echo shard

Prothean Anatomy Analysis

So, I drabbled one of @inklie’s comics.

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No matter how hard Liara tried to focus on the datapad in her hands, she couldn’t help being nervous. This would be the culmination point of her Prothean studies, of all her research.

She still couldn’t believe Javik had agreed to this. She had babbled in his face all the implications of it, using as many scientific terms as she could to cover up her embarrassment. He had argued that he failed to see any benefit this could possibly have on the war, and that primitive studies wouldn’t be passed along to the next cycle anyway, but when he learned that she was going to hide a beacon containing all the knowledge they had before the final battle in case they failed, he had finally surrendered.

And now she was standing awkwardly in front of his door, hesitating to make her presence known. The ominous title on her datapad didn’t help much.

Prothean anatomy analysis

“Oh goddess,” she cursed, hesitating.

But this was important. Gathering her courage, she pushed the button, requesting entrance to Javik’s room. The door opened, revealing the Prothean leaning on the strange flowing black texture that covered his desk. He turned to face her.

“Dr. T'soni. I assume this is about the matter we discussed earlier?” he asked in his forever solemn voice.

“Y…Yes,” she stuttered, unable to meet his eyes.

“Fine. I am ready. EDI, lock the doors.”

“Acknowledged,” the robotic voice chimed.

The door lock turned red, and Liara shivered. There was no turning back now. Without further introduction, he turned back to face his desk and began removing his armor plates methodically. Thin drops of sweat began to form on Liara’s forehead as she wanted to run away and stare at the same time. As he finished removing the plates from his back, she decided to choose staring. Unfamiliar pale blue muscles intricately melded one into another in a completely alien pattern she had never seen before. Two translucent wings idly rested down the whole length of his back. Echo shards, she remembered. Aside from scientific interest, she found it oddly beautiful. His back was as broad as his armor had led her to believe. He was built like a soldier, obviously. A fine specimen, she thought despite herself. Of course, his appearance was completely foreign to her, and she was fascinated.

So fascinated she didn’t realise he had removed the rest of his armor.

Her eyes fell on the very first Prothean butt to be witnessed by anyone in this cycle.

She stifled an exclamation and hoped he hadn’t heard it. This felt wrong. Or… somehow delightfully right. Everything about him was delicately chiseled muscles and shades of pale and dark blue. She vaguely acknowledged his legs, but her eyes were drawn elsewhere. She cleared her throat, embarrassed and unable to make any useful scientific remark.

“Ah… yes,” she mumbled to cover appearances. She hoped it would at least look like she was writing down her…observations.

A strange chuckling brought her out of her confusion. He was watching her over his shoulder with a light smile, four golden eyes staring at her, amused.

“Are you certain this is purely for scientific purposes, doctor?”

She flinched. Sweating profusely and incredibly relieved that she couldn’t blush like humans did, she did her best to maintain her composure.

“Ugh, goddess, Javik! Of course it’s for science!” she bit out aggressively.

Looking down at her datapad nervously, she realised she had only written two words to go along her very serious title.

Prothean anatomy analysis : BEEF CAKE!

Glowering helplessly at the words and cursing at herself mentally, she forced her eyes up as his chuckle transformed into a low and teasing laugh. He knew.

She desperately tried to regain her countenance, ignoring him and focusing on the muscles of his back again. Be professional.

But then, he turned around.


Also feel free to check out my other fic (a multi chaptered shrios) here : AO3 Fanfiction.

Redraw of an Older Picture!

Nostradamon. Another fanmon based of the Frontier spirits. There is a decent chance they will appear in the comic, but it won’t be for a very very long time.

Attacks:
Astral Judgement - Summons various glass and metal shards that rain down on the enemy.

Mirrored Prophecy - The enemy is surrounded by large mirror shards that echo back their inner thoughts and desires, causing panic and confusion.

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Title: The Difference between the Sea and the Sky
Chapter: 53/60
Beta: @fairtomato fairest by far.
Warning: None
Summary: There’s something unexpected in the Echo Shard, and Kaidan and Javik have considerably different ideologies.

Author’s Note: I feel like the Keepers were supposed to go somewhere a little more epic than they went, but I suppose that’s exactly the providence of fanfic writers. So here goes.  I like writing conversations between Javik and Kaidan, because they are so different and so… assured. Things start building to the climax very quickly after this chapter.

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Title: The Difference between the Sea and the Sky
Chapter: 52/60
Beta: @fairtomato the golden tomato.
Warning: Violence
Summary: Kaidan uses the Echo Shard to live the final scenes of ME3 through Shepard’s eyes. Final Part. Shepard makes his choice and resigns himself to the consequences

Author’s Note: This arc is something I wanted to write for a long time, because the idea of Echo Shard and Kaidan watching the events on the Crucible is sorta beautiful and heartbreaking. Suddenly being able to know what your lover is feeling as he goes to face his death? Anyway, I hope that it is advancing a story people are interested in reading!

To Watch The Skies Burn

Our mission today took us to the Asari home planet Thessia, Dr. T’soni was not pleased with the information she discovered about her ancestors. She may be angry with me, but I hope she uses that anger towards the Reapers.

She is still young and there are many things left out there for her to discover, I can only think that I have strengthened her just a little so she may survive this war intact.

You will find details of the mission in the recording from the echo shard.

Keep reading

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Title: The Difference between the Sea and the Sky
Chapter: 51/60
Beta: @fairtomato, does not cannibalize
Warning: None.
Summary: Kaidan uses the Echo Shard to live the final scenes of ME3 through Shepard’s eyes. Part 2 of 3

Author’s Note: Part 2 of this little mini-arc, nearing the end of this giant story. A smaller chapter than the last, and kinda experimental, because… well, this whole thing is pretty experimental. Trying to tie all of Mass Effect (and this story) into the ending, because probably I’m the only one in the world who REALLY LIKES the ME3 ending. but anyway, I hope you enjoy!