's something...
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 7Shia woke up to a hissing sound, she was still sitting on the couch. She cocked her head a little to ease the stiffness in her neck. Jani was standing by her desk, no longer covered in her blanket, she had straightened her uniform out and pulled the light khaki veil over her head. She was rummaging through a small metal case, fiddling with a injector and a few small vials.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Looking up at Shia, her eyes seemingly glowed even brighter than they had the night before, a smile crept across her face as she spoke "Sorry if I woke you up."
"It's alright." she said, leaning back again "Feeling any better?"
"Much. I still have a little bit of a fever, but this should take care of it." Jani replied, wiggling the injector in her hand, bringing it up to her neck and letting the stream make its way into her system with a hiss.
Shia nodded, trying very hard to to avoid staring at Janis neckline as she pulled the edge of her veil aside for the injection, but failing spectacularly. The quarian had her c
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
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.
Traditions, Beginnings and Happy EndingsTevura Hotel, outside Armali, ThessiaTraditions, Beginnings and Happy Endings3 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
Zelda's 7 Minutes in Heaven"Hey Zelda will you play 7 minutes in heaven?" Shadow Link asked her, finally having found her; she'd been avoiding everyone at the party in Kokori forest, knowing this would come up.Zelda's 7 Minutes in Heaven3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Zelda had her back to him. "No."
"Aw c'mon Zelda" Shadow Link said.
Zelda folded her arms, "Why would I want to."
Shadow Link only had one reply. "Link's playing" knowing that Zelda had a big crush on his 'Good side'.
"Not Fair " She huffed and turned to him.
"So you in?"
She rolled her eyes and thought, 'well if I don't get Link I don't have to do anything inside that .' Then it hit her "Where would we play?" They were in the middle of the woods after all
Shadow laughed. "In Link's closet."
Of course She'd somehow forgotten about all of Kokori village. "Fine" She concluded.
Shadow grinned, "Great!" He yelled and ran off to tell everyone the princess was playing. Leaving her to traipse off after him, her long hair held above her head in a ponytail, and wearing simple clothing, having a
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
VI. SlumberIt passed half and a week after Lightning's return to the Guardian Corps' ranks, during which an unspoken daily routine was established between the two friends: in the morning both attended their work –Lightning woke up earlier than Hope– and they didn't come back home until evening; they usually had dinner together, but sometimes they were assigned night shifts and had to stay working until dawn, and when they came home the other one had already gone to work.VI. Slumber2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was so much to do, both in the Guardian Corps and the Academy. Hope and Lightning had no choice but to work exceptionally hard, and sometimes they didn't see each other in all day.
It was a weird situation, Hope thought one night in which Lightning was in an unplanned night shift and therefore he was alone at home. Knowing that his friend was near, solitude wasn't so harsh. But, even so, he felt a void those nights in which they didn't see each other at all.
In theory, it didn't have to be so. They were just fri
IV. SoldierAlthough the curtains covered the window, they were thin enough for the first morning sunrays to leak through them. Used for centuries to the dim gloom of Valhalla and then the not so bright sky of Novus Partus, Lightning woke up when the faint light touched her eyelids. It took a while for her to remember where she was, and smiled to herself when she heard Hope’s soft breathing beside her; she turned her head to him, and saw her friend back to her, wrapped in the sheets so she only could see part of his white shirt and the silver hair strands that covered his neck, longer and straighter than in his time as a teenager.IV. Soldier3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lightning smiled briefly remembering how difficult had been to convince Hope to share the bedroom. He had always been gentle and shy, but over the years it seemed that those traits had led to a remarkable gallantry. As she assumed, Hope wasn’t trying to take advantage of her; in fact, he’d probably spent whole weeks apologizing if he accidentally touche
To The Heavens Soars The PhoenixIt couldn't be happening. It couldn't be!To The Heavens Soars The Phoenix2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Light! Please, Light, wake up!"
But, unfortunately for me, this nightmare was horribly real.
I didn't know what had happened yet, nor exactly where we were, or why I had lost consciousness. My last memory was the eyes of no less than five brutal monsters pouncing on me without warning…
… And in that moment, who knows how long after that, the first thing I saw upon waking up was Lightning collapsing on the ground covered by crystal dust, still clutching that divine gunblade, as beautiful and deadly… as its wielder.
I didn't care about being still dazed. Nor that at first my legs didn't obey me. Nothing that happened to me was important.
Lightning was wounded. That was all that mattered.
Somehow beyond my understanding I had managed to get by her side without falling down as well and knelt beside her. It was her, no doubt about it. She looked exactly the same as I remembered her, except for that shiny silver armor cov
III. HomeDespite all those years, decades, he spent in his house in Novus Partus, Hope had never thought about it as his home. It had been a long time since the last time the Director of the Academy felt rooted to a single place, since the moment when, at age fourteen, the fal’Cie and the Purge snatched away everything from him. After Cocoon’s fall, even though having lived a few years with his father, everything changed when he joined the Academy, because from that moment onwards his live was a constant going to and fro within expeditions in Gran Pulse, the different colleges and, after Serah and Noel showed up without prior notice in the Yaschas Massif, all the subsequent time travels that they had brought with them.III. Home3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hope was shy and quiet; he never opened before the doors of his personal space to anyone at the first opportunity. So, although he didn’t feel his apartment of Academia as his home, it wasn’t easy for him to let Lightning in. It was an honor for the young
II. AcademiaThe trip from New Bodhum to Academia, the most important of all the cities around the former site of Cocoon’s crystal pillar, wasn’t supposed to take an excessive amount of time, but even so it took a few hours to reach the capital travelling in that decrepit airship. Of course, Novus Partus’ technology was far from what the Academy had come to make up on its golden age.II. Academia3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Because of this, when the metropolis finally appeared on the horizon, the sky had begun to show the pink colors of dawn. Hope watched sleepily the landscape through the small window; at his side, Lightning had fallen asleep almost since they left, and her head had found a foothold on her friend’s shoulder.
“Director”, the pilot said from the front seat; Hope looked up blinking, trying to snap out of his daze. “We’re reaching Academia. Where should I land?”
“Try on the closest landing spot to the Academy’s headquarters”, Hope said, smiling helplessl