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The Normandy Saga: To Defy Death
by MakoGT reviews
In a surprise attack on the SSV Normandy, The First Human Spectre, Commander Shepard, was killed. Leaving his crew heartbroken and lost. With his death, the Galaxy allowed the threat of the reapers slip from memory. Restored to life by sworn enemies, the Commander begins the fight anew. Tali'Zorah/MShep romance. Slow burn. M for language, gore, more. Cover art by Palavenmoons
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 76 - Words: 352,616 - Reviews: 429 - Favs: 302 - Follows: 347 - Updated: 1/14 - Published: 7/16/2018 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah]
Love between Engineers: The Journey Continues
by OnlyCharly reviews
With Sovereign defeated, the galaxy can rest, but only for a moment, as the Reapers still lurk the borders of the galaxy. Among the Normandy crew, two souls grew close with each other, but before they could join as one, an unknown enemy separated them, claiming the life of one, leaving the other sunk in grief... or so they thought.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 59,072 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 12/25/2020 - Published: 7/20/2020 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard]
A Gift from the Ancestors: Book 2
by Gambit84 reviews
The effects of John and Tali's decisions are felt across the universe. As the next generation begins their adult lives, a new threat emerges from the depths of space and time. New friends will be found as old relationships are tested The galaxy once again will find itself on the edge of annihilation with a Shepard to lead them to salvation or destruction.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 103,587 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/23/2020 - Published: 12/11/2019 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard, OC
Mass Effect: The Great War
by Mister Smallville reviews
The Citadel Council and the Turian Hierarchy has been at war for a good half of a century. Eager to break the stalemate, The Hierarchy seeks out a new ally in a rising Systems Alliance, bringing the war back to full speed. The Alliance now goes through it's trial by fire, as it emerges from obscurity into the galactic stage. (AU no Krogan Rebellions/First Contact Wars)
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 47 - Words: 144,439 - Reviews: 333 - Favs: 498 - Follows: 697 - Updated: 12/21/2020 - Published: 1/25/2017
War in the Galaxy
by SolitariusLupus reviews
Commander Shepard: the 'Lion of Elysium', the 'Survivor of Akuze', and the 'Maniac of Torfan'; humanity's first Spectre. Will this be enough to combat the Reapers? Can Shepard piece together a team to fight this galactic threat? General development of characters, with plenty of action scenes. Shepard and Tali relationship.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 208,659 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 12/1/2020 - Published: 11/19/2013 - Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
ME2: Getting up Again and Tales to Astonish
by axismundix reviews
After more than two years, John Shepard is resurrected to find a much changed galaxy. His crew is scattered to the winds, and he is in the hands of the terrorist organization Cerberus. And now is asked to do the impossible. Again. Meanwhile, Jane Shepard, given command of the Alliance Corsairs, is working behind the scenes to prepare for the imminent Reaper threat. Tali/Shepard Rom
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 84 - Words: 337,854 - Reviews: 452 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 241 - Updated: 11/30/2020 - Published: 11/23/2017 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] J. Garson, Garrus V.
by Vindicator Vagabond reviews
A requested story. Tali'Zorah was not sure how she felt about her Commander during their fight against Saren, but when she made up her mind, he was already gone. After two years of that trauma keeping her couped up in the Flotilla, she finally decides to take on a mission. And who should appear but John Shepard? Covers ME2.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 33,254 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 10/20/2020 - Published: 12/29/2019 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Garrus V.
The End of Dawn
by Narcrotic reviews
John Shepard is gone. The Normandy is destroyed. Her life as a pilgrim in shambles, she returns home, a shell of who she once was. The coming years will prove to be difficult. Maybe even impossible. Sequel to The Fall of Normandy. Tali/Shepard Pairing. Mature content.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 87 - Words: 385,865 - Reviews: 670 - Favs: 429 - Follows: 531 - Updated: 6/4/2020 - Published: 8/15/2011 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Garrus V., OC
by Keryl Raist reviews
This is the third book in the Tao-of-The-Force-verse series. If you haven't read Tension/Balance or Rumors/Gossip, it's not going to make a lick of sense. If you have... We're starting off right where we left off. The First Year parties are ending, the Order is coming into it's own, and Rey and Kylo...
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 71 - Words: 779,789 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 5/9/2020 - Published: 12/22/2018 - Poe D., Rey, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, Rose T.
The Time For Peace
by Vacant Voice reviews
Shepard and Tali fight to save the galaxy, but mostly to see each other again. To return to each other and find peace in the aftermath of the reaper battle. But nothing is ever that easy. Rated M to be safe. Moderate to high amount of mild language, potential small amount of severe language. No graphic sexual content.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 176,562 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 3/19/2020 - Published: 5/20/2017 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard
The Bond That Ties Us
by moontear-Vash's Girl reviews
TLJ: spoilers! Two weeks after TLJ, Rey finds herself on an old Rebel base, trying to protect herself with the Force-but Kylo Ren finds a way to break through.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 123 - Words: 283,488 - Reviews: 1563 - Favs: 1,099 - Follows: 1,478 - Updated: 3/6/2020 - Published: 12/16/2017 - Rey, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo
by RedCenturionG reviews
Shepard just wants to retire and live a happy life with the person he loves: he feels that he's earned that. But the galaxy is not done with him yet, and the new threat on the horizon comes from an unlikely source: Shepard himself.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 18 - Words: 414,953 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 11/10/2019 - Published: 7/10/2018 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] [Garrus V., Kasumi G.]
A Gift from the Ancestors: A Mass Effect Story
by Gambit84 reviews
A galactic love story that takes us from the events of the original trilogy into the future. While the primary focus is on Shepard and Tali, there will be times when other stories are brought into the front. Some of this will be canon, some my own creation. This is my first attempt at writing fan fiction so I hope it turns out okay.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 157,380 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 10/29/2019 - Published: 8/1/2018 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Falling for the Enemy
by moontear-Vash's Girl reviews
Rey works the pit crew for the exotic racer Ben Solo, also known as the Crown Prince of Alderaan. It's her third day on the job, and she's ready to throttle the man. No one's ever told him no before, and it shows. Rey figures it's time for someone to put him in his place. But nothing ever goes as planned.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 52 - Words: 121,771 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 10/11/2019 - Published: 6/13/2018 - Rey, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo
by Keryl Raist reviews
The sequel to Tension/Balance. Kylo and Rey have found their gray, and now it's time to do something with it. Building a relationship, a new understanding of the Force, and a new Order. The past is dying, and the future's uncertain, but they're moving together toward it.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 64 - Words: 420,856 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 2/9/2019 - Published: 3/19/2018 - Finn, Poe D., Rey, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo - Complete
The Unspoken Betrayal
by DangerTaylor reviews
Five hundred and twenty seven days after Crait, Rey stands in her quarters on Dantooine and curses the Force. How had it come to this? She had told so many lies that if the truth were to come out, she would be lost to both sides of the war. Rey thought she had a plan, thought she found her place, created a family, but that was all before the unspoken betrayal tore her apart.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 41 - Words: 191,845 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 1/17/2019 - Published: 9/30/2018 - Rey, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo - Complete
Mass Effect 4 Awakening
by jamespaczer1992gmail reviews
Tali romance This story braves the hard to solve ending of ME3 Shepard wakes up aboard the semi dead Reaper in ME2 Things are different Legion and the Geth are different But Shepard must still defeat the Reapers Learn the exact origins of the Geth Watch as Cerberus raises tension with other races And gaze in awe at the galaxy shattering end following the destruction of the Reapers
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 62 - Words: 475,969 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 5/22/2018 - Published: 3/26/2013 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Legion, Shepard
by LT Ashler reviews
Shepard searches for an answer to the Galaxy's greatest threat, and it may come from a source as old as the conduit... M for Strong Graphic Violence, Brief Language, Thematic Elements, Ideologically sensitive material. Tali/MShep
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 55 - Words: 136,303 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 2/28/2018 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
The Queen of the Boy Scouts
by DarkDanny reviews
She should have died long ago. Killed by the Reapers, or by Cerberus, or by any two bit pirate or law enforcement agency. While Jack had anticipated a short violent life; she never quite planned for the life she now lived. Where she somehow survived and found something she quietly always wanted: A family of her own and relative peace. Stupid, sexy, destiny altering, boy scout...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,635 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 12/7/2017 - Published: 8/25/2017 - [Jack, Shepard] Miranda L., OC
A Quarian's Tale: Beginnings
by Killerpossum reviews
Even in her wildest dreams, Tali never expected her pilgrimage to go like this. Trying to save the galaxy, falling in love with a human, fighting geth at every turn...it sounds like a movie. She just hopes this one has a good ending. Covers a budding romance between Tali and Shepard during the hunt for Saren.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 107,283 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 246 - Follows: 216 - Updated: 9/22/2017 - Published: 3/18/2017 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] - Complete
The Fall of Normandy
by Narcrotic reviews
They survived Sovereign, Saren, and an army of geth. When the Normandy returns to the far reaches of the galaxy, they come across a nightmare best lived in tales. Stranded and against the Collectors, they fight for life. And each other. Tali/Shepard Pairing. AU. Intro to Dark Matter Theory. New approach to Collectors. Prequel to The End of Dawn.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 79,278 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 3/4/2017 - Published: 11/3/2012 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Garrus V., Liara T'Soni - Complete
Just Follow Your Heart
by KingN7 reviews
The ultimate battle for the fate of the galaxy! One Commander controls the destiny of everything he has ever known & would rather die than see it destroyed. A re-envisioned look at ME3's ending and what happens to the galaxy afterwards. This is written primarily in Shepard's POV, but other characters have moments of their own. Tali-Shepard pairing, & more later on.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 73,098 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 10/6/2016 - Published: 10/4/2013 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Garrus V., Liara T'Soni - Complete
For Tomorrow We Die
by ElectricZ reviews
ME2- After surviving the Omega Four Relay mission, the Normandy returns to find the galaxy in political turmoil. Cerberus has been exposed, humanity has lost its council seat, and the geth offer a peace that no one seems to desire. To complicate matters, the Reapers are coming. Most characters present. AU as it invalidates Mass Effect 3. Alternate ending begins chapter 71.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 74 - Words: 338,890 - Reviews: 957 - Favs: 880 - Follows: 700 - Updated: 12/15/2015 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Legion, Shepard, Garrus V. - Complete
Mass Effect: Beauty and the Beast (Full version: Over 200 chapters)
by ClanofHeroesandHeroines reviews
As Shepard and his whole crew come together to fight the biggest threat ever to live, they must find a way to overcome the fear. This will cover everything that is major and will have war assets to ME3 (Mass Effect 3) game. There are some twists. Also, leave a review with a suggestion. I gladly will like that. "Windows are structural weaknesses, Geth do not use them."
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 116 - Words: 264,720 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 4/30/2015 - Published: 11/28/2014 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] OC
by Jack Trader reviews
Once upon a time a dashing N7 Commander ran into a dark and scary alley to rescue a young Quarian girl who just happened to have really valuable information he needed. He had no idea who he was about to meet, and what impact she would have on the rest of his life. A comic romance which spans all three games and beyond.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 364,295 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 7/5/2014 - Published: 5/23/2014 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
by Galaxy fiction reviews
The war with the Reapers is over, Tali and Shepard have moved to Rannoch to pursue a long overdue life of bliss and happiness. However when Xen's interest in the Geth is piqued to new levels, they are both called back into action to stop the threat, and the risk of a new morning war. A tale of love, loss and action, all based around the Commander and his beloved Quarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 64,091 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 5/6/2014 - Published: 3/26/2014 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Daro'Xen
by AssaultSloth reviews
Flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. A companion to ME2 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 33 - Words: 535,038 - Reviews: 928 - Favs: 1,133 - Follows: 782 - Updated: 4/30/2014 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Shepard, Garrus V., Miranda L., Tali'Zorah - Complete
Mass Effect Pathways
by TheWerdna reviews
Twenty-four years have passed since the Reaper War, and now Ria'Shepard, the adopted daughter of Shepard and Tali, sets off for her pilgrimage. Meanwhile a old enemy reemerges, forcing Shepard to take on his first Spectre assignment in five years to stop them. As both become embroiled in a conflict to control an ancient weapon, can either Shepard hope to save the galaxy once more.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 262,328 - Reviews: 587 - Favs: 216 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 3/29/2014 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Mass Effect: The First War
by ProfFartBurger reviews
The Prothean Ruins weren't. They contained little more than mentionings of an Alien Society; as a result, humanity develops on a completely different path than what was intended, and when first contact is made not with the Turians, but a desperate, destitute race viewed as beggars and thieves, how will this dying race change Humanity? And how will Humanity change the Galaxy? *A/U!*
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 22 - Words: 200,906 - Reviews: 1878 - Favs: 3,791 - Follows: 2,749 - Updated: 1/12/2014 - Published: 1/26/2013 - OC - Complete
Mass Effect - Reflections
by Praetus reviews
The galaxy is recovering in the wake of the Reaper war - nearly a year has passed and Commander Shepard awakens to a universe changed and teetering on the brink of uncertainty. Old friends have drifted and alliances are being redrawn. Can he find hope amidst the rubble or will everything that he built be crushed in another war?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 59,154 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 11/22/2013 - Published: 11/12/2013 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] [Garrus V., Kasumi G.] - Complete
One thing at a time
by CPT Admen reviews
a one shot in a separate universe from my other fics. Enjoy!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,858 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/25/2013 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
by Full-Paragon reviews
In her twilight years, Tali is interviewed and tells the story of her life, and the man she would love. Focuses on Tali, and her relationships with the Normandy's crew, as well as the destiny of her people and the geth. Contains language, violence, romance, religion and spoilers. Officially AU now. Updates every four days, rain, shine or apocalypse!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 72 - Words: 278,088 - Reviews: 1340 - Favs: 533 - Follows: 536 - Updated: 7/19/2013 - Published: 7/28/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard
Come What May
by Erased In Flame reviews
A young quarian pilgrim, Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, joins up with the legendary Commander Shepard. As the adventure continues, Tali can't shake off the feelings that she has for Shepard. He would never like her more than a friend... or would he? My first fanfic. Does NOT follow canon for the MAJORITY of the story.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 135,796 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 5/1/2013 - Published: 8/18/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Wings Of Fire
by Bahoogasmif reviews
Commander Shepard awakes amongst the ruins of the citadel, and is finally on the verge of that happily ever after he so desperately sought.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 110,846 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 492 - Follows: 316 - Updated: 10/26/2012 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
Nihil Aliud Refert Nothing Else Matters
by GrimOne reviews
Covers from end of LotSB to ME3 start including Arrival. Shepard is trying to get everyone ready for the Reapers and then it all goes bad. Going through and correcting chapters now, final chapter up. *R/R* please. Rated M for ALL M entails. Shep M /Tali and other pairs,OC
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 100 - Words: 334,576 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 9/24/2012 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
Mass Effect: Imprints, Instincts, and Memories
by Diabo reviews
Project Lazarus has failed. Cerberus believed that they could rebuild Shepard, take his body and recreate the man. Memories are impossible to recreate. But are all of his memories really gone, destroyed, or merely under the surface? Not one bit canon
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,780 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 6/11/2012 - Published: 1/25/2012 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah
Mass Effect: The Calm Before The Storm
by Mozer121 reviews
Having destroyed the Collector base in the galactic core, Shepard now focuses on furthering his relationship with Tali'Zorah. Unknown to them however, an old evil lurks in the darkness, waiting to pursue its revenge. M for violence, language, s-themes
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 54 - Words: 150,422 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 5/13/2012 - Published: 10/6/2010 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah
The Darkest Night
by venomRED reviews
Commander Shepard has been killed in a surprise attack on the Normandy. While Cerberus rebuilds him, the members of his crew attempt to move on. A bridge piece between ME1 and ME2 following the SR1 crew. Rated M for language/violence/adult content
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 106,555 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 380 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 10/23/2011 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
by Tairis Deamhan reviews
Mass Effect 2 novelization, the life of one spectre that's seen more than his share of the galaxy's dark side. If you've already died once the question becomes what's worth living for? It's the question that will have to be answered to save a galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 37 - Words: 260,290 - Reviews: 432 - Favs: 1,184 - Follows: 455 - Updated: 3/11/2011 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
by Miraza reviews
The Reapers are dead, Shepard and Tali were just married, and they're already on their honeymoon. It's a romance, it's rated M, and it starts with their wedding night.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 41,849 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 309 - Follows: 233 - Updated: 1/27/2011 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard
Snake in the Mud
by FsDxRAGE reviews
The Patrol takes place right after the events of Mass Effect. It's from Tali's point of view and develops her feelings towards Shepard, but the crew is interrupted by a mysterious scan the Normandy gets. Snake in the Mud is the continuation of The Patrol.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 61,127 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/25/2010 - Published: 3/17/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete