Shakarian Compendium - Chapter 10
“Liara!” cried Shepard, successfully pushing her out of the path of the rampaging yahg. She was in close now, ducking and weaving the Shadow Broker’s massive swings, hammering at his limitless defences with her shotgun and biotics. Her own shields were practically none existent, the red warning flashes glinting incessantly on the inside screen of her visor.
Continuous shots bounced off his shield ineffectively as Liara continued to pepper him with bullets.
Out of ammo Shepard’s shotgun misfired leaving her open to the Shadow Broker’s assault as he brought his Revenant to bear. Before he had a chance to open fire she quickly tossed her shotgun over catching the barrel in a firm grip and cracked the butt of it across the side of his face - a vain attempt to have chance to draw her pistol, but a single brutal swipe in retaliation knocked her hand cannon fr
Shakarian Compendium - Chapter 9
Shepard sat on the edge of her bed. Resting forward on her knees she stared down at the pack between her feet. Her heart twinged with guilt over how dismissive she’d been with Garrus, brushing aside his evident concern as if he made a fuss about nothing on her return from Alchera.
He knew her better than anyone though and had already witnessed too much. She couldn’t let him understand the full extent of her suffering. Apart from the fact that it would be an unfair burden to share, she’d known this was always going to be something she had to conquer alone.
No one could know – not even Garrus, ever.
This crew needs a leader, she scolded herself inwardly, not some emotional wreck haunted by her past.
Determinedly she ripped open the bag and lifted out the broken remnants of a black and white grey helmet she’d found on the surface; cursing he
Shakarian Compendium - Chapter 8
Here if you need me (part 4)
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“My… what!?” Shepard spluttered. She was sat with her arm stretched over Mordin’s desk as he made a few intricate upgrade adjustments to her omni-tool.
“Have noticed on several occasions, certain signs that would indicate increased level of interest or attraction. Elevated heart rate, overactive sympathetic nervous system - a trait more noticeable in humans than other species. Increased level of pheromones, and greater need for interplay.”
Shepard shook her head in disbelief, unable to grasp what she was hearing fully. “Let me get this straight. You think I’m attracted to Garrus?” She didn’t sound half as sceptical as she would have liked.
“And possibly vice-versa too, though impossible to tell for sure,” Mordin shrugged in answer not looking up from his work. “Turian’s ar
Shakarian Compendium - Chapter 7
Here if you need me (Part 3)
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Garrus absently flicked through the data on the screen not taking in any of the information displayed as his eyes kept drifting toward the lift. He still couldn’t believe Shepard had agreed to Samara’s plan. The very notion of her facing down a powerful biotic unarmed and alone was bad enough, but an Ardat-Yakshi? Even before she got to the ‘face down’ part she had to draw the proven psychotic killer out first. This wasn’t simply a bad idea – it beggared belief.
He wasn’t left with fractious thoughts for long as only a short while later Shepard emerged looking very… different. It was a pathetic term to use he knew, but his range of complimentary descriptions for humanoid females simply wasn’t extensive enough to cover the situation.
Her shoulder length red hair was glossy and tussled, a far cry from th
Shakarian Compendium - Chapter 6
Loyalty to You
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Shepard flexed her fingers nervously around the controls of the shuttle. She'd never felt such sickening trepidation before in her life, and though she didn't doubt her actions, it didn't stop the anxiety clawing at her insides over the confrontation she was sure would follow as a result.
As she set the shuttle down her concerns were verified. Garrus marched over rifle in hand, the harsh manner of his usually graceful gait the only give away – to anyone who knew him - that something was very wrong.
"Would wish you luck in light of on-going events," chimed Mordin from the back seat, "but doubt you'll need it."
"I wouldn't be so sure of that," Shepard replied, powering the engines down and punching in the door release.
Garrus's expression remained neutral as she climbed out to meet him, but he couldn't hide the turmoil of emotions burning behind his bright blue eyes. He b
Shakarian Compendium - Chapter 5
Here if you need me (Part 2)
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“Garrus, I’ve got something new for you to try,” Rupert declared.
Spirits, another one? Garrus fretted inwardly. He still hadn’t found the heart to tell Mess Sergeant Gardner not to bother with the dextro ration experimentations anymore and couldn’t bring himself to say anything now as he seemed too proud of his efforts.
Garrus had to admit that the standard bowl of goo looked more palatable than usual as he was handed his serving. “Is that actual… meat?” he asked, noting the solid chunks and hoping the need to clarify wasn’t too offensive.
“Sure is,” Rupert replied with a delighted grin, “seems the Commander was able to lay her hands on some decent dextro based ingredients on Illium.”
Rupert nodded. “Was the darnedest thing I ever saw, all blue an