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 Hangover2 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
Mass Effect: Sorrowful Hearts Tali was lost in her thoughts while in the Normandy's elevator. The rides between decks were normally quick, but today they felt like hours. She wanted to speak with Shepard, but every time she thought about him her heart would sink. Something was bothering her. Something wasn't right. Why did she feel this way? The quarian had thought about him many times and it was only in his absence that she had ever felt this way. But this was his ship. This was the Normandy and Shepard was only a call away if she needed to see him.Mass Effect: Sorrowful Hearts2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Pacing the elevator's small space only made her mind wander further till finally she stopped to rest her helmet against the wall. She started thinking about her father then. And that's when it hit Tali like a cold shower. She was worried what her father would think. Permission had been given to help her friend against the Collector threat, but w
ME 1 Andromeda Series: Chap 1ME 1 Andromeda Series: Chap 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA SERIES CHAPTER 1
"ETA to the Mass Relay, 15 minutes. Destination: Citadel," An officer aboard the Palaven I spoke out. Nihlus nodded his head in acknowledgement, but his green eyes never left his focus out in space from the window aboard the ship's bridge. Despite his years in the military, he couldn't wait to touch solid ground, even if that meant talking to a bunch of diplomats aboard the Citadel. As much as the Turians wanted to avoid conflict, he was hoping for a little bit of action: Batarian protestors .anything! He spent the past few months on a surveillance mission under his mentor, Saren. He was hoping now as a Spectre, that he would see more battles than he did in the Turian military.
"There's a transmission coming through from the Council. Do you wish to take it, sir?" Another Turian asked out.
Nihlus silently praised the ship's spirit and turned to reply to the officer. Just before
Mass Effect: Tali Romance: Chapter 2Tali road the elevator up through the Normandy's core to the Command Deck, feelings of dread settling in her gut. She had found herself in a very awkward position since her talk with Shepard, which still made a smile break out on her face just thinking of it.Mass Effect: Tali Romance: Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I. Want. You"
Keelah, could it really have been that simple? She thought. She had scarcely been able to think of little else since their moment in the Drive Core. a few members of the crew couldn't help but notice a happier tone to her voice when she spoke. She had also been reliably informed by Garrus that Shepard "seemed to have a slight spring in his step these days." Needless to say, she was happier than she had been in a long time.
But now, she felt very uncomfortable. Her promise to do some research on Quarian- Human relations to the Commander had not gone well so far. All the information she had researched on the Extranet wasn't very useful. Most had simply said something along the lines of:
"Quarian and Human coupl
Mass Effect: Tali Romance: Chapter 1"When coping with the loss of a parent figure or guardian, it is important to remember your fondest moments with them. The times you shared together are something to treasure and hold on to during the grieving process " .Mass Effect: Tali Romance: Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tali wasn't really listening to the vid "Dealing With Loss" she had downloaded from the Extranet. It wasn't helping. She couldn't cast her mind to any particularly happy moments with her father, and the only one she could think of was now hollow and tainted by the experiments he had preformed on the Geth. It was the promise he had made to her when she was 10 years old and still in her bubble. He had promised her the Homeworld, that his work would help their people reclaim it, and that when they had, he would build her a house on the Homeworld. A home, he promised, no one would ever take away.
She turned off the vid with her omni-tool and rolled over onto her side in her bunk. She was still trying to assemble her thoughts after their trip to the Migrant Fleet. She
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 1: SHORE LEAVEChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance3 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
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.
Epilogue TaliMass EffectEpilogue Tali3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
ME3: Epilogue Tali
Two years later after Shepard had left the council due to all the political bullshit (if he accepted the offer), Shepard wakes up and looks to his right to see Tali laying there beside him her eyes closed and breathing softly, with her mask off and was cuddled up close to Shepard.
"Commander," Edi said contacting Shepard through his omni-tool, "we are approaching the Citadel."
"Thanks Edi," Shepard said as he looked at Tali's face.
"Shepard there something else," Edi said.
"What's that, Edi?" Shepard asked.
"The Quarian Admiralty board wants to talk to you and Tali about the recent news you dropped on them," Edi said.
"Keelah," Tali said drowsily, her eyes still closed, "I knew there was going to be repercussions from telling them that about us, but this is the fifth time they have called."
"Shall we ignore them a bit longer?" Shepard asked.
"No we better see them this time," Tali said as she sat up and put her mask back on.
"I thought yo
Never Again - Shepard x Tali=====Never Again - Shepard x Tali2 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
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
Complete Control 2/2: The 2,000 Year March2193:Complete Control 2/2: The 2,000 Year March2 years ago in Romance More Like This
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.
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 20: CROSSROADSChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrus and Solana watched as the trio exited the restaurant and paused just beyond the entry to exchange a few words. Once they had finished talking, Sera walked toward the shops while her mother and Anderson headed toward the Embassies. This was Garrus' chance to have a conversation with Anderson and he wasn’t going to let it go to waste. Solana knew the look on her brother’s face too well: his eyes pinpointed in thought, mandibles tight against his jaw and his subvocals humming the thoughts in his head. She sighed and sat back in her chair. The look in his eyes said it all and she simply nodded as he got up from the table, his intent clear. The questions she had would have to wait, but she fully intended on interrogating him the first chance she got.
“I’m sorry, Solana, but I really have to go,” he apologized.
“I know,” she said simply. You owe me.
He nodded, Thank
Even MoreEven MoreEven More2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Stuffed Tali Story
Tali swallowed hard forcing the cupcake to join the rest of its family down into that great organ which had adapted to everything she had put to it. It had expanded, grown, swelled, and otherwise bloated to accommodate her innermost fantasy. If her stomach actually had the ability to speak she had no doubt it would be saying, thank you.
Quarians lived a hard life in the migrant fleet thanks to the Geth. Due to moving about in cramped ships, of which were generally overpopulated to its original maximum crew specifications. As a result of the need to scavenge, and the cramped space available for any provisions, a Quarians diet in the fleet was highly rationed. In fact all her life until her pilgrimage Tali was only allowed enough each meal for her to survive.
Tali lay back on her bed rubbing her stomach listening to it gurgle, churning with its vast load within. She pushed each side feeling the restraint against it, it was tight and
Mass Effect 3: Redux 1Chapter 1: FarewellMass Effect 3: Redux 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Commander John Shepard was lying on the couch in what he would call his new apartment, but after the events in the Bahak system, it was nothing more than a lavish prison to him. His home was just an ear shot's away from the Alliance headquarters on Earth, located in hustling and bustling Vancouver, of the United North American States. Lots of tall buildings and lovely patios for those who either had great Alliance connections, or really knew how to get the best in life. Shepard was not one of those people. Although, judging by his current living status, you would not think that. A large condo with snow white walls and floor, lamps giving off a calm blue light, bed and couch made out of special memory foam, working kitchen filled with food of the highest caliber, and furniture that would put the designs of the now extinct Ikea to shame. But all of that meant absolutely nothing to Shepard. After all, all the riches in the world couldn't make up for the l
Complete Control 1/2: Whenever You Need Me2186:Complete Control 1/2: Whenever You Need Me2 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
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
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 2 Tali And Shepard's Citadel Date Part 2Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard laugh at Tali's confused reaction. "I'm asking you if you want to go out with me and enjoy the Citadel as my girlfriend?"
It was a soon as those words left his mouth that Tali had finally realized what he was asking. John Shepard was asking to spend more time with her. In Public. With her.
Suddenly Tali's emotions exploded into utter bliss. She hugged Shepard even tighter than before and began to cry her tears of happiness and replied "Yes! A thousand times yes Shepard!"
"Well that's good because if you had said no I might not have survived the trauma of rejection" he replied with a chuckle. This resulted in a chuckle from her lips as well, replacing the tears of happ
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
MoreMoreMore3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Stuffed Tali Story
Tali put another of what the humans called cupcakes up to her breathing and filtration apparatus. She had recently upgraded the device to do two things, one accept food items roughly its size and cleanse it and two, convert its structure to be compatible with Quarian biological tolerances. Not only was her testing of the device successful, it exceeded expectations retaining all original taste of the original structure.
Tali had been testing the device for the last five hours alone in her quarters on the Normandy experiencing all the delicacies Earth brought to the galaxy which were renowned by all races who could eat them as being the tastiest foods in the galaxy. Tali had now discovered this hadn't been polite exaggeration it really was beyond measure especially with what she was accustomed to in the migrant fleet. She had already sampled entire dinners ranging from three course meals to heaping piles of single items. However, of all the thin
Massive Effects: Part 1Massive EffectsMassive Effects: Part 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Part One: Catalyst
It had been a relatively easy three months since the destruction of the Collector Base. The galaxy was largely at peace, aside from the ordinary everyday power struggles that occurred between the universe's many races for supremacy. The media still latched tightly to the inspiring tale of one woman and her squad destroying a galactic threat, possibly forgetting she had done the same two years before. Still, it was nice to know that the efforts of the SR2 Normandy's crew were getting the recognition they deserved...until the interviews started. The Council Space News Channel (CSNC) had hounded the crew until they got an interview with every single member, starting of course, with the most prominent of them, Commander Shepard. Despite her and her squad's loathing of the media, as one Alliance News Network reporter can attest, it was necessary to vent everything that had occurred during the suicide mission, no matter how horrifying. Unfortunately, the mo
NtE: Defiant Ch. 1NtE: Defiant Ch. 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Author: Colin Gleason
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Cole Shepard, Liara, Tali, Garrus, Ashley, Miranda, Wrex, Kennith, Gabby
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is copyrighted by BioWare.
Ch. 1 Time of Remembrance (Contest Entry)
"I've got a signal! It's weak, but it's definitely there." Tali said, fretting over her Omni-tool as she and the others who had been with Shepard from the start began their desperate search for him. As they move through the rubble left over from the Reapers attacks, the pulsing on Tali's Omni-tool quickens. "We're getting closer."
Hold on my love, we're coming.
"How the hell did Shepard get back from the Citadel in the first place?" Wrex said after lifting up half of a broken wall off the ground.
"Does it matter?" Tali said frantically, "We just need to find him!"
Liara comes in behind Tali and grabs a hold of her shoulder. "Don't worry Tali, we'll find him."
Suddenly Ashley screams out in the distance. "Everyone! I found him!"
Tali rips awa
NtE: Defiant: Future FlashbackNtE: Defiant: Future Flashback2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Author: Colin Gleason
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Colin Shepard, Tali, Ashley, Garrus, Wrex, Kaidan, Livathin
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is copyrighted by BioWare but Livathin is mine.
A Future Flashback
“It doesn't matter how many times I see the sunrise here, I will always love the sight.”
“Me too my love.”
A cool, crisp breeze whirled around the two lovers which prompted them to hold one another tightly. Shiny, sliver eyes gaze into milk chocolate ones; both gazes matching their love for each other.
“You sure you won't tire from it?” Tali asked as she gripped Colin's arm tightly.
“As long as you're here, never.” He said before leaning in to kiss her.
They stand out over the cliff's edge for a few moments longer before they both head back to their home on her home planet Rannoch.
“You got a call from your sister while you were out working.”
“Oh? How's she doing?”
“She's doing good, or uh... you
NtE: Defiant Ch. 8NtE: Defiant Ch. 82 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Author: Colin Gleason
Game: Mass Effect
Characters: Cole Shepard, EDI, Joker, Wrex, Salarian Dalatrass, Victus, Saren
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is copyrighted by BioWare but Kait is mine.
Ch. 8 The Darkness Rises
“Wait a second... let me get this straight. EDI went and did this,” Shepard said as he pointed to EDI's new body seated beside Joker. “and you had no part in it.”
“I know it's shocking, but I honestly had nothing to do with this. I'm actually a little sad that I was left out of the loop.”
“I did this on my own free will Shepard.”
“Let me put it to you this way.” Joker said as he swiveled his chair towards EDI. “If I knew that EDI was going to install herself into a sexy robot body, do you honestly think that I'd be able to keep quite about it? I mean look at that!” He said as he put his hands up to make a frame around EDI's new body. “I would of baked a cake!”
“I am right here