CookiesFandom: Mass EffectMore Like This
Shepard rolled over in her bed, trying to ignore the prodding on her shoulder and the voice calling her name.
Pulling the covers over her head, she desperately tried to go back to sleep.
Burying her head under a pillow, the Commander smiled when she heard an exasperated sigh.
She settled deeper under the blankets and started to fall back asleep, thinking that the person had given up, until a hand jerked away her pillow and a voice yelled right into her ear.
“JANE! GARRUS SET THE CARGO BAY ON FIRE WITH THE MAKO CANNON!”
“What?!” Shepard jerked upright in the bed, her short hair sticking out wildly from her head, and sent blankets and pillows flying as she scrambled to get out of the bed. She was thoroughly tangled in the sheets when she registered the other person in the room doubled over with laughter, arms wrapped arou
FamilyFandom: Mass EffectMore Like This
In which the Commander thinks about the family she lost, and the one she has now. Post ME3
Shepard sighed as she leaned on the deck railing, her breath forming a puff of fog in the frigid air. The full moon shone upon the white landscape, the snow and ice sparkling on the ground and the bare trees in the pale light. Shepard looked up from the beautiful sight to gaze at the countless stars, her mind light-years away on a time long past, on people long gone.
The Commander didn’t hear the quiet opening and closing slide of the door behind her, only a warm body sidling up next to her pulled Shepard from her thoughts. A warm hand threaded its fingers through her cold ones, bringing a smile to her face as she looked at her wife, Ashley returning it warmly before snuggling into her side, her head resting gently on Shepard’s shoulder.
“Thinking about your family?”
Shepard nodded, turning ba
CountryFandom: Mass EffectMore Like This
In which Shepard needs a break and Ashley has just the thing to help.
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Bold indicates song lyrics
Shepard sighed as she stepped onto the elevator and punched the button for the cargo bay a little harder than absolutely necessary. They were docked at the Citadel to get some upgrades and repairs for the Mako, after a rather unfortunate incident involving lava and Wrex driving. Everyone, minus the Commander and a certain Gunnery Chief, taking advantage of the rare chance to get off of the ship for a few days.
After having spent the last three hours finishing a stack of reports, and enduring yet another stressful conversation with the Council, whose sole purpose in the galaxy seemed to be to second guess and criticize every decision she made, she was eager for a break. Meanwhile, Ashley had been busy making sure everyone’s equipment was in order and prepared for the missions to come.
The Commander glar
SleepFandom: Mass EffectMore Like This
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<><><><> indicates a time break
Back and forth.
Back and forth.
Desk to aquarium.
Aquarium to desk.
She had paced this route so often since the attack on Earth that a worn path had formed in the carpet. She stopped and leaned forward onto the desk as thoughts swirled through her head maddeningly.
Earth, have to save Earth, but how?
Anderson is counting on me, can’t let him down.
That damn dream. What does it mean?
Udina betrayed the Council; I should have seen it coming!
Thane... Another name to add to the Memorial Wall.
I couldn’t save him.
Like that boy on Earth…
Almost had to shoot Ashley.
I need to sleep.
I can’t. Not with that dream haunting me.
That boy… I wonder what his name was?
She rubbed the back of her neck tiredly, the muscles ti
SwimmingFandom: Mass EffectMore Like This
Commander Jane Shepard and Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams wandered the scenic walk of the Presidium, hand in hand. They talked and joked about anything and everything that came to mind as they strolled around. When they reached the miniature version of a Mass Relay, Shepard leaned against the guardrail and looked over at the massive lake below them. Ash dropped Jane’s hand, still standing in the middle of the walkway, and seemed to stare at some spot below them, an odd look on her face.
Shepard turned when Ashley let go and saw her staring, but when she tried to see what she was looking at, she didn’t see anything. Turning back, her head tilted to the side curiously, she asked, "What are you looking at Ash?"
The Chief gestured to the water below them, "They've built themselves quite the lake... wonder if anyone ever drowned in
Little MomentsFandom: Mass EffectMore Like This
Ashley sighed as she rolled and reached out for her wife, only to find cool sheets instead. She lay there listening for any movement, but silence filled the house. Throwing back the covers, she swung her legs off the bed and stood with a yawn. She checked the bathroom first, finding it empty, before heading to the other most likely place Jane would be, the nursery.
Walking the short distance down the hall, Ash stopped as she stepped through the doorway and just soaked in the scene before her, a loving smile on her face.
Moonlight flowed through the open curtains, bathing Jane and their infant son in the soft light. Both were fast asleep in a rocking chair with Jane's feet propped up on the window sill and Kaidan cuddled into her chest, his brown hair sticking out from his head at odd angles, with the Commander's arms wrapping him protectively even in sleep. An empty bottle lay forgotten on the floor while a soft towel barely hung off o
One Night in Nos Astra with...MirandaMore Like This
Azure, Nos Astra, Illium, A few days after the destruction of the Alpha Relay….
Shepard leaned on the balcony. He stared at a point in the middle distance. Somewhere past the speeding aircars. A point suspended in the hazy sun drench twilight. He took a deep breath and then shuddered. The last thing he remembered from his last life was the sound of desperate breathing filling his ears.
My god Miranda, I think he is waking up.
...a new memory.
In it Miranda hover over him, concerned etched on her face pale face. What was he to her back then? Just another project? Just a check mark in her mission reports to the Illusive Man?
Don't you get it? The only one worth saving is you. Everyone is expendable.
But the Miranda he knew wasn't as cold as she wanted everyone to believe.
I hope it was worth it. A lot of people lost their lives on that station.
Shepard had no answer to that, not after sacrificing three hundred thousand lives to slo