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    While crossing into the Geth dreadnought through the docking tube, a misfire shreds the tube and leaves Shepard adrift in space with no comms.

    With Garrus left in charge, he has fourteen hours to balance politics and trying to rescue the woman he loves.

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    In 2170 Mindoir was raided by batarian slavers, killing or enslaving the entire colony. It was thought that the first human spectre, Commander Shepard, was the sole survivor of the brutal attack. But when evidence that his sister is alive comes to light, his world is turned upside down.

    Yet, survival comes at a cost. After all, heroes aren't born from happiness. And this tale delves into a dark, brutal world as we come to know the siblings who had the courage to endure and stand against the tide.

    A story of resiliency, determination, and hope in a galaxy of disrepair. This fic will follow our young heroes through the conclusion of The Reaper War. Yet, this is not a simple retelling of the trilogy. The entire war will be rewritten in order to give our galactic villains, The Reapers, the respect they deserve.
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    * This story's full description is now posted on my Fanfiction.net profile. https://www.fanfiction.net/~heronblues

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    Does it what says on the label. After the Reaper War, the Five times Kaidan Alenko tried to propose to Zahra Shepard. And the one time he pulled it off.

    Because apparently I can't quit Mass Effect.

    And thanks to themoonowl for the inspiration and the encouragement to write this silly bit of fluff.

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    An apartment filled with a bunch of plants. Freshly cooked breakfast and coffee every morning. Lazy Sunday afternoons on the sofa. Family, happiness, fulfilment. This is it, Samed and Kaidan's future, a life after the Reapers.

    But what does that mean, a life after the Reapers? Especially since destroying them came at a price: the life of a dear friend. An entire race of machines. There is no question about it: EDI and the geth need to be brought back first.

    Fully drafted, updates every week, usually Wednesday/Thursday

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    "I would like to be the air
    that inhabits you for a moment
    only. I would like to be that unnoticed
    & that necessary."
    - Margaret Atwood, "Variation on the Word Sleep"

    The galaxy is forever changed after Commander Jane Shepard destroyed the Reapers. But it isn't just the galaxy that was changed: its inhabitants were too, some for better, others for worse. Most people don't know what happened to the commander, not even her boyfriend, Major Kaidan Alenko. What he does know is this: no matter how far away the two of them are, the two of them will rebuild their lives together.

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    "And in your soul they poked a million holes, but you never let them show.
    Come on, it's time to go.
    And you already know, yeah, you already know how this will end."

    Being born for greatness is only good until you fail to live up to it. Lina Shepard has to find out the hard way that one grave mistake is enough to undo all her hard work.

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    Shepard and Garrus argue somewhat over whether Grunt should be allowed to eat at McDonald's. Throughout this, the commander reminisces on her relationship with the pair.

    Takes place during ME3.

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    Commander Evelyn Jane Shepard & Liara T'Soni work to rebuild, heal old scars, and enjoy happier times after the defeat of the Reapers.

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    Old scripts play in Shepard’s head; background processes come to the foreground. They keep her on that knife’s edge between white-hot rage and black-ice calm. The struggle never ends, but Shepard has nearly two decades of experience keeping herself level.

    James and Kaidan have had ten minutes.

    Colonist Shepard on leaving a homeworld that was never home.
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    It was an easy mission in theory. An acquisition run to the human colony on Mindoir and, with a little luck, the opening of overtures between the Migrant Fleet and the new race flooding into the galaxy from some little yellow-star system uncountable light years from the Tinnuk and Rannoch and all the lost homes of the quarian people.

    A trade for granger-units to grow food on the liveships. Maybe a few little items. Maybe even a fresh start with a species that's never known the geth and might have goodwill to spare the beleaguered nomads of the Migrant Fleet.

    The doors of the starship Gorach open and the quarians are confronted with death and horror.

    And one scared little girl who will one day shape the fate of the galaxy as Jane'Nur vas Normandy nar Shepard.

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    Commander Shepard returns to the crash site of the Normandy SR-1 on the icy world of Alchera (Assignment: Normandy Crash Site, Mass Effect 2). The experience forces her to reflect on what she lost, what Project Lazarus has given her back, and what is irrecoverable.

    Content warnings for:
    * Descriptions of Shepard's death
    * Descriptions of gore (particular to Shepard's body)
    * Descriptions of a panic attack and grief

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    When Mindoir is attacked by Batarian slavers, sixteen-year-old Cara Jane Shepard is saved not by the Alliance, but by the mercenary Zaeed Massani. She joins his small mercenary operation, picking up other familiar faces along the way.

    Now, 28-year-old Shepard is helping to lead the crew, and a job with a huge payday comes their way. Millions of credits and practically served to them on a silver platter, it's just too good to pass up. Plus, Eden Prime is a backwoods paradise colony. What could go wrong?

    It seems that Shepard's fate is sealed when it comes to the Prothean artifact, but has her life been changed too much to make a difference when the Reapers threaten the galaxy.

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    24/?
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    It's been 6 months since the Reaper threat was vanquished and Commander Leona Shepard became a legend. Many thought she had passed, sacrificed her life for the good of all life in the universe. But she has a surprise in store for those she has come to care about over the years.

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    Samantha turns to one of Shephard's oldest friends for advice about their relationship.

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    A bright eye-searing blue light and a rush of darkness. The sound of waves crashing on the beach, salt in her nose and on her cracked lips. A slight, familiar tug on her hair. Why is it so hard to move?

    An exploration of Shepard and the Control ending.

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    Amelia is in love with Tali. Tali is oblivious to this, but it generally doesn't cause problems. Amelia also carries the weight of the atrocities on Mindoir wherever she goes. Tali is very oblivious to this, and it absolutely causes a problem.

    In other words, this is a one shot with a heavily modified version of the colonist background, set just before the collector base, and that tries to fix a critique I had while replaying the second game.

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    ... And I'll remember you.

    After Shepard has to face a stark reminder of what happened on Mindoir when she was a child, she finds herself needing a little comfort and company. She finds that comfort in Joker,

    Intended to be endgame Shepard/Joker but can be read as entirely platonic friendship.

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    Mindoir, a quiet agricultural community and humanity's footstep into the Attican Traverse. For Lachlan Shepard, it represents home, the closeness of family and friends, a place he can be himself and grow into the person he is to become. For Kaidan Alenko, it represents a place in which he can retreat from the memories of his past, a place to recover, perhaps start over anew.

    Cadenza: A moment in a musical piece where an instrumentalist or singer is given the opportunity to play a solo freely and with artistic license to go outside of a rigid tempo or rhythm. In this instance, the canon-divergence that leads to these two meeting.

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    Shepard had spent her life running from the past. Always moving forward, never looking back. But after waking up on a slab of metal in a Cerberus facility, her past is all she has to ground herself in a sea of insanity, uncovering horrors even Cerberus renounced. With so many knives aimed at her back, at least she had a sniper covering her 6.

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    Everyone has a title or a name for the Hero of the Cidital. But does anyone truly know him?

    Or the snapshots of Shepard's life told by the different titles he's gotten.

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    Chapters:
    2/?
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    7
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