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That Which Was Lost
by Dr. Jekyl reviews
Benezia T'Soni survived the events of Noveria, but spent the entire war in stasis. Revived in the wake of the Reaper's defeat, she now has to adapt to a galaxy where her homeworld is in ruins, her former bondmate is her unhappy minder and her daughter is an angry stranger. Benezia/Aethyta, FemShep/Liara.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 25 - Words: 115,188 - Reviews: 329 - Favs: 430 - Follows: 586 - Updated: 6/15/2016 - Published: 8/26/2012 - [Benezia, Aethyta] Liara T'Soni, Falere
Mass Effect: Clash of Civilizations
by Eterna1Soldier reviews
In 2157 a Citadel Council exploratory vessel is tasked with opening a dormant Relay into unknown regions of the galaxy. What they find is something they never expected. What happens when two civilizations centered around different technologies clash?
Crossover - Halo & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 21 - Words: 96,812 - Reviews: 3223 - Favs: 4,310 - Follows: 5,103 - Updated: 5/22/2016 - Published: 10/13/2011 - Tali'Zorah
All Creatures Great and Small
by Huntington's Bride reviews
As Samara approaches the Justicars with news of the Reaper threat, Shepard races towards the Bahak System to save Amanda Kenson with an ex Cerberus crew beginning to understand the implications of crossing TIM. Meanwhile, on Omega a certain vet finds that treating all creatures great and small is never as simple as it seems. Femshep/Samara Sequel to Shadow Play. Non Cannon.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 200,802 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 10/11/2015 - Published: 12/10/2012 - [Shepard (F), Samara] Aria T'Loak
When All Was Lost
by Thessian Shadow reviews
The fall of Thessia still fresh on her mind, Shepard is ordered to the Citadel for mandatory shore leave. Things go wrong however, and Shepard is pushed to the brink of self-destruction. Femshep/Tevos, Past Femshep/Samara
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 228,462 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 154 - Updated: 4/13/2015 - Published: 3/13/2013 - Shepard (F), Councilor Tevos - Complete
Of Sheep and Battle Chicken
by LogicalPremise reviews
My AU retelling of ME1 in a darker, sinister universe. Much darker and more realistic views of the SA and the Citadel Council, a more dangerous, involved Cerberus, and a more conflicted Saren and Benezia. Changes much of the ME1 dynamic to remove plot holes with more focus on politics, military strategy, and space combat. Pairing is FShep/Liara. Rewritten through Chapter 12 so far.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 123 - Words: 737,243 - Reviews: 1387 - Favs: 924 - Follows: 732 - Updated: 9/22/2014 - Published: 4/13/2012 - [Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni] Garrus V., Illusive Man - Complete
One More Story
by cassie.hack reviews
What happens if, instead of joining the Alliance, Shepard had become an assassin who stumbles across an asari dancer named Liara during one of her contracts? Slight AU, but will include familiar faces along the way...
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 36,873 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 1/7/2014 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (F)
by thedeadflag reviews
A weary marine gets pulled into a covert assignment by an old contact. A single explosion changes the course of her life, sending her racing through space to combat a threat to all galactic civilization. The Mass Effect Arc of A. Shepard. Sequel to Flotsam ON HIATUS as of 03/03/14: See profile for details
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 315,979 - Reviews: 467 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 11/17/2013 - Published: 9/14/2012 - [Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni]
by jt-boi reviews
The continuing story of my canon Shepard, as she finds herself risen from the dead, working for Cerberus, and struggling to reconnect with the only thing that has ever mattered to her. Rated "T" because I have a potty mouth.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 31,456 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 11/16/2013 - Published: 12/30/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni
Dark Energy AU: Best Left Said
by Melaradark reviews
An AU based on my DE series. What if Del Shepard's past had been different? What if she were the one who was the shy scientist...and Liara was the hardened commando? How would it change them, and would the love that so defined them in DE blossom once again? Old characters and new ones follow a story that is *NOT* ME or DE canon. Enjoy!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 49 - Words: 188,796 - Reviews: 502 - Favs: 439 - Follows: 386 - Updated: 10/20/2013 - Published: 3/13/2013 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
Without an End
by Bebus reviews
Most people say heroes fight for others. But against a threat like the Reapers, everybody needs a reason of their own, however selfish it is. One hero fights on the battlefield with guns, bullets and soldiers, the other from the shadows with knowledge, lies and power. Together, they must force an unwilling galaxy to prepare for the Reapers.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 236,541 - Reviews: 595 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 200 - Updated: 10/20/2013 - Published: 10/22/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni
More Than Happiness
by Keian reviews
One Shepard's search for 'more than happiness'. Post-ME3 (destroy ending). Femshep/Samara. Cover artwork by Saltycatfish. **COMPLETE**
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,084 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 9/24/2013 - Published: 3/5/2013 - Shepard (F), Samara - Complete
Birthed By Fire
by ShadowFlame68 reviews
Sometimes the person Fate chooses as the hero is the least heroic; Kira Shepard embodies this "ideal". Consistently burned and stronger because of it, she isn't the type of person anyone wants to put trust into, but she's the only one who can get it done. With a threat to all sentient life on the horizon and Light failing, the galaxy turns to its final defense - Darkness. Femslash.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 72,110 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 8/30/2013 - Published: 12/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Miranda L.
