2k+Mass Effect - Future Imperfect » by MizDirected Jane Shepard wears many labels. Survivor. Hero. Tiny. Fierce. Smart-mouth. Loyal. Mad woman. The truth, however, is never simple. Stopping Nihlus from leaving the Normandy alone, Shepard throws the galaxy down a rabbit hole that can only end in a dark and brutal war. AU canon-divergent. M for language, sex.
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 172, words: 1020k+, favs: 714, follows: 786, updated: 9/3/2020 published: 10/1/2013, [J. Garson, Garrus V., Nihlus K.] Tali'Zorah
224Contact » by Demonic-Kit AU Shepard was on the ship that had the first contact, and now weak and injured she finds herself at the mercy of a strange creature that seems to want to help her, but those teeth say differently. Meanwhile Nihlus wonders what exactly he has gotten himself into with this strange new species.
Mass Effect, M, English, chapters: 29, words: 158k+, favs: 248, follows: 369, updated: 5/13/2019 published: 5/10/2013, [J. Garson, Nihlus K.]
25Trapped » by Thane'sSiha AU, where the humans have lost the First Contact War, and thus have begun being sold into slavery by the turians. Jane is bought by Saren, a war hero and a Spectre, she's too afraid of him to run away, but he's harsh with her. She's trapped and she want him to set her free. [Not satisfied with the story, currently being revised]
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 22, words: 54k+, favs: 26, follows: 26, updated: 10/24/2018 published: 3/22/2018, [J. Garson, Saren A., Nihlus K., Garrus V.]
10The little Shepard - book 1 » by Romice98 What if Shepard's youth had gone a little... differently? What if she had a daughter and a secret? What if the two were connected?
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 11, words: 18k+, favs: 20, follows: 45, updated: 9/30/2018 published: 6/28/2018, J. Garson, Garrus V., OC
49before the angels tread » by whotellsyourstory "You're just going to leave me alone here – like – like – here's some years back, fix it!" Shepard had always made the fool's choice. Finally, karma took pity on her. Or not.
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 22, words: 147k+, favs: 31, follows: 47, updated: 8/3/2018 published: 1/1/2018, [J. Garson, Kaidan A.] Miranda L., Nihlus K.
33Spectre Caius Vakarian » by PiscesMel12 Sequel to Caius Vakarian. Caius is finally a Spectre and with a new threat blooming over the galaxy, he'll have to work with some unlikely allies.
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Family, chapters: 22, words: 59k+, favs: 23, follows: 32, updated: 5/28/2018 published: 1/7/2017, J. Garson, Garrus V., U. Wrex, Joker
26Misfire » by Skuldakn What if Saren didn't kill Nihlus? How would the events of Eden Prime, and perhaps the entire Reaper Invasion, change?
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 8, words: 19k+, favs: 37, follows: 58, updated: 5/8/2018 published: 10/18/2017, [J. Garson, Nihlus K.] Garrus V., Saren A.
9 Revised Protocol on Reunions by Frazi I didn't much like how Bioware handled Shepard meeting Garrus on Manae even though he's romanced.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 49, follows: 9, 2/27/2018, [Garrus V., J. Garson] Liara T'Soni, James V.
4 Lost and Found by StarryNight101 Set immediately after Mass Effect 3. The Reapers have been destroyed and the galaxy is slowly starting to look towards a hopeful future, now that the devastating war is over. But it isn't right without Shepard. A desperate Garrus is convinced that she's still alive and he will stop at nothing to bring the woman he loves back home safe. Shepard/Garrus with Normandy crew as family.
Mass Effect, T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 14k+, favs: 36, follows: 12, 2/24/2018, [Garrus V., J. Garson] Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah
12Uncomfortable » by Aliemah How does Kaidan feel, after just a few conversations with Shepard, about her seeing the Consort alone? Does she even like him? Multi-chapter story featuring the beloved Shenko pairing! Both perspectives though mostly from Kaidan's. Will span across all three games. Content rating subject to change. Shout out to Commander-hot-pants for the cover image!
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 25, words: 67k+, favs: 32, follows: 50, updated: 2/6/2018 published: 10/4/2014, J. Garson, Kaidan A.
1 Born to Ride: Grand Theft Normandy by GuileandGall Stealing the Normandy. Chasing Saren to a lost Prothean planet. Stress on the Normandy is at an all time high. Usually when the tension peaks laughing with her friend can soothe her ills. But this visit to the cockpit play out a little differently.
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, words: 3k+, favs: 6, follows: 2, 2/2/2018, [Joker, J. Garson]
42Say my name again » by LadyStitch The relationship between Commander Sharilin Shepard and Major Kaidan Alenko has always been complicated. Now, with the Reapers destroying the galaxy, will they be able to resolve their problems before it's too late? Will their love prevail again? - ME3 Shenko story, prequel of "Somewhere" - Rated M for mature content
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 21, words: 46k+, favs: 33, follows: 56, updated: 1/27/2018 published: 8/14/2014, [J. Garson, Kaidan A.] James V.
38 The Fifth Way » by Hoplite39 When Shepard is on the Citadel at the end of ME3, the Catalyst tells her to choose from four bad options. But on that fateful Halloween night, another ghostly image of the hooded young boy appears before her and offers to reveal the truth about the Catalyst, the Crucible and the Reapers. Will Shepard discover a fifth way to end the Reaper threat?
Mass Effect, K, English, Drama & Supernatural, chapters: 16, words: 26k+, favs: 56, follows: 64, updated: 1/26/2018 published: 10/12/2014, J. Garson, Ashley W., Mordin S., Catalyst
2 Of Holidays and Mothers by Nord Ronnoc Shepard's mother has come by to visit in time for Christmas. Little did Shepard know her mother would be encouraging of a relationship with Garrus. Slight AU.
Mass Effect, K, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 10, follows: 5, 1/1/2018, [Garrus V., Shepard] Hannah S., James V.
4A Happy Coincidence » by TaiKee Mira Shepard and Kaidan Alenko met by chance six years prior to the Reaper War. This is their story. Sexual behaviour and triggering content.
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 9, words: 32k+, favs: 8, follows: 9, 12/13/2017, J. Garson, Kaidan A.
8 Homeless Innocence » by Erin Primette AU Jane Shepard has been homeless on Earth for most of her life until Saren passed by one day during the winter. She returned a package to him which he accidentally dropped simply out of sheer kindness. Saren returned the favor by taking her in so he could at least give her a second chance at life, which would start a close bond that would improve Saren's impression on humans.
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 24, words: 81k+, favs: 70, follows: 55, updated: 9/30/2017 published: 8/15/2017, [J. Garson, Saren A.]
8 Enough by Lucky Gun There's always another choice, and Shepard makes the Intelligence see it. Another rewritten ME3 ending, Paragon FemShep/Alenko, pure 3 game Shenko, angst, hurt/comfort. Language warning
Mass Effect, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 19k+, favs: 19, follows: 6, 2/13/2017, [J. Garson, Kaidan A.] [Garrus V., Tali'Zorah]
3 till you come back home by Jade Sabre "Welcome aboard, Major." Kaidan returns to the Normandy, and Shepard tries to remember how to breathe. A 2016 Mass Effect Holiday Cheer fic for densrl.
Mass Effect, K+, English, Romance, words: 5k+, favs: 10, follows: 2, 1/31/2017, J. Garson, Kaidan A., Joker, EDI
33 Caius Vakarian » by PiscesMel12 Follow the life of Caius Vakarian as he struggles with the pressure of being the son of galactic heroes Jane Shepard and Garrus Vakarian. Takes place after the events of ME3.
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Family, chapters: 20, words: 36k+, favs: 44, follows: 39, updated: 1/6/2017 published: 12/2/2016, J. Garson, Garrus V.
68 The Mark » by jhoom They appear the first time you travel through a Mass Relay - a soulmate tattoo. This unique little marking, somewhere on your body, that will tie you to your true partner with an identical tattoo. If you can find them.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance, chapters: 17, words: 49k+, favs: 156, follows: 146, updated: 8/31/2016 published: 2/1/2016, J. Garson, Garrus V.