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    Lynn Shepard isn't thrilled about being ordered back to the Citadel for repairs and shore leave. But she can't ignore the fact that both ship and crew need the TLC. She'd like their rest time to be as uneventful as possible. Unfortunately, she's Commander Shepard. "Uneventful" has rarely applied to her life.

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    Elle & Garrus are off to Andromeda! It's a whole new galaxy of threats and challenges, and the Shepard-Vakarian family has some battles of their own too. Even after everything they've conquered, even though they're stronger than ever, they never imagined anything quite like Andromeda.

    ** This is not a standalone ** If you don't read the rest of the Rewrite the Stars series first, don't blame me when you don't understand most of this. Mind the tags for the series.

    Title Inspired by Levitating - Dua Lipa.

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    It's time... the Reapers are here, and despite the warnings of Team Normandy, the galaxy is not prepared. Armed with her family and a few new friends, Jane has to set out on a mission to get everyone together and stop the Reapers. Jane's done the impossible before, but she's not sure if she'll succeed this time.

    For once, will she actually get her happy ending?

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    Shepard chose to destroy the Reapers.

    My take on what happened after ME3, lots of angst, Shepard is very broken, but it'll eventually have a happy end.

    Follow on piece to 'And the Sky Full of Stars', but can be read as a standalone (they got together in late ME3)

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    Thanks to Gardner, Garrus stumbles on an old Earth Classic recipe that he can't wait to try and share with Shepard.

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    POV: Inspired by James Bond and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Garrus Vakarian is an international assassin for the Hierarchy masquerading as a C-Sec officer. Jane Shepard is a corporate spy for Cerberus with a lethal skill set. As it goes, they meet and fall in love.
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    "He loved this part of the hunt.
    His eyes followed the shape of her body, lingering a little too long on her hips. They looked scrumptious and sturdy enough for his grip. It might have been Sur'Kesh magic, but the balcony on the "Mannovai" was the perfect setting for a brief, whirlwind romance with a human.
    Shepard, on the other hand, played the femme fatal role to perfection. Fluttering her eyelids seductively, looking at his fringe with a vexing wonder like she was craving to touch him with every atom of her being. She bit her lower lip gently and put on an inviting smile. A response to the turian's purring. ”

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    When the Jedi Order and their Loyalist Clones encounter a unknown hostile force from a different galaxy, it'll draw them into a different war and intertwine the fate of two galaxies together.

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    He'd watched when the flag was draped over her empty coffin. Watched when the Council turned tail, dismissed the Reaper menace. He'd watched till the one disillusioned day he could watch no more, and then he'd watched himself quit, turning his back on the ones who'd turned their backs on her. Now they were serving together again, shooting the shit and shooting their foes and looking damn good while they did it. Something had happened when the commander died: she’d come back altered, adrift, and angrier. Garrus couldn’t get a lock on why things were a little different this time around. But Shepard was his captain come hell or high water, and that was enough to go on.

    Shepard, Vakarian, and a hell of a lot of banter with a shot of doom and gloom. Strap in for a tour spanning Mass Effect 2 and the spaces between, and watch out for flyby Batman jokes. On hiatus until conclusion of NaNoWriMo 2022; weekly Sunday updates resuming in December.

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    Tasha Shepard drinks at the Normandy bar and broods.

    Garrus comes to join her, and feelings are aired.

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    The child of Spacers, a War Hero, an Infiltrator...worst Mako driver EVER. And other scenes of increasingly serious nature.

    Chapter 12: A Renegade choice comes at a steep price.

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    “What’s the matter?” he goes on. “Varren got your tongue?” He circles her. Observes her. The curves of her body. The rigidity of her shoulders. “You’re small, even for a human. How did you ever earn your command?”

    He catches the echo of a sneer, but she still doesn’t say anything. He crouches before her, trailing talon along her jawline and under her chin, forcing her to meet his gaze.

    “You’ll have to talk eventually. Otherwise, I’ll just get bored of you. And I don’t think you want to find out what happens when I get bored.”

    He sees the lump in her throat as she swallows. Can’t wait to see the lump from—No. He’s getting ahead of himself. He needs to take it easy. Take it slow.

    It’s all about the buildup.

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    aka, garrus and shep roleplay a scenario set during the first contact war where shep is garrus' prisoner and his...curiosity of the human form gets the better of him, and he wants to experience with that new kind of pleasure

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    (Kinda AU): Shepard is just a tired doctor, working on Omega, who wants nothing more than to curl up, watch her favorite elcor soap opera and eat the best Asari-Asian cuisine that the station has to offer. However, on her way home, she finds a mysterious, wounded turian that goes by the moniker, Archangel.

    Come for the comedy, stay for the plot!

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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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    After the events of Torfan leave her grounded pending clearance of a mental health evaluation, Commander Jane Shepard is offered a chance to serve as the first human C-Sec Detective. Though many questions are raised regarding the offer, she accepts the opportunity as an alternative to the desk work she's been doing while grounded. Once on the Citadel, she meets the newly minted Detective Vakarian. Working with the impulsive detective proves a challenge Shepard hadn't expected.

    Tasked with solving a double homicide, they get swept up in scenarios that challenge them to find common ground. Both are pushed to their limits as the investigation leads them closer to the elusive Dr. Heart. Once Garrus comes to realize his feelings are changing, he learns things about Shepard that make him question whether it's fair to stand in her way. During a pivotal point where one decision sets them on a trajectory that might thrust them apart for good, they find out just how far they are willing to go to come together again.

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    Prompt Response, 'I'll Stay the Night'

    Garrus goes down to the rocket and Arisa feels like she’s watching herself die all over again.

    Fits in my 'Kissing Turians' 'verse. Hey look I'm not dead.

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    When Garrus finds out Shepard isn't sleeping, he makes it his mission to help her find a solution.

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    Shepard thinks back at her past, thinking how she had always been into aliens, especially Turians.

    It's a short sweet and silly thing that I wanted to write. That's it.

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    Genre: Fanfic

    Intended for those who are already very familiar with the Mass Effect games.

    Timeline: 2185 CE (ME2) - 2186 CE (ME3)
    - Snippets included of interview segments from further in the future, 2189 CE (3 years post Reaper Destruction), with Garrus as he reminisces on his relationship with FemShep.

    While this is ultimately a "Shekarian" story, I hold personally high regard for the pacing the original game designers designated. I also prefer believable friendships and romantic relationships centered around strong bonds, as opposed to hot flings.

    Those two things are the main goals:
    1. Maintain story integrity: (i.e. actual events in the games, and some additional influence from the comics, will be covered)
    2. Flesh out the in-between moments leading to strong relationships

    FemShep will be based off my personal favorite playstyle: Infiltrator, Paragon.

     

    All [direct and/or partial quotes] from game dialogue or comics belong to the original writers.
    Please note that the timeline progression I set in this story is ~ 4 months off the official timeline of the ME stories. Realized this a little late.

    *casual thumbs up*

     

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    “Talk about a wakeup call,” the same female voice says. His eyes blink into focus and he looks to find that the bed isn’t empty beside him. “Don’t tell me you forgot about me, Garrus?” Shepard goes on.

    Tch. Like he could ever forget about the love of his life. “I—” He still can’t find his voice. Or catch his breath. “Fuck.”

    Through the darkness, he can see the way her lips form into a smirk. “Still getting used to having me around again, huh?”

    It was a long few months. Hell, it somehow felt longer than the two years she had actually been dead. Lucky for him, he had cleanup duty on Palaven to keep him busy. To keep his mind occupied. At night, though, it would always wander back to Shepard, without fail. More than once he found himself waking up in…sticky situations.

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    aka, the war against the reapers is over and garrus is readjusting to a more "civilian lifestyle" but, lucky for him, he doesn't have to readjust alone (even if that maybe slips his mind in the beginning)

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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. And with Garrus always close by her side, Shepard had a feeling it would be one hell of a ride.

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

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