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    my initial goals for this piece were to make it somewhat canon-compliant, explain why Vega and Shepard feel like they have this close bond before ME3 begins, try to make the story funny and suspenseful and real-feeling, and MAYBE give James Vega the happy ending i came to feel he deserved in ME3 but never really had a chance at (i'm looking at you, developers).

    now that i'm done with the first installment, i feel like i maybe succeeded 80%? i'm not sure how close to canon i remained. i might be only person who finds a lot of this story hilarious. perhaps the suspense angle falls flat. however, for those of you who enjoyed it, i'll see you in the first installment of The Hallway, where we shift back to Shepard's POV. not sure when i'll start posting again; it will probably depend on when inspiration strikes.

    right now _The Hallway_ is planned to be 10 Chapters, all different POV, and bridge the time between The Null Room and The War Room, which will start with a replay of ME3. ideally, each Chapter will have a mini-plot of its own. disclaimer that The War Room will be as canon-compliant as i can make it, but will of necessity deviate a BIT after The Citadel DLC because, well, the developers can bite me (again).

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    Krysta Shepard arrives on the Normandy under Captain Anderson. She is guarded against alien races and is thrown against her beliefs when she's a candidate to become a Spectre. She falls for Kaidan Alenko, but their relationship may be in turmoil when the missions get tougher. Will the walls she build come tumbling down?

    Series title influenced by the song "Walls" By Comaduster

    Prologue: Wrex faces an old friend. He feels like his life is meaningless. Will things change for him?

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    12/?
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    We're in this together, all of us. In the end, we're all that stands between the Reapers and annihilation. Petty differences of culture and race mean nothing in the face of galactic destruction. I'll forge this galaxywide alliance whether you like it or not. You stand with me or you fall with the Reapers. Your choice.
    - Commander Shepard, Alliance Navy, Spectre.

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    Wskrzeszona z martwych, zagubiona bohaterka Cytadeli, Alexandra Shepard walczy o przetrwanie swoje i całej galaktyki. Podczas tej batalii poznaje doświadczonego, zniszczonego przez życie najemnika poszukującego zemsty. Jak wpłynie on na jej decyzje oraz całe życie?

     

    (UWAGA W DALSZYCH ROZDZIAŁACH ZNAJDĄ SIĘ SCENY SEKSU)

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    Pyrrha Nikos wakes up in the colony of Mindoir during the Batarian raid. She doesn't know how she got there, but people are clearly in trouble, and she is a Huntress. Little does she know bigger threats will soon show themselves and change her life forever.

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    No Shepard without Vakarian. This is my original story of how these two heroes came together to save a galaxy from Saren, The Collectors and The Reapers.

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    6/?
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    Historical fiction AU: When the maiden voyage of the 'HMS Normandy', is waylaid by a terrible storm, Commander Shepard discovers something far worse than pirates which threaten the seas and life itself. Now she must find a way to convince the world of an ancient terror and stop it before it wakes from it's house at R'lyeh.

    This is what happens when one of your friends says "Mass Effect", another says "Pirates", and you say "Cthulhu". And it's gotten very out of hand. Come for the naval aesthetic, stay for the romance cut with eldritch horror.

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    21/?
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    Trying to save the universe isn't just point and shoot. It's dangerous, gritty, and painful. It's sleepless nights, loss of appetite, addictions, endless politics, and injuries. But there are bright moments where your friends and crew are there for you, when connections are made, and where you love each other unconditionally. You are all brethren born of ash and flame and baptized in battle together. You are shaped by wit and banter, alcohol and war stories. Shepard and Garrus have already been through hell and back both together and apart. This is the story of how deep friendship goes, and how the beginning of the end molds them into one.

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    Omega was her home now: the perfect hideout for the runaway Lieutenant Murphy; a place where the Alliance would never dare to crawl into. Even so, anonymity was a must, especially when she worked for the ruler of that scum place, Aria T'Loak.
    Or that's what it looked like.
    A vigilante known as Archangel fought against the gangs and bad guys that flooded the city. Crossing paths with him was just a matter of time.

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    Shepard was his hero. Alliance poster-child, CO of the Normandy, bearer of more medals than he had fingers. She was everything he ever wanted to be. Lieutenant James Vega wore her influence proudly, certain that everything Shepard did was for the greater good.

    But now, years later, life for Shepard has changed. She's faced with the stark reality: no longer a decorated Alliance hero, she is imprisoned and disgraced, stripped of all rank and privilege and left to rot in a jail cell. To the outside galaxy she is a source of disgust and fear - and yet it's Lt. James Vega, the most disillusioned of all, who offers her a chance at retribution. But saving the galaxy twice has left her with more scars than anybody could ever realise; James is forced to help her face her past, present, and the uncertain future of a galaxy under threat of complete annihilation.

    [follows events between me2 and me3]

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    Shepard's prodigal rise through the ranks of the Alliance Navy is nothing short of legendary. When she's made a candidate to be the first Human Spectre, how could she refuse?
    She's sent to the Alliance colony of Eden Prime on a secret mission to prove herself. Little does she know this one day would change her life forever.

    Long form story across the original Mass Effect trilogy with an eventual romance between FemShep & Tali.

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    16/?
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    The Commander of the Inquisition, in a turn of unfortunate events, finds himself pulled into an unusual rift outside of Redcliffe Castle. One minute, he’s fighting alongside his troops. The next, he’s waking up somewhere he doesn’t fully recognize, with memories of a life that he doesn’t think was his own. They call him “Commander Shepard” and by the information he finds, that’s who he is.

    Trying to find any possible way to get used to his life as it is now is only complicated more once the Reapers attack Earth. It’s complicated even further when he starts to get glimpses of a history he shares with someone who served with him all those years ago starting back on Eden Prime. As he starts to regain all parts of him, Cullen has to decide if Thedas is worth trying to get back to, or if he can make a new home in a wide galaxy of possibilities.

    A retelling of Mass Effect 3 (with some of ME1 and ME2, and some Dragon Age lore mixed in) but with a different Commander. This is going to be focusing more on the moments between missions.

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    Captain Jane Shepard, former Alliance N7 who left the military after the events on Akuze, is our justice seeking C-Sec agent. Commander Garrus Vakarian is our Commander and next in line to be the Council’s next Spectre. We are flopping the story backwards folks, let's see how this plays out.

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    "She stays her hand, because to ruin Cerberus's work would be an affront to science, even if the thing on the table is nothing but an amalgam, a duplicate made of Shepard's spare parts."

    Or: Miranda finds a way to get revenge on Cerberus while on the run, and drops in to make sure Shepard gets the rest she needs.

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    Before Samed became "Commander Shepard, war hero of Elysium," he was just a young man studying Electrical Engineering at a university in Toulouse, trying to have a normal life while dealing with the shadows from his past.

    A light sub-series of short-ish snippets detailing the good, the bad, and the very romantic moments of Samed's life right up to the first game.

    Updates weekly, usually on Friday/Saturday.

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    Samantha Shepard meets Kaidan Alenko while on shore leave.
    What started as a holiday fling soon became much more.
    An intense whirlwind that leaves them breathless and wanting more.
    Neither realizing that they will soon be serving together on the Normandy.

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    10
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    "Do you remember your old name?" Shep asks, because Snip is only about two years older.

    Snip pauses, and the light filters through the faded green dye in her hair, casting color over her face.

    "I think it was Alice," she says. 

    "Do you miss it?"

    "No." Snip shrugs, easily moving Shep around to brush her hair. "Alice died in the war."

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    A Mass Effect Trilogy Novelisation.

    John Shepard was born on Earth, experiencing life on the streets before joining the Alliance Navy and becoming a hero of humanity. But it is only after nearly being killed by a Prothean beacon does he rise to become the only man that can stop the annihilation of the galaxy.

    This story will cover Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, while touching on comics and books.

    Updates: WEDNESDAY

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    It always starts with a bet.

    The Shepard twins grew up roaming Earth’s forgotten streets. They kept each other alive and made a habit of driving one another forward with bets. They started simply enough, but the older they got, the higher the stakes rose. To outsiders, it was hostile, grim, and competitive. To them, it was a game that gave them an edge in life. After a wager went too far, they found themselves enlisted in the Alliance military. Over ten years later, they’re assigned together on a shakedown run to Eden Prime. It’s time for their biggest wager yet; the title of first human Spectre. But when we make plans, our gods laugh.

    A tale of two Shepards taking on the events of Mass Effect 1. The galaxy will never be the same.

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    10/?
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    13
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    True soldiers make tough calls and face the consequences; Jane Shepard is no exception. After turning herself in for her actions in the Bahak system, she finds comfort in the friendship of James Vega. As the war presses on Shepard and James struggle with their feelings for one another. Continues post ME.

    Ignores the Citadel DLC "romance" because it made me feel gross and I can't picture my paragon Shep ever doing that.
    Borrows from the MEHEM ending because reasons.

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    16/?
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