4Conciliation » With the Collector threat ended, the human colonies in the Terminus are safe - for now - and Emilia Shepard's grudging alliance with Cerberus has ended. But an old friend needs help and Shepard finds herself caught up in the galactic underbelly of information brokering, betrayal and mixed loyalties - including her own.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship, chapters: 3, words: 8k+, favs: 12, follows: 19, updated: 4/7 published: 3/2, Liara T'Soni, Shadow Broker, Shepard
133 Fianchetto » Emilia Shepard wakes up missing her ship, crew and two years of her life. Stuck in an alliance with her enemies, she struggles to deal with her own death and the mistrust of her government and the woman she loves. But someone has to stop the Collectors, right? Novelisation of a reimagined ME2, past Ashley/Shepard.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship, chapters: 46, words: 218k+, favs: 100, follows: 139, updated: 1/18 published: 1/7/2019, [Ashley W., Shepard] Garrus V., Miranda L.
4 Elysium » A young lieutenant, her experienced sergeant and platoon visit idyllic Elysium for much needed rest; but what was meant to be shore leave turns into the fight of their lives. In the middle of a burning city, Lieutenant Shepard must decide the type of officer she is - and how far she's willing to go for victory.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 7, words: 32k+, favs: 9, follows: 11, updated: 8/5/2020 published: 5/24/2020
1Points of Departure » Oneshots, fragments and short stories set in the Sea of Stars verse. Chapter 3: The Marsh Flies - a young Second Lieutenant Emilia Shepard is in command for the first time. An ambush has unexpected consequences.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship, chapters: 6, words: 9k+, favs: 4, follows: 3, updated: 4/1/2020 published: 5/20/2019, J. Garson
1History Has Its Eyes On You » "I wish it need not have happened in my time." "So do I and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." Ten characters, a hundred one hundred word drabbles.
Mass Effect, T, English, Angst, chapters: 3, words: 3k+, favs: 6, follows: 7, updated: 8/22/2019 published: 4/7/2019, [J. Garson, Ashley W.] Shepard
3Fragments » A collection of Mass Effect writings not quite long enough to be their own thing, mostly from my tumblr.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 9, words: 8k+, favs: 10, follows: 9, updated: 6/10/2019 published: 3/29/2018, [Ashley W., J. Garson] [Vetra N., Sara Ryder]
8Anabasis » The Normandy has been destroyed; Commander Emilia Shepard is dead and her crew scattered across the galaxy. Her friends and family struggle with grief, politics and the knowledge that the Reapers are still coming. Snapshots of the two years Shepard spends dead.
Mass Effect, T, English, Tragedy & Angst, chapters: 3, words: 9k+, favs: 26, follows: 17, updated: 5/23/2019 published: 1/22/2019
37 What Lives In The Dark » The war with the geth is all but over; the Systems Alliance and Commander Emilia Shepard both try to adapt to the new status quo. Desperate to get a breather from the fallout of the Battle of the Citadel, Shepard orders the Normandy back into the endless black ocean. But there's something not quite right in the Traverse, and it's up to the Normandy and her crew to put an end to it.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 12, words: 48k+, favs: 49, follows: 53, updated: 12/14/2018 published: 10/18/2018, [Ashley W., J. Garson]
2 always roaming with a hungry heart Ashley Williams has a request of her best friend - Kaidan is just along for the ride. Until he isn't. Written for Loyalty Missions 2018.
Mass Effect, K+, English, Romance & Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 6, 11/16/2018, [Ashley W., Kaidan A.]
2 Motion Sam Traynor's life would be a lot easier if Marines could keep their shirts on. Or: a new friendship aboard the Normandy between the ship's comms specialist and her Executive Officer blooms into something else as the war rages. Written for Loyalty Missions 2018.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 3k+, favs: 20, follows: 7, 11/16/2018, [Ashley W., Samantha T.]
2 All The Old Knives Marian Hawke's return to Kirkwall creates complications for her old friend, the Captain of the Guard, and not just the sort related to bar fights. Post-Trespasser. Written for Black Emporium 2018.
Dragon Age, T, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 8, follows: 4, 11/5/2018, [Aveline V., unknown 1] Varric T.
6 Respite » After the Battle of the Citadel, Emilia Shepard invites Ashley Williams to Benning for some R&R.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 2, words: 4k+, favs: 26, follows: 24, updated: 10/16/2018 published: 10/11/2018, [Ashley W., J. Garson]
157 Encroachment » If Emilia Shepard had known what was waiting for her aboard the SSV Normandy, she might have never walked through the airlock. But for all the struggles ahead, she has a good ship and a good crew. ME1, Paragade Shepard. Multiple character POVs, expanded minor crew and a focus on the off-camera moments. Contains a great deal of codex entries. Slowburn f!Shepley.
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 43, words: 214k+, favs: 155, follows: 165, updated: 10/9/2018 published: 9/12/2017, [Ashley W., J. Garson]
2 Navy Undercover To catch a slaver and traitor, Commander Shepard must infiltrate a resort. A pity then, that it's a popular honeymoon destination and the most logical person to accompany her is the Marine she has decidedly unprofessional thoughts about. ME1, not canon to the A Sea of Stars universe.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Adventure, words: 3k+, favs: 26, follows: 8, 3/16/2018, [Ashley W., J. Garson]
2 Retribution Event Horizon: the boundary at which light becomes dark. First Lieutenant Shay Shepard lands on the moon of Torfan. Everything changes. Written for Writetober.
Mass Effect, T, English, Angst & Sci-Fi, words: 901, favs: 1, follows: 1, 10/3/2017
7 The Talk As Ship's Doctor, the health of the Tempest's crew is Dr Lexi T'Perro's responsibility. This includes making sure any alien banging going on is done safely. Regardless of whether the Pathfinder wants to talk about it at all.
Mass Effect, T, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 863, favs: 18, follows: 7, 9/12/2017, [Sara Ryder, Vetra N.] Lexi T'Perro