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Author has written 22 stories for Mass Effect.

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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: 57 - Words: 264,377 - Reviews: 285 - Favs: 350 - Follows: 433 - Updated: 1/18 - Published: 12/2/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
The Blood Dimmed Tide by Jeitiiea reviews
The evolution of Shepard and Garrus' relationship through the events of ME2.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 144,045 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 360 - Follows: 445 - Updated: 2/14/2015 - Published: 2/19/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
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: 41 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 11/9/2014 - Published: 3/16/2012 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] Liara T'Soni, Joker - Complete
Enough by kesla reviews
Garrus, Shepard, and a hell of a lot of banter. ME2 setting with throwback to ME1; friendship and eventual romance with emphasis on dialogue and character development. Rated M for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,279 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 6/9/2014 - Published: 4/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Closer to Home by WarlordFil reviews
Falling in love is easy-it's staying in love that's hard. Shepard and Garrus' fight to reconcile their cultural differences is complicated by family and foes conspiring to tear them apart. Sequel to "Where Angels Fear To Tread." Partial story only.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 43,699 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 306 - Follows: 349 - Updated: 3/16/2014 - Published: 6/1/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
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: 75 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 8/9/2013 - Published: 7/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Fast Blood Delivery by LidoDeck reviews
Garrus spent two years in a self-destructive freefall. Shepard died. Left with too many deep scars, Garrus and Shepard attempt to reconcile what's happened to them with the oncoming reapers, with themselves, and with each other.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 22,473 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/2/2013 - Published: 5/18/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
Just Like Old Times by tarysande 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: 314 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 2/20/2013 - Published: 10/17/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - 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: 40 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Diamonds and Rust by sparrowfalling reviews
There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over. A series of Shep/Garrus fic-lets.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,221 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 10/26/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
At Least the Popcorn Wasn't Bad by orchidcactus reviews
Shepard and Garrus spend an afternoon of shore leave on the Citadel. Pure, unapologetic fluff.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,454 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/6/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Only Skin by quondam reviews
On the final assault of the Cronos Station, Shepard discovers what she always feared the most: that she wasn't just a reconstruction, but a clone of the original Commander Shepard. She and those close to her must come to their own terms with what this revelation means to them. This story is a mix of FShepard/Kaidan and FShepard/Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 51,198 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 10/6/2012 - Published: 9/3/2012 - Shepard (F) - Complete
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: 251 - Favs: 474 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 9/28/2012 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Silence by TinyElephant reviews
ME3 SPOILERS. Post-Destroy. There's no room for war heroes in peace time. A shattered, exhausted Shepard expected to die. Vega and Cortez, the only ones left of her old crew, won't let her.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,617 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 7/21/2012 - Published: 4/16/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Life Signs by tarysande 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: 370 - Favs: 417 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 7/19/2012 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Unfortunate Liminality by orchidcactus reviews
Shepard and Garrus deal with the implications and consequences of fraternization. Angst with a healthy dose of schmoop and gunfire.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,994 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 6/3/2012 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Winner Takes All by tarysande 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: 177 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/16/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Letters Between Friends by MlleAmmy reviews
Mordin and Kirrahe exchange a short series of letters. Set during the events of Mass Effect 2.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 689 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Mordin S. - Complete
Beating Like A Hammer by skybound2 reviews
Garrus doesn't know if she is real, or a hallucination, but when Shepard storms back into his life on Omega, he finds that he doesn't much care. He just knows that he's not letting her go again, not if he can help it. -Another kinkmeme fill.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,457 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 354 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 5/3/2012 - Published: 4/30/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)] - Complete
One Step at a Time by tarysande 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: 24 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/2/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Talking Too Much by tarysande 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: 41 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/26/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Through An AI, Darkly by strangegibbon reviews
Shepard and her crew are forced to face their darkest memories following an encounter with an alien probe. Disturbing scenes and adult content set post ME2 F!Shepard/Thane, F!Shepard/Garrus
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 44,834 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 4/15/2012 - Published: 3/21/2011 - Shepard (F), 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: 87 - 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: 537 - Favs: 547 - Follows: 425 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)]
A Song for Alingon by mei0023 reviews
After years of working together, Shepard and Garrus can speak volumes to each other without ever saying a word. But when Shepard accepts an impossible mission on a dangerous planet, all bets are off. Rating subject to change in later chapters.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 26,109 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 4/8/2012 - Published: 4/8/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Just the Two of Us by Mengde reviews
Garrus and Shepard hit the town to get supplies for the Normandy as well as some alone time. The only problem is that the town is Omega - and Omega hits back.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,134 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/5/2012 - Published: 12/26/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - 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: 58 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 12/20/2010 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Gates of Horn and Ivory by damalur reviews
Shepard and Garrus argue about armor, power output, and secrets - but not about who should feed the fish, because no one remembers to do that. FemShep/Garrus, oneshot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,839 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 10 - Published: 10/12/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
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The First Conquest reviews
The victorious king returns home from war, to find a broken home, and usurpers at his door. Post ME3.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,041 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/31/2014 - Published: 6/8/2012 - U. Wrex
Loose Cannons reviews
Shepard is one of the best bounty hunters in the Terminus Systems, but when a job that's too good to pass up pulls her to the law-abiding Citadel, she ends up in the sights of a hot-headed cop who always gets results. AU.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Crime/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,996 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 5/13/2014 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
The Last Case of Garrus Vakarian reviews
That last night on the Citadel wasn't something he'd ever forget. It was the night he crossed a line.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,783 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/25/2013 - Garrus V. - Complete
Epiphany reviews
Thane Krios is a patient, careful man. His work demands it. As such, he has problems with uncertainty.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,217 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/22/2013 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
In Sickness and in Health reviews
Shepard and Garrus have trouble adjusting to time off after the war. But time, and ultra-advanced cybernetic technology, heals all wounds. Shepard/Vakarian. Total schmaltz.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,745 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/13/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Taetrus Trash 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: 62 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/28/2013 - Published: 11/12/2012 - Complete
Reminiscence 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: 423 - Favs: 575 - Follows: 677 - Updated: 4/6/2013 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
brokerreport939 reviews
You have one (1) new message at your private terminal, Shadow Broker.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 440 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Liara T'Soni - Complete
Shakedown reviews
Peacetime is anything but ordinary as Shepard and Garrus return to duty after a long and interminable medical leave. Now, she must build another crew, a mixture of new and old, to prepare for a shakedown cruise that only she and Hackett know the truth about, and face a threat that only the crew of the starship Normandy could be trusted to handle. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 39,500 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 11/14/2012 - Published: 5/7/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Long Distance 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: 135 - Follows: 13 - Published: 6/19/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Legacy reviews
"You ever wonder where your name comes from, my boy? Well, it's a pretty amazing story." Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,326 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/14/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Confessions reviews
Shepard is the man he is not because he has no weaknesses, but because he keeps them buried. Tali doesn't, and she is all the braver for it. Shepard/Tali.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,482 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
Stolen Peace reviews
For just one moment, Shepard has everything he wants. He'll make it last as long as he can. Shepard/Tali.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,274 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/25/2012 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
On Butchery reviews
Shepard shares his thoughts on revenge with a member of his crew. A brief, heartfelt discussion about the merits of murder and butchery.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 881 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/9/2012 - Shepard (M), Garrus V. - Complete
Setting Sail, Coming Home reviews
They pieced her back together, brought her back from the brink of death more than once, but Shepard isn't alive. Not yet. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,831 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Rundown reviews
A mission goes wrong. Jack can't deal with the heat. Grunt can't deal with weakness. And a difficult choice is made.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,359 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/5/2012 - Jack, U. Grunt - Complete
Restless 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: 16 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/1/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Awake reviews
Dying is easy. Living is hard. She hoped she wouldn't have to do it alone. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,031 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Friendly Chat reviews
Some people are friends because they like each other. Other people are friends out of spite. Mentioned Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,637 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah - Complete
The Proposal reviews
He'd been putting it off, and when he'd finally worked up the courage to ask, their quiet moment was rudely interrupted. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,971 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 12 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Impregnable reviews
Certain conversations are like mighty fortresses - you don't want to approach them without a plan of attack. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,531 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Getting Physical reviews
This was the first time they'd done this, and Shepard was in some serious pain. But it could be worse. Shepard/Vakarian. Rated M for... language?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,933 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/25/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete