Dancing Against the Seven Destinies 7Dancing Against the Seven Destinies 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Man, it's so cold, it feels like I'm going through reverse puberty, yo!" complained the Turk's newest recruit, a loud-mouthed redhead named Reno.
The rest of the party, even the scientist that they were supposed to be guarding, groaned at his outburst. Genesis felt slightly jealous that it was Reno's partner Rude who slapped him upside the head rather than himself. As the other red-head rubbed his head and complained, Genesis reminisced on the event that had ended with Lazard (regretfully) ordering him on this despicable escort mission to the Northern Crater as punishment. How was he to know that the office he had accidentally incinerated with a fireball meant for that disrespectful cadet was the new Vice-President's office? Smirking as he remembered the Shinra brat's reaction to the destroyed office, he looked over at the two infantrymen who were obviously torn between being awed by his presence (as they should be) and bored at t
Dancing Against the Seven Destinies 11Dancing Against the Seven Destinies 111 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Aerith awoke to the smell of breakfast being cooked. Stumbling through her morning routine, the last Cetra moved robotically until she finally managed to wake herself up enough to greet the rest of the world.
Her first surprise of the day as she left her bedroom, however, was to see her step-mother coming out of her own room. Elmyra, too, seemed to be surprised to see Aerith. For a minute, the two Gainsborough women stared at each other with questioning looks, confused as to who would be cooking the morning meal.
Suddenly, the young Cetra remembered the strange woman from yesterday- Grace Lunaria, also known as Katlyn Lune. Quickly walking towards the kitchen with Elmyra close behind, the two paused when they suddenly heard music. It was very dramatic-sounding, uplifting yet with a sad tone. As suddenly the music quieted, Aerith and her step-mother peeked into the kitchen.
“Home is behind, the world ahead/ And there are many paths to tread,<
Haunted"At least a glass of milk, Cloud?" Tifa asked as the blonde man stood up from his place at the table and walked to the door, waving over his shoulder.Haunted3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm ok" He said and climbed the stairs, hearing Marlene and Denzel laughing at some random TV show and pushing each other around. His lips curled up slightly in a small smile as he shook his head: he liked it here, it was peaceful, at least while the two kids were in school and Tifa was at the bar working. His job was going pretty well too, it provided him with enough gil to help Tifa with the essentials, buy the children a toy or two and still allow him afford a couple of things for his bike and himself. However, he was never at ease in his room, there was a constant presence there, lurking around the lifeless place, making the piece chilly and giving it a dark aura. Denzel once told him he was paranoid, and that he actually liked Cloud's room, even when it was most of the time messy; the younger boy often slept with Cloud, snuggling c
RannochLegion's word sent a shiver down Tali's spine. Shepard stared blankly at theRannoch4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Geth's eye. "We have reached consensus that returning
the Creator's homeworld is necessary for future cohesion with Creators and
other races in the future war against the Old Machines. We also concluded that
Creator forces would fight with greater efficiency with a physical location for
non-combatant population. Shepard-Commander made us realize that this is beneficial to both the Geth and Creator race."
"Y-You're giving our world back?" asked Tali trying to confirm the
words she wanted to hear her whole life.
"Yes, Creator Tali'Zorah."
"How soon can the Quarian people return to their homeworld?" Shepard
"There are still several locations that require repair, but the planet is
suitable for habitation."
"I want to go there," Tali stated.
"Then we go. Legion, could you let your people know we are coming."
"Legion..." Tali whispered. "Thank you."
"This platform does not require th
Easing the Pain...Bioware owns Mass Effect and these characters:Easing the Pain...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
SSV Normandy, Captains Quarters:
Commander Sarah Shepard dragged herself down the steps as she stripped out of the cracked and dented armor she wore down to Tuchanka. She was so tired and just emotionally done. She staggered a bit and caught herself against the wall by her desk.
She couldn't believe Mordin was dead. He was such a good friend, she loved hearing him ramble on about STG, his work, ethics and even art. The black cloud gathered around her soul again. Everyone she valued and loved died. She sank to her knees and leaned against the wall as she tore off her chest-plate. Exhaustion, loss and pain swelled up in her breast making it hard to breathe, to think. The pain was thick and heavy but she fought it, pushed it down. Down with all the rest, Alenko, her parents, brother and friends on Mindoir, Elysium, Pressly, her last crew, a
FFVII: Aerith's Theme~ Original LyricsFFVII: Aerith's Theme~ Original Lyrics10 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Falling deep into a slumber,
Here I stay,
There I lay.
