KalahiraMass EffectKalahira2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Guided Meditation -
Shepard and Thane
The captain's quarters are far off from the engineering deck, but I can still hear the hum of the engines if I shut the music off and listen to the quiet. Most nights, it's enough to get me to sleep.
I'll lay back and watch the stars crawl by through the skylight, or watch the fish flit around in their tanks. Slowly, it becomes harder and harder to keep my eyes open. I'll roll over so the glow of the fish tank doesn't penetrate the darkness behind my closed eyes as I drift off to sleep.
The darkness is overwhelming. If I squint really, really hard I can just barely make out the pinpricks of distant stars. But it's so hard to keep my eyes open. I'm cold. Freezing cold, so cold I feel like my bones will implode and my skin will tear as it shrivels and tightens and I open my mouth to scream.
I can't. I open my mouth, try to
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
Love Conquers All CH3"Joker, Zaeed Massani is going to be at the Normandy in seven minutes. Make sure he has clearance to enter." Shepard said after he activated his com.Love Conquers All CH33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh! You mean that nice, huggable teddy bear as old as time?" Joker quipped. Zaeed raised his eyebrow.
"Nothing in my contract about killing the pilot." He threatened. Joker laughed.
"If you want the best chance of surviving this mission then you need the best pilot out there, me."
"Jeff, if the Commander wanted I could fly this ship." Shepard could almost see Joker glaring at EDI's holo.
"Now you just had to go ruin my fun." Joker said stiffly. The Commander continued to hear him mutter something about AI's.
"Just be ready for the man." Shepard said.
"Already done." Zaeed shook his head.
"I'm going to stay with you. What you're planning on doing is not very smart without back up." It was the Commander's turn to shake his head. Just before he opened his mouth another voice came on the com.
"What is Shepard planning on doing wit
Ep4Ch5R: RecollectionChapter 21: RecollectionEp4Ch5R: Recollection4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The alien's voice was quiet and raspy. "You are neither Prothean, nor machine. My name is Synn, I am one of the vanguard." He coughed heavily, producing a clear white fluid.
Likely a surfacant to protect his lungs from the cold. The thought caught John off guard, here was what was likely the only living prothean and he was considering the cryo process that had preserved it.
"I am one of seven, hidden and preserved as a warning for the next civilization."
The translator affixed to the Prothean's armor struggled to keep pace with his words as it converted them into salarian, the only language the cryo facility had had exposure to. Thankfully, the salarian dialect was one of many programmed into the translators carried by Shepard's team.
Shepard spoke, "The Reapers must have known you were here. Why they waited until now to attack you I have no idea."
The Vanguard's head jerked back when he heard Shepard mention the Reapers in such a familiar
Garrus ReflectsMy investigation into Saren included access to the personnel files of the entire Normandy crew, but even without reading her dossier I would have known who Shepard was the moment she walked into the Presidium. She was one of those rare individuals who wear authority like a second skin. It showed in the way she was aware of everything around her while at the same time focusing on her goal. In the way her squad followed behind her, falling naturally into their support roles. You respected her not because of her rank or because some regulation said you had to, but because the indefinable energy she radiated gave you no choice but to believe in her. And I soon came to learn first-hand the power of that silent synergy she formed with everyone around her.Garrus Reflects2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Now, sitting in her cabin, watching her sleep, I think back to those early days. All the things they said about me were true. I was idealistic, hot-headed, impulsive, definitely a shoot first ask questions later kind of guy. I hated injusti
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
Across the SeaWhen she first awoke, Shepard had thought she had been crying. Her face was wet, with tears she had assumed, but when she forced her eyes open, she realized she was laying in water.Across the Sea2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Not in water, she realized. On it.
Slowly, she sat up, using a hand to brace herself against the water. She was in the middle of an endless ocean, lonely, desolate, ever-changing. She looked down at herself, and found herself clothed in a flowing dress that matched the color of the green-blue waters below her.
With a heart heavy with fear and sadness, she stood, slowly, testing her feet against the water. It held her up in perfect balance, supporting her. She turned, trying to find some sign of life, a clue of which way to go. All she was certain of was that she couldn't stay where she was. I have to move forward. Somewhere. Somehow.
The first step was frightening, but those that followed were less so. The farther she went, the more confident she became. She began to almost enjoy the ge
(SFS) Zaeed: Guess Who's Coming to DinnerShepard Family Stories(SFS) Zaeed: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner2 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
No RegretsTitle: ChoicesNo Regrets3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 2
characters/pairing: femshep/kaidan femshep/thane
Disclaimer: all rights belong to bioware and the mass effect world
My thoughts were a jumble, we were heading toward the omega 4 relay and time was running short. We all knew that this was a possible suicide mission so everyone had gone their separate ways to say there possible final goodbyes to family and friends through holo messages.
I was alone in my quarters; I had asked EDI to keep everyone out. The message I was about to record was going to be one of the hardest things in my life. Clearing my throat, I hit record and looked into the lens of the video recorder.
"Kaidan…" my voice was soft saying his name sent butterflies through my stomach, "We haven't spoken since Horizon and I've been meaning to reply to your letter." Pause. "No that’s a lie and I have always tried not to lie to you. I wasn’t going to reply to you
Dance LessonsDance Lessons5 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: Dance Lessons
Game: Mass Effect Series
characters/pairing: Garrus x Reader
Disclaimer: Bioware owns all things associated with the Mass Effect series. You own you. I just own the plot.
Commander (y/n) Shepard let out a heavy sigh as the headache inducing thumping of the obnoxiously loud music thundered all around, making her insides vibrate along to the fast paced beat. She had never liked clubs…..well, despised was the word that was better fit her feelings towards these kinds of places. So why was she spending her valuable time here in this bar when she should be out saving humanity from the Collectors? Well, the long and short of it was that her companions thought that she was working herself too hard and needed to let loose, even if it was just for one night at the near
The Fall of ThessiaCommander Shepard approached Liara's office and stopped short of the door sensors. She drew in a deep breath, closed her eyes and exhaled slowly. She could hear the sobs out here. Each one was breaking her heart. Shepard took another step forward and the office door opened. A wave of relief passed over her, she had been worried that door would be locked. Shepard had expected Glyph to greet her when she entered but the little information drone just hovered in the corner. Maybe Liara had put it in stand-by or perhaps it understood its master was in no mood to deal with it.The Fall of Thessia2 years ago in Settings More Like This
The Commander strode through the office part of Liara's quarters and stood at the threshold of her personal area. Liara was seated in the middle of the bed. Her chest heaved in and out erratically and her slender frame was trembling, the vehement sobbing taking its toll. She was hunched over three data pads arranged in a semi-circle around her. She had been reviewing the reports on Thessia, torturing herself with the d
First KissA Mass Effect fanficFirst Kiss1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Characters: Garrus V. and Shepard (F)
Summary: Turians must find human lips fascinating, don't you think?
Previously: A Game of Cards
Shepard came over to talk about the weapon upgrades. His favorite subject, really, and Garrus had been listening very carefully in the beginning. But the longer she spoke, the fewer words got through to him. The idea that it was a translator glitch occurred to him but he dismissed it quickly. He understood the words. Those that he could catch.
"Great job… secondary cannons, so… efficiency up to… just love to hear… like purring."
The lips, the lips were the culprit. They were a constant source of distraction, moving, as they were, in such a fascinating manner. He'd spoken with hundreds of humans
After the Party - CitadelDLCAfter the PartyAfter the Party - CitadelDLC1 year ago in Humor More Like This
- CitadelDLC Spoiler -
you ever wondered what happend after the Party? When the camaras are out and everyone went to bed?
and who is the neighbor in the appartment next to Shepards?
Author: written and translated by Servala, corrected by a very nice person from Fanfiction.net Sarroush
Game: Mass Effect 3
characters/pairing: Liara T´Soni/ Commander Shepard, Aria T´Loak/ Councillor Tevos, Wrex, Tali, Traynor, Ashley, Glyph, Samara, Miranda/ Jack .....
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
"God Liara, what's gotten into you?" They had finally managed to steal away. After the group photo, Liara had not let her go anywhere and kissed her passionately in front of everyone. As though that hadn't been enough, the asari's hands had slipped over and under her clothes. The young Asari was very drunk, more than Shepard had ever experienced before.
"You... not …" purred Lia
Ghosts of the PastGhosts of the Past5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Title: Ghosts of the Past
Game: Mass Effect Series
characters/pairing: Garrus x Reader
Disclaimer: Bioware owns all things associated with the Mass Effect series. You own you. I just own the plot.
Garrus groaned as he crouched behind the wall, clutching his wounded side, hoping to slow the bleeding as he caught his breath. It was hard to believe that it’s come down to this. Hurt. Cornered………….Alone. Garrus clenched his free hand into a fist at the memory of what happened……...the pain still fresh and raw at the thought. His entire team, gone in nearly one fell swoop, the few survivors dead minutes later. He felt sick to his stomach…..he failed everyone……...it was a joke to think h
Halo: Mass Effect CH 1UNSC Date: 2553, Location: Onyx Shield WorldHalo: Mass Effect CH 14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Lieutenant Commander SPARTAN Nate 007, Fred 104, Linda 058, and Kelly 087 were walking ahead of Dr. Halsey, Chief Mendez, and the five SPARTAN IIIs trapped with them. The four SPARTAN IIIs, Ash, Mark, Olivia, Tom, and Lucy, were helping Dr. Halsey and Chief Mendez carry the five stasis pods holding Team Katana.
"Do you think we will ever get out of here? We have been here for months" Kelly asked
"We will get out. I'm sure of it" Nate replied
He didn't think they would get out though. As optimistic as he would like to be, he has to face facts. They were done for. Kurt had made sure they got to safety, but they are trapped. It was a sad thought that after everything he and the other SPARTANs have gone through, they were going to die of starvation.
"More importantly, do you think John succeeded in ending the war with the Covenant?" Kelly asked
"I'm sure he did. He's the UNSC's last active SPARTAN. If he has survived this far, then he will defin
Breathe ShepardxAlenko"So that's it huh?" A voice Who - why did it sound so familiar? It resonated in its deep baritone, ricocheting into every corner.Breathe ShepardxAlenko2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I " Her throat was a tremble. Her voice died in the empty space, hoarse and tender as it was. She didn't want to talk anymore. She had no words. There was nothing left to say. She just wanted to sleep, sleep and never wake up. She was tired, so very tired. Her eyes remained shut and her back leaned into the bench she found herself on. Her body shook and she could feel nothing. Everything was numb, a soothing gentle numb.
"Get up." The voice demanded of her, louder it was a powerful explosion of words. She slowly lifted her chin from her chest, weary weak eyes fluttered open. "Get up Shepard." She met a strong russet gaze. He looked so familiar Why Why couldn't she remember?
"A-Anderson ?" Her voice betrayed her, croaking whispers that wove themselves into the atmosphere. Anderson, Admiral Anderson? Impossible, he was dead. She sa
It Falls Apart ShepardxAlenkoIt Falls Apart ShepardxAlenko2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Things were never easy whenever Shepard was involved. Kaidan would have liked to say he was surprised when Anderson had told him that Shepard had surrendered to the Alliance after venturing into the unmapped Omega 4 relay, destroying the Collectors ship as well as the base then blowing up a mass relay in the Bahak system, destroying the entire thing in the process. The news itself certainly rocked him to his core. Shepard had destroyed an entire system. The way it sounded it was without a single flinch or care, all in the name of stopping the Reapers. Shepard's resolve was never going to break whenever the Reapers were involved. Despite death, disaster and destruction following her around like a second shadow, she still persevered trying to be the biggest hero in the galaxy. But then she went and destroyed an entire system, Kaidan was having trouble wrapping his head around that. He barely could accept the fact that Shepard was alive again, he had watched the original Normandy explode,
Never Too Late - Mass Effect:ThaneShe sits and stares at the empty page as the tears flow freely down her cheeks. Why has this happened to her? Could it have ended differently? Could he have been saved? These thoughts cloud her mind, making it impossible to concentrate. She throws the journal aside and rests her head in her hands. On disease, one small illness has brought her entire world down. She is Commander Shepard, a strong leader, yet she breaks down in front of this hospital.Never Too Late - Mass Effect:Thane2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They had been through so much. The trust she had to put in the highly trained assassin so he could fight with her. Finding his lost son; their reuniting bringing him peace. The suicide mission they bravely fought, saving the whole crew even if it seemed impossible. The warmth in her when he called her his Siha.
Both of them knew he was sick through it all. After the suicide mission, he hit the final stages. She hated to see him suffering. Apparently, there was a cure but the doctors said that his time had come and nothing could be done.
Meeting the FolksSeries Title: After the ReapersMeeting the Folks4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Disclaimer: Mass Effect universe © BioWare
Any character you haven't heard of © me
Thanks go to my Beta; Blueglaceon, who despite having little knowledge of the Mass Effect universe, agreed to edit the series anyway. Thanks, Blue!
This is set a week after Happiness and a few days before the first of the Union stories, which I'll be working on next.
Meeting the Folks
"Citadel Control, this is Normandy SR-2. Requesting permission to land," Shepard and Garrus could hear Joker's voice as they approached the cockpit.
"Stand-by for clearance Normandy," came the Citadel's response. "Clearance granted. You may begin your approach. Transferring you to an Alliance operator."
At that, Joker looked to Shepard, eyebrows raised. "Looks like word has reached the Alliance brass of you cutting ties with Cerberus."
"I'm not surprised. Wit
ClickClick2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
His heels clicked against the floor of the hallway leading to her cell.
Were his thoughts not a jumbled mess, were his heart not in his throat, hammering out any words he might have been able to form, he might have paused to ponder why so few people were in the normally crowded hall. Perhaps that was for the best; he was so anxious he wasn't entirely certain that he could have said anything to anyone how he was going to form words to the one woman he needed to speak to more than anything in the universe was beyond him at this point, but he pressed on nonetheless. He recalled the last time he felt this way, the last time he looked into her sapphire eyes and heard her voice, and his heart sank at the thought that both were in the same memory. His words that day were things he only barely thought of before he said them- and only now was he trying to come to terms with the repercussions. Thoughts flitted in and out of his mind like smoke
Epic Rap Battles of Destiny: Revan vs ShepardDisclaimer: I don't own either of the characters portrayed or mentioned in this sound-off. This is non-profit parody that I made for my own amusment.Epic Rap Battles of Destiny: Revan vs Shepard2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
EPIC RAP BATTLES OF DESTINY!
Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
Darth Revan (Knights of the Old Republic)
Light Side Revan-
Long Ago in a Galaxy far away...
I forged a legacy that will live beyond my day...
I've saved my people three times over,
From Ancient Sith to a hopeless trooper,
Mandalore's crew all came to knew,
that their firepower was to me as water,
Bane adored me, the Jedi revered me,
Even Bastila gave in and pleased me...
If it weren't for my game, none would know Bioware,
I changed RPGs and put em into full gear,
I stomped Mandalore, Malak and the Sith Emperor,
Overwhelmed? Not surprised, go take your temperature.
I'm Commander Shepard and I approve this ass-whoopin,
This cocky jedi is just asking for a beatin.
I've faced forces you