eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Breaking the Mold
Author: [personal profile] eponymous_rose
Artist: liberalspaceship
Disclaimer: Mass Effect isn't ours, tragically.
Word Count: 14,995
Beta: The incredible tarysande--any remaining errors are all on me.
Warnings: Game-level violence
Rating: T
Characters/Pairings: Shepard/Garrus, Ashley, Brooks
Spoilers: Everything up to and including the Citadel DLC.
Author and Artist's Notes: At end of work on AO3.

Summary: With her ship under enemy control, Commander Shepard must fight a losing battle against shattered-mirror metaphors, sci-fi clichés, and, above all, herself. An alternative take on the Citadel DLC.



Artist's Masterpost: @tumblr
Author's Masterpost: @AO3
eponymous_rose: (Default)
Title: Old Soldiers
Word Count: 2500
Characters: Karin Chakwas, Jacob Taylor, Commander Shepard, Kasumi Goto, Miranda Lawson
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers: Set early in the second game

Author's Note: Written for [personal profile] sophia_gratia, who gave me the following request: "Clueless re:ME, so: take a badass but marginal lady character and write something that showcases her finest trait. Make me want to know her!"

I could cheerfully have written about twenty billion different fics from that prompt (and probably will in the future), but for now, there's this one. Hope you enjoy!

Summary: In the early days of the Normandy SR-2, Karin Chakwas must navigate a minefield of loyalties.

(Also available at AO3.)

Old Soldiers )
eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Keeping Score
Word Count: 1200
Characters: Joker, ensemble
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: Set early in the first game

Author's Note: Written for [personal profile] justice_turtle, who requested "Joker saves the day!"

Summary: After a close call on Therum, the crew unwinds.

(Also available at AO3.)

Keeping Score )
eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Firebreak
Word Count: 2600
Characters: Mordin Solus, Kirrahe, Maelon
Rating: T
Warnings: Violence
Spoilers: ME2

Summary: Tuchanka is, at its heart, an unforgiving world. The die is cast.

(Also available at AO3.)

Firebreak )
eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Written for Mass Effect Big Bang 2012.

Title: Home Fires Burning
Word Count: 26,000
Characters: Hilary Moreau, Aeian T'Goni, Solana Vakarian, Lantar Sidonis, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni, Donnel Udina, Dehkarr, Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon character death, violence
Spoilers: ME3, from start to finish.

Summary: Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.

Author's Notes: Huge thanks to both my artist MaxwellDemon and my wonderful beta [personal profile] arcanelegacy. Getting to explore some of the lesser-known stories of this universe was a fantastic experience – I hope you enjoy reading the fic as much as I enjoyed writing it.



Prologue: Freefall
Night Winds: 1. Endings
Night Winds: 2. Beginnings
Interlude: Sympathy for the Devil
Steel and Shadows: 1. Past Continuous
Steel and Shadows: 2. Present Tense
Steel and Shadows: 3. Future Imperfect
Epilogue: Just Like New Times

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eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Home Fires Burning (8/8)
Word Count: 1,800 (this chapter)
Characters: Hilary Moreau, Aeian T'Goni, Solana Vakarian, Lantar Sidonis, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni, Donnel Udina, Dehkarr, Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon character death, violence
Spoilers: ME3, from start to finish.

Summary: Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.

Epilogue: Just Like New Times )

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eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Home Fires Burning (7/8)
Word Count: 1,300 (this chapter)
Characters: Hilary Moreau, Aeian T'Goni, Solana Vakarian, Lantar Sidonis, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni, Donnel Udina, Dehkarr, Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon character death, violence
Spoilers: ME3, from start to finish.

Summary: Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.

Steel and Shadows: 3. Future Imperfect )

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eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Home Fires Burning (6/8)
Word Count: 5,300 (this chapter)
Characters: Hilary Moreau, Aeian T'Goni, Solana Vakarian, Lantar Sidonis, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni, Donnel Udina, Dehkarr, Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon character death, violence
Spoilers: ME3, from start to finish.

Summary: Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.

Steel and Shadows: 2. Present Tense )

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eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Home Fires Burning (5/8)
Word Count: 5,500 (this chapter)
Characters: Hilary Moreau, Aeian T'Goni, Solana Vakarian, Lantar Sidonis, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni, Donnel Udina, Dehkarr, Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon character death, violence
Spoilers: ME3, from start to finish.

Summary: Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.

Steel and Shadows: 1. Past Continuous )

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eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Home Fires Burning (4/8)
Word Count: 1,000 (this chapter)
Characters: Hilary Moreau, Aeian T'Goni, Solana Vakarian, Lantar Sidonis, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni, Donnel Udina, Dehkarr, Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon character death, violence
Spoilers: ME3, from start to finish.

Summary: Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.

Interlude: Sympathy for the Devil )

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eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Home Fires Burning (3/8)
Word Count: 4,400 (this chapter)
Characters: Hilary Moreau, Aeian T'Goni, Solana Vakarian, Lantar Sidonis, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni, Donnel Udina, Dehkarr, Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon character death, violence
Spoilers: ME3, from start to finish.

Summary: Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.

Night Winds: 2. Beginnings )

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eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Home Fires Burning (2/8)
Word Count: 5,000 (this chapter)
Characters: Hilary Moreau, Aeian T'Goni, Solana Vakarian, Lantar Sidonis, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni, Donnel Udina, Dehkarr, Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon character death, violence
Spoilers: ME3, from start to finish.

Summary: Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.

Night Winds: 1. Endings )

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eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Home Fires Burning (1/8)
Word Count: 1,800 (this chapter)
Characters: Hilary Moreau, Aeian T'Goni, Solana Vakarian, Lantar Sidonis, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni, Donnel Udina, Dehkarr, Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon character death, violence
Spoilers: ME3, from start to finish.

Summary: Khar'shan, Tiptree, Citadel, Palaven, Earth. Five tales from the Reaper War. This is the way the worlds end.

Prologue: Freefall )

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eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Paradigm Shift (2/2)
Word Count: 7,500 total
Characters: Ashley Williams, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni
Rating: T (violence, language)
Notes: Many thanks to [personal profile] rivendellrose for the excellent beta!
Spoilers: Set early in the first game.

Summary: Today's forecast: Thunderstorms, with a chance of giant killer space worms. Tomorrow: Partly cloudy.

Part 1
Part 2 )
eponymous_rose: (ME | Victus)
Title: Paradigm Shift (1/2)
Word Count: 7,500 total
Characters: Ashley Williams, Garrus Vakarian, Liara T'Soni
Rating: T (violence, language)
Notes: Many thanks to [personal profile] rivendellrose for the excellent beta!
Spoilers: Set early in the first game.

Summary: Today's forecast: Thunderstorms, with a chance of giant killer space worms. Tomorrow: Partly cloudy.

Part 1 )
Part 2
eponymous_rose: (Default)
Title: Chasm (2/4)
Word Count: 10,000 (this chapter) | 16,000 (story thus far)
Characters: John Watson, Sally Donovan, Molly Hooper, Greg Lestrade, Ella Thompson, Mycroft Holmes
Rating: T
Notes: Huge thanks to [personal profile] rosa_acicularis for the fantastic beta and brainstorming.
Spoilers: Through The Reichenbach Fall.

Summary: Everyone has a grieving process. John's just happens to involve subterfuge, conspiracies, and violence.

Links: Chapter One
Chapter Two )
eponymous_rose: (Default)
Title: Chasm (1/4)
Word Count: 6000 (this chapter)
Characters: John Watson, Sally Donovan, Molly Hooper, Greg Lestrade, Ella Thompson, Mycroft Holmes
Rating: T
Notes: Thank you to [personal profile] persiflage_1 for the Brit-picking!
Spoilers: Through the finale, The Reichenbach Fall.

Summary: Everyone has a grieving process. John's just happens to involve subterfuge, conspiracies, and violence.

Chapter One )
Chapter Two
eponymous_rose: (DS9)
Title: Simulacrum
Word Count: 11,600 (in four chapters)
Characters: Mirror Miles O'Brien, Mirror Julian Bashir, Mirror Jadzia Dax, Mirror Jennifer Sisko, Julian Bashir, Mirror Benjamin Sisko, Benjamin Sisko, Mirror Dukat, Mirror Tuvok, Mirror Kira Nerys, Mirror Garak
Warnings: None
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] echoinautumn. Thank you to [personal profile] epershand and [personal profile] justice_turtle for their super-detailed and thought-provoking betas - this story's much better for their help, and any remaining errors are entirely my fault! Also, thank you to [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1, who did an eleventh-hour beta for a longfic in a relatively unfamiliar fandom - I really appreciate it!

Summary: Through the looking glass, Miles O'Brien makes the acquaintance of two Julian Bashirs. He's always had a talent for fixing broken things.

AO3: Simulacrum
LJ/DW: Simulacrum (4/4) )
eponymous_rose: (DS9)
Title: Simulacrum
Word Count: 11,600 (in four chapters)
Characters: Mirror Miles O'Brien, Mirror Julian Bashir, Mirror Jadzia Dax, Mirror Jennifer Sisko, Julian Bashir, Mirror Benjamin Sisko, Benjamin Sisko, Mirror Dukat, Mirror Tuvok, Mirror Kira Nerys, Mirror Garak
Warnings: None
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] echoinautumn. Thank you to [personal profile] epershand and [personal profile] justice_turtle for their super-detailed and thought-provoking betas - this story's much better for their help, and any remaining errors are entirely my fault! Also, thank you to [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1, who did an eleventh-hour beta for a longfic in a relatively unfamiliar fandom - I really appreciate it!

Summary: Through the looking glass, Miles O'Brien makes the acquaintance of two Julian Bashirs. He's always had a talent for fixing broken things.

AO3: Simulacrum
LJ/DW: Simulacrum (3/4) )
eponymous_rose: (DS9)
Title: Simulacrum
Word Count: 11,600 (in four chapters)
Characters: Mirror Miles O'Brien, Mirror Julian Bashir, Mirror Jadzia Dax, Mirror Jennifer Sisko, Julian Bashir, Mirror Benjamin Sisko, Benjamin Sisko, Mirror Dukat, Mirror Tuvok, Mirror Kira Nerys, Mirror Garak
Warnings: None
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] echoinautumn. Thank you to [personal profile] epershand and [personal profile] justice_turtle for their super-detailed and thought-provoking betas - this story's much better for their help, and any remaining errors are entirely my fault! Also, thank you to [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1, who did an eleventh-hour beta for a longfic in a relatively unfamiliar fandom - I really appreciate it!

Summary: Through the looking glass, Miles O'Brien makes the acquaintance of two Julian Bashirs. He's always had a talent for fixing broken things.

AO3: Simulacrum
LJ/DW: Simulacrum (2/4) )

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