This is for showcasing some of my older works I'm still happy with, after all this time...
I change it at random, when I feel like it.
Workings of Fate - Part XII: Return to the Temple XII - Return to the TempleWorkings of Fate - Part XII: Return to the Temple by DionneJinn
When Elenezer saw the great walls of the Cloud Ruler Temple rising above her, she sighed. On one hand she was happy that her long and lonely trip was nearing its end, but at the same time she dreaded the thought of telling Martin and Jauffre about her failure to recover the Amulet of Kings. Her way back to the Cloud Ruler Temple had not as simple as she had thought it would be, when she had departed from the cave hidden above Lake Arrius.
"Who goes there?" a voice called from the top of the wall.
"Elenezer Valeo," she replied and a moment later the gate cracked open to allow her in.
She was barely half way up the stairs to the central yard of the Temple, when Jauffre hurried to meet her. The old monk had changed his unassuming brown robes into a decorated version of the heavy armour the Blades seemed to favour.
"Thank Talos you've returned safely," he said as a greeting, when Elenezer handed the reins of her horse to the Blade who had opened
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 82Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 82 by DionneJinn
Chapter 82 – Farewell
Garrus made quick work of checking the weapon systems and everything was as ready as it could be. Thanix was calibrated and all the firing algorithms just waited to be used. As he checked his work with his omni-tool he noticed that there was an unread message waiting for him. He turned on the program and saw that it was from Helos Institute.
On behalf of Helos Medical Institute, I would like to thank you for your efforts. It has been understandably difficult to get Collector tissue, given the sensitive situation on the human colonies, so the samples you sent to us have been extremely helpful. Please also offer my sincere thanks to Dr. Solus -- I understand he made some calls to the Special Tasks Group, and as a result, our corporate security clearance was upgraded.
Your concern about Corpalis Syndrome is well-founded. While rare, it's an ugly disease. The neurological degeneration is both difficult to witness and nearly impos
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 81Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 81 by DionneJinn
Chapter 81 – Abduction
Samara walked a bit ahead of them and Garrus could not hold back his surprise anymore.
"'Mother'?" he whispered to Shepard's ear. "Samara just killed her own daughter?"
"Unfortunately, yes," Shepard replied. "But she had no choice. There are ways to keep the Ardat-Yakshi from hurting anyone, but Morinth refused the help. And having experienced the power of an Ardat-Yakshi, I can see why they are considered to be dangerous and can't be let roam the galaxy freely."
"Are you okay?" Garrus was worried. "First the poison and now this..."
"I'm fine, Garrus," Shepard smiled and rested her hand on his arm. "Honestly. The experience was... unsettling, but there was no harm done. Thank you for looking after me."
"I wish I could've done more," Garrus said.
"You can help me forget it," she whispered, running her fingers along his arm. "But not quite yet. There is one more stop we have to make before we can... you know."
Garrus had to think for a second