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Joined 10-17-10, id: 2579519, Profile Updated: 05-19-13
Author has written 8 stories for Mass Effect.

Hi there!

I’m a 27 year old who works for a human rights charity as a campaigns intern. I also take on as much freelance PR/public affairs work as possible to pay my bills, put food in my mouth and fill my crappy car with petrol. Having three jobs means my time for writing is extremely limited at present, but I still like to pick at stories in my spare time.

So far, I've written three ME stories about my canon Shep, Teagan: Home, Where You Belong and the considerably shorter Reasons to be Cheerful. I've also written several ME one-shots. All my stories involve the Garrus/Shepard pairing because I just love them together.

I welcome feedback on my fics so thanks to anyone who’s taken the time to review one of them. I appreciate every comment. They spur me on to keep writing and help me improve as a writer.

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Horizons by jasminedays reviews
How do you begin again? Dusk and dawn, and the long night in between. M for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 47,427 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 2/19 - Published: 5/22/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Before the Relay by That'sNotMe reviews
Before going through the Omega 4 relay, Garrus and Shepard have a night to remember. M for interspecies awkwardness. Fluff, too.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,518 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
HandsOn Training by servantofclio reviews
Shepard asks Garrus for some sniper training. Things get... up close and personal. Rated M for sexual situations.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,822 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/15/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Storytellers by melpomenewrites reviews
The story of Shepard's life, turned into nighttime story many parents across different species tell their children.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 4,805 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 2/12/2012 - Published: 12/12/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Skin Deep by Ryoko Metallium reviews
Arayna lives the life like any other average teenager. Her life is as normal as it can be, excluding the fact she's the daughter of the two most famous people in the galaxy: Commander Shepard and Garrus Vakarian. Warning: Occasional flashback
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 29,066 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 11/22/2011 - Published: 10/13/2010 - Garrus V.
Timeline by inthenightside reviews
Masskink response to a prompt requesting Garrus and FemShep thrown back in time to the First Contact War on the way back through the Omega 4 relay. Warnings for time travel and kink. Ties in with "Applied Research" but can stand on its own.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,646 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 18 - Published: 10/25/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Allies Like You And Me by WarlordFil reviews
In an alternate universe, Council Spectre Garrus Vakarian is recruiting for a mission against a rogue Spectre-and his top choice is C-Sec Captain Jane Shepard. AU,2 chapters, Sequel to "Enemies Like You and Me," Second of a series.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,006 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 273 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 7/26/2010 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
Twisted by proflig8 reviews
Garrus doesn't understand why his commander would want to engage in such frivolous things with him, but he's never tried it with a human, and if it makes her happy ... he'll give her the best damn game of Twister she's ever played. One-shot, Garrus/fShep.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,790 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/17/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Found in Translation by girl undone 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
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: 279 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 7/12/2010 - Published: 5/12/2010 - 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: 21 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 12 - 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: 128 - Favs: 394 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 6/1/2010 - Published: 3/1/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Resolution by Vulthrize reviews
Post ME 2. Garrus knows that by continuing his relationship with Shepard, they will both face difficult personal and professional challenges. What he doesn't know is that most of these challenges await them both upon the Normandy's return to the Citadel.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 31,626 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 223 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 5/31/2010 - Published: 3/18/2010 - 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: 77 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/28/2010 - Published: 5/20/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Enemies Like You And Me by WarlordFil reviews
In an alternate universe where the First Contact War never ended, Commander Shepard and Garrus Vakarian meet on the battlefield-as enemies. But destiny will not be denied... Garrus/FemShep, AU. 2 chapters. First story of a series.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,349 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 586 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 5/26/2010 - Published: 5/16/2010 - 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: 161 - Favs: 325 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 5/20/2010 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - 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: 126 - Favs: 321 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 3/13/2010 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - 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: 30 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 35 - 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: 239 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/5/2010 - Published: 2/21/2010 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] - Complete
A Night to Remember by prospectkiss reviews
Garrus and Shepared enjoy their night together before hitting the relay.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,592 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 19 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
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: 192 - Follows: 27 - Published: 2/23/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
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Closer reviews
During a night of playing drunken party games on the Normandy, 'best friends' Shepard and Garrus get picked to share seven minutes of heaven together. Lots of tension ensues. Originally written for the ME Kink Meme. Rated M for smuttiness and set during ME3.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,894 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/19/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
First Comes Love reviews
Caught up in the romance of their date on the Citadel, Garrus and Shepard decide to get hitched right away. Almost pure fluff and will eventually be rated M for smut. Originally posted to the Mass Effect Kink Meme.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,218 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 3/10/2013 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Knowing reviews
Shortly after reuniting with Shepard on Menae, in between battles, Garrus realises for the first time just how much she means to him. One-shot set during ME3. Originally posted on the Kink Meme.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,216 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/19/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Where You Belong reviews
After the events of the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC, Garrus travels to Palaven with Shepard to visit his family. Together, they must face the reaction of his family and the rest of the galactic community to their relationship. Sequel to Home. Post-ME3 epilogue now added! Complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 93,933 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 6/10/2012 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Reasons to be Cheerful reviews
Kasumi discovers the secret that Garrus and Shepard have been trying to hide from the rest of the Normandy crew. Follows on from Where You Belong and Home. One-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,477 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/5/2012 - Garrus V., Kasumi G. - Complete
Home reviews
After blowing off steam with Garrus, Shepard gets cold feet. She decides they should just be friends, but how long will she be able to deny the depth of her feelings for him? Complete. Sequel 'Where You Belong' now up.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 65,962 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
First Date reviews
Shepard brings Garrus along with her to an official council dinner on the Citadel but gets bored out of her mind. Mid-way through the evening she decides to have a little fun with her date...Rated M for smut.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,781 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/14/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Complications reviews
Garrus tries to undress Shepard for the first time but ends up being completely mystified by her bra, cue much awkwardness and confusion. Originally written to fill a Masskink request.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,403 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/7/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete