"Shepard is Mine"One week since the destruction of the Collector base..."Shepard is Mine" in Profiles More Like This
Ashley Williams walked towards the Embassy lounge. The knowledge of Shepard's victory lingered in her head. Just a few days ago Councilor Anderson notified her of Shepard's victory over the Collector's and his betrayal of Cerberus. She felt like an idiot. Even more so when she learned that Garrus, Tali, Joker and Chakwas joined him in his mission. Why did she say those things on Horizon?
Of course she probably screwed up any chance to be with him. She grew fond of him during their mission to take down Saren, but he didn't seem to express the same interest. She always assumed he had a thing with Liara. Or so the rumors went. Maybe she now has the opportunity to find out. Though there was a whole new rumor about who he was with, but it was too crazy to be true.
Ash entered the lounge. It was pretty empty. It only took a quick scan to see Shepard's table. With him were Tali and Garrus. Ash cringed. It was almost like fate was rubbing
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Dozens of fleets, each consisting of Dreadnaughts, cruisers, frigates and fighters, waited at their respective relays. Every race with a fleet of ships waited, all preparing for their final orders in what will most likely be a suicide mission. Turians spared. Asari meditated. Anxiety was at an all time high. A holographic representation of the Council appeared before the commanding officer of each ship.
"Your orders have been transferred," the Salarian said.
"This is a battle to determine the fate of the galaxy," the Asari added.
"We believe in the fleet, but the Supreme Commander wishes to address the entire fleet, personally," Septimus finished.
Their holographic images disappeared. The image of Shepard appeared shortly after. Soldiers, officers, engineers, custodians and mechanics gathered around every display of Commander or any speaker. Even the crew of the Normandy waited in anticipation of his speech.
"This is Commander Shepard.
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The screen played Citadel New Net. Emily Wong smiled and said, "I'm Emily Wong from Citadel New Net. In breaking news: a peace treaty has been brokered between the Geth and Quarian races. The treaty includes a cease fire between the races. In exchange, the Geth have returned the Quarian homeworld, Rannoch, back to the Quarian people. The peace treaty was made possible due to the diplomatic interventions of Commander Shepard, the first human Spectre. Just earlier Shepard convinced the Council to end the Quarian exile allowing them an
embassy. We are now getting footage of the Quarian homeworld. The footage is
being described as magnificent." The video played of dozens of shuttles coming
in and out of the atmosphere.
Shepard and Tali lay in bed watching the news. Tali rubbed her shoulder where the
implant was inserted. "Stop rubbing it or it might open again," Shepard
"It really itches."
"Mordin said that'll go away in a day."
"Doesn't take away the fac
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"Captain? Shep? Shep!" an amused whispered.
Shepard stirred in the med-bay bed and opened his eyes. Tali was next to him in the bed dressed in sleep wear. She was asleep with her arm wrapped around his chest and her head nuzzled on his shoulder. Shepard's vision began to clear. At the foot of his bed was Kasumi with a wide grin.
"Morning, Captain," she said cheerfully. Kasumi then followed with a laugh. "I see you're looking better."
Tali moved. She opened her eyes and was shocked to see Kasumi there. Tali instinctively pulled up her sheets. "What are you doing here?" she gasped.
"Well, I thought I would come in to check how my friends are doing. By the looks of it, very well." She paused and smiled. "So that's what color Quarians blush."
Tali held her hand to her cheek. It was a light purple.
"I thought you didn't want people to see you here?" Shepard asked.
"And who did?" Kasumi countered. "You have a lot of guards in the hallways but you know I am a mas
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"I'm Emily Wong, welcome to C-" She paused at the unintentional mistake. "Welcome to newly renamed Galactic New Network. In recent news the Citadel has been destroyed in a surprise attack. Over ten million have lost their lives in the attack. It has been leaked that the ship responsible for the attack was in fact a Reaper. Reapers first came to light after the first attack on the Citadel, by Commander Shepard. Despite his pleas for action against the Reapers, most officials denied that the threat existed. Commander Shepard was declared dead a month later, only to return after two years on a mission to destroy the Collectors. When questioned about what actions are being taken to stop the Reapers, Councilor Anderson answered that the Council is working with all galactic governments to organize a force to oppose the Reapers. Spectres have been sent out all over the Milky Way to gather intel on the threat."
