It Takes Time: Part IShepard is signing books when the assassin hits.It Takes Time: Part I2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He sees it out of the corner of his eye-
the flash of a gun,
the curl of fingers.
He's out of practice.
Slower than usual.
But he's been Alliance for longer than he's been retired,
and his reflexes kick in anyway,
turning over the table,
pushing the woman in front of him down,
dropping to the floor himself.
He hears the gun fire.
He rolls, using the table for cover.
Rattled thoughts ram through his brain.
What the fuck-
Who the hell-
Are you kidding me?
He wishes he had his gun,
and as he glances around for something useful,
his thoughts become more orderly.
There's only one exit.
If I can find a way to move the civilians out-
no, not enough time.
Gotta take him down.
Fuck, I need backup!
As if in answer to a prayer-
not that Shepard believes in those,
he hears a familiar voice.
His hand snaps
Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 1Hope and a Fighting Chance, Chap. 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Let him go!
Hold on, Kaidan...
Don't give up... saved my life, and I can't... Oh Goddess... Please pull through, Kaidan... We all need you, but Shepard... I'll go see how he's doing... be right back... better not go anywhere...
Hey Kaidan... Don't know if you can hear me... take my chances... Don't die, Kaidan... You've got to fight... need you in this... I could use you... Come on Kaidan, fight... that's an order...
Back when... fought Saren... glimpse of Shepard's mind... just the way he looks at you... seen you look back... Shepard... his main reason to fight... lost so much already... Please live, Kaidan, for his sake as much as yours... You're a good friend... care for yo
DinnerDinner2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Commander Shepard looked out the window of the apartment at the Armax Arsenal Combat Arena just across the strip, although not really seeing it. While his eyes scoped the holographic lettering of the building, his mind was combing the bulge of the right pocket of his favorite jacket: an N7-themed black cotton hooded jacket that harkened back to 20th and 21st century fashion. Reaching his callused hand into the pocket, he pulled out what it so contained: a black velvet case that contained one of the most special purchases he hoped he would ever make.
As his fingers unconsciously stroked the soft velvet, Shepard thought about the man the contained was intended for. He had known the man for a few years now, but only recently did he realize he had deep feelings for him. A few weeks ago, Shepard got to sit down with him at Apollo Café on the Presidium so they could relax and talk over lunch and drinks. Before they gave themselves the chance to order, his love said something that made
ME: the uses of heroesTitle: the uses of heroesME: the uses of heroes4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
characters: Kaidan, Shepard, Joker
Disclaimer: If I owned Mass Effect things would be different.
"Did you know they used you in the recruitment ads?"
"Give me a minute."
"Okay." And Joker sat down next to one of the railings keeping the stars at bay and closed his eyes because he'd seen her too. He didn't need a second look.
Kaiden needed the second look. (He hadn't gotten it over Alchera, after all.) Joker watched Kaidan's boots walk away. Poor lovestruck biotic.
Not that it wasn't weird seeing her face up on that hologram, advertising Honor and Duty and the Alliance. Not that there wasn't something wrong about the fact that the recruiters were using her. She'd sold her body to t
Worth Living For, Act I, Chap 1Worth Living For, Act I, Chap 12 years ago in Drama More Like This
The Commander was crazy - completely, utterly crazy. He'd trained and fought alongside vanguards before, but this Could this even be called fighting?
It was more like watching a giant freight train striking down everything in its path! To tell the truth, Kaidan had no idea that biotics could even be used in such a way.
One second, the Commander was standing right next to them, giving his orders and assessing the situation - the next, he was gone! Vanished! All he could see was their enemies in the distance flying all over the place as a result of his ridiculously powerful biotic charge, followed by a full blown nova knocking back attackers in a massive arc of biotic energy.
And then, there Marco Shepard was knee deep in geth and husks, shields depleted, shooting them at close range with his shotgun or delivering a few well placed punches if they ever got too close.
Kaidan had tried to assist
Meet the Parents: Part IKAIDANMeet the Parents: Part I2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I think so."
"Good. Let's go."
We're in Vancouver.
Shepard didn't want to go.
He really loves London.
He loves the air,
the feel of it.
He loves our apartment.
but not cramped.
In a noisy part of town,
but he doesn't care.
It's just me and him,
and that's how he likes it.
it's not gonna be just me and him.
and my parents.
He's eager to meet my mom.
He really is.
But my dad...
"So what happens if we don't get along?"
glowering as he tugs his luggage along behind him.
if he doesn't
of his son's fiancee?"
"It'll be fine, Shepard,"
trying to keep him calm.
Dad will, uh...
He'll like you.
Shepard looks skeptical.
for good reason.
Dad and I...
our relationship is kind of...
Shepard hates him.
He's never met him-
hell, he's never even seen him-
and he hates his guts.
All based off of a conversation we
ME3: Don't leave me behind... Don't leave me behind...ME3: Don't leave me behind...2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A plea. From a broken man. Heart splitting into pieces, those pieces falling, shimmering in the faint light of love as each section reflected a moment shared in passion or closeness or intimacy or solace before delicately shattering, each shard sensuously dancing through the air, leaving behind trails of coppery-scented blood to pool deep within his soul. Maybe if he had tried just that tiny bit more she would be pulled back, away from danger, into safety. No way he could run after her, be with her to the end. No way that his true feelings weren't completely laid bare for the world to see – raw pain, fear, love – with tears barely restrained behind caramel eyes. He had known what was going to happen from the first moment he realised how he felt about her. This, this end, full of blood and death and sacrifice. A fool’s hope deep within the part of his heart that still held onto childish, innocent, romance in a time filled with war and m
Heal My Wounds--Chapter 1"Joker, I don't care what you have to do, get us back to Earth," Kaidan's voice was sharp and demanding as he ran into the cockpit. The thought of his commander gone was just too much for him to accept. There were too many words that still needed to be shared, so much more to be done between them. He couldn't face the highly probable chance that his lover -after years of feeling betrayed and loving him regardless of that- was gone. He ran a hand through his thick black hair. There was no way that he was losing John.Heal My Wounds--Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
The flight lieutenant nodded, having suffered a loss of his own, finding Shepard would have been a welcomed distraction. Even though that Shepard had told he and EDI not to get together, he still felt the impact of her loss.
John had never been a proper gentleman, hell he was never proper at all. He would kill someone without a second thought, but no matter what he did, he had a reason. Joker growled as he stood, finding that he had broken a rib. "Get Adams, we're goin
Building a Consensus, UpdatedYeoman Kelly Chambers stood idly at her station up on the main deck of the Normandy, located next to the galaxy map, considering things. Her bare arms crossed one another out of habit, and a slender finger touched at her lower lip.Building a Consensus, Updated5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Commander Shepard wasn't present on the deck. Amidst the beeps of technicians typing at their stations, Kelly had the wry idea that he was down in Engineering spending time with a certain Quarian.
I'm glad they got together, they're both such wonderful people, She thought to herself glancing over at his Console. They're so cute.
Her thoughts at that moment turned to the ships newest... "Crew Member", and what was to be done in regards to it.
I mean... I trust Shepard, he knows exactly what he's doing... but a Geth? Activating a Geth on the ship?
Kelly had examined the psychology of all the Crew carefully. Jack, Grunt and Zaeed had made her uneasy with their presence, but she could understand them a to a certain degree.
It Takes Time: Part IICortez says good-bye to Vega at the hospital doors,It Takes Time: Part II2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
quiet and almost-shy with one hand on his waist,
rubbing the fabric of his shitty gray T-shirt between his thumb and forefinger.
“You’re not comin’, Esteban?”
“Thought I’d better stay back,
help with Shepard.
He’s gonna need all the support he can get.”
“Guy’s gonna be a wreck.”
They stand there for a few more seconds.
says Cortez finally.
The usual goodbye,
except that it’s not.
Because Cortez kisses Vega,
and Vega grins real wide
and it’s harder to walk away
than it would be normally.
But Cortez wanders back to the ICU.
Because Vega’s right.
Shepard’s gonna be a wreck.
Visiting hours are over.
And when Cortez arrives,
he’s leaning up against the window,
forehead pressed against the glass,
ME2: Movie NightTitle: Movie NightME2: Movie Night5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 2
characters/pairing: FemShep/Joker fluff; also featuring some Garrus
Disclaimer: ME (c) BioWare
Kendra Shepard watched Kaidan walk away. It has been two years for him, she thought. It feels like months for me. What does this mean for us? The yellowish grass of Horizon waved, flattened in places by booted feet or the blackened bodies of the Collectors. She could hear Garrus and Grunt breathing behind her, could almost sense their hulking presences. And Kaidan dwindled.
He had been a great friend-a great soldier.
But her new soldiers needed to get out of here, back to the safety of the ship.
She keyed the comm on her glowing arm rig. "Joker. Come get us."
The shuttle docked; Shepard and the aliens stepped out onto the echoing corridors of the Normandy. Shepard felt her shoulders relax (Lazarus reactions like the natural ones). No one would shoot at her here-not unless Jack wa
Good and GreenThe Normandy is rocked by explosions; Traynor is there as Garrus drags Vega in, both of them breathing hard. The turian motions for her to help him and she does, moving forward with her jaw set as she sees the wound in Vega’s side.Good and Green2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Shepard had always teased her about whether she’d be able to stomach combat, but Traynor’s a tough cookie and she doesn’t flinch. It’s Garrus on one side of Vega and her on the other, shuffling towards the med-bay.
She notices that both her companions refuse to utter a word. That’s strange, she thinks, because neither are ever short of snide remarks, and knowing the extent of their love for bantering, she’d expect them to be firing back and forth by now.
You just had to go and ruin the fun, Garrus would say, and, well at least my face is still intact- and handsome, Vega would respond.
The banter never happens, and it’s blood pouring out of Vega instead of laughter.
Chakwas takes Vega and Tr
Kings and Champions"Well, I suppose I should get back to the old ball and chain," Alistair quipped, glancing over at Bann Teagan.Kings and Champions4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You know the Queen hates it when you call her that," Teagan laughed, grinning and shaking his head at the gentleman beside him.
"No she doesn't. Just because she killed an Archdemon she doesn't scare me."
"You keep telling yourself that, Your Majesty," Teagan sighed.
Reagan caught Anders' laughing gaze as she slipped down the stairs in pure silence. She returned his grin, winking at the one called Hawke who stared at her in confusion.
"Oh really, now, my king? How many times have I seen you jump or hide like one of the children when they've been caught with their hands in the cookie jar right before supper?" she purred, tapping Alistair on his shoulder.
"Andraste's flaming sword, quit using your wily wily rogue ways and stop sneaking up on me, you minx," he countered good naturedly, wrapping an arm around her shoulders as she curled up a
What if This Storm EndsGarrus ran into the hospital, quick on his feet. He had to get to Jane, regardless of who tried to stop him. He darted around several people, ignoring the medical staff and others that were shouting at him. He had to see Shepard, even if she was already gone, he needed to be able to see her, to hold her, just one last time. That was all he needed. The turian had heard the news of her survival, but her unlikely odds of recovery.What if This Storm Ends3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Her words rang like a bell in his mind;
'There's only so much fight in a person...only so much death you can take before...' No, he couldn't think about that. Garrus knew that Shepard was strong and he knew that she would at least try to fight against it. She was the owner of her life and her death. However, from what he had heard, this time it was different.
He wasn't ready to accept that she wasn't going to make. Jane was a fighter, it's what she lived for. She laughed at death; the Sole Survivor of Akuze, destroyer of the Collectors. She
Mass Effect: PancakesMass Effect: Pancakes5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"You know," Joker trailed, tossing a knowing glance over his shoulder at Shepard, "This isn't going to work out."
Shepard blinked. "What isn't?"
"This. You. Me. Her. Them." He gestured toward EDI's projector and the vast expanse of space for the last two. "Our relationship is doomed for eternity."
"I mean, I've already gotten you killed once and I haven't even made you pancakes, yet."
"Oh, please." Shepard leaned on the back of Joker's chair. "Dying doesn't count unless you stay dead. Besides, Gardner's got breakfast covered."
"See? You're already replacing me. Portioning out my jobs to other men. First it's pancakes, then it's piloting..." He sighed, relenting to the inevitable. "Next thing I know, I'll be nothing but eye candy."
Shepard remained silent.
"Shit. Is there any part of my job you haven't given away?"
After the Party - CitadelDLCAfter the PartyAfter the Party - CitadelDLC2 years ago in Humor More Like This
- CitadelDLC Spoiler -
you ever wondered what happend after the Party? When the camaras are out and everyone went to bed?
and who is the neighbor in the appartment next to Shepards?
Author: written and translated by Servala, corrected by a very nice person from Fanfiction.net Sarroush
Game: Mass Effect 3
characters/pairing: Liara T´Soni/ Commander Shepard, Aria T´Loak/ Councillor Tevos, Wrex, Tali, Traynor, Ashley, Glyph, Samara, Miranda/ Jack .....
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
"God Liara, what's gotten into you?" They had finally managed to steal away. After the group photo, Liara had not let her go anywhere and kissed her passionately in front of everyone. As though that hadn't been enough, the asari's hands had slipped over and under her clothes. The young Asari was very drunk, more than Shepard had ever experienced before.
"You... not …" purred Lia
Sentinel - Chapter NineThe Hero of Elysium:Sentinel - Chapter Nine2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Being head of the Marine details meant that there was nothing that Kaidan didn't know about the things that were going on around the ship except for the things he weren't supposed to know. He was fine with that, it was the way he preferred things.
He was also surprised over the amount of people he actually knew, but the one that made him grin when he saw him was Joker. He was not surprised that Anderson and Hackett had chosen him to fly the Normandy.
"This dame needs a special hand to fly her and I got the touch," Joker said, grinning at Kaidan who just chuckled and grinned in return.
The biggest surprise though was when the commander of the ship was announced, making several people gasp. Whispers were already filling the briefing room.
There was not a soul who had not heard about Commander John Shepard, the latest N7 graduate. The hero of Elysium.
People were talking, creating their own images about the man. They had been doing that for the last seven years
The Captive (John Shepard x James Vega)Of all the spineless, cowardly, miserable bureaucratic political bullcrap the Alliance had pulled in the past, this took the damn cake. Why didn’t they just dishonorably discharge him? At this rate, that’s where he was headed anyway. They already gave him a damn medal for his supposed heroics, but were quick to dismiss them behind his back and criticize them as though they were acts of terrorism to be evaluated. Alright granted, he might be willing to admit he didn’t have the best track record lately; and maybe having shore leave after that mission a few months ago on Omega was probably not the best of ideas, but he never wanted to pick a fight with Batarians…Honestly how was he supposed to know that relations between them had nearly exploded into a thousand pieces, the Alliance didn’t tell him anything. He was given a promotion and a pat on the back to shut him up, and now he was being firmly kicked aside where this new promotion wouldn’t even be oThe Captive (John Shepard x James Vega)1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 18: THE MORNING AFTERChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sera awoke to the sound of the incessant beeping of her omni-tool.
The beeping reverberated inside her head, pulsating out a rhythm of pain. Laying there in the middle of the bed for a moment, she willed it to stop, absently muting the offending noise. A light snuffling sound from the couch caught her attention but she didn't want to move to find its source. She pinched the bridge of her nose, closing her eyes, trying to breathe through the pain in her head. Only when the pain had sufficiently subsided did she dare to open her eyes and click on her omni-tool. A message from her mother blinked at her.
Rise and shine daughter! See you in an hour!
Sera groaned in protest as she remembered agreeing to breakfast with her mother and Anderson the night before. That was before her mother ambushed her. Suddenly, the memories from the night before sporadically started to fill her brain.
The thought bolted her upright
Invictus - Prologue - Unfulfilled DesiresInvictus - Prologue - Unfulfilled Desires3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Uopfyldte Ønsker - Unfulfilled Desires
Drinks in hand, separated by strangers, their eyes meet across the room. Friends and enemies, politicians and trial: all immediately forgotten in captive gazes. One step, then another, two meet under golden light.
He bows, she curtsies. He holds out his green-scaled hand. She stares at it, her heart beats faster. She is afraid, unsure, but she takes it still.
Gently, he pulls her into his arms. His hand is warm and strong on her back. Her hand: light and fleeting on his shoulder. His fingers tighten on her hand, and warm tingles spread over her skin. Safe and sound, her nerves ease. She relaxes into his hold.
The music starts, soft and sweet. He moves; she follows. Lightly he swirls her over the floor. Her skirts flair, she stumbles. She ducks her head, embarrassed. Softly he comforts her, nuzzling the light blond hair piled high on her head.
She raises her eyes from his chest. Big, beautiful black eyes meet her green. Her
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
Heal My Wounds--Chapter 2Kaidan jumped out of the Normandy and onto the street below. The major had convinced Joker to let him out beside the hospital instead of going to a docking bay. He was hellbent on seeing John before he did anything else. He wasn't going to do anything else until he saw the Commander, regardless of what he was asked. Yes, he was an Alliance soldier to his core, but Shepard needed someone to be there for him. He had just saved the galaxy. The least that Kaidan could do was be there as he recovered. The others stayed on board and waited until Joker was granted permission to land. His eyes rested on the building that had the sign "Charing Cross Hospital" and he felt himself growing beyond anxious.Heal My Wounds--Chapter 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
He walked into the hospital, the features on his face smooth and calm, the complete opposite of his inner feelings. He was thinking a million thoughts and they blurred together, his heart was racing and adrenaline was coursing through his veins. He walked to the receptionist's desk and she
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceA/N: This chapter's rather long by my general standards so I hope that makes up for the long wait. I've subscribed to theory presented by Greenmamba5 that turians have a subharmonic range used for a secondary communication which is denoted in italics in their conversation.Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 19: BREAKFAST
Garrus let out a low growl of frustration as his hand slid down and away from the door. He turned to call the elevator and as the doors slid open he mentally went over what he planned for the day: breakfast with Solana, talk to Chakwas and maybe, if he was lucky, he could nail a few minutes with Anderson. He stepped off the elevator and turned toward the direction of the Crew's Quarters. He had a few minutes before he had to get ready to meet Solana and, knowing her, she would probably be late anyway. The doors slid open and his Turian nose immediately picked up the scent of booze, sweat and the stench of vomit. Apparently, the rest of the crew had continued the party after coming