Dance LessonsTitle: Dance LessonsDance Lessons1 year 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
Amalgamation - Chapter 22, The VowAmalgamation - Chapter 22, The Vow5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect, Dragon Age
Characters: Alistair, Duncan, Wynne, Kaidan Alenko, James Vega, Morrigan, Flemeth
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
Chapter Twenty Two - The Vow
Bolting upright, I gasped for air as though I had been drowning, a violent cough racking my body. I was in a small bed, the straw-stuffed mattress pricking my bare skin. A stone fireplace filled the room with a warm glow, and huge pelts of unfamiliar animals hung on the walls. Between my sense of confusion and attempt to find my bearings, I felt strong arms holding me steady, a comforting voice I recognized as Kaidan’s whispering reassurances as his lips pressed kisses against my ear. “You’re safe. I’m here.”
I was awake in Kaidan’s arms once again against all odds, and while it was hard to believe, I knew it to be true. This isn’t a dream
One Shot Take Down (GarrusXReader) OneShotOne Shot Take Down (GarrusXReader) OneShot4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Boom! Head shot!” (F/N)’s voice rang through the team’s headset. She and Garrus were currently assisting Shepard in stopping the latest threat to the galaxy. A large scale mercenary group had been planting for the kill of several Omega trade merchants, however the commander had taken on the job to end mercenaries before they did the same to anyone. To put it simpler Commander Goody To-Shoes was saving the day… again.
“Last one,” Shepard announced while firing his pistol. The mercenary on the retrieving end fell to the pavement, blood pouring out of his hest plates. Coming out from behind their bearers the small squad re-grouped. (F/N)’s armor had taken small damage, but nothing major leaving the group intact and ready to move on.
“I’ll go farther in while you to stand guard. Don’t let anyone in,” Shepard got nods of approve from both companions. “And while you
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 1Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 1 Hunt
"Someone should learn how to drive," Garrus Vakarian thought shaking his head while he investigated the damaged Mako in the cargo hold of the Normandy. He held a great deal of respect toward Commander Shepard, but her driving wasto put it mildlyreckless. Mako was designed to be used in extreme conditions, but at times he thought that Shepard was asking too much from the vehicle and it was his job to fix anything her driving broke. "Next time she comes around, I'll tell her to stop driving like mad, I sure will," Garrus thought.
"Hi there," Shepard's voice jarred him out from his thoughts. "How's she looking?"
Garrus started to turn to face herhe fully intended to speak his mind about the matterbut she was standing much closer than he had expected and for a reason he couldn't understand her hand, which was resting right next to his, gave him a pause. He had never really paid any attention to her hands be
DA2 forbidden wish 2Author: Revan-samaDA2 forbidden wish 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Dragon age 2.
Warning: Short and contain incest, so if you don't like it, don't read it. The theme of this fanfiction isn't about how 'sickening' it is but how forbidden it is.
Pairing: Male Hawke x Bethany Hawke.
-Forbidden Wish 2-
The end of former life, the end of an oppression , the beginning of a new era, the beginning of freedom. The entire world is shaking, the people watch in silent the fate of Kirkwall.
The city has freed itself from its title : the city of chains. The mages have recovered their pride and the mighty Templars has been vanquish. He wasn't a mage, he couldn't understand at 100% what it really mean to fight for the golden freedom or to be treated like Maleficars for no reason.
He was always the neutral type, he thought that all Templars weren't all bad, they fight for what was good for both the mages and them. Also he didn't liked the way that Meredith treated the mages.
He didn't liked to take a faction. And yet
Spoken Word- NamelessIn my dreams its black and whiteSpoken Word- Nameless8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
no one moves
the TV shows static
minds meld into one
and there they freeze
Drip back to color
yellow, black, green, orange, red
divided on the page
then I wake up
nothing has changed
the colors can't meld
they have lost that ablility
as they dance around each other
flitting through the flames
created by mind that are
wired through the super computer we call
but some are disconnected
watching through the flames
you look at me with contempt
I look at you with sorrow
you are programed
I am free
and as you sit down to another night
just like the last
just like last year
I'm out of that familiarity with the world
The time is right
stars have aligned
and we are being called to a different universe
a different time, space, and reality
but you missed the train
everyone has left
you were stuck in that virtual reality
that the super computer is feeding through your veins
but you can not cancel
there is no control alt delete
just a wire that tells you
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 55Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 556 months ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 55 – The trap
“We need a little help here, EDI…” Shepard said, when their platform finally stopped spinning.
“I’m having trouble maintaining connection,” the AI reported. “There is someone else in the system.”
“Collectors!” Garrus warned, when he saw another platform fly toward them.
“Damn!” Shepard cursed. “Take cover and take them out!”
That was easier said than done. The platform carrying their enemies danced around from left to right and back again before stopping and unloading the remaining two Collectors on the platform Shepard's team was using. After the platforms were connected, it was easier to aim, but the enemies had the same advantage. Finally the Collectors were down and they had a chance to look at the data terminal EDI was trying to access.
“Connection re-established,” the AI reported. “I need to finish the download before I can override an
OnwardsOnwards3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
(Mass Effect. Sequel to the fic Baby Makes Three.
The war is over. The Reapers are dead. Now Shepard and Garrus have a chance to think about the future they want with their son.)
"I", Shepard thought, "hate sitting still". Especially when it was something that was being forced on her by outside circumstances. Yet, her she was, sitting cross legged on the floor of the apartment , back against the couch, with a baby sleeping sprawled across her legs. She sighed and looked down at her son. It really wasn't fair to blame her current mood on Aetius. Not like he was really forcing her to stay still. She could probably move him if she was careful; she'd done it before when he was napping and she needed to do something.
It was just that right now she didn't see the point of disturbing him even with all her restless energy. She really didn't have anything else to do. At least, nothing important
She shifted a little to stop her leg from falling asleep on her, but Aet
A Philosophy of Hell...."The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.A Philosophy of Hell....11 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:
First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a me
Spoken word poetry?I want this to be more than spoken word poetry,Spoken word poetry?6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want this to be more like open heart flowetry
(And for those of you who recognised
The blatant plagerism,
Thanks for making the decision
To keep it to yourself.
Otherwise I might have got nervous and forgot how to rhyme and ended up just talking without any purpose...)
But if you'll give me time
To prime my one sublime line
To launch myself into a state of higher being
Inflated with poetic meaning
Where I'm lifted from the ground in a cloud of verse....
You'll probably be waiting for a while.
See, it's not really my style to get all metaphysical
And riff about
The majestic cliffs
Rising above tempestuous seas
Where the darklings play
Under skies of gray
Shrouding me in the mysteries of the ages...
Not that I dislike the romantics,
It just annoys me when people get all pedantic
And sacrifice substance for style
When rhyme schemes
Break ideas and dreams
Into little more than lines on a page.
But most of all I hat
Amalgamation - Chapter 1, SeparationAmalgamation - Chapter 1, Separation3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age
Characters: Kaidan Alenko, Alistair, Female Shepard
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
You probably gave up on me finishing this story. Truth is...my husband and I had a baby! And that took up some time. I never forgot about this story, however, and after the extended cut and release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, I have to finish what I started. I'm sorry for not doing this sooner.
I have edited and added to existing chapters to clean up some lore issues, especially after the Mass Effect extended cut. I endeavor to post a chapter a week from here on out. I'm so excited to bring you once again on this journey with Commander Shepard. Please message me with your thoughts. I love to hear them.
Chapter One - Separation
"Come on, Shepard. Just take five minutes. A quick drink. Then I'll go."
I've heard this line before, I tho
Amalgamation - Chapter 30, The DanceAmalgamation - Chapter 30, The Dance3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect, Dragon Age
Characters: Alistair, Duncan, Wynne, Kaidan Alenko, James Vega, Morrigan, Flemeth, Samantha Treynor, EDI, Anderson
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
The song that inspired a large part of this chapter is “The Blood of Chuchulainn”, which is the song of the Ferelden jig in my head. I highly recommend you listen to it to set the mood.
Chapter Thirty - The Dance
I was slowly dragged from the depths of sleep by the sound of splashing water nearby. Lying prostrate on top of the coarse blankets of a straw-filled mattress, I hadn’t moved an inch from where I had originally landed. With a groan, I turned away from the noise and buried my face in the crook of my elbow.
“You’ve been sleeping all day,” I heard Leliana exclaim
Amalgamation - Chapter 13, TemptedAmalgamation - Chapter 13, Tempted7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect, Dragon Age
Characters: Alistair, Duncan, Wynne, Morrigan, Flemeth, Kaidan Alenko, James Vega
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
Chapter Thirteen - Tempted
Alistair carried Shepard in his arms as they swiftly made their way back to Ostegar. After laying her still form onto the bed in which she had slept the previous night, he and Duncan headed straight to Irving and Wynne, telling them as best they could what had happened.
Wynne's expression was stern. "Why didn't you utilize the immobilization rune we place over the armor she was wearing, Alistair? This is precisely the kind of thing we wanted to avoid."
He tried his best to explain. "There was no time to react and when I realized what was happening, it was already too late. Please tell me she's going to be alright," he pleaded. "What can I do? Fetch you some magic potions? Gather some eye of newt or…something?"
