Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 1: SHORE LEAVEChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silence .well, not perfect silence but a familiar and comforting one nonetheless. The hum of the ship and its crew going about their daily activities was something Shepard had come to find a certain peace in. The Alliance had given her a sense of belonging and the people she met and served with gave her a sense of family. Following in her parents footsteps gave her a sense of purpose. She never expected to come as far as she had. Still, it made her sad to know that her father would never know or see what his daughter had accomplished. Standing in the cockpit with Joker looking out the window, watching the stars streak by in the vast expanse of space, she was lost in thought
"Commander? ....Joker to Shepard .Hello?"
" ..what?" she absently answered still staring out the window.
"Oh nothing, you know, just trying to fly the ship here. Waiting for your orders while the Reapers hunt our ass and Cerberus gets away the usual."
Peeved, she turn
ME: Nail CareME: Nail Care4 years ago in Romance More Like This
On her first night together with Garrus, Shepard had been mildly concerned about the talons that she knew turians possessed. She trusted Garrus with all of her heart and knew that he never intentionally harm her, but there was that instinctual distrust of sharp claws near her softer human flesh. Of course she had been thinking of entirely different things by the time that evening reached the stage where his gloves came off, and then she didn't' have the luxury to think about minor details until after they had blow the Collector base to bits.
Being under house arrest had given her more than enough time to think, and Garrus was one of the happy memories she had she to stave on the crushing boredom. One of the questions those memories brought up was if turian anatomy charts and Alliance descriptions of turian talons as 'vicious natural weapons' were overly exaggerated or if Garrus had blunted his just for her.
In Another LifeIn Another Life1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Title: In Another Life
Game: Mass Effect
Disclaimer: Bioware owns anything associated with Mass Effect. I only own the plot.
In another life, things would be different.
In another life, there would be no more war; only peace. There wouldn’t be any more heartache; only love and happiness…..There wouldn’t be any more death; just the feeling of you in my arms again. In another life, you’d still be here with me, alive, well, and looking up at me with a smile so bright that it could outshine any sun.
I’d give anything-my heart and soul, everything I am and would ever be-just to have the smallest of chances at another life with you in it.
Two Turians and a KeeperGarrus and Chellick were busy reviewing footage at their desks into the late hours of the evening. They were working on a case together involving suspicious cargo that was being run through the Citadel. All ships docking were legitimate which meant that when they finally pinpointed the ship, either the entire crew was "dirty" or they had an extremely shady crew member that was very good at hiding his illegal activities. In any case, they had to pinpoint what ship, or ships, the cargo was coming from and this was proving to be quite the task. They reviewed hundreds of tapes from the course of a few months, watching every ship dock, watching every crate that exited, checking the docking records to make sure everything matched up. So far, they had turned up nothing.Two Turians and a Keeper4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I can't look at any more footage," sighed Chellick. "It's late; let's just pick this back up tomorrow."
"Yeah, alright," Garrus replied as he rubbed his eyes. "You want to go get a
ME3: AwkwardME3: Awkward3 years ago in Romance More Like This
ME3 (references to Leviathan DLC)
I rarely, if ever, get sick, which I consider a lucky combination of Dr. Chakwas' slightly-intrusive care and my own robust immune system. I have been exposed to dangerous viruses and bacteria for years in the heat of combat and hardly contracted a sniffle.
The last few days, however, I had been crippled with severe migraines, and I'd had just about enough. Dr. Chakwas had done all she could, yet they persisted. It was she who suggested I seek the migraine guru on the ship, and with some chagrin and great hope I made my way down to the observation deck.
Kaidan and I were still a bit unsettled around each other; our smiles a little forced, our laughter a little loud. We were still trying to figure out how to be friends, and I dreaded making him feel obliged.
I needn't have worried. His greeting was awkward, but he immediately relaxed and went into a delightful soldier-friend mode when I slumped against him on the couch, clutch
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 7: TRAPChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The elevator came to a halt at the Embassy level and opened its doors. Shepard stepped out and headed toward Anderson's office. Her omni-tool blinked and she pulled up the messages one from Gardner with all of the items he needed for the ship, one from Traynor with the location of the florist, one from Dr. Chakwas with the manifest of medical supplies to trade with Tactus and one from her mother. She opened the last one:
I just arrived and got your message from Specialist Traynor. I'll see you in a little while for dinner.
She sighed heavily as she stood in front of Anderson's office door.
Hopefully this doesn't take long.
She pressed the keypad and the doors slid open. Anderson's personal assistant looked up from behind his desk.
"Ah! Commander Shepard! Councilor Anderson is expecting you. Please go on in," he said as he opened the doors to the inner office.
