Shepard to a Galaxy: N7
Fires rage across the city and the shouts and cries of the human inhabitants of the small backwater Terminus colony echo across the night sky. The blood red moon shines down as in debris filled city streets alliance marines trade gunfire with soldiers in white and yellow armor. Cries of agony from civilians and combatants alike as the alliance marines push forward. Overhead fighters duel in the air while in orbit Alliance cruisers control the system but the fight is still just beginning.
It has been almost fifty years now since the galaxy was nearly exterminated during the Reaper War. Where once the Reapers were viewed as harbingers of death they are now seen as the guardians of the galaxy by all but those who once fought against them. Entire generations have been born since that war and in that time they have never known anything of what the galaxy was once like but apart from what they learn in history books in their schools. They learn the names of those who so changed the galaxy bu
Prologue: Shepard to the GalaxyPrologue: Shepard to the Galaxy1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been ten years to the day since the end of the reaper war. The reapers that had once threatened the galaxy with extinction now proved to be its greatest protectors, guided by an unseen force. The mass relays had been rebuilt and now though reconstruction efforts throughout the galaxy were still ongoing there was finally a sense of stability. Few fragmented families of all species still actively looked for missing loved ones, accepting the unfortunate truth that in all likelihood their loved ones were gone. In the Sol system the Citadel in orbit around earth was once again the center of galactic politics which for the most part had resumed much the same state that it once was.
On Earth however for the ten year anniversary of the end of the war a monument had been constructed in commemoration of all those of every race and species that had died to bring peace to the galaxy. A massive construction it was located in London
Shepard to a Galaxy: WrathShepard to a Galaxy: Wrath1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard paced outside Liara's hospital room looking in through the window now and then to see her two daughters asleep in chairs next to their mother their small bodies slumped over hers. In the hallway EDI, Jeff, Wrex, and Garrus all warily watched Shepard as she paced. Obvious signs of worry on their faces. As the four companions watched Shepard in silent worry she continued to pace along the length of the hallway, her mind focused on hunting down the ones who had attacked both her and her family. It had been three days now since the attack. Gone from Shepard's mind was most of the grief and sorrow. Though she still refused to leave Liara's side at night her thoughts were hard and focused, the anger and rage that had slowly been building had consumed Shepard's thoughts and focus.
In orbit over earth her Reapers that still remained prepared for mobilization. Inside one of the reapers the surviving
The Sheps, teen angst, love and understandingBioware owns Shep and Liara-I made up Elena and the girls!The Sheps, teen angst, love and understanding2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Eden Prime, 17 years after the destruction of the Reapers:
Ambassador Liara T'Soni-Shepard returned home and started preparing some after-school snacks for her children without even changing out of the traditional pure white with gold trim dress she wore to official functions.
Liara was happy and occasionally caught herself staring out the sliding kitchen doors that opened to the huge porch that over looked the big back yard which ended at the shores of the crystal clear glacial lake. A lake named Lake Shepard, much to her husband's chagrin. On the other side of the lake snow-capped mountains towered over everything, reaching into the clear, azure sky. It was breath-taking.
Her lithe figure moved gracefully around the kitchen as she gathered items and mentally ticked off nutritional values. She loved it when she got home in time to do this, but her duties usually held her
Shepard to a Galaxy: ReunionShepard to a Galaxy: Reunion1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been ten years for the rest of the galaxy but to Shepard it had been both a mere second and a lifetime since she had died. She was no longer human, nor even possessed of her own body anymore. Now she existed as a consciousness, directing and controlling the Reaper forces that had survived the Reaper War. In a very crude sense she was nothing more than the most advanced AI in the galaxy. But there was more to it than that.
Shepard still possessed the full measure of her emotions, memories, thoughts, dreams, fantasies, and fears. She still possessed her indomitable will to persevere. With her still was her drive to protect not only humanity but every race of the galaxy. She was still possessed by her deep love for those that lived on, in particular a certain Asari who in the end when she had died for the second and final time, had been her last thoughts.
She had stood there on the citadel with the Crucibl
Shepard to a Galaxy: DiplomacyShepard to a Galaxy: Diplomacy1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hours passed with both Reaper and Prothean fleets strengthening number. On the Prothean side where originally the eight dreadnaught sized ships had originally appeared from the nearby planet's surface more had emerged from hidden hangars and shelters concealing them from the deadly rays of the sun at such close range. These ships though many more in number than the original eight to appear were much smaller in size, their numbers, well over eighty in total made up for their lack of size. Their purposes equivalent to frigates and cruisers in modern fleet make ups. Together with the eight dreadnaughts they formed a barrier against the Reaper ships and the Normandy, denying them access to the planet farthest from the sun.
On the other hand the Reaper fleets were also greatly strengthened. The initial three Sovereign class Reapers had formidable enough to potentially fight the fleet but more had been brought into the system.
Shepard to a Galaxy: ExplanationsShepard to a Galaxy: Explanations1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard finally pulls back from the kiss as she hears EDI's response to her appearance. "Whoops" She whispers quietly to Liara, a playful gleam in her eyes as she turns and faces Joker, EDI, and her twin daughters. All four are standing frozen by the shock. Infact the room is completely silent and motionless until Joker starts to fall backwards in a collapse from the surprise. Shepard's eyes widen instantly reacting to protect her former crew member she throws out her hand grabbing Joker with a biotic lift field, preventing him from making contact with the deck where as always he could be at risk of breaking a few of his bones. EDI quickly moves and pulls Joker from Shepards biotic field easily cradling his by now unconscious body across her chest. She turns to look at the two.
"I need to go tend to Jeff, I'll be back as soon as I'm done."
The two step out of the elevator and to the side
Jane and Liara: DaughterTitle: Jane and Liara: DaughterJane and Liara: Daughter3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Characters: Jane Shepard and Liara T'Soni
Time line: After reaper invasion
Disclaimer: Mass Effect is property of Bioware
Jane was sitting in the meeting with the council. As usual they were vary of her. No one actually wants to face reminders of how stupid they had been and she was exactly that for them. Specially for the turian councilor.
Jane doubted that he would ever forget what Jane had said to him when reapers were attacking and they contacted her. Air quoting "Ah, yes the reapers!" had been too big temptation for her and she still made air quote motions when ever she saw the councilor.
"Is this information correct?" Asari councilor asks and lifts her eyes to Jane's.
"It's correct." Jane shrugs. No one knew from where she got her information and they would never find that out. She wished that the meeting would end so she could return to Liara in their home at Thessia. She regretted now that she'd let Liara talk her out o
Easing the Pain...Bioware owns Mass Effect and these characters:Easing the Pain...1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
SSV Normandy, Captains Quarters:
Commander Sarah Shepard dragged herself down the steps as she stripped out of the cracked and dented armor she wore down to Tuchanka. She was so tired and just emotionally done. She staggered a bit and caught herself against the wall by her desk.
She couldn't believe Mordin was dead. He was such a good friend, she loved hearing him ramble on about STG, his work, ethics and even art. The black cloud gathered around her soul again. Everyone she valued and loved died. She sank to her knees and leaned against the wall as she tore off her chest-plate. Exhaustion, loss and pain swelled up in her breast making it hard to breathe, to think. The pain was thick and heavy but she fought it, pushed it down. Down with all the rest, Alenko, her parents, brother and friends on Mindoir, Elysium, Pressly, her last crew, a
Liara's VisitLiara/F-ShepardLiara's Visit2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She walked alone through the tall, wrought-iron gates as she had so many times before and into the lush, green reserve that bore the name Shepard's Park. The trees had grown so tall since the first time she came here. Back then they were just hastily planted saplings that only came up to her waist. Now they towered over her and shaded the people in the park from the hot afternoon sun. A light breeze stirred from the east and blew pleasantly in and around the trees rustling the leaves and branches. Liara couldn't help but smile as the cool breeze caressed her skin as she strolled towards the center of the sprawling park to the only building, the only construct on the three hundred acre lot.
Here and there people enjoyed the beautiful weather playing games, walking among the trees or having picnics as chirping birds looked down from the branches and dogs frolicked in the grass. Many took notice of her, bein
Shepard to a Galaxy: YouthShepard to a Galaxy: Youth1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The classroom was filled with twenty three Asari teenagers, not physically teenagers, just the word that would be used to describe the age of the girls as perceived by the rest of the Asari population. In actual age each of the girls were well into their thirties, almost forty for some of them. Very young by the stages of their species, equivalent to sixteen or so for humans. All of the teenage Asari girls were arrayed in tiers rising upwards from the front of the classroom where a middle aged male Salarian sat at a desk, his eyes moving back and forth with the holograph displays showing the progress of each student on their exams and the students himself. His gaze lingered on for a time on one of the students, midway back of the class room slumped asleep at her testing station. A glance at his display would show she had not only completed her exam, but completed it with flying colors, still a look of disapproval was on his face as
Shepard to a Galaxy: DiscoveryShepard to a Galaxy: Discovery1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Catherine sat in the starboard observation area of the Normandy. Quiet in meditation Biotic energy encircled her form hugging closely to her body. Her eyes closed she meditated in silence. It had been six months since the wedding. Catherine was now Catherine Shepard-T'soni. Liara was nearing the end of the road to her full recovery. As were the girls. Benezia's vision had returned two weeks after the event, though she and her sister still were taken to see an Asari psychiatrist near their home on earth every two weeks to deal with the emotional wounds that needed healing from witnessing the event.
The six months that had followed had seen a dramatic increase in Reaper activity as Shepard had proceeded to hunt down all the warlords, dictators, and despots she had previously let live in the assumption that as terrible as they were, the power vacuum that would follow would be worse. She now
Shepard to a Galaxy: EmotionShepard to a Galaxy: Emotion1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard sits on a chair as a doctor examines Benezia. Shepard is an emotionless hollow version of her normal self. She had been through war and seen things no one should ever have to see and endured, but the sight of first Liara being taken away by medics, and now Benezia's unmoving eyes had rocked her to her core. Her eyes were empty gazing away into the distance as she watches a military doctor examine Benezia. The trio were in one of the emergency shelters that had quickly been erected to help deal with the wounded. Medical personnel military and civilian had been brought in and now were triaging the wounded so that the priority cases could be sent to the hospitals. As the doctor turns away, a young military lieutenant with the alliance fleet, she looks up slightly.
Shepard's own clothes had been changed out for basic military service uniform, her dress uniform had likely by now already been taken to an incinerator.
Shepard to a Galaxy: ProposalShepard to a Galaxy: Proposal1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard and Liara strolled quietly through the memorial park on earth. Behind them a large group of reporters and other observers were being held back at a distance by a contingent of armed krogan who were while not delivering any serious injuries, still making clear the message that the newly appointed Admiral had little interest in dealing with them. Still despite the obvious krogan bodyguards people continued to home in on Shepard all week long. Liara glanced back as did Shepard for a moment at hearing a fight breaking out between one of the reporters and a krogan. The both of them smirk at seeing the easy way in which the krogan handled the human reporter. A few seconds later Liara looked at Shepard.
"I suppose we should be glad the Guard is around shouldn't we? If they weren't that would be you and I don't think you'd be holding back like they are."
The two share a quiet laugh while Shepard gives a shrug
Memories to Heal the Broken 1So a friend 'Noted' me and suggested a look at my FShep (Sarah) and Liara's relationship 'back in the day'. I decided to start from the end of ME3 and find a way for them to relive some special moments that they shared. It takes a while to get there, but now that the hard part is over, the next installment will be more on point, I think.Memories to Heal the Broken 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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FOB Hammer, London:
They had been fighting for hours and the brutes, marauders and cannibals were closing in on all sides. Liara saw Tali incinerate two cannibals with one flick of her Omni-Tool then glanced to her own left before throwing up a singularity that caught up three cannibals. She killed all three with aimed shots from her Locust but was then knocked back and over a low wall by a charging brute. There were hundreds of vile creatures all around her and the small contingent of Soldiers left at FOB Hammer.
She knew in her heart that they couldn't last very much longer.
ME1 After NoveriaME1 After Noveria1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Title: Mass Effect 1 - After Noveria
Author: by Servala, translated by Xiiphous
Game: Mass Effect 1
characters/pairing: Jane Shepard/ Liara T´Soni
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
Commander Shepard stretched after a recent conversation with her pilot and now just wanted to sleep. She liked Joker, but sometimes he talked too much and never got to the point. Her head was pounding. What a day, she thought. Noveria was in some ways a success, since they had received the information they needed from Matriarch Benezia. The puzzle was coming together slowly and Saren wouldn't be able to hide forever. Unfortunately, there had been no way to save the Matriarch from indoctrination.
When Benezia died Shepard saw only Liara. She saw the desperation in her eyes when her mother died. Back on the ship, Jane tried to talk with the Asari but she deflected the support. She would prefer to remember her mother as s
Shepard to a Galaxy: SkirmishShepard to a Galaxy: Skirmish1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard looked back as she heard her named called out. Turning back she watched as her former comrade-in-arms Zaeed Massani drops from an upper level of the club to the ground floor, standing a few feet away from her. Zaeed calls out to her as she turns to look at him.
"So this is how you want to be a big goddamn hero huh? I will say I was right about the rage wasn't I." Shepard doesn't respond simply studying her former team mate. He had a few more scars since she had last saw him ten years ago during the battle for London. But he still had that same determined look in his eyes. Her eyes drop to his weapon and she recognizes Jessie Massani's old rifle that he had built his career and reputation with. Zaeed slowly walked forward towards her, Jessie in hand his eyes studying hers. Eventually he stops a few inches from her studying her in the eyes. After a few seconds he gives a
SnugglingSnuggling2 years ago in Settings More Like This
She turned on her side and readjusted her pillows for what was probably the hundredth that night. As weary as she was, sleep should have been an easy task. Unfortunately her mind did not want to cooperate with what her body was demanding. Her mind wanted to think about Earth and all the horrors taking place there, about Kaiden and the angry bruises on his face, about Palaven and about Garrus. She hoped her turian friend was alive and well. Shepard uttered a dejected sigh and pulled herself off the mattress. She arched her back, stretching the sore muscles on her lithe frame that protested against the notion of having to do more work. Perhaps a stroll around the Normandy would ease her mind. Shepard stepped into her slippers and made for the elevator.
The CIC had been eerily quit even if the hour was late. The silence reminded of when the Collector's had abducted her crew. Shepard chased away the memories of the Collector base. She did not need another horrible thing to dwell on. The el
A Shepard Family Halloween (Part One)(Part One): Trick-Or-TreatersA Shepard Family Halloween (Part One)1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
"Liara, honey. The girls are almost ready. How's it coming with your costume?"
Liara Shepard looks at herself in the mirror, the long black dress hugging her curves, a wide-brimmed pointed hat resting on the counter. With the black lipstick and eyeshadow she doesn't recognize the woman looking back at her in the mirror. "I'm not so sure about this Kaycee. I'm not usually one for putting on costumes."
Kaycee's voice sounds from the bedroom, a note of laughter in her tone, "Everyone agreed to dress up this year, and that includes you dear. Besides, I can't wait to see you in the costume I got you."
"Isn't this a little......racy to take the girls out Trick-or-treating?"
"Kinda the point Liara. Plus, Kim's offered to help watch the girls afterwards while we go to the party."
Liara gives a sigh as she puts the hat on, transforming the demure archeologist into a living breathing witch. As she exits the bathroom, Kaycee gives a low whistle as she begins
Getting there, Being there...BioWare owns Mass Effect, Elena and Brianna are my girls!Getting there, Being there...1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Parnitha System, SSV Waterloo SR8, Bridge:
Helmsman Flight Lieutenant Stevens glanced nervously over his shoulder at his CO. Her pacing behind him was starting to unnerve him. She was usually the original ice-queen in any stressful situation. Calm, cool, analytical, but now, she was a ball of nerves. "Entering Parnitha System, vectoring to Thessia." He stated automatically.
"Faster." Came the curt reply from the dark-eyed woman behind him. "Flank speed." She ordered.
He half turned in his chair. "Ma'am, Thessia control has speed limits even out here! We'll probably get pulled over by their space cops or something and get a ticket."
She stopped pacing and fixed him with her patented 'don't fuck with me stare'. "I ordered flank speed, mister. Now give me flank speed plus ten!" She hissed.
He turned ba
SFS Christmas Stories: Christmas MorningDecember 25thSFS Christmas Stories: Christmas Morning1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Little Syren Shepard opens her eyes sleepily, gently rubbing the sleep from them. She glances around her room, the pale orange light of the sunrise peaking through her curtains. She carefully hops off her bed, wrapping her blanket around her shoulders from the cold, and picks up her teddy bear, Athena. Syren shuffles over to the curtains and peeks around them, standing on tiptoe to see over the window sill. A small gasp escapes from her, followed by a quiet giggle. White, as far as the eye can see, the entire countryside covered in a thick blanket of snow. Realizing that it's Christmas morning, Syren quietly shuffles out of her bedroom, moving one door down on the right, "Aya? You awake?"
Her big sister is sitting in her bed, reading a holo-comic, clad in red sweatpants and sweatshirt. She looks up at Syren, "Well, good morning and merry christmas Sy."
"Mewwy Chwistmas Aya."
"Anyone else awake yet?"
"I dunno. But it snowed outside."
Mass Effect 3: Forever and For Always Part 1Forgive me, Liara.Mass Effect 3: Forever and For Always Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Leah Shepard raised her pistol to take aim at the generator. All she could think of was her soul mate as she made her decision. The decision to completely eradicate the threat of the reapers; she had to make it safe for Liara to live out her life, even if it would be without the commander.
As she walked closer to the generator to ensure a precise shot, images of the ones she loved flashed before her eyes. Joker and EDI, the couple that she helped create. She couldn't help but feel guilty about her decision to destroy the reapers due to the fact that doing so would destroy all synthetics, which would include EDI. EDI had brought so much happiness to Joker's life and now Shepard's decision would take that away from him.
Then Tali and Garrus flashed before her eyes. Leah loved that they had found love and prayed that they would be able to enjoy a long life with each other.
Shepard to a Galaxy: SurprisesShepard to a Galaxy: Surprises1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
While unbeknownst to the galaxy Shepard reunited with her love, on the Normandy Shepard and Liara's two children prepared for bed, unaware of the knowledge that their father still existed. The Normandy had seen several retrofits on its journey to a civilian vessel and home over the years since Liara had aquired it. Its combat abilities remained at peak performance but in place of the several dozen crew that it had carried during its time as a Cerberus and later Alliance frigate, it now was fully controlled by EDE. Of actual crew only Joker remained.
Where once it had been a ship of military standards it had seen extensive internal modifications making it much more fitting a ship for raising a family. The top level with the captain's quarters had remained largely untouched. The CIC on the second level had undergone serious internal modifications. Where before duty stations had lined the wall with a
Memories to Heal the Broken 3Bioware owns all these characters. (but I like my Javik better than theirs!) (OK, I like my Liara better too. And grunt, and Wrex, and Tali well you get the idea )Memories to Heal the Broken 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Earth, High Orbit:
The Destiny Ascension hung in space, closely guarding the SSV Nightingale. Her captain, Matriarch Lidanya stood by the large viewing portal and watched the other ships arrayed close by. Dreadnaughts of several different designs all sat at station keeping, creating a wall around the diminutive Alliance hospital ship.
Two dreadnaughts from the Asari, Turian, Quarian and even the Batarian fleets had taken station within an hour of hearing that Commander Shepard was aboard and barely hanging on to life. It was a time honored show of respect and support from the spacefaring races in the galaxy. The SSV Beijing arrived and the SSV Houston had towed the SSV Normandy over near their little formation, also. Now ships from
The LegacyThe Legacy3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The main characters:
Jaina Shepard (Adept, paragon)
Thessia, 35 years after Reaper Invasion.
The hour grew late, the day was slowly approaching its end. Liara T`Soni was sitting in her favorite soft lounge in her luxury flat reading. She always loved reading: romances, history books, encyclopedias everything! As a historian to her bones she counted anything people gave to the paper as sacred by all means!
She could easily find what she wanted on Extranet or download on her omnitool, but it was a certain magic when your hands touch the cover, when you leaf over another page, when you feel the smell of old paper and sense the rough texture of an old binding
She had an impressive collection of old books some even ancient: mostly original, and the cost of many of them could compare to a small Turian space cruiser But she never regretted the money spent, she gained much more than that in return the eternity!