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    [Fictober 2021 Fic Collection, individual summaries before entries]

    The plot lines of Mass Effect take Commander Ryn Shepard through life, death, trauma, heroism, and everything in between. Beside her through it all is Garrus: ally, friend, and so much more. Between all the fights, all the world saving and threats of it all ending, there are moments shared between them. The good, the bad, the loving, and the heartbreaking.

    This is a collection of those moments.

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    Garrus & Elle continue their adventure into Mass Effect 3! This one is a lot exciting and a lot heartbreaking, but it won't be exactly what you expect. Yes, I'm saying that the ending won't be canon because screw that. There's a lot more to come.

    **Not a standalone!** You'll probably be lost if you don't read the rest of the Rewrite the Stars series first.

    CW/TW: dark themes, tons of angst, graphic descriptions of violence/war, very graphic sex

    It's Bioware's sandbox!

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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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    It’s mostly canon; however, the story will evolve in a different direction. All major events will still happen, but in this version, Shepard’s biotic powers are hard to control after Cerberus brings her back to life.
    And if she doesn’t learn how to control them, she might kill herself and everyone around her in the process. Of course, the main reason she overextends her biotics is Garrus.

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    Not even death could keep the Commander dead.

    A post-destroy fix it fic.

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    Miranda Lawson has done it before, so she can surely do it again.
    The Alliance found a lot of leftover tech in the Citadel and at least one relic has Miranda's attention. She has a working theory, and if she's right, her friend, Jane Shepard, isn't done with this life.

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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 and Garrus had their first date at the Silver Coast Casino. After dragging her out onto the dance floor to lead her in an unexpected tango, Shepard was absolutely impressed and turned on by how much more cool and confident he seemed with their relationship. She was ready to take things up a notch!

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    Before her big mission, at least her captain says it is, Natasha Shepard grows the courage to meet her long-time friend, and crush, from the extranet offline.

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    Garrus lifted her chin. “You don’t have to do this for me.”
    “I want it for me. I want us. I want there to always be an us, no matter what happens.”

    During an unexpected afternoon together in the main battery, Shepard makes a request that Garrus had been fighting the urge to resist.

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    He shakes his head. No. Not that again. Not now. There are far more pressing matters to attend to than whatever feelings he may be harboring for his commanding officer. For his best friend. Then again…

    “That’s all for now, Garrus,” she starts saying. “But stay close…we’ve got some catching up to do.”

    Oh. No. He doesn’t want her to go. Not yet. “You know where to find me.”

    “Right. You’ll be here.” She smirks in that teasing way of hers. “Calibrating, is it?”

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    after menae, garrus and shepard's reunion (and my take on how it should have gone because six months is a long time)

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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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    Shepard rejects the Catalyst's curated options. When the apparent ghost of Legion comes to her aid, she entrusts both the galaxy's fate--and her own--to him. She is rewarded with a life where she kept her promise to Garrus. Yet questions persist regarding the Crucible; finding the answers will require fighting Terra Prima fascists, reconnecting the Geth Consensus, and (maybe) getting married.

    "Remember, Shepard-Commander: The first thing a god masters is herself."

    A post-ME3 story exploring new mysteries, domestic life, disability, and romance for Shepard. Established Shakarian love builds to Shalibrations throuple once Tali moves in with her favorite human and turian on the Citadel. Various Normandy Ensemble appearances.

    *Now featuring art by Alan M. Capes (seealandraw) [Ch.7] and The Pixel Agora (thepixelagora) [Ch.11]

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    Garrus Vakarian had missed his chance to tell the woman he loved his true feelings. Now, Archangel seems to have run out of time.... or will this mysterious trio of mercenaries actually be his saving grace?

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    Taking place right after Garrus’ loyalty mission in ME2: Garrus kills Sidonis, but he doesn’t feel any better having done so. Shepard comes to the Main Battery to comfort her friend, but an accidental first kiss happens. True feelings come out and things get very heated.

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    This is a prelude of two parts to an AU where Shepard still is alive in the Alliance by the second game. Eventually, she has to navigate between an ascendant shadowy organisation and the Reapers thus needs to find a way to get the galaxy united for a war against the Reapers. The story has an aro-ace Shepard. No pairings. Mainly post-ME1

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    Garrus is standing in the mess hall with the rest of the ground crew: Tali, Kasumi, Mordin, Legion, Zaeed, Jack, Grunt, Samara, Miranda, Jacob, and—

    Shepard is already gone; she’s already retreated to her cabin. Garrus wants nothing more than to go after her. To check up on her. Except he fears he would only be intruding. That he wouldn’t be welcome. That she wants her space. Wants to be alone. Doesn’t want to see anyone, especially him.

    “We did it,” Tali speaks up first. “We destroyed the Collectors’ base. We actually did it.”

    “That’s what happens when you have a good team and good resources,” Miranda says. “Even the most impossible tasks become possible.”

    ~~~~

    garrus and shepard seeking comfort in one another after the success of the relay mission (and, in this case, before shepard has to leave for the arrival mission)

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    With the Collectors defeated, Team Normandy has a bit of time before the Reapers come, but that doesn't mean that everything is going to be easy. With the Shepard clan scattered between Earth, Palaven, and the Citadel, how will this family and their friends survive?

    Will the Alliance believe them? Will the Council take them seriously? Will Castis have a stroke? Will Vega do push-ups? More importantly, will JC and Hamster get into any epic battles?

    A short story set in between the events of ME2 and ME3!

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    Commander Shepard made the hard decision to leave the Alliance military. This story explores what her life looks like without the Alliance and her journey to healing. She meets Garrus Vakarian during this time and these two immediately connect with one another. From both Garrus and Shepard POVs.

    This series is in a world where Reapers don’t exist. I wanted to focus on making Shepard more human with insecurities and doubts. I didn’t want to imagine this story in a world where she’s constantly having the galaxy on the weight of her shoulders. The trilogy made her focus on completing the impossible, over and over again.

    Smut starts at chapter 3!

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    Unbeknownst to anyone, Shepard survived the Catalyst's explosion. Now she lay alone with nothing but her thoughts to carry her.

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    Fill for Whumptober 2021 No. 9 - RUMORS OF MY DEATH HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED

    presumed dead | (blind) rage | tears

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