642Mass Effect - The Internal Machinations of Exploding Stars » Shepard took the only path her conscience allowed: destroying the Reapers despite the terrible cost. Battered, beaten, nearly broken, the galaxy struggles to rebuild, but the dominoes aren't finished falling ... for the galaxy and for Shepard and Garrus. They thought destroying the Reapers would be the end, but some happy endings take more work to find than others. New chapters!
Mass Effect, M, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 89, words: 430k+, favs: 181, follows: 203, updated: 8/29/2021 published: 6/18/2013, J. Garson, Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Joker
103 Stolen Moments » When Adrien Victus saw Commander Jane Shepard racing across Menae, he thought her one of the warrior goddesses of old. However, once aboard the Normandy, he learns how much more there is to her than the embodiment of war. Through the stresses and heartaches of war, the two form a deep friendship, perhaps even more. Written for the MEBB 2016. Cover art by Commander Hot Pants
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 23, words: 120k+, favs: 144, follows: 150, updated: 10/24/2020 published: 7/1/2016, [Primarch Adrien Victus, Shepard] Garrus V., U. Wrex
260Mass Effect - Eclipsed Souls in Shattered Mirrors » FORMERLY MIRROR EFFECT. Garrus Vakarian, colonist, sole survivor, and the hierarchy's first Spectre has only ever wanted to avenge his family. C-Sec Investigator Shepard just wants to escape what's expected and find adventure. To stop a once heroic, human Spectre from destroying everything, these two will have to unite an unlikely group of heroes to face a consuming darkness.
Mass Effect, M, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 20, words: 112k+, favs: 124, follows: 166, updated: 9/29/2020 published: 2/25/2016, [Shepard, Saren A.] Garrus V., Nihlus K.
2k+Mass Effect - Future Imperfect » 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: 742, follows: 811, updated: 9/3/2020 published: 10/1/2013, [J. Garson, Garrus V., Nihlus K.] Tali'Zorah
15Promises Paid in Blood » Varric tells Hawke's story from just after the Deep Roads to Inquisition and a little beyond. After Fenris walks out on her and her mother dies, Miriam Hawke searches for meaning and faith, finding it in a most unexpected place. Queen Cousland-Theirin and the Inquisitor will also make appearances as things progress.
Dragon Age, M, English, Fantasy & Drama, chapters: 13, words: 65k+, favs: 7, follows: 8, updated: 8/14/2018 published: 6/8/2018
600Stones Thrown Before the Tide » In the race to fire the Crucible, Urdnot Wrex arrives on the Citadel with Shepard instead of Anderson. When he hears the Catalyst's options, he's determined to leave only one choice: destroy the Reapers. Rippling backwards 300 yrs, his actions send himself and three others on a journey that'll do far more than change history, it may destroy everything. Cussing, violence, sex. CD/AU
Mass Effect, M, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 25, words: 143k+, favs: 816, follows: 1k+, updated: 5/7/2018 published: 12/17/2015, J. Garson, Garrus V., U. Wrex, Illusive Man
57Alphas of Omega » 14 months after Shepard dies over Alchera, betrayal destroys the Lazarus project. On Omega, still heinously wounded, its subject eeks out a living in an old eezo mine. Reeling from the loss of his best friend, Garrus takes to the slums of Omega fighting to make the galaxy a better place before it's too late. Until the day their two paths meet. Co-written with MosaicCreme AU/CD Lang
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 21, words: 124k+, favs: 94, follows: 138, updated: 4/21/2018 published: 7/6/2016, J. Garson, Garrus V., Mordin S., Lantar Sidonis
2 The Darkest Path In the Aokigahara, death stalked everyone, but noone so much as Captain Jane Shepard. By its hot breath on the back of her neck, a twisting shadow in the corner of her vision, a subtle vine of decay slipping through the scents of life, the forest let her know Cerberus had reached beyond their grasp.
Mass Effect, K+, English, Sci-Fi & Horror, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, 10/31/2017, [J. Garson, Nihlus K.] Thane K.
6 How Many Turians Does it Take? Garrus discovers a deeply personal love of Christmas.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 23, follows: 10, 12/19/2016, [Garrus V., J. Garson]
12Mass Effect -- The Masked Woman » SI Garrus Vakarian is a jaded cop yearning for adventure to pull him out of his dreary day to day. Until the day, he and his partner, Nihlus Kryik are called to a massacre at a posh, presidium hotel. The adventure becomes altogether too real as Garrus is pulled into the world of Jane Shepard, an earthborn heiress with too many secrets ... some of which might just get him killed.
Mass Effect, M, English, Mystery & Adventure, chapters: 3, words: 8k+, favs: 10, follows: 17, updated: 8/30/2016 published: 8/26/2016, J. Garson, Garrus V., Saren A., Nihlus K.
3 Mass Effect - Last Words Tashya Porae says goodbye to her family before shipping out. Characters (since there are no tags for them) Tashya Porae, Weshra, OC daughter.
Mass Effect, K, English, Family & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 8/16/2016, OC
10 The Only Words Worth Saying Written for the Mass Effect fanfiction writers group on Facebook ... drabble challenge. Prompt: I've always loved you! Characters: Commander Shepard 2nd Character of your choice. Garrus broke me a little here as he reflects on his relationship with Shepard post clone incident.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 936, favs: 10, follows: 4, 2/24/2016
35Those Most Ancient Distant Stars » Celebrated daughter of Hannah and Joseph Shepard, Katlynn 'Kat' Shepard led a charmed life. Hero of Elysium, youngest N7 on record, Alliance golden girl. Eighteen months after meeting Spectre Nihlus Kryik at a Citadel party, they married. A year later, the Council made her humanity's first Spectre. It's the perfect life until Eden Prime brings her entire galaxy crashing down. AU/CD
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 6, words: 31k+, favs: 41, follows: 61, updated: 2/2/2016 published: 11/30/2015, [J. Garson, Nihlus K.] Garrus V., Tali'Zorah
22 Some Loves are Meant for Life » More than a decade after the war, Primarch Vakarian's first wife shows up at his wedding. OC in a very secondary role. Written for the Aria's Afterlife February contest: A Moment of Silence. Part two now up. His first wife's POV.
Mass Effect, K, English, Supernatural & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 3k+, favs: 30, follows: 4, updated: 11/10/2015 published: 2/23/2015, J. Garson, Garrus V., OC
10 Deeper than Black Kaidan Alenko faced something so much darker than the absence of light. Written for a Mass Effect Fanfiction Writer's Drabble challenge. Character: Kaidan. Prompt: Lights Out
Mass Effect, T, English, Horror & Sci-Fi, words: 1k+, favs: 7, follows: 2, 10/14/2015, Kaidan A., Tali'Zorah
13 The Words of Fools David Shepard-Vakarian amounts to a biological impossibility, but that doesn't stop him from facing the usual traumas of growing up. Bullies most of all. Part of the Machinations cycle. #ForAdam
Mass Effect, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 10, follows: 4, 12/29/2014, J. Garson, OC
15Mass Effect - Flames in the face of Perdition » For the Aria's Afterlife September contest. Four things that didn't happen to Garrus Vakarian and one that did. I have no idea if I did this right, but I like the idea. Garrus AU prior to the beginning of the first game.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Angst, chapters: 5, words: 5k+, favs: 10, follows: 8, updated: 9/30/2014 published: 9/20/2014, J. Garson, Garrus V., Tali'Zorah
25Mass Effect - Mercy » Written for the Aria's Afterlife February contest. Lenka is a six-year-old batarian slave on the cusp of the biggest adventure of her life. Please take note, this story is about a child slave, with all the grim, dark, trigger-warning-ness that goes along with that environment. Just go in warned that it's about a bright light in a very dark world. Rated M - no explicitness
Mass Effect, M, English, Hurt/Comfort & Tragedy, chapters: 5, words: 17k+, favs: 13, follows: 10, updated: 3/1/2014 published: 2/20/2014, OC
18 Bring out your Dead This is the part they don't show in the vids. What do you do when you can't find the strength to walk away and let the one you left behind get on with his life? Just a little one shot that asked to get out of my brain this morning.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 871, favs: 18, follows: 8, 7/25/2013, J. Garson, Garrus V.
28 The Earth Lies so Far Below In his last moments, Admiral David Anderson has so many things he wants to say. Written for the Aria's Afterlife July competition... canon death scene in 1000 words or fewer.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Angst, words: 870, favs: 26, follows: 7, 7/2/2013, J. Garson, D. Anderson