Cause and Mass Effect
by claihm solais reviews
Mass Effect is a great game. A fun game. But the fun and games stop when it all becomes real...when I find myself on the Citadel, with the terrible knowledge of what's coming. Can one person really make a difference? I'm sure as hell going to try, because the Reapers aren't taking over this galaxy on my watch.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 281,689 - Reviews: 1056 - Favs: 1,280 - Follows: 1,377 - Updated: 8/24/2013 - Published: 7/5/2012 - Shepard (F), Miranda L.
by Sy Itha reviews
Mass Effect 3 ending fix-it. Yes, that means spoilers. Artemis Shepard and Liara try to put the galaxy back together amidst the aftermath of the reaper invasion. Femslash.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 50,132 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 282 - Follows: 367 - Updated: 8/20/2013 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni
by amyisbad reviews
Ariadne Shepard is damaged beyond repair. Or at least, that's what she tells herself. Contains femshep/liara/aria
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 17,854 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 7/27/2013 - Published: 9/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni
Catalyst of Fate
by OriginalAlcy reviews
Commander Evangeline Shepard never asked to be brought back from the dead and she sure as hell didn't ask for the job of taking on the Reapers. The one thing she has asked for, she can't have. Mass Effect 3 redux with reflections on ME2. FemShep/Liara
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 36 - Words: 267,090 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 360 - Follows: 312 - Updated: 7/11/2013 - Published: 3/18/2012 - [Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni] - Complete
An Unusual Companionship
by CobaltAC reviews
No Reapers AU. Shepard didn't join the Alliance Navy. Instead, our illustrious human heads to Thessia and is taught in the arts of pleasure. Soon enough, one Matriarch Benezia purchases the human's services... Written for the KinkMeme. DISCONTINUED.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,512 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 300 - Follows: 304 - Updated: 7/9/2013 - Published: 3/5/2013 - [Benezia, Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M)]
Piece by Piece
by MiizBHavvin reviews
Liara is faced with the possibility of Shepard never returning, and tries to cope. Yeah angsty. Expansion, and left of canon end scenes. Also EC spoilers. M for language, and mild sexy times.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 25,544 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 5/20/2013 - Published: 6/27/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (F) - Complete
by Aronim reviews
Whatever he chose would shatter galactic civilization. But one choice offered him a chance to save it and he sure as hell was not going to lose now. He'd lost too much. Alternative ME 3 ending.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 14 - Words: 74,550 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 4/26/2013 - Published: 5/22/2012 - Shepard (M) - Complete
by Animus of Masada reviews
An asari exploration vessel discovers Earth in the 2030's...and the first contact scenario has incredible implications for both species. What does humanity look like through alien eyes? Where do they go from here? /-AU: no Reapers, completely disconnected from the plot of the games, but mostly faithful to the setting. Told from many points of view.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 51,333 - Reviews: 1265 - Favs: 2,499 - Follows: 2,597 - Updated: 4/10/2013 - Published: 8/12/2011
Dark Energy 4: Aftermath
by Melaradark reviews
Covering my version of events for roughly two centuries following the War. The Reapers have been defeated, and a wounded galaxy rebuilds.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 29 - Words: 112,831 - Reviews: 480 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 3/9/2013 - Published: 12/4/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
by Xeno Major reviews
One minute, I'm at home; the next, I'm in a wretched hive of alien criminals. This universe is a death-trap; the apocalypse is coming and the Reapers are going to kill us all. I'm no soldier, I'm a cowardly thinker. To survive, I'll have to think outside the box. But first, I have to survive Omega. To do that, I'll have to cast my lot in with the ruler of this rock, Aria T'Loak.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 116,580 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 682 - Follows: 765 - Updated: 2/2/2013 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Aria T'Loak
by gregories reviews
Omega's reclamation comes at a heavy price. What other challenges must Aria face upon her newly reinstated throne? / Obvious Omega DLC spoilers, paragon.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,812 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 1/5/2013 - Published: 11/28/2012 - Aria T'Loak, Shepard (F)
Dark Energy 3: End of Days
by Melaradark reviews
The third in the Dark Energy Series. Covering the events of ME3 w/alternate 'fix-it' ending, follow renegade Del Shepard as she struggles to unite a galaxy...and stop a threat greater than anyone has ever before known. Rated M for language, violence.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 85 - Words: 393,423 - Reviews: 1552 - Favs: 525 - Follows: 320 - Updated: 12/1/2012 - Published: 5/7/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
All In The Mind
by acevolkner reviews
Liara waited two years for Shepard to come back from the dead. Now the Reapers are gone, it's Shepard's turn step up to the plate. Awful summary. Worse title. More inside. Same universe as my other story. Part of the Scarlet Sapphire series. Rated T for safety.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 45,997 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 7/6/2012 - Published: 6/21/2012 - [Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni] - Complete
Dark Energy 2: Trail of Shadows
by Melaradark reviews
The second installment of the Dark Energy trilogy. Follow the continuing tale of renegade Del Shepard through the events of the second game as she comes to grips with dying, living, and saving the galaxy, all over again.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 72 - Words: 398,417 - Reviews: 869 - Favs: 565 - Follows: 259 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 12/22/2011 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
by Melaradark reviews
Following a unique Renegade Shepard's story through all three games.Shepard is a real person, with real traumas...this is a side of her you have never seen. Will feature a Liara/FemShep romance.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 178,559 - Reviews: 272 - Favs: 720 - Follows: 253 - Updated: 12/21/2011 - Published: 10/28/2011 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
by Tairis Deamhan reviews
Mass Effect 2 novelization, the life of one spectre that's seen more than his share of the galaxy's dark side. If you've already died once the question becomes what's worth living for? It's the question that will have to be answered to save a galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 37 - Words: 260,290 - Reviews: 421 - Favs: 931 - Follows: 359 - Updated: 3/11/2011 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
The Queen and the Shepherd reviews
Everything was lost. With nothing left to live for, the Zerg search for a new home. And find salvation with the help of their Queen and a seemingly insignificant human, who would prove to be one of the most important individuals in their existence. And the most important for their Queen.
Crossover - StarCraft & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,587 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 352 - Updated: 4/26/2013 - Published: 3/14/2013 - Sarah K., Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni