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    She gives a shake of her head. What the hell is she doing? She’s supposed to be on a job. This turian should already be dead. Tch. Good thing he’s still sleeping. That means she still has some time.

    She rolls the other way and reaches to the floor. Feels around for the knife she brings along specifically for turian targets. She briefly panics when she can’t seem to find it, but then her fingers brush the serrated edges. She sits up a bit more when—

    “Leaving so soon?” She freezes at the sound of his gravelly voice, followed by the feel of his arm wrapping around her waist. “I don’t think you’re done yet,” he goes on. He gently tugs her so that she falls onto her back, and he positions himself above her. She’s met with those piercing blue eyes and some treacherous part of her thinks she wants to drown in them. “Am I right?” he then asks.

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    AKA, au where shep is sent to assassinate archangel but everything about her plan backfires when the station goes into a lockdown and they end up being stuck together for an undisclosed amount of time

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    Shepard and Garrus meet during a cross-species training program and survive a difficult mission together that has them parting as friends.

    Years later, now a Spectre, Shepard has to balance a bitter rivalry with Saren Arterius, and the fact that she’s secretly in love with Garrus, who is now her Executive Officer.

    A prequel to The Admiral’s Body in the Presidium Gardens with the Poisoned Syringe.

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    General Victus receives an order from the new primarch: assassinate Urdnot Wrex using a bomb the turians planted on Tuchanka a thousand years ago. He refuses, and she orders his death.

    Wrex, irritated that Adrien has missed his turn at Words with Friends, revives the Monster Mash, picks up an old friend and a new one, and then they head to Palaven to rescue Adrien.

    Which leads to a question: does anyone know how to disarm a bomb? And does anyone know how to find a hidden bomb?

    The sequel to The Admiral’s Body in the Presidium Gardens with the Poisoned Syringe.

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    It was supposed to be an easy assignment. Practically a mandatory vacation, even. When Saren and Nihlus are sent to babysit an interspecies summit on Elysium, they're all set for a nice, relaxing stay at a scenic resort. Good food, luxury amenities, plenty of time unsupervised to cause chaos on purpose... Finally, for once, a mission they can enjoy. But all that is brought to a screeching halt when one of the diplomats is found murdered in his bed, with the doors and windows locked from the inside - and wouldn't you know it, here's two Spectres on the scene with nothing better to do.

    Cut off from the outside world by a blizzard the first night, it's up to the Council's golden children to solve the case the old-fashioned way, with nothing but their wits and their own claws. Can they find the killer before they strike again - or before tensions at the summit boil over?

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    stel·lar par·al·lax
    /ˈstelər ˈperəˌlaks/
    noun. the apparent shift of position of any nearby star against the background of distant objects.

    The paragon war hero. The ruthless renegade.

    When geth start turning colonists across the galaxy into mindless, murderous husks, Spectre prospects Jane and John Shepard, along with their mentors, are tasked with finding out why.

    If they don’t kill each other first.

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    An AU in which Jane Shepard, former Hero of the Skyllian Blitz, is forced into the life of piracy. Taking on the alias of "Archangel" she flies around the galaxy on a stolen ship with a ragtag crew of dumbasses and annoys the living hell out of mercenary gangs, slavers and a certain Major Garrus Vakarian who is tasked to hunt her down. And when the circumstances force them to work together, things go out of control very quickly.

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    24/?
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    Cleo has no plan for a future that is only a summer away, watching her housemates pack to college on the Citadel. She is given a chance to leave for good after running into the law.

    ( forgive for any spelling mistakes.)
    (Name change)

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    Ben Hislop is dead, but Cerberus still has two heads barking and biting. Terra Nova is safe, but whispers of unrest stir from Hegemony space. With Saren retired and the Normandy dry-docked for final certifications, Matteo Shepard's hunt is looking more and more daunting every day. Leaving Council space feels like both a last resort and a terrible idea, but when an ambassador asks and their mentor directs, it's pretty hard to say no.

    What starts as a favor for a friend turns fortuitous when a surprising new ally falls right into in their lap - and while Shepard collects those wherever they go, their new friend isn't quite so fortunate, so they have to act fast, before Terminus can swallow them - and their investigation - whole.

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    11/?
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    Liara T'Soni is a very determined archaeologist who isn't worried about doing a little tomb raiding to discover ancient knowledge. Cam Shepard is an ex-Alliance mercenary with a thing for people much smarter than she is. There's no way they'll get up to anything dangerous together, right?

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    Many years ago, the Milky Way Galaxy was plagued by pirates. The most feared pirate of them all was known as Nihlus Kyrik. For years he plundered and ravaged ships and colonies from over ten thousand systems. Since then, no one has found his trove but many had speculated that it lies hidden on a fabled planet in the Perseus Veil. Years after his death, his legacy remained but now, his map leading to his trove has found its way to Garrus Vakarian's claws. But with the renegade Shepard watching hid every step, will he be able to find Kyrik's trove?

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    The Protheans eliminated the Reapers but their population has dwindled to hundreds and unable to continue their empire. How the story would go without the Reapers. FemShep.

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    Garrus Vakarian never believed in bonding, despite the fact that he’s seen friends and family swear by the bond. All of them Turians bonding with other Turians. Simple. Easy. Biological.. But Garrus hasn’t ever felt that spark - not until a certain human female appears on the Citadel one day to marry a Turian Spectre.

    Garrus Vakarian is not that man.

    But he feels magnetised towards her instantly - in ways he can’t begin to explain - and he doesn't know what the hell to do about it.

    How can Garrus convince Commander Shepherd that they’re bond mates if he isn’t even sure what that means?

    How do you tell someone that they were always meant to be yours?

    A new inter-galactic war looms on the horizon if Shepard refuses Nihlus’s hand. What will she choose: duty or love?

    FemShep x Garrus Vakarian AU. HEA guaranteed. Non-Reaper AU.

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    Sure enough, Kaidan gets to stand up a few minutes later and nod and smile and do the whole it’s-a-great-honour thing that Shepard’s not very good at. Maybe that’s why she didn’t get a ceremony like this.

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    Over the course of several hundreds of years, Humans had finally developed space flight to colonize surrounding plants to expand their system and homes from earth. This is what inevitably led to the event known by all forms of military as the “Relay 314 Incident”, also known as the “First Contact War” between humans and another species they didn’t yet have a name for.
    When the colonists were forced to evacuate from their newest planet, Three of the creatures were captured and hauled to another human military colony. However, when in captivity humans realized there was more to these creatures than blind violence. The Alliance called in their top two soldiers: Jane and Eliza Shepherd, twins. What will they discover about this strange new species? Is this war really worth it? Can Turians and Humans get along?

    (first contact AU with my OCs and canon characters slapped in. No Reapers AU, Humans have some outside colonies. Title and Tags may change/Update!)

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    In a universe where the Reaper War never happened, C-SEC officer Garrus Vakarian is told he is to be partnered up with a new recruit from the Tau Cetian sector. Perhaps, even in a peaceful world like this, an officer can learn what it means to love.

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    "...A story has been making its rounds through the Terminus Systems about a figure referred to as Archangel,” he goes on. “Few of the stories match up, and there are far too many unknowns. Too many variables. That’s where you come in.”

    “T’soni should know better than to ask this of me.” She folds her arms across her chest. “I don’t chase fairytales or fables.”

    “Yes, she had a feeling you’d feel this way and put up a fight over the mission. She doesn’t trust anyone else to take it seriously, though. Plus, Aria respects you.”

    Can’t deny that. “What does she even want to know?”

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    AKA, a universe where shep works for the shadow broker and is assigned a mission to look into who archangel is and discovers far more than she ever could've imagined (or dreamed of) both about archangel and herself

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    The way Ashley talked about Kaidan, she knew he was special. After a time, Shepard realized that she’d fallen half in love with Ash’s boyfriend by proxy. Then she actually met the man—the head of the first-ever Spec Ops Biotics Division, a Spectre candidate, and somehow also just a really nice person?—and fifteen-or-so years of being comfortable in her identity as a lesbian, thank you very much, went out the nearest airlock. She realized she didn’t just want what he and Ashley had; she wanted him, and it scared the hell out of her.

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    Commander Felix Cato, a decorated Veteran of the Relay 314 Incident, has a chance encounter with Theodosia Knight at Purgatory. The woman is young and enticing in a way that he is not supposed to find humans. Yet her fearless attraction brings him home with her where a night of interspecies sex could lead to unexpected feelings and blurred boundaries.

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    5/?
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    For Writer’s Month 2022.

    A collection of one-shots following Jane Shepard, Esther “Tess” Ryder, and Ethan Ryder and their friends, lovers, and one-night stands as they explore love, lust, life, and loss across two galaxies.

    Does not necessarily reflect the canon of Old Scars, New Stars or Helix, it’s just for thirst fun!

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    The Sol System. The remnants of a collapsed empire, of a failed humanity uplifted by the Traveller. The legacy of the Orokin became mere legends with only few surviving witnesses. Dangers are lurking and gathering beyond the Sol System, however, and this fractured system will soon become the battlefield for survival – and not just for its inhabitants.

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    5,428
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    1/?
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    17
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    19
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    3
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