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Joined 02-13-05, id: 758394, Profile Updated: 04-15-12
Author has written 4 stories for Mass Effect.

Feel free to call me by any variation of the name "Hyperbali," though I go by waaay too many names. Too much time on the internet, I suppose.

Mostly into video games, comics, movies, and the occasional anime. I can typically be found drawing, so I'll try to keep my stories illustrated with a picture or two.

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Shadows by Juliette Louise reviews
Thane Krios is pulled from the arms of death for one purpose: to find the Shadow Broker. Luckily, he has help from some old friends, and his Siha. Post ME 2.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 44,338 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 8/18/2013 - Published: 2/12/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
A Dance of Minds by Katerina Kintari reviews
He was the unseen, the silent blade. She was the protector, the shining lance. Together, they will fight. Right and wrong are more often shades of gray than black and white. Can they change the fate of the galaxy? Can they save each other? Ch 23 up!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 61,540 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 7/25/2012 - Published: 4/25/2010 - Thane K., Shepard (F)
Parallels and Divergences by Hermia S reviews
Shepard and James Vega are soldiers. They're survivors, having lived to see the other side of the worst a tour of duty could offer them. When neither is willing to take a chance, one of them is forced to be the catalyst of change or the opportunity will slip past them both.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 61,980 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 4/30/2012 - Published: 3/13/2012 - Shepard (F), James V.
How Fornax Changed My Life by kiwibliss reviews
Shepard comes to grips with the realities of a romantic relationship with a member of her team. Fornax serves double duty as a relationship aid, though not always in the obvious sense.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 46,800 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 284 - Follows: 295 - Updated: 3/23/2012 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K.
Small Spaces by lyssalu reviews
Sound really carries in small, echo-y spaces. This, on top of the cramping, heat, and awkward positioning, can make things pretty...uncomfortable, but it's not all bad. Sometimes closeness is all it takes to get things running again.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 50,297 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 216 - Follows: 171 - Updated: 1/3/2011 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K.
If I Didn't Care by Cressida Isolde reviews
A series of vignettes focusing on the Courier and her followers, and what she must do to save the people and the city she loves. F!Courier/Boone. Eventually.
Fallout - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 33,059 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 1/2/2011 - Published: 11/4/2010 - [Courier, C. Boone] Benny, Veronica S. - 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: 56 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 12/20/2010 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
What Lies Beneath by Kaxel the Burninator reviews
A beautiful tale of love and mutual respect, fraught with magical forests and singing woodland creatures...heh, just kidding. Queen/Reaver
Fable - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,404 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/23/2010 - Published: 11/9/2010 - Sterling, Reaver
18 Carat Run of Bad Luck by raikofu reviews
Just what I pictured happened to my Courier before getting shot in the face.
Fallout - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 987 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/9/2010 - Courier, Benny - Complete
The Reason by Tesla.Cannon reviews
Butch found a reason to change who he used to be. It was the reason he wanted to start over new, out in the wastes. That reason was because of her. Eventual Butch/FLW
Fallout - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 25,693 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 10/4/2010 - Published: 10/30/2009 - Butch DeLoria, Vault Dweller
Step Forward by wickedtrue reviews
An exploration of the developing relationship between Thane and Shepard as they prepare for the coming of the Reapers. Post ME2, FemShep/Thane, some mature content. Multi POVs.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,861 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 7/10/2010 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K.
Flotilla by callalili reviews
Of patchwork ships and oddities. A collection of unusual pairings from Mass Effect.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,655 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 5/30/2010 - Published: 7/1/2009
Mercutio Instead by swan-scones reviews
"It's one great tragedy; the Ugly Duckling, Cinderella crying in the cellar with no glass slippers, Hansel and Gretel's muscles roasting with apple sauce and potatoes." Amy/Rory. Slight Amy/11.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,266 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 28 - Published: 5/29/2010 - Amelia P./Amy, 11th Doctor - Complete
Window by Katerina Kintari reviews
Thane notices Tali pointedly never looks up at the windows in the Engineering Core anymore; when he recalls the reason as to why that might be, he allows himself a small contented smirk. FemShep/DomThane and Tali as a guest star. A little quirky
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,550 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/18/2010 - Published: 3/17/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Are Drell Ticklish? by Hermia S reviews
A tickle war breaks out in Shepard's cabin. Who will become the victor?
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,213 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/16/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Antebellum by Hermia S reviews
Thane and Shepard visit one of Earth's many deserts.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,805 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/15/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Dosed by Juliette Louise reviews
In the process of apprehending Morinth, Shepard is dosed with an illicit substance. Thane is forced to trip-sit. Can he defend himself from Shepard's wandering hands for an entire evening? Does he even want to? Companion piece to "Probed".
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,779 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/12/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Mission File: The Nuelthak by Delsch89 reviews
Shepard and her team tries to figure out what's happened to a crashed ship on a dangerous planet, when the mission takes a nasty turn for the worse. Partly FemShepard/Thane. Takes place somewhere during ME 2, contains spoilers.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,243 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/5/2010 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K., Garrus V. - Complete
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: 238 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/5/2010 - Published: 2/21/2010 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] - Complete
Siren by Rinslet reviews
Thane shook his head, dead set on his notion "You are a siren." She frowned, and pulled back, waiting for him to finish. “Should you lead me to my downfall, I will go willingly”
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,951 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/24/2010 - Thane K., Shepard (F) - Complete
One, Two, Three, Four by KiwiDayDreams reviews
Shepard can't dance. Mordin is determined to teach her how. Spoilers for end of Mass Effect 2. Mordin x FemShepard. Fluff.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,534 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 23 - Published: 2/22/2010 - Mordin S., Shepard (F) - Complete
Normandy by Thessili reviews
"You can't take the sky from me… Since I found the Normandy…" ME/Firefly parody.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,565 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/22/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
After Omega by KaimanaMM reviews
Steamy Thane goodness. Takes place after the end game after coming back through the Omega 4 relay. A short story I was inspired to write to capture a moment in time.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,570 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Thane K., Shepard (F) - Complete
Echo Location by mongoose-bite reviews
Several breeding requests for Grunt. And one for Shepard. Rated for suggestive content.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,584 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 219 - Follows: 24 - Published: 2/17/2010 - Shepard (F), U. Wrex - Complete
Protective Instincts by Jest'lyn Tal reviews
Some jobs were not meant for asari justicars who drew the eyes of most humanoid beings even when standing perfectly still. Some jobs were meant for an assassin. Thane/FShepard
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,714 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 2/15/2010 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Thane K., Shepard (F)
Life Support by Hermia S reviews
Shepard finds herself in need of Thane's company, and he's more than willing to give it to her.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,785 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Bedrest by Lobeira reviews
He takes care of her when she forgets to look after herself.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,227 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Thane K., Shepard (F) - Complete
When We Survived by Hermia S reviews
Two individuals who have faced death embrace the euphoria of survival.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,472 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
She wanted music, He gave it flare by valgehunt reviews
I'm unsure", she says, and he quiets her down with a tip of his chin, a trace of his tongue across the gap of her trembling lips and cutting the last syllable from that last word.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 536 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Random Acts of Virmire by R-I-C-A-R-D reviews
Another take on 'the choice' and my first attempt at a parody. Special thanks to Knightfall whose recent fic on the subject put an idea in my head.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,193 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 10 - Published: 7/16/2009 - Shepard (F) - Complete
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Motley Sum of Fleeting Moments reviews
When life is hurtling towards you and the entire universe seems to have been upended, it is a comfort to find solace in and make memories with someone else who understands.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,794 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/27/2010 - Published: 3/19/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Needle and Thread reviews
Caelie Shepard is learning to adapt with a galaxy that spent two years getting on without her. Thankfully, even in her dire way of life, there are those who seek for her success.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,288 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 3/13/2010 - Published: 3/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K.
Danse Macabre reviews
Society has pinned species against species, for people fear what they do not understand. They have a mission to uphold; too much is at stake for them to give in to feelings. Too bad hearts aren't as easily convinced.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,505 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 7/19/2009 - Published: 7/13/2009 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
A Hundred Little Instances reviews
Forbidden love and shy gestures. Lasting scars and haunting memories. Follow the lives of a turian and a commander; each moment is captured within one sentence and these hundred sentences mark one hundred different moments neither of them can forget.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,154 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 10 - Published: 7/10/2009 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete