RannochLegion's word sent a shiver down Tali's spine. Shepard stared blankly at theRannoch3 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 Qua
PrejudiceAuthor's Note: Originally I was going to title this "Pride and Prejudice", but I realized that would sound way too corny and too referential to Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice." I wanted to focus on prejudice scenarios that would be focused towards Shepard's and Tali's relationship and how they would cope. Same type of Shepard from previous stories. (Yes, it's my built, but it's also my story.)Prejudice3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Two C-Sec officers leaned against a wall in the Zakera Wards, near the ramen
stand. One of them was Human and the other was a Turian. It was their break.
"So, Josh," said Yardoch,
Never Again - Shepard x Tali=====Never Again - Shepard x Tali11 months ago in Settings More Like This
Title: Never Again - Shepard x Tali
Game: Mass Effect 3
Characters/Pairing: Commander Shepard, Tali'Zorah, Daro'Xen, James Vega, Jaycob Tailor, Kasumi Goto, The Catalyst
Disclaimer:Characters and universe belong to Bioware
Never Again - Shepard x Tali
After what seemed to be years, the war against the Reapers was finally over. Shepard decided neither to control, nor destroy them. He had grown to hate the Illusive Man after he saw what he really was and, even though Anderson and everybody in the universe, including Shepard himself, wanted the Reapers dead, Shepard realised during these last minutes that he wasn't a murderer.
As he made his last steps, walking away from the little boy known as the Catalyst and headed towards the middle, the choice called 'Synthesis', flashes of his adventure started popping up. His first crew, how it was scattered by the Collectors, his reunion, his feel
Shepard Family Stories: Cassandra'ZorahShepard Family Stories: (Cassandra'Zorah)Shepard Family Stories: Cassandra'Zorah11 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Citadel - C-SEC Security Office
Commander Armando Bailey sits with his fingers steepled in front of him, looking at the young Quarian girl in front of him. Her suit covers only her torso and legs, leaving her arms uncovered. Glittering green lines trace patterns down her slender arms. Her mask, a light blue, doesn't hide the apprehensive expression on her face, her glowing blue eyes awash with uncertainty and fear.
"You do know that you're in some serious trouble here, young lady?"
Her eyes lock on his for a moment before nodding. Bailey continues, keeping his voice calm and quiet, "Care to explain why you were caught hacking into the Sirta Foundation's mainframe?"
She mumbles something that Bailey can't make out. "I'm sorry, but you're gonna have to speak up. I'm getting up there in years. My hearing's not what it once was."
She looks at him quizzically as he gives her a small smile. "You're on your Pilgrimage, aren't you?"
Mass Effect Cataclysm 1Chapter 1: Awakened PotentialMass Effect Cataclysm 13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Am I good enough? The same question every generation of Shepard asks themselves. As soon as a Shepard is born, the galaxy places their expectations upon them. Andrew Shepard created a bar so high that no following generation could ever hope to match it. He united the galaxy against a threat that existed for millions of years. There's no more galaxy-wide threat to overcome or warring factions. Just peace.
But all of that doesn't matter. A Shepard becomes the best he or she can be. They push themselves beyond their own limits not due to the expectations hefted upon, but because fighting for what's right and being
Mass Effect Cataclysm 2Chapter 2: Same SoulMass Effect Cataclysm 23 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The ship was empty. No crew. "Where is everyone?" Kaila asked out loud.
"The Deific must have taken them," Shepard replied in a disturbed tone. "Do you know how to fly a ship?"
"Enough to get us from point A to point B."
"That's good enough. The ship's VI can handle anything else."
He carried Yin to med bay and placed her on one of the beds. Shepard walked back out. He felt the ship vibrate as it took off from the planet's surface. Shepard approached the cockpit where Kaila sat. The ship flew into the sky and through the atmosphere. Soon they were above the planet.
"There's the ship!" Kaila pointed out.
