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Author has written 20 stories for Mass Effect.

I've been involved with various fandoms for years and years, though I'm new to this particular space. So. Hi.

For right now I think it'll just be Mass Effect fic here. If you want to read my Dragon Age work, it's at AO3. I'm on tumblr, too. (Where I am very chatty and reblog lots of lovely Garrus pictures.) Same username everywhere. I like to make things easy like that.

My current avatar was done by lissinator, who does beautiful work!


Most of my fic (so far) follows the same Shepard and the same Garrus. I wrote them entirely out of order, though, so I figured I'd keep a chronological list here:

1. Just Like Old Times (follows Garrus's life from childhood through the end of ME3)

2. Cold Skies, Keen Perils (Shepard POV, During the Skyllian Blitz)

3. A Good Day (Garrus POV between ME1 and ME2)

4. All The Jagged Pieces (Shepard POV, ME2)

5. Apodyopsis (Shepard and Garrus POV, ME2)

6. Talking Too Much (Shepard POV look at the ME2 romance arc)

7. Warm Words on a Cold Evening (Shepard POV, late ME2)

8. Both a Little Broken (Shepard POV after Omega-4 mission, but before Arrival)

9. Something Like Home (Garrus POV between ME2 and ME3)

10. One Step at a Time (Shepard POV fill in the blank from ME3 during the mission to the geth dreadnought)

11. A Number of Quiet Attentions (Shepard POV. Ahh, courtship.)

12. Winner Takes All (Shepard POV, lighthearted moment on the Normandy during ME3)

13. Life Signs (Shepard and Garrus POVs, a routine mission goes terribly wrong. Set rather late in ME3)

14. Body Language (Garrus POV)

15. A Handful of Dust (Endgame fic. Currently Garrus' POV. More later.)

16. Five Birthdays Shepard Remembers, And One She Doesn't


Also, I know I've been using this account primarily for ME, but if you like DA? w0rdinista and I are posting a Dragon Age 2 AU endgame fic over at our joint account: tarynista

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Embers by Nastrandir reviews
After she's sent down to Alchera to find the pieces of her ship, Shepard begins to wonder how she might put back together the pieces of herself.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 54 - Words: 247,775 - Reviews: 269 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 400 - Updated: 6/29 - Published: 12/2/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
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: 821 - Favs: 838 - Follows: 952 - Updated: 5/7 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Crucible by damalur reviews
"I keep on trying to tell myself that we're doing the right thing. I don't believe me yet." Shepard/Vakarian, canon compliant.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 65,051 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 11/9/2014 - Published: 3/16/2012 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] Liara T'Soni, Joker - Complete
The Maker's Mercy by RedHammer reviews
Sebastian Vael is a boy who wants what all third sons want; the pride of their fathers.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,747 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/31/2014 - Sebastian V. - Complete
Slanted Pictures in Shifting Frames by Niamh St. George reviews
One person may look at her and see a soldier bent on revenge against the race that razed her home and slaughtered her family, while another may see that same soldier trying to save what lives she could in an impossible situation. Trying, but failing all the same. Some days even she isn't sure which she is.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,359 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/14/2014 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., D. Anderson, Admiral Hackett - Complete
Firebreak by Eponymous Rose reviews
Tuchanka is, at its heart, an unforgiving world. The die is cast. (Set before the trilogy.)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,644 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/28/2013 - Published: 11/23/2012 - Mordin S. - Complete
Second Chances by servantofclio reviews
Twelve years after the end of the war, Shepard is living a quiet, retired life, having put her past behind her. An encounter with an old friend makes her reconsider some choices and just might give both of them another chance at happiness. A story about friendship, love, and blending families. FemShep/Garrus, references to past FemShep/Kaidan and Garrus/OC.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 28 - Words: 82,866 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 260 - Updated: 10/13/2013 - Published: 3/23/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Glory of the Darkest Winds by theherocomplex reviews
ME3 AU: With the galaxy ending all around him, Garrus finally decides to go after what he wants. Too bad Shepard's too dense to realize that's her.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,051 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 8/14/2013 - Published: 7/1/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Graded Absolutism by orchidcactus reviews
After Shepard destroyed the Collector base, the Illusive Man decides to correct an error he made during the Lazarus Project; he should have let Miranda put in the chip. f!Shepard/Thane; f!Shepard/Garrus. Post-ME2/ME3 AU.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 74,096 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 8/9/2013 - Published: 7/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Knots by kyokki reviews
Everything starts somewhere. With the touch of a hand, a laugh, a smile, paying attention to a friend in pain or grief. Sometimes it starts by not saying a word and letting actions speak for themselves. Garrus/(f) Shep, pre-romance.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,380 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/20/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Jaws That Bite, Claws That Catch by Fistful of Gamma Rays reviews
It's a long road from "alien" to "partner."
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 23,678 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 7/10/2013 - Published: 6/21/2013 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Breaking the Mold by Eponymous Rose reviews
With her ship under enemy control, Commander Shepard must fight a losing battle against shattered-mirror metaphors, sci-fi clichés, and, above all, herself. An alternative take on the Citadel DLC.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,248 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/15/2013 - Published: 5/21/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Ashley W. - Complete
Fade to Grey by Eponymous Rose reviews
On the face of it, justice and vengeance are simple things, black and white. After the confrontation with Sidonis, Garrus and Samara discuss grey.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,235 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/23/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Samara - Complete
Taetrus Trash by anonymous moose reviews
Thirty years after the war, an old turian returns to a home that isn't home on a planet he always hated. He doesn't know why. Post-ME3, original cast.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 42,555 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/28/2013 - Published: 11/12/2012 - Complete
Reminiscence by anonymous moose reviews
"Primarch Vakarian? Uh, sir? I'm here to ask you about Commander Shepard." Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 46 - Words: 104,927 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 549 - Follows: 661 - Updated: 4/6/2013 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
Everything It's Cracked Up To Be by Suilven reviews
After being reunited on Omega, Garrus and Shepard are about to realize that their friendship may be turning into something more, and that love really is worth fighting for, worth being brave for, worth risking everything for. AUish, set in ME2. Garrus/FemShep.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 58,908 - Reviews: 436 - Favs: 302 - Follows: 200 - Updated: 3/20/2013 - Published: 12/3/2012 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] - Complete
Life, Letter by Letter by servantofclio reviews
A series of snapshots of Val Shepard's life, arranged alphabetically. References to Shepard/Garrus and Shepard/Liara.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 45,261 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/16/2013 - Published: 11/4/2012 - Shepard (F) - Complete
A Month's Minding by orchidcactus reviews
She is an angel of wrath; he follows like death's own shadow.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,829 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/3/2013 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Relative Density by orchidcactus reviews
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. Post-ME3, Shepard/Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,839 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Kaleidoscope by fourthage reviews
Years after the end of the Reaper War, Shepard's crew is interviewed about her relationship with Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,704 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 2/4/2013 - Published: 10/19/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)] - Complete
Stock, Scope, and Crosshairs by Niamh St. George reviews
A series of sniper-related vignettes spanning all three games, tracking the friendship - and eventual relationship - between Garrus and Shepard.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 45,668 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 11/16/2012 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Against the Law by servantofclio reviews
She's a tech whiz who doesn't trust the police. He's a cop on the edge of burnout, still looking to make a difference. They're going to have to rely on each other to stop a threat to the entire galaxy...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,503 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/13/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Garrus V. - Complete
Home Fires Burning by Eponymous Rose reviews
Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,108 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/10/2012 - Published: 11/5/2012 - Hilary Moreau, Solana Vakarian - Complete
The One That Got Away by Niamh St. George reviews
When the prison-ship Purgatory fell, more than just Jack got out in the chaos. And now someone is stalking and killing the Citadel's war refugees — but when the killer suddenly changes his MO, Shepard has little choice but to get involved; can she catch someone who's already slipped through the cracks once — more importantly, can she do it before he hurts anyone else?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,570 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/8/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Medicinal Violence by RedHammer reviews
The worst part about waking up after a snarling bare-knuckle fight with your best friend is waking up in the same medbay.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 36,527 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 195 - Updated: 10/8/2012 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Variations on a Theme, with Tank and Gunfire by servantofclio reviews
Shepard finds herself reliving the last few years, from the beacon on Eden Prime to the battle on Earth. Again, and again, and again. How much can she change? How much should she change? M for language, occasional sexual situations.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 38,574 - Reviews: 245 - Favs: 415 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 9/28/2012 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Fracture Patterns by Suilven reviews
As the final battle with the Reapers grows closer, Shepard and Garrus are forced to face the missed opportunities and regrets that have led them to where they are. Will it be enough, or is it too little, too late? Garrus/Tali, Garrus/FemShep
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,496 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 9/18/2012 - Published: 6/29/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)]
Sentinel of Your Will by AngelDormais reviews
What Shepard might not realize is, she'll never be alone, either. There are already people looking down. Shakarian. Post-ME3 Destroy.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,049 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
A Quiet Understanding by Fistful of Gamma Rays reviews
A doctor and a vigilante find some common ground on Omega.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,185 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/12/2012 - Mordin S., Garrus V. - Complete
Memento Mori by Yseult Blanco reviews
Shepard returns from the abyss, but she's broken, and her old friend, Garrus, has spent the last two years in hell. But maybe they can repair the damage... together. Possible game spoilers. Still in progress, continues into ME3 and beyond. Yes, there are sexytimes. Sporadic updates, love-driven writing engine.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 43,576 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 390 - Follows: 390 - Updated: 6/27/2012 - Published: 3/10/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Evasive Maneuvers by Niamh St. George reviews
There are always bumps in the road that need to be navigated. Set after Garrus' loyalty quest. On the path to a FemShep/Garrus romance.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,449 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Long Distance by anonymous moose reviews
Even in peacetime, the nightmares keep her up some nights. But he's always there for her, even when he's not. Shepard/Vakarian. Post-ME3. Pure, unabashed romantic nonsense.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,377 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 13 - Published: 6/19/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
The Heart Asks for Pleasure First by Chi Kyoku reviews
A month after taking down Saren, Shepard spends Christmas shore leave with her favourite turian C-Sec officer on the Citadel. Movies are watched, gifts are exchanged, and two war heroes celebrate their unlikely friendship.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 58,751 - Reviews: 732 - Favs: 403 - Follows: 485 - Updated: 5/21/2012 - Published: 4/11/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)]
In the Night by janiejanine reviews
Garrus, Liara and Tali coping after the endgame.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 766 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Published: 5/18/2012 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah - Complete
Restless by anonymous moose reviews
Shepard is restless. Garrus is agitated. Vega just wants to do pull-ups. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,595 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/1/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Paradigm Shift by Eponymous Rose reviews
Today's forecast: Thunderstorms, with a chance of giant killer space worms. Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. ME1
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,916 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/12/2012 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Ashley W., Garrus V. - Complete
The Cake by Bubonic Woodchuck reviews
ME2. It's Shepard's birthday. Grunt finds out.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 944 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/11/2012 - U. Grunt, Jack - Complete
Commander Shepard, You've Got Mail by Chi Kyoku reviews
Every day, starting when Garrus rejoins C-Sec up until the destruction of the Normandy, Shepard and Garrus exchange emails. After all, good friends stay in touch.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 27 - Words: 42,626 - Reviews: 533 - Favs: 520 - Follows: 418 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)]
Abstracted by orchidcactus reviews
f!Shepard/Thane. All things must eventually go to the sea, and some kisses are bitter with the taste of goodbye.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,054 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/16/2012 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Lacrimosa by LoquaciousQuark reviews
This is how it ends: quietly, rain-soaked, and without glory. Warning: Character death. Hawke/Fenris, complete.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,060 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 11 - Published: 12/7/2011 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
The Broken Binding by LoquaciousQuark reviews
An old book of fairy tales holds more magic than expected, and Fenris finds himself caring for a six-year-old Hawke. Words have power, and not all the old stories are safe. Hawke/Fenris, complete.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 27,235 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 17 - Published: 11/5/2011 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
Stelle by littleblackdog reviews
"The universe changed around me while I slept, and I've fought hard to catch up." Walking into hell? Well, at least she knew who had her back. Garrus/Fem!Shep, mentions Kaidan/Fem!Shep. Rated for language, little bit of sexuality. ME2 Spoilers.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,921 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 12/20/2010 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - 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: 162 - Favs: 332 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 5/20/2010 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
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A Handful of Dust reviews
Ten billion people over here die, so twenty billion over there can live. After the war, there are pieces to pick up, and lives to rebuild. And even with the Reapers gone, nothing is easy.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 61 - Words: 178,793 - Reviews: 995 - Favs: 585 - Follows: 781 - Updated: 7/7 - Published: 3/21/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
All The Jagged Pieces reviews
When Shepard wakes on Lazarus Station, surrounded by strangers wearing an enemy's colors, she knows things are very, very wrong. She's willing to do what needs doing for the sake of the disappearing colonists, but not at the cost of losing herself or becoming something she hates. Which is, she finds, easier said than done. Written for the Mass Effect Big Bang 2014.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,681 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/24/2014 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Miranda L., Jacob T. - Complete
Five Birthdays Shepard Remembers, And One She Doesn't reviews
Five birthdays Shepard remembers. And one she doesn't.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,906 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/12/2014 - Complete
Warm Words on a Cold Evening reviews
When a technical problem strands Shepard and Garrus on an icy planet, Shepard is forced to face the grim reasons why turians are so rightfully phobic of the cold.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,752 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/16/2014 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Sunday Drive reviews
Things go awry when Shepard lets someone else sit in the driver's seat of the Mako.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,416 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/22/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Cold Skies, Keen Perils reviews
Heroes are made, not born. It's a lesson Shepard learns the hard way. "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,207 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 11/20/2013 - Published: 11/9/2013 - Complete
Apodyopsis reviews
Shepard is distracted. So is Garrus. Awkwardness ensues.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,083 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 27 - Published: 10/11/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Body Language reviews
They have become masters of speaking without words.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,438 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/16/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
A Number of Quiet Attentions reviews
It's a Shepard and Vakarian thing.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,858 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 21 - Published: 5/12/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
No Reason at All reviews
She knows what she is. She's a weapon. Point her and shoot. She kills the asari first.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,294 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/2/2013 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Just Like Old Times reviews
Garrus Vakarian's past and present, told through interconnected short stories one letter of the alphabet at a time.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 54,228 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 2/20/2013 - Published: 10/17/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Compromised reviews
The Normandy's crew deals with one of Mordin's experiments gone wrong.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,439 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/28/2012 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Something Like Home reviews
Shepard's in lock-up, the Reapers are coming, and Garrus isn't going to sit idly by while the galaxy is lost. Garnering turian support means returning to Palaven, but returning to Palaven will involve answering questions—and facing stark realities—he's been avoiding for years. Written for the 2012 Mass Effect Big Bang.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 38,672 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 33 - Published: 11/5/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Life Signs reviews
When a routine reconnaissance mission goes awry, Shepard and Garrus are pushed to the bounds of their endurance.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 49,523 - Reviews: 367 - Favs: 390 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 7/19/2012 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Winner Takes All reviews
When Shepard strolled into the lounge, wearing civvies and a smile, Garrus knew the time had finally come, whether they were ready or not. She'd lined them up in her scope and was preparing to take her shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,009 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/16/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Both a Little Broken reviews
She could scrape away the Cerberus paint and tear away the Cerberus symbols, but she couldn't change the Cerberus science that had raised her from the dead, or the Cerberus cybernetics under her skin. Shepard deals with hard truths after Omega 4.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,890 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
One Step at a Time reviews
Before she died, Shepard loved the stars. Not so much, anymore.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,220 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/2/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Talking Too Much reviews
It was going to be a joke. At least, that's what she told herself as she opened her mouth and the words, "We could test your reach… and my flexibility," fell out.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,465 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/26/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
A Good Day reviews
It's been a good day. Maybe not quite saving the galaxy at Shepard's side good, but good. And then it isn't.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,250 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/20/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Second Guessing reviews
To be fair, Shepard probably shouldn't have been eavesdropping in the first place.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,054 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete