|New Vegas Effect
Author: Ranger-A13 PM
A strange cosmic event causes the Normandy to travel to a parallel universe, where they arrive on Earth, in the year 2281, in the Mojave Wasteland.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Courier & Shepard (M) - Chapters: 12 - Words: 22,288 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 03-26-13 - Published: 03-17-12 - id: 7933083
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I do not own the Mass Effect Series or the Fallout Series.
Joker was sitting in the pilot's seat, looking at some reading, while he spoke to EDI, "I don't know why the Commander wants to explore this system, but what he says goes and I follow his orders."
"I am simply stating that there have been several reports of celestial phenomena, and therefore, we must be careful where the Normandy goes."
Joker shook his head, "The Normandy survived the attack against the Collector Base. I'm pretty sure she can handle almost anything thrown at her."
EDI did not respond, knowing fully well that Joker would not take anything too seriously. Her lack of response was welcoming to Joker. He knew that she was simply being careful, but sometimes her protectiveness got on his nerves. However, he did feel a sense of foreboding, as the Normandy slowly made its way around blue gas giant, like something was waiting for them.
John Shepard was in his room, the Captain's Cabin, sitting at his private terminal as he thought over all the recent events. The trip, through the Omega-4 Relay, to the Collector Base had been a daunting experience. Learning what and why the Collectors had kidnapped humans, fighting them and a human reaper, then escaping just in time before they were killed. The thing that worried him most however was if his decision to destroy the base, instead of handing it over to Cerberus, had been a good choice. He didn't really like Cerberus. They had good intentions, just bad ways of achieving them. That base had information and technology that could give the Alliance and Citadel Council an edge over the reapers.
His concentration was interrupted as he felt the Normandy beginning to tremble. A few seconds later, Joker's voice cave over the intercom, "Commander! We've got a situation!"
Shepard didn't need any explanation. He could tell, from Joker's tone, that something serious was happening.
EDI had been right to be cautious, and now Joker was regretting for not taking her advice. Just moments ago they had rounded the planet and saw what lay hidden behind it. What Joker saw was hard to describe. Dust, asteroids, and other space junk were orbiting around an unseen area. An area that seemed distorted and blurred, as if the light were hitting it wrong. Joker knew what it was, one of the most dangerous forces in the universe, a black hole.
Joker had tried to stop and turn the Normandy around, but he was too late, they were now in the black hole's orbit. Shepard came up from behind, "What's going on Joker?"
"It's a black hole Commander. We're caught in its orbit. I tried to turn and leave but it was too late. Now I'm having difficulty controlling the Normandy."
Shepard tensed as he felt the Normandy shake violently, as debris pounded the hull of the ship. Joker's hand flew with lighting speed as he tried in vain to get them out of their current dilemma.
Normandy's kinetic barriers down to 70%. Engines unresponsive."
"God dammit!" Cursed Joker, "Commander, the solar radiation had gamma rays have shut down the engines. I can't get us out of here."
Shepard was speechless. He did not know what to do. If both EDI and Joker said they were unable to escape, then he knew it had to be true.
"Commander, what should we do?" Asked Joker, this time with a hint a fear audible in his voice.
Normandy has entered the event horizon. Kinetic barriers down to 30%. Multiple systems going offline." Suddenly, Shepard felt a sensation of weightlessness, even thought he was standing on the deck, along with a feeling of being stretched. It was odd, time seemed to slow down and sound deafened. He stumbled to his left as the Normandy trembled once more, then a buzzing sound entered his head as his vision began to dim. The last thing he saw, as he looked out of the window, was a swirling tunnel of white light, before he lost consciousness.