Lara Jayd
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Joined 05-04-04, id: 584172, Profile Updated: 07-14-18
Author has written 3 stories for Mass Effect, and Star Wars.

I'm completely in love with the Mass Effect universe, so I decided to start writing again after years of just not having the motivation. Mass Effect: Inevitable is my baby, I've been working on it for almost four years now. It will soon be my first completed novel and I'm incredibly proud of it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it.

I write fanfic because it's a hell of a lot of fun being able to play around in the awesome universes others have created, but also as a means to improve my own writing. I'm constantly trying to get better. I appreciate any and all constructive criticism, it's like gold to me. Of course, I also love kind words and the old 'hey I'm reading and enjoying, keep going!'

Thanks for reading and I really hope you enjoy my work. Flick me a PM if you have ideas or want to chat about a mutual obsessive love of Mass Effect. ;)

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Memory by kosiah reviews
After the Star Forge, the galaxy has changed. As most of civilized space mourns the fallen heroes of the Star Forge expedition, its real survivors must face the consequences of their actions - even the ones Revan can't remember.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 80 - Words: 1,320,560 - Reviews: 359 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 4/11 - Published: 10/12/2004 - Revan, Carth O. - Complete
Tomb Of The Inusannon by MrFredCDobbs reviews
A four-part existential horror story set in the Mass Effect universe about a group of Alliance marines stranded on a mysterious, uncharted planet. My attempt at a H.P. Lovecraft-style tale.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,349 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/27/2019 - Published: 10/26/2019 - OC - Complete
Story Time On Deck Four by MrFredCDobbs reviews
A behind-the-scenes look at what happened in the downtime between missions in Mass Effect 2. A lost diary kept by Jack reveals the odd friendship she developed with another violent, maladjusted misfit. Rated M for language. Cover art by Choco-Minto.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,953 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/10/2019 - Published: 8/30/2019 - Zaeed M., Jack, U. Grunt, Kelly C. - Complete
Guess I'm Just Lucky Then - A Short Story by MrFredCDobbs reviews
A lost scene from the Citadel DLC in which a certain krogan learns of a certain human holiday.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 794 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 9 - Published: 8/23/2019 - U. Grunt, Shepard - Complete
Do It For Sovereign! by MrFredCDobbs reviews
A darkly comic take on the events of the Mass Effect original trilogy as viewed from the perspective of the reapers.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,745 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/9/2019 - Harbinger - Complete
The Normandy Noticeboard by abject.thread reviews
The Normandy has always had a large noticeboard hanging in the crew mess to enhance crew communication, foster social bonds and create unity. All crew members are allowed to post, and make comments. Let chaos reign! Random ficlets about posts on the noticeboard that appear during the OT, much to Shepard's chagrin.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 18,323 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 7/28/2018 - Published: 5/16/2018 - J. Garson, Ashley W., Kaidan A., Joker
Hearts and Minds by Meleba reviews
Sequel to Eyes and Ears. Continues the story of Nathan Holt and the others in The Normandy crew. OC/F!Shep
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 78,506 - Reviews: 306 - Favs: 365 - Follows: 436 - Updated: 6/5/2018 - Published: 4/27/2014 - [OC, J. Garson] - Complete
Ghost, Ghost, I Know You Live Within Me by theherocomplex reviews
For Shepard, death is just another technicality (AU, Shakarian). No longer updated.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 49 - Words: 233,862 - Reviews: 742 - Favs: 527 - Follows: 596 - Updated: 1/26/2018 - Published: 6/10/2013 - [J. Garson, Garrus V.] Miranda L.
Stars Fade by totallybursar reviews
Shepard knows that destroying the Reapers will kill her. Trouble is, she's never been good at dying. The explosion of dark energy from the Crucible thrusts Shepard into a totally different universe. Post ME3 ending, DA2 Act 2 beginning. Please note that this is not a FemShep/F!Hawke fic. THIS STORY HAS RECENTLY BEEN EDITED TO ALIGN WITH GAME CANON REVEALED IN DA:I
Crossover - Mass Effect & Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 40 - Words: 208,216 - Reviews: 2027 - Favs: 2,496 - Follows: 2,823 - Updated: 6/5/2017 - Published: 5/16/2012 - J. Garson, Varric T., unknown 1
Changeling by Dandy in the Aspic reviews
When all is lost, how do you go on? Shepard deals with resurrection, love, and something else she never expected. ME2, ME3, DLC, AU. Action/drama/romance/family.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 63 - Words: 343,236 - Reviews: 569 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 263 - Updated: 11/6/2016 - Published: 9/4/2012 - J. Garson, Kaidan A.
Say Something by Vorcha Girl reviews
Injured and grounded on Earth after defeating the Reapers, Shepard decides that cutting ties with James Vega is the only way for her to deal with her feelings for the young lieutenant. After all, she is a shadow of her former self and he can't possibly feel the same way about her...could he? Post-ME3 angsty fluffy romance! (Femshep/Vega - Rated M for a reason!)
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,773 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/3/2016 - Published: 11/17/2014 - [James V., J. Garson] Steven C. - Complete
Sunset and Evening Star by ShadesOfMauve reviews
How ME3 might have happened if they'd stuck with the themes presented in the first two games, as perceived by This Arrogant Author. Featuring Rhi Shepard (still quite enamored of her pilot), and the expected host of allies, partners in crime, and assorted hangers-on. (sequel to A Star to Steer Her By).
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 110,364 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 282 - Updated: 9/15/2016 - Published: 6/28/2013 - J. Garson, Joker
A Handful of Dust by tarysande reviews
Ten billion people over here die, so twenty billion over there can live. After the war, there are pieces to pick up, and lives to rebuild. And even with the Reapers gone, nothing is easy.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 64 - Words: 191,039 - Reviews: 1086 - Favs: 781 - Follows: 990 - Updated: 9/15/2016 - Published: 3/21/2013 - J. Garson, Garrus V.
The Transmigration Effect by Twisted Platypus reviews
After I died, I was born again. Is this for a purpose, or an accident? I don't know. But in this new galaxy, I need to survive to find out. Self-Insert of Mass Effect 1. Increasingly AU. Part Three: The Resurrection Effect now up!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 216,671 - Reviews: 635 - Favs: 774 - Follows: 638 - Updated: 7/22/2016 - Published: 4/6/2013 - J. Garson, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni - Complete
Mass Effect Reloaded by thebluninja reviews
Is a second chance enough? Instead of the Catalyst's choices, Shepard lucks into a cosmic loophole. Thrown back to the very start of her Spectre career, she has to try and save the galaxy again from the Reapers ... but does she really know what's coming? 2015 NaNoWriMo winner!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 97 - Words: 335,916 - Reviews: 1851 - Favs: 1,835 - Follows: 2,111 - Updated: 3/29/2016 - Published: 1/19/2013 - J. Garson, Garrus V., Admiral Hackett, Shadow Broker
Afterglow by auralcontra-exception reviews
The afterglow of 'reach and flexibility'. The morning after is a bit more challenging than Shepard anticipated. Fluff - Sequel to Captivated - Fluff (Jenna Shepard Series)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,963 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/6/2015 - J. Garson, Garrus V., Joker, EDI
Kiss with a Fist by thisonefeelslikeaflower reviews
James and Shepard engage in a friendly fist fight. Events occur between ME2 and 3, before the Reaper invasion. Shenanigans ensue. FShep/James
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,933 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/4/2015 - J. Garson, James V.
A Commander's Journal by Alfirin1986 reviews
Shepard is recovering in Vancouver after the battle in London and the defeat of the Reapers. Part of her recovery is the assignment by her therapist to find a way to come to terms with everything that's happened. Written in first person POV. AU ending.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 30,716 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 3/26/2015 - Published: 4/4/2012 - J. Garson, Kaidan A.
Flesh & Blood by quitereal reviews
After James tells Shepard what it'll take for him to forget she's his Commander, she goes to bed alone, but she doesn't stay that way for long. Re-write of the Citadel DLC 'romance' with James Vega, fluffy fic featuring Shega. Possible spoilers!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,176 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/25/2015 - Published: 3/16/2015 - [James V., J. Garson]
Earn a Happy Ending by clockworkcuttlefish reviews
The Reapers are destroyed. Shepard and Kaidan make good on a promise. But life will never be easy for the first two human Spectres or the galaxy they saved. Life after the Reapers. Focus on Shenko, but with a bit of galaxy-rebuilding. Image Credit: Requested render from sharilin on tumblr
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 106,353 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 10/15/2013 - Published: 11/29/2012 - [J. Garson, Kaidan A.]
Ask Shepard: An Advice Column by Shootingstar7123 reviews
A Galactic Enquirer online exclusive-Commander Shepard answers YOUR fanmail and questions in her very own advice column!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,417 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 9/22/2013 - Published: 6/4/2012 - Shepard - Complete
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: 1101 - Favs: 1,497 - Follows: 1,603 - Updated: 8/24/2013 - Published: 7/5/2012 - J. Garson, Miranda L.
No Reason at All by tarysande reviews
She knows what she is. She's a weapon. Point her and shoot. She kills the asari first.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,294 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/2/2013 - J. Garson - Complete
Stars and Spectres by Dandy in the Aspic reviews
Kaidan and Shepard make Valentine's Day plans in typical fashion - under gunfire.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,089 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 28 - Published: 2/12/2013 - Kaidan A., J. Garson - Complete
Hello, Time Bomb by Mussimm reviews
The success of an undertaking is not determined by its necessity. The Lazarus Project was never likely to succeed.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 56 - Words: 145,183 - Reviews: 452 - Favs: 268 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 10/24/2012 - Published: 3/31/2012 - J. Garson, Kaidan A. - Complete
Manipulations by akg.writes reviews
There was a line in one of her many psych evals about an impressive ability to compartmentalize. She supposed the psychologist hadn't been talking about her ability to dress an amputation in the field in under thirty seconds. Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 87 - Words: 372,788 - Reviews: 1065 - Favs: 639 - Follows: 639 - Updated: 9/12/2012 - Published: 2/22/2011 - J. Garson, Kaidan A.
Celebration, With Associated Complications by totallybursar reviews
In which this fanfic writer attempts a celebration, but miscellaneous Shepards get in the way. Written as a thank you for everyone who has bothered to read Stars Fade.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 593 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/13/2012 - J. Garson
Translations by vermouthhh reviews
A collection of James Vega drabbles, circa Mass Effect 3. Vega/Femshep pairing. Dancing, sparring, swearing, blood, sweat, kisses and Spanish galore.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 30 - Words: 58,361 - Reviews: 242 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 7/23/2012 - Published: 6/20/2012 - James V., J. Garson - Complete
Everything That Matters by brownc0at reviews
In which Joker is guilt-ridden and sarcastic, Shepard is oblivious, and there are gratuitous references to zombies. FemShep/Joker, set during ME2.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 22,809 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 175 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 1/7/2012 - Published: 2/28/2010 - J. Garson, Joker - Complete
Drastic Measures by KiwiDayDreams reviews
Shepard decides to use her newly acquired little black dress to finally get Joker's attention. When the pilot doesn't even mention her unusual attire she's shocked, but doesn't plan on losing this battle so easily. Kink meme request.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,647 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 8/9/2011 - Published: 4/23/2011 - J. Garson, Joker
Yea, Though I Walk by PlaidButterfly reviews
ME2/SW Crossover. Shepard finds herself working against the Collectors with a foreign - and unwilling - ally.
Crossover - Star Wars & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 22,283 - Reviews: 147 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 218 - Updated: 7/16/2011 - Published: 2/28/2011 - Darth Vader, J. Garson - Complete
The ThirtySix Stratagems of Wáng Jìngzé by Mussimm reviews
"They want us gone now, before we get too powerful for them to kill. I say they've waited too long. I say we have that power now." The war has begun. ME3!Spec!fic. Shrios.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 92,588 - Reviews: 339 - Favs: 524 - Follows: 171 - Updated: 6/13/2011 - Published: 12/26/2010 - J. Garson, Thane K. - Complete
Alcohol and Illusion by Alpha Vegetable reviews
ME2, FemShep. Silly piece of nonsense that has been rattling around in my head for a while. What happens when Shep knocked back a few before chatting with TIM? Or, rather, what could happen? Quite unrealistic.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,683 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/17/2010 - J. Garson, Illusive Man - Complete
On Being A Sith Lord by DarthAmmonite reviews
Having a Sith Lord in your head is bad...having a Sith Lord with a really foul sense of humor is even worse. KotOR 1
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,812 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 467 - Follows: 116 - Published: 2/18/2010 - Revan, Carth O.
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Mass Effect: Into Darkness reviews
When Revan is thrown into Citadel space by a phenomenon she has never encountered before, she must join Shepard in her fight against the Reapers in order to save both of their galaxies.
Crossover - Star Wars & Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,029 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 9/18 - Published: 6/14 - Revan, Carth O., Garrus V., Shepard
Mass Effect: Inevitable reviews
LT Nathan Briggs was on his way to N school before being transferred to Alliance HQ in Vancouver, on guard duty. Commander Shepard was probably one of the last people in the galaxy he wanted to meet. **Femshep** (tags still broken). My take on ME3. Rated M for language, violence and suggestive themes. Also will contain some major character death.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 65 - Words: 283,900 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 328 - Follows: 418 - Updated: 6/12 - Published: 3/17/2015 - [OC, Shepard] Garrus V., Miranda L.
Wake Up reviews
Shepard wakes up trapped in the rubble of the Citadel after destroying the Reapers. A quick, cathartic short story not connected to ME:I. **Femshep** Site needs to fix tags.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,712 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/12/2018 - Shepard - Complete