I can’t bring myself to make different choices in any BioWare game, no matter how many times I replay them. All my Shepards make the same decisions and romance the same people. Same thing with Dragon Age. It’s like I’ve found my personal canon for each title. It doesn’t affect the replayability of the game, I just feel like I’m not being true to myself if I chose a different moral alignment.


(On AO3, if you prefer!)

“Well, let’s get this over with,” Wrex grumbled. He shrugged his shoulders and made his way to the door, no doubt expecting his companion to be right on his heels.

“I’m just… I need a minute,” Kaidan quietly answered. “I’ll catch up.”

The hulking krogan paused, clearly studying him for a moment before giving a slight nod of his head. “Let me know if you need anything.”

“Thanks, Wrex.”

A grunt of acknowledgment was all he received in answer as he turned and walked out the door.

Kaidan was left alone as the door slid closed and, at long last, he had a moment to collect his thoughts. He was feeling a little overwhelmed.

Moving off in the direction of the nearest mirror, he made final adjustments to his collar and smoothed over the dark fabric of his dress blues. They looked nice, but they were more than a little uncomfortable. He was clean and pressed and entirely apprehensive.

He took a moment to remember that he had things for which to be thankful. He knew very well that he shouldn’t have been standing there at that moment. Sacrifices that others had made along the way had eventually saved his life as well as millions of others, and secured a victory against the reapers. In all honesty, he was shocked to have lived through it all. Caught up in the epicenter of the chaos as he was, he could think of dozens of times where he shouldn’t have walked away. He was pulled out just in the nick of time. He was saved.

We know the score. We know this is goodbye.

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Do you ever think about the Cerberus troops in ME3 and how the Illusive Man probably had to include things like “not a Shepard Mission” so the people would actually take the jobs… but then Shepard totally showed up anyway and ruined their days. All the side missions I mean.

Welcome Home (5 of 5)

Angsty, fluffy, smutty, and hopefully funny prequel to The Accidental Proposalin which we find out why Admiral Hackett saw Kaidan without pants, what naked debriefings are, and how the crew of the Normandy found out about Shepard and Kaidan’s relationship. (Post-ME3)

Find Chapter 5 of 5 on AO3 and or below the cut. Now with actual Shenko happening! New to the story? Start here.

Aaaaaand we’re done. That’s it folks. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed it ♥

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I’m replaying Mass Effect trilogy again

It’s been a while. Let me introduce my female Shepard (Earthborn/War Hero/Soldier)

OMFG, she‘s just as ugly as I am XD. Why does only canon male Shep look good in ME1? Or maybe I just can’t create good-looking characters in ME1.

I’m going to have fun in ME1, be super excited in ME2 and cry in ME3. Just like old times.