Anderson and the Salarian Dalatrass were arguing but quickly stopped w
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 1Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 1 Hunt
"Someone should learn how to drive," Garrus Vakarian thought shaking his head while he investigated the damaged Mako in the cargo hold of the Normandy. He held a great deal of respect toward Commander Shepard, but her driving wasto put it mildlyreckless. Mako was designed to be used in extreme conditions, but at times he thought that Shepard was asking too much from the vehicle and it was his job to fix anything her driving broke. "Next time she comes around, I'll tell her to stop driving like mad, I sure will," Garrus thought.
"Hi there," Shepard's voice jarred him out from his thoughts. "How's she looking?"
Garrus started to turn to face herhe fully intended to speak his mind about the matterbut she was standing much closer than he had expected and for a reason he couldn't understand her hand, which was resting right next to his, gave him a pause. He had never really paid any attention to her hands be
Threat or PromiseThreat or Promise4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: Threat or promise
Game: Mass effect
Disclaimer: OWNED BY BIOWARE
Threat or Promise.
English Bay. He couldn't believe he was standing here again on the balcony of his parents' freshly rebuilt house, an ice cold glass of water slowly freezing his hand. It was funny, in all his years he never thought he'd have survived the hell that they'd been brought into six years ago.
Times had been...hard since then. Earth was a mess, but it could have been worse. Rural areas had seen little damage, but the damage had been done. In the year it took for the war to finish, the Reapers had destroyed almost half of the planet's population, in addition to the Collector attacks six months prior
He forced himself to stop. It was the past. He had to bury it or else he wouldn't have the courage to face what was scheduled for the day. Draining his glass, he returned to the kitchen and put it in the sink. When he returned to the livin
Fill in the blanksDarkFill in the blanks3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Waves crashing over me
in a gentle rhythm.
with no control.
I'm okay with that.
when you don't have to worry
My mind is blissfully blank.
The black waves roll over me
It would be wonderful
to stay here forever.
To give up
To throw away
of needing to take another breath
of needing to lift my chest
of needing to...
Something echoes in the back of my mind and my train of thought stops, half-processed.
Echoing throughout my inky world,
prodding me sharply,
tearing a hole in the blackness.
don't you dare!
I recoil from the words,
and feel a rush of relief as the darkness smothers them.
I embrace the ocean again;
rack my brains.
What was I saying, again?
Before I was interrupted.
Something about throwing things away.
But as my body slips beneath the waves,
BloodlineBloodline4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Javik, I'm going now."
Liara was dressed for a night out of the house. Her outfit was simple. It did not show excess skin, contrary to the popular style of the day, but the wine colored cloth fit snugly against her body. Javik stood defiantly in the middle of the room, his hand balled into a fist to keep it from reaching out and running along the curve of her hip.
He would treat this like any other battle. And he refused to show weakness.
"This is a pointless activity," he said firmly.
In his own cycle, people would back down when he used that voice. But Liara only fought back harder. She stood just out of his reach, placing her own hands on her hips. "Shepard and Tali will be here for only a few more days, and Tali needs to relax. This is her first night out without her family since the baby came." Her voice was calm and quiet, using the same tone she used when explaining something to their children.
Javik stole a quick glance behind him at the two girls playing happily tog
Morte War Stories ContestMorte War Stories Contest3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Name: Morte 'Ramazzottio Vas Paura Nar Lothario
Physical Appearance/Personality: Stands around 7ft tall weighing around 250lbs Morte is a tank of a Quarian with impressive reflexes and combat skills. The way he fights on the field has been called to that which is legendary. He is strong, swift, and brave-the traits of a hero though he does not see himself as one. He has risked his life countless of times and puts others first before himself and never asks for anything in return. He's a dedicated soldier who will fight until the end even if defeat is inevitable; his will is unbreakable even if his body isn't. Morte may be considered the savior of the Quarian race
His worn gold armor bares black markings that might resemble something similar to rank or even just that of ancient markings of Quarian history long forgotten. His maroon veil with gray stripes wraps itself around his shoulders and waist, his hood covers his broken war torn helmet wit
UnexpectedUnexpected2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
She’d gotten used to them - the headlights that constantly ran through the room from passing cabs, the random advertisements that illuminated depending on if it was day or night, even the odd sounds of a city surrounding her. It was amazing what a good set of blinds would do - although it did make it more difficult to spot attackers, from what Garrus and Zaeed had told her.
But something else was on her mind, and she wasn’t really sure how to share that with Garrus.
As soon as she’d returned from the doctor she’d leaned against the door, trying to steady herself as she tried to arrange her thoughts, trying to accept what he’d told her. She’d stayed that way until she heard the movement of her turian counterpart in the apartment and pushed herself into action - if she was busy it would hold off the inevitable...until she knew what to say...
For most of the afternoon she wandered about the apartment, slowly making it her own in little subtle ways as sh
GarrusxLeona"DAMMIT! Why the hell won't you work!?"GarrusxLeona3 years ago in Romance More Like This
All of the things roaming in Garrus mind his family, the war, and
especially Leona. During discovering Leviathan Garrus almost lost her, he was enraged at the thought of
loosing Leona he didn't want to--no, he COULDN'T lose her Leona was on the center of his mind. Garrus was
trying to calibrate the Normandy's guns but all he kept on doing was bringing up errors, he gave up and
paced up and down the room, flashes of Leona's accident on Leaviathan appeared in his mind he tried to fight
the thought's but they were overpowering him. He couldn't take Garrus clutched his hands and punched the wall
leaving an inprint of his frustration. Co-workers came rushing in.
"Garrus are you alright?"
"yeah, yeah i'm fine"
"Jesus! Look at the wall Garrus you put a deep dent right in it!"
"Yeah, I'll be right back"
Garrus went to check on Leona his heart filled with anxiety needed to see Leona and hold her in his arms one
more time. When Garrus arrived at Leona's ca
The cast so farThe cast so far4 years ago in Drama More Like This
The cast so far:
Tali: Cute nerd that fits in with the geeks and the cool kids
Jack: Hot punk girl always sneaking in to clubs underage. Laughs in the face of authority and always in detention
Miranda: Prim and proper honor roll student and leader of the cheer squad
Mordin: Super geek. Big glasses. Loves video games
Garrus: Captain of the football team
Thane: Soft spoken out of town kid. Big in to philisophy and maybe a bit of a hippie. Studied at a monastery where he learned martial arts. Liked by all
Kai Leng: Goth kid everyone hates. Hates Thane for being so likeable
Zaeed: Grizzled old crazy groundskeeper
Anderson: Principal who is just but fair and liked by the students
Udina: Vice Principal always scheming to get Anderson fired as he thinks he'd do a better job melding the childrens minds
TIM: The creepy science teacher who is quietly doing experiments on school children
Samara: Hot biology teacher
Kasumi: Gossip girl of the group. Wears a hoodie and always SMSing gossip around
Achievement UnlockedAchievement Unlocked2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
“Wear whatever you want,” she said.
“It’ll be fine,” she said.
Damn bloody liar, Samantha scowled as she downed her second Bloody Mary.
Apparently, the Armax Arsenal Arena VIP area of the Silversun Casino hadn’t received Commander Jane Shepard’s memo about the dress code. Even at the late morning hour, the VIP lounge had a sprinkling of the galaxy’s hot, young elite milling around and dressed to kill.
And then there was Comms Specialist Samantha Traynor. Hanging out in the corner in sweat pants and a t-shirt like a bloody idiot who’d just rolled out of bed. Probably because she had just rolled out of bed, mostly due to a dangling promise of an epic brunch with her girlfriend.
“15 minutes, Sam,” the woman had vowed while handing Samantha her VIP Lounge access chit. “Just gimme 15 minutes. It’ll be a quick workout a
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 2: EVASIONChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard rounded the corner and headed towards Liara's office, carefully avoiding the Main Battery. She wasn't in the mood to have that inevitable conversation. She picked up her pace a little bit praying the Battery doors didn't open. They didn't. She breathed an audible sigh of relief as she walked through Liara's door and felt the doors quickly slide shut behind her.
"Shepard you can't avoid him forever you know." Liara said without looking up from her terminal.
Crap. How did she know? Was it that obvious?
"What are you talking about Liara?" she asked, trying to pawn off the best nonchalant voice she could muster.
Liara leaned back in her chair turning around to give her dear friend a knowing look.
"What?" Shepard said again; palms up in feigned innocence.
"Don't give me 'what?' You know very well what I'm talking about."
Shepard sank into a nearby chair and leaned back closing her eyes. Liara was the only one who knew what happened between
Deliverance-Chapter 8Deliverance-Chapter 84 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Save your lives?"Shepard asked carefully, raising a puzzled eyebrow.
The blonde sitting comfortably across from her nodded, seemingly indifferently tucking a lock of her long hair behind her ear. "You are in the business of saving people, Commander; not asking you to do something all that extraordinary".
Shepard scoffed. "I am really in no mood for games and with every passing moment, what patience I have mustered is dissipating rapidly," she said sharply, stealing a glance towards the new dark monitors across the room. Seeing Thane had cracked her wall of strict self control, not to mention her determination to keep a cool head in this, she was well aware. She was just about to tell this Elena person to get on with it and name her terms; only she knew that sort of reaction would put her directly in the Cerberus' operative's power and she knew she couldn't afford that.
She forced herself to draw in a deep breath, acutely aware of Elena watching her
Priority: ValentineTitle: Priority: ValentinePriority: Valentine3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3.