ANN News: Troop Deployment ApprovedANN News: Troop Deployment Approved4 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
ANN News Desk
From Alliance News Desk on the Citadel
January 8, 2197
Troop Deployment Approved
By Jill Scarlett
NEW ARCTURUS STATION- The Alliance Parliament authorized the deployment of forces to Chav by a a 3-2 margin in a vote earlier today. This signals an expansion of the Alliance's military mission in the Terminus System colony. Prime Minister Hackett announced that the following forces would be deployed to the region:
The 26,000 strong 1st Alliance Marine Division, known as "The First"
The 2,200 strong 65th Infantry Regiment (Spec-Ops) from the 103rd Marine Division
Assorted personnel from Naval Construction and Logistics Force and other support units
The current force package stands around 50,000 personnel not including forces already deployed to the area or subsequent replacements.
In response to the vote Speaker for the Opposition and ranking member of the Alliance Parliament Sub-Committee on Intelligence Thu Van Theiu called for an
Masquerade At Chateau HaineMasquerade At Chateau Haine4 years ago in Settings More Like This
Title: Masquerade at Chateau Haine (Contest Entry)
Pairing: Anders and Hawke, Fenris and Hawke
Credits: Dragon Age and its characters are owned by Bioware
Anders felt exhausted and the stifling heat of the makeshift clinic wasn't helping to improve his mood. He left the clinic feeling drained. He tugged down his rolled up sleeves not bothering to fasten all the tiny buttons adorning it. His shirt was unbuttoned down the front and rumpled from the hours spent tending to patients. Anders had tended to at least a dozen of Duke Prosper's guests. They were ungrateful prudes who complained and whined the whole time he was mending them; as if he told them to be careless and to stand in close proximity of a fire breathing dragon's cage. He had felt no satisfaction helping those pampered and spoiled simpletons as he did with his patients in his own clinic in Darktown. Duke Prosper had been quick
Wing Man (MaleShepXReader) OneShot“Can I please come with you sir. I promise to behave myself,” (F/N)’s eyes sparkled with hope as she looked up to her commander. Being newly recruited as well as an ex-hacker didn’t give Shepard the best reasons to allow her on a mission. Not knowing how she did with a gun or when working with a team was also problematic, however she had been asking for quite a while… quite a while.Wing Man (MaleShepXReader) OneShot3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hundreds of scenarios ran through his head before he sighed giving (F/N) a hand motion indicating for her to stay put for a moment, which she complied. Shepard made his way over to Garrus, who happened to be gearing up, for a word on his opinion. The Turian could be considered many things to the commander; a second in command, best bro, wing man, and brother were just a few to name. So naturally Shepard would go to him for advice before anyone else.
“You know the situation, what do I do?” It was a blunt question but was still well understood. Draping a clawed hand o
Dragon Age: Coexist Ch. 23Darkness had claimed me, silence profound in the midst of my psyche. I frowned, elven eyes struggling to find any hidden, distant light; they found nothing.Dragon Age: Coexist Ch. 235 years ago in Drama More Like This
Breath hitched and inaudible, I desperately tried to reach into the air before me, yearning to touch, to grasp, to hold anything that could lure me out of the darkness; the attempt was futile.
My arms would not move.
They defied their owner's command, continuing to drift in midair, devoid of feeling. In panic, I attempted to move my legs, but to no avail. A thick, dull sound disturbed the silence, sound echoing throughout the void and dancing around my ears.
Thump, thump, thump.
My breathing suddenly became audible, visible, coming out in thin silver wisps; the void had grown cold.
The pigmentation in my skin began to pale, the blood in my veins slowing, succumbing to the void's illusion of winter. Neck refusing to turn, I brought my eyes to the sight, anxiety rising at the intensity of the frozen flesh, the thick, du
Shepard: The Troubled Child"When were you gonna tell me, hmm? You weren't--I know you weren't. You were waiting for Hackett to do it, weren't you? 'I'm sorry, Shepard, but your husband has been killed in action on Torfan.'"Shepard: The Troubled Child3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Heather Shepard opened her eyes and blinked heavily. The waking world filtered back into her mind slowly as she stretched and yawned, squirming and flopping over in bed. The faint voices of her parents grabbed her attention--she tilted her head to the side and held her breath to get a better listen.
"How could you do that to me? HOW?"
The little girl startled at her mother's roar; one small arm was still tightly hooked around a large stuffed Krogan and she hugged him close, curling her body back up into a ball and sinking back into her blankets. She drew pensive brows and pursed her lips together as her stomach did a cartwheel.
Mama was mad again.
"TELL ME HOW!"
She was mad a lot these days.
Heather tucked her chin into her chest and buried her nose into the Krogan's head
My Herald's BedTitle: My Herald's BedMy Herald's Bed7 months ago in Romance More Like This
Author: Phsbarbie (Natasha Poe)
Game: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Characters/Pairings: Cullen and Female Inquisitor(Skyla Trevelyan)
Disclaimer: Dragon Age: Inquisition and all it's characters are the intellectual property of Bioware/EA.
I look at the time piece on Sky's desk and sigh. She's still not back. She's been away from Skyhold for nearly three weeks this time, what feels like an eternity, but she sent word to Leliana that she's be home this afternoon. Five hours ago, in fact. And I have missed her desperately.
So desperately, actually, that I've left my office on the ramparts and spent the last six hours waiting in the first place she always goes- her rooms. True I brought some work along with me, but at least I'm here. Though now it seems my surprise has been for naught.
With a disappointed frown I blow out the candle I've been working by, gather up my paperwork, and make my way down from her tower.
Letters of Regret - AndersTitle: Letters of Regret - AndersLetters of Regret - Anders1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Game: Dragon Age
characters/pairing: Anders x Reader
Disclaimer: Bioware owns everything regarding Dragon Age. You own you. I only own the plot.
Anders sighed as he laid his head into the palms of his calloused hands. He was hungry, yet he couldn’t bring himself to eat. He was exhausted, but he could find no peace in sleep. It was a sickness that he could not find the cure to stop this pain that ate him away from the inside out. As he rubbed his tired hazel eyes, a small noise was heard from behind him. Spinning around, Anders eyes widened as they landed on (y/n)’s delicate form that was standing in the middle of the doorway, a plate with a sandwich on it and a blank expression gracing her features…
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 18: THE MORNING AFTERChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sera awoke to the sound of the incessant beeping of her omni-tool.
The beeping reverberated inside her head, pulsating out a rhythm of pain. Laying there in the middle of the bed for a moment, she willed it to stop, absently muting the offending noise. A light snuffling sound from the couch caught her attention but she didn't want to move to find its source. She pinched the bridge of her nose, closing her eyes, trying to breathe through the pain in her head. Only when the pain had sufficiently subsided did she dare to open her eyes and click on her omni-tool. A message from her mother blinked at her.
Rise and shine daughter! See you in an hour!
Sera groaned in protest as she remembered agreeing to breakfast with her mother and Anderson the night before. That was before her mother ambushed her. Suddenly, the memories from the night before sporadically started to fill her brain.
The thought bolted her upright
Dragon Age x Reader 7 Minutes in Heaven IntroTitle: Dragon Age x Reader 7 Minutes in Heaven IntroDragon Age x Reader 7 Minutes in Heaven Intro2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Game: Dragon Age
characters/pairing: Dragon Age x Reader
Disclaimer: Bioware owns anything associated with Dragon Age. You own you. I only own the plot.
Hey everyone! Well, this is my first attempt at a reader insert and I hope I got it right. Me and my best friend were acting silly and came up with the idea and with me being the one who mainly writes, I took a shot at it. I hope you all like it. Make sure to tell me what you want to see next and what you think so far.
(y/n)- Your name
You groan and stare out the window as the raging storm outside unleashed it's fury upon us with no sign of letting up anytime soon. You and your companions were supposed to be heading back to Lothering but on the way this stupid storm made you all stay the night at an inn in the middle of nowhere and it was SO BORING! At this point you were beginning to wish that you and your party had stumbled into a
Something to Live For part 21Something to Live For part 2111 months ago in Romance More Like This
I wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee in our bedroom and Kaidan's kiss on my cheek.
"Wake up, sleepy head," he says, setting a coffee cup down on my nightstand. I groan and burrow deeper beneath the covers. The sound of Kaidan's baritone laughter makes me shiver as I try to ignore him. I'm not much of a morning person, but I am still tempted to pull him back into bed with me. "Oh come on, it's not that bad. I even made you coffee."
I peek my head out from under the covers, taking him in from head to toe. "Why are you already dressed?"
"I'm on my way to the tailor, remember?" He checks his watch. "And your bridal party should be here any minute, so unless you want Jack in here jumping on the bed, you should get up."
"Too late," says a voice from the doorway. "I'd stand clear if I were you, Kaidan."
He gives me a quick kiss and steps away from the bed with a grin. "She's all yours."
My Girl Lola part 5 Purgatory sure looks different up on the third floor. Don't get me wrong, it's still Purgatory; there's loud music, drinks, and Asari dancers gyrating on moving platforms. But instead of a beer bottle these drinks come in a whiskey tumbler, and instead of Alliance uniforms people here are in tuxes and cocktail dresses, myself included. The half naked Asari are pretty much the same though.My Girl Lola part 51 year ago in Romance More Like This
I drum my fingers nervously on the bar, trying to calm myself down. It's been two hours since I dropped Lola off at her apartment with instructions to get dressed up and meet me here, then hopped on the closest shuttle and raced back to the Normandy to get ready myself. The ship was basically deserted, everyone out taking advantage of a full day and night of shore leave, a fact I was glad for as it meant there was no wait time for the shower. I scrubbed down quickly but thoroughly, careful to get off all the sweat I'd worked up in the arena- and afterwards in the locker roo