KalahiraMass EffectKalahira4 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
KOIP: Bonus Track - LullabyKOIP: Bonus Track - Lullaby1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The air is crisp, a welcome cool breeze skating across his surface as he anxiously awaits her arrival. Above them the sky is clear and the celestial body giving Rannoch life has decided to bless them with comfortable weather. Birds and insects flutter about, watching as though they are invited guests. Kolyat supposes that they won’t be receiving gifts from these event crashers.
The tone of the quartet changes, pulling Kolyat’s attention from Rannoch’s beauty to the loveliness of another. His nerves redouble their forces, trying to give him a heart attack, and he fights to keep himself from fidgeting. After months of planning, calculating, fittings, shopping, arguing, and parties the time has finally come.
His breath is caught in his throat and, beside him, Burnek nudges his elbow as if Kolyat can’t see with his own two eyes. She is the most lovely creature in the entire universe. Her thick dark hair is the longest he has ever seen it, falling just past her sh
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 Sea4 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
Ghostbusters: NU Ch 36Chapter 36: The small trip to Fort DeterrmingGhostbusters: NU Ch 367 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Outside of Amity park, there was a bill bored that gave an advertisement of the Ghostbusters. It had the logo surrounded by green slime, the Ecto-1, and under it was the phone number and the mato: *We're Ready To Believe You*. The billboard was next to a freeway/bridge with car's driving by it. One of the drivers saw the billboard and looked back at the freeway. A green swirling vortex then pops out of nowhere, in front of the driver's lane. Suddenly the Ecto-1 comes screching out of the portal; giving off its sirens, just as the portal closes. Timmy, Danny, and Dani then scream as the cars twist and turn as they try to dodge traffic. Timmy then goes into the oppisite lane and everything calms down.
"Be careful Timmy, you could have gotten us killed"said Danny.
"Sorry, I put the wrong coordinates"said Timmy.
"Well make sure to change them next time"said Danny.
Timmy felt so strange,
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 CH34 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
ME3 - NightmaresTitle: NightmaresME3 - Nightmares4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Timeline: Before reaching Cerberus Headquarters
Main characters: Alais Shepard and Liara T'Soni
It was dark, pitch black, she couldn't even see her hand in front of her face, 'where am I?' she thought. Then as suddenly as the thought left her mind a white light appeared in the distance, with no place else to go she ran towards it while it became bigger and bigger until it engulfed her and then she saw... "Kaidan?!"
"It's the right choice and you know it Ash" he said, it was Virmire, Kaidan was holding back the geth defending the bomb that was supposed to blow up the whole facility "it was an honor working with you commander, I don't regret a thing..."
Shock and confusion took over Shepard's face "what? No, Kaidan!! I'm sorry..." she said painfully, trying to reach out to him, but then the explosion came and everything went white as she closed her eyes protecting them from the flash. When she opened them, a massive tall stru
No RegretsTitle: ChoicesNo Regrets4 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
The Long Day Wanes"Doc, he hasn't moved at all," James observed, mild concern rising in his voice.The Long Day Wanes4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Liara glanced at the commander sitting anxiously at Ashley's bedside, shoulders haunched and tense, body grimly stiff. "Of coursee he hasn't," she said resignedly, sighing a little. "He's determined not to move until she does, I'm afraid."
James raised his eyebrows, surprised. "They that close?"
Liara allowed a small smile to cross her features. "What, you couldn't tell on Mars?"
"Hell, was the arguing s'posed to give it away?" He sounded skeptical.
The asari shook her head with a chuckle. "They're always bickering about something, big or small. Doesn't matter what it's about. I remember once they had a massive fight simply over who was going to drive the Mako, back when we were chasing Saren.
James grinned, amusement lighting his dark eyes. "Nah, you serious? Sounds like a story, I gotta hear this."
"Williams, suit up," Shepard tossed the gunnery-chief her pink and
Dance LessonsTitle: Dance LessonsDance Lessons2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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
Ep4Ch5R: RecollectionChapter 21: RecollectionEp4Ch5R: Recollection5 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
Mass Effect 3: Redux 4Chapter 4: The DealMass Effect 3: Redux 43 years ago in Drama More Like This
Shepard's team ran outside, the dust storm was already making its descent onto the base. The gusts of wind and sand were brushing against the side of Shepard's helmet, but that didn't stop him from closing in on Eva, whom he noticed, went outside without even bothering to put on a helmet. Was she even Human? He couldn't think about that for long, for as Eva shot at Shepard, a Cerberus branded Kodiak flew by them, and pick up its agent. Shepard tried shooting at the small ship for a couple rounds, but was ultimately futile. Ready to leave with her, the Kodiak quickly left the ground and into the air, carrying the precious Crucible data with it.
“She's getting away!” Shepard frustratingly shouted. Ashley and Liara tried their best, but all of their best shots and Warps meant nothing to the hull of the ascending shuttle. “Damn it!” he quickly got onto his com, his heart pounding madly. “James? Normandy? Anybody?”
He felt absol
Kaidan's FearKaidan's Fear4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Title: Kaidan's Tales - Fear
Game: Mass Effect
Pairing: Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and all characters from it belong to Bioware.
Content Warning: Angst, Graphic Death, Depression
Profile: Axiom Shepard
Background: Spacer/War Hero
It Falls Apart ShepardxAlenkoIt Falls Apart ShepardxAlenko4 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,
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 ShepardxAlenko3 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
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
If Only In My Dreams (ShepardxAlenko)The hushed whispers of wind spun through the twilight sky. Free and void of responsibility, they danced between the sparkling specs of white. The crystallized frozen flakes of snow collected and bunched themselves tight; they covered the world in a blanket of dazzling ivory. It was the darkest hour of the night, the peace and serenity had settled over the city of Vancouver. The glistening utopia slumbered soundlessly. Untouched and undisturbed the people retained their blissful ignorance as they awaited their joy on the morrow. They did not know of the struggles they would face in the coming months. They were unaware of the danger that lurked just beyond the farthest star.If Only In My Dreams (ShepardxAlenko)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
They lived on borrowed time, an invaluable resource that was being whittled down as the seconds ticked by. Each flake of snow resembled a moment lost, fluttering pointlessly through the sands of time. It was these quiet instances, these most tender semblances of normalcy that felt the bleakest. For one tired soul tha
Ghosts of the PastTitle: Ghosts of the PastGhosts of the Past2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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
It Falls Apart Part 2 ShepardxAlenkoIt Falls Apart Part 2 ShepardxAlenko3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Kaidan stood in front of Anderson, his nerves bunching and twisting along his muscles he stared at her. His face darkened, guilt ran rampant across his eyes as he looked into her bold gaze. She was holding onto whatever strength she could muster, but that wasn't saying much. He could finally see just how much he had broken her, how completely shattered she was beneath his eyes. She looked away from him, no longer wishing to see his own marred expression. The pain sank its fangs into his muscles, tearing apart his stable reluctance. His amber orbs grew warm, solemnly pleading with her to look at him. She didn't comply with his silent request, instead she continued to gawk at the ground, but he could still see the brittle agony in her gaze, the way her body trembled in front of him. He longed to reach out and hold her, to fix everything he'd broken. The devastation he'd left was like a battlefield, cluttered with traps and explosives one wrong move and he'd never have her back. He had do
BloodlineBloodline4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Javik, I'm going now."
Liara was dressed for a night out of the house. Her outfit was simple. It did not show excess skin, contrary to the popular style of the day, but the wine colored cloth fit snugly against her body. Javik stood defiantly in the middle of the room, his hand balled into a fist to keep it from reaching out and running along the curve of her hip.
He would treat this like any other battle. And he refused to show weakness.
"This is a pointless activity," he said firmly.
In his own cycle, people would back down when he used that voice. But Liara only fought back harder. She stood just out of his reach, placing her own hands on her hips. "Shepard and Tali will be here for only a few more days, and Tali needs to relax. This is her first night out without her family since the baby came." Her voice was calm and quiet, using the same tone she used when explaining something to their children.
Javik stole a quick glance behind him at the two girls playing happily tog
[Oneshot] Stein x Reader [Soul Eater]AN: Random. I’m 34 episodes deep into Soul Eater and I love it! My current favorite Stein, but I definitely relate to Kid because I have serious organizational specification issues. I can see why people love Soul, too. He and Maka are so cute together![Oneshot] Stein x Reader [Soul Eater]2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Don’t really have a fantastic character skeleton for reader-chan this time. Sorry! Still maybe-kind-of-possibly forming one.
This is me de-stressing from completing an exam. I’m also taking a small break on a commission.
Franken Stein x Reader
“Why so glum, [Name]?” light skipped across the two perfect circles that made Stein’s glasses. A lit cigarette bounced softly as his lips curled. Was he smiling in a congenial way? His smile, you assumed, was one of curiosity. Your suspicion proved correct as he began to thoughtfully twist the screw embedded in his skull.
Did he expect the metallic cranking to churn out an answer to his question? Was he analyzing your
I will await you across the sea...I will await you across the sea...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3
Characters/Pairing: Thane Krios, Kolyat Krios, f!Shepard
"Kalahira, mistress of inscrutable depths, I ask forgiveness".
I am begging the elevator to goes faster, and clenching, and unclenching fists. Just a moment, just ... Why? I knew he was going to die, but not now, not so! No! There are a lot of words that I want to say and now is it too late? No! I biting lip and covered face by hands, wanting to relieve the groan that is ready to break free. And at this moment the door has dispersed with a quiet rustle.
Excited voices and hoarse shouts stunned me. It has made me to flinch and to freeze in the middle of the hospital's hall. Where must I go? With whom must I speak? It was at first, when I didn't know what to do - there weren't any thoughts, only the fear that clenched the heart. The legs themselves carried me forward - instinctively. The pain disappeared under the mask of confidence - a robot
Meeting the FolksSeries Title: After the ReapersMeeting the Folks5 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
Shore LeaveShore leave.Shore Leave3 years ago in Romance More Like This
or just a drink.
We'd talked about it before.
I'd like that,
But that had been years ago,
when I'd been mindlessly flirting
and not quite serious.
there is nothing I am more serious about.
on shore leave.
With no Joker to interrupt
and no Garrus to tease
and no Liara to eavesdrop.
Just the two of us.
On shore leave.
It's not, though.
It's not really shore leave.
Because we've bought an apartment.
We've settled down.
(Or we're trying to, at least.)
We call it shore leave
as a joke.
Shepard still thinks it's hilarious.
Speaking of Shepard...
He looks slightly queasy
and I wonder how long it's been since he's been back like this.
Back for good:
I know his story.
He was born here on Earth,
But his life was so,
with no recollection of his parents.
His first memories as a child
were of being beaten
Flitting through streets and alleys,
trying to sta