When will it be my time?
Why do you, seem to be,
Like that one, who I held lovingly?
Two hearts, connected as one,
That guides everyone.
I know you can be strong.
Why do you feel wrong?
Why is your pain unheard?
I will be here, waiting forever.
Until you come, my love….
I will be waiting…
Here where I thought we can be free….
Those sky eyes, happily.
Never seem to lose their glow.
Yet I know,
I will have to go away.
I cannot leave you behind.
While darkness clouds your eyes.
Why is this true?
Because of you two,
I could smile,
In this world for awhile.
I could love again.
Don’t cry my friends.
I’ll always be here…
Reunion"Tali?" Garrus said. He saw Tali just staring at Shepard's nameplate.Reunion2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Both he, Tali, Liara, Ashley, Vega, Javik and Joker stood in front of the memorial wall. They had just placed EDI's and Anderson's name up on the wall. The only name left to add was Shepard's. Garrus placed a hand on her shoulder.
"No," she said sternly. "I'm not ready to give up on him." Tali walked away from the memorial wall. "We need to get back to earth as soon as possible. Shepard will need our help."
The elevator door opened and she went inside. The doors closed. The others looked at each other and shook their heads.
"She's still not ready to accept it," Liara said.
"I'm not sure, I'm ready to accept it," Vega said. "I mean it's Commander Shepard! He already died once already."
"But he was at the epicenter of the energy wave," Ash said.
"You all should be glad," Javik muttered. "The reaper threat is over. The Commander accomplished his mission."
"Yeah, that's great and all, but at this high of a cost?" Vega re
Aerith - For my Whole LifeAerith - For my Whole Life7 years ago in Open More Like This
For my whole life I have thought of this moment.
When it would come, how it would happen.
It is my fate, so inevitable and inescapable.
Ive always known it would come.
Ive always be prepared.
But I never realized how much it would hurt him.
He can be like a child, when lost and fragile.
A man so strong, yet so weak.
I knew him so; I did not want to let him go.
The pain I would leave him would scar him.
The regret I would give him would burden him.
My decision would break him.
As I sunk deeper into the darkness,
I saw much sadness in his eyes.
The sight pained me much; I never saw him as such.
I wanted to reach out to him.
I wanted to let him know that I was okay.
But he would never know of my presence.
Ill come back when its all over. I had told him.
But I would never return; it was only later that he would learn:
We would never be together again.
I never got to meet him,
I never got the chance to tell him how I felt,
But the memories we
Promise?The wind of Junon threw back Aerith's brunet tendrils, her long braid swaying in the air. She placed her left hand above her brow line, shielding the sun's glare from her eyes as she peered up at the ship like a young child gazing at a long awaited gift. It was purely magnificent she thought. The airship was accompanied by a deep blue sky. It was truly an amazing sight to the cetra.Promise?2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had never gotten the chance to see something so amazing before and she wanted so badly to get on that airship and soar through the skies but, she couldn't. Hours later, Aerith found herself wearing a SOLDIER's uniform, feeling the strong waves of the ocean rock her and the boat back and forth as they road to their next destination. This too was an experience she had never been through before. Not wanting to be found, Aerith decided to hide herself behind a few wooden crates below decks. After a while of sitting there, she heard heavy steps stop behind her.
"Hey," she heard a familiar voice call ou
[ME]And Know They Love You -1-"You're so tiny."[ME]And Know They Love You -1-1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shepard received a response in the form of an unintelligible babble, Ava's eyes—her eyes—staring up at her as contently as ever. Looking at her still brought a strange sort of happiness to her; something caught between absolutely overwhelming and perfectly peaceful. The small blue hand reaching up towards her pushed the border almost uncomfortably over into the overwhelming section, but Shepard could feel herself smiling with a joy she had never felt so purely as she offered her own hand in return.
She wondered if this was how all new parents felt.
"Look at that," she said quietly, knowing Ava didn't understand a single word but still loved hearing her as much as Shepard loved talking to her. "Your hand's not even as big as my finger."
Ava giggled and grabbed at the finger that had been wiggled playfully at her nose, feet kicking triumphantly when she managed to 'catch' Shepard's hand. Her nose was dotted with her mother's freckles, and they crinkled as the child laug
Don't hold your breathżyłem w klatceDon't hold your breath3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
(Siergiej, 17 lat)
Przyznaję, podobało mi się wiele dziewczyn i chłopaków. Odczuwałem całą gamę emocji, wszystkie stopnie podniecenia, niekontrolowane drżenie, gdy pragnienie było silniejsze od zdrowego rozsądku. Ale nie, nie, nie, nie. To nie może się dziać naprawdę. Czemu, do cholery, musiałem zakochać się w kimś takim?! Niski, chudy, do wyglądu aktorów z okładek, którzy mnie kręcili tak daleko, jak tylko możliwe. Samotnik emanujący nienawiścią do świata, do ludzi szczególnie, lubujący się w samopotępieniu idealne połączenie wszystkiego czego nienawidzę. Czemu ciągle o nim myślę? Czemu planuję dziesiątki scenariuszy prowadzących do skradnięcia mu kolejnego pocałun
Flaming DreamsFlaming Dreams2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Finn often had dreams. They were lumpin' awesome. He had swords, magical powers, awesome armor, not to mention he and Jake battled the most epic creatures! They would always fight to the end, bloody and bruised, but their enemy would be defeated.
Yes, these were the dreams Finn often had. He loved them. He wouldn't always remember them, some more than others, but he very rarely woke up feeling uncool and not awesome. He loved sleeping, because even asleep, he had adventures.
It changes. All of it.
He dreams about her.
Flame Princess. Or 'Flame' as she told him to call her. The fiery princess now burned up his dreams. Literally. It used to happen once every week, but now it was happening every night! It was spiraling out of control!
Sometimes she didn't say anything. She was just there. Standing there. Sitting there. Laughing. Getting angry. Shouting. Shooting fire from her fingertips.
Finn didn't say anything, at first. He kept quiet. Honestly, he was embarrassed to tell Ja
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 1The transport shook rather violently as it reentered normal space and she exhaled the breath she hadn't realized she was holding. She was used to being in space, space wasn't the problem, but making a jump in a small transport was quite different than doing so in a ship of respectable size. She looked around the compartment and the faces told her that at least she wasn't alone, the apprehension lay thick.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"First jump, blue?" Asked the lanky young human to her right, a small chuckle to his voice
"I'm an asari traveling on a transport from Earth, what do you think?" She snarled in response, regretting her tone almost immediately. The boy just stared at her, surprised.
"Sorry..." she sighed "just not used to making the jump in something as... unstable as this. Usually I'm on something more sturdy"
"Unstable?" he responded, banging the bulkhead with a smirk "Alliance' finest! Nothing but sweat, steel and quality. Size isn't everything." his smirk growing wider "Oh, I'm David by the way...
Confessions: TaliTali sat down by the console as it compiled her data. She could hear the GethConfessions: Tali4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
outside of the room trying to get in. An occasional explosion from a rocket.
She hated this. This was supposed to be her last mission before she went back
to Shepard. Now the geth showed up and took out most of the scientist and
marines who were with her. Stupid, stupid, stupid!
she said to herself over and over. Tali started to hate herself. The Geth have
her forces outnumbered and outgunned, and the chances of getting out are getting
slimmer by the minute. Why didn't I joined Shepard
on Freedom's Progress? Why?
She started to cry as the thought of never seeing Shepard again went through
her mind. No. She had to be strong. Tali stood up and went to the comm console
to try and communicate with her squad and see what their status is.
"Tali'Zorah to base camp, come in base camp." No answer came back.
"Tali'Zorah to base camp, come in base camp." Again no answer. She
could only curse in her mind. "
CloTi FanFic Pt. 1 Pairing: Cloud and Tifa (CloTi)CloTi FanFic Pt. 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rating: I Don't Know. K+, I guess.
Summary: Cloud wants to propose to Tifa but can't muster up the courage until everyone he knows eggs him on.
Disclaimer: I OWN NOTHING! The characters and places are the property of Square Enix.
Setting: After Advent Children and Dirge of Cereberus.
Cloud waited outside of the local school, leaning on Fenrir with his shades on and his arms crossed to pick Denzel and Marlene up and take them home. It would be the last time he would see them before leaving again. He was anxious to get back to the b
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 3 Tali And Shepard's Citadel Date Part 3Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 32 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
[ME]Tell Me When It Rains (LiaraxFemshep)Free time was something Shepard had yet to get used to. Part of her wondered if she would ever be used to it, if she would ever be able to relax into a normal day-to-day routine. It wasn't as though there was anything inherently bad about the downtime. Far from it, she enjoyed being able to spend time alone without having to worry about anything more than what she would like to have for lunch, or being in the company of her friends without the all too familiar pang of anxiety scratching at her heart that one of them might not be there tomorrow. Most of all, she loved that her talks with Liara about 'marriage, old age, and little blue children', which had sounded so hollow and hopeless during those long years of fighting, finally became a promise.[ME]Tell Me When It Rains (LiaraxFemshep)1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Still, without a galaxy collapsing on her shoulders like she was so used to, the days tended to be a bit boring by comparison. But there were things to do besides mowing down waves of Husks to pass the time.
Today was such a day. Though Earth
Aerith's DeathAerith's Death3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who knows what would have happened
If I were in your arms instead of you in my embrace
The trees encased for an eternity was a stark whiteness compared to you
Your pale skin was cold, but the blue water even colder
Ripples lapped my waist and the stagnant air was still able to brush your once-pink cheeks
The flowers may die if left untended
Your dreams would become transient if they were left to sit
These troubled thoughts diffused like red blood in water
But Forgiveness would give you a pair of wings
Meeting you lit a chandelier on my faded world
You deftly colored this unchanging existence
And your smile would replay in my dreams or nightmares?
The sky was colorless and yet, it perfectly reflected your pure innocence
You would do the same if Death took me
Tears would escape your eyes before I can fall to the bottom of the lake
Always coming backShepard resisted the urge to run her hand through her short red hair. The mess hall wasn't crowded, but she was sure that someone would have noticed. There was already enough scuttlebutt regarding her relationship with the asari. Acting like a nervous teenager on the way to Liara's cabin was not likely to improve the situation.Always coming back2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The door chimed and slid open. Shepard was not surprised to see the doctor standing at her master computer terminal. The Broker's AI, Glyph, approached the entry, but Shepard waved it away, irritated.
"Hello, Shepard", the asari finally said, looking up. "What can I do for you?"
The marine did her best to hide her growing frustration. She and Liara weren't exactly strangers. Somehow, though, despite finally being aboard the same ship, the asari seemed very distant.
The door slid shut behind her. The afforded privacy did not inspire Liara to leave the terminal.
Rain~Being with you,Rain8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
here in the rain,
our hearts racing,
smiles on our faces
as we dance together,
droplets falling from the sky
the tears of happiness,
being watched by those up above,
being smiled upon,
we move closer together,
in eachothers' arms,
a kiss of love,
warm and passionate,
a moment that should last an eternity,
it feels amazing being here in the rain with you,
with the one I love,
the look in your eyes,
the gentle embrace,
it makes my heart race,
it's beating much faster,
even as the rain falls upon our faces,
getting in our eyes and clouding our vision,
you're beauty is as clear as day,
I hear you giggle and I laugh a bit,
wishing that this would never end,
to be here with you forever~
Liara's VisitLiara/F-ShepardLiara's Visit2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She walked alone through the tall, wrought-iron gates as she had so many times before and into the lush, green reserve that bore the name Shepard's Park. The trees had grown so tall since the first time she came here. Back then they were just hastily planted saplings that only came up to her waist. Now they towered over her and shaded the people in the park from the hot afternoon sun. A light breeze stirred from the east and blew pleasantly in and around the trees rustling the leaves and branches. Liara couldn't help but smile as the cool breeze caressed her skin as she strolled towards the center of the sprawling park to the only building, the only construct on the three hundred acre lot.
Here and there people enjoyed the beautiful weather playing games, walking among the trees or having picnics as chirping birds looked down from the branches and dogs frolicked in the grass. Many took notice of her, bein
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
Remembering the BlitzShepard was having the best dream he has had in a while. It was suddenlyRemembering the Blitz4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
interrupted when he felt something stroking the line down his back. His face
was buried in his pillow. Shepard moaned in annoyance. Whatever was touching
his back started to swirl around. He realized it was a finger. It was joined by
another finger that slid up his back giving him goosebumps. Shepard then felt a
kiss on his right shoulder. He tiredly laughed. Then he felt a strong nibbled
on his ear which woke him right up.
Shepard looked up to see Tali, wearing a loose robe, laughing hysterically. He
couldn't help but smile. "I've had worse ways to wake up."
"Get up you lazy bosh'tet," she cooed. "You're going to spend the day telling me about the Blitz."
Shepard's eyes cocked. "I helped defend this position from some pirates."
Tali playfully punched him in the shoulder. "You're not getting off that easily. Tours around the plaza, the site of your battle, goes at high costs. Though I doubt they could explain the