Shepard chose to destroy Sovereign. The Council then declared war on the SA for that betrayal. The Humans tried to fight but it was a losing battle. Subjugation leading to extinction was not acceptable for making the hard military decision so the Humans chose another path and made a deal with the Reapers. The galaxy and the Cycle would never be the same. AU Eternity beckons.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 162 - Words: 1,180,028 - Reviews: 4464 - Favs: 1,368 - Follows: 1,400 - Updated: 10/10 - Published: 10/10/2016 - Ashley W., Illusive Man, Harbinger, Shepard (M) - Complete