My ideal Mass Effect 3 endingOkay, as we all know by now, the ending to the hotly anticipated "Mass Effect 3" has not been as satisfactory as we would have liked. In fact, given the level of bile I've seen being thrown at it, I think it may even go down in history as being one of the most reviled aspects of any game in the entire history of the medium.My ideal Mass Effect 3 ending1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But as for me, I'm the kind of guy who doesn't like to criticise unless I can honestly think of something better in it's place.
So then, here is what I would have liked to have seen as the ending of ME3, based entirely on my choices. If you see something here that differs from the choices you made personally, don't take
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 43Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 4310 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Wow, an actual easy mission this time, Shepard thought as she entered the geth's virtual world alone.
Geth fighter squadrons had targeted quarian liveships with attacks that would have a serious impact on their fleet. Shepard, along with the help of Legion and Garrus, had gone to the Geth Comm Hub on Rannoch to disable the server controlling the geth fighters.
Shepard followed the virtual path, disrupting the Reaper code infections along the way and making it to her first data cluster. She cleared out the cluster and then a new path was revealed that led her to the next cluster.
SFS Christmas Stories: Hikari Shepard-December 24th-SFS Christmas Stories: Hikari Shepard5 months ago in Profiles More Like This
"Hurry up girls. We wanna be done before dark."
Blake Shepard trudges up the snow covered hill, his feet buried up a few inches with every step. He glances over his shoulder, watching his little girl following in his footsteps. Hikari Shepard, her dark hair pulled back into a ponytail, her dark blue winter jacket zipped up tightly against the cold, a pair of fluffy blue earmuffs covering her ears. Blake looks over at his companion, the stalwart Garrus Vakarian, clad in a hand-knitted sweater with patterns of sniper rifles on it, "You sure they're this way?"
Garrus glances at Blake from the corner of his eye, a small smile playing about his features, "The others told me that they were just over this hill. They said they had found the perfect one."
He turns and lifts Hikari onto his shoulder in a swift motion, causing the little Shepard girl to squeal with delight, clutching her uncle's neck with both hands. "How about you little Kari? Can you see th
ME3- Kal'Tor- RannochThe ships exits were packed with Quarian once Veetor had arrived. He felt his chest tighten and fear spiked in his belly.ME3- Kal'Tor- Rannoch1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
He had changed a lot since Shepard and Tali rescued him on Freedoms Progress, he'd overcome most of his anxieties and wasn't prone to breakdowns, he'd become an extremely gifted engineer on the Talen-tae, a relatively small vessel in the migrant fleet but his fear of crowds never seemed to go away.
Veetor didn't quite believe that the Geth stood down and Rannoch was theirs when he'd heard it. The Talen-tae wasn't at the front of the battle or near that fighting so it all seemed like something happening far away.
E11C1: AftermathEpisode 11: After the StormE11C1: Aftermath3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 53: Aftermath
Garrus, Wrex, Shepard and Tali stood on the Normandy's port observation deck, staring out at their handiwork. They all bore scars from the battle, some physical, most mental. Tali could still see the young quarian male charging her with a pistol, only to be skewered mid-leap. Wrex had lost most of his warriors. Garrus kept picturing all of the innocents they'd been forced to kill.
"After all of this, you still believe in a god?" The turian indicated the Citadel's smoldering remains, surrounded by the warped husks of Reaper dreadnaughts and destroyers. "How do you reconcile this? Why would a
Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 2Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 23 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Bout time.” Dani said as Myls’Stanis walked into the cargo bay. She was busy configuring something on the display on the forward bulkhead of the compartment. Uli'Narah sat on a crate leaning against the rear bulkhead while Zen was against the far side tinkering with his drone that was hovering next him. Myls set down next to Uli.
“Okay,” the squad leader started “We all know this was as last second as missions get, but by now we are a used to that. But the reason that we got sent out here in human freighter will be obvious in a moment. Six days ago a long range radio telescope got lucky and picked up the
When everything is wrong, you are right chapter 17Disclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect, this belongs to Bioware. Please enjoy.When everything is wrong, you are right chapter 173 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 17: Sneaky Doctors.
Chakwas smiled as she watched Garrus walked past the med-bay window with Shepard slung over his shoulder. She was happy to see the Commander happy, truly happy, after so long. She remembered as she watched Shepard rise through the ranks of the Alliance that even though Shepard wore a smile, there was a dark sadness in her eyes that seem to shadow that smile. For a while Chakwas didn't think that anything would take away that shadow but as she observed Shepard's interaction with Garrus aboard the SR1 all those years ago, Chakwas started t
The Return of the Hell DogMass EffectThe Return of the Hell Dog1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Return of the Hell Dog
Shepard and Tali were sitting in their backyard drinking both of them using straws however Tali insisted on calling them an "Emergency Induction Ports", on Rannoch admiring the sun setting over the ocean, its orange rays cascading over the dark blue water of the ocean. They had built their home atop of a cliff that overlooked the ocean; it was here that their friend, Legion had given up his life so that the Geth could be complete.
Edi had found a sense of satisfaction in tending to the garden; she had said that it made her feel very peaceful and relaxing. The garden they had planted after the house ha
RannochBorn with a mark in the depths of the wood.Rannoch6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Forced to flee because he was misunderstood.
Running from the truth that will set him free.
Saved my man and raised by thee.
A fawn to a stag he soon has become.
Anger rising like the days new sun.
Let free to roam and talk with beasts.
Saving the wolf, making the fighting cease.
Killing his foe he is lord of the herd.
Dieing of old, his soul sores with Herne
E11C2: AwakeningChapter 54: AwakeningE11C2: Awakening2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The ancient quarian station of Sul'Kut hung in low geosynchronous orbit over Rannoch's war-scarred surface. Shepard's pulse had involuntarily spiked at the sight of the slate gray construct. Every curve and panel looked identical to the Heretic station that he, Tali and Legion had boarded to eliminate the Reaper-crafted virus. As the Kodiak neared the platform's docking complex, The Commander caught sight of quarian script along one of the cargo doors. Legion caught sight of the writing and its head jerked back as if it had been struck. Tali also saw the lettering, but her reaction was a fit of laughter that caught Shep
When everything is wrong you are right chapter 18Disclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect, this belongs to Bioware. Please enjoy.When everything is wrong you are right chapter 182 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
A/N: I'm so sorry for the late update. Please forgive me but I needed some time to recharge and think about this chapter. Didn't help that in between that recharge I got major writer's block, and Thanks to Spyke 1985 for the inspiration for this. But still here it is and I hope you enjoy it.
Chapter 18: Inky black shadows.
Burning trees and falling leaves, wind blew softly against her skin as the smell of burning foliage stung her nose. Shepard stood as she gazed at the burning forest before her; everything looked so dead she wondered how the leafless trees and sh
ME: All the Things That I've Done Ch.41Mass Effect: All the Things That I’ve DoneME: All the Things That I've Done Ch.418 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 41 – A Little Help From Friends
Mira had to steady herself as the magnetic field on her boots attached itself to the wrecked coupling of the geth ship. The floating debris and wide holes to open space made her shiver at the memory of her being spaced. She was doing everything she could to keep her breath even and controlled and not panic.
You can do this, Shepard. One foot in front of the other. You won’t float away this time. Mira silently berated herself.
The crackle of the comm in her ear broke her attention from the open space as a warm raspy voice filled her ear. Kaidan spoke to her on a private channel.
“I’m right here, Mir. Just think of the goal and you will make it to the hatch.”
“I’m trying but…it’s so…big out here.”
“Hey, I will be there when you get the hatch opened. You aren’t going anywhere a
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Idea: Credit for the idea goes to Pairing-Nazi on deviantart. Search 'Garrus and Feeding Time' on deviantart, and pick the black and white picture. Also, Bioware owns the rights to Garrus Vakarian and Tali'Zorah vas Rannoch.
It was a lovely sunset on Rannoch, and Tali had just finished preparing a nice, delicious dextro-amino meal for her family. Oh, and of course, it was sterilized.
She was nervous about presenting it to her family. It was their first meal together as a family, and she wanted it to be perfect