Long Time, No See 2He stood before the cold silver for what seemed like hours, and his stomach twisted with such force, he thought he'd lose breakfast. Tali's words didn't bode well for what awaited him inside. Stop being an idiot, Kaidan. You've been waiting for months to see her, months of dreams. And fantasies, if he dared to admit it to himself. He took a deep breath and stepped toward the doors. His heart slammed in his chest as the lock twittered and the doors slid open.More Like This
" the hell?" he heard in the voice that soothed him to sleep at night.
He hesitated on the doorstep and then stepped through, only to see his dream in front of him. On Horizon, she'd borne faint scars all over her face, though they hadn't done a thing to diminish her exotic beauty. She stood before him, smooth and soft as she had been the first time he'd seen her aboard the original Normandy. But she no longer vibrated with that almost manic energy that used to send his pulse skyrocketing. Unlike the rest of the crew, who stil
Long Time, No See 1Kaidan hesitated for just the briefest moment before he set foot aboard the Cerberus travesty that dared call itself Normandy. Someone had painted over the Cerberus logos with a clumsy square of black paint, but the orange still remained as if to mock him. To remind him of what he hoped he hadn't lost through his own stupidity on Horizon. She was aboard, if Councilor Anderson had told him the truth. Ellen hadn't lied to him after all, again, if Anderson could be believed. The Reapers were still there, still waiting, and even more eager after the destruction of the Collectors.More Like This
"I'll wait for your report first before I arrange a meeting with the Council," Anderson had said. "You know, she asked about you before she headed off to the Terminus Systems."
So Ell had lied to him about that So much time has passed. You've moved on. I don't want to reopen old wounds. But not about the Reapers. He sighed and stepped forward, past the pair of armed Cerberus former Cerberus, he reminde
Missteps Take 2God, she hurt. Sitting on the edge of her bed, Shepard stared at the picture that had sat next to her, watching over her every time she worked at her desk. Kaidan was so stoic, looking out over some distant horizon. She had no idea where it had been taken, or when. At the time, it was one of the few things she had mentally thanked the Illusive Man for thinking to include, but now… now it only served as a reminder of the years that had passed and the changes that occurred over time.More Like This
Placing the frame face down inside one of the drawers of the desk next to her bed, Shepard flopped down onto her back and stared through the port hole into the starry expanse above. When she had seen him, her first thought was that the little bump was still in his hair. But then she had jumped into his arms, and for the few short moments he held her, it was as if nothing had changed. He’d made her feel wanted… for the first time since coming back, she’d felt human. There was somethi
MisstepsHe couldn’t believe his ears. He’d heard rumors but… that was her voice! He never let himself truly believe that she could be back amongst the living until he heard that specific husky timbre which seemed to creep into her vocal cords after she’d tired herself out from a long battle. Or after a night spent together.More Like This
Kaidan pinched himself - the resulting pain proved he was awake, that this wasn’t some sort of dream. Stepping out of the shadows, away from the pre-fab buildings, he approached the mechanic, along with Shepard and crew.
“Commander Shepard - captain of the Normandy, first human Spectre, and savior of the Citadel. You’re in the presence of a legend, Delan, and a ghost,” he said to the mechanic beside him.
“I love you. I’ve missed you so much these last two years. Your hair is so much longer than it used to be, almost down to your waist. Did I ever tell you that it reminds me of dark chocolate and cherries
Distant HorizonsTitle: Distant HorizonsMore Like This
Game: Mass Effect 2
Characters/Pairings: Kaidan Alenko, Female Shepard
Disclaimer: Mass Effect universe and characters are the property of Bioware.
I'm sorry for what I said back on Horizon. I spent two years pulling myself back together after you went down with the Normandy. It took me a long time to get over my guilt for surviving and move on. I'd finally let my friends talk me into going out for drinks with a doctor on the Citadel. Nothing serious, but trying to let myself have a life again, you know?
Then I saw you, and everything pulled hard to port. You were standing in front of me, but you were with Cerberus. I guess I really don't know who either of us is anymore. Do you even remember that night before Ilos? That night meant everything to me... maybe it meant as much to you. But a lot has changed in the last two years and I can't just put that aside.
But please be careful. I've watched too many people close to me
Memories of IlosA/N: Just a little something I felt I had to write after playing Horizon and getting the letter Kaidan writes. (Especially after listening to the audio that Sbarge released)More Like This
Disclaimer: I don’t own Mass Effect, or the characters within.
Bunk here tonight, Kaidan... with me.
Kaidan Alenko woke, drenched in sweat, from an all too familiar dream. Her voice haunted his memories, her touch haunted his body. That night haunted his soul. He closed her eyes. Two years. Shepard had been dead two years. But there she had been, standing in front of him. On Horizon. Alive. He’d gone to her, embraced her, found her real, solid. Not a dream. Or a ghost. But, things had changed… were different… She was with Cerberus. With the enemy. Against the Alliance. And that thought, that sudden realization that the rumors he’d been hearing, the rumors he’d been praying were wrong, were true. The fact tore his heart into pieces. She was a traitor. Or was she? Kaide
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERSMore Like This
MASS EFFECT 3 ALTERNATE ENDING *SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY*
**EDIT** Holy crap this got way more attention than I was expecting. The comments and support have been amazing everyone!
A few points: Credit where credit is due; this ending, as much as everyone seems to love it, was only created because the amazing team at Bioware created a universe that was so rich and full of life and detail. As much as I know a lot of fans are hurt by what they did, we need to remember that Bioware still created an incredible trilogy, one of the best ever. So hats off to them all round.
Also, this was written really fast and so the ending (specifically the last part on how you actually win using TIM's signal) isn't very fleshed out. I know there are holes, and they can actually be fixed quite easily. This isn't perfect. Also, this doesn't deal with a 'happy' ending. If there were to be one, or you were to even CONSIDER taking the fourth option, you'd need to be damn ready. I'm talking ALL war assets e
ME: the uses of heroesTitle: the uses of heroesMore Like This
Game: Mass Effect
characters: Kaidan, Shepard, Joker
Disclaimer: If I owned Mass Effect things would be different.
"Did you know they used you in the recruitment ads?"
"Give me a minute."
"Okay." And Joker sat down next to one of the railings keeping the stars at bay and closed his eyes because he'd seen her too. He didn't need a second look.
Kaiden needed the second look. (He hadn't gotten it over Alchera, after all.) Joker watched Kaidan's boots walk away. Poor lovestruck biotic.
Not that it wasn't weird seeing her face up on that hologram, advertising Honor and Duty and the Alliance. Not that there wasn't something wrong about the fact that the recruiters were using her. She'd sold her body to t
Remembering (A Mass Effect Short Story)Title: Remembering (A mass effect short story)More Like This
Characters: Liara, Tiberius Shepard, Tali, Garrus, Ashley, Hackett, and many others
Universe: Mass Effect
"Shepard are you going to be ok?"
Liara looked at her love, Commander Tiberius Shepard, still sporting scrapes and bruises all over his face from the Battle for Earth that had ended just over two months ago. There was something off about the way his face was set it was stony and cracked at the same time, like he was doing his best to put on a brave face but couldn't quite get the motion down.
"No Liara, not yet. I won't be ok for a long time, but this this will help."
"Ok, just remember I'll be there in front, just look at me ok?"
Tiberius answered with a nod and a quick kiss on Liara's forehead before turning to make his way towards the podium on the other side of the curtain. He was still limping from the battl