Mass Effect 3: Redux 1Chapter 1: Farewell
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
ME3: The BreakdownThessia was a disaster. Kai Leng stole Vendetta from Shepard, Cerberus now had the information on the Catalyst, and the homeworld of the Asari was now completely abandoned, as all life on it was expunged by the Reapers. Although many Asaris succeeded in leaving the planet before the Reaper fleets finished it off, it was still a hefty blow to their race, and even more so for Liara.ME3: The Breakdown3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Shepard felt awful about that, this was even worse than his mission to the Bahak System, at least there he could've took comfort in the fact that he stalled the Reaper invasion for several more months. But here, there was no upside, no sense of victory, just complete, and utter, failure. For the first time in Jack Shepard's life, he failed in a mission, no matter what sacrifice he took, or promises he made to the Asari on the battleground, he failed.
Tali could see the distraught looks on both the faces of Shepard and Liara. As Cortez took them back to the Normandy in the Kodiak, she honestly co
Tali's Hangover Tali laughs drunkenly, swaying in her chair like Joker's making the Normandy do barrel rolls again. Her hand is sliding across the table in a dozen different directions and sending brandy in a dozen more. The only thing still dry is herself by some strange miracle. Throw her bright pink straw into the mix, and it is definitely a sight to behold. “I'm having a drink with my boyfriend,” she slurs. “My human boyfriend. My father would have hated you.”Tali's Hangover3 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Here's to him, then,” I say and raise up an imaginary glass in salute.
She raises her drink high above her head. “And to Miranda.”
I can't help but laugh as she tries to finish another sentence and get the emergency induction port/straw into her helmet. Neither want to cooperate in the slightest. Her words become a muddled mess of syllables that no one can decode, and the straw runs from her clutching fingers. It's almost like watching a three-year-old try to learn how to write whi
Never Again - Shepard x Tali=====Never Again - Shepard x Tali3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Title: Never Again - Shepard x Tali
Game: Mass Effect 3
Characters/Pairing: Commander Shepard, Tali'Zorah, Daro'Xen, James Vega, Jaycob Tailor, Kasumi Goto, The Catalyst
Disclaimer:Characters and universe belong to Bioware
Never Again - Shepard x Tali
After what seemed to be years, the war against the Reapers was finally over. Shepard decided neither to control, nor destroy them. He had grown to hate the Illusive Man after he saw what he really was and, even though Anderson and everybody in the universe, including Shepard himself, wanted the Reapers dead, Shepard realised during these last minutes that he wasn't a murderer.
As he made his last steps, walking away from the little boy known as the Catalyst and headed towards the middle, the choice called 'Synthesis', flashes of his adventure started popping up. His first crew, how it was scattered by the Collectors, his reunion, his feel
Complete Control 1/2: Whenever You Need Me2186:Complete Control 1/2: Whenever You Need Me3 years ago in Romance More Like This
My name was Destroyer #24601, it had been approximately two months since the Human known as Commander Shepard had sacrificed himself, for the sake of ending the war against my kind, and the rest of organic and synthetic life. All of us now shared his thoughts, his ideals, and his morals, sometimes I even got his memories. But, like the rest of my kind, I had dedicated myself to ensure the protection of those that Shepard cared for the most. According to my data at the time, the most important person he had was a Quarian named, Ambassador Tali'Zorah vas Rannoch.
I was placed on the planet to watch over her, as many of my kind were to the rest of Shepard's companions. Sent as one of the Reapers designed to protect the Geth and Quarians, but most importantly see over the wellbeing of Shepard's mate, and safeguard her future. However, she was far less willing to do so as I first expected. When I first came to the planet, it was understandable for both Quarian and Geth alike to
Death of a Shepard - TaliMass EffectDeath of a Shepard - Tali4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Death of a Shepard
Tali was down in the engine room the Normandy SR1 twiddling her fingers. She had the Geth Data in her omni tool, and she was preparing to leave for the Flotilla after the check up on this supposed Geth activity in the Terminus system. Garrus and Wrex had already left the Normandy shortly after Sovereign's defeat. She missed them, missed having other aliens on board this ship; now there was only her and Liara. She liked Liara but, between her and Ashley flirting with Shepard, there was no way for herself to flirt, and was worried that Shepard didn't even see her.
"Tali," said a male voice, "you seem distracted, anything wrong?"
It was Engineer Adams, he was a kind human, and was something of a kind father figure to her, "Nothing Engineer Adams," Tali lied, "just worried that this Geth data won't be good enough to complete my pilgrimage."
"I'm sure it will be enough," Adams said, "besides, you were there with Shepard when Sar
Missing the ShepardMass EffectMissing the Shepard4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Missing the Shepard
Shala'Raan was standing just outside of Tali's room on the Rayya, she had come to give Tali the good news that she had passed her pilgrimage, but stopped when she heard crying from Tali's room and a female voice say, "I know Tali. I miss him too."
'Tali why are you crying,' Shala'Raan thought.
"How could he die,"Tali said still crying, "I thought if anyone would have survived the destruction of the Normandy it would have been Shepard."
"He gave his life to save Joker," the voice said again, Shala'Raan recognized the voice now as Arcee, "I'm sure even as he was spaced he was not going to give up on his life."
"Arcee," Tali said, "I wish I was as strong as you."
"What do you mean, Tali?" Arcee asked.
"I mean, you knew Shepard longer than I, but you're not crying." Tali said.
"I'm not crying because if I were to cry how I would comfort you,"Arcee said, "besides, I've already cried about when I heard what happened to Shepard."
Unlikely Pair - HackerTitle: Unlikely Pair Contest Submission - Hacker!Unlikely Pair - Hacker4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Candylan Shepard (femShep) and Tali'Zorah with an appearance by Legion
"Bosh'tet!" Tali'Zorah screamed at her omni-tool. The more she rapidly tapped at the holographic buttons, the more furious she became.
Commander Candylan Shepard noticed the unusual behavior coming from her quarian companion and went to investigate. "Is something the matter?"
"It's nothing, Commander."
"Judging by all your huffing and puffing, it's far from nothing. What is it?"
"It's this player on Galaxy of Fantasy. That bosh'tet killed my character in a single move. He must be hacking!"
"Galaxy of Fantasy? Really? I didn't know you played, Tali," she responded, tucking her messy blonde locks behind her ear to reveal the smirk growing on her face.
"It started as a way to play with some people I kn
Epilogue Pt. 2The Normandy was quietly sitting in orbit around Earth when the shuttle arrived. Shepard and James stepped out of the shuttle.Epilogue Pt. 23 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
“Why didn't you bring me along?” James asked as they did.
“We've had plenty of drinks together on here, James,” Shepard answered.
“Yeah, but having a beer on Earth? I haven't done that since the Reapers attacked.”
“Don't worry. You didn't miss much.”
“Whatever you say, Loco. Just remember that next time, bring me.”
“I'll try not to forget.” Shepard headed toward the elevator and decided to head to the crew deck.
“Welcome back aboard, Commander,” said Joker over the intercom.
“You bring me anything?”
“Like what? A piece of rubble?”
“Well if you slap a little
polish on it, it would a nice, shiny piece of rubble.” Shepard didn't answer. “Tasteless?”
“Alright I'll stop.”
The TwinsYears after the Reaper War, Tali and Shepard built their house on Rannoch.Together, they lived for a couple of years until Tali became pregnant. Medical scans show that Tali was carrying twins: a Human boy and a Quarian girl.The Twins3 years ago in Romance More Like This
One day, Tali was enjoying the sunset with Kasumi Goto and Garrus Vakarian with her twins still inside. Shepard was away from Rannoch on Earth to assess the damage. Earth was repopulated and rebuilt about 80% of it.
Kasumi: So Tali, how are the babies?
Tali: Very good. It's strange though. Having two children and both of them are different species: Mine and Shepard's.
Garrus: Well at least it's not a hybrid thanks to the geth and other scientists who worked on your immune systems.
Tali: Indeed. Well, I'm going to get a drink of water. It's getting a little hot.
Kasumi: We'll wait right here.
Tali got up and made her way to the kitchen.
Kasumi: You miss Shepard, Garrus? It's been months since he left for Earth.
Garrus: Shouldn't you be there too?
Kasumi: Nah. Sure
Mass effect Aftermath. Merry christmas.Mass effect Aftermath. Merry christmas.2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
My eyes slowly crept open the dim lights of are bedroom appearing before my eyes. Shepard was sitting on the edge of our bed his hands holding the small bundle that was our three year old daughter Ya'del. She noticed I had woken up causing her to squirm in her father's arms.
" Well look, mummy up Ya'del. Say hello."
" Hello mummy."
" Hello Ya'del what are you doing up this late? "
" I wanted to see if santa had been yet."
I had to resist a laugh. Ever since shepard had explained what Christmas was are twins had been able to contain themselves.
" And I'v been explaining that he won't come if she's awake. So young lady are you prepared to go back to bed? "
She nodded to her father as he stood up from the bed. He turned to look back giving me a slight wink. I knew what he was meaning. After I was sure they had stepped outside I slid off the bed and made my way to the cupboard where we had hidden there presents., It amazing how smart a three year old quarian can be.
As I opened
A Proposal to Tali I press my forehead against hers, the warmth and gentle smile of her face so much more inviting than the pillow. My right hand slides along her temple and though her hair. Beneath the sheets, her leg is draped over mine, hooking behind and pulling it between hers. The only skin still hidden behind the old barrier of her suit covers from her breasts to the middle of her thighs, almost like a one-piece bathing suit. She has her left hand resting just behind my jaw, with her thumb rubbing my shaved side burn line.A Proposal to Tali3 years ago in Romance More Like This
A beautiful scent graces my nose, an amazing combination of hers formed from eezo, wine, and this pleasant, indescribable smell she always has. It fills my heart with a little euphoria that's nonexistent without her. She's wide awake and staring into my soul with those white irises and hazy red scleras. Neither of us really expected to fall asleep anyway. I run my hand across her face once more, feeling the gentle touch of her skin, so much softer and
ME3: Shepard/Tali Earth Goodbyes (Romanced)MASS EFFECT 3ME3: Shepard/Tali Earth Goodbyes (Romanced)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
SHEPARD/TALI GOODBYE SCENE
Contains spoliers for those who have not completed the game.
The sounds of gunfire, the smell of the air on fire, the sight of destruction in every pebble of the earth, it was a nightmare like the one he'd been having for months since leaving Earth. It was the same dream every night--or at least, every night he could actually sleep. In his dreams Earth was a wasteland filled with the charred remains of only trees, a few benches, and the wispy shadows of people, yet every time he approached those shadows, only whispers greeted; they were the whispers of his friends, like Mordin Solus claiming continually someone else may have gotten it wrong, or Thane's last words from his death bed, or even Kaiden's lingering questions.
In his sleep everything that he kept from showing in his eyes in the presence of his crew came crushing down on him. Ashley's death all those years ago; it was his
Nearing the End Ch.1 Final CutNearing the End Ch.1 Final Cut4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Author: Colin Gleason
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Cole Shepard, Tali, EDI, Admiral Hackett
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is copyrighted by BioWare.
Nearing the End
Ch. 1 A Dream to Remember
It's been a month since the events at the Collector Base happened. Both Shepard and Tali have enjoyed what peace they've been able to have together by working on the Normandy's engines or just simply spending quality time together.
Although since the destruction of the Collector Base, Shepard has been having the vision from the Prothean beacon burning through his mind every night. Unfortunately for him, tonight will be the worse he has had yet.
As Shepard looked over the latest maintenance logs for the Normandy, EDI's synthetic voice comes through the intercom "Shepard, you have an incoming call from the Engineering Deck."
He pinches the bridge of his noes as he lets out a heavy sigh. "Tali again? I know what she's going to say, and she should know that she doesn't have to ask anymore." He pauses for a
Tali Zorah: Breaking The ShellMiss vas NormandyTali Zorah: Breaking The Shell3 years 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
Love Conquers All CH1Disclaimer: mass effect and all characters belong to bioware.Love Conquers All CH14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Warning: these chapters somewhat follow the basic story line of mass effect but you have to have played the game to understand what's going on.
Note:i had to do this all from memory so excuse any errors in names and whatnot
Chapter 1: time to save the galaxy...again.
"Shepard! You need to wake up!" a voice yelled into Shepard's ear followed by a powerful blow to his face. "If you don't get up you are going to die!" that got his attention faster than a charging krogan. He opened his eyes to see the face of a woman right next to his. Her attention was on the other side of the room where a loud but muffled noise was sounding. She looked at him and Shepard saw a glimmer of hope in her eyes. She grabbed his shirt and pulled him off the table he was laying on to the floor. He hit the ground with a solid thud and clank. Whatever was fogging his mind was gone now as the pain sliced into his brain. Letting out a groan he pushed himse
Mass Effect: ProgressTitle: Mass Effect: Tali's ProgressMass Effect: Progress4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Disclaimer: Bioware owns all
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Darkness had fallen on Freedom's Progress. Snowflakes floated down on the crisp night air, obscuring the scant lamplight. The moon glimmered wanly behind slowly drifting clouds as a distant nocturnal hunter howled in tribute. Snow crunched softly under long-toed feet as a group of quarians navigated the gloomy settlement.
Activating her omni-tool, Tali conjured up a holo-map. It was easy to get lost in this area; everything had a sameness to it. Framed by concrete embankments, this particular district was made up largely of homogeneous prefabricated structures that could be customized to serve as anything from apartments to laboratories. Fuel canisters and supply crates peppered the open areas, while small salvage heaps and the odd bit of equipment could be found tucked away in shadowy corners.
Tali adroitly manipulated the three-dimensional
Joining the QuariansMass EffectJoining the Quarians3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Joining the Quarians
Tali, and Shepard were sitting in the kitchen in their home on Rannoch with their friend Arcee talking about the old days and the trouble they got into.
" I hacked into the Alliance networks and I forced Shepard and the others to watch my favourite movie, The Transformers: The Movie from the late twentieth century Earth." Arcee said.
"I remember that night," Shepard said, "even now I don't know why you forced us to watch it."
"I guess I was trying to show how good the series could be to you guys," Arcee said, "but you all fell asleep watching it so I guess I didn't get my point across."
"Didn't you get in trouble the next day for hacking the academy's computers?" Tali asked.
"Well they caught a weird glitch in their computer system but they never did track it to me," Arcee said scratching the side of her chin chuckling lightly, "I guess they needed better tech guys making sure no one hacked their computers."
"Arcee did you ever hac
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 1 Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date FanficTali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 13 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.
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Slowly, but surely, our relationship started to become more intimate. I started going on dates with Tali, across the gleaming cities of Rannoch. Unintentionally recollecting all of the fun we've had in the past, and how, despite all the glamour, Rannoch will never be as unforgettable as the Citadel. With all of the fun shop owners, people, classic food, easy to win-over clerks who were giving out discounts like candy. I even took her and Shanah to the Citadel a few times, just to bring back all of the good memories when we weren't fighting Reapers, Collectors, or the like. And we ended up creating some new ones. Like letting Shanah buy a fish only to accidentally let it swim freely in the Presidium pool, making one particular Krogan very happy. Thinking he finally caught a legit Presidium fish. For he obviously never seen an Earth gold fish before.
As the days turned into weeks, and so forth, I noticed that I was referring to Shepard's memories as my own a lot more often.
A Night InShepard was in the kitchen of his new apartment preparing a snack when he heard a knock at the door.A Night In1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“Who is it?” Shepard called.
The doors slid open with their familiar swishing sound to reveal Tali standing in the doorway.
“Permission to come aboard Commander?” Tali purred.
Shepard beamed at her, quickly wiping his hands on a towel before running over to give her a quick hug.
“Permission granted,” Shepard said while planting his kiss on Tali’s faceplate.
Shepard led Tali to the living room and sat her down on the couch and returned to the kitchen to finish cooking.
“So…do you have any plans for this evening?” Shepard yelled from the kitchen.
“No, I’m as free as the dust in the solar wind,” Tali replied.
“You know…Fleet and Flotilla? Shalei and Bellicus on the balcony?”
“Sweetheart, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about,” Shepard laughed.
Tali walked in
Epilogue Pt. 1Major decisions made that should be known:Epilogue Pt. 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Romance interest: Tali
Turian/Krogan: Genophage cured. Urdnot Wrex has asked for a Krogan embassy, with the Council agreeing if he can maintain a stable population to prevent another rebellion. Turian and Krogan relationships renewed thanks to Shepard.
Geth/Quarian: Now live in harmony thanks to Shepard ordering the quarian fleet to cease firing at the geth. Geth are helping quarians to recover and build their society again, which includes bolstering their immune systems quicker than normal.
Squadmates: All are alive save for Mordin, Thane, and Legion since they have no choice in the matter. Javik on the other hand left to find the Cornian Nebula to rejoin his fallen comrades. Shepard was sad to see him go, but understood why Javik made this decision: despite Javik's way of learning through touch, he was still a total stranger to the current society.
Ending: Rather than wiping out all synthetic life, the Catalyst was tuned to that of the Reape
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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