Characters: Garrus Vakarian, Female Shepard, various Normandy crew.
Disclaimer: BioWare owns the Mass Effect series.
Summary: Upon learning of the human concept of Valentine's Day, Garrus asks Shepard to meet him on the Citadel, hoping to finally establish their relationship. But when he realizes he's not the only one she has plans with that day, he embarks on a personal (and highly inappropriate) mission to eliminate his perceived rivals.
"Shepard, glad you came."
Garrus pushed himself from the railing he'd been leaning on and stepped forward as the love of his life approached with swift strides… and just kept on walking.
"Sorry, Garrus, but I promised a few other people I'd meet with them first," she called over her sh
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 5: FRUSTRATEDChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrus left Liara's office more frustrated than when he went in. He understood her predicament but that didn't mean that he had to like it far from it but there was nothing he could do about it either. He had kept his word to Shepard and never told a soul about their time together, so he couldn't very well start now.
Shit. Now what?
He could feel the tension throbbing within him. He needed to do something to get rid of it or ..not good. He headed toward the elevator. Perhaps some sim sparring would help. It had before and it had been a while since he had done any no need to really, war was a perfect substitute.
In the docking bay, Vega had set up a corner for just such a purpose. He had even hung up his old punching bag from home. As Garrus got off the elevator he could hear Vega grunting as the rattling chains that held the bag echo throughout the bay.
He rounded the corner. "Vega!"
"Hey, Scars!" Vega huffed out.
Deliverance, Chapter 10Deliverance, Chapter 104 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There seemed to be increased activity in the chamber outside his room, Thane thought. People came and went a lot more frequently than had been usual in the time he had been here, and none of them stopped, as was part of their routine, too, at the diagnostics' consoles that stood just outside the cubicle of reinforced glass he was contained in.
Something must be going on, the assassin thought; he wondered if it was something he might be able to use to get out of this place.
A couple of armed men swept past the room, disappearing through the far door and into the tunnel beyond at some point. Heavily armed men, Cerberus insignia on their equipment. Thane frowned briefly. Cerberus. Of course.
It made even less sense, though, he mused; Cerberus had been, in part, the reason he had died in the first place. Why would they bring him back from the dead, let alone cure him?
The answer was even more obvious than the question. Shepard. It all had to come back to her. The Illusive Man wanted to get
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 Ends4 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 3 - Overturn - Back to the NormandyMass Effect 3 - Overturn - Back to the Normandy4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Plot: The Renegade interrupt that was missing when Kaidan came bothering me right after Thane's death...
Featuring: FemShep, Garrus, Kaidan
Timeline: During ME3
Content: anger, troubled friendships, renegade interrupt
The doors opened, and Kaidan was there. How long had he been waiting in the gangway, Miridian wondered; it had been hours since they separated on the Presidium landing pad.
- Hey Kaidan, she greeted her as naturally as she could.
She stopped when she saw he had "this look" in his eyes. She knew it meant unpleasant discussion, but she also knew that she was not in the mood at all. Garrus probably saw it too for his tall body stiffened.
- What's up? Shepard asked, her tone sounding a little sharp.
- I'm trying to wrap my head around what just happened, he answered, crossing his arms and looking out the gangway's window.
Shepard gritted her teeth, took a deep breath and said:
- You sound angry.
He probably felt that she was not as friendly
Deliverance-Chapter 9Deliverance-Chapter 94 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Liara glanced to Kolyat with a sigh; the younger drell was busy across the small room, typing into the keyboard of the computer hub that served as pretty much the only piece of equipment inside the otherwise bare chamber.
The asari noticed his hands were shaking, though his expression was grim and almost completely still, revealing nothing of his all too clear distress.
"How are you getting along?" she asked casually.
"Almost hacked in; their encryption is ridiculous and there aren't as many cameras as one would expect a place like this would have," he replied a bit tersely.
"Kolyat take a moment, if you need it," Liara said calmly, hoping not to sound too patronizing.
The young drell stopped with his work, turning to shoot her a dark look. "I can't; my father might be somewhere down there. We need to breach these bastards' network so we can look for him; Shepard might need the help too," he groaned, the last words clearly an afterthought-or an attempt to get her to back off,
My wingsI look at the skyMy wings5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I seem to try,
To reach that place
In the mighty sky,
To spread my wings
And fly away
To reach that dream
That seems so far away.
I want to reach
That place up above,
With these broken wings
To dance on the white
To live that dream
Like I always wished
To be free, to fly away
Like birds, to be lost
In the mighty sky.
Lost in the blue,
Lost in the white,
Sky and clouds alike,
Like birds I shall try
With the wind at my side
My wings to guide,
Towards the light
And freedom alike.