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
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 33 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
Memories to Heal the Broken 2I apologize for the back and forth nature of this. I had no idea what I was getting into when doing a look back at ME1 from the end of ME3 through the exestential awesomeness of a meld.Memories to Heal the Broken 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Captain Reynolds, commanding officer of the SSV Nightingale, was having the worst day of his life. The war was over and that meant that for most of the Alliance the worst part was over. But for the medical professionals from every race in the galaxy that ran the forty seven hospital ships of Task Force Haven, the truly horrific work started now. Caring for the wounded, disfigured and dying was a thankless job that would continue for the next several decades.
He was ready for that, trained for it and planned on it. What he did not expect was the parade of VIPs trying to get access to his med-bays. Access to Shepard. He was even given a lengthy list of peo
Shepard Family Stories - Wrex's Blue ChargeWrex stands alone in the yard watching the ships fly by overhead.Shepard Family Stories - Wrex's Blue Charge3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
*sigh* "Hard to believe its all over."
A small tug at his leg snaps him back to reality. Looking down, he spies little Syren looking up at him hesitantly, a teddy bear clutched tightly in one arm. A warm smile spreads across his face.
"Something I can do for you, Little Bit?"
Syren blushes furiously and looks down at her feet. Wrex chuckles to himself. (She is so unlike her father) "It's alright, I don't bite."
Syren looks back up at the old warrior and quietly asks, "Charge?" Wrex throws back his head and roars with laughter. "Spoken like a true Shepard." With one fluid motion he reaches down and scoops her up and onto his shoulders.
"Alright young one, I want you to hold on tight. Here WE GO!!!! RAARRRRR!!!!"
Kaycee stands quietly on the porch with Liara's head on her shoulder. They watch silently as Wrex thunders past with their youngest yelling "KROGAN!!!!"
"You alright Shepard?"
"Of course I am, she's made a
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 13 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.
The Sheps, teen angst, love and understandingBioware owns Shep and Liara-I made up Elena and the girls!The Sheps, teen angst, love and understanding3 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
A Shepard Family Halloween (Part One)(Part One): Trick-Or-TreatersA Shepard Family Halloween (Part One)3 years 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
SFS Christmas Stories: Christmas MorningDecember 25thSFS Christmas Stories: Christmas Morning3 years 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."
Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)-New Arlington Cemetery-Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Liara T'Soni-Shepard exits her skycar into the pouring rain, the gunmetal-grey skies blocking out the sun. She wears a simple black dress and carries a bouquet of white flowers from Thessia. The grieving doctor doesn't bother with an umbrella, instead letting the rain wash over her skin, mixing with her tears. She begins her slow walk towards the large group of people crowded underneath a wide awning, when suddenly a hand grips her shoulder reassuringly, and the rain stops. Looking over her shoulder, she finds Garrus holding an umbrella over her, his expression unreadable. He nods to her, his grip speaking volumes as he guides her towards the crowd. As they near the group, Liara notices that nearly everyone has shown up today.
Admiral Ashley Williams, clad in her dress blues, stands alongside Major James Vega along with a small platoon of Alliance men and women. High Chief Wrex, clad in his ceremonial armor, stands with his wife
Shepard Family Stories - Tali's Teatime TagTali: Teatime TagShepard Family Stories - Tali's Teatime Tag3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Aunt Tali!" are the only words she hears before a blue streak rockets into her midsection. Tali glances down as she tries to catch her breath. Little Ayrene looks up at her with sheer joy in her eyes, her arms wrapped tightly around Tali's waist. "Well look at you, I can't believe how much you've grown Aya.
Tali glances up to see Liara standing in the doorway with a bemused expression on her face, her hands placed on the bulge at her stomach. Tali's eyes widen "Keelah, Liara! Why didn't you tell me?"
Liara chuckles, "Shepard figured your reaction would be priceless."
Tali shakes her head, "That little........."
Ayrene finally extricates herself from her. "Can we play Aunt Tali?"
"I'm sorry Aya, I've got to talk to your mom for awhile."
Ayrene looks crestfallen. Tali kneels down to her eye level. "Tell you what, I may not be able to play with you, but how would you like to play with Chiktikka vas Paus?"
She activates her omni-tool and a purple sphere materiali
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
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
Jane and Liara: DaughterTitle: Jane and Liara: DaughterJane and Liara: Daughter5 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
Liara's VisitLiara/F-ShepardLiara's Visit3 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
What Was Lost Chapter 1 - StormcloudsWhat Was LostWhat Was Lost Chapter 1 - Stormclouds3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chapter 1 - Stormclouds
Noveria. Even at a distance, looking at it sent a shiver through Shepard's body. I better make sure the heating units on my armor are working right... She headed to the elevator and called it to the command deck, intending to visit the armory and double check.
