MitisVenatrix
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Joined 02-26-10, id: 2270044, Profile Updated: 01-06-17
Author has written 6 stories for Mass Effect.

So, completely revamping this profile several years later, as the muse (tentatively) pops her head up to let me know we'd like to try finishing Tenebrea. I'm probably going to scrap or severely chop down several plotlines so that the readers who are still interested can read the conclusion. Lunamax now has a kiddo of her own, and won't be around to help with the beta work, so I am also looking for a beta reader. Without one, I'll simply publish as is, and hope you'll excuse the lack of polish both time and missing my fellow writer brought to the work.

Happy reading!


So, want to know where this freaking awesome picture came from? We have Shalizeh to thank for her wonderful work on this. She is our official illustrator for all things Teandraverse related! Somehow, she managed to tirelessly keep up with Lunamax and I week after week; not sure how, really, but I love her for it!

Also, for anyone looking for my writing partner in crime's individual work, LunaMax1214's FFNet profile is here.

Previous Illustrations are up on my Facebook page, in an album entitled "Shalizeh's Illustrations."

ALSO! There are two hilarious comics over on deviant art by RestARose13, titled "ME Gift Exchange" and "Where Does She Keep Them All?" Please remove all drinks and spillable material from the vicinity of your keyboard before opening these links. You have been warned of their insanity!

360 Gamertag (and my handle EVERYWHERE else): MitisVenatrix

About me: I'm a 32 year old wife and mother of two. I've been writing compulsively since high school, but never for anyone but myself. Always prefer to write from the first person POV, since I love getting into the characters heads and finding out how they think in a situation. Often, I'm surprised by what I find, and even more by what the muse (she's a fickle lady!) puts to paper through me. I am also a non-practicing Wiccan who cannot stand intolerance in any form. And to clarify, criticism and debate do not denote intolerance; hating someone simply for expressing themselves in a manner you don't like does. This also means that you can BET I love criticism and critiques, and try very hard to use them to improve my work.

Why I write: I write as a way of expressing emotion, of getting out of my system the frustrating running dialogue that is always in the back of my mind. I also strongly believe that a relationship has to develop over a thousand little events, a thousand obstacles or shared insights. I try to make my writing reflect this. It helps that I have an incredibly mindless job that gives me plenty of time to work through plot elements.

Having an innate love and passion for the written word helps too.

I'm also a very avid Mass Effect addict.

Book Series I love: I am constantly reading new series, but there are certain books that can influence you in ways that last beyond the endnotes. For me, these are: The Study Series- Maria V. Snyder, The Beekeeper's Apprentice (and all associated works)- Laurie R. King, The Lord of the Rings (been a fan since I was 10)- JRR Tolkien, The Paladin of Shadows- John Ringo, The Darkest Powers series- Kelley Armstrong.

Movies/Shows I adore: Pirates of the Caribean, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Castle, Dark Angel, Burn Notice, The Holiday, Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, In Plain Sight, Full Metal Alchemist, What Not to Wear, White Collar, Alphas, and The Boondock Saints to name just a few. I have a rat-trap brain when it comes to films. Anything that is well acted/written that is character driven will usually pull me under it's spell for a while.

Games I'm in love with: The Mass Effect franchise, Mirror's Edge, Assassin's Creed, Alan Wake, Left 4 Dead franchise, KOTOR, Borderlands, Elder Scrolls (I've lost several months of my life to these games), and Halo.

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Mass Effect - Future Imperfect by MizDirected reviews
Jane Shepard wears many labels. Survivor. Hero. Tiny. Fierce. Smart-mouth. Loyal. Mad woman. The truth, however, is never simple. Stopping Nihlus from leaving the Normandy alone, Shepard throws the galaxy down a rabbit hole that can only end in a dark and brutal war. AU canon-divergent. M for language, sex.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 169 - Words: 1,001,366 - Reviews: 2486 - Favs: 606 - Follows: 680 - Updated: 11/11 - Published: 10/1/2013 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V., Nihlus K.] Tali'Zorah
Beyond the Brink by cheekylittlelass reviews
A failed attempt on his life leaves Starscream burning for revenge, but his only available clue is a name: Unicron-a strange, vast world where mechs of all factions fight over rich energon that oozes from the ground. Starscream and Alexis must go undercover as master and slave to discover who wants Starscream dead-but will they discover the planet's secret before it's too late?
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 45 - Words: 146,729 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 8/6 - Published: 3/17/2013 - Alexis, Starscream
Life in Dark by Cherry13 reviews
After the events of the past few weeks, Shepard and Garrus attempt to get their mission with the Reapers back on track. Instead, they find themselves entangled in the Shadow Broker's dark web. Sequel to "Insubordinating." A/U Rated M for violence/language/sex
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 67,399 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 5/15 - Published: 5/1/2010 - 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: 153,255 - Reviews: 878 - Favs: 1,021 - Follows: 1,005 - Updated: 6/1/2016 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
The Girl They Called Jane by SuperFreak85 reviews
John Shepard gave his life on the Collector base to destroy it and save his team. Now the team must find John's sister and convince her to take up were John left off. But can they make a hero out of someone who never wanted to be one in the first place?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 121,000 - Reviews: 262 - Favs: 241 - Follows: 327 - Updated: 5/30/2015 - Published: 2/22/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Trial And Garrus by ArtemisFallen reviews
Rated MA for sexual content. Takes Place during Mass Effect 3. Artemis Shepard decides to initiate a spar session with Garrus that ultimately turns into a very rough, slightly BDSM-esque sexual interaction. This one shot was a request by some friends for a rough tumble with FemShep and Garrus. NSFW Shakarian Sex Fluff Smut. Enjoy!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,808 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/25/2014 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Unexpected but Overdue by Sereneffect reviews
Shepard did not like the Council, and neither did Garrus. But as a Spectre, it is her duty to protect them, regardless of whether or not she wanted to punch them. So it comes as a surprise when the turian councilor-her biggest critic-begins acting... strange. SparatusxFemShepxGarrus, Rated for language and adult themes.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 40,590 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 2/27/2014 - Published: 5/1/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Councilor Sparatus
Uneasy Elements by cheekylittlelass reviews
Sequel to an Uneasy Alliance. Starscream's power and arrogance have grown even greater as he settles into his leadership over the Decepticons. Now he wants Alexis to rejoin him, on a special mission...
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 76,379 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 3/12/2013 - Published: 1/6/2011 - Starscream, Alexis - Complete
Dear Mass Effect by Herana reviews
"Dear Death, screw the rules. I have money. Sincerely, TIM" Based on dearblankpleaseblank entries. Is now holding its breath for ME3.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 3,154 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 4/15/2012 - Published: 9/28/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Just Right by Axelkin reviews
Garrus finds out he is in love with his best friend and learns how to explore his true feelings with Shepard. FemShep/Garrus romance. Added a prologue!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 28,044 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 4/2/2012 - Published: 2/18/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - 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: 218 - Favs: 294 - Follows: 300 - Updated: 3/23/2012 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K.
In Which by Jelfia Maleak reviews
This is collection of one shots/short stories/drable that are interconnected, but do not have a continual plot. Mostly about Garrus and Shepard, will cover from ME1 to beyond ME3. newest ch: 35 me3: the first set.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 37,772 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 3/20/2012 - Published: 2/1/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Kingdom of Rust by Mighty Crouton reviews
Garrus and Jane 'Foucault' Shepard pass the time despite cultural and language barriers before the Omega-4 Relay Mission. A story about the challenges and rewards of an interspecies friendship.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,554 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 1/26/2012 - Published: 2/20/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Field Research by Thorncastor reviews
Where Garrus is lacking in information, Shepard is more than willing to provide. FemShep/Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,777 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 215 - Follows: 271 - Updated: 9/4/2011 - Published: 3/6/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
An Uneasy Alliance by cheekylittlelass reviews
This is a sequel to An Uneasy Partnership. Earth has seemingly fallen to the decepticons. Alexis and Starscream are thrown together once more...
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 84,767 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 12/8/2010 - Published: 10/13/2009 - Starscream, Alexis - Complete
Supernova by Just Some Fellow reviews
Bright and beautiful, supernovae can briefly outshine an entire galaxy, before they fade from view forever, and their shockwave changes everything. Nihlus/Shepard
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 56,631 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 357 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 11/29/2010 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Shepard (F), Nihlus K. - Complete
Mass Effect: Custodis by LunaMax1214 reviews
No good deed goes unpunished. This holds true for everyone, but especially for Kaidan Alenko. One such act committed on an average afternoon may hold consequences that will effect the entire galaxy. ME1, A/U. NOT SLASH. Revisions in progress.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,038 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/22/2010 - Published: 4/18/2010 - Kaidan A., Garrus V.
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: 199 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 11/19/2010 - Published: 11/17/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Three Steps Forward by Thessili reviews
The two most stubborn females on the Normandy realize they are more alike than they think. A Jack & Miranda friendship fic. Written for Skybound2's livejournal Mass Effect Ficathon. The prompt was Mitisvenatrix's .
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,887 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/27/2010 - Miranda L., Jack - Complete
Secrets and Cells by skybound2 reviews
Garrus is in need of a rescue, Shepard provides. But not before subjecting him to a conversation. Done for the girlsavesboyfic ficathon. Heavy on character introspection/discussion, light on plot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,693 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/7/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Masses to Masses by iNf3ctioNz reviews
After a freak event sends me into the ME universe 2 years before ME1, I find myself working at C-Sec. As if dealing with serial killers, drug smugglers, and Garrus Vakarian wasn't enough, I need to work out why I was sent here, and I need to survive. Thanks to wielkiboss on DeviantArt for the cover.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 34 - Words: 102,397 - Reviews: 686 - Favs: 933 - Follows: 356 - Updated: 9/25/2010 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Executor Pallin - Complete
He's just not that into you by SinceILeftYou reviews
Shepard has finally had enough of Garrus and his precious calibrations. Rated T for the odd expletive here and there.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,322 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/12/2010 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Clueless by Bugsie70 reviews
Commander Shepard seeks help with sniper rifle training and Garrus and Thane are enlisted as tutors. However, unbeknownst to them, she has a some mischievous amusement planned at their expense.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,040 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 15 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Thane K., Garrus V. - Complete
A Friend in All Things by WordTree reviews
Shepard wasn't expecting to be confronted about her love life, but when Garrus does it raises important questions. Oneshot drabble wherein Shepard muses on her relationships with Kaiden, Garrus and Thane. K for mild language. Implied Sheiros.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,884 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/4/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Movie Premiere by WolverinesDarlin reviews
Dedicated to Cally Starkiller for giving me the idea. Basically what the title says, the Normandy crew goes to a movie premiere on Earth, in Hollywood itself. Woot. Weeeell it's the Normandy crew, anything that can happen will happen.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,220 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/14/2010 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Holy Smokes, Archangel! by girl undone 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: 43 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/9/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Only By A Few Seconds by fortunesque reviews
This is a story about a flamingly heterosexual bromance between Commander Shepard and Lieutenant Alenko. One thing's for sure: It's going to be frat-tastic.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,528 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/3/2010 - Published: 8/29/2009 - Shepard (M), Kaidan A.
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: 269 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 7/23/2010 - Published: 4/10/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
A Lovers' Splat by girl undone 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: 23 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Turian Skill Set by skybound2 reviews
Garrus shows Shepard some of the skills he's picked up over the years.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 571 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/21/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Damn Fine Afternoon by skybound2 reviews
Garrus, Zaeed, and F!Shep encounter a fic cliche while out on a mission. This is response to a kinkmeme prompt and is NSFW!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,997 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/21/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Zaeed M. - Complete
The Officer and the Gentleman by girl undone 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: 60 - Follows: 11 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Disconnect and Self Distruct by Yumiko Yoshihana reviews
After the fight with Jack, Miranda is still fuming at being told off by Shepard. Now, mere moments before the suicide mission, Shepard's budding relationship with Vakarian cannot be ignored.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,167 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/12/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Prelude to a Punch by girl undone 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: 36 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Food Fight by girl undone 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: 46 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Maybe She's Born with it Maybe it's Cerberus by girl undone 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: 49 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/17/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Concussive Rounds by noobcake reviews
FemShep and Garrus vent their frustrations by shooting each other with concussive rounds. Contains smut. Oneshot.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,851 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 19 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Where Angels Fear To Tread by WarlordFil reviews
Death changes things. When Commander Shepard tries to tell her old friend what he means to her, she finds out that her own thoughts about him have changed. Garrus/FemShep. ME 1 and 2 spoilers. T for innuendo and cussing. COMPLETE. Sequel: Closer to Home
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 31,623 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 459 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 6/1/2010 - Published: 3/1/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Modus Operandi by Pereprin reviews
Humanity's first and last defense faces an uncertain end as Shepard falters in the wake of Saren's destruction. When her resolve begins to shatter, Garrus learns to see what others can not within the woman who has sworn to save the galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 75,095 - Reviews: 263 - Favs: 273 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 5/29/2010 - Published: 1/2/2008 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Acceptable Loss by skybound2 reviews
In war - soldiers die. But when its someone you love...well, that's an entirely different story altogether. Originally written to fill a prompt for the Mass Effect kinkmeme. WARNING: Character deaths.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 26,662 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/28/2010 - Published: 5/20/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Paragade by Aural Winter reviews
Erin Shepard died a paragon. But by the time the Collectors were defeated, she had become... something else. A look at Shepard's shift into the red. Spoilers, some Shep/Garrus, rated for language, violence, and suggestive themes.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 36,433 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 5/23/2010 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
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: 170 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 5/20/2010 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Man of Dust by WarlordFil reviews
Garrus Vakarian, the self-appointed judge, jury and executioner of Omega, is forced to face the darkness in himself. A story in five vignettes. Not a romance. Rated T for cursing and disturbing content.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,007 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/1/2010 - Published: 4/10/2010 - Garrus V. - Complete
Wild Boys by Tea Diva reviews
Zaeed takes pity on Garrus' inability to properly word how he feels for Shepard and takes him out for a drink. A little snapshot into the canon as described in my fic, 'The Harvest.'
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,776 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/26/2010 - Garrus V., Zaeed M. - Complete
Insubordinating by Cherry13 reviews
Sometimes, the past can come back to haunt you. Garrus and Shepard find themselves fighting for their lives and their love. Rated M for violence, adult themes, languages, and periodic smut. BTW, I love reviews, so please let me know what you think!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 48,849 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 4/25/2010 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Harvest by Tea Diva reviews
A month has passed since the end of ME2. Kaidan Alenko's surprise visit takes a mysterious turn when both he and Shepard vanish. Garrus Vakarian must track them down lest he risk losing her again. FemmeShep/Garrus -COMPLETE-
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 37,854 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 4/24/2010 - Published: 2/18/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Two Humans and a Quarian Walk into a Bar by AlphaMonkey reviews
Exactly what it says on the tin. Rated "T" for "mind-numbing TERROR."
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,167 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2010 - 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: 669 - Favs: 996 - Follows: 350 - Updated: 4/1/2010 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Girl Talk by JaerWolfe reviews
Why should guys have all the fun?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,128 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/29/2010 - Shepard (F), Jack
Guy Talk by JaerWolfe reviews
On the Normandy there is no such thing as a private life...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,945 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Kaidan A., Joker - Complete
The Difference Between by gaarafreak reviews
Following the events of ME1&2, Shepard is called back to the Citadel to diffuse the anti-human sentiment among non-humans, spearheaded by a very unhappy Turian political party. Spoilers for ME1&2 abound. Garrus/Shepard F
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,385 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 3/28/2010 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
Just Like Old Times by ElectricZ reviews
ME2- Tali'Zorah returns to the Normandy in Mass Effect 2 and an old friend helps her come to grips with being on a Cerberus ship. Shepard-Free fic. Some liberty is taken with providing crew quarters for non-humans on the ship. Not a shipfic.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,871 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 36 - Published: 3/16/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Garrus V., Kelly C. - Complete
Lancing the Wound by noobcake reviews
Angry Garrus is angry, and Shepard goes to extremes to try to help him. *Initially* NONCON, so if that sort of thing upsets you, please steer clear. Oneshot.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,601 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/15/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Beyond the Horizon by waiting4morning reviews
Garrus has a slightly awkward question to ask Commander Shepard, but they're old friends, so it shouldn't be a big deal. A friendship piece for fem!Shep and Garrus--no romance--with a side helping of Shenko.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,210 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/15/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
A Matter of Perspective by Sensoo reviews
Even after finding Sidonis, not everything is right between Shepard and Garrus. Sometimes talking isn't enough to clear the air.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 24,317 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 360 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 3/13/2010 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Thane Krios Experience by littleblackdog reviews
Nervous about the mechanics of blowing off steam with a human, Garrus seeks advice about the bane of xeno-loving turians throughout the galaxy— how is this kissing thing supposed to work, especially when you’ve got no lips? Garrus/Shepard, Garrus/Thane.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,090 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 18 - Published: 3/13/2010 - Garrus V., Thane K. - Complete
Broken Trust by skybound2 reviews
The night that Shepard stops Garrus from getting the revenge he craves, trust is broken. Spoilers for Garrus' loyalty mission. Warnings: This piece contains NON-CON sexual situations, and as such may be triggering for some. Written for a masskink prompt.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,219 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/9/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Unbecoming a Marine by Aural Winter reviews
A short, cute, somewhat humorous one-shot about the first time Shepard and Garrus cross paths... which neither of them will remember. Pre-ME1, rated for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,909 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/7/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Trust Implicit by Aural Winter reviews
Two warriors with burdens insurmountable on their chests. Two warriors with nobody else to trust but each other. Femshep/Garrus. Complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,710 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 3/6/2010 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Translation Unnecessary by noobcake reviews
The Normandy's automatic language translation services go offline briefly. FemShep and Garrus benefit immensely.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,690 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 352 - Follows: 51 - Published: 3/5/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Strange Bedfellows by Phoenike reviews
An alternate take on what happened between fem!Shep and Garrus before entering the Omega-4 relay. NuitNuit gave me the title, which is nice.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,193 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 264 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/5/2010 - Published: 2/21/2010 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] - Complete
Life is Fleeting by Zepheera reviews
She reenters his life, just as he's prepared to leave it. Garrus/FemShep **Rating subject to change in the future
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,263 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 3/4/2010 - Published: 2/17/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
Touch Me by Tea Diva reviews
Garrus wants this night to be special for he and Shepard, but not without some trial and error first. COMPLETE
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 930 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Human At the Core by xxsewnlipsxx reviews
After seeing Kaidan for the first time in two years, it does not end well. Shepard shares a glass of brandy with Doctor Chakwas, but one glass doesn't quite quell the feeling of being utterly alone. She gets drunk, and Garrus begins to worry. Garrus/Shep
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,458 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
No Meditation Necessary by Hermia S reviews
After a particularly infuriating meeting with the Council, Calla Shepard eases tension the only way she knows how.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,260 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/26/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
TwoPlayer Game by Amme Moto reviews
And he was doing it on purpose. She knew he was. Sometimes when she seemed like she was ignoring him but was actually watching him, she’d see him cut his eyes to her and leer. Well, two could play at that game. FemShep/Garrus
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,902 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
What Once Was Lost by Pumpernickel reviews
A lot can change in two years, and what seems like the end just might be the beginning. Notice 3/14/10 - This story is on a short hiatus thanks to Final Fantasy XIII. I'll come back to it soon!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,942 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 2/25/2010 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Trust by KSCrusaders reviews
Trust doesn't come easily to Shepard, but there is one person in the galaxy who has never let her down. Someone she trusts with her life, and gradually, a little more than that. FemShep/Garrus bondage smut, small spoilers for ME2.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,490 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 32 - Published: 2/23/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Monster by Lady Marionette reviews
A dark, traumatic experience from Alena's past has long been buried, haunting her in her sleep...until one night when it returns with brutal clarity. femShepxGarrus
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,346 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 31 - Published: 2/22/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
This Is by Zepheera reviews
Kaidan Alenko visits the wards to track down Commander Shepard, but things don't go as planned. Set shortly after the end of ME2 Garrus/FemShep - Large reference to past Kaidan/FemShep
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,164 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Kaidan A., Garrus V. - 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: 102 - Favs: 619 - Follows: 80 - Published: 2/12/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Storm's Passage by Tea Diva reviews
Shepard and her crew have succeeded in their mission. Now the future awaits. FemmeShep/Garrus. Spoilers for the ending to Mass Effect 2. COMPLETE
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,353 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Reflections by Lady Marionette reviews
Garrus has many demons haunting him. Alena Shepard tries to help him come to terms with them. Lemony goodness ensues. femShepxGarrus
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,686 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Fever Dream by KSCrusaders reviews
Being live bait for an Ardat-Yakshi is not something to be taken lightly. And Garrus Vakarian is not willing to let Shepard deal with her missions--or her nightmares--alone any more. FemShep/Garrus, spoilers for the Samara sidequest. Part 3 of 3 COMPLETE.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,288 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 2/7/2010 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Archangel by BakuhaNoKarei reviews
Garrus' thoughts immediately before meeting back up with Shepard after 2 years.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,560 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Strawberries by Lady Marionette reviews
Set at an unspecified point in the ME2 timeline. Alena Shepard has decided it’s high time for her lover to learn the wonderful art of strawberry eating. Limey naughtiness ensues. femShep x Garrus COMPLETE
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,065 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/14/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
An Uneasy Partnership by cheekylittlelass reviews
Uh oh, Starscream has regained his strength, and he isn't happy about Alexis keeping him in a barn for a week! Set in the UK, with G1/Armada influences. The first story in my series.
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,152 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/11/2009 - Published: 10/5/2009 - Starscream, Alexis - Complete
Memories by Laina Inverse reviews
Colonist/War Hero backstory. Shepard suffers from nightmares and goes down to the Cargo hold to distract herself. There she talks with Garrus about the past, and the two get just a little closer. Fem!Shep/Garrus
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,659 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/17/2009 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
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E Tenebrae Et Lux reviews
CoAuthored by LunaMax1214. The more things change, the more they stay the same. The continuing story of Garrus and Teandra, as they struggle with the darkness within each other... and themselves. Sequel to "Omega" and "Partners, Comrades, Friends" ME2.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 164,453 - Reviews: 320 - Favs: 264 - Follows: 267 - Updated: 1/5 - Published: 9/24/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
To Tame a Mercenary reviews
Commander Shepard thinks she knows everything about Garrus Vakarian... but his deepest secret about their two years apart may destroy them, one revelation at a time. Garrus POV. A story in four parts. Non-Teandraverse. Chapter 4 up: *explicit*
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,788 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 2/5/2011 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Partners, Comrades, Friends reviews
Coauthored by LunaMax1214. When the flirtatious warrior takes a hardened veteran under wing, both are left to wonder just who is being taught. A friendship fic with hints at something more, this is Teandra and Garrus' story, beginning on the Council steps
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 73,112 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 1/10/2011 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Deus Ex Machina reviews
John Shepard wakes up to find himself at the mercy of a force within his own head, one he doesn't know how to fight or overcome. What can give him the strength to endure when faced with the impossible? Written for Skybound's Mass Effect Ficathon on LJ.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,122 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Shepard (M), Joker - Complete
Only a Moment reviews
So, what DO soldiers do in between firefights? A series of one-shot's following Garrus's team on Omega, as described in the story by the same name. And yes, I'll eventually add some lovin' for our favorite female Turian. Give me time! :-D
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 540 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/22/2010 - Garrus V.
Omega reviews
This is the story of a detective turned vigilante, and the woman who inspired him to right the galaxies' wrongs. Tells of the Archangel's fall on Omega, into the darkness and Teandra's arms... Set between Mass Effect 1 & 2. Coauthored by LunaMax1214.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,315 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 4/20/2010 - Published: 3/6/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete