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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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    Shepard is alive and well after defeating the Reapers, but not well enough to return to active duty. She's officially in retirement after almost dying this time, and is cooking dinner for Kaidan and herself to the soundtrack of some music from the 2000s/2010s.

    The band mentioned in this fic is Foals, and the two songs I use are "Milk and Black Spiders" and "After Glow" if you'd like to queue them up for when that part of the fic is reached! The title of this fic is taken from a lyric in "Milk and Black Spiders".

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    Commander Shepard, Savior of the Galaxy, has escaped death twice. After cutting ties with Kaidan Alenko and battered by Alliance politics, Commander Shepard hopes a new adventure aboard the Normandy will help her find her place. With the Citadel Council and millions of aliens stranded on Earth, preserving unity forged by war and restoring the Sol relay has become her sole purpose. But while Shepard focuses on restoring the relay, another threat is brewing on Earth, which Kaidan Alenko has come to know only too well. Anti-alien terrorist group, Terra Firma, and its leader, the Scorpion, also see opportunity but in a different direction. Now is the chance to return to a better time before humans bowed under galactic rule and answered to aliens. The galaxy’s most influential leaders are within grasp and the Sol system is already cut-off, if they can keep it that way. For Commander Shepard and Kaidan Alenko, Terra Firma would destroy everything they sacrificed to save. Despite broken hearts and going their separate ways, they’ll need to work together and call on friends. Overcoming impossible odds has always been daunting, but needing to overcome them together, may be even harder.

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    Rhea Shepard was brought back from death by her enemy. Everything changed in the two years that she was under, and it cost her everything. Her family, her loved ones... Fortunately, she found some friends who still believe in her and her goals to save the galaxy.

    (Character Study spanning the entirety of ME2 and ME3)

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    Emilia Shepard wakes up missing her ship, crew and two years of her life. Stuck in an alliance with her former enemies, she struggles to deal with her own death and the mistrust of her mother and the woman she loves. But someone has to stop the Collectors, right?

    Novelisation of a reimagined ME2 with filled in plot holes, a much angrier Sole Survivor and a focus on what we didn't see, Ashley/Shepard.

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    A new player enters into the world of Mass Effect, and he has no idea who he is or where he came from.

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    Some people think that just being an omega, makes a person weak.

    Here, in the Alliance, it's different. We value our omegas. One of our omegas is worth more than a hundred of you alpha pups.

    Here, it is you who must be worthy to fight alongside them.

     

    Now featuring art in Chapters 1, 13, 14 and 21.

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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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    In which the consequences of Liara giving Shepard's body to Cerberus run deep, Shepard takes her to task for her selfishness, and the fact that she didn't bother to tell anyone about what she had done does not go overlooked.

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    Just a collection of one-shots.

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    20:04 Red Age, nearly a thousand years since the Rift in the sky was closed forever by the Inquisitor of the Dragon Age. Thedas has then since been plunged into darkness many more times with Blights and wars. A powerful organization rose from the ashes of the devastation, blanketing what was left of Thedas under its influence. "Dawn will come when the World unites." But what does that mean, truly? Trinity's reach is never ending and has even gone so far as to corrupt the past for its benefit in the future. Though to what end? Changing the past has serious consequences for the future and Time itself is as delicate is a butterfly's wing.

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    Commander Veronika Shepard, Hero of the Blitz and Sole Survivor of Akuze, is candidate to be the first human Spectre. The mission that brings her spectre status ends up being larger than humanity. She has a loyal crew to help her succeed, and finds not only camaraderie, but also love. Her relationship with her fellow marine Kaidan Alenko is put through a severe test, fraternization regulations being only one problem they face. Strays slightly from canon. Rated M for later chapters.

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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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    The Lazarus Project has failed and Commander Shepard, long dead to the rest of the galaxy, is declared useless to Cerebus. Miranda Lawson has a backup plan in the form of a smuggler who bears a shocking resemblance to the former war hero. With the promise of a fresh start, Elisha agrees to assume Shepard's identity. She'll have to gather her crew, run her ship, and save the galaxy in the way only Shepard could. What could go wrong?

    Or; Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: the Strange AU No One Asked For

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    Kaidan's perspective throughout the Mass Effect trilogy and the aftermath of ME3

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    She would let Cerberus collar her like a dog and by the time this was over, they’d forget she had teeth.

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    Shepard is always okay, because she has decided to always be okay--Garrus has figured out that much all on his own. After finding the bodies of half a dozen Marines baited into getting killed by a thresher maw on Edolus, though, she's starting to fray at the edges.

    Or, Garrus learns slightly more than he bargained for about Akuze.

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    Ronan Shepard was having a hard time coming to terms with both a decision she made before she died and the fact that she was alive again.

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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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    Carrie Shepard was ready to die to save the galaxy. When the time came, she did what was needed, and she gave her life without a moment's hesitation.

    Getting it back, however, is not something she could've prepared for.

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