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    Flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. A companion to ME2 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.

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    Following the events of the Reaper War, Garrus Vakarian has taken command of the Normandy; everyone seems ready to move forward and forge a new path, but not Garrus. He hasn't given up on the love of his life: Commander Shepard. He will do whatever it takes to find her.

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    Bits and pieces between the lines of the main trilogy. The first wave of L3 implants weren't perfect, kind of a rush job, really, and their biggest side effect is listed in the textbooks as "Volatile biotic outbursts, caused by extreme emotions or distress". Shepard makes it work, but not without a support system.

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    8/?
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    The necessities, the demands, and the endless pressure that is war finally crack the foundation that is Commander Shepard. Forced to face his demons, John is reminded once again that the people he fights for are willing to defend him, even from himself.

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    37/?
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    Mara is a legend. Someone to look upon and follow into the hell itself. An icon she never asked or wanted to be. But as so many other heroes, she walks a dangerous patch and after Kaidan’s death, brought back from the grave, she walks it alone.
    Kal’Reegar is just a simple marine, like many of his kind. Brilliant tactical and brave soul, sometimes almost stupidly fearless.
    And one day Mara jumps into Kal’s life.

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    “Irikah had seen the laser dot of my scope on my target and threw herself in between us. It… it reminds me of what Shepard did.”

    “He didn’t deserve to be saved,” he hisses at the drell who responds with a thin, serene smile.

    “No. But you were.”

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    A look at the relationship between Garrus and Shepard, how it changes from mentor and apprentice to friends to something more.

    Renegon Shepard, Engineer, Spacer/Ruthless, default appearance.

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    3/?
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    Setting is right at the end of ME2. What happens when you quit on the Illusive Man.

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    3/?
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    The Reapers are defeated, and the galactic community is barely holding together after the presumed death of Commander Shepard and the disappearance of the Normandy. The return of both, with unexpected complications, prompts a whole lot of questions, and very few answers.

    Update: Now includes podfic!

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    140/?
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    What is left when the ashes fall? Who is there to pick up the pieces? Are some burdens too much for any one person to bear?

    The Crucible was activated. The choice rippled through the galaxy. And now, with the Reapers defeated at last, the ones left standing must face the aftermath of fallen nations and toppled civilizations. They all knew the outcome, but so few were truly ready to face the consequences of what survival truly meant.

    Set directly following the ending of ME3, this dual-POV fic explores grief, love, and healing between Garrus, Shepard, and the galaxy at large.

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    18/?
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    After leaving Horizon, Commander John Shepard has focused on recruiting the rest of his team. But when Miranda finds intel on what turns out to be a rogue Cerberus operation in a secluded part of the Traverse, he ends up with a new teammate he never expected - himself, from another timeline. It turns out Shep is no clone, though; she’s her own woman, and though they share backgrounds as Mindoir survivors and heroes of the Skyllian Blitz, there’s just as much setting them apart as there is that proves they’re both the Commander Shepard. Under the care of the familiar faces of her crew that nonetheless isn’t her crew, she adopts the identity of John’s long-lost sister, and tries to find her place in a galaxy she knows and yet seems like it might forever be foreign.

    She’s a force to be reckoned with, and though her own universe has been destroyed by the hubris of the rogue operation, she’s determined to save his own right alongside him - and to reunite him with the man he misses the most from his own original crew... even as she tries not to think about just how close she and this Garrus are becoming - or how close she wants to become.

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    5/?
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    Shepard a previous native of the slums takes on a new assignment that sees her returning to her roots. Ryder struggles to make ends meet. Walking on the wrong side fo the law is her only option. And there is no length she will not go for family.

    Everything changes when two strangers meet. Choices must be made, sides chosen. Will friendship win over everything?

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    Shepard goes through the beam to stop the reapers, but Kaidan cannot follow her. Here's his journey trying to find her among the ashes and save her.

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    Garrus is betrayed. Ten men are dead on Omega. The gangs are already rebounding. Archangel is an unmitigated failure. After everything, there's no reason Garrus should be alive, but sometimes, people get what they don't deserve. "Just like old times," Garrus says, but it's not. It never will be again. An ME2 novelization.

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    77
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    Let them call me a savior...or a butcher. Let the galaxy over rally at my name, if they must. Let me be carved in stone and only the best of my words remembered. Let them immolate me and erase my existence. Let them take whatever they need because I...I can't give anymore.
    Sequel to "This Side of Yesterday" and "This Side of Tomorrow" - A retelling of ME3 through the eyes of Liara T'Soni, as wrapped in a story set centuries after the Reaper War's ending. First and third person POVs.

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    9/?
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    Everything was perfect. Saren was defeated. Sovereign fell from the sky. They'd survived it all and discovered something more... in each other. And then it all fell apart. Shepard took the rest of the team to investigate the continuing geth sighting. C-Sec obligations forced Garrus to stay behind... And when she'd needed him most, he wasn't there to watch her six. The love of his life died over Alchera and the galaxy came crashing down around him. An avenging spirit emerged that day. He called himself: Archangel.

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    22/?
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    17
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    What if Jack on the Hunter-Gratzner was actually Subject Zero right after she escaped the Cerberus Teltin facility on Pragia? Riddick and Jack teamed up and made it off planet with the other survivors, minus one pesky merc.

    Eight years later, Riddick has returned from the Underverse and is searching for Jack. He hasn't seen her since they were separated when New Mecca fell to the Necromongers.

    Commander Shepard was dead until Cerberus brought her back to stop the Collectors. Riddick is her first recruitment stop, and she has another dossier he'll find very interesting.

    A crossover/retelling of Mass Effect 2, post modified events of Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick, where Jack is both Jack|Kyra and Jack|Subject Zero.

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    107,165
    Chapters:
    20/?
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    60
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    13
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    When dust settles and things return to the new normal, minds turn to those we've lost along the way and the absence of those we've held close to our heart is felt ever more acutely.
    Until a new message arrives and changes everything...

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    Chapters:
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    Three days after the sudden collapse of the Reapers and the end of the war, there's only destruction, chaos and pain left in the galaxy. Rebuilding will take years, decades, for now all they can do is heal the wounded, and bury the dead.

    Jane Shepard though, has no intention of being counted among those dead.

    Written by IllusiveWritings and illustrated by Shipsnthenight

    Post-destroy ending, with a twist of indoctrination theory just for fun. I started writing in 2013 and exhumed it because shipsnthenight offered to illustrate it. We have to kill time during the quarantine after all, right?

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    17/?
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    With the crew milling about the Starboard Observation Lounge, Shepard took a moment to stand back in the shadows. It was good to see them all finally meshing as a team, though it didn't take long for someone to seek her out. Smirking slightly, Kasumi handed her a distinctive looking glass, prompting Shepard to raise an eyebrow. She knew exactly what was in that drink, and didn't need the plucky thief's assertion that the cocktail was to help her 'acclimatise'... she was also certain that Thane had been close enough to hear the woman's comments. However she wasn't the type of person to back down from a challenge, so catching Thane's eye, Shepard raised the drell-venom infused drink in a silent toast before taking a sip; from the way his onyx eyes followed the movement, she was confident it was only the beginning.

    *A major re-working/updating of a story I originally wrote between 2014 - 2017*

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    216/?
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    Commander Natasha Shepard is the hero of the Blitz. But that day isn't the triumph her superiors claim it was. The ghosts of her past haunt her as she tries to move past her devastating loss. She finds love and friendship among her companions as they race through the Galaxy, attempting to save it without losing themselves along the way.

    Will diverge slightly from canon as I wanted to change some of the pacing with the various relationships.

    Updates on Thursdays.

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    4/21
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    9
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    3
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