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    With the turian alliance secured, Garrus submits his request to leave the Normandy and rejoin Primarch Victus’s complement at the heart of Hierarchy space, shipping back to a Palaven set ablaze. Shepard, unraveling at the seams, must make a long-overdue decision.

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    A Mass Effect Trilogy Novelisation.

    John Shepard was born on Earth, experiencing life on the streets before joining the Alliance Navy and becoming a hero of humanity. But it is only after nearly being killed by a Prothean beacon does he rise to become the only man that can stop the annihilation of the galaxy.

    This story will cover Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, while touching on comics and books.

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    After an assignment gone FUBAR lands Shepard in Medbay without a kneecap and Garrus in the bunk over without another damn piece of his face, the two are forced to confront a truth better left undiscovered: bedrest is boring as hell. On the other hand, at least they have company this time around.

    A slice of life/ridiculous banter series transpiring between the events of Ch. 10: Consequences and Ch. 15: Holding Pattern in Enough, the slow burn Shakarian fic that’s been simmering for ten years. No context needed, but if you like these vibes, you’ll probably enjoy the longfic too. Attempting to update every Tuesday until further notice.

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    Garrus never expected Shepard to ask him up to her quarters. He certainly hadn't expected her to completely destroy and remake his world. One night was all it took and realized he was completely, utterly and hopelessly hers.

    This fic follows and Earthborn Shepard (Jocelyn) and Garrus Vakarian as their relationship develops and grows from their first intimate encounter just before the Omega-4 Relay and onward.

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    He'd left the force to join her. Returned because she pushed him, hitting home when his father never had. He'd watched when the flag was draped over her empty coffin. Watched when the Council turned tail, dismissed the Reaper menace. He'd watched till the one disillusioned day he could watch no more, and then he'd watched himself quit, turning his back on the ones who'd turned their backs on her. Now they were serving together again, shooting the shit and shooting their foes and looking damn good while they did it. Something had happened when the commander died: she’d come back altered, angrier, and adrift. Garrus couldn’t get a lock on why things were a little different this time around. But Shepard was his captain come hell or high water, and that was enough to go on.

    Shepard, Vakarian, and a hell of a lot of banter with a shot of doom and gloom. Strap in for a tour spanning Mass Effect 2 and the spaces between, and watch out for flyby Batman jokes. Updates every Sunday until further notice.

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    Garrus' thoughts and feelings regarding Commander John Shepard were easy to understand and explain: He respected and admired the human Spectre and would follow him into hell in a heartbeat. His feelings regarding his crewmate and friend, Lieutenant Jane Shepard, however, weren't as clear cut. She'd taken up residence in his head and wouldn't leave.

    Part 1 - Complete
    Part 2 - In Progress, Weekly updates

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    Major Will Coats comes aboard the Normandy to spend time with the special people in his life. Right before the final few missions.

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    Nina Shepard has been through a lot in her life. Raised on the streets on Earth, joining the Alliance at 18, fighting to protect Elysium when she had been there on shore leave, N7 training. She does it with a brave face for it has always been her dream to rise in the ranks of the Alliance, but when she's called on a mission at Eden Prime, she finds that things are going to get a whole lot more complicated than she always thought.

     

    First in series that'll go through all three games and beyond.

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    Act 3: There is no Shepard without Vakarian.

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    This story is mainly an experiment with writing different kinds of kinks into smut because life is too short to not enjoy some smut. There are warnings at the beginning of each smut scene, explaining what kind of kink is involved, if you're not into it, then skip to the next chapter. I do not know where I am going with this story but we dive right in so if smut is not your thing, then do not read.

    This is AU as fuck. Shepard doesn’t join the Alliance and Thane is darker and deeply lost in his battle sleep.

    Thane spares Shepard life when he mistakes her as the embodiment of the Goddess Arashu, who is the goddess of Motherhood and protection. When she is actually the embodiment the Goddess Kalahirao, the goddess of death.

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    Shepard has never formed a relationship or a bond with anyone before. She grew up an orphan on the streets, joining the Alliance on her 18th birthday. She was the sole survivor of her unit that was sent to Akuze. She built herself up to be a strong soldier. When she awakens on the Normandy after coming in contact with the Prothean Beacon on Eden Prime, she feels a different kind of grief she's not familiar with. The loss of Corporal Jenkins is hitting her different, and she can't figure out why.

    ME1 events with different character relationships and dialogue.

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    Garrus has been left behind aboard the Normandy for her last few missions. When Shepard gives him the opportunity to talk, it leads to a conversation that makes Garrus think about some of his past choices in a new light.

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    Mara is a legend. Someone to look upon and follow into the hell itself. An icon she never asked or wanted to be. But as so many other heroes, she walks a dangerous patch and after Kaidan’s death, brought back from the grave, she walks it alone.
    Kal’Reegar is just a simple marine, like many of his kind. Brilliant tactician and brave soul, sometimes almost stupidly fearless.
    And one day Mara jumps into Kal’s life.

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    Just in time for the final week of pride month, a fairly heavily AU (pre-)Reaper War fic where the asari made contact with humanity in the late 21st century, after a classified military spaceflight test goes awry. But it's really a story about self-acceptance and breaking down the walls we put up between ourselves and others to keep us safe and hidden. And also smut.

    A lot of the trans/dysphoria stuff comes from my own experiences as a transgender woman. Writing about it is kind of cathartic for me.

    The details of asari society, culture, and biology owe much to the work of a fellow fanfic author, alephthirteen (author link – https://archiveofourown.org/users/alephthirteen). I owe a huge thanks to them in particular, for putting a great deal of care into creating such a richly detailed background for this species. Daia's Asari Wiki was also a good bit of help.

    As this is an alternate timeline, the characters familiar to the reader from the Mass Effect trilogy (and maybe even Andromeda) have all been born exactly 32 years earlier than they were in the games, in order to fit the precise timeframe. Except way earlier for Liara, who is 352 years old in this and on the verge of matronhood.

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    As the Normandy heads to Earth to finally end the war with the Reapers, Tali stops by the gun battery for a long-needed chat with the turian that insists on never leaving her thoughts - Garrus Vakarian

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    I'm feeling the eyes of the fallen
    They're watching me, they make me see, they make me see
    I'm feeling the pain how you break them and make them bleed
    You make them bleed, you make them bleed

    Many people like to say they'll rest when they're dead, but for Talisa Shepard, it seems rest is only for the wicked. Torn from the Heavens and thrust back into the realm of the living, she finds herself surrounded by strangers, even among those she once knew.

    Wake up
    I'm defying you, seeing right through you, once I believed in you
    Wake up
    Feel what's coming deep within we all know

    As entire human colonies vanish without a trace, Talisa must forge uneasy alliances with the enemy in order to find and stop those responsible. But she is a woman out of time, out of place, and even with the guidance of the spirits that watch over her, she struggles to come to terms with her second chance at life.

    The way that you torment me
    The way that you challenge me
    The way that you make me bleed

    Talisa always knew blood was the price of freedom, but no one ever told her it would cost her sanity as well.

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    Garrus is betrayed. Ten men are dead on Omega. The gangs are already rebounding. Archangel is an unmitigated failure. After everything, there's no reason Garrus should be alive, but sometimes, people get what they don't deserve. "Just like old times," Garrus says, but it's not. It never will be again. An ME2 novelization.

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    When asked to design clothes for an upcoming C-Sec gala, Liv Shepard sees an opportunity of a lifetime. What she doesn't count on, however, is Garrus Vakarian: the alluring turian she meets through her work.

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    Aria sends Petrovsky's chess-set over to the Normandy for Shepard.

    Shepard knows someone who will appreciate it more than she ever could.

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    John and Heather Shepard were born on Earth, tragedy forcing them into the arms of the Reds.

    Fate pushes them apart but also brings them back together again.

    How does the universe handle two Shepards that became so different?

    All characters and main story line belong to Bioware

    ***This story has undergone a major overhaul -- Chapters have been merged, rewritten, and expanded. Start from the beginning for the best experience!***

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