Shepard approached the cockpit with Joker. Joker closed t
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Shepard entered the Communications room where the holograms of the Council appeared before him. "Hello, Commander," the Asari greeted. "It's good to hear that you were able to counter Sacrosant's attack on Mindoir."
"What's the status of the IFF installation on the fleet?" Shepard asked.
"The IFF is operational," Septimus answered. "We also received your battle plan. Very bold. You do trust the AI?"
"EDI is a valuable part of my crew. Her anti-Reaper algorithms will make the Reapers have a harder time to aim and their shields will be weaker."
"We await your orders," the Salarian stated.
Shepard glanced down at the table and briefly reflected on the events that came up to this point. Every sacrifice. Every action. Every choice. It all came down to this moment. He looked up and said, "Prep the fleet. I'll notify the Rachni. Once Sacrosanct goes through, have the fleet follow. My team will go through first and try to make sure Cerberus does not interfere wi
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The market plaza of Nos Astra was bustling with activity. There were people from
all over the galaxy. The attacks on the colonies has every stock broker
fighting to sell their shares and buy more viable ones. It was so loud that no
one voice could be clearly understood.
"Sell at 45!" one Volus yelled.
"Buy Exogeni at 30!" an Asari followed.
The crowd was thick. So thick that Garrus, Tali and Shepard had to force their way
through. Tali struggled to keep up with Shepard and Garrus. She rubbed past a
Turian who looked to be in a nasty mood. He turned around and glared at her.
The Turian grabbed her arm and screamed, "Hey, you took my credit chit!"
Tali struggled from his gripped. "Let me go! I didn't steal your credit chit!"
People backed away from the two but crowded around them. Tali kicked him in his
side. He fell over clinging to his gut. "I didn't steal your credit chit."
She tried walking away but the crowd wouldn't disperse. The people in the crowd
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Shepard went to the cock pit with a slight smile. "We're getting shore leave when we reach Earth."
"Seriously?" Joker exclaimed in excitement.
"It gets better. Right when we arrive there's going to be a ceremony and feast. Set the ships comm so I can announce it to the crew."
"This is Commander Shepard. I was just contacted by Earth. It's going to take a week for them to dig up the Prothean temple. In that time, you all will have shore leave. When we arrive at Nairobi we are invited to a ceremony and feast, so formal wear, people."
Some cheers came from the walkway and the CIC.
"Been a while since we've been to Earth, Commander. Why the ceremony?"
"I'm being promoted."
"About damn time! I'm sure I have a nice suit somewhere I can wear to your ceremony."
* * * * *
Shepard walked in through the Life Support doorway. Thane was meditating at his table. "Shepard," he stated quietly. He briefly glanced behind himself then faced the power core.
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"Joker, lose this channel," Shepard ordered.
The link died. The Illusive Man sat down on his chair and turned his chair around to stare at the blue sun. He took a puff of his cigarette and let it rest in the ash tray. He sneered. "No one betrays me and gets away with it, Shepard."
* * * * *
Several days passed and Shepard has not heard a word about Cerberus. Maybe they decided not to do anything, he thought to himself. Shepard shook the thought. Cerberus was not going to let them get away like that. They were planning retribution.
Something struck Shepard as odd that day. Most of the ship's crew tried to avoid looking him in the eyes. Like they were embarassed. Shepard reached the cockpit to check up on Joker. "How goes progress to our destination?"
Joker looked up at Shepard and also gave him the same look as the rest of the crew. "Goooooood..."
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snapped out of his trance. He looked away from the hole in the cargo bay. "Wh-What?
"Sorry, Commander," Joker said. "You were kind of spacing out there. I was asking what our next step is."
Shepard glanced at the OSD. "EDI, can the Normandy make it back to the Citadel?"
"Yes, Commander. Due to the upgrades we added to the Normandy, damage is minimal. The most damage sustain was to the cargo bay by the oculus. Though when using the mass relays, it is best
that no crew member is in the cargo hold."
"Set a course for the Citadel, EDI."
"Right away, Commander. ETA: 10 hours."
"You think the Council will believe us now?" Joker asked.
"Well this data contains information on Reapers structures, weapons and technology. If this doesn't convince them, the only thing that will is dropping a Reaper
directly on them."
"Again?" He cocked an eye. "I'll be heading back to the cockpit, Commander. Can't
completely count on EDI t