Author has written 24 stories for Batman, Mass Effect, and Baldur's Gate.
I'm a self-confessed nerd/geek who balances those pleasures with the demands of my inner muse and the joys, trials and tribulations of real life. Mostly by faking it, with the occasional bit of serendipity.
Author's Note (June 10, 2021): Chapter 18 is now up. Apologies for the delay.
Tales from the Citadel—Chapter 18 Teaser
Shaking my head, I reached to shut off my computer before I heard any more depressing news, only to pause at the sound of a new e-mail entering my inbox:
Subject: All work and no play
From: Steve Cortez
We may have a little down time on the Citadel, but we all know that the work never stops. The replacement shuttle for the Normandy just arrived and I'll be taking it for a test flight later today. If you'd care to join me, let me know. I can meet you at the Silversun Strip.
Oh! Right! When Brooks—it was simpler to keep calling her Brooks despite the sheer number of aliases she had—my clone and CAT-6 had tried to kill me and my squadmates, they'd briefly seized control of the Normandy. We managed to retake the ship, but not before a few of the CAT-6 mercs stole one of the Normandy's shuttles... which they eventually abandoned after a crash landing. I'd requisitioned a new one but, galactic demand being what it was, there had been delays. At long last, it seemed like the new shuttle had arrived. And while there was no rule saying the CO had to personally inspect each and every shuttle, it wasn't like I had anything else to do.
Mass Effect Timeline
At this point, I'm doing enough bouncing back and forth in my fanfics that readers (new and old) might be confused. Here is a list of my fanfics (complete, in-progress and (immediate) future) in chronological order:
The Prankster's Hero: takes place at various points throughout the timeline. From Shepard's POV.
The Hero Who Came In From The Cold: takes place before the Battle of Elysium. From Shepard's POV.
Have Yourself a Hero's Little Christmas: takes place sometime between The Hero Who Came In From The Cold and Accidental Hero of the Galaxy. From Shepard's POV.
Accidental Hero of the Galaxy: a novelization of Mass Effect 1 from Shepard's POV.
Run, Hero, Run: a oneshot occuring at some point during Accidental Hero of the Galaxy from Shepard's POV.
Something from the Citadel: what really happened before Garrus went to Omega and became Archangel. Takes place between Accidental Hero of the Galaxy and The Hero We Deserve. From Garrus's POV.
The Hero We Deserve: a novelization of Mass Effect 2 from Shepard's POV. Includes the ME2 DLC Overlord.
The Hero's New Clothes: takes place during The Hero We Deserve, before Shepard recruited Jack.
Archangels of Light and Darkness: another adventure starring Garrus (from his POV), Shepard and a couple lucky (or unlucky) souls. Takes place during The Hero We Deserve.
The Hero Who Loved Me: scenes and events from before, during and immediately after Mass Effect 2 from Miranda's POV.
In the Hero's Shadow: a novelization of the ME2 DLC Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC from Shepard's POV.
Hero's Dozen: takes place between In the Hero's Shadow and The Measure of a Hero. From Shepard's POV.
The Measure of a Hero: a novelization of the ME2 DLC Arrival. Mostly from Shepard's POV.
The Woman with the Raven Hair: takes place shortly after The Measure of a Hero. From Miranda's POV
The Naïve and Sentimental Hero: takes place between The Measure of a Hero and The Hero Rises. From Shepard's POV.
The Hero Rises: a novelization of Mass Effect 3 from Shepard's POV.
Heroes of Future Past: takes place during The Hero Rises, before Priority: Thessia (Chapters 41 and 42).
Aria's Lament: a novelization of the ME3 DLC Omega from Garrus's POV. Takes place during The Hero Rises (between Chapters 46 and 47).
A Hero By Any Other Name: a novelization of the ME3 DLC Citadel from Shepard's POV. Takes place after The Hero Rises.
Tales from the Citadel: a continuation/novelization of the ME3 DLC Citadel. Takes place after A Hero By Any Other Name.
When I first started out, I wrote a few stories taking place in the Cat-Tales universe, an alternate take on the DC universe by the brilliant Chris Dee. In case anyone's curious, she's also responsible for the cover pictures that grace some of my fanfics. For more of her work, I encourge you to check out http:///.
One of Those Days--a oneshot showing how the Riddler just can't get a break. Takes place at any point in Cat-Tales.
WoZ--a oneshot involving a group of individuals who occupy a valuable and oft-overlooked niche in Gotham's underworld. Takes place sometime between Cat-Tales#53 and Cat-Tales #60.
Don't Fear the Z--a spinoff to Cat-Tales #60: Don't Fear the Joker.
Thanks for reading. I hope there's something here to help you pass the time.
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