1k+ For Tomorrow We Die » by ElectricZ ME2- After surviving the Omega Four Relay mission, the Normandy returns to find the galaxy in political turmoil. Cerberus has been exposed, humanity has lost its council seat, and the geth offer a peace that no one seems to desire. To complicate matters, the Reapers are coming. Most characters present. AU as it invalidates Mass Effect 3. (Alternate ending begins chapter 84)
Mass Effect, T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 91, words: 299k+, favs: 977, follows: 755, updated: 3/6 published: 12/29/2010, Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Legion, Shepard
4k+ The Catalyst For Revenge » by Jade Tatsu Shepard chose to destroy Sovereign. The Council then declared war on the SA for that betrayal. The Humans tried to fight but it was a losing battle. Subjugation leading to extinction was not acceptable for making the hard military decision so the Humans chose another path and made a deal with the Reapers. The galaxy and the Cycle would never be the same. AU Eternity beckons.
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 162, words: 1180k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 10/10/2019 published: 10/10/2016, Ashley W., Illusive Man, Harbinger, Shepard
849The Heart Asks for Pleasure First » by Chi Kyoku A month after taking down Saren, Shepard spends Christmas shore leave with her favourite turian C-Sec officer on the Citadel. Movies are watched, gifts are exchanged, and two war heroes celebrate their unlikely friendship.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship & Humor, chapters: 22, words: 74k+, favs: 539, follows: 606, updated: 9/19/2018 published: 4/11/2012, [Garrus V., J. Garson]
321E Tenebrae Et Lux » by MitisVenatrix CoAuthored by LunaMax1214. The more things change, the more they stay the same. The continuing story of Garrus and Teandra, as they struggle with the darkness within each other... and themselves. Sequel to "Omega" and "Partners, Comrades, Friends" ME2.
Mass Effect, M, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 19, words: 164k+, favs: 276, follows: 277, updated: 1/5/2017 published: 9/24/2010, J. Garson, Garrus V.
194 A Matter of Time and Space » by Xeno Sapian 2185 – Valni Severan is back. Two years after the events of AMoRaC, Valni is accused of treason and thrust headlong into a deadly conspiracy full of adventure, betrayal, seduction, and her ex-lover, Ken Donnelly. Battling enemies on all sides, can Valni expose the real traitors? Contains strong battle violence, romance, nudity, sexual content, and lots of dancing!
Mass Effect, M, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 51, words: 213k+, favs: 116, follows: 97, updated: 12/24/2016 published: 10/31/2014, [Ken D., OC] Lia'Vael, Gabby D.
896 Sound the Clarion » by Amber Penglass In the chaos of the ongoing First Contact War, the Alliance is contacted by a resistence cell comprised of captured humans on Palaven, and Shepard is drafted for a covert mission to make contact. Her cover lands her where? The Vakarian household, of course. Shepard/Garrus, AU.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 21, words: 153k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 6/1/2016 published: 8/12/2011, J. Garson, Garrus V.
1k+ A Dark Dawn » by Ave Imperium A new race was discovered and annihilated. A century passed and Citadel space forgot, but Humanity never did.
Mass Effect, T, English, Horror & Adventure, chapters: 36, words: 143k+, favs: 2k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 4/12/2016 published: 8/21/2014, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
512 Till Death » by Chibi-Chanx The First Contact War has raged for six years, and both sides are sick of it. A peace treaty is in the works but Udina wants a stronger connection between the humans and turians. A political marriage is forced upon both sides, taking two of their best soldiers and tying them together. AU.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 45, words: 112k+, favs: 705, follows: 647, updated: 12/7/2015 published: 10/12/2014, [Garrus V., Shepard] Kaidan A., Tali'Zorah
43 It Got Loose and Killed All Our Guys: The Project Lazarus Story by Moczo Commander John Shepard, hero of the galaxy, has fallen in battle. To give humanity back any hope against the Reaper threat, Cerberus Operative Miranda Lawson has been given virtually limitless resources and power with only one goal: Bring Shepard back to life. And she WILL succeed. But it's still a Cerberus operation, and that means things will NOT go smoothly.
Mass Effect, T, English, Humor, words: 14k+, favs: 378, follows: 122, 9/22/2015
1k+ Mass Effect: Synthesis » by Jade Tatsu "To the Sol Alliance and all of Humanity, greetings. I am Harbinger and I have traveled across the galaxy to meet you." Shepard wasn't the first to reach the Catalyst, eons ago, someone else did and they chose synthesis, embedding the desire in the Reapers. They've searched for organics to merge with ever since and now they've found them. AU, First Contact, Humans / Reapers
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 39, words: 203k+, favs: 2k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 4/18/2015 published: 11/5/2014, J. Garson, Harbinger, Garrus V., Saren A.
191 A Matter Of Race And Character » by Xeno Sapian 2183 - Before Mass Effect, before the Battle of the Citadel, Gabby and Ken were part of an exchange program with the Turian Fleet. Join our intrepid engineers and a full cast of OC turians, asari, salarians, and a krogan, as they face adventure, romance, lethal enemies, and boogying aliens. Content warning: includes violence, swearing, nudity and moderate sex. Complete.
Mass Effect, T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 42, words: 211k+, favs: 253, follows: 204, updated: 9/24/2014 published: 10/11/2012, [Ken D., OC] Gabby D.
928 Interstitium » by AssaultSloth Flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. A companion to ME2 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 33, words: 534k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 804, updated: 4/30/2014 published: 2/16/2010, Shepard, Garrus V., Miranda L., Tali'Zorah
3k+ And the Meek Shall Inherit the Galaxy » by Full-Paragon Due to a shift in turian and quarian patrols, first contact for humanity is friendly; Rael'Zorah and Hannah Shepard become friends, as do their species. But the galaxy is not a safe place, and schisms develop when the Council steps in. As humanity finds new allies among the stars, something darker stirs. The Meek must beware, for it is nearly harvest time. AU, lots of worldbuilding
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Family, chapters: 49, words: 232k+, favs: 3k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 11/16/2013 published: 3/31/2013, Tali'Zorah, Shepard, Hannah S., Rael'Zorah
142 The Shepard Code » by quondam Set Post-ME3 where Shepard chooses Control. A hundred years after the Reaper War, a Turian ship captained by the grandson of Garrus Vakarian comes across a derelict Reaper inhabited by a hologram of Commander Shepard.
Mass Effect, K+, English, chapters: 2, words: 7k+, favs: 749, follows: 161, 5/5/2012, Garrus V., Shepard
51 Mass Effect 3: A Crucible in More Ways Than One by Sudentor Forget Commander Shepard and Admiral Anderson; being responsible for organizing the construction of a doomsday device with that many zany races and organizations, Admiral Steven Hackett is clearly the true, most long-suffering hero of Mass Effect 3.
Mass Effect, T, English, Humor & Sci-Fi, words: 9k+, favs: 392, follows: 104, updated: 4/5/2012 published: 4/4/2012, Admiral Hackett
75 An Elegant Solution by James Golen Shepard isn't a soldier; he's an engineer. ME3 Ending-spoilers
Mass Effect, T, English, words: 2k+, favs: 805, follows: 217, 3/15/2012, Shepard
162 Partners, Comrades, Friends » by MitisVenatrix Coauthored by LunaMax1214. When the flirtatious warrior takes a hardened veteran under wing, both are left to wonder just who is being taught. A friendship fic with hints at something more, this is Teandra and Garrus' story, beginning on the Council steps
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship & Humor, chapters: 28, words: 73k+, favs: 203, follows: 103, updated: 1/10/2011 published: 2/28/2010, J. Garson, Garrus V.
135 Where Angels Fear To Tread » by WarlordFil Death changes things. When Commander Shepard tries to tell her old friend what he means to her, she finds out that her own thoughts about him have changed. Garrus/FemShep. ME 1 and 2 spoilers. T for innuendo and cussing. COMPLETE. Sequel: Closer to Home
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 6, words: 31k+, favs: 492, follows: 147, updated: 6/1/2010 published: 3/1/2010, Garrus V., J. Garson
118 Omega » by MitisVenatrix This is the story of a detective turned vigilante, and the woman who inspired him to right the galaxies' wrongs. Tells of the Archangel's fall on Omega, into the darkness and Teandra's arms... Set between Mass Effect 1 & 2. Coauthored by LunaMax1214.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 16, words: 28k+, favs: 113, follows: 40, updated: 4/20/2010 published: 3/6/2010, Garrus V., J. Garson