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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 3Tali couldn't work. She was sick with worry for the crew and the mission. And for Shepard.Mass Effect: Tali Romance: Chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
EDI had sent a message to their craft saying the Normandy had been attacked by the Collectors and that most of the Crew had been abducted. They had headed straight back to the Normandy and despite EDIs reassurance, had done a complete sweep of the Ship for Crew or Collectors. The only crew member to be found still on board was Joker. Who was sitting in the engine room, curled up against a wall. He was very weak after having crawled through the innards of the ship to avoid capture, so Shepard and Jacob had both helped him up to the Command Deck to recap the story of what happened. Shepard had ordered everyone back to there posts, with the exception of Miranda and Jacob. Miranda to confirm the story for her report to the Elusive Man, and Jacob who had helped Joker to the Command Deck, hung around. Shepard had ordered the team to check for any abnor
Wedding DayWedding DayWedding Day3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
(a short about Shep's and Tali's wedding day on the Normandy)
"You can kill a Reaper. You came back from the dead. You went through a relay that no one ever has, successfully I might add. You took out the collector base and none of your team was killed. Yet you are nervous about being married to the woman you love? I don't know about you but that seems a little messed up to me." Garrus said. Coiln couldn't stop his hands from shaking.
"I'm not nervous, I'm happy." Colin argued.
"You are not helping." Garrus smiled.
"Want to know something funny?" Colin asked trying to distract himself.
"Everything good that's happened to me has happened to me on the Normandy." Garrus thought about it for a moment.
"I think I can say the same thing. Alright let's get you ready, it's almost time to head down to the Cargo Hold."
"You look beautiful, Tali." Tali looked up to see Kal standing at the door.
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
Mass Effect: Valentine's DayMass Effect: Valentine's Day5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Good morning, Commander!" Kelly Chambers sang on queue with the opening elevator doors. Shepard set one unfortunately decaffeinated foot in front of another and approached her cautiously.
"Morning, Kelly," Shepard commented partially through a yawn. She had to wonder how Kelly did it, staying so perky and awake when she never appeared to sleep. Stimulants, maybe? Demonic pacts?
The younger officer beamed at her, red hair sliding partially out of place as she offered Shepard a steaming cup of coffee and a small pink envelope. "Happy Valentine's Day, Commander!"
Shepard inhaled her morning brew and set it down at her desk before prying open the envelope, absentmindedly glancing up the bridge. "Valentine's Day, Kelly?"
Kelly blinked, confused as to how answer. Surely this was not a new concept to Commander Shepard, modern bastion of humanity. Was it? "Valentine's Day is an ancien
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
I will always be with you...I will always be with you...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
WARNING! SPOILERS! WARNING! SPOILERS! WARNING! SPOILERS!
"Let me go!" Tali yelled like alarm wriggling from Garrus` grasp, she rushed to the medical bay while he tried all his strength to hold the young quarian.
"Damn it, Tali " Another powerful pull and girl almost escaped, turian`s claw barely shut on her wrist, securing the runner. "Where by the Spirits have you gain such strength?!"
He moved forward and clenched his claws around her forearms, then pressed quarian girl to the cold metallic wall of the engineering deck. She tried to resist but in this position she couldn`t even move, less escape. Tali tried to punch the turian with her knee women`s favorite strike, but the only result was a pain in her leg and most likely a bruise, Vakarian`s armor did its job well!
"Calm down, woman! Don`t make me do what Shepard will kill me for later!"
That effected Tali as a cold shower, she suddenly froze, like her heart stopped. She still resisted him, but it was mostly a reflex, th
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
Mass effect : Bedtime storyRannoch.Mass effect : Bedtime story4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
A beautiful and peaceful planet both at day and at night.
...After there was no more geth on it, of course.
It was a wonderful evening for those who were living there.
Everyone was getting to bed to join the city of dreams.
Everything was wonderful.
Unless you are at the Shepard's home.
Unless you are in a particular room with a Turian, a Krogan, a scientist salarian, and the Shepard's child.
Besides that, everything was fine... really... fine...
"Once upon a time..." started the Turian.
"That's lame Turian. Can't you be more original? Trust a Turian to come up with something original is like trusting the salarian with a gun." said the Krogan
"Yes. Good point Grunt... if only we could say the same to you..." replied Mordin solus the scientist salarian.
"Yeah !... Wait... what?" Grunt frowned, confused.
"Shut up." Garrus glared at Grunt. "Oh, so you think you can do better, Krogan?
"Of course I can."
"Hell no, I'm the one here who will tell him a fucking sto-"
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERSMass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERS3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
MASS EFFECT 3 ALTERNATE ENDING *SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY*
**EDIT** Holy crap this got way more attention than I was expecting. The comments and support have been amazing everyone!
A few points: Credit where credit is due; this ending, as much as everyone seems to love it, was only created because the amazing team at Bioware created a universe that was so rich and full of life and detail. As much as I know a lot of fans are hurt by what they did, we need to remember that Bioware still created an incredible trilogy, one of the best ever. So hats off to them all round.
Also, this was written really fast and so the ending (specifically the last part on how you actually win using TIM's signal) isn't very fleshed out. I know there are holes, and they can actually be fixed quite easily. This isn't perfect. Also, this doesn't deal with a 'happy' ending. If there were to be one, or you were to even CONSIDER taking the fourth option, you'd need to be damn ready. I'm talking ALL war assets e
ME2: One Night in Nos Astra with...TaliME2: One Night in Nos Astra with...Tali1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Azure, Nos Astra, Illium, A few days after the destruction of the Alpha Relay…
As much as he loved the Normandy, his ship, Shepard longed for a quite moment in the sun, without bullets buzzing overhead or explosions tearing down the scenery. A quite moment to feel the wind brush against his skin as it did back on Mindoir, before the batarians came.
He hated them for a longest time. They were the slavers that killed his family and destroyed his home. He joined the Alliance to get some payback and found it in another quite place, Elysium. And like Elysium, the people on the aircars that crossed the Illium sky,commuting to and from work, or sitting down to dinner somewhere on those lofty spires that formed Nos Astra skyline, and even those watching the news about Aratoht didn't know what was coming.
Human, you've changed nothing. Your species has the attention of those infinitely your greater. That which you know as Reapers are
The Walk...The Walk...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey!" Tali yelled like alarm when the wrench simply flew off from her hand and with hollow clank fell on the cold slatted floor of the Engineering deck. The Quarian tech sighed irritated, looking at the chuckling person in the corner and venting air off her suit angrily.
"Tag, stop that! That`s not funny! I need to work!" She tried to collect the instrument from the floor but it slipped her hand again flying into Shepard`s opened palm.
Tali narrowed her shining eyes and threw the massive nut that she was just going to screw on at him. Shepard easily foresaw that, the air around him shined blue and he immediately teleported to the neighboring corner of the room, the "missile" missed him and hit the wall, making unpleasant echo.
"Missed me " Before he finished his face received the dear and loving kiss of a dirty rag Tali used to clean her hands from the engine oil and other. Tagren choked on the strong smell of the grease mixed with rust and a few dozen additional "aromas" he didn
Unlikely Pair - HackerTitle: Unlikely Pair Contest Submission - Hacker!Unlikely Pair - Hacker3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Candylan Shepard (femShep) and Tali'Zorah with an appearance by Legion
"Bosh'tet!" Tali'Zorah screamed at her omni-tool. The more she rapidly tapped at the holographic buttons, the more furious she became.
Commander Candylan Shepard noticed the unusual behavior coming from her quarian companion and went to investigate. "Is something the matter?"
"It's nothing, Commander."
"Judging by all your huffing and puffing, it's far from nothing. What is it?"
"It's this player on Galaxy of Fantasy. That bosh'tet killed my character in a single move. He must be hacking!"
"Galaxy of Fantasy? Really? I didn't know you played, Tali," she responded, tucking her messy blonde locks behind her ear to reveal the smirk growing on her face.
"It started as a way to play with some people I kn
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
Miss you...Miss you...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tagren (Tag) Shepard
Vanguard, Spacer, War Hero.
There are people who always struggle with their position, who always complain and rush forward to earn best, to show everyone their value Those were the 90% of the casualties at any campaign, every soldier knew this and this knowledge was that one thing that made a man with a gun a soldier.
Tagren Shepard was a soldier, he never wanted any glory and he was contempt with everything he had: from the shotgun and the armor to the comrades-in-arms be it state-of-the-art weapon and hardened war veterans or an old rusty slugthrower and a bucnh of green newbies. He followed orders and he did his duty, no matter what he never complained: 'Make do with what you have, some don`t have even this!' the sergeant in the Training Camp used to say Tagren remember those words for his entire life both of them!
So being locked up in the dark ti
If you have patience...If you have patience...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Favorite weapon: X-15e Vindicator, Assault Rifle
Back Ground: Earth-born, sole survival
As always Samara flawlessly guessed her Commander was entering the observation chamber.
Jaina smiled and wagged her head.
"Someday you should teach me how to do that!"
Samara turned to her with a smile, she as usual was sitting on the floor with her legs crossed and meditating. She ceased her Biotic aura and motioned Commander to come closer.
"I do not use my abilities for such minor things, Shepard."
As Jaina approached her and took a seat near the Justicar, Samara continued.
"I simply recognize you by steps."
"Really?" Jaina sat near her and hugged her knees to her breast; it was the most comfortable position on this cold and hard floor.
"Your gait can not be confused: it is so assured, so determined...it feels for certain that you own this place. Of all people aboard only you show such confidence. "The Justicar looked at her and smi