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Grains of Sand
by Amber Penglass reviews
Shepard wakes, only mostly not dead, too soon while in Cerberus clutches. She escapes, and is chased to the only place she can hide; Omega. No team, no supplies, no information, no armor, no funds. To survive, she makes a deal with a quarian salvage dealer, only to discover that same dealer has something in common with her; a certain turian vigilante acquaintance.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 45,547 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 189 - Updated: 8/21 - Published: 4/28/2016
Legacy of One
by Salmon Center reviews
AU. Where fallen stars are after images, never meant to return. But there is debt to be paid to Commander Alenko. And so here Shepard is: in the limelight and in the clutches of the Reaper War. Set after ME 1 till the end of ME 2. Where Shepard isn't the Commander we know.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 80 - Words: 249,535 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 8/20 - Published: 2/9/2013 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] Tali'Zorah, Aria T'Loak
by MizDirected reviews
Garrus Vakarian, colonist, sole survivor, and the hierarchy's first Spectre has only ever wanted to avenge his family. C-Sec Investigator Shepard just wants to escape what's expected and find adventure. To stop a once heroic, human Spectre from destroying everything, these two will have to unite an unlikely group of heroes to face a consuming darkness. AU/CD with all races swapped.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 17 - Words: 93,936 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 8/4 - Published: 2/25/2016 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)] Nihlus K., Nyreen K.
The Other Commander Shepard
by servantofclio reviews
Val Shepard is the survivor of Mindoir, Hero of Elysium, first human Spectre, Savior of the Citadel, Destroyer of Bahak, and savior of the galaxy... ... or is she? Waking up as an ordinary Alliance officer, Shepard tries to make sense of the world around her, where everything seems changed.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 22 - Words: 92,530 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 6/11 - Published: 4/6/2016 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.]
by Hittosama reviews
2192 CE. Garrus Vakarian is nominated Spectre by the Council a few months after the Cerberus attack on the Citadel. Due to his worrying behavior during the attack, he's placed under the infamous Commander Shepard's supervision, the first human Spectre. (No-Reaper AU, all genres from the games, plus lots of headcanons.)
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 53 - Words: 374,846 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 6/10 - Published: 3/14/2015 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
by Mordinette reviews
Spectre training was easy. Putting up with her turian teammate during their group lessons was less so. AU story with Shepard, Garrus, Jondum Bau, and as many characters from the Mass Effect universe as I can fit in. Romance/Humor/Adventure. Cameos by Mordin, Wrex, Kirrahe, Lorik Qui'in, Kasumi, Thane, Kenn, Tali, Grunt, Nihlus Kryik, and more.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 33 - Words: 141,726 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 249 - Follows: 332 - Updated: 3/19 - Published: 3/7/2014 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] Jondum Bau - Complete
That World Will Cease to Be
by DraconicSecrets115 reviews
(Being reread and edited! Currently on: Ch. 9) Miraak served his dragon gods faithfully, though restlessly, until Apocrypha revealed to him his power and destiny. He was dragonborn, and that meant he could change the world, just as fate had decreed. The dragons were not gods, he learned. He would serve them no more; he would overthrow their tyrannical rule and bring them death.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 51 - Words: 239,313 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 3/11 - Published: 12/1/2015 - Alduin, Paarthurnax, Miraak, Hermaeus Mora
by jhoom reviews
They appear the first time you travel through a Mass Relay - a soulmate tattoo. This unique little marking, somewhere on your body, that will tie you to your true partner with an identical tattoo. If you can find them.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 49,078 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 8/31/2016 - Published: 2/1/2016 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
From Hell's Heart
by gtamaster316 reviews
AU First Contact War. It was 48 years of endless slaughter and death. And from the pain and suffering of such unprecedented conflict, emerged an unprecedented plot, born of hate, to bring it all to an end...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 75,788 - Reviews: 385 - Favs: 814 - Follows: 935 - Updated: 5/10/2016 - Published: 2/12/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
by BigEvilShine reviews
A small town seamstress is having issues with the local sorceress and her Dremora thrall. OC x Dremora.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,246 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 23 - Published: 6/13/2015
by Krawrz reviews
Years after saving Skyrim from Alduin, Harkon and Miraak, Katya is living a peaceful life with her new family. Until a shade of the past makes her question her grip on reality while offering vague warnings of a Daedric Prince seeking to finally claim his champion. Is it possible that even The Last Dragonborn cannot escape Fate?
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 898 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/28/2015 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Miraak, Teldryn Sero, Hermaeus Mora
What The Thunder Said
by fen'harels reviews
"The breath-taking arrogance of Akatosh's children, to think themselves too pure for the base earth; to raise themselves as paragons of the mortal world. But mortal you still are, no matter how precisely orchestrated your delusions. It is your greatest remaining flaw, Dragonborn, the one that lends the lie to your pretence; the blood and entrails splattered across fine white silk."
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,617 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 2/17/2014 - Published: 10/10/2013 - [Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Miraak] The Nerevarine, Hermaeus Mora
After nearly a year of being hunted mercilessly by both the Ark of Destiny and bounty hunters, a sudden reprieve raises both hope and questions. Has the world finally found the truth or is this the calm before the storm? WA3
Wild Arms - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,661 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/10/2011