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    "Not long after Hawke reached Skyhold, Fenris turned up."

    One little change, and Emrys Lavellan is forced to question his burgeoning relationship with a Tevinter aristocrat where slavery of elves was a matter of course, taken for granted, and dismissed away as trivial; Dorian Pavus can no longer dismiss the practice away with one of those former slaves right there, in Skyhold, wrenching his complacency out into the harsh light of scrutiny.

    An AU 'around the edges' re-telling of some of the events of "Here Lies the Abyss" that picks up shortly after "Strings". By the end, most of the Inner Circle companions and a few extras will put in an appearance.

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    The Reaper War is over. Weapons have been laid aside, and although the Normandy has put in for an emergency landing on a far away, unknown planet, the process of recovery has started throughout the galaxy in the wake of Synthesis.

    For Steve Cortez, recovery is on the personal level, mourning the loss of a loved one for a second time as a result of the war. But as he grieves for Shepard, he gets news that knocks him further into a tailspin...but a chance for hope as well.

    Envisioned as the epilogue to my "Carpe Diem" collection of short stories written to take place in-game, feel free to skip this one if the Synthesis ending or potential interpretations of dubcon (thanks to a crack theory) aren't your cuppa.

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    A collection of short fics inspired by prompt fests at dragon_age & likeahawke@LJ, and Ficmas.

    Each 'chapter' is a separate fic, and they range all over the gamut of characters and pairings.

    04-Feb-15: Updated with
    Chapter 122, "You've Got Mail" (m!Cousland, implied past m!Cousland/Leliana, m!Cousland/Morrigan, current m!Cousland/Anora / G / light angst, headcanon, implied DAI spoilers)
    Chapter 123, "What could have been" (Morrigan, Alistair, Demon God Baby, implied Warden!Alistair/f!Warden / G / angsty fluff, DAI spoilers)

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    Steve Cortez still mourns the loss of his husband, Robert, but then meets Commander Shepard--a man who he is attracted to--and wrestles with reconciling his ghosts with the living man in front of him.

    Another series of related short fics (some of them previously published in my drabble collection) about a single pairing--Steve Cortez and a male Shepard--paralleling ME3 game events and trying to bridge some of the gaps in their romantic relationship to better explain (in my mind, at least) how Cortez goes from his friendship arc of Act I to being ready for a romantic relationship in Act II. Organized in story chronological rather than as written order.

    (Updated 31-Jan-2015:
    Ch 5, "Memorial Wall", Cortez, m!Shepard, PG, developing relationship
    Ch 6, "Today is What Matters", Cortez/M!Shepard, Explicit, first time

    (ETA: Change in plans. Finished this collection off, and the final fic relating to this series will get posted as its own entry. Coming soon!)

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    A collection of short stories inspired by Bioware's "Star Wars: The Old Republic" MMOPRG. At this point, all of them involve in some capacity either my characters or the PCs my characters interact with and explore my headcanon.

    Ranges the gamut of fluff to romance to darker themes and a variety of characters and pairings.

    (Last updated: 30-Jan-2015
    Ch. 8 "Two Sides" - f!Jedi Knight, m!Sith Inquisitor / R / slice of life with a large dollop of angst
    Ch. 9 "Heir Apparent" - m!Sith Inquisitor/Andronikus / PG / slice of life, established relationship)

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    Emrys is a former City Elf who ran away to Clan Lavellan when his magic manifested. He believes in Elven gods and elvish freedom and a world free of Chantry tyranny. And yet, here he is, the recognized leader of an organization dedicated to exactly that.

    Dorian Pavus is a Tevinter mage, a patriot and expatriate, a man who fits in neither where he came from nor where he is now.

    Unlikely friends, less likely lovers, and yet circumstances can make strange bedfellows, and even stranger loves.

    A (hopefully) growing collection of short stories related to an m!Lavellan/Dorian Pavus romance.

    (Last updated: 1/29/2015 with Ch 2, "Hardships", fluffy smut)

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    James Vega was not an ME3 love interest, and after the wonderful flirtatious banter given to us...that was a shame.

    A collection of connected 'situation fics' I've written and may continue to write in one particular imagined story arc of a Female Shepard/James Vega romance, both within the game and beyond. Each 'chapter' is it's own short story and organized chronologically (rather than 'order written') and may be re-ordered as new stories are written. Mostly R (for sexual content and language) but there is a few NC-17-flavored chapters included.

    Contains spoilers up through the end of ME3 and a deviation from the 'canon' ending.

    (Last updated 6/4/2012: Chapter 11, "Comfort Food" drabble)

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    A post to collect short fics written for me_challenge@LJ's 'Insanity Round' fills and my 2011 Ficmas fills.

    Each 'chapter' is a separate fic, and they range the gamut of characters and pairings.

    (Last updated: 31-May, Chapter 33-35, all ME3-era--Schmoopy FemShep/Kaidan, FemShep/Garrus, and angsty BroShep-Garrus friendship fic)

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    Picking up just after the team's return to the Normandy from the destruction of the Human Reaper at the Collector Base, Christian Shepard deals with the immediate aftermath of saving the crew, recovering from the assault, and the newly minted shift in his relationship with Miranda. (Implied past relationship with Ashley Williams.)

    Written shortly after finishing the ME2 playthrough that spawned the character, its intention is to fill in the gap between the Suicide Mission itself and the final holovid confrontation with The Illusive Man at the end of ME2 and give m!Shepard and Miranda a little bit more relationship than the quick shag in the engine room of the game before going into ME3. This is the same m!Shepard used as reference in my short fic, "My body is ready" and "I regret nothing", and this would take place between those two.

    Contains no ME3 spoilers. Slice of life.

    (Edited after posting for HTML fail that ate part of the later dialogue.)

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    There have been a lot of theories going around the internet since Mass Effect 3 dropped regarding the meaning of the ending.

    I got a wild hair up my butt to look at the endings again inspired by these theories and what Bioware has been cruelly teasing us with since the game dropped from a perspective of a literary analysis of the entire series as one contiguous narrative AND an RPG game.

    Needless to say, there are massive end game spoilers for the entire trilogy included here.

    ETA1 Ch 12: edited to have an additional theory posted and a clarification

    (15-Mar)
    ETA2 Ch 12: updated to note another observation about the possible endings
    ETA3 Ch 12:A couple of tweets added to the end that suggest additional support for my assertion
    ETA4 Ch 5: Added in a note relating to the 'Redemption' comic
    ETA5 Ch 13: Added info to the Epilogue undermining my assertion.)

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    My submission for the 2012 Bioware Asunder Creative Writing Contest.

    A struggling apprentice mage resists the temptations of three demons only to find her efforts are for naught.

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    While Nathaniel and Marian continue to minimize any overt displays of their relationship, seeing Marian dancing with a charming Ander mage at the Satirnalia feast is more than Nathaniel can stand by for.

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    It's taken six years for Carver to screw up the courage to try to express to Merrill how he feels about her, but, of course, this is Carver and Merrill, and miscommunication is bound to happen.

    Fluff!

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    Caught in a snowfall towards evening in the foothills of the Frostbacks, the party takes shelter for the night. While Alistair and Elissa Cousland stand watch by a meager fire, they share stories of happy childhood memories when they were warm, well fed, and safe.

    A fluff piece with a touch of melancholy.

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    A light-hearted attempt at writing a scenario by which this pairing might work: she is physically perfect but can't take ownership for her achievements, while Joker, who isn't, owns the hell out of his. He admires her assets, and she admires his accomplishments despite his physical flaws. But of course, with Joker, it can't be that straightforward. He has to work up to it. Banter ensues.

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    Guilt continues to weigh Kaidan down after losing Ashley at Virmire, and a private moment with Shepard allows him the opportunity to try and understand why her and not him.

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    This started as a one-shot that has grown into a longer AU story arc re-imagining selected events after Act II through the end game from a circle!Bethany's POV, as if Fenris got entangled with her romantically and not Hawke. It attempts to deal in more depth with the conflict I see inherent in a Fenris/mage relationship (as opposed to the more generalized one forced on the game), especially one involving a mage in the Circle, and one possible path by which Fenris would come to terms with that dichotomy.

    Any perceived similarities to the Fenris/Hawke Romance of the game is deliberate.

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    Kaidan goes home for his first Christmas after losing Jane Shepard at Alchera.

    Intended as a little angst piece snapshotting Kaidan dealing with the grief of losing a romanced Shepard.

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    Short fics written in the Present Imperfect series universe.

    (Updated 12-Dec-2011: Chapter 3 - "You Know, This Means War")

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    3/?
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    Written for the masseffect@LJ 2011 Secret Santa exchange, for the prompt "Christmassy and/or fluffy Kaidan/FemShep stuff, preferably ME1 era".

    Based loosely on SinVraal's custom Shepard, Kye, which you can read about in her fics here on AO3.

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    3
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