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    Heroes are forged from the ordinary through great heat and pressure. Before there was Eden Prime, there was Elysium. Before surviving the Omega 4, she survived Akuze. Before leading the charge on the Reapers she stormed the caves of Torfan. This is the story of the career that shaped Commander Shepard into the savior of the galaxy.

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    These are the adventures of Lena Shepard, engineer, survivor of Mindoir and Akuze, and Commander of the Normandy. Written for Fictober 2018, a collection of loosely related snippets about Magdalena “Lena” Shepard. Takes place over the Mass Effect trilogy.

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    Sometimes, all it takes is one decision to change everything. For Nathaly Shepard, it was accepting a new post from her old mentor, and a mission that quickly turned into a war.

    When a rogue turian threatens human civilization, Nathaly is forced to grow into the spectre she was perhaps never meant to be. Amid the chaos of burning colonies and hostile AI, she forges lifelong friendships, falls in love despite herself, and fights for a home she never thought she'd have- while a secret fifty thousand years old threatens to take it all away.

    A reimagined Mass Effect 1, that keeps to the spirit of the canon while deepening connections between events and characters, delving into backstories, and expanding the narrative.

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    The mission to Akuze should've been simple, but once they arrived, Amber Shepard had the misfortune to watch Thresher Maws slaughter her comrades. Just as she was on the brink of death, she found herself under the care of Saren Arterius. If she wants to get back home, they'll have to form a bond of trust.

    If this bond of trust can help with diplomacy between the humans and the Council races, then this bond of trust can also help them stand together when strange events show up to test the fate of the galaxy.

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    “Life is like that. You live it forward, but understand it backward.”

    Because sometimes, it takes knowing the ending to better appreciate the beginning. A lengthy exploration of Jane Shepard and Kaidan Alenko’s relationship, unwinding its way back to the start.

    Rated E for explicit sexual content and mature language.

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    Commander Charley Shepard wasn’t always an Alliance soldier. She was a colony kid, a mercenary. She was a weapon. And she wanted revenge.

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    When human colonies start disappearing Ruby Shepard couldn't help but say "I told you so.'' As Normandy assembles once again to try save the galaxy, Ruby recruits her childhood friend, former Alliance psychiatrist, Esther Medici. Esther reluctantly agrees to join the crew. She quickly learns that being abroad the Normandy is nothing like being in her office. Esther quickly learns that life on the Normandy is how she reports like living "with a teenagers who refuse to acknowlege they are adults.''

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    Alone. Isolated. But recovering. Heart ache awaits the 'Sole Survivor', but Anderson gives comfort, as they deal with the fact they are the last one alive.

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    Rewrite of my work: Who Saves the Hero?

    Humanity imagined many things when they took to the stars, yet they really didn't expect an alien attack, an almost invasion, and then to discover that they were very much newcomers to the Galactic scene. The Citadel Council has been in existence for 10,000 years, the Asari Republics space faring for 18000 years prior to its founding. In a galaxy where Humanity makes up less than one half of one percent of a population of three and a half trillion beings; one mere human, no matter who she is, feels like one impossibly small light striving against the vast darkness. How can one formerly dead human Spectre, working for a terrorist human supremacist organization she does not trust, prevail against the Collectors while attempting to discern Cerberus' true intentions? Where can she turn to for allies when the Council openly doubts her sanity and the Alliance does not trust her? When everything around her has changed during the two years she was dead, including her own body and mind, can she find something solid enough to rebuild her life upon?

    Lazarus being brought back from the dead had been a miracle; to Spectre Amanda Athene Shepard that seemed to be the easy part.

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    Jodie has uncovered the conspiracy behind Commander Shepard, and is rallying people behind her. However, when Shepard unexpectedly returns from the grave and conscripts her into a mission to destroy the Collectors, she finds she must work undercover to discover Shepard's ultimate plans. Worse, there are signs that Shepard's galaxy is beginning to expand its influence on major powers in the galaxy. Will Jodie be able to discover Shepard's true intentions before it is too late? Part Three of "They Who Fight Monsters".

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    After saving the galaxy a second time, Commander Shepard is rewarded with house arrest and a potential court martial, while her vigilante turian boyfriend goes semi-legit to fight the Reaper threat. When the Reapers hit, Earth and Palaven burn and Kimberly and Garrus dive into a life of full-on war, hoping that they will somehow meet again. A Shakarian romance from the viewpoints of James Vega, Kimberly Shepard, and Garrus Vakarian. Happy Ending.

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    After destroying the collector base, Commander Shepard and her team are on the run from Cerberus and trying to make alliances before it's too late. In a galaxy with no reaper kill switch, how can they hope to defeat something so ancient and powerful? Their last hope is a desperate plan that may cost them everything. This is an alternate ME3: no Crucible, no Alliance, no holds barred.

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    When Captain Hannah Shepard faces Court Martial with the Alliance, Commander Jane Shepard must utilize every resource to save her mom's career, but when Shepard discovers The Illusive Man is involved, it's not only her mom's career on the line, it's her life, and the future of Commander Shepard.

    An Illusive Man and Jane Shepard action romance.

    All things Mass Effect belong to Bioware.

    Chapter 1 officially started 30 May 2018. Story ongoing with solid outline. New chapters to be posted every 2 weeks. Posted as cleaned up first draft.

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    Shepard isn't conventional, she knows that.
    It's why her best friends are the most flirtatious turian alive, the most sarcastic man she's ever met and a krogan who intimidates nearly everyone he meets. It's why she doesn't hold a grudge against the turians at all, even though her Dad died during the first contact war. It's why she followed in her parent's footsteps, joining the Alliance, despite her mother warning her against it. She trusts her gut instincts. It's why she risked an Alliance mission to save a single alien, and why she readily accepted another's offer to join her crew, after only speaking to him twice.

    Garrus isn't conventional, he knows that.
    Despite working hard during his military service, and following in his father's footsteps when he joined C-Sec, as was expected. Despite his career being successful and advancing quickly. Despite being considered quite the eligible bachelor. He's a bad turian. He chaffs against the red tape and politics of his job. He finds no satisfaction in it or the company he keeps. It's why he doesn't hesitate to offer his services to the striking alien on her mission to do what he couldn't. It's why he'd follow her into her human hell and back.

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    This is a collection of stories spanning the life of Commander Shepard, from her childhood on Mindoir through to raising her own children. It visits the main romances of her life, Captain Grant (OC), Kaidan Alenko, and Garrus Vakarian. I am posting the stories here chronologically. For the original writing/posting order (non-chronological), please visit my author page on fanfiction dot net.

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    My version of a Shenko happy ending. Mostly canon-compliant in that everything is basically the same with the one exception that Shepard and Kaidan get married during the events of the Citadel DLC, and then go on to live their lives after the end of the war.

    This is set mostly after the end of the trilogy, but does start near the end of Mass Effect 3.

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    All life was synthesized to create a perfect eternal peace. The lie of ignorance from a Machine Child.

    Commander Shepard was a badass hero who unflinchingly saved the galaxy with her sacrifice. The lie of propaganda from those who profit from her loss.

    A truth: Garrus Vakarian is a bad turian who fell in love with a flawed human who died for the cause. And now he will rewrite fate to save her.

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    Carrie Shepard has been assigned to the most important posting of her career thus far, but neither she nor her crew could have expected the extent to which all of their lives are about to change.

    [each chapter is delicately crafted around a different song, which will always be linked in-fic, and listening is highly recommended; ongoing playlist also available here]

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    He'd worshiped her from afar, always wanted the chance to say hello, maybe to serve under her. Then his mission had gone horribly wrong and he blamed her, resented her for it. Or did he. James Vega finds himself in a position he never expected and has to come to terms with his own pain and doubt.
    Bioware owns all thing Mass Effect, I'm just playing in their sandbox.

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    Jane Shepard and Garrus Vakarian crossed paths in the past - brief yet memorable. When they meet again, it's with common purpose - they join forces to expose Saren Arterius as a deep cover agent in the United Nations Council. Surrounded by war, loss and enemies, they risk everything, including the attraction that still simmers between them, to achieve their goal.

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    11/?
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