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
A Fallen Rose - (Ten/Rose) One ShotThe TARDIS door swung open with a Bam!A Fallen Rose - (Ten/Rose) One Shot2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rose Tyler and the Doctor hobbled inside, with the poor girl leaning heavily on the Doctor.
“Oi! Watch it!” Rose yelped as she nearly ran into one of the TARDIS pillars because of the Doctor’s stumble.
“Sorry! I’m not usually accountable for more than one person when walking!” He shouted in exasperation.
They finally reached the bench of the TARDIS and flopped down, clearly winded. They had just retreated from a strange alien planet, one that the Doctor was not completely familiar with. Apparently the inhabitants were hostile and they chased them all the way back to the TARDIS.
Unfortunately, on the way there, Rose was nearly caught by one of their unsightly alien pursuers, and took a hard fall. The good news is the Doctor was quick enough to heave her up and get back to the ship. The bad news is that Rose seemed to have been injured in all the commotion. Now she could barely walk and was limping horribly
Into the BlackHissInto the Black3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Hiss, hiss, hiss...
That's not right... Commander Shepard thought to herself as she drifted from the wreckage of the Normandy. She quickly realised that her airline had been punctured and she rushed to seal the leak with her biotics, although she knew that it was too late. She had maybe a minute of oxygen left, if she was lucky. She knew, of course, that she would have fallen into the planet's atmosphere long before help arrived but there was a certain finality to hearing her oxygen escape from her suit and out into the black.
So, this was how she died. Not in the fiery heat of battle but in the inky blackness of space. Completely alone. She refused to cry. She had to stay strong in the face of impending doom. It was simply who she was. Even if there was no one there to stay strong for...
"Commander?" She instinctively turned her head to face the small, electronic voice despite the knowledge that the sound was coming through her suit's comm system wh
Garrus VS Valentines DayMass EffectGarrus VS Valentines Day2 years ago in Romance More Like This
In which Garrus listens to Joker and tries to find the perfect Valentine's Day present for Shepard.
It was one of the stranger sights Garrus Vakarian had seen on the Citadel. Odd enough to make him stop in place and wonder if he should be in amazed, confused, or slightly intimidated. Probably all three at once, he decided at last.
He had never seen so much pink in his life. Well, pink mixed with plenty of reds, whites, and the occasional smattering of purple. This was the third human shop he had seen with those decorations (although this was the gaudiest one to date),and if the crowds around it were any indication, he was going to have to admit that maybe Joker had actually been serious when he insisted that Valentines Day was one of the most important of human holidays.
When the pilot had first mentioned Valentines Day to him, Garrus had been more than a little skeptical. It sounds exactly like the kind of joke the man would
Just a Kiss (Shakarian)Calibrating. Calibrating. Calibrating. The Mako had been put under a great deal of fire and handled with less care than it should have been. So there he was, awake long after the others. Even the requisitions’ officer, who had a tendency to stay up late to ensure all of his licenses were up to date, had called it a night. Other than the muffled hum of the drive core and hushed blips of his terminal, Garrus was the only body displaying signs of consciousness.Just a Kiss (Shakarian)2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Suspension Durability Diagnostics Running
Estimated Time Remaining: 15 minutes.
Fifteen minutes of reprieve from the glowing screen. Garrus shuffled a bit from his station and stretched. He lulled his neck from side to side, rolled his shoulders, contemplated grabbing a few winks, rejected it, shifted his hips, then leaned against the Mako. He flexed his talons a couple times each as he observed the nearly empty shuttle bay. Blue eyes moved over Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams’ st
Take Care - (Ten/Rose) One ShotThe Doctor sat in the kitchen, reading an old dusty book, while drinking a nice warm cup of tea. It wasn’t any particularly special book, but it was interesting just the same. It was an informational book about a very far off planet that the Doctor had visited once or twice.Take Care - (Ten/Rose) One Shot2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He had just finished eating breakfast. He normally waited for Rose to come out so they could eat breakfast together, but she didn’t come out at the normal time. He just figured she was sleepy from the previous day’s adventures, or maybe she just wanted to take a long shower.
Either way, the TARDIS drifted peacefully across the solar system while the Doctor drank his tea. He became so wrapped up in his book; he hadn’t noticed how much time had passed. It was nearly the afternoon! He now became curious about the whereabouts of Miss Rose Tyler.
He set down his book and took off his glasses. He rose from the table and walked through the corridors of the TARDIS. He approached the door to Rose
Nightmare or memory?I don't own Doctor Who.Nightmare or memory?5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
No real warning more than it can be a bit scary, sad and it is a fluff.
And this is a Ten/Rose fic, somewhere in the second season.
Nightmare or memory?
By: Snake D'Morte
A scream echoed throw the TARDIS, the Doctor who was in the Control room getting the right coordinates for the next trip to the future nearly jump out of his suit when he heard the scream.
He start running toward the scream, he soon stood outside Rose's door, the scream come from the other side of the door and it sounded like she was in danger.
"Rose!" the Doctor called throw the door and knocked on it.
A strangle scream could be heard from the room before a small crash could be heard.
"Yes Doctor?" Rose voice could be heard from behind the door.
"Can I come in? I heard a scream," he said worried
"Yes you may come in," Rose said
The Doctor walked in to Rose, who was sitting on the floor in a too large t-shirt and a pair of sweat pants, the shirt was glued to her thanks to all the sweat that was
Deep Breaths BDeep BreathsDeep Breaths B2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A Mass Effect Fanfic
(A few moments of Garrus' stay on Menae, starting when he meets General Adrien Victus.)
“Of course,” there was a harsh growl in the younger turian’s subvocals. He turned and gestured out towards the blackness of space “We’ve got Reapers breathing down our necks, so why not bring up Relay 314 again. It’s not like that could go wrong?” He glanced back towards Victus, to find the general shaking his head.
“It’s not just that Incident that’s fueling it,” he said, “humans have made huge strides in the galactic community over the last few years. Just look at your own Commander Shepard. A Spectre like her, the first human one ever, opened her career by taking down a turian and saving the entire Council. It’s making people nervous.” Victus shook his head. “They see this chance as a chance to reaffirm the t
Definition of ImpossibleSet post Journey's End.Definition of Impossible4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Will he be alright?" Rose looked back at the space where the TARDIS had been, squeezing the Doctor's hand as she screwed her eyes shut.
"Rose." The blue-suited Doctor couldn't take his eyes off her.
"I know you're the Doctor too, I get it, but that doesn't make him any less of the Doctor." His brow furrowed as she spoke, tears were threatening to fall from her eyes and she wouldn't look at him. "He's still the Doctor I fell in love with and I don't want him to be alone." She blinked away the tears, turning her head further away from him. "Just tell me, will he be alright?"
"Rose, look at me." He waited for her to do so, reaching up to brush away her tears. "I switched clothes with him. I switched places with the metacrisis Doctor." He paused to let her take in the information. "It's me, Rose."
"Two hearts." He held her hand up to the right side of his chest, smiling at her bewildered expression. "Your two-hearted, full Time Lord Doctor." Grad
To Sooth a LionIt’s late. I know it’s late. I’m tired, but something keeps waking me. Something inside me calls me awake when I start to doze. It warns me of something horrid that may occur.To Sooth a Lion2 years ago in Romance More Like This
So I stay awake, my eyes focused on my turian. He’s bathed in the blue glow from the aquarium, the light dances off his plates and highlights his clan markings.
Suddenly he stirs. A turian takes up a lot of space when still, but when in motion they could take up a whole room if they felt like it.
His body trembles, and I wonder what he’s dreaming about. His talons dig into my hip in a painful way. “Garrus, baby, you’re hurting me,” I whisper, hoping he might be just wake enough to acknowledge me. He lets out a cry of what sounds like pain, and what I know is a turian mourning cry.
I pry his talons off. “Garrus,” I call quietly, wanting to just awaken him enough to stop his dream.
He lets out another mourning cry, and another, and another.
I decide to try
The Friend Zone"So then he says, 'Oh, it's okay. Our amino acids are all different, so it's not like we can get diseases or anything if we go natural'."The Friend Zone3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm telling you, this is why you shouldn't date humans."
"So then I had to explain about cross-species fluid contact. Completely killed the mood."
"Not to mention that you're a quarian. How could he be so insensitive? You deserve somebody who's going to respect you. Somebody who's going to treat you right."
"Oh, I think I'm just going to stop dating for a while."
"No! Don't do that. Don't let some human spoil you."
"It's always the same thing. 'Ooh, she could get sick. Ooh, she's vulnerable. I wonder what she looks like under the helmet'."
"You'll find someone out there who cares about you for who you are. Someone whose food you can eat, even. If you're hurting for something to do, maybe after work we could catch a vid or something?"
"Oh, that's sweet, but a little dry spell isn't going to kill me."
"We could watch 'Fleet and Flotilla', it got award
Survival of the Fittest Part 1A/N: This story is based on elements of Mortal Kombat and The Hunger Games.Survival of the Fittest Part 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Doctor? Are you in here?" Rose said as she walked into the console room.
The Doctor looked over his shoulder while he stood at his console. He smiled warmly and beckoned to her when she came in.
"I'm here. What do you need?" he asked her.
"Just wanted to know what you were doing today," Rose said.
"Well I dunno. What do you wanna do?" the Doctor said.
The Doctor raised his eyebrow.
"Dinosaurs," he repeated.
"Yeah. Let's go kill a T-Rex or one of those velociraptor things," Rose said, sitting down on the jump seat.
"Are you bored?" the Doctor said while she laughed. "I mean REEEEALLY bored? Because it sounds like you're in a mood to challenge death."
"I just want to see you in action," Rose said. "I want to see you take on forty raptors like in Jurassic Park."
"That's wrong, you know. Most of the animals from Jurassic Park were from the Cretaceous period," the Doctor said.
After Effect Garrus sat high on a ledge watching the bustling commotion far below him, his sniper rifle cradled casually in his arm. Officially, he was supposed to be keeping an eye out for trouble, or at least that is what he had told Alenko before climbing up here, but the truth was that Garrus just needed to get away from everyone for a little while, some time to be alone with his thoughts. He had reluctantly allowed Tali'Zorah to drag him back to London and he did have to admit that, for a time at least, it had been good to be surrounded by friends and comrades, people genuinely happy to see him and speak to him. Eventually, however, he could no longer avoid thinking about her, so he had used the events today as an excuse to get some time away.After Effect3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
A large group of humans was leaving today to go return to their homes here on Earth and see their families, so there was a big production in seeing them off. While no one could begrudge them wanting to retu
Escaping the Friend Zone"Okay, this is getting ridiculous!" Shepard exclaimed, shaking her head. "I'm half tempted to just go over there and tell her myself." She said and Garrus shook his head.Escaping the Friend Zone3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I can't take you anywhere, can I?" He asked and she sighed, folding her arms.
"Oh, come on. You can't tell me you're not thinking the exact same thing." She said but he shook his head.
"No, I'm not. Unlike you I am happy to leave well enough alone." He said, causing her to huff a little.
"But are you really, Garrus? Are you really okay to just leave things as they are?" She asked and he sighed.
"Not okay but... She's a quarian and he's a turian. It could never work properly. They're too... different. That's why she turned him down for the human guy and why she keeps friendzoning him." He said and Shepard frowned at the familiarity of the words before she remembered that she had been the one to first say them.
"Kaidan, I don't see why this is such a big deal." She sighed, folding her arms. She didn't even re
ME: SurpriseShepard was not surprised to find Garrus away from the control console in the main battery when she walked in. It had been a bit of a shock at first, but she was glad he had figured out that he didn't need to be calibrating that damn gun all the time. The only downside was having to hunt all over the ship for him when she wanted his company, although he had taken a liking to the lounge area, making that her usual first stop when looking for him.ME: Surprise3 years ago in Romance More Like This
This time, however, she quickly realized that it wouldn't be needed. A glanced showed that he was over at the workbench that he been installed on the right wall. He'd half turned to see her come in and seemed frozen now.
"Shepard." He said by way of greeting. "Hey." Shepard felt her eyes narrow slightly. Although he was trying to keep his voice level, his mandibles were twitching nervously and he had turned slightly to the side to hide whatever he was working on. "Some
Intercept 4BShepard heard Garrus' voice. It was far off, but she'd know those familiar dual-tones anywhere. He was annoyed, even without seeing him she could heard that much although she couldn't tell who he was annoyed with. Sucks to be them, she thought cheerfully as silence fell.Intercept 4B3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Curiosity overcame her and she slowly opened her eyes. Same hospital room, but curiously she couldn't see the turian anywhere close by.
"Lillie?" That wasn't Garrus. It was a voice that was even more familiar to her than his.
She felt something in her chest lurch. "Mom?" she whispered in disbelief as she finally focused on the woman sitting in a chair on her right side.
The older woman seemed to sag in relief herself and smiled. "Welcome back to the world, sweetheart. You've been sleeping a long time."
Lil just stared at her mother wide-eyed. "What are you doing here, Mom?"
"What, I'm not supposed to come visit my daughter when I find out she's been through hell and back?" her mother crossed her arms and leaned
Intercept Chapter 5AInterceptIntercept Chapter 5A2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Summary: Post ME3. Hannah Shepard meets Garrus Vakarian at her daughter’s bedside. Finding out her daughter had been dating a turian was the last thing she expected to happen.
Hannah stared down at her daughter’s sleeping face, trying to sort out the horde emotions that were running rampant through her mind. Somehow, somewhere, she had messed up. In her rush to not think too hard about how her daughter had come back from the dead, she had forgotten that maybe, just maybe, coming back from the dead wasn’t an easy thing. Lil had called herself a ‘cyborg zombie’. Oh, she was fairly sure her daughter had been more than half joking with that, but she knew Lil. Part of that had been serious. For a moment Hannah wondered what it must have been like, to die and come back after two years. To find that everything you knew, everyone you knew, had changed and moved on without you because you hadn
Intercept Chapter 5B“As I said before, the people in charge don’t know as much as they would like,” Hannah said, “which is part of the reason I think they’ve been keeping quiet about it. What we do know is that whatever that energy blast was that took out the Reapers, it did make the trip through the Relays. We’re fairly sure it would have affected all the other Reapers the same way it did here.” She rubbed a thumb over the top of her cane. “We’ve also confirmed the energy blast is the reason the Relays shut down. According to the scientists we have up there, it overloaded and triggered something they think is a fail-safe of sorts. It’s locked down all systems.”Intercept Chapter 5B2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“All right,” Solana said slowly. “So we know what happened. I take it we don’t know how to fix it yet?”
“Not yet,” Hannah was forced to admit, “they have made a bit of progress though. I just g
Intercept 4AEverything was murky, fuzzy. A single thought took a massive effort to form. She felt heavy too, like she was made of stone. Maybe moving wasn't a good idea.Intercept 4A3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Somewhere, somehow, Shepard knew this should be a bad sign. She should be worrying. She just couldn't remember why. There were other things she was supposed to be remembering. Important things. Very, very important things. It was just hard to recall why they were so very important.
Besides, it was dark. That wasn't good either.
Eventually some part of her remembered opening her eyes might help with that dark thing. After some thought, she decided it was worth a try. It proved to be harder than she remembered it being. It felt like her eyelids were made of lead, and didn't want to move very much. Still, for some reason she knew this was important. Slowly, bit by bit, she forced her lids to raise.
She winced at the first crack of light that leaked. She hadn't
I'll Follow YouShootI'll Follow You2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Garrus Vakarian had never believed in ghosts.
“She wanted me to tell you that... that she was sorry for not keeping her promise.” Tali was putting all of her effort into not letting her voice crack.
She had followed him from the dock, seemingly to make sure he was okay. But how could he be okay?
Shepard was dead.
She wasn’t coming back.
But she seemed to follow him everywhere. Constantly whispering: sorrysorrysorry.
Because that’s what she would do.
Because she’d never broken a promise before.
I'll always come back for you. Promise.
And he had to believe that somehow she would keep that promise, no matter that she was simply gone.
She fidgets in front of him in a way that he has come to find endearing, if out of character.
She gives a shy smile that he can’t help but love.
He loves her.
“Just... would you not rather something closer to hom
Intercept 7B0o0o0o0o0Intercept 7B10 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
He caught a transport out in the direction of the hospital as soon as he was able to escape from the crash site. The report he sent to Victus was very brief and to the point. Not that there was much for him to tell, really. Just something saying ‘Okay, I didn’t pick a fight with Commander Shepard’s mother and nothing sinister is going on.’ The next report would probably be a much more detailed one from the officer once the techs had finished pulling all the data they could. Which meant his mind was free to remind him that he still had other, very pressing, things to worry about.
Like the whole ‘hey my xenophobic father is coming’ thing. Which he still had not come up with a good way to tell Shepard about. He wasn’t sure he even wanted to mention it to her, not when she was still recovering. Of course, I really don’t have a choice. The thought drifted into his head and he gave a small annoyed grunt. One of the guar