Instead, when the doors opened she found herself nearly colliding with Liara, who looked a bit more distracted than usual.
"Liara, are you okay?"
The scientist glanced up. "Shepard, I was just looking for you, could we talk somewhere private? It's important."
Shepard nodded. Even with the Normandy's advanced drive, it would be an hour or two until they hit Noveria and got through all the red tape to land. She started towards the conference room. "Come on, we'll talk in here."
Shepard closed the door and took a chair next to Liara and waited for her to tell her what was going on, but the asari only sat still for a long minute. Just when Shepard was about to say something
SFS: Lineage (Chapter Nine)Shepard Family Stories: LineageSFS: Lineage (Chapter Nine)3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Velair puts her hands in the air as the Alliance soldiers fan out, surrounding her, various assault rifles and pistols all are aimed at her head and chest. "Now now boys. I'm not gonna resist. But would you mind telling me why you are pointing lots of guns at me?"
"Lieutenant Shepard? We are going to ask you to come with us. Please don't resist, no one wants any bloodshed here today."
"I'd like to speak to Captain Chellick first….if you don't mind."
A glint catches her eye, causing her to look up. What she sees brings a smile to her face. The sergeant motions to one of the soldiers, "Restraints, now."
The soldier holsters his weapon and he brings out a set of black cuffs. Elle gives him a smile and puts her hands out for him, "Don't worry, I don't bite."
He leans in and in a low whisper mutters, "I know that Elle. Get ready to fight."
Elle gives him a skeptical look until she takes a good
Finding Peace, Rest now...BioWare owns these characters.Finding Peace, Rest now...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The mansion and its few guest bungalows sat under the cloudless azure sky high in the Athame Mountains. Surrounded by fresh snow, crisp, biting air and the calm serenity craved by people who lived a hard life, fought every good fight, and now deserved peace, silence, and freedom.
The inside of the mansion was decorated in an earthy, yet elegant theme. A few pieces of art by the acclaimed artist Mira T'Soni-Shepard graced the walls along with pictures of all the girls and friends of the family, and the rest was homey, comfortable, and warm.
Since the children were mostly grown and off on their own, the mansion usually sat near empty save for the owners and a small staff to care for the sprawling complex. The only reasons the Shepards kept it was for when the kids visited on holidays, old friends stopped by, or for occasional diplomatic functions because Liara was the Thessian Ambassador to t
Shepard Family Stories - Kasumi (Shadow Play)"Okay, my young pupil, are you ready to begin your training?"Shepard Family Stories - Kasumi (Shadow Play)3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Ayrene giggles in anticipation and nods. Kasumi gives a sly smile, "Good, aoi kaze. The first lesson is to be as silent as possible....that means no giggling (*wink*)"
Ayrene tries to keep a straight face, but lapses back to giggling. Kasumi tickles her, "If you alert the target, you've already lost."
Kasumi looks out across the yard to where Liara and Kaycee sit together on the porch resting. Liara sleeps soundly in Shepard's arms. Kasumi turns back to Ayrene. "Okay, let's go over the list.....master thief? Check. Loyal apprentice?" Ayrene gives her a big smile. "Close enough. Finally, the water balloons?"
Ayrene pats the tub of water balloons next to them. "Check!!"
Kasumi turns back to the target. "Okay you know what to do?"
Ayrene nods as Kasumi picks up two balloons. "Remember, we'll have only a few seconds to get off as many before they start running."
A voice sounds from behind them "And what pray tell are you two up
Shepard Family Stories - Remembering MordinThe sun glistens off the crystal blue sea. The waves lap lazily on the pure white sand. Kaycee turns to her daughters. "Alright go have fun girls. Don't go too far."Shepard Family Stories - Remembering Mordin3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Four streaks of blue later and they're off. Shepard walks slowly into the shallows, feeling the sand between her toes, when something shiny catches her eye. Bending down she picks up a beautiful white seashell. A memory surfaces as she rubs her fingers over the grooves. "Would have liked to run tests on the seashells."
"Mordin, I'm sorry."
"I'm not, had to be me....Someone else might have gotten it wrong."
A tear runs down Kaycee's cheek at the thought. "I miss you Mordin. You were always crazy, but I never knew a gentler soul. Wish you could have had your retirement. The kids would have loved you."
More tears begin to fall."I'm so sorry Mordin. I should have found another way."
"Daddy? Are you alright?"
Kaycee quickly brushes the tears away before turning to face her daughter. "I'm fine Sweetie, just remembering an old fr
Life after the reaper 1 - Shepard - chapter 5Life after the reaper 1 - Shepard - chapter 53 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: Life after the Reaper 1 - Shepard
Author: written and translated by Servala, corrected by InuDran
Game: Mass Effect 3
characters/pairing: Jane Shepard/ Liara T´Soni, Matriarch Aethyta, Karin Chakwas, Ashley Williams, James Vega, Joker
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
"Shepard?" Dr. Chakwas waited patiently until the Commander had summoned herself a little. Shepard looked bad. Her uniform was partly torn in pieces, she was dirty and smelly, and her eyes were puffy and red. Dr. Chakwas would not let her go to Liara. Both child and mother were still very weak, and it was a miracle that Liara survived the blood loss.
"She's dead, isn´t she?" Shepard sounded incredibly weak and tortured; her gaze went back to bed. It was agonizing for Dr. Chakwas to see the young woman so torn on. "Shepard? Look at me." Chakwas continued talking as soon as the commander's attention was focused back on her. "Liara a
(SFS) Zaeed: Guess Who's Coming to DinnerShepard Family Stories(SFS) Zaeed: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Zaeed: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The kitchen is a blue blur as Liara rushes to get things prepared. Kaycee strolls in and puts her arms around her wife. "Shepard, I don't have time. Things need to be ready."
"What's the big deal? It's just your father coming to dinner. She's a riot to be around."
"It's not just that, she's bringing a date along. Is Ayrene dressed and ready?"
"Sweetie, you need to relax, I think its great that Aethyta is still able to see people at her age."
"I am more worried of what kind of person she'd bring."
"That.......is a good point."
The doorbell rings. Ayrene rushes past "I'll get it dad!"
Shepard begins to protest, but smiles, ("so helpful"). She hears the door open and Ayrene's voice. "Grandma! Uncle Z!"
...wait...did she just say!!!!!!
Shepard quickly moves to the door to find lo and behold, Zaeed standing in the hallway, Ayrene in his arms. "Look daddy! Uncle Z is here!"
Zaeed gives Kaycee an apologetic look
ME: Intercept 1There were so many machines in the room that their soft beeping drowned out the breathing of the patient they were monitoring. Commander Lilliana Shepard, hero of the galaxy, the one who enabled them to win the war and drive back the Reapers, lay in the center of them all amidst a tangle of wires.ME: Intercept 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Her mother stood at the foot of her bed, her hand resting on the edge as she watched the gentle rise and fall of her daughter's chest. It was the only sign that she was still alive. Admiral Hannah Shepard knew that the machines around her would be able to tell her the same, but she didn't know what the various readouts meant and quite frankly she did not care. Her daughter was breathing on her own now. That was enough to tell her there was an improvement.
She picked up her hand and walked around the edge of the bed until she reached the stool that had been placed near the head of it. Hannah lowered herself ont
Recovery ch.2Title: Recovery ch.2Recovery ch.23 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Universe: Mass Effect (during and post EC)
Characters: Tiberius Shepard, Liara T'Soni, Garrus Vakarian, Talizorah vas Normandy, Miranda Lawson, Kasumi Goto, Wrex, Grunt, Jacob "the prize" *snigger* Taylor
I won't let you down Shepard
Good Luck Shepard. If you live it through this, drinks are on me.
Shepard Thanks for getting me out of that tank.
If we both come back from this at all, everything will be different.
Shepard, you did it. No matter what else happens today. You did what no one else could you united a galaxy.
The Illusive Man ordered my creation years ago. Jeff was the one who allowed me to think for myself. But only now do I feel alive. That is your influence.
Everything was black again. The voices kept ringing out a cacophony of the last words he
Of Love and Lust and PassionChapter OneOf Love and Lust and Passion6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
With a little 'hiss', Commander Shepard removed the young Quarians facemask. The fact that he was the very first human to ever see how a Quarian looked like under the tinted facemask of a Quarian environmental suit wasn't on his mind. Just seconds before, the young Quarian Tali'Zorah was babbling nervously, but the moment when their eyes both met no one said a single word. What he saw was so beautiful that he asked the gods how they could have cursed this Quarian to ever withhold her face from the rest of the world. 'Oh my...' were the only thoughts he could muster. Looking into each other's eyes for the first time without any obstructions felt like an eternity to both of them.
It could have been seconds, or minutes, even hours but when Tali saw that warming smile on her Commanders face, all of her fears, her nervousness and doubts vanished in a moment's instant. It felt like a burden, as heavy as the universe fell from her shoulders. 'Keelah.
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