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It was a love forged with time; through conflict, teamwork, tragedy and friendship. Despite the pain and loneliness that comes with separation and war, they always found their way back to each other. Together they braved the Reaper storm, and together they fought for a future not only for the galaxy, but also for themselves. A collection of some of the best fan fiction featuring Tali'Zorah vas Normandy and M!Shepard. Cover art by ~Melasfatum on DeviantArt. Open to all submissions. Keelah Se'lai!

5 It's Not a Straw by Matteoarts Tali attempts to explain the difference between a straw and an emergency induction port to Commander Shepard.
Mass Effect, K, English, Humor & Romance, words: 969, favs: 30, follows: 10, 6/22, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
112Unbreakable Bond: Promises » by TheLastReckoning The Reapers have been defeated, the war is over. However, Shepard and Tali's story does not end there. During the war, they both made promises to each other. Promises they intend to keep. And while the galaxy rebuilds, an enemy thought to be dead gathers strength. Post-Mass Effect 3 story, the second of the Unbreakable Bond trilogy. [On permanent hiatus.]
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 15, words: 55k+, favs: 179, follows: 163, updated: 7/2/2018 published: 11/16/2016, [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] OC
98 Unbreakable Bond » by TheLastReckoning Once in a lifetime, you'll meet someone who ignites a fire in you. A fire that cannot die. A story of Commander John Shepard's and Tali'Zorah's relationship, starting as a friendship and eventually becoming a romance. Covering Mass Effect 2 & Mass Effect 3. [Completed.]
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 44, words: 102k+, favs: 274, follows: 169, updated: 11/16/2016 published: 7/25/2016, [Tali'Zorah, Shepard]
52Reunions » by Strain of the Stress Originally a re-imagining of the tali-shepard reunion in ME3, slowed it down, made it (what I think) to be a bit more realistic. It's since gone a little beyond that, exploring their relationship more. Still actively writing, trying to post a new chapter every week or so! Please comment, I live off of feedback. Enjoy!
Mass Effect, K, English, Romance & Sci-Fi, chapters: 19, words: 101k+, favs: 95, follows: 84, updated: 8/6/2017 published: 5/21/2015, [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Garrus V., Legion
7Tag Teamed » by Strain of the Stress A little bit fluffy, Tali and Shepard make a great team when working together. A bit of exploration into how The Normandy's resident power-couple operates. This was a bit more popular than I had anticipated, so I wrote a new chapter, hope y'all like it too (I promise I'll proofread these eventually...). Also renamed the story. As always, comments are constantly appreciated!
Mass Effect, K, English, Humor & Sci-Fi, chapters: 2, words: 8k+, favs: 36, follows: 23, updated: 5/20/2015 published: 5/19/2015, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
10 Of Aunts & Nieces by bofomania Three weeks after the Explosion, the victorious multispecies fleet is still trapped in the Local Cluster. Since her return aboard the Normandy, a few days ago, Tali'Zorah has obstinately refused to leave the planetside hospital where Shepard lay in critical condition. Admiral Shala'Raan vas Tonbay has decided to investigate her niece's unbecoming behavior.
Mass Effect, T, English, Family, words: 7k+, favs: 60, follows: 27, 4/29/2015, [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Shala'Raan
5 Mass Effect: Accepting Collateral by PantherX1412 After activating the Crucible destroys the Reapers, the Geth, and EDI, Shepard opens up to Tali to come to terms with his decision.
Mass Effect, T, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, favs: 17, follows: 6, 4/16/2015, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
5 Music » by Machinist's Guardian Archangel Music can be a powerful thing. Words take on a whole new meaning when combined with a simple rhythm and tune. So it shouldn't be any surprise that it plays a part in the lives of Tali'Zorah and Commander Aaron Shepard. All it takes is a piece of wood and metal to make an impression on their hearts. Starts of mid-ME1, ends early ME2. Cover pic: Shyailu of DeviantArt. Enjoy!
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 2, words: 8k+, favs: 13, follows: 6, 5/18/2013, Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Shepard
7 Stars and Shuttles by irishninja0 Tali has been trying to win over Shepard's affections for so long now, but every attempt she and her friends attempted to get them together had failed. Now though, Shepard has brought her along for a short mission. Will she be able to tell him her feelings? Or does Shepard have something else in mind? Cover photo belongs to GenerationK1ll.
Mass Effect, T, English, Humor & Romance, words: 4k+, favs: 50, follows: 20, 10/17/2014, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
49 The Creation of Good Memories » by FsDxRAGE After the Collector suicide mission, this short story takes place on Nos Astra and highlights the crew's interaction. Shepard and his team come to the city to relax and meet up with Liara for drinks and catch up on shore leave . Just a relaxing story.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 6, words: 58k+, favs: 104, follows: 46, updated: 5/28/2010 published: 3/27/2010, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
40 The Altruistic Futurist » by FsDxRAGE As Shepard approaches the Crucible, his story is rewritten as his companion, Garrus, and love interest, Tali, intervene, bringing closure to his story over the coming chapters.
Mass Effect, T, English, Suspense & Romance, chapters: 3, words: 23k+, favs: 100, follows: 81, updated: 9/3/2012 published: 3/12/2012, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
5 Blue Skies by Synweaver The sun is shining, come on get happy
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Family, words: 947, favs: 17, follows: 6, 9/25/2014, Tali'Zorah, Shepard, U. Wrex
7 Boardgames by Hershel Greene One-shot. Shepard and Tali spend some alone-time playing human games and flirting in his cabin, though they still can't admit their feelings toward one another.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 30, follows: 10, 9/3/2014, [Shepard, Tali'Zorah]
93 Shining Bright » by Jack Trader Once upon a time a dashing N7 Commander ran into a dark and scary alley to rescue a young Quarian girl who just happened to have really valuable information he needed. He had no idea who he was about to meet, and what impact she would have on the rest of his life. A comic romance which spans all three games and beyond.
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 43, words: 364k+, favs: 187, follows: 128, updated: 7/5/2014 published: 5/23/2014, Shepard, Tali'Zorah
72 Friendship to Last » by Xenopsyche The best romantic relationships are built from strong friendships. This is an expanded and reimagined version of Shepard and Tali's relationship after her recruitment in ME2, up to the Suicide Mission.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship & Romance, chapters: 11, words: 28k+, favs: 134, follows: 101, updated: 1/11/2015 published: 5/29/2014, [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Garrus V., Kasumi G.
12 A New Friend by Debochira After the events on 2181 Despoina, Shepard and co return to the Normandy for some R&R... except for a new addition he found in Dr. Bryson's lab.
Mass Effect, T, English, Humor, words: 800, favs: 15, follows: 4, 3/27/2014, Tali'Zorah, Shepard, James V.
45 Affection » by TailSpinner A tale of fluff between the heroic Commander John Shepard and his wonderful girlfriend, Tali'Zorah vas Normandy. Complete.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance, chapters: 6, words: 9k+, favs: 73, follows: 46, updated: 5/26 published: 2/25/2014, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
758 Adamo » by Andrio A fanfic series focusing on Shepard and Tali's friendship, romance, and love, spanning Mass Effect 1 through speculative Mass Effect 3.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 35, words: 167k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 782, updated: 4/29/2014 published: 5/30/2010, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
12 Shepard's Present by Andrio A short, and sad, story about Shepard giving Tali a present back on the original Normandy.
Mass Effect, K+, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 973, favs: 65, follows: 16, 3/22/2010, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
59 Reunion » by Andrio An alternative, more dramatic, version of Tali and Shepard reuniting and becoming romantically involved.
Mass Effect, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 7, words: 26k+, favs: 232, follows: 103, updated: 4/26/2010 published: 3/12/2010, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
19 Darkest before Dawn by The Gentleman Without a Hat My take on the romance scene in ME3 just before the Cerberus Assault. I didn't like it in the game, how it was so bare minimum, so this is my take on how it should have been done. One-Shot. First Fanfic.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 37, follows: 15, 2/2/2014, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
4 Such Great Heights by foureyedbabe Shepard has secretly been madly in love with Tali for years. And she has secretly returned the feeling. Let's see what happens when Tali pops into Shepard's room for a visit. Set in Mass Effect 3. Before killing the Reapers. Oneshot.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance, words: 976, favs: 10, follows: 3, 1/30/2014, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
49The Secret Storm » by KingN7 The Reapers and Leviathans have been defeated and the galaxy is finally at peace! Shepard and Tali have moved to Rannoch together and finally have happy, peaceful lives. It is all one big happily ever after. But one discovery can change all of history. One mistake can ruin everything you've done. One survivor can shatter the peace that so many fought to build...
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 18, words: 41k+, favs: 44, follows: 59, updated: 10/24/2016 published: 1/7/2014, [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Garrus V., Leviathan
1 Reunion by Taylor Divine Tali'Zorah's life has changed. A posting on the Neema and helping her father concerning Geth experimentation has thrust her into a flurry of work. Here on Freedom's Progress as she watches her mission and team fall apart she's informed that a Cerberus vessel has appeared in orbit. Just her luck.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 16, follows: 6, 12/24/2013, Tali'Zorah, Shepard, Veetor'Nara
18 An Earth Left to Save » by Spacer Paste Of every 100 men, 10 shouldn't even be there, 80 are nothing but targets, & 9 are real fighters. We are lucky to have them. They make the battle. Ah, but the One. One of them is a warrior & he will bring the others back. -Heraclitus
Mass Effect, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 7, words: 16k+, favs: 24, follows: 26, updated: 7/9/2013 published: 3/17/2012, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
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