8 Trials of Ryder: 05 The Persephone Arc » Before the Andromeda Initiative, before being Pathfinder, Sara Ryder is a lowly newly minted Corporal of the Systems Alliance. Instead of getting assigned to a combat post, she is shunted to the ass end of nowhere on her latest assignment. It is supposed to be boring, it is supposed to be quiet. But things never stay boring for long.
Mass Effect, M, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 34, words: 123k+, favs: 23, follows: 35, updated: 11/8/2020 published: 12/28/2018, Ashley W., Shepard, Alec R., Sara Ryder
21 The Lost Daughter: 03 The Lost Childhood » She was an orphan without a name. She was a product of the streets. She was a survivor. With biotics and her wits, she kept herself one step ahead of death and starvation. But a biotic was too precious a commodity to roam free. Forced to join the Reds, her life took a turn. She hadn't decide if it was for the better. Shepard wasn't always Shepard. This is the story of how Shepard
Mass Effect, M, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 31, words: 122k+, favs: 17, follows: 31, updated: 9/25/2020 published: 1/4/2019, Shepard
Trials of Ryder: 07 Rise and Fall of a Pathfinder » Habitat 7 is the site of his crowning achievement and his grave. Every single step is leading to the end — his end. Life and death hangs in the balance, and everything will end in a matter of minutes. Alec must choose as he comes to terms with his failures as a father. This single act may be his best, and worst, gift to his daughter. For more context, read Chasing the Daylight
Mass Effect, T, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 6, words: 14k+, favs: 4, follows: 3, updated: 7/6/2020 published: 6/18/2020, Alec R., Sara Ryder, SAM
The Lost Daughter: 11 No Need to Say Goodbye London, Earth. It all comes down to this battle, this fight. Shepard, battered and broken, still stands. Liara sees the woman buried under the Commander, the woman that is tired and weary. She offers Shepard what comforts is available in the end of times, the final of hours.
Mass Effect, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 5/16/2020, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
The Lost Daughter: 10 The Rock and the Rut Words may be a stone in your pocket, to be carried with you at all times. Something comfortable and familiar, its sides worn smooth. Words may also be an anchor around your neck, weighing you down with every step you take. Their edges sharp, they pierce and draw blood. When Liara receives words she didn't ask for, she doesn't realise the significance of them until Shepard's life
Mass Effect, M, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 7k+, favs: 1, 5/16/2020, Liara T'Soni, Shepard, Dr. Chakwas
The Lost Daughter: 09 Haircut Even with the Reaper war raging on, it's still the little things that matters. Within the relative peace of her quarters, Shepard seeks to keep herself afloat in these trying times. Taking some time for herself, she decides her hair is too long. Liara helps Shepard takes care it.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 2, 5/15/2020, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
The Lost Daughter: 08 Sleep Liara savours a moment of peace as Shepard sleeps before reality drags them back to face the war with the Reapers.
Mass Effect, K+, English, Romance & Angst, words: 498, favs: 1, 5/13/2020, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
The Lost Daughter: 07 Monsters in your Head » T'Soni is on the hunt for the Shadow Broker. She asks Shepard for a favour and Shepard can't refuse. But it all goes wrong when Shepard and T'Soni are captured by the agents of the Shadow Broker. As they fight to stay alive, they question the true cost of life and death.
Mass Effect, M, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, chapters: 2, words: 9k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, updated: 5/10/2020 published: 5/9/2020, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
The Lost Daughter: 06 No Sex, Just Rest A chance encounter is the start of a new friendship, one that Shepard sorely needs.
Mass Effect, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 5/8/2020, Shepard
The Lost Daughter: 05 Unplanned Extraction Bored after weeks of being stuck in the hospital, Shepard is out for a little excitement, a little exercise after she got discharged. Biotic sparring is the way to go, she decides. And what Shepard wants, she won't stop until she gets.
Mass Effect, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 5/7/2020, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
3 Rowan's Eagle - 03 Memini Memini Latin for I remember. Waking up bound and gagged with no memory of how it happened is a sure sign of a concussion or worse. But before Ryder could piece her threadbare memories back together, the door opens and a strange turian is shove in. Who is her new roommate and what the fuck is going on?
Mass Effect, M, English, Hurt/Comfort & Tragedy, words: 12k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 5/7/2020, Sara Ryder, Vetra N.
The Misfortune of Reyes Vidal: 06 The Sighing Condition The plan is set, the stage ready, there is no reason to delay. Win or lose, live or die, the fate of Kadara rests on the hands of Kate Ryder whether she likes it or not.
Mass Effect, T, English, Humor & Romance, words: 6k+, favs: 2, 5/6/2020, Sara Ryder, Reyes V.
Andromeda's Skye: 03 The Sky Comes Down » It took a miracle to get Evfra's and Ryder's schedule to match up. Of course, disaster has to strike. Shore leave on Havarl is rudely interrupted when Old Pelavv explodes in the middle of a rather steamy situation. The Leader of the Resistance and the Pathfinder never rest, not even during shore leave.
Mass Effect, M, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 4, words: 22k+, favs: 6, follows: 2, updated: 3/4/2020 published: 2/14/2020, Sara Ryder, Evfra dT., SAM
3 The Sword and The Scabbard: 07 Ace Trev is different, beyond having the Anchor or being the Inquisitor. She knows it in the deepest parts of her soul. But when one seemingly innocent question pose to Varric brings old questions and insecurities to the fore, Trev struggles to reconcile what society tells her is normal and how she feels.
Dragon Age, T, English, Friendship & Angst, words: 7k+, favs: 5, follows: 2, 3/2/2020, Varric T., Cassandra P., Inquisitor, Dorian
Rowan's Eagle - 02 Broken What does Ryder do during shore leave? Spending quality time with her girlfriend Vetra? Check. But only in all the wrong ways. A trip out into the Eos desert gone horribly wrong.
Mass Effect, M, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 6k+, 2/8/2020, Sara Ryder, Vetra N.
4 The Sword and The Scabbard: 06 Let Me Carry Your Burden » Paperwork is the worst thing ever invented according to Trev. But when a routine expedition to the Hinterlands, to break the tedium of paperworks turns sour, she revises that sentiment. Dragons. Dragons are the worst thing ever created by the Maker.
Dragon Age, M, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 2, words: 20k+, favs: 6, follows: 3, updated: 1/29/2020 published: 1/24/2020, Cassandra P., Inquisitor, Trevelyan
Trials of Ryder: 06 Hidden Inside the Jewelled Cup A return to Kadara turns sour for Ryder as she wraps herself around the toilet bowl throwing up her guts. It's just something she ate right? Oh fuck, that's blood. Set after The Cetus Arc.
Mass Effect, M, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 7k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, 1/15/2020, Sara Ryder, Jaal aD., Lexi T'Perro
2 Dragons She Bears: 02 Paper Hearts and Pointy Things Most would welcome letters from home but not Trevelyan. A letter from family brings memories past to the surface and when she breaks, Sera is there to pick her up again.
Dragon Age, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 3, follows: 3, 1/7/2020, Sera, Trevelyan
1 The Sword and The Scabbard: 05 The Darkest Night Corypheus is defeated, the Qunari threat is eliminated, the Inquisition is over. Rest is what Trev is promised, what she needs. So she retreats from the politics and fighting, to recover in body and mind, with Cassandra by her side. But no good deed goes unpunished. And Trev is owed.
Dragon Age, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 4, follows: 2, 1/3/2020, Cassandra P., Inquisitor
The Lost Daughter: 04 Red on Green Black hair, green eyed, Nike is an oddity even in the Slums. But she is a biotic fighter of the Reds, nobody dares crosses her. Unless their name is Frank and he is the boss of the Reds. Losing never mean good things in the Reds and losing a fight in the Underbelly is no different. Maybe getting a hair mod is just the change in luck Nike needs.
Mass Effect, T, English, Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, 1/1/2020