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    After Horizon, Shepard is a complete wreck. Follow his journey in finding his way back to Kaidan - and his way back to himself.

    This fic follows the events of ME2 and ME3, plus a lot of original post-ending chapters.

    Feel free to drop comments!

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    A collection of Mass Effect drabbles for this year's Fictober. Tags are updated as we go!

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    A list of fluff prompts from the Flufftober 2021 Tumblr blog! Both Mass Effect AU and Fallout can be found here, but the central pairing is the same with Em and Mac! Here for all your fluffy needs!

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    Miranda Lawson has done it before, so she can surely do it again.
    The Alliance found a lot of leftover tech in the Citadel and at least one relic has Miranda's attention. She has a working theory, and if she's right, her friend, Jane Shepard, isn't done with this life.

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    They’re inching towards the final battle and Shepard and Garrus are making arrangements in the likely event they do not survive. Even if they can’t save themselves, they may be able to save Garrus’ family…

    Then, seriously wounded during the battle, they’re separated by light years, unsure if the other has survived. They fight to survive, not knowing whether their partner lives or is waiting for them at the bar.

    A story spanning from the final weeks before London to the first years after the end of the war.

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    Kaidan's finally back on the Normandy after the Cerberus coup attempt. Dealing with his ex-girlfriend, her turian lover, and the Cerberus robot that almost killed him would have been a challenge, if it wasn't for a pleasant distraction in the form of shuttle pilot Steve Cortez. Steve is finally opening up to the possibility of new friendships, or even love, despite still grieving the loss of his husband.

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    Part two of three: Our dynamic duo boards the Normandy and begins training with the crew you know and love -- who quickly realizes there is more going on here than mere collegial cooperation.
    Original story and characters based on the Mass Effect game series.
    Rated M for adult language, themes and/or suggestions.
    New chapter posted ~Monday nights -- would love reviews, comments, critiques, suggestions.

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    Commander Jane Shepard meets a Turian C-Sec Detective who leaves her swooning. Amid a galactic war, she's thinking of everyone but herself. He decides to remind her of her value in every imaginable way.

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    Shepard rejects the Catalyst's curated options. When the apparent ghost of Legion comes to her aid, she entrusts both the galaxy's fate--and her own--to him. She is rewarded with a life where she kept her promise to Garrus. Yet questions persist regarding the Crucible; finding the answers will require fighting Terra Prima fascists, reconnecting the Geth Consensus, and (maybe) getting married.

    "Remember, Shepard-Commander: The first thing a god masters is herself."

    A post-ME3 story exploring new mysteries, domestic life, disability, and romance for Shepard. Established Shakarian love builds to Shalibrations throuple once Tali moves in with her favorite human and turian on the Citadel. Various Normandy Ensemble appearances.

    *Now featuring art by Alan M. Capes (seealandraw) [Ch.7] and The Pixel Agora (thepixelagora) [Ch.11]

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    What is left when the ashes fall? Who is there to pick up the pieces? Are some burdens too much for any one person to bear?

    The Crucible was activated. The choice rippled through the galaxy. And now, with the Reapers defeated at last, the ones left standing must face the aftermath of fallen nations and toppled civilizations. They all knew the outcome, but so few were truly ready to face the consequences of what survival truly meant.

    Set directly following the ending of ME3, this dual-POV fic explores grief, love, and healing between Garrus, Shepard, and the galaxy at large.

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    Elizabeth Shepard, the Earthborn, mostly-Paragon, biotic, misfit heroine of The Null Room and The Passage finally returns to Headquarters (from her gangland tour of the North American continent) just in time to say hello to the Reaper Invasion.

    might go without saying, but the state of Shepard's and Vega's relationship (not to mention the state of the Normandy, etc) won't make sense if you haven't read The Null Room and The Passage. there's also a decent amount of Shepard/Alenko angst, lingering in the background like swamp gas about to erupt at any moment.

    this fanfiction has an entire recorded playthrough where you can watch the game being played, running in tandem with the story, including a ton of editing to construct some scenes that don't exist in the general game (but, I argue, could.) links in every chapter.

    chapter count subject to change. void where prohibited. please avoid operating large machinery when reading this fic.

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    Following the events of the Reaper War, Garrus Vakarian has taken command of the Normandy; everyone seems ready to move forward and forge a new path, but not Garrus. He hasn't given up on the love of his life: Commander Shepard. He will do whatever it takes to find her.

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    The necessities, the demands, and the endless pressure that is war finally crack the foundation that is Commander Shepard. Forced to face his demons, John is reminded once again that the people he fights for are willing to defend him, even from himself.

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    Total war demands victory at any cost.

    After the destruction of the Bahak System, Emilia Shepard returns home just in time for the Reaper invasion. The galaxy finds itself in a race against time: win the war before there's no one left to fight.

    ME3, canon-divergent with a focus on milscifi and off-screen moments, multiple POVs, paragade Shepard.

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    Lieutenant Commander Raelyn Jane Shepard's time in space has lasted a lifetime. Now looking down the barrel of extinction, what led her to this point? How did it come to this? With her trusted crew, her lover, and the fate of the Galaxy in her hands, will she prevail?

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    Was it fate or destiny that brought him to where he was now? Was it fate that brought him to Elysium? Was it fate that brought him to the Normandy? Was it destiny that brought him to beat Saren and the Collectors? And perhaps the most common question: was it his destiny to have defeated the Reapers and saved the galaxy? Or was it just a matter of fately steps that led him to that course? These were the questions the galaxy asked after the day was won. Those were the questions the eternally grateful galaxy asked after Commander Shepard disappeared.

    After Shepard saves the galaxy from the Reapers, he is somehow thrown into the world of Thedas. There he finds a new world’s growing list of problems. Instead of sitting out this one, he charges into battle in order to help out his new allies and do his part in saving this new world of aliens and monsters. Who knew he’d have to save the world yet again? That is, if he doesn’t get killed by magic or dragons or whatever the hell that giant hole in the sky is. Garrus sure owes him that drink.

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    Let them call me a savior...or a butcher. Let the galaxy over rally at my name, if they must. Let me be carved in stone and only the best of my words remembered. Let them immolate me and erase my existence. Let them take whatever they need because I...I can't give anymore.
    Sequel to "This Side of Yesterday" and "This Side of Tomorrow" - A retelling of ME3 through the eyes of Liara T'Soni, as wrapped in a story set centuries after the Reaper War's ending. First and third person POVs.

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    Dana and Liara's first child is almost due. But Shepard is stuck on Earth and trying to get home while the political scene on Thessia grows worse by the day. Happily, Ashley and the crew of the Normandy come the rescue. But can they get back to Thessia before political turmoil explodes?

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    The war is over, the galaxy saved, thousands of souls spared. And now they must learn to live in the wreckage. How do you mourn a woman who became a god? How do you grieve when she never really died? Ximena Shepard sacrificed herself to control the reapers, and now Kaidan Alenko is stuck knowing the love of his life is out there, just out of his reach. His one saving grace is the little girl who came out of all of this mess, his daughter, Valeria Alenko.

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    Snapshots of Kaidan Alenko trying to be a good dad

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    When dust settles and things return to the new normal, minds turn to those we've lost along the way and the absence of those we've held close to our heart is felt ever more acutely.
    Until a new message arrives and changes everything...

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