1k+A Handful of Dust » Ten billion people over here die, so twenty billion over there can live. After the war, there are pieces to pick up, and lives to rebuild. And even with the Reapers gone, nothing is easy.
Mass Effect, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 64, words: 191k+, favs: 809, follows: 1k+, updated: 9/15/2016 published: 3/21/2013, J. Garson, Garrus V.
8 All The Jagged Pieces When Shepard wakes on Lazarus Station, surrounded by strangers wearing an enemy's colors, she knows things are very, very wrong. She's willing to do what needs doing for the sake of the disappearing colonists, but not at the cost of losing herself or becoming something she hates. Which is, she finds, easier said than done. Written for the Mass Effect Big Bang 2014.
Mass Effect, T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 7k+, favs: 47, follows: 6, 7/24/2014, J. Garson, Garrus V., Miranda L., Jacob T.
9 Five Birthdays Shepard Remembers, And One She Doesn't Five birthdays Shepard remembers. And one she doesn't.
Mass Effect, T, English, Drama & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 22, follows: 2, 4/12/2014
14 Warm Words on a Cold Evening When a technical problem strands Shepard and Garrus on an icy planet, Shepard is forced to face the grim reasons why turians are so rightfully phobic of the cold.
Mass Effect, T, English, Drama & Romance, words: 5k+, favs: 95, follows: 12, 3/16/2014, J. Garson, Garrus V.
17 Sunday Drive Things go awry when Shepard lets someone else sit in the driver's seat of the Mako.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 55, follows: 8, 12/22/2013, J. Garson, Garrus V.
28 Cold Skies, Keen Perils » Heroes are made, not born. It's a lesson Shepard learns the hard way. "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mass Effect, T, English, Drama & Sci-Fi, chapters: 8, words: 21k+, favs: 57, follows: 30, updated: 11/20/2013 published: 11/9/2013
25 Apodyopsis Shepard is distracted. So is Garrus. Awkwardness ensues.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 3k+, favs: 120, follows: 28, 10/11/2013, J. Garson, Garrus V.
20 Body Language They have become masters of speaking without words.
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 135, follows: 17, 6/16/2013, J. Garson, Garrus V.
18 A Number of Quiet Attentions It's a Shepard and Vakarian thing.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 147, follows: 23, 5/12/2013, J. Garson, Garrus V.
31 No Reason at All She knows what she is. She's a weapon. Point her and shoot. She kills the asari first.
Mass Effect, T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 68, follows: 16, 3/2/2013, J. Garson
316 Just Like Old Times » Garrus Vakarian's past and present, told through interconnected short stories one letter of the alphabet at a time.
Mass Effect, T, English, Family & Romance, chapters: 26, words: 54k+, favs: 245, follows: 157, updated: 2/20/2013 published: 10/17/2012, Garrus V., J. Garson
22 Compromised The Normandy's crew deals with one of Mordin's experiments gone wrong.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship & Humor, words: 4k+, favs: 85, follows: 11, 11/28/2012, J. Garson
54 Something Like Home » Shepard's in lock-up, the Reapers are coming, and Garrus isn't going to sit idly by while the galaxy is lost. Garnering turian support means returning to Palaven, but returning to Palaven will involve answering questions—and facing stark realities—he's been avoiding for years. Written for the 2012 Mass Effect Big Bang.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 4, words: 38k+, favs: 180, follows: 51, 11/5/2012, Garrus V., J. Garson
381 Life Signs » When a routine reconnaissance mission goes awry, Shepard and Garrus are pushed to the bounds of their endurance.
Mass Effect, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 22, words: 49k+, favs: 495, follows: 201, updated: 7/19/2012 published: 5/20/2012, Garrus V., J. Garson
32 Winner Takes All When Shepard strolled into the lounge, wearing civvies and a smile, Garrus knew the time had finally come, whether they were ready or not. She'd lined them up in her scope and was preparing to take her shot.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 220, follows: 16, 5/16/2012, Garrus V., J. Garson
21 Both a Little Broken She could scrape away the Cerberus paint and tear away the Cerberus symbols, but she couldn't change the Cerberus science that had raised her from the dead, or the Cerberus cybernetics under her skin. Shepard deals with hard truths after Omega 4.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 4k+, favs: 138, follows: 8, 5/13/2012, Garrus V., J. Garson
26 One Step at a Time Before she died, Shepard loved the stars. Not so much, anymore.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 3k+, favs: 120, follows: 8, 5/2/2012, Garrus V., J. Garson
49 Talking Too Much It was going to be a joke. At least, that's what she told herself as she opened her mouth and the words, "We could test your reach… and my flexibility," fell out.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 248, follows: 14, 4/26/2012, Garrus V., J. Garson
21 A Good Day It's been a good day. Maybe not quite saving the galaxy at Shepard's side good, but good. And then it isn't.
Mass Effect, T, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 102, follows: 8, 4/20/2012, Garrus V., J. Garson