Chapter 5

Hey readers. This is going to be the last chapter of 'Fate'. I may or may not continue it to ME3. The ending is rushed, and I apologize. I can't really focus on the story due to the others, and again, I'm sorry. I hope I make it up with the other Fanfics.

The human proto-reaper roared as the eyes and it's body was on fire. It lifted its arm and slammed down on the platform that Ben, Kasumi, and Thane was on.

The Thief lost her balance, and she ended up sliding down. Ben jumped after her, and Thane ended up losing his as well.

"Kasumi!" He yelled, sliding down with her, holding his hand out.

She flipped around and reached for Ben's hand. Just before she slid off, she grasped his hand, and she hung there.

"Don't let go!" Ben told her.

"I won't!" She replied.

He looked to the side to see a flying platform come flying at them.

"Oh...Shit...!" We're the last two words that came out of his mouth.


Ben groaned as awoke. He looked, lifted a large piece of debris off of him, and threw it aside. He got up and saw Thane pinned by a similar piece while on the edge. He rushed over to heft the debris off of the Drell. Thane flipped over and saw him, nodding,

"I'm fine," he said to Ben.

He nodded, then turned to look for Kasumi, she was pinned as well.

The Commander went over and lifted the piece off of her and threw it aside.

"Kasumi! Are you ok?" He asked.

"I'm alright, thanks for asking," she said as he helped her up.

"Commander, I don't mean to rush you, but you need to get out of there!" Joker said through the radio.

"Roger, we're on our way!" Ben said, pushing Kasumi ahead.

He was behind Thane and Kasumi as they took off for the Normandy. On the way there, Ben looked to the right and saw several collectors aiming their weapons at him, he ran off.

He was running as Kasumi and Thane climbed a ramp leading up to the Normandy. Ben was at the bottom, he looked behind to see more collectors on his tail, he quickened his pace up the ramp. He tripped and fell onto the hard floor from being shot in the back, he felt his shield modules sizzle and fry, as well as his medi-gel systems, he felt a warm liquid on his back.

"Ben!" Kasumi yelled out, shooting a collector as Thane sniped and Joker shooting.

"Fuck," he muttered, running as he stumbled. Pain shooting across his back.

He ran to the top. Ignoring the hurt it brought him. Part of the ramp fell away.

Time seemed to slow as Kasumi watched while Ben took a leap of faith across the gap to the Normandy. Her heart was beating faster and faster as he got closer, it looked like he wasn't going to make it.

But, she was glad she was wrong as he grasped the edge of the floor. She quickly got to his side to heft him up.

"EDI! Get us out of here!" Joker said, entering the ship after the airlock closed, then getting into his seat.

"I need to get to Dr. Chakwas," Ben said, wincing from the pain in his back.

"Come on, I'll help you," Kasumi said to him, lifting his arm over her head to support.

Ben and Kasumi entered the Med-bay, Doctor Chakwas stood up alarmed, she followed them to a medical bed.

"What happened?" She asked.

"I was shot in the back, Doc. I was needing your help to heal since it fried my shields and Medi-gel," Ben said to her.

The ship shook violently as the Collector Home-world was gone.

The three heard cheering.

Ben chuckled.

"Ok, Well, first off, you'll need to take off your armor," she said as she dispensed Medi-gel to him.

"I'll be outside waiting," Kasumi said, giving Ben a kiss on the cheek.

"I will be out soon," Ben replied as she neared the door, hopping off the bed.

Dr. Chakwas activated her Omni-Tool to darken the Med-bay windows, then turned away to allow Benjamin some privacy.

He took off his weapons, his helmet, his gauntlets, his boots, his greaves, then his torso armor. He was left with his boxers. He got up onto the bed with his back up.

"Alright, Doc, I'm ready," Ben said.

Kasumi looked up to see Ben walking out in only his cargo pants with bandage around him from his torso to the top of his stomach. Revealing the muscles on his slim body.

She licked her lips when he saw her, he raised an eyebrow,

"Like what you see?" He asked, laying back a little.

"Maybe," she said with a grin.

"Oh Spirits, Shepard, get some clothes on!" Garrus said, lifting his arms to cover his eyes.

"What? It ain't that bad, Garrus," Ben said to the Turian, grinning.

Garrus looked at him as he walked up next to Kasumi, who was sitting at the mess hall table.

"I thought a naked Volus was bad," Garrus said to him with a grin.

Ben and Kasumi laughed,

"You haven't seen a elcor, yet," Kasumi told him.

Ben looked at her, "And you have?"

"No, but I can imagine," she replied.

"Imagination kills," Garrus said to her.

Ben laughed again, Kasumi joined in.

"He's got a point," Ben said to Kasumi.

"Yeah, he does," Kasumi said.

"Alright, I need to go rest, my back's killing me, and I deserve it," Ben said, about to walk off.

Kasumi got up and over to him.

She traced her fingers along his jaw, "You do, I'll keep an eye on the ship while you're asleep," she said to him, supplies with a smile.

He smiled back, "you'll do that?"

She nodded, "M-hm,"

He gave her a quick peck on the lips, "Thank you, I won't be long,"

"Oh, Take your time, you got some free time," she said to him.

He nodded, "I'll see you when I wake, then."

She nodded back, then spanked him, "Now, go get in the bed."

"Yes Ma'am," Ben said with smile, heading to the elevator.

Ben hit the bed with full force as he landed back. It hurt, but, boy, was it worth it. He has never felt more comfortable than he has before. Sleep quickly took him.

And there's the ending for this one.

I have two new ideas, and I hope they will make up for the quick shut-down of this Fanfic. An Ending is better than an unfinished story, right?

Thanks for reading!