Smehur
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Joined 05-27-11, id: 2935276, Profile Updated: 08-27-12
Author has written 17 stories for Mass Effect.

Hi! Thank you for taking an interest and reading my stories. Please don't hold back on feedback: I'll be grateful for critique and compliments alike.

If you wish to stalk me, I have a site at www.smehur.com (mandatory remark: I like to be stalked). I also post things on dA, AFF, and AO3, and there's a complete list of my stuff on Delicious. For the chronological order of my stories, look at Saren/Nihlus and Garrus/Shepard timelines.

Everything here was inspired and/or improved by my partners in crime: Misfire Anon, inthenightside, and logsig, who I can never thank enough for their time and patience. If you like what I do, chances are you'll enjoy their writing too.

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Mass Effect: Interregnum by The Naked Pen reviews
The Battle of the Citadel has been won. Saren Arterius is dead. Commander Shepard is dead. Garrus Vakarian isn't. Alone on Omega among slavers, murderers, mercenaries, insane warlords and the worst of the galaxy's criminals, he does the only thing he can: declares war. The Archangel legend is born, but angels can fall. Nothing's ever easy...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Crime - Chapters: 55 - Words: 303,425 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 412 - Follows: 273 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Complete
Another Life by logsig reviews
Garrus helps Shepard with a problem from his past. Slash. Inspired by the prompt "Shepard's loyalty mission".
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,588 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/18/2012 - Shepard (M), Garrus V. - Complete
The Other Beginning by Misfire Anon reviews
Two months of leave should be enough to mourn a friend. Perhaps even enough to mourn a brother. Now, if only romance would stop getting in the way. Slash. Saren, OC, Desolas.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,610 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/13/2012 - Saren A. - Complete
Worst Case Scenario by inthenightside reviews
And another kinkmeme fill. In a non-Reaper AU, F!Shepard is stuck with her former mentor Nihlus and his former mentor Saren on a wrecked ship in space for a length of time. Tensions between them are resolved kinkmeme style.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 37,147 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 63 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Shepard (F), Nihlus K. - Complete
Heirlooms by Misfire Anon reviews
Before heading off to Relay 314, commanding general Desolas Arterius needs to relax. His friend finds his methods a little strange.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,647 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/21/2012 - Saren A. - Complete
Marked by Misfire Anon reviews
Desolas has facial markings. Saren does not. They face the reason why.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,388 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/5/2012 - Saren A. - Complete
Crossing Lines by servantofclio reviews
There are lines you're not supposed to cross: between commander and subordinate, between one species and another. Other lines are just hard to cross: from friend to lover, from casual to serious. Companion to Belonging. Garrus/Shepard /Tali, later
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 36,525 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 3/1/2012 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah
One Year Later by logsig reviews
After Jump Zero, Kaidan searches for absolution. SLASH. Events take place in the same universe as "Breathe", which can be found on AdultFanFiction dot net.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,493 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/12/2012 - Kaidan A. - Complete
Belonging by servantofclio reviews
Three good friends. What if two of them became more than friends? Where does the third fit in? Tali/Garrus/ManShep
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,962 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/17/2011 - Published: 12/15/2011 - Tali'Zorah, Garrus V., Shepard (M) - Complete
Waters of the Lethe by 4th of Eleven reviews
mShepard barely survived the suicide mission, and decides to take Morinth up on her offer.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,134 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/13/2011 - Shepard (M), Morinth - Complete
Supernova by Echo Alexia 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: 171 - Favs: 255 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 11/29/2010 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Shepard (F), Nihlus K. - Complete
Just A Man by Moranth reviews
What if Shepard wasn't such a superman? What if he had a fatal flaw that proved he was human? Story continued in Feet of Clay
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,756 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/4/2010 - Shepard (M), Garrus V. - Complete
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Ghost in the Machine reviews
What if Nihlus didn't die on Eden Prime? This is an AU retelling of Mass Effect where the fateful meeting with Saren plays out differently, changing everything.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 102,371 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 12/1/2013 - Published: 1/1/2012 - Saren A., Nihlus K.
Sound of Silence reviews
Saren comes to terms with his feelings for Nihlus. Or does he? Set between "Unnerved and Unnerving" and "The Candidate".
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,619 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Published: 9/23/2012 - Saren A., Nihlus K. - Complete
Interview reviews
Nihlus attempts to dispel some of the common misconceptions about turians during a very personal interview for a famous human reporter.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,536 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Nihlus K. - Complete
I'm Watching You reviews
When Saren set up the hidden cameras, he knew there would be things he didn't want to see. Like Nihlus drinking on duty, or hiding drugs on the ship, or taking out dirty clothes from the washer and wearing them. But he wasn't expecting... this.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,091 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Saren A., Nihlus K. - Complete
A Hidden Place reviews
Nihlus would like to know more about his secretive mentor. But asking Saren personal questions simply doesn't cut it.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,926 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2012 - Saren A., Nihlus K. - Complete
The Suicide Mission reviews
I always wanted to know what the other fire team was doing during the attack on the Collector Base. This is how Garrus experienced the suicide mission.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,811 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 12/15/2011 - Published: 9/5/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Distraction reviews
Saren and Nihlus first met when they much younger. A light-hearted tale outside the main Saren/Nihlus verse.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,437 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/26/2011 - Saren A., Nihlus K. - Complete
Signal to Noise reviews
A homage to a beautiful painting, an enduring friendship, and a tragic love.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,010 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/7/2011 - Saren A., Nihlus K. - Complete
First Kiss reviews
Turians must find human lips fascinating, don't you think?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,406 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/28/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
A Game of Cards reviews
Garrus and assorted crew talk about cross-species intercourse over a game of cards.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,252 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 9 - Published: 10/9/2011 - Garrus V. - Complete
The Candidate reviews
Nihlus is near the end of his training with Saren when they are sent to evaluate potential Spectre candidates. Garrus is one of them and he is determined to leave an impression despite his father's wishes. A sharp-edged triangle forms and cuts deep.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,145 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/3/2011 - Published: 9/15/2011 - Nihlus K., Garrus V. - Complete
Unnerved and Unnerving reviews
Two very different turians living together on a claustrophobic ship for a year. Something's gotta give.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,271 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/7/2011 - Saren A., Nihlus K. - Complete
Can't Stop Laughing reviews
Of course Saren is perfectly capable of laughing; only Nihlus hasn't found the right kind of jokes yet.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,471 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Published: 9/2/2011 - Saren A., Nihlus K. - Complete
Scars reviews
Saren's ruminations after the events described in "Color."
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,658 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/13/2011 - Saren A., Nihlus K. - Complete
Color reviews
An unfortunate revelation threatens to ruin the troubled friendship between two Spectres.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,989 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/7/2011 - Saren A., Nihlus K. - Complete
Fruit from Palaven reviews
Garrus faces the reality of serving on a human ship.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,348 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/28/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Blue Blood reviews
Did you know the Commander was a poet in secret? I had no idea...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 261 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Published: 7/4/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete