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Author has written 22 stories for Mass Effect.

I tend to write a lot more thesis papers and free form poetry than stories, but the Mass Effect universe has sucked me in. It's been over 10 years since I wrote fanfic, so I'm a bit rusty. These stories are meant for amusement or to get the story-loop running through my brain down on paper or .doc files as the case may be. Either way, enjoy!

All my Mass Effect stories are based around my fem!Shep, Rachel, earth-born/sole survivor. Though all one-shots, they are interlinked by her. Author's notes are added to explain what might not be common knowledge to readers, but always feel free to ask if still confused.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I have explained this in the fic 'A Side Note', but I feel it needs to be placed here as well. I (and my character) write G-d with a dash because I follow the belief that, if there is a possibility the word can be defaced or discarded, I cannot write the word in full. Nor would my character miraculously do so, nor would she suddenly change her voice or, more importantly, her beliefs. I truly do not wish to get into theological debates with anyone over this. It is not my intention or desire for my (and my character's) religion to become an issue with you, the reader. I didn't even realise it would be a hot topic to begin with. So, if you feel that this takes away from the stories or if it bothers you in some way, please refrain from reading my stories, PMing me about it, or leaving reviews that have nothing to do with either my stories or my writing style but rather my (and my character's) religious beliefs. Thank you.

Art created by the amazing Zweihand at LiveJournal.

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Sound the Clarion by Amber Penglass reviews
In the chaos of the ongoing First Contact War, the Alliance is contacted by a resistence cell comprised of captured humans on Palaven, and Shepard is drafted for a covert mission to make contact. Her cover lands her where? The Vakarian household, of course. Shepard/Garrus, AU.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 153,271 - Reviews: 816 - Favs: 812 - Follows: 943 - Updated: 5/7 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Come Home by flippedeclipse reviews
Sometimes the weight of a thousand worlds is too much to bear, even for Shepard. Rated M for a reason.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,755 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/30/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Good Morning, Mrs Verner! by skybound2 reviews
There are four words that Shepard never thought she'd hear strung together in a sentence and directed at her, four words that will forever make her flee in panic and if she never hears them again it'll be too soon: "Good Morning, Mrs. Verner!"
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,158 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/19/2012 - Shepard (F), Conrad V. - Complete
How Fornax Changed My Life by kiwibliss reviews
Shepard comes to grips with the realities of a romantic relationship with a member of her team. Fornax serves double duty as a relationship aid, though not always in the obvious sense.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 46,800 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 283 - Follows: 293 - Updated: 3/23/2012 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K.
Trajectories: Histories, Secrets, Possibilities by Fever Dream reviews
A collection of stories, each tale mapping out the inner life of a compelling character from the ME series. Varying lengths & genres. Shipping, dark themes & strong language. Same canonical universe as my fic, "Invictus". Latest installment: Garrus
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 17 - Words: 53,435 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/19/2011 - Published: 7/20/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F), Mordin S., Miranda L.
Nobody Wants Reality by Empire of Dust reviews
Vignettes who have no other place than this.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 5,703 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/28/2011 - Published: 8/25/2010 - Shepard (F), Kelly C.
On the Eve of Battle by Celestially reviews
In the hours leading up to Ilos, Garrus attempts to combat silence with conversation, and Shepard takes this opportunity to teach Garrus one last lesson. - Garrus and Fem!Shep friendship with a hint of something more.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,595 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/21/2011 - Published: 1/19/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Timeless to Me by LunaMax1214 reviews
COMPLETE. The MK fill that just wouldn't die. Garrus is feeling insecure. Can his commander help him find his confidence again? FemShep/Garrus. Note: M rating for sexual situations, nudity, and language. Probably NSFW.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,757 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 11/19/2010 - Published: 11/17/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Garrus Vakarian list by LockDown reviews
People stuck on ships have to come up with ways to entertain themselves. Here is one such means of entertainment from the Normandy crew about our favorite Turian. G/T and J/EDI if you squint.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 13,063 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 10/30/2010 - Published: 3/8/2010 - [Garrus V., Tali'Zorah] - Complete
Superstar by Ananthous reviews
So I may have developed some trust issues over the years. And, yes, maybe worse. Try and blame me.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,837 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Deleted Scenes by Thessili reviews
A number of scenes that live within the universe of my main Mass Effect story 'If You Need Me', Garrus & Shepard pairing. From varying points of view, depending on the chapter. Not necessarily in chronological order.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 27 - Words: 51,684 - Reviews: 414 - Favs: 254 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 7/23/2010 - Published: 4/10/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Invictus by Fever Dream reviews
Jillian Shepard travels to Palaven in an attempt to convince the Primarchs of the Turian Hierarchy that the Reaper threat is real. However, after a PR disaster concerning her unconventional personal life, complications and cross-cultural conflicts arise.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 89,571 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 7/12/2010 - Published: 5/12/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
A Life Apart by fondleaf reviews
He knows that one day this may end, that she may find something more permanent, or he will. Femshep/Garrus, written for the masskink meme on LiveJournal.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,841 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Confessions and Lamentations by Selkit reviews
Squadmates, friends and acquaintances react, in their own words, to the new turn in Garrus and Shepard's relationship. Because everybody's got an opinion. Fem!Shepard/Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,181 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 5/20/2010 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
If You Need Me by Thessili reviews
Commander Jane Shepard has been gone for two years and everyone she had known has moved on. When even Kaidan lets her down, her old friend Garrus is still there, standing by her side.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 95,954 - Reviews: 668 - Favs: 857 - Follows: 299 - Updated: 4/1/2010 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
A Trail a Mile Wide by Heuksal reviews
Shepard didn't get much of a chance to celebrate after ruining Sovereign's day, and the SR2's crew could really use a break after the end of ME2. Minor postgame spoilers, Femshep and Garrus, mostly dialog, gratuitous nerdy in-jokes.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,685 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 484 - Follows: 52 - Published: 2/12/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Role Models by Cogitoergosumsolus reviews
Exploration of the power relationship between Femshep and Alenko. NSFW
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,712 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 22 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
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You Say It's My Birthday reviews
Commander Rachel Shepard finally asks Miranda Lawson a few questions regarding her resurrection. LotSB spoilers. Rated for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,163 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/20/2010 - Shepard (F), Miranda L. - Complete
The Shepard Files reviews
If the Shadow Broker has a dossier on Commander Rachel Shepard, it would look something like this. Rated for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 727 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/13/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Night Owls reviews
Samara finds Commander Rachel Shepard's reluctance to hunt down Morinth unsettling, whilst the Commander struggles with the morality of the mission and reflections on her earth-born past. Luckily, Garrus Vakarian is always there if she needs him.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,472 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Bedtime Stories reviews
Commander Rachel Shepard and Garrus Vakarian trade their favourite 'war story' books, but discover that whilst they might be very compatible, their ideas of a good book are not. Rated for suggestive imagery.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,836 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/25/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Day of Atonement reviews
Commander Rachel Shepard comes to terms with her resurrection and tries to find it within herself to forgive Cerberus and accept her new life whilst observing Yom Kippur aboard the Normandy. Garrus and Joker also appear. Warning: Contains religious themes
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,255 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/9/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Holy Smokes, Archangel! reviews
The Batman of Omega meets the Catwoman of the Normandy. Meow! Miranda, Kelly, Dr. Chakwas, and Mess Sergeant Gardner also appear. Rating for a little bit of language and suggestive tones.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,892 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 37 - Published: 8/9/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
The Pyjack and the Mule reviews
Commander Rachel Shepard acquires an unfortunate nickname from Garrus Vakarian, because strip-mining always leads to disaster. Rating for curses galore and suggestive language. Jack and Dr. Chakwas appear, as does the rest of the Dirty Dozen
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,812 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/30/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
The Ilos Incident: The Rashomon Effect reviews
Commander Rachel Shepard and Lieutenant Kaidan Alenko experience the Rashomon Effect the night before Ilos. Same scene, two different perspectives. Not Shenko compliant. Rated for very strong language and suggestive scenes.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,892 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
The Punch Line reviews
In the final installment of the Broken Nose/So Much for Date-Night trilogy, Garrus Vakarian isn't too pleased with Commander Rachel Shepard, and neither is St. Commander Kaidan Alenko, but for very different reasons. Apologies and stylish biotics ensue.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,500 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
You Dirty, Dirty Rat reviews
Joker attempts to cheer up Commander Rachel Shepard after meeting her first visit to the Citadel since her 'undeath', not knowing that street rats are natural enemies of space hamsters. Hysteria and hilarity ensue. Rated for very strong language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,161 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Shepard (F), Joker - Complete
A Lovers' Splat reviews
Grunt enlists Joker's help when Commander Rachel Shepard and Garrus Vakarian have a lovers' quarrel. Rated for both very suggestive and very strong language. The Dirty Dozen, with the exception of Samara, whose role is filled by Dr. Chakwas, also appear.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,019 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
The Officer and the Gentleman reviews
Commander Rachel Shepard and Garrus Vakarian arrange to meet his father to break the news of their evolved relationship. Things do not go as planned, but, for once in the Mass Effect Universe, this isn't such a bad thing. Rated for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,820 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Found in Translation reviews
Because, for Commander Rachel Shepard and Garrus Vakarian, love means patience, compromise, and understanding. Even when one purposely make the other's translator glitch. Rated for language and vague xeno-sexual situations.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,644 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/14/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
A Side Note reviews
In which Commander Rachel Shepard teaches Garrus Vakarian something new about her heritage- and her fondness for the dash key. Entire crew appears. Rated for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,276 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 21 - Published: 7/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Prelude to a Punch reviews
In a prequel to 'The Beginning of a Beautiful Rebound', Commander Rachel Shepard and Garrus Vakarian look forward to a date on the Citadel until St. Commander Kaidan Alenko inopportunely appears. Rated for strong language and inter-species dating.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,685 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Food Fight reviews
Commander Shepard and her crew spend what might be their last meal together in the mess before the Omega-4 Relay. A game of wishful eating ensues, pegging the Commander's taste buds against her crew. Rated for swearing and mentions of 'ingestion'.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,571 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
When Thresher Maws Attack reviews
The Sole Survivor of Akuze didn't realise there would be a Thresher Maw during Grunt's Rite of Passage. Will Commander Shepard keep calm and carry on or fall into a waking nightmare? Garrus, Wrex, and Joker also appear. Rated for language and violence.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,679 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/4/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
To Die, To Sleep, To Dream reviews
Commander Shepard knows there is a reason we aren't meant to remember our birth. Or death. Disturbing imagery. One-shot. Title paraphrased from Hamlet, Act III, Scene I.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 619 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/28/2010 - Shepard (F)
Confession Interruptus reviews
Commander Shepard tries to tell Garrus Vakarian why he might be the one who wants something closer to home, but, in his own words, he was never a very good turian. Rated M for language and not-very-graphic xeno-sexual situations. One-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,074 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/25/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
The Beginning of a Beautiful Rebound reviews
Staff Commander Kaidan Alenko bumps into Commander Rachel Shepard and Garrus Vakarian in he landing docks at the Citadel. Broken bones ensue and Kaidan meets Yeoman Chambers. Non-Shenko. Contains violence, vomiting, cursing, and inter-species dating.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,011 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/18/2010 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Maybe She's Born with it Maybe it's Cerberus reviews
Commander Rachel Shepard shills for a cosmetics company. The crew discovers the ad vid. Hilarity ensues. Contains strong language and mentions inter-species dating.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 811 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/17/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
The Blame Game reviews
Commander Shepard and Joker have a brief heart-to-heart concerning her death and his broken arm.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,131 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/17/2010 - Shepard (F), Joker - Complete