Oh hey look chapter two. It seems some people are willing to give this a chance.
Which is nice to know... so what will happen this chapter. Well! Questions will be answered and more questions will be raised.
There's probably going to be more time skips some universe or character building...probably...hopefully.
I should mention I will be switching between characters to show what else is going on in the universe... so if you don't like it... I'm sorry I guess.
So funny thing with trials in tainted space weapons/items, is that there's barely any description of them... so you kind of have to imagine what they look like...yeah... so sorry if I don't describe them.
Rather not have a headache of trying to figure out what they look like.
P.S. I'm sorry if some people get confused, again I'm not the best writer... so I hope you guys can enjoy this chapter... so on with the story.
"Communication or comms."
Menta yawned as she woke up "fuck what time is it."
"I can answer that for you chum." Menta sighed at the voice.
"God damn it... what do you want?" Church chuckled.
"Well I'm here to answer questions, and ask questions because someone said something."
"The fuck? What do mean someone said something? You know what never mind."
"Alright down to the questions, why the bloody hell did you agree to this new reality?"
Menta thought for a minute before answering "well I guess it might have to do with our deal, you gave me another chance. You said it would come at a cost I honor my deals."
"I'm not some jackass that will go back on it. Though I was surprised about the cost me being a hermaphrodite space cat girl and all."
"I sometimes wish I didn't make the deal. But then I would be going against everything that I stand for."
"Being a trustworthy person and a good friend."
"There you have it folks, that's why Shepard agreed to this." Dr. Church said.
"who are you talking to? Wait never mind your omnipotent. I shouldn't ask a question like that."
"Ok good don't ask questions like that, don't want your little head to explode now do we." Church chuckled.
"Now Shepard, did you ever wonder why I didn't just revive you in your original universe aside from the 'cost'."
Menta thought for a second "I guess, I mean if there were other reasons besides your 'cost' I would like to know."
Dr Church said "alright then let me explain, you see Shepard your not the first Shepard to be sent back in time. There's been hundreds of Shepard's sent back, sometimes they end up way back or before Eden prime."
"Sadly even with their second chances, it all ways has similar events, the same people die... fuck sometime it ends the same."
"I'm never the one to send the Shepard back in time, that's what lesser entities under my command do or some other entity that I allow them to chose a Shepard and send them back."
"But you Shepard, I've watched over you since the beginning, nudging you in the right direction, helping you here and there, but in the end it ended the same."
"I ran the results, everything it was the same, sending you back in time to your original universe time line thing. It ends the same no matter what."
"I then thought, I kept thinking till it finally hit me. Instead of sending you back in time why not rest everything."
"I then took it a step further, rest it and fuse it with another."
"But Doctor Church your omnipotent can't you just change everything to get the best ending, I hear someone or you, another Shepard ask... well to put it simply I have rules that I have to follow, want to know who made the rules."
"A few beings that are way more powerful than me, they're the ones that created these rules."
"Not going to name them rules right now, i might tell you what they are later."
"Now I'm not very normal for an omnipotent being I tend to forget certain things. This tends to happens a lot, so let's start with your original universe timeline thing."
"What was your original childhood like?" Church finished.
Menta thought for a moment "well it was like any other kids childhood, though there were some strange things that happened to me. One of my neighbors who was my best friend happened to be a girl."
"I remember playing with her a lot, she would force me to dress up as a cat princess. Guess that explains why I'm so calm about being in this form."
"Let me guess the other Shepard's childhoods were never like mine?" Menta asked.
"Yeah." Was all Church said.
"There were so many fucked up things in my original universe that others didn't have... wait why are you asking this?" She wondered, Dr. Church only chuckled at that.
"Just because I'm omnipotent, doesn't mean I can remember everything. I'm old Shepard I've seen enough shit that my mind is a fucking hell hole."
"I've spent a millennium, watching over a reality where timelines are universes and universes are timelines, it doesn't help the mind you know."
"You see where I'm getting at, I've done so much shit that I've forget what's, what." He said "I've gotta go now, don't know when I will be able to talk to again... so I wish you luck."
"I think my head hurts now." Menta groaned before yawning "what time is it anyway... it's six a.m. I should probably change clothes."
-Line break-in living room-
Meena sighed "is she still asleep? I mean really who could sleep that long." as soon as she finished saying that her sister walked into the room.
Menta was currently wearing some grey pants and a black shirt and some sandals, "that looks like the same outfit from yesterday sis."
Menta rolled her eyes "I made sure it was new and clean, so what are we going to do today?"
Her sister thought for a second.
"Well I guess... go hang with our friend." She replied "so let's go." Menta sister walked to the door and turned to look back at Menta "come on let's go."
Shepard rolled her eyes and walked to the door, her sister opened the door and to their surprise someone was standing there.
He was very tall bald guy with grey eyes. He wore a business suit. "Hello there is your father home."
"Yeah I am." Said the voice of their father as he entered the room. He popped something into his mouth and swallowed it.
"Your here early zephyr."
The bald man now known as zephyr smirked, he walked past the "yes I am, aren't i. Well there's a first for everything."
"I believe the children need to leave, after all we will be talking about important matters." He said. Victor looked at his children and motioned for them to go outside.
Menta and Meena went outside closing the doors as they left, the two adults headed to Victors study.
-Line break-years later-
"WE MUST PURGE THIS VILE EVIL KNOWN AS THE TREATMENT!" People began roaring in agreement "FOR TO LONG HAS NEW TEXAS HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO KEEP USING THIS DRUG, WHICH MAKES WOMEN BRAINLESS WHORE! MEN BECOME MINDLESS BREEDING MACHINES!"
"YOU'VE HEARD IT IN THE NEWS CHILDREN STOWING AWAY ON SHIPS TO GET OFF NEW TEXAS, DO YOU KNOW THE REASON WHY? BECAUSE IT'S MANDATORY THAT EVERYONE AT A CERTAIN AGE MUST HAVE THE TREATMENT GIVEN TO THEM."
"THAT DOESN'T SOUND OK DOES IT?" the people off-screen yelled in agreement.
"HOW MANY OF OUR CHILDREN OUR PEOPLE, HAVE GONE TO NEW TEXAS AND WHEN THEY CAME BACK THEY WERE TREATED, HOW MANY FAMILY'S HAVE BEEN RUINED BY THIS VILE DISEASE!"
"WHEN WE FIRST REDISCOVERED NEW TEXAS WE WERE SHOCKED AT WE LEARNED, WE BANNED IT FROM EVERYWHERE EXECPT NEW TEXAS, WE DIDN'T WANT TO DISRUPT THEIR WAY OF LIFE, IT WOULD CAUSE PROBLEMS THEY SAY! SO LONG AS IT STAYS ON NEW TEXAS IT WILL BE OK!"
"LOOK WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING SINCE THEN, SMUGGLERS AND PIRATE SHIPS HAVE BEEN FOUND WITH THE TREATMENT, DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S STAYING ON NEW TEXAS IS IT!"
The people roared in agreement again.
"FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS MY PRIVATE FORCE HAS BEEN CRACKING DOWN ON THIS DISEASE, WE HAVE HAD OVER A HUNDRED SUCCESSFUL RAIDS AND BUSTS!"
the holoscreen showed images of heavily armored people ranging from a variety of races, busting down doors and arresting people.
It then transitioned to the armored men and women burning crates of the treatment, it even showed an armored man holding and baby and looking at the camera doing a thumb up.
"IF YOU SUPPORT ME IN MY CAMPAIGN I WILL MAKE SURE OUR FAMILYS AND CHILDREN ARE S-." the holoscreen turned off.
"Hey I was watching that." Said the voice of a 18 year old girl as she looked at the barkeeper.
"Sorry Menta I can only take so much yelling from politicians."
The 18 year old girl known as Menta sighed "fine, still zephyr does prove a point, the treatment is dangerous."
"It ruins lives, Welp I'm heading out to the docks, seeing if any smuggler wants my services."
The barkeeper nodded "be careful, I heard zephyr pmcs are on station checking ships, and anybody they deem 'suspicious'."
Menta grabbed her helmet off the table she was at "thanks for the advice." She put it on. The armor she wore was TST armor, which was lightly armored and was resistant to energy weapons. Its coloration consisted of mainly black with red on the breastplate, shoulders and knees guards.
She wore some combat boots; her two tails were also covered in armor that connected to the rest of it, keeping it vacuum tight.
The helmet was black, with a large red strip going down the middle, it had a black visor. Menta put the helmet on it push down on her cat ears a bit.
She was tall around six foot nine, years of working out paid off, giving her strong limb and a slim figure. Her dull silver hair was in a Shingle Bob cut.
Though she was pretty sexy, her breasts were E cups, and she had a nice butt. Her cock was around seven inches, her balls the size of her fist
Her arms and legs were sexy and smooth, muscles hidden underneath somehow.
She walked down the halls heading to the elevator, which she would use to go to the docks and see if any smugglers need some security.
Menta groaned as she remember of how she got into the mercenary business, it had happened once she and her sister had finished with schooling, she remembered her father giving three choices.
Become a smuggler, a mercenary or a tech specialist. Meena had chosen to become a tech specialist due to how good she was with technology and science.
Menta herself chose to become a mercenary, as the other two options really didn't suit her, and so for the last year and a half she had been a mercenary, doing odd jobs here and there.
She really had wanted to be a soldier.
She owned a apartment here on this station, as she approached the elevator she could hear a argument nearby.
Deciding to check it out, she saw something that surprised her, it was a female quarian being talked to by two of zephyr pmcs soldiers.
The coloration of the Quarians suit was the same as Tali'Zoarh. "No its just fluke, probably some quarian with similar suit coloration."
The armor the soldiers wore was heavily armored and was a dark blue, their helmets had tubes lining them, they had two blue glowing lens for where their eyes were located.
They both had inactivated shock batons at their sides.
"Ma'am let us see what's in the bag, and you will be on your way." Said one calmly.
"Lady we won't damage anything, alright." The other said, the Quarian shook her head no.
"I've told you bosh'tets, that there's just medical and food supplies In there." She said "I don't have this 'treatment' on me, besides what's the big deal about this sex drug."
"Lady you don't understand, the treatment is the most sophisticated drug ever. It does fucked up shit, hell one of my brothers took it, became a mindless breeding machine, asshole tried to rape my girlfriend."
"So just let us check and then we will be on our way." He finished. The Quarian still shook her head no.
"We're not getting anywhere with this." the first soldier muttered.
Menta deciding to finish this argument coughed and said "HEY QUARIAN! Just let the pmcs look through the bag, make it easy on you."
The Quarian sighed in frustration, soon realizing that there was no other choice, she handed the bag to the two soldiers.
They look through the bag "several medicines, uh some kind of paste? And... Alien toothpaste?" He looked at the Quarian "well your clear, so your free to go."
The Quarian took the bag back and watched the soldiers leave. The Quarian turned too looked at the Kaithrit "I guess I should thank you for ending the problem... I should probably introduce myself; my name is Tali'Zoarh nar Rayya." She stopped and looked at Menta armor.
"Wait your that mercenary that i see by the bar and docks, you didn't just get those to bosh'tets to leave, so you could rob me." Tali said hints of panic rising in her voice.
"I forgot how she is, jeez did she change the subject that fast." Menta shook her head no "I don't work like that, unless it's on people that deserve it." Tali sighed.
"I'll go now you just have a good day Miss Tali." Menta said before turning around and began to leave.
"Wait! I uh, would like to hire you, in case some other pmcs decide to stop me." Tali quickly said, Menta looked back at Tali smirking under her helmet.
"Well I guess I can be charitable today. You won't need to pay me anything, Just remember you owe me favor now."
Menta followed Tali, they headed to the elevator, and went several floors up, Menta looked at Tali taking in her appearance, she was a bit taller, and well... more endowed than before. Other than that she acted and looked the same.
"I wonder if she took mods, I really hope she doesn't have her temper." The kaithrit wondered.
The elevator stopped, they walked out of the elevator and headed down the halls.
They passed sever all doors before arriving at Tali's doors. She opened it and turned on the lights "my roommate might be asleep so be-."
"Tali your ok!" Said a new voice, it was another Quarian "I was so worried, I heard that pmcs were on station and you were out getting supplies."
Tali calmed her Quarian friend down "I had some troubles, but this merc uh... excuse me I forgot to ask, but what's your name."
"Well my name is Menta Shepard Steele or Menta Steele, or whatever you want to call me." She answered.
"Ah nice to meet you Menta... I feel like I heard that last name from somewhere." Tali off handily said before saying.
"Steele... wait that's the last name of Victor Steele, the founder/current owner of Steele tech, and your his daughter... wait then why is his daughter a mercenary?"
The Kaithrit chuckled at this "well when I got out of school, dad just happen to give me a list of three jobs on them."
-Line break- Steele Tech testing and research facility-
Meena yawned as she looked at the time; it was at least twelve "time to get some work done." She remembered something "they're bringing in some new guards aren't they."
She got dressed, Meena was around six foot nine much like her sister, her dull silver hair was a shingle bob cut like her sisters, she had E cup sized breasts, and a nice butt, her cock was around seven inches with balls the size of her fist.
She looked very much like her, they were twins after all. She got dressed, wearing her white lab coat, her boots, long black pants and black shirt.
She walked out of her room, passing by several other Steele Tech researchers, now why was Meena here?
Well you see. Meena had been hired to work on a new drug; it was still in the testing phase. The subjects were the local wildlife or volunteers they had.
She arrived at the docks to see, the new guards or rather the new guard, was a man around Meena age, maybe a year older, he was looking at papers.
"Uh ma'am you wouldn't happen to be Meena Shepard Steele, right?" He asked the Kaithrit, "yes that is me, and you are?" She asked back
"Kaiden Alenko ma'am, I'm here to be your personal guard." Meena raised a eyebrow at this wanting a explanation.
"You see ma'am your recent uh events, caused some worries so they sent me to be your personal guard ma'am."
Meena nodded "ok then, also you don't have to refer to me as ma'am. Now come on I got work to do and you got to do meat shielding."
"Wait meat shielding?" Kaiden alarming said, the kaithrit nodded her head.
"I am going to need a meat shield for when we capture native species."
-line break-back on the station-
Menta talked with Tali and her roommate, whose name was Lia'vael "yeah so I haven't seen me sister for at least a year, wonder how she doing, I've barely been able to send message to dad, do life's pretty normal for me."
"Hey Tali and Lia, what's your opinion on synthetics?" Tali turned to look at Lia then back at Menta
"Lia doesn't really trust your synthetics and she really doesn't like the geth, me on the other hand I don't think all synthetics are bad, I even think not all the geth are bad." Tali stated.
The Kaithrit was surprised by this but it didn't show due to the helmet "holy shit! That's odd."
"Hey it's a bit off topic, but I have a big question."
"What's the question?" Asked Lia.
"I was wondering, would you guys want to join me as mercenaries, I'm trying to build a crew. Sooo if you're willing." Menta answered
Tali and Lia looked at each other then at Steele "well we don't have any weapons, armors or shields,."
Menta nodded thinking for a moment "well I have some extra weapons, I think I have two more JoyCo shields, but armors that one's going to be a bit tougher... I guess I could try and get some armor for you girls."
"Otherwise you should be good..Sooo." she finished "you won't need training, from what I heard before Quarians leave the fleet for their pilgrimage, they get some form of training in combat."
Which Tali nodded in confirmation.
"There's also the fact that you could find something useful for your pilgrimages."
Tali looked at Lia and started talking to her in whispers. They looked back Menta and the back at each other before whispering again.
They finished whispering to each and looked back at Menta "you do have some good points Steele, if your able to provide some shields and weapons. We should be fine, but we have to see it first before decide to join."
The Kaithrit smiled at this "alright I'll head back to my room, grab the extra weapons and shields I have and we can do some business. I.E. we can be a bit of back up for any smuggler that's afraid of being boarded by pirates."
"That's two of them down, now how do I get their memories back
-line break-docks-several hours later-
Menta yawned as she waited for the Quarian's; there was a large duffle bag next to her.
She looked at the ships that were docked; some were small and large, varying in length.
"Hello is the owner of this mind home?" a familiar voice rang, Menta sighed as she heard the voice "what didn't you miss me."
"Where the fuck were you, do you have any idea how long it's been since you last talked to me, it's been twelve years! Twelve long ass years! Do you have any idea what it was like?" boy did she pissed.
"Well I probably should of told you where I went, well you see I was on trial. When I created your new universe. What's the best example... ah yes it was like I gutted a turkey and filled it with stuffing, and no one liked the stuffing."
"I had changed a lot of aspects, people's lives, and whatever I didn't fuck with, I put on random and decided to let nature take it course with said person."
"I pissed off several higher ups, and they put me on trial. I'm not really allowed to uh change certain things, example your childhood friend, the original thing that would happen to her was rather disgusting in my opinion."
"So I changed it. Did my best to give her a better future then to be a fucking cow slut. That was one of the miner 'issues' they had."
"But I was able to convince them that what I did to everything was for the better, and boy it took a lot of convincing, how many years did you say I was gone for. Twelve? About twelve years."
"But I'm back now... so if anything I'm sorry for abandoning you." he finished.
Menta didn't say anything back "is something wrong? Are you just ignoring me?" the omnipotent being asked.
"Hush Church. Tali and her friend are coming." Menta saw Tali and Lia walking up.
"ah yes, Tali'Zoarh nar Rayya nothing's really changed, except height and endowments, Lia'vael nar Ulnay, last time you saw her... she was what? Being accused of a crime and you helped proved she was innocent, and then she joined your crew."
"Boy both of them look bustier. I think you hit a jackpot." Menta ignored Church.
"Weapons and shields are in the duffle bag." Menta said before opening it, Tali and Lia both got weapons and shields from the bag, they equipped the JoyCo shields and the weapons at there side.
They weapons they were given were two hammer carbines. Menta watched them inspect the weapons.
"So while there busy inspecting that cool gear, so nothing's changed with them EXECPT! Their new uh figure?" Church asked sound of boredom in his voice.
"Actually there is a difference I noticed, she doesn't really hate the geth, or synthetics in general." Menta responded
The sound of Church drinking something then spitting was heard.
"Sorry for that, but I need to go check something." Church said.
Tali smiled as she inspected the weapon and shield generator "alright Tali work with this Menta person for a while, and then when possible find Shepard; hopefully he has his memories as well."
"Oh isn't this interesting." said a new voice inside Tali head.
The quarian became surprised by this voice "hello? Who's there?"
"Who's there, well I'm what you call god or something like that, really I'm just a omnipotent being named Dr Church, or just Church. Hello Miss Tali'Zoarh Vas Normandy."
Tali even more shocked kept a calm look on the outside while she inspected the gear.
"Now you seem to remember your old universe, and you have all your memories from what I just checked inside your mind."
"But that shouldn't be possible, unless... OH WOW! Alright then I'm going to answer question so just be calm and listen."
"I made a deal with Shepard, to restart the universe for a second chance, you might get the reason why maybe not, hint it was the entire killing all synthetics thing, and all those people dying."
"So I told him I would restart it but really i would restart it and fuse it with another, which is why the universe you live in is the way it is now."
"A bunch of shit happened, told Shepard all your friends will be able to get their memories of the old timeline, universe whatever back."
"Yet I failed to realize, was that didn't mean Shepard didn't have to be involved. How does a omnipotent being fail to realize something like that your probably wondering? Don't ask because it's hard to explain and it might break your tiny mind." Dr Church finished.
Tali had been following Lia and Menta around the docks while Church had been explaining.
"Alright that was uh informative of you, Church. I'm going to kill Shepard figuratively when I find him, such a bosh'tet for not asking input on what we would of said."
"You don't happen to where Shepard is do you?" The Quarian asked.
"I don't know, you just met him today." Church slyly chuckled.
"Yes you have, i mean it's not like not like you met someone today who happens to have Shepard as a middle name."
"Just because someone's middle name is Shepard doesn't mean it's the person I'm looking for."
"Shut up I'm omnipotent! It made sense to me."
"You're odd, alright back to Shepard, so Menta is Shepard and a girl now, boy is our sexual relationship going to be weird."
"Well I mean It's not like you and Liara agreed to share Shepard back in your original universe timeline thing, besides it's not like Shepard new gender ain't packing heat down."
"What I'm saying, is since she is a Steele and Victor is her father and he happens to be into stuff, he made sure Shepard was born futa kaithrit and made sure she had few special perks given to her, for when she was older and got into sex."
"That doesn't sound disturbing." Tali said sarcastically.
"I guess it can be seen that way, your dad choosing your height, thickness, hair color, eye color, breast size." Church said.
"That was a hint to stop." Tali interupprted but Church continued to talk
"Dick size, whether you have both lubrication and capacity for you vagina, or whether you had one special treatment inserted into your genome that made you for example: extra fertile."
"I'm not saying Shepard is extra fertile." He finished.
The Quarian sighed slightly "thank you... Church."
"Oh hey look! Menta said something and is now leaving."
"Great. You don't happen to where h-she lives?"
-Line break-Menta's apartment-
Menta groaned slightly as she stretched her body, her armor now on the floor of her apartment, she was in her black night shirt and boxers.
Why boxers? Well Menta really didn't like panties.
The Kaithrit heard a knock at the apartment door; she went to answer it and was surprised to see Tali there.
"Tali what are you doing? How did you find where I live?"
None of the questions where answered by the Quarian who simply pushed the kaithrit back into her apartment and walking in closing the door behind as she did.
"TALI WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!?" Yelled Menta
"I've waited a long time for this... Shepard." Was all the Quarian said before taking her face plate mask off.
Well that's a way to end a chapter.
So what's the old saying again, hell hath no fury like angry quarian chick? Probably not...
So other than that.. if this chapter seems forced or odd, well that's my fault because of my difficulty with things.
Other than that I hope this chapter was an improvement
Yeah well see you guy's next chapter