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
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 14 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
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.
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
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
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
Baby Makes ThreeBaby Makes Three3 years ago in Romance More Like This
((Mass Effect. Garrus/FemShep))
(Shepard has been dealing with a baby Turian on the Normandy for a while. Garrus makes her think about why she's keeping him there.))
Commander Shepard was used to long days. As she rubbed the back of her neck on her way toward the elevator she reflected that people seemed to think she was invulnerable. When you were the savior of the galaxy several times over, people tended to forget that you needed little things like food and rest. It was as if they expected you to be able to live on heroism alone.
At least she finally had some time to herself. After chasing a group of slavers down, coming back to find the Alliance brass was waiting to speak to her over the comm, and arguing with them for another hour, she was able to end her shift. She was going to go back to her cabin, finally get a hot shower, then fall into bed.
However, when she finally reached the elevator, Traynor
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
Mass Effect: Through His EyesMass Effect: Through His EyesMass Effect: Through His Eyes4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1, A Proposition (Part 1)
At the Citadel, located in the Serpent Nebula, an Alliance marine leaned against an overlook while looking into the great void of space in the Wards. Normally, C-Sec would be patrolling the streets of the wards and insuring everyone was obeying the laws, but with the presence of a Human soldier, no one wanted to upset the "peace"; especially with this Human soldier. Right out of tech school on Earth, he enlisted himself to the System's Alliance. He never exactly planned to be a soldier, but he saw the benefits of being one: leaving the back-water rock he called home, being in the center of the galactic government his species has found a place in, more so gaining an embassy, but most of all seeing beyond the big, blue sky, meeting the many sentient aliens of the Milky Way, and finding his place in the great scheme of this life. He is an Alliance soldier and technician. His name is-
MoreMoreMore4 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
Binary Star: 01. Prologue - Post-ME3 ff -Binary Star: 01. Prologue - Post-ME3 ff -3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
A binary star is a star system consisting of two stars orbiting around their common centre of mass. The brighter star is called the primary and the other is its companion star, comes /ˈkoʊmiːz/, or secondary. Research proves that many stars are part of either binary star systems or star systems with more than two stars, called multiple star systems.
The term double star may be used synonymously with binary star, but more generally, a double star may be either a binary star or an optical double star which consists of two stars with no physical connection, but which appear close together in the sky as seen from the Earth.
Binary stars are classified into four types according to the way in which they are observed:
1. visually, by observation
2. spectroscopically, by periodic changes in spectral lines
3. photometrically, by changes in brightness caused by an eclipse
4. astrometrically, by measuring a deviation in a star's position caused by an unseen c
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 2/2: The 2,000 Year March2193:Complete Control 2/2: The 2,000 Year March3 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.
Even MoreEven MoreEven More3 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-DestinyPrologueMass Effect-Destiny3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
In 2157 the first human recorded contact with other life in the galaxy was during the Mass Relay 314 incident. The humans had attempted to reactivate the forbidden 314 relay, which had been sealed centuries before by the council in a attempt to prevent the rachni from returning. The turians had attacked the humans in order to stop them, which resulted in the First Contact War.
What neither race knew was that this was not the first time that the council had attempted to make contact with the people of Earth 145 years before. The asari councilor had led a small group of respresentatives to Earth to make contact with the people of the Sol System. When the council flagship at the time, The Accension, landed on Earth it had landed outside a small city that was not really that well known to the rest of the country. The military had moblized in attempt to prevent what they thought was a hostile invasion from unknown enemies. When the asari stepped out of the flagship she was greet by
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
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 3 Tali And Shepard's Citadel Date Part 3Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It is a slow news day" stated Khalisah Bint Sinan Al-Jilani with a sigh as she sat at her desk and began to look at her news headlines for the day.
Dumbest person on the Citadel: Turian Councilor?
'Biotic God' flock grows on lower Citadel
Elcor's rendition of Hamlet renewed for another year
The Reaper war was big news but that was something that the Alliance News Network had covered. Besides it wasn't the news that she liked to report since it was so repetitive and annoying. She wanted stories that would cause a scandal, anger people, and that could win her awards
But the most wanted stories were the ones revolved around that bastard Commander Shepard.
She wanted stories that would
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
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
Tali'Zorah: In Shadows, Growing Wings.Tali'Zorah: In Shadows, Growing Wings.3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Sat on the edge of a box in the shipping bay, Tali'Zorah nar Rayya sat awaiting the arrival of her auntie Raans shuttle, her mind racing between excitement to disappointment and then back again; she looked down at her hands, soon she wouldn't be able to see them; for today was the day she would get her suit.
Tali'Zorah nar Rayya was a quarian, and due to their low immune systems quarian children were required to spend the first ten-twelve years of their lives in a 'bubble', the bubbles were required to be fully flexible, since children were placed into them moments after birth and spent most of their time within them with the exception of bathing. Thus they needed to allow the wearer to move freely and interact with other people and objects. Upon reaching their teenage years young quarians were given customised enviro-suits, in which they would spend their entire adult lives.
"Tali" exclaimed a voice from behind her, making her jump slightly "my dear girl."
Tali turned around quickly a
After the Fall prt 1After the Fall prt 12 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
After the Fall
She was aware of being dragged. When she could force her eye to open she saw dim lights flashing across her vision. The smell of blood and smoke drowned her. She might have believed she was in hell, if she put any stock in those sorts of places. She was numb. Hadn't there been a lot of pain before? When was before? Numb...that wasn't good. Her mind was going foggy again, fading to blackness. The dragging stopped and someone was shouting. "Hey! Get away from her!"
When she woke again, she did feel pain. Until then she hadn't been aware that your fingernails and the ends of your hair could hurt, but she swore that hers did. She also swore aloud, in a faint, breathy voice. "Fuck."
She heard scuffling, then a face swam into her bleary vision. Large eyes, very deep brown, were all she could latch onto for a long moment before she realized that a salarian was hove