94Gray Area » by Rokubi Follow Garrus as he progresses through different levels of attachment to the great Commander Shepard; fondness, respect, friendship, full blown hero-worship, and something that gets lost in-between. Set ME1. Slowburn. NOTE: Main story is complete! Bonus chapters are added from Shepard's POV. Enjoy!
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 28, words: 97k+, favs: 141, follows: 174, updated: 7/2 published: 7/12/2012, [Garrus V., Shepard]
97 Book 7: Promises Delivered II - Forging The Future » by Desert Sunrise Samantha Shepard now serves the Galactic Council as an Asari Spectre. With Liara and the Knight Shade crew at her side, they use the combined power of the Shadow Broker and their new allies to resolve disputes galaxy-wide, starting with the looming Quarian Civil War. Format is a series of story arcs with possible one-shots to fill gaps between time jumps. (Co-Author: Old Gamer)
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Sci-Fi, chapters: 44, words: 281k+, favs: 83, follows: 90, updated: 1/22 published: 3/1/2019, [Liara T'Soni, Shepard] Ashley W., Miranda L.
104 Book 6: Promises Delivered - New Beginnings » by Desert Sunrise Leaving the Systems Alliance but staying a Spectre, Samantha Shepard continues fighting the galaxy's battles with Liara & the crew of the Knight Shade, as assassins and radical groups continue to plot against them. Old foes haunt the Spectre, her friends and family, as they find a way forward in a slowly recovering galaxy. Cover art by N7-CMDR (Visiting Mum at Work on DeviantArt).
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 36, words: 233k+, favs: 100, follows: 101, updated: 1/11/2019 published: 12/1/2017, [Liara T'Soni, Shepard] Samantha T., Aethyta
315 The Promise of After - Book 5 in the Chronicles of Samantha Shepard » by Desert Sunrise A united galaxy has defeated the Reapers but worlds are left in ruin; every race now turns to recouping their losses as they mourn their dead. Shepard, her family and her friends also begin their recoveries, each fighting their own personal battles while they strive to prevent a fractured galaxy from falling back into chaos — and to secure their own 'happily ever after' ending.
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Sci-Fi, chapters: 71, words: 453k+, favs: 130, follows: 108, updated: 10/13/2017 published: 6/7/2016, [Liara T'Soni, Shepard] [Aria T'Loak, Nyreen K.]
438 Could Not Stop for Death-Book 4 in the Chronicles of Samantha Shepard » by Desert Sunrise Despite their best efforts to defeat the enemy, the inevitable happens. Reapers appear & throw the galaxy into chaos. Samantha Shepard struggles to regain lost trust, resolve centuries-old wars, and overcome the machinations of a madman hell-bent on derailing their efforts to unite a divided galaxy before all is lost. Is the love of one Asari strong enough to hold it all together?
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 65, words: 431k+, favs: 158, follows: 149, updated: 5/6/2016 published: 2/6/2015, [Liara T'Soni, Shepard] [OC, Samantha T.]
338I Should Go » by Nevery Speeches, farewells, denials, howls of grief and of rage. Those that knew Shepard in life remember the Commander in death. Shepard's gender and any interpretations of romance are intentionally ambiguous and left up to you. Disclaimer: Reading these shorts whilst listening to "An End for Once and For All" carries with it a heavy risk of tears.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Friendship, chapters: 57, words: 22k+, favs: 259, follows: 233, updated: 3/13/2016 published: 3/1/2013, Blasto, Oriana L.
4 Thessian Christmas 2202 by Desert Sunrise This Christmas story is set in 2202, 14 years after the war and well after Shepard's semi-retirement from the Spectres... after all, no one truly retires from being a Spectre. It does contain a couple of spoilers, and deviates somewhat from my standard canon, so read at your own risk. A modified version of this will eventually be rolled into the main storyline. Merry Christmas!
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 7k+, favs: 47, follows: 16, 12/25/2015, [Liara T'Soni, Shepard] Dr. Chakwas, Aethyta
169 A Time of Reckoning » by Blackdeer7 When the war against the Reapers seemed lost, a wave of energy released from the Crucible ended all activity from the machines across the entire galaxy in a single motion. In the aftermath, the crew of the Normandy and the survivors on Earth attempt to unravel the mystery of what exactly had happened. Post-ME3. A re-imaged ending... [FShep/Liara]
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Mystery, chapters: 28, words: 128k+, favs: 145, follows: 171, updated: 10/8/2015 published: 4/10/2013, [Liara T'Soni, Shepard]
135 QuickShots II - Chronicles of Samantha Shepard » by Desert Sunrise Mostly Liara T'Soni sideline stories and other miscellaneous pieces from alternate POVs that fit within the Chronicles storyline, including, amongst other things, the backgrounds of my key OCs, where they came from and how they linked into the main story. You never know what else you might see here... All comments, critiques, thoughts, and prods more than welcome.
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 26, words: 119k+, favs: 42, follows: 29, updated: 5/4/2015 published: 11/4/2014, [Liara T'Soni, Shepard] [Councilor Tevos, Sha'ira]
95Of Blood and Iron » by Kazlin When Commander Shepard goes down with the Normandy after its attacked by an unknown aggressor, his body is recovered by the one faction that no one expected: The Geth. They will rebuild him, and he shall be their Voice to the Galaxy. The Collectors, the Reapers, shall face a man made of Blood and Iron. AU of ME2-3, no pairings just yet. language warning for Jack.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Friendship, chapters: 7, words: 37k+, favs: 362, follows: 457, updated: 3/16/2015 published: 10/20/2013, Legion, Shepard
115Patchwork Girl » by Mighty Crouton When Commander Shepard requires a tattoo artist, Jack finds herself stitching together the woman's enigmatic nature and mysterious history. Three Headed Dog (Part 3 of 3) : Atropos, The Illusive Man's story. A Jane 'Foucault' Shepard tale.
Mass Effect, T, English, Mystery, chapters: 19, words: 90k+, favs: 133, follows: 167, updated: 6/8/2014 published: 1/26/2012, J. Garson, Miranda L., Jack
92Falling Stars » by Bill Morgenthien The Crucible has fired, irrevocably changing the very definition of existence. How can those who survived come to terms with a galaxy where everything has changed? In a galaxy where the divide between blood and machine has closed, how will those lives touched by Shepard unwind in her absence? How will the Shadow Broker's will change what Shepard left behind? Post-Synthesis.
Mass Effect, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 13, words: 65k+, favs: 88, follows: 136, updated: 12/8/2013 published: 10/4/2013, [J. Garson, Liara T'Soni] Harbinger, Javik
1k+Keelah Se'lai » by Full-Paragon In her twilight years, Tali is interviewed and tells the story of her life, and the man she would love. Focuses on Tali, and her relationships with the Normandy's crew, as well as the destiny of her people and the geth. Contains language, violence, romance, religion and spoilers. Officially AU now. It's probably dead guys.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Spiritual, chapters: 72, words: 278k+, favs: 543, follows: 545, updated: 7/19/2013 published: 7/28/2012, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
13Turian Dreams » by dantesdarkqueen The galaxy has been saved. Relief and joy suffuse all, save for one turian keeping watch over the woman responsible for their victory. "She will wake up. She has to."
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 2, words: 13k+, favs: 25, follows: 27, updated: 7/30/2012 published: 6/22/2012, Garrus V., J. Garson
81Returned » by themarshal More than anything, I felt cheated. Denied the life I had promised another, the life I had been fighting for. Denied because my choice had been taken away from me. Post-ME3 AU. FemShep/Liara later on. Rated M for language and sexual situations
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 6, words: 24k+, favs: 94, follows: 167, updated: 7/11/2012 published: 4/5/2012, [J. Garson, Liara T'Soni]