Holding On

Posted: February 25, 2015 by writingsprint in Science fiction, We've Got Your Back
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Part 2 of “We’ve Got Your Back,” a Mass Effect fan fiction. This story has spoilers for the end of Mass Effect 3.
Hackett grabbed hold of his station as the Iowa shuddered under a Reaper weapon hit.

“Shield failure! Overload, starboard capacitors!”

“Engineering, shut down engine four!” the Iowa‘s captain cried. “Shut it down, now!”

The Saratoga‘s fighter wing wove through the Reaper’s fire and let go with a volley of missiles that targeted its maw. Half of the missiles made it through. The Reaper bucked with explosive indigestion. The Iowa‘s shields came back on line and it returned fire with a blast that knocked it in the head. Every ship within sight of it could feel it growl as it turned to face the dreadnought again.

The Iowa, Yamato, Vanguard and Churchill opened fire with their main batteries as the Saratoga‘s wing hit the Reaper again. One of its limbs blew off. The rest of the Fifth fleet’s combined fire took off another.

As the bridge officers tried to keep them alive, Hackett leaned over the communications officer. “Shepard! Shepard, this is Hackett. The Crucible isn’t firing.”

“The channel is open, sir, but that doesn’t mean he can hear us.”

“Keep trying.”

He brought up the communications feed and patched in the Normandy. “Normandy, this is Hackett.”

Normandy here. This is Lieutenant Commander Williams.” A burst of static. “Damn it! Adams, get a team down there to seal that breach! Sorry, Admiral, we’re a bit busy.”

“Lieutenant Commander, there’s something wrong at the Citadel. Shepard made it but the Crucible isn’t firing. I need you to get a team ready in case he fails.”

“Do we even know where Shepard is?”

EDI interrupted, “I have been trying to locate Commander Shepard’s position. I detected movement at the base of the Citadel beneath the tower—”

“Keep on it, EDI. Let me know when you find something. We’ll do what we can, admiral.”

  1. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Ever play the multiplayer portion of Me3? : )

    Liked by 1 person

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