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Joined 07-24-16, id: 8098676, Profile Updated: 01-31-17
Author has written 4 stories for Mass Effect.

Welcome to my profile! I'm just your average, run-of-the-mill college student.

The sole reason I joined this site was to write Mass Effect fanfiction. I discovered the ME series this past summer, and instantly fell in love with them. The story, the gameplay, the characters, I was completely enthralled by the universe Bioware created. That was, until, the ending of ME3. Like so many other players, I was very upset with the ending. It seemed like all the choices I had made, the relationships I had built, and everything I worked for over the course of three games didn't matter. I simply got to choose what color I wanted the end cutscene to be. I even had the luxury of playing with the Extended Cut DLC already installed, and still was disappointed. While the EC added some closure, it wasn't nearly enough. I picked the Destroy ending, and my Shep lived. I wanted to see him reunite with Tali, to see them build their home on Rannoch, and maybe even to see how their lives played out. I got none of that.

So I did what any reasonable person would do, and went to the Internet for the closure I wanted. That's when I discovered the world of fanfiction, which I had previously been unaware of. I read so many great stories created by great writers (Calinstel's To Survive series, Tairis Deamhan's Razor's Edge series, Full-Paragon's Keehlah Se'lai and Meek series to name a few).

After reading so many stories, I felt the urge to write my own. After a few weeks of internal debate, I decided to just do it, regardless what the reaction from this site's readers would be. And so, Unbreakable Bond was born.

Completed Projects:

Unbreakable Bond

Projects In Progress:

Unbreakable Bond: Promises

Redeeming the Fallen

Fast Times at Normandy High (On hold until Unbreakable Bond trilogy is completed)

Future Projects:

Unbreakable Bond: Prodigal Son

Unnamed AU First Contact Story

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War in the Galaxy by SolitariusLupus reviews
Commander Shepard: the 'Lion of Elysium', the 'Survivor of Akuze', and the 'Maniac of Torfan'; humanity's first Spectre. Will this be enough to combat the Reapers? Can Shepard piece together a team to fight this galactic threat? General development of characters, with plenty of action scenes. Shepard and Tali relationship.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 208,659 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 12/1/2020 - Published: 11/19/2013 - Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
ME2: Getting up Again and Tales to Astonish by axismundix reviews
After more than two years, John Shepard is resurrected to find a much changed galaxy. His crew is scattered to the winds, and he is in the hands of the terrorist organization Cerberus. And now is asked to do the impossible. Again. Meanwhile, Jane Shepard, given command of the Alliance Corsairs, is working behind the scenes to prepare for the imminent Reaper threat. Tali/Shepard Rom
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 84 - Words: 337,854 - Reviews: 452 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 241 - Updated: 11/30/2020 - Published: 11/23/2017 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] J. Garson, Garrus V.
The End of Dawn by Narcrotic reviews
John Shepard is gone. The Normandy is destroyed. Her life as a pilgrim in shambles, she returns home, a shell of who she once was. The coming years will prove to be difficult. Maybe even impossible. Sequel to The Fall of Normandy. Tali/Shepard Pairing. Mature content.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 87 - Words: 385,865 - Reviews: 670 - Favs: 429 - Follows: 531 - Updated: 6/4/2020 - Published: 8/15/2011 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Garrus V., OC
Affection by TailSpinner reviews
A tale of fluff between the heroic Commander John Shepard and his wonderful girlfriend, Tali'Zorah vas Normandy. Complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,718 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/26/2020 - Published: 2/25/2014 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Mass Effect 4: The Road Home by Daedalus30185 reviews
A story that kicks off right after the events of ME3. Tali and Shepard struggle with the loss of each other as uncertainty is the only thing this new galaxy provides them. Rating is due mostly to language. *ON HIATUS INDEFINITELY*
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 34 - Words: 91,789 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 1/21/2019 - Published: 3/22/2014 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] OC
Tali gets selfish by Talilover reviews
Tali was not a selfish person...until she meet Commander Shepard. Now that she truly wants something she'll stop at nothing to have it and keep it for herself. A "slightly" yandere Tali/Commander Shepard fan fic rated M for smut and safety. Dropped/ Retcon of this story is a WIP
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,014 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 239 - Updated: 1/12/2019 - Published: 7/2/2016 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Garrus V. - Complete
Wolf Pact by DizzyDG reviews
Joffrey Baratheon is killed during the riots at King's Landing. In response, Tywin Lannister rides into the heart of the northern camp to strike a deal with Robb Stark. Eight years later, it is time for the Young Wolf to deliver on the hardest part of the bargain. (Post-war) Robb/Myrcella. Rated M. Extremely AU. More info inside.
Game of Thrones - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 163,033 - Reviews: 865 - Favs: 1,379 - Follows: 1,621 - Updated: 9/13/2018 - Published: 12/24/2015 - [Robb S., Myrcella B.]
The Normandy Saga: The Rogue Spectre by MakoGT reviews
The year is 2183. Humanity has been attacked by Rogue Synthetics, led by a Council Spectre gone rogue. And who shall stand against Saren Arterius? John Shepard and the crew of the Normandy. Full novelization of ME1. Male Shep x Tali Zorah. Slow burn. Rated M for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 223,402 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 235 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 7/2/2018 - Published: 2/16/2018 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] - Complete
Someone To Lean On by Nehkles reviews
Vetra's life has never been easy. When she first learned about the Andromeda Initiative, she saw it as a fresh start. But when they arrive, things quickly go from bad to worse. After months in Heleus, there isn't much hope to go around. But Vetra knows that all it takes is one Pathfinder to fix everything. She just never imagined he'd be the one to make the whole trip worth it.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 40,936 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 282 - Follows: 277 - Updated: 2/14/2018 - Published: 3/31/2017 - [Scott R., Vetra N.] - Complete
The Quantum Error: Progeny by Rob Sears reviews
Sequel to The Quantum Error. It has been two years since the end of the war, and Sam McLeod has found peace in his new universe with his quarian wife, Nya. But while vacationing on Rannoch, Sam and Nya will soon discover a shocking truth, one that has the potential to tear their family apart. The two will face terrible choices that define their past and their future. (OC-insert)
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 251,563 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 8/12/2017 - Published: 12/28/2016 - OC - Complete
Reunions by Strain of the Stress reviews
Originally a re-imagining of the tali-shepard reunion in ME3, slowed it down, made it (what I think) to be a bit more realistic. It's since gone a little beyond that, exploring their relationship more. Still actively writing, trying to post a new chapter every week or so! Please comment, I live off of feedback. Enjoy!
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 101,360 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 8/6/2017 - Published: 5/21/2015 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Garrus V., Legion
Somebody to Share it with by Strain of the Stress reviews
Wes Ryder has some doubts in a new galaxy as a new pathfinder. Vetra and Male Pathfinder Romance... eventually
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,243 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 6/23/2017 - Published: 3/27/2017 - Scott R., Vetra N.
I: Enigma by RedCenturionG reviews
Seventy years prior to current events, the ultimate fight for galactic survival ensued. Follow the story of Marcus L. Shepard, Tali'Zorah nar Rayya and Garrus Vakarian as they come to meet and fight forces thought only existent in nightmares. But there is more to the story. Something else is going on behind the scenes...
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 288,362 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 6/16/2017 - Published: 1/25/2013 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Saren A., Sovereign - Complete
Whatever It Takes by Mooka333 reviews
Unlikely relationships form in a world gone mad. Linney groups up with two of the toughest men alive, the Dixons, and ties her fate to theirs. Starts after the outbreak, but before we meet the group in Season 1, and continues on from there. Rated M for language, violence, and adult situations.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 218 - Words: 755,643 - Reviews: 1931 - Favs: 1,291 - Follows: 1,253 - Updated: 6/4/2017 - Published: 2/10/2014 - Rick G., Daryl D., Merle D., OC
Don't Give Up by Bahoogasmif reviews
Sometimes, the things we need show up in unexpected ways.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,523 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 4/20/2017 - Published: 1/16/2016 - Tali'Zorah
The Chaos in Solitude by BeneathAWesternSky reviews
Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the first months of his exile on Tatooine, watching over the infant Luke Skywalker. There, he meets and befriends a young Force-sensitive girl. Will he take a new Padawan? Is there more to their friendship? With her presence comes a surprising degree of chaos, but she could be the very thing that he needs in his solitude. [Warning: adult content]
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 73,735 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 395 - Follows: 371 - Updated: 4/14/2017 - Published: 11/1/2015 - Obi-Wan K., OC - Complete
Open Secrets by Arctic Banana reviews
It's still early in Scott and Vetra's relationship and they still haven't told anyone on the crew that they're together. After discovering that Peebee already knows about them, Vetra begins to put pressure on a very reluctant Scott to tell everyone.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,108 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 53 - Published: 3/26/2017 - [Scott R., Vetra N.] - Complete
The Fall of Normandy by Narcrotic reviews
They survived Sovereign, Saren, and an army of geth. When the Normandy returns to the far reaches of the galaxy, they come across a nightmare best lived in tales. Stranded and against the Collectors, they fight for life. And each other. Tali/Shepard Pairing. AU. Intro to Dark Matter Theory. New approach to Collectors. Prequel to The End of Dawn.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 79,278 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 3/4/2017 - Published: 11/3/2012 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Garrus V., Liara T'Soni - Complete
Mass Effect II: Into the Abyss by BastardSonofOdin reviews
Covering events regarding Mass Effect II. Shepard returns from death to work for the organisation he despises most. Putting together a rag-tag bunch of misfits, he reunites with the women he loves and ends up saving the day, because that's just what Commander Shepard does. There is no sequel to this.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 110 - Words: 567,174 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 306 - Follows: 255 - Updated: 2/23/2017 - Published: 1/23/2015 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Garrus V. - Complete
Mass Effect: Suspicions by MindSurfing reviews
The war with the Reapers is rapidly approaching its conclusion, for better or worse. The combined forces of the galaxy are committed to uniting the Crucible and Catalyst in the belief this will somehow defeat the Reapers. Shepard's suspicions as to the outcome of using the Crucible have grown, but even if his suspicions are founded, there may be no way to change course.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 15 - Words: 87,254 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/29/2017 - Published: 7/16/2016 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Ab Aeterno by MistroStrings reviews
Mara was tired of telling herself that she couldn't do things. She couldn't be in the Resistance. She couldn't pilot a ship. She couldn't fall in love again. And yet, she had already done those things within the space of a few months. Poe Dameron was asking her to stay with him, emotionally and physically, and she was tired of telling herself 'no'. Before TFA. Poe/OC PoexOC
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 35 - Words: 142,727 - Reviews: 513 - Favs: 521 - Follows: 595 - Updated: 12/28/2016 - Published: 1/3/2016 - [Poe D., OC] Leia O., Jessika P. - Complete
Mass Effect: Brand New Day by W.A.R1989 reviews
The Reapers have been defeated and as the galaxy starts to rebuild, Shepherd and his crew finds out that old habits die hard. An Epilogue Story. Recommend reading part 1, part 2, Before the Storm and part 3 before reading this story. ACCEPTING REQUESTS. CHAPTER 76 NOW UP!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 76 - Words: 167,004 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 12/4/2016 - Published: 7/16/2014 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Razor's Edge: Requiem by Tairis Deamhan reviews
John Shepard has only one truth left. That the cycle must be broken no matter the cost. The price will be more than anyone should have to bear but the prize is the future, for those he cares for and for all life in the galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 43 - Words: 419,528 - Reviews: 1355 - Favs: 1,223 - Follows: 1,049 - Updated: 11/16/2016 - Published: 3/23/2012 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Kasumi G., Shepard - Complete
The Secret Storm by KingN7 reviews
The Reapers and Leviathans have been defeated and the galaxy is finally at peace! Shepard and Tali have moved to Rannoch together and finally have happy, peaceful lives. It is all one big happily ever after. But one discovery can change all of history. One mistake can ruin everything you've done. One survivor can shatter the peace that so many fought to build...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 41,113 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 10/24/2016 - Published: 1/7/2014 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Garrus V., Leviathan
The Lost Found by Peacharwen77 reviews
Seven years after the events of LOTR, Aragorn and Arwen expect their first child and Legolas meets someone who he thinks may be the one he is meant to spend the rest of his life with. But Enguina of Lorien, sister of Haldir, carries past hurts of her own that make it difficult for her to trust him, and all the while, a plot is brewing to destroy the hopes of the people of Gondor.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 269,573 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 9/1/2016 - Published: 8/23/2016 - [Aragorn, Arwen U.] [Legolas, OC] - Complete
Legacy of Shepard - The Engineer by Nightstride reviews
This is the novelization of my play-through of the Mass Effect trilogy spanning all three games and eventually the aftermath. It is focused on the growth and camaraderie of the major crew and will eventually lead to a romance between Tali and Shepard. It is one of the few stories based around an engineer Shepard and attempts to explain the mysteries of "Space Magic."
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 21 - Words: 196,779 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 7/4/2016 - Published: 5/4/2013 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Garrus V.
Tatooine Hideaway by marly4077 reviews
As Obi-Wan Kenobi settles into his exile, he struggles with seclusion and guilt. Soon, Obi-Wan notices a woman who's using Tatooine as a hideaway as well. While the two refugees become closer, Obi-Wan questions the ways of the now extinct Jedi and discovers a surprising new disturbance in the Force from a dangerous foe. Story features adventure, steamy romance, and humor.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 96,824 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 6/19/2016 - Published: 2/14/2016 - Obi-Wan K., OC - Complete
The Quantum Error by Rob Sears reviews
Sam McLeod just had a bad day, but it is about to get even worse. When he becomes trapped inside another universe after a fateful decision, Sam is not elated at the second chance; he is horrified. With his entire world turned upside down, Sam has to adapt to his new climate and use his semi-good judgment for one purpose: to avoid getting involved with anything at any cost.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 237,255 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 357 - Follows: 301 - Updated: 4/23/2016 - Published: 10/23/2015 - OC - Complete
Crash & Burn by piraticalifornia reviews
[Episode VII Spoilers] When their stolen TIE fighter crashes on Jakku, Finn thinks Poe didn't make it out. But Poe is alive, and someone finds him. A Niima Outpost Militia rookie with nothing to lose teams up with the star fighter pilot with everything to lose, unknowing how thoroughly her quest for revenge will tie her to the Resistance, to him, and to an uncertain future.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 48,621 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 375 - Updated: 4/21/2016 - Published: 12/29/2015 - [Poe D., OC] Leia O.
A Dark Dawn by Ave Imperium reviews
A new race was discovered and annihilated. A century passed and Citadel space forgot, but Humanity never did.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Horror/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 143,972 - Reviews: 1014 - Favs: 2,109 - Follows: 2,081 - Updated: 4/12/2016 - Published: 8/21/2014 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
The Road Untravelled by the-fairy-godmother reviews
This little idea niggled me. What would have happened if Gothel had never met Maximus in the forest, and just continued on her trip. What would happen to Rapunzel and Eugene and how would the story change? Please Rate and Review. Rated M for later chapters for violence, smut, swearing and other bodily things. Under editing.
Tangled - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 148,908 - Reviews: 999 - Favs: 837 - Follows: 920 - Updated: 4/3/2016 - Published: 2/18/2011 - [Rapunzel, Eugene F./Flynn R.]
Mass Effect Pathways: Black Tides by TheWerdna reviews
A year has passed since the destruction of the Darkforge and Cerberus' defeat. Ria'Shepard, now a spectre, has been given her first real assignment. At first it looks simple, just another mission for the first quarian Spectre and her friends. But forces work behind the scenes, the whispers of an eons old shadow echo from the galaxy's darkest corners. Sequel to Mass Effect: Pathways
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 33 - Words: 122,377 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 2/7/2016 - Published: 3/28/2014 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah, OC
For Tomorrow We Die by ElectricZ reviews
ME2- After surviving the Omega Four Relay mission, the Normandy returns to find the galaxy in political turmoil. Cerberus has been exposed, humanity has lost its council seat, and the geth offer a peace that no one seems to desire. To complicate matters, the Reapers are coming. Most characters present. AU as it invalidates Mass Effect 3. Alternate ending begins chapter 71.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 74 - Words: 338,890 - Reviews: 957 - Favs: 879 - Follows: 700 - Updated: 12/15/2015 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Legion, Shepard, Garrus V. - Complete
Warrior Ethos: 2 by 1054SS325MP reviews
The sequel to Warrior Ethos, this is a retelling of ME2. It has ManShep x Tali and FemShep x Garrus, and is designed to be very realistic, etc. A little bit AU. You don't need to read the first story, but it helps. It uses Calinstel's ideas on the quarian culture. Focuses more on the relationships and less on the missions. The information page is a separate story of mine.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 249,228 - Reviews: 371 - Favs: 231 - Follows: 270 - Updated: 9/13/2015 - Published: 9/7/2012 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] [J. Garson, Garrus V.]
Shore Leave by Machinist's Guardian Archangel reviews
After the Omega-4 Relay and a week of running from the Illusive Man, the Normandy crew needs rest. Docking on Illium becomes the best choice for well-earned shore leave for Shepard and his psychotic band of misfits. So let the alcohol, bad decisions, touching romances, and destruction of public property begin. Pic is a crop of Guardian Angel by RiptideX1090 from DeviantArt.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 128,712 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 7/9/2015 - Published: 6/16/2013 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] - Complete
To Survive: Terminus Coalition by Frillycakes reviews
This story directly continues the unfinished series "To Survive", by Calinstel, with his consent. John Shepard continues to prepare for the coming Reaper threat. Without Council support, Shepard and Tali attempt to bring peace to the Terminus Systems. If you haven't read "To Survive", I encourage you to do so.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 55 - Words: 259,794 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 5/3/2015 - Published: 3/15/2013 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah
War of Extinction by HaywireFreaknik reviews
Shepard was just a soldier. A soldier thrown into a galaxy wide war of extinction. How would he take this? Tali/Shepard romance. trilogy spanning story . Rated M for the Adult themes later on. Lots of canon, but at the same time, lots of non-canon. ME1 arc in progress.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 98,195 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 4/9/2015 - Published: 4/11/2014 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard]
Mass Effect: Mercenary by Lursmani reviews
A former Alliance elite soldier David Grayson, who seems to have a lot of connections with Shepard, and other main characters in the game, meets a quarian named Lia'Vael on the Citadel and they take part in fight against the reapers while fighting for their survival. Will span across ME2, 3 and after the red ending. Starts slow , but it'll become deeper, darker and more interesting
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 36,308 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 1/28/2015 - Published: 8/13/2013 - Garrus V., Shepard, Lia'Vael, OC
The Disengaged by Rob Sears reviews
Shortly after the Battle for the Citadel, Shepard and Tali are on a routine mission when suddenly, everything goes terribly awry all at once. Trapped, and with no way back home, the two of them are forced to fight for their survival on a hostile planet, scared and alone. Pursued by a terrible enemy, they must find ways to endure and discover what it means for them to really live.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 13 - Words: 92,868 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 1/26/2015 - Published: 12/22/2014 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Mass Effect: Awakening by BastardSonofOdin reviews
Covering events regarding Mass Effect: The Original Game. Warning: It's quite angsty and drama filled in place. You might enjoy it, you might not. Synopsis? Um, Shepard is a man battling demons and personal issues, tasked with saving the galaxy from annihilation. On the way, he meets a quarian he falls for, and builds a small team that will become his friends for life.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 233,549 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 285 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 12/9/2014 - Published: 5/5/2014 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
An Interval of Calamity by Rob Sears reviews
John Shepard has faced several adversaries in his life. He's fought pirates, geth, rogue Spectres, and even Reapers. But never in his life would he imagine that he would have to fight...her.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 104,384 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 12/3/2014 - Published: 10/17/2014 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Against All Odds by The Gentleman Without a Hat reviews
Shepard has finally defeated the Reapers, and now gets the Happy Ending he deserves. Continuation of my one-shot "Darkest before Dawn", Rated M for the mere presence of Jack, 'nuff said. Rated M for Violence, Language and possibly more if I am up to it. Please Read & Review. Anyway, ROMANCE, FLUFF, READ NOW!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 72,859 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 9/27/2014 - Published: 2/8/2014 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard
For We Are Many by venomRED reviews
Rebuilt over two years by a terrorist organization he swore to destroy, Commander Shepard struggles to reclaim his past, while recruiting the best the galaxy has to offer in a bitter fight against the greatest threat the galaxy has ever faced. L/V/AC
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 309,633 - Reviews: 580 - Favs: 623 - Follows: 536 - Updated: 8/27/2014 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Shining Bright by Jack Trader reviews
Once upon a time a dashing N7 Commander ran into a dark and scary alley to rescue a young Quarian girl who just happened to have really valuable information he needed. He had no idea who he was about to meet, and what impact she would have on the rest of his life. A comic romance which spans all three games and beyond.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 364,295 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 7/5/2014 - Published: 5/23/2014 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
Legacy's end by Galaxy fiction reviews
The war with the Reapers is over, Tali and Shepard have moved to Rannoch to pursue a long overdue life of bliss and happiness. However when Xen's interest in the Geth is piqued to new levels, they are both called back into action to stop the threat, and the risk of a new morning war. A tale of love, loss and action, all based around the Commander and his beloved Quarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 64,091 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 5/6/2014 - Published: 3/26/2014 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Daro'Xen
Mass Effect: Two Hearts by BastardSonofOdin reviews
A post-ME3 story. A post-destroy ending. Drama and fluff. Laughter and tears. And, in the end, a simple, and hopefully heart-warming story, of a love between two people. Slightly rose-tinted view of a post-war galaxy. Happily Ever After? Mostly focusing on MaleShep / Tali romance and POV.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 85,283 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 4/18/2014 - Published: 2/13/2014 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] - Complete
Mass Effect Pathways by TheWerdna reviews
Twenty-four years have passed since the Reaper War, and now Ria'Shepard, the adopted daughter of Shepard and Tali, sets off for her pilgrimage. Meanwhile a old enemy reemerges, forcing Shepard to take on his first Spectre assignment in five years to stop them. As both become embroiled in a conflict to control an ancient weapon, can either Shepard hope to save the galaxy once more.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 262,328 - Reviews: 587 - Favs: 216 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 3/29/2014 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
To Build A Home by Wolf126 reviews
"I love you. And I want you here . . . with me." Follow the story of Commander Nolan Shepard and Tali'Zorah vas Normandy, two lonely souls in need of the respite that one can only offer the other amid a world of chaos and destruction. A fluffy/angsty (somewhat contradictory, I know) novelization of the Shepard/Tali romance in ME3. Rated M to be safe.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 39,205 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 2/25/2014 - Published: 9/7/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard
The Dragonborn and the Lioness by wickedmetalviking1990 reviews
A strange Nord comes to Riften and two lives will be changed forever. My first Skyrim fic, rated M for violence, some language and other things. Told in the setting of an epic, but can be read by those with no experience in either Skyrim or Elder Scrolls. Enjoy
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 112 - Words: 523,950 - Reviews: 263 - Favs: 286 - Follows: 199 - Updated: 1/26/2014 - Published: 2/4/2013 - [Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Mjoll the Lioness] Lydia - Complete
The Quarian Nature by Atarian reviews
Not all quarians are tech-savvy. The pilgrimage journey of a quarian girl with a green thumb and her struggle to find love and her way between her people's dire past and their uncertain future. Starts within ME1 timeline. Original Story, original characters.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 71,744 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 1/13/2014 - Published: 9/16/2013 - OC
The Stars Are Loud Tonight by cmdevil131 reviews
Can a young quarian engineer, who has never known war, and a human man, who has seen more than most, find love among the stars? An (eventually) trilogy-spanning story of M!Shep and Tali'Zorah that will grow farther from canon as it gets longer. Rated M for violence, language, and sexual content (eventually). ME1 arc now complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 58 - Words: 172,078 - Reviews: 355 - Favs: 399 - Follows: 361 - Updated: 12/15/2013 - Published: 11/17/2012 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] - Complete
And the Meek Shall Inherit the Galaxy by Full-Paragon reviews
Due to a shift in turian and quarian patrols, first contact for humanity is friendly; Rael'Zorah and Hannah Shepard become friends, as do their species. But the galaxy is not a safe place, and schisms develop when the Council steps in. As humanity finds new allies among the stars, something darker stirs. The Meek must beware, for it is nearly harvest time. AU, lots of worldbuilding
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 49 - Words: 232,286 - Reviews: 3761 - Favs: 3,513 - Follows: 2,598 - Updated: 11/16/2013 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard, Hannah S., Rael'Zorah - Complete
Mass effect 3: Perspective by MrBlazenGlazen reviews
"There are no facts, only interpretations." Post Mass effect 3 destroy ending with Tali relationship. Rated M due to incoming adult language and content in later chapters.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 67,368 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 7/30/2013 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah
Keelah Se'lai by Full-Paragon reviews
In her twilight years, Tali is interviewed and tells the story of her life, and the man she would love. Focuses on Tali, and her relationships with the Normandy's crew, as well as the destiny of her people and the geth. Contains language, violence, romance, religion and spoilers. Officially AU now. Updates every four days, rain, shine or apocalypse!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 72 - Words: 278,088 - Reviews: 1340 - Favs: 533 - Follows: 536 - Updated: 7/19/2013 - Published: 7/28/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard
Legacy Of Fire by Bahoogasmif reviews
Having settled into their new home on Rannoch, Tali and Shepard decide its time to take the plunge into parenthood by adoption. This story acts as a prequel for another story called "Mass Effect: Pathways" authored by "TheWerdna"
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 18 - Words: 63,906 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 7/17/2013 - Published: 11/9/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Death of Heroism by Setrus reviews
The Reapers have arrived and Michael will do anything to end them, but how far can one man go before losing himself? Hate and love, despair and hope, a clash of extremes on the battlefield and within his very soul will now begin. The third heroism tale.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 70 - Words: 338,450 - Reviews: 913 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 2/23/2013 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
Mass Effect: A Third Chance by Alexa4077 reviews
Begins after the destroy ending of Mass Effect 3. I did a small bit of creative tailoring to fit the ending with my story, but it is not drastically changed. The story is about M Shepard and Tali evolving their new life together. Rated M for themes, language, and safety. I hope you enjoy the story. Keelah se'lei. Credit for cover goes to DooMGuy117 on deviantART
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 24 - Words: 32,165 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 2/1/2013 - Published: 7/13/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Wings Of Fire by Bahoogasmif reviews
Commander Shepard awakes amongst the ruins of the citadel, and is finally on the verge of that happily ever after he so desperately sought.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 110,846 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 492 - Follows: 316 - Updated: 10/26/2012 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
You Came Back to Me by T. Bryson reviews
After the events of ME3, Commander Shepard awakens on Earth and is taken to a hospital for care. His friends, all of whom thought he was dead, go to the hospital to be at his side as he recovers. Heavy on character development/interaction. Tali/Shepard focus.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 113,303 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 736 - Follows: 359 - Updated: 10/23/2012 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Warrior Ethos by 1054SS325MP reviews
This is between ME1 and ME2, with heavy flashbacks to ME1. This story uses Calinstel's ideas of the Quarian culture. Both Garrus x FemShep and Tali x ManShep. It's designed to be very realistic and focus more on the relationships. Quite a few missions are there too. Info/Glossary page is Now a separate story. Sequel is Warrior Ethos: 2.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,498 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 9/7/2012 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Life on the Homeworld by Sal002 reviews
Set post-Reaper War, the galaxy is still rebuilding as Shepard and Tali build their own lives on Rannoch.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,178 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 7/26/2012 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah
The First Human Spectre by Octo8 reviews
ME1; Tali and Shepard are viewpoint characters with romance in later chapters. Shepard has been appointed the first human Spectre, but that does not mean he will play nice with either Council or Alliance. He will catch Saren doing things his own way. Heavy anti-Alliance slant in later chapters.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 307,360 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 382 - Follows: 258 - Updated: 5/27/2012 - Published: 2/21/2011 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] - Complete
Mass Effect: Missing in Action by AG1992 reviews
An Alliance marine goes missing in action in 2179, only to reappear in a Cerberus base during the events of Mass Effect 1. What has Cerberus done to him and how can Shepard put him to use? Shepard/Liara and OC/Tali
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 123,710 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 237 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 4/3/2012 - [Tali'Zorah, OC] [Shepard, Liara T'Soni] - Complete
A Golden Heart by SergiusTheGreat reviews
Ex-N7 Commando and C-Sec agent Luke de la Vega meets a young, struggling quarian in the Citadel, unleashing a series of turning points that put both in the eye of the storm. Humor, romance and action in this story. Rated M for various reasons. Parody-kind. Dedicated to the writers who have made this such a great section of fanfiction.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 23 - Words: 83,218 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 12/23/2011 - Published: 10/31/2010 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
The Darkest Night by venomRED reviews
Commander Shepard has been killed in a surprise attack on the Normandy. While Cerberus rebuilds him, the members of his crew attempt to move on. A bridge piece between ME1 and ME2 following the SR1 crew. Rated M for language/violence/adult content
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 106,555 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 380 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 10/23/2011 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Mass Effect: Shepard's Choice by doowop13579 reviews
The Reapers are fast approaching and it is up to Shepard and his best friends to rally the galaxy. Who can he trust? Who will he turn to? The Shadow Broker? Mercenaries? What will become of his relationship with Tali? Read to find out.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 45 - Words: 94,582 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 6/28/2011 - Published: 4/15/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
Razor's Edge: Dark Witness by Tairis Deamhan reviews
Even though the Collectors have been defeated Shepard and the crew of the Normandy aren't safe. An old enemy waits in the shadows, one armed with something far more dangerous than a gun: knowledge.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 70,047 - Reviews: 216 - Favs: 629 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 6/11/2011 - Published: 3/11/2011 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
Razor's Edge 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: 432 - Favs: 1,184 - Follows: 455 - Updated: 3/11/2011 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
Into the Darkness by Harold Genhi reviews
An after story of the challenges that faces Commander Shepard after he severs his ties with Cerberus. The galaxy is still in danger, and an enemy that the Galaxy has never seen, or at least acknowledges to have never seen, is hiding in the darkness.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 101 - Words: 235,144 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 8/26/2010 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah
Tomorrow's Dawn by ElectricZ reviews
ME2- Legion has been destroyed in battle, much to Tali's relief. When tasked with recovering the geth's memory, her feelings may prevent her from fulfilling her duties until she learns why it's so important. Most characters present. Ends with chapter 8, with alternate replacement ending in chaps 9-10. (Original, pre-FTWD version. If coming from Dancer in the Dark, see the remaster)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,445 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 426 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 7/6/2010 - Published: 5/9/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Legion, Shepard - Complete
Reunion by Andrio reviews
An alternative, more dramatic, version of Tali and Shepard reuniting and becoming romantically involved.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,932 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 235 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 4/26/2010 - Published: 3/12/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard - Complete
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Unbreakable Bond: Promises reviews
The Reapers have been defeated, the war is over. However, Shepard and Tali's story does not end there. During the war, they both made promises to each other. Promises they intend to keep. And while the galaxy rebuilds, an enemy thought to be dead gathers strength. Post-Mass Effect 3 story, the second of the Unbreakable Bond trilogy. [On permanent hiatus.]
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 55,262 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 7/2/2018 - Published: 11/16/2016 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] OC
Redeeming the Fallen reviews
After the mission on Horizon, the Illusive Man sent Shepard the dossiers for three more recruits. But what if another recruit had made the cut? This story will follow Aaron Sorenson, notorious bounty hunter, and the impact he'll have on the events of ME2 and ME3. Not a self-insert, just an OC insert in a slightly AU. [On permanent hiatus.]
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 35,655 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 8/9/2017 - Published: 1/8/2017 - [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] OC
Unbreakable Bond Trilogy Codex reviews
Like the codex in the Mass Effect series, this is a compilation of relevant information regarding the people, places, events, and more in the Unbreakable Bond series. Since everything after the first installment consists of my own ideas, I thought it might be helpful to create a place where all relevant information is available. *CONTAINS SPOILERS*
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,848 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/26/2017 - Published: 12/7/2016
Unbreakable Bond reviews
Once in a lifetime, you'll meet someone who ignites a fire in you. A fire that cannot die. A story of Commander John Shepard's and Tali'Zorah's relationship, starting as a friendship and eventually becoming a romance. Covering Mass Effect 2 & Mass Effect 3. [Completed.]
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 102,152 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 282 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 11/16/2016 - Published: 7/25/2016 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] - Complete