Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 1 Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date FanficTali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Citadel was a complete mess. Buildings still had holes in them. The blood of the fallen still covered the walls. But people still lived on as though nothing had happened a few weeks ago, they still went to shop at the local stores, they still went to see the new Blasto movie, and they still gossiped about John Shepard's relationship status.
Maybe he's into Asari, thought some.
Maybe he likes only humans, hoped others.
But they were all wrong. He did not enjoy any of those as mates. No he had preferred the most unbelievable of choices. He had preferred Quarians. Specifically Tali Zorah vas Normandy.
Unfortunately no one but a few of the crew of the Normandy SR2 knew about this relationship. The rest of the universe was completely oblivious. They still tried to get with the Universe's Hero.
Mass Effect: Tali Romance: Chapter 2Tali road the elevator up through the Normandy's core to the Command Deck, feelings of dread settling in her gut. She had found herself in a very awkward position since her talk with Shepard, which still made a smile break out on her face just thinking of it.Mass Effect: Tali Romance: Chapter 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I. Want. You"
Keelah, could it really have been that simple? She thought. She had scarcely been able to think of little else since their moment in the Drive Core. a few members of the crew couldn't help but notice a happier tone to her voice when she spoke. She had also been reliably informed by Garrus that Shepard "seemed to have a slight spring in his step these days." Needless to say, she was happier than she had been in a long time.
But now, she felt very uncomfortable. Her promise to do some research on Quarian- Human relations to the Commander had not gone well so far. All the information she had researched on the Extranet wasn't very useful. Most had simply said something along the lines of:
"Quarian and Human coupl
Reunion"Tali?" Garrus said. He saw Tali just staring at Shepard's nameplate.Reunion1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Both he, Tali, Liara, Ashley, Vega, Javik and Joker stood in front of the memorial wall. They had just placed EDI's and Anderson's name up on the wall. The only name left to add was Shepard's. Garrus placed a hand on her shoulder.
"No," she said sternly. "I'm not ready to give up on him." Tali walked away from the memorial wall. "We need to get back to earth as soon as possible. Shepard will need our help."
The elevator door opened and she went inside. The doors closed. The others looked at each other and shook their heads.
"She's still not ready to accept it," Liara said.
"I'm not sure, I'm ready to accept it," Vega said. "I mean it's Commander Shepard! He already died once already."
"But he was at the epicenter of the energy wave," Ash said.
"You all should be glad," Javik muttered. "The reaper threat is over. The Commander accomplished his mission."
"Yeah, that's great and all, but at this high of a cost?" Vega re
Mass Effect: Tali Romance: Chapter 1"When coping with the loss of a parent figure or guardian, it is important to remember your fondest moments with them. The times you shared together are something to treasure and hold on to during the grieving process " .Mass Effect: Tali Romance: Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tali wasn't really listening to the vid "Dealing With Loss" she had downloaded from the Extranet. It wasn't helping. She couldn't cast her mind to any particularly happy moments with her father, and the only one she could think of was now hollow and tainted by the experiments he had preformed on the Geth. It was the promise he had made to her when she was 10 years old and still in her bubble. He had promised her the Homeworld, that his work would help their people reclaim it, and that when they had, he would build her a house on the Homeworld. A home, he promised, no one would ever take away.
She turned off the vid with her omni-tool and rolled over onto her side in her bunk. She was still trying to assemble her thoughts after their trip to the Migrant Fleet. She
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 2 Tali And Shepard's Citadel Date Part 2Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard laugh at Tali's confused reaction. "I'm asking you if you want to go out with me and enjoy the Citadel as my girlfriend?"
It was a soon as those words left his mouth that Tali had finally realized what he was asking. John Shepard was asking to spend more time with her. In Public. With her.
Suddenly Tali's emotions exploded into utter bliss. She hugged Shepard even tighter than before and began to cry her tears of happiness and replied "Yes! A thousand times yes Shepard!"
"Well that's good because if you had said no I might not have survived the trauma of rejection" he replied with a chuckle. This resulted in a chuckle from her lips as well, replacing the tears of happ
What could possibly go wrong...What could possibly go wrong...1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The loud echo tore the calmness of the Presidium like a huge fillet knife: Tali`Zorah Vas Normandy (and half of the street) turned their gazes at the source of that scream.
A young quarian managed to see a helm and a three fingered palm before she was grabbed into a strong hug that merely smashed her down.
"Tali!" The stranger yelled again, pressing her hands around quarian`s waist tighter and tighter.
"Rana?" Tali finally managed to somehow react to this unexpected hug attack, she pushed the intruder away a bit to eye her closer.
Indeed it was Rana`Vaan Vas Raya, they and Tali were best friends they grew up together and until pilgrimage were inseparable! For almost four years they haven`t seen each other and now how?
"Rana!" Tali spelled with all tenderness she could master, weaving her hands around friend`s neck and pressing her tighter to herself, it was unexpected but very pleasant surprise for her. Nostal
Shepard, Why Do You Love Me?It was early in the morning. The room was dark and quiet except for the gentle hum of the engine. The only light came from the stars and mass effect energy that was seen through the ceiling window. It has been over a month since the raid on the Collector's base. Tali was awake but refused to move from her place next the Shepard. She was on her side holding Shepard. Shepard held her in his sleep. Tali basked in his warmth. Human bodies were so much warmer than a Quarian's body. It was comforting and pleasant. She counted the beats of his heart. It was like she was feeling a song.Shepard, Why Do You Love Me?4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Back on the old Normandy, her dreams were that of this moment. Laying outside of her suit next to the man she loves. Now her dreams are realized. She is the luckiest Quarian, no woman, in the galaxy. It was shortly after Shepard reported the the council about the destruction of the Collector's Base, that the news of their relationship was spread all over the galaxy. Gossip magazines criticized Shepard for datin
I will always be with you...I will always be with you...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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"Let me go!" Tali yelled like alarm wriggling from Garrus` grasp, she rushed to the medical bay while he tried all his strength to hold the young quarian.
"Damn it, Tali " Another powerful pull and girl almost escaped, turian`s claw barely shut on her wrist, securing the runner. "Where by the Spirits have you gain such strength?!"
He moved forward and clenched his claws around her forearms, then pressed quarian girl to the cold metallic wall of the engineering deck. She tried to resist but in this position she couldn`t even move, less escape. Tali tried to punch the turian with her knee women`s favorite strike, but the only result was a pain in her leg and most likely a bruise, Vakarian`s armor did its job well!
"Calm down, woman! Don`t make me do what Shepard will kill me for later!"
That effected Tali as a cold shower, she suddenly froze, like her heart stopped. She still resisted him, but it was mostly a reflex, th
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 3 Tali And Shepard's Citadel Date Part 3Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It is a slow news day" stated Khalisah Bint Sinan Al-Jilani with a sigh as she sat at her desk and began to look at her news headlines for the day.
Dumbest person on the Citadel: Turian Councilor?
'Biotic God' flock grows on lower Citadel
Elcor's rendition of Hamlet renewed for another year
The Reaper war was big news but that was something that the Alliance News Network had covered. Besides it wasn't the news that she liked to report since it was so repetitive and annoying. She wanted stories that would cause a scandal, anger people, and that could win her awards
But the most wanted stories were the ones revolved around that bastard Commander Shepard.
She wanted stories that would
Mass Effect 3 Project Integrity Part 2/2Tali walked out of the comm room into the war room where Ashley, Garrus and Liara waited.Mass Effect 3 Project Integrity Part 2/22 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"They have the data," Tali said. "All we have to do is wait for rescue."
"Knew he would pull through for us," Garrus said.
"I was worried we would be stuck here," Liara said.
"And we'd have to start a colony?" Ashley laughed.
"Now that is crazy, Ashley. There are not enough people here for long term colonization and- oh, you were joking."
"So we just hang tight until they find us," Garrus said. "You know if we're to be stuck anywhere, might as well be this tropical paradise."
"We've been fighting for so long, how long has it been since we actually rested?"
"Too long," Ashley said. "Too, too long. The crew deserves a rest. We should get out the drinks, start a fire tonight and just party."
"It-It doesn't seem fair," Tali muttered.
"What do you mean?"
"Shepard has spent the last three years fighting nonstop against the reapers and, now that they're gone, he's still fighting to rebuild this galaxy. W
Tali's DebriefingTali sat up in the cockpit of her shuttle and reflected on what happened on Freedom's Progress. So many of her own people died due to Prazza' stupidity. If only he didn't go stomping around the colony scaring Prazza, or just listened to her orders. Now out of a squad of seven, only four remain, two of which were in critical condition. Lia'Ila, the only Quarian unharmed, was down in sick bay tending to the wounded. After getting Veetor, Tali had her chance to talk to Shepard further.Tali's Debriefing4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"So... Cerberus brought you back?" she said shyly.
"Yeah..." Shepard's voice was quiet, with some shock and sadness to his voice. "I'm not sure about the progress, but they brought me back. I was worried over several things when I heard that. Am I a clone? Did they plant some control chip in me? I hacked several consoles in the facility that they used to bring me back. I'm not a clone. A clone wouldn't have my skills, experiences, memories or moralities. And the control chip was out too, when Miranda tol
Tali Zorah: Breaking The ShellMiss vas NormandyTali Zorah: Breaking The Shell1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I welcome you aboard
And make sure all is accord
But there is something
Like a sweet sad song
And I can't help but overhear the melancholy
Lady vas Neema's melody
I only hear your cries
Under your mask lies
A sad Quarian lady
Who feels trapped and not free
Or is it the heart you have for me
What do you desire my lady?
Oh Milady Rayya why?
As your helmet buries in my chest
Your words are stumbling at best
As your heart confesses what your words try
To pronounce the feelings
Not expecting my words dealing
About you how can my heart deny?
As I help with your mask
Revealing the tears dripping
And in reaction, a sudden lipping
Your face blushing at the task
Mine and your tears begin to pour
As mine blend with yours
A sign of happiness at last
Epilogue TaliMass EffectEpilogue Tali2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
ME3: Epilogue Tali
Two years later after Shepard had left the council due to all the political bullshit (if he accepted the offer), Shepard wakes up and looks to his right to see Tali laying there beside him her eyes closed and breathing softly, with her mask off and was cuddled up close to Shepard.
"Commander," Edi said contacting Shepard through his omni-tool, "we are approaching the Citadel."
"Thanks Edi," Shepard said as he looked at Tali's face.
"Shepard there something else," Edi said.
"What's that, Edi?" Shepard asked.
"The Quarian Admiralty board wants to talk to you and Tali about the recent news you dropped on them," Edi said.
"Keelah," Tali said drowsily, her eyes still closed, "I knew there was going to be repercussions from telling them that about us, but this is the fifth time they have called."
"Shall we ignore them a bit longer?" Shepard asked.
"No we better see them this time," Tali said as she sat up and put her mask back on.
"I thought yo
Mass Effect 3: Redux 1Chapter 1: FarewellMass Effect 3: Redux 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Commander John Shepard was lying on the couch in what he would call his new apartment, but after the events in the Bahak system, it was nothing more than a lavish prison to him. His home was just an ear shot's away from the Alliance headquarters on Earth, located in hustling and bustling Vancouver, of the United North American States. Lots of tall buildings and lovely patios for those who either had great Alliance connections, or really knew how to get the best in life. Shepard was not one of those people. Although, judging by his current living status, you would not think that. A large condo with snow white walls and floor, lamps giving off a calm blue light, bed and couch made out of special memory foam, working kitchen filled with food of the highest caliber, and furniture that would put the designs of the now extinct Ikea to shame. But all of that meant absolutely nothing to Shepard. After all, all the riches in the world couldn't make up for the l
Hacking the CitadelMass EffectHacking the Citadel1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hacking the Citadel
Tali and Shepard were walking through the Prisidium Commons on the Citadel with their son Legion he was just about to begin his pilgrimage in about one week and their daughter Luna she was very young only about five years old and this was her first time visiting the Citadel she was wearing a black with a silver pattern Quarian outfit.
"Wow this is the Citadel," Luna said awestruck at the size of the Citadel, "And all the species in the galaxy have embassies here?"
"That's right," Tali said, "and we are on our way to our Embassy right now."
They were walking by one of the many video screens on the Citadel when something caught Shepard's and Tali's eyes. " This just in a planet in the Shanxi Nebula has suddenly vanished from its orbit. Many scientists are wondering what happened to the planet and its inhabitants "
"That's horrible," Tali said.
"What could possibly make a planet and its people va
Mass Effect Short Story Couldnt Wish For More-Couldn't wish for more.-Mass Effect Short Story Couldnt Wish For More1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
---Here's my interpretation/variation of a well known Mass Effect 3 scene I came up with a few weeks ago. Let You be known that I never did something like that before and that I'm just trying to display what I have in mind, so maybe some other people can enjoy it or work this idea out properly. You also have to excuse my English, due to the fact that it's not my native language.
Please feel free to comment and give (improvement) suggestions if you feel inclined.---
The letters on the display started to get blurry, and caused Shepard to rub his eyes while leaning over the circle terminal in the operation center of the Normandy. Spending 6 hours finishing mission reports, reading and confirming countless dispatches, talking to crewmembers about different issues, giving interviews to annoying BattleSpace and NewsNet Jornalists, right after comming back from another grinding battle against the ever rising Reaper forces, started to leave its marks on him. And the p
Miss you...Miss you...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tagren (Tag) Shepard
Vanguard, Spacer, War Hero.
There are people who always struggle with their position, who always complain and rush forward to earn best, to show everyone their value Those were the 90% of the casualties at any campaign, every soldier knew this and this knowledge was that one thing that made a man with a gun a soldier.
Tagren Shepard was a soldier, he never wanted any glory and he was contempt with everything he had: from the shotgun and the armor to the comrades-in-arms be it state-of-the-art weapon and hardened war veterans or an old rusty slugthrower and a bucnh of green newbies. He followed orders and he did his duty, no matter what he never complained: 'Make do with what you have, some don`t have even this!' the sergeant in the Training Camp used to say Tagren remember those words for his entire life both of them!
So being locked up in the dark ti
Happy Birthday ShepardEngineering was empty. Tali wondered where Gabby and Ken were. The drive core was in working order so she decided to go investigate. Shepard was out for the day with the Council, so Tali was left alone. She went up to the crew deck and found no one but Rupert.Happy Birthday Shepard4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Rupert?" she called out to him.
He turned around and smiled. "Well, hello, Tali."
"Where is everyone?"
"They're getting ready for the surprise party."
He looked at her in a confused look. "I-I thought you would know."
"It's Shepard's surprise birthday party."
"What?" she yelled out. "I-I... Oh, Keelah... How could I not know?" Even Shepard celebrated her birthday, and he remembered the date from one mention from her. She felt terrible that she didn't know.
"Calm down, Tali. We're getting him one gift from the entire crew. You don't need to worry about gifts."
"But..." she protested in a quiet tone. "I'm his girlfriend. I should find something to give him personally."
"You and I both know all Shepard wa
Confessions: TaliTali sat down by the console as it compiled her data. She could hear the GethConfessions: Tali4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
outside of the room trying to get in. An occasional explosion from a rocket.
She hated this. This was supposed to be her last mission before she went back
to Shepard. Now the geth showed up and took out most of the scientist and
marines who were with her. Stupid, stupid, stupid!
she said to herself over and over. Tali started to hate herself. The Geth have
her forces outnumbered and outgunned, and the chances of getting out are getting
slimmer by the minute. Why didn't I joined Shepard
on Freedom's Progress? Why?
She started to cry as the thought of never seeing Shepard again went through
her mind. No. She had to be strong. Tali stood up and went to the comm console
to try and communicate with her squad and see what their status is.
"Tali'Zorah to base camp, come in base camp." No answer came back.
"Tali'Zorah to base camp, come in base camp." Again no answer. She
could only curse in her mind. "
Wedding DayWedding DayWedding Day2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
(a short about Shep's and Tali's wedding day on the Normandy)
"You can kill a Reaper. You came back from the dead. You went through a relay that no one ever has, successfully I might add. You took out the collector base and none of your team was killed. Yet you are nervous about being married to the woman you love? I don't know about you but that seems a little messed up to me." Garrus said. Coiln couldn't stop his hands from shaking.
"I'm not nervous, I'm happy." Colin argued.
"You are not helping." Garrus smiled.
"Want to know something funny?" Colin asked trying to distract himself.
"Everything good that's happened to me has happened to me on the Normandy." Garrus thought about it for a moment.
"I think I can say the same thing. Alright let's get you ready, it's almost time to head down to the Cargo Hold."
"You look beautiful, Tali." Tali looked up to see Kal standing at the door.
Is It Fair?Shepard, Garrus and Tali rode in the elevator up to the Normandy. These elevator rides always took so long in Tali's mind. Though at least she was in it with Shepard. The dashing Commander whom she has a secret crush on. Her daydreams were broken by Garrus.Is It Fair?3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"You seem to be attracting unwanted attention, Tali," he said matter-of-factly. "Several passerbys were staring at you."
Tali hated Garrus pointing this out.
"Many think less of the Quarians for traveling in the Flotilla and for creating the Geth," she sighed. Tali wished this idiot would shut the hell up. For the first time since she left the Flotilla, she was treated as a person instead of a second-class citizen. Mostly thanks to Shepard.
"The Quarians endangered the entire galaxy when they let the Geth break free," Garrus countered. "I hope your people are properly contrite. Tali."
Was he trying to to cause conflict? "As the Turians are properly contrite for releasing the genophage upon the Krogan?"
"You're assuming that sterlizi
The Walk...The Walk...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey!" Tali yelled like alarm when the wrench simply flew off from her hand and with hollow clank fell on the cold slatted floor of the Engineering deck. The Quarian tech sighed irritated, looking at the chuckling person in the corner and venting air off her suit angrily.
"Tag, stop that! That`s not funny! I need to work!" She tried to collect the instrument from the floor but it slipped her hand again flying into Shepard`s opened palm.
Tali narrowed her shining eyes and threw the massive nut that she was just going to screw on at him. Shepard easily foresaw that, the air around him shined blue and he immediately teleported to the neighboring corner of the room, the "missile" missed him and hit the wall, making unpleasant echo.
"Missed me " Before he finished his face received the dear and loving kiss of a dirty rag Tali used to clean her hands from the engine oil and other. Tagren choked on the strong smell of the grease mixed with rust and a few dozen additional "aromas" he didn
Mass Effect 3 Project Integrity Part 1/2Project IntegrityMass Effect 3 Project Integrity Part 1/22 years ago in Profiles More Like This
It was very quiet. The gunfire had died down. There were no mechanical roars. It was beautiful but frightening at the same time. When the red energy erupted from the Citadel, it caused every reaper to fall over and die. Their corpses littered earth's surface and her orbit. Despite the war, earth was in relatively good shape. Major city centres were destroyed, but some remained as well as hundreds, if not thousands, of smaller cities, towns and factory districts that remained fairly intact.
The sacrifice required to defeat the reapers was immense. The geth immediately deactivated when the red energy wave passed through them leaving just their husks behind. The mass relay system was destroyed leaving the entire hammer and sword army stranded on and above earth. Though this was not the first thought on everyone's mind. Right now they won a war against an almost invincible enemy. The main focus was finding survivors, recording the names of dead, and figuring out what to d